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African Development Bank (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Commercial Credit Officer (Portfolio Management & Credit Risk Commitee)
Reference: ADB/17/376

Location: Nigeria
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50068823
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

  • The Credit Risk Division is within the broad mandate of the Risk Management Department (PGCR) which assesses Sovereign and Non-Sovereign Credit Risks, measures the impact on the Bank’s risk bearing capacity and proposes risk mitigation techniques.
  • The department develops policies and guidelines, methodologies and systems relating to credit risk assessment and management for the Bank as well as ensures internal consistency of all of the Bank’s credit risk policies and guidelines, including those initiated and developed by other departments.
  • The department also monitors and submits reports on compliance with credit policies.

The Position

  • The overall purpose of this job is to ensure effective functioning of the CRC Secretariat as well as monitor credit risks in the non-sovereign portfolio, analyze the evolution of country risk profiles, sector and obligor concentrations, as well as the adequacy of provisions and risk capital required to support the non-sovereign credit exposure.
  • The role provides forward looking proactive credit risk portfolio analysis including stress testing of limits and ensuring the adequacy of impairment provisions for distressed loans.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager PGCR 2, the Senior Commercial Credit Officer  (Portfolio Management & CRC) has the following responsibilities:

  • Perform duties in relation to the Credit Risk Committee (CRC) Secretariat, which makes recommendations to the Bank’s institutional risk oversight bodies.
  • Facilitate a smooth process flow and effective communication with key stakeholders of the CRC. Be responsible for creating a rolling agenda that facilitates planning.
  • Ensure the quality of submissions to the CRC and monitor compliance with approval conditions.
  • Keep good records of CRC discussions, waivers and approval conditions. Keep track of Matters Arising from previous meetings.
  • Provide reports with data analysis and benchmarking on various topics, including but not limited to the High Risk and Equity Limits as well as provisioning and ratings methodologies, as required by the CRC from time to time.
  • Provide information to Internal and External Auditors and Rating Agencies.
  • Monitor credit risks in the non-sovereign portfolio by analyzing the evolution of the risk profile and by calculating expected losses and establishing the adequacy of provisions and risk capital requirements to support the non-sovereign credit exposure.
  • Monitor compliance with commercial credit risk and exposure management policies and guidelines and advise on the quality of the non-sovereign portfolio.
  • Advise operations departments on the correct structuring of transactions with a view to mitigate risk.
  • Assess specific risks of proposed individual non-sovereign transactions and recommend appropriate credit enhancement or risk mitigation measures.
  • Prepare risk mitigations notes for special transactions and the portfolio, identifying risks of individual non-sovereign transactions and advising on their mitigation.
  • Advise appropriate pricing terms and conditions for non-sovereign transactions in consultation with investment officers.
  • Assist in the development and updating of the Terms of Reference, Guidelines and Rules of Procedure for the CRC. Conceptualize ideas for the delegation of authority within the institutional framework and develop enhanced work flow procedures.
  • Participate in the development and updating of commercial credit risk management policies and guidelines, including procedures and processes for their implementation.
  • Participate in the development and upgrading of commercial credit risk identification and assessment methodologies, including appropriate assessment, monitoring and management tools and systems.
  • Participate in management review committees and Board Committee sessions on non-sovereign transactions.
  • Prepare technical notes and/or papers or conduct studies of interest to the Bank on commercial credit risks and related issues.
  • Propagate commercial credit risk assessment and serve as a focal technical contact point for other staff and outside the Bank.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Risk Management, International Banking or Economics.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience related to commercial credit risk assessment and portfolio management with familiarity of project finance, corporate lending, lending to financial institutions and private equity funds.
  • Knowledge of capital adequacy standards is required, as well as strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Good knowledge of credit risk management techniques and sophisticated risk mitigation products.
  • High level professional knowledge of qualitative and quantitative credit portfolio management techniques and structured credit instruments, risk derivatives and collateral management.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Hands-on experience of credit risk assessment, deal negotiation and structuring in emerging and underdeveloped markets.
  • Ability to assess financial statements and complex financial models and evaluate complex financial structures.
  • Quantitative modelling skills to assess the balance sheet impact of transactions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.
Job Title: Programme Assistant
Reference: ADB/17/381
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS7
Position N°: 50001419
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 Divisions including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Department; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Function Directorate; General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & Secretariat General.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the Banks’ Office of the Secretary General and the Secretariat General is to facilitate the delivery of the objectives of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy, High 5s, and Development and Business Delivery Model by enhancing the decision-making process of the governance organs and forging better working relationships with the shareholders and host countries of the Bank.
  • The Secretary General and the Secretariat General comprises:
    • The Office of the Secretary General which has the additional responsibility of managing the Records Management and Archives Section and the Corporate Governance Policy and Shareholder Relations Section;
    • A Board Affairs and Proceedings Division;
    • A Protocol, Privileges and Immunities Division; and (iv) a Conferences and Meetings Division.
  • The main functions of the Board Affairs and Proceedings Division (PSEG.1) are the following:
    • Prepare the work programmes, the agenda and the Board and Committee meeting schedules;
    • Organise the meetings of the Boards and their committees, and provide secretariat services;
    • Provide secretariat services to the Boards of Governors and their subsidiary organs, and manage the relationships between these Boards and senior management;
    • Ensure the monitoring of the implementation of board decisions by the organisational units concerned; and
    • Provide administrative and support services to the members of elected officials, and also as regards recruitment for their offices; and
    • Conserve and safeguard the Bank’s institutional memory.

The Position
Within the General Secretariat, the role of the Programme Assistant is to:

  • Assist in implementing the Division’s work programme, including technical support in specific areas, such as assigning codes in the SAP system to loans and grants approved by the Boards of Directors and Senior Management, managing the database for all Board approvals, IT support, editorial contributions, detailed follow-up of all Board approvals.
  • Pool, verify and insert updated information in the Executive Director’s portal (E-Board).
  • Contribute to inputting and finalising the quarterly work programme of the Boards of Directors and preparing indicative statistics on the Boards of Directors’ work volume.
  • In conjunction with the other complexes concerned, monitor compliance with deadlines for distribution of documents to the Boards of Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief Programme and Quality Control Coordinator; and the direction of the Division Manager, the Programme Assistant shall perform the following:

  • Create in the SAP system (production) all codes for loans and grants approved by the Bank’s Board of Directors; this will involve direct coordination with all project Task Managers of the various departments concerned;
  • Follow up all pending matters relating to SAP data entry by the different Bank complexes, with a view to alerting the Task Managers concerned by email, with copy to all other interested parties, if data entry is incomplete;
  • Produce, post on the new Board portal (E-Board) and continually update information relating to the Boards’ activities;
  • Prepare a comprehensive list of approvals by the Bank’s Board of Directors;
  • Prepare the department’s PowerPoint presentations for the Board of Directors and the different committees;
  • Monitor document distribution deadlines as prescribed by the Board of Directors, and contribute to updating the Boards of the Directors’ quarterly work programme;
  • Contribute to updating the matrix for follow-up of Board of Directors’ recommendations;
  • As necessary, liaise with CHIS on matters relating to SAP and other information technology aspects, especially for the processing and monitoring of documents issued by Boards of Directors;
  • Carry out any other tasks requested by the Section Head or Division Manager.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Management, Development, Communication, IT or any related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in a major financial institution and/or multilateral development bank or comparable institution.
  • Private-sector experience would be an added advantage.
  • Sound knowledge of the activities of the Boards of Directors and of the functioning of the Secretariat General would be an additional asset.
  • Good writing and strong interpersonal skills would be an advantage.
  • Sound research and analytical skills and the ability to process information rapidly.
  • Confirmed client service skills, good organisational skills, ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work with attention to detail, effective member of a versatile and multi-cultural work team;
  • Complete knowledge of the programmes, operations, policies and procedure of the Bank would be an additional asset.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in either written and spoken English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Proficiency in standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point); knowledge of SAP would be a plus.
Job Title: Senior IT Specialist Risk Officer
Reference: ADB/17/379

Location: Côte d’Ivoire

Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50076383
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 Credit Risk Division is within the broad mandate of Risk Management Department (GCRO) which assesses Sovereign and Non-Sovereign Credit Risks, measure their impact on the Bank’s risk bearing capacity and propose risk mitigation techniques.
  • The department develops policies and guidelines, methodologies and systems relating to credit risk assessment and management for the Bank as well as ensures internal consistency of all Bank’s credit risk policies and guidelines including those initiated and developed by other Departments.
  • The department also monitors and reports on compliance with credit policies.

The Position

  • The main objectives of the Senior IT Specialist Risk Officer is to ensure that the Department has up to date technical tools and maintain the integrated risk platform.
  • The incumbent develops and implements the risk assessment, analysis and rating work flow systems and procedures supported by the relevant guidelines and also assess existing risk management capabilities, investigating and suggesting procurement proposals for the new tools to increase the efficiency of internal processes and models.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Chief Risk Infrastructure Officer, the Senior IT Specialist Risk Officer has the following responsibilities:

Maintain the Credit Risk Applications and Support to Users of Credit Risk Systems:

  • Develop ad hoc applications when necessary to comply with new requirement pertaining to Credit Risk Management
  • Supervise the monitoring and day-to-day use of the credit risk platform, the integrity of information data in the systems, and ensure that daily operations procedures are followed;
  • Provide support on key systems used in the Department;
  • Respond to queries and reporting requirements of Credit Risk Officers and;
  • Identify users training requirements and organize training sessions.

Liaise with CHIS and Suppliers of Credit Risk Systems:

  • Liaise with the Corporate Information Management and Methods Department (CHIS) to ensure adequate technical support on Credit Risk  systems for project implementation activities, customization, back-up and batch processing, system security and database maintenance;
  • Interact with CHIS to evaluate hardware and software requirements;
  • Initiate and develop proposals for the acquisition of new information systems and information services for Credit Risk Management activities;
  • Liaise with Credit  systems suppliers and data service providers if necessary to ensure adequate maintenance, technical support and smooth running of their services;
  • Work with technical specialists of software suppliers to resolve complex programming and configurations problems.

Provide Technical support for the implementation of Credit Risk systems:

  • Produce software requirements specifications and prepare design specifications including data structure definition in conformity with CHIS standards;
  • Participate in the implementation of Credit  systems, in collaboration with CHIS in order to improve transactions processing, control framework and the decision-making process;
  • Analyze client server systems, develop feasibility studies, and design application software to support Credit Risk Officers requirements.
  • Make recommendations on Credit Risk activities workflows based on systems functionalities and best market practices.

Other Duties:

  • Define and document security and disaster recovery requirements for Credit  Risk Management activities;
  • Provide budget figures for Credit Risk Infrastructure  information service;
  • Prepare technical and user documentation, information memoranda and project related reports.
  •  Participate in the development of IT platforms for managing credit risk and risk of financial products.
  • Maintain and update technical infrastructure, data bases and process documentation.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Risk Management, International Banking or Economics.
  • Have a minimum of three (3) years of experience are preferred, especially those with experience in risk management and information technology.
  • Relevant practical working experience in Information technology and data analysis.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to analyze complex information to identify the key issue/action and drive resolution.
  • Considerable knowledge and experience of best practice risk management.
  • High degree of personal commitment, interpersonal skills with clear strategic vision and proven communication, leadership, management and supervisory skills.
  • Strong process orientation – A strong understanding of processes and core management activities.
  • Hands-on experience of Information Technology and risk assessment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Application Deadline: 29th August, 2017.

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