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African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Recruitment 2019

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Recruitment 2017

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent.

There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

1. Job Title: Division Manager – Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Country and

Corporate Evaluations
Reference: ADB/19/006
Location: Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50092373

The Complex

  • The Board of Directors provides oversight and strategic direction to the African Development Bank Group. It is composed of Executive Directors who are representatives of the African Development Bank member countries.
  • Specifically the Board is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, and carries out the following functions:
    • Determine the general structure of the Bank’s services;
    • Approve the financing policy and take decisions concerning loans, guarantees, equity investments and fund loans by the Bank;
    • Determine the interest rates of loans and guarantee commissions;
    • Approve the Bank’s operations program and administrative budget;
    • Prepare the work of the Board of Governors ; and
    • Submit accounts and annual reports, as well as the administrative budgets for the approval of the Board of Governors.
  • The Board does its work through a series of permanent Committees that review and discuss policy and program documents and make appropriate recommendations to the whole Board. Independent Development Evaluation; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal report to the Board.

The Hiring Department

  • The core mandate of the AfDB’s Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) is to conduct independent evaluation studies, provide relevant lessons, develop and harmonize standards and practices, support evaluation capacity development together with partner agencies and attest to the validity of both processes and the results of AfDB’s self-evaluation activities.
  • Within IDEV, the IDEV2 division is responsible for evaluations related to the second and fifth of the High 5s (Feed Africa and Improve the quality of life for Africans), as well as evaluations of the Bank’s country strategies and programs, and institutional evaluations focusing on corporate processes and reforms.

The Position

  • The Division Manager IDEV2 shall operate with delegated responsibility from the Evaluator General, and in accordance with the Bank’s policies and procedures, to provide independent and objective evaluations in order to add value to and improve the Bank’s policies and operations.
  • The Division Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising the activities of the Division. In performing these duties, the Division Manager will work closely with the management team and other relevant organizational units in the Bank in the preparation of work programs and the coordination of evaluation activities.
  • The Division Manager is a member of the IDEV Management Team and will be accountable for the delivery of the agreed annual work program and the supervision and development of staff under its supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Evaluator General, the Manager IDEV2 will perform the following:

Leadership and Strategic Management:

  • Lead, establish and ensure alignment of the division’s vision, goals, development strategies and key result areas in support of AfDB and IDEV goals.
  • Lead the planning, implementation and supervision of work plans as well as monitor the quality of output and the achievement of long term goals and annual objectives for the division. Ensure quality, timeliness and cost-efficiency.
  • Lead and identify key priority areas of the division providing inputs to the IDEV 3-year rolling work-program as well as its annual revision.
  • Provide leadership in professional and operational matters, taking the lead in contributing innovative approaches to independent evaluation.
  • Ensure compliance with evaluation principles of independence, impartiality, and integrity in assessing the development effectiveness and impacts of AfDB assistance.

Independent Evaluation:

  • Supervise all evaluations conducted by the Division, ensuring quality through appropriate mechanisms including providing comments and arranging reference group and peer review meetings at various stages of the evaluation. Ensure timeliness by making sure that appropriate tools are used for each evaluation. Provide regular inputs into the IDEV Implementation Tracking System.
  • Ensure that all evaluations are conducted with full regard to due process rules including principles of independence, credibility, fairness, transparency, usefulness and efficiency, taking particular care to avoid any conflicts of interest involving staff undertaking evaluation activities.
  • Work closely with the Quality and Methods Advisor to ensure appropriate evaluation methodologies and quality control mechanisms are in place for each evaluation.
  • Ensure evaluation recommendations are clear, actionable, and monitorable. Conduct constructive interactions with operations colleagues and other evaluation stakeholders at various stages of the evaluation without compromising IDEV’s independence. Establish reference groups and chair the meetings.
  • Keep up to date with changes in policies, strategies, practices and procedures in the Bank, and assess these changes (changing services, processes, operations, and controls) in order to inform the development and implementation of evaluation activities.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to the Evaluator General on the appropriate actions to be taken to improve the quality of IDEV work and develop concepts or new approaches to improve and ensure the overall relevance, timeliness, cost, and utility of outputs.
  • Keep abreast of trends and issues in development policies and programming in the region, especially as these are relevant to development effectiveness and evaluation.
  • Oversee the review and validation of PCRs, XSRs, and other self-evaluation products to strengthen AfDB’s self-evaluation activities, accountability and learning.

Operations Management:

  • Ensure effective day-to-day management of the division paying special attention to work-load management, operations planning, adherence to policy, procedures, integrity, quality, timeliness, budget, human resource management and staff development.
  • Provide strategic leadership, participate in staff recruitment, salary review and promotion decisions.
  • Manage the performance of teams and individuals, providing clear direction and regular feedback. Provide coaching and mentoring to teams and individuals.
  • Ensure appropriate attention to the personal and professional development of staff, giving due attention to appropriate management of gender and diversity issues.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the IDEV Annual report and other monitoring and reporting products.
  • Under the guidance of the Evaluator General, participate in and contribute to global evaluation fora including the Evaluation Cooperation Group and the OECD-DAC Evaluation Network. Develop and maintain contact with other international institutions and with relevant national organizations to ensure coordination of evaluation activities.
  • Inform and advise the Evaluator General of significant developments, emerging opportunities and challenges related to the independent evaluation processes, including potential improvements to those processes, and participate fully in the Management Team.

Knowledge Management:

  • In collaboration with IDEV.3, ensure that knowledge from evaluations and evaluation processes is captured, managed and shared, both internally and externally. Encourage staff to learn from each other and to share their knowledge, experience and expertise, to help promote a culture of evaluation and results.
  • Work closely with IDEV.3 to prepare and implement dissemination of evaluations and broader evaluative knowledge through appropriate channels, including the evaluation community of practice, webinars and social media tools. Ensure dissemination plans are part of evaluation plans with clear audiences and expected outcomes.
  • Contribute regularly to Evaluation Matters and other IDEV knowledge publications.
  • Work closely with IDEV.3 in formulating and implementing action plans to assist countries in developing and strengthening their own evaluation capabilities.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in a relevant field (such as Economics, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Business Administration, Policy Analysis, Agriculture, Social Sciences, or other related field).
  • A degree or certificate in (development) evaluation, development oriented research, leadership or other related field is desirable.
  • A minimum of eight (08) years relevant international professional experience in development work, part of which in evaluation, with three (03) years in a managerial capacity, is required. At least 10 years of relevant international professional experience, with progressive experience in management, is desirable.
  • Experience in managing independent evaluations and/or evaluation teams, especially in multi-lateral development finance institutions.
  • Experience with managerial responsibility for the formulation, implementation, supervision and delivery of an appropriate evaluation work program.
  • Operational experience in areas covered by the Division is desirable. Private sector experience is advantageous.
  • Knowledge and understanding of socio-economic development issues in Africa, and of development theories, especially within the African context.
  • Knowledge of design, implementation, management and monitoring of development policies, strategies, programs and projects.
  • Knowledge of independent evaluation principles, theories, standards, practices and procedures.
  • Significant knowledge of identifying, designing, conducting and reporting development evaluation studies, especially in international financial institutions.
  • Knowledge of effective and efficient program and budget management
  • Well-developed process management skills to ensure timely delivery of useful, credible and at times challenging evaluation products of high quality.
  • Skills in direction and supervision of a group of professional staff (including evaluation of their performance) and the coordination of this work with other departments and related agencies.
  • Strategic vision, and critical and creative thinking in order to identify relevant topics for evaluation and to select appropriate methods of study.
  • Strong problem-solving, communication, team working and relationship management skills.
  • Competence in the use of quantitative and qualitative analysis tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other. Ability to work in both languages is an advantage.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).Knowledge of SAP is advantageous.

2. Job Title: Director – Portfolio Delivery and Impact

Reference: ADB/19/004
Location: Cote d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50071240
Location: Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: EL5

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery ‘responsible for operational relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • The VP-RDVP will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its RMCs and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The Portfolio Delivery and Impact Director is a key member of the RDVP front office with a focus on coordinating the delivery of the Bank’s sovereign lending portfolio, strengthening its quality and impact, and reducing the share of cancellable operations and accelerating disbursements. The incumbent supports and advises the VP on matters to strengthen the quality of the Bank’s portfolio in close coordination with the regional hubs to implement the Ten Year Strategy (TYS), the High5s Agenda, and the work program of regional hubs.
  • Based in RDVP’s front office, the Portfolio Delivery and Impact Director provides strategic and operational support to the DGs with a view to ensuring the effective delivery of the lending program, strengthening the quality of the portfolio and maximizing the utilization of trust funds and co-financing arrangements. In performing this role, the Director is expected to ensure the maintenance of a robust monitoring system, with a strategic focus on achieving the lending targets, while addressing start-up delays, slow procurement, slow disbursement, project supervision, project closure, and problem projects.

The Position

  • The position of Director, Portfolio Delivery and Impact, which reports to the VP Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is key to the attainment of the Bank’s transformative agenda for Africa. The Director is responsible for coordinating all aspects of planning and execution of RDVP’s activities to achieve lending targets and improve portfolio performance in constant consultation with the Director Generals.
  • The Director is accountable for performing the responsibilities, modeling the behaviors and maintaining the technical and managerial competencies (listed below) in his or her capacity as Director in the RDVP Complex. Accountability means being answerable for managing quality, risks, results, institutional initiatives, maintaining excellent relationships with DGs and other vice-presidencies, and compliance with Bank policies and procedures and keeping the Department at the forefront through needed upgrades and innovation.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the general guidance and supervision of the Vice President Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery, and in close consultation with the Director Generals, the Director, Portfolio Delivery and Impact will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the coordination of RDVP’s global lending program and oversee evenly distributed approvals over the calendar year;
  • Lead the review and monitoring of RDVP’s global portfolio performance in close collaboration with DGs and Sector Vice-Presidencies;
  • Propose and implement solutions to strengthen the lending and portfolio performance with a view of reducing the share of cancellable operations, accelerate disbursements and maximize impact;
  • Manage the dialogue with the fiduciary and procurement department, DGs and sector Vice-Presidencies to accelerate procurement, notably through the standard use of advanced procurement methods, and promote the use of country systems;
  • Coordinate and oversee effective implementation of the Bank’s quality-at-entry mechanisms, strengthening supervision through Implementation Progress and Results Report (IPR), and ensuring the timely delivery of quality Project Completion Report (PCR);
  • Monitor the follow-up of country portfolio performance reviews with a view to reducing the share of flagged operations;
  • Liaise with the resource mobilization department, DGs and sector Vice-Presidencies to ensure effective utilization of available trust funds and co-financing arrangements;
  • Lead RDVP’s work with the Bank’s communications and results-reporting departments to maximize the visibility of the Bank’s operations to external stakeholders;
  • Interface as needed with Management, internal and external stakeholders on the state of the Bank’s portfolio and its contribution to the High 5s;
  • Contribute proactively to issues that cut across the Bank/other H5s and actively collaborates with other Departments in the Complex and the Bank to provide for seamless integration and avoiding duplication;
  • Engage staff regularly and manage the performance of direct reports to obtain maximum output;
  • Champion the complex mandate and purpose – providing a direct and indirect operational support that will contribute to the regional output and mandate in the assigned country.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Master’s degree in Economics, Politics, Development Management and/or other Social Sciences or related disciplines;
  • A minimum of 10 (ten) years of relevant and progressive experience in in the formulation and implementation of policies, programs and projects either within the Bank, with a similar development institution or the public service, of which 5 years at managerial level;
  • Demonstrated experience in project development and implementation, in a multilateral financial institution with special focus on at least one of the sectors in the assigned Division.
  • Experience with working in a team oriented, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.
  • Experience in leading and developing teams and managing projects and programmes;
  • Experience in the practice of procurement of goods/works, and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions;
  • Relevant and required experience gained on the African continent;
  • Experience gained within multilateral development finance institutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and/or review of operations in a multilateral financial institution;
  • Ability to apply knowledge for the resolution of problems and solutions and manage multiple competing priorities to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization.
  • Proven leadership and team building skills; results oriented and ability to work in multi-cultural environment;
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and preferably SAP.

3. Job Title: Division Manager – Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth; Private Sector,

Infrastructure and Industrialization; and Integration Evaluations
Reference: ADB/19/005
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50092372

The Complex

  • The Board of Directors provides oversight and strategic direction to the African Development Bank Group. It is composed of Executive Directors who are representatives of the AfDB member countries.
  • Specifically the Board is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, and carries out the following functions:
    • Determine the general structure of the Bank’s services;
    • Approve the financing policy and take decisions concerning loans, guarantees, equity investments and fund loans by the Bank;
    • Determine the interest rates of loans and guarantee commissions;
    • Approve the Bank’s operations programme and administrative budget;
    • Prepare the work of the Board of Governors ; and
    • Submit accounts and annual reports, as well as the administrative budgets for the approval of the Board of Governors.
  • The Board conducts its work through a series of standing committees that review and discuss policy and program documents and make appropriate recommendations to the whole Board. Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; and the Administrative Tribunal report to the Board.

The Hiring Department

  • The core mandate of Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) is to conduct independent evaluation studies, provide relevant lessons, develop and harmonize standards and practices, support evaluation capacity development together with partner agencies and attest to the validity of both processes and the results of AfDB’s self-evaluation activities.
  • Within IDEV, the IDEV1 division is responsible for evaluations related to the first, third and fourth of the High 5s: Light-Up and Power Africa; Industrialize Africa; and Integrate Africa. These evaluations mainly relate to the private sector, infrastructure (including transport, ICT, urban development, water and sanitation), industrialization, power systems, energy, climate change, green growth and regional integration.

The Position

  • The Division Manager – IDEV1 shall operate with delegated responsibility from the Evaluator General, and in accordance with the Bank’s policies and procedures, to provide independent and objective evaluations in order to add value to and improve the Bank’s policies and operations.
  • The Division Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising the activities of the Division. In performing these duties, the Division Manager will work closely with the management team and other relevant organizational units in the Bank in the preparation of work programs and the coordination of evaluation activities.
  • The Division Manager is a member of the IDEV Management Team and will be accountable for the delivery of the agreed annual work program and the supervision and development of staff under its supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Evaluator General, the Manager – IDEV1 will perform the following:

Leadership and Strategic Management:

  • Lead, establish and ensure alignment of the division’s vision, goals, development strategies and key result areas in support of AfDB and IDEV goals.
  • Lead the planning, implementation and supervision of work plans as well as monitor the quality of output and the achievement of long term goals and annual objectives for the division. Ensure quality, timeliness and cost-efficiency.
  • Lead and identify key priority areas of the division providing inputs to the IDEV 3-year rolling work-program as well as its annual revision.
  • Provide leadership in professional and operational matters, taking the lead in contributing innovative approaches to independent evaluation.
  • Ensure compliance with evaluation principles of independence, impartiality, and integrity in assessing the development effectiveness and impacts of AfDB assistance.

Independent Evaluation:

  • Supervise all evaluations conducted by the Division, ensuring quality through appropriate mechanisms including providing comments and arranging reference group and peer review meetings at various stages of the evaluation. Ensure timeliness by making sure that appropriate tools are used for each evaluation. Provide regular inputs into the IDEV Implementation Tracking System.
  • Ensure that all evaluations are conducted with full regard to due process rules including principles of independence, credibility, fairness, transparency, usefulness and efficiency, taking particular care to avoid any conflicts of interest involving staff undertaking evaluation activities.
  • Work closely with the Quality and Methods Advisor to ensure appropriate evaluation methodologies and quality control mechanisms are in place for each evaluation.
  • Ensure evaluation recommendations are clear, actionable, and monitorable. Conduct constructive interactions with operations colleagues and other evaluation stakeholders at various stages of the evaluation without compromising IDEV’s independence. Establish reference groups and chair the meetings.
  • Keep up to date with changes in policies, strategies, practices and procedures in the Bank, and assess these changes (changing services, processes, operations, and controls) in order to inform the development and implementation of evaluation activities.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to the Evaluator General on the appropriate actions to be taken to improve the quality of IDEV work and develop concepts or new approaches to improve and ensure the overall relevance, timeliness, cost, and utility of outputs.
  • Keep abreast of trends and issues in development policies and programming in the region, especially as these are relevant to development effectiveness and evaluation.
  • Oversee the review and validation of project completion reports (PCRs), extended supervision reports (XSRs), and other self-evaluation products to strengthen AfDB’s self-evaluation activities, accountability and learning.

Operations Management:

  • Ensure effective day-to-day management of the division paying special attention to work-load management, operations planning, adherence to policy, procedures, integrity, quality, timeliness, budget, human resource management and staff development.
  • Provide strategic leadership, participate in staff recruitment, salary review and promotion decisions.
  • Manage the performance of teams and individuals, providing clear direction and regular feedback. Provide coaching and mentoring to teams and individuals.
  • Ensure appropriate attention to the personal and professional development of staff, giving due attention to appropriate management of gender and diversity issues.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the IDEV Annual report and other monitoring and reporting products.
  • Under the guidance of the Evaluator General, participate in and contribute to global evaluation fora including the Evaluation Cooperation Group and the OECD-DAC Evaluation Network. Develop and maintain contact with other international institutions and with relevant national organizations to ensure coordination of evaluation activities.
  • Inform and advise the Evaluator General of significant developments, emerging opportunities and challenges related to the independent evaluation processes, including potential improvements to those processes, and participate fully in the Management Team.

Knowledge Management:

  • In collaboration with IDEV.3, ensure that knowledge from evaluations and evaluation processes is captured, managed and shared, both internally and externally. Encourage staff to learn from each other and to share their knowledge, experience and expertise, to help promote a culture of evaluation and results.
  • Work closely with IDEV.3 to prepare and implement dissemination of evaluations and broader evaluative knowledge through appropriate channels, including the evaluation of community of practice (ECoP), webinars and social media tools. Ensure dissemination plans are part of evaluation plans with clear audiences and expected outcomes.
  • Contribute regularly to Evaluation Matters and other IDEV knowledge publications.
  • Work closely with IDEV.3 in formulating and implementing action plans to assist countries in developing and strengthening their own evaluation capabilities.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in a relevant field (such as economics, development studies, political science, international relations, business administration, policy analysis, infrastructure or other related field).
  • A degree or certificate in (development) evaluation, development oriented research, leadership or other related field is desirable.
  • A minimum of eight (08) years relevant international professional experience in development work, part of which in evaluation, with three (03) years in a managerial capacity, is required. At least 10 years of relevant international professional experience, with progressive experience in management, is desirable.
  • Experience in managing independent evaluations and/or evaluation teams, especially in multi-lateral development finance institutions.
  • Experience with managerial responsibility for the formulation, implementation, supervision and delivery of an appropriate evaluation work program.
  • Operational experience in areas covered by the Division is desirable. Private sector experience is advantageous.
  • Knowledge and understanding of socio-economic development issues in Africa, and of development theories, especially within the African context.
  • Knowledge of design, implementation, management and monitoring of development policies, strategies, programs and projects.
  • Knowledge of independent evaluation principles, theories, standards, practices and procedures.
  • Significant knowledge of identifying, designing, conducting and reporting development evaluation studies, especially in international financial institutions.
  • Knowledge of effective and efficient program and budget management
  • Well-developed process management skills to ensure timely delivery of useful, credible and at times challenging evaluation products of high quality.
  • Skills in direction and supervision of a group of professional staff (including evaluation of their performance) and the coordination of this work with other departments and related agencies.
  • Strategic vision, and critical and creative thinking in order to identify relevant topics for evaluation and to select appropriate methods of study.
  • Strong problem-solving, communication, team working and relationship management skills.
  • Competence in the use of quantitative and qualitative analysis tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other. Ability to work in both languages is an advantage.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is advantageous.

4. Job Title: Director, Syndication and Financial Technical Services

Reference: ADB/17/012
Location: Cote d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50092178
Grade: EL-5

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank Group.
  • This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.

The Hiring Department

  • The role of the Syndications and Financial Technical Services Department is to mobilize and increase in Africa and outside Africa resources for the financing of investment projects and programmes; promote investment in Africa of public and private capital in projects or programmes designed to contribute to the economic development or social progress of regional member countries; Balance sheet optimisation or capital Management; and Trust fund administration

The Position

  • The position of Director of the Syndications and Financial Technical Services Department which reports to the Vice President for Finance, is responsible for providing centralised syndications, co-financing and financial technical services (client services) to the entire Bank Group cutting across both public and private sectors lending activities.
  • The Director is also responsible for designing and implementing strategies for capital management and Balance Sheet Optimization.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Vice President, the duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Manage the resources of the unit to maximize its effectiveness in supporting investment officers and task managers, marketing to investors and executing transactions.
  • Develop internal operational processes and procedures for the department as well as financial instruments and performance metrics to incentivize, mainstream and scale-up co-financing, syndication and leveraging activities.
  • Identify existing assets for potential secondary sale, obtain market feedback on likely cost of sale and, where applicable, seek all necessary approvals.
  • Work with, inter alia, Operations (both public and private) / Financial Control / Financial Treasury, Financial Management, Legal and other departments within the Bank to establish capacity to act as agent for all B-loans, Development Finance Institutions syndications and other co-financings.
  • Development of the Bank Groups Financial Products.
  • Provision of Financial Technical Services to Sovereign and Non-Sovereign Transactions in Project Teams.
  • Lead Domestic Capital Markets Funding activities.
  • Lead the Development and Adaptation of Financial Policies and Programmes as applicable to the activities of the department.
  • Provide structuring guidance to investment officers and task managers and actively participate in presenting proposals and mandate letters to clients, emphasizing the benefits of syndication and co-financing.
  • Establish working relationships with the widest possible group of commercial co-financiers.
  • Execute A/B-loan co-financings and Development Finance Institutions syndications, sharing responsibilities where appropriate with co-arrangers.
  • Perform market soundings, pricing and provide risk appetite feedback to senior management for their consideration.
  • Review syndication guidelines to ensure deployment with market practice and make recommendations for amendments and improvements.
  • Design and develop instruments to enhance the management of the Bank’s capital, and lead the efficient and effective deployment of the Bank Group’s risk instruments.
  • Lead the efficient and effective management and administration of Trust Funds
  • Serve as Acting Vice President for Finance Complex when required.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Vice President.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Finance and/or Business Administration or related disciplines.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience acquired in reputable financial institutions. At least five (5) years of this experience should have been in a managerial level.
  • Knowledge of market instruments and market sources of financing (sovereign bond financing, municipal/sub-sovereign financing, syndicated lending/infrastructure finance), other sources of financing and risk management/hedging products.
  • Knowledge of fund raising and on-lending activities in developing capital markets, particularly in Africa.
  • Excellent understanding of financial issues affecting sovereign and non-sovereign clients in developing countries and policy associated with the Bank’s mandate.
  • A full understanding of the capital markets and demonstrated understanding of project finance and the use of risk mitigation instruments to catalyze private capital.
  • Strong customer focus, ability to interface effectively with clients and business contacts at a senior land team level.
  • Strong background in investment and development banking with experience in working with private sector projects, state owned entities, utilities/infrastructure authorities and government.
  • Candidate must have a strong track record of excellence in written communication.
  • Strong leadership skill to support and mentor staff in the Department and build teams
  • Strong business judgment and analytical decision making skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is highly desirable.

Deadline: 17th April, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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5. Job Title: Senior Business Data Analyst – RDGS4

Reference: ADB/19/042
Location: South Africa
Position N°: 50067877
Grade: PL5
The Complex

  • The Bank has Five Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs, each run by a Director General: Southern Africa, North Africa, West Africa; East Africa, and Central Africa.
  • The Southern Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hub (RDGS) is responsible for the following thirteen countries in the Region: Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The Hiring Department

  • The key purpose of the Hubs is to drive and ensure the operational efficiency, effectiveness and overall health of the Bank’s portfolio across their regions to achieve significant developmental impacts. The Hubs oversee the full implementation and integration of all aspects of the Bank’s work in their respective regions.
  • The position of Senior Business Data Analyst sits in the Front Office of the RDGS Director General.

The Position

  • The objective of the job is to support RDGS in managing data related to the Bank’s operations (pipeline, lending programme, approved, ongoing, completed) in the region. Its purpose is to ensure quality, accuracy and completeness of data and generate analytical reports that will support decision making by all concerned RDGS internal stakeholders. The job serves the Front Office of RDGS as well the divisions in RDGS including RDCS.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Director General, the Senior Business Data Analyst will work closely with RDGS Management, Regional Programme Officers, Country Programme Officers, and Task Managers.

  • Collect, process, provide, and maintain accurate data on the Bank’s operations (new, ongoing, and completed) and prepare analytical reports and PowerPoint presentations to be used by Management, Regional Programme Officers, Country Programme Officers and Task Managers in the Region. Specific attention will be put on the following aspects:
    • Potential business as identified from various sources
    • Projects in the pipeline
    • Processing of Lending Programme
    • Status and supervision of on-going projects
    • Summary rankings of projects
    • Project quarterly reports
    • Project audit reports
    • Project completion reports
    • Status of achievement of RDGS KPIs
    • Budget implementation
  • Prepare bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports on the management and performance of the Region’s portfolio, inclusive but not limited to loan/grant signature and effectiveness, disbursement trends, loan cancellations, supervision rating, status of project audits and project completion report.
  • Report on the accuracy and completeness of corporate systems data (e.g. SAP, BPPS, etc.) regarding the Region’s lending programme and portfolio.
  • Contribute to the preparation and monitoring of the region’s Annual Work Programme and its regular updates using established schedules or as may be directed.
  • Carry out collection and analysis of supervision data, disbursement ledgers, flashlight report, and procurement data with particular focus on the performance of ongoing projects, giving special attention to projects at risk.
  • Develop, maintain, and update office-based data and report platforms that interface with existing corporate systems e.g. SAP, BPPS, BRAG, Baobab, etc. to seamless update of data on pipeline, lending programme processing, supervision reports, audit reports, cancellable loans and grants, due project completion reports, etc.contain a comprehensive set of user-friendly data collection and management methods that facilitates updating a) country portfolio assessment summaries; b) CSP pillars by country; and c) ESW summaries by country.
  • Assist with the preparation of country portfolio performance reviews (CPPR) and country portfolio improvement plans (CPIP) implementation follow-up.
  • Assist in the proper formatting, desktop publication and multimedia presentation of documents for Board presentation (including the preparation of charts, graphs, etc.) or any other documents as may be deemed necessary.
  • Assist with compilation and prioritization of information required to facilitate substantiated decisions or to serve as input to various documents.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, Business Management, or related discipline
  • Structured Query Language (SQL) Certification
  • A minimum of five years (5) of relevant professional experience in compiling management information, data analysis and formulation of data models
  • Demonstrated experience in Data Management in development or similar organizations
  • Relevant experience with African Development Bank operations or sister multilateral development finance institutions
  • Solid experience in creativity data visualization
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and professional environment.
  • Project Management
  • Comprehensive understanding of project structures, including project planning, communication management, procedures and critical success factors
  • Acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts, using data management and processing skills
  • Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors to drive data management at country and regional levels
  • Knowledge of the Bank’s (or other similar organization’s) systems and capabilities and ability to analyze business operations for further understanding of possible strengths and weaknesses which help to facilitate informed decision-making
  • High level of expertise in data management and visualization
  • Deep knowledge of  project cycle management
  • Ability to make effective, timely and well-determined interventions for results delivery
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural and distributed organization
  • Aand visiualization eativité data visualization bility to display quantitative information through charts, graphs, tables, and bespoke visualizations
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language
  •  Proficiency in MS Office platforms, specially Excel and PowerPoint (up to mastery level)and knowledge of SAP. Technical knowhow of Design software: Adobe Creative Cloud/Canva

6. Job Title: Health Care Administration Assistant (HCAA)

Reference: ADB/19/040
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50000554
Grade: GS8
The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for Human Resources and Corporate Services Complex ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.
  • The complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of the Bank’s strategies on people, IT, general services & institutional procurements, language services, business continuity and health & safety strategies.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The overall objective of the Medical and Occupational Health Services unit is to make the Bank an employer of choice by providing staff members with the most conducive and healthy working environment. Its mission is to drive the transformation of the Medical and Occupational Health Services offered by the Bank and enhancing health promotion, prevention strategies and comprehensive interventions in an effort to protect, preserve and promote the health and well-being of all Staff members – healthy lifestyles for all.
  • Specifically, the Unit seeks to ensure proper application of the Bank’s policies, instructions and procedures on matters of staff members’ health and well-being; formulate health and welfare policies which are consistent with the best practices in healthcare in the workplace; and ensure the administration and provision of quality medical care to the Bank’s staff and their dependents; facilitate a health working environment for staff through the observance of the best practices in health and well-being.

The Unit consists of four (4) focal areas:

  • The Medical Center (MC) Introduced in 1964 with the inception of the AfDB, the Medical Centre offers consultation and advice, referrals, pre-employment medicals, annual check-ups, community care and health education programs. Specifically, the Center manages primary health care and first interventions in medical emergencies and evacuations, and retort in front of epidemics. The Center manages the decentralization of health services at the regional level and fosters strategic partnerships with sister Institutions. The Center also provides integrated clinical services, including Therapeutic Education, Computerization of the patients’ medical record audits of the clinical services (performances), Evaluation and extension of the health networks Periodic Medical Balance sheets (assessments).
  • The Staff Medical Benefits Plan, introduced in 2003, is one of the Bank Group’s most valuable benefits, providing worldwide comprehensive medical coverage to eligible staff, elected officers, retirees and their eligible dependents. The Plan also helps staff and retirees to meet the financial impact of obtaining quality health coverage for themselves and their eligible dependents. Specifically, the Plan seeks to (i) provide access to quality and timely health services for the Bank staff members and their dependents; (ii) carry out integrated healthcare management programs such as health promotion and disease prevention; (iii) establish and consolidate the information flow between the Plan and its beneficiaries, to ensure there is full awareness of entitlements, procedures, caps, ceilings, complaints procedures, authorizations for special payment arrangements; (iv) develop major communication campaign strategy to promote ownership of the Plan and encourage members to exercise discipline in incurring medical expenses.
  • Occupational Health and Safety – This relates to the overall improvement of working conditions, and the well-being of employees in order to contribute positively to the Bank’s productivity. The primary purpose of the Bank’s OHS framework is to ensure that the Bank provides staff with the highest standards for a conducive, safe and healthy working environment. This includes the inspection and regular monitoring of the buildings and equipment (ergonomic chairs, keyboards, computer screens, noise and light hazards, etc. The safety and well-being of all staff in the workplace must be guaranteed/convenient while inculcating in staff members that it is their responsibility to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Welfare services – In line with the Bank’s new vision of changing the way we do business, the Unit is revamping the Welfare services and activities to listen, inform advise and work with staff members in order to (i) work closely with the Bank Recourse Mechanism Units, the Staff Council and other groups and the Board Members and Senior Management; (ii) provide solution and assist staff members through coaching and counseling services; (iii) manage the resolution of conflicts, working through and with others to affect mutually acceptable solutions, by using highly developed interpersonal skills; (iv) promote work-life balance to maintain a healthy body and mind such as sports, social program and activities within and outside the Bank; (v) promote the family-friendly policies that include remote working and flexible working hours, maternity and paternity leaves, sick leave management, etc.

The Position

  • This position is crucial now that the Bank has doubled its clientele in the past four (4) years thus; the staffing capacity of the Medical Centre (MC) needs to be improved in order to cope with this increased demand of its services. A March 2015 consultative MC assessment advised that the increasing size of the Bank and the resulting responsibilities for the MC, warranted a new role of a Health Care Administrator (HCA) to assist with the management of operations at the MC.
  • The successful candidate would work under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in order to strengthen the MC health administration and logistical management. This would free the CMO from increasing administrative tasks, which allow the CMO to focus on strategic leadership, programming and clinical work.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Assist the CMO in the general and health administration of the MC;
  • Act as the direct supervisor of all non-medical staff reporting to the CMO;
  • Supervise the work of administrative and support staff of the various sections under his/her control and ensure timely submission of required outputs (receptionist; filing/archiving, medical secretary, hygienists, ambulance drivers, etc.);
  • Supervise the annual procurement of all medical and non-medical supplies/drugs. Ensure timely budgeting, timely delivery, inventory management, timely disposal (before expiry, either through exchanges with providers or donation according to the Bank rules) in order to avoid wastage of resources, procurement, and payment of suppliers & consultants;
  • Ensure proper functioning of  the medical database, and support the data analyst to compile daily, monthly and annual statistics, analysis and dissemination;
  • Thoroughly check notes, drafts, memoranda, proposals, etc. and ensure that they are procedurally and factually correct;
  • Assist the CMO in preparing budget proposals, monitoring execution and follow up in SAP for reporting purposes;
  • Ensure that infrastructure and equipment maintenance needs are reported to CHGS or any other relevant Bank departments;
  • Ensure that medical supplies, stationeries and other printed items are made available to all users;
  • Assist the CMO in all matters related to the recruitment of staff and the order of medical equipment for the MC;
  • Implement the recommendations of the Audit Report.
  • By delegation of the CMO, he/she would represent the MC on the Bank fora and meetings;
  • Carry out other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the CMO, from time to time.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • A university degree in Medical or Health related discipline with management, social sciences, business administration, public health and/or services; hospital or health management and/or administration.
  •  Post graduate studies in health/ medical care administration, public health or health economics;
  • A minimum of six (6) years or more in management and/or administration of health care.
  • Confidentiality, courtesy and high degree of discretion and sound judgement are essential.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with members of team, adapt to diverse cultural and professional backgrounds and maintain highest standards of personal conduct. Experience in a multinational institution.
  • Strive for excellence and seeks to remain competent and current with relevant literature.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Preferably competent in the use of SAP software solutions or similar.

11. Job Title: Unified Communication Assistant – CHIS3

Reference: ADB/19/037
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50066829
Grade: PL5
The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.
  • The complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on people, information technology, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity and, health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The Corporate Information Technology Services Department’s mission at the Bank is to align the Information Technology (IT) delivery strategy along with the Bank’s business strategy to increase the organizational effectiveness through efficient use of the Information Systems.
  • Under the leadership of the African Development Bank’s Information Systems Director, the Information Technology Systems Department is mandated by the Bank to deliver best possible Information Technology (IT) services for Bank Staff, and help achieve the results that gets the Bank closer to accomplishing its poverty reduction goals in Africa.

The Position
As part of the CHIS.3, the Unified Communication Assistant will:

  • Provide better telephony and video conferencing solutions
  • Ensure telephony servers (Voice Gateways, Skype for business, SBC ) and equipment (GSM Gateway, Sim Server, Media Gateway) availability.
  • Ensure endpoints (Polycom Group Series, Trio, VVX,) availability.
  • Ensure the Voice and Video network and communications environment is operational and secure in accordance with the organisation’s service level requirements and IT’s security guidelines.
  • Develop documents related to operations, working procedures, testing configurations, and project planning and deployments (log files, RTA, QoS, Participants Feedback, latency, bandwidth).

Duties and responsibilities
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Division Manager CHIS.3, the Unified Communication Assistant will be required to perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Install, maintain and support unified communication infrastructure in HQ and Country Offices especially Skype for Business et Polycom Real Presence.
  • Design unified communication infrastructure that will fit the need of users and optimize application traffic flow.
  • Implement operational best practices for the deployment, maintenance and management of infrastructure and unified communications services (monitoring, maintenance, etc.).
  • Implement Virtual Meeting Room (VMR) and conference on Skype for Business and Polycom. Provide onsite and online support for users in HQ and Country Offices for videoconference and telepresence.
  • Connect and support videoconference and telepresence support for senior management.
  • Install equipment and maintain audio and video conference rooms.
  • Manage, supervise and control the telephony servers Skype for Business and Polycom endpoints at HQ and Country Offices.
  • Provide usage statistics, endpoints repair statistic, list of equipment and spares.
  • Escalate all unified communication complex issues and problems to level 3 support or external providers.
  • Communicate with staff about unified communication infrastructure and service request incidents, and notify them of impending changes or unavailability of services.
  • Ensure that all work performed is documented in accordance with the required standards, methods and procedures, and that all configuration management procedures are followed.
  • Record all incident resolutions appropriately in the knowledge base known.
  • Monitor performance trends in IT infrastructure and inform system engineers of any improvement or resolution of known and unknown errors for further problem analysis.
  • Participate with users in acceptance tests and support for published IT infrastructure (new or updated)
  • Provide coaching, advice to users on the best way to use IT infrastructure, and recommend new training plan for users.
  • Provide technical training and knowledge sharing with Service Desk and unified communications support staff.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications or similar Engineering field.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience Unified Communications project implementation and operations.
  • Working experience on install, configuration and administration of VoIP servers.
  • Working experience on managing videoconference infrastructure
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of a range of unified communication technologies with particular emphasis on Skype for Business and Polycom Real Presence.
  • Working knowledge of VoIP platforms.
  • Working knowledge of Voice and Video standards: SIP, H323, H264, SBC, ISDN/ PSTN lines configuration and GSM-GW.
  • Working knowledge of Linux and Windows server operating systems
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Courteous and patient character with customers.
  • Client centric.
  • Team work.
  • Effective communication (written and oral) in French or English, preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language
  • Competences in the use of standard software (word, excel, outlook, Power Point, MS Projects, etc…)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply Note: This position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment.

Application Deadline: 28th April, 2019.

Note

  • Applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are considered for further assessment will be contacted. Candidates should submit a one page Motivational letter and curriculum vitae/Profile. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The Bank reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process at any time without prejudice to the Bank.
  • This position is classified International status

7. Job Title: Senior Finance & Administrative Assistant

Reference: ADB/19/063
Location: Cameroon
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50070015

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • The Vice‑Presidency for Regional Development will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

The Hiring Departement/ Country Office

  • Within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDVP) Complex, the Bank has five (5) Regional Hubs, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central.  Each Regional Hub is headed by a Director General (DG) and is provided with the relevant sector functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries.
  • Regional Hubs provide country offices in their regions with strategic direction and are responsible for operations, business development, project management and the overall effective implementation of the Bank’s High 5s, namely:  “Light up and Power Africa,” “Feed Africa,” “Industrialize Africa,” “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.”
  • Country Offices of the African Development Bank have been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank , Governments and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners

The Position

  • Under the overall supervision of the Country Manager, the Administrative and Finance Assistant will undertake to implement administrative services including accounting and budgeting, human resources activities and supervision of use of office facilities and resources.
  • The incumbent will carry out effective recording, control and management of Bank resources, the Office’s operational activities in keeping with the Bank’s policies and guidelines. Other specific duties and responsibilities.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Administrative and Finance Assistant is responsible for the following activities and related services:

Budget preparation and implementation:

  • Participate in drawing up the administrative budget of the Bank’s Office following the schedule set by the Budget Department while taking  into account the particular investment needs of the Office.
  • Ensure recording, up-dating and monitoring expenditure in accordance with the Bank’s internal control rules and procedures.
  • Report periodically on the status of budget implementation and propose possible revisions.
  • Establishing procedures and controls to improve efficiency of service and identify cost savings and promote efficient use of Bank resources.
  • Advise the management on methods to improve control environment in the Country Office.

Finance and Accounting:

  • Ensure timely payments of all bills for COCM in line with established financial procedures and regulations.
  • Ensuring proper documentation of payment vouchers and all other supporting documents.
  • Process for payment and maintain individual staff mission expenditure; advances and balances.
  • Keep and maintain daily updates of all the required Country Office books of accounts, records, inventory and files in order, and all financial transactions captured and entered in SAP.
  • Produce for review and final approval of the Resident Representative, all the Office monthly financial and budget execution reports.
  • Undertake timely preparation and verification of reports, statements and schedules for auditing of the Country Office activities.

Human Resources Management:

  • Keep all staff records/files up-dated.
  • Up-date and submit monthly reports on personnel management.
  • Manage office staff benefits in accordance with the Human Resources policy and instructions in force.

General Administration: institutional procurement of goods and services and Management of property and equipment:

  • Undertake procurement of goods and services in keeping with the Bank’ rules and procedures.
  • Manage the preparation and monitoring of service providers’ contracts.
  • Keep stock of office supplies and inventory of Bank property and equipment.
  • Management of office vehicles in accordance with the bank’s transport policy and instructions in force.
  • Ensure the quality of Bank facilities in Cameroon, including workspaces, property and equipment as well as service provision relating to the upkeep, maintenance and security of facilities according to Bank standards.
  • Organize, supervise and monitor the activities of administrative staff and ensure appropriate training for the latter in order to obtain quality services.
  • Ensure all administrative documents necessary for the proper functioning of the office and staff are obtained from the relevant authorities.
  • Proper management and control of office stores and petty cash.
  • Ensure administrative support to all the Country Office staff and Bank’s visiting mission as required.
  • Ensure that proper filing is undertaken in the Country Office;
  • Ensure that proper control mechanism and segregation of duties are in place, and that Bank procedures are fully implemented.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, and/or Finance;
  • Membership to an internationally recognized professional accounting body (e.g. CA, CPA, and ACCA) will be considered as an added advantage.
  • At least Six (6) years of relevant work experience. Experience in a similar post in a multilateral organization will be considered an advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience in administrative; financial accounting and full range of office support work, with a high level of sustained performance.
  • Thorough knowledge and use of all relevant computer software and the ability to help organize data and information retrieval systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, multicultural environment and to function effectively as a member of various groups.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (SAP, Word, Excel, Access, MS Projects and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.

8. Job Title: Principal Country Programme Officer

Reference: ADB/19/062
Location: Cameroon
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50066403

The Complex

  • The Bank has reorganized and is developing the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex whose major objective is to build regional capabilities and bring responsibility for client activities closer to the regions.
  • Five Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs have been created, each run by a Director General: Southern Africa, North Africa, West Africa; East Africa, and Central Africa.

The Hiring Department:

  • To support Programme Implementation and Monitoring, the Country Program Officer provides facilitation to review, examine and evaluate the organization’s objectives, structure, procedures, policies and management systems.
  • This is achieved through the evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational programs, applying techniques such as management, organizational analysis, methods & procedures studies.
  • The job also conducts planning and analyses of program and budget proposals to ensure conformity with the organization’s work program, strategic focus and budgetary objectives. Periodic reports to management summarizing findings and recommendations for changes based on these analyses are undertaken.

The Position

  • The primary role of a Country Program Officer is to ensure a healthy and performing portfolio in the assigned Country. The Incumbent serves as the professional expert to support Country Managers with multiple work program and project activities and where required this support is extended to the Director General on Adhoc basis or as instructed.
  • The role requires the continuous follow-ups with relevant task managers and prepare Country or Regional Portfolio improvement plans.
  • As Country Program Officer, the incumbent provides advice and guides strategic planning through strategic analysis and results frameworks within the assigned country.
  • The incumbent supports and provides input for the design and development of work programs/projects and activities based on the approved Complex strategy and results framework and provide expertise for budgeting of resources.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Director General, the Country Programme Office undertakes the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Preparation of reports – Prepare on a quarterly basis, a summary of the Quarterly Portfolio Report prepared by the country Office CPOs for the Director General, Deputy Director General, Regional CPO and the Lead Economist.
  • Prepare on a monthly basis a synthesis of the implementation of the department work program and highlight the bottlenecks and proposed solutions.
  • Monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the monthly portfolio flashlight reports.
  • Budget Management – As Budget Coordinator or focal person to the department, play a coordination role for the preparation of the departmental work program and related budget jointly with Country Economists and Country Program Officers.
  • Coordination – Coordinate the departmental submission through the use of the BRAG tool in coordination with country office CPOs.
  • Coordinate overall portfolio management and operations programming.
  • Monitoring – Follow-up and manage portfolio and operational activities.
  • Follow-up on BDEV and project audit recommendations and requirements of the Board.
  • Project & Work Program Management – Work with Sector Experts responsible for specific projects to ensure that solution to pending projects problems are resolved, and  additionally serve as Secretary to the Country Team.
  • Relationship Management – Serve as a corporate relationship manager for the Bank at the level of the Regional Hub.
  • Serve as the focal point and spokesman on operational issues between the Regional Hub and external constituencies and borrowers.
  • Compliance Management – Ensure that activity reports and audit reports comply with Bank requirements and are submitted on time.
  • Ensure that the recommendations of supervision, portfolio review and audit missions are implemented.
  • Provide effective oversight to project task teams on quality and compliance with Bank operational processes and procedures (including referring them to the relevant responsible staff in fiduciary, legal, safeguards, or other specialized areas);
  • Oversee and support the work of Sector staff in undertaking country portfolio performance review processes with the Government and other Development Partners.
  • Undertake  quality control of key documents,  participate in dialogue with Government, Regional or Country Economic Communities  as required, and follow up on agreed actions;
  • Support the Country Manager in ensuring country office team members actions comply with Bank Ethics, Regulations, Policies and guidance.
  • Provide input to the preparation portfolio related to country briefs for Annual Meetings and other briefs to Management.

Coordination of Non Lending Activities:

  • Advice the Country Manager on strategic options as required to improve revenue generation and/or cost efficiencies. Work closely with the Country Manager and provide input to the yearly business planning and budgeting process, by considering the assigned Country’s needs & advising to ensure that work programmes are well constructed and aligned with Bank’s priorities that include but are not limited to income generation & operational priorities.
  • Provide support in administering the Analytic and Advisory Activities and lending operations at various stages of preparation and provide inputs on such documentation. This function focuses on reviewing and assessing concept notes, draft appraisal reports, other operations documents and final outputs;

Stakeholder Management:

  • Under the guidance of the Country Manager, establish and, strategically manage solid working relationships with the assigned country’s government, international development agencies, clients and key stakeholders.
  • Support the Country Manager to manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products.
  • Actively support the Country Manager to manage relationships with government and other Development Partners (DPs).
  • Advises on and lead initiatives and strategies to foster effective and strong relationships with Government, Private Sector and Development Partners.
  • Lead the Country portfolio performance review process with the relevant RECs/Government and other Development Partners that  include  responsibility for quality control of key documents, taking part in dialogue with RECs/Government and following up on agreed actions;
  • Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of project outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance).

Knowledge Management:

  • Actively interact with task managers/relevant Bank units and the PIUs/government agencies to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the portfolio management;
  • Provide feedback to the Country Manager on Bank policies, strategies and operational procedures, with an aim towards continuous improvement of Bank policies implementation;
  • Incorporate lessons learned in project development and implementation.

AfDB Visibility:

  • Support the Country’s efforts to improve the Bank’s visibility in the region;
  • Represent and provide visibility when and where required for and including through organizing/participating in high profile events such as senior level visits, interviews, seminars, business events and conferences;

Quality Management:

  • Focus on ensuring high quality and performance of the Country’s portfolio;
  • Ensure all reports and submissions are timely and of high quality;
  • Work jointly with relevant country teams and managers to meet KPI assigned targets; and
  • Play a key role and advise within the assigned Country on economic, political, social and other developments relevant to the Bank’s operations in the country.
  • Championing the Complex / Regional mandate and purpose – Provide a direct and indirect operational support that contributes to the Region or Country output and mandate of the Complex.

Qualification

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in Economics, Social Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture/Forestry, Business Administration, Public Administration and knowledge of development issues.

Experience:

  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the formulation and implementation of policies, programs and projects either within the Bank, with a similar development institution or the public service;
  • Experience in the practice of procurement of goods/works, and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions;
  • Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.
  • Relevant and required experience gained on the African continent;
  • Experience gained within multilateral development finance institutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and/or review of operations in a multilateral financial institution;

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Client Orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Professional Expertise
  • Relationship management skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Decisiveness
  • Takes Initiative/Spotting Opportunity/Pushing Strategy
  • Highly organised & structured

Technical Competencies
Business Acumen:

  • Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, issue management strategy, communication management strategy, with an acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa.
  • Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors
  • Operational Effectiveness skills using all the systems, procedures and culture within the organization for required results delivery.

Implementing Strategy:

  • Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable projects and programs.

Negotiation:

  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external, and understands when and how to apply tact, influence, maintain a hard line, make or break contacts, understand unwritten lines of influence and conduct oneself accordingly.

Executing for Results:

  • High level of expertise in managing portfolio performance
  • Make effective, timely and well-determined interventions for results delivery.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural and distributed organization.
  • Client and results orientation, with strong analytical and communication (both verbally and in writing) skills, responsiveness, sense of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to build successful teams, relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.

Managerial/Leadership competencies:

  • Ability to provide comprehensive thought Leadership on Programme Delivery and related issues
  • Mentorship/Coaching Skills
  • People Management skills

Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

9. Job Title: Chief – Total Rewards and Performance Management Officer

Reference: ADB/19/058
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50050490

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.
  • The complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on people, information technology, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity and, health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the Human Resources Management department is to develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, processes and practices which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda. Core to the Human Resources Strategy will be the attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
  • In order to create a truly transformed human resources work-way, the Human Resources Management department is structured around a triangular Model: Business Partnerships for strategy, client contracting and human resources delivery; Centers of Expertise/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and staff development and training and best practice benchmarking; Human Resources Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees outreach. This new Human Resources Model will deliver a world-class employee life-cycle experience.
  • The Staff Training and Development Division embeds a strategic approach to human resource development and management that results in more effective talent and performance management including strategic sourcing and career development and mobility, leadership development, compensation and reward,  policy and compliance.

The Position

  • The Chief Total Rewards and Performance Management Officer provides strategic and operational leadership in the design, development, implementation, administration, and communication of our Total Rewards programs and Performance Management in the Bank.
  • He/she oversees and administers the employees’ monetary and non-monetary rewards and benefits by assessing and understanding employee needs and designing targeted programs that will increase performance, organizational trust and satisfaction.
  • The goal is to ensure effective staff engagement and our ability to attract, retain and motivate high quality employees while reducing turnover and enhancing the Bank’s profile as best place to work. He/she manages the Total Rewards & Recognition as well as the Performance Management.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Functions
Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager – Staff Development and Training, the Chief Total Awards and Performance Management Officer will undertake two (2) key activities: i) Total Reward and Recognition, and ii) Performance Management programs and activities. He/ she will be responsible to:

  • Analyse current rewards and recognition programs to ensure they align with the Bank’s business strategy and ensure that rewards programs optimize the ability to attract, motivate and retain top talent.
  • Lead the definition and designing of the Bank’s Employee Value Proposition especially in relation to total rewards and recognition elements.
  • Analyse the market competitiveness and cost-effectiveness of rewards to ensure they optimize our ability to attract top talent using various methods and techniques to make data-based decisions on direct financial, indirect financial and non-financial compensation and benefits elements.
  • Assess employees’ needs by conducting organizational psychology surveys to find out what motivates and engages employees.
  • Provide expertise for job analysis and evaluations in liaison with recruitment, workforce planning, job descriptions and evaluation team.
  • Participate in salary and labour market surveys to determine prevailing reward practices, rates and benefits. Monitor comparators practices, market conditions, and classification and compensation trends to inform the formulation of baseline standards for the development of the total rewards strategy and policy in the Bank.
  • Partner with corporate and business leadership and Human Resources Business Partners to leverage compensation and benefits programs and proposes differentiated pay systems to invest in the segments of workforce that contribute the most value to meet organizational objectives.
  • Deploy effective communication strategies and success metrics relating to rewards and performance management in the Bank; Deliver and execute the Bank’s staff retention strategy.
  • Conduct ongoing research into emerging trends, issues and best practices and periodic audits to assess relevance and compliance reward practices.
  • Execute the Bank’s rewards policy and enhance it towards a Total Reward Model and Pay for Performance practices in the Bank.
  • Oversee the development of high level strategic management reports including making recommendations for Management and Board consideration.
  • Lead the development and management of Human Resources Information Systems to enhance Human Resources reporting/analytics capabilities on rewards and performance management.
  • Act as the lead expert to advise and support the Bank and its management to harness, direct and support teams and individuals to engage in delivering the organisation’s mission and objectives; designing and leading the necessary initiatives to incubate and promote performance culture within the Bank.
  • In liaison with Management of the Bank, analyse performance management needs of the Bank and develop relevant long-term programs and strategies for implementation; including the necessary monitoring for Bank-wide standards and supervision of cycles, activities, milestones and communications.
  • Assist Human Resources Business Partners in the monitoring and review of staff performance and provide coaching and advice.
  • Support the department and Human Resources Business Partners on areas of research, data collection, statistical analysis and performance reporting and Policies and Procedures. This may include the investigation of the causes of poor performance and in developing, and implementing actions for the improvement of performance and delivery.
  • Work with teams across the Human Resources Management department including Human Resources Business Partners to manage more complex project on total rewards and performance management and ensure internal capacity building and policy compliance.
  • Seek out opportunities for the implementation of bespoke Human Resources interventions that build organisational resilience, capacity and capability of services, evaluating interventions to ensure they meet agreed targets.
  • Contribute to the review of existing systems and policies; and develop new policies and program in the areas of rewards and recognition, performance management, coaching and mentoring.
  • Develop best practice organisational performance policies and procedures and strategy that supports the  implementation of performance management framework model having regard to: (i) Vision;( ii) Resources; (iii) Accountability; (iv) Change management process and education, whilst creating a supporting culture committed to Organisational Performance.
  • Ensure that organisational policies, practices and procedures are developed, implemented and maintained ensuring legal compliance in the areas such as: (i) Total Reward (ii) Discrimination and Harassment; (iii) Performance Management; (iii) Organisational Performance Management Framework; (iv) Total Reward Administration (v) Learning and Development; (vi) Human Resource Management.
  • Supervise, mentor and/or coach staff and colleagues to build knowledge and capacity, ensuring a consistent standard of service delivery and strengthen pay for performance culture within the Human Resources Management department and Bank wide.
  • Plan and budget for all activities within the annual budgets cycle ensuring that Performance Management and Total Rewards activities are implemented within the agreed budgets.
  • Oversee the management of vendor relationships, contracts and bid negotiation.
  • Generate annual reports relevant to the Total Rewards & Performance management activities of the Bank and recommend relevant improvements.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Organisational Development, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Compensation, Public Sector Management, Finance, Accounting, Statistics or related discipline; Additional professional qualification/certification in Human Resources Management, Rewards management or in performance management.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience as a Human Resources Professional (specialist or generalist) including the following specific areas: Performance Management, Compensation and Benefits, Policy and Programme, Human Resources Business Partnerships or in any other related areas.
  • Strong and demonstrated professional experience in Human Resources Management, compensation and benefits including Total Reward and performance management or in any related domains.
  • Proven ability and experience leading his/her direct reports including performance supervision, development and resource management.
  • Proven experience in applying policy and a balanced approach to risk and resolving issues promptly.
  • Significant experience in the use and application of information & communication systems and software.
  • Substantial experience of resource management and project management.
  • Problem-solving skills; be well organized, and have advanced ability to plan, prioritize and deliver in a pressured work environment: ability to make things happen.
  • Ability to speak with confidence and conviction, build and present a rational case to win support for ideas.
  • Ability to develop effective relationships inside and outside the institution, promote collaboration and deal constructively with conflict and disagreement.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and the ability to build trust and provide consultancy to different stakeholders.
  • Proven capacity to innovate, and promote change initiatives in Human Resources Management policies in large organizations.
  • Expertise, knowledge and an understanding of principles, practices, and procedures relating to compensation and benefits and performance management.
  • Strong generalist Human Resources experience and in-depth understanding of Human Resources processes and policies with fully operational depth in at least three of the under-listed skill areas (i) Compensation and benefits including Total Rewards  (ii) Performance Management & Change Management (iii) Policies design (v) Learning & Development, (vi) Human Resources Information system.
  • Strong financial skills and mathematical aptitude.
  • Sound analytical skills – ability to build and analyze Human Resources data accurately including Human Resources approved key performances indicators.
  • Ability to work in a client-centric, business partnering environment.
  • Sound understanding of the business and operational needs with proven capacity to innovate, and promote change initiatives in corporate human resource policies and services in large organizations;
  • Comprehensive applied knowledge of the fundamentals of employment relationships, legislation and organizational development.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and creativity in identifying options and risks in order to make the right decisions around issues that have the potential to have a significantly adverse effect on the organization both in financial and employee relations terms.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French or English, preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications. Experience of SAP HR, Project Management software and Access (Database) is advantageous.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 8th May, 2019.

Note: This position does not attract international terms and conditions (The post holder will be considered as a local staff and will not have international terms and conditions of employment).


10. Job Title: Principal Education & Gender Officer

Reference: ADB/19/072
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50071526

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are; (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex will spearhead the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa” and contribute to the other High 5s. The Department has two divisions (i) Education, Human Capital and Employment Division, which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to education, human capital and employment/livelihoods; and (ii) Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division focusing on strengthening health systems and nutrition for human wellbeing. It also hosts various pertinent initiatives and trust funds. Education and skills training for development and gender analysis are central to the Department’s approach to strengthen the Bank’s role in helping the RMCs build the human capital they need for economic transformation in the context of globalization and the Fourth industrial revolution.
  • The Education, Human Capital and Employment Division focuses on human capital development, skills training, employment creation and empowerment, poverty reduction for improved and sustainable wellbeing and livelihoods. The Division:
  • Leads the development and promotion of Bank’s policy and strategy work so that operations which are identified, developed and executed by the regional hubs effectively implement the Bank’s relevant sector policies and strategies;
  • Provides technical guidance/advisory services and expertise to regional hubs by generating relevant knowledge and gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide technical advice on complex transactions (Communities of Practice);
  • Fosters strategic partnerships with regional and global partners to leverage resources into the human and social development sectors. It also directly contributes to the work of the various initiatives and trust funds hosted under the Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department; and provides expertise to support Vice President’s role as the Bank’s spokesperson to external audiences, and;
  • Ensures coherence of the Bank’s action in human and social development across regions.

The Position

  • The Division will lead the Bank’s agenda on Education, Human Capital and Employment. It will promote activities related to improving the demand responsiveness of the education & training system to the skills needs of the labour market and for job creation on the continent.
  • Specifically, activities focusing on improving, post-basic, technical and vocational training, tertiary education, science and technology as well as gender issues in education will be undertaken.

In this context the main objectives of the Principal Education & Gender Specialist will be to:

  • Lead knowledge work regarding gender analysis in education and skills training for Human capital development in the productive sectors;
  • Provide documented strategic advice to Management on gender integration in education and skills training across the AHVP and various complex aligned with the High 5 within the bank;
  • Contribute to the preparation of gender responsive policies and strategies pertinent to education gender and skills training for development especially bringing the assets from the private sectors;
  • Support the design, monitoring and supervision of Non-sovereign and complex operations to address gender, education and skills training for productive sectors.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager Education, Human Capital and Employment and working closely with internal and external stakeholders, the Principal Education and Gender Specialist will performs the following:

Leading the integration of gender in the Education and skills training and across the department:

  • Provide leadership and support in integrating gender in the education sector as well as other relevant sectors and portfolio teams in processing and supervising programmes including NSO
  • Work with Task managers and regional teams to design and implement sector, development support programmes that are gender inclusive and to ensure project documents prepared by the Division adequately address gender issues.
  • Participate and collaborate with other staff in operational missions and drafting of project documents in order to promote the implementation of the Bank’s education sector specifically in terms of the gender aspects and enhance the level of gender analysis of programmes within the division and at departmental level.
  • Prepare project appraisal reports that are gender responsive for presentation to the department, review committees senior management and to the board of directors.
  • Develop and champion the implementation of gender oriented educational responsive monitoring tools for human capital development interventions
  • Lead the Human capital department’s coordination mechanism on education, especially gender issues.

Supporting education and human capital partnerships at international and regional level to enhance education and gender development for economic transformation. This will include:

  • Leading the development of strategic partnerships (including public private partnerships with the productive sectors) in education and gender around the core areas of TVET, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), STI and the leveraging of digital technology.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with private sector institutions, multilateral/bilateral partners, and government institutions to develop strong pipeline gender responsive education investment opportunities.
  • Providing technical leadership, support to knowledge and lesson sharing approaches and events with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monitoring project progress with a gender lense through field visit/desk review and prepare relevant reports (including, inter-alia, the quarterly Portfolio Status Report (PSR) and Project Completion Reports (XSR / PCR) for submission to Senior Management as periodic updates on implementation progress.
  • Representing the Bank at technical meetings on education and gender on developmental issues. Liaising with and supporting the interventions under education and gender

Knowledge management and sharing:

  • Lead knowledge work regarding gender analysis in education and skills training for human capital development in the productive sector
  • Play a leading role in knowledge sharing with the Bank’s clients, staff and development partners especially on education and gender.
  • Provide guidance and lead the preparation of gender responsive policy and strategy documents on education and skills training for economic development.
  • Provide peer review to other colleagues to share gender in education knowledge and information on respective sector.
  • Leading study and capacity building interventions in education and gender.
  • Periodically disseminating key information on gender education and skills training to sensitize Bank staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Education and gender with a good knowledge of quantitative and qualitative gender analysis as well as policy issues determining skills development for economic transformation;
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the areas of education and gender;
  • Ability to understand complex problems in Education, gender and human development, to identify key issues and recommend pragmatic solutions;
  • Good knowledge of the education systems, gender and development issues in Africa;
  • Strong analytical and gender analysis skills, deliver briefs and reports using both quantitative and qualitative information;
  • Strong understanding and grasp of multi-sector approaches of education, gender and skills development, partnerships in Africa, as well as professional ability to build partnerships and deliver services that meet both immediate needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution;
  • Ability to provide leadership and support in integrating gender in the education sector as well as other relevant sectors and portfolio teams in processing and supervising programmes including NSO
  • Ability to innovative and integrate gender, education and skills training through the other sectors;
  • Ability to engage, support and motivate others to implement efficient ways of doing things;
  • Ability to deliver high quality work within very tight deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), knowledge of SAP is desirable.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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11. Job Title: Chief Transaction Support Officer (PINS1)

Reference: ADB/19/066
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50070326

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.
  • The complex main functions are to (i) strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development, (ii) support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and (iii) place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa.
  • The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the Bank’s NSO and Private Sector Support Department (PINS) is to promote private sector in Regional Members Countries (RMCs), ensuring that it plays a central role in laying the foundations in the development role of the Bank, in line with the Bank’s 10 Year Strategy and HI 5 initiatives.
  • As part of the Private Sector Support Department, the Strategy and Transaction Support Division is responsible for preparing strategies, policies, guidelines, and analytical tools relevant to the private sector development; it also ensures global client management and undertakes specialized assignments for the Regions, providing ad hoc advice on transaction bankability, structuring, Project Modelling and designs and implements technical assistance for Private Sector operations;

The Position

  • The Chief Transaction Support Officer is responsible for leading the Investment Analytics, Modeling, Structuring and Advisory Team (IAMT) and for structuring Non-Sovereign Operations towards credit enhancement and financial sustainability of the transaction.

He/She is also responsible for:

  • Advising origination teams on best economic and financial model to adopt in order to optimize use of available financial instruments and legal structures in NSO transactions;
  • Developing structuring approaches in response to the Bank’s specific commercial and legal requirements, including market requirements of co-financiers where the Bank is acting as Mandated Lead Arranger;

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Modeling and Structuring Team,
  • Lead and draft Integrated Models optimizing the use of available financial instruments for non-sovereign transactions
  • Lead and draft structuring opinions, present proposed solutions for investments under consideration, clarify the pros and cons of diverse structuring options;
  • coordinate through written opinions the drafting and review of finance and project documentation
  • Review of legal and financial terms of potential investments and transaction with a view of achieving the future secondary sale of assumed exposures to commercial investors, financiers and insurers;

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or its university equivalent in Finance or Economics.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in the Bank or a similar institution and/or in strategic consultancy, business development, modeling and in structuring.
  • Disciplined approach whilst maintaining creativity and lateral thinking for effective problem solving;
  • Sense of initiative and innovation in proposing solutions to client needs.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • First-hand knowledge of financial instruments and techniques.
  • Strong experience with Credit enhancement instruments.
  • Sound knowledge of tailored products (such as guarantees) for sector based investments.
  • Experience with aggregation and pooling structures for investors.
  • Ability to respond swiftly to new situations and to anticipate new issues.
  • Proven ability to acquire new skills (particularly in legal, investment, risk capital, technology and innovative sectors).
  • Proven ability to integrate socio, environmental and economic indicators in the model.
  • Capacity to adapt to the rapidly evolving needs of the Bank’s NSOs ecosystem.
  • Solid negotiation skills, diplomacy and credibility to deal with clients at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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12. Job Title: Chief Private Sector Strategy Officer

Reference: ADB/19/067
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50065852

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.
  • The complex main functions are to (i) strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development, (ii) support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and (iii) place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa.
  • The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

The Hiring Department

  • For effective, coherent and harmonized Private Sector Operations performed by the 5 sectoral departments of the Bank (Energy, Infrastructure, Industry and Trade, Agriculture and Social Services, Financial services) a Central  Support Department for NSOs-related activities (PINS) was recently put in place.
  • The primary role of PINS is to: (i) assist Sector Departments to efficiently design and monitor NSOs, in a coherent manner, in line with the best market practices and in consistency with the Bank’s related Strategies, Policies and Guidelines, including the Bank’s Private Sector Development Strategy and Policy, (ii) manage the corporate portfolio and provided shared services to other NSO departments

The Position

  • The Chief Private Sector Strategy Expert is responsible for managing several streams of activities under the leadership of the Division Manager. Key among these are upstream and analytical work on Private Sector Development in Africa, NSO related Policies, strategies and guidelines, Country Private Sector Profiles and  support for the development of initiatives for enhancing the Bank’s interventions in ADF countries and Transition countries, development of capacity building programs on the Bank’s private sector strategies and objectives.
  • The incumbent provides leadership and supervises the implementation of the new Central private sector department’s mandate of the Bank Group in mainstreaming initiatives aimed at growing private sector business.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager PINS.1, the incumbent  will perform the following duties:

Strategies and Policies:

  • Prepare Country private sector diagnostic/profiling analysis with the goal to identify niches and sectors associated with the Bank’s High 5 initiatives that hold strong potential for impactful NSOs by liaising with country program officers, country economists and other staffs in the regional directorate and country offices and sister institutions working on country diagnostic platforms;
  • Make proposals to mainstream the pertinent private sector development findings and solutions in the Bank’s Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) and Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs), assess the different pillars and the Bank potential private sector intervention program.
  • Coordinate the Division active participation in CSPs mission and provide keys inputs related to CSP discussion at the Relevant Internal Oversight and decisions making bodies (Operation Review Committee- OPSCOM, Board Committee of Development Effectiveness -CODE);
  • Contribute to the development and update of policies, and guidelines, related to Non-Sovereign Operations and Private Sector Development in the Regional Member Countries to reflect the Revised NSO Policy and strategic Direction of the Revised PSD Strategy.
  • Lead and contribute to the revision  of the Bank’s new Private Sector Strategy by liaising with SNSP
  • Facilitate synergies and collaboration between the Bank’s non-sovereign and sovereign operations to provide support for effective private sector interventions in the RMCs.

Capital Increase, Replenishments and Resource Mobilisation:

  • Lead on assignments related to GCI, ADF MTR, Annual Meetings, MDBs technical working groups, AIF, NSOs in Transition Countries,
  • Represent the Department in resource mobilisation efforts carried out by other Bank’s departments
  • Act as focal point in co-financing and blend financing initiatives

Advisory, Analytical Work and Support to Private Sector Operations:

  • Provide key analytical inputs in the design and review of NSO’s lending instruments and their regular reviews and updates
  • Provide leadership in the revision of Private Sector Business Manuals and processes
  • Perform periodic in-depth assessment and identify the areas where the Bank can catalyse investors and third party resources to provide adequate funding for implementing its private sector agenda within the framework of the Bank’s CRM Platform
  • Make proposals recommendations aimed at providing visibility for the Bank’s private sector development agenda in the target markets, regions, sector  including organizing and participating in special business development missions
  • Manage the development of training curriculum and capacity building of Bank’s wide staff in the area of Private Sector Strategies, Policies, Guidelines and operation manuals

Others:

  • Provide inputs for PRST Speeches
  • Support the Vice-President for Private Sector  in providing key notes and other Adhoc assignment.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Business, Finance or Economics.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in strategic, private sector business development, financial and econometric analysis.
  • Comprehensive state-of-the-art understanding of private sector development challenges in  Africa and mastering relevant strategies, policies, procedures and practices of development finance institutions;
  • In depth awareness of the latest trends and developments in financing for development to make effective business decisions; including a solid appreciation of the various clients’ needs and drivers to advance colleagues’ thinking around business issues
  • Demonstrated leadership in developing initiatives and a track record in supporting various resource mobilisation and co-financing initiatives
  • Knowledge of Development Finance Institutions (MDBs in particular) private sector business as well as sovereign risk will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, teamwork and communications skills in a highly diverse environment with experience in managing during the past three years multi-disciplinary teams of minimum of 5 staffs
  • Proven ability to effectively plan, direct, organize and administer diverse activities to ensure effective delivery of work program.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in building and maintaining very strong and successful partnerships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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13. Job Title: Climate Change and Green Growth Officer

Reference: ADB/19/065
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50076660

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Years Strategy, High 5s priority of “Light up and Power Africa”.
  • The complex’s objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) to provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions; (iii) to develop new financing instruments; (iv) to act as spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of “Light Up and Power Africa”.
  • The Complex will focus on areas of Power systems, policy and regulation, renewable energy; and, Climate and Green Growth.

The Department

  • The Climate Change and Green Growth Department has broad objectives of: i) mainstreaming climate change and green growth into Bank’s High 5s’ operations; ii) implementing the Bank’s climate change interventions through the Bank’s Climate Change Action Plan and the Bank’s Green Growth Framework; iii) managing access to the growing number of sources of Green and Climate Finance for all Operational Vice Presidencies within the Bank; iv) driving towards achieving universal energy access through the greenest solutions possible; and v) leading all efforts within the Bank focused on minimizing and reversing the effects of Climate Change on the continent.
  • The Department consists of two main divisions, Climate and Green Growth Division, and Climate Finance Division.

The Hiring Division

  • The Climate and Green Growth Division is responsible for ensuring that all efforts within the Bank are focused on minimizing and reversing the effects of Climate Change on the continent, including advising Regional Member Countries on climate and green growth policies and strategies, mainstreaming climate change and green growth in Bank-wide implementation activities, tracking climate-related operations financed by the Bank, with the view of achieving Bank’s climate and green growth mandates.

The Position

  • The position of Chief Climate Change and Green Growth Officer in the Green Growth and Climate Adaptation Division focuses on minimizing and reversing the effects of Climate Change on the continent and mainstreaming climate change and green growth in Bank-wide implementation activities. It supports all Operational Vice-Presidencies on the HI 5 initiatives.
  • The Chief Climate Change and Green Growth Officer will therefore provide technical leadership and advisory services to Bank’s operations on the mainstreaming of climate change and green growth in Bank’s High 5 related activities in various sectors and regional hubs, while leading Bank’s efforts on project finance initiatives and Fund structuring as they relate to climate change, green growth and green finance.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and general guidance of the Division Manager, Climate and Green Growth,   the Climate Change and Green Growth Officer will perform the following:

Climate change and green growth policy and advocacy:

  • Lead the provision of technical support on mainstreaming climate and green growth into all High 5 activities and support RMCs, in helping them achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Support project teams in structuring their projects and financing instruments to benefit from climate finance, including project finance initiatives;
  • Provide advisory and investment services to all Bank’s sector and regional operations on matters relating to climate change and green growth;
  • Support all Bank’s sector and regional departments as well as RMCs to ensure an effective consideration of climate change adaptation and mitigation measures into development interventions;
  • Provide technical leadership and support to the secretariat of the Bank’s Climate Change Coordination Committee (CCCC), the Africa NDC Hub and related meetings and activities.
  • Lead on the implementation of the objective of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy of supporting Africa’s transition to green growth.
  • Advise and assist Regional Member Countries in the development and implementation of climate and green inclusive policies and measures in order to achieve Nationally Determined Contributions, Sustainable Development Goals and access green and climate finance, by applying deep technical expertise to all of the Bank’s relevant activities;
  • Guide all Operational Vice Presidencies in the Bank to ensure that they incorporate green and climate relevant criteria in project design, and help them access green and climate finance;
  • Support the development of all High 5s as appropriate, by advising Bank’s sector and regional operations to mainstream climate change and green growth into operations;
  • Provide technical leadership on the promotion of climate-resilient and low-carbon development pathways in Africa, by advising RMCs to achieve their climate change and green growth objectives;
  • Lead the development of relevant adaptation, mitigation and green growth tools and instruments that support climate-resilient and low-carbon development trajectories in Africa ;
  • Engage in the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) negotiations and provide input via AfDB’s observer status, in order to enhance African voice on climate change and green growth, by providing technical leadership for Bank’s participation in relevant international fora, including the Conferences of Parties (COPs);
  • Assess and make recommendations to management on engagement with other relevant conventions and protocols, including desertification & land degradation, biodiversity conventions, among others;
  • Provide technical leadership for the design and implementation of Bank’s integrated capacity development programme on climate change and green growth, to facilitate the delivery of Bank’s commitments and to ensure that Bank’s and RMC’s investments are protected against the impacts of climate change while taking advantage of the associated opportunities to low-carbon and climate-resilient development pathways;
  • Provide technical leadership for the implementation of the Bank’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP), the Green Growth Framework, and the Africa NDC Hub, in collaboration with relevant Bank’s departments and external partners;
  • Provide technical support for the implementation of global and continental initiatives arising from the multilateral and regional negotiations relating to climate change, including the regional flagship programmes, the Africa Adaptation Initiative, the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative, the NDC Partnership, as well as other climate change and green growth partnership initiatives by the UNFCCC Secretariat, the Global Green Growth Initiative (GGGI), the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and bilateral development agencies;
  • Assist the Director and the Manager in leading the Bank’s technical support to the Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (CAHOSCC), African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) and the African Group of Negotiators (AGN) and other relevant continental initiatives for effective consideration of Africa’s priorities and concerns into global frameworks;
  • Provide technical expertise on climate change and green growth to operations, by supporting Bank’s sector and regional operations through advisory services on climate change and green growth mainstreaming;
  • Providing technical leadership on project finance and fund structuring for climate change related interventions, with the aim of minimising climate risks to the economic and maximizing finance opportunities for adaptation and mitigation;
  • Support other Bank’s departments, including Treasury, and Environmental Safeguards on issues relating to Green Bonds, Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) ratings, and the Integrated Safeguards System (ISS);
  • Lead Bank’s engagement with other International Financial Institutions and multilateral and bilateral agencies on alignment of development interventions with the Paris Agreement’s goals and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Support Bank’s efforts to become a knowledge broker on climate change and green growth, by leading the development of technical papers and scientific studies on issues related to climate change and green growth in Africa;
  • Undertake any other task as assigned by the Director and the Division Manager.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Climate, Environment and Natural Resource Management, Energy Policy, International Development, Economics, or a related field;
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in a combination of related fields such as national and international climate policies and measures including the UNFCCC negotiations; climate and green growth; energy and project management; climate or green finance; trust fund management; multilateral development bank; public or private financial institutions; and development or related fields.
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills and established track record in operational and policy work on climate change, green growth and climate finance matters;
  • Strong knowledge in supporting the mainstreaming of climate change and green growth into major development investments within the Continent;
  • Knowledge of climate change and climate finance issues facing regional member countries (RMCs);
  • Strong practical experience in applying tools and instruments for mainstreaming climate change, tracking climate finance, green growth and climate finance into development concerns in Bank operations.
  • Strong project finance and fund structuring experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of climate change and green growth, and of multilateral climate governance framework and global climate finance architecture;
  • Understanding of climate change and green growth issues, challenges and practices relating to Africa;
  • Experience in the area of mainstreaming climate change adaptation and mitigation measures into development interventions, or field operations involving climate change and green growth matters;
  • Private sector experience, with focus on project finance, co-financing and fund structuring;
  • Proven track record on policy dialogue and cross-institutional collaboration at the highest level, including with representatives of government and non-government partners;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


14. Job Title: Senior Disbursement Assistant

Reference: ADB/19/064
Location: Mali
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50064125

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank Group. This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The Financial Control Department of the African Development Bank (The Bank) is responsible for accounting for the financial consequences of the Bank Group’s transactions and decisions, and for the preparation, fair presentation and overall integrity of the internal financial reports and published financial statements. The department is also responsible for loan administration and accounting and related fiduciary responsibilities, including disbursement of funds to projects and programs financed by the Bank Group. Lastly, the department provides decision support and expertise in the development and implementation of financial control policies, operational and financial strategies and related information systems.
  • The primary objective of the Loan Disbursement Division is to ensure compliance with key fiduciary related articles in the Agreement Establishing the African Development Bank and Fund. Ensure that adequate controls are maintained around the disbursement of Bank Group financed project.

The Position

  • Under the general supervision of the Disbursement Officer, the Disbursement Assistant is primarily responsible for determination of the completeness of borrowers’ requests in accordance with the Bank’s policies and procedures, Verification of documentation and processing of disbursements or special commitment requests.
  • The Incumbent provides support to negotiations, mission preparation, and disbursement seminars and ensure timely disbursements of proceeds from Bank Group and co-financed projects in accordance with relevant loan and protocol agreements and Bank Group policies.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Disbursement Assistant  functions will  include the following:

Disbursement Transactions Processing:

  • Analyze  and  determine  the  appropriateness  of  borrowers’ requests  for  disbursements  and  the supporting documentation.
  • Determine whether they should be approved, reduced or rejected in accordance with Bank’s policies and procedures. This requires the identification of irregularities and non-compliance with Bank procedures and policies, as well as highlighting circumstances for further investigation where  the Bank may be exposed to financial risk .
  • Review and recommend changes to disbursement systems, policies and procedures to promote timeliness, accuracy and efficiency in processing while maintaining appropriate internal controls.
  • Draft clear and concise correspondence to borrowers of operational staff on disbursement-related issues.
  • Process special commitment amendments and prepare amendment letters.

Project Management:

  • Respond to questions from Task Team Leaders, borrowers, commercial banks, and suppliers on payments, balances, and application status.
  • Cooperate with concerned departments and stakeholders to resolve disbursement issues promptly.
  • Monitor borrowers’ utilization of special account funds, ensuring that the funds are properly accounted for and used in accordance with Bank procedures.
  • Participate in loan disbursement missions to verify use of resources and resolve disbursement issues.
  • Contribute to improving the efficiency of disbursement operations by ensuring that records and reports are properly maintained and updated at all times.
  • Participate in technical discussions and loan negotiations to ensure that disbursement arrangements are compliant with Bank Group disbursement policies.
  • Provide  input  on  audit  reviews,  and  monitor  borrower  compliance  with  audit  findings,  as  requested  by  the Disbursement Officer.

Capacity Building:

  • Provide input into the training of Executing Agencies, Projects, and Bank Staff.
  • Participate in the design of materials for disbursement seminars.
  • Respond to questions regarding disbursement procedures.
  • Answer questions from Task Team Leaders, borrowers, commercial banks, and suppliers on payments, balances, and application status.

Departmental/Divisional Tasks:

  • Participate in departmental/divisional task forces.
  • Identify issues relating to disbursement policies, procedures and guidelines and propose actions or enhancements.
  • Undertake ad-hoc assignments at the discretion of the Country Manager or Division Manager.
  • Participate in the review of project documents such as Appraisal Reports, Country  Strategy Papers, and Project Completion Reports and provide input to supervisors.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Have a minimum of five (6) years of direct relevant experience preferably in accounting in a large organization.
  • Familiarity with disbursement policies, guidelines and procedures of multilateral development institutions
  • Good understanding of basic general accounting concepts and principles, and their application.
  • Analytical, systematic, strong numerical skills, attention to details.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate schedules in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Good understanding of internal control concepts and business aptitude for figures and attention to detail
  • Ability to adopt new policies, systems and processes in a timely fashion.
  • Good Client Orientation, Achieving Results and Problem Solving, Communication and Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Change.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language. Ability to communicate (Oral) in Portuguese would be an advantage.
  • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 10th May, 2019.

Note: This position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment.

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  1. Nelson says:

    I am interested in the job

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