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African Development Bank Group Job Vacancies 2018

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).

The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Disbursement Assistant
Reference: ADB/19/064
Location: Mali
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50064125

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

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

The Position

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

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

Disbursement Transactions Processing:

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

Project Management:

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

Capacity Building:

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

Departmental/Divisional Tasks:

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

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

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

Job Title: Principal Education & Gender Officer
Reference: ADB/19/072
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50071526

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The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

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

The Position

  • The Division will lead the Bank’s agenda on Education, Human Capital and Employment. It will promote activities related to improving the demand responsiveness of the education & training system to the skills needs of the labour market and for job creation on the continent.
  • Specifically, activities focusing on improving, post-basic, technical and vocational training, tertiary education, science and technology as well as gender issues in education will be undertaken.

In this context the main objectives of the Principal Education & Gender Specialist will be to:

  • Lead knowledge work regarding gender analysis in education and skills training for Human capital development in the productive sectors;
  • Provide documented strategic advice to Management on gender integration in education and skills training across the AHVP and various complex aligned with the High 5 within the bank;
  • Contribute to the preparation of gender responsive policies and strategies pertinent to education gender and skills training for development especially bringing the assets from the private sectors;
  • Support the design, monitoring and supervision of Non-sovereign and complex operations to address gender, education and skills training for productive sectors.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager Education, Human Capital and Employment and working closely with internal and external stakeholders, the Principal Education and Gender Specialist will performs the following:

Leading the integration of gender in the Education and skills training and across the department:

  • Provide leadership and support in integrating gender in the education sector as well as other relevant sectors and portfolio teams in processing and supervising programmes including NSO
  • Work with Task managers and regional teams to design and implement sector, development support programmes that are gender inclusive and to ensure project documents prepared by the Division adequately address gender issues.
  • Participate and collaborate with other staff in operational missions and drafting of project documents in order to promote the implementation of the Bank’s education sector specifically in terms of the gender aspects and enhance the level of gender analysis of programmes within the division and at departmental level.
  • Prepare project appraisal reports that are gender responsive for presentation to the department, review committees senior management and to the board of directors.
  • Develop and champion the implementation of gender oriented educational responsive monitoring tools for human capital development interventions
  • Lead the Human capital department’s coordination mechanism on education, especially gender issues.

Supporting education and human capital partnerships at international and regional level to enhance education and gender development for economic transformation. This will include:

  • Leading the development of strategic partnerships (including public private partnerships with the productive sectors) in education and gender around the core areas of TVET, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), STI and the leveraging of digital technology.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with private sector institutions, multilateral/bilateral partners, and government institutions to develop strong pipeline gender responsive education investment opportunities.
  • Providing technical leadership, support to knowledge and lesson sharing approaches and events with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monitoring project progress with a gender lense through field visit/desk review and prepare relevant reports (including, inter-alia, the quarterly Portfolio Status Report (PSR) and Project Completion Reports (XSR / PCR) for submission to Senior Management as periodic updates on implementation progress.
  • Representing the Bank at technical meetings on education and gender on developmental issues. Liaising with and supporting the interventions under education and gender

Knowledge management and sharing:

  • Lead knowledge work regarding gender analysis in education and skills training for human capital development in the productive sector
  • Play a leading role in knowledge sharing with the Bank’s clients, staff and development partners especially on education and gender.
  • Provide guidance and lead the preparation of gender responsive policy and strategy documents on education and skills training for economic development.
  • Provide peer review to other colleagues to share gender in education knowledge and information on respective sector.
  • Leading study and capacity building interventions in education and gender.
  • Periodically disseminating key information on gender education and skills training to sensitize Bank staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Education and gender with a good knowledge of quantitative and qualitative gender analysis as well as policy issues determining skills development for economic transformation;
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the areas of education and gender;
  • Ability to understand complex problems in Education, gender and human development, to identify key issues and recommend pragmatic solutions;
  • Good knowledge of the education systems, gender and development issues in Africa;
  • Strong analytical and gender analysis skills, deliver briefs and reports using both quantitative and qualitative information;
  • Strong understanding and grasp of multi-sector approaches of education, gender and skills development, partnerships in Africa, as well as professional ability to build partnerships and deliver services that meet both immediate needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution;
  • Ability to provide leadership and support in integrating gender in the education sector as well as other relevant sectors and portfolio teams in processing and supervising programmes including NSO
  • Ability to innovative and integrate gender, education and skills training through the other sectors;
  • Ability to engage, support and motivate others to implement efficient ways of doing things;
  • Ability to deliver high quality work within very tight deadlines;
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint), knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Job Title: Chief Transaction Support Officer (PINS1)
Reference: ADB/19/066
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50070326

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the Bank’s NSO and Private Sector Support Department (PINS) is to promote private sector in Regional Members Countries (RMCs), ensuring that it plays a central role in laying the foundations in the development role of the Bank, in line with the Bank’s 10 Year Strategy and HI 5 initiatives.
  • As part of the Private Sector Support Department, the Strategy and Transaction Support Division is responsible for preparing strategies, policies, guidelines, and analytical tools relevant to the private sector development; it also ensures global client management and undertakes specialized assignments for the Regions, providing ad hoc advice on transaction bankability, structuring, Project Modelling and designs and implements technical assistance for Private Sector operations;

The Position

  • The Chief Transaction Support Officer is responsible for leading the Investment Analytics, Modeling, Structuring and Advisory Team (IAMT) and for structuring Non-Sovereign Operations towards credit enhancement and financial sustainability of the transaction.

He/She is also responsible for:

  • Advising origination teams on best economic and financial model to adopt in order to optimize use of available financial instruments and legal structures in NSO transactions;
  • Developing structuring approaches in response to the Bank’s specific commercial and legal requirements, including market requirements of co-financiers where the Bank is acting as Mandated Lead Arranger;

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Provide leadership and guidance to the Modeling and Structuring Team,
  • Lead and draft Integrated Models optimizing the use of available financial instruments for non-sovereign transactions
  • Lead and draft structuring opinions, present proposed solutions for investments under consideration, clarify the pros and cons of diverse structuring options;
  • coordinate through written opinions the drafting and review of finance and project documentation
  • Review of legal and financial terms of potential investments and transaction with a view of achieving the future secondary sale of assumed exposures to commercial investors, financiers and insurers;

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or its university equivalent in Finance or Economics.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in the Bank or a similar institution and/or in strategic consultancy, business development, modeling and in structuring.
  • Disciplined approach whilst maintaining creativity and lateral thinking for effective problem solving;
  • Sense of initiative and innovation in proposing solutions to client needs.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • First-hand knowledge of financial instruments and techniques.
  • Strong experience with Credit enhancement instruments.
  • Sound knowledge of tailored products (such as guarantees) for sector based investments.
  • Experience with aggregation and pooling structures for investors.
  • Ability to respond swiftly to new situations and to anticipate new issues.
  • Proven ability to acquire new skills (particularly in legal, investment, risk capital, technology and innovative sectors).
  • Proven ability to integrate socio, environmental and economic indicators in the model.
  • Capacity to adapt to the rapidly evolving needs of the Bank’s NSOs ecosystem.
  • Solid negotiation skills, diplomacy and credibility to deal with clients at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Job Title: Chief Private Sector Strategy Officer
Reference: ADB/19/067
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50065852

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • For effective, coherent and harmonized Private Sector Operations performed by the 5 sectoral departments of the Bank (Energy, Infrastructure, Industry and Trade, Agriculture and Social Services, Financial services) a Central  Support Department for NSOs-related activities (PINS) was recently put in place.
  • The primary role of PINS is to: (i) assist Sector Departments to efficiently design and monitor NSOs, in a coherent manner, in line with the best market practices and in consistency with the Bank’s related Strategies, Policies and Guidelines, including the Bank’s Private Sector Development Strategy and Policy, (ii) manage the corporate portfolio and provided shared services to other NSO departments

The Position

  • The Chief Private Sector Strategy Expert is responsible for managing several streams of activities under the leadership of the Division Manager. Key among these are upstream and analytical work on Private Sector Development in Africa, NSO related Policies, strategies and guidelines, Country Private Sector Profiles and  support for the development of initiatives for enhancing the Bank’s interventions in ADF countries and Transition countries, development of capacity building programs on the Bank’s private sector strategies and objectives.
  • The incumbent provides leadership and supervises the implementation of the new Central private sector department’s mandate of the Bank Group in mainstreaming initiatives aimed at growing private sector business.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager PINS.1, the incumbent  will perform the following duties:

Strategies and Policies:

  • Prepare Country private sector diagnostic/profiling analysis with the goal to identify niches and sectors associated with the Bank’s High 5 initiatives that hold strong potential for impactful NSOs by liaising with country program officers, country economists and other staffs in the regional directorate and country offices and sister institutions working on country diagnostic platforms;
  • Make proposals to mainstream the pertinent private sector development findings and solutions in the Bank’s Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) and Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs), assess the different pillars and the Bank potential private sector intervention program.
  • Coordinate the Division active participation in CSPs mission and provide keys inputs related to CSP discussion at the Relevant Internal Oversight and decisions making bodies (Operation Review Committee- OPSCOM, Board Committee of Development Effectiveness -CODE);
  • Contribute to the development and update of policies, and guidelines, related to Non-Sovereign Operations and Private Sector Development in the Regional Member Countries to reflect the Revised NSO Policy and strategic Direction of the Revised PSD Strategy.
  • Lead and contribute to the revision  of the Bank’s new Private Sector Strategy by liaising with SNSP
  • Facilitate synergies and collaboration between the Bank’s non-sovereign and sovereign operations to provide support for effective private sector interventions in the RMCs.

Capital Increase, Replenishments and Resource Mobilisation:

  • Lead on assignments related to GCI, ADF MTR, Annual Meetings, MDBs technical working groups, AIF, NSOs in Transition Countries,
  • Represent the Department in resource mobilisation efforts carried out by other Bank’s departments
  • Act as focal point in co-financing and blend financing initiatives

Advisory, Analytical Work and Support to Private Sector Operations:

  • Provide key analytical inputs in the design and review of NSO’s lending instruments and their regular reviews and updates
  • Provide leadership in the revision of Private Sector Business Manuals and processes
  • Perform periodic in-depth assessment and identify the areas where the Bank can catalyse investors and third party resources to provide adequate funding for implementing its private sector agenda within the framework of the Bank’s CRM Platform
  • Make proposals recommendations aimed at providing visibility for the Bank’s private sector development agenda in the target markets, regions, sector  including organizing and participating in special business development missions
  • Manage the development of training curriculum and capacity building of Bank’s wide staff in the area of Private Sector Strategies, Policies, Guidelines and operation manuals

Others:

  • Provide inputs for PRST Speeches
  • Support the Vice-President for Private Sector  in providing key notes and other Adhoc assignment.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Business, Finance or Economics.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in strategic, private sector business development, financial and econometric analysis.
  • Comprehensive state-of-the-art understanding of private sector development challenges in  Africa and mastering relevant strategies, policies, procedures and practices of development finance institutions;
  • In depth awareness of the latest trends and developments in financing for development to make effective business decisions; including a solid appreciation of the various clients’ needs and drivers to advance colleagues’ thinking around business issues
  • Demonstrated leadership in developing initiatives and a track record in supporting various resource mobilisation and co-financing initiatives
  • Knowledge of Development Finance Institutions (MDBs in particular) private sector business as well as sovereign risk will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, teamwork and communications skills in a highly diverse environment with experience in managing during the past three years multi-disciplinary teams of minimum of 5 staffs
  • Proven ability to effectively plan, direct, organize and administer diverse activities to ensure effective delivery of work program.
  • Proven record of accomplishment in building and maintaining very strong and successful partnerships.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

How to Apply
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Note: This position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment.

Application Deadline: 10th May, 2019.

Job Title: Senior Energy Officer
Reference: ADB/19/041
Location: Tanzania
Grade: LP5
Position N°: 50078489

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • This ensures that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

The Hiring Department/Division

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

The Position

  • The Senior Energy Officer is responsible for the origination of energy projects and programs, processing of Bank financing, supervision of implementation and general portfolio management of energy sector projects.  In this work, the incumbent interacts closely with other staff members in the following complexes; Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization; Agriculture, Human and Social Development; and Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth. The incumbent is directly involved in the development cycle from identification of opportunities in line with the High 5s to their approval by the Bank’s Boards of Directors. As part of the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDVP) Complex, the incumbent contributes to the delivery of the ‘Power and Light Up Africa’, ‘Integrate Africa’, ‘Improve the Quality of Life of the People of Africa’ and the ‘Industrialize Africa’ Strategies.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Sector Manager (RDGE1), the Senior Energy Officer will perform the following:

Business Development and Pipeline Management:

  • Provide support to the Regional Member Countries (RMC) and bank teams in the origination, preparation, structuring and implementation of complex and innovative energy projects.
  • Work with Region/Hub-based staff and relevant governance/risk/compliance units, in the process of identification, preparation and execution of Sovereign (SO) and Non-Sovereign (NSO) operations, as well as in conducting policy/result-based financing operations and technical assistance related to the above topics;
  • Contribute to solving issues related to energy sector development including advice to RMCs for  promoting policies conducive to strong growth/development of the energy sector  as well as other areas of activity of the Division (e.g. creation of an enabling environment for private sector investments in energy projects, corporate governance);
  • Review the various proposals and communications sent to the Bank by its partners, clients and RMCs; and take appropriate action, including issuing of technical opinion on government submissions to the Bank, drafting of responses and/or reports/presentations as well as making internal or external follow-ups;
  • Provide the required technical skills to design national and multinational projects that respond to the needs of the RMCs and regional economic communities based on their priorities and selectivity;
  • Liaise with other development partners in order to identify opportunities for co-financing and other partnerships;
  • Provide inputs for the power sector into the Bank’s pipeline of projects;

Portfolio Management:

  • Provide sector expertise for quality assurance in the preparation of terms of reference (TORs), requests for proposals (RFPs), tender documents to procure goods and/or services in line with the Bank’s procurement rules: e.g. recruitment and supervision of expert advisors (and Bank staff) regarding execution of socio-techno-economic (pre-) – feasibility studies and utility performance diagnostics;
  • Task-manage the Bank’s energy sector projects in Tanzania and carry out all regular portfolio management activities, including interaction with Project Management Units (PMUs) or Project Implementation Units (PIU) to guide, monitor and follow-up on implementation issues, review of quarterly progress reports and requests for extension of contracts or Last Disbursement Dates (LDD); Supervise all procurement and disbursement activities related to the Bank’s energy sector projects in Tanzania. This includes, inter alia, review of bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, complaints from bidders, etc.;
  • Undertake the supervision of the Bank’s portfolio of power sector investments, review of relevant monitoring & evaluation reports, and field inspections as necessary; and proffer measures for resolving material operational weaknesses. This includes inter alia, providing practical solutions to ensure the portfolio complies with Bank’s directives and guidelines;
  • Ensure timely procurement and disbursement of active power and energy projects in the Bank’s portfolio, liaising with government departments and project implementation units to address blockages in project execution, using the Bank Portfolio Dashboard as main monitoring tool.

Knowledge Production and Coordination:

  • Contribute to the preparation of energy sector assessments and other upstream analytical and diagnostic work to inform Country Strategy Papers (CSP); provide support to country/regional departments on policy dialogue with RMCs relating to energy sector and related issues; and provide back-up to country offices to ensure provision of quality advisory service to RMCs;
  • Contribute to the preparation of policy statements, papers, briefs and various reports on energy sector issues and other areas relevant to the Energy, Environment & Climate Change Department;
  • Represent the Bank in national and regional partnerships, networks, conferences, workshops, and training seminars on issues related to energy sector development and related issues;
  • Undertake any other tasks as may be assigned by the Manager

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electromechanical Engineering. Additional training in management and/or energy economics is an asset.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in the energy sector operations including, infrastructure development, power utility operations and management, and power sector planning and service delivery.
  • Ability to demonstrate a broad range of previous responsibilities and analytical skills within the industry in several of the following areas: power sector strategy formulation; financing of energy projects; management and operation of power generation, transmission and distribution utilities; electrical system planning and design, including conducting energy demand and supply balance; assessment of renewable energy resources; preparation of bidding documents; project management; contract administration; costing of infrastructure projects; monitoring and supervision of transmission and distribution infrastructure, and provision of electrical services. Knowledge and understanding of project financing/ financial and economic appraisal would offer an advantage.
  • Experience in implementing projects with public sector institutions and/or bilateral and multilateral development finance institutions will give an added advantage for this position.
  • Proven ability to interact competently with the staff of government and donor agencies as well as with the private sector on issues relating to energy sector governance and aid coordination.
  • Good listener with demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas as well as make effective and timely decisions; capacity to initiate and manage innovations and change.
  • Strong team spirit and proven ability to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds often based in different geographical locations.
  • A self-starter, with an ability to work with relatively little supervision or guidance and deliver agreed results;
  • Familiarity with project management and project identification procedures in Development Finance Institutions, multilateral organizations, including the African Development Bank, is an added advantage.
  • Good command of standard software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite for word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Good working knowledge of French will be an added advantage.

Job Title: Senior Financial Management Operations Officer
Reference: ADB/19/046
Location: Burkina Faso
Grade: LP5
Position N°: 50065955

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • The SNVP supervises the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI), which is a custodian of the Procurement and Financial Management (FM) profession and has the following responsibilities : (i) developing and interpreting policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals; (ii) preparing annual post review reports on the Bank’s FM and procurement operations for the Board; (iii) developing training strategy for internal and external clients; (iv) dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization; (v) providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC) ; and (vi) inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and FM activities undertaken by the regions.
  • The Local Senior Financial Management Operations Officer is responsible to ensure that financial management of Bank-financed projects are compliant with the Bank’s financial management policy. This is done by advising on financial management arrangements and reviewing financial management decisions within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages. The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building Public Financial Management (PFM) capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related financial management matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s PFM systems.
  • The Local Senior Financial Management Operations Officer reports administratively to the Country Manager of Burkina Faso (COBF) and functionally to the Division Manager-Financial Management for Central, North and West Regions (SNFI.2).

Duties and responsibilities
Under the oversight and guidance of the Division Manager, Financial Management for Central, North and West Regions, and the direct technical supervision of the Regional Financial Management Coordinator, the Local Senior Financial Management Operations Officer will:

  • During the project/program preparation and appraisal cycle missions, assess the adequacy of the Borrower’s project financial management systems and their ability to manage and monitor Bank financed projects. This includes budgeting, internal control, treasury management, accounting, financial reporting and external auditing;
  • Attend negotiations and ensure Financial Management issues are taken into account in the financing agreement and other associated documentations;
  • Participate in project/program launching missions to assist the project/program team in developing capacity building of the Executing Agencies in the area of financial management;
  • Carry out supervision work to ensure that projects financial management systems are functioning appropriately, including the periodic review of project financial reports for financial performance;
  • Review audited financial statements received, monitor the Borrower’s compliance with financial covenants including audit compliance, ensure adequate communication with the Borrower and the project implementing agencies with respect to audits and advise as appropriate;
  • Provide advice and support to Borrowers and the Bank Project Teams on matters affecting financial management and disbursement on capacity building in projects and with public sector accountability institutions;
  • Assess the selection and recruitment of external independent auditors, ensuring their suitability including their independence, and competence to perform;
  • Play an active role in Public Financial Management diagnostic work and reforms action plans;
  • Play an active role in Country Portfolio Performance Reviews (CPPRs) /Country Strategy Paper (CSPs) from the financial management perspective and draft the FM sections of the CPPR/CSP report;
  • Undertake Financial Management Capacity building in Regional Member Countries and sector departments in the Bank;
  • Play an active role in departmental or institutional task forces on developing and implementing changes to financial management policies and practices, fiduciary safeguards and the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes;
  • Participate in donor coordination meetings and in country dialogue platforms between the country and the donors on the basis of the overall Bank’s strategy to support aid effectiveness;
  • Undertake other activities, as appropriate, as requested by the Manager, Financial Management for Central, North and West Regions (SNFI.2).

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or a related discipline and a professional accounting certification (CPA, CA, ACCA, Accountant);
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, with particular expertise in designing and supporting financial management operations of which at least three (3) in international financial Institutions;
  • Experience in supporting financial management private sector operations would be an added advantage;
  • An understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond financial management (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level;
  • Expert knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), International Standards on Auditing (ISA), International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs);
  • Proven ability to implement country or sector level financial management analytical and capacity building initiatives;
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to be flexible, open-minded with integrity, client and results oriented for achieving both Bank’s and Borrowers’ objectives;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, maintain effective and cooperative relations with sector specialists, national authorities as well as donors, and handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French with a working knowledge of the English language.
  • Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations.

Job Title: Senior Rural Infrastructure / Irrigation Engineer
Reference: ADB/19/047
Location: Nigeria
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50064587

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

  • Within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDVP) Complex, the Bank has five (5) Regional Hubs, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central.  Each Regional Hub is headed by a Director General (DG) and is provided with the relevant sector functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries.  Regional Hubs provide country offices in their regions with strategic direction and are responsible for operations, business development, project management and the overall effective implementation of the Bank’s High 5s, namely:  “Light up and Power Africa,” “Feed Africa,” “Industrialize Africa,” “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.”
  • The Nigeria Country department of the African Development Bank have been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank, Governments and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners.

The Position

  • Under the direct supervision of the Senior Director RDNG and working closely with other Task Managers in the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, the Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department, the Industry and Trade Development Department, etc., and with external stakeholders, the Senior Rural Infrastructure/Irrigation Engineer will provide technical support to the development and implementation of projects including the flagship programs under the Bank’s Feed Africa Strategy and High Fives vision for Africa’s economic transformation such as the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT), ENABLE Youth, Postharvest Loss Reduction, Staple Crops Processing Zones etc. He/ She will also work with the Flagship Coordinators in both AHAI and AHFR.
  • The Senior Infrastructure /Irrigation Engineer works across technical, geographic and institutional boundaries to support the delivery of development solutions for a diverse set of clients in the rural (and urban) space and in the public and private sectors, in line with the agricultural development, agribusiness and agro-Industry agenda of the African Development Bank Group. Using a value-chain approach, the incumbent will support the implementation of this agenda in African Development Bank Regional Member Countries, with specific focus on providing technical input for the design, and supervision of projects, which promote value chain development, value addition and primary and secondary processing of crops and livestock; catalyze private sector entry and growth in African agribusiness; promotes agri-SME growth and the commercialization of agriculture, particularly addressing access to finance needs creates farm to fork market linkages; facilitates the development of agro-poles and agro-processing hubs; supports the development of an agribusiness enabling environment; and invests in hard infrastructure (including roads, markets and irrigation), soft infrastructure (human capital, i.e., trained potential employees, ICT, etc.), and enabling policies and reforms, for transformation of African agriculture into viable, profitable businesses.

Duties and responsibilities
The incumbent must:

  • Undertake analytical work and provide technical guidance in the area of rural infrastructure and water resources, focusing on agriculture, water and agriculture infrastructure development, and advice on how to ensure sustainability of benefits of Bank-financed agricultural projects and programs in Nigeria.
  • Identify opportunities for strategic collaboration with multilateral and bilateral donors in support of the agriculture and irrigation sector in Nigeria, to increase the advantage effects of ADB’s loan and grant operations.
  • Support RDNG in all rural infrastructure, irrigation engineering and agriculture-related activities, including project development, implementation and supervision, and co-ordination with other stakeholders within the Bank as well as other donors and development partners.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers, with particular reference to rural roads, water resources, agriculture and agriculture infrastructure development.
  • Participate in the relevant sector donor-coordination meetings, sector wide approaches, and advise on sector policy issues.
  • Assist where required in the development of the Bank’s policies, procedures and guidelines, and ensure their application.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to officials of executing agencies on sector issues and priorities, technical and operational aspects of projects, and Bank rules and procedures, including those for the procurement of works, goods and services, and disbursement activities.
  • Provide active support to Government in facilitating loans/grants effectiveness.
  • Assist country officials and implementing agencies in carrying out procurement and disbursement activities in accordance with Bank Group rules and procedures.
  • Assist Government and implementation agencies in the utilization of revolving funds and preparation of quarterly reports and annual audit reports.
  • Provide inputs in the review of tender evaluation reports and undertake the evaluation of technical and financial proposals for contracts relating to project implementation.
  • Ascertain good performance of operations through regular supervision of portfolio operations, technical guidance and training of Borrowers on compliance with the Bank’s rules of procedure
  • Collaborate with other Banks’ Units in reviewing the operations performance, preparing completion reports, etc., so as to ensure that the lessons drawn from the implementation of past operations are taken into account in new projects.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Director.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Civil Engineering combined with Irrigation Engineering, Hydrology, Water Resources Management, or related field,
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience in program/project design and management, broad knowledge of all rural infrastructure, water/agriculture sub-sectors, with specific experience in implementation and management of donor-funded projects in the rural infrastructure and irrigation sub-sector;
  • Previous experience working in multilateral financial institutions or similar large organizations, and performing such roles as project preparation, appraisal, supervision or implementing donor funded projects;
  • Proven planning and organizational skills, with ability to think strategically and rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations;
  • In-depth knowledge of job-related social, economic and environmental development issues in the country;
  • Proven ability to interact competently with Government and donor agencies on issues relating to aid coordination;
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work in a team and work in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in partnership with clients and seek feedback to improve work processes.
  • Communicate verbally and write effectively in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competences in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Job Title: Principal Financial Management Operations Officer
Reference: ADB/19/045
Location: Senegal
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50067834

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • The SNVP supervises the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI), which is a custodian of the Procurement and Financial Management (FM) profession and has the following responsibilities : (i) developing and interpreting policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals; (ii) preparing annual post review reports on the Bank’s FM and procurement operations for the Board; (iii) developing training strategy for internal and external clients; (iv) dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization; (v) providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC) ; and (vi) inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and FM activities undertaken by the regions.
  • The Local Principal Financial Management Operations Officer is responsible to ensure that financial management of Bank-financed projects are compliant with the Bank’s financial management policy. This is done by advising on financial management arrangements and reviewing financial management decisions within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages. The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building Public Financial Management (PFM) capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related financial management matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s PFM systems.
  • The Local Principal Financial Management Operations Officer reports administratively to the Country Manager of Senegal (COSN) and functionally to the Division Manager-Financial Management for Central, North and West Regions (SNFI.2).

Duties and responsibilities
Under the oversight and guidance of the Division Manager, Financial Management for Central, North and West Regions, and the direct technical supervision of the Regional Financial Management Coordinator, the Local Principal Financial Management Operations Officer will:

  • During the project/program preparation and appraisal cycle missions, assess the adequacy of the Borrower’s project financial management systems and their ability to manage and monitor Bank financed projects. This includes budgeting, internal control, treasury management, accounting, financial reporting and external auditing;
  • Attend negotiations and ensure Financial Management issues are taken into account in the financing agreement and other associated documentations;
  • Participate in project/program launching missions to assist the project/program team in developing capacity building of the Executing Agencies in the area of financial management;
  • Carry out supervision work to ensure that projects financial management systems are functioning appropriately, including the periodic review of project financial reports for financial performance;
  • Review audited financial statements received, monitor the Borrower’s compliance with financial covenants including audit compliance, ensure adequate communication with the Borrower and the project implementing agencies with respect to audits and advise as appropriate;
  • Provide advice and support to Borrowers and the Bank Project Teams on matters affecting financial management and disbursement on capacity building in projects and with public sector accountability institutions;
  • Assess the selection and recruitment of external independent auditors, ensuring their suitability including their independence, and competence to perform;
  • Provide financial management guidance for the development of technical assistance programs and evaluate and monitor their implementation;
  • Play an active role in Public Financial Management diagnostic work and reforms action plans;
  • Play an active role in Country Portfolio Performance Reviews (CPPRs) /Country Strategy Paper (CSPs) from the financial management perspective and draft the FM sections of the CPPR/CSP report;
  • Undertake Financial Management Capacity building in Regional Member Countries and sector departments in the Bank;
  • Play an active role in departmental or institutional task forces on developing and implementing changes to financial management policies and practices, fiduciary safeguards and the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes;
  • Participate in donor coordination meetings and in country dialogue platforms between the country and the donors on the basis of the overall Bank’s strategy to support aid effectiveness;
  • Undertake other activities, as appropriate, as requested by the Manager, Financial Management for Central, North and West Regions (SNFI.2).

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or a related discipline and a professional accounting certification (CPA, CA, ACCA, Accountant);
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience, with particular expertise in designing and supporting financial management operations of which at least three (3) in international financial Institutions;
  • Experience in supporting financial management private sector operations would be an added advantage;
  • An understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond financial management (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level;
  • Expert knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), International Standards on Auditing (ISA), International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs);
  • Proven ability to implement country or sector level financial management analytical and capacity building initiatives;
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to be flexible, open-minded with integrity, client and results oriented for achieving both Bank’s and Borrowers’ objectives;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, maintain effective and cooperative relations with sector specialists, national authorities as well as donors, and handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French with a working knowledge of the English language.
  • Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations.

Job Title: Senior Social Development Officer
Reference: ADB/19/069
Location: Burundi
Grade: LP5
Position N°: 50079244

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The regional development integration and business delivery hub for Eastern Africa oversees 14 regional member countries and five country offices. The country manager who is accountable to the director general for the Eastern Africa region leads the Burundi country office.
  • The Social development Officer reports directly to the country manager, with technical oversight from the manager Agriculture, Industry and Human Development Division of the regional development Integration and Business Delivery Directorate for Eastern Africa.

The Position

  • The Social Development Specialist will provide substantive technical and operational knowledge and support to the country manager Burundi Country Office to implement effective human capital development programmes/projects for poverty and inequality reduction.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Country Manager for Burundi with technical oversight from the Regional Sector Manager, Agriculture, Industry and Human Development (RDGE.2), the social development Officer shall:

  • Lead and contribute in developing new projects and programs as well as manage existing projects in the area of human capital development, encompassing human capital and employment/livelihoods; social protection and youth employment;
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the Bank’s sectoral policies and strategies in key Social Development domains such as Human Capital and Skills Development Social Protection and Youth Employment;
  • Prepare studies and analysis within the framework of approved economic and sectoral programmes to identify suitable projects, policies , priorities and institutional issues especially in relation to Human capital, Social protection, youth employment and gender equality;
  • Engage in policy dialogue and provide advisory services to the government of Burundi on identified social protection issues;
  • Contribute to the Country Strategy Papers by providing socio-economic analysis to recommendations to strengthen Bank responses to human capital development and other key social issues in the region or country.
  • Develop partnerships with the private sector, multilateral and bilateral Agencies on issues relevant to the Directorate’s mandate.
  • Perform any other related duties required by the Country Manager.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Business Development, Social Economics, Economics, Sociology, Law, Labour Economics, or any related field.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in human capital development sectors including skills development, social protection, and or youth employment programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with senior government officials, private sector, development partners and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Social Protection, Youth employment and other key social development issues as they relate to High Five 5: ‘Improving the living conditions of people in Africa’
  • Advisory and policy advocacy expertise;
  • Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the operation of the organization as a business and the role of their business unit.
  • Possess good knowledge and experience in socio-economic development policy, labour market issues, workforce productivity and gender equality, preferably in the design, development and implementation of projects/ programs;
  • Experience in working directly in African Governments, private sector, CSOs, bilateral agencies, multilaterals and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrate competence in operational and participatory development methodologies including perspectives on gender, youth and disadvantaged groups;
  • Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills and skill working with data sets;
  • Proven experience developing mechanisms and tools to accurately determine population vulnerabilities and utilizing the results to contribute to the creation of impact driven technical institutional support or programs/projects;
  • Write convincing and well-structured business documents and reports and ensures that all written communication is accurate well written and consistent
  • Excellent spoken and written in English; a working knowledge of French will be advantageous.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint);
  • knowledge of SAP is desirable

Job Title: Secretary – Country Office
Reference: ADB/19/061
Location: Niger
Grade: GS6
Position N°: 50097485

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

  • Within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDVP) Complex, the Bank has five (5) Regional Hubs, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central.  Each Regional Hub is headed by a Director General (DG) and is provided with the relevant sector functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries.  Regional Hubs provide country offices in their regions with strategic direction and are responsible for operations, business development, project management and the overall effective implementation of the Bank’s High 5s, namely:  “Light up and Power Africa,” “Feed Africa,” “Industrialize Africa,” “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.”
  • Country Offices of the African Development Bank have been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank , Governments and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners

The Position

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

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

  • Make appointments for experts and other staff of the Country Office and keep their schedules up to date.
  • Receive visitors and attend to them with tact and discretion.
  • Prepare briefing material used by experts for official missions and special meetings.
  • Handle protocol-related issues concerning reception of the visitors of experts and of the Office.
  • Organize experts’ meetings; assist the Country Manager’s secretary in coordinating official receptions given by the Resident Representative.
  • Participate in staff meetings, take notes and produce reports in the absence of the Country Manager’s secretary.
  • Draft correspondence on non-substantive issues and ensure its follow-up.
  • Manage the experts’ incoming and outgoing mail and the office’s telephone communication.
  • Maintain an appropriate filing system; process experts’ back-to-office reports, ascertain the quality of documents requiring the approval and / or signature of experts and other staff members.
  • Prepare and finalize draft correspondence (letters, faxes, etc. …) concerning various aspects, on behalf of experts, prepare minutes of experts ‘meetings.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Commerce, Administration or a related field, supplemented by training in secretarial functions/administration/office management.
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience in progressive positions, attached to an executive’s office, preferably in an international organization.
  • Be able to work under pressure and to prioritize in the dynamic setting of an international and multicultural setting. Ability to work and cooperate with others from diverse background.
  • Handling speedily and efficiently internal and external requests.
  • Ability to manage simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard equipment (computer, fax, scanner, photocopies etc.).
  • Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent customer service focused reception and administration services.
  • Be able to multi task, excellent problem solving skill and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication; highly client oriented, good team working and relations.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a multicultural organization.
  • Good innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits for the clients and the organization.
  • Integrity and confidentiality.
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP or other ERP systems would be an asset.

Job Title: Senior Agriculture Officer
Reference: ADB/19/068
Location: Kenya
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50001114

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • This ensures that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

The Hiring Department/Division

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

The Position
The Senior Agriculture Officer is responsible for the origination, processing, supervision and general portfolio management of agriculture, livestock and natural resource management sector projects. He/She is expected to provide specialist advice and inputs to the Bank Group’s operational activities through review of technical design and institutional arrangements for agricultural projects/programmes proposed for Bank’s funding and assessing their feasibility from the perspective of present and future impact In this role, the incumbent interacts closely with other staff members in the following complexes; the Agriculture, Human and Social Development (AHVP), Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization (PIVP); and Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth (PEVP). In particular, the incumbent will be required to engage closely with the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (AHAI) and Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department (AHFR), which provide strategic guidance for the implementation of the Bank’s Feed Africa Strategy and flagship programs, namely: The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Program, the ENABLE Youth Flagship, the Post-Harvest Loss and Agro-Processing (PHAP) Flagship, the Transformation of African Savannah Initiative (TASI), the Special Crop Processing Zones, the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Flagship, the Blue Economy Flagship, Leadership 4 Agriculture (L4Ag) initiative and/or other Flagships. The Senior Officer will be directly involved in the project development cycle from identification of opportunities in line with the Feed Africa High 5 to approval by the Bank’s Boards of Directors.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the overall direction and supervision of the Regional Sector Manager (RDGE2), the Senior Agriculture Officer will perform the following:

Business Development and Project Origination:

  • In line with the Bank’s Feed Africa Strategy, Country Strategy Papers and Regional Integration Strategy Papers, provide support to the Regional Member Countries (RMC), and lead/support Bank teams to identify, prepare, appraise and implement agriculture and livestock, agribusiness, agro-industry sub-sector operations projects.
  • Identify, develop and support the financing of agriculture projects, which meet the objectives of the Feed Africa Strategy.
  • Review the various proposals and communication sent to the Bank by its partners, clients and  take appropriate action, including issuing technical opinion on government submissions to the Bank, drafting of responses and/or reports / presentations and internal or external follow-up;
  • Provide the required technical skills to design national and multinational projects that respond to the needs of the RMCs and regional economic communities based on their priorities and selectivity;
  • Promote regional integration and donor coordination to promote complementarity in interventions in agriculture and rural development based on comparative advantages of different partners;
  • Liaise with other development partners in order to identify opportunities for co-financing and other partnerships;

Technical Analysis, Project Design and Implementation:

  • The Senior Agriculture Officer works across technical, geographic and institutional boundaries to support the delivery of development solutions for a diverse set of clients in the rural and urban space and in the public and private sectors in line with the Agricultural development, Agribusiness and Agro-Industry agenda of the African Development Bank Group. Using a value-chain approach, he/she will support:
  • The implementation of this agenda in Regional Member Countries in the East Africa region, with specific focus on providing technical input for the design, and supervision of projects which:
    • Promote value chain development, value addition and primary and secondary processing of crops and livestock;
    • Catalyze private sector entry and growth in African agribusiness;
    • Promote agro-Small and Medium Enterprise growth and the commercialization of agriculture, particularly addressing access to finance needs, and create farm to fork market linkages; Facilitate the development of agro-poles and agro-processing hubs;
    • Support the development of an agribusiness enabling environment, and;
    • Facilitate investments in hard infrastructure (including roads, markets and irrigation), soft infrastructure (human capital, i.e., trained potential employees, information and communication technology, etc.); enable policies and reforms, for transformation of African agriculture into viable, profitable businesses.
  • Contribute to solving issues related to the agriculture sector development including advice to RMCs for promoting policies conducive to strong growth/development of the agriculture sector , including creation of an enabling environment for private sector investments in agribusiness;
  • Work closely with agricultural sector experts in the headquarters (AHAI/AHFR) and private sector experts at the Bank to scale up investments in agribusiness and will design and coordinate the delivery of client solutions and all project management aspects of the deployment of such solutions.
  • Contribute to the delivery of flagships as required to ensure delivery of the Feed Africa objectives;
  • Support in collaboration with AHAI/AHFR, the development of projects for increased agricultural opportunities and agro-industrial development of the east Africa region;
  • Carry out technical, economic and sector analysis that will guide and support both public and private sector investments in agriculture;
  • Support wide-scale deployment of innovative farmer extension models; support effective private sector-led approaches to the provision of farmer extension services (farmer e-registration and input supplies).
  • Design projects that are able to utilize public sector resources to leverage private sector capital for increased private investment in the agriculture sector, including creating off-take arrangements between smallholder farmers and private sector agribusiness;
  • Support the structuring of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agribusiness projects, to catalyze private sector investment;
  • In relation to the Bank’s country and regional strategies, identify, prepare, appraise and supervise related agriculture and agro industry sub-sector operations.
  • Assist Regional Member Countries to radically boost their agro industries as a platform for job creation, improved livelihood and broad-based economic growth and development;
  • Undertake analysis and sector studies to orient the Bank’s strategy of intervention in the area of agriculture and agro industry development for Africa;
  • Contribute with technical inputs to Bank Group’s operational activities relating agriculture  and agro-industrial development, through the review of the technical design and institutional arrangements for agricultural programmes proposed for Bank’s funding;
  • Set up and maintain strategic collaboration with relevant partners in the area of agriculture, livestock and agribusiness/agro-industry;
  • Undertake any other assignments as may be assigned by the Division Manager and/or senior management.

Portfolio Management:

  • Manage an array of projects within the portfolio of the Bank’s investments in the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Provide effective periodic reports to Management on the disposition of the portfolio under management.
  • Identify synergies and propose interventions that promote the sustained feasibility of the projects under management.
  • Ensure the follow-up of recommendations emanating from supervision, mid-term reviews, portfolio reviews and accounts audit missions on projects/programmes, paying the necessary attention to project monitoring and evaluation
  • Review bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, quarterly progress reports, request for extension of contracts or LDD (Last Disbursement Date);
  • Collaborate with other Banks’ Units in reviewing the operations performance, preparing completion reports, etc., so as to ensure that the lessons drawn from the implementation of past operations are taken into account in new projects.
  • Provide technical, and policy advice to management and professional staff of the Bank’s member countries during the implementation of the project, particularly in the area of procurement, and general management of  projects

Complexity:

  • The Senior Officer will plan, develop and mobilize the required finance for projects that contribute to the objectives of the Feed Africa Strategy.
  • He/she will also, support all aspect of rural development activities in the RMCs including natural resource management programs in strategic agro-ecological zones. In addition the job would involve the roll out of Feed Africa flagship projects through agriculture and agro-industry projects in RMCs.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Rural Development, Agriculture,  Agricultural Finance, or Development Finance; proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years of extensive progressive experience in an internationally recognized financial, development institution, or a private agribusiness company.
  • Knowledge of agriculture and agribusiness concepts and challenges facing the African continent;
  • Capacity to analyze trends, constraints, policies, institutions and provide technical support to related agribusiness and agro-industries sectors;
  • Ability to design appropriate agriculture, livestock related and natural resource management programs for solving issues in the sector;
  • Ability to identify the appropriate methods and techniques, conduct economic studies and present the results;
  • Extended and relevant experience in project formulation and technical backstopping;
  • Ability to work in a team and in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to work effectively in partnership with client contacts and seek feedback to improve work processes;
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in French, with a good working knowledge of English;
  • Proficiency in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.
  • Ability to work effectively with other technical and management professionals of diverse occupational and ability to work under pressure, prioritize work, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously and coordination of work programs and resources and lead teams.
  • Strategic vision: Ability to undertake sound analysis (skills and methods), in order to conceptualize future work or organizational changes and develop strategies for change which includes strategic mindset and capacity to translate strategic thinking into a compelling plan of action of a large international institution. Proven exposure to the Bank’s operations and mission with a sound understanding of the Bank’s overall strategy.
  • Client orientation: Ability to work in partnership with a broad range of client contacts and demonstrate commitment to results that are in the client’s best interest ; 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 institution.
  • Team leadership:  Ability to build and lead a motivated and committed team and utilize talent and expertise of team members in a productive way as well as evidence of ability to build and lead motivated and committed teams across functional boundaries. Demonstrated ability to ensure the timely accomplishment of tasks in the Department by giving valuable advices and providing constructive feedback Ability to develop a successful leadership style to establish and achieve exceptional organization performance and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast paced environment; Strong managerial skills, including interpersonal communication and client-orientation ;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills: Strong interpersonal skills. Capacity to influence and inspire confidence; Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French with a good working knowledge of the other language; ability to speak with confidence and conviction, build and present a rational case to win support for ideas; ability to develop effective relationships inside and outside the institution, promote collaboration and deal constructively with conflict and disagreement.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Note

  • This position does not attract international terms and conditions (The post holder will be considered as a local staff and will not have international terms and conditions of employment)
  • Only applicants who are nationals of Nigeria or are nationals of member countries of the bank who already have a pre-existing legal right to live and work in Nigeria will be considered for this position. The bank does not sponsor or support applications for work permits and relocation in relation to this post.

Application Deadline: 11th May, 2019.

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