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African Development Bank Jobs (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.
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Job Title: Team Assistant, Problem Solving and Mediation Training
Reference: ADB/17/393
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50093582
The Complex

  • The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (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 Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU) is the organizational unit that administers the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) which is one of the accountability instruments of the African Development Bank.
  • The mandate of the IRM is to handle complaints submitted by people who are or are likely to be adversely affected by any of the Bank Group financed operations due to the African Development Bank non -compliance with its own policies and procedures. The IRM examines requests relating to non-compliance with the Bank Group safeguards policies The IRM handles complaints relating to both public and private sector operations.

The Position
The role of the Problem Solving and Research Assistant will be to provide support to the Director of CRMU in all problem solving exercises and mediation capacity building activities.
Duties And Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Director – Compliance Review and Mediation Unit the Team Assistant Problem Solving and Mediation Training will:
Problem Solving:

  • Conduct research to provide the needed information and data to support the registration of the requests to be handled through solving exercises.
  • Conduct research for preparation of problem solving exercise reports.
  • Provide support to the Director and the Chief Compliance and Problem Solving Officer in coordination of problem solving missions.
  • Prepare templates to track the implementation of remedial actions resulting from problem solving by Management.
  • Generate statistics on requests handled through problem solving.
  • Support the Senior Communication, Outreach and Knowledge Management Officer in dissemination of information and problem solving reports.

Mediation Training:

  • Organize technical activities for annual delivery of the CRMU Mediation training program, from preparation to implementation and provide support during the preparation of training materials.
  • Provide support to the Director and the Chief Compliance and Problem Solving Officer in the procurement of mediation consultants.
  • Provide support to the Senior Communication, Outreach and Knowledge Management Officer to prepare and disseminate publications on training activities.

Implementing Work Program:

  • Support the preparation of annual planning of problem solving exercises and mediation training;
  • Support the budget planning process for the problem solving exercise and mediation training;
  • Contribute to the periodic reporting on the performance of the IRM problem solving activities;
  • Identify and analyse regularly the issues that are recurrent in the complaints submitted to CRMU that undergo problem solving exercises;
  • Administer all problem solving and mediation training files, in both hard and soft copies;
  • Produce quarterly reports on the status, nature, trends and outcomes of complaints handled through problem solving; Produce reports on the status mediation training activities;
  • Liaise with the Case Management  Assistant to compile requests received through the CRMU info/email account to be considered for problem solving;
  • Update the IRM complaints register of requests handled through problem solving;
  • Provide logistical support to organize problem solving  missions; and
  • Liaise with the Case Management Assistant to compile management responses to requests handled through problem solving.

IRM Database Management (In coordination with the Case Management and Advisory Assistant):

  • Research data to identify mediation consultants in Africa and update CRMU consultants data;
  • Contribute to the update of CRMU databases of CSOs/NGOs specialised on mediation issues;
  • Support the preparation of reports including statistics on participants’ profile and key recommendations made on annual basis in relation to Problem solving activities; and
  • Create templates to monitor the outcomes of mediation training activities.

Administrative and program support (In coordination with the Administrative Assistant and the Senior Secretary):

  • Prepare and edit proof memos from CRMU Director relating to problem solving;
  • Facilitate the submission for translation and distribution of documents prepared in the context of the problem solving exercise and mediation training activities;

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a relevant discipline (Law, International Development or Sociology).
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years’ experience in operations, law firms or working in research projects firms.
  • Experience with an International organization or MDBs is an added advantage.
  • Experience in generating and interpreting data for use in reports.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to assess documents to come up with sound actions.
  • Good research and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attentiveness to details.
  • Ability to manage multi-task dues under pressure.
  • Experience with working with MDBs or other international accountability mechanism.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.

 

 

Job Title: Assistant Building Technician
Reference: ADB/16/396

Location: Côte d’Ivoire

Grade: GS7
Position N°: 50051300
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

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

The Position

  • The Assistant Building Technician will be expected to monitor, through the compilation of information, the visual examination of the premises and the preparation of work orders, the maintenance, repair and housekeeping of the building, the physical plant, equipment and the grounds of the facility; prepare cost projections and historical analyses to ensure the cost effectiveness of operations; implement measures for the safety and security of the premises and staff including conducting inspections, documenting unsafe conditions and accidents and presenting appropriate training at all the premises occupied by the Bank at its Headquarters, Regional and Field Offices.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief Building Engineer, the Assistant Building Technician will:

  • Analyze the state of structural defects and deteriorations, evaluate the works, do an estimate of the required resources and follow up for their approval for renovation or restructuring projects, identify operations that require restoration activities.
  • Establish work plans and drawings in line with identified needs, estimate the required resources and follow up for their approval.
  • For new projects (of renovation or restructuring as the case may be), prepare drawings as needed.
  • Draft terms of references for Request for proposals/quotations.
  • Participate as member of technical evaluation committees for structural renovation and repairs and participate in related discussions.
  • Undertake site technical supervisions, draft minutes for meetings held with contractors in charge of project implementation.
  • Follow up and verification of maintenance works in the premises of the Bank.
  • Coordination and replenishments of materials and supplies requested as part of maintenance activities
  • Supervise the technical procedures, for all types of repairs on concrete materials, stainless steel, gypsum, finishing materials, waterproofing and carpentry.
  • Coordinate, organize, supervise and monitor all the works executed under service contracts.
  • Receive all grievances and client’s requests (already registered on Help Desk).
  • Work as a team to develop and implement methods to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and the quality of products and services provided to internal and external clients of the department.
  • Constitute a database and a system of archiving the ground plans of the Bank’s premises both in hard copy and in electronic formats. Prepare a leaflet that allows the easy identification/use of the ground plans.
  • Supervise the unloading of containers and the distribution of the Bank’s materials.
  • Daily supervision of the functional status of sanitary installations in the premises occupied by the Bank at its HQ.
  • Follow up and supervise janitorial service contracts, gardening and rat-disinfestation/fumigation services in the premises occupied by the Bank at its HQ.
  • Following up on the environment (recycling of paper, implementation of water saving mechanisms, etc.).
  • Carry out other duties as required by the position and/or Division Manager.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Civil, Building or Construction Engineering.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in managing building maintenance, renovation of existing premises and construction of, new building works. Execution of projects within a multilateral development bank and/or financial or similar institution.
  • Knowledge of the management of goods, works and services procurement and budget management.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong team work and relations, operational effectiveness, decision making and problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to manage works contracts and provision of various services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Stock Management Assistant
Reference: ADB/16/387
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50000353
The Complex

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

Department/Division

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

The Position

  • This incumbent is responsible for collection of information on Bank’s office supplies and spare parts requirements, analyse information on stock consumption, provide statistics and data for decision support, draft reports and meetings minute’s related Stock issues. Receive procured goods and maintain an accurate and updated record of all stock items entries into the computer system.
  • Track the status of the stock, transfers, replenishments, and obsolete stock items for disposal, supervise the movement of stock, stock keeping in the warehouse and stock room and participate in the inventory control. Monitor the stock levels and prepares reports as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the Supervision of the Senior and Principal Logistics and Stock Management Officers, the Senior Stock

Management Assistant will:

  • Assist in the management of the warehouse, in line with organisations policies.
  • Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are properly maintained.
  • Ensure that standard systems are properly maintained at warehouses.
  • Assess the availability of space and prepare stacking/storage plans prior to programming/contingency commodities arrivals.
  • Assist in the receipt of all arriving consignments.
  • Monitor the quantity and quality of items stored.
  • Carry out regular physical random warehouse checks of stock items and inventory.
  • Produce regular stocks reports and daily stocks positions;
  • Prepare loading plans and ensure that standard waybills are duly complete.
  • Prepare and issue reports from the stock control computer system as requested by management;
  • Participate as a member or secretary in committees related to stock management and logistics contract selection, evaluation and execution;
  • Work within a team concept to develop and implement ways to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of the products and/or services provided to internal and external customer;
  • Draft correspondence and various other documents;
  • Schedule and attend meetings with user departments to discuss procedural issues and take minutes at Logistics and stock team formal and informal meetings.
  • Coordinate activities related to shipment of personal effects to/from the Headquarters or Country offices to various destinations.
  • Coordinate shipments of Bank’s items to/from Headquarters to Country Offices
  • Relate with clearing agents, port and airport freight authorities to ensure smooth delivery of Bank’s consignments.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Holds at least Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Engineering, Law, or in any other relevant discipline.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of experience in Warehousing and stock Management with experience from private sector being an added advantage.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a matrix environment both as team leader and team member.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to deal sensitively in a multicultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to identify and understands relationships, constraints and pressures affecting others.
  • Ability to recognise the need to maintain accurate records and provide regular reports to those with a valid interest in logistical activities.
  • Excellent analytical capabilities and problem solving skills.
  • The incumbent should be able to analyse information to develop a conceptual understanding of the meaning of a range of information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Practical knowledge of SAP systems will be an advantage.

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior System Administrator
Reference: ADB/17/390
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50000618
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The Corporate IT Services Department (CHIS) is mandated by the Bank to deliver the best possible IT services for Bank staff, and help achieve the results that will get the Bank closer to accomplishing its development goals.
  • The principal mission of the CHIS.2 division is to ensure that the IT infrastructure of the Bank fits the needs of the Institution and functions in an efficient and cost effective manner to support the bank’s operations.
  • The Bank’s infrastructure consisting of high end servers, storage and data protection system supports applications, such as SAP based ERP, BI, financial risk, email, content management, etc.

The Position
The Senior systems Administrator will be part of a team delivering mission critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest level of availability, performance and security of the bank’s applications. Under general supervision the Division Manager, the key objectives of the job are as follows:

  • Ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the Bank’s Information Systems.
  • Ensure that timely and effective actions are taken to resolve the systems infrastructure and applications issues to minimize business downtime.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the incumbent will:
Deploy and maintain servers and storage systems infrastructure:

  • Install, configure and test operating systems, application software, storage devices and system management tools with respect to change management policies.
  • Manage productivity tools to maintain proactive alerting on performance and availability of IT services.
  • Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
  • Create, change, and delete user accounts per request.
  • Maintain Operating systems and applications up to date to minimize vulnerabilities.
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system automation and minimize operator errors.
  • Establish a schedule of preventive maintenance to ensure optimum performance of equipment.
  • Interface with technology vendors for equipment servicing and maintenance.

Provide second level support on operating systems, storage and data protection systems:

  • Manage service requests, incidents and problems raised through the bank IT service Desk within established SLAs and provide effective communication to stakeholders during the process.
  • Provide advice and guidance to applications’ development and service delivery staff on the correct and effective use of systems.
  • Provide support on shared IT services to Country Offices IT staff.

Enforce IT security Policies:

  • Enforce the bank’s security policies for operating systems and applications.
  • Follow up and implement IT audit recommendations where applicable.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Computer Science or a related discipline.
  • ITIL foundation certification.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years systems administration experience.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years’ experience in administration of any one of the enterprise virtualization platforms (VMware, Xen, KVM, PowerVM, and Hyper-V).
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills; ability to triage effectively under pressure.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP)
  • Solid understanding of storage protocols (FC; iSCSI, NFS, CFIS etc.).
  • Competence in the use of standard software used in the Bank such as Word, Excel, Project, Visio, Citrix and Power Point, VPN etc.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced high-end customer focused corporate environment.
  • Demonstrate flexibility (e.g., redeployment, off-hour setup requests, etc.)
  • Proven skills in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux or Windows based environments.
  • Proven skills in the administration of one of the major virtualization platforms (VMware, Hyper-V, Xen, KVM, PowerVM).
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.

 

 

 

Job Title: Chief Power Engineer (Power Sector Reform)
Reference: ADB/17/399
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093670
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

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

The Position

  • The Chief Power Engineer (Power Sector Reforms) will ensure the technical strength of the Bank’s activities in the support of transactions linked to private sector investments in the electricity sector.
  • He/She will provide deep sectoral expertise related to the planning, structuring, financing and implementation of power / utility reforms to increase private sector participation across the power value (i.e. fuel supply, and power generation, transmission and distribution / retail).
  • This will involve the entire gamut of reforms (i.e. management contracts to full divestiture) to enhance and facilitate utility performance benchmarking / knowledge sharing and provision of quality advisory services required for successful reform and restructuring of utilities.
  • The job will also contribute to the delivery of the High5 flagships as required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the overall supervision of the Manager, Power Utilities, the incumbent will perform the following:
  • Coordinate the delivery of flagships as relevant to ensure delivery of the New Deal on Energy objectives;
  • Provides advisory support to Regional Member Countries and Task Managers in preparation and implementation of complex and innovative projects aiming at reforming utilities and enhancing / benchmarking management performance through transmission / distribution network rehabilitation and expansion, and loss reductions and increased efficiency;
  • Provide leadership, along with Hub-based staff, in the process of identification, preparation and execution of operations related to the transformation of utilities, including loss reduction and last mile access programmes;
  • Coordinate/Lead, in conjunction with other teams, operations (investment plan support, technical assistance) to support transformation;
  • Coordinate with the Hubs and governance units in conducting policy / result based operations and technical assistance to support utility reforms and private sector participation;
  • Provide deep sector expertise for quality assurance: preparation of terms of reference, review and validation process of feasibility studies and utility performance diagnostic;
  • Ensure timely review and quality assurance of project preparation, appraisal and supervision documents vis-à-vis technical, financial and economic requirements;
  • Work with other PEVP Divisions on relevant policy and regulatory matters and the structuring and financial analysis of complex / innovative projects, especially those involving private sector participation (e.g. streamlining / standardization of project and transaction documentation, and financing instruments);
  • Support delivery of Economic and Sector Work related to utility performance benchmarking in collaboration with other directorates of the complex;
  • Undertake any other tasks the Director or Division Manager may assign.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience  in utilities or in the power sector including utility reform and turn around exposure;
  • Private sector experience will be an added advantage;
  • Experience working across multiple institutions and ensuring collaboration across power sector reform stakeholders is essential.
  • Experience in a combination of the following areas will be essential: Utility Management, Regional integration, infrastructure development and policy; IPPs / PPPs; and/or regulatory specialization along with experience of working on Management Contracts, Concession Agreements and Divestiture transactions.
  • Ability to innovate and create new approaches in order to enhance performance;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and mobilize key actors to delivery (private sector, public sector and civil society);
  • Proven ability to build and direct a high performing team to achieve visionary and challenging goals;
  • Proven interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity and the ability to build trust and provide leadership to different team members;
  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with counterparts,
  • both internal and external;
  • Clear understanding of the drivers and barriers to success of power utilities in complex regulatory, political environments;
  • Deep knowledge of integrated least-cost national / utility power system planning and network development process and tools utilized in Africa; and familiarity with the work of multilateral Development Finance Institutions;
  • Deep knowledge of utility Quality of Supply and Service Standards; and related performance management systems;
  • Excellent project management and contract administration skills;
  • Ability to draft Terms of reference (TORs), Requests for quotation (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to procure services from consultants;
  • Good knowledge of national power / utility regulation, procurement and contracting models and standards; and grid code / operating rules / limits / reserves (including power import, export, wheeling and trading);
  • A good understanding of, and ability to lead / support negotiation of, power project agreements such as Power Purchase Agreements, Grid Connection Agreements, Fuel Supply Agreements, Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Contracts, Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Contracts, Long Term Service Agreements (LTSA) and familiarity with the work of Development Finance Institutions.
  • A good understanding of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and asset management systems;
  • A good understanding of the Bank’s Environmental & Social policy requirements;
  • Good knowledge of utility governance, regulation, operations, maintenance and management, client relationship, billing, financial management of utilities;
  • Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable policies and regulations;
  • Excellent spoken and written English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications;
  • Ability/willingness to quickly become familiar with the use of various tools available and applied by the Bank such as SAP.

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Job Title: Senior Financial Analyst
Reference: ADB/17/397
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50093632 / 50062800
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

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

The Position

  • Reporting to the Division Manager, the Senior Financial Analyst will be a part of a team of finance specialists providing financial solutions and specific finance expertise in support of investments across all sectors and regional member countries of the Bank.
  • He/She will develop, structure and implement innovative financial solutions, develop new products and deploy a range of Bank products to attract financing from the private sector. This will include, but not limited to:
    • Design products and financial services that are competitive, responsive to the evolving needs of the clients and consistent with the development objectives of the Bank and specifically the High5s.
    • Provide financial technical expertise and advisory services on project teams supporting task managers in originating, structuring, appraising, negotiating, restructuring, secondary sales and closing of transactions.
    • Assist Bank’s clients to manage risk through customized derivative based hedging solutions.
    • Contribute to the Bank’s initiative to develop African capital markets through the provision of long-term currency solutions funded through bonds, synthetically or swaps.
    • Support the general dissemination and implementation of the Bank Group’s financial products, including developing and delivering training workshops, awareness and capacity building for Bank’s staff and clients.
    • Participate in the policy and transactional dialogue around the development, structuring and implementation of transactions, employing a range of Bank products designed not only to attract financing from the private sector at the best available terms and conditions for the benefit of Bank clients but also help manage vulnerability to market related risks.
    • Execute related swap trade transactions in the financial markets to hedge the Bank’s exposure to interest and currency risk as a result of loan features offered to clients.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Financial Analyst will carry out the following functions:

  • Development and Marketing of Financial Products:
    • Design and implement new and/or enhanced financial products for financing, leverage of Bank Capital and risk management.
    • Support the general dissemination and implementation of the Bank’s financial products. This involve developing and delivering training, marketing and communication modules, helping to resolve important funding and risk management issues.
    • Monitor the performance of products and services, and where necessary, analyze, develop and implement changes to existing product range to ensure that they continue to adequately meet borrower needs.
    • Assist in the management of the interaction with relationship teams and provide guidance across the full range of products, and be a consistent, credible and accessible point of contact.
    • Share experiences and exchange information with similar Divisions in other MDBs and keep abreast of financial innovation that can help the Bank’s borrowers.
    • Build and maintain highly effective and successful relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, including financial advisors, investment banks, multilateral development banks and other financial institutions.
  • Provision of Financial Technical Services to Sovereign and Non-Sovereign Transactions in Project Teams:
    • Provide financial technical support and advisory services on project teams in originating, structuring, appraising, negotiating, restructuring, secondary sales and closing of transactions in various sectors utilizing the breadth of available instruments.
    • Review and negotiate project documentation, including mandate letters, term sheet, loan and common term agreements.
    • Support task managers developing guarantee transactions, including support during upstream preparation, structuring, negotiation, and closing of the transactions.
    • Assist Bank’s clients in their debt management strategies through the design of customized derivative based hedging solutions.
  • Domestic Capital Markets Funding:
    • Contribute to the Bank’s initiative to issue domestic bond in African Capital markets and on- lend to projects.
    • Manage the process of local currency papers preparation to seek President’s approval to designate specific regional member countries currencies as approved lending currencies of the Bank and thereafter establish medium term note programs in the underlying countries.
    • Contribute to the development of local currency funding strategies for Bank projects utilizing domestic bond issuance, cross currency swaps or synthetic derivative structures.
    • Design structured transactions (partial credit guarantees, securitizations, credit enhancements, and risk sharing facilities) to assist clients mobilize local currency in domestic capital markets or through syndicated loan structures or commercial lenders.
  • Lending Rate Management:
    • Verify data and information for loans with interest rate fixings and prepares all relevant documents required for swap execution.
    • Execute related swap transactions on behalf of the Bank.
    • Perform efficiency tests to ensure that all executed swaps and the hedged items (principal, maturity, index, etc.,) match for hedge accounting purpose.
    • Simulates and prices loans in Bank’s treasury systems – Summit, Reuters and/or Bloomberg.
    • Collaborate with market counterparties to estimate and verify the marked-to-market exposure of clients upon unwinding of a related swap.
  • Contributing to the development and adaptation of financial policies and programs:
    • Assist in the design and implementation of a marketing strategy for the unit, both to internal and external clients.
    • Participate as a key member of all the Asset and Liability Management Committee working groups and in technical working groups.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Division Manager

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Finance / Banking, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting related discipline.
  • A professional qualification in one of the aforementioned fields. A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder or ICMA is an advantage.
  • Have a minimum of five (5 years) of relevant professional experience with good market knowledge – particularly in relation to transaction structures, products, fixed income, derivatives, equity, African capital markets, due diligence, financial analysis of project finance and corporate finance lending and equity investments, risk management instruments.
  • A strong background in investment and development banking with experience in working with private sector projects, state owned entities, utilities/infrastructure authorities and government.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Proven excellence in written and verbal communication skills, including the capacity to communicate complex and technical issues in simple terms, while maintaining absolute accuracy.
  • Knowledge, Learning and Communication – Actively seeking knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.
  • Drive for results – Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization to do so.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and financial market skills.
  • Knowledge of fund raising and on-lending activities in developing capital markets, particularly in Africa.
  • An understanding of the capital markets and demonstrated understanding of project finance and the use of risk mitigation instruments to catalyze private capital.
  • Strong Operational Effectiveness, Problem solving, Innovation and Creativity, Client Orientation and teamwork and relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, in English or French preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence with use of standard MS Office software applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and Treasury Systems – Summit, Reuters and Bloomberg applications and SAP – Loan Administration

 

 

Job Title: Young Professionals Program (YPP)
Reference: ADB/17/398
Location: Africa
Grade: PL6
Position N°: NA
Objective

  • The Young Professionals Program (YPP) targets High Potential, Best-in-Class young professionals with a strong passion for Africa’s Development. This program is not an internship arrangement; rather it offers an exceptional opportunity to talented young professionals with leadership potential, an established record of outstanding academic and professional achievement, a commitment to engagement in crucial issues and to making a difference at the national or international level. The YPP includes a rigorous program of activities that prepares participants to be technical and professional leaders with notable impact.
  • The Program is for a period of three years, of which two years are to be spent on mandatory rotational placements across the Bank’s various functions and with the possibility of securing a regular staff position during the third year, based on performance and potential, as well as availability of suitable vacancies.
  • This development Program is structured under the Young Professionals Learning Academy and specific learning interventions delivered in phases of 6 months each, to deepen knowledge and build technical breadth and leadership skills necessary for future roles. It includes immersion into various functional areas of the Bank for hands-on experience in projects and various work assignments.
  • On-boarding and orientation programs will enable fast learning and adjustment to the Bank’s belief system in addition to a robust support mechanism by way of mentors, coaches and  buddy groups
  • Individual performance and potential will be reviewed periodically and the necessary personal development plans customized to individual needs.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Young Professional Program (Ypp) Strategic Focus Areas For 2018 Intake:

  • We seek to recruit Young Professionals in specific disciplines and specialist professional areas that are aligned to our Ten-Year Strategy (TYS) as well as our People strategy. Our talent needs and recruitment efforts are therefore aligned to the Bank’s strategic imperatives; the High Fives (Hi-5s).

Light Up and Power Africa:

  • Power Systems Development (grid base power system, power utilities), Climate Change and Green Growth (climate finance, climate adaptation), Energy Statistics, Policy and Regulation (energy statistics), Renewable Energy (off grid energy access), Energy Partnerships (energy partnerships and stake-holders engagement, energy markets).

Feed Africa:

  • Agriculture & Agro-industry (agribusiness development, agriculture research, production and sustainability), Agricultural finance & Rural development (agricultural and rural finance, rural infrastructure development).

Integrate Africa:

  • Development Research (macroeconomic policy, debt sustainability and forecasting, microeconomic, institutional and development impact), Governance and public financial management (program development, policy management), Statistics (economic and social statistics, statistical capacity building).

Industrialize Africa:

  • Private Sector Development (strategy and new product, portfolio asset management, special operations), Financial sector development (financial institutions, financial inclusion), Infrastructure, cities & urban development (transport and logistics, ICT), Industrial and trade development.

Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa:

  • Water, Human and Social development (education, human capital and employment, sanitation and public health.
  • The Bank expects to recruit thirty (30) Young Professionals in the identified relevant focus areas.  The Bank is an equal opportunity employer. To this end, we are committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects our diversity agenda, including gender, geographies and languages, among others.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

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

  • Be a citizen of a regional or non-regional AfDB member country.
  • Be 32 years of age or younger by 31st December, 2017.
  • Possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline that is relevant to the business of the Bank, with outstanding academic credentials.
  • Have at least 3 years work experience in the areas related to our high priority areas (Hi-5s) as mentioned above.
  • Demonstrable on-the-ground/hands-on experience on the African continent and/or in other continent’s developing countries.
  • Have passion for Africa’s Development.
  • Demonstrate strengths in leadership including leading others.
  • Able to leverage knowledge, share and coach others.
  • Effectively work in teams with adaptability to a diverse environment.
  • Strong analytical skills, an entrepreneurial drive, results-orientation and problem-solving capability
  • Business Acumen and innovation mindset.
  • Be proficient in the Bank’s working languages, either English and/or French.
  • Have skills that enable you work in a digital environment and embrace technology as it evolves.
  • Be willing to live in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire the Bank’s Headquarters, and travel to undertake country assignments.

 

 

 

Job Title: Regional Program Officer
Reference: ADB/17/248/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50068928
The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery responsible for operational relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • The Vice President- Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Members Countries and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

The Hiring Department

  • The Regional Development, Integration & Business Delivery department provides advice on strategic options for revenue generation and cost efficiencies of Bank’s operations and strategies.
  • It provides direct and indirect operational input that contribute to the delivery of key performance targets through detailed high frequency reporting (dashboard) on the progress of work programs and relevant Bank initiatives. It also undertakes quality assurance, for quality at entry of Bank operations, and contribute towards strategy formulation and day-to-day administration.

The Position
This position is key to providing support and follow-up of business development and delivery and portfolio performance for results.
Working as a key member of the Bank’s multi-disciplinary country teams under the guidance of the Director General, the Regional Program Officer primarily focuses on the following:

  • Supports and ensures performance and delivery of the Regional hub’s portfolio;
  • Liaises with sector project task managers at headquarter and in the country/regional offices on issues of project development and management;
  • Actively promotes and participates in country policy dialogue with the host government;
  • Plays a key role in identifying, developing and managing Bank contacts with other international agencies in-country and in the coordination of the Banks ‘operations with those of the other partners;
  • Contributes to Bank-wide public relations efforts and to knowledge generation, dissemination and utilization;
  • Supports the Director General in office administration;
  • Supports the Director General in identifying opportunities for co-financing with other agencies;
  • Participates in team meetings, including programing country meetings to which Country Program Officer provides secretarial services.

Duties and Responsibilities
The position of the Regional Program Officer is based in the Regional Hub, and the incumbent reports to the Director General based in this Hub and has the following duties:

  • Coordinate Portfolio Management and Country Programming
  • Monitor and advise the Director General on the management of key performance indicators on portfolio performance, country program, Bank priorities and result indicators;
  • Harmonize management reporting tools within the various Departments;
  • Coordinate the work of the Country Programme Officers and sector staff in field offices  to ensure sound analysis and monitoring of portfolio developments including through regular reviews of country and regional portfolios with a view to identifying issues and proposing options for their resolution;
  • Ensure that Country Programme Officers in the Region produce Quarterly Portfolio Status Reports, and Annual Portfolio Performance Reviews/Updates of Portfolio Improvement Plans (PIPs) as required;
  • Ensure that Country Programme Officers are following up and reporting on implementation of Country Portfolio Improvement Plans;
  • Lead the preparation of the Regional Portfolio Performance Reviews in collaboration with Country Programme Officers, Regional Economists and Sector Staff, work more closely with the regional economic communities and coordinate and monitor multinational programs with a focus on delivery on regional integration;
  • Coordinate work of Country Programme Officers and sector staff in the monitoring and implementation of the recommendations of the Monthly Portfolio Flashlight Reports;
  • Provide effective oversight to project task teams on quality and compliance with Bank operational processes and procedures (including referring them to the relevant responsible staff in fiduciary, legal, safeguards, or other specialized areas);
  • Oversee the work of Sector staff in undertaking country and regional portfolio performance review processes with the Government and other Development Partners.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in the work of Country Programme Officers that focuses on being responsible for quality control of key documents, taking part in dialogue with Government, Regional Economic Communities when necessary, and following up on agreed actions;
  • Motivate and coach the senior/principal Country Programme Officers of the Region’s Country Offices;
  • Motivate Country Team members to attend country team meetings;
  • Support the Director General in ensuring country office team members actions are in accordance and complies with Bank Ethics, Regulations, Policies and guidance.
  • Prepare portfolio related country briefs for Annual Meetings and other briefs to Management.
  • Preparation of reports: Consolidate on a quarterly basis, a summary of the Quarterly Portfolio Report prepared by the Country Program Officer for the Director General, Deputy Director General, Country Program Officer and the Lead Economist:
    • Prepare on a monthly basis a synthesis of the implementation of the Region’s work program and highlight the bottlenecks and proposed solutions.
    • Monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the monthly portfolio flashlight reports.
  • Project & Work Program Management: Work with Sector Experts responsible for specific projects to ensure that solution to pending projects’ problems are resolved;

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in in Economics, Social Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture/Forestry, Business Administration, Public Administration and knowledge of development issues.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in the formulation and implementation of policies, programs and projects either within the Bank, with a similar development institution or in the Private Sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in project development and implementation, in a multilateral financial institution with special focus on at least one of the sectors in the assigned Division.
  • Experience with working in a team oriented, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.
  • Experience in leading and developing teams and managing projects and programmes.
  • Experience in the practice of procurement of goods/works, and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions.
  • Relevant and required experience gained on the African continent.
  • Experience gained within multilateral development finance institutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and/or review of operations in a multilateral financial institution.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Business Acumen: Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, issue management strategy, communication management strategy, with an acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa.
  • Implementing Strategy: Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable projects and programs.
  • Negotiation: Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external, and understands when and how to apply tact, influence, maintain a hard line, make or break contacts, understand unwritten lines of influence and conduct oneself accordingly.
  • Executing for Results:
    • High level of expertise in managing portfolio performance
    • Make effective, timely and well-determined interventions for results delivery.
    • Ability to provide comprehensive thought Leadership on Programme Delivery and related issues
    • Mentorship/Coaching Skills
    • People Management skills
    • Innovation & Creativity
    • Client Orientation
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Excellent Communication skills
    • Professional Expertise
    • Relationship management skills
    • Influencing skills
    • Decisiveness
    • Takes Initiative/Spotting Opportunity/Pushing Strategy
    • Highly organised & structured
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and preferably SAP.

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Natural Resources Governance Officer
Reference: ADB/17/395
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50062501
Publication date: 22/08/2017
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The external role of the African Natural Resources Center’s (ECNR) is to support Regional Member Countries improve development outcomes through effective management of natural resources wealth by delivering practical solutions on policy, legislative and investment decisions in the sector. Internally, it brings cohesion to the Bank’s strategies in natural resources sectors by providing a single lens through which the institution addresses natural resources governance.
  • As part of the African Natural Resources Center’s Department; the Policy Analysis Division assures providing strategic guidance and operational leadership for the Center’s analytics, knowledge management and to support Regional Member Countries and departments of the Bank deepen knowledge of natural resources.

The Position
The Senior Natural Resources Governance Officer will be responsible for contributing to the reliability of the bank’s statistical data through the following main activities:

  • Lead interventions that promote good governance and sustainable development of natural resources across all sectors;
  • Lead programs of support to Regional Member Countries on resources governance policies;
  • Coordinate provision of support to Regional Member Countries in developing policies for responsible stewardship of natural resources in sectors;
  • Assist governments promote inclusive decision making, increase public participation and strengthen institutional capacity to regulate natural resources development;
  • Promote sector governance frameworks, transparency, public participation, gender mainstreaming, social environmental impacts and equitable resource access;
  • Manage relations with regional and international CSOs, consultants and institutional partners and relevant departments of the Bank.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Policy Analysis, the Senior Natural Resources Governance Expert will:

  • Lead the Center’s cross-cutting natural resources governance programs by promoting sustainable development principles.
  • Collaborate with other Bank units to promote good governance of natural resources through analytics and advocacy work.
  • Champion the Center’s work as relates to generic (not sector specific) principles of good governance of natural resources by increasing knowledge of the various challenges facing policy makers.
  • Improve natural resources governance by designing and implementing knowledge building programs to support Civil Society Organisations.
  • Improve public participation in policies on natural resources by conducting periodic multi-stakeholder advisory programs.
  • Coordinate gender mainstreaming initiatives in African Natural Resources Center (ECNR) programs by guiding sector experts on best practice.
  • Design policy guidelines to support Regional Member Countries achieve inclusive growth by advocating transparency and accountability in natural resources decision making.
  • Manage partnerships by acting as the first point of contact on relations and designing collaborative initiatives with international, regional Civil Society Organisations and advocacy groups in natural resources sectors.
  • Promote constructive dialogues between Regional Member Countries and key stakeholders by convening multi-stakeholders’ workshops.
  • Keep abreast of global and regional trends on natural resources governance by conducting analytical studies, networking and undertaking self-development initiatives.
  • Manage resources specific to own areas of responsibility by ensuring adequate financial and human resources to implement annual plans.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources, Policy Analysis, Development Economics, Resources Economics or Sustainable Development Policy.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in any of the fields of expertise above.
  • Private sector experience is an added advantage.
  • Have strong knowledge of natural resources governance principles and practices and a good understanding of sustainability challenges facing the natural resources sector.
  • Ability to design and implement capacity building support programs.
  • Capacity to analyse public policy trends as pertains to the sector.
  • Extensive knowledge in managing initiatives to promote public policy dialogue.
  • Ability to engage effectively with global regional and natural advocacy groups in natural resources.
  • Ability to produce funding proposals and managing relations with partners.
  • Ability to conduct research, write reports and implement findings.
  • Extensive practical knowledge for stakeholder management strategies and knowledge of gender mainstreaming principles and practices.
  • Excellent spoken and written English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

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Job Title: Chief Development Economist and Migration Officer
Reference: ADB/17/048/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50091915
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • The Human and Social Development Department spearheads the Bank wide Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy implementation coordination as well as 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 supports scaling-up of Bank’s support to strengthening Jobs for Youth Flagship coordination, education, skills, employment, health systems and nutrition, for industrialization and economic transformation.
  • The Department leads the Bank’s support to Africa’s economic transformation by: (i) developing and promoting the adoption of relevant policies and strategies; (ii) providing deep multi-sector expertise to the regional hubs by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide technical advice on complex transactions (Communities of Practice); (iii) developing new financing instruments; and,  (iv) fostering strategic partnerships to leverage resources into the human and social development sectors

The Position

  • The African Development Bank adopted in May 2016, the “Jobs for Youth in Africa” Strategy for the period of 2016 – 2025. This Strategy responds to the priorities in Bank’s Ten Year Strategy and the New Corporate Priorities (High-Fives). Creating productive jobs for the youth would improve their living conditions and enhance their engagement in Africa’s growth and economic transformation.
  • The Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy was launched during the Bank’s annual meetings in May, 2016, in Lusaka to commence its operationalization. The Development Economist and Migration Officer will be part of the team responsible of the day to day management of the implementation of the Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Director in charge of the implementation of the Jobs strategy, the Development Economist and Migration Officer shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the Bank’s assessment of social and macroeconomic developments, monitoring of structural reforms and policy dialogue that impact national and regional jobs creation for youth and women, and also seek to address migration and refugees issues.
  • Specifically, provide socio-economic and macroeconomic and reform advice; conduct and facilitate policy dialogue in close coordination with country economists, Regional Resources Centers and other Bank departments; and interact with country authorities, the private sector, local think tanks, academia, clients and other International Finance Institutions.
  • Lead the Jobs Team input to country strategies and other related country strategy instruments;
  • Support and develop innovative and timely solutions to mitigate the migration crisis and regional refugee crisis through the Jobs for Youth in Africa agenda.
  • Carry out analyses of labour issues, unemployment, underemployment and youth migration issue, and propose operations to tackle the roots of the migration crisis.
  • Support the Bank staff and departments to identify priority areas and potential projects with high jobs impact; help interface project design with private sector, and contribute to related to Additionality and Development Outcomes Assessment together with sector economists and provide input to the assessment phase of major projects.
  • Lead the Jobs for Youth in Africa dialogue at the country and regional level for (i) the achievement of country policy dialogue objectives; and (ii) leading and coordinating contributions to country diagnostics study; and contributing to improvements in country and regional results measurements on Jobs for Youth.
  • Oversee the drafting of Bank’s economic reports, including inputs for the region and its countries for periodic forecasting exercise, country assessments, African Economic Outlook, Country Strategy Papers and related products, Regional Integration Strategy Papers and briefing notes for senior management.
  • Manage or lead selected top priority for 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 Jobs for Youth in Africa coordinator or the Director of the Department.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Development Planning, Business Administration, Finance, Social Sciences, or related field.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in Africa, preferably in an international organization, government agency, think tank or other policy environment. Demonstrated relevant experience in jobs for youth, social protection, safety nets, financing for jobs.
  • 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, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.
  • Knowledge and experience in understanding the analytical, operational and financial underpinnings of the African Migration crisis.
  • 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.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated leadership effectiveness and supervisory ability to achieve defined objectives in international multicultural contexts.
  • 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, 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.
  • Experience in team management region focus in Africa would be a major advantage.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English or French with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

 

 

Job Title: Senior Innovation Platform Officer, “Jobs For Youth in Africa”
Reference: ADB/17/050/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50091920
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:
    • To develop, policy and strategy;
    • Provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pool 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 spoke person to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department

  • The Human and Social Development Department spearheads the Bank wide Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy implementation coordination as well as 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 supports scaling-up of Bank’s support to strengthening Jobs for Youth Flagship coordination, education, skills, employment, health systems and nutrition, for industrialization and economic transformation.
  • The Department leads the Bank’s support to Africa’s economic transformation by:
    • Developing and promoting the adoption of relevant policies and strategies;
    • Providing deep multi-sector expertise to the regional hubs by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide technical advice on complex transactions (Communities of Practice);
    • Developing new financing instruments; and,
    • Fostering strategic partnerships to leverage resources into the human and social development sectors.

The Position

  • The African Development Bank adopted in May 2016, the “Jobs for Youth in Africa” Strategy for the period of 2016 – 2025. This Strategy responds to the priorities in Bank’s Ten Year Strategy and the New Corporate Priorities (High 5).
  • Creating productive jobs for the youth would improve their living conditions and enhance their engagement in Africa’s growth and economic transformation.
  • The Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy was launched during the Bank’s annual meetings in May, 2016, in Lusaka to commence its operationalization.
  • Under the Jobs for Youth in Africa strategy, it is envisaged to create a Knowledge and Innovation Lab to address constraints relating to lack of information by existing enterprises, job seekers and potential young entrepreneurs by scaling promising interventions, incubating new solutions, and developing feedback mechanisms that enable continuous learning.
  • The Innovation Platform Officer will be responsible of the establishment and/or the day to day management the Lab.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Director in charge of the implementation of the Jobs strategy, the incumbent shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Design the Jobs for Youth in Africa Knowledge and Innovation platform.
  • Coordinate the Jobs for Youth in Africa Knowledge and Innovation platform timely launch.
  • Work with the Jobs for Youth in Africa coordinator and the team members to develop contents for the platform.
  • Manage the day to day activities of the Knowledge and Innovation Lab.
  • Continuously research, evaluate, and propose improvements to the Lab Platform.
  • Direct involvement in building, refining, and polishing contents for the Lab.
  • Evaluate and recommend new and emerging technologies to enhance the Lab platform.
  • Liaise and network closely with the Bank’s Youth Employment Task Team in planning, reviewing, managing and supporting the implementation of activities through the Lab.
  • Work closely with young entrepreneurs, incubators, private sector, donors and other relevant stakeholders for the Lab.
  • Monitor and track the number of Small and Medium-Size Enterprises and jobs created with the support of the Lab.
  • Carry out other technical tasks and coordination as required by the Jobs for Youth in Africa coordinator or the Director of the Department.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree Business Administration, Social Sciences, Education, Development, Public Policy or a relevant Information and Communication Technology Development area.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience working in web platform management.
  • Have at least five (5) years previous experience/exposure to managing IT platforms related to youth sustainable livelihoods, entrepreneurship, employment creation.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent knowledge of web design standards.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong software product lifecycle management experience.
  • Strong Information Technology skills combined with a good head for business.
  • Ability to explain complex systems in simple terms.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and within constraints.
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English or French with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Human Resources Administration Assistant
Reference: ADB/17/029/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50000457 – 50000917 – 50001408
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the Human Resources Management department is to develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, processes and practices which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda. Core to the HR Strategy will be the attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
  • In order to create a truly transformed Human Resources work-way, the Human Resources Management department is structured around a triangular Model: Business Partnerships for strategy, client contracting and Human Resources delivery, Centers of Expertise/Subject Matter Experts for internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and staff development and training and best practice benchmarking, Human Resources Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees outreach.
  • This new Human Resources Model will deliver a world-class employee life-cycle experience.
  • Within the Human Resources Management Department, the Human Resources Shared Services Division is responsible to the administration of employee, management of benefits, payroll, Human Resources processes and data center.

The Position

  • The Senior Human Resources Administration Assistant will be assigned to a moderate range of technical support assignments in HR administration.
  • The incumbent will process transactions in Human Resources Information Systems to perform specialized tasks.
  • S/he is responsible for carrying out administrative tasks related to Human Resources administration and for assisting Human Resources teams in providing statistics and data for decision support.
  • The position holder works closely with the Human Resources Administration Officer.
  • Accountabilities are set for the Human Resources activity in his/her area of responsibility – complex, field office or special contracts.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the immediate supervision of the Human Resources Administration Officer, and the overall supervision of the Manager of the Human Resources Shared Services Division, the incumbent will undertake the following key responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to Personal administration and Human Resources processes by:
    • Preparing Human Resources Administrative documents and decisions relating to regular and short term staff, Technical Assistants, Secondees, Project Staff and others. These documents include new staff appointment contracts, and contract renewals, staff promotions and any other work related to contract processing.
    • Maintaining templates and letters for staff separation, staff assumption of duty, transfers, promotions, contract renewals, confirmations, leave without pay and staff testimonials.
    • Ensuring, in liaison with Records section, that electronic and hard copy personnel files are up-to-date.
    • Monitoring staff probation periods and process staff confirmation.
    • Undertaking the maintenance of the contract renewals/probationary periods in the Human Resources Information Systems.
    • Undertaking administration of staff dependents for new hires and update / changes by staff in liaise with HR Records section.
    • Assist staff members with administrative procedures for adoption.
    • Working with Shared Services teams, Human Resources Benefits; Human Resources Payroll; Human Resources Master Data & Human Resources Employee Help Desk in problem resolution and treatment of queries from employees.
    • Assisting in the administration of assumption of duty of Bank staff, Technical Assistants, Secondees, and Project Staff and also the administration of assumption of Staff transfers/Staff movements including Promotions, employment terminations.
    • Assisting in the process of reference checks for employees to verify a range of candidate information, including employment history, academic qualifications and security checks.
    • Collecting approval of individual HR action decided, update Human Resources master data and follow up until completion.
    • Tracking staff movements within and without the Bank.
    • Maintaining and updating information on probation periods and fixed-term contracts of staff members.
    • Rafting statistics on recruitment, staff mobility, transfers and promotion.
  • Perform day-to-day office management duties and provide assistance to other colleagues in the accomplishment of Division tasks when required.
  • Participate to continuous business improvements and Human Resources Information Systems projects for automation.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree and or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Information Systems, Business Management or other related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant practical working experience in progressive positions.
  • Good planning and monitoring skills will be highly desirable.
  • A relevant and practical experience in Human Resources Management, Staff and legal counselling will be an asset.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Proactive, solution oriented individual, keen to resolve challenges through innovation.
  • Ability to implement continual improvement activities to processes, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to multitask, meet strict deadlines and work under a pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate with peers and other Human Resources experts in a multidisciplinary multicultural team.
  • Excellent levels of initiative, enthusiasm, team spirit and organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates tact and diplomacy in dealing with clients and other team members.
  • Operational effectiveness.
  • Communication.
  • Problem solving.
  • Client orientation.
  • Team working and relations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and SAP). Good typing skills is highly desirable.

 

 

 

Job Title: Assistant Advisor to the Vice-President
Reference: ADB/17/385
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50000671
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division/Unit

  • The Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Services’ front office is staffed by 5 staff including the Assistant to the Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services. The front office staff members are in charge of advising and assisting the Vice President in the coordination of the work program and resources of the complex.

The Position

  • As part of the Front office of the Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, the Assistant Advisor position plays an advisory role to support the Vice President in ensuring an effective and efficient management of the Vice Presidency work.
  • In this capacity the incumbent of the position will prepare analyses, briefs and provide advice in supporting the Vice President in the process of developing, implementing and safeguarding Bank group policies, directives and guidelines as pertains to Human Resources and Corporate services management.
  • The job holder will provide quality control for the delivery of the Human Resources and Corporate Services Vice Presidency work.
  • Specifically, the position aims to strengthen the Vice-Presidency to improve its capacity to respond to institutional needs and deliver the corporate services in an effective and efficient manner.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the Supervision of the Vice President Human Resources and Corporate Services, the Assistant Advisor to the Vice-President will:

Staff Appeals:

  • Lead and offer solutions to the Vice President on staff appeals in consultation with other departments, Ethics office, Ombudsman and legal Department, in the interest of staff members and the Institution.
  • Examine and respond to the concerns of staff members, in the strict observance of Bank rules and of confidentiality regarding their rights and conditions of service.

Audit:

  • Lead the processing of audit cycle exercise from audit planning, audit execution, audit exit meetings, review of preliminary audit reports for the preparation of comments for the final audit reports.
  • Lead and offer support to the complex departments and units in preparation of Audit Action plans.
  • Organize periodic meetings with complex departments to discuss and ensure the submission of periodic progress reports on the status of monitoring and follow up of outstanding audit recommendations and assist in the preparation of pertinent comments to address audit issues.
  • Lead and follow up, monitor and advice the Vice President on the implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Lead the preparation of implementation progress reports for the Vice President and the Board on the Audit recommendations.

Work Programmes and Their Executions:

  • Assist the Vice President and the Advisor in planning and preparing the Human Resources and Corporate Services activities.
  • Advice the Vice-President on strategic and corporate management matters.
  • Advise in determining work programme priorities of Organizational Units under the Human Resources and Corporate Servicescomplex to ensure they are mutually-reinforcing.
  • Monitor the delivery of commitments from the complex organizational units, including commitments to the Boards, Senior Management as well as monitoring work programmes and assignments of Organizational Units.
  • Alert the Vice-President on major impending deadlines or matters related to the execution of the work programmes and assignments.
  • Prepares quarterly reports, destined to the President or Board, on status of work programmes when prescribed.
  • Advice on Human Resources and Corporate Services Policies, Strategies and Guidelines
  • Advise on and contribute to the initiation, development and review of the Bank Group’s corporate policies, rules, regulations, processes and standards and advise in monitoring their implementation.
  • Provide advice on applicable guidelines or adapt known precedent and innovate solutions where guidelines or applicable precedents do not exist.
  • Examine and respond to the concerns of staff members, in the strict observance of Bank rules and of confidentiality regarding their rights and conditions of service; offer solutions in consultation with the Human Resources and Legal Departments, both in the interest of staff member and the Institution.
  • Assist in the review of the fiduciary, judiciary controls, and governance framework related to the Human Resources and Corporate Services’ operations.
  • Review contracts and human resource issues, as well as procurement, information technology, business continuity, medical and language services issues to ensure effectiveness and compliance with Bank Group policies, rules, regulations, procedures, and fiduciary controls.
  • Evaluate the continued applicability of existing Bank policies and guidelines to provide suggestions and recommendations to the Vice-President on amendments.

Review of Position Papers, Porposals and Follow-Up on Key Actions:

  • Review all incoming correspondence, documents, etc. received by the Office of the Vice President and advice on the actions to be taken.
  • Review papers, notes or Board documents and correspondences from Heads of Organizational Units and provide advice and comments, as requested by the Vice President.
  • Prepare concise analytic summaries of major policy, planning, and administrative documents submitted to the Vice President and advice on key actions.
  • Study proposals and provide advice and comments to the Vice President for decision.
  • Maintain close liaison with the Advisors to other Vice Presidents, the President, and Executive Directors in matters requiring follow-up action, and generally with the view to facilitate the working relationship of these centres of policy formulation and application.
  • Budget Preparation and Execution/Participation In Meetings
  • As required, attend the meetings of the Boards and their Committees and of key interdepartmental Committees.
  • Advise the Vice President on key issues or any matters raised at these meetings which require his attention or action on the part of a Department reporting to him.
  • Ensure that the budgets for Organizational Units under the Human Resources and Corporate Services complex are prepared and executed accordingly and facilitate any required movements; coordinate periodic reporting on budget implementation.
  • Participate in the weekly Vice-Presidential Management Team meeting; prepare the issues paper, as necessary, advise on actions,
  • Schedule and coordinate all preparations for meetings of the Human Resources and Corporate Servicescomplex Management team, preparing reports/minutes of such meetings and periodic situation on pending issues; and ensure required follow-up action.

Specific Assignments:

  • Undertake specific assignments, solely or as a member of task forces, including organizational/policy and procedural, as requested by the Vice President; and participate in the Vice President’s meetings with visiting delegations.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Organisational Development, Business Administration, Finance, Public Sector Management, Law, Social Sciences, Economics, or related discipline related to the responsibilities described above.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant and progressive experience, acquired preferably from a reputable organization in the areas related to the Human Resources and Corporate Servicescomplex operations and their management;
  • Experience should encompass management and support of the organizational transformation of the Human Resources and Corporate Servicescomplex; demonstrated skills on technical, organizational, management and logistical coordination, in support to the Bank’s operations, and handling of personnel and corporate issues especially in the unforeseen situation of a crisis and emergency.
  • Certification in Audit, investigations, Human Resources, Procurement and Finance.
  • Integrity, efficiency and discretion in handling of the Human Resources and Corporate Services complex dossiers, most of them being of sensitive and confidential nature.
  • Client and results oriented individual holding “a can do attitude”.
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable clients and help them build their confidence and skills to deal with HR issues.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as part of a multicultural team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Practical knowledge of SAP systems will be an advantage.

 

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

 

Application Deadline: 6th September, 2017.

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