Posted on :
23 Jan, 2010
23 Jan, 2010
African Development Bank (AfDB) Group’s mission is to help reduce poverty, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilize resources for the continent’s economic and social development. African Development Bank is recruiting for Lead Gender Expert
Position title: Lead Gender Expert
The role of the Gender Climate Change and Sustainable Development Unit (OSUS) is to support the mainstreaming of gender, climate change and sustainable development concerns into sector operations. In this regard, the unit will assist operations by providing central advice, guidance, evaluation and lessons learnt, participating in policy and program development as well as project review and implementation. To guide the mainstreaming of gender, OSUS in collaboration with other departments developed the Updated Gender Plan of Action (2009-2011). The Unit reports directly to the Vice President of Sector Operations (OSVP).
Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Unit Head, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
Advise management and staff on strategies and operational issues for scaling up the gender mainstreaming into Bank operations;
Develop close collaboration with other relevant Sectors, Departments and Units in areas relevant to implementing the Bank’s Gender Policy and the Updated Gender Plan of Action (2009-2011) and monitor progress and report regularly to senior management;
Promote the importance of advancing the agenda of gender equality and women’s empowerment as a means for poverty reduction and promoting shared growth and advocate for enhanced gender mainstreaming by promoting sector knowledge building, publishing and disseminating relevant technical documents and leading and participating in networks on gender within and outside the Bank;
Lead the development of policies, action plans and operational tools for enhancing gender mainstreaming into Bank operations in collaboration with relevant departments;
Provide gender analytical and economic sector works in areas relevant to the Bank
Facilitate building the institutional capacity of the Bank and RMCs through the development of technical tools and training;
Coordinate with the Operations Committee (Ops com) to ensure all Bank project documents are in compliance with the gender equality policy of the Bank and have mainstreamed a gender perspective into the project design;
Lead the development of gender monitoring framework for monitoring progress of Bank achievements in gender equality and women’s empowerment in its lending and non-lending operations. In this regard, the incumbent will coordinate with the sector departments, regional and country departments, Bank’s Performance Group, the Department for Quality and Results (ORQR) and other relevant units;
Lead the support and sensitization of member states to formulate gender responsive policies and action plans and identify possible areas of cooperation between the Bank, member states and other relevant development partners and donor agencies;
Enhance the visibility of Bank achievements in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment through assessment of Bank projects and participation at key regional and international forums.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
A minimum of a Master’s degree or its university equivalent in Economics and Social Sciences or a related discipline;
Preferably a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience working in multilateral development institution or reputable development organization;
Have a sound knowledge of gender and socio-economic development issues in Africa;
Proven leadership and team leading skills oriented to achieving results and ability to work in multi-cultural environment;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language;
Ability to present ideas and to mobilize support around them; excellent listening skills ;
Sound knowledge of the Bank’s operations, project cycle and project approval process;
Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 31st January 2010
How to Apply
Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted.
Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: [email protected]) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF) and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality.
Applicants, however, have the option to mail a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, showing date of birth and nationality, along with a cover letter to the following address:
Staff Planning and Recruitment Division
Temporary Relocation Agency
African Development Bank
15 Avenue du Ghana
FAX: (216) 71 831 472
The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level.
The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.