African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Job Recruitment (20 Positions)

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

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

1) Job Title: Principal Water Supply and Sanitation Officer, AHWS

Reference: ADB/20/102
Location: Libreville, Gabon
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50066100

Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDVP) is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs and activities. The RDVP ensures that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Members Countries (RMCs) and oversees the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.
  • 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 the people of Africa”. 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 Department / 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 the achievement of all High 5s.
  • The Department consists of three 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 position of Principal Water Supply and Sanitation Officer based in Gabon has the following objectives:

  • Contribute to attainment of national/regional water and sanitation agenda and related objectives of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including ensuring universal access to water and sanitation and improving water quality to enhance the quality of life for the people;
  • Liaise with stakeholders in the RMCs, work closely with regional platforms and other complexes dealing with water issues, while contributing to the appropriate management of technical knowledge and guidance on affordable water supply services and sanitation technologies and approaches;
  • Provide assistance to RMCs in understanding and applying Bank Group’s operational procedures relating to loan administration, and procurement of goods and services.
  • Develop and manage the portfolio in the sub-region in accordance with the Bank’s policy by identifying projects and consulting with governments, the various stakeholders in RMCs and other Technical and Financial Partners (TFPs).

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Sector Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide technical advice / assistance to RMCs to develop their water and sanitation sector;
  • Contribute to the development of the Bank Group Water and Sanitation Sector policy and provide technical advice / guidance to introduce and monitor the implementation of the policy.
  • Identify, prepare and evaluate water and sanitation projects and programmes, together with multisector projects and programmes in Gabon and central region;
  • Identify and coordinate the co-financing needs of the country/region’s projects/programmes and make funding proposals;
  • Supervise portfolio projects in accordance with Bank rules and procedures;
  • Perform project completion missions with a view to preparing project completion reports;
  • Conduct project preparation and appraisal missions in the water and sanitation sector;
  • Provide guidance in the region to supervise staff, monitor the portfolio, the loan programme and the Division’s indicators;
  • Support the Manager of Division in monitoring and achieving the target indicators and in monitoring projects managed by other colleagues;
  • Represent the Division and the Department in meetings and events related to the water and sanitation sector within the Bank, and externally;

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Master’s or equivalent degree in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Civil Engineering, Water Supply, Sanitation, or related discipline. Knowledge of project management is an asset for the position;
  • Minimum six (6) years of proven and relevant professional experience in monitoring and managing water and sanitation projects, especially in Africa;
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of the activities of other multilateral and bilateral institutions that finance the water and sanitation sector;
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of the challenges of the water and sanitation sector, and ability to support RMCs in designing appropriate projects and programmes in the sector;
  • Show good professional experience in water and sanitation project development, and technical support for projects;
  • Possess strong experience working in a multicultural environment and leading project preparation and appraisal teams;
  • Demonstrate strong ability to build and lead motivated and committed teams for project preparation and evaluation;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language
  • Proficiency in the use of common Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint etc.); Knowledge of SAP is an advantage.

Application Closing Date
21st August, 2020.

2) Job Title: Principal Water Resources Management and Development Officer, AHWS2

Reference: ADB/20/099
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50051528

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDVP) is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs and activities. The RDVP ensures that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Members Countries (RMCs) and oversees the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.
  • The Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex (AHVP) leads in implementing two of the five priority areas “High 5’s”, 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):

  • Within RDVP, the Bank has five (5) Directorates, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central. Each Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General and is staffed with the relevant sectoral functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries.
  • The Regional Directorates provide overall strategic direction to country offices within the regions and are responsible for the Bank’s operations, business development, project management and overall effective delivery of the Bank’s High 5s”. The position is under the Eastern Regional Directorate (RDGE) and located in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • The mission of the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex is to contribute to the Bank’s efforts to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development in RMCs. It does so by: (1) contributing to development of country and regional strategies and building sector knowledge; and (2) focusing on project/programme origination and delivery for approval of operations defined under the High 5 priorities. 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 AHWS.2 (Water Security and Sanitation Division) works in tandem with AHWS.1 (Water Partnerships and Coordination Division) and the African Water Facility (AWF) to provide the Bank thought leadership for water development and sanitation in Africa.
  • The Department and the AHWS.2 play a lead role in supporting Africa to attain water security through the provision of technical expertise, generation and dissemination of pertinent sector knowledge and fostering strategic partnerships.
  • Specifically, in line with the mandate of the Department, AHWS.2 provides guidance in the following thematic areas, among others:
    • Integrated & Transboundary Water Resources Development and Management for Water Security;
    • Water Supply for All;
    • Sanitation for All; and,
    • Water Sector Governance; as well as the cross-cutting areas including gender, climate change, private sector engagement and fragility.

The Position
The position of Principal Water Resource Management and Development Officer has the following objectives:

  • Contribute to the Bank’s integrated water resources management and development programs (including transboundary programs), considering the increasing demand for water supply, rising conflict among competing water uses, climate change, fragility, urban development, and other key global trends;
  • Facilitate cohesive approaches to guide the Bank on integrated water resources development to foster enhanced water security in Africa. Areas of responsibility will include project/program development, resource coordination, technical advice, identification of resource issues, policy development, and advocacy for sustainable transboundary water agreements and water conflict resolution into the East Regional Hub;
  • Liaise with stakeholders in the RMCs, work closely with regional platforms and other complexes dealing with water resource issues, while contributing to the appropriate management of technical knowledge and guidance on integrated water resource management towards building water security into the region;
  • Develop and manage the portfolio in the sub-region in accordance with the Bank’s policy by identifying projects and consulting with governments, the various stakeholders in RMCs and other Technical and Financial Partners (TFPs).

Duties And Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Sector Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide technical advice/assistance to RMCs to develop their Water Resource Management mechanisms and tool towards ensuring a water secure environment in the East Region;
  • Contribute to the development of the Bank Group Water Sector policy and provide technical advice/guidance to introduce and monitor the implementation of the policy.
  • Identify, prepare and evaluate water resource management and development, water supply and sanitation as well as multisector projects and programmes in RMCs;
  • Identify and coordinate the co-financing needs of the Division’s projects/programmes and make funding proposals;
  • Enhance Water Resource Knowledge development and management into the region
  • Supervise project portfolio in accordance with Bank rules and procedures;
  • Perform project completion missions with a view to preparing project completion reports;
  • Conduct project preparation and appraisal missions for water resource management and development, water supply and sanitation projects and programmes;
  • Provide support to the Division to supervise staff, monitor the portfolio, the lending programme and the Division’s indicators;
  • Support the Division Manager in monitoring and achieving the target indicators, and in monitoring projects managed by other colleagues;
  • Represent the Division and the Department in meetings and events related to the water sector within the Bank, and externally;

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Master’s in Water Resources Engineering, Hydrological Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related field with a focus on water resources management and climate change;
  • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in national and transboundary water resources management and development or related operations, project management, and policy formulation.
  • Good professional experience in international development institutions. Strong working experience in Africa in general and in the Eastern Africa Region is desirable;
  • Strong knowledge of integrated water resources management (WRM), water supply and sanitation sector reforms, public-private partnerships, sector coordination, innovative financing mechanisms and pro-poor strategies;
  • Good knowledge and experience in undertaking project cycle activities particularly: investment planning, identification, preparation, appraisal and administration of hydraulic infrastructure (including water supply, sanitation, multipurpose storage and drought risk management, etc.),
  • Proven strong writing and analytical skills in designing water sector climate adaptation operations.;
  • Strong analytical skills, particularly applied to climate change and climate risk assessments
  • Demonstrated strong ability to think strategically, conceptualize and synthesize complex water sector issues (translated into effective oral and written briefs);
  • Proven ability to identify and articulate policy issues, support analytical work (sector trade-offs and priorities, structuring of sanitation value chains), provide advisory services and deliver high quality innovative operational products
  • Ability to initiate innovative approaches and originality at work;
  • Demonstrated good ability to function effectively in a multi-cultural environment, sustaining partnerships, and to build effective working relations with clients and colleagues;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Application Closing Date
13th August, 2020.

3) Job Title: Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development, AHVP

Reference: ADB/20/100
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: EL3
Position N°: 50092138

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 Position

  • Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President will provide leadership on strategy, policy-making, execution  and delivery of the overall work program and budget of the Vice Presidency Complex, driving significant impacts and value for money through effective management of staff and resources to deliver quality sovereign and non-sovereign operations.
  • The Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development will lead a team of experts across different regions of Africa organized in five departments, including:
    • Agriculture and agribusiness;
    • Agricultural finance and rural development;
    • Gender, youth and women development;
    • Human capital and skills development; and
    • Water and sanitation.

Duties And Responsibilities
The Vice President, AHVP will:

  •  Drive a strong culture of performance to deliver impactful results on the ground within and across African countries from the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex of the Bank. This will include spearheading strategic orientation, setting clear targets for delivery, providing leadership for the Directors, Managers and Staff, recruiting top-notch sector experts for the Bank and providing leadership to execute on the strategy to achieve food security, reduce malnutrition and stunting, create wealth and transform rural economies.
  • Develop effective collaboration with the Regional Development and Business Delivery Vice Presidency and other Vice Presidency complexes, to deploy sector-level staff to the five regional integration and business delivery offices in West, East, Central, North and Southern Africa, and drive the successful development of agriculture, human and social development portfolios.
  • Support countries to achieve rapid agricultural productivity growth, revamp research, extension and innovation systems to boost domestic food production and reduce dependency on food imports.
  • Support development of private sector agribusinesses to process and add value to agricultural products and commodities across agricultural value chains, that take social and environmental and climate change dimensions into consideration, while cultivating multi-stakeholder partnerships between the private sector, civil society and communities to accomplish complex objectives.
  • Spearhead support to countries and the private sector to achieve agricultural industrialization, through development of agro-industrial zones with smart integrated infrastructure, upgrading agricultural value chains, while developing the requisite skills and human capabilities, building on existing social structures and organizations.
  • Provide leadership to ensure that all programs and interventions of the Bank pay close attention to gender impacts and accelerate the delivery of finance to women through the Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women (AFAWA) initiative.
  • Develop and significantly grow the size and quality of the Bank’s portfolio in the agriculture, human and social development sectors by forging strong strategic partnerships with multilateral, bilateral and regional organizations, the private sector and philanthropic organizations.
  • Lead the execution of the Bank’s Jobs for Africa’s Youth strategy to build skills and entrepreneurship; implement strategic, systemic and scalable innovative financing systems to support entrepreneurship of young people; and deliver quality job creation for the youth across regional member countries.
  • Develop and implement action plans to reduce malnutrition and stunting across regional member countries, including building political support and strategic partnerships for the implementation of the African Leaders for Nutrition, to drive accountability for malnutrition.
  • Develop and implement innovative programs to accelerate access to water and sanitation across regional member countries, including through public-private partnerships, and improvement of the overall governance of these sectors.
  • Foster an environment that stimulates teamwork, innovation, creativity and accountability for results, and motivate staff to deliver significant developmental impacts on the ground in the countries.
  • As a member of the Senior Management Team, must be able to exercise and model good professional conduct, be an effective team player, be loyal to the code of conduct of the Bank and be able to work effectively with and under the guidance and direction of the President

Selection Criteria

  • Hold a Masters’ or Ph.D degree in Agricultural Economics, Agriculture, Economics, Finance, Business Administration or relevant field in human and social development. Must have at least 15 years of international experience, of which at least 10 years must be at a senior management level.
  • Have extensive experience in leading major agricultural, social and human transformations.
  • Extensive experience working in multilateral financial institutions will be a distinct advantage.
  • Must have extensive ability to develop strategic partnerships and build coalitions for achieving impacts.
  • A proven leader that is able to translate vision into impact; with superior ability to motivate, inspire, support and hold teams accountable for results.
  • Must have extensive experience in running large operations to deliver programs at scale.
  • Familiarity with the work of multilateral and bilateral development finance institutions and the private sector will be an advantage.
  • Experience of working in large, multicultural organizations in the public or private sector with a diverse workforce and sensitivity to diversity concerns of staff and Boards of Directors.
  • Excellent people management skills, experience working with Boards of Directors or Trustees of corporate institutions and ability to effectively build support and coalition around agendas.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and/or French, and good practical knowledge of the other language.

4) Job Title: Division Manager, Financial Technical Services, FIST2

Reference: ADB/20/098
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50092454

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Finance (FIVP) 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 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

  • The Syndication and Financial Technical Services Department (the “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. Additionally, the Department is 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 role of the Financial Technical Services Division (the “Division”) is 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 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’s clients to manage market related risk through derivative based hedging solutions.

The Position
Under the Supervision of the Director, the Division Manager has the responsibility to:

  • ­Design products and financial services that are competitive, responsive to the evolving needs of the clients and consistent with the development objectives of the Bank and specifically the High5s;
  • Design and develop Balance Sheet Optimization instruments to enhance the management of the Bank’s capital, and lead the efficient and effective deployment of the Bank Group’s risk instruments.
  • Provide financial technical expertise and advisory services to project teams, support task managers in originating, structuring, appraising, negotiating, restructuring, secondary sales and closing of transactions.
  • Assist Bank’s clients to manage risk through customized derivative based hedging solutions.
  • Lead the Bank’s initiative to develop African capital markets through the provision of long-term local currency funding solutions and swaps.
  • Lead the general dissemination and implementation of the Bank Group’s financial products, including developing and delivering training workshops, awareness and capacity building for Bank’s staff and clients

Duties and Responsibilities
The Division Manager will undertake the following functions:

People management:

  • Manage staff performance in line with the Bank’s guidelines, ensuring that clear objectives are set and agreed upon with the team in the work program and that annual performance cycles are effectively managed in line with the Bank’s calendar;
  • Mentor, coach and guide staff ensuring their clear understanding of their roles and promote a supportive work environment that is responsive to personal development of staff, ongoing feedback and development, including long term career development.

Development of innovative Financial Products and Balance Sheet Optimization Products:

  • Design and implement new and/or enhanced financial products for financing, leverage of Bank Capital and for risk management purposes; write product specifications, technical guidelines and implementation modalities for the Bank’s financial products.
  • Design and Implement innovative balance sheet optimization structures including but not limited to cash and synthetic securitization, insurance, complex guarantee structures, credit default swaps etc..
  • 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.
  • Manage the preparation of 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 competiveness
  • Support the general dissemination of the Bank’s financial products. This involves developing and delivering training, marketing and communication modules, helping to resolve important funding and risk management issues, and applying a broad knowledge of  financial markets and operational issues of each product to ensure high quality outcomes for the Bank and its clients.
  • Provide financial advisory and technical services including debt management and an understanding of Bank products and financial services to clients.
  • 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.

Financial Solutions, Advisory on Finance and  Technical Expert Support:

  • Provide financial technical expertise and advisory services on project teams in originating, structuring, appraising, negotiating, restructuring, secondary sales and closing of transactions in various sectors utilizing the breadth of available instruments.
  • Lead the expansion of Bank’s project pipeline targeted to mobilize private sector financing. This includes (i) identification of opportunities and candidates, and (ii) relationship building and management with both internal clients and external clients (banks, institutional investors, private project participants etc.).
  • Review and negotiate complex project documentation, including mandate letters, term sheets, loan agreements and common term agreements.
  • Lead the Divisions interventions in supporting task managers developing guarantee transactions (for e.g. but not limited to infrastructure projects and capital market financings), including support during upstream preparation, structuring, negotiation, and closing of the transactions. Draft, as appropriate, project related documentation, including guarantee term-sheets and in collaboration with Legal Counsel, finalize the terms and conditions of Bank’s support. Contribute to the operational documents and provide support for internal processing, review transaction agreements, and coordinate across project components with other team members.
  • Support task managers to design appropriate structures and solutions to meet the growing and evolving needs of clients;
  • Develop a fair and equitable pricing of the Bank’s lending products and assist Bank’s clients in their debt management strategies through the design of customized derivative based hedging solutions.
  • Assist clients in developing expertise and maintain appropriate systems for identifying and assessing risks associated with their external liabilities.

Domestic Capital Markets Funding:

  • Lead the Bank’s initiative to issue domestic bonds in African Capital markets and on-lend to projects.
  • Manage the process of local currency papers preparation to seek President’s approval to designate specific regional member countries currencies as approved lending currencies of the Bank and thereafter establish medium term note programs in the underlying countries.
  • Lead the development of local currency funding strategies for Bank’s projects utilizing domestic bond issuance, cross currency swaps or synthetic derivative structures.
  • Design structured transactions (partial credit guarantees, securitizations, credit enhancements, and risk sharing facilities) to assist clients mobilize local currency in domestic capital markets or through syndicated loan structures or commercial lenders.

Management of the Division – Contributing to the Development and Adaptation of Financial Policies and Programmes:

  • Ensure that the division’s operations, processes and controls are strong and effective to ensure positive compliance of audit outcomes.
  • Mitigate operational risk by ensuring that the division’s procedure manual is updated at all times and ensuring compliance with internal procedures and practices.
  • Lead the design and implementation of a marketing strategy for the Division, both to internal and external clients.
  • Chair or participate as a key member of all the Asset and Liability Management Committee working groups and in technical working groups.
  • Provide input on strategic issues and policy dialogue concerning the Bank’s corporate business.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s or equivalent degree in Finance / Banking, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting or related discipline.  A professional qualification in one of the aforementioned fields is an added advantage.
  • A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder or ICMA will be a plus.
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience with good market knowledge – particularly in relation to transaction structures, products, balance sheet optimization  structures, fixed income, derivatives, equity, African capital markets, due diligence and financial analysis of project finance and corporate finance lending and equity investments, risk management instruments.
  • Proven experience in structuring at least 3 balance sheet optimization transactions.
  • Knowledge of market instruments and market sources of financing (sovereign bond financing, municipal/sub-sovereign financing, syndicated lending/infrastructure finance), other sources of financing (e.g., other IFIs, export credit agencies, concessionary bilateral financing, etc.); and risk management/hedging products (e.g., swaps, forwards, futures, options, etc.).
  • 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 associated with the Bank’s mandate.
  • A full understanding of the capital markets and demonstrated understanding of project finance and the use of risk mitigation instruments to catalyze private capital.
  • Strong customer focus, ability to interface effectively with clients and business contacts at a senior level and work successfully as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated leadership in creative financial engineering and a track record of supporting various financing structures utilizing various financial instruments.
  • Strong background in investment and development banking with experience in working with private sector projects, state owned entities, utilities/infrastructure authorities and government
  • Competence with standard MS Office software applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel including SAP.
  • Competence in the use of Treasury Systems – Summit, Reuters and Bloomberg applications
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.


5) Job Title: Principal ICT Specialist, PITD3

Reference: ADB/20/097
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50065418

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for ‘Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy and the ‘High 5’ priority of “Industrialize Africa”. The objectives of the Complex are to: (i) develop the ‘Africa Industrial Strategy’; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by leveraging on experienced individuals who can be consulted on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) act as the Bank’s Spoke person on “Industrialize Africa”.

The Hiring Department / Division:

  • The role of the Bank’s Industrial and Trade Development department is to promote the implementation of the Bank’s 10 Year Strategy and HI 5’s initiatives with special emphasis on the Industrialize Africa strategy. The department leads the Bank’s activities in the area of industrial policies, ICT, trade and investment climate, and private sector investments in industry and services.
  • The ICT Operations Division is responsible for the Bank Group’s public sector-based activity in the ICT sector.  In particular, the Division is responsible for the identification, appraisal and subsequent supervision of the Bank’s lending and grants programme to Regional Member Countries for ICT projects.  In addition, the division supports other operations of the Bank requiring sectoral advice. 
  • The main objective of the ICT Operations Division is to build on the Bank’s sector skills to become a leader in the development, financing and implementation of ICT projects and programmes across the African continent.

The Positions
The Bank is hiring a Principal ICT Specialist  The position has the following functions:

  • To lead, and coordinate the identification, appraisal and negotiation of Bank operations for the ICT sector, involving RMCs, Governments, Private Sponsor and other development partners or concerned parties;
  • To supervise the implementation of projects by RMCs and to coordinate the Bank’s responses on procurement, financial management, evaluation, restructuring and audit of projects;
  • To direct the provision of expert advice on issues related to ICT sector development including advice to RMCs;
  • Provide the required technical skills to design national and multinational projects that respond to the needs of the RMCs and RECs based on priority and selectivity;
  • Mobilise external resources to prepare feasibility studies, co-invest in projects and finance economic research work of the Division.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Principal ICT Specialist in addition to the above-mentioned tasks shall:

  • Dialogue with Regional Member Countries (RMCs), Partners and relevant specialised agencies on project requests;
  • Advise the Bank and RMCs on the viability of ICT projects;
  • Identify funding options including the use of PRGs, PCGs and the applicability of PPP structures;
  • Carry out identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision missions; Prepare and process project documentation (including Project Concept Notes and Appraisal Reports) and follow up on reviews and approval processes;
  • Mobilise co-financing for projects from other MDBs, donors and the private sector;
  • Manage the strategic project cycle process including consultations with RMCs and the Bank’s Country Programme Officers to ensure that prospective ICT projects are included in the overall agreed lending plans of the Bank and the RMCs;
  • Manage a portfolio of projects, ensuring that each project is properly supervised, is disbursing funds and is achieving its original development goals.  In doing so, apply the rules and regulations of the Bank correctly to issues of procurement and fund management and disbursement;
  • Initiate and execute programmes and studies to develop knowledge in Africa on strategically important ICT subjects.  Where necessary, mobilise funds for studies.  To do so, it will be necessary to develop terms of reference for studies and pilot projects and comply with donor information needs to obtain financial support.
  • Develop consultancy terms of reference and recruit consultants to support the work area.  Observe fully Bank procurement rules and regulations;
  • Undertake Ad hoc activities including coordination with other operational and regional complexes; integration of ICT in Country and Regional Strategy Papers; strengthen the Bank’s knowledge and expertise (article writing, briefing and analyses); support broad financial mobilisation activities of the Bank; attend Business Opportunity Seminars with the private sector to explain upcoming procurement opportunities in Bank ICT projects.
  • Participate in relevant skills development activities to ensure that technical, market, financial and processing knowledge is maintained to a required level.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in the field of ICT, Telecommunications, Management, Business or Economics or any other related discipline.
  • Should have at least six (6) years for the Principal position proven track record in the ICT sector. Key areas are  ICT/Communication policy and regulation, infrastructure deployment and development, data economy infrastructure and services, and eGovernment services.
  • Proven practical experience of working with Governments in  Africa to design and  deliver national and cross border ICT projects for economic development
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution of ICT projects/studies.
  • Experience of working with international financial institutions (IFIs) or with bilateral aid and development agencies, including familiarity with their financing arrangements for grant and/or loan support;
  • Rigorous, results-oriented individual with strong analytical skills, sound business judgement and the ability to identify needs and constraints, to set priorities and translate them into measurable actions.
  • Effective consultation and advisory skills coupled with a client orientation to ensure relevancy.
  • Sound market knowledge with a particular emphasis on current digital trends in regulatory thinking.
  • An ability to think strategically, to make sense of complexity and to express thoughts simply both in writing and orally.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to vary the use of them according to the audience including government officials, private sector and other stakeholders;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Experience in the use of SAP is advantageous.

Application Closing Date
9th August, 2020.

6) Job Title: Advisor to the Vice-President, RDSA

Reference: ADB/20/095
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50064904

The Complex / The Hiring Department

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

The Position

  • The role of the Advisor to the Vice-President is to support the RDVP by coordinating the work of the 5 Regional Hubs, plus the Nigeria Country Department, the Transition States Coordination Office and the Regional Integration Coordination Office to:
    • Ensure the achievement of the Complex’s deliverables and KPIs.
    • Ensure quality control of various reports/documents submitted by the Departments.
    • Provide critical analysis of strategies, policies, directives and advise on procedures, approaches for the implementation of RDVP mandate.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Vice-President RDVP, the Advisor works closely with the entire team in the Vice-President’s Office in the following areas:

  • Support and advise the Vice-President RDVP in the coordination of the Bank’s Operational activities through the Operations Committee (OPSCOM), as well as other relevant platforms. Among other things, this entails providing support to the RDVP Front Office Director and the   Lead Country Programme Coordinators (CPCs) and advising the Vice-President, RDVP, as appropriate.
  • Support and advise the RDVP in the coordination of the Bank’s corporate activities through the Senior Management Coordination Committee (SMCC) and other relevant platforms. In this regard, work closely with the RDVP Front Office Director and the RDVP Budget Manager to review documentation submitted for SMCC consideration.
  • Support and advise the RDVP in the coordination and review of policies, strategies, directives and initiatives submitted by the Departments in the RDVP complex.
  • Advise the Vice-President RDVP on emerging matters of strategic, policy and institutional significance, including the formulation/update of Bank Group Policies, Strategies, and Guidelines.
  • Support the RDVP Front Office Director and the RDVP Budget Manager in the coordination and harmonization of the work program of the respective Departments in consultation with the Manager responsible for Budget and Results, following up on their implementation and report periodically on the status of their progress to the Vice President.
  • Advise and support the Vice-President RDVP on all aspects related to performance indicators, KPIs and report periodically on the status of their progress.
  • Collaborate with the RDVP audit focal point in the coordination and monitoring of the implementation of audit recommendations relating to the complex and report periodically on the status of implementation to the Vice-President.
  • Advise and support the Vice-President RDVP on resource mobilisation and donor coordination   activities (e.g. ADF replenishment, Trust Funds, and General Capital Increase, etc.), including participating in related Committees and Task Forces.
  • Advise and support the Vice-President RDVP on all matters pertaining to organisational units within the RDVP Complex.
  • Support the Vice-President’s participation in internal and external meetings/events – Board meeting, Workshops, Seminars, etc. – including preparing technical reports, briefing materials, speeches, etc.
  • Provide technical support and advice to the Vice-President RDVP and the Complex in their interaction with other Complexes to ensure effective coordination and communication – including participation in activities aimed and improving Bank-wide communication and coordination, e.g. the Front Office Forum, cross-Complex coordination meetings, documents review, etc.
  • Provide technical and analytical support/advice to the Vice-President RDVP Front Office and represent the Office in relevant Bank­ wide Committees, Initiatives, Task Forces, etc.
  • Monitor the implementation of decisions made by the Boards, the President or the Vice-President in respect to Departments under the RDVP.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Economics, Social Sciences, Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration or related discipline.
  • Knowledge of development issues.
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience in the formulation and implementation of policies, programs and projects either within the Bank or with a similar development institution or the public service.
  • Demonstrated experience in fragility and/or regional integration and the project cycle of sovereign operations within a multilateral financial institution.
  • Experience in the preparation and/or review of strategies/operations in a multilateral financial institution.
  • Strong knowledge of socio-economic development issues and policies of African countries;
  • Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with African Development Bank operations or sister multilateral development finance institutions.
  • Private sector experience is an added advantage.
  • Innovation and creativity.
  • Client orientation.
  • Problem solving.
  • Operational effectiveness.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to present and win support for ideas.
  • A good listener with cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity and capacity to initiate and manage change.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.
  • Business acumen.
  • Ability to implement strategy.
  • Executing for results.
  • Exerting influence.
  • Exercising decisiveness.
  • Team Building and relationship management.
  • The ability to take initiative/spotting opportunity/pushing strategy.
  • Mentorship/coaching skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in the use of SAP is advantageous.

Application Closing Date
9th August, 2020.

7) Job Title: Principal Evaluation Officer, BDEV2

Reference: ADB/20/096
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50000291/50083169

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 BDEV.2 Division is primarily responsible for evaluations related to country programs and strategies, institutional processes and reforms, as well as interventions related to the Bank’s two Top priorities of “Feeding Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of African people” and governance, out of the Top 5.

The Positions

  • 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.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Division.2, 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 governance, and/or country strategies and operations, and/or corporate reforms.
  • 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 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
9th August, 2020.

8) Job Title: Lead Research Economist, ECMR0

Reference: ADB/19/111/3
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50069170

The Complex

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
  • The CE/VP is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.
  • The CE/VP will inspire, generate and provide direct support to the President and Senior Management of the Bank on a broad range of technical and management issues within the broad remit of economic, finance, public financial governance, management and social economics.

The Hiring Department:

  • The Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting And Research Department is dedicated to the generation of high quality knowledge in the area of development in Africa. It provides technical support to operations and regional member countries through rigorous analytical work; engages in impactful policy dialogue with decision-making bodies within and outside of the Bank; and most importantly enhance the operational effectiveness of the Bank in achieving the High 5s.
  • The activities of the department focus on macroeconomic surveillance, analysis of structural factors impeding Africa’s progress in reducing poverty and creating jobs, as well as microeconomic issues related to finance, infrastructure development, private sector development, industrial organizations, governance & institutions, agriculture, competitiveness & investment climate, and regional integration. The department is seeking to strengthen its team of economists by recruiting a Lead Research Economist with expertise in the High 5s areas including the following: infrastructure including energy, agriculture, private sector development, and social sectors.

The Positions
By filling this position, the Research Department intends to consolidate its contribution to the implementation of Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy and foster the relevance of the Research Department to operations and member countries, through:

  • Providing strong support to management in the department’s day-to-day activities.
  • Strengthening knowledge generation in macroeconomic and microeconomic issues related to the broader priority areas of the Bank.
  • Enhancing the operational effectiveness of the Bank, by improving establishing the feedback loop to learn from completed Bank operations through various evaluation exercises.
  • Strengthening the Bank Results Framework.
  • Consolidating the implementation of the Research Department agenda in accordance to the High 5s (Bank’s 5 Priority areas), through the production of the Bank’s flagship publications, working papers, market studies and impact evaluation exercises.
  • Provide support to Top management through providing real time economic intelligence (through drafting of statements, speeches, and policy briefs) for the Bank’s President and Senior Management on economic development issues.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Director the incumbent’s Duties and Responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Provide critical and intellectual oversight on strategic work program of the department including:
    • Quality assurance: by working closely with Division Managers, review key knowledge products of the department and provide technical support to achieve rigor, clarity and credibility.
    • Oversee the quality of working papers series, journal publications (African Development Review) and flagships by leading peer review and editorial committees.
    • Assess technical capacity of the research team in the department and ensure they are strengthened as needed.
  • Conduct research in the areas supporting the Bank’s High 5s (High priority areas: Light Up and Power Africa (Energy), Feed Africa (Agriculture and Nutrition), Industrialize Africa (Industrialization), Integrate Africa (Regional Integration) and Improve quality of live for Africans (Sustainable socio-economic development)).
  • Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes:
    • Provide input into Country Strategy Papers (CSPs).
    • Participate in Economic Sector Works (ESW).
    • Peer review project, program, policy documents, including documents submitted to the Operations Committee.
  • Coordinate the production of Bank Economic Intelligence documents:
    • Provide economic intelligence (statement, policy briefs) to Senior Management on economic development issues.
  • Contribute knowledge in the Bank’s “Working Papers Series ” and the Bank’s “African Development Review”:
    • Publish research papers and review submitted articles to the African Development Review and Working Paper Series.
  • Participate in collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out jointly with regional and international organizations, research and capacity building institutions in Africa, development research centers and universities.
  • Review operation documents and participate in review meetings.
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director.

Selection Criteria

  • A Master’s Degree in Economics or related discipline. PhD is a strong advantage.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in development research, or related area.
  • Proven ability to build and lead a team in interdisciplinary and multicultural environment, a very good team spirit valuing mutual respect as well as regular and open communication.
  • Strong publication record in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Track record of policy dialogue, advocacy, and capacity building.
  • Relevant professional experience in development policy research and analysis of economic conditions that are of relevance for the High 5s (Bank priority areas).
  • Proven skills in drafting and preparation of policy memoranda and notes to inform project design.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the use of statistical and econometric methods and packages in development economics research; theoretical knowledge to develop and implement research programs; ability to design and manage research projects from conceptualization to publication.
  • Demonstrable experience and ability to initiate exciting and innovative research projects with no supervision.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as mature interpersonal and professional relationships.
  • Established reputation in well-known research networks and ability to broker knowledge through partnerships, collaborations and networks.
  • Ability to communicate and represent management in different committees both internal and external.
  • Proficient in English and/or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Proven skills in drafting and preparation of policy memoranda.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
  • For this position teamwork skills are critical: ability to work in inter-disciplinary and multicultural environment, contribute constructive comments and receive positively the views of team members on their own work.
  • Ability to work with colleagues in other Complexes, especially in Operations.

Application Closing Date
7th August, 2020.

9) Job Title: Senior Power Engineer, PESD2

Reference: ADB/20/094
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50071196

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

The Hiring Department / Division

  • Within this new Complex, there is a Directorate in charge of Power Systems Development. This Directorate includes the “Power Utilities” Division, which supports the Bank’s Regional Member Countries and their Utilities, Regional Economic Communities, Power Pools, Regulators and other stakeholders to develop and improve their power systems both for sovereign (SO) and non-sovereign operations (NSO).
  • This Division also supports the Directorate Regional Development Business Delivery Unit (RDBU) – Central Africa Region (RDBU-C). The Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General (DG) and is endowed with relevant administrative capacities to be able to ensure rapid delivery of services to regional member countries.
  • Regional Directorates provide country offices in their region with strategic direction and are responsible for operations, business development, project management and the overall effective achievement of the Bank’s New Deal For Energy in Africa (NDEA) and High Five (H5) Priorities, namely : “Light up and Power Africa “, “Feed Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” ​​and “Improve the quality of life of African populations”.

The Positions

  • Under the general supervision of the “Power Utilities” Division Manager, the Power Engineer will ensure the technical quality of the Bank’s activities in support of investment operations in the power sector.
  • The incumbent will provide cutting-edge sector expertise in the planning, development, structuring and financing of national and regional power systems, including power generation, transmission and distribution.
  • S/he contributes to the implementation of flagship programs as required, throughout the project cycle and the value chain of the electricity sector.
  • S/he will work in multidisciplinary teams and will contribute to the delivery of the New Deal on Energy for Africa and to the implementation of the High 5 flagship programs as required.

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

  • Contribute to the preparation of the Bank Group Energy Policy and Strategy;
  • Contribute to the development of national and regional strategy documents; undertake relevant studies and analyzes;
  • Provide timely guidance necessary to achieve project development results;
  • Be part of the teams working through the project cycle and ex post reviews of the Bank’s operations, with a focus on the energy sector in the region, notably involving the RMCs in the region, Regional Economic Community (REC) institutions, Power Pools, other development partners and all relevant stakeholders;
  • Provide the technical skills required to design national and multinational projects aligned with the needs of RMCs, Power pools and regional economic communities according to their priorities;
  • Ensure timely review and quality assurance of project identification, preparation, evaluation and supervision documents according to technical, financial, regulatory, environmental, social and economic requirements;
  • Represent the Bank in the context of national and regional partnerships, networks, conferences, workshops and training seminars on issues related to the development of the energy sector and related issues;
  • Establish interdepartmental cooperation within the Bank and partnerships with other similar institutions engaged in the energy sector development;
  • Undertake any other task the Director or Division Manager may assign.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines;
  • Have at least five (5) years of professional experience in project design and implementation, and sector analysis;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with staff of public electricity utilities and donor agencies on aid coordination issues as well as with the private sector;
  • Have proven skills to build and lead a team of professionals, and effectively use the talents and expertise of team members;
  • Demonstrate proven leadership and an ability to integrate sector-specific knowledge into an operational strategy and broader research objectives;
  • Demonstrate strong networking skills and good judgment required in the management of professional relationships with partners working in Africa;
  • Be client oriented to understand and, if necessary, anticipate customer needs to ensure the best possible service from the Bank;
  • Being able to apply innovative approaches and change working methods while remaining effective in changing working conditions;
  • Excellent spoken and written English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Projects); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Application Closing Date
2nd August, 2020.

10) Job Title: Chief Power Engineer, PESD2

Reference: ADB/20/093
Location: Kinshasa, Decmocratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50078310

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

The Hiring Department / Division

  • Within this new Complex, there is a Directorate in charge of Power Systems Development. This Directorate includes the “Power Utilities” Division, which supports the Bank’s Regional Member Countries and their Utilities, Regional Economic Communities, Power Pools, Regulators and other stakeholders to develop and improve their power systems both for sovereign (SO) and non-sovereign operations (NSO).
  • This Division also supports the Directorate Regional Development Business Delivery Unit (RDBU)- Central Africa Region (RDBU- C). The Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General (DG) and is endowed with relevant administrative capacities to be able to ensure rapid delivery of services to regional member countries.
  • Regional Directorates provide country offices in their region with strategic direction and are responsible for operations, business development, project management and the overall effective achievement of the Bank’s New Deal For Energy in Africa (NDEA) and High Five (H5) Priorities, namely : “Light up and Power Africa “, “Feed Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” ​​and “Improve the quality of life of African populations”.

The Position

  • Under the functional supervision of the “Power Utilities” Division Manager, the Chief Energy Officer will ensure the technical quality of the Bank’s activities and support investment operations in the energy sector.
  • The incumbent will be based in the Democratic Republic of Congo and report administratively to the Country Manager.
  • The incumbent will provide: i) proven expertise in the preparation and monitoring and evaluation of complex projects, particularly in the power sector and ii) cutting-edge sectoral expertise in the planning, development, structuring and financing of electrical systems (national and regional), including power generation, transmission and distribution.
  • The incumbent will contribute to the execution of NDEA flagship programs as required, throughout the project cycle and the value chain of the power sector. He will lead and work in multi-disciplinary teams and will contribute to the realization of the objectives of the NDEA / H5s.

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

  • Coordinate the implementation of relevant flagship projects / programs with a view to achieving the objectives of the New Deal on Energy for Africa;
  • Provide advisory support and Technical Assistance to Regional Member Countries (RMCs) / Regional Economic Community (REC) institutions / Power Pools and Task Managers in the identification, preparation, screening and implementation of complex and innovative projects aimed at developing the energy sector and improving performance (e.g. benchmarking);
  • Provide leadership as Task Manager, in collaboration with all the team members, in the process of identifying, preparing and implementing projects/programs related to the development of the energy sector;
  • Coordinate/Lead, in conjunction with other teams, Bank power sector business development and operations to support transformation, including human capacity building and smart partnerships;
  • Coordinate with Bank governance units and/or other Divisions in conducting policy dialogue and implementing projects/programs aimed at power sector development;
  • Provide in-depth sector expertise to guarantee the technical quality of projects/programs;
  • Ensure timely review and quality assurance of project identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision documents vis-à-vis technical, financial, regulatory, environmental, social and economic requirements;
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Bank Group Energy Policy and Strategy;
  • Provide timely guidance and inputs necessary to achieve project development goals;
  • Work with other PEVP Divisions on relevant policy and regulatory matters and the structuring and financial analysis of complex / innovative projects, especially those involving private sector participation;
  • Support delivery of Economic and Sector Work, in collaboration with other Directorates / Divisions of the Bank, utilities, power pools and development and other strategic partners;
  • Undertake any other tasks the Director or Division Manager may assign.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in a utility, including the design, structuring, financing and implementation of complex power projects across the power value chain: Experience in implementing large scale hydro power projects and Public Private Partnerships in Africa / emerging markets will give an advantage.;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with senior power sector stakeholders, including utilities, power pools, regulators and donor agencies, on policy dialogue, aid coordination, and the design and implementation of projects / programs on power sector reforms, utility transformation, power trade, human capital development and transition to sustainable green growth, including private sector participation;
  • Have proven skills to build and lead a team of professionals, and effectively use the talents and expertise of team members;
  • Demonstrate proven leadership and an ability to integrate sector-specific knowledge into an operational strategy and broader research objectives;
  • Demonstrate strong networking skills and good judgment required in the management of professional relationships with Bank partners working in the RDBU – Central Directorate.
  • Be client oriented to understand and, if necessary, anticipate customer needs to ensure the best possible service from the Bank;
  • Being able to apply innovative approaches and change working methods while remaining effective in changing working conditions;
  • Have proven interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment, demonstrating sensitivity and respect for diversity as well as an ability to instill confidence and mentor each of the different members of the team;
  • Have solid negotiation skills, demonstrated by obtaining positive results with counterparts, both internal and external;
  • Have a clear understanding of the success factors and constraints to the success of public electricity services in complex regulatory and political environments;
  • Have in-depth knowledge of the processes and tools for developing least-cost integrated national / regional electricity Master-plans used in Africa, and be familiar with the working methods of multi-lateral and bi-lateral development finance institutions;
  • Have a thorough knowledge of the quality of supply and service standards applicable to public electricity services and the performance management systems relating thereto;
  • Have the ability to write terms of reference and requests for proposals for the procurement of consultancy and contracting services, using proven model contracts (e.g. FIDIC);
  • Have a good knowledge of the national regulation of the electricity sector, procurement models, project management, contract administration and standards as well as the network code, operating rules, thresholds and reserves (including import, export, transmission and trading of electricity);
  • Have a good understanding of the requirements of the Bank’s Environmental and Social / Safeguards and Climate Change Policies;
  • Have a good knowledge of the governance, regulations, operations, maintenance and administration of public electricity services, customer relations, billing, financial management of said services;
  • Have highly developed strategic thinking skills, combined with the ability to translate strategic concepts and directions in the implementation of viable and sustainable policies and regulations;
  • Excellent spoken and written English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access, Projects, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Application Closing Date
2nd August, 2020.

11) Job Title: Chief Statistician, ECST1

Reference: ADB/20/092
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50000878

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department / Division:

  • The Statistics Department is responsible for the Bank’s statistical activities that focus on two main components: (i) Providing support for effective development of statistical capacity and systems in African countries for the provision of timely and reliable data to support development results measurement for the High 5s and Sustainable Development Goals agenda across Africa, (ii) Mainstreaming results measurement in Bank operations to ensure their operational effectiveness as well as to support the Bank’s research, policy and financial services.
  • As part of the Statistics Directorate, the Economics and Social Statistics Division ensures that Regional Member Countries provide the Bank with timely, reliable, consistent and regionally comparable data on economic and social activities (trade, industry, agriculture, finance, infrastructure, population, demography, poverty, education, health, SDGs monitoring etc.). Its principal activities are to develop and manage statistical systems needed to support the operational work of the Bank Group and its development research activities; and to prepare the Bank Group’s official statistical publications and provide statistics and statistical analysis for the Bank Group’s Annual Report, the African Development Report and other important Bank’s publications.

The Position

  • The Chief Statistician is responsible for leading and overseeing the production, management and dissemination of statistics and analytical products focusing on: (i) statistical domains pertaining to the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy and the High Fives, the SDGs and Agenda 2063; and (ii) data urgency as required by the preparedness for unforeseeable pandemics and the mitigation of pandemic impacts. Domains to be covered include but are not limited to Demographic and Social Statistics, Macroeconomic statistics, Infrastructure statistics, gender statistics, Civil registration and vital statistics, environment statistics, and pandemic related data.
  • The Chief Statistician’s role involves: (i) The provision of conceptual and methodological advice to the Bank’s work on statistics; (ii) Support to RMCs on data matters, through the Bank’s Statistical Capacity Building Program; (iii) The supervision of the AIH; and (iv) The management of technical matters pertaining to 1BDS.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager Economic & Social Statistics and Chief Statistician, the Chief Statistician will:

  • Coordinate activities within the Bank & in Regional Member Countries for streamlining data management & dissemination through the Africa Information Highway initiative to inform policies, strategies & decision making.
  • Coordinate 1BDS activities related to the provision and management of all categories of data assets and related metadata required by Bank units in their activities, as well as data and metadata assets stored by Bank units for further dissemination and utilization within or outside the Bank.
  •  Define appropriate statistical methods to be used to estimate and forecast key macro, sectorial and social indicator in Regional Member Countries and contribute to the African Economic Outlook work (data collection; management; forecast analysis and generation of projections of economic indicators for all African countries).
  • Develop and maintain a knowledge base on social and cross-sectoral statistics relating to the concepts, methods, classifications, best practices in such areas as demography, employment, health, education, poverty and living conditions, housing, environment, gender, governance, infrastructures, etc.
  • Coordinate technical work and provide guidance on concepts, methods, classifications, best practices in such statistical domains as: Demography, employment, health, education, poverty and living conditions, environment, gender, governance, infrastructures and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Provide the Bank and member countries with comparative research analysis, socio-economic data and projections of the most widely used socio-economic parameters relating to Africa’s economy and Bank Group operations.
  • Provide statistical and analytical support to meet the operational and research needs of organizational units throughout the Bank.
  • Supervise statistical analyses in support of the activities and ensure accuracy and consistency in the use of statistical data throughout the Bank and provide guidance on statistical analysis and interpretation.
  • Coordinate the development and maintenance of the Bank’s statistical databases, including access, interface and utilization.
  • Represent the Department/Division in-country teams and interdepartmental working groups within the Bank; review operations documents, provide statistical inputs to Bank group’s Annual Report and other reports.
  • Promote the implementation of the Strategy for the Harmonization of Statistics in Africa (SHASA), the African Charter on Statistics and other regional statistical strategies and principles, as well as agreed-upon quality assurance standards across Africa.
  • Initiate, build and maintain partnerships with regional and international institutions which includes developing and implementing regional joint programmes, organizing and participating in meetings, conferences and interregional dialogues and networks
  • Prepare publications for dissemination within the Bank and to officials and institutions in member countries; and review data for consistency, accuracy and reliability in Bank reports.
  • Provide technical support and professional advisory services to heads of National Statistics Offices in leadership of National Statistics Systems and implementation of capacity development initiatives; promote increased availability of official statistics across RMCs, assuring the timely identification of gaps and assisting in filling the gaps.
  • Provide leadership and oversee capacity development initiatives in Regional Member Countries (RMC) in order to ensure production of statistical indicators in compliance with international statistical standards and norms; improve capacities of statistical training centers to meet the needs of National Statistics Systems.
  • Represent the Bank at international and regional platforms and meetings pertaining to statistics as will be directed by ECST management and provide guidance on statistical issues and applications.
  • Provide technical guidance to junior staff oversee the production of statistical reports and publications
  • Assist ECST.1 Division Manager in quality control of the work of the division and act as Officer-In-Charge in his/her absence.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Statistics, Economics or a related quantitative area.
  • Specific degree or certificate relevant to database management systems, database software/web applications will be a plus.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in statistical production, with sound experience in macroeconomic statistics, social statistics and statistical strategies. Additional experience in statistical coordination would be an advantage.
  • Solid experience in statistical operations and management.
  • Proven experience in national accounts, social statistics and statistical strategies.
  • Client and results-oriented individual holding “a can-do attitude”.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as part of a multicultural team,
  • Ability to drive change.
  • Ability to be flexible, open-minded with integrity.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and competence in the use of other Bank standard software applications (Word, Access and PowerPoint).

Application Closing Date
2nd August, 2020.

12) Job Title: Senior Knowledge Management Officer, BDEV3

Reference: ADB/20/089
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50102221

The Complex

  • The Board of Directors (BDIR) provides oversight and strategic direction to the African Development Bank Group. It is composed of Executive Directors who are representatives of the AfDB 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 programme 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. Independent Development Evaluation (BDEV); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR) report to the Board.

The Hiring Department:

  • The overarching mission of the African Development Bank’s Independent Development Evaluation (BDEV) is to enhance the development effectiveness of the Bank 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.
  • The core mandate of BDEV 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. BDEV also collaborates and exchanges information with bilateral and multilateral development agencies’ evaluation departments, and undertakes joint evaluation of co-financed projects and programs.
  • BDEV has three divisions; BDEV1, BDEV2 and BDEV3. BDEV1 and BDEV2 divisions focus on undertaking evaluations. BDEV3, the Knowledge Management, Outreach, and Capacity Development Division, is responsible for knowledge management, dissemination and outreach activities around IDEV evaluations, and for supporting the development of evaluation capacities both in the Bank and in its Regional Member Countries.

The Position

  • The main objective of the Senior Knowledge Management Officer is to provide support to evaluation teams in fostering engagement with stakeholders throughout the evaluation process, and to coordinate, compile and disseminate evaluative knowledge in ways that meet the knowledge needs of various audiences.
  • The incumbent provides guidance to more junior staff and consultants and the division team assistant as necessary.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager BDEV.3, the Senior Knowledge Management Officer will:

  • Work closely with the Principal Knowledge Management Officers and evaluation teams on the implementation of IDEV stakeholder engagement strategies.
  • Undertake and contribute to knowledge needs assessments of Bank operations staff, Management, Board members and other evaluation stakeholders. Develop strategies to meet those needs.
  • Develop and deliver stakeholder engagement plans in accordance with the overarching stakeholder strategy.
  • Prepare stakeholder mappings, coordinate and prepare communications to stakeholders and respond to stakeholder enquiries.
  • Work closely with evaluation task managers and teams to compile and share evaluative knowledge and be responsive to clients’ needs throughout the evaluation process.
  • Arrange and attend stakeholder meetings with evaluation teams and ensure that feedback of stakeholder responses and requests to evaluation teams are responded to within agreed timelines.
  • Attend client-facing meetings, collaborative planning workshops and report to clients on progress.
  • Support the implementation of IDEV knowledge management strategies by supporting evaluation teams throughout the evaluation process (acting as a peer reviewer and providing constructive comments on approach papers, inception reports, (draft) evaluation reports and other evaluation products as required), undertaking outreach, broadly disseminating findings and knowledge from IDEV evaluations, and responding to questions about evaluations.
  • Prepare a range of knowledge products summarizing and presenting findings and lessons from IDEV evaluations, including evaluation reports, briefs and highlights, factsheets, info-graphics, audio-visual productions, presentations, lessons learned, etc.
  • Ensure that the products meet high quality standards and that their content responds to the knowledge needs of various audiences: Bank operations staff and management, authorities and beneficiaries in Regional Member Countries, other development partners, researchers/academia, the media, etc.
  • Disseminate IDEV knowledge products through various channels, including print and electronic publication and distribution, direct mailings, virtual and physical events, the IDEV website, social media, etc. Ensure that evaluation results are communicated across the Bank, including by undertaking presentations to stakeholders and staff.
  • Develop relationships and collaborate with other Bank departments, external stakeholders and clients to ensure the widest possible dissemination of evaluative knowledge.
  • Develop relationships with evaluation departments of other organizations to exchange best practices.
  • Coordinate and guide the work of more junior staff members and consultants.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Social Sciences, or related field.
  • A Certification in knowledge management is desirable
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years’ professional experience in international development.
  • Knowledge of the Bank’s and IDEV’s mandate, strategic priorities, policies and operations.
  • Ability to plan and manage projects, to guide project teams and to provide expert advice to project teams.
  • Knowledge of methodologies, implementation, developments and trends in knowledge management and communication.
  • Experience with knowledge management and communication
  • Experience in participatory approaches and stakeholder engagement
  • Experience having contributed to institutional/culture change
  • Ability to maintain overview of issues with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Ability to capture and communicate key messages succinctly.
  • Ability to package and present information according to the needs of the audience.
  • Excellent research, writing and reporting skills.
  • Experience using different communication channels, including social media.
  • Skills and experience with outreach campaigns.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other. Proficiency in both languages is desirable.
  • Strong client orientation.
  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively as a professional, strong team player with respect for others and the ethical requirements of the job.
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint); Experience with various online communication channels and dissemination approaches is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
1st August, 2020.

13) Job Title: Knowledge Management Officer, BDEV3

Reference: ADB/20/088
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL6
Position N°: 50102222/ 50102223

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • The overarching mission of the African Development Bank’s Independent Development Evaluation (BDEV) is to enhance the development effectiveness of the Bank 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.
  • The core mandate of BDEV 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. BDEV also collaborates and exchanges information with bilateral and multilateral development agencies’ evaluation departments, and undertakes joint evaluation of co-financed projects and programs.
  • BDEV has three divisions; BDEV1, BDEV2 and BDEV3. BDEV1 and BDEV2 divisions focus on undertaking evaluations. BDEV3, the Knowledge Management, Outreach, and Capacity Development Division, is responsible for knowledge management, dissemination and outreach activities around IDEV evaluations, and for supporting the development of evaluation capacities both in the Bank and in its Regional Member Countries.

The Position

  • The main objective of the Knowledge Management Officer position is to provide support to evaluation teams in fostering engagement with stakeholders throughout the evaluation process, and on retrieving, compiling and presenting evaluative knowledge in ways that are useful for meeting various knowledge needs.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager BDEV3 the Knowledge Management Officer will:

  • Work closely with the Principal Knowledge Management Officer, Senior Knowledge Management Officer and evaluation teams on the implementation of IDEV stakeholder engagement strategies;
  • Work closely with evaluation task managers and teams throughout the evaluation process to support the retrieval, compilation and sharing of knowledge in ways that are responsive to clients’ needs;
  • Identify relevant sources of evaluation knowledge and other information and extract, compile, analyse and present this for use in the preparation of evaluation reports, presentations, and other knowledge and communication products;
  • Support evaluation, knowledge management and dissemination activities (such as meetings, missions, events) conducted by professional staff and/or consultants and participates in these activities as required;
  • Identify and contact internal and external sources and other stakeholders to seek required information;
  • Consolidate, categorize and maintain background information and records on relevant issues, developing related databases and information systems and updating them accordingly;
  • Ensure that an accurate audit trail is maintained of all stakeholder engagement and that all contacts and activities are recorded in a stakeholder database;
  • Perform other duties as may arise.

Selection Criteria

  • Holds at least a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Social Sciences, Policy Analysis, or related field.
  • A minimum of four (4) years’ experience working in development organizations.
  • Understanding of evaluation processes
  • Ability to retrieve, package and present information according to the needs of the client/audience
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Knowledge or experience working in knowledge management or communication
  • Experience in participatory approaches and stakeholder engagement
  • Experience with outreach activities.
  • Strong client orientation.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively as a professional, strong team player with a respect for others and the ethical requirements of the job.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other. Proficiency in both English and French would be desirable.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point); knowledge of integrated document management system and/or online communication channels is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
1st August, 2020.

14) Job Title: Principal Knowledge Management Officer, BDEV 3

Reference: ADB/20/090
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50102220

The Complex

  • The Board of Directors provides oversight and strategic direction to the African Development Bank Group. It is composed of Executive Directors who are representatives of the African Development Bank member countries. Specifically the Board is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, and carries out the following functions:
    • Determine the general structure of the Bank’s services;
    • Approve the financing policy and take decisions concerning loans, guarantees, equity investments and fund loans by the Bank;
    • Determine the interest rates of loans and guarantee commissions;
    • Approve the Bank’s operations program and administrative budget;
    • Prepare the work of the Board of Governors; and
    • Submit accounts and annual reports, as well as the administrative budgets for the approval of the Board of Governors.
  • The Board does its work through a series of permanent Committees that review and discuss policy and program documents and make appropriate recommendations to the whole Board.
  • The Independent Development Evaluation 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 (BDEV) is to enhance the development effectiveness of the Bank 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.
  • The core mandate of BDEV 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. BDEV also collaborates and exchanges information with bilateral and multilateral development agencies’ evaluation departments, and undertakes joint evaluation of co-financed projects and programs.
  • BDEV has three divisions; BDEV1, BDEV2 and BDEV3. BDEV1 and BDEV2 divisions focus on undertaking evaluations. BDEV3, the Knowledge Management, Outreach, and Capacity Development Division, is responsible for knowledge management, dissemination and outreach activities around IDEV evaluations, and for supporting the development of evaluation capacities both in the Bank and in its Regional Member Countries.

The Position

  • The Principal Knowledge Management Officer leads on the management and dissemination of knowledge from IDEV evaluations, among others through knowledge and communication products and the organization of events, ensuring that such knowledge meets the needs of evaluation stakeholders.
  • The objective of the principal knowledge management officer is to contribute to the delivery of the division work program by leading on the knowledge management, outreach and dissemination of evaluations conducted by IDEV.
  • This includes supporting evaluation teams in fostering engagement with stakeholders throughout the evaluation process, and in retrieving, compiling and presenting evaluative knowledge in ways that are useful for meeting various knowledge needs. The incumbent also supervises consultants and provides guidance to more junior colleagues.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, BDEV.3; the key duties and responsibilities of Principal Knowledge Management Officer are to:
  • Lead the development, implementation and evaluation of strategic, tactical and operational stakeholder engagement strategies aligned with the Work Program of IDEV.
  • Conduct and update knowledge needs assessments of Bank operations staff, Management, Board members and other clients. Develop strategies to meet those needs, identifying and requesting resources as necessary.
  • In collaboration with evaluation teams, plan and lead the implementation of integrated stakeholder engagement plans and initiatives to improve and enhance the perceptions and experiences of Bank operations staff, Management, Board members and other clients as necessary.
  • Manage stakeholder mapping, prepare communications for stakeholders and respond to stakeholder enquiries. Provide briefings and support to evaluation teams for meetings with stakeholders.
  • Lead specific stakeholder outreach initiatives, dialogue and other forms of engagement to understand key concerns and issues and inform review and enhancement of IDEV evaluation dissemination activities.
  • Determine and develop the knowledge management and dissemination strategy for IDEV.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the KM strategy by supporting evaluation teams throughout the evaluation process (providing KM expertise, acting as a peer reviewer and providing constructive comments on approach papers, inception reports, (draft) evaluation reports and other evaluation products as required) and planning and undertaking outreach and dissemination of evaluation findings in various ways. Provide advice on the most effective evaluation dissemination methods and approaches, drawing on good practices from other IFIs.
  • Plan and oversee the production and dissemination of knowledge products from evaluations, and the organization and facilitation of meetings, seminars and other internal and external events to disseminate evaluation findings and results.
  • Facilitate a process through which the main users of evaluations deepen their understanding of evaluation findings and lessons. Coordinate with the Knowledge Management Officer and Communications Officer to ensure the availability and accessibility of information to enhance awareness and capacity among key stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with the Knowledge Manager Officer and Communications Officer to synthesize lessons and encourage uptake of best practices and knowledge on stakeholder engagement.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication channels with clients within and outside the Bank to ensure the widest possible dissemination of information about evaluation results. Develop and manage relationships with other development agencies and inform IDEV and Bank operations staff on their knowledge management activities.
  • Provide oral and written responses and briefings for queries
  • Contribute to the IDEV website, help desk, and Evaluation Matters magazine
  • Represent IDEV in initiatives, meetings and conferences related to his/her duties
  • Propose the knowledge management activities to be included in the three-year IDEV work programme
  • Report on activities achieved during the year to be considered in the IDEV Annual Report
  • Perform any other assigned tasks.

Selection Criteria

  • Holds at least a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Social Sciences, or related field. A certification or degree in knowledge management is desirable.
  • A minimum of six (6) years’ experience in international development.
  • Knowledge of the Bank’s and IDEV’s mandate, strategic priorities, policies and operations
  • Ability to plan, manage and lead projects, to guide and provide expert advice to project teams
  • Thorough knowledge of concepts, methodologies, tools, features, implementation, developments and trends in knowledge management and communication;
  • Experience with and capacity to work with multiple stakeholder across a wide range of disciplines;
  • Ability to capture and communicate key messages succinctly, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to package and present information according to the needs of the audience
  • Excellent research, writing, reporting and presentation skills
  • Experience using different dissemination channels, including social media
  • Skills and experience in organizing events or coordinating activities
  • Knowledge and experience in developing relationships with professional associations and country clients
  • Experience with knowledge management and communication
  • Experience in participatory approaches and stakeholder engagement
  • Experience in leading or contributing to institutional/culture change
  • Experience having successfully led small teams
  • Experience have successfully led communications/outreach campaigns
  • Ability to maintain overview with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (orally and in writing)
  • Capacity to develop strong working relationships with a variety of people
  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively as a professional, strong team player with a respect for others and the ethical requirements of the job
  • Ability to communicate effectively (in writing and orally) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other. Proficiency in both languages is desirable.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, and Power Point); experience with various online communication channels and dissemination approaches is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
1st August, 2020.

15) Job Title: Senior Video Producer – Production and Content, PCER2

Reference: ADB/20/091
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50078440

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 and General Secretariat.

The Hiring Department / Divison:

  • The purpose of the 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 External Relations (PCER2), the incumbent will be responsible for revising editorial material using international standards, provide strategic direction for multimedia content development, set guidelines for multimedia content production, as well as liaise with internal and external partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager, External Relations (PCER2), the Senior Video Producer – Production and Content, will manage all aspects of video project production including scripting, filming, and editing to ensure timely delivery of professional video and photography digital content.
  • This individual will work with a team to create compelling and engaging digital content through video, photography, presentation, emerging media, and other multimedia applications. They will ensure continual creative improvement and actively contribute to a culture of innovation, excellence and accountability.

Specifically, they will have the following responsibilities:

Multimedia Production:

  • Create, develop and manage the full video production process from start to finish including
  • Pre-production – vision, strategy, script development, manage production timeline
  • Production – planning and managing video shoots and carrying out interviews as required
  • Post-production – video editing – narration, translation and subtitling
  • Deliver ready to publish multimedia content across all Bank’s channels
  • Create and maintain production schedules taking into account changing project priorities, milestones, and resource constraints.
  • Analyse and prioritize requests for multimedia content
  • Ensure quality control for all visual media and ensure that creative content and products comply with brand standards, policies, directives, and client needs.
  • Achieve consensus among diverse viewpoints and effectively translate ideas into, actionable steps.
  • Manage content production and workflow from inception through completion, ensuring all stakeholders are aligned. This includes development of budget estimates, resourcing, and project management

Content Development:

  • Creatively package and turn video footage into engaging multimedia content
  • Create video project success stories
  • Write treatments for motion graphic videos, live videos and photography projects including sound, graphics, animation, special effects and other visual forms to be included.
  • Serve as a creative point of contact by developing strong relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Ensure all information is accurate before publishing, whether written or visual content, to prevent copyright infringements (e.g. plagiarism and ghost-written content) and discard any misrepresentation or defamation.

Editorial:

  • Research and develop content for digital, online and print media to meet and exceed the Bank’s external and internal stakeholders’ expectations.
  • Coordinate contributions by other departments and complexes, teams/units on major initiatives, and obtain required clearance.
  • Identify and interview experts, conduct research, and write and analyse a broad range of material for multimedia projects and assignments
  • Collaborate with the editorial team on projects as necessary

The incumbent will also undertake the following:

  • Ensure that the quality and accessibility of information on the Bank’s multimedia platforms is consistent with the image of the Bank as the leading development institution in Africa and its global role as a development organization. In this regard, the incumbent will ensure that the information posted and published is timely, accurate and conforms to the Bank’s information disclosure and editorial policies.
  • Ensure that all content received from departments and complexes is reviewed, edited and posted on the Bank’s communication platforms.
  • Proactively develop content and acquire organizational information.
  • Meet all required deadlines.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in Journalism, Communications International Relations, Public Affairs, Marketing, or other related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant and international experience in the private sector or a multi-lateral development organization.
  • Understanding of and experience with various media software tools. Proficiency in video and audio editing tools (Adobe Creative Suite preferred) is an advantage.
  • Strong command of English and /or French, with a working knowledge of the other. Proficiency in both languages is an advantage.
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills, particularly the ability to synthesize complex messages and tailor them into simple, clear and non-academic language for different audiences in a creative, direct and lively style.
  • Demonstrable experience in reporting, writing and editing, especially for digital platforms, as well as experience working on scripts and treatments for a variety of multimedia products.
  • Experience in producing impactful infographics, digital content, and documentaries.
  • Ability to effectively work under pressure on multiple projects simultaneously while meeting tight deadlines.
  • Excellent collaboration skills with the ability to work independently.
  • Understanding of and experience with various media software tools.
  • Communication – Provide clear and concise oral and written communications; present oral information with clarity and adapt language to suit the requirements of a particular audience.
  • Problem Solving – Applies business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identifies solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization.
  • Client Orientation – Ensures that the client is considered to be of primary importance in all transactions and interactions. Understands, and anticipates client needs, and ensures that clients receive the best possible service from the Bank.
  • Teamwork and relationship – Works with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, shares knowledge and workloads. Develops strong working relationships with colleagues and contributes to the creation of a positive team environment.
  • Project and Time management – Ability to coordinate multiple workflows between in-house communications experts and external service providers in a timely manner.
  • Strong decision-making skills and proven ability to proffer solutions
  • Ability to motivate a multicultural team of communications experts (staff or consultants).
  • Ability to initiate and manage a production process that involves several internal stakeholders
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

Application Closing Date
1st August, 2020.

16) Job Title: Lead Investiment Relations Specialist, PAIF

Reference: ADB/20/087
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50097567
Publication date: 27-Jun-2020

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

  • The Africa Investment Forum in The Office of the President assists the President in planning, supervising and managing all activities related to the efficient and timely delivery of the mandate of the Africa Investment Forum.
  • Africa Investment Forum (AIF) is a multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary platform dedicated to advancing private and public-private-partnership projects to bankable stages, raising capital, and accelerating the financial closure of deals. The AIF is Africa’s investment market place, through which the African Development Bank, along with its partners, is structuring transformational deals, screening and enhancing projects, attracting co-investors, and facilitating transactions to close Africa’s investment gaps.
  • The AIF objectives are to reduce intermediation costs, improve the quality of project information and documentation, and increase active and productive engagements between African governments and the private sector as well as increase regional integration for developmental impact. The AIF offers investors access to a structured platform offering bankable projects within an enabling environment.
  • The Africa Investment Forum facilitates awareness raising about the investment opportunities in Africa for international investors, social impact investors, institutional investors (pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and others) both local and global. It provides an opportunity for the Africa Investment Forum partners to determine the investment needs of these various categories of investors, facilitate tailored structures and showcase Africa’s investment successes and enabling policies that would be attractive to these various classes of investors who are looking to deploy funds in Africa.
  • The Africa Investment Forum seeks to deliver on the proposed strategic approach via its pillars as defined below:
    • The Platform – selects, supports, and facilitates the origination, structuring and closure of high-impact deals in Africa’s critical sectors through facilitating financing for project preparation & advisory services directly or through its network of advisors. It includes a digital platform for investors and project sponsors to profile their investment interests and deals respectively.
    • The Market Place – leads productive engagements and roundtables with both existing and new stakeholders’ thereby deepening relations and diversifying the sponsor, investor and partner base.  
    • The Market Days – physically convenes investors, project sponsors and key decision makers at a bespoke platform for investment conversations and closing deals.
    • The Deal Tracker – a pioneering structured mechanism designed to facilitate the progress of Boardroom deals, accelerate investor’s commitments, and advance projects further towards and until deal closure.
    • Knowledge/Policy Environment – seeks to foster investment friendly regulation, a pro-investment climate to remove bottlenecks to deal closure, as well as disseminate knowledge products.  
  • The Africa Investment Forum will track the implementation of commitments made at the actual event to ensure transactions reach financial close and policies and bottlenecks to facilitate Africa Investment Forum projects are implemented.  

The Position

  • The Lead Investment Specialist reports to the Senior Director, Africa Investment Forum, in the Office of the President.
  • The key objectives of the position of Lead Investment Specialist are to:
    • Identify and develop defined long-term strategic partnerships and sponsorships with key institutions, organizations and investors, continentally and internationally.
    • Provide leadership assistance to the Senior Director in building efficient processes, strategic thinking and a robust engagement strategy for the Africa Investment Forum.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Drive and support the Africa Investment Forum platform under the leadership of the Senior Director, of the African Development Bank.
  • Build solid AIF work streams with defined outcomes.
  • Develop AIF strategic partnerships and sponsorships with the Bank’s stakeholders (private sector, development institutions, government, foundations, etc).
  • Support the Senior Director in internal and external engagement plans.
  • Strong coordination capacity and the day-to-day running of the office of the Africa Investment Forum.
  • Internally, collaborate with all Complexes, Regions and Teams across the Bank to develop the pipeline of private sector and PPPs deals and relationships needed to make the Africa Investment Forum a success and subsequent Forums.
  • Lead related investment fora organized by the Bank’s Sector complexes.
  • Lead the development and management of strategic relationships and partnerships related to the event management and the technical programme in relation to the Africa Investment Forum. This includes event management company and related companies, host government, media, etc. This includes supervision of the vendors and service providers.
  • Contribute towards business and deal flow development in identifying suitable class of investors – DFIs, Institutional investors – Pension Funds, insurance, Sovereign Wealth Fund, Commercial banks, private equity funds.
  • Be responsible for expanding the base (attracting/acquiring) of non-traditional investors – Pension Funds, insurance, Sovereign Wealth Fund to the AIF platform, across the AIF platforms, in addition to traditional investors, including on the AIF Digital Platform.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with a network of high net worth sponsors, financiers – Institutional investors, private equity, SWFs, Commercial, DFIs, pension funds, family offices, etc, and .
  • Coordinate the Department work program and budget.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Management Science, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, International Development, or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience out of which 3 years should be at a managerial level at increasingly senior levels in the knowledge sector, in global institutions, with proven experience in developing countries.
  • Public and/or private sector experience
  • Experience in building and maintaining very strong and successful partnerships.
  • Experience in core initiatives supporting private sector business growth such as resource mobilization.
  • Private sector experience in business environment and/or financial sector as well as an experience in interacting with institutional investors is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead relevant, meaningful dialogue with proven experience in providing high quality strategic and policy advice at high levels to national governments and private sector entities.
  • Strategic mind-set; strong capacity to analyse actions from the perspectives of stakeholders and translate strategic thinking into compelling plans of action and to take prudent business risks to make effective, timely, and well-thought decisions.
  • Evidence of ability to build and utilize talent and expertise of motivated and committed teams across functional boundaries in a productive way.
  • Demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas; a good listener; and cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity
  • Capacity to initiate and manage innovations and change.
  • Range of inter-personal skills and an ability to vary the use of them according to the audience
  • Effective consultation and advisory skills coupled with a client orientation
  • Strong convening power and techniques with a knowledge of event organization
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and French
  • Demonstrated ability to coach junior staff
  • Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback, new ideas, and ability to guide staff to solve problems.
  • Strong planning organization and time management skills
  • Good capacity for innovation, creativity, and ability to work in a team to solve problem.
  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with counterparts, both internal and external.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software.

Application Closing Date
26th July, 2020.

17) Job Title: Chief Internal Auditor / Principal Internal Auditor , PAGL

Reference: ADB/20/084
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3/PL4
Position N°: 50102224, 50067064
Publication date: 29-Jun-2020

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department:

  • Office of the Auditor General provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the Bank’s operations. It also assists the Bank to accomplish its strategic objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
  • The Office of the Auditor-General is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling a broad, comprehensive program of auditing and consulting/advisory services both internally and externally including, without limitation, all projects and programs of the Bank group.

The Position

  • The overall objective of this position is to provide independent and objective assurance and consulting and advisory services in compliance with established professional internal auditing standards.
  • The Chief Internal Auditor/Principal Internal Auditor will perform or lead a team of auditors and audit assistants in performing complex audits and advisory/consulting services with strong focus on private sector operations and data analytics.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Chief Internal Auditor/Principal Internal Auditor will:

  • Lead Audit Teams / Plan to conduct audits of highly diversified Bank-wide activities or operations relating to the financial, administrative, and operational functions of the Bank.
  • Plan audits and determines the audit objectives, scope, criteria, methodology to be used as well as staff and budget resources required to ensure that the audit adequately covers the selected area of the Bank’s operations, activities, systems, and controls.
  • Decide on the applicable audit approach and techniques to facilitate the conduct of the audit and prepare the planning memorandum for Manager’s and Auditor General’s approval.
  • Prepare Audit Programme or modify existing ones (if any), to ensure a systematic approach to the audit and ensure that the scope of the audit is covered adequately. In addition, lead the automation of risk assessment for the audit programme.
  • Conduct the fieldwork by collecting data, documents, and information, testing and analysing such information, identifying weaknesses, causes and effects of variances, errors, non-compliance with rules, regulations, policies, procedures, etc with a strong focus on using data analytics and analytical tools.
  • Supervise and review the work performed by other Auditors and Consultants to ensure that objectives are achieved; working papers adequately support the findings, conclusions, and recommendations, and the report is accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, and timely while ensuring efficiency and effective use the auditing software.
  • Lead or participate in Audit Missions to Member Countries’ organizations, Project Executing Agencies, and Sites.  Advice on compliance with Bank Rules, Regulations, Policies, and Procedures to improve project implementation.
  • Select, present and discuss audit findings of particularly significant impact or recommendations for substantial changes in procedures, workflow or organization, with concerned Managers and Directors to obtain their agreement.
  • Prepare the Preliminary Audit Report containing observations, conclusions, and recommendations to tighten controls, safeguard the assets or image of the Bank, improve working procedures and ensure that resources are efficiently utilized, under the supervision of the Manager for transmission to the Auditor General.
  • Prepare the Final Internal Audit Report after incorporating the comments of the auditee Departments under the supervision of the Manager for transmission to the Auditor General.
  • Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations to ensure that the weaknesses observed are corrected and do not recur.
  • Give advice to other departments and Committees on matters relating to internal control, audit of Bank projects, procedures, financial management, operational issues to facilitate their decision-making process.
  • Propose and prepare broad audit guidelines, audit manuals, procedures, and standards for internal audit activities to ensures consistency of audit approach, independence, objectivity, professional proficiency, and due care.
  • Lead/Coordinate the External Quality Assurance Reviews usually conducted by External Auditors or Institute of External Auditors or Internal Audit Department of a Multilateral Development Bank, to facilitate their work by collecting all the data, documents, information requested in all Departments, sending survey questionnaires to all Directors, arranging and attending their meetings with Directors and Top Management, reading and commenting on their draft Reports.
  • Train, direct and counsel less experienced Internal Auditors in the performance of audit assignments to ensure compliance with audit procedures, proficiency and time schedules.
  • Lead/Coordinate the preparation of the department’s statutory reports like the annual activity report, annual work program, report on follow up of the implementation of audit recommendations among as reports as may be requested by the Manager and/or the Auditor General.
  • Participate / carry out knowledge management activities within and outside the department like facilitating at training events, retreats, staff orientation programs and other client liaison activities.
  • Provide technical updates to the audit team on new developments in the profession.

Selection Criteria

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Audit, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, preferably combined with an internationally recognized professional accounting/auditing qualification (“Expert compatible” Chartered/Certified Public Accountant designation).
  • A minimum of six (6) years for Principal (PL4) or seven (7) for Chief (PL3), of auditing experience in an internationally recognized professional accounting firm or an International Financial Institution, including, for Chief, 3 years in leading teams of auditors.  Practical data analytics experience would be a plus.
  • Sound knowledge and auditing experience of private and public sector operations, financial instruments, and information systems such as SAP Hana system, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Integrated Audit Approach.
  • Good interpersonal, supervisory, communication and analytical skills. Demonstrated capacity to influence and inspire team members.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while ensuring quality and exceeding client expectations.
  • Ability to apply international audit standards to deliver quality audit report in line with the Bank’s strategy needs/situation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Proficiency in use of computer Aided Audit tools like ACL, Pentana, TeamMate, etc. Experience in the use of data analytical tools is a plus.

Application Closing Date
28th July, 2020.

18) Job Title: Principal External Relations and Communication Officer, SNAR

Reference: ADB/20/085
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50083628
Publication date: 29-Jun-2020

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department / Division

  • The External Representation Offices for Asia (SNAR) will enable the Bank to engage more actively with key stakeholders in member countries and other countries in Asia with a view to enhancing dialogue and promoting innovative approaches to mobilize necessary resources to support the implementation of the Bank’s medium-term Strategy and Africa’s development agenda. The principal objectives of the Tokyo External Representation Offices lie within three generic areas, namely: (i) External Partnership and Dialogue, (ii) Knowledge dissemination and Exchange, and (iii) Business and Investment Promotion.

The Position

  • Under the general guidance and supervision of the Head of External Representation Offices for Asia (SNAR), the External Relations and Communication Officer, within SNAR’s physical coverage of 4 Asian member countries, will manage (1) external relations with external partners of the Bank such as member governments, governmental institutions, MDBs, United Nations agencies, other international organizations, Civil Society Organizations, academia, private sector organizations; and (2) internal and external communication with all entities including the general public.
  • The incumbent will be in charge of internal and external communication activities in relation to (i) External Partnership and Dialogue, (ii) Knowledge dissemination and Exchange, and (iii) Business and Investment Promotion. He will coordinate all activities in order to increase awareness of Bank’s strategies, policies and activities particularly through each government’s important policy interface toward African development such as TICAD, KOAFEC, FOCAC, Conclave, among others.
  • He / She will also assist in the implementation of multi-constituency outreach programs and the promotion of a better understanding of Africa’s development challenges and opportunities, including the promotion of business investment from Asia to Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Director of SNAR, the External Relations and Communication Officer has the following responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director of SNAR on overall management of the office as Deputy Head of Office including planning, budgeting, financial control, KPI (Key Performance Indicators) management and monitoring, staff management, etc.;
  • Be a mentor for and also a leader of other PL and GS Staff of SNAR under the guidance of the Director of SNAR;
  • Engage with Asian members of the Bank to promote stronger partnerships through participating in each government’s important policy interface toward African development or business such as, but not limited to, the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) for Japan, Korea Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC), Ministerial Conference for Korea, Forum on China-Africa Economic Cooperation (FOCAC) for China, Conclave on Project Partnerships (Conclave) for India. The incumbent takes charge of one or two countries out of SNAR’s mandate in 4 countries depending on language proficiency;
  • Work closely with other departments in the Bank for partnership activities in order to have integrated and unified approach as One Bank;
  • Prepare and implement SNAR’s Communication Strategy, including the organization of seminars, conference and workshops on African development issues, business opportunities in African countries, preparation and display of electronic and print materials for external partnership and dialogue, knowledge promotion, exchanges and business promotion activities;
  • Develop and implement a dissemination strategy that will ensure wide dissemination of Bank information and publications in the Region, including appropriate web resources and social media management;
  • Work closely with the Bank’s Communications Department in respect of communication activities and dissemination of regional documents, ensuring that regional publications comply with the Bank’s standards and editorial policies;
  • Offer free consultation on business investment and advice about the bank’s activities;
  • Work with other international organizations such as MDBs, UN agencies, academia and other specialized agencies to complement specialties;
  • Carry out other duties and responsibilities requested by the Director of SNAR.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent degree in Literature, Humanities, Social Sciences, Political Science, Information Science, or related fields;
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years’ experience in government jobs, which relate to official development assistance (ODA) of governments that SNAR covers; in international organizations jobs such as UN agencies, MDBs, DFIs; or other relevant institutions.
  • Solid experience of working on the African continent, or Africa-related institution is desirable, as will be some practical experience in communications through print and Web media.
  • Good understanding of the functions, organization and procedures of international financial institutions;
  • Good understanding of public and business sectors in Asia where SNAR covers;
  • Good understanding of financial sector and capital markets in Asia will be a strong asset;
  • Familiarity with the development issues and deep interest in Africa’s development;
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail in keeping track of the editing and publication process;
  • Interest in working in an international environment as part of a team;
  • Demonstrates integrity, sound judgement, and highest ethical standards;
  • Effective research and problem-solving skills; ability to work accurately, methodically, independently and/or in teams;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work under pressure in a dynamic and multicultural setting;
  • Able to handle internal and external requests with speed and efficiency;
  • Able to assess problems and develop realistic solutions quickly;
  • Capable of demonstrating a multidisciplinary approach to issues;
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize own work program and to deliver assignments in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Able to work and cooperate with others from diverse background;
  • Commitment to continuous learning and proactive and mature attitude towards self-development;
  • Communicate and write effectively in either English or French, as well as good communication and writing skills in either language of Japanese / Chinese / Korean;
  • Working / living knowledge in Asian region that SNAR covers, Tokyo in particular, would be an added advantage.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint.)

Application Closing Date
28th July, 2020.

19) Job Title: Secretary to the Country Manager, RDGE

Reference: ADB/20/086
Location: Country Office, Rwanda
Grade: GS6
Publication date: 29-Jun-2020
Closing date: 28-Jul-2020
Position N°: 50064295

The Complex

  • The Bank has reorganized and is developing the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex whose major objective is to build regional capabilities and bring responsibility for client activities closer to the regions.
  • Five Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs have been created, each run by a Director General: Southern Africa, North Africa, West Africa; East Africa, and Central Africa.

The Hiring Department / Country Office

  • The various Country Office falls within one of the five (5) Regions of the Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs. The Hub oversees a combination of country and liaison offices, as well as non-presence countries.
  • Under the Directorate General of the Eastern Region, the Rwanda Country Office of the African Development Bank have been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank, Governments and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners.

The Position

  • The Secretary to the Country Manager will work closely with the Country Manager and the Team to provide administrative support. The incumbent of the position will help the Country Manager and the team to make the best use of their time by dealing with secretarial and administrative tasks.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the Supervision of the Country Manager, the Secretary will perform the following:

Work Flow Management:

  • Receive and register all incoming and outgoing documents of the Country Office;
  • Ensure that documents presented for Country Manager’s signature are complete, with necessary attachments and background documents;
  • Draft general or administrative correspondence on own initiative or on the basis of instructions and finalize for the Country Manager’s signature;
  • Verify that outgoing correspondence is presented in accordance with the Bank’s accepted formats and check on probable typographical errors, presentation, completeness and procedural accuracy of all documents submitted to the Country Manager’s for clearance, approval or signature;
  • Review and classify priority and important correspondences and submit accordingly;
  • Follow-up and ensure that target dates and deadlines are met using appropriate tracking tools, and that correspondence and queries are responded to in a timely manner;
  • Channel correspondence for action by the Country Manager’s or send directly to the concerned unit, if necessary.
  • Manage the SAP-based travel management function, to create missions, track and request missions’ approval, request air tickets and insert mission claims on behalf of CORW Staff;
  • Discharge role in processing of administrative payments in SAP in line with the Bank segregation of duty guidelines.

Communication And Liaison:

  • Receive visitors and telephone calls with tact and discretion, and act according to the nature and urgency of each, including redirecting to the concerned offices, as appropriate;
  • Screen Country Manager’s calls/visitors make appointments for visitors to meet the Country Manager;
  • Provide background information to the Country Manager’s. for appointments with official visitors and/or staff members;
  • Manage information flows between Country Managers and other staff members of the Country Office;
  • Follow up on work deadlines with Managers of the Country Office;
  • Schedule meetings for the Country Manager’s, according to schedules and Country Manager’s Agenda for the week;
  • Arrange time and venue for meetings, collect necessary background materials of meetings needed from the relevant Country Offices; Remind Country manager and other staff members about scheduled meetings.
  • Provide protocol services and events management services in support of senior visits and events led or participated by the office, in coordination with the protocol officers in the regional office and in headquarters as necessary.

Record Keeping And Documentation:

  • Maintain a filing system in both hard and soft copies to meet the needs of the Country Office;
  • Keep a weekly calendar of activities that shows all meetings to be attended by the Country Manager. as well as by other staff members. It also includes all external visits to the Country Offices;
  • Obtain briefing and background materials for meetings, seminars, workshops, etc. to be attended by the Country Manager and when appropriate by CORW staff, checking their availability and ensuring they have the appropriate briefing files and documents;
  • Maintain Contact address / Mailing Directory of partners working with the Country Office.

Office Administration:

  • Make travel arrangements for the Country Manager’s including tickets, hotel reservation, etc.;
  • Assist in preparation of presentations using PowerPoint and other software packages on own initiative or on the basis of instructions;
  • Perform other office administration tasks (photocopies, emails) when the need arises;

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, experience and knowledge:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Commerce, Administration or related discipline;
  • Training in secretarial Science and/or Administration and Office Management is advantageous;
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant and practical experience in administrative and secretarial roles, in similar offices of international Organizations, Development Banks or similar institutions;
  • Good knowledge of administration and office support services, including systems and procedures;
  • Good coordination skills – methodical and self-organized;
  • Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent customer service focused reception and administration service;
  • Good interpersonal, planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to think quickly to respond to immediate requests;
  • Flexibility to adapt, positive attitude towards change, and a constructive and creative approach to problem solving;
  • Proficiency in the use of standard equipment (computer, fax, scanner, photocopies, etc.);
  • Effective communication, problem solving, client orientation, teamwork and operational effectiveness.
  • Good innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits for the clients and the organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and other integrated document management systems, with SAP a distinctive advantage.

Application Closing Date
28th July, 2020.

20) Job Title: Manager, Agricultural Value Chains Division, AHAI1

Reference: ADB/20/082
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50092409

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; (iv) the Vice President will act as the spoke person to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department
The role of the Agriculture & Agro-Industry Department is to provide support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025. The strategy aims to end hunger and rural poverty in the next decade through self-sufficiency in eighteen (18) priority commodity value chains specific to the continent’s agro-ecological zones.

The Agricultural Value Chains Division supports the:

  • Building of competitive commodity value chains by linking improved productivity to increased value addition, downstream marketing, and policy reforms
  • Identification of successful value chain development strategies, models, and anchor companies that can be financed to raise production of target value chains and so drive progress to the goals of Feed Africa
  • Development of agro-dealer network and input supply chains, including capacity building and provision of financing for supply chain actors – agro dealers, seed and fertilizer companies, and for domestic input production, including facilitation of concessional financing to lower the costs of input purchases for farmers
  • Scale-up and replicate innovative models to organize and aggregate farmers by supporting effective approaches to organizing farmers through farmer groups, cooperatives or other innovative ways; help to broker off-take agreements with large agricultural buyers in order to improve the value proposition of improved inputs for farmers with limited market access;
  • Implementation of flagship including, but not limited to, the following (a) Post Harvest Loss Reduction and Agro-Processing, (b) Technologies for African Agricultural Trasnformation (TAAT) and  Technologies for African Agricultural Trasnformation in the Savannahs (TAAT-S), (c) ENABLE Youth, (d)  Blue Economy, and (e) Livestock Value chains;
  • Establishment of agribusiness platforms at continental and commodity value chain levels at the respective regional members countries to crowd in private sector engagement and investment;
  • Supervision of research and knowledge work on the creation and maintainance of Enabling Environment for agribusiness development in Africa.

The Position

  • The Manager of Agricultural Value Chains Division reports to the Director of the Agriculture & Agro-Industry Department.
  • He/She is responsible for providing leadership and supervising the staff and activities for the development and implementation of the Bank’s program, under the agenda for promoting profitable, sustainable and inclusive agriculture value chains in regional member countries. 
  • As an integral part of the “Feed Africa” strategy, the Agricultural Value Chains Division promotes the development of innovative, sustainable, and inclusive agribusiness value chains that are public sector enabled and private sector driven.

The main work objectives are:

  • To increase private sector investment into the agribusiness sector through building competitive commodity value chains that increase Return on Investment (ROI);
  • To support the establishment of strong agro input supply chains by provision of finance and capacity building to all actors, namely: agro-dealers, seed companies, and local/regional fertilizer producers/importers;
  • To facilitate the creation of robust supply chains for processors and large traders via the provision of  technical assistance, capacity building to producers, aggregators, retailers, service providers, and other actors
  • To support the development of profitable and sustainable protein value chains including poultry, livestock and fisheries.
  • To reduce post-harvest losses via the identification and deployment of proven, culturally appropriate post-harvest loss solutions and processing options;
  • To expand value addition through integrated industrial platforms that combines robust supply chains, processing facilities, logistics, fiscal, policy, and financial incentives to in regions of high food production, including collaboration with the Agricultural Finance and Rural Development Department (AHFR) on Staple Crop Processing Zones (SCPZs) and the Private Sector Complex (PIVP) on road and port infrastructure;
  • To create opportunities along value chains for young people and women through financing, capacity building, and the creation of support systems via mentoring and agribusiness associations;
  • To publish analytical reports and economic sector work related to the above.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Manager of Agricultural Value Chains, under the oversight of the Director of Agriculture & Agro-Industry Department, manages staff of the Department and plans, organizes, supervises and directs the work to ensure efficient and effective Bank Group assistance. Specifically, the Manager:

Specific accountabilities of the function:

  • Provide specialist, pragmatic, and effective advice to agribusiness clients based on successful value chain development strategies and models that are contextually appropriate to the region, including assistance in developing bankable business deals;
  • Establish effective partnerships with internal, external stakeholders, including other development partners, using a range of communication and facilitation skills, to deliver improved efficiency along commodity value chains to clients;
  • Engage in knowledge generation (case studies), value chain analysis, policy reviews, and other analytical support service relevant to building competitive commodity value chains and an enabling environment;
  • Provide leadership to Division staff, including those leading the implementation of the following flagships in the division: (a) Post Harvest Loss Reduction and Agro-Processing, (b) Technologies for African Agricultural Trasnformation (TAAT) and  Technologies for African Agricultural Trasnformation in the Savannahs (TAAT-S), (c) ENABLE Youth, (d)  Blue Economy, and (e) Livestock Value chains;
  • Design and deliver solutions that increase the ability of the division staff and across the Bank to effectively deliver their respective objectives, in line with their key performance indicators;
  • Provide assistance and coaching for staff members requiring capacity strengthening to ensure they improve engagement and them to model organisational behaviours and improve technical competence;
  • Represent the division, department, the Complex and the Bank at major agribusiness gatherings;
  • Work with other divisions across the Vice Presidency for Agriculture, Human, and Social Development to lead complex and innovative project cycle management activities;
  • Work with other Complexes at the Bank on integrated agro-industrial platforms for value addition to agricultural commodities on the continent;
  • Review Bank policies, practices and procedures as necessary to identify and scope areas for improvement; lead and implement change in a way that engages clients and improves service delivery.
  • Work within the complex to support the implementation of organizational change process.
  • Ensure delivery and promotion of the strategic aims of the Bank’s Feed Africa agenda.
  • Promote the creation of a fully conducive and inclusive work environment.

Detailed activities in relation with the accountabilities of the function:

  • Contribute to the preparation of departmental annual work program and budgets according to the priorities set forth by the countries and regional divisions;
  • Prepare annual division report detailing achievements, constraints and outlook;
  • Contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by providing input for the streamlining of Departmental and Bank interventions in the sector;
  • Participate in complex project cycle activities, the preparation of results documents based on Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) and multi-sector portfolio review in regional members countries to ensure its consistency with sector work and other cross-cutting profile review towards selection of key pillars for Bank intervention;
  • Engage with the Private Sector Complex on infrastructure development that supports agro-industrial development for transformation of African agricultural commodities into higher value products;
  • Participate in the review of policies, strategies, procedure and guidelines for Bank’s intervention in the agricultural and agro-industry sectors and related activities;
  • Contribute to the development of appropriate strategies for intervening in the agricultural and rural development sector in line with country strategic paper/poverty reduction strategic papers for the various regional members countries;
  • Serve as a base for sector knowledge building and dissemination by initiating sector studies and analysis;
  • Assist in the creation of platforms, networks and partnerships relevant to agriculture and agro-industry.

Co-financing and Aid-Coordination:

  • Represent the Bank in donor meetings aimed at reviewing borrowers’ priorities for sector investment programs and agree on various sectorial issues, policies and strategies, as well as co-financing arrangements;
  • Propose projects and programs to be co-financed with other donors;
  • Act as co-operating institutions for other donor agencies to follow up on the implementation of their projects;
  • Participate in the Bank’s representation at regional and international meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops dealing with issues concerning the sectors’ development and related areas;           
  • Develop partnerships with Developmen Finance Institutions (DFIs), CGIARs, United Nations agencies, bilateral agencies, Non-government organization and relevant regional and sub-regional bodies for the realisation of the department’s strategic plan.
  • Undertake any other assignments assigned by the department Director.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s or equivalent degree in Agricultural Economics / Agriculture / Agribusiness, Food Sciences / Technology, Agriculture Finance or related field.
  • At least eight (8) years of relevant experience, five (5) of which should be in multilateral development institutions in Agriculture and / or agribusiness management as a professional, and three (3) years of which should be at a managerial level.
  • Proven experience in agriculture business development in Africa, applied to deliver the entire scope of the Bank’s Feed Africa strategy;
  • Knowledge of operational policies, rules, procedures and practices of the Bank or comparable institution;
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate critical matters pertaining to a broad spectrum of agribusiness issues and provide policy advice.
  • Experience in delivering high quality operational products and services (economic and technical analyses, research advice, sectoral studies and evaluation) in support of the Bank’s work.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues and staff members of the Division.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Application Closing Date
23rd July, 2020.

How to Apply
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Important Information / Notice

  • This position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment.
  • Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem, to HR Direct: HRDirect@AFDB.ORG(link sends e-mail)
  • To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.
  • Applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are considered for interview will be contacted. Only online applications submitted with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the required degrees will be considered. The President, AfDB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever.

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