African Development Bank Group Recruitment

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African Development Bank Group Recruitment – African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the head container 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 plan is conveying the money related and specialized help for transformative ventures that will essentially decrease destitution through comprehensive and manageable monetary development. So as to pointedly center the targets of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and guarantee more noteworthy formative effect, five noteworthy territories (High 5s), all of which will quicken our conveyance for Africa, have been distinguished for scaling up, to be specific; vitality, agro-business, industrialization, mix and enhancing the personal satisfaction for the general population of Africa.

We are selecting to fill the positions beneath:

Job Title: Chief Legal Counsel, Public Sector Operations – Policy and Governance Division, PGCL.1
Reference: ADB/17/127/2
Country: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50069181
The Complex

  • The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund. The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Directorate;  General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the General Counsel and Legal Services Department is to deliver legal advice and services to the statutory organs of the Bank Group (the Bank): Board of Governors, Board of Directors, Senior Management, Regional Directorate Hubs and more generally to the whole Bank. The General Counsel and Legal Services Department’s job is also to protect the interest of the Bank from legal liability and, as necessary, to ensure that the Bank Group is properly and efficiently defended in cases filed against or brought by the Bank.
  • The principal objective of the Public Sector Operations, Policy and Governance Division is to provide legal support, advice, and services in connection with public sector transactions and project implementation for loans and grants for the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund, and other special vehicles such as trust funds, projects and programs. In addition, the Division provides legal assistance on operations policies and governance, environmental and procurement related matters as well as all aspects of the business of the Bank Group.

The Position

  • The Chief Legal Counsel – Public Sector Operations, Policy and Governance Division ensures the correct interpretation and compliance of legal work undertaken in the Division.
  • S/he deputises the manager and also mentors and coaches new lawyers and provides technical guidance to lawyers in the Division.
  • The incumbent will be expected to advise on complex and sensitive projects and negotiations in the public sector.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager, Public Sector Operations, policy and Governance Division, the Chief Legal Counsel Public Sector Operations, Policy and Governance Division will undertake the following Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance of projects and other operational activities financed by the Bank with applicable Bank rules and policies as well as minimize risks that may impede the achievement of desirable outcomes.
  • Provide legal advice to project teams throughout the identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision board presentation and post-evaluation stages of the project cycle.
  • Provide legal advice to project teams on the project design including advising on the structure of the project, type of financing instruments, terms of financing, implementation arrangements and compliance with the relevant Bank policies, rules and regulations..
  • Draft and Negotiate financing agreements including loan agreements, grant agreements, guarantee agreements and co-financing agreements.
  • Provide legal opinions on the effectiveness of Loan Agreements and the fulfilment of conditions precedent to disbursement including the review of legal and operational documents submitted in fulfilment of loan and grant conditions.
  • Advise on the drafting and promulgation of the Bank’s operational policies.
  • Deputise the Division manager from time to time by attending meetings of the Board of Directors and Senior Management committees directly related to the functions of the Manager; and
  • Undertake such other assignments as required by the Division Manager or the General Counsel.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Law, and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries; OR a Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in similar roles in a law firm, a financial institution or a multilateral organisation.
  • Seasoned knowledge of the current trends of development and familiarity with development finance and public international law
  • Strong drafting skills and solid experience in leading negotiation of complex projects and other transactions of a similar nature
  • Excellent communication skills with a demonstrated ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment and train and mentor colleagues
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and French, a working knowledge of the other is an added advantage.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  16th November, 2017.

Job Title: Operation Analyst
Reference: ADB/17/470
Location: Nigeria
Grade: PL6
Position N°: 50093589

The Complex

  • The Bank has reorganized and is developing the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex whose major objective is to build regional capabilities and bring responsibility for client activities closer to the regions.
  • Five Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs have been created, each run by a Director General: Southern Africa, North Africa, West Africa; East Africa, and Central Africa.

The Position

  • The objective of Operation Analyst will be to support a team of different operations professionals including Task Managers, Country Programme Officers (CPOs), Country Economists (CES) and other Specialists in the implementation of their operational work programmes.
  • The Operational Analyst’s responsibilities will include collecting, analysing, and providing data and data analysis that are necessary for the execution of the work program.
  • The Operations Analyst may also be assigned to Director Generals / Deputy Director General and/or Regional Operations Managers as it is required within the operational need and determined from time to time.
  • The Operations Analyst in performing functions, facilitate the work and decision making for Management and Task teams in the concerned Department.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the Supervision of the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Leadership, the Operation Analyst will:

Business Analysis:

  • Work closely with Senior Managers and Task Managers to prioritise information required to facilitate substantiated decisions or serve as input to Board Documents that originate from the regions;
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis as required,
  • Carry out collection and analyses of supervision data, disbursement ledgers and procurement data of active project in the portfolio of the Regions with particular focus on reporting on the performance of active projects and giving special attention to projects at risk;
  • Engage different business users, subject matter experts and other critical resources during the process of gathering and analysing data  requirements;
  • Analyse gathered requirements data, verify requirements and create reliable data platforms;
  • Validate information to establish its accuracy and resource reference;
  • Provide well-defined gap analysis;

Database Administration:

  • Contribute to the Design and maintenance of a Database for the Region’s portfolio of active and pipeline projects.

Monitoring of Portfolio:

  • Continuous and or frequent monitoring  of portfolios;

Reporting:

  • Contribute to the preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual  and ad hoc reports on the management  and performance of the Region’s portfolio inclusive but not limited to loan/grant effectiveness,  supervision rating, disbursement trends, loan cancellation, status of project audits and, status of Project Completion Reports;
  • Provide support or inputs to  reports on the compliance of the Borrower with the Bank’s General Conditions and covenants applicable to loans and grants;
  • Report on accuracy and completeness of SAP data regarding the department’s portfolio.

Risk management:

  • Assist in ensuring that all reports and activities comply with Bank requirements in terms of Rules, Policies and Presidential Directives that eliminate any audit finding pertaining to tasks.

Preparation of Reviews:

  • Assist with the preparation of country portfolio reviews and country portfolio implementation supervisions.
  • Contribute to the preparation and the monitoring of the Annual Work Program and  regular updates of the Work Programs for the Region using the established or as directed schedules;
  • Assist in the preparation of the Annual Activity Reports and Portfolio Analysis Reports.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Establish working relationships that facilitate the gathering of information, data & relevant documents that assist in providing the necessary report or document or terms of reference as required by superiors;

Championing the Complex / Regional mandate and purpose:

  • Providing direct and indirect operational support that contribute to the Country or Regional output and mandate.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Business Management, and Information Technology or in a related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant professional experience in compiling management information, data analysis and formulation of data models.
  • Demonstrated experience in Data Management in Development or similar organizations.
  • Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.
  • Comprehensive understanding of projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learned & critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures and practices of other similar institutions.
  • Acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa.
  • Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors to drive data management at a country and regional level.
  • Possesses knowledge of the organization’s systems and capabilities and an ability to analyse business operations for further understanding of possible strengths and weaknesses which help to facilitate informed decision making.
  • Good understanding of the organization’s systems and capabilities; ability to analyse business operations to understand possible strengths and weaknesses and determine opportunities to fast track processes that facilitate informed decision making.
  • Ability to make effective, timely and well-determined actions and/or intervention for results delivery.
  • Project Management – Competency in project cycle management.
  • Structured Query Language (SQL) Certification.
  • Private Sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Practical knowledge of SAP systems will be an advantage.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  14th November, 2017.

Job Title: Chief Quality and Methods Advisor
Reference: ADB/17/191/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093596
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

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

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

The Advisor will:

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

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

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

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

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


Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  23rd November, 2017.

Job Title: Finance & Administrative Assistant
Reference: ADB/17/478
Location: Ethiopia
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50052051
The Complex

  • The Bank has reorganized and is developing the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex whose major objective is to build regional capabilities and bring responsibility for client activities closer to the regions.
  • Five Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs have been created, each run by a Director General: Southern Africa, North Africa, West Africa; East Africa, and Central Africa.

The Hiring Departement/ Country Office

  • The various Country Office falls within one of the five (5) Regions of the Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs. The Hub oversees a combination of country and liaison offices, as well as non-presence countries.
  • Under the Directorate General of the Southern region, the Ethiopia Country Office of the African Development Bank have been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank, Governments and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall administrative authority of the Country manager, the Administrative and Finance Assistant will undertake to implement the COET’s administrative services including accounting and budgeting, human resources activities and supervision of use of office facilities and resources. He/she will carry out effective recording, control and management of Bank resources, the Office’s operational activities in keeping with the Bank’s policies and guidelines. Other specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

Budget Preparation and Implementation:

  • Participate in drawing up the administrative budget of the Bank’s Office following the schedule set by the Budget Department while taking into account the particular investment needs of the Office;
  • Ensure recording, up-dating and monitoring expenditure in accordance with the Bank’s internal control rules and procedures.
  • Report periodically on the status of budget implementation and propose possible revisions.
  • Establishing procedures and controls to improve efficiency of service and identify cost savings and promote efficient use of Bank resources.
  • Advise the management on methods to improve control environment in the Country Office.

Finance and Accounting:

  • Ensure timely payments of all bills for COET in line with established financial procedures and regulations.
  • Ensuring proper documentation of payment vouchers and all other supporting documents.
  • Process for payment and maintain individual staff mission expenditure; advances and balances.
  • Keep and maintain daily updates of all the required Country Office books of accounts, records, inventory and files in order, and all financial transactions captured and entered in SAP.
  • Produce for review and final approval of the Resident Representative, all the Office monthly financial and budget execution reports.
  • Undertake timely preparation and verification of reports, statements and schedules for auditing of the Country Office activities.

Human Resources Management:

  • Keep all staff records/files up-dated.
  • Up-date and submit monthly reports on personnel management.
  • Manage office staff benefits in accordance with the Human Resources policy and instructions in force.

General Administration: institutional procurement of goods and services andManagement of property and equipment

  • Undertake procurement of goods and services in keeping with the Bank’ rules and procedures.
  • Manage the preparation and monitoring of service providers’ contracts.
  • Keep stock of office supplies and inventory of Bank property and equipment.
  • Management of office vehicles in accordance with the bank’s transport policy and instructions in force.
  • Ensure the quality of Bank facilities in Ethiopia, including workspaces, property and equipment as well as service provision relating to the upkeep, maintenance and security of facilities according to Bank standards.
  • Organize, supervise and monitor the activities of administrative staff and ensure appropriate training for the latter in order to obtain quality services.
  • Ensure all administrative documents necessary for the proper functioning of the office and staff are obtained from the relevant authorities.
  • Proper management and control of office stores and petty cash.
  • Ensure administrative support to all the Country Office staff and bank’s visiting mission as required.
  • Ensure that proper filing is undertaken in the Country Office;
  • Ensure that proper control mechanism and segregation of duties are in place, and that Bank procedures are fully implemented.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, and/or Finance;
  • Membership to an internationally recognized professional accounting body (e.g. CA, CPA, ACCA) will be considered as an added advantage.
  • At least Six (6) years of relevant work experience. Experience in a similar post in a multilateral organization will be considered an advantage.
  • Knowledge and experience in administrative; financial accounting and full range of office support work, with a high level of sustained performance.
  • Thorough knowledge and use of all relevant computer software and the ability to help organize data and information retrieval systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, multicultural environment and to function effectively as a member of various groups
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (SAP, Word, Excel, Access, MS Projects and PowerPoint).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in French. Knowledge of English will be considered as an advantage.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline  24th November, 2017.

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