African Development Bank Group (AfDB) New Opportunities [3 Positions]

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24 Jul, 2018

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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: Principal Capacity Development Officer – ECAD2
Reference: ADB/18/061
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50000302

The Complex

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’
  • The Complex is responsible for:
    • 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;
    • Systematically emphasizing the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.

The Hiring Department & Division

  • Within ECVP, the African Development Institute (ECAD) coordinates and oversees capacity development mainstreaming in Bank operations for enhanced development effectiveness in its regional member countries (RMCs). This is achieved by:
    • Providing advisory services to support the effective design and delivery of capacity development goals in the RMCs;
    • Identifying, designing and delivering tailored capacity development programmes to sustain development results in the RMCs; and
    • Leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination to contribute to improved policy-making and economic governance for sustainable development in the RMCs
  • In this context, and in alignment with the ECVP’s Strategic Roadmap, the role of the Policy Management Division (ECAD.2) is two-fold. These are to:
    • Disseminate knowledge and provide policy advice on critical economic issues; and
    • To build enduring institutions for economic policy and governance in the Bank’s RMCs
  • More specifically, ECAD.2 is responsible for leading the design and delivery of macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis tools in RMCs; proposing strategies and programs for improved economic governance (including effective financial and investment management in RMCs); and mobilizing and managing resources to address emerging capacity development needs in the Bank’s High Five areas.

The Position
The Principal Capacity Development Officer ECAD2, will play an active role in the day-to-day delivery of the Department’s mandate, ensure high quality standards are observed, and collaborate with the Bank operations to further capacity development mainstreaming within the Bank. Specifically the Principal Capacity Development Officer ECAD2 has the following responsibilities:

  • Support the capacity development of the Banks RMCs to effectively design and implement their own macroeconomic tools to improve policy-making processes and outcomes.
  • Provide Management and by extension, the ECVP complex and other Bank departments with expert technical advice on addressing RMCs’ capacity building issues and improve dialogue with development partners.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts and implementation of Trust Funds to address emerging capacity development needs in the RMCs.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance  of the Division Manager Policy Management (ECAD2), the Principal Capacity Development Officer will:

  • Participate in the design and delivery of macro-economic management tools and trainings in the RMCs, in collaboration with other relevant staff members across the Bank.
  • Participate in the identification and assessment of capacity needs and demand in the RMCs.
  • Task Manage capacity development activities in collaboration with country investment teams, to contribute to improve macroeconomic capacity in the RMCs.
  • Enhance partnerships with international, regional and national training institutions to deepen and expand the scope of capacity development activities in the RMCs.
  • Mobilize resources from the Bank’s Trust Funds and other partners to deliver successful capacity development initiatives in the Bank’s RMCs.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Annual/Mid-year review of capacity development activities and duly prepare reports and presentations as may be required by Management.
  • In collaboration with ECVP and other Bank departments, design and deliver capacity development programmes in macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis.
  • Task manage ongoing institutional support grants to regional economic capacity development institutions in Africa.
  • Task manage ongoing projects financed by the Bank’s Trust Funds.
  • Contribute to the review of Bank’s core policy, strategy and operational documents.
  • Prepare input to the AfDB Annual Report and articles on capacity development.
  • Participate in peer review meetings in the annual preparation of the African Economic Outlook.
  • Represent the Division Manager in meetings upon request.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be requested by the Division Manager.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Hold at minimum a Master’s Degree in Economics, Finance, Social Sciences, or related fields.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant and progressive professional experience in capacity development in international development settings and in Africa.
  • Have excellent knowledge of economic development models and a strong ability to interpret the results of research to facilitate policy dialogue.
  • Have proven ability to think strategically and to design long-term plans and programs in line with the Bank’s strategic priorities.
  • Be familiar with the Bank’s operational review processes and quality assurance requirements.
  • Demonstrate ability to build and manage strategic institutional partnerships for streamlined and increased support to capacity development in the RMCs.
  • Be results-oriented, concise planning to achieve anticipated outcomes.
  • Demonstrated team player with strong interpersonal and communication, problem solving, self-organization and time management skills. A client and results oriented individual with a proactive attitude.
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Bank software namely MS Office applications and SAP.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline 27th July, 2018.


Job Title: Lead Investment Relations Specialist – PAIF
Reference: ADB/18/138
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50097567

The Complex

  • The President plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Directorate; General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.

The Hiring Department
The Africa Investment Forum Department in The Office of the President assists the President in planning, supervising and managing the business of the Africa Investment Forum activities.

Africa Investment Forum (AIF) is a multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary platform dedicated to advancing private and public-private-partnership projects to bankable stages, raising capital, and accelerating the financial closure of deals. The AIF is Africa’s investment market place, through which the African Development Bank, along with its partners, is structuring deals, screening, credit enhancing projects, attracting co-investors, and facilitating transactions to close Africa’s investment gaps. The AIF objectives are to reduce intermediation costs, improve the quality of project information and documentation, and increase active and productive engagements between African governments and the private sector as well as increase regional integration. The AIF offers investors access to a structured platform offering bankable, de-risked projects within an enabling environment.

The Africa Investment Forum facilitates awareness raising about the investment opportunities in Africa for international investors, social impact investors, institutional investors (pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and others) both local and global. It provides an opportunity for the Africa Investment Forum partners to determine the investment needs of these various categories of investors, facilitate tailored structures and showcase Africa’s investment successes and enabling policies that would be attractive to these various classes of investors who are looking to deploy funds in Africa.

The AIF as a market-place brings together the African Development Bank, global multilateral financial institutions and regional financial institutions to de-risk investments at scale, partner focus on key transformative transactions so as to scale up and accelerate Africa’s investment opportunities.

The Africa Investment Forum will track the implementation of commitments made at the actual event to ensure transactions reach financial close and policies and bottlenecks to facilitate Africa Investment Forum projects are implemented.

The Position

  • The Lead Investment Specialist reports to the Senior Director, Africa Investment Forum, in the Office of the President.
  • The key objectives of the position of Lead Investment Specialist are to:
    • Identify and develop defined long-term strategic partnerships and sponsorships with key institutions, organizations and investors, continentally and internationally.
    • Provide leadership assistance to the Senior Director in building efficient processes, strategic thinking and a robust communications plan for the Africa Investment Forum.
    • Prepare, launch and grow the Africa Investment Forum through robust leadership, strategic plans and the necessary resourcing.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead, drive and support the inception and rollout of the Africa Investment Forum platform under the leadership of the Senior Director, of the African Development Bank.
  • Build solid AIF work streams with defined outcomes.
  • Develop AIF strategic partnerships and sponsorships with the Bank’s stakeholders (private sector, development institutions, government, foundations, etc).
  • Support the Senior Director in internal and external communications plans.
  • Strong coordination capacity and the day-to-day running of the office of the Africa Investment Forum.
  • Internally, collaborate with all Complexes, Regions and Teams across the Bank to develop the pipeline of private sector and PPPs deals and relationships needed to make the inaugural Africa Investment Forum 2018 a success and subsequent Forums.
  • Lead related investment fora organized by the Bank’s Sector complexes.
  • Lead the development and management of strategic relationships and partnerships related to the event management and the technical programme in relation to the Africa Investment Forum. This includes event management company and related companies, host government, media, etc. This includes supervision of the vendors and service providers.
  • Coordinate the internal steering committee(s).
  • Coordinate the Africa Investment Forum Advisory Council.
  • Coordinate the Department work program and budget.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Management Science, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, International Development, or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience out of which 3 years should be at a managerial level at increasingly senior levels in the knowledge sector, in global institutions, with proven experience in developing countries.
  • Public and/or private sector experience
  • Experience in building and maintaining very strong and successful partnerships.
  • Experience in core initiatives supporting private sector business growth such as resource mobilization.
  • Private sector experience in business environment and/or financial sector as well as an experience in interacting with institutional investors is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead relevant, meaningful dialogue with proven experience in providing high quality strategic and policy advice at high levels to national governments and private sector entities.
  • Strategic mind-set; strong capacity to analyse actions from the perspectives of stakeholders and translate strategic thinking into compelling plans of action and to take prudent business risks to make effective, timely, and well-thought decisions.
  • Evidence of ability to build and utilize talent and expertise of motivated and committed teams across functional boundaries in a productive way.
  • Demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas; a good listener; and cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity
  • Capacity to initiate and manage innovations and change.
  • Range of inter-personal skills and an ability to vary the use of them according to the audience
  • Effective consultation and advisory skills coupled with a client orientation
  • Strong convening power and techniques with a knowledge of event organization
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and French
  • Demonstrated ability to coach junior staff
  • Excellent people management skills and openness to feedback, new ideas, and ability to guide staff to solve problems.
  • Strong planning organization and time management skills
  • Good capacity for innovation, creativity, and ability to work in a team to solve problem.
  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with counterparts, both internal and external.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply


Job Title: Senior IT Specialist Risk Officer – PGRF
Reference: ADB/17/379/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50076383

The Complex

  • The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President ; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board ; Administrative Tribunal ; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Directorate;  General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department ; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office  and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.

The Hiring Department

  • The Risk Management Department (PGRF) develops policies and guidelines, methodologies and systems relating to credit risk assessment, market Risk and Operational Risk and as well as ensures internal consistency of all of the Bank’s risk management policies and guidelines, including those initiated and developed by other departments.
  • The department main mandate is to safeguard the Bank’s financial integrity and consolidate all core risk management activities of the Bank in order to exercise comprehensive oversight over the Bank’s risk exposure.
  • In delivering its mission, PGRF focuses largely on promoting the Bank Group’s strategic goals within a defined risk tolerance framework.

The Position

  • The Senior IT Specialist Risk Officer is to ensure that the Department has up to date technical tools and maintain the integrated risk platform.
  • Participate in the development of IT platforms for managing credit risk and risk of financial products.
  • Maintain and update technical infrastructure, data bases and process documentation.
  • Developing and implement the risk assessment, analysis and rating work flow systems and procedures supported by the relevant guidelines.
  • Assessing existing risk management capabilities, investigating and suggesting procurement proposals for the new tools to increase the efficiency of internal processes and models

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Risk Infrastructure Officer, the Senior IT Specialist Risk Officer will:

Maintain the Risk Management applications and support to users of Credit Risk systems:

  • Develop ad hoc applications when necessary to comply with new requirement pertaining to Credit Risk Management
  • Supervise the monitoring and day-to-day use of the credit risk platform, the integrity of information data in the systems, and ensure that daily operations procedures are followed;
  • Provide support on key systems used in the Department;
  • Respond to queries and reporting requirements of Credit Risk Officers and;
  • Identify users training requirements and organize training sessions.

Liaise with CHIS and suppliers of Risk Management systems:

  • Liaise with the IT Department (CHIS) to ensure adequate technical support on Risk Management systems for project implementation activities, customization, back-up and batch processing, system security and database maintenance;
  • Interact with CHIS to evaluate hardware and software requirements;
  • Initiate and develop proposals for the acquisition of new information systems and information services for Credit Risk Management activities;
  • Liaise with Credit systems suppliers and data service providers if necessary to ensure adequate maintenance, technical support and smooth running of their services;
  • Work with technical specialists of software suppliers to resolve complex programming and configurations problems.

Provide Technical support for the implementation of Risk Management systems:

  • Produce software requirements specifications and prepare design specifications including data structure definition in conformity with CHIS standards;
  • Participate in the implementation of Risk Management systems, in collaboration with CHIS in order to improve transactions processing, control framework and the decision-making process;
  • Analyze client server systems, develop feasibility studies, and design application software to support Credit Risk Officers requirements.
  • Make recommendations on Credit Risk activities workflows based on systems functionalities and best market practices.

Other Duties:

  • Define and document security and disaster recovery requirements for Risk Management activities;
  • Provide budget figures for Risk Infrastructure information service;
  • Prepare technical and user documentation, information memoranda and project related reports.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Risk Management, International Banking or Economics or in computer science, software development or related business fields;
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience with focus in risk management and information technology.
  • Relevant practical working experience in Information technology  risk assessment and data analysis
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to analyse complex information to identify the key issue/action and drive resolution
  • Considerable knowledge and experience of best practice risk management
  • Problem solving : Applies business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identifies solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization
  • Communication: Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.
  • Operational effectiveness:The Commitment to ensure that full use is made of the systems, procedures and culture within the organization in order to deliver the required results
  • Innovation & Creativity: The commitment to search for and produce innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits to the Bank and its clients.
  • Teamwork & Relationships: Works with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing the knowledge and workload. Develops strong working relationships with colleagues and contributes to creation of a positive team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other;

Technical Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge on relationship databases (ACCESS, MYSQL, SQL Server 2010 and up, ORACLE), SharePoint and Technical and functional knowledge on ERP and Decision Management Systems
  • Mastering of IDE / development tools: Visual Studio; .NET technology and other programming languages
  • Conversant with Open Source Development Tools and proficiency in developing Applications.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point); knowledge of SAP (or other integrated document management system or quantitative and qualitative data analysis packages is an added advantage.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline 22nd August, 2018.

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