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Date Posted: 11/May/2017
Deadline: 31/May/2017

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) - Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  

The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 - 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

Chief Energy Statistician and Research Specialist

 

Reference: ADB/17/199
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093631

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Years Strategy, High 5s priority of “Light up and Power Africa”.
  • The complex’s objectives are:
    • To develop policy and strategy;
    • To provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions;
    • To develop new financing instruments;
    • To act as spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of “Light Up and Power Africa”.
  • The Complex will focus on areas of Power systems, policy and regulation, renewable energy; and, Climate and Green Growth.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The Energy Financial solution, policy and regulation department is responsible for advising Regional Member Countries in the establishment of relevant policies and regulations and to structure energy investments.
  • The department is also responsible for coordinating relevant flagship programs: Early stage Project support and Financing Catalyst and country wide transformation.
  • Under the department there are two divisions. They are Energy Policy, regulations, Procurement and statistics Division and Financial Solutions Division.
  • The Energy Policy, Regulation, Procurement and Statistics Division provides leadership in the establishment of relevant energy policies and clear, predictable and transparent regulation framework to ensure financial stability of the sector and mobilization of private investments.

The Position

  • The role of the Energy Statistician and Research Specialist will be to conduct power market analyses in collaboration with other directorates of the complex and teams in the regions and provide and maintain statistical databases on Regional Member Countries to support the Bank’s analytical work in the field of energy.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the general guidance and overall supervision of the Division Manager, Energy Policy, Regulation, Procurement and Statistics Division,  the Energy Statistician and Research Analyst will perform the following:
  • Compile, verify and disseminate statistics in the field of power, energy, and related climate change and green growth aspects;
  • Research information relating to the power sector market in Africa;
  • Analyze supply and demand in African power markets;
  • Analyze trends in costs and technology innovation (centralized and decentralized energy solutions);
  • Contribute to statistical and energy research activities;
  • Support Bank’s operations to generate measurable energy indicators;
  • Provide statistical support as necessary to the Regional Member Countries;
  • Liaise with African national statistical institutes, African power utilities, and international organizations that work in the energy statistics field;
  • Support whenever needed the implementation of the New Deal’s flagship programmes;

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master's Degree in Statistics, Economics or a related field with a strong background in quantitative methods;
  • Have a minimum of  seven (7) years of relevant working experience in a research or development institution;
  • Competency in database management and in applying statistical methods including energy economic and econometric modeling, multivariate analysis, survey analysis.
  • Strong fundamental understanding of the power markets.
  • Innovative thinking
  • Client orientation
  • Communication: Ability to listen and communicate effectively with counterparts
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Team working
  • 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 applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Competence in the use of statistical software.
  • Ability with the use of various tools available and applied by the Bank such as SAP.

 

Senior Civil Society Engagement Capacity Building Officer

Reference: ADB/17/200
Location: Africa
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50093662

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/Division

  • The role of the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is to operationalize the 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 which are reflected in resources allocation, enhanced monitoring and management of performance, and strengthening the focus on results.

The Position

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

Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Civil Society Engagement Capacity Building Officer under the supervisory of the Division Manager, Civil Society and Community Engagement performs the following:

  • Monitor progress achieved on adopting participatory approaches and the extent of participation by stakeholders in Bank financed projects;
  • Provide knowledge sharing on Civil Society Organisations 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 Organisations and other stakeholders were consulted throughout the project cycle, and were involved in project implementation focusing on High 5s;
  • Report on the extent to which Bank financed operations employ participatory approaches in country programming, projects and programs;
  • Support Civil Society Organisations 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 Organisations on a regular basis and manage Bank’s overall engagement with civil society;
  • Forge strategic partnerships between Bank and Civil Society Organisations 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 Organisation database for knowledge sharing and collaboration; and
  • Strengthen the Bank staff capacities on Civil Society Organisation engagement
  • Perform 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 Social Development, Sociology, Geography, Anthropology, Economics or closely related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of Five (5) years of professional 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.

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