Experienced Job Positions at African Development Bank, June 14th 2016

The African Development Bank (the Bank) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative interventions that will significantly reduce poverty, through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. It is Africa’s voice on global economic, financial and development issues. The Bank will focus its investments around five priority areas, High 5’s: light up and power Africa; feed Africa; industrialize Africa; integrate Africa; and improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is building a world-class senior management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.

African Development Bank is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development
Reference: P1605-083L
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: EL3
Position N°: N/A
Objectives
The Bank:

  • The African Development Bank (the Bank) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent.
  • The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative interventions that will significantly reduce poverty, through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
  • It is Africa’s voice on global economic, financial and development issues.
  • The Bank will focus its investments around five priority areas, High 5’s: light up and power Africa; feed Africa; industrialize Africa; integrate Africa; and improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.
  • The Bank is building a world-class senior management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Position:

  • The Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development (VP, AHSD) will develop and launch the Bank’s Africa-wide agricultural transformation agenda.
  • S/he will work with Member countries and the private sector to drive agricultural industrialization and to deliver inclusive and sustainable transformation initiatives.

Selection Criteria (Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience)

  • The VP, AHSD must have a global reputation and expertise in agriculture programme delivery with a proven track-record in leveraging the transformative power of agriculture to achieve broader development objectives.
  • S/he will have the experience and credibility to mobilise stakeholders, convene international partners, and lead major transformation initiatives.
  • The role reports to the President and requires a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study is also required.
  • Fluency in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language is required.

Job Title: Vice President, Regional Development , Integration and Business Delivery
Reference: P1605-082L
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: EL3
Position N°: N/A
Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Vice President, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (VP, RDIBD) will drive the implementation and execution of a new development and business delivery model for the Bank.
  • S/he will create and lead five new regional development and business delivery offices.
  • The VP, RDIBD will deepen regional integration by cultivating strategic partnerships with regional economic communities and development banks, and will execute major regional projects to improve trade and competiveness.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • S/he will have broad knowledge of the state of regional integration and development in Africa and the linkages across sectors.
  • S/he will bring senior executive experience in operations in Africa with a record of delivering results in complex project, country and partner arrangements.
  • This role reports to the President and require a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study is also required.
  • Fluency in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language is required.

Job Title: Vice President, Power, Energy and Green Growth
Reference: P1605-058L
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: EL3
Position N°: N/A
Duties and responsibilities

  • The Vice President, Power, Energy and Green Growth (VP, PEGG) will champion the New Deal on Energy for Africa and will lead the Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa to achieve universal access to energy in Africa.
  • The Bank will invest US$35 billion in the energy sector within the next 10 years and will leverage a further US$45 billion to US$50 billion in investments into the sector.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • S/he will be a thought-leader with a track record in large-scale electrification; mega-project execution across borders; and, more broadly, energy systems capacity building.
  • This role reports to the President and requires a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study is also required.
  • Fluency in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language is required.

Job Title: Vice President, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization Development
Reference: P1605-011BL
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: EL3
Position N°: N/A
Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Vice President, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization (VP, PSII) will accelerate investments in critical infrastructure and will champion and create the conditions for rapid industrialization.
  • S/he will support countries to improve their business and investment environments; to drive private sector development; to enhance manufacturing capacity and participation in global value-chains; and to develop and promote intra-regional trade.
  • The VP, PSII will bring senior leadership experience in the private sector with a deep knowledge of infrastructure and financial market development in Africa.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • This role reports to the President and requires a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study is also required.
  • Fluency in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language is required


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send a full CV together with a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4, briefly highlighting their experience and skills against the requirements of the role to:[email protected]

Note: Quote the role title and assignment code in the subject heading of the email.

Application Deadline  1st July, 2016.

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