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Date Posted: 15/Jul/2017
Deadline: 27/Jul/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.

 

Senior Director, Africa Investment Forum

Reference: ADB/17/343
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: EL4
Position N°: 50092350

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 President assists the President in planning, supervising and managing the business of the Bank Group.
  • The Office of the President monitors, coordinates and supervises the implementation of various Bank programs including administrative issues relating to Directors reporting to the Office of the President; prepares and organizes the President’s missions and represents the Bank, in line with the President’s instructions, at international conferences and meetings and on working missions to member countries; prepares and organizes meetings with Bank’s Senior Management, and facilitates follow-up on the decisions of these meetings; reviews, evaluates and gives advice on communication and interaction between the Presidency and the various organs of the Bank; ensures the effective and timely implementation of Board and Management decisions; provides effective administrative and logistic support to facilitate implementation of the President’s programs; and prepares, monitors and submits summaries of audit reports to the President and follows up on the implementation of the recommendations of the reports.
  • The Office of the President is responsible for providing support and assisting the President in planning, supervising and managing the business of the Bank Group.

The Position

  • The Africa Investment Forum is a meeting place between international investors interested in Africa, African investors, both institutional and corporates with concrete investment objectives, Development Financial Institutions and selected government leaders to work out ways to boost private sector investments in Africa.
  • The Africa Investment Forum showcases bankable private and Public-private Partnership projects, attracts financing, provides platforms for investing across multiple countries and will enable serious discussions around advancing specific projects and transactions.
  • It also serves as a unique forum for international business and social impact investors looking to transact and deploy funds in Africa and act as an avenue for connecting investors with both private sector and public-private partnership projects throughout the continent.
  • The Africa Investment Forum is a place to yearly take stock of ongoing efforts and to make new commitments and deals as well as to raise awareness about the investment opportunities in Africa and track the implementation of commitments to ensure transactions reach financial close.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the President, the Senior Director, Africa Investment Forum will:

  • Drive and support the inception and rollout of the Africa Investment Forums.
  • Direct a small direct-report team with core responsibility for attracting investments through the Africa Investment Forum.
  • Work with all complexes and teams across the Bank to nurture and actualize their plans to attract investment and project funding as needed, and develop a robust project pipeline across all sectors.
  • Work with partner organizations such as development banks and bilateral aid agencies to develop a joint platform to developing a robust project pipeline across all their sectors and attracting investments in Africa.
  • Develop the Africa Investment Forum’ investment Tracker and related key analysis on investment flows in Africa in collaboration with the private sector investment departments.
  • Develop cross-house and inter-organizational processes for the identification and preparation of a robust pipeline of bankable projects and investment opportunities around the year to feed into the Africa Investment Forum.
  • Build an unparalleled database on private investment plans and flows in Africa, with a particular focus on the Africa Investment Forum Deal Tracker, and to then use that information to foster positive change.
  • Identify a list of investment opportunities in Africa focused on private and Public-Private Partnership projects.
  • Internally, collaborate with all Complexes (Sectors, Regional, Services) and with teams across the Bank as needed to develop the pipeline and relationships needed to make the first full Africa Investment Forum 2018 a success, and continue to do so annually thereafter. In addition, support a number of build-up investment fora on specific sectors (i.e. agriculture, energy) in the run up to the first event.
  • Externally, coordinate with key partners in the development space including development banks, bilateral aid donors, and other Africa investment fora to strengthen collaborative efforts rather than duplication to enhance the pipeline of projects and better target investment.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master's degree or equivalent in Management Science, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, International Development, or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience at increasingly senior levels in the knowledge sector, financial and multi-lateral Financial Institutions, with proven experience in developing countries and in structuring and developing private and Public-Private Partnership projects, whose five (5) at a management level.
  • Experience in private sector business environment and/or financial sector as well as an in interacting with institutional investors is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead relevant, meaningful dialogue with proven experience in providing high quality strategic and policy advice at high levels to national governments/private sector entities on financial sector issues.
  • Strategic mind-set; strong capacity to analyse actions from the perspectives of stakeholders and translate strategic thinking into compelling plans of action and to take prudent business risks to make effective, timely, and well-thought decisions.
  • Evidence of ability to build and lead motivated and committed teams across functional boundaries, and utilize talent and expertise of team members in a productive way.
  • Demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas; a good listener; and cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity and capacity to initiate and manage innovations and change.
  • Resource mobilization and Partnerships strengthening.
  • Good knowledge of financing instruments and options.
  • Strong convening power and techniques.
  • 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.

 

 

Executive Assistant

Reference: ADB/17/344
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS7
Position N°: 50000205

The Office of the Executive Directors
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:

  • 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 for the approval of the Board of Governors.

The Position 
The Executive Assistant will focus on the following:

  • providing administrative and general support services to the Executive Director, Alternate Executive Director, Senior Adviser and Adviser;
  • serving as a liaison between the Executive Directors office and the Bank Complexes concerning information collection and dissemination as well as securing appointments;
  • assisting in search and dissemination of papers or on-line information related to the Board discussions, as directed;
  • implementing the office work program and requests received from the constituency member countries, as needed;
  • coordinating and organizing internal and external events and missions of the Constituency Office.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the Supervision  of the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant will:

  • Act as the first point of contact and support for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Perform administrative tasks and functions for the office of the Executive Director such as printing, scanning, filtering correspondence and drafting letters, responding to e-mails, filing, sorting and retrieving corporate documents, records and reports, and dispatching documents to the concerned parties.
  • Effectively handle all official communications, ensuring a high level of professionalism and etiquette.
  • Liaise with other Bank Departments such as Corporate General Services, the General Secretariat, Finance and Treasury for arrangements and issuance of the Executive Director’s mission claims, medical expenses, representation allowances, education benefits, invitation and business cards and any other expenses.
  • Assist with the arrival and departure arrangements of the Executive Director, Alternate Executive Director (Non-Resident), Advisers.
  • Assist and coordinate support for shareholders and other official visitors under the Executive Director’s office, as may be required from time to time, ensuring that the necessary protocol is followed as per Bank guidelines.
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings and appointments inside and outside the Bank for office activities/work program as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Coordinate the Executive Director files for Board meetings, committees and seminars and make available all documents submitted by the General Secretariat to the Boards, Committees, Seminars, Informal Meetings / technical or other meetings to members of the office.
  • Carry out background research and highlight important information to be recorded or presented to the Executive Director.
  • Build working relationships with the focal points for each country of the constituency in order to ensure that the Executive Director’s office is used as a central point for all officials of the constituency stakeholders.
  • Follow up on the execution of the budget of the Constituency Office e.g. follow up and request budget transfer and monthly report reflecting the actual situation and inform the Executive Director accordingly.
  • Assist in the preparation and dispatch of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to Constituency Governors.
  • Prepare logistics, documentation, and/or travel with the Executive Director to coordinate annual meeting/consultation mission of Board members to Constituency member countries, coordinate meetings and press conferences/cocktails, signing of loan/grant agreements and working lunches/seating at state banquets.
  • Perform any other related tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Commerce, Administration or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant and practical experience, in an executive office in a support function.
  • Private sector experience is an added advantage.
  • Strong secretarial and office management and coordination skills.
  • High level of confidentiality, discretion, judgement and etiquette.
  • Excellent effective communication, problem solving, client orientation, team work and relations cultural sensitivity.
  • Perfect mastery of protocol usages.
  • Innovation, operational effectiveness and planning skills in the dynamic setting of an international and multicultural setting.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to handle speedily and efficiently, internal and external requests.
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands.
  • Excellent organizational skills coupled to the ability to multitask and to work with diverse workforce.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

 

 

Division Manager, Asset & Liability Management Division

Reference: ADB/17/235
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50000766

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank Group.
  • This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.

The Hiring Department

  • As an integral part of the financial management department of the Bank Group, the division is responsible for developing and directing the Asset and Liability Management functions of the Bank Group entities, including financial policies, financial modelling and projections and balance sheet management activities involving risks related to changes in interest rates, exchange rates and the liquidity position.

The Position
Under the oversight of the Director, the Division Manager will Manage a team of specialists to:

  • Ensure that Asset and Liability Management exposures are identified, measured and reported and, where necessary, mitigated.
  • Provide analytical expertise for assessing the financial impact of various products, strategies, initiatives, etc. on Bank Group entities.
  • Ensure that Financial Risk parameters are maintained within Board approved limits and the Asset and Liability Management Committee guidelines.
  • Ensure that the Asset and Liability Management Committee, the Senior Management and the Board are apprised of the current and potential future interest, currency, liquidity and funding risks for the Group, and the possiblestrategies to manage the risk positions.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Division Manager will:

  • Provide leadership and insight on all aspects relating to asset/liability management.
  • Set the division work program and budget including the performance objectives of staff and regularly provide feedback, coaching and evaluation thereof.
  • Supervise the formulation, periodic review and dissemination of financial and the Asset and Liability Management policies and guidelines for Bank Group entities.
  • Contribute to, and lead where appropriate,the elaboration of various policy, strategic and operational documents of the Bank Group entities.
  • Supervise the monitoring and revision of the Bank’s Income Model and the preparation of the Bank’s annual Medium-Term Financial Performance Outlook paper, the related Board seminar and Net Income Allocation proposals.
  • Supervise the development and production of monthly and quarterly risk management information (i.e. inter alia: interest rate and currency risk reports, financial projections, liquidity and capital planning reports) for the Asset and Liability Management Committee, in support of strategic decision-making for the management of the balance sheets of Bank Group entities.
  • Lead the secretariat to The Asset and Liability Management Committee.
  • Keep abreast of the Asset and Liability Management issues, related regulatory developments and industry best practice, through the development of a strong network with other major MDBs.
  • Participate in the resource mobilization efforts of the Bank Group.
  • Take responsibility for the maintenance of the integrity of Risk management Analytics Systems/Processes with consideration for data, assumptions, processes and reporting through automation, reconciliation, and documentation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Hold at least an MBA or Master's Degree in a quantitative field, e.g. Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics.
  • Professional certification an advantage, e.g. FRM, PRM, CFA.
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a bank or similar financial institution, with heavy emphasis in an the Asset and Liability Management role or a related role in financial risk management.
  • Private sector experience is an added advantage
  • Experience in an MDB or financial services industry with emphasis in quantitative risk, highly valuable.
  • Experience in compliance and the preparation of the Asset and Liability Management policy documents.
  • Expert knowledge of balance sheet management, gained through experience and formal qualifications.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (Written and Oral) in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications, preferably SAP and Risk Management Software.

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