AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK GROUP (AFDB) RECRUITMENT (13 POSITIONS)

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JOB RECRUITMENT AT African Development Bank Group

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


We are recruiting to fill the position below:


1)Job Title: Senior Multilateral Coordination Officer, SNSP


Reference: ADB/19/213
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50076484


The Hiring Complex

  • The Senior Vice-President is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results
  • The SVP 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 SVP will lead senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The Strategy and Operational Policy Department (SNSP) plays a key role in shaping a corporate vision and a strategic perspective for the African Development Bank as well as developing the operational policies aimed at guiding the Bank’s agenda.
  • The primary roles of the department are:
    • To develop and help maintain (along with other units) corporate strategies and operational policies necessary for the Bank to deliver according to the spirit of its Charter and in line with the Bank’s 2013-2022 Strategy, the High 5 priorities, and other strategies;
    • To play a prominent role in keeping the Bank a strategy-focused organization in line with its policies; 
    • To support the Bank in raising its profile and engaging strategically at international fora, as well as to foster cross-fertilization and greater coordination with other MDBs ; and,
    • To lead the Bank in the development of a new culture of innovation and change, including the incubation of new financial/non-financial  products and business lines.
  • SNSP will be providing analytical guidance and coordination support on the High 5s both internally and externally. SNSP advices the President and Senior Management on strategy and policy issues of the Bank. SNSP assists with the communication of the Strategy to all stakeholders, and monitors and facilitates the implementation of related Presidential decisions.

The Position

  • Under the general supervision of the Director, the main responsibility of the Senior Multilateral Coordination Officer is to provide strategic advice and support to the Director, with particular emphasis on supporting the Bank’s engagement in multilateral affairs.

Duties and Responsibilities
The incumbent will:

  • Provide support to the Bank’s engagement in multilateral affairs, including the collaboration with the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs);
  • Participate as part of the core SNSP team in corporate strategy development and its subsequent monitoring, updating and refinement in line with sustainable lending and resource options.
  • Contribute to Bank’s advocacy work and positioning in the global policy dialogue;
  • Contribute to formulating Bank’s responses to emerging international issues;
  • Support Bank’s participation in high-level international conferences, including MDB meetings and United Nations Summits;
  • Act as focal point for the coordination of the MDB Forum on Policy;
  • Contribute (in conjunction with the SNSP core team) to the preparation of the Annual Strategy Review, for Senior Management, including preparation of the mid-term review and periodical and special updates and reports. Contribute to the preparation of Board documents on selected process enhancement recommendations.
  • As part of the core SNSP team, assist Senior Management to formulate the strategic policy objectives, ensure alignment with the strategic planning orientation and the Bank Strategy 2013-2022.
  • As part of the core SNSP team, ensure that all new policy proposals and strategic initiatives are aligned with the Bank’s planning directions and strategy, including the High 5s and the TYS 2013-2022.
  • Participate as required in the Bank’s Strategy and policy development work.
  • Provide support to the office of the President as required, in particular on recent policy developments, and on the Bank’s response to emerging international issues.
  • Prepare as requested planning and strategy documents.
  • As part of the SNSP core team, assist Operations Vice-Presidencies, Finance and Corporate Management Vice Presidencies to formulate their work programs driven by the planning and strategy.
  • Provide, as requested, up to date research on environment and business trends and keep up to date on new ways of doing strategic planning itself.
  • Participate (on behalf of the SNSP Department) in the preparation of selected Bank’s country and regional strategies and mid-term reviews.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree (or its University equivalent) in Economics, Macroeconomics or Development Economics, Finance, Engineering, Strategic Management or related fields and a broad knowledge in development issues.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience; proven combination of hands-on operational experience with solid analytical skills; good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members countries (RMCs);
  • Experience working in a multilateral development bank or international organization would be an added advantage;
  • Proven experience in donor coordination, partnership building and/or resource mobilization would be an asset;
  • Ability to provide advice, assistance, and coaching on strategy and policy related matters.
  • Good leadership skills, and lateral thinking; high sense of professionalism. Good command of budgetary and operational management matters.
  • Ability to manage multipleand simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines. Capability to work within specified time limits. Capacity to diagnose and resolve multiple, concurrent problems.
  • High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meetthe needs and long-term interest of clients within and outside the Bank.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications in English or French, with a goodworking knowledge of the other language.
  • Previous exposure to international, multicultural contexts would be an asset.
  • Competence in the use of project and financial management systems (preferably SAP) and standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

Application Closing Date
22nd December, 2018.


2) Job Title: Chief Economist and Vice President, ECVP


Reference: ADB/19/212
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Grade: EL3
Position N°: 50092324


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 ECVP 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 ECVP will inspire, generate and provide direct support to the President and Senior Management of the Bank on a broad range of technical and management issues within the broad remit of economic, finance, public financial governance, management and social economics.

The Hiring Department/Division:

  • The ECVP Complex core mandate has been to position the Bank as a trusted broker of knowledge in the pursuit of Africa’s development and make it a world class center of excellence advocating for evidence-based policy making. ECVP is therefore responsible for the management of Bank Group knowledge produce.
  • This includes knowledge generation through strategic and applied research, knowledge measurement embedded in statistical and data work, knowledge generated from operational and field experiences, and knowledge sharing through dissemination, networking and partnerships.
  • Hence ECVP’s activities can broadly be categorized as: (i) providing the knowledge base to support the effectiveness of Bank Group Operations and policy dialogue in RMCs; (ii) Capacity development in RMCs and Sub-Regional Organizations (SROs) in statistics, project and economic management; and, (iii) Leadership in coordination of knowledge advocacy, financial and economic governance in Africa.

The Position

  • Support the President to drive and deliver the Bank’s operations across Africa and ensure development effectiveness and sustainable human, social and economic change in the African societies.
  • Lead the analytical work of the Bank and position the Institution as a first-rate financial institution that leverages Africa’s potential to emerge as the new millennium’s economic power
  • Provide outstanding leadership for the Bank on policy dialogues in regional member countries and regions.
  • Build up, lead and manage a first-rate group of economists and policy analysts to strengthen the capacity of the Bank on country and regional policy dialogues.
  • Build the African Development Institute to deliver practical high-impact human and institutional capacity strengthening for countries in addressing emerging challenges and policy orientations for achieving faster economic growth, development and economic governance, including sustainable debt management, working in close partnerships with other bilateral and multilateral institutions.

Duties and Responsibilities
Specific accountabilities of the function:

  • Provide effective and timely advice to the President and Senior Management of the Bank through identifying and proposing ways to address priority macroeconomic and social issues; including other strategic areas of focus of the Bank for Africa.
  • Provide leadership and professional guidance to the Departments of the Complex in the successful delivery of their respective mandate, through overseeing the design and implementation of coherent work programs that aligns with the Bank’s strategic orientations for the continent, in cooperation with other development agencies.
  • Lead all technical, conceptual and analytical processes related to research and program development activities across the Complex.
  • Lead the development of clear performance metrics, timely execution and high-quality deliverables for all departments of the Complex.
  • Enhance the scope and quality standards of the Bank’s country economic and sector work by reviewing economic and sector work; overseeing the training of economic staff; and strengthening networking and knowledge sharing among research, country, and sector economists.
  • Oversee management of the Bank’s support to the strengthening of RMCs’ statistical systems.
  • Take responsibility for professional contributions to Bank Economic Intelligence documents by providing economic intelligence (statement, briefs, policy reviews) to Senior Management on economic development issues (macroeconomics, international trade, regional integration, natural resources management, sectoral issues, fragile state and finance) for presentation or discussion in regional and international forums.
  • Take responsibility for the production of the Banks standing publications.
  • Provide guidance on the Bank’s strategic approach to mainstreaming capacity development, knowledge leveraging and dissemination; including building strategic partnerships for improved development management.
  • Provide guidance on economic governance and public financial management for good budget support operations in the Bank’s Regional Member Countries
  • Provide guidance on natural resources management, including through analysis and advocacy, strengthening negotiating capacity, and designing local content policies, for RMCs’ deriving the highest social and economic value from their endowment.

Detailed activities in relation with the accountabilities of the function:

  • Represent the Bank at major international meetings and events dealing with African economic and social development issues.
  • Participate in collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out jointly with regional and international organizations including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Research and Capacity Building Institutions in Africa, development research centers in North-America and the Oxford Centre for the Study of African Economies, among others.
  • Participate in Senior Management Coordination Committee meetings.
  • Participate in inter-Complex meetings to foster a one Bank approach.
  • Assist and provide support to Senior Vice President on monitoring the Bank’s overall performance, advising on emerging issues of significance to the Bank’s successful implementation of its High Fives goals.
  • Manage performance contracts of all Department Heads of the Complex, to ensure successful delivery of ECVP’s mandate.
  • Participate in OPSCOM’s review of Bank investment operations.
  • Participate in high level resource mobilization fora, to increase the Bank’s strategic impact in the RMCs.
  • Carry out duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a PhD degree in Economics;
  • At least 10-15 years of pertinent experience of, with at least 5 years at a senior management level.
  • The top-level experience required is related to addressing issues of economic and social development in Africa, preferably gained in an academic or research environment or in a bilateral, multi-lateral, or regional development agency;
  • Experience in managing development research activities, including ensuring quality of high-level research papers and knowledge leverage, dissemination and outreach;
  • Familiarity with the roles of other development finance institutions in assisting economic reform and addressing poverty reduction in developing countries;
  • Ability to think strategically and to design long term plans and programs in line with strategic priorities.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • Strong analytical skills, especially on macroeconomic matters;
  • Excellent negotiation skills;
  • Flexibility in dealing with high level demand and excellent team builder;
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Application Closing Date
6th December, 2019.


3) Job Title: Evaluation Officer, BDEV1


Reference: ADB/19/208
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Grade: PL6
Position N°: 50090782


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); 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 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.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager BDEV1 the 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).
  • to Meta-Evaluations and Meta-Analyses; design, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • to updating the BDEV evaluation quality standards, and quality assurance processes, tools and capacity.
  • 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.

Selection Criteria

  • Holds at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent 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 four (4) 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 1 (private sector, infrastructure (including transport, ICT, urban development, water and sanitation), industrialization, power, energy,climate change, green growth 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
19th November, 2019.


4) Job Title: Principal Regional Operations Management Officer, RDRI


Reference: ADB/19/211
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50071223


The Complex

  • The Bank has reorganized and is developing the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex whose major objective is to build regional capabilities and bring responsibility for client activities closer to the regions.
  • Within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex (RDVP), the Bank has five (5) Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDIBD) Directorates, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central. Each Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General (DG) and is staffed with the relevant sectoral functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries.
  • The Regional Directorates provide overall strategic direction to country offices within the regions and are responsible for the Bank’s operations, business development, project management and overall effective delivery of the Bank’s High 5s of ‘Light up and Power Africa,’ ‘Feed Africa,’ ‘Industrialise Africa,’ ‘Integrate Africa,’ ‘Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.

The Hiring Department

  • Under the new Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM), the Regional Integration Coordinating Department (RDRI) was established within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex (RDVP) with the aim of providing strategic direction for the Integrate Africa work streams at the regional level while focusing on implementation at the sub-regional and national level through Regional and Country Strategy Papers to enable Regional Member Countries to realize enhanced outcomes.

The Position

  • The Principal Regional Operations Management Officer monitors regional projects implementation and provide support in enhancing productivity, accountability, efficiency of regional operations but also in regional integration business development with Regions and Sector Departments within the Bank and with RDRI external partners.
  • S/he provides expertise, support on regional project design, implementation, follow up, and, if needed, project restructuring activities.
  • S/he will also manage the annual process of initial projects screening for the Regional Operations Envelop (ROE) support.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Principal Regional Operations Management officer will perform the following duties:

  • Monitor regional operations progress by liaising with Regional Integration Coordinators and, if necessary, RPOs, CPOs and Task Managers on issues of pipeline development, portfolio management but also strategy development and review.
  • Review periodic reports (including but not limited to quarterly, half-yearly, and annual operational, technical, environmental and financial reports) of flagged regional integration projects to ensure compliance with covenants and project implementation timelines, highlighting implementation issues and challenges and keep regular communication with related Country and Head Office staff.
  • Advise and be a member of the origination teams on transactions with focus on improving the regional dimension in the design, the preparation and the implementation of projects and contribute to strengthen quality of the regional operation portfolio at entry.
  • Contribute to build and maintain strong relationships with clients, multilateral partners, and government officials to develop a strong pipeline for new regional operations.
  • Monitor performance of regional operations portfolio and lead analytical work on portfolio analysis.
  • Manage the annual prioritization exercise for the Regional Operation Envelope and participate to potential project sponsors interviews, check accuracy of information provided, and evaluate capacity of the parties to successfully implement the proposed projects.
  • Prepare relevant reports for submission to Management as periodic updates on regional operations portfolio implementation progress.
  • Represent the Division Manager in various committees/meetings on issues related to regional operations portfolio management.
  • Develop, under RDRI management guidance, solid working relationships across regions and complexes, support, and advise RDRI management to improve the reporting on regional integration projects implementation including with RDRI external partners.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as economics, international law, international relations or development or related field.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in design and / or implementation of cooperation project /  program, notably within an international and development organization
  • Demonstrated experience in portfolio management within a multilateral institution / Proven track record of working with multiple stakeholders across complexes to operationalize collaboration and implement integrated solution to enhance portfolio monitoring.
  • Experience in developing countries and excellent understanding of regional integration policies within Africa.
  • Good knowledge of relevant strategies, policies, procedures and practices of development finance institutions will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to effectively plan, direct, organize and administer diverse activities, to ensure effective delivery of work program.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Application Closing Date
20th November, 2019.


5) Job Title: Principal Civil Engineer, CHGS1


Reference: ADB/19/210
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50065427


The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services (CHVP) Complex ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.  The Vice President is responsible for driving efforts to digitize and transform the Bank into a knowledge-based pool of employees, promote human resource policies that showcase talent, drive a performance-based culture, making the Bank an employer of choice.
  • The complex will also be at the forefront of developing a new institutional culture that rewards creativity and innovation, develops talent, attracts and retains world-class staff at the Bank.

The Department/Division

  • Within the CHVP complex, the Corporate Services and Procurement Department designs and implements the Bank’s corporate services and corporate procurement strategies.
  • The role of the Operations and Maintenance Division (CHGS1) of the Department of General Services (CHGS) is to: provide technical management of the Bank’s real estate technical infrastructure; manage all of the Bank’s fixed assets and properties and provide technical support for the Bank’s decentralization policy.
  •  As such, the Operations and Maintenance Division of the General Services Department contributes in a visible way to the support provided by the Corporate Services Complex to the other complexes and entities of the Bank. This Division should play a significant role in the implementation of the Bank’s new development and business delivery model.

The Position
Under the supervision of the CHGS.1 Division Manager (Operations and Maintenance Division), the Principal Civil Engineer is responsible for the management and monitoring of works and maintenance services on Bank-owned real estate (land, buildings, structures and miscellaneous civil engineering infrastructure, etc.) and premises occupied by the Bank at its headquarters and in the country offices:

  • Operate and maintain all of the Bank’s immovable and movable property at Headquarters and the country offices
  • Define and implement the Bank’s administrative and investment budgets for infrastructure;
  • Conduct the execution of new or renovation works and ensure the management of works contracts and maintenance services of the Bank’s infrastructure at Headquarters and in the country offices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan and coordinate construction projects for buildings and civil engineering works, improvement and renovation of the Bank’s real estate assets.
  • Initiate and coordinate studies the execution of works and services necessary to improve buildings and installations.
  • Participate in the development of the Bank’s investment programs real-estate infrastructure (buildings, premises and office space, residences, etc.) and the management of the related investment and operating budgets.
  • Participate in the implementation of internal procedures to monitor and inspect new works and maintenance services meet the Bank’s objectives.
  • Oversee the preparation and drafting of technical dossier
  • Develop standard specifications and terms of reference to procure and maintain workspaces and residences in the Bank’s country offices.
  • Participate, in liaison with the coordination unit of the country offices, in implementing the installation of the country offices including identifying spaces for rent, adapted to the standards of the Bank.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams responsible for investment projects and specific refurbishments.
  • Design and apply innovative approaches; work in a team, and draw conclusions, maintain good interpersonal relationships, communicate and be detail-oriented and be customer-oriented.
  • Keep abreast of developments in construction and civil engineering techniques and standards and make recommendations for submission to the Division Manager.
  • Act as the head or acting manager of the Head of Buildings Section in the event of absence.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering or Public Works or an equivalent degree in a related discipline; additional training in the Bank’s rules and procedures for the procurement of works, goods and services would be a plus.
  • Possess at least six (6) years of relevant experience in construction and operating real estate infrastructure in an international setting and five (05) years in engineering consultancy, construction or building maintenance services.
  • Possess sound experience in the planning, and management of complex works and services projects and programs
  • Possess knowledge of civil engineering techniques, characteristics of building construction, road paving and sanitation networks materials.
  • Possess skills in budget management and procurement of works, goods and services.
  • Serve as a specialist on all matters relating to the Bank’s real estate infrastructure (buildings, land, offices, residences, etc.) at headquarters and in the country offices.
  • Propose promoting high environmental quality and the operating and maintenance costs of Bank buildings at headquarters and workspaces in the country offices.
  • Develop standard specifications for the procurement and maintenance of country office premises.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Proficiency in standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, ); knowledge of SAP would be a plus.

Application Closing Date
5th December, 2019.


6) Job Title: Advisor, Natural Resources Management, ECNR


Reference: ADB/19/209
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50083908


The Complex

  • The Chief Economist and 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 ECVP 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 ECVP will inspire, generate and provide direct support to the President and Senior Management of the Bank on a broad range of technical and management issues within the broad remit of economic, finance, public financial governance, management and social economics.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The external role of the African Natural Resources Center’s (ANRC) is to support Regional Member Countries (RMCs) improve development outcomes through effective management of natural resources wealth by delivering practical solutions on policy, legislative and investment decisions in the sector. Internally, it brings cohesion to the Bank’s strategies in natural resources sectors by providing a single lens through which the institution tackles natural resources governance.

The Position

  • As part of the African Natural Resources Center, Lead Expert Renewable Resources position is responsible for providing strategic and operational direction for the Center’s renewables programs and leading a team of experts to support Regional Member Countries and strategies of the Bank.

Duties and Responsibilities
Work program validation and execution:

  • Support the Director to set goals for the division, ensuring alignment to the Bank, Complex and Department strategic priorities.
  • Establish and monitor work program for the division and introduce changes where required.
  • Support the Director to manage financial resources of the Division and assure its effective implementation.
  • Report on the work program execution and propose alternative and corrective measures as needed.
  • Actively contribute to the designing and monitoring of the division key performance indicators.

Technical oversight on the division activities:

  • Provide strategic and programmatic advice to the Director and staff of the Center on all matters relating to fisheries, forestry, land and water by ensuring adequate technical input into regional programs.
  • Oversee implementation of the Center’s Strategy and workplans as relates to fisheries, forestry, land and water sectors by managing the relevant workstreams in line with Bank strategies.
  • Oversee programs and manage resources as relates to the Center’s work in fisheries, forestry, land and water, by leading the extractives team of experts, consultants and managing budgets.
  • Coordinate advisory work on fisheries, forestry, land and water regulatory matters, including policy, laws and institutional structures by working with regional offices to grow and meet demand.
  • Oversee the provision of strategic and technical advice on fisheries, forestry, land and water projects negotiations between Regional Members Countries and investors by ensuring availability of technical expertise and policy tools to guide strategies by representatives of Regional Members Countries.
  • Collaborate with peers to benchmark policy formulation by conducting periodic benchmark studies,
  • Bridge knowledge and skills capacity gaps by leading the design of products and policy tools to help Regional Members Countries build capacity,
  • Support the Director in mobilizing human and financial resources by identifying and forging strategic partnerships with internal and external peers in the Regional Members Countries, Regional Economic Communities, industry and think-tanks,
  • Support the Director in managing all resources allocated to specific role by ensuring availability of adequate human and financial resources to deliver the program,
  • Keep abreast of international and regional trends through analytics, networking and self-development,
  • Represent the Center by being the spokesperson and ensuring availability of institutional memory on fisheries, forestry, land and water in the Center.

People and Talent Management:

  • Ensure the division has the appropriate skills-mix at any time for effective delivery of the objectives defined in the work program.
  • Supporting the Director in reviewing and validating the staffing needs and build with the Human Resources department the required recruitment plans.
  • Contribute to assessing work performance, appraising staff potential and determine training needs.
  • Put in place, with the assistance of the Human Resources department, talent management mechanisms, to build a talent pool for the division for business continuity.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Renewables Economics, Policy Design or Renewable Resources Management and related disciplines. An additional qualification such as a PhD will be an added advantage;
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience in the sector, international organizations, regulatory environment, private sector or a Think-Tank with a focus in the relevant sector and or function, of which at least three (3) years will be at managerial level.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Be a change agent with extensive knowledge of the renewables sector regulatory environment, regional initiatives in the sector, African Union development programs and relevant protocols.
  • Strong ability in designing and implementing programs of advice and capacity building.
  • Good grasp of the regions development challenges and Development Financial Institutions environment coupled with the knowledge of principles of good governance as pertains to natural resources policy.
  • Extensive report writing and editorial skills.
  • Knowledge of influencers of public policy.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage small team of researchers in specific projects and/or tasks; capacity to initiate innovative research ideas and techniques in order to improve research policy making content of development research.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities, coupled to manage innovation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Application Closing Date
20th November, 2019.


7)  Job Title: Executive Assistant to the President, PCSC


Reference: ADB/19/195/2
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Position N°: 50069658
Grade: GS8


The Complex
The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF. The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat (PSEG)

The Hiring Department

  • The Office of the President assists the President in planning, supervising and managing the business of the Bank Group. The Office of the President monitors, coordinates and supervises the implementation of various Bank programs based on the global or regional trends and emerging knowledge in the major development areas of agriculture, human and social development, energy and climate; and gender and civil society.
  • The Office examines the impact of the Bank Group country and regional programs in responding to existing and emerging development trends and needs in the regional member countries, identifies new areas for business growth; leads and coordinates the preparation of technical and knowledge briefs for the President’s internal and external engagements; and monitors the effective and timely implementation of Presidential instructions, Board and Management decisions.
  • Under other activities, the Office prepares and organizes the President’s missions and represents the Bank at international conferences and on working missions to member countries; organizes meetings with Bank’s Senior Management; reviews, evaluates and gives advice on communication and interaction between the Presidency and the various organs of the Bank; provides effective administrative and logistic support to facilitate implementation of the President’s programs; and prepares, monitors audit reports and follows up on the implementation of the recommendations of the reports

The Position

  • The Job of Executive Assistant to the President, which falls under General Support Services that provides administrative support for the smooth running of the President Office, ensures that the President is freed from all tasks and administration, which could otherwise impede the efficient discharge of higher duties and responsibilities.
  • Executive Assistant to President’s job facilitates and contributes to the success of the President in performing his role as a key functionary in the Bank’s strategy for the achievement of the High 5s.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and overall supervision of the Chief of Staff and Director of Cabinet, the Executive Assistant to the President will perform the following:


Workflow Management:

  • Devise and maintain office systems to deal efficiently with paper flow; organize and store paperwork, documents and computer-based information;
  • Track and follow up on documents: deal with incoming email, faxes, post and correspondence;
  • Distribute Papers from the Senior Vice President, Vice-Presidents and Board and maintain a follow up system.

Office Administration:

  • Organize and attend to the President’s multiple engagements as required such as conference bridges, appointments, luncheons and other official events;
  • Ensure that the President has all his materials for these meetings and engagements through provision of Agenda, minutes and supporting documents;
  • Ensure travel, visas, accommodation and post-travel claims are done working with travel assistant and special assistant, occasionally, travel with the President to provide general assistance;
  • Coordinate visits of senior management as needed, which includes in particular; the setting up of appointments, arranging logistics and transportation;
  • Handle internal, external and general enquiries: screen telephone calls and requests as appropriate; welcome and look after visitors;
  • Organize and maintain with daily accuracy the Schedule of the President in collaboration with the Chief of Staff
  • Provide administrative assistance to the President’s office as required; these include the management of the filing and retrieval system, correspondence to the President;
  • Screen incoming calls to ensure the effective use of the President’s time.

Support to analytical work:

  • Take notes at meetings, write letters, prepare minutes – as requested;
  • Ensure adherence to African Development Bank Group and protocol guidelines and policies for all administrative undertakings;
  • Respond to inquiries from Bank executives, liaise with clients and other staff, facilitate coordination with other vice-presidencies; partner and work with other Assistants and groups in different locations;

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Business Management, Commerce, Administration or related discipline;
  • Training in report writing/administration/office management;
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant and practical experience, in an executive office in a support function;
  • Experience in supporting operations of international organizations is preferable;
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage;
  • Innovation and creativity;
  • Good Communication;
  • Problem solving;
  • Client orientation;
  • Team working and relationships;
  • Operational effectiveness and efficiency and good planning skills;
  • Track record in excellent scheduling and management of program at senior executive level (daily schedule and long-term schedule).
  • Inter-cultural sensitivity;
  • Able to work under pressure and to prioritize in the dynamic setting of an international and multicultural setting;
  • Skills in handling internal and external requests efficiently and professionally;
  • Excellent sense of initiative, confidentiality, enthusiasm, and team spirit;
  • Has high level of professionalism, work ethic, discretion and tact
  • Organization – Time-keeping, Space and Task Skills;
  • Broad knowledge of Business Concepts;
  • Good knowledge of Administration and Office Support Services including Systems and Procedures;
  • Proficiency in use of standard office equipment e.g., Computer, fax, photocopier, scanner, etc.;
  • Advanced proficiency to quickly adapt to new technology by acquiring required skills;
  • Ability to deploy sound judgment and make reasonable decisions in the absence of direction;
  • Ability to deploy knowledge, skills and abilities to work effectively without constant and direct supervision or guidance; while working with diverse workforce;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other;
  • Bilingualism is advantageous;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SAP and/or other integrated document management systems etc.).

Application Closing Date
18th November, 2019.


8) Job Title: Hotel and Catering Assistant, CHGS3


Reference: ADB/19/207
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Position N°: 50050033
Grade: GS8

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


The Hiring Department/Divison

  • The primary roles of the General Services and Procurement Department are to manage the Bank’s assets, oversee all corporate procurement of goods, services, works and real estate, coordinate all staff travel and transport of Bank’s goods and staff, catering services and other logistics arrangements and the mail services and keep staff informed about services offered. To this end the General Services and Procurement Department formulates and applies rules for procurement, storage, and maintenance of furniture, office equipment and supply; design, prepare and implement programmes for the construction or acquisition and maintenance of buildings and premises; formulate and ensure the proper and effective application of administration policies within the Bank in such areas as communications, transport, travels, security, protection and safety of the Bank’s staff and property; and perform related duties. The department is responsible for managing the Bank’s fixed assets (valued at over UA 100,000,000).
  • The General Services and Procurement Department comprises 3 divisions supervised by the Director General Services and Procurement. These divisions are: (i). Operations and Maintenance Division (CHGS.1); (ii). Corporate Procurement Division (CHGS.2); and (iii). Support Services Division (CHGS.3).
  • The Division is responsible for the management of Travel and Logistics, restaurant and hotel services prepare purchase plans and strategies, prepare and publish contract packages, receive bids and proposals, and serve as official contact between the Bank and suppliers.

The Position

  • The Hotel and Catering Assistant is responsible for managing the daily operations of the Bank’s restaurant, including the selection, development and performance management of the service provider. In addition, the job holder is responsible for drafting technical specifications and terms of reference for the acquisition of equipment and services related to these activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager, the Hotel and Catering Assistant will:

  • Oversee and manage all areas of the restaurant and make final decisions on matters of importance to customers.
  • Enforce sanitary practices of food handling, general cleanliness, and maintenance of kitchen and dining areas.
  • Ensure compliance with operational standards and Bank policies.
  • Ensure consistent high quality of food preparation and service.
  • Maintain professional restaurant image, including restaurant cleanliness, proper uniforms, and appearance standards.
  • Ensure positive customer service in all areas.
  • Monitor the tasks of the service provider, set goals and plans to promote and improve service delivery.
  • Respond to complaints, taking appropriate actions to turn dissatisfied customers into return customers.
  • Conduct periodic surveys among Bank staff on the delivery of catering services.
  • Conduct regular market survey on food prices and propose adjustments in conformity with market prices.
  • Report to Division Manager, Support Services Division, any shortcomings identified with the service provider and advice on remedial actions.
  • Ensure that proper security procedures are in place to protect customers and company assets.
  • Ensure a safe working and customer environment to reduce the risk of injury and accidents.
  • Supervise contracts related to catering and Hygiene Control services; regularly evaluate, through unannounced site inspections, the performance in consultation with Staff Restaurant Committee.
  • Collaborate with maintenance team to program maintenance and repairs of the equipment and prepare statistics regarding usage of the restaurant facilities and propose future actions.
  • Draft technical specifications and terms of reference for the acquisition of restaurant and kitchen equipment and services and advice on the best sources of supply.
  • Monitor technically all contracts related to the Bank restaurant management activities.
  • Prepare regular reports on the Bank restaurant activities.
  • Work within a team concept to develop and implement ways to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of services in the restaurant.
  • Recommend to General Services and Procurement Department Management list of hotels, catering, and restaurant service providers to serve Bank staff.
  • Conduct regular market survey on hotel rates and propose adjustments in conformity with market prices.
  • In consultation with Travel Administrator, negotiate tariffs with hotels in Africa and beyond on behalf of the Bank.
  • Ensure that information on all hotels with contractual agreements with the Bank is maintained and posted on the Bank intranet for ease of reference.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor degree in Business, Hospitality/Events Management, Tourism, or other related fields.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years’ experience in events / hospitality management, hotel/tourism industry, operating food facility.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to spearhead and manage change.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a matrix environment both as team leader and team member.
  • Ability to deal sensitively in a multicultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to draw on both theoretical knowledge and practical experience to design and develop a logistical plan which will provide a workable solution to an operational need.
  • Ability to identify and understands relationships, constraints and pressures affecting others.
  • Have excellent analytical capabilities and problem solving skills.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills, negotiating and emergency management skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Good business and commercial acumen.
  • The ability to think quickly, work in stressful circumstances and stay calm in a crisis.
  • Financial, budgeting and stock-taking skills.
  • Knowledge of food, food hygiene (including hazard analysis and critical control points) and food preparation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and/or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence with MS Office. Competence in SAP is desirable.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
18th November, 2019.


9) Job Title: Principal Power Engineer, PESD2


Reference: ADB/19/206
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50067364


The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy and High 5s priority of “Light up and Power Africa”
  • The complex’s objectives are:
    • To develop policy and strategy;
    • Provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions;
    • Develop new financing instruments;
    • Act as spoke person to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of “Light Up and Power Africa”.
  • The Complex will focus on areas of power systems, policy and regulation, renewable energy; and, climate and green growth.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • Within this new Complex, there is a Directorate in charge of Power Systems Development
  • This Directorate includes the “Power Utilities” Division, which supports the Bank’s Regional Member Countries and their Utilities, Regional Economic Communities, Power Pools, Regulators and other stakeholders to develop and improve their power systems both for sovereign (SO) and non-sovereign operations (NSO).

The Position

  • The Principal Power Engineer will be responsible for the technical design, appraisal and supervision of the Bank’s projects / programs in the support of transactions linked to lending and non-lending operations involving public and private sector investments in the electricity sector
  • S/he will provide deep sectoral expertise related to the planning, technical structuring, financing and implementation of power and utility reform projects / programs across the project cycle and power value chain (i.e. fuel supply, power generation, transmission and distribution / retail)
  • This will involve the entire gamut of reforms (i.e. management contracts to full divestiture) to enhance and facilitate sustainable utility transformation (to profitability), performance benchmarking / knowledge sharing and provision of quality advisory services, required for successful sector reforms and restructuring of utilities
  • S/he will work in multi-disciplinary teams and contribute to the delivery of the New Deal on Energy for Africa / High 5 flagships as required.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Manager, Power Utilities, the incumbent will perform the following:

  • Coordinate the delivery of flagships as relevant, to ensure delivery of the New Deal on Energy for Africa (e.g. increasing electricity access);
  • Provide advisory support to Regional Member Countries and Task Managers in the preparation, screening and implementation of complex and innovative projects aimed at reforming utilities and improving performance (benchmarking leadership as Task Manager, along with Hub-based staff, in the process of identification, preparation and execution of operations related to the transformation of utilities, including asset rehabilitation / expansion, system loss reduction and last mile access programmes;
  • Lead, in conjunction with other teams, Bank power sector business development and operations to support transformation, including human capacity building and smart partnerships;
  • Coordinate with the Hubs and Bank governance units in conducting policy dialogue, result based operations and provision of technical assistance to support utility reforms / transformation, and increased private sector participation;
  • Provide deep sector expertise for technical quality assurance: This includes preparation of terms of reference, review and validation process of feasibility studies, and utility performance diagnostics;
  • Ensure timely review and quality assurance of project preparation, appraisal and supervision documents vis-à-vis technical, financial, environmental, social and economic requirements; with other PEVP Divisions on relevant policy and regulatory matters and the structuring and financial analysis of complex / innovative projects, especially those involving private sector participation (e.g. streamlining / standardization of project and transaction documentation, and financing instruments);
  • Support delivery of Economic and Sector Work related to utility performance benchmarking, in collaboration with other directorates of the complex, utilities and strategic partners;
  • Undertake any other tasks the Director or Division Manager may assign.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of experience in utilities or in the power sectors, including utility reform and turn around exposure;
  • Private sector experience will be an added advantage;
  • Experience working across multiple institutions and ensuring effective collaboration with power sector stakeholders is essential.
  • Experience in a combination of the following areas will be essential: Utility Management, power generation and/or transmission and/or distribution / retail; IPPs / PPPs; and/or power sector reforms (with experience of working on Management Contracts, Concession Agreements and/or Divestiture transactions).
  • Ability to innovate and create new approaches in order to enhance performance;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and mobilize key actors for efficient and effective delivery (private sector, public sector and civil society);
  • Proven ability to build and direct a high performing team to achieve visionary and challenging goals;
  • Proven interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity and the ability to build trust and provide leadership to different team members;
  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with counterparts, both internal and external;
  • Clear understanding of the drivers and barriers to success of power utilities in complex regulatory, socio-economic and political environments;
  • Deep knowledge of integrated least-cost national / utility power system planning, and network development processes and tools utilized in Africa; and familiarity with the work of multilateral Development Finance Institutions;
  • Deep knowledge of utility Quality of Supply and Service Standards; and related performance management systems; project management and contract administration skills;
  • Ability to draft Terms of reference (TORs), Requests for quotation (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to procure services from consultants;
  • Good knowledge of national power / utility regulation, procurement and contracting models and standards; and grid code / operating rules / limits / reserves (including power import, export, wheeling and trading);
  • A good understanding of, and ability to lead / support negotiation of, power project agreements such as Power Purchase Agreements, Grid Connection Agreements, Fuel Supply Agreements, Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Contracts, Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Contracts, Long Term Service Agreements (LTSA) and familiarity with the work of Development Finance Institutions.
  • A good understanding of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and asset management systems;
  • A good understanding of the Bank’s Environmental & Social policy requirements;
  • Good knowledge of utility governance, regulation, operations, maintenance and management, client relationship, billing, financial management of utilities;
  • Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable policies and regulations;
  • Ability/willingness to quickly become familiar with the use of various tools available and applied by the Bank such as SAP.
  • Spoken and written English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications
  • A good working knowledge of the other language
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SAP and/or other integrated document management system).

Application Closing Date
18th November, 2019.


10) Job Title: Administrative Assistant, AHAI0


Reference: ADB/19/204
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Grade: GS7
Position N°: 50001155


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 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”. The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.


The Hiring Department / Division

  • The Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department provides support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025.
  • The 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 Regional Member Countries.

The Position

  • Under the general supervision of the Director AHAI, the Administrative Assistant will play a supportive role in the coordination and delivery of the unit.
  • He/She will lead on the establishment and maintenance of all information management systems and databases (e.g. SAP) to enable the effective result-based management.
  • He/She will generate information and reports to inform on the progress, achievements and outcomes of the AHAI funded projects and the AHAI as a whole.
  • He/She will oversee the smooth operation of the offices’ support work and related systems by assuming responsibility for the organisation and coordination of work flow as well as reviewing, processing and executing a variety of accounting and resource management transactions.

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Director, Agriculture and Agro-industry Department (AHAI), the Administrative Assistant is responsible for:


Resources Management:

  • Manage systems; create and process expense reports in SAP.
  • Assist the management in issues concerning resources such as the administrative budget; monitor and review expenses and bring issues to the attention of Manager.
  • Participate in the preparation of the annual and mid-year budget review by inputting data and the monitoring thereof.

Analytical Work:

  • Produce documents, briefing papers, reports, spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Take notes at meetings, write letters, and prepare minutes as requested.
  • Assist where applicable with the programming of operational activities by using the appropriate software, entering project information and producing the Department’s various status reports i.e. CSPs, Active Projects, Portfolio Reviews, etc.

Problem Solving:

  • Respond to inquiries on operational matters from Bank Executives; liaise with member countries and other staff; coordinate with other members of management and partners; work with other operations assistants, secretaries and groups in different locations.
  • Carry out background research in field of competence and present in a logical manner.
  • Perform any other duties reasonably requested by management.

Workflow management:

  • Devise and maintain efficient office systems.
  • Track and follow up on documents; deal with incoming email, faxes and general mail.

Office Administration:

  • Organize and attend to multiple meetings, appointments and events to ensure that responsible management are well prepared.
  • Arrange travel, visa and accommodation; travel occasionally with management to provide general assistance.
  • Initiate and prepare various administrative documents and forms, such as staff list, staff travels, staff absence (annual leave, home leave, excused absence and maternity leave) as well as statistical data when required on staff;
  • Assist Task Managers in the preparation of reports.
  • Create contracts for hiring consultants in DACON.
  • Create contracts from projects in SAP.
  • SAP entry of project information
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree / Maîtrise or equivalent diploma, higher education in Business Administration, Economics and / or Statistics would be an asset;
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional work experience in project management, work programme and budget preparation, and information management.
  • Good understanding of the functions, organization and procedures of the Bank; leadership; strong research capabilities and problem solving;
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritization in its own program of work, ability to perform the tasks in a timely and effective manner;
  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SAP and/or other integrated document management system).

Application Closing Date
13th November, 2019.


11) Job Title: Manager, Renewable Energy Division – PERN1


Reference: ADB/19/203
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50092428


The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy, High 5s priority of “Light up and Power Africa”. The complex’s objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) to provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions; (iii) to develop new financing instruments; (iv) to act as spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of “Light Up and Power Africa”.
  • The Complex will focus on areas of Power systems, policy and regulation, renewable energy; and, Climate and Green Growth.
  • The PEVP Complex will oversee strategy and policy development in the energy systems space; build alignment across stakeholders and represent the Bank with external stakeholders; originate projects, develop new, innovative financing instruments; and ensure delivery of the “Light Up and Power Africa” agenda.
  • The Complex will originate and execute both public and private sector transactions in partnership with our regional offices and other Departments of the Complex.

The Hiring Department

  • Within the PEVP Complex, there is a Directorate in charge of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PERN). The Directorate has the broad objective of promoting the development of renewable energy across Africa, energy efficiency and clean cooking solutions.
  • The Renewable Energy Division (PERN1) is one of the three divisions in PERN and will be led by a Manager.
  • The Manager will report directly to the Director in charge of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (PERN).
  • He/She will lead and coordinate Bank’s renewable energy projects and programs with substantial part of his/her time (70%) dedicated to the Desert to Power (DtP) program leading and coordinating the DtP Task Force. On Desert to Power, the Manager will also report to the Desert to Power Steering Committee that will be set-up and will include internal and external stakeholders and a non-executive Chairperson.
  • Bank’s support to RMCs to scale-up renewable energy investment includes: i) upstream support to member countries in creating enabling environment through technical assistance for policy, legal and regulatory framework including capacity building for IPP  procurement ,ii) funding feasibility studies and environmental &social impact assessments; iii)  mobilization of climate finance to enhance affordability; and iv) funding of RE programs and projects through its public and private windows.
  • 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 program will support ambition of the governments in the region to fight poverty, create employment for the youth, migration and desertification. It is the responsibility of the Manger to lead and coordinate the Taskforce that will deliver these objectives for the Bank and for the Bank’s Member Countries in the Sahel Region.

The Position

  • The Manger has the overall responsibility for the Bank’s renewable energy support to RMCs and for leading operations with a particular focus on decentralized energy solutions.
  • The manager will also lead the Desert to Power Taskforce to support the Sahel counties to increase energy access and solar generation capacity through a combination of public and private sector operations.
  • He/She will also be responsible for coordination of efforts with other initiatives and development partners operating within the region

Duties and Responsibilities
The Manager, of Renewable Energy Division (PERN1) will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Task 1: Lead / coordinate the Bank’s renewable energy programs and projects, comprising:

  • Lead Bank’s support to member countries in creating enabling environment for renewable energy investment through upstream support including design of policy, legal and regulatory framework and institutional capacity building;
  • Lead design and implementation of renewable energy programs and projects through provision of blended finance, mobilizing funding from climate finance and other concessional funding resources.
  • Supervise the Bank’s DESCO program to scale up access though off-grid stand-alone systems for households, social services and productive uses.
  • Lead and coordinate scaling-up of mini-grid programs and projects to increase rural access through mobilization of grants and concessional funding to ensure affordability for rural households and businesses.

Task 2: Lead / coordinate the implementation of the Desert to Power initiative, comprising:

  • Guide the process of resource assessment and demand projections;
  • Develop detailed implementation plans for the five priority areas (on-grid solar generation capacity, transmission reinforcement and regional interconnections, deployment of decentralized energy solutions, utility reform and creation of a favourable enabling environment) of the Desert to Power initiative;
  • Coordinate review and formal approval of the implementation plans by member countries;
  • Coordinate roadshows to introduce the program to wider market players and financiers;
  • Provide required technical support to member countries in the process of project implementation;
  • Facilitate required coordination between concerned countries in the implementation of multinational projects including PPA negotiations
  • Prepare regular updates on the implementation of the initiative for the Sahel G5 Heads of State, sector ministries, the Steering Committee and senior management of the African Development Bank and other stakeholders;
  • Raise the profile of the Desert to Power through appropriate communication in consultation with the Bank’s communication team;
  • Prepare the annual report on Desert to Power and its achievements.

Task 3: Mobilization of resources for the implementation of the Desert to Power initiative, comprising:

  • Secure the required financial support for project preparation activities and the operation of the Taskforce;
  • Forge partnerships with other development partners and knowledge partners;
  • Prepare the budget for the operations and maintain the record of expenses;
  • Spearhead TA resource mobilization efforts for project preparation and advisory services;
  • Work with regional teams and partners on the financing of ready projects.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Engineering, Finance, Energy studies or related subjects;
  • Have a minimum of eight (08) years of professional work in areas related to energy, some of which in Africa; five (5) years of which should have been at managerial role and/or in supervising a team and coordinating work programs or projects;
  • Deep exposure and understanding of the international agenda and geopolitics of renewable energy, climate change and green growth;
  • Wide networks and experience with international institutions and agencies working on renewable energy and climate change in Africa and globally;
  • Experience in working with donors on the implementation of large programmes notably in the power sector;
  • Candidates with exposure to utility scale renewable energy project development and medium/small scale RE including off-grid and mini-grid solutions will be prioritized;
  • Longstanding experience in climate finance will be an advantage;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and mobilize key actors to delivery (private sector, public sector and civil society);
  • Proven ability to build multi-organization partnerships to manage complex objectives;
  • Proven ability to build and direct a high performing team to achieve visionary and challenging goals;
  • Proven interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity and the ability to build trust and provide leadership to different team members;
  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external;
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively with oversight bodies such as multi-national
  • Boards of Executive Directors and Governors and other senior government officials.
  • Deep knowledge of the development of renewable energy across developing countries with experience of completing integrated assessments of technical and economic potential of renewable energy;
  • Experience in the Sahel countries will be an asset;
  • Highly developed strategic thinking skills aligned with the ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable policies and regulations;
  • Experience in forging and managing relationships with a variety of stakeholders – local organizations, governments and financing institutions.
  • 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 (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Application Closing Date
13th November, 2019.


12) Job Title: Office Manager, PCSC


Reference: ADB/19/200
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50066180


The Complex

  • The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM); General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat (PSEG)

The Hiring Department

  • The Office of the President assists the President in planning, supervising and managing the business of the Bank Group. The Office of the President monitors, coordinates and supervises the implementation of various Bank programs including administrative issues relating to Directors reporting to the Office of the President; prepares and organizes the President’s missions and represents the Bank, in line with the President’s instructions, at international conferences and meetings and on working missions to member countries; prepares and organizes meetings with Bank’s Senior Management, and facilitates follow-up on the decisions of these meetings; reviews, evaluates and gives advice on communication and interaction between the Presidency and the various organs of the Bank; ensures the effective and timely implementation of Board and Management decisions; provides effective administrative and logistic support to facilitate implementation of the President’s programs; and prepares, monitors and submits summaries of audit reports to the President and follows up on the implementation of the recommendations of the reports
  • The Office of the President is responsible for providing support & assisting the President in planning, supervising and managing the business of the Bank Group.

The Office of the Chief of Staff & Director of Cabinet assists the President in planning, supervising and managing the business of the Bank Group. Main Activities include:

  • Monitors, coordinates and supervises the implementation of various Bank programs, including administrative issues relating to Directors reporting to the President;
  • Prepares and organizes the President’s missions and represents the Bank, in line with the President’s instructions, at international conferences and meetings and on working missions to member countries;
  • Prepares and organizes meetings with Bank’s Senior Management, and facilitates follow-up on the decisions of these meetings;
  • Reviews, evaluates and gives advice on communication and interaction between the Presidency and the various organs of the Bank;
  • Ensures the effective and timely implementation of Board and Management decisions;
  • Provides effective administrative and logistic support to facilitate implementation of the President’s programs; and
  • Prepares, monitors and submits summaries of audit reports to the President and follows up on the implementation of the recommendations of the reports by concerned Departments/Units.

The Position

  • The Manager is a senior staff member in the Office of the President, who provides both administrative and managerial support.
  • The incumbent acts as a principal aide in the Office of the President and to the Chief of Staff & Director of Cabinet on matters pertaining to management and administration of the President’s office, policy and operations, handling of high level Government decision makers, and other external stakeholders, management of junior staff in the President’s office, and manages special projects, as assigned by the President or Chief of Staff & Director of Cabinet.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief of Staff & Director of Cabinet, and the oversight of the President, the Manager will:

  • Support the Director of Cabinet & Chief of Staff in managing the overall work programme of President’s Office including planning, coordination and communication of the President’s agenda
  • Assists in the preparation, accomplishment and ensuring follow up actions from President’s missions
  • Manages all correspondence both electronic and mail and briefings pertaining to the Office of the President
  • Reviews briefs, memoranda and other reports submitted for consideration by the President to ensure quality, accuracy and consistency with Bank’s policies and procedures
  • Represents the Chief of Staff & Director of Cabinet and on occasion the President and undertakes any special assignments
  • Coordinates with the relevant Vice Presidency Complexes on critical follow up actions
  • Assists the Chief of Staff & Director of Cabinet in supervision and evaluation  of all junior staffers working in the President’s office to  enable the provision of high quality and proficient services
  • Coordinates special projects on behalf of the President

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a in Business Administration, Financial management, International Development, Public Administration, or any other discipline that is relevant to the operations of the Bank; in-depth knowledge of socio-economic development issues and policies of African countries.
  • Experience in managing a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team within large and complex institutional settings with at least 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Private Sector is advantageous
  • Strong knowledge and experience of AFDB Group operations and projects
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgements, with excellent technical and analytical skills and due consideration of inherent corporate wide risks.
  • Ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to perform complex tasks and to prioritize multiple projects. You are highly organized, efficient and have a reputation for follow-through and closing to deliver quality results
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to provide strategic leadership and drive results and execution.
  • Ability to manage budgets
  • Proven ability to communicate both orally and in writing with high level individuals/stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and lead teams
  • High degree of professionalism, discretion, tact, integrity and maturity and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients is critical.
  • Ability to collaborate with highly diverse Senior Management teams and responsive to needs of multiple stakeholders, with excellent negotiation skills.
  • Ability to communicate excellently and effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point, SAP and/or other integrated document management system).
  • Energised by working in a high pressure fast-paced environment where change is the norm and quick quality action and delivery the expectation – you are results and solution orientated with a ‘can do’ attitude
  • You are motivated and excited by this leadership opportunity.

Application Closing Date
12th November, 2019.


13) Title: Young Professional Program (YPP)


Reference: ADB/19/193
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Grade: PL6


Objectives
The Young Professionals Program (YPP) targets high potential, best-in-class young professionals with a strong passion for Africa’s development. This program is not an internship arrangement; rather it offers exceptional career opportunities to talented young professionals with leadership potential, an established record of outstanding academic and professional achievement to make a difference to the development of the African continent. The YPP includes a rigorous program of activities including a learning Academy that prepares participants to be technical and professional leaders with notable impact:

  • The Program is for a period of three years; the first two years will be spent on mandatory rotational placements across the Bank’s various functions. The third-year rotation year will be spent in the Home Complex where the YP will graduate into a staff position.Only YPs who have completed the YP Academy and have exhibited high performance and high potential will be integrated into the Bank’s workforce.
  • The Professional and Personal Development Program is structured under the Young Professionals Learning Academy with specific learning interventions delivered in phases of 6 months each. These learning interventions serve to deepen technical knowledge and build leadership skills required for effective delivery of task functions andfuture roles in the Bank.The Learning academy also includes on- the job training that requires immersion into various functional areas of the Bank for hands-on experience in projects and various work assignments.
  • On-boarding and orientation programs ensure faster integration into the Bank’s culture and offers a robust support mechanism from mentors, coaches and buddy groups.
  • Individual performance and potential will be reviewed periodically, and the necessary personal development plans customized to individual needs.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Young Professional Program (YPP) Strategic Focus Areas For 2019 Intake:


The Bank seeks to recruit Young Professionals in specific disciplines and specialist professional areas that are aligned to the Ten-Year Strategy (TYS); the five priority areas of the Bank (High 5s) and People strategy. The Hi-5s are captured below:

  • Light Up and Power Africa:
    • Power Systems Development (grid base power system, power utilities), Climate Change and Green Growth (climate finance, climate adaptation), Energy Statistics, Policy and Regulation (energy statistics), Renewable Energy (off grid energy access), Energy Partnerships (energy partnerships and stake-holders engagement, energy markets).
  • Feed Africa:
    • Agriculture & Agro-industry (agribusiness development, agriculture research, production and sustainability), Agricultural finance & Rural development (agricultural and rural finance, rural infrastructure development).
  • Integrate Africa:
    • Development Research (macroeconomic policy, debt sustainability and forecasting, microeconomic, institutional and development impact), Governance and public financial management (program development, policy management), Statistics (economic and social statistics, statistical capacity building).
  • Industrialize Africa:
    • Private Sector Development (strategy and new product, portfolio asset management, special operations), Financial sector development (financial institutions, financial inclusion), Infrastructure, cities & urban development (transport and logistics, ICT), Industrial and trade development.
  • Improve the lives of the people of Africa:
    • Water, Human and Social development (education, human capital and employment, sanitation and public health.
    • The Young Professionals Program (YPP) targets High Potential, best-in-class young professionals with a strong passion for Africa’s development. The Program offers exceptional career opportunities to talented young professionals with leadership potential, an established record of outstanding academic and professional achievement to make a difference to the development of the African continent. It is a three-year leadership opportunity for the development of Bank’s future workforce and leaders. The Bank aims attract highly qualified and motivated professionals from our member countries for a productive and rewarding career path in development. Through the YPP, the Bank ensures continuity and excellence in both the management of its work programs and the provision of policy advice to its RMCs.
    • The Bank aims to offer this opportunity to 30 candidates for the 2020 cohort. The Bank is an equal opportunity employer. To this end, we are committed to achieving and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects our diversity.

Selection Criteria
The Young Professional Program targets motivated and high-potential individuals from our member countries. Applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a citizen of a member country of the Bank.
  • Be 32 years of age or younger by 1st May 2020.
  • Possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline that is relevant to the business of the Bank, with outstanding academic credentials.
  • Have at least 3 years post graduate work experience in the areas related to the high priority areas (Hi-5s) as mentioned above.
  • Interested candidates with coding, e-development, animation and platforms designs and maintenance are required this year.
  • Demonstrable hands-on experience on the African continent and/or in other continent’s developing countries is a necessary requirement.
  • Have a passion for Africa’s development
  • Able to leverage knowledge, share and coach others. Work effectively in teams with displayed high adaptability to a diverse environment.
  • Strong analytical skills, an entrepreneurial drive, results-orientation and problem-solving capability.
  • High business acumen and innovative mindset.
  • Be proficient in the Bank’s working languages, either English and/or French.
  • Have skills that enable you work in a digital environment and embrace technology as it evolves.
  • Be willing to live in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire the Bank’s Headquarters, and any other country in Africa where the Bank may require your services.
  • Ability to travel continentally (20% of your time).

Application Closing Date
13th November, 2019.


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


Important Information/Notice

  • The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • This is a three-year programme and is classified as international status. As such, it attracts international terms and conditions of employment.
  • More information on the young professionals’ program is available on the bank’s website which can be accessed through the following link: https://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/careers/young-professionals-program-ypp
  • Should you encounter technical difficulties while submitting your application, please email, <HRDirect@AFDB.ORG>  describing the issue and/or share a screenshot
  • To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.
  • Applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are considered for interview will be contacted. Only online applications submitted with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the required degrees will be considered. The President, AfDB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever.

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