Recruitment at African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Senior Resource Mobilization and Partnership Officer
Reference: ADB/17/174/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50001279
The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank Group. This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Department is responsible for the strategic resource mobilization and the leveraging of the financial resources and instruments of the Bank Group.
  • The department’s role is to increase the pool and types of funding available to the Bank Group’s Regional Member Countries, particularly for transformative projects in line with the Bank’s Ten-year strategy.
  • The Sovereign Division is responsible for resource mobilization initiatives and partnerships with sovereign entities. It is mandated to mobilize, allocate and monitor resources for the Bank Group’s statutory capital including the African Development Fund and ensuring compliance with the African Development Fund rules and the commitments taken upon the replenishment negotiations.
  • It leads, coordinates and supports the implementation of Highly Indebted Poor Country and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative(s).
  • The Sovereign Division coordinates the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment and is responsible for the process of allocating African Development Fund resources among beneficiary countries, and monitors their use in accordance with various African Development Fund policies and guidelines.
  • The Division is also responsible for the required periodic reporting on the use of those Funds. The Sovereign Division also leads the partnership with sovereign entities such as bilateral aid agencies and manages most bilateral trust funds of legacy partners.

The Position

  • The Senior Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Officer plays a central role in resource mobilization from sovereign partners, in partnership engagement and management, and in monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Resource Mobilization & Partnership Officer will also provide advice and support to internal and external clients on a range of resource mobilization and partnership issues including but not limited to: the African Development Fund, bilateral trust funds, special initiatives and any other innovative partnership mechanisms involving the Bank Group’s traditional sovereign partners.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Resource Mobilization Officer will:

  • Task manage specific resource mobilization efforts through statutory and/or non-statutory replenishments, co-financing, fundraising for trust funds, special initiatives and any other innovative partnership mechanisms with the Bank Group’s traditional, sovereign partners;
  • Oversee the administration, monitoring of these funds as well as their disbursement, so as to ensure organizational compliance with Donors’ financial and programmatic reporting requirements by promoting the effective and efficient use of mobilized Donor resources;
  • Conduct consistent monitoring and evaluation activities of Donor-funded activities and preparing progress / financial reports to the respective Donors;
  • Provide internal stakeholders with technical advice and information on development partner funding priorities to strengthen opportunities for target fundraising and facilitate the coordination and collaboration between Bank Group business units;
  • Contribute to key processes during the African Development Fund cycle, including replenishment, resource allocation, monitoring, reporting, and also, updating and or developing of related procedures and operational guidelines;
  • Assist in the organization of regular internal and external outreach events for the benefit of staff and other stakeholders to explain the activities of the different funds and key drivers of the allocation system;
  • Participate in and contribute to key partnerships meetings, (including those with other Multilateral Development Banks and other international organizations, philanthropic organizations) to seek for new resource mobilization and partnership opportunities for the Bank Group;
  • Contribute to effective collaboration with other departments and complexes;
  • Contribute to the conceptualization, elaboration and presentation of Bank Group resource mobilization and negotiation documents; elaborate policy and strategy papers relevant to resource mobilization and/or negotiation process;
  • Contribute to the development of strategic options for positioning the Bank Group in the global aid architecture, mobilizing and deploying its resources, by contributing to the planning, conceptualization, elaboration and presentation of the Bank Group key resource mobilization and negotiation documents;
  • Assist in elaborating Division’s objectives, work programs and their execution while ensuring that deadlines are met and that outputs meet the highest technical standard.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in either the Social Sciences (Economics, Politics, Sociology, etc.), Finance, Public Policy, International Affairs, Law and/or other relevant fields from recognized institutions and with stellar academic records.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience at national and international level, of which at least two to three (2-3) must be related to resource mobilization and/or partnerships across public, private and/or non-profit sectors along with established operational track record in achieving results.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of international development financing and the global funding architecture, particularly as related to the Addis Ababa Conference on Financing for Development.
  • Knowledge of the African Development Bank’s various financial instruments, policies as well as of its resource mobilization and on-lending activities is an added advantage.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrable record of operational effectiveness, client orientation, problem solving, communication and teamwork.
  • Excellent spoken and written English or French with preferably working knowledge of the other.
  • Ability to demonstrate cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Competence in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Account Assistant
Reference: ADB/17/409
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50093561 / 50093562
The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for Finance (FIVP) oversees the financial management of the Bank Group. This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.

Department/Division

  • The primary purpose of the Banks’s administrative expenses is to provide efficient transaction processing services with respect to the capital and administrative expenses of the Bank and of all bilateral funds. The Division not only ensures that expenses incurred are in accordance with Bank policies but also actively seeks opportunities for savings for the Bank in the management of expenses.
  • Ensure the Banks’s financial rules and regulations are respected and all working procedures are adhered to in processing payments related to administrative expenses.

The Position

  • Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Senior Accounts Assistant- Grant, prepare and verify various payments and journal vouchers, ensuring observance of policies and procedures. The incumbent also ensure that all Grants’ payments are correctly made and recorded in the appropriate General Ledger accounts.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Senior Accounts Assistant- Grant will undertake the following functions:

  • Manage the processing of payments to consultants and suppliers under the capital and administrative budget of the Bank and from bilateral sources/Trust Funds; Processing and accounting of advances – review authorizations, documentation, and Vendor accounts and inter-company reconciliations.
  • Review project agreement to ascertain all compliance requirements.
  • Analyse and determine the appropriateness of Grantee’s requests for disbursements and the supporting documentation. Determine whether they should be approved, reduced or rejected in accordance with Bank’s policies and procedures. This requires the identification of irregularities and non-compliance with Bank procedures and policies, as well as highlighting circumstances for further investigation where the Bank may be exposed to financial risk.
  • Review and recommend changes to the Trust Fund Management System, policies and procedures to promote timeliness, accuracy and efficiency in processing while maintaining appropriate internal controls.
  • Draft clear and concise correspondence to Task managers and/or operational staff on disbursement- related issues;
  • Facilitate fund transfers to sub-grantees in accordance with the work plan and budget allocation.
  • Ensure that trust fund and grant agreements, correspondence and other related transactions are maintained in the appropriate file.
  • Respond to questions from Task Team Leaders, mid suppliers on payments, balances, and application status.
  • Cooperate with concerned departments and stakeholders to resolve disbursement issues promptly.
  • Monitor grantee’s utilization of special account funds, ensuring that the funds are properly accounted for and used in accordance with Bank procedures.
  • Contribute to improving the efficiency of grant and TF disbursement operations by ensuring that records and reports are properly maintained and updated at all times.
  • Prepare and dispatch month end disbursement reports to Task manager/cost center manager or/to FIRM department for information and to enable them update their records accordingly.
  • Participate in reviewing the grant agreement to ensure that disbursement arrangements are compliant with Bank Group disbursement policies.
  • Participate in departmental/divisional task forces.
  • Identify issues relating to disbursement policies, procedures and guidelines and recommend actions or enhancements.
  • Follow up the advances made from the trust fund and process justifications timely.
  • Provide support and facilitate all internal and external audits related with the project funds.
  • Review, research, verification and timely reconciliation of a variety of financial data and reports ensuring accuracy and conformance with rules and regulations; analysis of results and initiation of corrective actions where necessary.
  • Any other ad hoc assignment as may be required.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Audit. A Master’s degree in finance, Audit or accounting will be an added advantage.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years’ experience in accounting. Experience in Audit or accounting firm is an advantage.
  • Six (6) years’ experience in accounts payable is added advantage.
  • Private sector experience is an added advantage.
  • Analytical skills and ability to work with detail and convey accurate information.
  • Accounting skills.
  • Strong communication skills and a commitment to search for and produce innovative and creative new approaches to activities.
  • Up-to-date knowledge and detailed understanding of current changes and required skills.
  • Ability to apply business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identifies solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization.
  • Strong client orientation and ability to work in a team and develop strong relations.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English or French. Preferably with working knowledge of the second language.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in SAP (SAP travel, MM, TFMS, and FI), Word, Excel and Access.

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel
Reference: ADB/17/070/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50068964
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the Bank’s Legal Services Department is to protect the interest of the Bank from legal liability and, as necessary, to provide legal defense in cases against or by the Bank.
  • The Department provides, in particular, legal support, legal advice and services to the Boards of the Bank Group, to the President, Vice Presidents, as well as the operational, financial and administrative Departments of the Bank.
  • The Senior Legal Counsel and Assistant to the General Counsel provides general legal support on legal issues within its scope of operations to the General Counsel and Lead Counsel / Advisor.

The Position

  • The Senior Legal Counsel and Assistant to the General Counsel provides general legal support to the General Counsel and the Lead Counsel and Advisor to the General Counsel on legal issues pertinent to the operations and governance of the various entities of the Bank Group.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the General Counsel, the incumbent will perform the following, in connection with all the General Counsel and Legal Services Department activities:

  • Assist the General Counsel in monitoring the execution of the work programme of the General Counsel and Legal Services Department and ensure that assignments are completed within the prescribed deadlines;
  • Conduct legal research, write legal opinions and memoranda on all matters relevant to the work of the Department and the High 5 priorities;
  • Coordinate with Legal Counsel in the Department to ensure that all briefs and other documents for the attention of the General Counsel are efficiently and timely drafted and/or compiled before Boards meetings the meetings of the various decision-making organs of the Bank Group, including the Boards of Governors, the Boards of Directors, Senior Management and their various Committees;
  • Review appraisal reports to be presented to the Boards of Directors, and ensure in particular that the disbursement conditions, the financial terms and other salient terms are consistent with the policies and rules of the Bank;
  • Assist the General Counsel in handling institutional matters by preparing and/or compiling, and analyzing relevant information documents, for example, Senior Management Coordinating Committee Secretariat documents involving institutional matters;
  • Organize the safe keeping of all Legal Opinions issued by the General Counsel and ensure that Legal Opinions are available in English and French, as required;
  • Prepare presentations and briefs for the General Counsel in the context of the participation of the General Counsel at conferences, seminars and other international fora organized for instance by other multilateral development banks or international lawyers associations;  and
  • Undertake such other assignments as required in furtherance of the Department’s mandate.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Law, and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries; or a Juris Doctor (JD) and with admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries;
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience, preferably with an established law firm or an international financial institution, with proven administrative skills and experience in major international financial transactions;
  • Proven competence in Litigation and /or International Finance, Corporate Law, Development as well as Private and Public International Law with some knowledge of the operations of large international law firms or an international organization operating in a multi-jurisdictional environment;
  • Solid experience in applying knowledge of legal analysis and principles to deliver full scope of strategic legal advisory services in line with the Bank’s strategy, needs/situation;
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage;
  • Effective consultation and advisory skills that enable clients and help them build their confidence and skills to deal with complex and multi-jurisdictional legal issues;
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision as well as part of a multicultural team;
  • Ability to drive change and to be flexible, open minded with integrity;
  • Demonstrated communication, team building, inter-personal, writing and analytical skills;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

 

 

Job Title: Contracts Assistant
Reference: ADB/17/410
Location: Africa
Grade: GS7
Position N°: 50050050
The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services (CHVP) Complex ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.
  • The complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity, and health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The primary roles of the General Services and Procurement Department (CHGS) are to manage the Bank’s assets, oversee all corporate procurement of goods, services, works and real estate, coordinate all staff travel and transport of Bank’s goods and staff, catering services and other logistics arrangements and the mail services and keep staff informed about services offered.
  • To this end the CHGS department formulates and applies rules for procurement, storage, and maintenance of furniture, office equipment and supply; design, prepare and implement programs for the construction or acquisition and maintenance of buildings and premises; formulate and ensure the proper and effective application of administration policies within the Bank in such areas as communications, transport, travels, security, protection and safety of the Bank’s staff and property; and perform related duties.
  • The department is responsible for managing the Bank’s fixed assets (valued at over UA 100,000,000).
  • The CHGS department comprises 3 divisions supervised by the Director General Services and Procurement.
  • These divisions are:
    • Operations and Maintenance Division (CHGS.1);
    • Corporate Procurement Division (CHGS.2); and
    • Support Services Division (CHGS.3).

The Position

  • The objective of this job will be to administer contracts; liaise with User Departments and with suppliers to monitor performance, to ensure compliance and to resolve any eventual disputes.
  • The job holder provides support to the planning activities of the contracting function and preparing relevant statistics.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the Supervision of the Chief Procurement Officer, the Senior Contracts Assistant will:

  • Administer contracts; liaise with User Departments and with suppliers to monitor performance, to ensure compliance and to resolve any eventual disputes.
  • Review and approve contracts within the delegated authority threshold.
  • Prepare regular progress reports on contracting activities and answer questions concerning procurement and contracting.
  • Schedule and attend meetings with user departments to discuss and resolve contracting issues.
  • Provide support to the contracting activities of the procurement function and preparing relevant statistics.
  • Develop templates and guidance documents for the contracting function of the department.
  • Deliver training to user departments for improved contract management within the Bank.
  • Develop and monitor contract administration program pre and post award, providing guidance and direction to support the implementation of work relative to contract issues.
  • Develop and manage contract renewal schedules for all ongoing requirement contracts.
  • Support clients’ efforts in creating annual works program estimates and plans.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Law, Marketing, Management, Computer Science or other related fields.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant work experience as a contract administrator, contract manager or relevant role with experience from private sector being an added advantage.
  • Good understanding, interpretation and application of the Bank’s rules and procedures and public procurement principles.
  • Knowledge of legal requirements involved with contracts.
  • Familiarity with accounting procedures.
  • Experience in contracting and contract monitoring.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate careful attention to detail or essential elements and accuracy of information before making a decision or delivering the information.
  • Ability to break down complex situations, examine it from various angles, develop practical and realistic recommendations / solutions
  • Ability to understand how clients perceive and assess quality of services provided and answer internal or external clients’ requests quickly
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Practical knowledge of SAP systems will be an advantage.

 

 

 

Job Title: Principal Social Protection Officer
Reference: ADB/17/404
Location: South Africa
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50067837
The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for ‘Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • The Vice-Presidency Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Members Countries and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • Within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, the Bank has five (5) Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Directorates, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central. Each Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General and is staffed with the relevant sectoral functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries.
  • The Regional Directorates provide overall strategic direction to country offices within the regions and are responsible for the Bank’s operations, business development, project management and overall effective delivery of the Bank’s High 5s :‘Light Up and Power Africa’, ‘Feed Africa,’ ‘Industrialize Africa,’ ‘Integrate Africa,’ and ‘Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa’.
  • The mission of the Agriculture, Human & Social Development Division is to contribute to the Bank’s efforts to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development in Regional Member Countries. It does so by:
    • Contributing to development of country and regional strategies and building sector knowledge and
    • Focusing on project/programme origination and delivery for approval of operations defined under the High 5 priorities.
  • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex will spearhead the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa” and contribute to the other High 5s.
  • The Department has two divisions:
    • Education, Human Capital and Skills Development Division which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to education, human capital and employment/livelihoods; and
    • Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division focusing on strengthening health systems and nutrition for human wellbeing. It also hosts various pertinent initiatives and trust funds.
  • Specifically, the Job for youth and Social Protection division work within the following thematic areas:
    • Technical and vocational education and training development for employability, self-employment and job creation;
    • Inclusive basic and non-formal education opportunities;
    • Public-private partnership and entrepreneurship;
    • Informal sector strengthening;
    • Livelihood restoration in post-conflict settings;
    • Africa’s response to migration.

The Position

  • The Principal social protection officer will be responsible to provide substantive technical and operational knowledge and support to the Regional delivery office (southern Africa) management and staff as well as Regional Member Countries in Southern Africa to implement effective social protection/youth employment policies and programmes/projects for poverty and inequality reduction.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Manager, Job for youth and Social Protection Division of Regional business delivery office (southern Africa), the Principal social protection Officer shall:

  • Lead and contribute in developing new projects and programs as well as manage existing projects in the area of social protection and youth employment;
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the Bank’s sectoral policies and strategies in key Social Development domains such as Social Protection and Youth Employment;
  • Prepare studies and analysis within the framework of approved economic and sectoral programmes to identify suitable projects, policies , priorities and institutional issues especially in relation to Social protection, youth employment and gender equality;
  • Engage in policy dialogue and provide advisory services to Regional Member Countries on identified social protection issues;
  • Contribute Country Strategic Papers and, Regional Integration Strategic Papers by providing socio-economic analysis to recommendations to strengthen Bank responses to social protection and other key social issues in the region or country.
  • Provide technical guidance and advise to support Bank teams in Regional hubs on policy dialogue and social protection programmes.
  • Develop partnerships with the private sector, multilateral and bilateral Agencies on issues relevant to the Directorate’s mandate.
  • Design and lead regional of sub regional events to strengthen visibility, capacity and support for social protection in Regional Member Countries
  • Perform any other related duties required by the Director and/or Division Manager.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Business Development, Social Economics, Economics, Sociology, Law, Labour Economics, or any related field.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of professional experience in social protection and/ or youth employment programs.
  • Experience in handling operations in the sector in national and international organisations is a requirement;
  • Experience in providing support to peers in social protection and youth employment analysis and innovative and new strategic thinking, innovative design of programmes and projects;
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with senior government officials, private sector, development partners and other stakeholders;
  • Experience in resource mobilization is an advantage;
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Social Protection, Youth employment and other key social development issues as they relate to High Five 5: ‘Improving the living conditions of people in Africa’;
  • Advisory and policy advocacy expertise;
  • Effective communicator with excellent written and verbal communications skills;
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues;
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
  • Good networking and relationship management skills;
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Knowledge of Portuguese language is an added advantage;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

 

 

 

Job Title: Principal Health Analyst
Reference: ADB/17/403
Location: South Africa
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50072675
The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for ‘Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities. The Vice-Presidency Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Members Countries and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates

The Hiring Department/Division

  • Within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, the Bank has five (5) Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDIBD) Directorates, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central. Each Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General (DG) and is staffed with the relevant sectoral functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries.
  • The Regional Directorates provide overall strategic direction to country offices within the regions and are responsible for the Bank’s operations, business development, project management and overall effective delivery of the Bank’s High 5s :‘Light Up and Power Africa’, ‘Feed Africa,’ ‘Industrialize Africa,’ ‘Integrate Africa,’ and ‘Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.’
  • The mission of the Agriculture, Human & Social Development Division is to contribute to the Bank’s efforts to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development in Regional Member Countries. It does so by (1) contributing to development of country and regional strategies and building sector knowledge and (2) focusing on project/programme origination and delivery for approval of operations defined under the High 5 priorities.
  • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department (AHHD), within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex (AHVP) will spearhead the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa” and contribute to the other High 5s. The Department has two divisions (i) Education, Human Capital and Skills Development Division (AHHD1) which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to education, human capital and employment/livelihoods; and (ii) Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division (AHHD2) focusing on strengthening health systems and nutrition for human wellbeing. It also hosts various pertinent initiatives and trust funds.

The Position
The Regional Office supports countries of the Southern African Region in the main aspects of economic and social development, in particular to attain Universal Health Coverage by strengthening health systems and developing equitable and sustainable health financing systems. In this context the incumbent willreceive technical support from the Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department based at the African Development Bank’s HQ in strategic matters related to health, nutrition, social protection and other aspects of human capital development including education and employment.
The main purposes of the Principal Health Analyst are:

  • Propose and plan health sector lending and technical assistance programs for the countries of the region (including needs for co-financing with other institutions, countries and the private sector);
  • Act as the link between the Bank and the Governments of Member Countries for operational activities pertaining to the health sector;
  • Conduct technical and sectoral studies and analysis in preparation of Bank Group lending for health development;
  • Provide technical assistance and advice to Regional Member Countries in the region on health development issues and priorities, and on the technical aspects of projects;
  • Identify, prepare, appraise and assist in the implementation of Bank-financed health sector interventions; and
  • Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and Regional Integration Strategy Papers.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Operations Manager, Agriculture, Human and Social Development Division of RDGS (regional Direction General-South), the Principal Health Analyst shall:

  • Initiate and conduct missions to identify, prepare, appraise and launch health projects/programs for Bank-financing and provide recommendations regarding the amounts, terms and conditions of the loan;
  • Conduct technical supervision of on-going health projects/programs by:
  • Monitoring procurement of goods and services and advising executing agencies on related Bank procedures;
  • Reviewing design and tender documents;
  • Supervising the work of consultants and contractors;
  • Providing assistance to the loan administration department on disbursement related issues;
  • Ensuring that beneficiary countries submit quarterly project progress reports and audit reports regularly;
  • Preparing project completion reports and drawing lessons for future bank group interventions;
  • Preparing and monitoring portfolio performance reports for the health sector.
  • Formulate and propose the Bank’s Country Assistance Strategy for the health sector by:
  • Analysing health sector policies and strategies of member countries;
  • Recommending  health sector studies/projects/programs to be included in the lending program for each country;
  • Preparing terms of reference for health studies/reports and assist executing agencies in recruiting consultants. reviewing and approving reports;
  • Initiating and maintaining dialogue with beneficiary countries and other agencies involved in the health sector.
  • Coordinate loan administration activities related to health projects/programs by :
  • Organizing loan negotiations and signing of loan agreements, and
  • Ensuring that loan conditions are fully complied with.
  • Identify and coordinate the needs for co-financing health projects/programs  and initiate proposals for funding by:
  • Operationalizing  an integrated approach to sector investment;
  • Identifying opportunities to engage the private sector and propose innovative public-private partnerships
  • Monitoring and reviewing health sector aid programs of other donor agencies in each specific regional member country and determining financing gaps; and,
  • Representing the Bank/Department at national and international health related meetings.
  • Perform other related administrative or technical duties by:
  • Drafting responses for management’s signature on health related issues; and
  • Attending working groups, senior management committee, loan negotiations and board meetings; and
  • Liaise with other multilateral and bilateral institutions (such as: EU, WORLD BANK, WHO, UN and regional institutions -AU, ECA) in the context of the Bank’s operations.
  • Represent the Bank at seminars and conferences concerning health sector activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Public Health Management, Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, or other relevant discipline
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years relevant experience in policy and strategy development and conducting analysis of health systems and programs particularly in Africa. Strong analytical and quantitative skills as demonstrated by the production and or contribution to analytical reports/publications; At least 5 years of relevant work on the African Continent is an added advantage;
  • Outstanding organizational and problem-solving aptitude;
  • Private sector experience, in leveraging the private sector, designing and developing private sector operations and public-private partnership in health will be an advantage;
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage;
  • Ability to develop program enhancement recommendations based on surveys and cost analysis;
  • Ability to elaborate/use quantitative methods to develop data collections tools and review, evaluate, survey, and improve local, regional or international health program operations;
  • Ability to transform intellectual assets/information into capability for effective action;
  • Ability to build commitment and give effect to strategy objectives throughout health projects required;
  • Ability to work effectively in the different context of the Bank stakeholders (including government, public sector, multilateral institutions);
  • Ability to build logical analysis and evaluation skills to provide sound advices;
  • Ability to delivery messages accurately and appropriately to various audiences;
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Stock Management Assistant
Reference: ADB/17/384
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50000353
The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services (CHVP) Complex ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.
  • The complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity, and health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The primary roles of the General Services and Procurement Department (CHGS) are to manage the Bank’s assets, oversee all corporate procurement of goods, services, works and real estate, coordinate all staff travel and transport of Bank’s goods and staff, catering services and other logistics arrangements and the mail services and keep staff informed about services offered.
  • To this end the CHGS department formulates and applies rules for procurement, storage, and maintenance of furniture, office equipment and supply; design, prepare and implement programs for the construction or acquisition and maintenance of buildings and premises; formulate and ensure the proper and effective application of administration policies within the Bank in such areas as communications, transport, travels, security, protection and safety of the Bank’s staff and property; and perform related duties.
  • The department is responsible for managing the Bank’s fixed assets (valued at over UA 100,000,000). The CHGS department comprises 3 divisions supervised by the Director General Services and Procurement.
  • These divisions are: Operations and Maintenance Division (CHGS.1); Corporate Procurement Division (CHGS.2); and Support Services Division (CHGS.3).

The Position

  • This incumbent is responsible for collection of information on Bank’s office supplies and spare parts requirements, analyse information on stock consumption, provide statistics and data for decision support, draft reports and meetings minute’s related Stock issues.
  • Receive procured goods and maintain an accurate and updated record of all stock items entries into the computer system. Track the status of the stock, transfers, replenishments, and obsolete stock items for disposal, supervise the movement of stock, stock keeping in the warehouse and stock room and participate in the inventory control. Monitor the stock levels and prepares reports as required.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the Supervision of the Senior and Principal Logistics and Stock Management Officers, the Senior Stock Management Assistant will:

  • Assist in the management of the warehouse, in line with organisations policies.
  • Ensure that accurate and complete accounting, reporting and internal control systems are functioning and that all relevant records are properly maintained.
  • Ensure that standard systems are properly maintained at warehouses.
  • Assess the availability of space and prepare stacking/storage plans prior to programming/contingency commodities arrivals.
  • Assist in the receipt of all arriving consignments.
  • Monitor the quantity and quality of items stored.
  • Carry out regular physical random warehouse checks of stock items and inventory.
  • Produce regular stocks reports and daily stocks positions;
  • Prepare loading plans and ensure that standard waybills are duly complete.
  • Prepare and issue reports from the stock control computer system as requested by management;
  • Participate as a member or secretary in committees related to stock management and logistics contract selection, evaluation and execution;
  • Work within a team concept to develop and implement ways to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of the products and/or services provided to internal and external customer;
  • Draft correspondence and various other documents;
  • Schedule and attend meetings with user departments to discuss procedural issues and take minutes at Logistics and stock team formal and informal meetings.
  • Coordinate activities related to shipment of personal effects to/from the Headquarters or Country offices to various destinations.
  • Coordinate shipments of Bank’s items to/from Headquarters to Country Offices
  • Relate with clearing agents, port and airport freight authorities to ensure smooth delivery of Bank’s consignments.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Holds at least a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Engineering, Law, or in any other relevant discipline.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of experience in Warehousing and stock Management with experience from private sector being an added advantage.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a matrix environment both as team leader and team member.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to deal sensitively in a multicultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to identify and understands relationships, constraints and pressures affecting others.
  • Ability to recognise the need to maintain accurate records and provide regular reports to those with a valid interest in logistical activities.
  • Excellent analytical capabilities and problem solving skills.
  • The incumbent should be able to analyse information to develop a conceptual understanding of the meaning of a range of information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Practical knowledge of SAP systems will be an advantage.

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline: 19th September, 2017.

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