African Development Bank (AfDB) Job Recruitment 2018

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African Development Bank (AfDB) Job Recruitment 2018 – African Development Bank (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the head dish African advancement foundation, advancing monetary development and social advance over the mainland.

There are 80 part states, incorporating 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s improvement motivation is conveying the money related and specialized help for transformative tasks that will essentially decrease destitution through comprehensive and reasonable financial development.

We are enrolling to fill the position beneath:

Title: Administrative and Budget Officer (PCER0)

Reference: ADB/17/536
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL6
Position N°: 50076307

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 and General Secretariat.

The Hiring Department/Divison

  • The purpose of the Department is to plan, prepare and implement public relations and institutional communication programs designed to make the Bank better known by its various audiences so as to promote social and economic development in Africa, and to establish and maintain the Bank’s credibility and good reputation as Africa’s leading development finance institution.
  • The Department is also responsible for enabling the Bank to understand better, how the institution is perceived both internally and externally.

The Position
The objective of Administrative and Budget Officer is to provide operational and technical support to the Director and the Department on day-to-day administrative, financial and operational activities pertinent to the smooth running of the Department; and Assists the Director in monitoring the execution of PCER’s work program.

The position of Budget and Administrative Officer plays an important role in the realization of the objectives of the department, in the sense that it supports the Director in managing efficiently the budget and administrative issues of the Department.

The objectives of the position are:

  • Contribute to the implementation of the Bank’s communication strategy through efficient management and utilization of the department’s budget;
  • Contribute to the achievement of the Department’s annual work program through an optimal allocation of resources;
  • Present a professional image of the Bank to the outside world by dealing as quickly as possible with the demands of the suppliers;
  • Participate in the identification of human resources and equipment required for the operation of the department.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Director, the Administrative and Budget Officer has the following responsibilities:

The key duties and responsibilities of Administrative and Budget Officer are:

Resources Management:

  • Budget & work program – leads the three-yearly rolling budget exercise for PCER to ensure timely input in the annual strategic program planning and budgeting and the budget controlling process within PCER
  • Contribute to the reviews & participate in meetings with SNPB for budget processes and institutional governance management;
  • Monitors appropriate application of budget rules and procedures and the Financial Regulations of the Bank;
  • Monitor appropriate budget utilization in the department. Applies cost/benefit analysis to meet work program objectives. Contributes to decision making by providing relevant risk-analysis. Shows initiative when necessary, and makes decisions in a timely manner within own area of responsibility and in consultation with the Director;
  • Advise on priorities for budget re-allocation of resources during mid-year reviews or as may be required;
  • Coordinate budget reports (CFP/Quarterly reports) others ad hoc reports) and data gathering (ATRS, WBS, KPIs) for implementation of the Cost Accounting System (CAS);
  • Contribute to the improvement of budget processes and procedures;

Administrative Management:

  • Participate in the preparation and submission of the work program of the department:
  • Prepare a plan for monitoring activities related to the budget and administrative affairs;
  • Work with section heads to implement the plan;
  • Conduct analytical work on processes and procedures for a better understanding and improvement;
  • Management of the CARD (purchase by credit card): controlling the purchases made on the card by the custodian, reviewing and approving all expense / credit statements, and to ensure analysis of expenditure – management control – reconciliation of purchases and cash outflows, etc;
  • Reconcile General Ledger, consultants Accounts receivable to ensure that balances are conform and accurate for clearing.

Procurement:

  • Coordinate the recruitment of consultants/consulting firms in accordance with the Bank’s rules and procedures and follow on payment of fees for services rendered;
  • Prepare work programmes of the team, prepare budgets estimates for procurement of service contracts required by the Bank; report on budget utilization and programme progress
  • Develop and implement procedures for contract management, contract performance and contract administration.
  • Provide contract management support to the Department:
    • Ensures timely follow-up and review of supplier performance evaluation,
    • Ensures suppliers meet the Bank’s mandatory contractual requirements for the duration of the contract.

Human Resource Management:

  • Serves as CHHR administrative focal point for recruitment issues, training and development, performance evaluation, job design, motivation, counselling, disciplining, salary administration, with CHHR and SNPB; perform and update staff planning requirements; ensure respect of recruitment rules, procedures and regulations in recruitment processes; coordinate PCER’s annual training plan.
  • Manage the recruitment of short-term staff for the department.

System Management:

  • Provide support on optimizing proper records management, information storage and retrieval in PCER;
  • Address in coordination with CIMM issues pertaining to the SAP system and other IT systems used by PCER in implementing its work program;
  • Prepare special reports, statistics and forecasts and carry on other assignments as required
  • Collaborate with Human Resources team to develop tailored made tools to address unsatisfactory Performance.

Cooperation activities:

  • Represent PCER in coordination meeting with other departments for administrative and financial issues of common interest within the scope of activities;
  • Coordinate the special file of the invited media and the press at the Annual meetings;
  • Cross-functional working with other business areas to deliver savings and drive communication strategy
  • Keep in alignment the communication policy with the business needs
  • Undertake such other assignments as requested by the Director.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related discipline
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant professional experience
  • Behavioural Competencies (tick the behavioral competencies applicable to the role) :
  • Ability to communicate comfortably with people.
  • Problem solving skill
  • Client Orientation
  • Operational effectiveness
  • Team working and relations
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, coordination and communication skills

Technical Competencies:

  • Sound knowledge of the Bank’s budget preparation process, procedures and system.
  • Excellent business writing and data analytical skills.
  • Sound understanding of the Bank’s human resources procedures and practice
  • Ability to work accurately, methodically and to meet deadlines.
  • Integrity and ability to work under pressure and to deliver timely quality services.
  • Excellent interpersonal relationships and promote process improvement
  • Ability to handle speedily and efficiently internal and external requests.
  • Good understanding of the Bank’s operations and the operational priorities;
  • Ability to assess problems and develop realistic solutions quickly; proven ability to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to issues.
  • Demonstrated mature sense of judgment.
  • Strong analytical skills to strategic vision, as well as ability to pay attention to details and work under pressure
  • Bilingual in English and French (reading, writing and speaking) Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and French
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (SAP, SRAS, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

Deadline
22nd January, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Title: Communication Consultant, CHVP

Location: Côte d’Ivoire

Objectives

  • The Vice Presidency Complex, Human Resources and Corporate Services 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, staff welfare, health and safety.
  • The complex ensures that all Human Resources and Corporate Services are realigned to drive greater corporate performance and execution of the Bank’s strategic vision and priorities.
  • The Complex ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client oriented, corporate services to guarantee overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.
  • The complex leads efforts to digitalize and transform the Bank into a knowledge driven workforce, promote human resources policies that enhance talent, drive a performance driven culture, and ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice.
  • The complex is seeking for the services of a communication consultant to support its internal and external outreach work.

Objectives of the Consultancy

  • The objectives of this consultancy are: (i) to support the complex in raising its profile so as to show case its strategic role in the Bank. (ii) facilitate strategic information delivery, shared learning and maximize communication opportunities and (iii) to enhance internal Bank information sharing and outreach of the complex programmes.
  • The objectives would be achieved through a range of public relations activities and communication channels including digital and social media, internal communication and speaking opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services and in collaboration with the various departmental teams, the consultant will undertake the following:

  • Support the complex in designing, developing, reviewing, editing and translating of communication materials
  • Work across the complex to identify projects, stories and messages that are engaging, motivating and high quality, and which communicate impact and showcase the work of the complex
  • Identify opportunities for creating and delivering inspiring and attractive multimedia content about the work of the complex
  • Contribute to identifying new and creative ways to enhance the visibility and outreach of the work of the complex
  • Support the Complex with the creation and/or delivery of communications activities and products such as written content, newsletters, case studies, including infographics and learning events, related to the work of the complex
  • Ensure that all communication materials synergize with the Complex communications strategies and branding.
  • Ensure all communication material is targeted at agreed audiences, and delivers agreed key messages.
  • Support the complex in documenting learnings and building a ‘library’ of communication materials

Duration of Assignment:

  • The consultancy will be for a duration of 3 months in the first instance.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • The consultant should have a relevant Master’s degree and background in Journalism/or Communication /or Marketing and an ability to work with a diverse range of colleagues to bring the stories to life.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience with a proven professional record working in the field of communication.
  • Excellent spoken and written French or English, with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • The consultant is expected to have the following skills and abilities:
  • Fast, accurate, creative and versatile writing skills, including for digital media
  • Strong ability to see newsworthy stories quickly and easily
  • Experience in creating engaging social media assets and image editing
  • Good understanding of the issues relating to Human Resources and Corporate Services management in an international arena
  • Ability to analyze complex information quickly and simply for audiences
  • Good political and personal judgment

Deadline
30th January, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Title: Treasury Risk Assistant

Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS7
Position N°: 50000934
Reference: ADB/17/535

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/Division

The overall objective of the Financial Management Department (FIFM) is to safeguard and improve the Bank Group’s risk bearing capacity while looking to optimize efficiency to benefit clients, shareholders and staff.

The role of the Treasury Risk Management Division (FIFM2) is the management of treasury risk and the oversight of treasury activities that enable the Bank to make informed treasury investment and borrowing decisions with adequate and manageable hedging mechanisms. The Division’s objectives are:

  • To identify, measure, monitor and mitigate market and credit risks in the Bank’s Treasury operations;
  • To ensure the timely reporting of the Treasury Department activities;
  • To build an efficient control framework to ensure the adherence to the Bank’s policies, Assets and Liabilities Management (ALM) guidelines and to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS);
  • To provide efficient information systems and analytical support tools to the Treasury Department to improve the decision-making process.

The Position

  • As part of the Treasury Risk Management Division, the Treasury Risk Assistant will be primarily responsible for producing key inputs to Treasury activities, performing first level independent controls on treasury transactions compliance with Asset and Liability Management guidelines and maintaining up-to-date market and credit data referential in the Bank Treasury systems.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of  the Division Manager -Treasury Risk Management the Treasury Risk Assistant will perform the following:

Update market data and marked-to-market valuations related to Investment and liability activities:

  • Maintain market data and perform first levels verification
  • Load daily Market Data and rates fixings levels in Treasury Systems, and, advise daily on market data loading status after validation by Treasury Risk Officers;
  • Obtain quotations from counterparties for securities and transactions for which no market quotes are available;
  • Ensure the reliability of market data loaded in Treasury systems on a daily basis for valuations and analyze significant variances from previous days;
  • Run and report marked-to-market valuations for Treasury portfolios
  • Run Investment and Borrowing Derivatives Portfolios valuations in Treasury Systems.
  • Analyze daily gaps and develop first level explanation to substantial moves;
  • Ensure that the valuation of positions and securities complies with established procedures and report exceptions;
  • Produce daily reports on derivatives and investment valuations.

Control, process, support and monitor Treasury Activities:

  • Transactions compliance:
    • Ensure compliance with guidelines for all new transactions entered by the Treasury Department;
    • When required, define in Treasury systems the financial instruments traded;
  • New transactions Market data Compliance:
    • Discuss the valuation source for illiquid and moderately liquid transactions or securities with front office staff in consultation with Treasury Risk officers;
  • Front and Back-Office Support:
    • Update events on trades lifecycle and fixed income securities in the system when required by Back-Office;
    • Investigate first level issues on payments, debt service and valuation. Provide timely feedbacks to Back-Office or escalate persistent issues to officers in charge.

Produce analytical inputs and reports on treasury activities and risk:

  • Ensure the accuracy and timely production of daily and weekly reports needed to monitor treasury transactions.
  • Assist and provide support on the production of ALCO Committee and Financial Control Department reports.
  • Assist and provide support to the production of evolving risk measures and reports.

Maintain up-to-date credit data on counterparties, monitor and alert on compliance breaches with guidelines and policies:

  • Maintain issuers and other counterparties database, monitor and update credit static data including rating downgrade changes;
  • Check daily the compliance of counterparty credit exposure with authorized credit limits. Escalate any breach to Treasury Risk Officers;
  • Determine counterparties eligibility and define new ones in the system in consultation with Treasury Risk Officers;
  • Update and monitor the Authorized counterparty list: depository, banks, brokers, International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and International Securities Market Association (ISMA) Agreements…)
  • Provide advice to Back-Office on collateral eligibility and applicable haircuts in compliance with the credit support agreements;
  • Compile weekly counterparty credit exposure report for the Division Management.

Assist in the improvement and optimization of treasury risk management and control framework:

  • Perform User Acceptance Tests during the upgrade of treasury related IT systems;
  • Assist in new risk measures implementation;
  • Maintain and update Treasury Risk procedures manual;
  • Contribute to the development and enhancement of existing or new reports.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Banking, or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of five (05) years of relevant experience working in International Financial Institutions or Investment Banks, with a large scope of treasury or fixed income activities.
  • Professional Certification in fixed income or capital markets, securities operations or in risk management is desirable
  • Attention to details with the aptitude to follow procedures with minimal error rate
  • Commitment to organize workload efficiently in order to deliver quality reports and financial data inputs while respecting incompressible deadlines
  • Ability to anticipate potential delays and raise alert when necessary to Treasury Risk Officers
  • Ability to analyze and translate Financial market and credit data
  • Ability to find existing information in procedures, guidelines, policies and data providers
  • Experience of using Summit, Bloomberg, Reuters, Trioptima and/or Numerix
  • Private sector experience is advantageous
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Communication
  • Client Orientation
  • Problem Solving
  • Team working and relationships
  • Operational Effectiveness
  • 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 SAP.

Deadline
23rd January, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Title: Senior Procurement / Contracts Assistant, Corporate Procurement – CHGS2

Reference: ADB/17/532
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50053453

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services (CHVP) 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 (CHGS) 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 CHGS 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 CHGS department comprises 3 divisions supervised by the Director General Services and Procurement. These divisions are: (i). Operations and Maintenance Division (CHGS.1); (ii). Corporate Procurement Division (CHGS.2); and (iii). Support Services Division (CHGS.3).

The Position

  • The objective of Senior Procurement Contracts Assistant will be to, process purchase requisitions related to procurement of goods, services and works as well as Process and issue bids and requests for proposals (tender documents).
  • The job holder will Originate procurement and contracting documents, internal and external correspondence related to procurement and contracting and Administer contracts; liaise with User Departments and with suppliers to monitor performance, ensure compliance, and resolve any eventual disputes.
  • The incumbent will Provide support to the planning activities of the procurement function and preparing relevant statistics and Participate in bid/proposal evaluation process.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of The Principal Procurement Officer, the Senior Procurement / Contracts Assistant will:

  • Process Purchase Requisitions related to procurement of goods, services and works.
  • Receive and review requisitions for clarity, adequacy of specifications, completeness, obtain additional information considered necessary and liaise with the User Departments and, if necessary, confirm that the requisite budgetary resources exist.
  • Group the requests into homogenous product categories and identify the supply sources, using the list of approved suppliers, and determine the most appropriate procurement method.
  • When necessary, propose alternative solutions.
  • Process and issue bids and requests for proposals (tender documents).
  • Originate tender documents for approval and signature.
  • Assist User Departments in elaborating Terms of Reference / Specifications.
  • Launch tenders based on a short list of suppliers and through advertisement in newspapers.
  • Contact suppliers and dispatch the bid documents.
  • Lead the execution of file procurement process, including pre-bidding conference, issue of amendments to bid documents, response to clarifications, etc.
  • Provide secretarial services for the bids opening sessions.
  • Participate in bid/proposal evaluation process.
  • Verify consistency of quotations with the technical specifications specified in the tender document.
  • Prepare comparative tables of quotations submitted by suppliers.
  • In the case of request for proposals, propose the technical evaluation committee.
  • As a member of the Technical Evaluation Committee, analyze proposals received and prepare evaluation reports for the Technical Evaluation Committee’s approval.
  • Prepare recommendations for the final selection of the supplier and recommend award.
  • Prepare note to Purchasing Committee, where necessary.
  • Originate procurement and contracting documents, internal and external correspondence related to procurement and contracting, such as:
  • Purchase Orders and Contracts
  • Request for clarifications regarding Terms of Reference / Specifications
  • Amendments to tender documents and/or contracts
  • Notification of award and regret letters
  • Response to complaints
  • Documents related to performance evaluation of suppliers
  • Documents related to procurement reviews and audits.
  • Administer contracts; liaise with User Departments and with suppliers to monitor performance, to ensure compliance and to resolve any eventual disputes.
  • Prepare regular progress reports on procurement and/or contracting activities and answer questions concerning procurement and contracting.
  • Schedule and attend meetings with user departments to discuss procedural or policy issues and resolve procurement problems; assemble and process documents for and take minutes at informal meetings.
  • Provide support to the planning activities of the procurement function and preparing relevant statistics

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Holds at least a Bachelor Degree in Economics, Law, Marketing, Commerce, Procurement or Information Technology, or other related fields.
  • Minimum Six (6) years of relevant work experience.
  • A diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management or professional training in procurement or contract management.
  • Demonstrate professional/technical knowledge and skills for the position.
  • Understand, interpret and apply the Bank’s rules and procedures and public procurement principles.
  • Demonstrate careful attention to detail or essential elements and accuracy of information before making a decision or delivering the information.
  • Ability to break down complex situations, examine it from various angles, develop practical and realistic recommendations / solutions.
  • Ability to understand how clients perceive and assess quality of services provided and answer internal or external clients’ requests quickly.
  • Act with integrity and maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Practical knowledge of SAP systems will be an advantage.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language.

Deadline
22nd January, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Title: Country Economist

Reference: ADB/17/528
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3, PL4, PL5

The Complex

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the Vice-President for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
  • The Complex is responsible for:
    • Providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy;
    • Systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.

The Position

  • The Country Economist will focus on macroeconomic work to deepen country knowledge, preparation of Economic Sector Works and coordination of the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and other relevant documents (mid-term review, completion report, etc.).

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management , the Country Economist will:

  • Analyse the economic and financial situations of assigned Regional Member Countries, using internal and external information sources, and determine the implications for the programming and updating of Bank Group operations such as defined in the Country Strategy Paper.
  • Examine the impact of Bank Group operations, in the countries concerned, of regional economic integration programmes and make recommendations on the role of the Bank Group in assisting regional integration initiatives.
  • Undertake assigned Economic and Sector Work, focusing mainly on issues of governance profiling, and papers on relevant economic and financial issues in the development process.
  • Identify, prepare, evaluate and monitor the implementation of macroeconomic programmes.
  • Coordinate the preparation of Country Strategy Papers, based on the Regional Member Countries’ Poverty Reduction Strategies and/or the Governments’ Development Agendas.
  • Maintain effective communication with the sector departments and other relevant units in the Bank to ensure a coordinated approach in the implementation of the Bank’s Strategy and lending operations in assigned countries.
  • Participate in Country Portfolio Reviews.
  • Participate in the preparation and monitor implementation of measures under budget support loans Participate in aid coordination activities with bilateral and multilateral donors, with emphasis on promoting the co-financing of projects and programmes.
  • Participate in the preparation of the department’s budget and in the recruitment of consultants; prepare annual and triennial lending programmes and briefs on economic reform and institutional support programmes.
  • Develop and build client relations at levels and plays a promotional role in generating new business for the Bank.
  • Provide mentoring to junior economists.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics and other relevant fields and related disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in an International Organization, working on African Development Issues and country strategy papers preparation;
  • Good grasp of the developing countries issues, and solid experience in macroeconomic management issues and the economics of development.
  • Solid technical and quantitative skills as an applied development macroeconomist.
  • Very good knowledge of portfolio management and demonstrated knowledge of economics and analytical skills
  • Strong experience in policy dialogue, as well as fragility assessment knowledge and skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and ability to deliver results on time.
  • Problem solving capabilities coupled to innovation skills and change management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Knowledge of the Portuguese language is a requirement for this position

Deadline
22nd January, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Title: Principal Knowledge Management Officer

Reference: ADB/17/527
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50078461

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 ADB and the ADF.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat (PSEG).

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The core mandate of the AfDB’s Independent Development Evaluation (BDEV) 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 AfDB’s self-evaluation activities.
  • Within the BDEV department, BDEV.3  will be responsible for knowledge management, dissemination and outreach activities in line with the Bank’s quest to become a knowledge bank and assist in building and developing country monitoring and evaluation systems of RMCs.

The Position

  • The Principal Knowledge Management Officer leads on the knowledge management and dissemination of (knowledge from) BDEV evaluations, among others through knowledge and communication products and the organization of events.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of  the Division Manager – BDEV3, the Principal Knowledge Management Officer will perform the following:

  • Determine and develop the knowledge management and dissemination strategy for BDEV
  • Contribute to the implementation of the strategy by planning and undertaking outreach and dissemination of evaluation findings in various ways.
  • Organize and facilitate meetings, lectures and other internal and external events to disseminate evaluation findings and results
  • Manage and edit a quarterly BDEV periodical (Evaluation Matters) on development evaluation
  • Conduct and update knowledge needs assessments of Bank operations staff and other clients as necessary
  • Provide advice and expertise to BDEV staff on the most effective evaluation dissemination methods and approaches, and synthesize and disseminate good practices from other MDBs and development agencies
  • Act as a peer reviewer and provide constructive comments on the approach papers and evaluation reports of colleagues as required
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication channels with clients within and outside the Bank to ensure the widest possible dissemination of information about evaluation results
  • Supervise and coach consultants and junior staff
  • Provide oral and written responses and briefings for queries
  • Contribute to the BDEV website, help desk, and intranet pages and the Bank’s Evaluation Community of Practice
  • Identify and secure funding for dissemination and training activities
  • Represent BDEV in initiatives, meetings and conferences related to his/her duties
  • Propose the knowledge management activities to be included in the three-year BDEV work programme
  • Report on activities achieved during the year to be taken into account in the BDEV Annual Report
  • Develop and manage outreach programs and inform BDEV and operations staff on evaluation activities of other development agencies

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Social Sciences, or related field.
  • Have a minimum of six (06) years relevant international professional experience.
  • Experience with knowledge management and communication is desirable.
  • Certification or degree in knowledge management is desirable.
  • Private Sector experience is advantageous.
  • Knowledge of the Bank’s and BDEV’s mandate, strategic priorities, policies and operations
  • Ability to plan, manage and lead projects, to guide and provide expert advice to project teams
  • Thorough knowledge of concepts, methodologies, tools, features, implementation, developments and trends in knowledge management and communication
  • Ability to capture and communicate key messages succinctly, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to package and present information according to the needs of the audience
  • Excellent research, writing, reporting and presentation skills
  • Understanding of desktop publishing
  • Experience using different dissemination channels, including social media
  • Skills and experience in organizing events or coordinating activities
  • Knowledge and experience in developing relationships with professional associations and country clients
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Client orientation
  • Team working and relationship management
  • 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 software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is advantageous.

Deadline
22nd January, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Title: Senior Treasury Assistant

Reference: ADB/17/530
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50000907

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Finance (FIVP) 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

  • The Treasury department is responsible for raising funds from capital markets, managing and investing the Bank Group’s liquidity and shareholders’ funds, processing and settlement of all financial transactions and managing the institution’s banking relationships.
  • Under the supervision of the Manager Treasury Operations Division (FITR.2) and the Treasury Officer head of Client Services & SWIFT (CSS) section, the Senior Treasury Assistant handles the settlement of administrative expenses, salaries, payment cards administration and develops post settlement activities by ensuring the timely and accurate resolution of investigations related to the transaction payments. The incumbent also handles OFAC/KYC/AML queries

The Position

  • The objective of the position of Senior Treasury Assistant is to provide services of payments such as prepaid cards, bank checks to staff members, consultants and suppliers of the Bank.
  • Encash bank checks deposited at Cash Office in respect of various reimbursement of loans, insurance and/or other payments.
  • Post in SAP receipts for all refunds made in the Banks’ current accounts for administrative expenses.
  • Maintain the Bank’s vendor’s payment instructions in SAP database
  • Handle payment cards
  • Manage OFAC/KYC/AML investigations

Duties and Responsibilities
The  Senior Treasury Clerk will undertake the following functions:

CITIDIRECT Checks Processing:

  • Transfer the SAP downloaded text file which contains information about the checks that need to be issued by Citibank into the Citidirect Worldlink electronic/web system.
  • Check the conformity of the information against the list of SAP payments.
  • Import the file containing the checks request for the approval of the supervisor.
  • Verify that all requests have been approved and released by the Supervisor as a control and compliance with the list of SAP payments.
  • Receive checks from Citibank and verify that all the requested checks have been delivered and record.
  • Distribute or release the printed bank checks to beneficiaries after verifying their identities or their representatives or Team assistants from CHGS or any other department.
  • Assist the Supervisor in the follow-up treatment of cancellations of bank checks and checks sent on collection.
  • Periodically report import and issuance of bank checks.

Process Prepaid Cards:

  • Input request for prepaid cards in the third-party banks card system as per the lists of payments approved by the Manager FITR2 or the Supervisor.
  • Generate applications for prepaid cards and verify their compliance with the list of payment approved.
  • Safeguard undelivered cards awaiting collection by the beneficiaries.
  • Perform daily monitoring of the stock, analyze the volumes of consumption and determine empirically the timing and the volume of orders for prepaid cards.

Process Payments Received:

  • Receive the prepaid cards returned and bank checks issued by the staff for the Bank for a refund.
  • Scan the checks, save in I-drive and post entry into SAP.
  • Endorse the bank checks for encashment.
  • Fill out bank deposit slips and bank the checks.
  • Inform Cash Management of deposited checks for ease of identification and follow-up.
  • Upon confirmation of credit from Cash Management, create the receipt in SAP
  • Send the receipt by mail to the issuer of the checks and to CHHR/FIFC.
  • Verify the amounts and card number and record data in an excel file and post in SAP.
  • Propose to the supervisor to move funds from the card to the bank account
  • Issue receipt if necessary for application of returned funds in SAP.

Process the SWIFT network Relationship Management Application (RMA):

  • Prepare RMA messages
  • Respond in a timely manner to requests from counterparty banks.
  • Safe keep test keys and verify manually tested payment messages.
  • Maintain the SWIFT RMA and Telex bilateral Keys database

Maintain the Bank vendor’s payment instructions in SAP database:

  • Receive and create in SAP, staff and suppliers payment details received from FIFC and CHHR.
  • Ensure that account details and banks information comply with international standards and update vendor master records in SAP.
  • Update the banks master records in SAP.

Handle OFAC/KYC/AML Queries:

  • Check in GTMATCH and SWIFT the OFAC/KYC/AML request received from the correspondent
  • Forward the request to the concerned department: FIFC/CHHR.
  • Upon receive the requested information, prepare the response in GTMATCH and send it via SWIFT to the correspondent
  • Follow up until the payment is released by the correspondent

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in Finance, accounting
  • 6 years’ relevant practical working experience
  • Private Sector Experience an added advantage
  • Understanding of payment processing especially Swift messages
  • Demonstrable understanding and application of accounting principles
  • Strong Numerical and Analytical skills.
  • Posse marketing and presentation skills to communicate with stakeholders
  • Client orientation: Ability to ensure that the client is considered to be of primary importance in all transactions and interactions. Strive to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, and ensure that the client receives the best possible service from the Bank.
  • Team work and relationship: Ability to work 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
  • Problem solving: Ability to apply business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identify solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization.
  • Good written and verbal communication in English or French and preferably, a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Microsoft Office (word, excel, PowerPoint etc.).  Knowledge of SAP/FI or other ERP, Cards management, SWIFT, GTMATCH.

Deadline
22nd January, 2018.

Application method
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Title: Senior Financial Management Operations Officer

Reference: ADB/17/531
Location: Nigeria
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50093593

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
  • The Senior Vice-Presidency will provide effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions.
  • The Senior Vice-Presidency will lead senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key Board and Management decisions.

The Hiring Department

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency supervises the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI), which is a custodian of the procurement (including procurement for private and public partnership) Financial Management profession and has the following responsibilities : (i) developing and interpreting policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals; (ii) preparing annual post review reports on the Bank’s Financial Management and procurement operations for the Board; (iii) developing training strategy for internal and external clients; (iv) dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization; (v) providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC) ; and (vi) inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and Financial Management activities undertaken by the regions.
  • The Senior Financial Management Operations Officer is responsible to ensure that financial management of Bank-financed projects are compliant with the Bank’s financial management policy. This is done by advising on financial management arrangements and reviewing financial management decisions within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages. The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building Public Financial Management (PFM) capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related financial management matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s PFM systems.
  • The Senior Financial Management Operations Officer reports administratively to the Regional Operations Manager for Implementation Support (ROM-IS) and functionally to the Division Manager-Financial Management (SNFI).

The Position
The key responsibilities of the Senior Financial Management Operations Officer are:

  • Ensuring quality and timely FM advice and providing support to projects activities, including: (i) quality of Financial Management (FM) activities in the region; (ii) timeliness of responses on all FM issues; and (iii) quality of advice to both Bank sector and Borrowers staff in  countries covered by the Director General;
  • Executing the operations fiduciary function for the Bank in projects and programs that it finances , including through: (i) conducting country, sector and project level FM assessments and related capacity development action plans; (ii) providing FM-related support for country dialogue; (iii) supporting development of regional professional FM networks; and (iv) participating in donors coordination meetings in their areas for promoting better coordination and effective resources mobilization
  • Contributing to capacity development of Bank and Borrowers’ FM staff, including (i) coaching, (ii) mentoring, (iii) training and (iv) upgrading of the skills.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the oversight and guidance of the Division Manager, Financial Management, the Senior Financial Management Operations Officer will:

  • Take a proactive role in assessing the adequacy of the Borrower’s project financial management systems and their ability to manage and monitor Bank financed projects. This includes budgeting, internal control, treasury management, accounting, financial reporting and external auditing;
  • Attend negotiations and ensure Financial Management issues are taken into account in the loan/grant agreements and other associated documentations;
  • Participate in project/program launching missions to assist the project/program team in developing capacity building of the Executing Agencies in the area of financial management;
  • Carry out supervision work to ensure that projects financial management systems are functioning appropriately, including the periodic review of project financial management reports for financial performance;
  • Review audited financial statements received, monitor the Borrower’s compliance with financial covenants including audit compliance, ensure adequate communication with the Borrower and the project implementing agencies with respect to audits and advise as appropriate;
  • Provide advice and support to Borrowers and the Bank Project Teams on matters affecting financial management and disbursement on capacity building in projects and with public sector accountability institutions;
  • Provide financial management guidance for the development of technical assistance programs and evaluate and monitor their implementation;
  • Assess the selection and recruitment of external independent auditors, ensuring their suitability including their independence, and competence to perform;
  • Play an active role in Country Portfolio Performance Reviews (CPPRs) /Country Strategy Pater (CSPs) from the financial management perspective and draft the FM sections of the CPPR/CSP report;
  • In collaboration with other colleagues, undertake Public Financial Management diagnostic reviews;
  • Undertake Financial Management Capacity building in Regional Member Countries and sector departments in the Bank;
  • Participate in fiduciary clinics;
  • Participate in donor coordination meetings within the region and in country dialogue platforms between the country and the donors on the basis of the overall Bank’s strategy to support aid effectiveness; and
  • Undertake other activities, as appropriate, as requested by the Manager, Financial Management.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related discipline and a Professional Accounting Certification (CPA, CA, ACCA, Expert Comptable);
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in the Bank or similar financial institution, with particular expertise in designing, supporting and implementing financial management operations;
  • Have a sound knowledge of the African Development Bank’s Financial Management Policy and Procedures;
  • Experience in supporting private sector operations (banking, auditing, finance, microfinance institutions, agriculture, electricity, water) would be an added advantage;
  • Experience in an Multilateral Development Bank, with emphasis on financial management, highly valuable;
  • Experience in the preparation of financial management policy documents;
  • Expert knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs). Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs) and the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs);
  • A good understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond financial management (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level;
  • Ability to lead highly technical staff and ensure that teams stay organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches;
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (Written and Oral) in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language; and
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications, preferably SAP and Risk Management Software.

Deadline
22nd January, 2018.

Application Method
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Title:Principal Treasury Risk Officer

Reference: ADB/17/529
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50000936

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/Division
The overall objective of the Financial Management Department (FIFM) is to safeguard and improve the Bank Group’s risk bearing capacity while looking to optimize efficiency to benefit clients, shareholders and staff.

The role of the Treasury Risk Management Division (FIFM2) is the management of treasury risk and the oversight of treasury activities that enable the Bank to make informed treasury investment and borrowing decisions with adequate and manageable hedging mechanisms. The Division’s objectives are:

  • To identify, measure, monitor and mitigate market and credit risks in the Bank’s Treasury operations;
  • To ensure the timely reporting of the Treasury Department activities;
  • To build an efficient control framework to ensure the adherence to the Bank’s policies, Assets and Liabilities Management (ALM) guidelines and to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS);
  • To provide efficient information systems and analytical support tools to the Treasury Department to improve the decision-making process.

The Position
The Principal Treasury Risk Officer has responsibly to:

  • Manage market and counterparty credit risks in Treasury Operations including producing regular risk reports, partnering with Group Chief Risk Officer (PGRF) department to produce various analysis, reviewing Asset and Liability Committee (ALCO) decision making support reports, advising on new treasury transactions and supporting more junior staffs in treasury reporting, transactions processing and risk control activities.
  • Coordinate proposals for reforms on policies, guidelines and procedures while planning, designing, and implementing an efficient risk management and control process for the division including liaison with Treasury Risk Information Technology Specialists.
  • Provide specialist advice, input and support on Treasury Risk management considerations related to a broad range of treasury business initiatives, Finance complex or ALCO matters arising.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of  the Division Manager – Treasury Risk Management the Principal Treasury Risk Officer will perform the following:

Manage market and counterparty credit risks of the Treasury Operations:

  • Monitor the market and credit exposure of treasury investment and liability portfolios and produce ad-hoc reports in case of changes in market conditions or counterparty credit quality that may affect treasury operations;
  • Monitor and advise on limits for credit risk exposure concentration by credit rating categories and types of counterparties;
  • Review the terms of new funding proposals received by counterparties. Ensure that the Bank has the internal capacity to fair value new borrowing transactions;
  • Advise on the financial terms of local currency and rate fixing loan swaps proposals;
  • Review credit support annexes of International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) agreements and the terms of risk mitigation techniques related to exposure netting with counterparties and collateral posting;
  • Produce quarterly financial risks analysis for Asset and Liability Committee (ALCO), Financial Control Department and Treasury Risk Division Management. That includes but is not limited to:
    • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Investments Level classification including liquidity and variance analysis;
    • Impairment tests on Treasury Investments Held at Amortized Cost to monitor needs for provisions in case of substantial changes in issuers credit quality;
    • Cross exposures to both lending and treasury obligors to monitor wrong way risks for the Bank.
  • Deliver key risk management inputs to the Group Chief Risk Officer Departments. That includes but is not limited to perform recurrent analysis and compute advanced risk indicators for:
    • The quarterly Bank Capital Adequacy related to Treasury Operations;
    • The annual Market Risk Review for the Board;
    • The annual Rating Review Presentation to the rating agencies;
    • The Risk Dashboard for the Management and the Board.
    • Perform other ad-hoc analysis and risk reports on treasury related market and credit risk measures.

Supervise treasury reporting and risk control activities:

  • Review monthly reports on treasury investment management, liability management, counterparty exposures and compliance for Asset and Liability Management Committee (ALCO) and perform related verifications on the integrity of market and credit data input;
  • Provide third level support and guidance on treasury portfolios valuations, daily and weekly reporting issues as well as on transactions risk control and processing problems;
  • Control the quality of inputs to treasury compliance reports for distribution to the Board;
  • Monitor approved lists of International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and International Securities Market Association (ISMA) agreements, depository banks, brokers and futures counterparties;

Coordinate proposals for reforms on guidelines and procedures:

  • Elaborate and formulate policy proposals for amendments of Asset and Liability Management guidelines when necessary;
  • Coordinate the implementation of internal and external audit recommendations;
  • Review and collect inputs on treasury risk management operational procedures, propose new controls and optimized processes to reduce operational risk and to ensure compliance to standards;
  • Organize the update of procedures manuals.

Lead the implementation of risk measurement framework improvement:

  • Design systems and procedures for the improvement of treasury risk analytics and measurement framework;
  • Team up with Treasury Risk Information Technology Officers to develop new reports, dashboards and controls as well as decision support tools that improve the efficiency of treasury activities and related market and counterparty credit risk management activities. That includes to produce or oversee the specifications for functionalities that need to be built, to perform or organize the functional tests and to train staffs after implementation;
  • Monitor evolving treasury systems data requirement, participate as a business/functional expert to the migrations to new versions;
  • Keep abreast of evolutions on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and conduct the implementation of necessary developments to ensure compliance to standards;
  • Keep abreast of new methodologies on market and counterparty credit risks best practices, and conduct the implementation of needed measures and required evolutions;
  • Produce presentations on new or updated risk measurement methodologies to treasury risk and treasury officers, and sometimes to peers in other MDBs OR ALCO.

Serve as a focal point for Treasury Risk expertise:

  • Advise and support on treasury market and counterparty credit risk issues to build risk awareness within the finance complex;
  • Provide treasury risk inputs to documents prepared by other departments of the complex;
  • Lead Treasury Risk views in Asset and Liability Working Groups related to Interest Rate Risk, Projections, Financial Products and/or Currency Risk Management;
  • Represent Treasury Risk Management Division in cross-departmental ad-hoc task forces for various studies;
  • Establish contacts with major MDBs in treasury risk area to benchmark practices and/or to prepare or contribute to papers for presentation at internal working groups, committees, or external international risk forums.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Banking, Economics or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of Six (06) years of relevant experience in International Financial Institutions or Investment Banks, with a large scope of treasury or fixed income activities.
  • Professional certification in Risk and/or Finance like Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Professional Risk Manager (PRM), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) is considered as an asset.
  • Working experience in Fixed Income and Derivatives front-office, middle-office or risk management departments.
  • Working experience in the implementation of Treasury credit monitoring and portfolio management systems used by Investment Banks and Multilateral Development Banks.
  • Finance and risk management technical acumen with effective consulting and advisory skills
  • Analytical and numerical skills with a good eye for detail
  • Ability to cope under pressure with strong planning and organization skills
  • Arbitration skills and ability to influence people
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of financial and/or risk reporting
  • Good communication and presentation skills with ability to adjust technical language in an appropriate way for different audiences
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in driving market and credit risks complex projects
  • Experience in using financial applications like Summit, Bloomberg, Reuters, Numerix or MSCI Credit Manager
  • Knowledge of light programming or database languages like Excel VBA, SQL or C++
  • 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 SAP.

Deadline
22nd January, 2018.

Application Method

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online