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Date Posted: 19/May/2017
Deadline: 08/Jun/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.

Human Resources Information Systems Assistant 

Reference: ADB/17/212
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50076646

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services 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, information technology, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity and, health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the Human Resources Management department is to develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, processes and practices which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda. Core to the HR Strategy will be the attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
  • In order to create a truly transformed Human Resources work-way, the Human Resources Management department is structured around a triangular Model: Business Partnerships for strategy, client contracting and Human Resources delivery, Centers of Expertise/Subject Matter Experts for internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and staff development and training and best practice benchmarking, Human Resources Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees outreach. This new Human Resources Model will deliver a world-class employee life-cycle experience.
  • Within the Human Resources Management Department, the Human Resources Shared Services Division is responsible to the administration of employee, management of benefits, payroll, Human Resources processes and data center.

The Position

  • The Human Resources Information Systems Assistant provides a wide range of Information Technology support to the Department to ensure that the different Divisions move from manual paper driven processes to Information Technology based systems and processes to ensure speed and higher efficiency in its processes.
  • The incumbent will assist the Human Resources Information Systems & Administrative Officer in the development and maintenance of the Human Resources Information system updated in line with regulatory and Human Resources policy changes and with evolving needs of the SAP HR users and auditors.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Human Resources Information Systems and Administration Officer/Shared Services Division Manager, the incumbent will undertake the following key responsibilities:

SAP and Human Resources Information Systems

  • Provide necessary technical support and lead the technical enhancement of the system.
  • Assist the Corporate Information Technology Services Department in designing an e-enabled and integrated Human Resources information system.
  • Assist with design and testing of modification/changes in SAP Human Capital Management system.
  • Test and monitor the application system and processes.
  • Verify Human Resources application systems accuracy, integrity, and functionality.
  • Assist the Human Resources Management Department divisions in daily activities concerning the implementation of the Human Resources applications in the different Human Resources business areas (Personnel Administration, Recruitment, Performance Management, Training and Learning Management, Enterprise Compensation Management, Staff Planning, etc.).
  • Provide technical support and assistance in the configuration and the maintenance of the Human Resources Information Systems.
  • Follow up with the Corporate Information Technology Services Department to ensure the proper running of the online system including enhancements and modifications.
  • Provide assistance to the Corporate Information Technology Services Department for the customization and the new requirements of the multi-rater assessment system.
  • Manage Post Implementation Issues, Evolution, Improvements and Upgrades of the different Human Resources applications.
  • Deliver products within schedule and resource estimates.
  • Develop Administrators and End Users reports.
  • Review, design and maintain system documentation.
  • Provide clear and concise user guides for non-technical end users.
  • Provide user support and training the end users.
  • Analyze customer problem statements and processes, and identifying solutions.
  • Interact with peers and customers.
  • Provide input to the evaluation of the performance of temporary when requested.

Staff Records / Digital Personal Files:

  • Ensure Quality Insurance control for the maintenance of personnel records and the classification of documents in Staff Personal Files in collaboration with Record clerks.
  • Assist in the development and the maintenance of systems (DARMS, Sharepoint) and procedures for the filing and management of confidential personnel files, individual staff-related documents, correspondence, circulars, policy documents, etc. to permit easy and timely retrieval.

Personal Administration and Data Maintenance Center:

  • Assist in the Planning, control and the Administration of the Human Resources Data maintenance center.
  • Develop and Update Human Resources Personal Administration processes, procedures and forms in view of permanently optimizing the efficiency and reliability of the unit and recommend such improvements in processes and documents in other areas impacting the efficiency and reliability of the Human Resources administration.

Support in others Human Resources Matters:

  • Maintain statistics and Design a variety of Human Resources reports in different Human Resources business areas (Recruitment, career development, staff planning, personal administration…) for supervisors and the others Human Resources teams in consultation with the respective Officers.
  • Prepare analytical reports for the use of the Management team and for other information purposes.
  • Work within a team to develop and implement ways to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and quality of the products and/or services provides to internal/external customers.
  • Manage other ad hoc/miscellaneous activities as the need arises.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Information Systems, Business Management or other related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant practical working experience at levels of increasing responsibility, preferably in an international organization; Experience in SAP Human Resources Management and Human Resources Information Systems is an advantage.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent knowledge and a good mastery of spread sheets, database software and related tools.
  • Ability to be multi-tasking, compile, organise and prioritise under pressure with minimal supervision within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Have a strong sense of rigor and accuracy, be proactive in implementing control and verification activities.
  • A high sense of initiative, enthusiasm and good team spirit, good organizational and interpersonal skills are strongly desired.
  • Operational Effectiveness.
  • Communication.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Client Orientation.
  • Team working and relations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and web tools). Knowledge of SAP or other systems used in the Human Resources Information systems of the Bank would be an asset.

Principal Finance Administration and Resources Management Officer 

Reference: ADB/17/125
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50071184

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 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 / Division

  • The Water Development and Sanitation Department is part of the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Department Complex. The Department is responsible for the coordination of the Bank’s water development and sanitation-related activities to enhance synergies and contribute to achievement of all High 5s (Light Up and Power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa).
  • Through its two Divisions: Division.l for Water Coordination and Partnerships; and Division.2 for Water Security and Sanitation, and the African Water Facility, the Department also supports regional hubs in the development and promotion of new knowledge, approaches and tools for green and inclusive water resources development and management, and for improved sanitation. In so doing, the Department leads the scaling-up of the Bank’s contribution to Africa’s efforts to attain water security and sanitation for sustainable socio-economic transformation.
  • The African Water Facility is an initiative of the African Minister’s Council on Water to mobilize resources from donors to finance water sector facilitation and investment activities in Africa.
  • The Facility has been established within the context of the Africa Water Vision and the Millennium Development Goals (now replaced by Sustainable Development Goal). The African Development Bank is hosting the Facility at the request of African Minister’s Council on Water.
  • The resources of the African Water Facility are primarily allocated to water resources projects and programs focused on providing support to improve the enabling environment for sustainable national and regional water resources management, prepare projects and programs for immediate capital investments, and provide direct resources for strategic direct small-scale investments.
  • The core activities of the African Water Facility are to process and manage projects in the above areas in all African countries, undertake studies on issues regarding the water sector development, and provide advice and technical assistance to African Countries.

The Position

  • The African Water Facility currently manages a €143 million project portfolio shared all over Africa. The Finance Administration and Resources Management Officer is responsible for the financial, administrative reporting, resources management of the fund and backstopping smooth functioning and delivery of activities of the Facility.
  • The objective is to provide support to the African Water Facility with execution of its finance, administration and resources management tasks required for efficient and effective management of the African Water Facility and its strategy. The position will support the planning, implementation and provision of the reporting documents for donors, governing council and the Bank to ensure good governance, resources mobilisation and fulfilling of the Bank’s trusteeship responsibility. The incumbent will also supports the organisation of workshops, events and meetings related to the African Water Facility’s activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Finance Administration and Resources Management Officer is responsible for (i) carrying out the financial monitoring of the African Water Facility; (ii) preparing the reporting documents required for the donors and the Bank; and (iii) assisting in the coordination of the administrative tasks linked to the management of the African Water Facility. The tasks include, among others, the following:

Financial management and Resource Mobilisation:
Budgeting and budget management for the African Water Facility by:

  • Designing financial monitoring tools;
  • Liaising with the financial control department in preparing the African Water Facility  financial statements;
  • Capturing the African Water Facility financial flows in and out of the fund and reconcile;
  • Analysing the financial statements and accounts of the African Water Facility;
  • Supporting the conduct of the African Water Facility annual external Audit; and
  • Supporting the African Water Facility donor reporting as fulfilment of part of the grant conditions.
  • Supporting all aspects of resource mobilisation of the African Water Facility including contribution to documents and reports and proposals; organisation of events; and participation in conferences and meetings.

AWF policy/strategy and procurement support:

  • Contributing to all aspects of the African Water Facility policy/strategy development, review and implementation.
  • Support staff that conducts procurement processes, such as the recruitment of consultants and experts through preparation and review of Terms of References, draft contracts and facilitating the establishment of the recruitment in accordance with the African Water Facility procedures and Bank’s rules.
  • Liaison with the appropriate procurement colleagues in obtaining necessary clearances, opinion as well as necessary follow up needed.
  • Ensure effective implementation of the African Water Facility annual work program.
  • Assist in managing contracts for the service providers (for publications, experts, venues), ensuring effective contract management and their successful closure.
  • Organizing the preparation of workshops, training and meetings relating to the African Water Facility work program and activities.
  • Designing projects financial monitoring tools.
  • Recruiting the project auditors for African Water Facility projects.
  • Assessing the financial management of the projects through project supervision reports.

African Water Facility (AWF) Administration:
Support the administrative management of the African Water Facility  by:

  • Organizing the preparation of the various committees and governing meetings involved in the African Water Facility  governance;
  • Managing the African Water Facility documents reporting process to the various governing structures (Board of Directors, Governing Council, Oversight Committee);
  • Addressing the internal requests (President, Vice-presidents, Directors);
  • Preparing the recruitment documents and follow-up the recruitment process; and supporting the African Water Facility on staffing issues in consultation with Human Resources Management Department;
  • Ensuring quality control over the African Water Facility publications, letters and activities through reviews and contributions.
  • Perform any other duties as may be requested by the Supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Finance or related discipline.
  • A professional accounting qualification will be an added advantage.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience, of which at least 5 in a related field of work (e.g. public/project finance and administration).
  • Proven experience in applying experienced level of administration and finance generalist knowledge to deliver full scope of policy/strategic services in line with the African Water Facility and Bank’s strategy needs/situation.
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable clients and help them build their confidence and skills to deal with administration and finance issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiatives, to synthetize, to conceptualize complex issues and to write reporting documents.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Knowledge of development issues relating to Africa and water and sanitation sector would be an advantage.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French. A working knowledge of the other will be an asset.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Senior System Analyst

 

Reference: ADB/17/207
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50050176

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, Information Technology, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity, and health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The Corporate Information Technology Services Department is mandated by the Bank to deliver the best possible Information Technology services for Bank staff, and help achieve the results that will get the Bank closer to accomplishing its development goals.
  • The Business Solutions Development & Maintenance Division is one of the Divisions of the Corporate Information Technology Services department. It is in charge of the design, development, and maintenance of IT solutions/systems to support the Bank business needs. It is also responsible for managing overall Information Technology day-to-day operations relating to enterprise applications, improving performance and end-user satisfaction.

The Position

  • The Senior System Analyst places particular emphasis on the need to design, build and maintain effective Enterprise Resource Planning applications and system software; Maintain liaison with vendors and repair personnel to obtain required service.
  • The Senior System Analyst is responsible for performing functional analysis, requirements definition and Enterprise Resource Planning module configuration and testing.
  • The job holder is also responsible for conducting prototypes development, developing functional specifications, data mapping, functions mapping, setting of configuration tables and setting of transaction/control tables.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of a Chief Corporate Application Services Business Solution Development and Maintenance and /or the Division Manager, the Senior System Analyst will:

  • Produce high quality, signed-off business process flows and process controls and accompanying narrative / procedures.
  • Build and agrees appropriate test strategies on a project-by-project basis, making re-use of previously proven good practices.
  • Ensure that business processes are translated into effective and efficient business applications
  • Enable the effective and efficient use and control of IT resources.
  • Monitor quality of work produced by functional team, introducing improvements where required.
  • Involved in security/authorization set-up, user documentation, data interface design, data migration and reconciliation.
  • Act as the Test Lead on projects, ensuring testing is adequately scoped, performed and signed off.
  • Work on multiple projects as a project team member, occasionally as a project leader.
  • Identify and address business roadblocks to the deployment of solutions.
  • Coach junior staff.
  • Contribute to growth strategies and long-range planning.
  • Lead the studies and requirements analysis, implement new or enhanced information systems.
  • Supervise configuration changes to accommodate change requests, testing of problem fixes, enhancement assessments and make recommendations to CHIS management and to business users.
  • Liaise with the CHIS Help Desk in organizing problem resolution and user support.
  • Participate in release upgrade or new functionality/enhancement assessments. Keep abreast of software releases, enhancements/new functionality and perform application research.
  • Interact with contract personnel to produce requirements and system documentation for software projects. Serve as Contracting Officer Technical Representative for assigned contract support services tasks.
  • Provide specifications to developers or configurator.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a minimum of a Master's Degree in Computer Science or equivalent degree in Engineering.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience as a Functional /Business / Systems Analyst.
  • At least four years of relevant experience on Enterprise Resource Planning system, two of which are one SAP module practice such as SAP FI/CO, MM, HR, SRM, GM and BW, CML.
  • Certification on SAP and / or other Enterprise Resource Planning modules would be an asset.
  • Working experience in a similar financial multilateral institution would be an advantage.
  • Experience with industry standard Systems Analysis tools and methods; i.e. Use cases, Activity Diagrams.
  • Experience of Business Process Re-engineering and modelling.
  • Experience of working in a large and complex organization.
  • Understanding of relational databases, data storage, and SQL concepts.
  • Ability to suggest better alternatives and flows to given requirements based on experience.
  • Ability to use appropriate data structures and algorithms and come up with generic/object-oriented code that encapsulate aspects of the problem that are subject to change.
  • Excellent knowledge of application configuration and development methods and disciplines
  • Ability to work under pressure and hit deadlines.
  • Problem solving skills: applies business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identifies solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization.
  • 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 Suite applications.

Chief Water Finance and Private Sector Investment Officer 

Reference: ADB/17/119
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093618

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 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/Division

  • The Water Development and Sanitation Department is part of the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex. The Department is responsible for the coordination of the Bank’s water development and sanitation-related activities to enhance synergies and contribute to the achievement of all High 5s (Power and Light Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the quality of life).
  • Through its two Divisions, namely the Division for water coordination and partnerships and the Division for water security and sanitation, and the African Water Facility, the Department supports regional hubs in the development and promotion of new knowledge, approaches and tools for green and inclusive water resources development and management, and for improved sanitation.
  • In so doing, the Department leads the scaling-up of the Bank’s contribution to Africa’s efforts to attain water security and sanitation for sustainable socio-economic transformation.
  • The Division for water coordination and partnerships acts in concert with the Division for water security and sanitation and the African Water Facility to fulfil the mandate of the Department.
  • Specifically, the Division for water coordination and partnerships fosters strategic partnerships with regional and global partners to leverage resources into the water and sanitation sectors. It also directly contributes to the work of the various initiatives and trust funds hosted under the Water Development & Sanitation Department, and provides expertise to support the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Vice Presidency’s role as the Bank’s spokesperson to external audiences.

The Position

  • The Chief Finance and Private Sector Investment Officer position is responsible for ensuring thought leadership and providing operational support in regard to appropriate financing modalities for water security (including water supply and sanitation, environmental health, water for agriculture, electricity, industrialization and regional cooperation).
  • The objective of the Chief Finance and Private Sector Investment Officer is to identify, develop and apply appropriate and innovative sources, instruments and modalities of financing for water security, with the aim of optimising the use of existing funding and attracting additional financing to the sector to bridge the financing gap for investments and service provision.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Chief Finance and Private Sector Investment Officer shall seek to maximise value for money and leverage co-financing for water sector investments in Africa by proactively seeking to understand sector priorities and overcome bottlenecks.
  • The Chief Finance and Private Sector Investment Officer will identify and facilitate the implementation of a range of creative financing solutions that contribute to reforming and developing systems and modalities for delivering sustainable investments that contribute to water security.
  • This will be done in line with the Bank’s strategic priorities and Water Policy.

The Chief Finance and Private Sector Investment Officer performs the following duties:

  • Provide specialist advice and support to internal and external clients on financing modalities for water sector infrastructure and service provision.
  • Lead and undertake analytical work in regard to financing water security.
  • Promote and facilitate the adoption of innovation in the Bank’s water, sanitation and environmental health activities to continuously increase value for money, sustainability and broader impact.
  • Identify and advise on the scaling up of appropriate solutions, building on successful pilots of technological advances, implementation approaches, and financing mechanisms.
  • Encourage and facilitate public private partnerships and broader private sector participation in the water sector as a source of financing, technology and efficient management systems.
  • Support the Bank’s regional hubs and field offices in understanding and applying appropriate financing modalities for bank-financed activities. Take part in missions as needed for complex projects, to support operational departments in the project development process (identification through implementation).
  • Provide expert advice to Regional Member Countries and regional organizations on how to finance financially viable and economically feasible water-related infrastructure and service provision; and more specifically how the Bank’s financing instruments may be applied.
  • Undertake analytical and diagnostic work research and sector reviews (economic sector work), to provide advanced expertise and thought leadership on water finance.
  • Contribute to the review, preparation, updating and dissemination/application of financing-related aspects of policies, strategies, business plans and briefs related to water security.
  • Foster strategic partnerships with regional and global partners on the topic of financing water security. This includes collaboration on analytic work, special initiatives as well as supporting the identification of project/investment opportunities for co-financing and financial leverage.
  • Collaborate with other Bank departments to continuously increase the Bank’s contribution to a water secure Africa. This includes, but is no limited to working with departments responsible for the Bank’s financial products, investment promotion, resources mobilisation and other sector departments relevant for multi-purpose water investments.
  • Provide expertise to support the Department’s management and the Vice-President’s role as the Bank’s spokesperson on water-related issues to external audiences.
  • Represent the Bank at national, regional and global partnerships, networks, conferences on water sector investments and financing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in finance, economics, business administration or related field.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience developing, structuring or facilitating financing arrangements and solutions for infrastructure and basic service provision, of which at least 2 years in water and sanitation.
  • At least 2 years professional experience in developing countries (Least Developed Country; Middle Income Country).
  • Experience and understanding of Public Financial Management.
  • Experience and understanding of commercial finance.
  • Experience of Multi-lateral development banks (or similar financing institutions) and their operations in terms of project development and implementation process (project identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision).
  • Experience with a broad range of financing and implementation modalities including but not limited to budget support, project/program financing, results-based finance, PPPs including Design-Build-Operate.
  • Proven knowledge of the major challenges relating to mobilizing and applying infrastructure investments in Africa.
  • Understanding of the institutional/enabling environment for water sector investments; experience in preparing and implementing institutional reform, capacity development and transfer of knowledge.
  • Familiarity with various financing instruments including grants, loans, guarantees, equity.
  • Aptitude to design strategies as well as analytic work.
  • Communication, analytical and Report-writing skills.
  • Ability to build partnerships, lead teams and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interest of clients within and outside the Bank.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French. A working knowledge of the other will be an asset.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Case Management, Business Continuity, Audit and Staff Relations Assistant 

Reference: ADB/17/213
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50076454

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services 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, information technology, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity and, health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the Human Resources Management department is to develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, processes and practices which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda.
  • Core to the Human Resources Strategy will be the attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
  • In order to create a truly transformed human resources work-way, the Human Resources Management department is structured around a triangular Model: Business Partnerships for strategy, client contracting and human resources delivery; Centers of Expertise/Subject Matter Experts for internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and staff development and training and best practice benchmarking; Human Resources Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees outreach.
  • This new Human Resources Model will deliver a world-class employee life-cycle experience.
  • The Staff Training and Development Division embeds a strategic approach to human resource development and management that results in more effective talent and performance management including strategic sourcing and career development and mobility, leadership development, compensation and reward,  policy and compliance.

The Position
Reporting to the Policy and Compliance Officer, the Case Management, Business Continuity (BCP), Audit and Staff Relations Assistant will be responsible for supporting in activities related to:

  • Case Management: including liaison with staff and other relevant stakeholders for grievances, appeals and other employee relations issues.
  • Business Continuity: acting as the focal point for BCP matters including implementation and monitoring of BCP guidelines and requirements.
  • Audit: coordinate meetings and all follow up activities relating to audits.
  • Staff relations: provide procedural, consultative and mediation support for staff queries and grievances; including advising on staff rules and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Policy and Compliance Officer, the incumbent will undertake the following:

  • Assist in developing and executing proactive employee relations initiatives that set up, reinforce and maintain optimal relationships between staff, its management and the Bank.
  • Provide administrative support and coordinate specific disciplinary and grievance cases, in conjunction with the direct supervisor, Legal and, as appropriate, other functions and bodies such as the Ombudsperson, the Appeal Committee, the Ethics office and the Staff Council.
  • Where required, counsel staff members on employment issues, ensuring liaison with their line management and Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP); and taking the necessary confidentiality measures.
  • Support activities and initiatives related to staff surveys and exit interviews, including assistance to the coordination and implementation of all interventions and action plans related to outcomes from these processes at Bank and units’ levels in order to continuously enhance the work climate of the Bank.
  • Assist in carrying out investigations, grievance handling and disciplinary proceedings in line with the Bank’s rules.
  • Collaborate with units which provide support, advice and assistance in resolving conflicts, grievances and ethical issues including the Staff Council, Ombudsman, Ethics Office and Staff Appeal Committee.
  • Participate in training on staff rules and employee relations functions including work ethics, critical incident and stress management.
  • Provide input in the design of and implementation of motivational and employee reward programs.
  • Support handling of workplace harassment investigations and case management.
  • Provide input in and implement programs to create a workplace and culture that uphold the values of the organization.
  • Assist in the organization and coordination of audits including follow through on closure of audit gaps by process owners.
  • Act as the focal point for business continuity processes; monitoring department adherence to standards and guidelines; and implementing required actions.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Hold at least a Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or other related disciplines. Organizational/ Work psychology training and Workplace assessment techniques are advantageous.
  • Have a minimum of Six (6) years of relevant practical working experience in progressive positions, preferably in an international organization.
  • Experience in conflict resolution, mediation or employee relations.
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment as a team player with excellent interpersonal and negotiation kills.
  • Ability to be discrete and maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact effectively with staff members at all level.
  • Effective advisory skills with analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Client Orientation.
  • Team working and relations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French or English, preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS Office Suite applications. Web graphics, online survey tools.

Chief Climate Finance Officer 

Reference: ADB/17/216
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL-3
Position N°: 50001228

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 Department
The the Climate Change and Green Growth Department has broad objectives of:

  • Mainstreaming climate change and green growth into Bank’s High 5s’ operations;
  • Implementing the Bank’s climate change interventions through the Bank’s Climate Change Action Plan and the Bank’s Green Growth Framework;
  • Managing access to the growing number of sources of Green and Climate Finance for all Operational Vice Presidencies within the Bank;
  • Driving towards achieving universal energy access through the greenest solutions possible; and
  • Leading all efforts within the Bank focused on minimizing and reversing the effects of Climate Change on the continent. The Department consists of two divisions, the Climate and Green Growth Division, and the Climate Finance Division.

The Hiring Division

  • The Climate and Environment Finance is responsible for ensuring that all of the Bank’s operational Vice Presidencies have efficient and predictable access to multiple sources of climate and environment finance and the Bank’s commitments to mobilize climate finance and support Regional Member Counties to do so, are met.

The Position

  • The responsibility of the Chief Climate Finance officer will be to ensure efficient and predictable access to green and climate finance to enable the Bank to channel funds to achieve the High 5s and achieve its climate finance target of USD 5 billion per annum by 2020.
  • The job specifically provides overall coordination and technical leadership on the climate finance, including the internal and external trust funds, in close collaboration with the Climate Finance Officers, and the Climate Change and Green Growth Officers working with project teams.
  • The incumbent contributes to achieve the objectives of the Bank’s Climate Change Action Plan. The incumbent will also support the Manager in ensuring that Bank’s commitments to mobilize climate finance and to support Regional Member Countries are achieved.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and general guidance of the Division Manager, Climate and Environment Finance,  the Chief Climate Officer will perform the following:

  • Provide overall coordination of internal and external source(s) of green and climate finance by meeting accreditation and reporting requirements and following appropriate modalities and procedures;
  • Create opportunities to co-finance projects and leverage new and additional funding sources to achieve the Bank’s climate finance targets by liaising with other Divisions within the Bank, Donors and Development Partners;
  • Actively communicate with the Trust Funds Committee(s) or Executive Boards to advance the Bank’s interests, secure project approvals and support the funding sources, by representing the Bank at Trust Fund Committee meetings and other events;
  • Advise all Operational Vice Presidencies on accessing green and climate finance from internal and external trust funds by building strong links with project teams within the Bank and communicating regularly;
  • Ensure that the Bank fulfils internal and external quality control and reporting obligations to the trust funds, by ensuring that reports are prepared in a timely and accurate manner;
  • Contribute actively to the development, management and administration of funds by responding to calls for input, attending meetings and conference calls and making innovative proposals to scale up finance;
  • Provide technical leadership and expertise to the regions in applying green and climate finance to projects;
  • Coordinate annual reporting on climate finance, the Trust Funds and Bank’s efforts to achieve the goal of raising USD 5 billion per year by 2020 and beyond, and supporting African countries to benefit from the global commitments to raise USD 100 billion per year for climate finance;
  • Provide technical leadership and advice on climate and environment finance, in close coordination with existing climate finance structures under the United Nations Fund for Climate Change, the Multilateral Development Banks and other relevant institutions, with the view to advocate for enhanced Africa’s access to climate and green finance;
  • Provide technical leadership for Bank’s agenda to increase adaptation finance as well as finance for the Bank’s green growth activities;
  • Coordinate and facilitate the provision of training to both Bank staff and Regional Member Counties on accessing climate and green finance;
  • Perform any other duty assigned by the Division manager or Director.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in in international development, environmental management, finance, economics or a related field.
  • Have a  minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in climate or green finance; trust fund management; multilateral development bank procedures, and a combination of experience on inter linkages between energy and other relevant sectors;
  • Understanding of climate and green finance issues, challenges and practices relating to Africa.
  • Understanding of critical issues in sustainable development, international climate change policy, and climate finance;
  • Knowledge and experience on climate finance, and on multilateral climate governance framework and global climate finance architecture.
  • Experience in the provision of climate finance resources for lending and non-lending operations
  • Experience in the area of climate change adaptation and mitigation, with a particular emphasis on scaling up climate finance for Africa.
  • Knowledge and experience in policy dialogue and cross-institutional collaboration at the highest level, including with representatives of government and non-government partners.
  • Analytical and scientific/technical interpretation capacity of key climate and green finance challenges and opportunities;
  • Project development and management.
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Client orientation
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively with counterparts
  • Team player
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of financial structuring;
  • Experience on resource mobilization and development partnership;
  • Knowledge of “Blended” finance;
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
  • Innovative problem solving abilities.
  • Ability to develop business
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing 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).

Diversity and Young Professionals Program (YPP) & Internship Coordinator 

Reference: ADB/17/215
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS6
Position N°: 50054050

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services 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, information technology, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity and, health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department

  • The role of the Human Resources Management department is to develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, processes and practices which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda.
  • Core to the Human Resources Strategy will be the attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
  • In order to create a truly transformed human resources work-way, the Human Resources Management department is structured around a triangular Model: Business Partnershipsfor strategy, client contracting and human resources delivery; Centers of Expertise/Subject Matter Expertsfor internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and staff development and training and best practice benchmarking; Human Resources Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees outreach. This new Human Resources Model will deliver a world-class employee life-cycle experience.
  • The Staff Training and Development Division embeds a strategic approach to human resource development and management that results in more effective talent and performance management including strategic sourcing and career development and mobility, leadership development, compensation and reward,  policy and compliance.

The Position

  • Reporting to the Talent Management and Mobility Officer, the Diversity, Young Professional Program (YPP) & Internships Coordinator contributes to the development of the Talent Management & Mobility policy and programs in alignment to the business objectives of the Bank.
  • S/he identifies, develops and implements proposals, strategies and programs aligned with the Bank’s strategic focus and direction through the Young Professionals and Internship Programs.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Talent Management and Mobility Officer, the incumbent will undertake the following key responsibilities :

  • Assist with the development of policies and programs to attract, retain and promote a diverse workforce for the organization.
  • Support the business units in submitting requisitions and plans relating to Young Professionals and Interns taken in at the Bank; including other special programs e.g. for Technical Assistants, Secondees, etc.
  • Coordinate all annual and on-going planning, communication and publicity for the Young Professionals and Internship Programs are proactively managed and effectively delivered e.g. Young Professionals, or Internship Announcements.
  • Provide the necessary information and verifications for Young Professionals and Intern access and payments for relevant benefits and other organizational provisions.
  • Administer all planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes the Young Professionals and Internship Programs across the organisation.
  • Contribute to strategic projects with other members of the Human Resources team particularly where these impact Talent, Learning and Organisation Development’s processes and systems, for example, the Young Professionals Program, internships, etc.
  • Provide bank-wide guidance on the policies, guidelines and standards relating to diversity, and the Young Professionals and Internship Programs in the Bank.
  • Support the full  lifecycle of the in-take, on-boarding, rotations and development activities for Young Professionals and Interns in the Bank; career management processes for Young Professionals e.g. attendance and completion of the Young Professionals certification program/ boot camps, rotations, adherence to promotion requirements, etc.
  • In liaison with the training and development team, ensure all learning programs relevant to YPs, Interns or on Diversity are effectively planned, designed and delivered;  ensuring the appropriate planning, communications, vendor management, health and safety, and other relevant standards are met.
  • Research, share best practice, make recommendations; and promote approved diversity initiatives and achieve positive changes within the organisation. Keep current on diversity programs and developments by maintaining contact with others in the field (e.g., professional association and educational groups, and professional development efforts).
  • Determine the appropriateness of introducing diversity initiatives taking into account the unique needs of the organization.
  • Provide advice, guidance and support on equality and diversity issues; responding to complaints and providing information on options for complainants; where required.
  • Develop systems for reporting any incidents of discrimination; working in liaison with any relevant stakeholders who may include the Staff relations, Employee Engagement and other colleagues or units, as required.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of anti-discriminatory legislation; and translate equality legislation into practice to ensure the Bank meets statutory requirements.
  • Contribute to writing, implementing and reviewing policy, reports and recommendations at corporate and service level.
  • Support or prepare and deliver presentations and workshops to staff; and preparing/distributing publicity materials and displays. Develop training schedules (including e-learning options) to educate employees and managers on how to recognize, accommodate and appreciate individual differences and how these can be leveraged to assist in meeting business plans.
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate statistics and data relating to all duties and processes and as relevant for management reporting or corporate monitoring.
  • Advise on and contribute to final budgeting and plans for the Young Professional Program, Internships and diversity programs; including monitoring of utilization.
  • Develop metrics for measuring the effectiveness of corporate diversity initiatives implemented and prepares quarterly reports to senior management on the value of the initiatives.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or other related disciplines.
  • A certification or training in learning design and implementation will be an added advantage.
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience in progressive positions preferably with international organization. Practical experience in managing similar graduate or internship programs is desirable.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment, and to complete tasks independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to grasp and quickly learn internal systems with flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances and the creativity in delivering solutions to business issues and problems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to deal with all levels of the client organization in a diverse, international institution structure.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well with others, and to obtain collaboration of internal and external partners and contacts.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically.
  • Knowledge of training and staff development delivery mechanisms.
  • Ability to effectively manage training logistics.
  • 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 Taleo and SAP would be an added advantage.

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