AfDB New Job Openings [4 Positions]

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16 Feb, 2018

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Banking Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Lead Economist (ECVP)
Reference: ADB/18/013
Grade: PL2
Position No: 50076499

The Complex

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the Vice President for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex.
  • The Complex is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio-economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.
  • The Complex will inspire, generate and provide direct support to the President and Senior Management of the Bank on a broad range of technical and management issues within the broad remit of economic, finance, public financial governance, management and social economics.

The Hiring Department

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’s core mandate has been to position the Bank as a trusted broker of knowledge in the pursuit of Africa’s development and make it a world-class center of excellence advocating for evidence-based policymaking.
  • The Complex is therefore responsible for the management of Bank Group knowledge produce.
  • This includes knowledge generation through strategic and applied research, knowledge measurement embedded in statistical and data work, knowledge generated from operational and field experiences, and knowledge sharing through dissemination, networking and partnerships.
  • Hence the Complex’s activities can broadly be categorized as:  (i) providing the knowledge base to support the effectiveness of Bank Group Operations and policy dialogue in Regional Member Countries; (ii) Capacity development in Regional Member Countries and Sub-Regional Organizations in statistics, project and economic management; and, (iii) Leadership in coordination of knowledge advocacy, financial and economic governance in Africa.

The Position

  • Under the guidance of the Chief Economist, the Lead Economist drives the Bank’s leadership in building sustainable competitive economies in the Regional Member Countries.
  • He/she contributes to policy dialog and coordinates the Bank’s economic analytical work, with the view to spur a culture of excellency and stewardship for the Bank’s clients and partners.
  • The Lead Economist enhances the Bank’s branding in providing high standard economic advice to the clients in alignment with the donor community in the Regional Member Countries.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the Bank is at the forefront of economic development knowledge and practice in support to the Regional Member Countries’ effective management of macroeconomic policy.
  • Leading the preparation of country strategy papers, in collaboration with the regional directorates and other stakeholders inside and outside the Bank.
  • Developing partnerships with the other knowledge departments within the Complex and in and outside the Bank, and ensure that the highest level of knowledge is incorporated in the design of Bank strategies and operations.
  • Leading production of flagship reports on country economic issues
  • Leading the prioritization of the High 5s in country strategy papers in collaboration with the regional directorates and other stakeholders.
  • Leading the application of economic research generated inside and outside of the Bank, to the development and review of economic policy solutions tailored to the specific circumstances of each Regional Member Countries.
  • Coordinating the work of country economists in the Bank towards improved harmonization of approaches and standards of quality
  • Leading the production of country-relevant, timely, analytically sound, and reliable policy advice for Regional Member Countries.
  • Monitoring economic conditions and policies in Regional Member Countries and providing policymakers with well researched insights about developments in their economies.
  • Provide advice and guidance on core Bank policies, strategies and processes for greater Bank effectiveness.
  • Foster the Bank’s position on high-level strategic issues in relation to economic governance.
  • Enhance the Bank’s comparative advantage and quality assurance in delivering its development goals to the Regional Member Countries.
  • Design, lead and oversee the implementation of the Bank’s knowledge strategy.
  • Manage and monitor the complex’ economic research agenda.
  • Support the economic work transformation venture across the Bank, in coordination with other relevant Bank Units.
  • Coordinate partnership with sister institutions on high-level economic development initiatives in support to the Regional Member Countries.
  • Contribute to knowledge generation and outreach.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • A minimum of Master’s Degree in Macroeconomics, Econometrics or Applied Economics; a Ph.D. will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant and progressive professional experience in macroeconomic management, Applied Economics, Research, gained within major international organizations.
  • Standing record of support in macroeconomic modelling and forecasting, including debt management issues in the Regional Member Countries is a must.
  • Evidence of recently international published works in economics in international journals or books published by reputable publishers.
  • Excellent knowledge of the international development institutions’ policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Proven experience in leading policy dialog with the highest level of Government bodies in the Regional Member Countries.
  • Demonstrated operational experience in a multilateral setting.
  • A very good background in corporate services activities in particular in procurement management, fixed assets management for public development organizations.
  • Solid experience in knowledge and partnership leverage.
  • Competence in the use of at least one standard econometric software for empirical analysis.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.

Application Closing Date
27th February, 2018.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application Online : Click Here

 

Job Title: Chief Translator/Reviser (French Language)
Reference: ADB/18/014
Grade: PL3
Position No.: 50001469

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department
The primary role of the Language Services Department is to ensure, as required by the Bank’s Agreement, the accessibility in the two working languages of the Bank (English and French, and occasionally Arabic and Portuguese) of all issues and documents submitted to Senior Management and governing bodies of the Bank, for efficient decision-making aimed at the achievement of the Bank’s mission.

In this regard, the Department accords high priority to ensuring an accurate and effective flow of communication within the Bank, and also between the Bank, its shareholders, development partners and the public at large, by providing the highest quality of translation, interpretation and terminological services to the Institution. It also seeks to promote multilingualism to enhance communication among staff with the Bank’s clients and partners.

The Position

  • Under the general supervision of the Translation Division Manager, the Chief Translator-reviser (French Language) will translate, from English to French, complex and confidential documents of the organization; revise documents translated internally or externally by independent translators; contribute to the design and implementation of quality control mechanisms for translations produced by the Division.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Translate, from English to French, highly sensitive and technical documents from various sources, including Management and the Boards, using Translation Memory, Terminology Databases, and a whole range of CAT tools.
  • Revise translations of complex and sensitive documents covering the full range of the Bank’s work, namely: reports of an economic and financial nature, statements from Senior Management, audit reports, planning and programming documents, project appraisal reports, legal documents, etc.;
  • Aim for and ensure a high standard of accuracy, faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original document;
  • Work with client departments to develop terminology for new concepts in the Bank’s work, as well as ensure compliance with established terminology and consistency among translators;
  • Contribute to the development and sharing of terminology within the Division (terminology consultation meetings with all members of the Division):
  • Contribute to the performance evaluation of external translators;
  • Initiate training programmes in the use of computer-assisted translation tools;
  • Supervise and coach less experienced translators, including external consultants;
  • Lead in-house and freelance translators to build capacity and ensure compliance with professional standards;
  • Coordinate translation activities, by serving as focal point for complexes with a view to advising them and monitoring their requests.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Translation;
  • At least 7 (seven) years of professional experience in a similar organization, with increasing levels of responsibility;
  • Ability to provide high quality translation and revision for Bank Management and decision-making bodies;
  • Ability to contribute to strategic thinking with a view to improving translation and other business processes of the Language Services Department;
  • Ability to work under pressure, with calm and serenity, setting priorities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Capacity to analyze complex translation requests and scenarios and find appropriate solutions;
  • Capacity to lead, supervise and motivate teams of translators in a complex multicultural environment;
  • Ability to communicate efficiently (written and oral) in English or French;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and demonstrate knowledge of other software packages applicable to translation (workflow, scheduling, translation memory, etc.).

Application Closing Date
27th February, 2018.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application Online : Click Here

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

 

Job Title: Lead Reviser
Reference: ADB/18/012
Grade: LP4
Position N°: 50092483

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • The primary role of the Language Services Department is to ensure, as required by the Bank’s Agreement, the accessibility in the two working languages of the Bank (English and French, and on occasion Arabic and Portuguese) of all issues and documents submitted to Senior Management and governing bodies of the Bank, for efficient decision-making aimed at the achievement of the Bank’s mission.
  • In this regard, the Department accords high priority to ensuring an accurate and effective flow of communication within the Bank, and also between the Bank, its shareholders, development partners and the public at large, by providing the highest quality of translation, interpretation, editing and terminological services to the Institution. It also seeks to promote multilingualism to enhance communication among staff with the Bank’s clients and partners.

The Position

Under the general supervision of the Director, Language Services Department, the Lead Reviser will: i) contribute to strategic thinking on policies, rules and procedures governing the Bank’s language services; ii) design and implement quality control mechanisms for translations produced by the Department; lead coaching and mentoring programs for translators and revisers; and iv) produce French translation and revision work of impeccable quality for the Bank.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Director of Language Services Department, the Lead Reviser will provide high level language services, including but not limited to:

  • Ensure quality control of Translation Bank-wide, with special focus on the quality of documents to be submitted to Senior Management and Governing Bodies of the Bank;
  • Review, and update policies and procedures governing the Bank’s language services;
  • Lead and ensure quality control of work done by translators and coordinate such activities during meetings and events organized by the Bank for its stakeholders at headquarters and abroad;
  • Revise translations of complex, highly technical and sensitive documents to be sent to the Bank’s Regional and Non-Regional Member Countries, including Head of State and Government;
  • Ensure the publication of high-quality translations covering the full range of the Bank’s work, namely: reports of an economic and financial nature, statements from Senior Management, audit reports, planning and programming documents, project appraisal reports, legal documents, etc.;
  • Lead brainstorming sessions within the Department for terminology harmonization across the Bank;
  • Devise strategies aimed at achieving the objectives of the Department and the Bank on multilingualism and translation;
  • Serve as a contributing evaluator in the performance evaluation process of translators and revisers in accordance with Bank standards and practices;
  • Advise management on the budgetary and financial implications of translation activities and its impact on the Bank’s administrative budget;
  • Represent the Department in working groups comprising different organizational units of the Bank, at the request of the Director;
  • Lead the Terminology Committee to ensure that new and technical concepts used in the Bank’s documents are identified, reviewed, translated and included in a Terminology Compendium for Bank-wide distribution;
  • Lead initiatives aimed at establishing or enhancing partnerships with sister institutions for knowledge sharing and staff exchange programs;
  • Design and implement programs aimed at building internal and external capacities in translation, editing and revision;
  • Spearhead and coordinate all professional and related training required in Translation, including training in the use of various computer-assisted translation tools.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Have at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in translation;
  • Have at least 8 (eight) years of professional experience in a similar organization at increasing levels of responsibility;
  • Strong expertise in French revision;
  • Ability to think strategically with a view to identifying shortcomings in translation policies, procedures and processes and propose solutions to overcome them;
  • Ability to work under pressure, with calm and serenity, setting priorities and handling multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Capacity to analyze complex translation requests and scenarios and find appropriate solutions;
  • Capacity to lead a group of professional staff and coordinate interactions with other teams in the Department and Bank-wide;
  • High sense of responsibility, confidentiality and discretion;
  • Strong expertise in the formulation and implementation of relevant mentoring and development programs for teams of translators;
  • Ability to communicate efficiently (written and oral) in English or French;
  • High-level skills and operational effectiveness;

Application Closing Date
27th February, 2018.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application Online : Click Here

 

Job Title: Chief Translator/Reviser (English Language)
Reference: ADB/18/011
Grade: LP3
Position No: 50001455

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • The primary role of the Language Services Department is to ensure, as required by the Bank’s Agreement, the accessibility in the two working languages of the Bank (English and French, and on occasion Arabic and Portuguese) of all issues and documents submitted to Senior Management and governing bodies of the Bank, for efficient decision-making aimed at the achievement of the Bank’s mission.
  • In this regard, the Department accords high priority to ensuring an accurate and effective flow of communication within the Bank, and also between the Bank, its shareholders, development partners and the public at large, by providing the highest quality of translation, interpretation and terminological services to the Institution. It also seeks to promote multilingualism to enhance communication among staff with the Bank’s clients and partners.

The Position

  • Under the general supervision of the Translation Division Manager, the Chief Translator-reviser (English Language) will translate from French to English complex and confidential documents of the organization; revise documents translated internally or externally by independent translators; contribute to the design and implementation of quality control mechanisms for translations produced by the Division.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Translate, from French to English, highly sensitive and technical documents from various sources, including Management and the Boards, using Translation Memory, Terminology Databases, and a whole range of CAT tools.
  • Revise translations of complex and sensitive documents covering the full range of the Bank’s work, namely: reports of an economic and financial nature, statements from Senior Management, audit reports, planning and programming documents, project appraisal reports, legal documents, etc.;
  • Aim for and ensure a high standard of accuracy, faithfulness to the spirit, style and nuances of the original document;
  • Work with client departments to develop terminology for new concepts in the Bank’s work, as well as ensure compliance with established terminology and consistency among translators;
  • Contribute to the development and sharing of terminology within the Division (terminology consultation meetings with all members of the Division):
  • Contribute to the performance evaluation of external translators;
  • Initiate training programmes in the use of computer-assisted translation tools;
  • Supervise and coach less experienced translators, including external consultants;
  • Lead in-house and freelance translators to build capacity and ensure compliance with professional standards;
  • Coordinate translation activities, by serving as focal point for complexes with a view to advising them and monitoring their requests.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in translation;
  • At least 7 (seven) years of professional experience in a similar organization, with increasing levels of responsibility;
  • Ability to provide high quality translation and revision for Bank Management and decision-making bodies;
  • Ability to contribute to strategic thinking with a view to improving translation and other business processes of the Language Services Department;
  • Ability to work under pressure, with calm and serenity, setting priorities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Capacity to analyze complex translation requests and scenarios and find appropriate solutions;
  • Capacity to lead, supervise and motivate teams of translators in a complex multicultural environment;
  • Ability to communicate efficiently (written and oral) in English or French;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and demonstrate knowledge of other software packages applicable to translation (workflow, scheduling, translation memory, etc.).

Application Closing Date
27th February, 2018.

How to Apply

Submit your CV and Application Online : Click Here

Note: This position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment