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 of:

 

Job Title: Senior Credit Risk Officer

Position Number: 50097593
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL5

The Complex

  • The President plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRF);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat(PSEG).

The Hiring Department

  • The Risk Management Department (PGRF) develops policies and guidelines, methodologies and systems relating to credit risk assessment, market risk and operational risk, and as well as ensures internal consistency of all of the Bank’s risk management policies and guidelines, including those initiated and developed by other departments.
  • The Department’s main mandate is to safeguard the Bank’s financial integrity, consolidate all core-risk management activities of the Bank in order to exercise comprehensive oversight over the Bank’s risk exposure. In delivering its mission, PGRF focuses largely on promoting the Bank Group’s strategic goals within a defined risk tolerance framework.

The Position

  • The Senior Country Risk Officer will monitor the credit risk of the Bank’ sovereign portfolio, analyze the evolution of the Bank’s risk profile and its risk bearing capacity, provide advice with respect to lending headroom, and ensure that country risk ratings are up-to-date.

Key Functions
Under the general supervision of the Division’s Manager and the technical supervision of the more senior Credit Risk Officers, the Senior Country Risk Officer will:

  • Participate in the annual country risk rating review, off-cycle rating reviews, and prepare country risk reports by collating and analysing relevant credit related information from economic intelligence sources, national and international publications and present credit risk and rating recommendations to the Bank’s Credit Risk Committee (CRC).
  • Undertake proactive and regular monitoring of country risk of the Bank’s Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and exposures to non-Regional Member Countries, and update associated Bank lending commitments and exposure limits to RMCs.
  • Assist with the setting and monitoring of compliance with the Bank’s country exposures limits as well as lending programs relating to project appraisal reports and country strategy papers. Contribute to the team’s continuous development of the Bank’s overall limit setting framework.
  • Undertake data management and analytical work required to prepare the quarterly sovereign credit risk review, and country-risk related contributions to the quarterly capital adequacy report.
  • Assist with the preparation of country risk and exposure management related presentations, briefs and memos for the Department’s management team, the CRC and the Bank’s Board.
  • Maintain and periodically update the Division’s country risk database; ensure its integrity and accuracy
  • Liaise with other Departments of the Bank and Country Offices in relation to credit assessment for country graduation or country eligibility for exceptional ADB sovereign financing.
  • Undertake country risk assessment missions to RMCs to update country risk profiles and prepare related special country risk reports.
  • Develop, review and improve credit risk methodologies, process and systems for assessing and managing sovereign risk and capital adequacy.
  • Maintain a close relationship with internal and external stakeholders, e.g. Bretton Woods Institutions, to review the Bank Group’s credit management policies and guidelines.

Competencies (Skills, Experience, and Knowledge)

  • Holds at least Master’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Risk Management, and International Banking and/or Economics
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in credit risk analysis and/or financial management.
  • Knowledge of sovereign risk analysis, debt sustainability analysis methodologies, credit rating agency sovereign rating methodologies, and debt relief mechanisms in emerging markets.
  • Knowledge of credit risk management techniques, derivatives, capital adequacy standards and structured credit instruments.
  • Clear understanding of the Bank’s development mission, products, and credit risk policies.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, problem-solving and time-management skills. High-level proficiency of data management and quantitative analysis/modelling.
  • Problem solving: Apply business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identify solutions to the benefit of the division and the organization
  • Communication: Provide clear and concise oral and written communication; present oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.
  • Operational effectiveness: Ensure that full use is made of the systems, procedures and culture within the organization in order to deliver the required results
  • Innovation & Creativity: Search for and produce innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits to the Bank and its clients.
  • Teamwork & Relationships: Work with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, by sharing knowledge and workload. Develop strong working relationships with colleagues and contribute to creation of a positive team environment
  • High competency in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of Haver Analytics, Bloomberg, Reuters and SAP is an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and SAP.

Application Closing Date
3rd November, 2021.

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

 

 

Job Title: Senior Credit Risk Officer

Position Number: 50097593
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL5

The Complex

  • The President plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRF);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat(PSEG).

The Hiring Department

  • The Risk Management Department (PGRF) develops policies and guidelines, methodologies and systems relating to credit risk assessment, market risk and operational risk, and as well as ensures internal consistency of all of the Bank’s risk management policies and guidelines, including those initiated and developed by other departments.
  • The Department’s main mandate is to safeguard the Bank’s financial integrity, consolidate all core-risk management activities of the Bank in order to exercise comprehensive oversight over the Bank’s risk exposure. In delivering its mission, PGRF focuses largely on promoting the Bank Group’s strategic goals within a defined risk tolerance framework.

The Position

  • The Senior Country Risk Officer will monitor the credit risk of the Bank’ sovereign portfolio, analyze the evolution of the Bank’s risk profile and its risk bearing capacity, provide advice with respect to lending headroom, and ensure that country risk ratings are up-to-date.

Key Functions
Under the general supervision of the Division’s Manager and the technical supervision of the more senior Credit Risk Officers, the Senior Country Risk Officer will:

  • Participate in the annual country risk rating review, off-cycle rating reviews, and prepare country risk reports by collating and analysing relevant credit related information from economic intelligence sources, national and international publications and present credit risk and rating recommendations to the Bank’s Credit Risk Committee (CRC).
  • Undertake proactive and regular monitoring of country risk of the Bank’s Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and exposures to non-Regional Member Countries, and update associated Bank lending commitments and exposure limits to RMCs.
  • Assist with the setting and monitoring of compliance with the Bank’s country exposures limits as well as lending programs relating to project appraisal reports and country strategy papers. Contribute to the team’s continuous development of the Bank’s overall limit setting framework.
  • Undertake data management and analytical work required to prepare the quarterly sovereign credit risk review, and country-risk related contributions to the quarterly capital adequacy report.
  • Assist with the preparation of country risk and exposure management related presentations, briefs and memos for the Department’s management team, the CRC and the Bank’s Board.
  • Maintain and periodically update the Division’s country risk database; ensure its integrity and accuracy
  • Liaise with other Departments of the Bank and Country Offices in relation to credit assessment for country graduation or country eligibility for exceptional ADB sovereign financing.
  • Undertake country risk assessment missions to RMCs to update country risk profiles and prepare related special country risk reports.
  • Develop, review and improve credit risk methodologies, process and systems for assessing and managing sovereign risk and capital adequacy.
  • Maintain a close relationship with internal and external stakeholders, e.g. Bretton Woods Institutions, to review the Bank Group’s credit management policies and guidelines.

Competencies (Skills, Experience, and Knowledge)

  • Holds at least Master’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Risk Management, and International Banking and/or Economics
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in credit risk analysis and/or financial management.
  • Knowledge of sovereign risk analysis, debt sustainability analysis methodologies, credit rating agency sovereign rating methodologies, and debt relief mechanisms in emerging markets.
  • Knowledge of credit risk management techniques, derivatives, capital adequacy standards and structured credit instruments.
  • Clear understanding of the Bank’s development mission, products, and credit risk policies.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, problem-solving and time-management skills. High-level proficiency of data management and quantitative analysis/modelling.
  • Problem solving: Apply business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identify solutions to the benefit of the division and the organization
  • Communication: Provide clear and concise oral and written communication; present oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.
  • Operational effectiveness: Ensure that full use is made of the systems, procedures and culture within the organization in order to deliver the required results
  • Innovation & Creativity: Search for and produce innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits to the Bank and its clients.
  • Teamwork & Relationships: Work with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, by sharing knowledge and workload. Develop strong working relationships with colleagues and contribute to creation of a positive team environment
  • High competency in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of Haver Analytics, Bloomberg, Reuters and SAP is an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and SAP.

Application Closing Date
3rd November, 2021.

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

 

 

Job Title: Division Manager – Editorial and Media Relations (PCER1)

Position Number: 50092362
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL2

The Complex

  • The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST); Independent Development Evaluation Department (IDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM); General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Security Unit (PSEC); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General and General Secretariat (PSEG).

The Hiring Department

  • The Department of Communication and External Relations (PCER) develops and implements all aspects of the African Development Bank’s internal and external communication strategy. It promotes, projects and protects the Bank’s institutional reputation as Africa’s leading development finance institution and a global thought leader by showcasing institutional accomplishments, projects, beneficiary impact, and the Bank’s critical role in Africa’s economic and social development.
  • The team creatively develops relevant information, editorial and creative content for the Bank’s website and intranet, digital media, social media, multimedia, branding, media releases, publications, and events; provides senior management with advisories on reputational issues; and strategically provides all internal and external stakeholders with an understanding of how the Bank is Making a Difference.

The Division:

  • The Editorial and Media Relations Division supports and implements the department’s internal and external communication goals and objectives by overseeing, developing, planning, preparing, and supporting institutional communication and information. This includes editorial content for digital and print publications, media advisories and releases, the Bank’s website and Intranet, social media, and stakeholder engagement teams.
  • The Division strategically provides internal and external stakeholders with timely and relevant information and content, and an understanding of the Bank’s role, activities, impact.
  • The overall goal of the Editorial and Media Relations Division is to strategically and creatively enhance the Bank’s visibility.

The Position

  • Under the general guidance and supervision of the Director of Communication and External Relations (PCER) and in close collaboration with other Division Managers, the Editorial and Media Relations Manager guides, actively leads and has responsibility for media relations, communication releases for staff and the media, the day-to-day development, planning and distribution of relevant editorial content across multimedia and communication platforms, active contribution for social media, stakeholder engagement activities and effective branding for the Bank.

Key Functions
Manage Editorial Content and Media Relations:

  • Oversee day- to-day development and production of timely, relevant and engaging editorial content and information related to the Bank’s activities, announcements, projects/development impact, and the Bank’s knowledge and business events.
  • Support the development and publication of editorial content for internal and external communication platforms including the Bank’s website, Intranet, digital screens, social media, digital and print publications.
  • The incumbent serves as the resident senior editor responsible for ensuring the accuracy and quality of all departmental editorial content.
  • Develop strategic relationships with domestic, regional and global media influencers.
  • Monitor and analyze media coverage of the Bank’s activities and initiatives, promptly advising the Communication and External Relations Director on emerging media issues or potential risks and suggest appropriate responses.
  • Organize relevant media-engagement and management training for senior management.
  • Develop regular and innovative pitches to position the Bank in top-tier media through articles, interviews, Op-Eds, feature stories, visits and projects.

Manage Editorial and Media Relations team:

  • Manage and motivate staff and teams in order to provide efficient and high-quality services
  • Set realistic staff and individual performance goals.
  • Provide project updates, logistical recommendations, and manage client relationships.
  • Work closely and collaboratively on a day-to-day basis with other Divisional Managers and staff to promote teamwork and achieve departmental goals and objectives.
  • Promote and facilitate relationships with complexes, departments, country and regional offices.
  • Maintain high standards of professional integrity and respect in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Provide Director of Communication with executive level weekly and monthly reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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Support and implement internal and external communication strategies:

  • Work closely and collaboratively on a day-to-day basis with the Director of Communication, other Division Managers and staff to achieve communication effectiveness, a collaborative team spirit and positive bank-wide client relationships.
  • Actively develop editorial content for website, intranet, social media and mobile apps.
  • Actively support website, Intranet and social media content providers to ensure editorial accuracy and high standards of communication excellence.
  • Oversee the production and development of relevant digital and print publications, with support from other PCER Divisional Managers.
  • Work closely with complexes and departments including but not limited to Cabinet, SVP, HR, Corporate IT Services (CHIS), and regional and country offices to ensure editorial accuracy and high standards of communication.
  • Support and implement relevant Bank-wide internal and external communication strategies that meet and align with organizational objectives and needs. Measure the effectiveness of internal and external communication messages and channels and provide recommendations to review and amend strategies as appropriate8.  Provide guidance to internal clients and help translate ideas into effective messages.
  • Liaise with the Bank’s other departments to ensure there is consistency and sharing of best practice and avoid duplication of effort.
  • Oversee internal communication responses to crisis situations, advising and working with relevant stakeholders to ensure the situation is effectively managed.

Promote a robust, dynamic, informed and responsible press and media in Africa:

  • Support the development a robust, dynamic, responsible and informed press and media in Africa.
  • Organise forums, workshops, policy dialogues and capacity building sessions to promote regional economic and social development, public interest in and an understanding of the Bank’s policies, programmes, projects and impact.
  • Facilitate media access to public information

Promote regional and global media participation in key bank events:

  • Ensuring branding is aligned with the Bank’s strategy and effectively promotes the Bank’s profile.

Competencies (Skills, Experience, and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Communication, Broadcasting, Journalism, Public Relations, Development Studies, Business, or a related field.
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of proven and relevant stakeholder engagement, communication and media experience (4 years of which must have been in a managerial position) with a corporate, non-profit or multilateral development organization, with demonstrated performance excellence, creativity, and stability; as well as a sustained commitment in previous position(s).
  • Exceptional verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills; ability to provide clear/concise presentations in English and French.
  • A portfolio showcasing professional writing competence with excellent digital production and social media skills.
  • Strong management skills with the ability to inspire and drive change.
  • Exceptional attention to detail with a track record of results delivery, innovation and excellence.
  • Excellent client-orientation that anticipates needs and ensures best possible service and practice.
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong editorial judgement and decision making based upon a clear understanding of the Bank’s strategy and communication objectives.
  • Effective planning and organisation skills to multitask and deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality, professional integrity, and respect in a multicultural environment.
  • Competence in the use of media monitoring software and standard Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Application Closing Date
29th October, 2021.

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Director, Gender, Women and Civil Society Department

Position Number: 50092407
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Position Grade: EL5

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 priorities of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are:
    • To develop, policy and strategy;
    • Provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions;
    • Develop new financing instruments; and
    • 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

  • Within the Complex, the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across Complexes on Gender and Civil Society engagement issues.
  • he Department ensures strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhances monitoring and management of performance, and strengthens the focus on results.
  • The Department also houses a number of special initiatives including the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA), a flagship program of the Bank that aims to bridge the gender gap in access to finance and unleash women’s entrepreneurial capacity across the continent.

The Position

  • Under the general supervision of the Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, the Director, Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is responsible for the strategic implementation of the department’s objectives and the delivery of operations related to financial inclusion.

Key Functions

  • Provide intellectual and strategic leadership to the Gender, Women and, Civil Society agenda for the Bank Group, working across technical, geographic and institutional boundaries to support the delivery of development solutions to a diverse range of clients
  • Oversee the bank-wide implementation of the AFAWA initiative, in partnership with relevant internal and external partners with strong involvement in the design of financial tools and innovative methods to ensure financial inclusion
  • Develop innovative and first-class financial tools in line with commercial banking norms to promote women access to financing opportunities and investments
  • Build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and engage at the senior-most levels to coordinate and mobilize resources to achieve the Bank Group’s strategic goals
  • Lead the implementation of the Bank Group’s strategic framework on gender equality and women empowerment, ensuring the mainstreaming of gender across the Group’s portfolio from project design to implementation, including M&E mechanisms
  • Lead the implementation of the Bank Group’s strategic framework on Civil Society engagement, to institutionalize strategic partnership with the sector from policy dialogue to project implementation
  • Develop a pipeline of high impact research and Economic & Sector Work on Gender, Women and Civil society to support evidence-based policy dialogue and advisory services
  • Coordinate the Bank Group’s relationships with external partners to enhance collaboration and share best practices on the gender equality, women empowerment through women entrepreneurship and financial access and civil society engagement agenda in Africa and the world
  • Advise the Bank Group on emerging matters of strategic, policy and institutional significance related to the Gender, Women and Civil Society agenda across its activities

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Gender, Economic Development, Business Administration, Management or other related disciplines
  • Proven experience with commercial and/or investment banking system in Africa
  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressive experience in development in an international organization or similar institution in the financial services sector, commercial or investment banking, academia or civil society, with preferably five (5) years of experience at a managerial level
  • A solid knowledge and good grasp of socio-economic and development issues in Africa
  • Demonstrated ability to take prudent business risks, develop innovative approaches and make effective, timely and well-determined decisions
  • Knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries or other developing countries.
  • Experience coordinating or leading corporate assignments across institutional boundaries.
  • Ability to network and build partnerships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership qualities and operational track record of excellence in achieving results
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate creativity and innovation, and display a high level of integrity
  • Proven leadership and team building skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and French. Working knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Application Closing Date
20th October, 2021.

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

 

 

Job Title: Senior Solutions Development Engineer

Position Number: 50000570
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL5

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services (CHVP) 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 Bank’s strategies on people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity, and health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department

  • The Corporate Information Technology Services Department’s (CHIS) mission at the Bank is to align the IT delivery strategy along with the Bank’s business strategy to increase the organizational effectiveness through efficient use of the Information Systems (IS).
  • Under the leadership of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Information Systems Director, the Information Technology Systems Department is mandated by the Bank to deliver best possible 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

  • The Senior Solutions Development Engineer provides direction for technical and business resources.
  • He/she defines and develops project management infrastructure, manages a methodology driven quality plan, monitors and controls the quality of the deliverable, as well as manages the project completion process through customer acceptance.
  • He/she works through Program / Project managers with business unit managers to form alliances on projects.
  • The main objective of the assignment is to work within the IT department to analyse users’ requirements, build IT solutions related to the Bank’s business activities.
  • The incumbent must have deep technical expertise to manage the identification, evaluation, development, testing and transfer into production of software packages and solutions that meet business requirements, cost, quality, and strategic target.

Key Functions
Under the supervision of the Chief Business Solutions Development Officer and guidance from the Division Manager, CHIS.1, the key duties and responsibilities of the Senior Solutions Development Engineer are:

  • To lead the full systems life cycle and responsible for designing, coding, testing, implementing, maintaining and supporting application software that is delivered on time and within budget.
  • Collect business requirements from Business Units and users and negotiates the IT systems scope and priorities to make recommendations towards the development of new code or re-use of existing code.
  • To update job knowledge by studying state-of-the-art development tools, programming techniques, and computing equipment, participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, participating in professional organizations.
  • To determine operational feasibility by evaluating analysis, problem definition requirements, solution development and proposed solutions.
  • To build first before buying, therefore, innovate and prototype IT solutions before engaging the Bank.
  • To participate in component and data architecture design, performance monitoring, product evaluation and buy versus build recommendations.
  • To conduct reviews of supplied specifications with others as appropriate.
  • To document all work using required standards, methods and tools including prototyping tools, where appropriate.
  • To design large and/or complex applications and application modifications from supplied specifications using agreed standards and tools, to achieve a well-engineered result.
  • To integrate and support financial off-the shell applications.
  • To coach and mentor junior staff and consultants.
  • To provide peer-to-peer Quality Assurance of code to development standards and requirements specifications.
  • To provide guidance and assistance to colleagues in any aspect of program design, creation, testing and documentation.
  • Should continuously assess his/her technical skills, learn and advise on new technologies and trend.
  • Ensure that the developed solution follows the defined Bank’s Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) procedures.
  • Ensure the source code and other standard configurations are properly archived in the Bank’s source code management systems.
  • To work on one or more project(s) as a project Lead or as a project team member.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • At least a Master’s / Engineering Degree in Computer Science, Software Development or related business fields.
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Software Developer or customer-facing Business Analyst in an IT organization within a multi-lateral Institution.
  • Experience in application development / programming.
  • Experience within the industry standard System Analysis / Applications.
  • Very good understanding of Financial Systems and technologies trends.
  • Experience in systems analysis, design and a solid understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), quality assurance and integration methodologies.
  • Deep experience and technical skills in supporting and maintaining financial systems such as SWIFT, GT Match, Blumberg, and Reuters.
  • Experience in one of these SAP-Hana Financial Modules (CML, FO, FICO) is desired.
  • Experience in creating reports and using data visualization tools, such as SAP Business Object, Tableau and Microsoft Power BI is a plus.
  • Having a working knowledge of the Microsoft Servers environment and Platforms (SharePoint and Office 365) is also a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Knowledge of the Bank’s standard software: Excel, Word, Power Point, MS Project, Access, etc.

Application Closing Date
28th October, 2021.

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

 

 

Job Title: Chief Equity Portfolio Management Officer

Position Number: 50078337
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL3

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:
    • Strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development,
    • Support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and
    • 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 five (5) sectoral departments of the Bank (Energy, Infrastructure, Industry and Trade, Agriculture and Social Services, Financial services) a Central  Support Department for Non Sovereign Operations (NSOs)-related activities (PINS) was  put in place. The primary role of PINS is to:
    • 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,
    • Manage the corporate portfolio comprising equity, debt and guarantee instruments.

The Position
The main responsibilities of the Chief Equity Portfolio Management officer are:

  • Lead, Oversee and coordinate the Supervision and monitoring of active equity investments of the Bank,
  • Lead the corporate Equity portfolio management and reporting,
  • Contribute dissemination of lessons learnt and knowledge sharing on Private Equity development.

Key Functions
Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Chief Equity Portfolio Management officer will perform the following duties:

  • Lead and Coordinate the on-going supervision activities of all Private Equity Funds investments
  • Coordinates and oversee the Advisory committees and Annual General Meetings (AGMs) of Private Equity Funds.
  • Oversees the activities of the Direct equity investments including the coordination of Board representations at the investee companies as well as AGMs and EGMs.
  • Reviews all annual supervision reports and project status reports prepared by portfolio management officers of Private Equity Funds.
  • Leads, guides, and ensures harmonization in the processing of all requests for waivers and other changes in the terms of investment agreements.
  • Leads and guides Portfolio Management Officers with problem investments, including handling of rescheduling, restructuring, and other instruments, and processing the internal documents required to obtain approvals in line with Delegation of Authority Matrix, including Board approvals.
  • Oversees, ensures compliance, and clears the processing of disbursement requests and distribution notices related to equity investments.
  • Coordinate and ensure the review of all quarterly reports by Portfolio Officers and share with portfolio officers the matters which can apply to other investments.
  • Assists as expert lead in the preparation of the semi-annual equity portfolio report and Annual Portfolio review report for submission to the Senior Management and the Boards.
  • Through the oversight of the Quarterly valuation review, coordinates with Portfolio Management Officers and work with risk management and accounting officers on maintaining accurate risk rating of the individual investees and coherent financial data.
  • Contributes to reviews of policies, practices, and procedures as necessary to identify and scope areas for improvement.
  • Leads and oversees the sharing of lessons learned and ensure assigned Portfolio Management Officers provide input at entry of new investments to ensure quality at entry and adequate supervision program aligned with risk rating assigned to investment.
  • Guides Portfolio Officers in their role on Project Appraisal Teams, ensure quality at entry.
  • Ensures that the transfer process of investments from origination Sector Teams to Portfolio Management team is performed in line with process
  • Oversees quality of data in the equity portfolio management software eFront including the accurately detailing of the capital calls and distribution.
  • Establishes effective partnerships with internal, external customers, partners, and stakeholders, using a range of communication and facilitation skills. This optimizes opportunities for partnerships which ensures customer focused service delivery for improved business performance.
  • Handle other ad hoc assignments as requested by the Management team of PINS.
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Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Law or Economics or related fields.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in the Bank or a similar institution and/or in strategic consultancy, Private Equity Fund, Asset Management.
  • Experience and understanding of direct equity investment and private equity funds management.
  • Good Knowledge of equity valuation methods.
  • Proven ability to acquire new skills (particularly in legal, investment, risk capital, technology, and innovative sectors).
  • Capacity to adapt to the rapidly evolving needs of the Bank’s Non-Sovereign Operations ecosystem.
  • Knowledge of international economic development issues is not essential but would be an asset.
  • Sense of initiative and innovation in proposing solutions to internal and external clients and partners’ needs.
  • Ability to respond swiftly to new situations and to anticipate eventual challenges and roadblocks.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP and eFront is desirable.

Application Closing Date
28th October, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Lead Financial Management Policy Officer

Position Number: 50093679
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL2

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-President is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
  • The Senior Vice-President will provide effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions.
  • The Senior Vice-President will lead senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.

The Hiring Department / Division

  • The Senior Vice-President supervises the Fiduciary Services and Inspection  Department, which acts as the custodian of the procurement (including procurement for private and public partnership) and financial management profession, and has the following responsibilities for its functions:
    • Developing and interpreting fiduciary policy, strategy and related implementing documents (Manuals and Tools), including serving as the secretariat of the Procurement Review Committee (PRC);
    • Providing fiduciary support to operations complexes (Sector Departments, Directorate General) during the whole project cycle, including country strategy papers, to ensure that fiduciary arrangements comply with Bank Fiduciary (Procurement and FM) policies and procedures;
    • Developing and implementing fiduciary capacity building strategy for Bank  Staff and Regional Member Countries (RMCs);
    • Inspecting and reporting on the performance of fiduciary activities undertaken by sector departments and the regions, including preparing annual post review reports on these activities for Board presentation that will contribute to building credibility and trust of the Bank in the countries and with other stakeholders; and
    • Dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization.

The Position

  • Under the general supervision of the Director, Fiduciary Services and Inspection,  the incumbent will play a leading role in:
    • The design of a comprehensive and structured body of financial management policies and procedures applicable to Bank’s financed projects and programs, including revising the current framework or conceiving additional policies, strategies or guidelines on financial management
    • The implementation of aid effectiveness agenda through harmonization of donors practices and encouraging the use of country public financial management systems on one hand and supporting the capacity building strategy of oversight institutions at the continental level on the other hand
    • The conception of specific financial management policies and procedures destined to support the High 5s and the Ten Years Strategy.

Key Functions

  • Play a leading role in developing, reviewing, updating and implementing changes in the Bank’s financial management (FM) policies, procedures and guidelines regarding the fiduciary safeguards.
  • Influence the design and execution of major policy initiatives in the region and across the Bank.
  • Conceive, develop and promote innovations in Bank policies on financial management to improve its involvement and borrower’s accountability on FM issues.
  • Oversee the development of policy and strategies for financial management thematic areas in Regional Member Countries in consultation with relevant government agencies.
  • Provide leadership in conducting dialogue with government officials in Regional Member Countries on policy and reforms with respect to the areas of financial management.
  • Lead and/or participates in ground-breaking or precedent setting missions and plays a key role in developing innovative practical approaches to difficult policy and operational issues at the Regional, Country and/or Sectoral levels.
  • Develop strategies for harmonizing financial management approaches with other donors, playing a leading role in departmental or institutional task forces on developing and implementing policies and practices, FM safeguards and the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes.
  • Represent, at the request of the Director, the function in global Financial Management Harmonization working groups.
  • Act as resource person on financial management issues, providing interpretation of related Bank guidelines, resolution of complex financial management issues.
  • Define the Bank strategy on supporting the accountability institutions as Professional Accountancy Organizations, Supreme Audit Institutions, Parliaments and Civil Society Organisations in close consultation with the International Federation of Accountants, the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions and other development partners.
  • Serve as the focal point or spokesperson on financial management policy issues with clients and borrowers, other external constituencies and expert groups from the other Multilateral Development Banks.
  • Develop training plans and materials for Bank staff on financial management policy and procedures issues.
  • Represent, at the request of the Director, the Fiduciary Services and Inspection Department in thematic working groups with respect to financial management or in policy peer-review from other departments;
  • Prepare documents for consideration by the Board on financial management documents on policy and strategy.
  • Contribute to preparing the Annual Report of the Bank and the various other bank reports; including contribution to report on implementation of the financial management related Policy approved by the Board of Executive Directors.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or a related discipline and a minimum of a professional Accounting Certification (CPA, CA, ACCA, Expert Comptable).
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience, with particular expertise in designing, supporting and implementing financial management operations of which at least three (3) in international financial Institutions. The incumbent shall have a sound knowledge of the African Development Bank’s FM Policy and Procedures or other similar development institution. Experience in supporting private sector operations (banking, auditing, finance, microfinance institutions, agriculture, electricity, water) would be an added advantage.
  • Proven ability to implement country or sector level financial management analytical and capacity building initiatives.
  • An understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond financial management (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level.
  • Good knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards, International Public Sector Accounting Standards, International Standards on Auditing, International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions.
  • Good knowledge of key aid effectiveness issues especially harmonization of donors’ practices and alignment to borrower’s systems.
  • 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.

Application Closing Date
26th October, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Chief Ethics Officer – Regional and Country Offices, PETH

Position Number: 50076291
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL3

The Complex

  • The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund (the Fund) and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the Bank and the Fund.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat (PSEG).

The Hiring Department

  • The Ethics Office is responsible for providing leadership, management, and the provision of ethical advice and guidance to Management and Staff on ethical issues and assistance in preventing, mitigating and resolving ethical matters in a manner that contributes to the good governance of the Bank and helps to maintain its name, image and reputation for probity, integrity and impartiality.
  • The Ethics Office acts independently of any official, department, office or other organizational unit of the Bank, but, for administrative purposes, is placed within the Presidency and reports to the President. The scope of the Ethics Office is limited to staff members and does not extend to elected officers who are covered by a separate framework.

The Position

  • The role of Chief Ethics Officer entails provision of advice and guidance to Staff and Management on ethical challenges and dilemmas.
  • The Chief Ethics Officer will provide impartial and confidential advice and guidance to Bank Staff and Management on all ethical related matters of the Bank.
  • The incumbent shall ensure that Staff comply and adhere to Bank Regulations and Rules as well as the Code of Ethics in relation to their business conduct and behaviour through awareness and sensitization campaigns about Code of Ethics and relevant rules and regulation of the Bank.
  • He/she manages the Banks’ financial disclosure requirements, conflicts of interests and any Staff external engagements that may conflict with the Bank provisions and expectations.

Key Functions
Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Ethics Office (PETH), the Chief Ethics Officer will:

  • Provide ethical advice to Bank Staff and to Management of the Headquarters, Regional and Country Offices to help prevent and manage the ethical breaches, to assist in the compliance with the standards of conduct set out in the Staff Code of Ethics;
  • Advise as appropriate on all ethical matters such as ethical leadership, conflicts of interest, gifts, harassment, external activities, political activities as well on the Bank rules and regulations;
  • Monitor and help identify actual, potential and perceived breaches to ethical and Code of Ethics standards and recommend measures for compliance.
  • Advocate for an ethical culture and ethical leadership by organizing and executing seminars, workshops and training sessions;
  • Organize and execute seminars and workshops in the Regional and Country Offices aimed at raising awareness on the role of ethics in a multinational institution.
  • Ensure awareness and sensitization of Staff and Management in the Headquarters, Regional and Country Offices on the Code of Ethics including conflict of interest, gift policy to assist Staff in understanding their ethical obligations and rights;
  • Develop a compliance training program specifically for the Regional and Country Offices and make  recommendations, thereby preventing ethics violations before they occur;
  • Recommend the development or review of measures, policies and procedures to enforce compliance and propose  updates to the Code of Ethics  and  ethical  tools;
  • Develop tools and materials for the effectiveness of ethics and to ensure that ethical procedures are consistently adhered to throughout the Bank;
  • Work with employees to encourage compliance with their personal obligations;
  • Assist in overseeing the implementation, review and communications strategy for complying with the Bank’s disclosure process for Staff Members;
  • Advise the Head of Unit on best practices on ethics rules and policies, training and liaison issues.
  • Establish an impartial point of contact to provide confidential advice and guidance on matters of ethics and conduct for Staff and Management to use without fear of retaliation;
  • Maintain working knowledge of relevant regulatory and ethical issues, of professional ethics codes, and of international laws and regulations, or professional or industry ethics codes, and of ethics conflicts resolution techniques;
  • Develop/conduct training, sensitization and awareness-raising sessions for Staff and Management in the Headquarters, Regional and Country Offices;
  • Coordinate outreach and education in the Headquarters, Regional and Country Offices to increase awareness of Bank values, standards of conduct and procedures through orientation and induction programs, as well as other means of communication to continuously reinforce the Bank’s ethical work culture;
  • Assist the Head of Unit in developing policy recommendations and guidelines to deal with new and evolving areas related to ethical aspects of corporate behaviour and the development and dissemination of best practices in the Headquarters, and Regional and Country Offices;
  • Manage the Ethics Help/Hotline dedicated to Regional and Country Offices to provide guidance on ethical values, ensure the development of internal and external communications, Code of  Ethics and other material and tools for ethics issues management; and
  • Carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Unit.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Holds at least a Master’s Degree in Ethics; Human Resources Management, Organisational Development, Law, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Sector Management or related discipline.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience; Experience with other multilateral Financial Institutions and/or other international organizations and/or legal background is an added advantage.
  • Experience in working with ethics, including in international or in  large multilateral organizations.
  • Ability to apply business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identifying solutions for the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the Bank.
  • Ability to identify  ethics compliance requirements in  operations.
  • In-depth knowledge of Bank policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards coupled with excellent interpersonal skills including an innovative and pragmatic approach to find appropriate solutions to key issues.
  • Excellent drafting skills.
  • Good Client orientation and an analytical thinker with an ability to be innovative and creative in handling Bank matters.
  • Competence in the use of Microsoft standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, SAP and/or other integrated document management system).
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
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Application Closing Date
23rd October, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Resource Mobilization and Partnership Officer

Position Number: 50001282
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL5

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

  • As part of the Finance Complex, the Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Department has fiduciary responsibility for strategic concessionary finance resource mobilization, as well as donor relationship management and reporting, with the aim to compliment and leverage the financial resources and instruments of the African Development Bank Group.
  • The department is comprised of two divisions whose primary, joint role is to increase the pool and types of funding available to the Bank Group’s Regional Member Countries, particularly for transformative projects in line with the Bank’s Ten-year strategy and High Five priorities.

Division 2 of the Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Department is responsible for the following corporate objectives:

  • Leads the institution’s partnership with emerging shareholder countries (e.g. China, Korea, India,  Brazil) and their bilateral aid agencies; and multilateral bodies including the European Union, the United Nations and African Union;
  • Leads the strategic negotiations for the setting up financial vehicles and institutional frameworks necessary for the institution to accept external resources, including all co-financing facilities and trust funds financed by external partners;
  • Oversees fiduciary management of the institution’s bilateral and thematic trust funds; that is, mobilize, allocate and monitor non-statutory capital ensuring compliance with the African Development Bank Group’s rules and the commitments taken upon the replenishment negotiations, as applicable;
  • Monitors and manages relationships with existing and new partners, including non-sovereign partnerships such as with corporates and philanthropic foundations (e.g. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation); serving as the secretariat for the review committee for new partnerships (i.e. Standing Committee on Partnerships);
  • Identifies innovative ways to partner with non-traditional donors and leverage new resource mobilization tools and approaches  to evaluate their potential applicability and viability for the institution;
  • Assists other organizational units of the Bank Group to identify resources for their initiatives (i.e. Jobs for Youth Program);
  • Houses innovative financial products and risk mitigation instruments which catalyze private capital to finance development in Africa (e.g. Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility) under a blended finance approach;
  • Reports globally on the use of resources placed in trust at the African Development Bank Group to management and to outside parties, as required;
  • Develops and disseminates to internal and external audiences communication materials, seminars and trainings, capacity building, guidance papers and policy documents on resource mobilization at the African Development Bank (e.g. Business Opportunity Seminars).

The Position

  • The Senior Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Officer (PL-5) plays a central role in the department and division.
  • The successful candidate would be directly implicated in mobilizing and deploying the Bank Group’s resources, by contributing to the planning, conceptualization, elaboration and operationalization of key Bank Group key resource mobilization and partnerships directives, processes, programs and projects.

Key Functions
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Officer will:

  • Facilitate the coordination and collaboration between Bank Group business units and external partners and/or sovereign donors as assigned;
  • Contribute to the conceptualization, elaboration and presentation of negotiation documents relevant to the successful fundraising of new resources;
  • Serve as a Fund Manager, overseeing the administration and monitoring of existing and new resource vehicles (trust funds), particularly their disbursement, and grant-level project implementation so as to ensure organizational compliance with donors’ financial and programmatic reporting requirements with a focus on impact and results for Africa’s development;
  • Serve as the external focal point for assigned donors and initiatives, responding to ad hoc queries and ensuring the highest level of visibility for the partner and the uses to which resources placed in trust have been applied;
  • Consistently monitor and evaluate grant-level activities of donor-funded programs and review activity progress reports, project completion reports, audit reports and other evaluation outputs from operational departments; and financial statements from the accounting department to assess corrective actions if required, and submission of documents for review by the respective donor(s), as needed;
  • Provide internal stakeholders with technical advice and information on the priorities and availability of development partner and donor funding to strengthen opportunities for fundraising of targeted Bank Group initiatives
  • Contribute to key processes for the strengthening of the operational environment for resource mobilization including updating and or developing related implementation procedures and operational guidelines for receipt and use of funding or new financial instruments;
  • Assist in the organization of regular internal and external outreach events for the benefit of staff and other stakeholders to explain the activities of the different funds, facilities and instruments of the Bank Group;
  • Participate in and contribute to key partnerships meetings and conferences (including those with other Multilateral Development Banks and international philanthropic organizations) to seek new resource mobilization and partnership opportunities for the Bank Group;
  • Contribute to the conceptualization, elaboration and presentation of Bank Group resource mobilization and negotiation documents; contribute to  policy and strategy papers relevant to resource mobilization and/or negotiation process;
  •  Review documentation presented for review to various relevant internal committees including Operations Committee (OPSCOM) and Standing Committee on Partnerships (SCP);

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree from a recognized/accredited university in either:
    • Social Sciences (Law, Public Policy, International Affairs, Economics, Politics, Diplomacy, etc.),
    • Economics and Finance (accounting),
    • Other relevant fields;
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of practical work experience, of which at least two to three (2-3) must be related to resource mobilization and/or strategic partnerships preferably within a (i) public financial institution and/or non-profit sector; or (ii) private sector, with a clear and established operational track record in achieving results;
  • Strong grasp and understanding of key trends in international development finance (e.g. climate finance issues, knowledge of ODA approaches and policies of major international donors as part of OECD-DAC, as well as emerging donors; bilateral and multilateral agency fundraising and partnership trends in the short-, medium-, and long-term) and an ability to identify the strategic fit of new partners, products and services in the global marketplace and what these may imply for the Bank Group’s fundraising efforts at any given time;
  • General knowledge of the Bank Group’s shareholders, various financial vehicles and facilities, capitalization ambitions, and volume of its lending activities;
  • Determined and client oriented problem solver, willing to be flexible and use innovation & creativity in the face of challenges;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and/or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language;
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Competence in the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software a plus.

Application Closing Date
19th October, 2021.

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

 

 

Job Title: Chief Research Economist – Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting

Position Number: 50051053
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL3

The Complex

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the Economic Governance and Knowledge Management Complex.
  • The Complex is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical work to inform the Bank’s operational engagement and policy dialogue; (ii) 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 Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting And Research Department is dedicated to the generation of high quality knowledge in the area of development in Africa. It provides technical support to operations and regional member countries through rigorous analytical work; engages in impactful policy dialogue with decision-making bodies within and outside of the Bank; and most importantly enhance the operational effectiveness of the Bank in achieving the High 5s. The activities of the department are structured around the Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting on one side, and the Microeconomics, Institutional and Development Impact on the other.
  • The Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting Division is responsible for the following, inter alia: (i) Conducting policy research and debt sustainability analysis in order to improve the Bank’s macroeconomic surveillance and understanding of sovereign debt risk profile and the policy tools that Regional Member Countries can deploy to contain debt distress; (ii) Conducting macroeconomic analysis, modelling and forecasting to inform decisions made by the Bank’s the Regional Member Countries; (iii) Providing cutting edge analytical support to Senior Management through timely and rigorous economic intelligence work; (iv) Collaborating with partner institutions; research think tanks and universities, both within and outside Africa, in order to deepen analytical capacity and broaden the scope and outreach of the Bank’s research work and (vi) Leading the production and dissemination of all the Bank’s flagship publications and other knowledge products on Africa’s emerging macroeconomic and development issues and on the Bank’s High 5s priority areas.

The Position

  • The Chief Research Economist–Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting, is responsible for leading research work focusing on macroeconomic issues that are relevant for the Bank’s regional member countries and its operational engagement, including research on the Bank’s High 5 agenda.
  • The role involves the construction of macroeconomic models and conducting debt sustainability analysis to improve the Bank’s modelling portfolio for evidenced based and enhanced policy dialogue in the Regional Member and improving macroeconomic analytical content of its operations.

Key Functions

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and forecasting, the Chief Research Economist will:

Develop and lead research programs and projects focusing on macroeconomic issues of particular relevance to the Bank’s RMCs and its High 5 agenda. This involves:

  • Initiate, oversee and contribute to research projects focusing on macroeconomics issues using established and proven quantitative techniques/methods.
  • Lead the preparation of Flagship publications and knowledge products such as the African Economic Outlook; African Development Report; books, reports, etc.
  • Lead the design and construction of a suite of structural macro-econometric models; Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium, Global Vector Autoregressive Analysis and other simpler Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average models.
  • Provide senior management and regional member countries with comparative research analysis, socio-economic data and macroeconomic projections of the most widely used socio-economic parameters relating to Africa’s economies and Bank Group operations.
  • Deliver inputs in collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out jointly with regional and international organizations, research and capacity building institutions in Africa, development research centers and universities.

Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes. This involves:

  • Provide support and input to regional, investment and technical assistance project teams on macro-economic issues related to country/regional context, macroeconomic trends, country, region or sector -specific analysis. This entails among others providing input into Country Strategy Papers and budget support operations;
  • Carry out simulations and forecasts based on the models developed and lead in disseminating results and provide advice to the Bank’s senior management and regional member countries to strengthen policy dialogue.
  • Represent the Division in country teams and interdepartmental working groups within the Bank; review operations documents.

Participate in the Bank’s dissemination efforts of its analytical and research products with the view to help build capacity of RMCs and position the Bank as a thought leader:

  • Support the dissemination of knowledge products such as African Economic Outlook; African Development Report; books, reports, etc.
  • Organize internal Research Seminars and/or International Conferences such as the African Economic Conference on Development Policy Issues.
  • Contribute to the training and capacity development activities in the Bank and in regional member countries.
  • Publish research output in the Bank’s working paper series and reputable peer reviewed journals.
  • Organize and contribute to international and regional conferences, seminars and workshops.

Act as a mentor for junior staff and support management:

  • Write briefs for Senior Management on economic development issues  and review  policy documents.
  • Prepare funding request proposals to mobilize research funds from other organizations and agencies.
  • Assist in the management of the division’s HR and financial affairs and mentor more junior staff

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Economics, Economic modelling, Macroeconomics; Development Macroeconomics, or any relevant field.
  • A PhD in economics is a strong advantage.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in development policy research and analysis with focus on Africa or low-income countries.
  • Working experience in macroeconomic modelling and macroeconomic research is a strong advantage.
  • Strong publications record in reputable peer review journals.
  • Having experience in international financial institutions will be an added advantage.
  • Extensive practical knowledge of advanced econometric methods and ability to handle, process and analyze large time series datasets using packages such as Matlab, R, Stata, and Eviews.
  • Ability to lead the identification of appropriate methods and techniques to conduct cutting edge empirical research and present the results.
  • Capacity to come up with innovative research ideas and techniques to improve research outcomes.
  • Willingness to learn and take advice from the supervisor and peers.
  • Capacity to work independently and meet tight deadlines.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Application Closing Date
19th October, 2021.

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

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