African Development Bank Fresh Recruitment

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1 Aug, 2016

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African Development Bank (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 following vacant positions below:

Job Title: Chief Investment Officer – OPSD.3
Reference: ADB/16/082
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL-3
Position N°: 50069783


The Private Sector and Microfinance Department (OPSD) is responsible for all private sector operations falling within the umbrella of the Bank Group’s private sector development strategy. The department plans, organizes and carries out the activities related to private sector project identification, preparation, appraisal, and implementation. The department also provides financial and technical assistance for private sector projects and programs and supports the Bank’s country diagnostic and strategy work as well as enabling environment reform programs to improve the investment climate in Africa.

The Infrastructure and Public Private Partnership Division (OPSD3) is responsible for originating all infrastructure operations that do not have an explicit sovereign guarantee from the beneficiary country. This includes non-sovereign guaranteed projects in the power, transportation, telecommunications and water sectors. The division leads project teams that identify, appraise and process infrastructure projects until first disbursement, at which point primary responsibility is passed to the portfolio management division.

The Private sector and Microfinance Department is recruiting an Investment Officer at grade level PL-3 for the Division of Infrastructure and PPPs. The main objectives of the position are to:

  • Promote private sector development in regional member countries (RMCs) through financing private enterprises, public-private partnerships (PPPs) and projects in various Infrastructure sectors which are technically feasible, financially and economically viable, and environmentally sound and create optimum added value, without sovereign guarantees in accordance with sound banking principles;
  • Mobilize domestic and foreign resources for investment in the private sector through co-financing operations with other institutions, commercial banks and Export Credit Agencies;
  • Execute transactions and build relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners and government officials;
  • Contribute to private sector development in the AfDB’s  countries of operation by executing innovative, developmental, and profitable investments.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager, Investment Officers:

  • Work with Junior staff to help identify and execute viable investment transactions across Africa, which maximize development impact as well as profitability.
  • Lead and/or participate in the planning and appraisal of investment opportunities that include conducting company due diligence and financial analysis to assess the viability and optimal structure of an AfDB investment;
  • Lead and/or participate in the preparation of project appraisal reports for presentation to the Department, the various review committees and finally to the Board of Directors.
  • Ensure that all conditions precedent have been fulfilled on a timely basis and process or oversee the first disbursement to projects and ensuring a smooth transition of primary responsibility for the project to the portfolio management team.
  • Ability to lead and/or participate in multidisciplinary teams of the African Development Bank (AfDB) professionals who have expertise in the regions or sectors in which we do business, including legal, environmental, social, industry and product specialists.
  • Assist the portfolio management team to ensure effective monitoring and supervision of the originated projects in the portfolio.
  • Develop and maintain quality relationships with clients to ensure responsive client service and to foster repeat business and generate new opportunities/relationships for AfDB.
  • Play an active role in coaching and mentoring more junior investment officers.
  • Represent the Division/Department in meetings as maybe assigned from time-to-time.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  •  A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Banking or related areas, preferably engineering.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of professional relevant experience, ideally in an international investment bank of Development Finance Institutions (DFI).
  • Knowledge of the infrastructure sectors; equity investment and/or project finance is preferred; investment transaction experience in the Infrastructure sectors in Africa would be a plus.
  • Ability to build partnerships and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interest of clients within and outside the institution;
  • Sound business judgment in identifying potential business partners.
  • Strong financial and credit skills; demonstrated ability to structure a variety of complex financial instruments (debt and sub debt).
  • Strong inter-personal skills, ability to interact effectively with clients and colleagues from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standards.
  • Genuine commitment to sustainable development, AfDB’s mission, strategy and values.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, and time management skills with proven ability to work promptly and efficiently under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, and preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.

Application Deadline: 10th August, 2016.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE


Job Title: Protocol and Liaison Officer – Eastern Africa Regional Resource Centre (EARC)
Reference: ADB/16/083
Location: Nigeria
Grade: LP6
Position N°: 50071235


  • The Eastern Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank, Governments and other stakeholders and improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners.
  • The Bank invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill in the vacant position of Protocol and Liaison Officer. This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya and does not attract international terms and conditions.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Director of EARC and the technical oversight of the Bank’s Chief of Protocol, the Protocol & Liaison Officer’s role will be to contribute to the efficient delivery of protocol services of the Bank by:

  • Ensuring that the Bank and its staff are accorded at all times their privileges and immunities in the region covered by the EARC; Ensuring prompt issuance of relevant documents for Bank staff (residence permits, franchises, registration of their vehicles, exemption from VAT, etc.) in accordance with the Bank’s policies and guidelines;
  • Providing assistance in the planning, programming and monitoring of ceremonies and receptions organized by the Bank;
  • Ensuring proper communication between staff of the Bank and government officials of the host country;
  • Working closely with Protocol Services at the Bank’s Headquarters to ensure a maintenance of protocol standards of the Bank and its staff;
  • Providing general administrative support to the Regional Resource Centre by designing, preparing and following up on various administrative documents, Notes Verbale, various certification documents, attestations, etc.;
  • Contributing to the establishment of good working relations between the Bank, its staff and host country authorities.

Other specific duties and responsibilities include:

  • Act as liaison between the Bank and staff on the one hand and the host country authorities on the other;
  • Prepare Notes Verbale addressed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the host country relating to the management of privileges and immunities of the Regional Resource Centre (RRC) and the staff assigned to it;
  • Prepare, dispatch and follow up on residence permits of the Bank’s staff;
  • Prepare, dispatch and follow up on visa and motor vehicle registration applications of the Bank’s staff at the beginning and end of employment term;
  • Follow up with the host country’s authorities, procedures for obtaining franchises/concessions on the importation and exportation of personal effects, vehicles and other goods for the use of the RRC and its staff, as well as VAT exemptions;
  • Conduct airport arrival and departure formalities for senior staff of the Bank and all other personalities invited by the Regional Office;
  • Coordinate the organization of events and ceremonies organized by the RRC-Nairobi;
  • Maintain an up-to-date status of motor vehicle fleet for the RRC and its staff;
  • Perform regular inventories of applications for franchises/concessions, residence permits, etc. and inform the Regional Director of the status;
  • Ensure flag, emblems and pennants of the Bank are well maintained;
  • Produce a monthly activity report on the Protocol Officer’s portfolio;
  • Report to the Privileges, immunities and conferences Division (SGPC.12) on all issues pertaining to the implementation of the privileges and immunities provisions of the Host Country Agreement (HCA);
  • Perform any other tasks as may be assigned.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or its university equivalent in Law, International Relations, International Public Law, Political Science, or other related discipline;
  • Qualifications, studies and training in diplomacy and protocol practices would be an advantage;
  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant professional experience holding a diplomatic position in government or a similar position in a multilateral organization such as the Bank;
  • Experience in protocol practices of Governments, National or Public Administrations, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Embassies;
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, multicultural environment and to function effectively as a member of various groups;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a keen sense of initiative, rigorous and methodical approach with attention to detail; Budget and programme management skills desirable;
  • An excellent communicator in English. A good working knowledge of French will be an advantage;
  • Competence in the use of standard software used in the Bank (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP will be an advantage.

Application Deadline: 14th August, 2016.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE


Job Title: Special Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer – Africa50
Location: Nigeria


  • Africa50 is a landmark investment vehicle, focused exclusively on Africa’s infrastructure investment opportunities. It is an independent, profit driven, commercially managed entity.
  • It will provide a means for private sector investors to bring fresh capital to infrastructure development while securing a return.
  • The result should be a significant boost to efforts to ensure sustained economic growth on the African continent. Africa50 will focus on large scale, transformative, commercially and developmentally sustainable infrastructure projects.
  • Africa50 will target investments in high-impact national and regional projects in the energy, transport, Information Communication Technology and water sectors.

The Position

  • Africa50 is hiring a Special Assistant to its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The selected candidate will assist the CEO in all aspects of his work and will interact with a wide range of people within and outside Africa50.
  • The position requires stamina and a tremendous capacity for hard work.
  • Qualified candidates will ideally have over six years of professional experience in finance or management consulting with strong finance skills.
  • They should have a solid record of accomplishments and strong performance; sound judgment; strong organizational abilities; and excellent oral and written communication and people skills, including the ability to work across boundaries, as a leader and as a team member.
  • The ability to be discreet and handle confidential information is also essential.

Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities for the successful applicant will include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide input, analysis, and recommendations on issues brought to the CEO’s attention either for information or for action.
  • Ensure that the CEO is adequately briefed and informed of important issues as they arise.
  • Provide assistance to the CEO on all matters relating to Africa50’s operations, and Board interactions.
  • Ensure appropriate follow through on actions, decisions, and commitments made by the CEO by working with the parties responsible for implementation.
  • Prepare, attend meetings with (and on behalf of) the CEO, and follow up on agreed actions.
  • Maintain regular contact both informally and formally with a wide range of staff to stay abreast of emerging issues requiring attention, and establish a program of systematic interaction with staff and follow up.
  • Review briefs, speeches, and draft talking points for a wide spectrum of occasions.
  • Closely interact with the Africa50 executive team and their staff, and keep them informed of important issues.
  • Coordinate all high level corporate meetings, and overall schedule of the CEO.
  • Organize and manage special events or visits of high profile guest’s and clients.
  • Provide a broad range of analytical and liaison functions.
  • Work effectively with Communication Staff to help manage Public Relations and Media outreach for the CEO.
  • Coordinate the activities of the CEO’s front office.
  • Fluent in English and French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Must hold Master’s degree in Business Administration or equivalent qualification.
  • Must have at least six (6) years’ experience in finance or management consulting with strong finance skills.
  • Ability to produce high quality work with very short deadlines, to effectively prioritize work among multiple competing demands, and to adapt to unexpected work demands.
  • Ability to multitask is essential.
  • Highly developed communication and diplomatic skills (written and oral) to effectively share views at highest levels, and communicate effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and logistical skills, with keen attention to detail and ability to follow up systematically on a broad set of initiatives and decisions.
  • Responsiveness to demands of the CEO, internal and external clients.
  • Strong initiative and record of performance with low supervisory requirements to function effectively as a member of a team within unstructured and pressured work environment.
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including an ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
  • Ability and capability to make decisions quickly, often with incomplete information.
  • High degree of tact and discretion in dealing with internal and external clients, staff at all levels, and in handling confidential and sensitive information.
  • Capacity to work long hours as needed; Highly motivated, and committed to highest ethical standards.

Application Deadline: 15th August, 2016.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should CLICK HERE



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