Massive Recruitment 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 position of:

 

 

Job Title: Senior Environmental & Social Safeguards & Compliance Officer

Position Number: 50058501
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Position Grade: PL5

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve its strategic objective and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
  • The SNVP 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 SNVP will lead senior management discussions, decision-making processes and the implementation of key Board and Management decisions. ​

The Hiring Department

  • Located within the SVNP Complex, the E&S Safeguards and Compliance Department (SNSC) is responsible for mainstreaming environmental and social development considerations into Bank-financed operations in the public and private sectors through the implementation of the Integrated Safeguard System (ISS).
  • The Department’s main tasks is to improve the quality-at-entry (QAE) of Bank operations, including Country Strategy Papers and project-specific interventions (projects, ESW, etc.) as well as during implementation, with a particular emphasis on enhancing developmental effectiveness through application of environmental, social and climate safeguards procedures and tools at various stages of the project cycle.
  • The Safeguards and Compliance Department’s mission is to ensure proper application of the Integrated Safeguards System (ISS) and its associated procedures, guidelines and tools, in order to enhance environmental, social and climate sustainability into the Bank’s operations.

The Position

  • The Senior Environmental & Social Safeguards and Compliance Officer works under the overall direction and the supervision of the Director of the Department of Environmental and Social Safeguards and Compliance (SNSC).

Key Functions
The Senior Environmental & Social Safeguards and Compliance Officer’s core duties/responsibilities will include the following:

Mainstreaming of environmental aspects in operations, including safeguards, gender and social inclusion.  As task team member, he/she will provide support to Task Managers and Borrowers/Clients in identifying, mainstreaming and monitoring environmental and safeguard aspects/concerns in Bank operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation, and completion stages (throughout project lifecycle) through the following:

  • Provide E&S support to the Bank-funded projects and programmes, for both private and public sectors.
  • Carry out the mandatory environmental and social due diligence on Bank operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation support including field visits, and project completion stages.
  • Prepare, archive, update when as appropriate, the categorization memorandum (CM) and the environmental and social compliance note (ESCON) of operations.
  • Assist Borrowers/Clients for the finalization of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the preparation of Environmental and Social Assessment (ESA) documentation (SESA, ESIA, ESMS, RAP, ES Audit, Process Framework, Stakeholder Engagement Plan, Hazard and Risk Assessment, etc.) to ensure compliance with the ISS.
  • Review the ESA documentation submitted by the Borrowers/Clients as of the ISS and other Bank policies’ requirements.
  • Draft the technical inputs of the E&S sections in Project Concept Notes (PCNs), Project Appraisal Reports (PARs), Project Completion Reports (PCRs) and any other project related report as required
  • Draft the technical inputs of the E&S sections of CDN, CSP, RISP, etc.
  • Draft and/or ameliorate reporting templates for use in implementing and monitoring social aspects and components of projects and programs.
  • Contribute to the preparation of management responses to reports issued by the Bank independent accountability mechanism, and similar report.
  • Liaise with co-financiers to ensure consistency in the mainstreaming of environmental safeguard requirements.

Policy and Compliance with E&S Requirements:

  • Participate in the formulation, review and/or revision of the Bank environmental and social safeguard policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Provide policy guidance to Bank teams on environmental safeguard issues to enhance their awareness and the capacity of the projects and programmes to comply with the ISS.

Capacity Building and Knowledge Management:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of capacity building and training programs for staff within the Bank and in RMCs.
  • Participate in, contribute and represent the Bank in internal and external trainings and conferences on environmental safeguards and mainstreaming as well as other activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building.
  • Develop and/or contribute to the development of innovative knowledge products on environmental sustainability, environmental safeguards and/or the E&S performance of Bank financed projects and programmes.
  • Undertake any other task as the Director of the Environment and Social Safeguards Department and/or the Regional Director General.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Have at least a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences / Management (Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resource Management, Geography, Biology, Ecotoxicology, Agricultural Sciences, etc.) and an additional training in environmental assessment.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in Environmental and Social Assessment (ESA), namely in preparing and implementing the ESA instruments (SESA, ESIA, ESMF, ESMS, RAP, ES Audit, Hazard and Risk Assessment, lifecycle analysis, emergency response plans, etc.).
  • Demonstrable knowledge and practice of the environmental and social safeguards policies/standards, procedures, and practices of comparator Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) supporting the Regional Member Countries.
  • Experience with international organizations or Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in Africa is an advantage.
  • Have a good knowledge and experience of project management and multi-criteria assessments, stakeholder engagement and consultation, community participation; have analytical skills to assess institutional capacity and to design / review practical arrangements for implementing complex projects’ E&S aspects, particularly in Africa.
  • Be results oriented, able to work in a team, a meticulous analyst with a sense of detail, a persuasive communicator and an excellent copywriter.
  • Listening to clients – providing effective services and solutions to staff beyond presenting past challenges and challenges and gaining respect through the depth of demonstrated expertise, effectively managing various clients and country situations.
  • Innovation and Change – Constantly seek more efficient and practical methods for the delivery of services and products as well as departmental process management and propose new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and to develop effective working relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Have a good knowledge of the environmental and social issues facing Regional Member Countries (RMCs).
  • Be able to communicate effectively (written and oral) in ‘’Portuguese and French’’ or ‘’Portuguese and English’’, preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Master the use of MS Office software and management software.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Planning and Administrative Officer

Position Number: 50052201
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL6

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve its strategic objective and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
  • The SNVP 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 SNVP will lead Senior Management discussions, decision-making processes and the implementation of key Board and Management decisions.​

The Hiring Department
The SVP supervises the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI), which acts as the custodian of the procurement (including procurement for private and public partnership) and financial management (FM) profession, and has the following responsibilities for its functions:

  • Developing and interpreting policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals;
  • Preparing annual post review reports on the Bank’s FM and procurement operations for the Board;
  • Developing training strategy for internal and external clients;
  • And dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization;
  • Providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC); and
  • Inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and FM activities undertaken by the regions.

The Position
The Planning and Administrative Officer will:

  • Act as Budget focal person in SNFI department in charge of (i) coordinating the preparation the department’s and Divisions’ administrative budget based on the annual work programs agreed upon and (ii) monitoring the use of resources and the cost centres according to the Bank’s rules and regulations;
  • Liaise regularly with the Operations Complexes on a regular basis to ensure availability of budget to finance effective participation of fiduciary teams in the projects cycle;
  • Providing Management with timely monitoring information and statements and prepare accordingly regular follow up of KPls along with budget execution; and budget-related annual activity reports.

Key Functions
Under the supervision and guidance of the Director, the Planning and Administrative Officer will:

  • Liaise with the SNFI department’s front office and divisions with a view to gather information about the annual work programs and prepare accordingly the department’s administrative budget;
  • Based on the operations-related divisions’ work programs, liaise with the operations Complexes Budget Focal point and SNVP Budget Coordinators to ensure availability of resources for providing effective fiduciary support during preparation and appraisal missions, including country strategy papers.
  • Provide administrative support, including preparation of administrative and budget forms and processing of requests in SAP.
  • Liaise with the SNVP Budget Coordinator on a continuous basis to anticipate on budget issues; identify and initiate measures for mobilization of additional resources putting forth efficiency requirement.
  • Work with the Divisions Managers to ensure proper programming and timely implementation of SNFI Work Program.
  • Provide administrative assistance to PL and GS staff in logistical arrangements for the planning of activities, including support to the recruitment of consultants and preparation and execution of training activities, in accordance with budget provisions
  • Advise Management in a timely manner to ensure maximization of departmental resource allocation.
  • Release regular updates of work program and budget utilisation levels based on the processing schedule.
  • Prepare informative annual activity reports; monthly KPls reports; and monthly budget execution reports; and ad hoc reports.
  • Assist staff in logistical arrangements for training activities while ensuring compliance with budget execution process; Participate in Bank missions, where necessary.
  • Manage the P-Card allocated to SNFI department.
  • Manage the process for the recruitment and use of consultants, payments of fees for services.
  • Manage the recruitment of short-term staff and all related administrative activities to ensure proper STS contract management.
  • Perform any other task entrusted by the Department’s Management.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Business Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, Office management, or any other related discipline combined with relevant experience.
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years relevant experience in the fields of expertise concerned.
  • Good knowledge of the international development institutions’ budget management policies, guidelines, procedures, and strong ability to interpret institutional related policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Proven knowledge of the Bank’s procurement rules and procedures for the recruitment of consultants; of disbursement procedures; and of financial management guidelines and tools, is a must.
  • Solid background on budget process and financial reporting. Experience in international organizations will be an asset.
  • Good organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong customer service skills, ability to multitask, attention to detail and ability to work with a diverse workforce
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language. Proficiency in both languages of the Bank (English and French) is an asset
  • Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Lead Environmental and Social Safeguards and Compliance Officer (L-ESSCO), SNSC

Position Number: 50064836
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL2

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve its strategic objective and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
  • The SNVP provides 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 SNVP leads senior management discussions, decision-making processes and the implementation of key Board and Management decisions.

The Hiring Department

  • Located within the SNVP Complex, the Environmental and Social Safeguards and Compliance Department is responsible for mainstreaming environmental and social development considerations into Bank financed operations in the public and private sectors through the implementation of the Integrated Safeguard System (ISS).
  • The Department will provide cross-sector E&S operational support to all operations in the regions in conducting the necessary E&S due diligence and implementation support across all stages of the project development cycle.
  • The Department will also design and/or provide capacity-building support to ensure that all the Bank’s projects and programmes are not only compliant with the ISS but also enhance opportunities for the sustainability of Environment and Social development outcomes.

The Position

  • The Lead Environmental and Social Safeguards and Compliance Officer (L-ESSCO) will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Safeguards and Compliance Director and is primarily responsible for effectively contribute to the Department’s efforts to provide policy and strategic support, ensure E&S quality and compliance due diligence in the Bank operational portfolio, stakeholders capacity building in E&S, development of E&S knowledge products and dissemination, coordination of safeguards and sustainability partnership and networks as well as in other non-operational activities.

Key Functions

  • Contribute to the development and revision of policies, strategies, guidelines, formats/manuals, tools and procedures, in particular the ISS in order to provide Bank staff, Regional offices and RMC clients with the ability to quickly assess and recommend measures to address environmental safeguards issues in projects and programmes.
  • Supervise and support E&S specialists working on operations in her/his geographic area of coverage.
  • Review and approve the Bank’s due diligence documents throughout the operations cycle.
  • Identify and prioritize knowledge needs of the Department; leading and providing oversight to the development of knowledge products in the Safeguards and Sustainability Series and the collection of lessons learned.
  • Propose quality assurance process for knowledge products and their management.
  • Contribute to the capacity-building program on E&S for the Bank, RMCs and executing agencies, key stakeholders, and staff, through e-learning modules, workshops, etc.
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing and harmonization efforts through conferences, external knowledge management publications and others.
  • Provide expert leadership for the development and implementation of best practices and innovative approaches related to sustainability and risk management.
  • Participate in the coordination of strategic partnerships and networks with other entities such as the UN Agencies, Bilateral and Multilateral Agencies, including MDBs.
  • Provide appropriate and timely support to project teams in the preparation of management responses to complaints lodged with the Independent Recourse Mechanism (IRM), for Bank’s non-compliance to the ISS and related procedures in operations and ensure subsequent follow up on a regular basis.
  • Oversee the preparation of management responses to any other independent mechanism report (Auditor general, IDEV, ).
  • Actively participate in the Department Management Team.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Director.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Geography, Agronomy, Natural Science, Environmental Economics, Ecology, or related discipline.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience with Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs). More than five (5) years are required in permanent practical work in environmental and social safeguards implementation.
  • Knowledge and experience in operationalizing and coordinating the implementation of  MDB’s environmental and social policies, through the preparation, quality and compliance review and monitoring and evaluation of : Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs), Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs), Strategic Environmental and Social Assessments (SESA), Environmental and Social management Framework (ESMF) and Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMSs), including  social aspects of development projects.
  • Strong and demonstrable knowledge of operational and non-operational interventions of MDBs both in public and private sectors.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and practice of the operational safeguards policies, procedures, and practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in regional member countries, particularly with respect to infrastructure projects.
  • Analytical Tools for Environmental Sustainability – Extensive experience conducting environmental assessments and development of effective tools; ability to coach others in the application of the tools.
  • Mainstreaming Skills – demonstrated skills in mainstreaming environmental and social, as well climate change mitigation and adaptation measures in lending and non-lending operations.
  • Achieving results and problem solving – (e.g. consistently seeks more effective and practical ways for the Departmental delivery of services, products, and processes, proposes new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services).
  • Strong inter-personal skill and ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Communicate and write effectively in English and/or French.
  • It would be desirable to have a working knowledge of the other language, or even communicate and write effectively both in French and English.
  • Competence in the use of standard software applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SAP etc.).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Principal Budget and Resource Management Coordinator

Position Number: 50070003
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL4

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve its strategic objective and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
  • The Senior Vice-Presidency 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-Presidency will lead Senior Management discussions, decision-making processes and the implementation of keyboard and Management decisions.

The Hiring Department

  • The primary role of the Programming and Budget Department is to develop a strategic approach to planning and budgeting, and to coordinate the definition, planning, implementation and monitoring of Bank-wide programming and budgeting processes.
  • The Budget Execution Coordination Division is responsible for budget execution coordination support through the coordination of the work programme planning, budgeting and resource management at the various complexes in close consultation with all stakeholders throughout the Budget cycle. It is also responsible for performance monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the work program and budget. It contributes to the development of Key Performance Indicators and provides quantitative and qualitative analyses on the Bank’s performance for information, control and decision making.
  • In addition, it is in charge of implementing capacity building programs on budgeting and resource management.

The Position

  • The primary role of the Principal Budget and Resource Management Coordinator is to monitor and to oversee the coordination of the Complex work program, to provide specialist advice and guidance  on budget and resource management issues, and to promote capacity building among the clients including the Directors, Head of Units, Managers, Budget focal points and Staff.
  • The Resource Management Coordinator will also work in partnership with clients to proactively seek to understand their business priorities to better guide them and implement a range of creative solutions that support the growth and development of the Bank in line with the strategic priorities.
  • Working closely with Vice-presidency front office(s) of the Complex(es), the Resource Management Coordinator’s main responsibility is to ensure efficient use of resources and effective delivery of the work program. To achieve this, working within the overall framework of the Budget Department, and engaging directly with the Complex, the incumbent is to:
    • Ensure that: (i) the preparation and implementation of the Work Programme and Budget of the Complex is well coordinated; and (ii) the resources allocated to the Work Programme are aligned with the Bank’s strategic priorities and are executed consonant with those priorities and Bank guidelines and policies.
    • Ensure that budget re-allocation and reprogramming proposals/ requests are based on substance, need, and are in conformity with Bank policies, priorities and commitments.
    • Enhance the knowledge and capacity of the Complex on budget preparation, spending and reporting procedures to ensure compliance with the budget management guidelines, principles, and international best practice.
    • Strengthen the performance and accountability framework and culture (resource utilization and results).

Key Functions
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Budget Execution Coordination, the Resource Management Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate the preparation of administrative expenses and capital expenditure budgets within the Complex and ensure that timely inputs are provided for the three year rolling plan and budget documents.
  • Advise and fully participate in the work program and budget arbitration process in the Complex.
  • Participate in Programming and Budget Department periodic review of the regulatory framework and institutional governance of the Bank’s programming and budget processes and contribute to the improvement of budget processes and procedures.
  • Work in close consultation with the Directors/ Head of Units, Managers and Budget Focal Points, on a regular basis, to ensure the effective delivery of the Work Programme in line with the Bank’s strategy and the institutional priorities.
  • Coordinate with the Human Resources Management Department and oversee the preparation and updates of staffing plans by Departments and ensure the consistency of the Complex’s Staffing plan with its budget.
  • Work in partnership with the Vice-president, Directors and Managers to proactively understand business priorities and identify resources for their delivery.
  • Ensure work programs and budgets are executed as planned to minimize the risk of non-delivery, and ensure major deviations from planned programs are duly explained.
  • Conduct due diligence reviews on requests for budget transfer; ensure that they are approved by the relevant authority in accordance with the delegation of authority matrix, and that they are executed.
  • Regularly analyse the postings on budget internal orders of units in the complex in order to detect any anomalies, errors and invalid commitments; and follow-up for corrective action where required.
  • During the year-end closing period: (i) liaise with General Services And Procurement Department to ensure that all valid purchase requisitions are translated into purchase orders; (ii) ensure the proper carry-over of the committed appropriation for which no obligation are discharged. Subsequently, follow up with business units to ensure that all obligation carried over to the following year are settled before the end of June in line with the Bank’s regulations.
  • Develop and implement the capacity building programmes throughout the Complex and Bank wide on IT budgeting systems and tools, budget planning, resource management and monitoring in order to promote compliance with budget management principles, guidelines and procedures, and better value for money.
  • Lead and intensify communication on budget related topics and issues at all levels throughout the Complex and ensure that issues requiring timely attention are identified and acted on promptly.
  • Work with the Cost Accounting System team and organizational units in the complex to prescribe work breakdown structures, coordinate the timely submission of Activity Time Recording System inputs, the production of Activity Time Recording System reports and related analyses, and ensure the timely resolution of issues that impact upon the effective and efficient operation of Activity Time Recording System across the Complex.
  • Promote utilization of Cost Accounting System reports in the Complex to drive efficiency and accountability, improve planning and enhance cost sharing processes.
  • Advise on, and contribute to the development of Key Performance Indicators and related targets for the Complex and ensure their consistency with overall Bank strategic Key Performance Indicators.
  • Lead the preparation of monthly, quarterly Key Performance Indicators reports for the assigned Cost centres and ensure their integration into various institutional reports prepared as required by Management and the Boards, as well as follow up on the implementation of recommendations in quarterly reports, independent reviews and audit reports insofar as they relate to budget and work program execution.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Business administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics or related fields;
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant work experience; previous exposure to international, multicultural contexts would be an asset, and having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Strong knowledge and experience of budget and work program implementation processes in organizations as the Bank.
  • Capacity for conceptual and strategic analysis and good command of budget planning and management matters.
  • Ability to disseminate knowledge and lead communications on budget preparation and management, and performance reporting.
  • Strong negotiation skills, coupled with the ability to build partnerships.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Strong leadership, client orientation as well as team working skills.
  • Capacity to diagnose and resolve multiple, concurrent problems as well as managing multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of SAP or equivalent ERP Systems and standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Chief Transport Specialist, PICU0

Position Number: 50076429
Location: Yaounde, Republic of Cameroon
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

  • The Infrastructure and Urban Development Department (PICU) provides assistance to the Bank Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in the form of loans and grants to finance transport projects and programs; and non-lending knowledge products to formulate and implement transport sector policies and strategies, sector reforms to ensure best practices are mainstreamed in policy, planning, programming, institutional governance, and maintenance and operation.
  • The Department fosters advancement of infrastructure and cities in Africa by detailed development of appropriate interventions which the Bank might finance on a regional, national or a continent-wide basis.

The Position
The Chief Transport Specialist will support the implementation of the Bank Group’s vision for transport infrastructure and related services, and its future prospective areas of intervention in the sector.

The Main Work Objectives of the position are the following:

  • Leading or contributing to the development of transport infrastructure and the sector as a whole, including strengthening and maintaining the Bank Group’s understanding of the sector’s role in national development;
  • Lead the Preparation, supervision and implementation transport sector projects;
  • Lead donor coordination and dialogue through Country Transport Sector Working Group of development partners active in the transport sector;
  •  Mobilizing resources, particularly through co-financing and other opportunities, for targeted activities in the Bank Group’s work in the transport sector;
  • Working with the relevant national authorities and other stakeholders to advise on future investments in the transport sector by the Bank Group; and,
  • Working with other transport sector specialists in the region as well as the economists in the regional office to contribute to efforts in knowledge management so as to ensure best practices and lessons learned related to transport development, and institutional/governance approaches are mainstreamed in project design.

Key Functions
Under the supervision of the Sector Director and the relevant Regional Sector Manager in the regions or Sector Manager at HQ, the incumbent will be required to:

Play a key role in the development of policies and strategies for the transport sector within the Bank and in RMCs in consultation with relevant government agencies, development partners, and other stakeholders:

  • Advise Governments on issues pertaining to policy and institutional reforms in the transport sector, especially in the areas of Planning and Programming, transport network development, asset management/maintenance, and Private Sector Participation.
  • Coordinate the Participation of Transport sector specialists to country and regional programming activities (CSP and RISP) and ensure that key sector issues and proposed solutions are adequately reflected in the resultant country/regional programming documents.
  • Conduct analytical and sector work to inform and underpin the downstream intervention of the Bank in project and program design in the transport sector.

Lead the development of pipeline and lending program for transport projects and programs:

  • Provide technical advice with particular regard to transport sector projects (roads/highways, ports, airports, inland waterways and railways), as well as other infrastructure projects;
  • Identify suitable projects for inclusion in the Bank Group lending program in the transport sector and be responsible for the formulation of the project concept note identifying key development issues, project/program objectives, risks assessments, budget and timetables for management decisions;
  • Advise member countries on the preparation, organization and execution of feasibility studies and assist in drafting Terms of Reference; review the progress reports of studies; select the components to comprise the eventual project; review and supervise the work of consultants engaged by the Borrowers to the assigned projects/studies;
  • Lead the preparation and appraisal of transport projects and programs involving broad planning of resources and techno-judgment of alternative ways of shaping projects towards optimal contribution to development objectives; prepare and process the appraisal report involving detailed assessments of technical aspects, economic and financial feasibility, environmental and social safeguards, fiduciary issues, institutional arrangements, etc.

Lead or Coordinate the monitoring of implementation progress of on-going transport projects, programs and technical assistance funded by the Bank:

  • Supervise projects; play a key role in following up the progress of projects; supervise and monitor procurement activities for goods, works and services in accordance with Bank Group’s rules; review the submissions from the Borrowers, including tender lists, bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, award recommendation and contracts documents; study and analyze data submitted by Borrower; verify and approve contracts for disbursement of funds;
  • Lead or participate in project midterm review missions, sector portfolio review missions and country portfolio review missions and prepare the related reports;
  • Lead project completion report mission and collect adequate data for the preparation of the Bank Group’s project completion-report; advise the Bank Group on lessons derived from the project which will guide future intervention in the sector and in the relevant countries; and
  • Manage fiduciary responsibilities including procurement and ensuring compliance with the Bank guidelines and the provisions of loan/grant agreements.

Participate in sector dialogue and donor coordination activities:

  • Advise regional member countries on Bank Group’s financing requirements; act as a key person to liaise with government officials and spokesman of the Bank Group in the transport sector; negotiate sensitive and delicate policy and sector reforms issues with borrowers and other parties
  • Coordinate with other development partners and RMCs for consistency of approach, exchange of experiences, and continuous improvement of practices and integration of transport sector policy commitments to the management of projects.
  • Collaborate with other development partners in the transport sector for consistency and harmonization of approach, exchange of experience, partnership and co-financing where appropriate.

Contribute to dissemination of best practices in Transport integrating a broad spectrum of issues:

  • Play a leadership role in Developing and maintaining a knowledge base in the transport sector, keeping abreast of the latest developments and issues related to policy and planning, institutional development, design and construction, financing, operation and maintenance, and regulation;
  • Provide support to heads of executing agencies, in terms of advice and expertise concerning different transport sector issues and priorities, technical aspects of projects and Bank rules of procedure, particularly relating to procurement of goods and services and disbursement; and,
  • Lead outreach and advocacy activities, dissemination and knowledge building around transport sector issues.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Transportation Economics or related fields.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in the transport sector with proven ability to work on policy, institutional and financing aspects of transport projects, construction and maintenance, contract management and procurement, planning and programming of capital and maintenance works, knowledge of private sector participation, and the connection to economic development and poverty reduction.
  • Demonstrated and strong track record in identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision of public sector Transport & Logistics projects in development finance institutions or similar organizations;
  • Thorough Knowledge and Experience in Development and understanding of policy making process; project and program design, execution, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Ability to identify and assess critical policy issues and actively dialogue with governments and/or other stakeholders to develop solutions;
  • Strong ability to lead analytical and advisory activities including economic and sector work, technical assistance and training and dissemination of best practice with client countries;
  • Ability to lead a team of specialists and to take forward projects, often in collaboration with other partners;
  • Effective consultation and advisory skills;
  • Communicate and write effectively in either French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Knowledge of SAP.

Application Closing Date
20th January, 2022.

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

 

 

 

Job Title: Principal Renewable Energy Specialist

Position Number: 50104474
Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Position Grade: PL4

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Years Strategy, High 5s priorities of “Light up and Power Africa”.

The complex’s objectives are:

  • To develop policy and strategy;
  • To provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions;
  • To develop new financing instruments;
  • To act as spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of “Light Up and Power Africa”. The Complex will focus on areas of Power systems, policy and regulation, renewable energy; and, Climate and Green Growth.
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The Department / Division

  • The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Department has the broad objective of promoting the development of renewable energy – both large and small scale – and promoting energy efficiency along with clean cooking. More specifically, the department is mandated to:
    • Function as a one-stop source / hub for renewables programs/projects, energy efficiency and clean cooking
    • Focus on “enabling market development” with an emphasis on developing new approaches / areas (e.g. mini-grid programs, thematic or country focused funds) and play a lead role in establishing region- or country-specific programs
    • Mobilize concessional resources as part of the structuring of blended finance solutions for projects and programs. The Department also hosts the Desert to Power (DtP) Taskforce.
  • The DtP initiative aims to accelerate economic development in the Sahel region through the deployment of solar technologies at scale. Specifically, DtP proposes to deliver electricity to 160 million people on-grid and 90 million off-grid and to add solar energy generation capacity of up to 10 GW through a combination of public and private interventions.
  • The initiative covers 11 countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan). The initial rollout will focus on the G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger). It aims to develop and implement electrification program based on solar power generation including grid based, mini-grid and off-grid access scale up for households, social and economic infrastructure including energy for productive uses.

The Position

  • The Energy Specialist (Desert to Power) will play a lead role across a range of activities linked to the development, financing, and deployment of renewable energy projects, including a coordinating role in the context of the Desert to Power Taskforce.
  • The job holder will focus on:
    • The identification, preparation and implementation of bankable renewable energy generation projects, including both grid-connected and decentralized technologies
    • Support the design and implementation of both public and private sector initiatives, including investment facilities;
    • Support Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in particular in the Sahel with designing investment scale-up programs to attract private sector players, along with the mobilization of concessional resources and implementation of innovative blended finance solutions; and
    • More broadly coordinate the various activities undertaken in the context of the Desert to Power initiative.

Key Functions
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Division Manager – Renewable Energy, the Principal Renewable Energy Specialist (Desert to Power) will perform the following:

  • Coordinate the various activities of the Desert to Power Taskforce in mainly in Burkina Faso and in the subregion, ensure regular engagement and communication with internal and external partners including the country focal points, project implementation units and prepare regular updates on the implementation of the initiative.
  • Prepare, appraise, negotiate, and supervise Desert to Power projects in Burkina Faso and the subregion.  These include solar generation plants, transmission and distribution, regional transmission interconnections, public-private partnership projects, and electricity access projects. S/he will actively participate in overseeing implementation of energy operations with the aim to enhance quality and accelerate implementation.
  • Assist Burkina Faso, and regional member countries in structuring renewable energy and energy access scale-up programs, including Independent Power Producer (IPP), green mini-grids and solar home systems scale-up programs, engaging with relevant stakeholders on aspects of enabling policy and regulatory environment.
  • Lead project origination and business development activities in Burkina Faso and the subregion, with a view to developing a pipeline of sustainable energy investments to which AfDB’s full range of financial instruments, including concessional finance could be applied.
  • Contribute to the preparation of knowledge and analytical work for to inform country-focused strategy work as well as new operations in renewable energy.
  • Undertake any other task that the Division Manager or Director may assign.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Energy, Renewable Energy, Engineering, Business Administration or related subjects;
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years professional experience at project level, broad knowledge of all energy sub-sectors, including renewable energy technologies and business models.
  • Proven ability to interact competently with, as well as to assess and provide technical advisory services to, both public and private sector stakeholders in the renewable energy space;
  • Experience in Multilateral or Development Bank / Development Financial Institutions operations, preferably in an African context, not mandatory but desirable;
  • Good understanding of public and private sector financing, experience in resource mobilization and structuring of blended finance solutions.
  • Experience in forging and managing relationships with a variety of stakeholders – local organizations, governments, and financing institutions.
  • Demonstrated track record in the management of energy projects
  • Full knowledge of the principles of project cycle and project implementation.
  • Strong interpersonal and client orientation skills, with proven experience in coordinating various activities and diverse teams.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French and English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Knowledge of SAP.

Application Closing Date
20th January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Principal Country Programme Officer

Position Number: 50105398, 50105399, 50105400, 50105401, 50079249
Locations: Ethiopia, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Liberia and Mauritus
Position Grade: PL4

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • The Vice Presidency for Regional Development will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates. Within regional development, integration and business delivery complex the Bank has five (5) regional hubs one in each region: South Africa, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, and Central Africa. Each Regional Hub is headed by a Director General.

The Hiring Department

  • The various Country Office falls within one of the five (5) Regions of the Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs. The Hub oversees a combination of country and liaison offices, as well as non-presence countries. The Director General is accountable of the specific African region. Each Hub will house relevant operations, business development and project implementation functions and administrative capabilities in a shared service for rapid deployment into the individual countries, to help drive the overall business of the Bank effectively on the ground.
  • Country Offices of the African Development Bank have been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank, Governments and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners.

The Position

  • The Principal Country Programme Officer (CPO)will work closely with the Director General, Deputy Director General and Country Manager, to support programme implementation and monitoring in designated countries and responsibilities. The CPO provides facilitation to review, examine and evaluate the organization’s objectives, structure, procedures, policies and management systems.
  • This is achieved through the evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational programs, applying techniques such as management, organizational analysis, methods & procedures studies.
  • The job also conducts planning and analyses of program and budget proposals to ensure conformity with the organization’s work program, strategic focus and budgetary objectives. The incumbent provided periodic reports to management summarizing findings and recommendations for changes based on these analyses are undertaken.
  • The primary role of a CPO is to ensure a healthy and performing portfolio in the assigned Country. The Incumbent serves as the professional expert to support the Director General, Deputy Director General and Country Manager with multiple work program and project activities.  The role requires the continuous follow-ups with relevant task managers and prepare Country or Regional Portfolio improvement plans.
  • As CPO, the incumbent provides advice and guides strategic planning through strategic analysis and results frameworks within the assigned country. The incumbent supports and provides input for the design and development of work programs/projects and activities based on the approved Complex strategy and results framework and provide expertise for budgeting of resources.

Key Functions
Under the supervision of the Director General, or Deputy Director General and/or Country Manager, the CPO undertakes the following duties and responsibilities:

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

Coordination of Non-Lending Activities:

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

Stakeholder Management:

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

Knowledge Management:

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

AfDB Visibility:

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

Quality Management:

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

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture/Forestry, Business Administration, Public Administration or any relevant field, and knowledge of development issues.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the formulation and implementation of policies, programs and projects either within the Bank or with a similar development institution or the public service;
  • Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.
  • Relevant and required experience gained on the African continent;
  • Experience gained within multilateral development finance institutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and/or review of operations in a multilateral financial institution;

Behavioral Competencies

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

Technical Competencies
Business Acumen:

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

Implementing Strategy:

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

Negotiation:

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

Executing for Results:

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

Managerial/Leadership Competencies:

  • Ability to provide comprehensive thought Leadership on programme delivery and related issues
  • Mentorship/coaching skills
  • People management skills

Ability

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

Application Closing Date
19th January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Position Number: 50092322
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: EL3

The Hiring Complex

  • The Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 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 Position

  • Reporting directly to the Bank President, the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Finance is responsible for providing strategic leadership on all Finance-related activities of the Bank Group, comprising primarily the treasury, accounting and financial reporting, financial management, resource mobilization including syndication and co-financing activities.
  • The Administrator of the African Development Bank’s staff retirement plan also reports to the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
  • The Vice President of Finance provides strategic advice to the President on the key financial matters of the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund.

Key Functions
The Vice President and Chief Financial Officer’s specific responsibilities will include the following:

  • Provide leadership in the formulation and implementation of the Bank’s financial  strategies in support and furtherance of its development mandate;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of new financial products and services to meet the Bank’s client needs;
  • Oversee the optimal utilization of the Bank’s risk-bearing capacity between non-core (treasury and asset-liability management) and core (lending  or credit) activities:
  • Promote policies, processes and guidelines to enhance cost-effective funds raising in all major currencies and certain regional members currencies to encourage on-lending to clients and increase investment income;
  • Provide the leadership required to assure the on-going confidence of key stakeholders in the financial management capacity of the Bank Group;
  • Serve as an advocate or sponsor for important organizational or process change initiatives;
  • Foster an environment, throughout the Bank, that stimulates and rewards partnership, encourages continuous learning, open communication and teamwork, and employs managerial best practices to motivate staff and ensure their most productive and cost-effective utilization and deployment;
  • Represent the Bank in key discussions with various stakeholders (investors, borrowers, rating agencies, shareholders and other development financing partners) on financial matters;
  • Oversee the administration of the Staff Retirement Plan.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Finance and/or Business Administration or related disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of relevant experience acquired in a reputable financial institution. The last ten (10) years should have been at a senior management level;
  • Broad, executive-level experience in the area of Finance;
  • Experience working in large, multicultural organizations in the public or private sector with a diverse workforce and sensitivity to diversity concerns of staff and Boards of Directors;
  • Proven intellectual leadership in managing and maintaining an efficient and transparent environment in an international financial/banking organization;
  • Established reputation and track record of performance, innovations and change management;
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively with oversight bodies such as multi-national Boards of Executive Directors and Governors and other senior government officials;
  • Ability to think strategically and design long term plans and programs to develop staff in line with strategic priorities;
  • Ability to inspire, generate and sustain staff commitment and professional excellence;
  • Good negotiating skills and ability to communicate orally and write effectively in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Proficient in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Application Closing Date
14th January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Evaluation Officer

Position Number: 50076317
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL5

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • The overarching mission of the African Development Bank’s Independent Development Evaluation is to enhance the development effectiveness of the Bank and foster sustainable growth and poverty reduction in its regional member countries through independent and influential evaluations, oversight over self-evaluation processes and products, and proactive engagement in evaluation partnerships and knowledge-sharing activities.
  • To support the Bank Group in achieving greater development effectiveness, the independent evaluation function has adopted three core objectives:
    • Contribute to enhanced learning in the Bank and regional member countries to improve current and future policies, strategies, programs, projects, and processes.
    • Provide a basis for accountability to the public and to member countries by documenting the use and results of the Bank Group’s assistance.
    • Promote an evaluation culture in the Bank and regional member countries to encourage a focus on development results, learning, and continuous quality improvement.
  • The core mandate of Independent Development Evaluation is to conduct independent evaluation studies, provide relevant lessons, develop and harmonize standards and practices, support evaluation capacity development together with partner agencies and attest to the validity of both processes and the results of African Development Bank’s self-evaluation activities.
  • Independent Development Evaluation also collaborates and exchanges information with bilateral and multilateral development agencies’ evaluation departments, and undertakes joint evaluation of co-financed projects and programs.
  • Independent Development Evaluation has three divisions: The Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth; Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization; and Integration Evaluations Division (BDEV.1), the Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Corporate and Country Evaluations Division (BDEV.2) and the Knowledge Management, Outreach and Capacity Development Division (BDEV.3).
  • The Divisions 1 and 2 focus on undertaking evaluations whilst Division 3 works on Knowledge Management, Outreach and Capacity Development.

The Position

  • The Senior Evaluation Officer contributes to the delivery of the division work program by leading components of evaluations, participating in evaluation teams, and supporting work program implementation and BDEV’s quality assurance activities.

Key Functions
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager BDEV2, the Senior Evaluation Officer will:

  • Contribute to or undertake Evaluation Activities: Design (including literature review, evaluation question framing, approach, data sources and methods), conduct and report on evaluations in accordance with the Bank’s Evaluation Policy and Strategy and international evaluation standards (e.g., OECD DAC evaluation standards and the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) Good Practice Standards).
  • Contribute to Meta-Evaluations and Meta-Analyses; design, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Contribute to updating the BDEV evaluation quality standards, and quality assurance processes, tools and capacity.
  • Contribute to the capture and dissemination of evaluation results and lessons learned, and also to the follow-up of BDEV evaluation recommendations.
  • Contribute to the effective and efficient management of evaluation human and financial resources especially in ensuring timely data gathering, analysis and reporting.
  • Promote the mandate of the evaluation function and contribute to the creation of an evaluation culture in the Bank and in Regional Member Countries (RMCs).
  • Contribute to positioning BDEV as an innovator and leading-edge among other multilateral institutions and to maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Bank’s Evaluation Function.
  • Contribute to building strategic alliances and partnerships with key stakeholders within and outside the Bank to further the Evaluation Function’s mandate and engage in evaluation communities of practice within and outside the Bank.
  • Contribute to the preparation of BDEV’s three-year rolling work programme and annual report.
  • Perform any other assigned tasks.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Holds at least a Master’s Degree in Economics, Development Evaluation, Evaluation Science, Finance (Economic Finance; Financial Market Analysis), Business Administration, Sociology, Development, Statistics, Policy Analysis, Public Administration, Infrastructure or Private and Financial Sector Development, related field.
  • Holds also a certificate in development evaluation, or development-oriented research and/or program/project planning, management and evaluation (desirable).
  • A minimum of five (5) years experience in designing, conducting, managing and reporting development evaluation/research studies.
  • Significant knowledge in quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation methods.
  • Broad knowledge of evaluation theories and practice including evaluation needs assessment, design and implementation.
  • Operational and field experience working in private and/or financial sector development and /or other complex development programs (desirable).
  • Knowledge of operational/policy areas, procedures and practice of the AfDB or other multilateral development Banks and/or other international development agencies.
  • Operational experience relating, in particular, to areas covered by BDEV 2 (Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Governance, Country and Corporate Evaluations and regional integration).
  • Experience in development planning, management and evaluation in Multilateral Development Banks or other international development agencies.
  • Strong theoretical and operational knowledge of international development issues and theories relating, in particular, to Africa.
  • Experience in providing strategic advice to management.
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources.
  • Experience to working in multidisciplinary teams, and in diverse and multi-cultural settings.
  • 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 Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point); knowledge of integrated document management system and/or quantitative and qualitative data analysis packages is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
14th January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Vice President, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex

Position Number: 50092320
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: EL3

The Complex / The Hiring Department

  • The Vice-Presidency for ‘Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery’ (RDVP), is responsible for operational relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • The RDVP will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.
  • Five Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs have been created, each run by a Director General: Southern Africa, North Africa, West Africa; East Africa, and Central Africa, as well as Nigeria Country Office.

The Position

  • The African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier multi-lateral development finance institution fostering economic growth and social progress in Africa.
  • The AfDB’s primary goal is to reduce poverty and improve living standards by mobilizing resources in and outside Africa, and providing financial and technical assistance for development projects and programs in Africa.
  • The Vice President, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, leads the Complex and will drive the implementation and execution of the new development and business delivery model for the Bank through five regional development and business delivery hubs, with one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central as well as Nigeria Country Office. Each hub is led by a Directors General (DG).

The Vice President is expected to:

  • Deepen regional integration by cultivating strategic partnerships with regional economic communities, private sectors and development banks;
  • Execute regional projects to improve regional and intra-regional trade and competitiveness that focuses on:
    • Oversee and ensure systematic and impactful donor coordination within and across regions;
    • Business development and
    • Resource mobilization in collaboration with FRMB
  • Improve operational efficiency, effectiveness and overall health of the Bank’s portfolio across regions to achieve significant developmental results and impacts;
  • Ensure consistency amongst Regions and safeguarding the “ONE-Bank” purpose;
  • Develop the AfDB as a strong ‘brand’ across the African continent and member countries, building on the brand and the overall communications strategy, including engaging with civil society, non-government organizations as well as the local media;
  • Represent and provide visibility for and including through organizing/participating in high profile events (Senior level visits, interviews, seminars, business events and conferences);
  • Continuously seek out business opportunities that support the bank’s purpose on the continent;
  • Champion the Organizational mandate and purpose – providing a direct and indirect support that will contribute to the Bank’s output and mandate.

Key Functions
Strategic Leadership & Direction:

  • Provides leadership in achieving the Bank’s strategic imperatives and the management of change;
  • Plans, directs, and coordinates the day-to-day functioning of the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex;
  • Provides strategic leadership and direction to the regional development and business delivery offices, country offices, and teams responsible for the Bank’s operations;
  • Leads and ensure synergy across the regions in implement the Bank’s Transition States and fragility strategy through the Coordination office; and the Regional Integration Coordination office;
  • Ensure People Management in line with the Bank’s People Strategy;
  • Champion the Bank’s strategic imperatives, particularly the High 5s;
  • Need to guarantee and maintain consistence of processes / procedures across all the regions.

Building Relationships and Using Influence:

  • Be an accountable partner in ensuring the Bank meets and exceeds the evolving requirements of borrowers, shareholders, development partners, and other stakeholders;
  • Strengthens and builds partnerships and synergies internally across functions and geographies, and externally with key institutions to drive regional integration and development;
  • Develops constructive working relationships at the highest Management level within the Bank and externally so that important, sometimes contentious, issues can be dealt with effectively;
  • Develop strong constructive relationships with RECS and other sector regional cooperation entities.

Business Development:

  • Lead business development and drive investments into the regions through appropriate coordination mechanisms, including collaboration with the Bank’s African Investment Forum;
  • Collaborate with Sector Vice Presidents and the Chief Economist/Vice President for Economic Governance to develop and deploy high quality knowledge, advisory and technical services to governments and other stakeholders;
  • Oversee the development of critical resources and technical capability necessary for sourcing and originating of bankable national and regional projects, including collaboration with the private sector on projects with social impacts in the Regional Member Countries;
  • Ensure effective and efficient project development and approvals supported by robust service-level standards in procurement, disbursement, legal and fiduciary safeguards;
  • Lead and assist DGs in identifying truly regional transformational operations co-financing partnerships.

Portfolio Implementation and Management:

  • Drive accountability for operational efficiency, effectiveness, and the overall health of the Bank’s portfolio to achieve significant impacts in the delivery of the High 5’s across the regions;
  • Build the capacities of regional and country teams, including project implementation units and execution agencies within each region;
  • Ensure effective and efficient project management and disbursements, supported by robust service-level standards in procurement, disbursement, legal and fiduciary safeguards.

Performance Management:

  • Foster an environment that stimulates and rewards performance, initiative and innovation, and encourages continuous learning, open communication and teamwork.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Business Law, or related disciplines.
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant and demonstrable experience in international development finance or with a leading private sector financial institution and at last ten (10) years should be at a senior management level.
  • A record of delivering results in complex project, country, and partner arrangements in Africa.
  • Experience in regional integration and knowledge of the issues as related to Africa.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • First-rate interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas; a good listener; cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity and capacity to initiate and manage innovations and change.
  • A strategic mind-set and the capacity to steer the Bank’s agenda while empowering staff during a phase of institutional reforms and transformation towards greater country focus of the Bank’s activities.
  • Ability to build successful relationships across the matrix of scope assigned to the role.
  • Excellent understanding of multilateral development institutions, strategies and operational issues.
  • An acute appreciation and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa.
  • Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors to drive regional integration and development in Africa.
  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external.
  • Ability to innovate, communicate, and implement new strategic approaches essential to the creation and success of the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex.
  • 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.
  • Able to define and effectively drive the Bank’s activities under uncertain and challenging circumstances.
  • Demonstrated ability to take prudent business risks and make effective, timely and well-determined decisions.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural and distributed organization.
  • Proven ability to build and lead motivated and committed teams across functional and geographic boundaries, and to utilize the talent and expertise of team members in a productive way.
  • Ability to design long-term plans and programs to develop staff competences in line with the Bank’s strategic priorities.
  • Ability to inspire, generate and sustain staff commitment and professional excellence.
  • Agility and resilience to drive successful change management processes.
  • Business Development demonstrated capacity: a sense for business generation and ability to identify business opportunities to enable a sustainable development environment.
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills, with a proven track record of working with large teams and creating an empowering and self-development focus oriented work environment.
  • Fragility assessment knowledge and relevant experience.
  • Operational Effectiveness: commitment to ensure that full use is made of the systems, procedures and culture within the organization in order to deliver the required results.
  • Innovation & Creativity: commitment to 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.
  • Problem Solving: Applies business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identifies solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization.
  • Communication: Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.
  • Client Orientation: Ensures that the client (internal or external) is considered to be of primary importance in all transactions and interactions. Strives to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, and ensures that the client receives the best possible service from the Bank.
  • Team Working & Relationship Management: Works with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing the knowledge and the workload. Develops strong working relationships with colleagues and contributes to creation of a positive team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software applications (SAP, Microsoft Office suite and vastly used Collaboration Suites).
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Application Closing Date
13th January, 2022.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Senior Agriculture Economist

Position Number: 50067430
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Position Grade: LP5

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on two of the Bank’s Ten ear 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 pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; develop new financing instruments; the Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department / Division

  • Within the context of the Bank’s High 5’s vision for Africa’s long-term economic transformation, the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (AHAI) provides support for the delivery of the Bank’s Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025. The Bank also has an Agriculture, Finance and Rural Development Department (AHFR).
  • The Feed Africa Strategy aims to end hunger and rural poverty in the next decade through self-sufficiency in eighteen (18) priority commodity value chains specific to the continent’s agro-ecological zones.
  • Realizing the objectives set forth in the Strategy requires increased productivity; value addition; investment in infrastructure; an enabling agribusiness environment; capital flows; and inclusivity, sustainability and effective nutrition.
  • The Department leads the effort to transform African agricultural systems for greater competitiveness, inclusivity and sustainability, and for enhanced job creation and poverty reduction in Bank Group Regional Member Countries. Feed Africa’s many Flagships include the ENABLE Youth initiative, Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT), Agropoles and Agro-Processing Zones, Post-harvest Loss Reduction and Agricultural Value Addition, Blue Economy, Risk Sharing and Finance Mechanisms (RSFM), and Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA).

The Position

  • The Senior Agriculture Economist Position will provide technical support to the development and implementation of projects including the flagship programs under the Bank’s Feed Africa Strategy and High 5 vision for Africa’s economic transformation such as the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT), ENABLE Youth, Postharvest Loss Reduction, Staple Crops Processing Zones etc.
  • The Senior Agricultural Economist works across technical, geographic and institutional boundaries to support the delivery of development solutions for a diverse set of clients in the rural (and urban) space and in the public and private sectors, in line with the agricultural development, agribusiness and agro-industry agenda of the African Development Bank Group.
  • Using a value-chain approach, the incumbent will support the implementation of this agenda in in Malawi, with specific focus on providing technical input for the design, and supervision of projects, which promote value chain development, value addition and primary and secondary processing of crops and livestock; catalyze private sector entry and growth in African agribusiness; promotes agri-SME growth and the commercialization of agriculture, particularly addressing access to finance needed to create farm to fork market linkages; facilitates the development of agro-poles and agro-processing hubs; supports the development of an agribusiness enabling environment; and invests in hard infrastructure (including roads, markets and irrigation), soft infrastructure (human capital, i.e., trained potential employees, ICT, etc.), and enabling policies and reforms, for transformation of African agriculture into viable, profitable businesses.

Key Functions
Under the direct supervision of the Sector Manager and administratively reporting to the Country Manager Malawi, the Senior Agricultural Economist will work with other Task Managers in AHAI, AHFR, other related Bank departments as well as, with external stakeholders, to further the agenda of Feed Africa in Malawi. Specifically, He/she will:

  • Undertake analytical work and provide technical guidance focusing on agriculture, water and agriculture infrastructure development, and advice on how to ensure sustainability of benefits of Bank-financed agricultural projects and programs in Malawi.
  • Identify opportunities for strategic collaboration with multilateral and bilateral donors in support of the agriculture and water sector in Malawi to increase the advantage effects of ADB’s loan and grant operations.
  • Support RDGS in all agriculture-related activities, including project development, implementation and supervision, and co-ordination with other stakeholders within the Bank as well as other donors and development partners.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers, with particular reference to rural roads, water resources, and agriculture infrastructure development.
  • Participate in the relevant sector donor-coordination meetings, sector wide approaches, and advise on sector policy issues.
  • Assist where required in the development of the Bank’s policies, procedures and guidelines, and ensure their application.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to officials of executing agencies on sector issues and priorities, technical and operational aspects of projects, and Bank rules and procedures, including those for the procurement of works, goods and services, and disbursement activities.
  • Provide active support to Government in facilitating loans/grants effectiveness.
  • Assist country officials and implementing agencies in carrying out procurement and disbursement activities in accordance with Bank Group rules and procedures.
  • Assist Government and implementation agencies in the utilization of revolving funds and preparation of quarterly reports and annual audit reports.
  • Provide inputs in the review of tender evaluation reports and undertake the evaluation of technical and financial proposals for contracts relating to project implementation.
  • Ascertain good performance of operations through regular supervision of portfolio operations, technical guidance and training of Borrowers on compliance with the Bank’s rules of procedure
  • Collaborate with other Banks’ Units in reviewing the operations performance, preparing completion reports, etc., so as to ensure that the lessons drawn from the implementation of past operations are taken into account in new projects.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the sector manager.

Competencies
Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics or related field;
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience in program/project design and management, broad knowledge of all Rural Infrastructure, Water/Agriculture sub-sectors, with specific experience in implementation and management of donor-funded projects in the rural infrastructure and irrigation sub-sector;
  • Previous experience working in multilateral financial institutions or similar large organizations, and performing such roles as project preparing, appraising, supervising or implementing donor funded projects;
  • Proven planning and organizational skills, with ability to think strategically and rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations;
  • In-depth knowledge of job-related social, economic and environmental development issues in the country;
  • Proven ability to interact competently with Government and donor agencies on issues relating to aid coordination;
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English. Good practical knowledge of French and other languages would be an advantage;
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to work in a team and work in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to work effectively in partnership with clients and seek feedback to improve work processes.
  • Communicate verbally and write effectively in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competences in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable;

Application Closing Date
9th January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Head of Unit – AREI Independent Delivery Unit

Position Number: 50098121
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL1

Background

  • The Africa Renewable Energy Initiative (AREI) is a transformative, Africa-owned and directed effort to harness the continent’s huge renewable energy potential for universal energy access and sustainable development. Under the mandate of the African Union, the initiative is set to achieve at least 300 Gigawatts (GW) of new and additional renewable energy generation capacity by 2030 with an initial 10 GW by 2020 which has been achieved.
  • AREI constitutes a framework intended to provide guidance and coordination across institutions and all African countries to facilitate action towards AREI’s goals, and ensure additionality to existing activities and support.
  • The initiative addresses interrelated challenges at the national, continental and global levels, including those relating to inclusive development, energy access, and climate change. At its core AREI is about developing and promoting a vision of people-centered, distributed and other renewable energy systems that aims to influence all relevant actors on the continent.
  • The AREI Independent Delivery Unit will work on the tasks assigned to it by the AREI Board to support the overall implementation of the AREI Action Plan. The Independent Delivery Unit will be fully accountable to the AREI Board of Directors in accordance with the AREI Governing Instrument, which ensures its independence and African leadership.
  • The Head of Unit of the AREI Independent Delivery Unit (hereafter “the Head of Unit”) will be recommended by the AREI Technical Committee and appointed by the AREI Board of Directors following a competitive and transparent recruitment process to be approved by the AREI Board of Directors.
  • The Head of Unit will follow a competitive and transparent recruitment process to recruit staff and consultants in accordance with the organigram, work programme, and budget, approved by the Board of AREI.
  • The Head of unit will implement the activities on AREI in accordance with the AREI work plan and budget approved by the Board, the AREI Governing Instrument and applicable rules of the African Development Bank (AfDB) as host of the IDU and trustee of the AREI funds.
  • The Head of unit will work in close cooperation with the AREI Technical Committee and report to the AREI Board of Directors on all substantive matters and to the IDU Host (the Vice-President for Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth of the AfDB) on administrative matters.

Responsibilities of the Head of unit
The Head of Unit will be expected to undertake the following responsibilities and perform the following duties:

Strategic Responsibilities:

  • Clearly express the vision of AREI to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Help develop and implement the strategic direction of AREI;
  • Monitor and supervise the preparations of the annual AREI Work programme;
  • Lead, monitor, evaluate and report progress against the AREI work programme and AREI Framework and Action Plan.

External Relationships:

  • Facilitate working relationships with stakeholders and international partners in relation to the overall initiative;
  • Ensure that AREI has an appropriate profile in the debate on climate compatible development and on renewable energy through presence at key events, networking and publications and
  • Propose, explore and engage AREI in strategic partnerships with African and non-African governments, as well as inter-governmental organizations, private sector, NGOs and civil society, in both North and South.

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Lead a flexible, scalable Independent Delivery Unit, which can effectively address the tasks for AREI as outlined in the IDU work plan;
  • Identify needs and recruit the required expertise on both short-term and permanent basis to deliver in accordance with the work plan, including from members of the interim IDU to ensure continuity;
  • Motivate, manage, and mentor the AREI Independent Delivery Unit team;
  • Manage financial performance against budgets and plans and
  • Ensure that reporting is carried out in accordance with required standards.

Responsibilities in relation to interaction with other AREI entities:

  • Interact closely with the Chair of the Board and ensure IDU functions as the secretariat serving the Board;
  • Work closely with the AREI Technical Committee (TC), in particular its chair and take part in the meetings of the TC;
  • Work closely with the AREI Trustee in developing modalities for the implementation and operations of the AREI Trust Fund.

General Responsibilities in relation to the AREI operations / Action Plan:

  • Provide direction and guidance in the planning, development and implementation of all AREI IDU activities in accordance with the AREI Framework, Action Plan and current Work Plans and AREI nine Activity areas, i.e. Mapping; Policy, regulatory and support frameworks; Capacity mobilization and building; Funding and financing; Project development and support; Technology assessment and safeguards; Multi-stakeholder engagement; Wider context; and Communications and outreach;
  • Promote synergies with existing initiatives at the national, sub-regional and regional levels and coordinate collaboration on substantive matters with both African and international institutions.

Tasks across all work areas

  • Guide and support the planning and organizing of conferences, meetings, and workshops related to the work of the AREI;
  • Ensure the development and implementation of social and environmental safeguards;
  • Provide direction and guidance on the implementation of capacity building, knowledge; generation, management, networking and dissemination activities in line with the AREI Framework and
  • Ensure easily accessible and updated communications material on the progress of AREI.

Qualifications of the Head of Unit

  • PhD in Energy, Engineering, Economics, Sustainable Development, or Business. A Master’s degree in these fields will also be accepted.
  • Have at least 9 years of work experience and strong technical/scientific credential in energy, development and climate change, with a minimum of 5 years work experience in the energy sector and particularly in the field of renewable energy;

The Head of the Independent Delivery Unit should:

  • Be a citizen of an African country with well-established qualities in terms of asserting African ownership and independence;
  • Be a professional of highest standing and recognition in the fields of renewable energy policy, development and climate change;
  • Have a strong, well- documented track record in promoting people-centered, equitable development for the common good;
  • Have well established personal networks across sectors and levels, both in Africa and internationally;
  • Have well documented experience from leading organisations, including establishment or build-up of new institutions;
  • Have excellent credentials as team leader and organiser of well-functioning workplaces;
  • Have relevant experience from interaction with non-governmental stakeholders, including civil society;
  • Multi-sectoral experience including the private sector and notably in the energy field is considered an asset;
  • Fluency in English and one of the African Union languages (both speaking and writing) is required. The knowledge of a third language would be an asset.

Duration of contract:

  • The Head of Unit will be recruited on a three-year contract with a one-year probationary period after which an evaluation will be performed. If both parties are content, the Head of Unit will continue for the remaining period, with the possibility for extension.

Remuneration / Grade Level of the Head of Unit
The Head of Unit shall be appointed at a level equivalent to the level of Head of Unit in the African Development Bank system as a host institution. Remuneration will be paid based on the Head’s qualifications and the salary grid of the African Development Bank as a host institution.

Application Closing Date
21st January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Director, Infrastructure, Cities and Urban Development, PICU.0

Position Number: 50092434
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: EL5

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Private Sector Infrastructure and Industrialization’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s TYS H5s priority of “Industrialize Africa”. The objectives of the Complex are to:
    • Develop the ‘Africa Industrial Strategy’;
    • Provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by leveraging on experienced individuals who can be consulted on complex transactions;
    • Develop new financing instruments;
    • Act as the Bank’s Spoke person on “Industrialize Africa”.

The Hiring Department / Division

  • The Director is responsible for providing leadership in Infrastructure, Cities and Urban Development and guide Bank’s strategies and action plans in these areas to support the implementation of the High Five Strategies.
  • Through the three Divisions namely (1) Transport and Logistics (2) ICT and (3) Cities and Urban Development, He/She will develop sector strategies and support their roll out and execution on the region, represent the Bank with external stakeholders and provide deep sector expertise and experts who can be consulted by the regions to the deliver the Bank’s business and its future prospective areas of intervention in the sector.
  • The Infrastructure Directorate will particularly undertakes analytical and advisory activities to underpin lending programs and support policy dialogue with RMCs to formulate and implement Infrastructure, Cities and Urban Development Strategies and reforms, ensuring that best practices are mainstreamed in policy, planning, programming, institutional governance, and maintenance and operation.

The Position

  • To act as the Bank’s most important expert on Infrastructure Development, Cities & Urban Development
  • To strengthen and maintain the Bank’s understanding of the Infrastructure, Cities and Urban Development sector and its role in the development of the continent.
  • To advise on future investments in the sector by the Bank and its regional member countries.

Key Functions
Infrastructure, Cities and Urban Development Strategies:

  • Drive and support the Bank’s Strategy to build an effective and sustainable Infrastructure, Cities and Urban Development of the Bank in consultation with internal stakeholders.
  • Ensure the appropriate implementation of the strategy through communication and advise to all relevant stakeholders in the Bank, particularly operations functions, and define a monitoring framework.
  • Identify and develop any necessary policies to underpin the strategy.
  • Consult as necessary with external partners and Regional and non-Regional Member Countries on the form and efficacy of the strategy.

Knowledge:

  • Generate and maintain effective partnerships with key stakeholders to ensure Worldwide expertise to support the development goals of the Bank and the continent.
  • Devise the Bank’s contribution to key Infrastructure themes such as inclusive approach on Infrastructure Development.
  • Coordinate and Lead work alongside key partners, such as other MDBs and the World Economic Forum to design Infrastructure -based programs and solutions for the economic and social infrastructure development of Africa.
  • Publish major Economic Sector Works and analytical reports on Infrastructure, taking into account the comparative advantage that the Bank can bring to bear to any specific subject or theme.
  • Convene associated workshops/conference/forum and media events to solidify the learning across Africa.

Advice:

  • Represent the Bank at International, regional and national conferences and workshops on Infrastructure Development.
  • Provide cutting-edge advice on infrastructure investments to foster public and private partnerships and the use of all the Bank’s financing instruments.

Management:

  • Manage the Division Managers as well as Director’s Front Experts to meet demanding KPIs.
  • Develop and safeguard the Bank’s brand as a source of Infrastructure knowledge for Africa by detailing the quality of output expected from the Directorate and ensuring that it is attained.
  • Manage the administrative budget for the Directorate.

Competencies
Skills, experience and knowledge:

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Transport Engineering, Transport Planning, Transport Logistics, or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of extensive and progressive experience at increasingly senior levels in the Infrastructure sector, Multi-lateral Financial Institutions, with proven experience in developing countries, five (5) years of which must be at a managerial level.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead sector dialogue with proven experience in providing quality policy and project advice at high levels to national governments on infrastructure issues.
  • Strategic mindset; strong capacity to analyze actions from the perspectives of stakeholders and translate strategic thinking into compelling plans of  ééaction and to take prudent business risks to make effective, timely, and well-thought decisions;
  • Evidence of ability to build and lead motivated and committed teams across functional boundaries and utilize talent and expertise of team members in a productive way.
  • Demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas; a good listener; and cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity and capacity to initiate and manage innovations and change
  • Good knowledge of financing instruments and options.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and preferably, SAP.

Application Closing Date
12th January, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Agriculture and Natural Resource Managment Officer

Position Number: 50067632
Location: Accra, Ghana Country Office (COGH)
Position Grade: LP5

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on two of the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High-5 priorities, namely: “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 establishing pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions;
    • Develop new financing instruments;
    • The Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department / Division

  • The Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department provides support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025. This strategy aims to end hunger and rural poverty in the next decade through self-sufficiency in 18 priority commodity value chains specific to the continent’s agro-ecological zones.
  • The Department supports the effort to transform African agricultural systems for greater competitiveness, inclusivity, and sustainability, and for enhanced job creation and poverty reduction.

The Position

  • The Senior Agriculture Sector and Natural Resource Management Officer will provide technical support in the design and implementation of projects scheduled under the flagship programmes of the High-5 “Feed Africa” strategy.
  • The incumbent will work across technical and institutional boundaries to support the formulation of development solutions for various rural (and urban) clients in the public and private sectors, in accordance with the African Development Bank Group’s agricultural, agro-food and agro-industrial development programme.
  • Using a value-chain approach, the incumbent will support the implementation of the aforementioned programme in the African Development Bank’s Regional Member Countries, with particular emphasis on providing technical support for the design and implementation supervision of projects which:
    • Promote value chain development, create added value and foster the primary and secondary processing of crops, livestock and fishery products;
    • Accelerate private sector participation and growth in African agriculture;
    • Promote the growth of agricultural SMEs and the commercialisation of agriculture, with particular attention to financing needs;
    • Create farm-to-fork market links;
    • Facilitate the establishment of agro-poles and agro-processing centres;
    • Support the development of an enabling environment for agriculture and agro-industry; and
    • Invest in policies and reforms that are conducive to the transformation of African agriculture into viable and profitable enterprises.
  • The Senior Agriculture Sector and Natural Resource Management Officer will design and coordinate the development of solutions intended for customers and of all project management aspects related to the implementation of these solutions.

Key Functions
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Sector Manager, Agriculture and Agro-business in West Africa (AHAI-W), The Senior Agriculture Sector and Natural Resource Management Officer will perform, inter alia, the following functions:

  • Ensure that the Bank’s agriculture portfolio remains of good quality. Provide expert advice and guidance to officials of executing agencies on sector issues and priorities, technical aspects of projects, and the Bank rules and procedures, including those for the procurement of goods and services;
  • Undertake analytical work in agriculture sector with a view to determining its level of priority in the country’s development program, and advise Management on how to ensure sustainability of benefits of Bank financed agricultural projects and programs in Ghana;
  • Contribute to the Preparation of Country Strategy Paper, with particular reference to agriculture and rural development;
  • Formulate, evaluate and supervise projects, lending proposals, feasibility studies and sector work;
  • Design technical assistance programmes, estimate financing needs and propose governance models which will enhance the performance of agricultural value chains – from the supply of agricultural inputs to harvesting, transport, storage, marketing and distribution (including export) – with a view to increasing value added, improving quality, reducing post-harvest losses and ensuring the reliable supply of products to consumers;
  • Participate in the Agricultural Sector Working Group activities and related donor-coordination meetings, sector wide approaches, on the basis of which to advise the Country Manager and Management on policy issues in the sector;
  • Assist where required in the development of the Bank’s policies, procedures and guidelines, and ensure their application;
  • Serve as a technical specialist in his/her discipline and anchor for multi-disciplinary identification, preparation, appraisal, launching, monitoring and follow-up, supervision, and completion of agriculture sector missions;
  • Provide support for agriculture sector operations and pipeline activities in the other countries in West Africa as requested by the Regional Sector Manager; and
  • Participate in other tasks assigned by the Country Manager and the Division Managers in the Agriculture and Agro-industry Department.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold At least a postgraduate Master’s Degree in Agriculture / Rural Development or related discipline;
  • At least five (5) years of relevant and diverse professional experience in agricultural and rural sector development as well as in project design and management, with a broad interest in development issues and the promotion of relevant and priority agricultural value chains in member countries; experience within the Bank or in multilateral development institutions would be an asset;
  • Previous experience working in multi-lateral financial institutions or similar large organizations, and performing such roles as project preparing, appraising, supervising or implementing donor funded projects;
  • Full understanding of the principles of project cycle and project implementation as applicable in the regional member countries (RMCs) is required for portfolio management;
  • Good interpersonal, communication and project management skills; an eye for detail; and the capacity to be results-oriented and customer-focused;
  • Proven planning and organizational skills. Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills, with ability to think strategically and rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations; Proven planning and organizational skills. Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills, with ability to think strategically and rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations;
  • Good leadership skills, commitment to the development of the continent and the ability to adapt working methods while remaining efficient within a changing work environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (Written and Oral) in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, Access, Project and Power Point) and familiarity with Development Finance Corporate applications / tools.

Application Closing Date
8th January, 2022.

Methd of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Principal / Senior Trade Finance Officer, PIFD3

Position Number: 50087657, 50001362
Location: Headquarters Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire or Regional Office
Position Grade: PL4/PL5

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 / Division

  • The primary role of the Financial Sector Development Department (PIFD) is to help the Regional Member Countries (RMCs) increase the reach, depth, and breadth of their financial systems, while safeguarding financial stability. The Department has four long-term objectives: (i) development of a vibrant private sector through inclusive access by households and enterprises to financial services; (ii) strengthening market participants; (iii) developing efficient capital markets, and (iv) deepening regional financial integration.
  • Together with other Industrialization, Infrastructure and Private Sector Complex departments, PIFD is responsible for implementing the Bank Group’s Financial Sector Development Policy and Strategy 2014-2021 towards vibrant, innovative, robust and competitive financial systems, both national and regional, and in both the public and private sector levels of RMCs. PIFD plays a transversal role across the Bank’s five strategic priorities, applying its financial deepening and access tool kit to the High Five (H5) agenda.
  • Fundamentally, the scalability and policy momentum inherent in the H5 agenda create an important opportunity for expanded relevance of the PIFD core skillset: flexible financing instruments and delivery frameworks for financial inclusion, smart resource mobilization and capital markets development. PIFD leverages partnerships to bring about greater development impact in Africa’s financial sector.

The Hiring Division

  • The Trade Finance Division (PIFD3) oversees all the trade finance activities of the Bank.
  • The Division seeks to address the trade finance gap in Africa by providing guarantees and liquidity support to commercial and development finance Banks involved in trade finance, Corporates, as well as various economic actors including parastatals engaged in this critical sector, with the objective of broadening access to affordable financing in RMCs.
  • The division leads project teams that identify, appraise and process trade finance related projects until first disbursement of loans or effectiveness of guarantees, at which point primary responsibility, is passed to the portfolio management team (for loans and lines of credit) or to the trade finance middle/back office team (for guarantees) depending on the specific product.
  • The division also implements technical assistance and non-transactional programs in these areas.

The Position

  • The Senior Trade Finance Officer contributes to sustainable development of the Bank’s trade finance business in Africa.
  • He/she is responsible for the origination, appraisal and approval of trade finance projects in Africa. This includes promoting and showcasing the Bank’s development impact achievements in trade finance in Africa and projecting the Bank’s image as a leader in trade finance through representation in various fora, publications, and networking with key stakeholders.
  • The job involves working closely with colleagues from other departments of the Bank either as members of a project team or in the disbursement of loans.
  • The job also requires closer collaboration with colleagues in the country offices/regional centres and at headquarters.

Key Functions
Under the overall supervision of the Trade Finance Division Manager and in close collaboration with other colleagues, the Senior Trade Finance Officer will perform the following functions:

Business Origination and Pipeline Development:

  • Participate in and lead project identification missions and the preliminary evaluation of project proposals to assess their feasibility for financial assistance and/or technical support by the Bank. This involves the initial screening of project applications, carrying out of desk reviews, preparing preliminary evaluation notes for presentation to the regional management team to determine a project’s suitability for inclusion in the pipeline.
  • Coordinate and undertake project due diligence missions.
  • Preparation of project appraisal reports, including various financial and risk analysis, development outcome analysis, strategic alignment, for presentation to the various review committees and finally for approval to the Board of Directors.
  • Participate in discussions and negotiations with financial institutions, trade funds, commodity corporates and other potential partners originate new projects and foster business relationships with the Bank.
  • Negotiate loan pricing of projects with clients while ensuring compliance with the Bank’s pricing guidelines and other prudential limits.
  • Contribute to the planning of various initiatives designed to facilitate interaction with other AfDB departments, country offices, regional centres and external partner institutions.
  • Participate in the preparation of annual work program/budget of the team.
  • Identify and develop best practices in trade finance project origination.
  • Work collaboratively with the ‘ecosystem’ both in the region and at headquarters to ensure timely and effective delivery of business objectives. This would involve active consultation and communication through personal action and active follow up where necessary.
  • Undertake seamless handover of lending projects to the portfolio management team after first disbursement or guarantee facilities upon reaching effectiveness in line with the Bank’s guidelines and procedures.
  • Provide timely and excellent support to ex-post project evaluation activities of the Bank.
  • Ensure compliance of projects with: Integrity Due Diligence (IDD) requirements including anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing (AML/ATF) guidelines and Environment and Social Safeguards Systems.

Partnerships and Strategic Alliances:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the Confirming Banks, Issuing Banks, regional Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), sister Multilateral Development Banks and international trade-oriented organisations among others on Trade Finance issues and market developments.

Teamwork and Staff Engagement:

  • Promote collaboration and facilitate teamwork across organizational units. Maintain closer collaboration with other Trade Finance Investment Officers and Trade Finance Middle/Back Office team to share lessons learnt on a going basis. Develop and maintain strong relationships with colleagues in other Divisions such as legal, credit risk, finance, E&S, economic research and compliance.
  • Maintain a high standard of professional integrity and trust. Treat individuals fairly and respectfully; and be sensitive to differences across culture, nationalities and gender.
  • The Principal Trade Finance Officer would also serve as a mentor and role model to junior staff in the performance of their roles.

Corporate Communication and External Engagements:

  • Communicate effectively with staff and management through the preparation of high quality information notes, presentations and analytical reports on the trade finance sector.
  • Represent the Trade Finance Division and Bank at key trade finance meetings.
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Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Business, Finance, Banking, Economics or related discipline.
  • Certification in banking and/or Trade Finance is desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years post-master’s degree experience for Senior Trade Finance Officer and 6 years post-master’s degree experience for Principal Trade Finance Officer in commercial banking and/or development banking in areas such as trade finance, corporate finance and financial analysis, with in-depth knowledge of best practices in structuring trade and commodity finance facilities.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in trade finance in a multilateral development or commercial bank is required:
    • Demonstrated experience in the preparation or contribution to the preparation of private sector project appraisal reports in multilateral development bank.
  • Strong financial/credit analysis skills and sound knowledge of trade finance products used by multilateral development banks products such as guarantees, soft commodity facilities and lines of credit.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the mission, goals and practices of multilateral development financial institutions.
  • Strong presentation, negotiation and influencing skills that yield positive outcomes in complex stakeholder engagements with senior internal and external counterparts.
  • Demonstrated experience in initiating and organizing trade finance related webinars, workshops and other seminars and forums:
    • As a project task manager, the job holder is expected to lead project appraisal teams and use good judgement and leadership skills to get the best out of colleagues in the project team.  The job holder must also demonstrate potential managerial/leadership qualities.
    • Excellent writing and verbal skills in English and/or French with good working knowledge of the other.
    • Good working knowing knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel) and SAP.

Application Closing Date
5th January, 2022.

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Job Title: Division Manager, Policy Management Division (ECAD.2)

Position Number: 50092404
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL2

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department / Division

  • The African Development Institute coordinates and oversees capacity development mainstreaming in Bank operations to strengthen institutional capacity for inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa. To achieve this mandate, the Institute is focused on four outcome-based interrelated strategic objectives to:
    • Improve capacity for project implementation in African countries;
    • Enhance  capacity for economic policy management in African countries;
    • Enhance institutional capacity for effective knowledge brokerage and policy dialogue in African countries; and
    • Position the Bank Group as premier regional partner for capacity development for African countries.
  • The role of the Policy Management Division (ECAD.2) is to strengthen institutional capacity for macro-economic policy and public finance management in the Bank’s Regional Member Countries.
  • ECAD.2 achieves this mandate by designing and delivering capacity development tools (training, technical assistance, and policy dialogue) to address key policy changes in African countries. The Division also manages that Bank’s Executive Training in High-5 SectorsCapacity Development for Knowledge Brokerage and Policy Dialogue in the African Countries, and Capacity Development for Strengthening African Institutions and Partnerships across the Bank Group.

The Position

  • The Policy Management Division will be responsible for:
    • Building and leading an international team of staff responsible for institutional capacity development programs to strengthen Regional Member Countries’ macroeconomic policy-making and policy implementation capacity. Specifically, the Manager ECAD.2 Division will lead the design and delivery of tailored macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis; and public finance management and debt sustainability capacity development in all African countries;
    • Accelerating the Bank’s knowledge management and knowledge brokerage in the RMCs, and
    • Mobilizing resources (financial, organisational, and institutional) to address emerging capacity development needs of countries.

Key Functions
Under the supervision and guidance of African Development Institute’s Senior Director, the Manager will:

Work Program Validation and Execution:

  • Review and validate the objectives and work program for the Division, ensuring alignment to the Bank, Complex and Departmental strategic priorities.
  • Review and validate the budget, and its effective implementation.
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators to drive the Division’s performance.

Capacity Development for Policy Management:

  • Lead the design and delivery of capacity development programs to enhance regional member countries’ macro-economic policy management capacity.
  • Lead the design and delivery of capacity development programs to enhance regional member countries’ public finance and debt management capacity.
  • Lead the design and delivery of capacity development programs to enhance the Bank’s capacity for knowledge brokerage, technical assistance, and policy dialogue in the Regional Member Countries.
  • Lead the design and delivery of capacity development programs to enhance the Bank’s capacity for knowledge brokerage, technical assistance, and policy dialogue in the Regional Member Countries.
  • Manage the Bank’s institutional support programs, knowledge networking and partnerships.
  • Foster and enhance relationships with private sector organizations and donor agencies with a view to mobilizing financial resources for capacity development for policy management in the RMCs.
  • Lead the design and delivery of capacity development programs on the Bank’s High 5s strategic priorities in response to effective demand by sector complexes and the RMCs.
  • Contribute to development of Country Capacity Development Needs Assessment reports (CCDAs) on policy management as part of the Bank’s Country Capacity Development Diagnostic Notes (CCDNs).
  • Work in collaboration with the Resource Mobilization and partnership unit to identity and mobilize resources to implement capacity development in Africa.
  • Oversee the preparation of the Bank Groups annual capacity development report in collaboration with the organizational units of the Bank Group.
  • Oversee the development and quality assurance of knowledge products and policy documents produced by the Division.
  • Provide quality assurance for all policy management related capacity development activities of the Bank Group.
  • Develop and improve monitoring and evaluation tools for capacity development in policy  management in the Bank Group.
  • Represent the Director in High level meetings upon request.

People Management:

  • Ensure the Policy Management Division of ECAD is strategically staffed for effective delivery of the capacity strategic of the Bank Group as defined in annual work programs of the Division.
  • Build, motivate, mentor, and maintain an effective team in the Policy Management Division of the African Development Institute.
  • Put in place, with the assistance of the Human Resource Department, talent management mechanisms, to build a talent pool for the Division and maintain effective delivery and business continuity.
  • Build and maintain a network of experts and institutions to support the Bank’s Policy Lab Units (PLUs) on Macro-Economic Policy Management and Public Finance Management in Africa.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of protocols for inter-Departmental Bank-wide collaboration in capacity delivery on policy management in Africa.

Competencies
Skills, experience and knowledge:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Governance or International development, with top level experience in addressing development challenges in African countries, preferably gained in diverse bilateral, multilateral and / or regional development agencies.;
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in policy management of which at least three (3) years should be at managerial level or its equivalent;
  • Proven experience in macroeconomic modelling and forecasting in Africa.
  • Strong ability to translate development challenges into knowledge leverage opportunities.
  • Good knowledge of andragogy and experience in design of capacity development (training, technical assistance, and policy dialogue) programmes and curricula.
  • Ability to think strategically and to design long term plans and programmes in line with established strategic priorities.
  • Experience in providing quality assurance for capacity development programs in developing countries.
  • Ability to build and manage strategic partnerships for streamlined and increased support to capacity development in the regional member countries.
  • Results-oriented with superior monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Proven ability to build and lead a team; to motivate staff and utilize the talents and expertise of team members in a productive way.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English. Good working knowledge of both languages will be an advantage.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Application Closing Date
5th January, 2022.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Information and Communication Technology Officer (Country Office)

Position Number: 50064294
Location:  Maputo, Mozambique Country Office
Position Grade: LP6

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Corporate Services and Human Resources (CHVP), 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 digitalize and transform the Bank into a knowledge-driven workforce, promote human resources policies that enhance talent, drive a performance -driven culture, and ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice.
  • The complex ensures that all Corporate Services and Human Resources are re-aligned to drive greater corporate performance and execution of the Bank’s strategic vision and priorities.
  • The complex 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 Department 

  • The Corporate Information Technology Services department (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 Bank’s Information System’s Director, CHIS department is mandated by the Bank to deliver the best possible IT services for Bank staff, and help achieve the results that will get the Bank closer to accomplishing its development goals.

The Position

  • Under the general supervision of the Division Manager Network and Telecommunications Division (CHIS.3), the incumbent will be responsible for managing the Bank’s telecommunication infrastructure, multi-user network and messaging systems in Mozambique Country Office (CO).
  • The incumbent will be required to run the telecommunications and network operations in the bank’s Private network as well as provide day to day support to staff on the use of the bank’s business applications.

Key Functions
Under the supervision of the Division Manager, Network & Telecom Services, the Information Technology Office will:

  • Manage the Bank’s unified telecommunication services pertaining to Voice, Data transmissionand video;
  • Ensure connectivity to all corporate applications by proactive and efficient management of the LAN/WAN multi-user environment;
  • Implement system configurations as approved in the Bank’s change management processes;
  • Install, configure and support Bank standard hardware and software including desktops, laptops, printers, scanners and other relevant peripherals and facilitate the operation;
  • Monitor the Bank’s VSAT and fibber optic networks and liaise with service providers to ensure uninterrupted services;
  • Administer the information systems in the Country Office/ Mozambique Country Office (CO). including routine housekeeping, troubleshooting. maintenance and upgrading;
  • Ensure that the bank’s information and information systems are protected in a manner consistent with its information security policy, procedures and standards;
  • Provide technical support to country office staff and visiting missions as well as direction and support on end user computing and applications, including incidents on available hardware, software, network services and videoconference sessions;
  • Work together with other Engineers from Headquarters to investigate, test, circumscribe and correct incidents/problems;
  • Be responsible for Vendor Contract Management in the Country offices including enforcement of SLAs:
  • Identify IT related needs, prepare specifications and assist the Country Offices in the preparation of Request For Proposals (RFPs) for the procurement of IT equipment and services and manage contracts and suppliers;
  • Assume responsibility for IT asset management in Country Office and the completeness of the inventory in SAP;
  • Assume responsibility at the Country Office level in the Service Asset and Configuration Management process
  • Assist the resident representatives or directors (RDG) in determining training needs, equipment requirements and specifications.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Information System Telecommunications, Electronics or Engineering or closely related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of  four (4) years of relevant professional experience in ICT gained with similar Multinational organization or major private or public institutions.
  • Experience with Network Traffic Monitoring and Diagnostic Tools.
  • Experience and/or knowledge with QoS implementations, VOlP, WAN switching and routing, load-balancing and application-delivery solutions.
  • Experience and knowledge of user data backup techniques and procedures.
  • Experience in VSAT Satellite Systems.
  • Experience in the Video Conference Systems.
  • Experience in Windows operating systems (windows 8, 2008, 2012 etc.)
  • Good communication skills.
  • Innovation and creativity.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Client Orientation.
  • Team working and relations.
  • Solid experience in the management of the Unified Communication Services pertaining to Voice, Data and video transmission.
  • Strong skills for first and second level user assistance in handling incidents.
  • Strong understanding of large enterprise IT infrastructure components (server, storage, and network).
  • Strong Knowledge of Windows environments.
  • Ability to work under pressure and independently with little supervision.
  • Sold experience in the support of computer hardware and software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Ability to use standard technology packages and Bank’s standard software (word, excel, outlook, Power Point, MS Projects, etc…), knowledge of SAP, ITIL Foundation, and applications and the CrashPlan Backup System.

Application Closing Date
3rd January, 2022.

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Job Title: Chief Regional Financial Management Operations Coordinator

Position Number: 50102237 & 50071209
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire & Yaounde, Cameroon
Position Grade: PL3

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency 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-Presidency 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-Presidency will lead senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key Boards and Management decisions.

The Hiring Department

  • The SNFI department has four (4) divisions including two (2) for procurement and two (2) for financial management (FM) whose main activities are to provide support to operations complexes for ensuring that project’s fiduciary arrangements comply with Bank Fiduciary (Procurement and FM) policies and procedures and contribute to effective delivery and value for money in Bank-financed projects.
  • The Financial Management Division is anchored at the Head-Quarters in the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI) under the Senior Vice-Presidency.
  • The Division provides professional leadership in ensuring high quality performance with respect to compliance with Bank financial management policies and procedures in lending operations; and in ensuring high quality work in diagnostic work and country dialogue designed to support development of budgeting, accounting and reporting, internal control, treasury management and external auditing and overall financial management policies, systems and capacity of member countries.
  • The Chief Regional Financial Management Coordinator is responsible to ensure that the project Financial management activities financed by the Bank in his/her region done by the Financial management specialists’ team are compliant with the Bank’s Financial management policy.  This is done by advising on Financial management arrangements and reviewing Financial management decisions of the Financial management Specialists’ team within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages.
  • The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building Public Financial management capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on Financial management matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s public Financial management systems.
  • The incumbent takes the lead on high risk FM operations in the region; promotes effective reliance on countries public financial management systems as deemed appropriate; as well as contributes to greater use of technology for fiduciary due diligence and implementation support, and advises the FM Operations Manager accordingly.
  • The Chief Regional Financial Management Coordinator reports administratively to the Regional Operations Manager for Implementation Support (ROM-IS) and functionally to the Division Manager – Financial Management for West, Central and North Regions (SNFI2).

The Position
In coordinating the FM team in the region the key responsibilities of the Chief Regional Financial Management Operations Coordinator are:

Key Functions

  • Ensuring quality and timely FM advice and providing support to projects activities, including: (i) quality of Financial Management (FM) activities in the region; (ii) timeliness of responses on all FM issues; (iii) quality of advice to both Bank sector and Borrowers staff in countries covered by the Director General;
  • Executing the operations fiduciary function for the Bank in projects and programs that it finances , including through: (i) conducting country, sector and project level FM assessments and related capacity development action plans; (ii) providing FM-related support for country dialogue; (iii) supporting development of regional professional FM networks; (iv) participating in donors coordination meetings in their areas for promoting better coordination and effective resources mobilization;
  • Contributing to capacity development of Bank and Borrowers’ FM staff, including (i) coaching, (ii) mentoring, (iii) training and (iv) upgrading of the skills;
  • Coordinate the FM work of staff in the region in accordance with the work programs agreed with Senior Management.

Under the oversight and guidance of the Division Manager, Financial Management, the Chief Regional Financial Management Coordinator will:

  • Provide high quality technical guidance at the Field Offices in the financial management activities of assigned projects and programs within the framework of the Bank’s policies and guidelines all over the operations cycle;
  • Take a proactive role ensuring ‘Quality at Entry work’ in assessing the adequacy of the Borrower’s project financial management systems and the borrowers’ ability to manage and monitor Bank financed projects. This includes budgeting, internal control including internal audit, treasury management, accounting, financial reporting and external auditing.
  • Provide high quality FM fiduciary assurance services including inter alia providing FM implementation support for operations financed by loans and grants throughout the project’s lifecycle, ensuring compliance with the Bank’s audit and other FM requirements, performing analytical work on FM and accountability issues, and carrying out capacity building activities to assist the project/program team in developing capacity of the Executing Agencies in the area of financial management, all with due attention to quality assurance arrangements;
  • Oversee the review of and provision of comments on financial management aspects of assigned projects and programs as documented in concept papers, feasibility studies, appraisal reports and other relevant documents to ensure consistency and enhance the quality of projects/programs from the financial management perspective;
  • Carry out supervision work to ensure that projects financial management systems are functioning appropriately, including the periodic review of project financial management reports for financial performance;
  • Provide advice and support to Borrowers and the Bank Project Teams on matters affecting financial management and disbursement on capacity building in projects and with public sector accountability institutions;
  • Provide financial management guidance for the development of technical assistance programs and evaluate and monitor their implementation;
  • Assess the selection and recruitment of external independent auditors, ensuring their suitability including their independence, and competence to perform;
  • Participates in PEFA, SAI-PMF, and ROSC-AA and other PFM related Assessments and on that basis, provides information to Bank operations and other initiatives in the countries concerned;
  • Plays an active role in CPPRs from the financial management perspective and draft the FM part of the CPPR report
  • Undertake Capacity building on FM issues in the countries and in sector departments in the Bank including participating in fiduciary clinics; and
  • Participate in donor coordination meetings within the region (not continent wide or global) and in country dialogue platforms between the country and the donors based on the overall Bank’s strategy to support aid effectiveness.

Competencies
Skills, experience and knowledge:

  • Qualified professional accountant (CPA, CA, ACCA, DEC – Diplome d’Expertise Comptable, or equivalent membership of an internationally recognized professional accountancy body) with a Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Financial Management, Business Administration, or a related discipline;
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in the Bank or similar financial institution, with particular expertise in designing, supporting and implementing financial management operations, with prior financial management coordination role being an added advantage;
  • Possess a solid operational experience on lending and non-lending instruments by the African Development Bank and / or other multilateral lending institutions, including trust-fund and result-based financing;
  • Have a sound knowledge of the African Development Bank’s Financial Management Policy and Procedures;
  • Experience in supporting private sector operations (banking, auditing, finance, microfinance institutions, agriculture, electricity, water) would be an added advantage;
  • Experience in a Multilateral Development Bank, with emphasis on financial management, highly valuable;
  • Experience in the preparation of financial management policy documents, produce and share knowledge relating to operational FM matters;
  • Expert knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs). Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs) and the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs);
  • A good understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond financial management (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level;
  • Ability to lead highly technical staff and ensure that teams stay organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches;
  • Experience in designing and assessing internal control (over financial reporting) systems and procedures using internationally accepted control frameworks such as COSO, and in the design and implementation of computerized financial management systems;
  • Excellent analytical skills with strong planning, organization, and time management skills;
  • The ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French is mandatory. A good working knowledge of English would be a major asset
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications, preferably SAP and Risk Management Software.

Application Closing Date
2nd January, 2022.

How to Apply
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Job Title: Capacity Development Officer – (ECAD2)

Position Number:  50093671/50078305
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL5/PL6

The Complex

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
  • The Complex is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; (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 African Development Institute (ECAD) coordinates and executes Capacity Development (CD) programs in the regional member countries (RMCs) by:
    • Providing advisory services on capacity building;
    • Identifying and designing tailored capacity development programmes and implementing the programmes; and
    • Leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination and outreach,  with a view to improving policy-making, economic governance and sustainable development in the Regional Member Countries.
  • The Institute has two divisions, namely Program Development (ECAD.1) and Policy Management (ECAD.2). The strategic objective of the Policy Development Division (ECAD.2) is to enhance the knowledge base and programs of African countries in promoting development. Hence, the Division undertakes design and implementation of programs and activities to improve general knowledge and build institutional capacity to African diversify economies, boost growth and create decent employment through policy support in macroeconomic management as well as in public financial and debt management. These also include programs to support the Bank’s lending operations, improve the quality of the Bank’s portfolio and ensure that the development impact of Bank-funded projects and programs are realized through knowledge brokerage and policy dialogue interventions.

The Position

  • The Capacity Development Officer will be stationed in the Policy Management Division of the African Development Institute (ECAD.2).
  • The successful candidate will play an active role in the day-to-day delivery of the Department’s mandate, ensure high quality standards are observed, and collaborate with the Bank operations to further strengthen capacity development mainstreaming within the Bank.

Specifically, the Capacity Development Officer ECAD.2 has the following responsibilities:

  • Support the capacity development of the Bank’s RMCs to effectively design and implement their own macroeconomic and public financial management tools with a view to improving economic and financial governance policymaking processes and outcomes in the countries.
  • Provide the ECVP complex and relevant Bank Units, and by extension the Management, with expert technical advice on addressing RMCs’ capacity building issues to improve dialogue in RMCs in partnership with development partners.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts and implementation of Trust Funds to address emerging capacity development needs in the RMCs.
  • Support the ECAD.2 Division Manager and ECAD Senior Director in providing briefs, quality assurance and coordination of work program and deliverables in the Division and ECAD Department.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the ECAD.2 Division Manager, the Capacity Development Officer will:

  • Participate in the design and delivery of macroeconomic management tools and trainings for the RMCs, in collaboration with other relevant staff members within ECAD.2, ADI and across the Bank.
  • Participate in the design and delivery of public finance management tools and trainings for the RMCs, in collaboration with other relevant staff members within ECAD.2, ADI and across the Bank
  • Participate in the identification and assessment of capacity needs and demand in the RMCs in diverse areas, with focus on macroeconomic management and public financial management.
  • Task Manage designated capacity development activities in collaboration with different Bank Units, especially Operations, with a view to improving the mainstreaming of capacity development activities in all Bank operations.
  • Initiate, develop, and enhance partnerships with international, regional and national capacity development institutions to deepen and expand the scope of capacity development activities in the RMCs.
  • Mobilize resources from both external and internal Bank resources that include the Africa Development Fund (ADF), Nigeria Technical Cooperation Fund (NTCF), and other Trust Funds for use to deliver successful capacity development initiatives in the Bank’s RMCs.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the quarterly, mid-year and annual review of capacity development activities of ECAD and prepare relevant briefs and reports as may be required by Management.
  • In collaboration with other ECVP Departments and Bank Units, design and deliver capacity development programmes in macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis and public financial management cycle, including budget management, governance, accountability, supreme audit oversight, domestic resource mobilization, public private partnerships in public finance, debt management, fiscal policy planning and management, financial programming, etc.
  • Contribute to the drafting and reviewing of Bank’s flagships, core policy, strategy and operational documents as well as the Global Community of Practice’s Policy briefs.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be requested and assigned by the ECAD.2 Division Manager and ECAD Senior Director.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at minimum a Master’s Degree in Economics, Development, Finance, Social Sciences, or related fields. A PhD in the above-mentioned areas would be an added advantage.
  • Strong experience and proven track record in the design and delivery of capacity development tools, public policy analyses, and/or capacity development in international development settings, especially in Africa.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant and progressive professional experience in economic management, policy formulation, revenue management, public expenditure, or related areas, for the Senior Capacity Development Officer (PL5)
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant and progressive professional experience in economic management, policy formulation, revenue management, public expenditure, or related areas, for Capacity Development Officer (PL6)
  • Have an excellent knowledge of capacity development issues in Africa and developing countries in general, particularly around macroeconomic management, transparency and accountability in macroeconomic management, public financial management, ensuring business enabling environment, and combatting corruption and illicit financial flows.
  • Contribute to the preparation of policy statements, papers, briefs and various reports on economic governance issues.
  • A solid knowledge of capacity development initiatives, practices, methods and good grasp of required competencies for addressing existing development challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate knowledge and skill gaps and make effective, timely and well-determined intervention decisions in relation to the Department’s delivery mandate.
  • Demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas; a good listener; and cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity and capacity to initiate and manage innovations or change.
  • Ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.
  • Have an excellent knowledge of macroeconomic development models and a strong ability to interpret the results of research to facilitate policy dialogue.
  • Have proven familiarity with and knowledge of public finance management cycle in Africa with excellent understanding of the budget cycle, including budget management, governance, accountability, supreme audit oversight, domestic resource mobilization, public private partnerships in public finance, debt management, fiscal policy planning and management, financial programming, etc.
  • Have proven ability to think strategically and to design long-term plans and programs in line with the Bank’s strategic priorities.
  • Ability to apply innovative approaches, work independently and apply new methods to solve problems, while remaining efficient in a fast-paced, changing and challenging institutional environment.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.

Application Closing Date
29th December, 2021.

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Mastercard Data and Services Internship Program for Africans 2021/2022

Imperial College Business School Global Leadership Scholarship (Full Tuition Fee)

Tuition Scholarships for International Students at University of Lethbridge

Apply for Chevron Global Human Resources Internship

Apply For 2022 Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships.

United World 2021/2022 Scholarships to Study in United States .

Scholarships 2022/23 for Low Income Country Students to Study in UK.

UNESCO International Centre for Biotechnology (UNECO ICB) 2021/2022 Scholarship Award

Association of Commonwealth Universities Gender Grants 2021
Swinburne University of Technology Scholarships for International Students
Kansas State University Future Student Scholarships and Awards 2022-23
Montana State University (MSU) Presidential Scholarship in USA (Fully funded)

 

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