African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Job Recruitment (15 Positions)

images%2B%25282%2529

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 following positions below:

1) Job Title: Regional Principal Counsel – Public Sector Operations, Policy and Governance Division, PGCL1

Reference: ADB/20/072
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50093689

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the General Counsel and Legal Services Department is to deliver legal advice and services to the statutory organs of the Bank Group (the Bank): Board of Governors, Board of Directors, Senior Management, Regional Directorate Hubs and more generally to the whole Bank.
  • The General Counsel and Legal Services Department’s job is also to protect the interest of the Bank from legal liability and, as necessary, to ensure that the Bank Group is properly and efficiently defended in cases filed against or brought by the Bank.
  • The principal objective of the Public Sector Operations, Policy and Governance Division is to provide legal support, advice, and services in connection with public sector transactions and project implementation for loans and grants for the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund, and other special vehicles such as trust funds, projects and programs. In addition, the Division provides legal assistance on operations policies and governance, environmental and procurement related matters as well as all aspects of the business of the Bank Group.

The Position:

  • The Regional Principal Counsel – Public Sector Operations, Policy and Governance Division purpose is to ensure compliance with the various policies and regulations of the Bank related to public sector operations.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Public Sector Operations, Policy and Governance, the Regional Principal Counsel – Public Sector Operations, Policy and Governance Division will:

  • Ensure compliance of all operational activities with applicable Bank policies, rules and regulations.
  • Prepare and issue legal opinions on agreements, contracts and other formal arrangements for operational activities of the Bank Group and Special Funds with members and non-member countries, international organizations and governmental and non-governmental entities.
  • Provide legal assistance throughout the identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision and post-evaluation stages.
  • Assist in the design of projects and programs from inception to completion in compliance with the Bank’s policies, rules, and guidelines as well as minimize risks that may impede the achievement of desirable outcomes.
  • Participate in meetings and provide legal support to project teams including the structure of the project, type of financing instruments, terms of financing, implementation arrangements and compliance with the relevant Bank Group applicable policies, rules and regulations.
  • Draft and Negotiate financing agreements including loan agreements, grant agreements, guarantee agreements and co-financing agreements with other lenders.
  • Provide legal opinions on the effectiveness of financing agreements and the fulfilment of conditions precedent to disbursement including the review of documents submitted in fulfilment of loan and grant conditions.
  • Provide legal support and technical assistance to regional member countries and to regional and sub-regional institutions in connection with matters pertaining to the purpose, functions and activities of the Bank and to developmental issues and activities.
  • Provide legal support in the drafting of all operational policies, directives and instructions of the Bank Group and Special Funds.
  • Provide legal assistance in operations-related implementation activities of bilateral and multilateral cooperation arrangements related to public sector operations.
  • Draft Board resolutions pertaining to public sector projects and programs; and  
  • Undertake such other assignments as required by the Division Manager, Public Sector Operations, Policy and Governance or the General Counsel.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Law, and admission to the Bar of one of the Bank member countries; OR a Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the Bar of one of the Bank member countries.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in similar jobs in a law firm, a financial institution or a multilateral organisation.
  • High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as the ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results.
  • Seasoned knowledge of the current trends in development finance and  familiarity with development and  international finance  
  • Strong skills in preparation of legal documents including briefs and confidential legal opinions, and conducting negotiations Effective advisory skills that enable clients and help resolve their legal questions.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently in a multicultural team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and/or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Application Closing Date
2nd July, 2020.

2) Job Title: Senior Gender Officer – Innovation, AHGC1

Reference: ADB/20/070
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50091794

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s 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 pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; and (iv) represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Departments / Division:

  • The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across complexes on Gender and Civil Society Organization issues.
  • The Department ensures strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhances monitoring and management of performance, and strengthens the focus on results.
  • As part of the Gender, Women and Civil Society Directorate, the Gender and Women Empowerment Division provides leadership on mainstreaming gender in operations.

The Position

  • The Senior Gender Officer – Innovation will provide policy and technical support to foster innovative and non-traditional approaches of promoting gender equality and women empowerment.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, AHGC.1, the responsibilities of the Senior Gender Officer – Innovation include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist in the design of innovative workstreams to advance gender equality and women empowerment in the context of the Bank’s strategic thrusts;
  • Increase the visibility of the Bank’s innovative initiatives and show progress in their implementation;
  • Conduct and prepare studies, reports, background/position papers and blogs on a range of issues relating to gender equality and women’s empowerment, collecting and synthesizing best practices;
  • Identify and propose the development of potential high-growth sectors and initiatives that increase women access to markets and opportunities;
  • Strengthen the Bank’s approach towards supporting creative industries to increase women’s economic opportunities;
  • Support best practices in the identification and development of a pipeline of bankable propositions to support and scale the delivery of the innovative projects;
  • Build capacity of Bank staff and clients in the area of innovation for gender equality and women empowerment;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Gender Studies, International Development, Finance Development, Economics or closely related disciplines. Relevant qualification in development project management and project finance is a plus.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience on gender and social inclusion in the development space and experience in project management.
  • Demonstrate experience in working with innovative approaches towards gender equality in an African context;
  • Demonstrate experience in Information and Communication Technologies project coordination and management within multilateral development banks;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the private sector, entrepreneurship and of women in business in development;
  • Demonstrate understanding of regional, social and economic issues, analysis and policy formulation; knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate strong communication and organization skills, dealing with various stakeholders with different backgrounds and capacity to perform in complex situations.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships in a diverse multicultural environment;
  • Communicate and write effectively in either 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); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Application Closing Date
28th June, 2020.

3) Job Title: Principal Monitoring And Evaluation Specialist, AHWS0

Reference: ADB/20/069
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50062655

The Complex
The Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex (AHVP) leads in implementing two of the five goals, namely “Feed Africa” and “Improve the Quality of Life for Africans”. The Complex comprises five departments: (i) Agriculture and Agro-Industry Development; (ii) Agriculture Finance and Rural Development; (iii) Gender, Women and Civil Society; (iv) Water Development and Sanitation; and, (v) Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development.

The Hiring Departments / Division(s)

  • The Water Development and Sanitation Department (AHWS) is responsible for the coordination of the Bank’s water development and sanitation-related activities to enhance synergies and contribute to achievement of all High 5s.
  • The Department consists of two Divisions: AHWS.1 for water coordination and partnerships, and AHWS.2 for water security and sanitation, as well as the African Water Facility (AWF).
  • AHWS leads the preparation and implementation of water sector Non-Sovereign Operations (NSOs). It also supports regional hubs in operations and in the development and promotion of new knowledge, approaches and tools for green and inclusive water resources development and management, and for improved sanitation. In so doing, the Department leads the scaling-up of the Bank’s contribution to Africa’s efforts to attain water security and sanitation for sustainable socio-economic transformation.

The Position

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will be the focal point person on all issues related to monitoring and evaluation at the Department, providing technical guidance and advice to the sector and Regional Member Countries (RMCs), and supporting regional hubs on WASH interventions to adopt appropriate M&E approaches.

The position of the M&E Specialist has the following work objectives:

  • Provide lead role in the measurement, management, analysis and packaging of results data and development impact on WASH for reporting and knowledge management. The function will collaborate with all units in the Department (AHWS.1, AHWS.2 and AWF), other departments in the Bank, and external platforms on development progress of the Bank. The position is imperative in ensuring that M&E protocols, templates, processes, policies, systems and databases are in place, functioning properly and adhered to in the department and by the regional hubs.
  • Maintain linkage of the Department and the Bank with global development and M&E platforms to demonstrate the Bank’s contribution of results data to such platforms to track the development progress in the continent towards targeted sustainable development goals relating to WASH.

Duties and Responsibilities
The principal accountabilities and responsibilities for the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist are:

M&E Coordination and Collaboration:

  • Coordinate M&E tasks and functions in the Department and the regional hubs, ensuring results reporting across the various sectors of the Department follow appropriate and laid down procedures and practices for data standardization and quality.
  • Coordinate Bank efforts to contribute data and information to regional and global M&E initiatives and platforms such as the UN-Water GLAAS, UNICEF/WHO Joint Monitoring Program, AMCOW, and others; and represent the Bank on such platforms.
  • Cooperate with other Bank Departments on issues related to measurements, evaluation and knowledge management- BDEV, SNDR, SNOQ, ECMR, ECST, among others.
  • Collaborate with internal and external entities to plan and conduct evaluations and other sector studies in the Department, ensuring application of appropriate methodologies, credibility of analysis, and utilization of findings for effective decision making on upscaling, resource allocation, and systematic organizational learning.

Systems Development, Compliance, Quality Control and Reporting:

  • Coordinate sector data supply into Bank’s results reporting systems and follow-up with regional hubs for consistent entries to measure progress, outcomes and development impact of the Bank’s interventions on water and sanitation.
  • Oversee and manage a Department-wide M&E reporting database across the facets of the Department on WASH, ensuring regular updates as well as accurate generation of information. Ensure availability on the Bank’s Collaboration space.
  • Develop key M&E guidance and lend appropriate mentoring and coaching to promote compliance and uptake in the Department.
  • Provide quality control for all aspects of M&E and results measurements on the Department’s results metrics included in the Bank’s Result Measurement Framework.
  • Analyze project portfolio structure and trends and report to AHWS management.
  • Oversee assemblage, analysis, organization and sharing of results of the Department with other Departments and participate in preparation of knowledge products to better tell the Bank’s story.
  • Participate in the drafting of AWF and AHWS annual reports and other corporate reports.

M&E Backstopping and Capacity Strengthening:

  • Provide backstop to regional hubs on M&E in the generation, collation and analysis of performance data into Bank’s operations and RMF, ensuring appropriate use of M&E protocols and compliance to M&E procedures and mechanisms.
  • Liaise with other units in the Bank to deliver top-notch capacity strengthening programs to Department staff, regional hubs and other stakeholders to improve M&E functions in the Department.
  • Spearhead processes to integrate findings and lessons from sector evaluations into strategies and operations for increased impact of sector operations.
  • Follow-up and report on progress of implementation of the actions from evaluation recommendations in the Management Actions Record System (MARS).
  • Cooperate with RMCs in designing and implementing interventions to strengthen country WASH M&E and improving coordination amongst stakeholders
  • Assist project teams in the design and management of M&E systems’ interventions.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Statistics, Development Evaluation, Monitoring and Evaluation, International Development, Development Economics; or related disciplines.  
  • At least six (6) years of experience in the position of M&E in a development organization, including an international NGOs, donor organization or a reputable organization/institution working in core areas of water and sanitation.
  • Demonstrable sound knowledge of M&E methodologies and approaches in the global development arena particularly in the area of water and sanitation systems.
  • Knowledge of M&E systems and procedures, particularly in relation to donor requirements and reporting on water and sanitation.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and strategic thinking skills.
  • Good oral and communication skills, including writing and editing technical development reports. Ability to communicate to influence, motivate and change behavior, by inspiring to create enthusiasm for right work approaches.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and a multi-cultural environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language
  • Competence in the use of the standard Microsoft software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SAP; and in database management.

Application Closing Date
27th June, 2020

4) Job Title: Principal Board Affairs Officer and Committee Secretary – (Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness) Code, PSEG1

Reference: ADB/20/068
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50068481
Grade: PL4

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department / Division

  • The role of the Bank’s Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat is to facilitate the delivery of the objectives of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy, High 5s, and Development and Business Delivery Model by enhancing the decision-making process of the governance organs and forging better working relationships with the shareholders and host countries of the Bank.
  • The Secretary General and the General Secretariat is comprised of: (i) the Immediate Office of the Secretary General which has the additional responsibility of managing the Records Management and Archives Section and the Corporate Governance Policy and Shareholder Relations Section; (ii) a Board Affairs and Proceedings Division; (iii) a Protocol, Privileges and Immunities Division; and (iv) a Conferences and Meetings Division.

The Position

  • This position’s overall objective is to provide secretariat services to the Boards of Governors, the Boards of Directors and the Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE), including drafting, revising and translating meeting reports while ensuring the proper conduct of meetings of the Boards of Directors, the Boards of Governors and their subsidiary organs.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Principal Board Affairs Officer and Committee Secretary assures the following duties:

  • Contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Boards of Directors and Boards of Governors and the Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE) by enhancing the decision-making process;
  • Assist the Chairperson of the Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE) to prepare and conduct Committee meetings and advise on any relevant matters;
  • Prepare background papers, analyses and recommendations to be used by the Committee Chairperson and members;
  • Coordinate the activities of the Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE) and manage the relationship between Senior Management and members;
  • Cover Committee meetings, analyse and determine the thrust of discussions/deliberations and then synthesize, and prepare a succinct summary of the main decisions and conclusions reached;
  • Contribute to strengthening the effectiveness of the Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE) through research and submission of documents on issues under consideration;
  • Populate the Board Dashboard and follow up on Committee recommendations;
  • Ensure the coverage of relevant Boards of Governors meetings; analyse and determine the thrust of discussions/deliberations and then synthesize and draft the main decisions and conclusions reached;
  • Translate the syntheses and reports drafted in the department; and
  • Carry out any other assignment required by service exigency.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Communication, Economics, International Relations, Development Studies, Development Finance, Social Science and other related disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of six years (6) years of relevant professional experience in similar organizations;
  • Be proficient in English and French both written and oral; and have strong and proven translation skills.
  • Have sound institutional, policies and operations knowledge.
  • Private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Have excellent analytical and drafting skills and be good at summarizing and synthesizing.
  • Be able to identify and meet clients’ needs within the framework of established rules while processing reports and identify appropriate solutions and alternatives, when necessary.
  • Be able to work efficiently under pressure and be willing to work long hours to meet tight deadlines.
  • Be able to multi task, and demonstrate effective problem solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Show proof of discretion, tactfulness and flexibility in dealing with clients such as the Boards of Governors, Boards of Directors, Ambassadors and Senior Management.
  • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), practical knowledge of SAP systems will be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
26th June, 2020.

5) Job Title: Principal Financial Management Operations Officer, SNFI2

Reference: ADB/20/064
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50102238

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

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

The Position
The key responsibilities of the Principal Financial Management Operations Officer are:

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

Duties and responsibilities
Under the oversight and guidance of the Division Manager, Financial Management, the Principal Financial Management Operations Officer will:

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

Selection Criteria

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related discipline
  • Hold a professional Accounting, External Auditing or Internal Auditing Certification/Degree (CPA, CA, ACCA, Expert Comptable, IIA…)
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in the Bank or similar financial institution, with particular expertise in designing, supporting and implementing financial management operations;
  • Have a sound knowledge of the African Development Bank’s Financial Management Policy and Procedures;
  • Experience in supporting private sector operations (banking, auditing, finance, microfinance institutions, agriculture, electricity, water) would be an added advantage;
  • Experience in an Multilateral Development Bank, with emphasis on financial management, highly valuable;
  • Experience in the review of financial management policy documents;
  • Expert knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs). Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs) and the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs);
  • A good understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond financial management (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level;
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (Written and Oral) in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Ability to work in Arabic will be an added advantage
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications including SAP.

Application Closing Date
21st June, 2020.

6) Job Title: Senior Gender Officer, AHGC1

Reference: ADB/20/067
Locations: Tunis, Tunisia, Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50050626/ 50071218

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s 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 pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; and (iv) 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 Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across complexes on Gender and Civil Society Organization issues. The Department ensures strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhances monitoring and management of performance, and strengthens the focus on results. As part of the Gender, Women and Civil Society Directorate, the Gender and Women Empowerment Division provides leadership on mainstreaming Gender in operations.

The Position

  • The Senior Gender Officer will be based in one of the Regional Offices of the Bank and will support the effective operationalization of gender mainstreaming within (i) the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy 2013-2022 and (ii) the High-5 priorities areas, in support of gender mainstreaming in Bank operations at regional level.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, AHGC.1, the Senior Gender Officer, will provide support to mainstream and promote gender equality and women empowerment. The responsibilities of the Senior Gender Officer – include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Mainstream gender issues at all stages of the project cycle, from planning to monitoring and evaluation;
  • Assist in the inclusion of gender in all programs/projects or any related activities, ensuring gender balance in project staff teams, training, and beneficiaries;
  • Assist in developing indicators to monitor the gender impact of Bank supported projects using the Gender Marker System;
  • Assess the potential gender impact of proposed projects, review impact of on-going projects and propose mitigating measures;
  • Participate in operational missions and the drafting of project documents in order to promote the implementation of the Bank’s gender strategy, ensure that women are consulted and enhance the level of gender analysis of programs/projects;
  • Work with Task managers to develop innovative approaches to gender stand-alone operations;
  • Collect and make available to the Country Offices gender-related information on each of these countries (for example in the form of country-level “Gender Profiles”);
  • Develop studies and any preparatory documents related to gender for the purpose of project formulation, supervision and post-evaluation;
  • Develop Terms of Reference for knowledge products related to gender assessments and analysis;
  • Contribute to research and studies relevant to gender policy development and implementation and/or contribute to gender sensitization and skill building activities;
  • Liaise with key gender-related NGOs, multilateral, national and regional institutions and any relevant stakeholders in countries served by the Regional Office for purposes of partnerships, information sharing, networking and potential operational collaborations;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Gender Studies, International Development, Finance Development, Economics or closely related disciplines. Relevant qualification in development project management and project finance is a plus.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience on gender and social inclusion in the development space and experience in project management.
  • Demonstrate understanding of regional social issues, analysis and policy formulation; knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate experience in private sector development, entrepreneurship and support to women SMEs;
  • Demonstrate strong communication and organization skills, dealing with various stakeholders with different backgrounds and capacity to perform in complex situations.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships in a diverse multicultural environment;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Application Closing Date
21st June, 2020.

7) Job Title: Principal Gender Officer, AHGC1

Reference: ADB/20/066
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire, Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50102228/ 50102229/50102230

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s 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 pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; and (iv) 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 Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across complexes on Gender and Civil Society Organization issues.
  • The Department ensures strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhance monitoring and management of performance, and strengthens the focus on results. As part of the Gender, Women and Civil Society Directorate, the Gender and Women Empowerment Division provides leadership on mainstreaming Gender in operations.

The Position

  • The Principal Gender Officer will be based in one of the Regional Offices will support the effective operationalization of gender mainstreaming within (i) the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy 2013-2022 and (ii) the High-5 priorities to mainstream gender in Bank operations at regional level.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, AHGC.1, the Principal Gender Officer, will provide support to mainstream and promote gender equality and women empowerment. The responsibilities of the Principal Gender Officer – include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Mainstream gender issues at all stages of the project cycle, from planning to monitoring and evaluation;
  • Support the inclusion of gender in all programs/projects or any related activities, ensuring gender balance in project staff teams, training, and beneficiaries;
  • Assist in developing indicators to monitor the gender impact of Bank supported projects using the Gender Marker System;
  • Assess the potential gender impact of proposed projects, review impact of on-going projects and propose mitigating measures;
  • Participate in operational missions and the drafting of project documents in order to promote the implementation of the Bank’s gender strategy, ensure that women are consulted and enhance the level of gender analysis of programs/projects;
  • Work with Task managers to develop innovative approaches to gender stand-alone operations;
  • Collect and make available to Country Offices gender-related information on each of these countries (for example in the form of country-level “Gender Profiles”);
  • Develop studies and any preparatory documents related to gender for the purpose of project formulation, supervision and post-evaluation;
  • Develop Terms of Reference for knowledge products related to gender assessments and analysis;
  • Contribute to research and studies relevant to gender policy development and implementation and/or contribute to gender sensitization and skill building activities;
  • Liaise with key gender-related NGOs, multilateral, national  and regional institutions and any relevant stakeholder in countries served by the Regional office for purposes of partnerships, information sharing, networking and potential operational collaborations;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Gender Studies, International Development, Finance Development, Economics or closely related disciplines. Relevant qualification in development project management and project finance is a plus.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of professional experience on gender and social inclusion in the development space and experience in project management.
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills, with a proven track record of working with economic teams and creating an empowering and self-development-oriented work environment
  • Demonstrate understanding of regional social issues, analysis and policy formulation; knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate experience in private sector development, entrepreneurship and support to women SMEs;
  • Demonstrate strong communication and organization skills, dealing with various stakeholders with different backgrounds and capacity to perform in complex situations.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships in a diverse multicultural environment;
  • Communicate and write effectively in either 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); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Application Closing Date
24th June, 2020.

8) Job Title: Division Manager – Syndications and Co-Financing, FIST1

Reference: ADB/20/060
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50092453

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank Group. This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.

The Hiring Department / Division
The Syndications and Financial Technical Services department within the Finance complex will:

  • Provide centralized syndications to the entire Bank group cutting across both public and private sectors lending activities and across products;
  • Establish and coordinate the achievement of bank-wide mobilization targets and Key Performance Indicators;
  • Serve as a platform to build institutional capacity for two related activities, namely balance sheet management (risk mitigation on the existing portfolio) and agency functions which are the back office activities needed to support a full service syndication function.

The Position
Under the oversight of the Department’s Director, the Division Manager has the overall responsibility to:

  • Establish the African Development Bank as the leading arranger of syndicated development co-financing in Africa;
  • Mobilize funding from all external investors – commercial banks, Development Finance Institutions, Export Credit Agencies, Pension Funds, etc. – to leverage the development impact of deployment of the Banks’s risk capital;
  • Mobilize resources from the many development partners and other related agencies with whom the African Development Bank has ongoing relationships or with whom otherwise Memorandums of Understanding have been signed;
  • Integrate syndication and co-financing into operations, so that the mobilization of external funding becomes the standard business model;
  • Support investment officers and task managers in identifying co-financing opportunities and promoting the unit’s products to borrowers / sponsors;
  • Assist with the structuring and pricing of proposals by feeding back market intelligence;
  • Enable the Bank to manage its existing portfolio of assets through secondary sales/securitizations and any other balance sheet optimization mechanism.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Division Manager-Syndications and Co- financing will:

  • Manage the resources of the division to maximize its effectiveness in supporting investment officers and task managers, marketing investors and executing transactions;
  • Provide structuring guidance to Investment Officers and actively participate in presenting proposals and mandate letters to clients, emphasizing the benefits of syndication and financing;
  • Establish working relationships with the widest possible group of commercial co-financiers;
  • Execute A/B-loan co-financings and Development Financial Institutions’ syndications, sharing responsibilities where appropriate with co-arrangers;
  • Conduct market soundings, pricing and provide risk appetite feedback to senior management for their consideration;
  • Review syndication guidelines and make recommendations for amendments and improvements;
  • Develop internal operational processes and procedures for the division;
  • Develop training, communication and marketing material and conduct staff and co-financiers information campaign
  • Act as deputy and Officer-In-Charge in the absence of the departmental Director;
  • Identify existing assets for potential secondary sale, obtain market feedback on likely cost of sale and, where applicable, seek all necessary approvals;
  • Work with, inter alia, Operations (both public and private) / Financial Control / Financial Treasury, Financial Management, Legal and other departments within the Bank to establish capacity to act as agent for all B-loans, Development Financial Institutions’ syndications and other co-financings.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least of a Master’s degree or equivalent in Finance, Economics or Business Administration or related disciplines
  • A minimum experience of eight (8) years acquired in a reputable financial institution and at least 5 which should be in a supervisory capacity. A track record of direct responsibility for at least 5 successfully executed syndications deals is required;
  • Private sector experience will be an added advantage;
  • The ability to propose innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits to the Bank and its clients;
  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely and work with others to maximize team effectiveness and develop strong working relationships within and outside of the Organization.
  • Ability to apply business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identifies solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the Organization  
  • Demonstrable knowledge and application of the systems, procedures and culture within the Organization in order to deliver the required results.
  • Working knowledge of a range of financing alternatives and financial instruments and ability to conduct a range of financial analysis and understanding of project financing process.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and financial market skills
  • Ability to plan strategically in an uncertain environment and achieve desired results timely.
  • Good negotiating skills
  • Ability to lead, guide, develop, mentor and motivate staff members to achieve optimum performance in their roles.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Excel and SAP.

Application Closing Date
12th June, 2020.

9) Job Title: Principal Financial Analyst, FIST2

Reference: ADB/20/061
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50102213

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank. This encompasses the Bank’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization, the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; and the overall asset/liability management for the Bank.
  • The Vice Presidency for Finance is also responsible syndications, co-financing as well as the innovation, development and marketing of the Bank’s financial products and services. In addition, the Administrator of the Staff Retirement Plan reports to the Vice-President Finance.

The Hiring Department / Division

  • The Syndication, Co-Financing and Client Solutions Department is responsible for the design and introduction of new financial products as well as the provision of structured finance solutions to the Bank’s clients.  The Department is also responsible for the syndication and co-financing of all the Bank’s transactions including but not limited to balance sheet management through secondary market sales and securitization of the Bank’s asset portfolio.
  • The Client Solutions Division (the “Division”) has primary responsibility for the innovation, development and marketing / dissemination of the Bank Group’s financial products as well as its local currency funding operations.
  • The Division also provides financial technical expertise and advisory services on project teams supporting task managers and investment officers in originating, structuring, appraising, negotiating, restructuring, secondary sales and closing of transactions. The Division has the additional responsibility for the lending rate management of the Bank and in assisting Bank clients’ to manage market related risk through derivative based hedging solutions.

The Position

  • Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Principal Financial Analyst will be part of a team of financial specialists providing financial solutions and specific financing expertise to support investments in all sectors and in all regional member countries of the Bank.
  • He/she will develop, structure and implement innovative financial solutions, develop new products and deploy a range of the Bank’s products to attract private sector financing. This responsibility will include, but not be limited to, activities related to the deployment of the Bank’s guarantee program.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Principal Financial Analyst will perform the following:

Financial Solutions, Advisory and Marketing of Financial Products:

  • Develop, launch and promote competitive financial products and services that meet the evolving needs of the Bank’s clients. Products include, guarantees, derivative instruments, equity and quasi equity, loans in African currencies etc…;
  • Participate actively in the design and structuring of the Balance Sheet Optimization transactions
  • Participate actively in the design of innovative structures to leverage the Bank’s Balance sheet
  • Lead the Bank’s initiative to issue domestic bonds in African capital markets and on-lend proceeds to projects;
  • Coordinate the development of relevant pricing methodologies for new products and assess impact of new products on relevant financial, risk management and lending policies;
  • Write product specification, technical guidelines and implementation modalities for these products;
  • Monitor the performance of products and services, and where necessary, analyze, develop and implement changes to existing product range to ensure that they continue to adequately meet borrower needs;
  • Conduct product competitor analysis and keep abreast of financial innovation, monitor economic and political trends in the international capital and money markets, and assess their impact on the Bank’s competitiveness.
  • Provide financial advisory and technical assistance services including debt management and an understanding of the Bank’s financial products and financial services;
  • Develop training, communication and marketing material and conduct staff and borrower information campaign;
  • Assist in the management of the interaction with relationship teams and provide guidance across the full range of products, and be a consistent, credible and accessible point of contact;
  • Build and maintain highly effective and successful relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including financial advisors, investment banks, multilateral development banks and other financial institutions.

Finance technical expert in project teams:

  • As part of the deal team, support Bank staff in originating, structuring, appraising, negotiating and closing of transactions in various sectors and using different instruments;
  • Review and negotiate project documentation, including term sheet and loan agreement;
  • Work with project task manager to design appropriate solutions to meet needs of clients on a ongoing basis; Develop a fair and equitable pricing of the Bank’s lending products;
  • Assist Country Departments in formulating borrower country policy for the choice of financing terms;
  • Assist clients in developing expertise and maintaining appropriate systems for identifying and assessing risks associated with their external liabilities.

Contributing to the development and adaptation of financial policies and programmes:

  • Support the Management of the Division by providing input on various matters that relate to policy dialogue concerning the Bank’s corporate business, strategic issues and project interventions.

Others:

  • Guide and direct junior staff and become fully involved in the detailed processing work, as and when required; Represent the Division in technical working groups;

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Finance/Banking, Economics, Accounting or related disciplines; a professional qualification in one of the aforementioned fields is a competitive advantage;
  • At least 6 years of relevant professional experience with good market knowledge – particularly in relation to financial structures and products, fixed income and derivatives products, African capital markets, financial analysis of project finance and corporate finance lending and equity investments, risk management instruments;
  • Knowledge of fund raising and on-lending activities in developing capital markets, particularly in Africa
  • Excellent understanding of financial issues affecting sovereign and non-sovereign clients in developing countries and policy issues associated with the Bank’s mandate would be an advantage;
  • Strong customer focus, ability to interface effectively with clients and business contacts at a senior level and to work successfully as part of a team;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in French or English, good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competency in the use of standard Microsoft applications, particularly PowerPoint Excel and Word. Knowledge of Bloomberg, Reuters, SAP and Summit would be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
12th June, 2020.

10) Job Title: Principal Budget Officer – Performance Monitoring & Reporting, SNPB2

Reference: ADB/20/059
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50000298
Grade: PL4

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department:

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

The Position
Under the general supervision of the Director of the Programming and Budget Department, and reporting to the Division Manager, SNPB.2, the incumbent’s work objectives are as follows:

  • Coordinate periodic reports to Management and the Board on Bank performance comprising of: (i) Quarterly Budget and Work Performance Report; (ii) Retrospective Review of the Administrative and Capital Expenditure Budgets and Performance Report and; (iii) Other Budget and Performance reports requested by Senior Management or by the Board;
  • Coordinate with Business units and the Delivery Performance Management and Results Department (SNDR) to define Institutional Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor the performance of the Bank;
  • Liaise with IT Department to develop, maintain and update on a regular basis, a dashboard for KPIs to provide timely information and improve data management;
  • Ensure data quality management for reporting purposes and provide quantitative and qualitative analyses on Bank Performance for decision making.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Principal Budget Officer – Performance Monitoring and Reporting, will coordinate the implementation of the performance monitoring and reporting activities. His/her duties include:

  • Coordinate the preparation of the statutory quarterly Budgets and Work Programme Performance Reports of the Bank and any other relevant performance reports as required.
  • Lead the analysis on Performance Monitoring Data for periodic assessment of resource utilization status and propose corrective measures for variances to ensure that resources are properly assigned
  • Coordinate with Business units and the Delivery Performance Management and Results Department (SNDR) in the development/revision of the KPIs in order to rationalize for more value adding and effective monitoring and reporting system; Monitor Institutional and Complex KPIs against targets set by the Bank;
  • Conduct independent research and analyses on Performance and budget issues, identify problems, propose solutions and make recommendations to Management;
  • Ensure the enhancement of the Budget and Work Programme Performance Reporting Systems and Dashboards
  • Elaborate and coordinate responses to queries from Board Members with respect to the statutory Budgets and Work Programme Performance reports and contribute to the elaboration of the Programming and Budget Document and other Ad-hoc reports;
  • Working closely with Business units and the Delivery and Performance Management Unit to ensure timely and accurate reporting of the performance of organizational units on budget and related work programmes.
  • Participation in institutional initiatives and working groups on behalf of the division as may be assigned by the Division Manager.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Management or related fields;
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience with exposure to international and/or multicultural contexts
  • Experience in budgeting and institutional performance reporting for both internal and external audiences
  • Good Knowledge of operational strategies, policies, rules, procedures and practices of the Bank or similar institutions.
  • Experience in design and implementation of budgeting and performance reporting systems, management information systems and dashboards as well as business process enhancement initiatives.
  • Strong strategic and analytical thinking capacity: Capacity to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on financial, budget and corporate performance statistics and data and accurately interprete results to derive meaningful information for reporting to senior management and higher levels of authority e.g. Board of Directors
  • Demonstrate high degree of attention to details and strong focus on data quality control.
  • High-level skills in report writing: Ability to present information clearly and concisely in appropriate style and language to suit the requirements of a specific audience as well as handle sensitive information.
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities under heavy work pressure tight deadlines while maintaining speed and accuracy.
  • Problem Solving: Ability to apply business knowledge to diagnose and resolve problems effectively and timely
  • Ability to use innovative and creative approaches to enhance performance.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Ability to ensure sound working relationships with colleagues, effectively coordinate team assignments and build partnerships with a broad range of clients to deliver high quality results.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of ERP Systems (preferably SAP), Business Intelligence tools and SAP BW, standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and good knowledge of operational and project management systems.

Application Closing Date
7th June, 2020.

11) Job Title: Principal Evaluation Officer, BDEV1

Reference: ADB/20/058
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50000281 / 50083178
Grade: PL4

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: (1) determine the general structure of the Bank’s services; (2) approve the financing policy and take decisions concerning loans, guarantees, equity investments and fund loans by the Bank; (3) determine the interest rates of loans and guarantee commissions; (4) approve the Bank’s operations program and administrative budget; (5) prepare the work of the Board of Governors; and (6) 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 Department (BDEV); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); and the 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 the Independent Development Evaluation Department 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. The Independent Development Evaluation Department also collaborates and exchanges information with bilateral and multilateral development agencies’ evaluation departments, and undertakes joint evaluation of co-financed projects and programs.
  • The Independent Development Evaluation Department 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, Country and Corporate 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 the Division 3 on Knowledge Management Outreach and Capacity Development.
  • The BDEV1 division is mainly responsible for evaluations relating to the private sector, infrastructure (including transport, ICT, urban development, water and sanitation), industrialization, power systems, energy, climate change, and green growth.

The Position

  • The Principal Evaluation Officer contributes to the delivery of the division work program by leading moderately complex evaluations, supervising evaluation teams, and mentoring and coaching junior colleagues, and supporting work programme management and the Independent Development Evaluation Department’s quality assurance activities of the Bank’s interventions (including policies, strategies and operations) in the areas covered by the Division, in particular activities related to the private sector, infrastructure (including transport, ICT, urban development, water and sanitation), industrialization, power systems, energy, climate change, and green growth.

Duties and responsibilities
Key Functions:
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Division.1, the Principal Evaluation Officer will:

  • Undertake Evaluation Activities: Design, conduct and report on evaluations in accordance with the Bank’s Evaluation Policy and Manual and international evaluation standards (e.g., OECD DAC evaluation standards and the Evaluation Cooperation Group Good Practice Standards).
  • Undertake Meta-Evaluations and Meta-Analyses; Lead, and guide meta-evaluations and meta-analyses including designs, and methods (for literature search, and data collection, analysis and reporting).
  • Undertake Evaluation Quality Management: Contribute to updating the Independent Development Evaluation Department evaluation quality standards, and quality assurance processes, tools and capacity.
  • Contribute to the capture of learning from evaluation design to evaluation dissemination for use in updating the Independent Development Evaluation Department evaluation manual, and for staff learning events.
  • Manage human and financial resources of a multi-disciplinary evaluation team to ensure the delivery of complex and concurrent evaluations that are conducted in an independent, cost-effective, rigorous and timely manner.
  • Promote the mandate of the evaluation function and contribute to the creation of an evaluation culture in the Bank and in Regional Member Countries (RMC).
  • Contribute to positioning the Independent Development Evaluation Department as an innovator on the 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. Provide substantive input to these communities and share lessons of experience.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Independent Development Evaluation Department’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, Finance, Business Administration, Sociology, Development, Statistics, Policy Analysis, Public Administration, or other International Development related field. A certificate/diploma in development evaluation, development oriented research and/or program/project planning, management and evaluation is an advantage.
  • A minimum of six (6) years’ experience in as a development evaluator/researcher; 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.
  • Proven operational and field experience working in complex development programs.
  • Knowledge of operational/policy areas, procedures and practice of the African Development Bank or other multilateral development Banks and/or other international development agencies.
  • Operational experience relating, in particular, to areas covered by the Division, such as private sector, infrastructure (including transport, ICT, urban development, water and sanitation), industrialization, power systems, energy, climate change, and green growth.
  • Substantial 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 senior management.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Substantial experience in evaluation in Multilateral Development Banks or other international development agencies desirable.
  • Substantial experience in managing human and financial resources.
  • Experience to lead multidisciplinary teams, and work in diverse and multi-cultural settings
  • Ability to communicate effectively (in writing and orally) 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
6th June, 2020.

12) Job Title: Media Relations and Communication Officer (Francophone), PCER1

Reference: ADB/20/057
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50050125
Grade: PL6

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division:

  • The purpose of the Communication and External Relations Department is to plan, prepare and implement public relations and institutional communication programs designed to make the Bank better known by its various audiences so as to promote social and economic development in Africa, and to establish and maintain the Bank’s credibility and good reputation as Africa’s leading development finance institution.
  • The Department is also responsible for enabling the Bank to understand better how the institution is perceived both internally and externally.

The Position

  • Under the general guidance and supervision of the Division Manager, Communication and External Relations – PCER.1, the incumbent will liaise with media houses and be responsible for disseminating information to the press to raise awareness around the Bank’s mission, policies, projects and achievements in a positive, consistent and credible manner.
  • He will also support the editorial team in writing media advisories, press releases and media briefing kits and other collaterals.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager, Communication and External Relations – PCER.1, the Francophone Media Relations and Communication Officer has the following responsibilities:

Media Relations:

  • Respond to and follow through on requests for information from the media, determining appropriate, accurate responses and appropriate contacts for response.
  • Pitch and solicit press interest in a range of Bank projects, products and issues through interview opportunities with the Bank’s President, Vice Presidents, Directors and Regional Directors, etc.
  • Write media advisories.
  • Prepare daily press digest for the Bank’s internal audiences.
  • Disseminate press releases and external communication of information through various media that are designed to keep the public informed of the Bank’s accomplishments or points of view.
  • Selects top-tier media outlets for dissemination of thematic op-eds by the Bank’s senior management.
  • Cultivate and maintain knowledge of and relationships with key news media at local, pan-African and international levels.
  • Develop, update and maintain media contact lists/ database.
  • Prepare media monitoring reports on mentions of the Bank in international, pan-African and French-speaking media.

Press Events:

  • Organize general media engagement activities and large media events with up to 200 journalists:
  • Editors’ roundtables
  • Training sessions for journalists
  • Project site visits
  • Media breakfasts, stakeholder events, statutory and press conferences, etc.

Coordinate all logistics for press events:

  • Manage Bank media center during Bank statutory events (Annual Meetings, Africa Investment Forum, Africa Economic Conference):
    • Responding to media requests
    • Alerting journalists about key events to cover (press conferences, media briefings)
    • Ensuring logistics for journalists between conference venue and hotels
    • Distributing media advisories and interview schedules
    • Facilitating interview opportunities

Editorial:

  • Support the editorial team in writing media advisories, press releases and media briefing kits and other collaterals.

Other duties:

  • Keep up-to-date with all issues that affect the Bank. 
  • Ensure PCER’s subscription to key newspapers and magazines and to other communication-related services is maintained: following up on contract renewals, payment of invoices.
  • Other communications and external relations duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold a Master’s Degree in Communication, Journalism or related areas.
  • Have a minimum four (4) years of experience in media relations (preferably in multilateral development banks).
  • Journalistic background with strong written and verbal communication skills, able to deliver clear, concise information tailored to specific and varied audiences.
  • Proven experience in event planning or event coordination in a corporate environment.
  • Good overall knowledge of communication and media platforms.
  • Excellent command of French (written and spoken). Working knowledge of English would be an added advantage.
  • Excellent organizational, negotiation, and multitasking skills.
  • Able to quickly blend into and maintain a smooth working relationship with a multilingual team.
  • Be able to work efficiently under stress.
  • Detail-oriented and organized, ensuring quality and consistent output.
  • Ability to effectively solve problems, think creatively, make decisions and act, exercising independent judgment.
  • Ability to maintain a professional and positive attitude and work with a team or independently with little guidance in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to work on tight deadlines and under pressure.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects independently.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint.)

Application Closing Date
6th June, 2020.

13) Job Title: Chief Regional Financial Management Operations Coordinator, SNFI2

Reference: ADB / 20 / 065
Location: Yaounde, Cameroun
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50102237

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department
The SNFI department has four (4) divisions including two (2) for procurement and two (2) for financial management (FM) whose main activities are to provide support to operations complexes for ensuring that project’s fiduciary arrangements comply with Bank Fiduciary (Procurement and FM) policies and procedures and contribute to effective delivery and value for money in Bank-financed projects.

The Financial Management Division is anchored at the Head-Quarters in the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI) under the Senior Vice-Presidency. The Division provides professional leadership in ensuring high quality performance with respect to compliance with Bank financial management policies and procedures in lending operations; and in ensuring high quality work in diagnostic work and country dialogue designed to support development of budgeting, accounting and reporting, internal control, treasury management and external auditing and overall financial management policies, systems and capacity of member countries.

The Chief Regional Financial Management Coordinator is responsible to ensure that the project Financial management activities financed by the Bank in his/her region done by the Financial management specialists’ team are compliant with the Bank’s Financial management policy.  This is done by advising on Financial management arrangements and reviewing Financial management decisions of the Financial management Specialists’ team within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages. The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building Public Financial management capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on Financial management matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s public Financial management systems. The incumbent takes the lead on high risk FM operations in the region and advises the FM Operations Manager accordingly

The Chief Regional Financial Management Coordinator reports administratively to the Regional Operations Manager for Implementation Support (ROM-IS) and functionally to the Division Manager-Financial Management for North, Central and West Region (SNFI-2).

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

  • Ensuring quality and timely FM advice and providing support to projects activities, including:
    • Quality of Financial Management (FM) activities in the region;
    • Timeliness of responses on all FM issues;
    • Quality of advice to both Bank sector and Borrowers staff in countries covered by the Director General;
  • Executing the operations fiduciary function for the Bank in projects and programs that it finances, including through:
    • Conducting country, sector and project level FM assessments and related capacity development action plans;
    • Providing FM-related support for country dialogue;
    • Supporting development of regional professional FM networks;
    • Participating in donors coordination meetings in their areas for promoting better coordination and effective resources mobilization
  • Contributing to capacity development of Bank and Borrowers’ FM staff, including:
    • Coaching,
    • Mentoring,
    • Training and
    • Upgrading of the skills.
  • Coordinate the FM work of staff in the region in accordance with the work programs agreed with senior management

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

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

Selection Criteria

  • Hold a Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related discipline  
  • Hold a Professional Accounting, External Auditing or Internal Auditing Certification / Degree (CPA, CA, ACCA, Expert Comptable, IIA…)
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in the Bank or similar financial institution, with particular expertise in designing, supporting and implementing financial management operations;
  • Have a sound knowledge of the African Development Bank’s Financial Management Policy and Procedures;
  • Experience in supporting private sector operations (banking, auditing, finance, microfinance institutions, agriculture, electricity, water) would be an added advantage;
  • Experience in a Multilateral Development Bank, with emphasis on financial management, highly valuable;
  • Experience in the preparation of financial management policy documents;
  • Expert knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs). Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs) and the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs);
  • A good understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond financial management (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level;
  • Ability to lead highly technical staff and ensure that teams stay organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches;
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (Written and Oral) in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language; and
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications, preferably SAP and Risk Management Software.

Application Closing Date
18th June, 2020.

14) Job Title: Senior Nutrition and Social Protection Officer, AHHD2

Reference: ADB/20/063
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50054953

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s 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; and (iii) develop new financing instruments. The Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People.

The Hiring Department/Division:

  • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex, spearheads the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa” and contributes to the other High 5s.
  • The Department has two divisions (i) Education, Human Capital and Employment Division, which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to higher education and skills development; and (ii) Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division, which focuses on strengthening health systems, social protection and nutrition for human wellbeing.

The objectives of the Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division include the following:

  • Leads the development and promotion of Bank’s policy and strategy work so that operations, which are identified, developed and executed by the regional hubs effectively implement the Bank’s relevant sector policies and strategies;
  • Provides technical guidance/advisory services and expertise to regional hubs by generating relevant knowledge and gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide technical advice on complex transactions (communities of practices);
  • Fosters strategic partnerships with regional and global partners to leverage resources into the human capital development sectors. It also directly contributes to the work of the various initiatives and trust funds hosted under the department; and provides expertise to support the role of the Vice-President as the Bank’s spokesperson to external audiences; and
  • Ensures coherence of the Bank’s action in public health, social protection and nutrition across regions.

The Position

  • The Senior Nutrition and Social Protection Officer reports to the Division Manager, Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division.
  • The Senior Nutrition and Social Protection Officer will support the Bank’s nutrition and social protection agenda through the elaboration and implementation of related policies, strategies and action plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Division Manager, Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division and working closely with internal and external stakeholders, the incumbent’s role includes the following:
  • Promote and implement the Bank’s multisectoral nutrition agenda in coordination with relevant sectors, including but not restricted to health, education, social protection, agriculture, water and sanitation, private sector and financial inclusion. In addition, the officer will support the inclusion of social protection/inclusion in Bank’s operations.
  • Support the development, management and monitoring of the Bank’s nutrition and social protection interventions.
  • Work closely with the Bank’s private sector and financial inclusion departments to partner with
  • relevant financial and non-financial institutions for the development and financing of non-sovereign and public-private partnership operations on social protection.
  • Drive new business development and resource mobilization for nutrition financing with relevant departments of the Bank as well as multilateral and bilateral financial institutions and private sector partners.
  • Ensure the integration of the nutrition agenda as well as proper budgeting in relevant sectors through lending operations.
  • Lead appropriate studies on the efficacy of social protection for economic transformation in Africa.
  • Lead capacity building efforts of the Bank on nutrition and social protection in Africa.
  • Prepare nutrition and social inclusion requests to be submitted for bilateral and trust funds.
  • Support the Bank’s nutrition and social protection partnerships at global, regional and national levels.
  • Enhance collaboration between the Bank and relevant partners on nutrition and social protection and support resource mobilization from multilateral/bilateral development institutions, donors and private sector institutions to complement the Bank Group’s operations.
  • Represent the Bank in technical meetings on nutrition and social protection agenda.
  • Follow-up on execution of decisions and recommendations made at the international level on nutrition and social protection agenda to keep the Bank up-to-date.
  • Support relevant studies and capacity building interventions on nutrition and social protection.
  • Prepare briefs, talking points and status reports on nutrition and social protection for Bank management and the Board of Directors.
  • Fulfil any other tasks required by management.

Selection Criteria

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in Development Economics, Development Studies, Nutrition, Social Protection or Public Health.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of highly relevant professional experience in nutrition and social protection internationally and in Africa, with a deep knowledge of development issues and dynamics in Africa as well as issues on vulnerability and poverty reduction.
  • Have strong understanding and grasp of multisectoral approaches of nutrition and social protection as well as nutrition and social protection management operations, partnerships in Africa, as well as professional ability to build partnerships and deliver services that meet both immediate needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.
  • Innovative ability to integrate nutrition across relevant sectors.
  • Have a good knowledge of vulnerability and poverty reduction projects.
  • Have strong experience in project management and analytical work.
  • Ability to deliver high quality work within very tight deadlines.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of Microsoft standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SAP).

Application Closing Date
14th July, 2020.

15) Job Title: Principal Blended Finance Coordinator, FIST1

Reference: ADB/20/062
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50102211

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank Group. This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.

The Hiring Department

  • The role of the Syndication, Co-financing & Client Services Department (FIST) is to mobilize and increase in Africa and outside Africa resources for the financing of investment projects and programmes; and promote investment in Africa of public and private capital in projects or programmes designed to contribute to the economic development or social progress of regional member countries.
  • The Bank views Blended finance as an innovative financing mechanism combining official development assistance with additional commercial finance for development. Blended finance combines concessional finance to mobilize commercial finance from Development Finance Institutions and/or the private sector, to mobilize finance for development at scale, including through accessing a share of the USD 1 trillion in assets under management by private institutional investors. Blended finance is one of the significant tools that Multilateral Development Banks and Development Finance Institutions (collectively, “DFIs”) can use, in cooperation with donors and other development partners, to unlock and catalyze markets, help address the SDGs, and mobilize private capital for development. Over the last years, there has been a substantial growth in international attention on the role of blended finance to promote private sector participation and investment in developing countries, especially since the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa in 2015.

The Position
Reporting to the Division Manager – Syndications and Co-Financing, the successful candidate will develop and maintain close relationships with the broader donor and investment community with view to facilitating the co-financing of sovereign and non-sovereign projects. Specifically, the Blended Finance Coordination Officer will carry out the following core activities:

  • Oversee the implementation and operationalization of the Bank’s Blended Finance framework
  • Develop and maintain a pipeline of projects and programs requiring a blended finance approach and representing strong development impact potential in collaboration with the originating units, blended finance champions and the Africa Investor Forum (AIF) team
  • Accompany and guide task teams through the approval process, including a light touch checklist review for the eligibility for use of concessional funding, the reviews during the various approval stages of the Bank, and ensure that the DFI blended finance principles and the Bank’s blended finance guidelines are adhered to
  • Coordinate the identification, engagement, negotiation, and cultivation of partnerships with existing and potential concessional and commercial capital providers for blended finance in collaboration with other relevant departments and realize synergies
  • Ensure the tracking and monitoring of blended finance transactions and mobilization metrics, as well as reporting to senior management, partner concessional capital providers, and the DFI working group as well as other global fora.
  • Identify needs for Technical Assistance for relevant transactions and subsequently design the intervention and assist in mobilizing donor resources in collaboration with other relevant departments
  • Identify the need for dialogue with governments for reforms, coordinate with various complexes and regional country offices as needed, and monitor the dialogue process ensuring linkage and coherence with the blended finance operation
  • Coordinate the blended finance champions/focal points embedded in sector departments, organize/provide training as required and chair a regular blended finance coordination meeting

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager – Syndications and Co-Financing, the Principal Blended Finance Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

Coordinating development and implementation of blended finance products:

  • Design and implement new and/or enhanced structures that leverage the Bank’s capital and advance the Bank’s risk management policy
  • Design of new approaches to utilisation of blended finance tools such as guarantees, grants, concessional financing, cofinancing and syndication to meet the changing needs stakeholders (borrowers, lenders)
  • Support the general dissemination of information on and implementation of the Bank’s blended finance policy.This involves liaising with colleagues within the Department to develop and deliver training, marketing and communication modules, help to resolve important funding and risk management issues, and apply a broad knowledge of the financial markets and operational issues of each product to ensure high quality outcomes for the Bank and its clients.
  • Identify sources of risks in the lending products and develop processes to assess and mitigate such risks and in addition provide technical support to borrowers in identifying, monitoring and managing risks arising from the implementation of the lending products.
  • Oversee the creation of reports, tools, case studies, etc. for blended finance, detailing best practices of achieving sustainably financed projects at scale
  • Coordinate the sensitisation of the Bank’s teams on blended finance concepts and training of blended finance champions
  • Support contributor management for concessional funds deployed by the team to ensure the Bank is meeting its operational and financial requirements and being a key member of the team that liaises with concessional finance donors on a regular basis.
  • Coordinate, prepare, and guide origination teams to develop proposals for bilateral and multilateral donor facilities
  • Contribute to transaction structuring related to the blended finance component of projects, platforms & programs including modelling of respective risks and subsidies, and to assess the products/structure that meets the project needs and has an adequate risk/return for the contributor
  • Work closely with origination teams to prepare documentation and processing of blended finance co-financing requests to the contributors and contribute to various documents to be presented to the Bank’s approval committees and the contracting documents.
  • Conduct product competitor analysis and keep abreast of financial innovation, monitor economic and political trends in the international capital and money markets, and assess their impact on the Bank’s competitiveness
  • Attend appraisal as required, depending on the project team’s need for additional skills and analysis to be provided by the blended finance coordinator
  • Lead the origination, structuring and execution of blended finance investments, including performing the following activities:
  • In collaboration with the originating units, support the identification and design of financing products where the use of blended finance is justified;
  • Act as blended finance solution provider for originating teams by building and nurturing relationships within the Bank’s ecosystem;
  • Lead the structuring and execution of the blended finance component in such projects;
  • Facilitate and coordinate the access to the various pools of concessional resources, guarantees, grants;
  • Handle preparation of lessons learned related to blended finance within and outside the Bank, including technical input for the design of project level communication products, including, press release, brochures, knowledge products

Portfolio management:

  • Coordinate and facilitate financial and operational audits and external evaluations required by funding sources/contributors.
  • Monitor and troubleshoot with portfolio projects that may require adjustments to contributor approvals. This may include participating in negotiations and restructurings of programs, developing corrective actions.
  • Facilitate as required mid-terms reviews and project and program evaluations required by contributors.
  • Liaise with relevant staff and identify and monitor weaknesses, risks and early warning signals in the portfolio of contributor-funded projects to assess progress and performance.
  • Analyze and process client requests, including disbursements, waivers, and amendments related to the contributor-funded co-investment.

Strategy, Fundraising, & Communications:

  • Help develop and maintain direct relationships with operational counterparts in the public and private sector, including with other DFIs on issues related to blended finance.
  • Prepare reports and presentations on the portfolio’s performance for internal and external audiences.
  • Assist in the preparation of analytical reports, strategy documents, briefs and project profiles.
  • Engage with donors and support fundraising and new initiative development as needed.
  • Participate in Bank-wide initiatives to bolster the practice and business case for blended finance
  • Manage internal and external communications to relevant audiences, establishing thought leadership in appropriate venues.

Contributing to the development and adaptation of financial policies and programmes:

  • Support the Management of the Division on various matters that relate to policy, strategic issues and project interventions of the group.
  • Assist in the design and implementation of a marketing strategy for the unit, both to internal and external clients.
  • Participate and represent the Division as a key member of all the Asset and Liability Management Committee working groups and in technical working groups.

Selection Criteria

  • A Master’s Degree (or its equivalent)
  • At least six (6) years’ relevant financial structuring experience in debt and or equity products. Experience in a commercial bank or DFI covering Africa, familiarity with loan documentation and financial analysis necessary
  • Demonstrable understanding of the workings of international organizations, bilateral agencies and donors, and the global context of development finance would be a plus
  • Experience with investment and portfolio management processes;
  • Experience with loan and investment documentation, accounting and financial statement analysis;
  • Working knowledge of a range of financing alternatives and financial instruments such as guarantees, derivatives
  • Proficiency in financial modelling
  • Knowledge and experience in the development arena with solid understanding of project financing process; and ability to distil operationally relevant recommendations/lessons for clients.
  • Business judgment and analytical decision making
  • Experience and ability to analyze facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others’ work.
  • Ability to fully use systems, procedures policies in order to deliver the required results.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and financial market skills.
  • Ability to plan strategically in an uncertain environment, and to achieve desired results on a timely basis
  • Ability to drive results and take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so.
  • Experience or demonstrable ability to lead, guide, support and mentor junior staff in the Division in the execution of the Division’s work program.
  • Clear verbal and writing ability is required for explaining and interpreting data and business information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative work style
  • Demonstrable ability to work cross functionally with diverse teams and processes
  • High adaptability, ability to drive change and effectively deal with/ manage changing priorities or circumstances
  • Achievement/ results orientated – needs to do well, enjoys challenges and seeks new opportunities and is strongly motivated to achieve impressive results.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint) and SAP work environment.

Application Closing Date
13th June, 2020.

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

Leave your thoughts

Copyright

Copyright @2020. cmerije.com

Copyright @2020. cmerije.com