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African Development Bank (AfDB) Job Opportunities [September 2014]

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The Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department (ONEC) assists Country Programme Departments to manage Bank Group energy operations in regional member countries (RMCs). It addresses climate change and environmental issues by incorporating them into Bank Group supported operations and giving them the visibility required. ONEC includes two energy divisions and a third division which will be responsible for climate change and environment issues. The main objective of the Eastern and Southern Africa Energy Division (ONEC.2) is to build on the Bank’s sector skills and strengthen its capacity to become the leader in strategy, development, financing and implementation of energy projects and programs in Eastern and Southern Africa.

PRINCIPAL ENERGY ECONOMIST

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Sector Manager, his/her core duties/responsibilities will include the following:

Participate to project identification missions in selected RMCs in the energy sectors including energy sector analysis and reforms. Such missions normally lead to the development of a pipeline of bankable projects, technical assistance programs and potential advisory services to be considered by ONEC.
Prepare or oversee preliminary evaluation of project proposals to assess their feasibility for financial assistance and/or technical support by the Bank. This involves the screening of project applications, carrying out of desk reviews and evaluation of feasibility studies, preparing Project Concept Notes .
Participate in identification, appraisal and negotiation missions. This includes coordinating the work of the mission team which usually includes professional staff from other departments within the Bank; carrying out independent research on the investment climate, project sponsors, management, economic, financial, marketing, technical, environmental and legal aspects of the project or policy. The work also includes assessing the risks of projects and advising governments on appropriate mitigating measures; structuring/restructuring of projects to minimize financial risks; participating in negotiations, or conducting preliminary negotiations with sponsors on financing terms and legal conditions for the proposed investment/loan by the Bank.
Contribute to the preparation of Project Concept Notes and Project Appraisal Reports for presentation to peer reviewers, Country Teams, Operations Committee (OpsCom) and finally to the Board of Directors. The work involves overseeing the production of financial models for carrying out financial and economic analyses of the project; developing recommendations and justifications for the investments and defending these at the various management committees and Board of Directors.
Process disbursements under approved projects on timely basis, while ensuring that all conditions precedent were fulfilled.
Supervise portfolio projects, including review of progress reports, preparing project supervision reports for management review and recommending appropriate measures to deal with problem projects.
Contribute to the development of strategic plans and programs; participate in Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) preparation missions for allocated countries; contribute to and participate in the preparation of policy papers on private sector operations and issues.
Build inter-departmental collaboration on Energy private sector operations, and partnerships with other institutions involved in private infrastructure and PPP sector development (exchange of information on projects, policies, operational experience etc., identification of co-financing opportunities, organization of joint promotional activities etc. );
Perform other ad hoc assignments relating energy sector reforms assigned by management, including the preparation of briefs, speeches and papers.
Undertake any other task as the Manager ONEC.2 may assign.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

At least a Master’s Degree or its university equivalent in Economics, Business Administration,  or other related fields
Preferably a minimum of six (6) years of  experience in the areas of Project infrastructure economic analysis or in a related discipline
Knowledge and experience in preparing economic  analysis related to energy projects
Some knowledge of the operational policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in regional member countries, particularly with respect to infrastructure projects..
Results-oriented, team player, articulate analyst with attention to details, a persuasive communicator and good writer.
Ability to communicate and write effectively in English, with preference for capabilities in both English and French languages.
The incumbent should also have competence in (or ability/willingness to become quickly familiar with) the use of various tools available and applied by the Bank such as SAP, and fluency in standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Power point).

SENIOR POWER ENGINEER

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Power Engineer will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Manager, Eastern and Southern Africa Energy Sector. His/her core duties/responsibilities will include the following:

Policies, strategy, and frameworks
Contribute in the preparation or review of policies and strategies for Bank Group intervention in energy;
Contribute to country and regional strategy papers; undertake relevant studies and analyses; etc;

Project management:
Contribute to solve 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 (creation of an enabling environment for private sector investments in energy projects, corporate governance);
Lead, coordinate and/or oversee the identification, appraisal, negotiations, supervision and ex-post reviews of Bank operations focusing on  the energy sector, involving RMCs’ governments, private sponsor –if relevant- and other development partners or concerned parties;
Oversee and carry out an active and effective management of the assigned portfolio, including Sector Policy-Based Operations and Institutional Support  Projects;
provide the required technical skills to design national and multinational projects that respond to the needs of the RMCs and RECs based on their priorities and selectivity;

Knowledge Development:
Contribute to the preparation of Energy sector Assessment 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 task as the Manager ONEC.2 may assign.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
At least a Master’s degree in engineering,
Minimum five (5) years of relevant professional experience in project origination and sector analysis;
Full understanding of the principles of project cycle and project implementation;
Proven ability to interact competently with the staff of government and donor agencies on issues relating to aid coordination, as well as with the private sector;
Proven ability to build and lead a team of professional staff, and utilize talent and expertise of team members in a productive way;
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.
Competence in the use of Bank standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MS Projects);
The incumbent should also have competence in (or ability/willingness to become quickly familiar with) the use of various tools available and applied by the Bank such as SAP
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, with preference for capabilities in both languages.
Knowledge of IT tools; knowledge of SAP is desirable.

PRINCIPAL ENVIRONMENT SPE…T

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Principal Environment Spe…t will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Manager, Environment and Climate Change (ONEC.3). His/her core duties/responsibilities will include the following:

Mainstreaming of environmental and social development concerns:
Address environmental and social development issues in various Bank operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision and project completion stages;
Prepare Request for Categorization Memorandum (RCM)  for project categorization; ESIA/RAP, ESMP and ESMF Summaries before submitting to the Environment and Social Safeguards and Compliance Division (ORQR.3) and posting on Bank’s website;
Prepare Climate Screening Memorandum, and propose adaptation measures and mitigation measures as appropriate;
Prepare and/or contribute to technical reports and other environmental and social documentation required in processing Bank operations;
Provide E&S support to the Bank’s private sector operations (e.g. industries, services, infrastructure, financial institutions) and to the Bank’s public sector operations in the energy, transport, and information and communication technology, sectors as required;
Mainstream relevant and cross-cutting environmental and social issues into Bank operations, particularly issues related to natural resource management and climate change;
Design and/or improve the design of features/ components within Bank operations in order to ensure the effective implementation of environmental and social measures throughout the duration of the operations; and,
Develop recommendations to enhance environmental and social benefits and corrective measures to mitigate environmental and social risks in Bank operations.

Compliance with environmental and social requirements:
Provide policy and operational guidance to Task Managers and Investment Officers on environmental and social development issues as a means of strengthening the environmental and social performance of Bank operations;
Ensure compliance of operations with the Bank’s environmental and social safeguards, policies, and guidelines consistent with the Bank’s Integrated Safeguards System (ISS); and,
Provide technical guidance to clients on the preparation of necessary documentation, including but not limited to Environmental and Social Impact Assessments, Strategic Environmental and Social Assessments, Resettlement Action Plans, Environmental and Social Management Plans, Environmental and Social Management Frameworks and Environmental and Social Management Systems.

Knowledge Development:
Contribute to the development of Bank policies and strategies by highlighting timely environmental and social development issues in close collaboration with other Bank experts; and,
Review and contribute to the mainstreaming of appropriate environmental and social development issues into projects and/or initiatives developed by Bank experts in departments outside of OIVP.
Undertake any other task as the Director ONEC and/or Manager ONEC.3 may assign.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
At least a Master’s Degree or its university equivalent in Environmental Studies,  Natural Resource Management, Environmental Policy, Economics, relevant Social Sciences, Engineering, or in an equivalent environment-related discipline;
Minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the areas of environmental management, natural resource management, environmental policy, environmental assessment, environmental monitoring, environmental compliance, and climate change adaptation and mitigation, or field operations involving environmental matters;
Excellent technical and analytical skills and established track record of excellence in operational and policy work on environmental and social matters;
Knowledge and experience in preparing and managing the implementation of  Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs), Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs), Strategic Environmental and Social Assessments (SESA), Environmental and Social management Framework (ESMF) and Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMSs), including  social aspects of development projects (e.g. health and safety, involuntary resettlement and gender components), operations monitoring and evaluation, and compliance assessment;
Demonstrable knowledge and practice of the operational safeguards policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in regional member countries, particularly with respect to infrastructure projects;
Practitioner experience in Africa, with broad skills in multi-criteria assessment, stakeholder engagement and consultation, community participation, with analytical skills in assessing institutional capacities and designing/reviewing practical implementation arrangements for complex projects;
Well-rounded understanding of critical issues in sustainable development, international environment and development policy, emerging climate change, green growth and sustainability concerns, and social development and results-based management agendas;
Results-oriented, team player, articulate analyst with attention to details, persuasive communicator and good writer;
Ability to communicate and write effectively in French and/or English, with preference for capabilities in both languages;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues; and,
Competence in (or ability/willingness to become quickly familiar with) the use of various tools available and applied by the Bank such as SAP, and, fluency in standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point).

SENIOR ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE SPE…T

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Environment and Climate Change Spe…t will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Manager, Environment and Climate Change (ONEC.3). His/her core duties/responsibilities will include the following:

Policies, strategy, and frameworks:
Contribute to the development of Bank policies and strategies in close collaboration with other Bank experts;
Review and contribute to the mainstreaming of environment and climate change issues, including safeguards, into projects and/or initiatives developed by Bank experts in departments within and outside of the Vice Presidency for Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration (OIVP).
Compliance with environmental and social requirements

Ensure compliance of operations with the Bank’s environmental and social safeguards, policies, and guidelines consistent with the Bank’s Integrated Safeguards System (ISS);
Provide technical guidance to clients on the preparation of necessary documentation, including but not limited to Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs), Resettlement Action Plans (RAPs), Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs), Environmental and Social Management Frameworks (ESMFs) and Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMSs).
Prepare Request for Categorization Memorandum (RCM)  for project categorization; ESIA/RAP, ESMP and ESMF Summaries before submitting to the Environment and Social Safeguards and Compliance Division (ORQR.3) and posting on Bank’s website;
Prepare Climate Screening Memorandum, and propose adaptation measures and mitigation measures as appropriate;
Prepare and/or contribute to technical reports and other environmental and social and climate change documentation required in processing Bank operations;

Project management:
Support Department’s staff in identifying, preparing and implementing programs, projects and project’s components to address environment and climate change issues including the promotion of activities and investments in sectors that have enable climate change mitigation and/or adaptation;
Support Department’s staff in supervising programs, projects and project’s components to address environment and climate change, including responding to monitoring and reporting project cycle requirements.

Resource Mobilization:
Contribute to the coordination of Environment and Climate Funds within the Bank;
Support the mobilization of resources for the implementation of environment and climate change interventions by developing partnerships with existing sources of finance, international conventions, and donors; and,
Help RMCs and Sponsors access Climate and Environmental Finance tools, and help develop and implement Bank’s in-house financial tools.

Knowledge Development:
Keep on top of climate change and environment issues by being well informed of evolving steps with respect to the climate change international agenda.
Undertake any other task as the Director ONEC and/or the Manager ONEC.3 may assign.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

At least a Master’s degree in disciplines related to environment, climate change, economics, development studies;
Preferably a minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience in development of environment and climate change operations, project management, policy formation, capacity building;
Proven writing and analytical skills in designing relevant operations; ability to initiate innovative approaches and originality at work; sound analytic, conceptual and strategic thinking;
Updated knowledge of the critical environment and climate change issues;
Proven ability for team-working and multi-tasking; great facilitation, communication and computational skills; resourcefulness, attention to details and client orientation;
Flexibility to undertake field missions to Regional Member Countries;
Ability to communicate and write effectively in French and/or English, with preference for capabilities in both languages; and,
Competence in (or ability/willingness to become quickly familiar with) the use of various tools available and applied by the Bank such as SAP, and fluency in standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point).

CHIEF CLIMATE CHANGE & GREEN GROWTH SPE…T

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Chief Climate Change and Green Growth Spe…t will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Manager, Environment and Climate Change (ONEC.3). His/her core duties/responsibilities will include the following:

Policies, strategy, and frameworks

Assist in the mainstreaming of green growth in policies, strategies, frameworks, and action plans. Provide guidance on addressing green growth and climate change concerns in projects; and,
Provide input to operations teams on policies and strategies related to green growth and climate change.

Operational advice and support
Lead/contribute to upstream technical assistance to regional member countries on mainstreaming green growth into development planning; and,
Participate in country teams and provide green growth and climate change-related inputs for Country Strategy Papers (CSP’s).

Promotion of regional cooperation
Develop regional strategies and work on concepts leading to joint country or regional projects or activities; and,
Provide guidance and advice on co-financing opportunities.

Resource Mobilization
Contribute to the mobilization of resources by developing partnerships with existing sources of finance, international conventions, and donors; and,
Coordinate existing resources allocated to green growth work (e.g. Korean grant funding)

Knowledge sharing
Provide input on actions which can be taken to build awareness and capacity at the country level.
Coordinate with other divisions and departments on country level initiatives; and,
Support senior management and represent the Bank in relevant conferences/workshops Assist sector spe…ts in climate change mitigation and adaptation issues, particularly in the area of access to special climate change funds.

Staff Support
Provide leadership and support to multidisciplinary teams and ensure the overall quality of work;
Assist ONEC in strategically utilizing its innovative finance instruments for facilitating the transition to green growth; and,
Provide support to team and individuals on green growth and climate change and ensure their on-going learning and development.
Undertake any other task as the Director ONEC and/or Manager ONEC.3 may assign.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

At least a Master’s degree in disciplines related to environmental science, environmental economics, environmental management, climate change, climate finance or a comparable discipline;
Preferably a minimum of seven (7) years professional experience relevant to  addressing global environmental change issues within development contexts, such as thematic experience in the fields of  climate change, sustainable natural resource management, green growth; development and supervision of knowledge products, project development and management, policy formation, capacity building, finance instruments;
Proven written and analytical skills in guiding initiatives relevant to promoting green growth at the country level; ability to initiate innovative approaches and  originality at work; sound analytic, conceptual and strategic thinking;
Excellent technical and analytical skills and established track record of excellence in operational and policy work on operations related to climate change and green growth;
Knowledge of the current climate change and green growth issues and initiatives;
Experience working on operations in the private sector and the public sector;
Proven ability for team-working and multi-tasking; great facilitation, communication and computational skills; resourcefulness, attention to details and client orientation; and,
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues;
Flexibility to undertake field missions to Regional Member Countries; and,
Competence in (or ability/willingness to become quickly familiar with) the use of various tools available and applied by the Bank such as SAP, and, fluency in standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point).

CHIEF CLIMATE FINANCE SPE…T

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Chief Climate Finance Spe…t will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Manager, Environment and Climate Change (ONEC.3). His/her core duties/responsibilities will include the following:

Policies, strategy, and frameworks
Act as the department’s focal point for climate change and climate change finance including coordination of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF);
Assist in the preparation of climate change policies, strategies, and action plans;
Analyze climate change content of projects;
Participate in policy dialogue to mainstream climate change mitigation and adaptation; and,
Provide input to operations teams on policies and strategies related to climate change.

Operational advice and support
Participate in country teams and provide climate change-related inputs for Country Strategy Papers (CSP’s).

Promotion of regional cooperation
Develop regional strategies and work on concepts leading to joint country or regional projects or activities; and,
Provide guidance and advice on co-financing opportunities for climate change initiatives.

Resource Mobilization
Lead the mobilization of resources for the implementation of climate change programs by developing partnerships with existing sources of finance, international conventions, and donors.

Knowledge sharing
Provide input on actions which can be taken to build climate change awareness and capacity at the country level;
Coordinate with other divisions and departments on country level climate change initiatives;
Support senior management and represent the Bank in conferences/workshops on climate change and climate finance;
Assist sector spe…ts in climate change mitigation and adaptation issues, particularly in the area of access to special climate change funds; and,
Coordinate the Bank’s annual Climate Finance Tracking and Reporting requirements.

Staff and Consultant Support
Provide leadership and support to multidisciplinary teams and ensure the overall quality of work;
Support climate change and climate finance spe…ts in ONEC;
Provide coaching and mentoring to team and individuals on climate finance and ensure their on-going learning and development; and,
Coordinate assigned tasks of consultants recruited under the Climate Investment Funds (CIF).
Undertake any other task as the Director ONEC and/or Manager ONEC.3 may assign.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

At least a Master’s degree in disciplines related to climate change, climate finance or a comparable discipline;
Preferably a minimum of seven (7) years relevant professional experience in development of climate change and climate finance operations, project management, policy formation, capacity building;
Proven written and analytical skills in designing climate change and/or climate finance operations; ability to initiate innovative approaches and  originality at work; sound analytic, conceptual and strategic thinking;
Excellent technical and analytical skills and established track record of excellence in operational and policy work related to climate change;
Updated knowledge of the critical climate change and climate finance issues and initiatives;
Experience working on operations in the private sector and the public sector;
Proven ability for team-working and multi-tasking; great facilitation, communication and computational skills; resourcefulness, attention to details and client orientation;
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues;
Flexibility to undertake field missions to Regional Member Countries; and,
Competence in (or ability/willingness to become quickly familiar with) the use of various tools available and applied by the Bank such as SAP, and fluency in standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Power point).
Excellent written and verbal communications in English and French are desirable; at a minimum, proficiency in one of the languages and knowledge of the other is a must.

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