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: Chief Development Economist, AHHD0

Reference: ADB/20/106
Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50093775

The Complex
The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”. The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the VP acts as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department / Division:

  • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex, spearheads the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa” and contributes to the other High 5s. The Department also leads on the implementation of the Bank-wide Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy.
  • The Department has two divisions (i) Education, Human Capital and Employment Division, which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to higher education and skills development; and (ii) Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division, which focuses on strengthening health systems, social protection and nutrition for human wellbeing.
  • In the regions, Human capital, Youth and Skills Development Department has a Regional Division which covers West and Central countries. This Regional Division focuses on Pipeline development, Lending delivery, and Portfolio management for all social sector (Education, Health, Social Protection, Youth Employment) in West and Central countries. It also develops Coordination, Client Relations and Partnerships in these countries.

The Position
The Chief Development Economist reports to the Regional Sector Manager West and Central Regions with the following main responsibilities to:

  • Conduct sector analysis of human capital youth and skills development in the Central African region to identify opportunities for bankable operations on skills development and youth employment.
  • Monitor and share key insights from the work done in each country, and contribute to analytical work and policy dialogue in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • contribute to the Bank’s Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) and other strategy documents to integrate youth employment and maximize the employment impact of every investment made through Bank operations agreed with regional member countries.
  • Lead the country dialogue, design and manage projects in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Support governments in reforms and dialogue on addressing the youth unemployment and migration issues.
  • Develop a pipeline for projects (lending and non-lending) in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Meet the Bank’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to managing the department’s portfolio on youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager, the Chief Development Economist shall perform the following key functions:

  • Lead the Bank’s assessment of social and macroeconomic developments, monitoring of structural reforms and policy dialogue with regards to relevant and quality skills development and the creation of decent jobs for youth.
  • Carry out analyses of labour and employment issues in the central African region with regards in particular to youth unemployment, underemployment, informal economy, MSMEs and job creation.
  • Oversee the drafting of Bank’s economic reports, including inputs for the region and its countries for periodic country assessments, CSPs, RISPs and briefing notes for senior management.
  • Provide socio-economic and macroeconomic and reform advice; conduct and facilitate policy dialogue in close coordination with country economists, RRCs and other Bank departments; and interact with country authorities, the private sector, local think tanks, academia, clients and other International Finance Institutions (IFIs).
  • Lead the department’s input to country strategies (CSPs) and other related strategy instruments.
  • Develop a pipeline for projects (lending and non-lending) in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Meet the Bank’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to managing the department’s portfolio on youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Monitor and share key insights from the work done in each country, and contribute to analytical work and policy dialogue in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation, with emphasis on gender aspects;
  • Support the Bank staff and departments to identify priority areas and potential projects with high impact on creating decent jobs for youth.
  • Manage the portfolio of youth employment projects in the Central African Region. or lead selected top priority jobs for youth in Africa projects especially related to migration issues and policy reforms.
  • Carry out other technical tasks and coordination as required by the JfYA coordinator or the Director of the Department.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Finance, Social Sciences, Economics or related field;
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant experience in jobs for youth, social protection, safety nets, financing for jobs, in Africa, preferably in an international organization, government agency, think tank or other policy environment.
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of jobs creation, migration issues, good governance reforms and economic policy issues in Africa with at least seven years focusing on Africa.
  • Experience with policy and policy-relevant research on jobs for youth, migration, social protection, safety nets, SMEs.
  • Experience in employment and migration policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation would also be an asset.
  • Proven experience in managing projects and demonstrated experience in managing complex projects with evidence on clear outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with gender and civil society priorities in jobs creation agenda.
  • The ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the Bank
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands/ priorities under tight deadlines and coordinate the work of others
  • Results-oriented, accountable, proactive, self-motivated and able to work both with autonomy and with a team in diverse national and cultural contexts.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work across divisions and departments of the ‘Agriculture Human, and Social Development’ Sector Complex
  • Client Orientation to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, to ensure the clients receive the best possible service from the Bank.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with colleagues and contribute to the creation of a positive team environment
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English or French with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competences in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Application Closing Date
28th August, 2020.

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

 

2) Job Title: Chief Financial Sector Strategy Officer, PIFD0

Reference: ADB/20/083
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093718

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.
  • The complex main functions are to (i) strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development, (ii) support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and (iii) place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa. The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

The Hiring Department:

  • The primary role of the Financial Sector Development (FSD) Department is to help the Regional Member Countries (RMCs) increase the reach, depth, and breadth of their financial systems, while safeguarding financial stability. The Department has four long-term objectives: (i) development of a vibrant private sector through an inclusive access by households and enterprises to financial services; (ii) strengthening markets participants; (iii) developing efficient capital markets, and (iv) deepening regional financial integration.
  • Paired with other Industrialization, infrastructure and Private Sector complex departments, the FSD Department is responsible for implementing the Bank Group’s Financial Sector Development Policy and Strategy 2014-2019 (FSDPS) towards vibrant, innovative, robust and competitive financial systems, both national and regional, and in both the public and private sector levels of RMCs.
  • FSD plays a transversal role across the Bank’s five strategic priorities, applying its financial deepening and access tool kit to the High Five (H5) agenda. Fundamentally, the scalability and policy momentum inherent in the H5 agenda create an important opportunity for expanded relevance of the FSD core skill-set: flexible financing instruments and delivery frameworks for financial inclusion, smart resource mobilization and capital markets development. FSD leverages partnerships to bring about greater developmental impact in financial sector development.

The Position
Under the supervision of the Director, Financial Sector Development Department, the Chief Financial Sector Strategy Officer will contribute to the following functions:

  • Strategy Development: Lead the periodic drafting, design, review, and approval process of the Bank’s Financial Sector Development Strategy and provide sector inputs into country, regional and other sector strategies as required
  • Financial Sector Research and Support:  Conduct research and prepare draft papers for management on strategic themes relating financial sector operations and produce briefing papers and reports for management as requested.
  • Coordinate the Department’s Non-lending work programme including the Sector Policy dialogue at country level: guide the design and implementation of the department’s non lending work programme including policy dialogues, identification of resources and preparation of funding requests as may be required
  • Coordination and Engagement: Coordinate and engage with internal and external stakeholders to ensure a good understanding of the department’s strategy and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Director, the Chief Financial Sector Strategy Officer will perform the following duties:

Strategy Development:

  • Support external and internal evaluations of Bank financial and other relevant sector strategies with a view to incorporating key findings into future financial sector strategies;
  • Liaise and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to ensure their understanding and buy in to the financial sector strategy and alignment of strategy with the Bank’s overall strategy;
  • Disseminate financial sector strategy internally and externally;
  • Lead the drafting, design, review, and approval process of the Financial Sector Development Strategy and subsequent revisions, and
  • Contribute to drafting of other country / sector strategies and policies on behalf of the Financial Sector Department as may be required.

Financial Sector Research and Support:

  • Conduct research and draft papers for management on financial sector themes including briefing papers and reports on AfDB initiatives, policies and programs of member countries and other development partners, and
  • Provide analytical support to PIFD Management on country and sector programs, approaches of other Development Finance Institutions, various aspects of Policy/Strategy documents, private sector operations (PSO), and overall performance in member countries;

Coordinate the Department’s Non-lending work Programme and initiate the Sector Policy dialogue at country level:

  • Guide the design and implementation of the department’s non-lending work programme including the   initiation of policy dialogue at country level, identification of resources and preparation of funding requests as may be required;
  • Provide guidance in the processing and administration of technical assistance (TA) projects for which Financial Sector Development is responsible.
  • Create and lead the PIFD knowledge hub that will be a one-stop reference point for the department.

Coordination and Engagement:

  • Coordinate and engage with clients, other MDBs/IFIs and private sector operators to establish and maintain collaboration and free flow of information.
  • Coordinate and engage with staff from other Departments, including, but not limited to, Private Sector Department, Strategy Department, Office of the General Counsel, Risk Management Department, Independent Evaluation Department, to ensure comprehensive and consistent response to issues raised related to Financial Sector Strategy and Policy.

Other:

  • Assist in preparing presentations and speaking notes as required.
  • Represent the department in internal and external meetings, including high-level events, conferences, policy dialogues etc. as required.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Management, Public Administration, or related fields; preferably with advanced training.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant post-graduate professional experience in public policy or DFIs
  • Working knowledge of AfDB procedures and policies in a wide range of areas including project processing, project administration, and general administration.
  • Specific knowledge on NSO is required
  • Ability to research, analyze, and check data from external and internal sources, reconcile or explain inconsistencies and perform statistical calculations.
  • Ability to conduct analyses of operational and procedural issues and make recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the department’s operational work.
  • Strong analytical thinking with the ability to analyze relationships among several parts of a problem or situation; break down a complex task into manageable parts in a systematic way; recognize several likely causes of events or several consequences of actions; and anticipate obstacles and think ahead about next steps.
  • Strong planning and organizing skills to handle many tasks with deadlines.
  • Financial economic policy: Demonstrates broad knowledge of economic policy development; demonstrates strong analytical skills and writing ability to help identify and assess policy issues in support of policy dialogue;
  • Communication: Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.
  • 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.
  • Team working and relations: Works with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing the knowledge and workload. Develops strong working relationships with colleagues and contributes to creation of a positive team environment Ability to work and cooperate with others from diverse backgrounds.
  • Sector representation: Demonstrates ability to coordinate, participate in, and act as a catalyst for, strategic cross-sector dialogues within the networks, across countries, among Bank colleagues and other development institutions, governments and other organizations.
  • Capacity to conduct independent research and analyses, identify problems, propose solutions, and make recommendations to Management
  • Mentor and develop junior staff
  • 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 MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

Application Closing Date
27th August, 2020.

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

 

3) Job Title: Division Manager, Capital Market Development, PIFD2

Reference: ADB/20/105
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50092440

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization. The complex main functions are to (i) strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development, (ii) support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and (iii) place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa. The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

The Hiring Department:

  • The primary role of the Financial Sector Development (FSD) Department is to help the Regional Member Countries (RMCs) increase the reach, depth, and breadth of their financial systems, while safeguarding financial stability. The Department has four long-term objectives: (i) development of a vibrant private sector through an inclusive access by households and enterprises to financial services; (ii) strengthening markets participants; (iii) developing efficient capital markets, and (iv) deepening regional financial integration.
  • Paired with other Industrialization, infrastructure and Private Sector complex departments, the FSD Department is responsible for implementing the Bank Group’s Financial Sector Development Policy and Strategy 2014-2019 (FSDPS) towards vibrant, innovative, robust and competitive financial systems, both national and regional, and in both the public and private sector levels of RMCs. FSD plays a transversal role across the Bank’s five strategic priorities, applying its financial deepening and access tool kit to the High Five (H5) agenda. Fundamentally, the scalability and policy momentum inherent in the H5 agenda create an important opportunity for expanded relevance of the FSD core skill-set: flexible financing instruments and delivery frameworks for financial inclusion, smart resource mobilization and capital markets development. FSD leverages partnerships to bring about greater developmental impact in financial sector development.

The Position

  • The Manager, Capital Markets Development is responsible for the Bank’s vision for capital markets in Africa and its prospective areas of intervention in the sector. The Manager, Capital Markets Development will be responsible for ensuring that all the Bank’s operational Vice Presidencies have efficient and predictable access to expertise and instruments related to capital markets finance as well as development policies to grow the various RMCs’ capital markets sector.
  • The broad objectives of Capital Market Development Division are to focus on providing expertise to operations on capital markets projects and programs aiming to create more efficient capital markets and institutions capable of mobilizing domestic savings and allocating scarce capital. The Capital Markets Development Division will endeavor to ensure that the capital markets in regional member countries are deepened, strengthened and developed to enable them to provide capital towards the achievement of the Bank’s High 5 priority areas.
  • The Manager, Capital Markets Developments Division leads a team of dedicated capital markets experts’ professionals.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Financial Sector Director and in close collaboration with the Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization (PIVP) Complex, the manager will perform the following:

  • Lead Capital Markets Development in Africa and align it with institutional objectives within the High 5 priorities of the Bank, at the strategic and operational levels Duties/Responsibilities/tasks will focus on how AfDB can best support the deepening of domestic capital markets to mobilize long-term financing for needed investments critical to development in Africa
  • Lead Capital Market Solutions to face major crisis (health, financial, other disasters) in Africa. Duties/Responsibilities/Tasks will focus on how AfDB can support at due time in an emergency context the countries affected by the crisis to raise domestic financial resources able to reduce the impact of the crisis

Capital Markets Development Policy & Strategy:

  • Develop, maintain and revise the Capital markets development policy and strategy of the Bank in consultation with internal and external stakeholders (including Regional and non-Regional Member Countries) and taking into account of medium to long-term trends in capital markets and the development of the continent;
  • Ensure the appropriate implementation of the policy and strategy in a one-bank approach  and define a monitoring and evaluation framework;
  • Develop a cost-benefit perspective to pricing and build the logical and quantitative frameworks for addressing market failures.
  • Lead the development of policy frameworks on Capital Markets products pricing.
  • Drive capital markets development agenda on the basis of a regional capital markets integration.

Capital Markets Deal structuring and advisory:

  • Establish and lead as the focal point on the Bank’s Capital Markets Development Advisory offering a suite of the following services to RMCs (private and public sector):
    • AfDB Affordable Housing Finance Advisory Services
    • Advise and promote bond programs such as Municipal Bond, Green Bond and securitization programs
    • Assist with reforms on Pension Funds, Insurance and Asset Management industry in Africa
    • Advise on Capital Markets regulatory frameworks and reforms for broadening market participation
    • Advise on financial stability and governance in capital markets sector
    • Provide cutting edge advice on capital markets infrastructure solutions, securities and commodities exchange/regulator establishment, operations, and/or development;
    • Provide direct support to Capital Markets Development operations staff in the field, particularly in order to improve the impact and the financial and economic analysis of projects;
    • Advise operational staff on capital markets trends and the consequences they have for future project development and design
    • Supervise African Financial Market Initiative Team
    • Identify and structure transactions in local currency including through new products (ETF’s, ITF’s, REITs, etc.) on exchanges
    • Lead the development and the fund-raising activity for the African Domestic Bond Fund,
    • Structure Capital Markets Risk Mitigation Products (Currency, Credit, Political)
    • Assist with the introduction/development/ boosting of efficiency of companies to support the capital markets in Africa to thrive – ecosystem company providers such as investment ratings; digital company registries; fiduciary, investment and fund administration services providers.
    • Establish framework, run pilot and promote the AfDB SME Fund for listing on selected exchanges.

Capital Markets Technical Assistance:

  • Supervise / monitor and report to the Director on all the activities under the Capital Market Development Trust Fund (CMDTF) including the regular functioning of the Fund and the operational aspects relative to the projects approved or to be approved by the Fund
  • Assist the fund-raising activity including especially the introduction of new donors in the Fund
  • Ensure the alignment of the projects financed through CMDTF with the objectives of the Division and the Bank’s H5 Priorities
  • Insure that CMDTF will provide a strong added value permitting to enhance the other projects and initiative (as AFMI)
  • Insure a strong harmonization with the other MDB technical assistance activities in the capital market development in RMC countries

Africa Capital Markets Knowledge:

  • Coordinate and work alongside key partners, such as other MDBs and the World Economic Forum to design capital markets development-based programs and solutions for the economic and social development of Africa;
  • Publish major studies and reports on capital markets development including bond Market, taking into account the comparative advantage that the Bank can bring to bear to any specific subject or theme.
  • Convene associated workshops and media events to solidify the learning across Africa;
  • Develop and maintain, in collaboration with partners, a detailed database of statistics and economic models relating to capital markets development, both in Africa and global in nature, to support proper analysis of the impact of the sector for development and the relative state of capital markets development in Africa including but not limited to ABABI, BADBC, and BADBX
  • Represent the Bank at global, regional and national conferences and workshops on capital markets development.

The Technical Oversight:

  • Plan, organize and supervise the activities and staff of the Division;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships, through a high-level dialogue, with capital markets regulators (including relevant government officials and ministries), stock exchanges, capital markets leaders, clients, global and regional private businesses, local and foreign institutional investors, banking and multilateral partners and government officials to further develop the sector and to develop specific investment opportunities within the H5 priorities of the Bank
  • Lead in implementing, processing and closing efficient capital markets and related transactions through offering ongoing guidance and sector knowledge and ensuring the consolidated Bank KPIs for capital markets development are achieved
  • Lead in structuring and implementing innovative capital market solutions to face new challenges regarding especially climate change and gender;
  • Monitor and analyse economic developments in regional member countries;
  • Lead targeted resource mobilisation initiatives towards traditional development partners and donors and well as non-traditional donors, with the aim of mobilising concessional financings and grants to support the Bank’s work
  • Provide advice to the Director on issues relating to Capital market development;
  • Work closely with the Regional Operation Manager and his/her multi-disciplinary teams in identifying and designing projects, and support the appraisal and monitoring of projects;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Division’s budget;

People Management:

  • Manage a team of professional level and support staff in providing efficient and high quality services that support the business. Set realistic performance goals and motivate team members to meet them, both for individual staff and for the team as whole;
  • Be a collaborative member of the Management Team, contribute and share expertise and input and foster a collegial environment.
  • Build strong relationship management and understand the business needs to assist in developing practical and effective solutions.

Leadership:

  • Develop and direct the implementation of objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the Division. Ensure compliance with Bank policies and regulations.
  • Lead complex missions involving negotiations with government officials and private investors.
  • Improve customer service orientation of staff of the Division and ensure provision of efficient services to clients.

Staff engagement:

  • Promote collaboration and facilitate teamwork across teams and across organizational units, particularly with the Regional Operations Manager Offices;
  • Maintain a high standard of professional integrity, treat individuals fairly and respectively and be sensitive to differences across culture, nationalities and gender;
  • Provide on-the-job training and advice to relatively less experienced staff and supervise their work.

Selection Criteria

  • A minimum of a Master’s or its equivalent in Finance, Development Economics, Business Administration or any other discipline that is relevant to the operations of the Capital Markets Development Division;
  • Sound knowledge of financial sector issues and a demonstrated ability to engage in a broad range of development and policy issues facing Africa’s capital markets.
  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience in Infrastructure, Industrialization and Public Private Partnerships, preferably within the Financial Sector. 3 years of which should be in a management position or leadership role.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of having previously worked in a capital markets environment, including a capital markets transactional environment or within a capital markets regulatory environment, or capital markets securities exchange environment.
  • Proven track record in the structuring of a range of Bank instruments, such as loans, guarantee products and technical assistance, programs of reforms. Experience in managing the delivery of programmes.
  • Leading and developing teams and managing projects and programmes
  • Professional experience in Development Finance Institutions and the private sector is advantageous
  • A proven track record for origination and in managing the delivery of projects in Capital Market.
  • Demonstrated experience in project appraisal in a multilateral financial institution with special focus on Capital Markets development
  • Experience in and strong understanding of socio-economic and development issues and dynamics in Capital Market sector, preferably in Africa.
  • Familiarity with strategies, policies, procedures and practices of multilateral development institutions.
  • Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project design, planning, risk management strategy, issue management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learned and handover, and other critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures and practices of multilateral development banks.
  • Negotiation Skills – Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external, and understands when and how to apply diplomacy, influence, maintain a hard line, make or break contacts, understand unwritten lines of influence and conduct oneself accordingly.
  • Knowledgeable in the structuring and execution of debt and equity investments in the Capital Market sector projects and programmes.
  • Professional Expertise: Continuously expands understanding of relevant business products, practices and systems/technology.
  • Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable projects and programs.
  • Ability to pull together all aspects of project origination and drive the process to deliver the lending program.
  • Excellent Professional written and verbal communications in English or French with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and Financial Market software such as Blomberg.

Application Closing Date
27th August, 2020.

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

 

4) Job Title: Senior Transport Engineer, RDGE3

Reference: ADB/20/107
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Grade: LP5
Position N°: 50067490

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.
  • The complex main functions are to:
    • Strengthen the enabling environment for the private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development,
    • Support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and
    • Place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa.
  • The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

The Hiring Department:

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

The Position

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

The main work objectives of the position are the following:

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

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager (RDGE.3), the incumbent will be required to:

  • Support the development of policies and strategies for the transport sector within the Bank and in RMCs in consultation with relevant government agencies, development partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Advise the Government of Republic of Kenya on issues pertaining to policy and institutional reforms in the transport sector, especially in the areas of Planning and Programming, transport network development, asset management/maintenance, and Private Sector Participation.
  • Participate and contribute to country and regional programming activities (CSP and RISP) and ensure that key sector issues and proposed solutions are adequately reflected in the resultant country/regional programming documents.
  • Conduct analytical and sector work to inform and underpin the downstream intervention of the Bank in project and program design in the transport sector.

Contribute to the development of a pipeline and lending program for transport projects and programs:

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

Contribute to monitoring implementation progress of on-going transport projects, programs and technical assistance funded by the Bank:

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

Participate in sector dialogue and donor coordination activities:

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

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

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

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Civil or Transportation Engineering or related fields.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the transport sector with proven ability to work on policy, institutional and financing aspects of transport projects, road and other transport infrastructure construction and maintenance, contract management and procurement, planning and programming of capital and maintenance works, knowledge of private sector participation, and the connection to economic development and poverty reduction.
  • Be able to apply advanced technical knowledge, skills and expertise in the transport sector to advise and support Project/Country teams and transport sector stakeholders in policy and institutional development and implementation.
  • Full understanding of the principles of the project cycle with good experience in result-based project management.
  • Be able to apply technical skills in a team leadership role to resolve and manage complex issues in relation to transport project/program design and implementation from a broad developmental goal of poverty reduction.
  • Thorough knowledge of roads and highways development, Institutions and regulations.
  • Competence in decision-making, team working and self-motivation.
  • Policy dialogue skills – Ability to identify and assess critical policy issues and actively dialogue with governments and/or other stakeholders to develop solutions.
  • Excellent spoken and written English; a working knowledge of French will be advantageous.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Knowledge of SAP.

Application Closing Date
29th August, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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5) Job Title: Senior Transport Engineer, RDGW3

Reference: ADB / 20 / 108
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Grade: LP5
Position N°: 50064050

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.

The complex main functions are to:

  • Strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development,
  • Support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and;
  • Place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa. The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

The Hiring Department:

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

The Position

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

The main work objectives of the position are the following:

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

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager (RDGW3), the incumbent will be required to:

  • Support the development of policies and strategies for the transport sector within the Bank and in RMCs in consultation with relevant government agencies, development partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Advise the Government of Republic of Senegal on issues pertaining to policy and institutional reforms in the transport sector, especially in the areas of Planning and Programming, transport network development, asset management/maintenance, and Private Sector Participation.
  • Participate and contribute to country and regional programming activities (CSP and RISP) and ensure that key sector issues and proposed solutions are adequately reflected in the resultant country/regional programming documents.
  • Conduct analytical and sector work to inform and underpin the downstream intervention of the Bank in project and program design in the transport sector.

Contribute to the development of a pipeline and lending program for transport projects and programs:

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

Contribute to monitoring implementation progress of on-going transport projects, programs and technical assistance funded by the Bank:

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

Participate in sector dialogue and donor coordination activities:

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

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

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

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Civil or Transportation Engineering or related fields.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the transport sector with proven ability to work on policy, institutional and financing aspects of transport projects, road and other transport infrastructure construction and maintenance, contract management and procurement, planning and programming of capital and maintenance works, knowledge of private sector participation, and the connection to economic development and poverty reduction.
  • Be able to apply advanced technical knowledge, skills and expertise in the transport sector to advise and support Project/Country teams and transport sector stakeholders in policy and institutional development and implementation.
  • Full understanding of the principles of the project cycle with good experience in result-based project management.
  • Be able to apply technical skills in a team leadership role to resolve and manage complex issues in relation to transport project/program design and implementation from a broad developmental goal of poverty reduction.
  • Thorough knowledge of roads and highways development, Institutions and regulations.
  • Competence in decision-making, team working and self-motivation.
  • Policy dialogue skills – Ability to identify and assess critical policy issues and actively dialogue with governments and/or other stakeholders to develop solutions.
  • Excellent spoken and written French; a working knowledge of English will be advantageous.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Knowledge of SAP.

Application Closing Date
29th August, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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6) Job Title: Senior Financial Accountant, FIFC1

Reference: ADB/20/110
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50000711/50000712

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department / Division:

  • The Financial Control Department is responsible for accounting for the financial consequences of the Bank Group’s transactions and decisions, and for the preparation, fair presentation and overall integrity of the internal financial reports and published financial statements.
  • The department is also responsible for loan administration and accounting and related fiduciary responsibilities, including disbursement of funds to projects and programs financed by the Bank Group. Lastly, the department provides decision support and expertise in the development and implementation of financial control policies, operational and financial strategies and related information systems.

The Position
As part of the Financial Reporting Division (FIFC.1), the Senior Financial Accountant position is responsible for providing technical accounting, analytical and financial reporting support to the Bank’s senior management and business Units by preparing financial statements with a view to ensuring that financial reports produced by the Bank are accurate, timely and in compliance with current international accounting standards and consistent with prevailing industry best practice.

S/he will ensure:

  • Complete, timely and accurate accounting for and reporting of all transactions of the Bank Group and the Trust and Special Funds managed by the Bank in accordance with International Accounting Standards (IFRS) and rules of the Bank Group at the highest level of quality.
  • Provision of decision-useful financial reports to Management, Boards of Directors, bilateral donors and other stakeholders.
  • Maintenance of the accounting policies and procedures of the Bank Group and provision of accounting and reporting guidance on various Bank Group initiatives consistent with IFRS and MDB industry best practices.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Financial Reporting; the incumbent’s major responsibilities will be mainly technical accounting with specific responsibilities for:

Financial Reporting:

  • Participate in the preparation, technical review and analysis of Bank Group and various Trust and Special Fund financial statements including management reporting and other ancillary documents.
  • Ensure that monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reporting is accurate, timely, and in compliance with IFRS and/or internal reporting requirements.

Financial Analysis:

  • Identify trends and/or potential inconsistencies through critical review of data and fact patterns.
  • Assess the Bank’s financial position and results in the context of market movements.
  • Specifically, monitor the interest, foreign exchange, and credit risk exposures of all financial instruments used by the Bank, including those in the loan, investment, and the borrowing portfolios.

Accounting Policy:

  • Research accounting issues and interpret accounting standards in coordination with the Accounting Policy team to ensure timely and accurate application of existing and new accounting guidance.
  • Assist in the implementation of new and/or revised accounting standards as applicable to the Bank.

Internal/external Relationship Management:

  • Work closely with counterparts from other business units within the Bank on financial reporting, accounting, internal control, and external audit activities.
  • Provide ongoing technical accounting guidance, including proactively participating in the structuring of complex financial transactions including significant credit risk transfers and communicating financial statements implications to Management.
  • Interact with external auditors on audit queries and financial statement disclosure matters.

Representation:

  • Represent the Division in various Bank-wide working groups as assigned by the Manager

Any other ad hoc assignment as may be required.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration with an internationally recognized professional qualification in Accounting/Auditing (e.g. “Expert comptable” /Chartered/Certified Public Accountant designation).
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant practical experience in the implementation of accounting standards in an internationally recognized professional accounting firm or an International Financial Institution.
  • Hands on experience in statutory and management reporting for financial institutions.
  • Excellent grasp and knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and leading its application and providing high level professional advice on the financial implications of complex transactions.
  • Working knowledge of one or more complex, highly integrated accounting systems and financial reporting tools.
  • Ability to prepare financial statements within deadlines reflecting impact of complex transactions and performing an analysis of the key metrics, reaching conclusions, submitting actionable recommendations and persuading superiors on outcomes.
  • Experience and demonstrable ability to operate effectively in a matrix management environment mainly as a team member and as team leader when required.
  • Demonstrable ability to lead a team of professionals in the preparation of financial statements.
  • Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with internal and external clients and colleagues.
  • Strong communication skills with ability to explain complex concepts and express views/opinions articulately and confidently to all levels of the organization, in written and oral form, in a persuasive manner.
  • Proactive, innovative, with an open and collegial work style and ability to listen and integrate ideas from diverse views, create partnerships, and collaborate with others while maintaining individual responsibility.
  • Collaborative work style with ability to work effectively within teams and across boundaries. Able to give own perspective and willing to receive diverse perspectives, appropriately involves others in decision making and communicates with key stakeholders and approach conflicts as common problems to be solved.
  • Ability to actively seek and consider diverse ideas and approaches.
  • Experience or demonstrable ability to lead and develop innovative solutions, contribute new insights to understand situations and develop solutions to resolve complex problems.
  • Demonstrable ability to adapt as circumstances require and identify/ pursue innovative approaches to resolve issues.
  • Able to creatively apply and share knowledge to strengthen solutions, leverage department’s expertise and body of knowledge to reinforce internal and/or external solutions and seek to learn from more experienced staff to deepen or strengthen professional knowledge and helps others to learn.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build personal and professional networks inside and outside the department unit.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the functions and operations of pertinent IT systems and applications. Ability to identify and/or lead opportunities for IT improvements to meet changing business needs and coordinate with IT professionals to design and implement new systems/applications as appropriate based on understanding of the business.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
  • Good working knowledge of SAP4/HANA, specifically in the area of Accounting, Finance and Treasury is desirable.
  • Certification in one or more SAP modules (preferably FI-MM) is an advantage.

Application Closing Date
5th September, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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7) Job Title: Senior Disbursement Assistant (FIFC.3)

Reference: ADB/20/111
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50000788

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The Financial Control Department of the African Development Bank (The Bank) is responsible for accounting for the financial consequences of the Bank Group’s transactions and decisions, and for the preparation, fair presentation and overall integrity of the internal financial reports and published financial statements.
  • The department is also responsible for loan administration and accounting and related fiduciary responsibilities, including disbursement of funds to projects and programs financed by the Bank Group. Lastly, the department provides decision support and expertise in the development and implementation of financial control policies, operational and financial strategies and related information systems.
  • The primary objective of the Loan Disbursement Division is to ensure compliance with key fiduciary related articles in the Agreement Establishing the African Development Bank and Fund. Ensure that adequate controls are maintained around the disbursement of Bank Group financed project.

The Position

  • Under the general supervision of the Disbursement Officer, the Disbursement Assistant is primarily responsible for determination of the completeness of borrowers’ requests in accordance with the Bank’s policies and procedures, Verification of documentation and processing of disbursements or special commitment requests.
  • The incumbent provides support to negotiations, mission preparation, and disbursement seminars and ensure timely disbursements of proceeds from Bank Group and co-financed projects in accordance with relevant loan and protocol agreements and Bank Group policies.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Disbursement Assistant functions will include the following:

Disbursement Transactions Processing:

  • Analyze and determine the appropriateness of borrowers’ requests for disbursements and the supporting documentation.
  • Determine whether they should be approved, reduced or rejected in accordance with Bank’s policies and procedures. This requires the identification of irregularities and non-compliance with Bank procedures and policies, as well as highlighting circumstances for further investigation where the Bank may be exposed to financial risk.
  • Review and recommend changes to disbursement systems, policies and procedures to promote timeliness, accuracy and efficiency in processing while maintaining appropriate internal controls.
  • Draft clear and concise correspondence to borrowers of operational staff on disbursement-related issues.
  •  Process special commitment amendments and prepare amendment letters.

Project Management:

  • Respond to questions from Task Team Leaders, borrowers, commercial banks, and suppliers on payments, balances, and application status.
  • Cooperate with concerned departments and stakeholders to resolve disbursement issues promptly.
  • Monitor borrowers’ utilization of special account funds, ensuring that the funds are properly accounted for and used in accordance with Bank procedures.
  • Participate in loan disbursement missions to verify use of resources and resolve disbursement issues.
  • Contribute to improving the efficiency of disbursement operations by ensuring that records and reports are properly maintained and updated at all times.
  • Participate in technical discussions and loan negotiations to ensure that disbursement arrangements are compliant with Bank Group disbursement policies.
  • Provide input on audit reviews, and monitor borrower compliance with audit findings, as requested by the Disbursement Officer.

Capacity Building:

  • Provide input into the training of Executing Agencies, Projects, and Bank Staff.
  • Participate in the design of materials for disbursement seminars.
  • Respond to questions regarding disbursement procedures.
  • Answer questions from Task Team Leaders, borrowers, commercial banks, and suppliers on payments, balances, and application status.

Departmental/Divisional Tasks:

  • Participate in departmental/divisional task forces.
  • Identify issues relating to disbursement policies, procedures and guidelines and propose actions or enhancements.
  • Undertake ad-hoc assignments at the discretion of the Country Manager or Division Manager.
  • Participate in the review of project documents such as Appraisal Reports, Country Strategy Papers, and Project Completion Reports and provide input to supervisors.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Accounting or Business Administration.
  • Have a minimum of five (6) years of direct relevant experience preferably in accounting in a large organization.
  • Familiarity with disbursement policies, guidelines and procedures of multilateral development institutions
  • Good understanding of basic general accounting concepts and principles, and their application.
  • Analytical, systematic, strong numerical skills, attention to details.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate schedules in order to meet tight deadlines
  • Good understanding of internal control concepts and business aptitude for figures and attention to detail
  • Ability to adopt new policies, systems and processes in a timely fashion.
  • Good Client Orientation, Achieving Results and Problem Solving, Communication and Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Change.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language. Ability to communicate (Oral) in Portuguese would be an advantage.
  • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
13th September, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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8) Job Title: Principal Investment Officer, SNOU

Reference: ADB / 20 / 112
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50086960

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 Unit, SNOU reports to the SNVP.

The Hiring Unit:

  • The SNOU provides specialized knowledge and services to resolve distressed and underperforming corporate/project finance loans and equity exposures and assists with the identification and management of problem projects on the Bank’s watchlist.
  • The SNOU works closely with Portfolio Management and Risk Management to plan, organise, resource and implement the activities related to private sector project identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation and portfolio management.
  • SNOU leads “Jeopardy” projects where there is a risk of loss to the Bank and supports portfolio management on “Joint Venture” watchlist projects. Restoring positive operations restructuring Balance Sheets and rescheduling loans to match sustainable debt service capacity is the ideal outcome, returning the project to portfolio management. Other outcomes may range from one-time cash settlements to exit (severing the Bank’s relationship before potential adverse PR associated with failure and job losses) debt for equity and warrant conversions of excess unsustainable debt (to preserve the Bank’s upside value after improvements) through to enforcement of collateral and business or asset sales.
  • SNOU carefully balances purely commercial remedies against the development, social and environmental mandate of the Bank when assessing resolution strategies, whilst managing the overall reputation of the Bank.
  • In addition to managing the unit’s portfolio of underperforming projects, SNOU also shares key lessons learned and promotes “early warning signs” across front office teams to identify and react to problems when they start, not just when the projects are deeply impaired. This preserves value for the Bank and keeps Non-Performing Loans, loan arrears and provisions to a minimum and assists with improving the quality of investments at entry.

The Position

  • The Investment Officer will utilize in-depth knowledge and experience to deliver resolution strategies for problem projects and demonstrate strong leadership skills for direct reports in the Unit as well as internal and external interaction and consensus-building.
  • S/he leverages the prior project knowledge from portfolio managers who can be highly valuable temporary members of a tailored SNOU Jeopardy or Joint Venture team and will bring a new vision and objective thinking to decide on the best path forward for the underperforming project
  • S/he will lead others in the rapid diagnosis of distressed situations and design and implement optimal rehabilitation and exit strategy; take into account the unique characteristics and issues for each project.
  • The incumbent may also be invited from time to time to observe the Credit Risk Committee (CRC) investment process and Board Approval process in order to bring his or her experience to the attention of the Bank. S/he will also represent the Bank professionally with external parties, including auditors/advisors/consultants, Government representatives, Co-investors, Central Banks, Regulators and also at technical and DFI conferences.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Unit (SNOU), the Investment Officer will undertake the following:

  • Monitor the financial and operational performance of impaired projects, offer recovery solutions and effect execution and implementation of agreed workout strategies;
  • Prepare regular reports as required on all project resolution activities;
  • Identify Lessons Learned to disseminate SNOU’s workout experience to other investment departments within the Bank to assist Portfolio Management to identify warning signs at an earlier stage and improve quality at entry;
  • Preparation of financial forecasts and perform cash flow analysis to determine the debt carrying capacity of borrowers and the return potential for equity investments, participate in due diligence of companies and determine, document and present options for approaching investment resolutions (e.g. trade sale, restructuring, refinancing, turnaround, workout, enforcement and insolvency processes, debt for equity swaps or any other rescue approaches);
  • Conduct business reviews to understand the issues facing companies and offering practical solutions; interact with accountants, legal, financial and sectoral consultants; interact with senior management of investee companies; liaise with other co-investors and DFIs and construct financial and valuation models with sensitivities as required;
  • Prepare action plans and different resolution options for each non-performing or impaired investee company for the SNOU Head and other team members to present to the internal CRC including recommended strategies to resolve and optimise problem investments whilst understanding the need to protect the over-arching developmental mandate of the Bank and minimise any reputational fall-out.
  • Prepare internal papers and memoranda for investment proposals.

Selection Criteria

  • A Master’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or related discipline.
  • Professional qualifications in Accounting, Legal or Banking are a strong advantage.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant progressive experience.
  • Formal insolvency practitioner license/membership of professional trade bodies is a strong advantage.
  • Demonstrable track record and professional experience of working either in a workout or recovery team for a bank or financial institution; or having worked for a major accounting or consulting firm advising clients on workouts, restructurings or non-performing investments or portfolios.
  • Diverse experience both geographically and sectorally of investing and divesting across different types and sizes of businesses. International investment experience is a must.
  • Experience with Private Equity Funds adding value to investments and/or Project Finance would be an advantage
  • Ability to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of incumbent management teams, making recommendation on how to change or improve teams in investee companies.
  • Sound business judgment, with creative problem-solving skills and ability to think laterally in order to solve problems; and the ability to apply innovative approaches and new methods to solve problems while remaining efficient in a fast-paced, changing and challenging institutional environment.
  • Strong analytical and modelling capabilities and ability to lead transactions from inception to completion.
  • Advanced corporate negotiating and influencing skills in workout and investment situations.
  • Solid experience in project management and cross-functional working with diverse teams.
  • Possess the necessary team skills required to lead specialized teams and analyze actions from the perspectives of multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to make effective and timely, well-determined recommendations or decisions.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to deliver results that meet the needs and interests of clients within and outside the Institution. Understanding cultural sensitivities is key to this role
  • Ability to operate effectively in a matrix management environment, both as team leader and team member.
  • Ability to deal sensitively in a multi-cultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
  • Demonstrates integrity, Sound judgment, and highest ethical standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Ability to provide strategic advice to the Bank on emerging financial and development issues, as well as corporate issues.

Application Closing Date
19th September, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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9) Job Title: AFAWA Officer – Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (For West & North Africa), AHGC0

Reference: ADB/20/114
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4

The Complex
The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on two of the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”. The complex objectives are:

  • To develop, policy and strategy;
  • Provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions;
  • Develop new financing instruments;
  • The Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department:

  • Within the Complex, the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across Complexes on Gender and Civil Society Organization issues. The Department ensures strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhances monitoring and management of performance, and strengthens the focus on results.
  • The Department also houses a number of special initiatives including the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA), a flagship program of the Bank that aims to bridge the gender gap in access to finance and unleash women’s entrepreneurial capacity across the continent. AFAWA’s holistic approach focuses on 3 pillars: (a) access to finance, leveraging AfDB’s various instruments such as lines of credit, equity investments and risk sharing mechanisms, (b) technical assistance, to financial institutions as well as women entrepreneurs, and (c) policy dialogue to reform the legal and regulatory frameworks affecting women businesses.

The Position

  • The Principal AFAWA Officer will be based in ABIDJAN, CÔTE D’IVOIRE, under the supervision of the AFAWA Program Coordinator and the leadership of the Director, Gender Women and Civil Society Department.
  • The Principal AFAWA Officer will work on the design, structure and implementation of operations under the access to finance and Technical Assistance (TA) / Capacity Building pillars of AFAWA.
  • He / She will deliver substantial, innovative and measurable results related to increasing access to financial services and markets for women-owned SMEs and support the knowledge and learning agenda for banking women-owned SMEs. Given the importance of the enabling environment to enhance access for women-owned SMEs, the Principal AFAWA Officer will oversee and monitor progress on the pillar working in close collaboration with the regional gender specialist and the AFAWA Enabling Environment Officer.
  • The AFAWA Officer should have extensive experience in SME and Gender Finance/Gender Lens investing or related consulting services and be familiar with designing, implementing and managing banking advisory programs.
  • He / she will have a deep understanding and practical experience working with key banking operations and have strong capabilities in data management and analytics.
  • He / She will also contribute to the AFAWA team’s knowledge management initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities
The AFAWA Operations Officers under the oversight of the AFAWA Coordinator (AHGC.0), will perform the following duties and have the following responsibilities:

Business Development:

  • Working closely with the Private Sector Finance Department and other relevant Bank departments, organize / participate in business development missions through market analyses and meetings with existing and potential clients to identify potential areas for AFAWA support to increase access to financial services for women. This will include pipeline identification and participation in client due diligence and appraisal, identification of technical assistance and capacity building support
  • Prepare AFAWA TA pitch books and project proposals approval reports including project objectives, scope of work, key deliverables, timelines, budget and expected outcomes and impacts with input from the client and relevant Bank Departments
  • Participate in drafting donor proposals and securing funding for AFAWA programs as needed.
  • Work closely with Digital Financial Services to design and implement projects to facilitate women-owned SME’s access to digital finance and the digital economy.
  • Contribute to tools and standards to further enhance the Bank’s ability to deliver strong and impactful access to finance and markets programs for women entrepreneurs on the continent.

Design Implementation and Quality Assurance:

  • Participate in the review of both lending and non-lending projects within the ambit of the AFAWA Program, strengthen the provision of operational inputs for the mainstreaming of AFAWA key performance indicators, including the identification of women entrepreneurship indicators and development outcomes and specific technical assistance activities.
  • Work closely with the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department, as well as the Financial Sector, Private Sector and other Sector Departments (notably the Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department), to harmonize the integration of AFAWA in Bank’s operations
  • Provide market intelligence on the women’s market and business case for investing in women; recommend innovative and operational products/toolkits with the aim of addressing adequately the challenges women entrepreneurs face in accessing finance and markets and achieve the objective of AFAWA.
  • Have overall responsibility for project AFAWA technical assistance and capacity building design at client level, including scope of work definition, timeline and budget setting, outcome target setting, stakeholder identification and mapping, terms of Reference development including procurement of experts and coordination essential to the implementation of AFAWA projects.
  • Manage client relations through open and regular communications to assess progress and satisfaction; anticipate and respond to client needs
  • Prepare and draft internal and external project documents and reports e.g., project documents, mission reports, project supervision and completion documents
  • Monitor and review project implementation, scope of work and resources deployed, to ensure project qualitative and quantitative milestones are achieved, and corrective actions taken when necessary, provide project updates for internal and external audiences
  • Meet with clients on a regular basis to assess project progress; continually anticipate and respond to client needs to ensure client satisfaction
  • Supervise consultant work to ensure high quality and on-time delivery of work program
  • Contribute to research and knowledge management events and publications
  • Perform analysis of client-related data and information to derive insights
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Development Finance, Business, Economics, or related field; relevant qualification in investment appraisal and project finance is a plus.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of SME finance experience, with track record in banking women-owned or led Enterprises – experience in developing gender financing products is an asset.
  • Good command of undertaking comprehensive due diligence and clients’ portfolio data analysis as well as SME Banking practices;
  • Experience in financial and investment policy engagement, particularly in relation to inclusive finance and women’s access to credit.
  • Experience in designing and leading technical assistance and capacity building programs for SMEs and more specifically women-owned SMEs.
  • Good understanding of Human Centered Design methodology is a plus
  • Strong client relationship management skills, including the ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial stakeholder relationships with senior management and ensure timely and appropriate follow-up
  • Ability to identify possible shortcomings of clients (and to propose solutions, formulated through detailed technical assistance proposals.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • Ability to perform in non-traditional sectors and work autonomously within deadline.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and French. Working knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Application Closing Date
19th September, 2020.

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

 

10) Job Title: Afawa Officer – Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (For Central Africa & Nigeria), AHGC0

Reference: ADB/20/113
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50093595

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on two of the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department:

  • Within the Complex, the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across Complexes on Gender and Civil Society Organization issues. The Department ensures strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhances monitoring and management of performance, and strengthens the focus on results.
  • The Department also houses a number of special initiatives including the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA), a flagship program of the Bank that aims to bridge the gender gap in access to finance and unleash women’s entrepreneurial capacity across the continent. AFAWA’s holistic approach focuses on 3 pillars: (a) access to finance, leveraging AfDB’s various instruments such as lines of credit, equity investments and risk-sharing mechanisms, (b) technical assistance, to financial institutions as well as women entrepreneurs, and (c) policy dialogue to reform the legal and regulatory frameworks affecting women businesses.

The Position

  • The Principal AFAWA Officer will be based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, under the supervision of the AFAWA Program Coordinator and the leadership of the Director, Gender Women and Civil Society Department.
  • The Principal AFAWA Officer will work on the design, structure and implementation of operations under the access to finance and Technical Assistance/Capacity Building pillars of AFAWA.
  • He/She will deliver substantial, innovative and measurable results related to increasing access to financial services and markets for women-owned SMEs and support the knowledge and learning agenda for banking women-owned SMEs.
  • Given the importance of the enabling environment to enhance access for women-owned SMEs, the Principal AFAWA Officer will oversee and monitor progress on the pillar working in close collaboration with the regional gender specialist and the AFAWA Enabling Environment Officer.
  • The AFAWA Officer should have extensive experience in SME and Gender Finance/Gender Lens investing or related consulting services and be familiar with designing, implementing and managing banking advisory programs.
  • He/she will have a deep understanding and practical experience working with key banking operations and have strong capabilities in data management and analytics.
  • He/She will also contribute to the AFAWA team’s knowledge management initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities
The AFAWA Operations Officers under the oversight of the AFAWA Coordinator (AHGC.0), will perform the following duties and have the following responsibilities:

Business Development:

  • Working closely with the Private Sector Finance Department and other relevant Bank departments, organize/participate in business development missions through market analyses and meetings with existing and potential clients to identify potential areas for AFAWA support to increase access to financial services for women. This will include pipeline identification and participation in client due diligence and appraisal, identification of technical assistance and capacity building support
  • Prepare AFAWA TA pitch books and project proposals approval reports including project objectives, scope of work, key deliverables, timelines, budget and expected outcomes and impacts with input from the client and relevant Bank Departments
  • Participate in drafting donor proposals and securing funding for AFAWA programs as needed.
  • Design and implement projects to facilitate women-owned SME’s access to  value chains and markets.
  • Contribute to tools and standards to further enhance the Bank’s ability to deliver strong and impactful access to finance and markets programs for women entrepreneurs on the continent.

Design Implementation and Quality Assurance:

  • Participate in the review of both lending and non-lending projects within the ambit of the AFAWA Program, strengthen the provision of operational inputs for the mainstreaming of AFAWA key performance indicators, including the identification of women entrepreneurship indicators and development outcomes and specific technical assistance activities.
  • Work closely with the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department, as well as the Financial Sector, Private Sector and other Sector Departments (notably the Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department), to harmonize the integration of AFAWA in Bank’s operations
  • Provide market intelligence on the women’s market and business case for investing in women; recommend innovative and operational products/toolkits with the aim of addressing adequately the challenges women entrepreneurs face in accessing finance and markets and achieve the objective of AFAWA.
  • Have overall responsibility for project AFAWA technical assistance and capacity building design at client level, including scope of work definition, timeline and budget setting, outcome target setting, stakeholder identification and mapping, terms of Reference development including procurement of experts and coordination essential to the implementation of AFAWA projects.
  • Manage client relations through open and regular communications to assess progress and satisfaction; anticipate and respond to client needs
  • Prepare and draft internal and external project documents and reports e.g., project documents, mission reports, project supervision and completion documents
  • Monitor and review project implementation, scope of work and resources deployed, to ensure project qualitative and quantitative milestones are achieved, and corrective actions taken when necessary, provide project updates for internal and external audiences
  • Meet with clients on a regular basis to assess project progress; continually anticipate and respond to client needs to ensure client satisfaction
  • Supervise consultant work to ensure high quality and on-time delivery of work program
  • Contribute to research and knowledge management events and publications
  • Perform analysis of client-related data and information to derive insights
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Development Finance, Business, Economics, or related field; relevant qualification in investment appraisal and project finance is a plus.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of SME finance experience, with track record in banking women-owned or led Enterprises – experience in developing gender financing products is an asset.
  • Good command of undertaking comprehensive due diligence and clients’ portfolio data analysis as well as SME Banking practices;
  • Experience in financial and investment policy engagement, particularly in relation to inclusive finance and women’s access to credit.
  • Experience in designing and leading technical assistance and capacity building programs for SMEs and more specifically women-owned SMEs.
  • Good understanding of Human Centered Design methodology is a plus
  • Strong client relationship management skills, including the ability to develop and maintain mutually beneficial stakeholder relationships with senior management and ensure timely and appropriate follow-up
  • Ability to identify possible shortcomings of clients (and to propose solutions, formulated through detailed technical assistance proposals.
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and reporting skills.
  • Ability to perform in non-traditional sectors and work autonomously within deadline.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and French. Working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is an asset.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Application Closing Date
19th September, 2020.

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

 

11) Job Title: Finance & Administrative Assistant, COAO

Reference: ADB / 20 / 115
Location: Luanda, Angola
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50072429

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 Departement/ 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the overall administrative authority of the Country Manager, the Finance and Administrative Assistant will undertake to implement the COAO’s finance and administrative services including accounting and budgeting, human resources activities and supervision of use of office facilities and resources
  • He/she will carry out effective recording, control and management of Bank resources, the Office’s operational activities in keeping with the Bank’s policies and guidelines

Other specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

Budget preparation and implementation:

  • Participate in drawing up the administrative budget of the Bank’s Country Office following the schedule set by the Budget Department while taking into account the particular investment needs of the Office;
  • Ensure recording, up-dating and monitoring expenditure in accordance with the Bank’s internal control rules and procedures.
  • Report periodically on the status of budget implementation and propose possible revisions.
  • Establishing procedures and controls to improve efficiency of service and identify cost savings and promote efficient use of Bank resources.
  • Advise the management on methods to improve control environment in the Country Office.

Finance and Accounting:

  • Ensure timely payments of all bills for COAO in line with established financial procedures and regulations.
  • Ensuring proper documentation of payment vouchers and all other supporting documents.
  • Process for payment and maintain individual staff mission expenditure; advances and balances.
  • Keep and maintain daily updates of all the required Country Office books of accounts, records, inventory and files in order, and all financial transactions captured and entered in SAP.
  • Produce for review and final approval of the Country Manager, all the Office monthly financial and budget execution reports.
  • Undertake timely preparation and verification of reports, statements and schedules for auditing of the Country Office activities.

Human Resources Management:

  • Keep all staff records/files updated.
  • Up-date and submit monthly reports on personnel management.
  • Manage office staff benefits in accordance with the Human Resources policy and instructions in force.

General Administration: institutional procurement of goods and services and Management of property and equipment:

  • Undertake procurement of goods and services in keeping with the Bank’ rules and procedures.
  • Manage the preparation and monitoring of service providers’ contracts.
  • Keep stock of office supplies and inventory of Bank property and equipment.
  • Management of office vehicles in accordance with the bank’s transport policy and instructions in force.
  • Ensure the quality of Bank facilities in Angola, including workspaces, property   and equipment as well as service provision relating to the upkeep, maintenance and security of facilities according to Bank standards.
  • Organize, supervise and monitor the activities of administrative staff and ensure appropriate training for the latter in order to obtain quality services.
  • Ensure all administrative documents necessary for the proper functioning of the office and staff are obtained from the relevant authorities.
  • Proper management and control of office stores and petty cash.
  • Ensure administrative support to all the Country Office staff and bank’s visiting mission as required.
  • Ensure that proper filing is undertaken in the Country Office.
  • Ensure that proper control mechanism and segregation of duties are in place, and that Bank procedures are fully implemented.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, and / or Finance;
  • Membership to an internationally recognized professional accounting body (e.g. CA, CPA, ACCA) will be considered as an added advantage.
  • At least Six (6) years of relevant work experience. Experience in a similar post in a multilateral organization will be considered an advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience in administrative; financial accounting and full range of office support work, with a high level of sustained performance.
  • Thorough knowledge and use of all relevant computer software and the ability to help organize data and information retrieval systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, multicultural environment and to function effectively as a member of various groups.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (SAP, Word, Excel, Access, MS Projects and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and Portuguese, preferably with a good working knowledge of French.

Application Closing Date
20th September, 2020.

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

 

12) Job Title: Chief Development Economist, AHHD0

Reference: ADB/20/119
Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093775

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

The Hiring Departement / Division

  • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex, spearheads the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of
  • People in Africa” and contributes to the other High 5s. The Department also leads on the implementation of the Bank wide Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy. The Department has two divisions (i) Education,
  • Human Capital and Employment Division, which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to higher
  • education and skills development; and (ii) Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division, which focuses on strengthening health systems, social protection and nutrition for human wellbeing.
  • In the regions, Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department has a Regional Division which covers West and Central countries. This Regional Division focuses on Pipeline development, Lending delivery, and Portfolio management for all social sector (Education, Health, Social Protection, Youth Employment) in West and Central countries. It also develops Coordination, Client Relations and Partnerships in these countries.

The Positions
The Chief Development Economist reports to the Regional Sector Manager West and Central Regions with the following main responsibilities:

  • Conduct sector analysis of human capital youth and skills development in the West and Central African region to identify opportunities for bankable operations on skills development and youth employment.
  • Monitor and share key insights from the work done in each country, and contribute to analytical work and policy dialogue in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Contribute to the Bank’s Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) and other strategy documents to integrate youth employment and maximize the employment impact of every investment made through Bank operations agreed with regional member countries.
  • Lead the country dialogue, design and manage projects in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Support governments in reforms and dialogue on addressing the youth unemployment and migration issues.
  • Develop a pipeline for projects (lending and non-lending) in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Meet the Bank’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to managing the department’s portfolio on Youth Entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager, the Chief Development Economist shall perform the following key functions:

  • Lead the Bank’s assessment of social and macroeconomic developments, monitoring of structural reforms and policy dialogue with regards to relevant and quality skills development and the creation of decent jobs for youth.
  • Carry out analyses of labor and employment issues in the regions with regards in particular to youth unemployment, underemployment, informal economy, MSMEs and job creation.
  • Oversee the drafting of Bank’s economic reports, including inputs for the region and its countries for periodic country assessments, CSPs, RISPs and briefing notes for senior management.
  • Provide socio-economic and macroeconomic and reform advice; conduct and facilitate policy dialogue in close coordination with country economists, RRCs and other Bank departments; and interact with country authorities, the private sector, local think tanks, academia, clients and other International Finance Institutions (IFIs).
  • Lead the department’s input to country strategies (CSPs) and other related strategy instruments.
  • Develop a pipeline for projects (lending and non-lending) in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Meet the Bank’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to managing the department’s portfolio on youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Monitor and share key insights from the work done in each country, and contribute to analytical work and policy dialogue in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation, with emphasis on gender aspects;
  • Support the Bank staff and departments to identify priority areas and potential projects with high impact on creating decent jobs for youth.
  • Manage the portfolio of youth employment projects in the region or lead selected top priority jobs for youth in Africa projects especially related to migration issues and policy reforms.
  • Carry out other technical tasks and coordination as required by the JfYA Coordinator or the Director of the Department.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Finance, Social Sciences, Economics or related field;
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant experience in jobs for youth, social protection, safety nets, financing for jobs, in Africa, preferably in an international organization, government agency, think tank or other policy environments.
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of jobs creation, migration issues, good governance reforms and economic policy issues in Africa with at least seven years focusing on Africa.
  • Experience with policy and policy-relevant research on jobs for youth, migration, social protection, safety nets, SMEs.
  • Experience in employment and migration policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation would also be an asset.
  • Proven experience in managing projects and demonstrated experience in managing complex projects with evidence on clear outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with gender and civil society priorities in jobs creation agenda.
  • The ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the Bank
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands/ priorities under tight deadlines and coordinate the work of others
  • Results-oriented, accountable, proactive, self-motivated and able to work both with autonomy and with a team in diverse national and cultural contexts.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work across divisions and departments of the ‘Agriculture Human, and Social Development’ Sector Complex
  • Client Orientation to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, to ensure the clients receive the best possible service from the Bank.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with colleagues and contribute to the creation of a positive team environment
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English or French with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competences in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Application Closing Date
20th September, 2020.

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

 

13) Job Title: Senior Health Analyst, AHHD0

Reference: ADB/20/117
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50001214

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

The Hiring Departement / Division

  • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex, spearheads the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa” and contributes to the other High 5s. The Department also leads on the implementation of the Bank wide Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy. The Department has two divisions (i) Education, Human Capital and Employment Division, which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to higher education and skills development; and (ii) Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division, which focuses on strengthening health systems, social protection and nutrition for human wellbeing.
  • In the regions, Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department has a Regional Division which covers West and Central countries. This Regional Division focuses on Pipeline development, Lending delivery, and Portfolio management for all social sector (Education, Health, Social Protection, Youth Employment) in West and Central countries. It also develops Coordination, Client Relations and Partnerships in these countries.

The Position
The Health Analyst reports to the Regional Sector Manager, West and Central regions. The Health Analyst will support the Bank’s health agenda with the following main responsibilities:

  • Propose and plan, on an annual and tri-annual basis, health lending and technical assistance programs for health sector development in the Regional Member Countries (RMCs) (including needs for co-financing with other institutions, countries and the private sector);
  • Act as the link between the Bank and the Governments of RMCs for operational activities pertaining to the health sector;
  • Conduct technical and sectoral studies and analysis in preparation of Bank Group lending for health sector development;
  • Provide technical assistance and advice to Borrowing Countries on health sector development problems and priorities, and on the technical aspects of projects; and,
  • Identify, prepare, appraise and assist in the implementation of Bank-financed health projects.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager, the Health Analyst shall perform the following key functions:

  • Provide technical advice/assistance to RMCs to develop their health sector;
  • Contribute to the development of the Bank Group health sector policy and provide technical advice/guidance to introduce and monitor the implementation of the policy;
  • Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and Portfolio Review reports,
  • with particular emphasis on health sector development;
  • Identify, prepare and evaluate health projects and programmes, together with multisector projects and programmes in RMCs;
  • Identify and coordinate the co-financing needs of the Division’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 health sector;
  • Provide support to the Regional Sector Manager, to supervise staff, monitor the portfolio, the loan programme and the Division’s indicators;
  • Support the Regional Sector 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 health sector within the Bank, and externally;
  • Develop partnerships with other multilateral and/or bilateral development institutions on health aspects;
  • Carry out other technical tasks and coordination as required by the Regional Sector or the Director of the Department.

Selection Criteria

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or its university equivalent in Health;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in planning, administration or project management of health sector;
  • Strong research/analytical skills in one of the following areas: social development policy formulation, project management, or donors’ coordination, with ability to strategically and rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendation;
  • In-depth knowledge of health, political and development issues in RMCs;
  • Solid experience in project cycle management (identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision and completion);
  • Ability to understand complex problems in health, social development, gender and human development, to identify key issues and recommend pragmatic solutions;
  • Good knowledge of the health social development systems, and human development issues in the country;
  • Strong understanding of multi-sector approaches and gaps in health and social development
  • Demonstrable knowledge of analysis and formulation of policies in sectors.
  • Knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral agencies, development partners in the country will be an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project); Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
20th September, 2020.

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

 

14) Job Title: Principal Social Economist, AHHD1

Reference: ADB/20/116
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Grade: LP4
Position N°: 50069980

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

The Hiring Departement / Division:

  • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex will spearhead the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa” and contribute to the other High 5s. The Department also leads on implementation of the Bank-wide jobs for youth strategy in Africa. The Department has two divisions (i) Education, Human Capital and Employment Division, which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education for Skills development; and (ii) Public Health and Social Security Division which focuses on strengthening health systems and social protection.
  • The Education, Human Capital and Employment Division focuses on human capital development, skills training, employment creation and empowerment, poverty reduction for improved and sustainable wellbeing and livelihoods. The Division:
  • Leads the development and promotion of Bank’s policy and strategy work so that operations which are identified, developed and executed by the regional hubs, effectively implement the Bank’s relevant sector policies and strategies;
  • Provides technical guidance/advisory services and expertise to regional hubs by generating relevant knowledge and gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide technical advice on complex transactions (Communities of Practice);
  • Fosters strategic partnerships with regional and global partners to leverage resources into the human and social development sectors. It also directly contributes to the work of the various initiatives and trust funds hosted under the Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department; and provides expertise to support Vice President’s role as the Bank’s spokesperson to external audiences, and;
  • Ensures coherence of the Bank’s action in human and social development across regions.

The Position
The Social Economist reports to the Manager – Education, Human Capital and Employment Division (AHHD1). The Social Economist will support the Bank’s agenda on Social Sector Portfolio and policy dialogue, TVET, Higher Education and Skills Development for employability with the following main responsibilities:

  • Assume responsibility of mainstreaming human development aspects in sectoral projects emphasizing skills development, youth and women employment and social inclusion and gender mainstreaming aspects at all phases of the projects’ cycle (from identification to completion;
  • Provide technical strategic guidance/advice to the Country Office on integration of skills, jobs and human development in general across Bank Operations;
  • Act as the focal point for the Bank on operations and activities pertaining to Social Sector portfolio, social protection, education, employment and human development in general.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager – Education, Human Capital and Employment the Social Economist will perform the following:

  • Task manage selected social-economic /education/skills development projects and other related human development projects; monitoring implementation and performance of approved projects and ensure their execution in accordance with the terms of the financing agreement and Bank rules and procedures;
  • Initiate and participate in the formulation, preparation, appraisal, negotiations, follow-up, launching, supervision and post-evaluation missions
  • Ensure inclusion of all socio-economic aspects in projects, assessing their socio-economic impact and monitoring their implementation;æ
  • Lead social and/ or human development sector identification and development of the pipeline and lending program for the country in respect to social protection, skills, jobs and human capital in general
  • Review project and technical documents from the Department and other operational departments and provide technical guidance and advice regarding gender mainstreaming, inclusion of skills, jobs and human development in general.
  • Conduct technical, sectorial studies and analysis in preparation of Bank group lending for social protection, education and skills for human capital development in the productive sectors;
  • Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and Portfolio Review reports,
  • with emphasis on education and skills development for employability and gender equality;
  • Lead in the development of strategic partnerships (including public-private partnerships with the productive sectors) in education around the core areas of TVET, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), STI and the leveraging of digital technology.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with private sector institutions, multilateral/bilateral partners, and government institutions to develop strong pipeline of social/education and skills investment opportunities.
  • Providing technical leadership, support to knowledge and lesson sharing approaches and events with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead skills development, jobs and human development dialogue in aid coordination meetings and with the relevant government institutions.
  • Represent the Bank in meetings and participate in dialogue on the development of strategies relating to social sector portfolio, education, jobs and human capital.
  • Develop and manage partnerships with other multilateral; bilateral development and private sector institutions on education, skills, employment and human capital aspects and collaborating with experts from these institutions.
  • Recruit and supervise the work of consultants on various Bank related operation missions and assignments;
  • Periodically disseminating key information on gender, education and skills training to sensitize Bank staff.
  • Carry out any other technical tasks and coordination as required by the Manager or the Director of the Department.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Education, Development Economics, Sociology, Labor Economics, Social Sciences or related fields
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the areas, education, development economics, development finance and implementation of human capital development sector policies;
  • Strong research/analytical skills in one of the following areas: social development policy
  • formulation, project management, or donors’ coordination, with the ability to strategically and rapidly
  • analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendation
  • Solid experience in project cycle management (identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision and completion);
  • Ability to understand complex problems in education, gender and human development, social development, to identify key issues and recommend pragmatic solutions;
  • Good knowledge of the social development, education and skills development system, and human development issues in the country;
  • Strong understanding of multi-sector approaches and gaps in technical vocational education and training; higher education and skills development,
  • Demonstrable knowledge of analysis and formulation of policies in sectors.
  • Knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral agencies, development partners in the country will be an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate a spirit of creativity and initiative
  • Integrity and ability to work in a team and a proven capacity to lead a team;
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work within very tight deadlines;
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Application Closing Date
20th September, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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15) Job Title: Senior Civil Society Officer, AHGC2

Reference: ADB/20/120
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50093619

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’(AHVP), is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priorities of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the VP will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Departement / Division

  • The role of the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is to operationalize the High 5 priorities of “Feed Africa and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa” with special focus on Gender, Women and Civil Society. The Department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across complexes on Gender and Civil Society Organization issues.
  • The Department will ensure strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhanced monitoring and management of performance, and strengthening the focus on results.
  • The Civil Society and Community Engagement Division (AHGC2), coordinates, monitors and reports on Bank-wide engagement with Civil Society to ensure that Civil Society Engagement (CSE) is an integral part of AfDB procedures and policies.

The Position

  • The Senior Civil Society Officer will be based in one of the Regional Office of the Bank and will support the effective operationalization of civil society engagement mainstreaming within (i) the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy 2013-2022 and (ii) the High-5 priorities areas, in support of Civil Society engagement mainstreaming in Bank operations at regional level; and in support of innovative approaches to promote participation and inclusion in the Regional Members Countries (RMCs).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, AHGC2, the Senior Civil Society Officer is responsible for providing policy and technical support on mainstreaming Civil Society Engagement throughout the Bank’s operations, while promoting international best practices to reflect participation and inclusion principles and practices pertaining to loans and grants management.
  • He/ She will contribute to the development of and the implementation of the guidelines and tools on Civil Society engagement.
  • He/ She will work with other complexes and regional departments to ensure that Bank operations, policies and guidelines reflect the Bank’s commitment to Civil Society engagement in order to promote inclusion and citizen participation in Regional Member Countries.
  • He/ She will provide strategic advice and implementation support to develop an operational approach to civil society engagement mainstreaming in policy dialogue and operations.
  • Under the supervision of the Manager, AHGC.2, the overall objective of the Senior Civil Society Officer is to promote the mainstreaming of civil society engagement in the Bank’s workplace and its operations by providing support and contributing to the origination, development and implementation of public and private sector projects, as well as to country strategic papers, country papers review and economic and sector works, to ensure they adequately address civil society engagement concerns.

The responsibilities of the Senior Civil Society Officer include and are not necessarily limited to:

  • Engage in policy dialogue and advocacy activities on civil society engagement in RMCs;
  • Guide in the review and provision of operational inputs for the mainstreaming of civil society engagement in Bank’s projects to improving inclusive business opportunities and development outcomes;
  • Build strategic institutional partnerships on civil society engagement and mobilize resources to implement related projects;
  • Assist in developing indicators to monitor the civil society engagement impact of Bank supported projects;
  • Contribute to the development of and engagement in monitoring and evaluation to ensure that the outcomes and impact of the program activities are measured and evaluated for constant learning and improvement;
  • Collect and make available to the Country Offices civil society engagement -related information on each of these countries (for example in the form of country-level “Civil Society Engagement Profiles”);
  • Collaborate with cross-department members to support the development and implementation of innovative civil society engagement strategies and incentives towards economic inclusion in Bank’s operations;
  • Promote a one Bank approach by ensuring common objectives across the Divisions of the Department and with other Departments and Complexes, are followed up and implemented to foster inter- Division work and collaborative and relevant bank wide engagement to deliver on the Department’s mandate;
  • Assist in the collection, analysis and dissemination of information on civil society engagement;
  • Guide on the participation of the Division in project and country strategic papers teams (from identification, appraisal and supervision) to influence on civil society engagement activities and outcomes;
  • Assist in providing top quality analysis and substantive inputs to Bank strategic documents, peer reviews and economic and sector works as it relates to financial and economic inclusion for civil society engagement;
  • Initiate and lead on knowledge products on the business case for civil society engagement to enhance the quality of the operation of the Bank’s top priorities (High 5s) and key selected flagships;
  • Contribute to Analysis/Briefs/Case Studies of Bank’s projects to showcase civil society engagement results;
  • Contribute to research and studies relevant to civil society engagement and/or contribute to civil society sensitization and skills building activities;
  • Liaise with key CSOs/NGOs, multilateral, national and regional institutions and any relevant stakeholders in countries and regions served by the Regional Office for purposes of partnerships, information sharing, networking and potential operational collaborations;
  • Organize and/or attend technical trainings, seminars and policy summits in related areas;
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned, in the interest of the Bank.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Social Sciences, Governance, International Development, Development, Economics or related areas.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience on civil society engagement and social inclusion in the development space and experience in project management.
  • Demonstrate understanding of regional social issues, analysis and policy formulation; knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate experience in policy dialogue;
  • Demonstrate strong communication and organization skills, dealing with various stakeholders with different backgrounds and capacity to perform in complex situations.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships in a diverse multicultural environment;
  • Communicate and write effectively in 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 September, 2020.

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

 

16) Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel, PGCL4

Reference: ADB / 20 / 122
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50000663

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

  • The General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL) delivers legal advice and services to the statutory organs of the Bank group: Boards of the Bank Group (the Bank), to Senior Management, to Directorate General Regional Hubs and more generally to the whole Bank. PGCL also protects the interest of the Bank from legal liability and as necessary ensures an appropriate legal defence in cases filed against or brought by the Bank.
  • The role of PGCL.4 is to provide legal advice and assistance in connection with:
    • Litigation of any nature brought by or against the Bank (including legal action against the Bank through its own internal recourse mechanisms),
    • All legal aspects pertaining to the Bank’s rules, regulations, procedures and processes in respect of human resources management including employment contracts, staff performance management, benefits, discipline and separation,
    • Institutional procurement,
    • Corporate legal issues arising from the interpretation and application of various Bank instruments, and
    • Insurance and pension matters,
    • Cooperation with public sector or private sector entities, including NGOs.

The Position

  • The Senior Legal Counsel will ensure the correct interpretation of, and compliance with, the various Bank’s policies, rules, regulations and procedures applicable to staff (including Staff Regulations and Staff Rules, applicable Presidential Directives and Administrative Instructions), corporate procurement, and delegation of authority.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, PGCL.4, the Senior Legal Counsel will:

  • Advise on constitutional and corporate legal issues arising from the interpretation and application of the Agreement Establishing the African Development Bank  (the Bank) and the African Development Fund (the Fund);
  • Advise on, draft, vet and revise legal documentation relating to the organization, structure, and administration of the Bank, the Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund (together “the Bank Group”) and the relations of the Bank Group with international organizations and with member and non-member states, including matters pertaining to the privileges, immunities and exemptions of the Bank and the Fund and those of officers, employees, experts and consultants of the Bank;
  • Prepare submissions and represent the Bank in litigation, arbitration, other administrative or legal proceedings including internal administrative review and appeal and tribunal proceedings and other matters in which the Bank is a party or may have an interest;
  • Advise on, negotiate, and prepare contracts for the acquisition of goods and services for the Bank including consulting and professional services, intellectual property, technology and other products, in accordance with the Bank’s procurement rules and financial regulations, and provide legal support and advice regarding existing contracts or new contracts to be entered into the Bank; and advise on the legal aspects of matters arising in the course of contractual relations with external parties;
  • Advise on administrative and human resources management matters of the Bank, including the drafting, reviewing and amending of contracts and legal documents and advising on legal questions relating to personnel matters;
  • Advise on insurance matters and on administrative and policy matters concerning Staff Retirement Plan and Medical Benefits Plan, and provide legal support that may be required in respect of the Staff Retirement Plan and the Medical Benefits Plan;
  • Advise on and provide legal support in the negotiation and finalization of legal instruments of co-operation between the Bank and the Fund and bilateral, multilateral and other partners; draft, negotiate and finalize host agreements and other instruments required to ensure the Bank’s presence in its member countries;
  • Maintain contact with legal services of other multilateral institutions and of member states and with the legal profession in general in member states of the Bank on matters relating to the functions and activities of the Bank and the Fund;
  • Undertake such other assignments as required.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Law, or a Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the Bar of one of the member countries of the African Development Bank;
  • A minimum of Five (5) years of relevant experience preferably with an established law firm or an international financial institution, with proven administrative experience;
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs of the Legal Service Departments and the Regional Directorate Hub’s work programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the current trend of developments and familiarity with international law, and related matters
  • Skills in drafting of legal documents including briefs and confidential legal opinions, resolutions for Boards of Directors, preparing certificates, leading the negotiation of host countries agreements or technology contracts and partnership agreements;
  • Strong negotiation skills in relation to a varied range of legal documents. .
  • Ability to work and deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build and maintain effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Ability to apply his / her legal knowledge and experience to deliver the full scope of strategic legal services
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

Application Closing Date
24th September, 2020.

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

 

17) Job Title: Principal Legal Counsel, PGCL4

Reference: ADB / 20 / 121
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50076314 / 50102226

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:

  • The General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL) delivers legal advice and services to the statutory organs of the Bank group: Boards of the Bank Group (the Bank), to Senior Management, to Directorate General Regional Hubs and more generally to the whole Bank.
  • PGCL also protects the interest of the Bank from legal liability and as necessary ensures an appropriate legal defence in cases filed against or brought by the Bank.
  • The role of PGCL.4 is to provide legal advice and assistance in connection with:
    • Litigation of any nature brought by or against the Bank (including legal action against the Bank through its own internal recourse mechanisms),
    • All legal aspects pertaining to the Bank’s rules, regulations, procedures and processes in respect of human resources management including employment contracts, staff performance management, benefits, discipline and separation, Institutional procurement, Corporate legal issues arising from the interpretation and application of various Bank instruments, and
    • Insurance and pension matters, Cooperation with public sector or private sector entities, including NGOs.

The Position:

  • The Principal Legal Counsel will ensure the correct interpretation of, and compliance with, the various Bank’s policies, rules, regulations and procedures applicable to staff (including Staff Regulations and Staff Rules, applicable Presidential Directives and Administrative Instructions), corporate procurement, and delegation of authority.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, PGCL.4, the Principal Legal Counsel will:

  • Advise on constitutional and corporate legal issues arising from the interpretation and application of the Agreement Establishing the African Development Bank (the Bank) and the African Development Fund (the Fund);
  • Advise on, draft, vet and revise legal documentation relating to the organization, structure, and administration of the Bank, the Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund (together “the Bank Group”) and the relations of the Bank Group with international organizations and with member and non-member states, including matters pertaining to the privileges, immunities and exemptions of the Bank and the Fund and those of officers, employees, experts and consultants of the Bank;
  • Prepare submissions and represent the Bank in litigation, arbitration, other administrative or legal proceedings including internal administrative review and appeal and tribunal proceedings and other matters in which the Bank is a party or may have an interest;
  • Advise on, negotiate, and prepare contracts for the acquisition of goods and services for the Bank including consulting and professional services, intellectual property, technology and other products, in accordance with the Bank’s procurement rules and financial regulations, and provide legal support and advice regarding existing contracts or new contracts to be entered into the Bank; and advise on the legal aspects of matters arising in the course of contractual relations with external parties;
  • Advise on administrative and human resources management matters of the Bank, including the drafting, reviewing and amending of contracts and legal documents and advising on legal questions relating to personnel matters;
  • Advise on insurance matters and on administrative and policy matters concerning Staff Retirement Plan and Medical Benefits Plan, and provide legal support that may be required in respect of the Staff Retirement Plan and the Medical Benefits Plan;
  • Advise on and provide legal support in the negotiation and finalization of legal instruments of co-operation between the Bank and the Fund and bilateral, multilateral and other partners; draft, negotiate and finalize host agreements and other instruments required to ensure the Bank’s presence in its member countries;
  • Maintain contact with legal services of other multilateral institutions and of member states and with the legal profession in general in member states of the Bank on matters relating to the functions and activities of the Bank and the Fund;
  • Undertake such other assignments as required.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Law, or a Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the Bar of one of the member countries of the African Development Bank;
  • A minimum of Six (6) years of relevant experience preferably with an established law firm or an international financial institution, with proven administrative experience;
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Good communication and inter-personal skills with the ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs of the Legal Service Departments and the Regional Directorate Hub’s work programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the current trend of developments and familiarity with international law, and related matters
  • Skills in drafting of legal documents including briefs and confidential legal opinions, resolutions for Boards of Directors, preparing certificates, leading the negotiation of host countries agreements or technology contracts and partnership agreements;
  • Strong negotiation skills in relation to a varied range of legal documents.
  • Ability to work and deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build and maintain effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Ability to apply his / her legal knowledge and experience to deliver the full scope of strategic legal services
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage

Application Closing Date
24th September, 2020.

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

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