Recruitment at African Development Bank Group (AfDB), July, 2017

African Development Bank Group (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. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.
We are recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

 

Job Title: Chief Protocol Officer (Protocol, Privileges and Immunities and Diplomatic Missions)
Reference: ADB/17/326
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093590
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

  • The role of the Banks’ Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat 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 General Secretariat is comprised of: (i) the Immediate 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; (ii) a Board Affairs and Proceedings Division; (iii) a Protocol, Privileges and Immunities Division; and (iv) a Conferences and Meetings Division.
  • The main functions of the Protocol, Privileges and Immunities Division and Diplomatic Missions consist of providing protocol services and managing relations with the Bank Group Headquarters or Country Office host countries as well as diplomatic missions.

The Position

  • The objective of this job is to Provide protocol assistance for the President of the Bank, Elected Officers, Senior Management and Special Guests.
  • The incumbent monitors the implementation of the Headquarters Agreement and the Agreements establishing the regional or country offices and representations, as well as the immunities, privileges and exemptions extended to the Bank and its staff as well as Monitor relations with the host countries and Manage relations with diplomatic missions.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Chief Protocol Officer (Protocol, Privileges and Immunities and Diplomatic Missions) will:

  • Assist the Division Manager in carrying out the Division’s mission, essentially pertaining to the planning, organization, management, coordination and supervision of the Bank’s relations with the host countries as well as diplomatic missions;
  • Coordinate and supervise staff responsible for the provision of protocol services for the President of the Bank, particularly with respect to reception at the airport, assistance during missions; ensuring protocol coverage of his official activities;
  • Coordinate with the Bank Security Unit, all activities pertaining to the security of the institution’s staff; represent the Bank in dealings with the host country authorities (mainly Ministry of Foreign Affairs) concerning security of the Bank and its staff;
  • Prepare briefs to the Division Manager on the status of the Bank relations with the host country concerning any security incidents involving Bank Staff and families;
  • Oversee the participation of Protocol in negotiations regarding the Headquarters Agreement, as well as the agreements for establishment of regional or country offices and representations;
  • Ensure monitoring of the implementation of the Headquarters Agreement as well as agreements establishing regional or country offices and representations and carry out administrative coordination in respect of any disputes arising in that regard;
  • Supervise the formulation, transmission and follow up, in conjunction with the competent host country authorities, requests for tax exemption, long-stay visas, diplomatic and international organization cards, vehicle registration and Value Added Tax exoneration, and administer and follow up dossiers for presentation of newly recruited staff to host country authorities;
  • Oversee relations between the Bank and foreign diplomatic missions to facilitate travel of the President, Elected Officers, staff and other personnel on official mission or private travel;
  • Formulate and propose policies, procedures and guidelines for protocol practice and norms in the Bank, in light of developments in the field of protocol and diplomacy;
  • Analyze current events and diplomatic developments in member countries and provide regular updates to the Division Manager;
  • Follow up and seek resolution of disputes arising in the application of the Host Country Agreements, in close collaboration with the Legal Services Department;
  • Ensure the conservation of authorized signatory records and other legal documents processed in the Division;
  • Supervise the work of protocol officers in the Bank’s regional or country offices and representations on immunities, privileges and exemptions, and related administrative formalities and processes;
  • Lead the preparation of and participation in meetings organized by the host country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on management of privileges and immunities granted to the Bank and its staff;;
  • Prepare and produce reports on internal coordination of meetings with the staff under his/her supervision;
  • Assist and advise the Division Manager in matters related to budget and recruitment for the Division;
  • Assist the Division Manager in evaluation of performance of staff in the Division;
  • Contribute to organization of the election of the President and Executive Directors of the Bank;
  • Perform related duties assigned by the Division Manager, the Secretary General or the office of the President.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Law or equivalent qualification in International Public Law or International Relations or Public Law or a similar field.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills, a diplomat or lawyer with good analytical and negotiation skills. A keen sense of initiative, rigorous and methodical approach.
  • A good knowledge of Bank rules, policies and procedures, as well as diplomatic norms, Headquarters and other establishing agreements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years’ professional experience holding a diplomatic position or a position in a multilateral development bank.
  • Certificate of training in Protocol and/or diplomacy will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in public administration and law.
  • 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.

 

 

Job Title: Chief Corporate Governance and Shareholder Relations Officer
Reference: ADB/17/327
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093594
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

  • The role of the Banks’ Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat 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 General Secretariat is comprised of:
    • The Immediate 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;
    • Board Affairs and Proceedings Division ;
    • Protocol, Privileges and Immunities Division ; and
    • Conferences and Meetings Division.

The Position

  • The Chief Corporate Governance and Shareholder Relations Officer leads the Corporate Governance Policy Coordination and Shareholder Relations Section whose major objectives are to serve as the focal point for expertise on corporate governance matters in the Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat; and assist the Secretary General in managing the Bank’s relationship with its shareholders and other international development finance institutions.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Secretary General, the Chief Conference, Ceremonies and Events Management Officer will:
Serve as the focal person on corporate governance matters and, in this respect:

  • Lead the development, adoption and implementation of best practice policies in corporate governance for the Bank;
  • Research, analyze and draft publishable articles on current trends in corporate governance and their implications for the work of the Bank;
  • Coordinate the drafting of, and as appropriate revisions to, terms of reference for the subsidiary organs of the Board of Governors and Board of Directors;
  • Stay abreast of current governance practices in other international financial institutions and, as appropriate, propose improvements to the Boards’: (i) approval processes and procedures; and (ii) overall effectiveness and efficiency;
  • Conceive and coordinate capacity building initiatives for new knowledge areas in corporate governance for the benefit of Board of Directors and their Advisers as well as members of Senior Management;
  • Liaising with Complexes and Departments on appropriate knowledge areas to enhance the work of the Board of Directors;
  • Contribute to the drafting of the Bank Group Annual Report;

Assist the Secretary General in managing the Bank’s relationship with its shareholders and other international development finance institutions and, in this respect:

  • Establish and maintain relationships with focal persons in member countries and partner institutions;
  • Liaise with said focal persons to prepare major meetings and accompany the Secretary General to those meetings when requested;
  • Coordinate the review and preparation of responses to all official correspondence;
  • Serve as focal point for the Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat’ collaboration with the corporate secretariats of other international financial institutions;
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Secretary General, including preparing Flash reports for Board meetings.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Corporate Governance, Economics, Management, Corporate Law, or related fields;
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years relevant professional experience in a Multilateral Development Bank or similar institution;
  • Excellent understanding of corporate governance issues in international financial institutions;
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Effective research, analytic and writing capabilities;
  • Good understanding of multilateral development institutions group policies, strategies and operational issues.
  • Demonstrated experience on issues related to Board effectiveness;
  • Very good interpersonal relations and facilitation skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize work programs, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Ability to work effectively with other technical and management professionals of diverse occupational and cultural backgrounds in a cooperative team environment;
  • Excellent negotiating skills and demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas; a good listener; high level of integrity, discretion and confidentiality;
  • Ability to develop and conduct training plans;
  • 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

 

 

Job Title: Chief Board Affairs & Advisory Services Officer (Head, Board Advisory Services Section)
Reference: ADB/17/323
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093588
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

  • The role of the Banks’ Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat 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 General Secretariat is comprised of:
    • The Immediate 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
    • A Conferences and Meetings Division.

The Position
The overall purpose of this job is to be responsible for overseeing the work of the section in providing secretariat services for the Boards of Governors, the Boards of Directors and their subsidiary organs, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Covering the statutory meetings of the Boards and their subsidiary organs and the preparation and translation of official records of their proceedings;
  • Providing support to Committees of the Boards from programming through to recommendations from meetings and their follow-up; and
  • Contribute to speeches and information notes on Board-related matters for use by the Offices of the President and Senior Vice President.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Board Affairs and Proceedings, the Chief Board Affairs & Advisory Services Officer (Head, Board Advisory Services Section) will:

  • Supervise and revise the work of Board Affairs Officers and relevant support staff.
  • Provide advice to the Division Manager and the Secretary General on the development of analytical frameworks for Board and Board Committee meetings;
  • Plan, organize and supervise the provision of support to the Chairs and Committees of the Boards from programming through to recommendations from meetings and their follow-up;
  • Contribute to the Development of annual work programs of committees;
  • Draft analytical summaries, edit and harmonize the records of the proceedings of the Boards of Governors, the Boards of Directors and their subsidiary organs as well as other Bank group sponsored meetings;
  • Develop and propose methods and strategies for strengthening the effectiveness of Board sub-committees;
  • Provide technical inputs for Board committees and carefully document the follow up of their recommendations;
  • Prepare the documents to be presented by the Committee chairs to the meetings of the Board of Directors;
  • Ensure the coverage of other high level meetings of the Bank, analyze the deliberations and draft the official minutes, final declaration or communiqués of the said meetings;
  • Conduct research from various sources; attend relevant Board meetings, analyze and determine the thrust of the discussions/deliberations and then synthesize, draft/compose the main decisions and conclusions reached;
  • Organize and write up clear, objective, concise and accurate summaries as well as draft flash reports within tight timeframes;
  • Prepare speeches and information notes on Board-related matters for use by the Offices of the President and Senior Vice President; and
  • Serve as Secretary to Administrative Matters concerning the Board of Directors) Committee.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in in Languages, Corporate law, Economics, Development Studies, Development Finance, Social Science or other related disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in similar organizations with solid analytical and conceptual abilities;
  • Sound knowledge of Multilateral Development Banks’ rules, policies and procedures and the functioning of their Secretariat.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with the organization of work and internal procedures of the Board of Directors and the Board of Governors of the Bank or similar institutions.
  • Demonstrate high level of  technical competence and dedication to duty and mentor colleagues to develop positive document preparation competences;
  • Ability to identify and meet the clients’ report processing needs and suggest appropriate solutions as well as alternatives when necessary;
  • Ability for team work in a multicultural and diversified environment and a balanced judgment;
  • Should exercise discretion, tactfulness and flexibility, and be able to sell his/her view point to others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Strong and proven translation skills; capacity for the development of analytical frameworks, keen analytical and editing ability
  • Ability to provide lead on report writing and language-related technical issues and engage with clients within the Institution;
  • 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.

 

 

Job Title: Assistant to the Vice-President
Reference: ADB/17/332
Location: Nigeria
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50067405
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 Department

  • The Vice-President is responsible for planning, directing, managing and coordinating the day-to-day functioning of the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex.
  • The Assistant provides required support to the Vice-President and immediate supervisor (Manager, Business Development, Budget and Results) in performing their daily duties in the domain indicated above.
  • The assistant’s job covers advice on operational aspects as well as on corporate matters.
  • Emphasis is put on coordination and monitoring with the sectors departments as well as with the Vice President and external stakeholders.

The Position

  • The purpose of the job is to assist and advise the Vice-President to operationalize the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex’s mandate by providing critical technical expertise on the Bank’s strategies, policies and operations, business development, and other responsibilities supporting the mandate.
  • The job holder also assists with the coordination of complex activities and supports quality assurance on all key documents and presentations prepared for the Vice-President.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Vice-President, the Assistant performs the following:
Work Program:

  • Assist the Vice-President in day-to-day agenda management and support the Manager, Business Development, Budget and Results in monitoring the implementation of the Complex work programs;
  • Prepare and attend to Vice-President’s instructions for management coordination meetings and follow up on the decisions taken;
  • Assist the Vice-President Front office to ensure timely delivery of reports and information as required.

Cooperation:

  • Assist in coordinating work with other Sector Front Offices to prepare regular cross complex updates highlighting any issues requiring the attention of the Vice-Presidents;
  • Work with other colleagues to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole,
  • while sharing knowledge and the workload;

Strategies and policies:

  • Assist the Vice-President on operational policies, strategies and corporate issues to be discussed at the Operations committee, Senior management committee and those to be approved by board;
  • Prepare presentations on strategies requested by the Vice-President and speeches for missions relating to resource mobilization and partnership activities;
  • Provide assistance on papers, notes and Board documents, as requested by the Vice-President;

Communication:

  • Review incoming correspondences as instructed by the Vice-President;
  • Prepare presentations, memoranda and correspondence with stakeholders as and when required by the Vice-President;
  • Review content of presentations, language of correspondences, memoranda and reports submitted for the Vice President’s signature/clearance for onward transmission to the President’s Office;

Quality Control:

  • Assist in the review, editing and amendment of all relevant submissions from the team to meet acceptable standards.

Compilation of Reports:

  • Provide all relevant reports with accurate and validated data and information as required by the Vice-President or the Manager, Business Development, Budget and Results to support decision making and relevant submissions to committees.

Relationship Development:

  • Develop strong professional working relationships with colleagues and contribute to the creation of a positive team environment.
  • Assist to develop a network of stakeholders and key role players that could provide inputs or enhance the output of the Vice-President. Assist with communication, preparation of correspondences, memoranda and research topics for the Complex business agenda.

Championing the Complex / Regional mandate and purpose:

  • Provide a direct and indirect operational support that contributes to the Complex’s output and mandate of the Vice President.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in in Business Administration, Economics, Public Sector Management or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience gained in a multilateral development finance institution or similarly structured organisation.
  • Experience in project management, strategy and policy formulation, and evaluation.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to present and win support for ideas.
  • Excellent listening skills with cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity and capacity to initiate and manage innovations, creativity, and change.
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Client and results-orientation.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to work with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing knowledge and workload, developing strong working relationships with colleagues and contribute to the creation of a positive team environment.
  • High level of coordination skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural and fast-paced organization.
  • Ability to solve problems, identify solutions and manage multiple competing priorities to the benefit of both internal and external clients.
  • Knowledge of strategies, policies, procedures and practices of multilateral development institutions.
  • Knowledge and ability for deploying methodologies for building successful relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients (internal and external) for the effective delivery of results.
  • Ability to deploy a strategic mind-set and the capacity to steer the front office’s agenda while empowering staff during a phase of institutional reforms and transformation towards greater quality and impact of the Bank’s operations.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Knowledge in new development financing issues.
  • Knowledge of Bank procedures, policies and guidelines.
  • Ability to conduct thorough research using credible resources and acknowledge in any presentation or document.
  • Proven communication skills required for regular contacts with high level partners inside and outside the bank.
  • Knowledge of the socio-economic, industrial development and business environment in Africa.
  • Ability to provide sharp, concise factual documents focused on the audience that includes an analysis of situation/problem with recommendations for future actions and conclusions.
  • Searches for and produces innovative and creative approaches to activities to enhance performance and create added benefits to the Bank and its clients.
  • Applies business knowledge to solve problems to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization. Ability to see the big picture.
  • Continuously expands understanding of relevant business products, practices, systems and technology. Shares knowledge and expertise with others.
  • Ensures that the client (internal or external) is considered to be of primary importance in all transactions and interactions. Strives to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, and ensures that the client receives the best possible service from the Bank.
  • Ensures full use of the systems, procedures and culture within the organization to deliver the required results.
  • Communicates in a clear, professional and concise way (orally and in writing). Presents information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of the audience as well as the ability to translate a complex message into a simple understandable message for staff and appropriate audiences.
  • Strong ability to administer a process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

 

 

Job Title: Coordinator – Joint Secretariat Support Office
Reference: ADB/17/333
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50076435
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 Department

  • The Joint Secretariat Support Office Coordinator is part of the Regional Integration team within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex and reports directly to the Director, Regional Integration.
  • The position is located within the Economic Commissions for Africa Secretariat and the Director of Regional Integration at Economic Commissions for Africa provides oversight and guidance to the Coordinator on a-day-to-day basis.

The Position

  • The incumbent provides strategic and operational leadership and oversee the day-to-day running of the Joint Secretariat Support Office while facilitating the Joint Secretariat Support Office strategic interface with the African Union Commission, Economic Commissions for Africa and African Development Bank, and leverage synergies among the three institutions.
  • The incumbent initiates, manages and evaluates activities and supervises staff at the Secretariat in line with the Memorandum of Understanding between African Union Commission/Economic Commissions for Africa/African Development Bank on the establishment and operation of a Joint Secretariat.
  • The incumbent leads the Joint Secretariat Support Office’s contributions in the generation and application of new knowledge relevant to the Bank’s Strategy, High 5’s and Africa’s development agenda. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the evaluation of the performance of the Joint Secretariat Support Office staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directing and supervising the Joint Secretariat Support Office Secretariat.
  • Developing deeper partnership between the three institutions (African Union Commission, African Development Bank and Economic Commissions for Africa) and key partners including Regional Economic Communities.
  • Develop and implement a results-based management system and ensure alignment with work plans, planning and management cycle.
  • Elaborate clear Joint Secretariat Support Office work programs in line with the priority areas as recommended by the Steering Committee.
  • Facilitate consensus among the three institutions regarding joint activities to implement, including sharing of specific roles and responsibilities in different priority areas.
  • Facilitate and coordinate implementation of resolutions, directives and guidelines of the Steering Committee.
  • Coordinate and manage cross-regional and cross-community of practice collaboration as well as build relations with external institutions.
  • Prepare and submit comprehensive quarterly and yearly progress reports and work plans/financial updates/budgets of the secretariat to the Director of Regional Integration.
  • Organize team work among the Joint Secretariat Support Office staff and evaluate their performance so as to achieve the objectives of Joint Secretariat Support Office.
  • Determine and manage the human and financial resource requirements of the secretariat, allocate and provide management support to the staff and facilitate their full performance in technical work; determine the staff’s training and career development needs; approve their annual performance evaluation; and resolve serious staff disputes/complaints.
  • Lead and coordinate the work program of the secretariat, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the timely delivery of outputs; foster teamwork and communication among staff in the secretariat and across organizational boundaries; implement the work program of the secretariat.
  • Lead and administer the strategic direction of the Joint Secretariat Support Office as well as initiatives hosted within the secretariat.
  • Oversee programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the secretariat, including preparation of budgets, reporting on the secretariat’s performance, evaluation of staff performance.
  • Participate in and/or chairs meetings for the Joint Secretariat Support Office, Donor and Partner meetings related to the regional integration initiatives or any other meetings related to the work of the secretariat.
  • Advise on and promote the implementation of relevant regional integration policies and strategies.
  • Provide strategic guidance and coordination on crosscutting and integrative sector programmes/projects and special initiatives for policy coherence and effective mainstreaming of good practices to enhance regional integration among the three institutions.
  • Continuously review the environment in area of responsibility that promotes good cooperation amongst the relevant role players of the Joint Secretariat Support Office agreement.
  • Provide strategic and technical guidance to Joint Secretariat Support Office and the Regional Integration Office in order to ensure there is harmonization amongst stakeholders (African Union Commission, Economic Commissions for Africa and African Development Bank).
  • Provide the necessary guidance to the Joint Secretariat Support Office Secretariat and Regional Integration team that assists the Heads of the three institution in developing a common African Policy.
  • Provide technical expertise and project management expertise in the development and operationalization of Agenda 2063.
  • Provide advice to the Director, Regional Integration, on regional integration matters among the three institutions and facilitate and coordinate implementation of resolutions, directives and guidelines of the Joint Secretariat Support Office steering committee.
  • Advise on the establishment and functioning of various communities of practice – the pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide technical guidance/ advisory services and expertise on complex transactions and operations to regional hubs.
  • Provide technical expertise and project management expertise on the linkages and operationalization of the three institutions Strategy and policies.
  • Provide a direct and indirect operational support that contributes to the output and mandate of the Joint Secretariat Support Office.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Director, Regional Integration.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, International Law, Social Sciences, Engineering, International Trade, Agriculture/Forestry, Business Administration, Public Administration and knowledge of development issues;
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience in an internationally recognized financial or development institution or public service; three (3) years of which should be at a managerial level.
  • Private sector experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience in managing portfolio performance.
  • Ability to produce innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits to the Bank and its clients.
  • Possess the commitment to ensure that full use is made of the systems, procedures and culture within the organization in order to deliver the required results.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural and distributed organization.
  • Ability to ensure that the client (internal or external) is considered to be of primary importance in all transactions and interactions.
  • Ability to present and win support for ideas; a good listener with cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity and capacity to initiate and manage innovations, creativity, and change.
  • Ability to build relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results that meet the needs and interests of clients within and outside the institution.
  • Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learned and handover, and other critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures and practices of other similar institutions.
  • Has an acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa.
  • Can identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors to drive development impact at a country and regional level.
  • Ability to define and effectively drive the portfolio management activities under uncertain and challenging circumstances.
  • Demonstrated ability to take prudent intervention risks that contribute to the delivery an appropriate results.
  • Make effective, timely and well-determined interventions for results delivery.
  • Helps others understand how their personal objectives align with Joint Secretariat Support Office mandate as well as the three institutions.
  • Creates motivational opportunities that recognize the diversity of staff and address the needs and goals of Joint Secretariat Support Office.
  • Develops people to improve the capability of Joint Secretariat Support Office and the three institutions (African Union Commission, Economic Commissions for Africa and African Development Bank).
  • People Management to ensure they are truly engaged and perform at optimal levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

 

 

Job Title: Chief Conference, Ceremonies and Events Management Officer
Reference: ADB/17/328
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093585
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

  • The role of the Banks’ Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat 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 Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat is comprised of:
    • The Immediate 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;
    • Board Affairs and Proceedings Division ;
    • Protocol, Privileges and Immunities Division ; and
    • Conferences and Meetings Division.

The Position
The incumbent supervises the Conference, Ceremonies & Events Management Section whose overall responsibilities include:

  • Planning and managing ceremonies, events and meetings, including, but not limited to, the Bank’s Annual Meetings, African Development Fund  Meetings, loan, guarantee or grant agreement signing ceremonies, and all other meetings, conferences and events organized or sponsored by the Bank;
  • Planning and managing high-level visits, including visits by Heads of State and Government, Governors of the Bank, Ministers and other high-level guests;
  • Planning and managing the participation of the President of the Bank Group and Bank delegations in high-level meetings, in collaboration with Governments and other international organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Conferences and meetings, the Chief Conference, Ceremonies and Events Management Officer will:

  • Lead and coordinate all activities related to the planning and organization of all major ceremonies, events and meetings of the Bank Group.
  • Plan, manage and organize all ceremonies, events and meetings organized or sponsored by the Bank including, but not limited to, the Bank’s Annual Meetings, African Development Fund  Meetings, loan, guarantee or grant agreement signing ceremonies;
  • Lead and coordinate the planning and management of high-level visits, including visits by Heads of State and Government, Governors of the Bank, Ministers and other high-level guests, in close collaboration with the Bank’s protocol services;
  • Coordinate the planning and supervise the participation of the President of the Bank Group and Bank delegations in high-level meetings, in collaboration with Governments, other international organizations and the Bank’s protocol services;
  • Coordinate the planning of all visits by the President of the Bank Group to member and non-member states of the Bank, in close collaboration with the protocol services of the Bank;
  • Advise management, with direct responsibility for ensuring all logistical aspects of ceremonies, events and meetings, including:
    • Identification of venues; and
    • Justifying and supporting the choice of procurement method, etc.;
  • Coordinate the work of and supervise teams under her/his responsibility, oversee their training and career development, and performance evaluation;
  • Define and validate objectives and the work programme of the Section and perform all administrative and related technical tasks, including the drafting of reports, letters, etc.;
  • Perform related duties assigned by the Division Manager, the Secretary General or the office of the President.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Event Management, Business Administration, International Relations or a closely related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in Conference and Events Management, International Relations, Public Administration, Public International Law, or a similar field.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Experience in the planning and management of conferences and events in a similar organization.
  • Strong ability to mobilize multicultural teams and different skill levels to achieve assigned objectives.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated technical excellence, diplomacy and an established track record of excellence in achieving results.
  • Ability to anticipate, be proactive (able to predict possible problems and provide appropriate solutions (i.e. manage contingencies) by supervising the technical implementation, technical team and supervise and monitoring before, during and the end of the event.
  • Knowledge of the Bank’s rules and procedures.
  • 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.

 

 

Job Title: Senior Director, Africa Investment Forum
Reference: ADB/17/343
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: EL4
Position N°: 50092350
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

  • The Office of the President assists the President in planning, supervising and managing the business of the Bank Group.
  • The Office of the President monitors, coordinates and supervises the implementation of various Bank programs including administrative issues relating to Directors reporting to the Office of the President; prepares and organizes the President’s missions and represents the Bank, in line with the President’s instructions, at international conferences and meetings and on working missions to member countries; prepares and organizes meetings with Bank’s Senior Management, and facilitates follow-up on the decisions of these meetings; reviews, evaluates and gives advice on communication and interaction between the Presidency and the various organs of the Bank; ensures the effective and timely implementation of Board and Management decisions; provides effective administrative and logistic support to facilitate implementation of the President’s programs; and prepares, monitors and submits summaries of audit reports to the President and follows up on the implementation of the recommendations of the reports.
  • The Office of the President is responsible for providing support and assisting the President in planning, supervising and managing the business of the Bank Group.

The Position

  • The Africa Investment Forum is a meeting place between international investors interested in Africa, African investors, both institutional and corporates with concrete investment objectives, Development Financial Institutions and selected government leaders to work out ways to boost private sector investments in Africa.
  • The Africa Investment Forum showcases bankable private and Public-private Partnership projects, attracts financing, provides platforms for investing across multiple countries and will enable serious discussions around advancing specific projects and transactions.
  • It also serves as a unique forum for international business and social impact investors looking to transact and deploy funds in Africa and act as an avenue for connecting investors with both private sector and public-private partnership projects throughout the continent.
  • The Africa Investment Forum is a place to yearly take stock of ongoing efforts and to make new commitments and deals as well as to raise awareness about the investment opportunities in Africa and track the implementation of commitments to ensure transactions reach financial close.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the President, the Senior Director, Africa Investment Forum will:

  • Drive and support the inception and rollout of the Africa Investment Forums.
  • Direct a small direct-report team with core responsibility for attracting investments through the Africa Investment Forum.
  • Work with all complexes and teams across the Bank to nurture and actualize their plans to attract investment and project funding as needed, and develop a robust project pipeline across all sectors.
  • Work with partner organizations such as development banks and bilateral aid agencies to develop a joint platform to developing a robust project pipeline across all their sectors and attracting investments in Africa.
  • Develop the Africa Investment Forum’ investment Tracker and related key analysis on investment flows in Africa in collaboration with the private sector investment departments.
  • Develop cross-house and inter-organizational processes for the identification and preparation of a robust pipeline of bankable projects and investment opportunities around the year to feed into the Africa Investment Forum.
  • Build an unparalleled database on private investment plans and flows in Africa, with a particular focus on the Africa Investment Forum Deal Tracker, and to then use that information to foster positive change.
  • Identify a list of investment opportunities in Africa focused on private and Public-Private Partnership projects.
  • Internally, collaborate with all Complexes (Sectors, Regional, Services) and with teams across the Bank as needed to develop the pipeline and relationships needed to make the first full Africa Investment Forum 2018 a success, and continue to do so annually thereafter. In addition, support a number of build-up investment fora on specific sectors (i.e. agriculture, energy) in the run up to the first event.
  • Externally, coordinate with key partners in the development space including development banks, bilateral aid donors, and other Africa investment fora to strengthen collaborative efforts rather than duplication to enhance the pipeline of projects and better target investment.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Management Science, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, International Development, or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience at increasingly senior levels in the knowledge sector, financial and multi-lateral Financial Institutions, with proven experience in developing countries and in structuring and developing private and Public-Private Partnership projects, whose five (5) at a management level.
  • Experience in private sector business environment and/or financial sector as well as an in interacting with institutional investors is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead relevant, meaningful dialogue with proven experience in providing high quality strategic and policy advice at high levels to national governments/private sector entities on financial sector issues.
  • Strategic mind-set; strong capacity to analyse actions from the perspectives of stakeholders and translate strategic thinking into compelling plans of action and to take prudent business risks to make effective, timely, and well-thought decisions.
  • Evidence of ability to build and lead motivated and committed teams across functional boundaries, and utilize talent and expertise of team members in a productive way.
  • Demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas; a good listener; and cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity and capacity to initiate and manage innovations and change.
  • Resource mobilization and Partnerships strengthening.
  • Good knowledge of financing instruments and options.
  • Strong convening power and techniques.
  • 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: Executive Assistant
Reference: ADB/17/344
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS7
Position N°: 50000205
The Office of the Executive Directors

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:

  • Determine the general structure of the Bank’s services;
  • Approve the financing policy and take decisions concerning loans, guarantees, equity investments and fund loans by the Bank;
  • Determine the interest rates of loans and guarantee commissions;
  • Approve the Bank’s operations programme and administrative budget;
  • Prepare the work of the Board of Governors ; and
  • Submit accounts and annual reports for the approval of the Board of Governors.

The Position 
The Executive Assistant will focus on the following:

  • providing administrative and general support services to the Executive Director, Alternate Executive Director, Senior Adviser and Adviser;
  • serving as a liaison between the Executive Directors office and the Bank Complexes concerning information collection and dissemination as well as securing appointments;
  • assisting in search and dissemination of papers or on-line information related to the Board discussions, as directed;
  • implementing the office work program and requests received from the constituency member countries, as needed;
  • coordinating and organizing internal and external events and missions of the Constituency Office.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the Supervision  of the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant will:

  • Act as the first point of contact and support for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Perform administrative tasks and functions for the office of the Executive Director such as printing, scanning, filtering correspondence and drafting letters, responding to e-mails, filing, sorting and retrieving corporate documents, records and reports, and dispatching documents to the concerned parties.
  • Effectively handle all official communications, ensuring a high level of professionalism and etiquette.
  • Liaise with other Bank Departments such as Corporate General Services, the General Secretariat, Finance and Treasury for arrangements and issuance of the Executive Director’s mission claims, medical expenses, representation allowances, education benefits, invitation and business cards and any other expenses.
  • Assist with the arrival and departure arrangements of the Executive Director, Alternate Executive Director (Non-Resident), Advisers.
  • Assist and coordinate support for shareholders and other official visitors under the Executive Director’s office, as may be required from time to time, ensuring that the necessary protocol is followed as per Bank guidelines.
  • Coordinate and schedule meetings and appointments inside and outside the Bank for office activities/work program as requested by the Executive Director.
  • Coordinate the Executive Director files for Board meetings, committees and seminars and make available all documents submitted by the General Secretariat to the Boards, Committees, Seminars, Informal Meetings / technical or other meetings to members of the office.
  • Carry out background research and highlight important information to be recorded or presented to the Executive Director.
  • Build working relationships with the focal points for each country of the constituency in order to ensure that the Executive Director’s office is used as a central point for all officials of the constituency stakeholders.
  • Follow up on the execution of the budget of the Constituency Office e.g. follow up and request budget transfer and monthly report reflecting the actual situation and inform the Executive Director accordingly.
  • Assist in the preparation and dispatch of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to Constituency Governors.
  • Prepare logistics, documentation, and/or travel with the Executive Director to coordinate annual meeting/consultation mission of Board members to Constituency member countries, coordinate meetings and press conferences/cocktails, signing of loan/grant agreements and working lunches/seating at state banquets.
  • Perform any other related tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Commerce, Administration or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant and practical experience, in an executive office in a support function.
  • Private sector experience is an added advantage.
  • Strong secretarial and office management and coordination skills.
  • High level of confidentiality, discretion, judgement and etiquette.
  • Excellent effective communication, problem solving, client orientation, team work and relations cultural sensitivity.
  • Perfect mastery of protocol usages.
  • Innovation, operational effectiveness and planning skills in the dynamic setting of an international and multicultural setting.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to handle speedily and efficiently, internal and external requests.
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands.
  • Excellent organizational skills coupled to the ability to multitask and to work with diverse workforce.
  • Attention to detail and ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

 

 

 

Job Title: Division Manager, Asset & Liability Management Division
Reference: ADB/17/235
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50000766
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

  • As an integral part of the financial management department of the Bank Group, the division is responsible for developing and directing the Asset and Liability Management functions of the Bank Group entities, including financial policies, financial modelling and projections and balance sheet management activities involving risks related to changes in interest rates, exchange rates and the liquidity position.

The Position
Under the oversight of the Director, the Division Manager will Manage a team of specialists to:

  • Ensure that Asset and Liability Management exposures are identified, measured and reported and, where necessary, mitigated.
  • Provide analytical expertise for assessing the financial impact of various products, strategies, initiatives, etc. on Bank Group entities.
  • Ensure that Financial Risk parameters are maintained within Board approved limits and the Asset and Liability Management Committee guidelines.
  • Ensure that the Asset and Liability Management Committee, the Senior Management and the Board are apprised of the current and potential future interest, currency, liquidity and funding risks for the Group, and the possiblestrategies to manage the risk positions.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Division Manager will:

  • Provide leadership and insight on all aspects relating to asset/liability management.
  • Set the division work program and budget including the performance objectives of staff and regularly provide feedback, coaching and evaluation thereof.
  • Supervise the formulation, periodic review and dissemination of financial and the Asset and Liability Management policies and guidelines for Bank Group entities.
  • Contribute to, and lead where appropriate,the elaboration of various policy, strategic and operational documents of the Bank Group entities.
  • Supervise the monitoring and revision of the Bank’s Income Model and the preparation of the Bank’s annual Medium-Term Financial Performance Outlook paper, the related Board seminar and Net Income Allocation proposals.
  • Supervise the development and production of monthly and quarterly risk management information (i.e. inter alia: interest rate and currency risk reports, financial projections, liquidity and capital planning reports) for the Asset and Liability Management Committee, in support of strategic decision-making for the management of the balance sheets of Bank Group entities.
  • Lead the secretariat to The Asset and Liability Management Committee.
  • Keep abreast of the Asset and Liability Management issues, related regulatory developments and industry best practice, through the development of a strong network with other major MDBs.
  • Participate in the resource mobilization efforts of the Bank Group.
  • Take responsibility for the maintenance of the integrity of Risk management Analytics Systems/Processes with consideration for data, assumptions, processes and reporting through automation, reconciliation, and documentation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Hold at least an MBA or Master’s Degree in a quantitative field, e.g. Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics.
  • Professional certification an advantage, e.g. FRM, PRM, CFA.
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a bank or similar financial institution, with heavy emphasis in an the Asset and Liability Management role or a related role in financial risk management.
  • Private sector experience is an added advantage
  • Experience in an MDB or financial services industry with emphasis in quantitative risk, highly valuable.
  • Experience in compliance and the preparation of the Asset and Liability Management policy documents.
  • Expert knowledge of balance sheet management, gained through experience and formal qualifications.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (Written and Oral) in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications, preferably SAP and Risk Management Software.

 

How to Apply 
Interested and qualified applicants should:
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Application Deadline: 26th July, 2017.

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