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African Development Bank Recruitment for Capacity Development Officer

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African Development Bank Recruitment for Capacity Development Officer.

African Development Bank Job Vacancy for Capacity Development Officer… African Development Bank is recruiting for Capacity Development Officer. The ideal candidate must possess Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Sciences.


Capacity Development Officer at African Development Bank

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:

Job Title: Capacity Development Officer – ECAD1

Reference: ADB/18/118
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL6
Position N°: 50078304

The Complex

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
  • The Complex is responsible for:
    • Providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy;
    • Systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.

The Hiring Department/Division
The African Development Institute (ECAD) coordinates and oversees Capacity Development (CD) mainstreaming in Bank operations for enhanced development effectiveness in the regional member countries (RMCs), through:

  • Providing advisory services including guidance tools to support effective design and delivery of Capacity Development goals in Bank operations;
  • Identifying and designing tailored Capacity Development programmes and carrying out related activities to sustain development results in the Regional Member Countries;
  • Leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination and outreach, conversion and transfer, with the view to contribute to improved policy-making and economic governance for sustainable development in the Regional Member Countries.

The Institute has two divisions:

  • The Program Development Division (ECAD.1) contributes to effective and efficient implementation of development interventions in the Regional Member Countries, through identifying capacity gaps, budgeting, implementing and monitoring related activities along the project cycle.
  • The role of the Policy Management Division (ECAD.2) is to support Regional member countries’ economic governance capacity by providing them with tools and knowledge that improve policy-making.

The Position

  • The Capacity Development (CD) Officer, ECAD1, will play an active role in the day-to-day delivery of the Department’s mandate, ensure that high quality standards are observed, and collaborate with the Bank’s operations team to promote capacity development mainstreaming in Bank’s operations. Specifically the Capacity Development (CD) Officer, ECAD1, has the following responsibilities:
  • Assist ECAD Management Team in the implementation of the Bank’s Capacity Development Strategy, performing assigned tasks with the highest quality standards, under the guidance of the Chief Capacity Development officer.
  • Support the design of capacity development assessment and guidance tools, and training material on macroeconomic management as well as on project development capacity building in the Regional Member Countries
  • Contribute to Capacity Development partnership building and resource mobilization.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Program Development (ECAD1), and the over all guidance of the Chief Capacity Development officer, the Capacity Development officer will:

  • Develop concept notes and training materials and implement capacity development activities for Regional Member countries.
  • Undertake research to identify capacity building needs of the public and private sector operators in all the sectors of the Bank’s High 5s, recommend appropriate capacity building measures and execute them.
  • Design innovative programs to develop the capacity of Africa’s young entrepreneurs.
  • Manage delivery of fiduciary clinics and related capacity development activities at the Bank’s headquarters and in the Bank’s Regional Member Countries, particularly for staff of the Bank’s project implementation units (PIUs).
  • Actively engage in resource mobilization for capacity development activities.
  • Design capacity development assessment and evaluation tools, including e-learning platforms for use in the Bank’s operations.
  • Participate in managing tasks on knowledge dissemination to staff and Bank clients using the Bank’s Knowledge and Virtual Resources Center and other platforms.
  • Prepare briefs, information notes, and news articles on the activities of the Bank.
  • Undertake evaluation of the effectiveness of capacity building and other development activities of the Bank.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Business Administration, Public Administration, Engineering, Sciences, Education, Governance, International Development or in a related field.
  • Have a minimum of four (04) years of relevant and progressive work experience. Experience in writing notes, reports and briefs, and ability to handle knowledge dissemination and outreach is a plus.
  • Proven research capability and ability to develop concept notes and policy briefs as demonstrated through evidence of publications.
  • A demonstrated strong analytical skills and capacity to write proposals for resource mobilization.
  • Extensive experience in teaching, research or in developing and delivering project management activities.
  • Sound knowledge and good understanding of capacity development needs in Africa at national levels and also at the level of project implementation units.
  • Ability to design training programs, develop training materials and manage a capacity development or training program.
  • Capacity to conceptualize new approaches and innovation in capacity development and to develop user friendly training materials.
  • Ability to interpret policies, guidelines and procedures and draw personal judgment.
  • Ability to think strategically and link Division and Department goals to the Bank’s core strategic goals, and set priorities accordingly.
  • Knowledge of project cycle management will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated team player with strong communication, problem solving, self-organization and time management skills and strong analytical skills. A client and results oriented individual with a proactive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications, SAP.

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: 2nd August, 2018.

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