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Date Posted: 10/May/2017
Deadline: 29/May/2017

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.

 

Chief Urban Mobility Specialist

Reference: ADB/17/138
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50054426

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.
  • The complex main functions are to (i) strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development, (ii) support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and (iii) place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa.
  • The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

The Hiring Department

  • The role of the Infrastructure, Cities and Urban Development Department is to foster advancement of infrastructure and cities in Africa by detailed development of appropriate interventions which the Bank might finance on a regional, national or a continent-wide basis.
  • The Specialist is responsible for Urban Mobility aspects of the Transport and logistics sector in support of the Bank's vision.

The Position
The purpose of the position as follows:

  •  To act as the Bank's principal expert on Urban Mobility involving Bus Rapid Transit System , Rail Rapid  ransit system, Light Rail Transit system and Non-Motorized Transit system in urban areas.
  • To strengthen and maintain the Bank's understanding of the Urban Mobility issues and their roles in the development of the continent.
  • Conduct policy dialogue with the government in improving Urban Mobility policy, strategy and implementation in transport infrastructure and services.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Chief will perform the following duties:

Urban Mobility Strategy:

  • Contribute to the Transport Policy of the Bank in consultation with internal stakeholders and taking account of long-term trends in Transport & Logistics and the development of the continent.
  • Ensure the appropriate implementation of the policy through communication and advise to all relevant stakeholders in the Bank, particularly operations functions, and define a monitoring framework.
  • Identify and develop any necessary policies to underpin the transport strategy.
  • Consult as necessary with external partners and Regional and non-Regional Member Countries on the form and efficacy of the policy and planning.

Urban Mobility Knowledge:

  • Lead Analytical and Advisory Activities on Urban Mobility, and conduct Economic and Sector Work to inform and underpin the downstream intervention of the Bank in project and program design in the transport sector.
  • Manage a team to develop and maintain the Bank's expertise on Urban Mobility to support Regional Integration initiatives the Bank, the regional economic communities and the continent as a whole.
  • Devise the Bank's contribution to key Urban Mobility themes.
  • Coordinate and work alongside key partners, such as other Multilateral Development Banks and the World Economic Forum to design transport sector -based programs and solutions.
  • Publish major studies and reports on Urban Mobility issues for development, taking into account the comparative advantage that the Bank can bring to bear to any specific subject or theme. Convene associated workshops and media events to solidify the learning across Africa.
  • Develop and maintain, in collaboration with partners, a detailed database of statistics and Urban Mobility options and Mass Transit Authorities to support sustainability of transport infrastructure and services.

Urban Mobility Advice:

  • Act as a focal point for advice to Regional Member Countries on transport corridor development and management of Urban Mobility issues.
  • Represent the Bank at global, regional and national conferences and workshops on some Urban Mobility issues.
  • Provide cutting edge advice on transport sector investments to foster public and private partnerships and the use of all the Bank's financing instruments.
  • Provide direct support to complex Transport infrastructure and Services operations staff in the field.
  • Advise operational staff on Transport infrastructure and Services trends and the consequences they have for future project development and design.
  • Identify appropriate relevant training for internal and external stakeholders.

Management:

  • Manage a team of consultants on transport sector issues to meet demanding Key Performance Indicators.
  • Manage the administrative budget for the division.
  • Mobilize resources from donors to support the work of the division.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master's degree or equivalent in, Urban Mass Transit Planning, Transport Engineering, Transport Economics, Transport Policy Public Policy, or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in Multi-lateral Financial Institutions, with proven experience in developing countries.
  • Ideally, will have public and/or private sector experience in Transport
  • sector with specialization in a) Urban Mobility policy and strategy aspects, b) Mass Transit planning/BRT/LRT and NMT.
  • Planning and Organizing: Establishes a systematic course of action for self and others in order to accomplish objectives; determines priorities and allocates resources effectively.
  • Client orientation: Ensures that the client is considered to be of primary importance in all transactions and interactions. Strives to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, and ensures that the client receives the best possible service from the Bank.
  • 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.
  • Highly developed technical and strategic knowledge of Urban Mobility.
  • Good knowledge of financing instruments and options.
  • An ability to make sense of complexity and to express this simply both in writing and
  • orally.
  • Effective consultation and advisory skills to ensure relevancy.
  • Ability to lead a team of specialists and to take forward projects, often in
  • collaboration with other partners.
  • Attention to detail to create quality output and to set standards for the team.
  • Mentoring to develop skills within the team and to improve the quality of output and outcomes.
  • Budget management.
  • Objective setting and staff evaluation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and preferably SAP.

Principal Internal Auditor

Reference: ADB/17/172
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50093710 & 50093713

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

  • Office of the Auditor General provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the Bank’s operations. It also assists the Bank to accomplish its strategic objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
  • The Office of the Auditor General is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling a broad, comprehensive program of auditing and consulting/advisory services both internally and externally including, without limitation, all projects and programs of the Bank group.

The Position

  • The role of the Principal Internal Auditor provides independent and objective assurance and consulting and advisory services in compliance with established professional internal auditing standards with a focus on Treasury and IT activities.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Principal Internal Auditor will:

  • Evaluate risk management as part of the global Bank risk management.
  • Plan and conducts risk-based audit of assigned activities and operations relating to the financial, operational and administrative functions of the Bank in a timely manner.
  • Determine the adequacy and effectiveness of established internal control to prevent and/or detect errors and irregularities and Determines compliance / conformance with existing controls, best practices and international standards.
  • Direct, counsel and instruct audit assistants in the performance of audit assignments and ensure compliance with time schedule.
  • Advise management on an ongoing basis, on accounting, reporting, control and compliance issues to prevent costly errors and irregularities.
  • Prepare audit reports and submits them for the Manager/Chief review and submission to the Auditor General.
  • Express opinions on the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the systems, control procedures in place to achieve established objectives and recommend corrective actions to improve operations, enhance internal control and reduce cost; and
  • Proactively liaise with audit clients to help them to better understand risks related to their business area in order to develop strong internal controls.
  • Review functions and activities to determine the nature of operations, procedures, and related internal control to achieve established objectives.
  • Determine the adequacy and effectiveness of established internal control to prevent and/or detect errors and irregularities; designs audit procedures and programs; prepares audit planning memoranda for directors’ approval.
  • Determine the accuracy of financial information and the other disclosures provided.
  •  Hold exit conference with auditees to discuss audit findings and recommendations.
  • Provide audit certification with respect to financial information and other disclosures provided in financial statement of grants and other programs.
  • Contributing to the development and update of the audit manual.
  • Provide technical updates to the audit team on new developments in the audit profession.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Audit, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration and an internationally recognized Professional.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of auditing experience in an internationally recognized professional accounting firm or an international Financial Institution.
  • Sound knowledge and auditing experience of Treasury and Private sector operations and financial instruments and information systems such as SAP/R3 system, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Integrated Audit Approach would be of a comparative advantage A professional certification, such as, CISA, CIA, CISSP, or CISM is a plus.  Experience with computer-assisted audit tools is a plus
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while ensuring quality and exceeding client expectations.
  • Ability to apply international audit standards to deliver quality audit report in line with the Bank’s strategy needs/situation
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

Principal Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Finance Investment Officer

Reference: ADB/17/171
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50091788

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the VP will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department

  • The Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department works closely with the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department and the Regional Directorates to provide support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025.
  • The core mandate of Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department is to develop the strategy of the Bank related to agricultural and rural finance and rural development, execute non-sovereign operations for the transformation of value chains, represent the Bank with external stakeholders, provide sector expertise to the regions by gathering experts who can be consulted by operations and closing the financing gap for private sector-led development of agricultural value chains. The Department is to mobilize and deploy the required expertise; and, provide support the design and implementation of agricultural finance and rural development operations for key commodity value chains. The department is structured into two Divisions: (i) Agriculture and Rural Finance Division; and (ii) Rural Infrastructure Development Division.
  • The Agriculture and Rural Finance Division will be responsible for working with private sector to transform value chains, identifying opportunities for long-term investments to address food security and boost economic growth in Africa. The division  has the following deliverables:
    • Non-Sovereign Operations targeting Private Sector Companies, Investment and Impact Funds.
    • High-Quality and Innovative Debt and Equity Investments for Private sector development for Value Chain Development and Transformation.
    • Practical Implementation Arrangements with Key Implementing Partners, specifically private sector companies and equity funds.
    • Knowledge Management of Agriculture / Rural Finance /Best Practices.
    • Enabling Environment and Alliances with Key Stakeholders.
    • Monitoring of Performance and Recommendations for Corrective Actions.

The Position
The purpose of the  job of the Principal Micro Small Medium Enterprise Finance Investment Expert of the Agriculture and Rural Finance Division is to be focused on development and upgrading of 18 key priority value chains articulated in the Feed Africa Strategy in targeted Agro Ecological Zones :

  • Identify Agricultural Micro Small Medium Enterprise’s investment opportunities within key value chains.
  • Invest in strategic private sector clients, financial institutions and commercial banks, private equity funds, investment and impact funds to finance Agricultural Micro Small Medium Enterprise’s along the 18 key priority agricultural value chains.
  • Develop facilities to support Agricultural Micro Small Medium Enterprise’s in the agriculture space.
  • Create a pipeline and manage a strong portfolio of existing and potential Agricultural Micro Small Medium Enterprise’s, investors along key value chains and achieve sustainable development impact.
  • Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close debt and equity transactions; use strong negotiation skills to develop solutions and overcome impasses in all transactions.
  • Lead support and expertise to regional directorates for non-sovereign operations with solutions to reach smallholder farmers, productive enterprises (particularly women and youth).
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of the financial instruments and their contribution to Feed Africa and action plan.

Duties and Responsibilities
1.) Technical oversight:

  • Provide technical oversight to develop innovative vehicles for dedicated Agricultural Micro Small Medium Enterprises financing, and provide technical assistance to investment funds and other non-banking financial institutions that offer equity and working capital finance to agricultural value chains;
  • Execute debt and equity investments in Agricultural Micro Small Medium Enterprise and investment / impact and investment funds / equity funds in Agricultural Micro Small Medium Enterprise (agricultural finance and innovative financing).
  • Build and maintain a strong pipeline of potential in Agricultural Micro Small Medium Enterprise to initiate new debt and equity investments, follow up on new business opportunities, and liaise extensively with potential clients on the African continent and beyond.
  • Solve challenges during negotiations and transaction structuring with potential investee companies as well as due diligence.
  • Support existing portfolio investments including strategic and value-add activities with portfolio company management and co-investors.
  • Partners with other international financial institutions, investors, including venture capital, private equity firms and strategic investors with a particular focus on public private partnerships (at the country and continent level) to engage stakeholders in alignment of sustainable socio-economic development goals;
  • Enhance project implementation quality, timeliness and integrity through developing and implementing controls that minimize slippages.
  • Develop and implement performance monitoring and evaluation systems and reporting activities (including Key Performance Indicators) to enable transparent assessment of agriculture value chain financing outcomes and impacts, both for internal and external circulation.

2.) People management:

  • Guide a team of professional level and support staff in providing efficient and high quality services that support the business.
  • Set realistic performance goals and motivate team members to meet them, both for individual staff and for the team as whole.
  • Assess the training needs of staff in the Regional Directorates and Country Offices, monitor and evaluate their performance, and recommend personnel actions to the Division Manager.
  • Be a collaborative member of the Divisional Team, contribute and share expertise and input and foster a collegial environment.
  • Build strong relationship management and understand the business needs to assist in developing practical and effective solutions.

3.) Leadership:

  • Manage the efficient use of the financial and human resources.  On the technical front the work requires analytical and strategic skills, as well as personal knowledge and practical experience in the main areas of Bank intervention.
  • Ensure high-quality output within available resources, by making the best use of its human, financial and technological assets, and by monitoring and enforcing efficiency targets;
  • Supervise complex project identification, preparation and appraisal for Bank Group financing and verify quality of the projects;

4.) Staff engagement:

  • Leading People: Serve as a role model, leading by example, builds alignment and commitment. Is courageous in challenging others to move the Bank forward;
  • Promote collaboration and facilitate teamwork across teams and across organizational units;
  • Maintain a high standard of professional integrity, treat individuals fairly and respectively and be sensitive to differences across culture, nationalities and gender.

5.) Corporate Communication:

  • Ensure effective communication between the Management and staff of the Bank, the authorities of member countries, officials from other organizations;
  • Monitor best practice in the field and, as appropriate, liaise with counterparts in other organization.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Finance or closely related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years relevant professional experience in the area of investment banking, consulting or private equity/venture capital, and 3 years working in this area preferably in an international bilateral/multilateral institution.
  • Sound experience with debt and/or equity investments in developing markets, venture investing and emerging countries including a satisfactory knowledge of their operational policies and procedures;
  • Proven leadership in matters relating to negotiating and structuring debt and equity transactions, technical review of reports and consultation with other financiers, among others.
  • Knowledge of Africa and the rural development needs, opportunities, development challenges and possible solutions.
  • Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learnt and handover, and other critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures and practices of other similar institutions.
  • Acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through agricultural investments in Africa.
  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external.
  • Knowledgeable in the execution and structuring of debt and equity investments in the assigned sector projects and programs.
  • Networking ability required to build successful relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results.  Prudence and skill in identification of such relationships and partners based on meeting the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable

Chief Aviation and Air Transport Specialist

 

Reference: ADB/17/139
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093731

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.

The Complex Main Functions are to:

  • Strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development,
  • Support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and
  • Place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa. The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

The Hiring Department

  • The role of the Infrastructure, Cities and Urban Development Directorate is to foster advancement of infrastructure and cities in Africa by detailed development of appropriate interventions which the Bank might finance on a regional, national or a continent-wide basis.
  • The Specialist is responsible for the Bank's vision for Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services, and its future prospective areas of intervention in the sector.

The Position
The Purpose of the Position as follows:

  • To act as the Bank's principal expert on Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services.
  • To strengthen and maintain the Bank’s understanding of the Transport and Logistics sector and its role in the development of the continent.
  • To advise on future investments in the sector by the Bank and its regional member countries.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Chief will perform the following duties:

Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services Strategy:

  • Devise, maintain and revise the Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services Strategy of the Bank in consultation with internal stakeholders and taking account of long-term trends in Transport & Logistics and the development of the continent.
  • Ensure the appropriate implementation of the strategy through communication and advise to all relevant stakeholders in the Bank, particularly operations functions, and define a monitoring framework.
  • Identify and develop any necessary policies to underpin the strategy.
  • Consult as necessary with external partners and Regional and non-Regional Member Countries on the form and efficacy of the strategy.

Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services Knowledge:

  • Manage a team to develop and maintain the Bank's expertise on Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services to support the development goals of the Bank and the continent.
  • Devise the Bank's contribution to key Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services development themes.
  • Coordinate and work alongside key partners, such as other Multilateral Development Banks and the World Economic Forum to design Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services -based programs and solutions for the economic and social infrastructure development of Africa.
  • Publish major studies and reports on Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services for development, taking into account the comparative advantage that the Bank can bring to bear to any specific subject or theme. Convene associated workshops and media events to solidify the learning across Africa.
  • Develop and maintain, in collaboration with partners, a detailed database of statistics and economic models relating to Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services, both African and global in nature, to support proper analysis of the impact of the sector for development and the relative state of Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services in Africa.

Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services Advice:

  • Act as a focal point for advice to Regional Member Countries on Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services issues.
  • Represent the Bank at global, regional and national conferences and workshops on Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services.
  • Provide cutting edge advice on Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services investments to foster public and private partnerships and the use of all the Bank's financing instruments.
  • Provide direct support to Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services operations staff in the field, particularly in order to improve the impact and the financial and economic analysis of projects.
  • Advise operational staff on Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services trends and the consequences they have for future project development and design.
  • Identify appropriate Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services training for internal and external stakeholders.

Management:

  • Manage a team of consultants on Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services to meet demanding Key Performance Indicators.
  • Develop and safeguard the Bank's brand as a source of Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services knowledge for Africa by detailing the quality of output expected from the division and ensuring that it is attained.
  • Manage the administrative budget for the division;
  • Mobilize resources from donors to support the work of the division.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master's degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering, Transport
  • Engineering, Aviation & Air Engineering, Transport Planning, Transport Economics, Transport Logistics, or related discipline
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in Multi-lateral Financial Institutions, with proven experience in developing countries
  • Ideally, will have public and/or private sector experience in Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services
  • Planning and Organizing: Establishes a systematic course of action for self and others in order to accomplish objectives; determines priorities and allocates resources effectively.
  • Client orientation: Ensures that the client is considered to be of primary importance in all transactions and interactions. Strives to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, and ensures that the client receives the best possible service from the Bank.
  • 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.
  • Highly developed technical and strategic knowledge of Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services.
  • Good knowledge of financing instruments and options.
  • An ability to make sense of complexity and to express this simply both in writing and orally.
  • Effective consultation and advisory skills to ensure relevancy.
  • Ability to lead a team of specialists and to take forward projects, often in collaboration with other partners.
  • Attention to detail to create quality output and to set standards for the team.
  • Mentoring to develop skills within the team and to improve the quality of output and outcomes.
  • Budget management.
  • Objective setting and staff evaluation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and preferably SAP.

Board Documentation Assistant

 

Reference: ADB/17/173
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS7
Position N°: 50078456

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 role of the Banks' Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat is to facilitate the delivery of the objectives of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy, High 5s, and Development and Business Delivery Model by enhancing the decision-making process of the governance organs and forging better working relationships with the shareholders and host countries of the Bank. The Secretary General and the General Secretariat is comprised of:
    • The Immediate Office of the Secretary General which has the additional responsibility of managing the Records Management and Archives Section and the Corporate Governance Policy and Shareholder Relations Section
    • Board Affairs and Proceedings Division
    • Protocol, Privileges and Immunities Division
    • Conferences and Meetings Division.

The Position

  • The overall objective of this role is to control the quality of Board documents and ensure their timey distribution either in electronic and/or hard copy.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Functions:
Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Section, Board Documentation, the Board Documentation Assistant will: 
Distribution of Board Documents (Electronic and Hard Copies):

  • Ensure that the titles, reference numbers and dates on documents are correct before distributing the documents;
  • Carry-out rapid comparative check to ensure the English document conforms to the French;
  • Monitor and distribute documents to Board members and their Committees within the required  deadlines;
  • Register all hard copies of documents transmitted to Senior Management;
  • To contribute towards E-board/Board Dashboard and Board Papers

Meeting Coverage:

  • Participate in the coverage of Board and Committee meetings, seminars, working groups and conferences;
  • Facilitate the circulation of messages among Board members during meeting;
  • Usher in Senior Management and staff authorized to attend the meeting into the Board or meeting rooms;
  • Transmit written or verbal messages from staff in the meeting room to those outside and vice versa;
  • Prepare the meeting attendance lists for the Secretary General and Board Affairs Officers and Committee Secretaries ;

Document Indexing:

  • Index documents in  the electronic archiving system and ensure the correct entry plate, folder, document class, document type and value are selected to ensure documents are properly indexed;
  • Conduct document (projects/programmes, policy documents, and activity reports) searches in the electronic archiving system at the request of Executive Directors and staff members;

Participation in Bank Group Annual Meetings:

  • Contribute to the processing of Annual Meetings documents and participate in the meetings.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor degree or its equivalent in Management, Development, Communications, IT systems or other related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant and practical professional experience in dealing with the processing of documentation.
  • Expert knowledge of document processing procedure
  • Good knowledge of work procedures of the Bank and the Board
  • Have good knowledge of records classification
  • Able to quickly adapt and use new technology relating to records management
  • Competence in communications with strong interpersonal skills
  • Attention to details
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • 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

Chief Agricultural Value Chain Financing Investment Officer

 

Reference: ADB/17/169
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50091785

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are:
    • To develop, policy and strategy
    • Provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions
    • Develop new financing instruments
    • The VP will act as the spoke person to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department

  • The Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department works closely with the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department and the Regional Directorates to provide support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025. 
  • The core mandate of Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department is to develop the strategy of the Bank related to agricultural and rural finance and rural development, execute non-sovereign operations for the transformation of value chains, represent the Bank with external stakeholders, provide sector expertise to the regions by gathering experts who can be consulted by operations and closing the financing gap for private sector-led development of agricultural value chains.
  • The Department is to mobilize and deploy the required expertise; and, provide support the design and implementation of agricultural finance and rural development operations for key commodity value chains.
  • The department is structured into two Divisions:
    • Agriculture and Rural Finance Division; and
    • Rural Infrastructure Development Division.
  • The Agriculture and Rural Finance Division will be responsible for working with private sector to transform value chains, identifying opportunities for long-term investments to address food security and boost economic growth in Africa.
  • The division  has the following deliverables:
  • Non-sovereign operations targeting private sector companies, investment and impact funds, high-quality and innovative debt and equity investments for private and financial sector development for value chain development and transformation;
  • Practical implementation arrangements with key implementing partners, specifically private sector companies and equity funds;
  • Knowledge management of agriculture / rural finance /best practices;
  • Enabling environment and alliances with key stakeholders;
  • Monitoring of performance and recommendations for corrective actions.

The Position

  • The Chief Agriculture Value Chain Financing Investment Officer reports to the Manager Agricultural & Rural Finance Division.
  • The main work objectives are focused on development and upgrading of 18 key priority value chains articulated in the Feed Africa Strategy in targeted Agro Ecological Zones:
  • Identify investment opportunities within key value chains;
  • Lead strategic partnerships with key private sector clients, financial institutions and commercial banks, private equity funds, investment and impact funds to finance value chain stakeholders along the 18 key priority agricultural value chains;
  • Create and manage a strong portfolio of existing and potential agricultural clients, investors along key value chains and achieve sustainable development impact;
  • Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close debt and equity transactions; use strong negotiation skills to develop solutions and overcome impasses in all transactions;
  • Mobilise resources and blended finance initiatives to close the financing gap for private sector-led development of agricultural value chains;
  • Lead, support and expertise to regional directorates for non-sovereign operations with solutions to reach smallholder farmers, productive enterprises (particularly women and youth);
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of the financial instruments and their contribution to Feed Africa and action plan.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of  Division Manager- Agricultural and Rural Finance, the Chief Agriculture Value Chain Financing Investment Officer performs the following:

The Technical Oversight:

  • Identify opportunities to support the Regional Directorates and country teams for agriculture value chain financing through private sector companies, risk sharing facilities, value chain arrangements  (agricultural finance and innovative financing) ,
  • Execute debt and equity investments in strategic opportunities in agriculture value chain financing through private sector companies and investment / impact and investment funds / equity funds (agricultural finance and innovative financing);
  • Build and maintain a strong pipeline of potential investee companies to initiate new debt and equity investments, follow up on new business opportunities, and liaise extensively with potential clients on the African continent and beyond;
  • Solve challenges during negotiations and transaction structuring with potential investee companies as well as due diligence;
  • Support existing portfolio investments including strategic and value-add activities with portfolio company management and co-investors;
  • Partner with other International Financial Institutions, investors, including venture capital, private equity firms and strategic investors with a particular focus on public private partnerships (at the country and continent level) to engage stakeholders in alignment of sustainable socio-economic development goals;
  • Agree upon blended finance arrangements for investments and technical assistance for implementation upon consultation with concerned Regional /hubs, country offices;
  • Enhance project implementation quality, timeliness and integrity through developing and implementing controls that minimize slippages;
  • Develop and implementing performance monitoring and evaluation systems and reporting activities (including Key Performance Indicators) to enable transparent assessment of agriculture value chain financing outcomes and impacts, both for internal and external circulation;
  • Lead the conceptualization and guide the implementation of agriculture value chain financing for Agropoles and Agro-industrialization and other value chain development projects, as a means to crowd in additional funding for these projects.

People Management:

  • Guide a team of professional level and support staff in providing efficient and high quality services that support the business.
  • Set realistic performance goals and motivate team members to meet them, both for individual staff and for the team as whole;
  • Assess the training needs of staff in the Regional Directorates and Country Offices, monitor and evaluate their performance, and recommend personnel actions to the Division Manager;
  • Be a collaborative member of the Divisional Team, contribute and share expertise and input and foster a collegial environment.
  • Build strong relationship management and understand the business needs to assist in developing practical and effective solutions;

Leadership:

  • Manage the efficient use of the financial and human resources.  On the technical front the work requires analytical and strategic skills, as well as personal knowledge and practical experience in the main areas of Bank intervention.
  • Ensure high-quality output within available resources, by making the best use of its human, financial and technological assets, and by monitoring and enforcing efficiency targets.
  • Supervise complex project identification, preparation and appraisal for Bank Group financing and verify quality of the projects.

Corporate Communication:

  • Ensure effective communication between the Management and staff of the Bank, the authorities of member countries, officials from other organizations;
  • Monitor best practice in the field and, as appropriate, liaise with counterparts in other organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Minimum of a Master's Degree or its equivalent in Finance or closely related disciplines.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years relevant professional experience in the area of investment banking, consulting or private equity/venture capital, and 3 years working on the topic preferably in an international bilateral/multilateral institution;
  • Sound experience with debt and/or equity investments in developing markets, venture investing and emerging countries including a satisfactory knowledge of their operational policies and procedures;
  • Proven leadership in matters relating to negotiating and structuring debt and equity transactions, technical review of reports and consultation with other financiers, among others;
  • Knowledge of Africa and the rural development needs, opportunities, development challenges and possible solutions;
  • Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learnt and handover, and other critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures and practices of other similar institutions;
  • Acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through agricultural investments in Africa;
  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external;
  • Knowledgeable in the execution and structuring of debt and equity investments in the assigned sector projects and programs;
  • Networking ability required to build successful relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results. Prudence and skill in identification of such relationships and partners based on meeting the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution;
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint);  knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Chief Quality and Methods Advisor

 

Reference: ADB/17/191
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50083586

The Complex

  • The Board of Directors provides oversight and strategic direction to the African Development Bank Group. It is composed of Executive Directors who are representatives of the African Development Bank member countries.
  • Specifically the Board is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, and carries out the following functions: (1) determine the general structure of the Bank’s services; (2) approve the financing policy and take decisions concerning loans, guarantees, equity investments and fund loans by the Bank; (3) determine the interest rates of loans and guarantee commissions; (4) approve the Bank’s operations programme and administrative budget; (5) prepare the work of the Board of Governors ; and (6) submit accounts and annual reports, as well as the administrative budgets for the approval of the Board of Governors.
  • The Board does its work through a series of permanent Committees that review and discuss policy and program documents and make appropriate recommendations to the whole Board. Independent Development Evaluation Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal report to the Board.

The Hiring Department

  • The overarching mission of the African Development Bank’s Independent Development Evaluation is to enhance the development effectiveness of the Bank in its regional member countries through independent and influential evaluations, oversight over self-evaluation processes and products, and proactive engagement in evaluation partnerships and knowledge-sharing activities.
  • The core mandate of the Independent Development Evaluation Department is to conduct independent evaluation studies, provide relevant lessons, develop and harmonize standards and practices, support evaluation capacity development together with partner agencies and attest to the validity of both processes and the results of African Development Bank’s self-evaluation activities.
  • The Independent Development Evaluation Department also collaborates and exchanges information with bilateral and multilateral development agencies’ evaluation departments, and undertakes joint evaluation of co-financed projects and programs.

The Position
The Quality and Methods Advisor provides leadership in enhancing The Independent Development Evaluation Department evaluation quality assurance, approaches, methodologies and evidence in order to improve the quality, credibility and usefulness of The Independent Development Evaluation Department evaluation processes, products and services.

The Advisor will:

  • Support and promote across the Independent Development Evaluation Department a  culture of high-quality, credible and useful evaluations, and also of consistency in the application of  evaluation guiding principles, standards, methodologies, tools and evidence
  • Assist evaluation teams to effectively select and use the most appropriate evaluation approaches, designs and methods for answering the evaluation questions and purposes of interest
  • Assist evaluation teams to produce high quality, credible and useful evaluations
  • Support the strengthening of staff evaluation skills and competencies in The Independent Development Evaluation Department and across the Bank
  • Promote learning from evaluation work
  • Contribute to strengthening the African Development Bank’s self-evaluation function, and
  • Support the development of evaluation capacity in the Bank’s Regional Member Countries.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Evaluator General the Quality and Methods Advisor will:

  • Review and revise, taking into account emerging development evaluation thinking and methodologies, the Independent Development Evaluation Department evaluation approaches, designs, methodologies and tools;
  • Review and revise the Independent Development Evaluation Department data collection, management, analysis and reporting standards and tools;
  • Revise and update the Independent Development Evaluation Department evaluation quality assurance processes, standards and tools;
  • Pilot new and innovative evaluation methodologies (including methods, and tools) and quality assurance  processes and tools;,
  • Serve as principal advisor to the Evaluator General, Managers and Evaluation Teams on appropriate evaluation standards, approaches, designs, methods and tools for the Independent Development Evaluation Department evaluation work;
  • Support and facilitate application of appropriate evaluation approaches, designs and methods across the Independent Development Evaluation Department evaluation work in order to ensure consistency in the application of methodological approaches, methods and processes across the Independent Development Evaluation Department evaluations;
  • Provide feedback on the quality  and credibility of the Independent Development Evaluation Department evaluation processes and products (including adequacy and appropriateness of data collection , use and reporting)to the Independent Development Evaluation Department management;
  • Develop appropriate M&E frameworks for the Independent Development Evaluation Department evaluation policy,  strategy and rolling work programs;
  • Lead the methodological topics of African Development Bank evaluation community of practice events, and provide follow up on key methodological issues of interest to the Independent Development Evaluation Department;
  • Contribute to the knowledge and understanding of the Independent Development Evaluation Department methodologies and methods tools (including development and dissemination of relevant learning materials) within and outside the Bank;
  • Lead and develop special programs and visiting fellows on evaluation methodologies, quality assurance and capacity building in order to enhance the Independent Development Evaluation Department’s evaluation skills and competences;
  • Actively engage with the Chief Economist’s complex, and the Delivery, Performance Management and Results Department of the African Development Bank in developing and promoting evaluation methodologies within African Development Bank;
  • Actively engage with the Delivery, Performance Management and Results, Strategy and Operational Policies, and Operations Committee Secretariat and Quality Assurance Departments in strengthening the self-evaluation of the African Development Bank;
  • Lead assessments of the Independent Development Evaluation Department staff skill gaps and learning needs in evaluation designs and methods in order to ensure delivery of relevant and appropriate learning events
  • Work closely with Division.3 in planning, designing and delivering appropriate interventions/strategies for evaluation learning and for strengthening evaluation capacity in African Development Bank;
  • Work closely with Division.3 and Regional Member Countries in planning, designing and delivering strategies for strengthening capacities in evaluation approaches and methodologies in Africa;
  • Work with the Independent Development Evaluation Department Management Team in enhancing partnership across IFIs for harmonization of evaluation methodologies;

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Holds at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in a relevant field (economics, development studies, evaluation, policy analysis, statistics, social sciences, or other related discipline) with strong development/social science research.
  • Holds also a certificate/diploma in development evaluation, development oriented research and/or program/project planning, management and evaluation
  • Have a minimum of 7 years of relevant international professional experience in development work; experience in (development) evaluation and/ or development research/analytical work in the context of developing region Africa in particular.
  • Substantial international professional progressive experience in designing, implementing and managing purposeful evaluations and/or analytical works
  • Experience in leading evaluation/analytical work
  • Experience in identifying, gathering and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data for development evaluation/research and/or development analytical work
  • Experience in evaluation capacity development
  • Operational experience in development and multi-lateral development financial institutions.
  • Advanced knowledge of independent evaluation principles, standards and procedures.
  • Advanced knowledge of evaluation practice theories, approaches and methods.
  • Significant knowledge in identifying, designing, gathering and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data for evaluation and/or development analytical work from multiple sources.
  • Knowledge of design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of policies, programmes and projects.
  • Knowledge of leading and guiding of development evaluation work
  • Operational effectiveness: Commitment to deliver required results using African Development Bank’s’s systems, procedures and culture.
  • Innovation and creativity: Commitment to enhancing performance through innovative and creative approaches.
  • Problem-solving: Applies business knowledge to resolving problems, and identifying solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization.
  • Demonstrates Professional expertise: Continuously expands understanding and sharing of relevant knowledge about evaluation designs, methods and practice.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • 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).

Principal Digitalisation and Mobile Payments Investment Officer

 

Reference: ADB/17/167
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50091789

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are:
    • To develop, policy and strategy;
    • Provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions;
    • Develop new financing instruments;
    • The Vice President will act as the spoke person to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department

  • The Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department works closely with the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department and the Regional Directorates to provide support for the delivery of “Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025”.
  • The core mandate of the Department is to develop the strategy of the Bank related to agricultural and rural finance and rural development, execute non-sovereign operations for the transformation of value chains, represent the Bank with external stakeholders, provide sector expertise to the regions by gathering experts who can be consulted by operations and closing the financing gap for private sector-led development of agricultural value chains.
  • The Department is to mobilize and deploy the required expertise; and, provide support the design and implementation of agricultural finance and rural development operations for key commodity value chains.
  • The department is structured into two Divisions:
    • Agriculture and Rural Finance Division; and
    • Rural Infrastructure Development Division.
  • The Agriculture and Rural Finance Division will be responsible for working with private sector to transform value chains, identifying opportunities for long-term investments to address food security and boost economic growth in Africa.

The division has the following deliverables:

  • Non-sovereign operations targeting private sector companies, investment and impact funds;
  • High-quality and innovative debt and equity investments for private sector development for value chain development and transformation;
  • Practical implementation arrangements with key implementing partners, specifically private sector companies and equity funds;
  • Knowledge management of agriculture / rural finance /best practices;
  • Enabling environment and alliances with key stakeholders;
  • Monitoring of performance and recommendations for corrective actions.

The Position
The Principal Digitalisation and Mobile Payments Officer reports to the Manager, Agriculture and Rural Finance Division.  
The main work objectives are:

  • Identify digital financial services and mobile banking investment opportunities within key value chains;
  • Invest in strategic private sector clients, financial institutions and commercial banks, private equity funds, investment and impact funds to finance digital financial services and mobile banking along the 18 key priority agricultural value chains;
  • Develop facilities to support digital financial services and mobile banking in the agriculture space;
  • Create a pipeline and manage a strong portfolio of existing and potential Digital Financial Services and Mobile Banking companies, investors along key value chains and achieve sustainable development impact;
  • Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close debt and equity transactions; use strong negotiation skills to develop solutions and overcome impasses in all transactions;
  • Lead, support and expertise to regional directorates for non-sovereign operations with solutions to reach smallholder farmers, productive enterprises (particularly women and youth);
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of the financial instruments and their contribution to Feed Africa and action plan.

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Division Manager- Agricultural and Rural Finance, the Principal Digitalization and Mobile Payments Officer performs the following:

1.) Technical Oversight:

  • Provide technical oversight to enhancing financial inclusion through outreach of payments, savings and other services through financial digital services and other information communication technologies;
  • Provide technical oversight to develop innovative vehicles for dedicated financial digital services and other information communication technologies financing, and provide technical assistance to investment funds and other non-banking financial institutions that offer equity and working capital finance to financial digital services and other information communication technologies.
  • Execute debt and equity investments in financial digital services and other information communication technologies and investment / impact and investment funds / equity funds in financial digital services and other information communication technologies.
  • Build and maintain a strong pipeline of potential in financial digital services and other information communication technologies to initiate new debt and equity investments, follow up on new business opportunities, and liaise extensively with potential clients on the African continent and beyond;
  • Solve challenges during negotiations and transaction structuring with potential investee companies as well as due diligence.
  • Support existing portfolio investments including strategic and value-add activities with portfolio company management and co-investors.
  • Partners with other IFIs, investors, including venture capital, private equity firms and strategic investors with a particular focus on public private partnerships (at the country and continent level) to engage stakeholders in alignment of sustainable socio-economic development goals.
  • Enhance project implementation quality, timeliness and integrity through developing and implementing controls that minimize slippages.
  • Develop and implement performance monitoring and evaluation systems and reporting activities (including Key Performance Indicators-) to enable transparent assessment of financial digital services and other information communication technologies financing outcomes and impacts, both for internal and external circulation.

2.) People Management:

  • Guide a team of professional level and support staff in providing efficient and high quality services that support the business.
  • Set realistic performance goals and motivate team members to meet them, both for individual staff and for the team as whole.
  • Assess the training needs of staff in the Regional Directorates and Country Offices, monitor and evaluate their performance, and recommend personnel actions to the Division Manager.
  • Be a collaborative member of the divisional team, contribute and share expertise and input and foster a collegial environment.
  • Build strong relationship management and understand the business needs to assist in developing practical and effective solutions.

3.) Leadership:

  • Manage the efficient use of the financial and human resources. On the technical front the work requires analytical and strategic skills, as well as personal knowledge and practical experience in the main areas of Bank intervention.
  • Ensure high-quality output within available resources, by making the best use of its human, financial and technological assets, and by monitoring and enforcing efficiency targets.
  • Supervise complex project identification, preparation and appraisal for Bank Group financing and verify quality of the projects.

4.) Staff Engagement:

  • Lead people: serve as a role model, leading by example, builds alignment and commitment. Is courageous in challenging others to move the Bank forward.
  • Promote collaboration and facilitate teamwork across teams and across organizational units.
  • Maintain a high standard of professional integrity, treat individuals fairly and respectively and be sensitive to diversity.

5.) Corporate Communication:

  • Ensure effective communication between the Management and staff of the Bank, the authorities of member countries, officials from other organizations.
  • Monitor best practice in the field and, as appropriate, liaise with counterparts in other organization.

6.) Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a minimum of a Master's Degree or its equivalent in Finance or closely related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years relevant professional experience in the area of investment banking, consulting or private equity/venture capital, and 3 years working on the topic preferably in an international bilateral/multilateral institution.
  • Sound experience with debt and/or equity investments in developing markets, venture investing and emerging countries including a satisfactory knowledge of their operational policies and procedures.
  • Proven leadership in matters relating to negotiating and structuring debt and equity transactions, technical review of reports and consultation with other financiers, among others.
  • Knowledge of Africa and the rural development needs, opportunities, development challenges and possible solutions.
  • Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learnt and handover, and other critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures and practices of other similar institutions.
  • Acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through agricultural investments in Africa.
  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external.
  • Knowledgeable in the execution and structuring of debt and equity investments in the assigned sector projects and programs.
  • Networking ability required to build successful relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results. Prudence and skill in identification of such relationships and partners based on meeting the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable

Chief Risk Sharing Facility Investment Officer

 

Reference: ADB/17/159
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50091787

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Agriculture, Human, and Social Development is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s priority of "Feed Africa" and "Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the Vice-President will act as the spoke person to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department

  • The Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department works closely with the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department and the Regional Directorates to provide support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025.
  • The core mandate of Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department is to develop the strategy of the Bank related to agricultural and rural finance and rural development, execute non-sovereign operations for the transformation of value chains, represent the Bank with external stakeholders, provide sector expertise to the regions by gathering experts who can be consulted by operations and closing the financing gap for private sector-led development of agricultural value chains. The Department is to mobilize and deploy the required expertise; and, provide support the design and implementation of agricultural finance and rural development operations for key commodity value chains.  The Department is structured into two Divisions: (i) Agriculture and Rural Finance Division; and (ii) Rural Infrastructure Development Division.
  • The Agriculture and Rural Finance Division will be responsible for working with private sector to transform value chains, identifying opportunities for long-term investments to address food security and boost economic growth in Africa. The division  has the following deliverables:
    • Non-Sovereign Operations targeting Private Sector Companies, Investment and Impact Funds,
    • High-Quality and Innovative Debt and Equity Investments for Private and financial sector development for Value Chain Development and Transformation
    • Practical Implementation Arrangements with Key Implementing Partners, specifically private sector companies and equity funds
    • Knowledge Management of Agriculture / Rural Finance /Best Practices
    • Enabling Environment and Alliances with Key Stakeholders
    • Monitoring of Performance and Recommendations for Corrective Actions.

The Position
The purpose of the job of the Chief Risk Sharing Facility Investment Officer of the Agriculture and Rural Finance Division is focused on development and upgrading of 18 key priority value chains articulated in the Feed Africa Strategy in targeted Agro Ecological Zones:

Identify risk sharing facilities opportunities within projects;

  • Lead strategic partnerships with countries to establish risk sharing facilities that meet the requirements of financial institutions and commercial banks to lend along the 18 key priority agricultural value chains;
  • Create and manage a strong portfolio of risk sharing facilities agricultural clients, investors along key value chains and achieve sustainable development impact;
  • Lead support and expertise to regional directorates for risk sharing facilities operations with solutions to reach smallholder farmers, productive enterprises (particularly women and youth);
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of the risk sharing facilities instruments and their contribution to Feed Africa and action plan.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Chief Risk Sharing Facility Investment Officer under the oversight of the manager Agriculture and Rural Finance Division performs:

The technical oversight:

  • Identify opportunities to support the Regional Directorates and country teams for risk sharing facilities, value chain arrangements  (agricultural finance and innovative financing) ,
  • Execute strategic opportunities in risk sharing facilities financing through private sector companies and investment / impact and investment funds / equity funds (agricultural finance and innovative financing);
  • Build and maintain a strong pipeline of risk sharing facilities and liaise extensively with potential clients on the African continent and beyond;
  • Support existing risk sharing facilities investments including strategic and value-add activities with portfolio company management and co-investors;
  • Partners with other International Finance Institutions, investors, including venture capital, private equity firms and strategic investors;
  • Agree upon blended finance arrangements for investments and technical assistance for implementation upon consultation with concerned Regional /hubs, country offices;
  • Enhance project implementation quality, timeliness and integrity through developing and implementing controls that minimize slippages;
  • Develop and implementing performance monitoring and evaluation systems and reporting activities (including Key Performance Institutions) to enable transparent assessment of risk sharing facilities outcomes and impacts, both for internal and external circulation;
  • Lead the conceptualization and guide the implementation of risk sharing facilities for Agropoles and Agro-industrialization and other value chain development projects, as a means to crowd in additional funding for these projects.

People management:

  • Guide a team of professional level and support staff in providing efficient and high quality services that support the business. Set realistic performance goals and motivate team members to meet them, both for individual staff and for the team as whole;
  • Assess the training needs of staff in the Regional Directorates and Country Offices, monitor and evaluate their performance, and recommend personnel actions to the Division Manager;
  • Be a collaborative member of the Divisional Team, contribute and share expertise and input and foster a collegial environment.
  • Build strong relationship management and understand the business needs to assist in developing practical and effective solutions;

Leadership:

  • Manage the efficient use of the financial and human resources.  On the technical front the work requires analytical and strategic skills, as well as personal knowledge and practical experience in the main areas of Bank intervention.
  • Ensure high-quality output within available resources, by making the best use of its human, financial and technological assets, and by monitoring and enforcing efficiency targets;
  • Supervise complex project identification, preparation and appraisal for Bank Group financing and verify quality of the projects;

Corporate Communication:

  • Ensure effective communication between the Management and staff of the Bank, the authorities of member countries, officials from other organizations;
  • Monitor best practice in the field and, as appropriate, liaise with counterparts in other organization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in in Agriculture, Agriculture Economics, Finance, , or closely related disciplines with strong notions in finance and investment;
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years relevant professional experience in the area of finance in an international multilateral institution;
  • Sound Experience with International Development Financing Institutions in developing countries including a satisfactory knowledge of their operational policies and procedures;
  • Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, issue management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learned and handover, and other critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures and practices of other similar institutions.
  • Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable projects and programs.
  • Proven leadership in matters relating to rural development such as policy dialogue, technical review of reports and consultation with other financiers, among others.
  • Knowledge of Africa and the rural development needs, opportunities, development challenges and possible solutions;
  • Knowledge in the execution of debt and equity investments in the assigned sector projects and program;
  • Ability to develop risk sharing facilities and other de-risking products for agriculture;
  • Networking ability to build successful relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results.  Prudence and skill in identification of such relationships and partners based on meeting the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.
  • Deep understanding of value chains implementation.
  • Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors to drive development impact at a country and regional level.
  • Ability to provide enabling environment for staff members performance; to communicate clearly and concisely, in giving instructions;
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Chief Evaluation Officer

 

Reference: ADB/17/183
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50000290

The Complex 
The Board of Directors provides oversight and strategic direction to the African Development Bank Group. It is composed of Executive Directors who are representatives of the Bank member countries. Specifically the Board is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, and carries out the following functions:

  • Determine the general structure of the Bank’s services;
  • Approve the financing policy and take decisions concerning loans, guarantees, equity investments and fund loans by the Bank;
  • Determine the interest rates of loans and guarantee commissions;
  • Approve the Bank’s operations programme and administrative budget;
  • Prepare the work of the Board of Governors ; and
  • Submit accounts and annual reports, as well as the administrative budgets for the approval of the Board of Governors. The Board does its work through a series of permanent Committees that review and discuss policy and program documents and make appropriate recommendations to the whole Board. Independent Development Evaluation Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal report to the Board.

The Hiring Department

  • The overarching mission of the Bank’s Independent Development Evaluation is to enhance the development effectiveness of the Bank in its regional member countries through independent and influential evaluations, oversight over self-evaluation processes and products, and proactive engagement in evaluation partnerships and knowledge-sharing activities.
  • The core mandate of the Independent Development Evaluation is to conduct independent evaluation studies, provide relevant lessons, develop and harmonize standards and practices, support evaluation capacity development together with partner agencies and attest to the validity of both processes and the results of Bank’s self-evaluation activities.  The Independent Development Evaluation also collaborates and exchanges information with bilateral and multilateral development agencies’ evaluation departments, and undertakes joint evaluation of co-financed projects and programs.
  • The Independent Development Evaluation has three divisions: the Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration Evaluations Division, the Agriculture, Human Development, Governance, Corporate and Country Evaluations Division and the Knowledge Management Outreach and Capacity Development Division. The Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration Evaluations  and the Agriculture, Human Development, Governance, Corporate and Country Evaluations Divisions focus on undertaking evaluations whilst the Division 3 on Knowledge Management Outreach and Capacity Development.
  • The Agriculture, Human Development, Governance, Corporate and Country Evaluations Division is mainly responsible for evaluations relating to country strategies and programs, institutional processes and reforms, and interventions related to the two High 5 priorities of the Bank, Feed Africa and Improve the quality of life of Africans, and in governance.

The Position

  • The Chief Evaluation Officer job is to contribute to the delivery of the Division work program by leading complex evaluations, supervising evaluation teams, mentoring and coaching junior colleagues, and supporting pipeline and work program management, and quality assurance activities.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Agriculture, Human Development, Governance, Corporate and Country Evaluations, the Chief Evaluation Officer will:

  • Undertake Evaluation Activities: Design, conduct and report on evaluations in accordance with the Bank’s Evaluation Policy and Manual and international evaluation standards (e.g. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development DAC evaluation standards and the Evaluation Cooperation Group Good Practice Standards).
  • Undertake Meta-Evaluations and Meta-Analyses: Lead, and guide meta-evaluations and meta-analyses including designs, and methods (for literature search, and data collection, analysis and reporting).
  • Undertake Evaluation Quality Management: Contribute to updating the Independent Development Evaluation quality standards, and quality assurance processes, tools and capacity.
  • Contribute to the capture of learning from evaluation design to evaluation dissemination for use in updating the Independent Development Evaluation department evaluation manual, and for staff learning events.
  • Manage human and financial resources of a multi-disciplinary evaluation team to ensure the delivery of complex and concurrent evaluations that are conducted in an independent, cost-effective, rigorous and timely manner.
  • Promote the mandate of the evaluation function and contribute to the creation of an evaluation culture in the Bank and in Regional Member Countries.
  • Contribute to positioning the Independent Development Evaluation as an innovator and leading-edge among other multilateral institutions and to maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Bank’s Evaluation Function.
  • Contribute to building strategic alliances and partnerships with key stakeholders within and outside the Bank to further the Evaluation Function’s mandate and engage in evaluation communities of practice within and outside the Bank.  Provide substantive input to these communities and share lessons of experience.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Independent Development Evaluation’s three-year rolling work programme and annual report.
  • Perform any other assigned tasks.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Development Evaluation, Finance, Business Administration, Sociology, Development, Statistics, Policy analysis, Public administration, or other international development related field. A Certificate in Development Evaluation, Development Oriented Research and/or Program/Project Planning, Management and Evaluation is an advantage.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a Development Evaluator/researcher; identifying, designing, conducting, managing, and reporting development evaluation/research studies.
  • Significant knowledge in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods.
  • Advanced and broad knowledge of evaluation theories and practice including evaluation needs assessment, design and implementation.
  • Proven operational and field experience working in complex development programs.
  • Substantial knowledge of operational/policy areas, procedures and practice of the Bank or other multilateral development Banks and/or other international development agencies.
  • Operational experience relating, in particular, to areas covered by the Division (for example, governance; agriculture; human development; country strategies and programs).
  • Substantial experience in development planning, management and evaluation in Multilateral Development Banks or other international development agencies
  • Strong theoretical and operational knowledge of international development issues and theories relating, in particular, to Africa
  • Substantial experience in providing strategic advice to senior management.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring staff’.
  • Substantial experience in managing human and financial resources.
  • Advanced experience to lead multidisciplinary teams, and work in diverse and multi-cultural settings
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • 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.

Audit Assistant

Reference: ADB/17/192
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS7
Position N°: 50001345

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 Office of the Auditor General provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the Bank’s operations.
  • It also assists the Bank to accomplish its strategic objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.
  • The Office of the Auditor General is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling a broad, comprehensive program of auditing and consulting/advisory services both internally and externally including, without limitation, all projects and programs of the Bank group.

The Position

  • The overall responsibility of Audit Assistant will be to assist in providing independent and objective assurance and consulting and advisory services in compliance with established professional internal auditing standards, by Performing audits covering Bank Group activities and operations, comprising financial, operational, with a low level of complexity and proposing to the Chief/ Principal Internal Auditor any area of improvement that can be shared with audit clients.
  • The incumbent is expected to deliver less complex assignments, with limited supervision from the Chief/Principal auditor.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Auditor General, the Audit Assistant will: 
Assist auditors, in conducting large and complex audit assignments of activities relating to the financial, operational and administrative functions of the Bank. This would involve inter alia:

  • Carry out audit tests and provide assistance in obtaining, analyzing and appraising data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion on the activity being audited. Review and analyze documentation, hold working sessions, gather appropriate evidence about the function/activity under review.
  • Contribute to the preparation of audit reports by drafting audit findings and recommendations for the supervising auditor review and discuss them with auditees.
  • Maintain "Audit Working Paper Files".
  • Analyze auditees’ action plans to audit findings and recommendations and prepare draft final audit reports for review and approval before issuance to the President and the Boards.

For small and less complex audits: Under limited technical supervision of Chief/Principal Auditors, plan and conduct audits relating to the financial, operational and administrative activities such as Grants and Special Funds administered by the Bank which involve:

  • Reviewing general documentation, policies, directives and guidelines of the activity to be audited; preparing flow chart and internal control questionnaires, preparing audit programmes and the audit planning memorandum.
  • Obtaining latest financial statements and ensuring that they are drawn up: in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards, on a basis consistent with previous financial statements.
  • Reviewing Bank Reconciliation Statements for prompt preparation, long outstanding items and approval.
  • Checking compliance with regulations, agreements, policies, directives and guidelines.
  • Preparing a draft Audit Report for review of the supervisor.
  • General and administrative matters assigned by audit supervisor, such as preparing for the Auditor General/Manager draft replies to communications.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a Finance, Accounting, and Auditing, Risk Management or other related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a relevant area, with a minimum of two years practical internal/external audit experience.
  • Good planning skills with excellent levels of initiative, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask, attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of administrative, budgeting and financial processes
  • Experience within a multicultural and/or international environment is an added advantage.
  • Client and results oriented individual holding “a can do attitude”
  • Ability to be flexible, open minded with integrity
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point); knowledge of SAP;
  • Knowledge of computer-assisted audit tools, particularly ACL and PENTANA, is an asset.

Senior Civil Society Officer

 

Reference: ADB/17/189
Location: Nigeria
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50093610

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the VP will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is to operationalize the Ten-Year Strategy High 5 priority of “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa” with focus on Gender, Women and Civil Society.
  • The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across Complexes on Gender and Civil Society Organization issues.
  • The department will ensure strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhanced monitoring and management of performance, and strengthening the focus on results.

The Position

  • The Senior Civil Society Officer is responsible for monitoring & evaluation, capacity building, knowledge management and reporting issues on Civil Society Engagement in the Bank.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor progress achieved on adopting participatory approaches and the extent of participation by stakeholders in Bank financed projects;
  • Provide knowledge sharing on Civil Society Organizations -related issues;
  • Coordinate provision of training for Bank staff in areas of participatory approaches and inclusive growth to development;
  • Report to management on extent to which Civil Society Organizations and other stakeholders were consulted throughout the project cycle, and were involved in project implementation focusing on Hi5s;
  • Report on the extent to which Bank financed operations employ participatory approaches in country programming, projects and programs;
  • Support Civil Society Organizations-related issues in the Regional Offices;
  • Contribute to staff training;
  • Assist to organize the Civil Society Forum at the Annual Meetings;
  • Communicate with Civil Society Organizations on a regular basis and manage Bank’s overall engagement with civil society;
  • Forge strategic partnerships between Bank and Civil Society Organizations focusing on delivering High 5s;
  • Develop projects which integrate participatory approaches/methodologies for financing, such as flagship projects under selected High 5s or poverty alleviation projects;
  • Operate and update Civil Society Organizations database for knowledge sharing and collaboration;
  • Strengthen the Bank staff capacities on Civil Society Organizations engagement
  • Disseminate information to Regional Officers and Civil Society Organization Focal Points on relevant matters of the advocacy and partnerships;
  • Conduct reviews of project documents and report on civil society engagement in the process of development (appraisal reports, Country Strategy Paper and strategies);
  • Provide support to Division in organizing functions and conferences;
  • Provide support to organization of the Civil Society Organization Open days in Country Offices;
  • Performs other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master's Degree or its equivalent in in Social Development, Sociology, Geography, Anthropology, Economics or closely related disciplines;
  • Have a minimum five (5) years of relevant experience in participation and civil society engagement, advocacy and policy dialogue skills.
  • Demonstrate understanding of regional social issues, analysis and policy formulation; knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries is an added advantage.
  • Experience and aptitude for multi-stakeholder training and facilitation, including the design, facilitation and delivery of participatory trainings and training-of-trainer workshops for adult learners;
  • Familiarity with principles of organizational learning and development;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; well organized, and able to prioritize multiple tasks, while driving results;
  • Good communication skills and ability to build effective working relationships in a diverse multicultural environment;
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competences in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Principal Public Private Partnership Investment Officer

 

Reference: ADB/17/161
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50093745

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are:
    • To develop, policy and strategy;
    • Provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions;
    • Develop new financing instruments;
    • The VP will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department works closely with the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department and the Regional Directorates to provide support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025.
  • The core mandate of Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department is to develop the strategy of the Bank related to agricultural and rural finance and rural development, execute non-sovereign operations for the transformation of value chains, represent the Bank with external stakeholders, provide sector expertise to the regions by gathering experts who can be consulted by operations and closing the financing gap for private sector-led development of agricultural value chains.
  • The Department is to mobilize and deploy the required expertise; and, provide support the design and implementation of agricultural finance and rural development operations for key commodity value chains.
  • The Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department is structured into two Divisions:
    • Agriculture and Rural Finance Division; and
    • Rural Infrastructure Development Division.

The Rural Infrastructure Development Division has the following deliverables:

  • High-quality and Innovative Instruments for Rural Infrastructure Integrated into Projects.
  • Practical Implementation Arrangements with Key Implementing Partners.
  • Knowledge Management of Rural Infrastructure /Best Practices.
  • Enabling Environment and Alliances with Key Stakeholders.
  • Monitoring of Performance and Recommendations for Corrective Actions.

The Position
The job of the Principal Public Private Partnership Officer in the Rural Infrastructure Development Division is to be focused on development and upgrading of 18 key priority value chains articulated in the Feed Africa Strategy in targeted Agro Ecological Zones:

  • Provide support and technical expertise to regional directorates on priority of Agropoles and rural infrastructure (roads, energy, water, storage facilities and markets) linking smallholder farmers to markets within the overall Bank infrastructure pipeline;
  • Provide support and technical expertise to regional directorates on mobilizing new investment sources for Agropoles and infrastructure schemes;
  • Identify Principal Public Private Partnership for Agropoles and rural infrastructure investment opportunities within key value chains;
  • Invest in strategic private sector clients, financial institutions and commercial banks, private equity funds, investment and impact funds to finance Agropoles and key rural infrastructure along the 18 key priority agricultural value chains;
  • Create a pipeline and manage a strong portfolio of existing and potential Agropoles and rural infrastructure investors along key value chains and achieve sustainable development impact;
  • Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close debt and equity transactions; use strong negotiation skills to develop solutions and overcome impasses in all transactions;
  • Lead support and expertise to regional directorates for non-sovereign operations with solutions to reach smallholder farmers, productive enterprises (particularly women and youth);
  • Monitor and report on the implementation of the financial instruments and their contribution to Feed Africa and action plan.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Principal Public Private Partnership Officer under the oversight of the Division Manager, Rural Infrastructure Development Division performs: 
1.) The Technical Oversight:

  • Provide support to the Regional Directorates and country teams for Public Private Partnerships the 18 priority commodity value chains in targeted Agro Ecological Zones;
  • Establish synergies between the Public Private Partnerships interventions and the Agropoles and Agro-Industrial Zones ;
  • Execute debt and equity investments in Agropoles and rural infrastructure (agricultural finance and innovative financing);
  • Build and maintain a strong pipeline of potential in Agropoles and rural infrastructure to initiate new debt and equity investments, follow up on new business opportunities, and liaise extensively with potential clients on the African continent and beyond;
  • Solve challenges during negotiations and transaction structuring with potential investee companies as well as due diligence;
  • Support existing portfolio investments including strategic and value-add activities with portfolio company management and co-investors;
  • Partners with other IFIs, investors, including venture capital, private equity firms and strategic investors with a particular focus on public private partnerships for Agropoles and rural infrastructure (at the country and continent level) to engage stakeholders in alignment of sustainable socio-economic development goals;
  • Enhance project implementation quality, timeliness and integrity through developing and implementing controls that minimize slippages;
  • Develop and implement performance monitoring and evaluation systems and reporting activities (including KPIs) to enable transparent assessment of Agropoles and rural infrastructure outcomes and impacts, both for internal and external circulation.

2.) People Management:

  • Guide a team of professional level and support staff in providing efficient and high quality services that support the business.
  • Set realistic performance goals and motivate team members to meet them, both for individual staff and for the team as whole;
  • Assess the training needs of staff in the Regional Directorates and Country Offices, monitor and evaluate their performance, and recommend personnel actions to the Division Manager;
  • Be a collaborative member of the Divisional Team, contribute and share expertise and input and foster a collegial environment.
  • Build strong relationship management and understand the business needs to assist in developing practical and effective solutions;

3.) Leadership:

  • Manage the efficient use of the financial and human resources. On the technical front the work requires analytical and strategic skills, as well as personal knowledge and practical experience in the main areas of Bank intervention.
  • Ensure high-quality output within available resources, by making the best use of its human, financial and technological assets, and by monitoring and enforcing efficiency targets;
  • Supervise complex project identification, preparation and appraisal for Bank Group financing and verify quality of the projects;

4.) Staff Engagement:

  • Leading People: Serve as a role model, leading by example, builds alignment and commitment. Is courageous in challenging others to move the Bank forward;
  • Promote collaboration and facilitate teamwork across teams and across organizational units;
  • Maintain a high standard of professional integrity, treat individuals fairly and respectively and be sensitive to differences across culture, nationalities and gender.

5.) Corporate Communication:

  • Ensure effective communication between the Management and staff of the Bank, the authorities of member countries, officials from other organizations;
  • Monitor best practice in the field and, as appropriate, liaise with counterparts in other organization.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master's Degree or its equivalent in Finance or closely related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years relevant professional experience in the area of investment banking, consulting or private equity/venture capital, and 3 years working on the topic in an international bilateral/multilateral institution;
  • Sound experience with debt and/or equity investments in developing markets, venture investing and emerging countries including a satisfactory knowledge of their operational policies and procedures;
  • Proven leadership in matters relating to negotiating and structuring debt and equity transactions, technical review of reports and consultation with other financiers, among others;
  • Knowledge of Africa and the rural development needs, opportunities, development challenges and possible solutions;
  • Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learned and handover, and other critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures and practices of other similar institutions;
  • Acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through agricultural investments in Africa;
  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external;
  • Knowledgeable in the execution and structuring of debt and equity investments in the assigned sector projects and programs;
  • Networking ability required to build successful relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results. Prudence and skill in identification of such relationships and partners based on meeting the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution;
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable

Senior Contracts Management Officer

 

Reference: ADB/184
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50000342 ; 50000774

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services 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 roles of the General Services and Procurement Department  are to manage the Bank’s assets, oversee all corporate procurement of goods, services, works and real estate, coordinate all staff travel and transport of Bank’s goods and staff, catering services and other logistics arrangements and the mail services and keep staff informed about services offered.
  • To this end the General Services and Procurement Department  department formulates and applies rules for procurement, storage, and maintenance of furniture, office equipment and supply; design, prepare and implement programs for the construction or acquisition and maintenance of buildings and premises; formulate and ensure the proper and effective application of administration policies within the Bank in such areas as communications, transport, travels, security, protection and safety of the Bank’s staff and property; and perform related duties.
  • The department is responsible for managing the Bank’s fixed assets (valued at over UA 100,000,000).
  • The General Services and Procurement Department comprises 3 divisions supervised by the Director General Services and Procurement. These divisions are:
    • Operations and Maintenance Division
    • Corporate Procurement Division
    • Support Services Division.
  • The Division is responsible for the formulation, application of the formulation, application and evaluation of procedures and practices covering purchasing and contracting for goods, works and services for the Bank.

The Position

  • The job holder is required to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of contracting functions, providing expert advice on contract administration, develop and monitor contract administration program to support the implementation of work related to contract issues.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Principal Procurement Officer (Team Leader), the Senior Contracts Management Officer has the following responsibilities:

  • Provide advice and guidance on all aspects of contracting functions including providing contracting expert advice, advising management and clients on wide ranging and highly complex technical and other issues relating to institutional procurement.
  • Develop, execute, and administer highly complex contracts for diverse services/commodities (e.g. information technology, telecommunication, software licensing of significant complexity).
  • Develop and implement procedures for contract management, contract performance and contract administration.
  • Ensure timely follow-up and review of supplier performance evaluation.
  • Ensure suppliers meet the Bank’s mandatory contractual requirements for the duration of the contract.
  • Develop tools to address unsatisfactory performance.
  • Provide guidance on contract matters to procurement managers or other operational staff, including training to new procurement staff in contract management practices and procedures.
  • Ensure signed contracts are communicated to stakeholders to provide visibility and awareness, interpretation to support implementation.
  • Oversee service level agreement compliance.
  • In close connection with end users, ensure contract close-out, extension or renewal of contracts
  • Plan and monitor quality of contract team’s output, reviewing all contracts prior to execution for appropriateness, completeness and accuracy.
  • Lead work with other colleagues to maximize use of staff resources and streamline efforts, taking into account aggregate forecast of client requirements, as well as procurement trends, to ensure efficient planning overall.
  • Develop and monitor contract administration program pre and post award, providing guidance and direction to support the implementation of work relative to contract issues.
  • Develop and manage contract renewal schedules for all ongoing requirement contracts.
  • Plan, develop and implement outreach programs providing guidance on contracts administration, as well as oversight (e.g. ex. post and ex ante audits). Supports clients’ efforts in creating annual works program estimates and plans.
  • Work independently under general direction of Team Leader and guide and mentor junior staff.
  • Prepare special reports, statistics and forecasts and carry on other assignments as required by supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Administration, Business, Economics, Law, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Engineering and any related qualification.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years’ relevant experience in a contract management role, such as purchasing or contracting.
  • Innovation and 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Client Orientation: Ensures that the client is considered to be of primary importance in all transactions and interactions. Strives to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, and ensures that the client receives the best possible service from the Bank.
  • Team Working and 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.
  • 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.
  • Employ awareness of business trends to make effective decisions.
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge and skills, anticipate and manage risks, apply the fundamentals to ensure reduced risk to business deliverables of the Bank
  • Demonstrate the required technical knowledge for the job, including legal requirements for public procurement contracts, proficiency in utilizing and interpreting financial models and analyzes, ability to deliver operational plans to time, quality and costs, project management, knowledge and understanding of corporate social responsibility and sustainable procurement principles.
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to understand, conceptualize and resolve complex contractual problems.
  • Strong analytical skills to strategic vision, as well as ability to pay attention to details and work under pressure.
  • Break down complex information into component parts, ability to understand and utilize data and performance statistics to manage contracts and performance.
  • Understand, interpret and apply the Bank’s rules and procedures and public procurement principles.
  • Analyze information to develop a conceptual understanding of the meaning of a range of information.
  • Act with integrity and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Observe the highest standard of ethics, honesty and accountability.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence with MS Packages (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), Outlook is required and competence in SAP and SRM (Supplier Relationship Management) is desirable.

Chief Evaluation Officer

 

Reference: ADB/17/183
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50000290

The Complex

  • The Board of Directors provides oversight and strategic direction to the African Development Bank Group.
  • It is composed of Executive Directors who are representatives of the Bank member countries.
  • Specifically the Board is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, and carries out the following functions:
    • Determine the general structure of the Bank’s services;
    • Approve the financing policy and take decisions concerning loans, guarantees, equity investments and fund loans by the Bank;
    • Determine the interest rates of loans and guarantee commissions;
    • Approve the Bank’s operations programme and administrative budget;
    • Prepare the work of the Board of Governors ; and
    • Submit accounts and annual reports, as well as the administrative budgets for the approval of the Board of Governors.
  • The Board does its work through a series of permanent Committees that review and discuss policy and program documents and make appropriate recommendations to the whole Board.
  • Independent Development Evaluation Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal report to the Board.

The Hiring Department

  • The overarching mission of the Bank’s Independent Development Evaluation is to enhance the development effectiveness of the Bank in its regional member countries through independent and influential evaluations, oversight over self-evaluation processes and products, and proactive engagement in evaluation partnerships and knowledge-sharing activities.
  • The core mandate of the Independent Development Evaluation is to conduct independent evaluation studies, provide relevant lessons, develop and harmonize standards and practices, support evaluation capacity development together with partner agencies and attest to the validity of both processes and the results of Bank’s self-evaluation activities. 
  • The Independent Development Evaluation also collaborates and exchanges information with bilateral and multilateral development agencies’ evaluation departments, and undertakes joint evaluation of co-financed projects and programs.
  • The Independent Development Evaluation has three divisions: the Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration Evaluations Division, the Agriculture, Human Development, Governance, Corporate and Country Evaluations Division and the Knowledge Management Outreach and Capacity Development Division.
  • The Infrastructure, Private Sector and Regional Integration Evaluations  and the Agriculture, Human Development, Governance, Corporate and Country Evaluations Divisions focus on undertaking evaluations whilst the Division 3 on Knowledge Management Outreach and Capacity Development.
  • The Agriculture, Human Development, Governance, Corporate and Country Evaluations Division is mainly responsible for evaluations relating to country strategies and programs, institutional processes and reforms, and interventions related to the two High 5 priorities of the Bank, Feed Africa and Improve the quality of life of Africans, and in governance.

The Position

  • The Chief Evaluation Officer job is to contribute to the delivery of the Division work program by leading complex evaluations, supervising evaluation teams, mentoring and coaching junior colleagues, and supporting pipeline and work program management, and quality assurance activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Agriculture, Human Development, Governance, Corporate and Country Evaluations, the Chief Evaluation Officer will:
  • Undertake Evaluation Activities: Design, conduct and report on evaluations in accordance with the Bank’s Evaluation Policy and Manual and international evaluation standards (e.g. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development DAC evaluation standards and the Evaluation Cooperation Group Good Practice Standards).
  • Undertake Meta-Evaluations and Meta-Analyses: Lead, and guide meta-evaluations and meta-analyses including designs, and methods (for literature search, and data collection, analysis and reporting).
  • Undertake Evaluation Quality Management: Contribute to updating the Independent Development Evaluation quality standards, and quality assurance processes, tools and capacity.
  • Contribute to the capture of learning from evaluation design to evaluation dissemination for use in updating the Independent Development Evaluation department evaluation manual, and for staff learning events.
  • Manage human and financial resources of a multi-disciplinary evaluation team to ensure the delivery of complex and concurrent evaluations that are conducted in an independent, cost-effective, rigorous and timely manner.
  • Promote the mandate of the evaluation function and contribute to the creation of an evaluation culture in the Bank and in Regional Member Countries.
  • Contribute to positioning the Independent Development Evaluation as an innovator and leading-edge among other multilateral institutions and to maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Bank’s Evaluation Function.
  • Contribute to building strategic alliances and partnerships with key stakeholders within and outside the Bank to further the Evaluation Function’s mandate and engage in evaluation communities of practice within and outside the Bank.  Provide substantive input to these communities and share lessons of experience.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Independent Development Evaluation’s three-year rolling work programme and annual report.
  • Perform any other assigned tasks.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master's Degree or its equivalent in Economics, Development Evaluation, Finance, Business Administration, Sociology, Development, Statistics, Policy analysis, Public administration, or other international development related field. A Certificate in Development Evaluation, Development Oriented Research and/or Program/Project Planning, Management and Evaluation is an advantage.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a Development Evaluator/researcher; identifying, designing, conducting, managing, and reporting development evaluation/research studies.
  • Significant knowledge in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods.
  • Advanced and broad knowledge of evaluation theories and practice including evaluation needs assessment, design and implementation.
  • Proven operational and field experience working in complex development programs.
  • Substantial knowledge of operational/policy areas, procedures and practice of the Bank or other multilateral development Banks and/or other international development agencies.
  • Operational experience relating, in particular, to areas covered by the Division (for example, governance; agriculture; human development; country strategies and programs).
  • Substantial experience in development planning, management and evaluation in Multilateral Development Banks or other international development agencies
  • Strong theoretical and operational knowledge of international development issues and theories relating, in particular, to Africa
  • Substantial experience in providing strategic advice to senior management.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring staff’.
  • Substantial experience in managing human and financial resources.
  • Advanced experience to lead multidisciplinary teams, and work in diverse and multi-cultural settings
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • 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.

Principal Youth Employment Officer

 

Reference: ADB/17/178
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50091919

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are:
    • To develop, policy and strategy
    • Provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions
    • Develop new financing instruments
    • The VP will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department

  • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department leads the Bank’s support to Africa’s economic transformation by:
    • Developing and promoting the adoption of relevant policies and strategies
    • Providing deep multi-sector expertise to the regional hubs by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide technical advice on complex transactions (Communities of Practice)
    • Developing new financing instruments
    • Fostering strategic partnerships to leverage resources into the human and social development sector.
  • The Jobs for Youth in Africa team spearheads the Bank wide Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy implementation coordination. It works in close collaboration with the two divisions of the Department i.e.  the Education, Human Capital and Employment Division  and the Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division  as well as other relevant Bank departments.

The Position

  • The Principal Youth Employment Officer will be part of the team responsible for the day to day management of the implementation of the Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy.
  • She/he will focus on the following:
    • Ecosystem for youth employment: foster coalitions at country and regional level to encourage an ecosystem approach to advance the youth employment agenda, coordinating closely internally with the regional hubs, across sector and externally linking with relevant actors from different spheres including governments, corporate actors, international organizations and civil society to generate and share learning about what works, and to leverage this shared understanding through increased investments in proven solutions for Africa. 
    • Knowledge and Research: advancing economic and sector work on education and labour market policies and employment interactions analysis in African countries drawing from their successes, failures and points of difference, lessons and best practices to promote knowledge, engage stakeholder debates and to underpin dialogue with countries.
    • Informality, Gender and Fragility: promoting special emphasis and building knowledge/evidence based action toward positive youth development in post conflict states, increasing access for poor and vulnerable youth in workforce development.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Coordinator Jobs for Youth in Africa and in close collaboration with the Director Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development,  the Principal Youth Employment Officer shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Inform and design the “Jobs for Youth in Africa “flagship program taking into consideration youth migration and refugees issues for jobs creation.
  • Advise the “Jobs for Youth in Africa “ Coordinator and the jobs task team in the formulation, implementation and review of existing employment and labor market policies, operations, and information systems.
  • Monitor and evaluate overall employment related developments in Africa, with particular focus on employment policies, labor market information and analysis, employment-intensive growth, job creation, youth employment and employment in the informal economy, as well as labour migration.
  • Support the design, preparation, implementation and evaluation of the Bank’s projects with a youth employment component.
  • Carry out analyses of the links between unemployment and youth migration issues, and propose operations to tackle the roots of the migration crisis.
  • Carry out analyses and evaluations of employment problems in specific segments and activities of the labour market, in rural and urban areas and advise on the design, monitoring and evaluation of sectoral policies and operations.
  • Conceptualize, plan, coordinate and conduct research on youth employment, youth entrepreneurship and migration issues. Contribute in multi-disciplinary team work investigations.
  • Carry out other technical tasks and coordination as required by the “Jobs for Youth in Africa “Coordinator or the Director of the Department.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Economics, Business Administration, Finance, Social Sciences, or related field. A specialization in labour economics or labour market issues is a plus.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years relevant experience in jobs for youth, migration and entrepreneurship, preferably in an international organization, government agency, think tank or other policy environment.
  • Strong knowledge of the issues around youth unemployment and related migration crisis in Africa, jobs creation, labour market policies, policy reforms and economic policy issues, private sector related constraints in job creation with at least seven years focusing on Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with gender and civil society priorities in jobs creation agenda
  • Ability to design and synthesize strategies for program development; evaluate and monitor technical cooperation activities and projects.
  • Proven experience in managing projects and demonstrated experience in managing complex projects with evidence on clear outcomes.
  • Ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the Bank
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands/ priorities under tight deadlines and coordinate the work of others
  • Demonstrated leadership effectiveness and supervisory ability to achieve defined objectives in international multicultural contexts 
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Principal Legal Counsel - Administrative Affairs

 

Reference: ADB/17/187
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50050494

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 / Division

  • The General Counsel and Legal Services Department delivers legal advice and services to the statutory organs of the Bank and the Fund: Boards of the Bank and the Fund, to Senior Management, to Regional Directorates and more generally to the whole Bank. The department is also protects the interest of the Bank from legal liability and as necessary provide legal representation in cases filed against or brought by the Bank.
  • The role of the Division, Administrative Affairs is to provide legal advice and assistance in connection with (i) litigation of any nature brought by or against the Bank (including legal action against the Bank through its own internal recourse mechanisms), (ii) all legal aspects pertaining to the Bank’s rules, regulations, procedures and processes in respect of human resources management including employment contracts, staff performance management, benefits, discipline and separation, (iii) institutional procurement, (iv) corporate legal issues arising from the interpretation and application of various Bank instruments, and (v) insurance and pension matters, (vi) cooperation with public sector or private sector entities, including Non-Government Organizations.

The Position

  • The Principal Legal Counsel – Administrative Affairs will ensure the correct interpretation of, and compliance with the various Bank’s policies, rules, regulations and procedures applicable to staff (including Staff Rules and Regulations, applicable Presidential Directives and Administrative Instructions), corporate procurement, and delegation of authority.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Principal Legal Counsel – Administrative Affairs will provide legal advice and assistance in connection with litigation, all legal matters arising from the application of the Bank’s rules, regulations, procedures and processes in respect of human resources management, institutional procurement, corporate legal issues, insurance and pension matters, and cooperation with public sector or private sector entities, including Non-Government Organizations.
  • In particular, the incumbent will:
  • Advise on constitutional and corporate legal issues arising from the interpretation and application of the agreements establishing the Bank and the Fund;
  • Advise on, draft, vet and revise legal documents relating to the organization, structure, and administration of the Bank, the Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund (together “the Bank Group”) and the relations of the Bank Group with international organizations and with member and non-member states, including matters pertaining to the privileges, immunities and exemptions of the Bank and the Fund and those of officers, employees, experts and consultants of the Bank;
  • Participate in the preparation and representation of the Bank in internal litigation, including internal administrative review, appeal and Administrative Tribunal proceedings and coordinate the work of external counsel in external litigation in which the Bank is a party or may have an interest;
  • Advise on, negotiate, and prepare contracts for the acquisition of goods and services for the Bank including consulting and professional services, intellectual property, information technology, in accordance with the Bank’s procurement rules and financial regulations, and provide legal support and advice regarding existing contracts or new contracts to be entered into the Bank;
  • Advise on all administrative and human resources management matters of the Bank, including the drafting, review and amendment of employment contracts and other related legal documents, as well as advising on all legal issues relating to personnel matters, including staff benefits;
  • Advise on insurance matters and on administrative and policy matters concerning the Staff Retirement Plan and Medical Benefits Plan, and provide legal support that may be required in respect of thereto ;
  • Provide legal services in the negotiation and finalization of legal instruments of co-operation between the Bank and the Fund and bilateral and multilateral partners;
  • Prepare, negotiate and finalize host agreements and other instruments required to ensure the Bank’s presence in its member countries;
  • Participate in and contribute to meetings of Bank’s statutory committees, as directed by the General Counsel or the Division Manager, Administrative Affairs;
  • Establish and maintain contact with legal services of other multilateral institutions and of member states and with the legal profession in general in member states of the Bank on matters relating to the functions and activities of the Bank and the Fund;
  • Undertake such other assignments as required by the Division Manager, Administrative Affairs or the General Counsel.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Law, or its equivalent, and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries; or A Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in similar jobs, preferably in a multilateral organization;
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
  • High level communication and negotiation skills with the ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs of the Legal Services Department’s work programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in the current trend of developments and familiarity with international law, and related matters.
  • Strong skills in preparation of complex legal documents including briefs and  legal opinions, in leading the negotiation of complex agreements/contracts, such as host country agreements,  information technology and copyrights-related contracts, partnership agreements and non-disclosure agreements;
  • Capacity to draft and negotiate complex agreements of all manners and form that balances the standards and norms of outside parties with the unique requirements of the Bank.
  • Ability to work and deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable clients and help to resolve their legal questions;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to work with multicultural and multidisciplinary teams and to inspire trust and confidence
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

Principal Gender Monitoring and Evaluation Results Officer

 

Reference: ADB/17/177
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50093747

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Complex Objectives are:

  • To develop, policy and strategy;
  • Provide deep sector expertise to the regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions;
  • Develop new financing instruments;
  • The Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department

  • The role of the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is to operationalize the TYS H5 priority of “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa” with focus on Gender, Women and Civil Society.
  • The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across complexes on gender and Civil Society Organization issues.
  • The department will ensure strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhanced monitoring and management of performance, and strengthening the focus on results.

The Position

  • The Principal Gender Monitoring and Evaluation Results Officer is responsible for ensuring the monitoring and evaluation of the Gender Strategy implementation externally and internally.
  • Gender mainstreaming in operations is crucial for achieving the aims of the gender strategy and progress in the Regional Member Countries.

Duties and Responsibilities 
The Principal Gender Monitoring and Evaluation Results Officer under the oversight of the Division Manager, Gender and Women Empowerment, performs the following:

  • Design monitoring and evaluation systems for gender mainstreaming in the Bank at the operational, policy and corporate level.
  • Develop key performance indicators across the Complex for measuring impact of gender mainstreaming.
  • Develop guidelines and tools for data collection and reporting on achievements in gender mainstreaming in the Bank.
  • Align monitoring and evaluation in operations with the Bank’s Results Measurement Framework and develop linkages for data feed.
  • Establish monitoring and evaluation system to generate reliable gender statistics on key indicators for results monitoring and reporting.
  • Support the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department in implementing gender mainstreaming in the Bank projects and programs to ensure gender relevant outcomes;
  • Provide significant level of policy analysis and advice that informs actions taken by the Bank and provide recommendations to the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department;
  • Conduct data cleaning, management and analysis using quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Analyze, synthesize and interpret data with regard to gender progress/results, write technical publications and make recommendations for strengthening policies and operations;
  • Communicate and disseminate findings to relevant stakeholders through briefs, technical publications, presentations and policy dialogue.
  • Train staff, gender experts, task managers and partners on integrating gender into Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Support the implementation of bank wide capacity building on gender for partners, Regional Economic Communities, Bank staff and gender focal points;
  • Work in collaboration with United Nations Economic Commission for Africa on harmonized gender index; and Africa Union Commission for inputs and analysis for annual Women’s Scorecard
  • Performs other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Statistics, Economics, Social Sciences, Gender, or closely related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating gender and/or development projects
  • Experience with similar institutions in developing countries including a satisfactory knowledge of their operational policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge and experience in gender and development, familiarity with standard gender indicators and resources for obtaining gender statistics.
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentations.
  • Experience liaising, coordinating and engaging with a variety of stakeholders internal as external (institutions, government)
  • Ability to deal in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with and among staff of the Division;
  • Ability to propose innovative solutions to optimize and sustain the activities planned;
  • Strong organization skills with ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines,
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Senior Legal Counsel - Private Sector Operations

Reference: ADB/17/186
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50068936

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 role of the General Counsel and Legal Services Department is to deliver legal advice and services to the statutory organs of the Bank group (the Bank), namely to: the Boards of the Bank, Senior Management, Directorate General Hubs and, more generally, to the whole Bank. Furthermore, the Department protects the interest of the Bank from legal liability and, as necessary, provides legal defence in cases filed against or brought by the Bank.
  • The principal objectives of the Private Sector Operations Division are to handle private sector and other non-sovereign transactions and support the work of the Bank regarding the private sector and the financial sector as well as special operations. These transactions comprise principally non-sovereign loans, guarantees, project finance transactions, syndicated loans, private equity and trade finance, amongst others.

The Position

  • The Senior Legal Counsel in charge of Private Sector Operations will ensure the correct interpretation of, and compliance with, the various policies, guidelines and regulations applicable to private sector and non-sovereign operations of the Bank.
  • The incumbent will ensure compliance of projects and other operational activity with applicable Bank’s rules, policies, regulations and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Senior Legal Counsel – Private Sector Operations will:

  • Conduct legal due diligence on proposed transactions such as the review of project documents and agreements (including development or construction contracts, supplier agreements, concession agreements, joint venture agreements, management agreements and shareholders’ agreements etc.), constitutive documents of proposed borrowers/investee funds and review of local regulatory requirements;
  • Attend meetings of the Board of Directors and Senior Management committees directly related to the functions of the incumbent and provide any legal clarifications or assistance that may be required;
  • Liaise and collaborates with staff in the private sector operations, finance and environmental and social complexes to develop the appropriate terms and conditions of each transaction, ensuring compliance with Bank’s policies;
  • Participate in project appraisal missions and reviewing project concept notes, project appraisal reports, drafting board resolutions;
  • Draft and/or reviews, negotiates and finalizes all legal documentation relevant to the proposed transaction, including term sheets, loan agreements, lines of credit agreements, common terms agreements, guarantee agreements, participation agreements, inter-creditor agreements, security documentation, assignment agreements and information memoranda etc., depending on the nature of the project and the type of financing; 
  • Advise on transaction structure and documentation for private equity investments by the Bank to ensure compliance with Bank policies and practice as well as applicable laws including drafting and/or reviewing shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, management agreements, co-investment agreements, subscription agreements etc
  • Provide legal support for the implementation and monitoring of projects after signing and disbursement, including advising on waiver requests, approval requests and project work-outs;
  • Liaise with co-lenders/investors, partners and external counsel as and when needed; and
  • Undertake such other assignments as required in furtherance of the Department’s mandate.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Law, and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries; or a Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in similar jobs, preferably with a reputable international law firm, a legal department of a private or public entity, or an international financial institution with proven technical competence and experiences in international finance and banking practice.
  • High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as the ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs of the Legal Service Department’s work program
  • Seasoned knowledge in the current trend of development and familiarity with international law, and related matters within the Bank and other international organizations.
  • Strong skills in preparation of complex legal documents including briefs and confidential legal opinions, preparing certificates, leading the negotiation of complex projects and programs and other transactions of a similar nature.
  • Capacity to conceive and supervise the negotiation of complex legal documents of all manners and form that balances the standards and norms of outside parties with the unique requirements of the Bank.
  • Experience in applying legal knowledge to deliver full scope of strategic Legal services.
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable clients and help resolve their legal questions.
  • Ability to work and deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

 

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