Current Job Employment for Graduate at African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

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 positions below:

Job Title: Disbursement Registry and Records Assistant

Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Number: 50000777
Position Grade: GS7

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.
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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 Supervision of the Division Manager, the Disbursement Registry and Records Assistant is primarily responsible for :
    • Receiving and registering disbursement applications;
    • Determination of the completeness of borrowers’ requests in accordance with the Bank’s policies and procedures;
    • Verification of documentation.
    • Administration of the client connection platform.
  • The Disbursement Registry and Records Assistant report to the Chief Disbursement Controller.
  • He/She works as part of a team responsible for ensuring timely disbursements of proceeds from Bank Group and cofinanced projects in accordance with relevant loan and protocol agreements and Bank Group policies.

Key Functions

  • Receive disbursement applications sent to the Bank for payment;
  • Provide accurate and efficient data input service in disbursement registry;
  • Determine the completeness of the disbursement applications (ensuring complete banking details of the beneficiary, confirm applications signed by duly authorized persons etc.);
  • Update disbursement applications in SAP as additional previously missing information becomes available and ensure completeness
  • Create link between disbursement applications registered in SAP and electronic disbursement applications stored in the document management system
  • Create/maintain borrower, executing agency and supplier master data ensuring accuracy of bank account information;
  • Ensure effective transfer of disbursement applications between the registry and disbursement assistants/officers;
  • Manage the transfer of disbursement applications received on the client connection platform  and ensure prompt transfer to the document management system;
  • Ensure the completeness of disbursement applications received and registered in SAP;
  • Develop/maintain a filing, archiving and document tracking system;
  • Develop and maintain electronic filing system for key disbursement documents;
  • Ensure the completeness, quality and accessibility of documents produced and received in the Division ;
  • Ensure effective management of the archiving space assigned to the department;
  • Manage the division email box and shared document folders;
  • Administer the client connection platform and help clients to register;
  • Respond to client queries submitted on the client connection platform;
  • Work with system developers to develop new functionality and enhance existing disbursement process ;
  • Participate in training of disbursement assistants and officers in Headquarters and Country Offices on registry procedures;
  • Participate in the design of materials for disbursement registry training;
  • Respond to questions regarding disbursement registration procedure
  • Any other duties reasonably requested by management.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Management or related field.
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant practical working experience.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and competence in the use of other standard software used in the Bank such as SAP, Word, Access and Power Point. A good knowledge of Capture Perfect software and records system software (DARMS- IBM FileNet) will be an advantage.
  • Working experience using a centralized data management system in a large and busy archiving environment.
  • High level communication and organisational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Strong analytical skills, with strong numerical ability, and great attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to provide feedback.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date: 20th July, 2022.

 

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Job Title: Senior Human Resources Operations Assistant

Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Number: 50053702
Position Grade: GS8

The Complex

  • The (new) People and Talent Management Complex (PTVP), will retain overall responsibility for attracting, developing, motivating and retaining a strong complement of professionals, support staff and contingent staff to deliver the business of the Bank into the future. The PTVP is responsible for ensuring effective systems and controls in HR administration from hire to retirement. The PTVP is also responsible for the effective administration of the Bank’s benefit plans (medical and staff retirement) and ensuring the financial sustainability of these plans.
  • The PTVP Complex, through several dedicated teams, supports the organization by recruiting and developing talented professionals, growing performance capability, providing best practices in talent management and contributing to higher levels of employee engagement. These will ensure the building of organizational capabilities for delivering the Bank’s strategic business agenda and retaining the competitiveness of the Bank as the leading MDB on the continent.
  • This Vice Presidency directly oversee the unit responsible for administering benefit plans (Staff Retirement Plan and the Medical Plan) as well as three dynamic HR Departments. The first of these focuses on interfacing directly with staff clients through integrated client services to internal and external stakeholders (through HR Operations, Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partnering, and Staff Engagement initiatives).
  • The second team hosts the HR Centers of Expertise focusing on Talent, Performance and Staff Development, and is responsible for developing insights, programs and policies in the areas of Performance Management, Staff Recognition, Careers, Learning and Staff Development.
  • The third team hosts Staff Welfare Services and the various elements of Employment Policy (Reward & Compensation, Employment Policy and Program Management), as well as the Medical Services & Staff Welfare Unit.

The Hiring Department / Division

  • The Human Resources Operations, Recruitment & Client Services Department (PTCS) focuses on interfacing directly with staff clients through integrated client services to internal and external stakeholders (through HR Operations, Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partnering, and Staff Engagement initiatives).
  • This will help the Bank to achieve its strategic agenda through attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
  • The core mandate of PTCS.1 Division is to provide Client Managers and staff excellent People Management solutions in response to their business needs, help foster the work climate conducive for accelerated business delivery in the areas of the High 5s agenda.
  • The Division provides clarity on HR policies, processes and programs to empower line managers to better manage people to deliver on the business.

The Position

  • Under the guidance of the Chief Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), the Senior Human Resources Operations Assistant is responsible for providing support, facilitation, follow-ups and sometimes closure of transactional Human Resources issues which the Chief Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) would otherwise not have been able to undertake expeditiously.
  • The proximity of the Senior Human Resources  Operations Assistant to the action parties enables issues to be resolved in a more efficient and timely manner. The Human Resources Operations Assistant reports to the Human Resources Business Partner.

Key Functions
Under the overall supervision of the Chief Human Resources Business Partner, the Senior Human Resources Operations Assistant will undertake the following key responsibilities:

  • Support and follow up on any Human Resources issues related to talent management, compensation and benefits, people development and employee case management, as instructed by the Chief Human Resources Business Partner.
  • Obtain approvals as required for processes and follow ups with the Human Resources Administration unit to completion.
  • Prepare, and as needed, gather information and relevant documents for the supervisor regarding issues being discussed or processed by the Chief Human Resources Business Partner.
  • On behalf of the Supervisor, request clarifications on policies and procedures, on status of individual situations.
  • Assist in preparing communication and presentation documents through drafting, elaborate memos, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and conduct first-level analyses regarding Human Resources initiatives.
  • Develop and propose for HRBP’s consideration, draft schedule for annual Human Resources processes – e.g. performance reviews, staff mobility.
  • Support the execution of such annual processes, providing line management with assistance in their execution, ensuring return, checking quality and comprehensiveness and asking for complements as required.
  • Keep the supervisor informed of developments and changes in areas of responsibility.
  • Provide first-level support response to staff information requests in areas of responsibility.
  • Assist in building and follow up of relevant budget implementation.
  • Update talent management team on status and projections of recruitment and departures.
  • Execute received instructions and anticipate and inform superior and relevant colleagues of any risk of delay in achieving targets, and take or recommend action to avoid risks as per operating procedures.
  • Support the monitoring of client services in order to ensure its deliveries fall in line with the Department’s specifications.
  • Assist to onboard subordinate staff members.
  • Organize his/her work to deliver most efficiently, identify and report on areas for improvements in procedures and tools used, propose and introduce such improvements.
  • Comply with his/her function’s control and reporting procedures, inform his/her supervisor frequently about work progress, current and anticipated issues, and propose actions to address them.
  • Adhere strictly to all ethics, health, safety, fire prevention, security, environment and hygiene policies and procedures, keeping his/her work area and equipment clean, tidy and in safe condition, and by adopting and encouraging colleagues to adopt the appropriate behavior.
  • Prepare and submit at agreed intervals, reports to the Chief Human Resources Business Partner for updates and matters under development.
  • Prepare monthly reports with a standard dashboard which captures Human Resources Analytics on training achievements, Employee engagement activities, attrition, staff movements, exit interviews, performance review status, etc.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge):

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Human Resources Management/Organization Design or its equivalent in related fields.
  • Have a professional qualification in Human Resources Management/general administration or in related fields.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of progressive experience in two (2) or more different areas of Human Resources Management (e.g. Recruiting and Staffing, Talent Management, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Relations, Human Resources compliance, Organizational Design, Learning and Development, Human Resource information systems (HRIS) and payroll).
  • Business experience outside of Human Resources an added advantage and/or experience in general administration.
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Experience in HR management:

  • Ability to understand tasks given by Human Resources Business Partners on Human Resources policies and programs to clients’ satisfaction.
  • Ability to provide effective support to Human Resources Business Partners and clients requesting assistance from the Human Resources Business Partner function.

Internal Consulting & Coaching:

  • Ability to assist clients to solve human resources related problems and enquiries through clear interpretation of Human Resources policies.
  • Ability to assure that client’s expectations are met through timely responses and resolution of issues.

Project Monitoring:

  • Assist the Human Resources Business Partners in ensuring that project deliverables are transitioned into day-to-day practices.
  • Communication and intercultural sensitivity.
  • Team work.
  • Client orientation.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Tact.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and web tools).  Knowledge of SAP or other systems used in the Human Resources Information systems of the Bank would be an asset.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date: 19th July, 2022.

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Job Title: Regional Non-Sovereign Operations (NSO) Lead

Locations: Abidjan – Cote d’Ivoire; Nairobi – Kenya; Tunis – Tunisia; Pretoria – South Africa; Yaoundé – Cameroon and Abuja – Nigeria
Position Numbers: 50102203, 50102204, 50102199, 50102205, 50102198, 50083341.
Position Grade: PL2

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization (VP, PIVP) is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the overall private sector across all sectors, deepening the financial sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.
  • The main functions of the Complex are to (i) strengthen the enabling environment for private sector development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development, (ii) deepen financial markets, (iii) support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including urban development, and (iv) place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa, which also includes the 4IR and ICT.
  • The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

The Complex is also responsible for :

  • Leading ‘Industrialize Africa’ strategy and co-leading the Integrate Africa one;
  • Managing the full project cycle in its sectors of responsibilities, from project preparation to completion, for private sector as well as public sector projects, in close partnership with the Regions.
  • Provide thought leadership in the areas under its remit and related partnerships and initiatives; and
  • Acting as the Bank’s spokesperson in these areas.

The Position

  • The AfDB is looking to recruit a Regional Non-Sovereign Operations (NSO) Lead for each of the five regions – Central, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western regional offices, and for the Nigeria Country Office. NSO refers to a combination of private sector and state-owned enterprise (SOE) financing, where the latter is without a government guarantee.
  • The Regional NSO Lead (RNL) is responsible for business development, operationalizing, supporting and coordinating the implementation of the Bank’s NSO and private sector development strategy in the region.
  • The Bank’s NSO activities have been on a strong upwards trend in recent years. Recent independent evaluations have stressed the strengths of the Bank’s approach and highlighted areas where improvements are needed.
  • The Bank’s new Private Sector Development Strategy 2020-2025 (the PSD Strategy) is intended to underpin its engagement with governments and private sector operators and to drive the Bank’s Private Sector Development agenda. This position will be critical in implementing this strategy, working within the framework of the Bank’s OneBank approach, and closely with both public and private actors.
  • The Regional NSO Lead will play a critical role in cascading down the Bank’s PSD Strategy at regional and country level.
  • He/she will work in close collaboration with the Director General, Country Managers, NSO Sector Directors and Managers, and Governance Director and Country Economists, to ensure consistency and coherence in the Bank’s PSD Strategy implementation in the regions and in the countries.
  • He/she will work with public sector and private sector teams to develop synergy in the Bank’s work.
  • This is important to ensure that Private Sector issues are considered during upstream Sovereign Operations (SO) policy, regulatory and business environment activities to make the markets more attractive to private sector investors.

Key Functions
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the VP PIVP, the Regional NSO Lead will perform the following, but not limited to:

  • Focal point for Director Generals (DGs), NSO Sector Directors (NSDs), Country Managers (CMs) and NSO Sector Managers (NSMs) for all Private Sector (PS) and Non-Sovereign Operations (NSO) in the region;
  • In consultation with the DG and Country Managers, while conferring with the NSDs and NSMs, ensure PS and NSO dimensions are adequately captured in the Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) as well as the Regional Integration Strategy Paper (RISP) for the respective countries and region, as well as lead in the development and design of the Country Private Sector Profiles (CPSPs);
  • Collaborate with the AIF team and in coordination with DGs and CMs in identifying a pipeline of projects to be presented at the African Investment Forum. In relevant countries, the RNL will also advise on the implementation of the Lusophone compact and on the identification of its pipeline;
  • Lead, after consultation with the DGs and NSDs (as well as others as appropriate such as CMs and as appropriate NSMs and Country Coordinators), in finalizing the NSO IOP (Indicative Operations Plans for each year) for the Region;
  • Focal point in the OneBank matrix structure to: (i) consolidate and inform DGs on all PS and NSO activities in the Region; (ii) serve as the focal supporting senior resource to all Sector Complexes regarding PS and NSO in the regions;
  • Advise DGs and CMs on the management of headroom for NSOs in each region and country, and devise approaches for risk transfer and mitigation working with the appropriate departments such as FIST;
  • In close collaboration with DGs, CMs and NSDs, and working with the Governance Department of ECVP (our Economics & Governance Complex) and the Country Economist, actively support policy dialogue at country and regional level with respect to PS and NSO;
  • Advise DGs and CMs on policy dialogue with the authorities and with RECs on policy issues affecting private sector development and investment climate;
  • Develop and design country and region-specific PS and NSO information notes and briefs to inform plans for integrated investment and TA operations, including sector priorities and business targets;
  • Support the implementation of the Private Sector Development Strategy (PSDS), Financial Sector Development Strategy (FSDS), as well as PS aspect of the Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa (SEGA) in the region and the countries;
  • Support PS upstream work as well as TA activities at country and regional level;
  • Lead PS and NSO business development activities at country and regional level for single-country or domestic clients (and African regional clients based in their regions of coverage), and strategically support NSO portfolio management;
  • Work closely with NSMs by supporting origination activities on the ground, especially with respect to identifying clients and business opportunities, validation, integrity due diligence of clients, local pipeline development, and support for proactive portfolio management through client relationship management in line with the Bank’s institutional priorities;
  • Develop and manage relationships with stakeholders, including key clients (governments and private companies) at the highest level of seniority and position the Bank as the partner of choice to support high development impact projects at country and regional level, including transformative integrated industrialization projects;
  • Build up relationships with key stakeholders (including relevant regulators, businesses, NGOs, PE Funds, and investors);
  • Identify areas where the Bank can catalyze market development through innovation based on a thorough understanding of local markets and best practice from the Bank’s regional experience, as well as the potential of harnessing synergies between the Bank’s SO and NSO;
  • Lead/coordinate the development of client engagement strategies for select existing and new strategic clients;
  • For all investments and TA programs in the region, review and validate Bank’s added-value, development impact and fit with Bank’s strategic focus and CSP/RISP;
  • Build and develop the Bank’s Private Sector franchise in the country and region, and the overall communications strategy; engaging with local media but coordinating with PCER (Communications Department);
  • Represent and provide visibility for the Bank’s Private Sector activities at country and regional level including through organizing/participating in high profile events (Senior level visits, interviews, seminars, PPP roundtables, sector working groups, and conferences);
  • Develop market knowledge and intelligence in order to ensure that the Bank is engaging with the right clients. Take accountability for client selection, ensure the integrity of potential clients and develop and maintain relationships with these companies to identify business opportunities considering the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy, High 5s, PSDS, FSDS, SEGA, and financial instruments;
  • Share accountability (with NSMs and Portfolio Managers) for the quality and performance of the Country PS/NSO Portfolio in their region; and
  • Provide administrative oversight for all IOs in the region. In addition, lead, develop and mentor an integrated and diverse team consisting of NSO IOs and POs (Portfolio Officers), ensuring that the team is high performing, well-motivated, has clear deliverables and is committed to the success of the Bank’s NSO activities in the region.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, International Development, or any other discipline relevant to the position;
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience in strategy, advisory, finance, investment banking, project and corporate finance, private equity and management consulting;
  • Familiarity with strategies, policies, procedures and practices of multilateral development institutions;
  • Strong client relationship management skills, with an existing network of relevant top-level contacts in the region’s private and public sector and/or demonstrated ability to build such high-level client network;
  • Outstanding and proven track record of performance in investment and Technical Assistance activities;
  • Significant experience with proven success in developing and managing key client relationships;
  • Work experience in the Africa region and a strong interest in developing a thorough understanding of the cluster countries;
  • Ability to represent the Bank externally with government, media, clients, donors, and other stakeholders;
  • Ability to build successful relationships across the OneBank matrix;
  • Ability to develop innovative solutions and challenge the status quo to develop the Bank’s private sector image and business in the region and its markets;
  • 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 while consulting relevant stakeholders;
  • Ability to pull together all aspects of project origination and drive the process to deliver the lending program;
  • Excellent spoken and written English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; Knowledge of SAP is advantageous.
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Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date: 15th July, 2022.

 

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Job Title: Chief Human Resources Operations Officer

Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Number: 50106139
Position Grade: PL3

The Complex

  • The (new) People and Talent Management Complex (PTVP), will retain overall responsibility for attracting, developing, motivating and retaining a strong complement of professionals, support staff and contingent staff to deliver the business of the Bank into the future. The PTVP is responsible for ensuring effective systems and controls in HR administration from hire to retirement. The PTVP is also responsible for the effective administration of the Bank’s benefit plans (medical and staff retirement) and ensuring the financial sustainability of these plans.
  • The PTVP Complex, through several dedicated teams, supports the organization by recruiting and developing talented professionals, growing performance capability, providing best practices in talent management and contributing to higher levels of employee engagement. These will ensure the building of organizational capabilities for delivering the Bank’s strategic business agenda and retaining the competitiveness of the Bank as the leading MDB on the continent.
  • This Vice Presidency directly oversee the unit responsible for administering benefit plans (Staff Retirement Plan and the Medical Plan) as well as three dynamic HR Departments. The first of these focuses on interfacing directly with staff clients through integrated client services to internal and external stakeholders (through HR Operations, Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partnering, and Staff Engagement initiatives).
  • The second team hosts the HR Centers of Expertise focusing on Talent, Performance and Staff Development, and is responsible for developing insights, programs and policies in the areas of Performance Management, Staff Recognition, Careers, Learning and Staff Development.
  • The third team hosts Staff Welfare Services and the various elements of Employment Policy (Reward & Compensation, Employment Policy and Program Management), as well as the Medical Services & Staff Welfare Unit.

The Hiring Department / Division

  • The Human Resources Operations, Recruitment & Client Services Department (PTCS) focuses on interfacing directly with staff clients through integrated client services to internal and external stakeholders (through HR Operations, Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partnering, and Staff Engagement initiatives). This will help the Bank to achieve its strategic agenda through attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
  • PTCS.2 Division is responsible for the administration of the employee lifecycle, management of staff benefits, HR transactional processing, and management of the employee personnel data. Additionally, this Division is tasked for ensuring that HR leverages on the capability of technology to not only automate processes but to ensure full benefits by digitizing processes for efficiency.

The Position

  • The Chief HR Operations Officer will be responsible for supporting the Division Manager (PTCS2), in the administration of employee related transactions, management of benefits and HR processes. The incumbent will provide consistent, efficient customer service to the Bank’s employees, managers, and HR personnel on the basis of the Service Level Agreement.

Key Functions
Under the immediate supervision of the Division Manager PTCS2, the incumbent will undertake the following Key Responsibilities:

HR Administration:

  • Prepare HR Administration documents relating to regular and short-term staff, Technical Assistants, Secondees, Project Staff and others.
  • Design templates and letters for staff separation, staff assumption of duty, transfers, promotions, contract renewals, confirmations, leave without pay and staff testimonials.
  • Coordinate the administration of assumption of duty of Bank staff, Technical Assistants, Secondees, and Project Staff and also the administration of assumption of Staff transfers/Staff movements including Promotions, employment terminations.
  • Analyze any trends related to the administration of contracts and movement of staff including Technical Assistants, Secondees and Project staff, and present the related reports to management.
  • Identify areas requiring automation and improvement of HR Administration processes, procedures and forms in view of optimizing the efficiency and reliability of the unit and recommend improvements in processes and documents in other areas impacting the efficiency and reliability of the HR administration.
  • Monitor Contract renewals/staff probation periods, process staff confirmation and undertake the maintenance of the contract renewals/probationary periods in the Bank HRIS systems.
  • Collaborate with Legal Officers and units which provide support, advice and assistance in HR decisions related to Contract Administration, Separations and ethical issues including the Staff Council, Ombudsman, Ethics Office and Staff Appeal Committee.
  • Provide advice and guidance to staff, peers, HR Business partners and managers on matters related to the application of the Staff rules and regulations, Bank policies and procedures, HR administrative issues and Staff Contract administration (Renewal of contracts, Separation, Suspension….).

Records & Data Management:

  • Establish, manage, and keep all HR related staff records.
  • Maintain oversight of the Sanctions screening process to ensure validity of staff against potential crime warnings.
  • File and archive all HR related staff transactions (e.g., loans, mortgages, customized evaluation requests for staff and retirees, Sanction Screening, File Requests, etc.).
  • Administer data analytics and standard HR reports.
  • Manage self-service requests for standard letters, verifications, and certification.

Benefits Administration:
Administer and process staff benefits for active and retired staff, including:

  • Medical and Life insurance.
  • Dependency Allowance.
  • Leave with or without pay and external service with or without pay.
  • Annual merit and performance-based pay.
  • Expatriation benefits such as education benefits, Home Country travel, Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA).
  • Field Benefits (Hardship, Fragile states allowance, etc.)
  • Probation/Confirmation.
  • Financial assistance and emergency travel reimbursements, shift allowance, split payments, and salary plan changes.
  • Performs HR actions such as reassignments, transfers, contract extensions, graduation of dependents from benefits entitlements, etc.
  • Termination benefits.
  • This unit also conducts monthly reconciliation of eligibility of benefits with Payroll records, as well as retro payment reconciliations after each pay period. It also conducts related audits such as Dependency benefits, etc.
  • The Unit also consults with and maintains regular relations with the policy unit regarding changes and new provisions.

Shared Services / Helpdesk:

  • The HR Operations Intake Team is responsible for assisting internal and external clients on HR related queries. The team will provide 24/7 service coverage.
  • The team will receive calls and requests pertaining to issues such as staff hiring, transfers, Benefits, Performance Management, Organizational Learning, HR systems, Admin Portal, policies relating to conditions of service for consultants and short-term staff (STS), retiree Insurance, etc.

Contingent Staff Processing:

  • Process appointments of consultants and short-term staff.
  • Recommend rates for new hires.
  • Handle queries relating to consultant/STS process and policies.
  • Complete (automated) appointment closure process for consultants and STS.

Competencies (skills, experience and knowledge):

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Information Technology, Auditing / Accounting, Law or other related disciplines.
  • A qualification in accounting will be an added advantage.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant practical working experience in a large volume and busy HR Unit.
  • A relevant and practical experience in Human Resources Management, Staff and Legal counselling will be an asset.
  • Proactive, solution oriented individual, keen to resolve challenges through innovation;
  • Ability to implement continual improvement activities to processes, with attention to details.
  • Ability to multitask, meet strict deadlines and work under a pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate with peers and other HR experts in a multidisciplinary multicultural team.
  • Demonstrates tact and diplomacy in dealing with clients and other team members.
  • Operational Effectiveness.
  • Communication.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Client Orientation.
  • Team working and relations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Excellent knowledge of the use of standard desktop software (Visio, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date: 15th July, 2022.

 

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Job Title: Principal Cooperation Officer

Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Number: 50050115
Position Grade: PL4

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; and 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 Principal Cooperation Officer (PL-4) plays a central role in the department and division.
  • The successful candidate would be directly implicated in cooperating with the Bank Group’s partners, by contributing to the planning, conceptualization, elaboration and operationalization of key Bank Group key partnerships directives, processes, programs and projects.

Key Functions
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Principal Cooperation Officer will:

  • Help coordinate resource mobilization through co-financing, trust funds, special initiatives and any other innovative partnership mechanisms; while also promoting the utilization of mobilized resources by user Departments, monitoring their disbursement, and preparing progress reports/financial reports to the respective Donors and to senior management;
  • Manage relationships with existing donors effectively and with a measure of proactivity, and convey a global view of the Bank’s operations and key priorities for funding;
  • Propose new strategic partnerships with a variety of donors in light of the TYS and operational priorities of the Bank;
  • Organize business development and strategic initiatives consultations and meetings with key sovereign partners; and effectively monitor the implementation progress of any existing or new partnership agreements formalized with those partners;
  • Organize high-level partnerships events and forums, including Business Opportunity Seminars for traditional and emerging partners globally;
  • Provide internal stakeholders with strategic advice on development partner funding priorities to strengthen target fundraising and facilitate the coordination and collaboration between Bank Group business units;
  • Help organize and lead key Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) meetings and working groups of important donors and international meetings, as required; and
  • Contribute to the effective collaboration with other departments and complexes
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Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Finance, Economics, International Affairs and/or other relevant fields;
  • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience including in project development and implementation preferably across public, private and/or non-profit sectors along with established operational track record in achieving results; (fundraising with international, public and private sector a major plus);
  • Proven ability to take initiative, innovate, adapt and make smart decisions; to create, apply, and share knowledge; to share expertise and learning; to develop self and others; to expand networks; to collaborate within teams and across boundaries; to be inclusive and exhibit good corporate citizenship;
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French (with a working-knowledge of the other language) including the ability to think strategically and synthesize complex issues into effective written and oral briefs;
  • Ability to apply a practical approach to problem solving, produce high quality work outputs, effectively prioritize, and adapt skills at times to competing and unexpected demands;
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building and diplomatic skills as well as a high degree of discretion and tact necessary to effectively maintain good relationships with partner countries, non-sovereign partners and the Bank shareholders;
  • Competence in the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software a plus.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date: 15th July, 2022.

 

 

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Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel – Private Sector Operations

Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Number: 50068936
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 African Development Bank and the African Development Fund.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit;
  • Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Directorate; General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.

The Hiring Department / Divison

  • The role of the General Counsel and Legal Services Department is to deliver legal advice and services to the statutory organs of the Bank group (the Bank), namely to: the Boards of the Bank, Senior Management, Directorate General Hubs and, more generally, to the whole Bank. Furthermore, the Department protects the interest of the Bank from legal liability and, as necessary, provides legal defence in cases filed against or brought by the Bank.
  • The principal objectives of the Private Sector Operations Division are to handle private sector and other non-sovereign transactions and support the work of the Bank regarding the private sector and the financial sector as well as special operations.
  • These transactions comprise principally non-sovereign loans, guarantees, project finance transactions, syndicated loans, private equity and trade finance, amongst others.

The Position

  • The Private Sector Operations Division is seeking a Senior Legal Counsel. The Senior Legal Counsel in charge of Private Sector Operations will ensure the correct interpretation of, and compliance with, the various policies, guidelines and regulations applicable to private sector and non-sovereign operations of the Bank.
  • The incumbent will ensure compliance of projects and other operational activity with applicable Bank’s rules, policies, regulations and procedures.

Key Functions
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Senior Legal Counsel – Private Sector Operations will:

  • Conduct legal due diligence on proposed transactions such as the review of project documents and agreements (including development or construction contracts, supplier agreements, concession agreements, joint venture agreements, management agreements and shareholders’ agreements etc.), constitutive documents of proposed borrowers/investee funds and review of local regulatory requirements;
  • Attend meetings of the Board of Directors and Senior Management committees directly related to the functions of the incumbent and provide any legal clarifications or assistance that may be required;
  • Liaise and collaborates with staff in the private sector operations, finance and environmental and social complexes to develop the appropriate terms and conditions of each transaction, ensuring compliance with Bank’s policies;
  • Participate in project appraisal missions and reviewing project concept notes, project appraisal reports, drafting board resolutions;
  • Draft and/or reviews, negotiates and finalizes all legal documentation relevant to the proposed transaction, including term sheets, loan agreements, lines of credit agreements, common terms agreements, guarantee agreements, participation agreements, inter-creditor agreements, security documentation, assignment agreements and information memoranda etc., depending on the nature of the project and the type of financing;
  • Advise on transaction structure and documentation for private equity investments by the Bank to ensure compliance with Bank policies and practice as well as applicable laws including drafting and/or reviewing shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, management agreements, co-investment agreements, subscription agreements etc
  • Provide legal support for the implementation and monitoring of projects after signing and disbursement, including advising on waiver requests, approval requests and project work-outs;
  • Liaise with co-lenders/investors, partners and external counsel as and when needed; and
  • Undertake such other assignments as required in furtherance of the Department’s mandate.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Law, and Admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries; or a Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in similar jobs, preferably with a reputable international law firm, a legal department of a private or public entity, or an international financial institution with proven technical competence and experiences in international finance and banking practice.
  • High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as the ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs of the Legal Service Department’s work program
  • Seasoned knowledge in the current trend of development and familiarity with international law, and related matters within the Bank and other international organizations.
  • Strong skills in preparation of complex legal documents including briefs and confidential legal opinions, preparing certificates, leading the negotiation of complex projects and programs and other transactions of a similar nature.
  • Capacity to conceive and supervise the negotiation of complex legal documents of all manners and form that balances the standards and norms of outside parties with the unique requirements of the Bank.
  • Experience in applying legal knowledge to deliver full scope of strategic Legal services.
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable clients and help resolve their legal questions.
  • Ability to work and deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or in French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Closing Date: 14th July, 2022.

Note: This position does not attract international terms and conditions of employment. (Incumbents of the position will be considered as local staff and will not have international status).

 

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