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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: Climate Change and Green Growth Officer

Reference: ADB/18/005
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: LP4
Position N°: 50083691

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Years Strategy, High 5s priority of “Light up and Power Africa”
  • The complex’s objectives are:
    • To develop policy and strategy;
    • To provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions;
    • To develop new financing instruments;
    • To act as spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of “Light Up and Power Africa”
  • The Complex will focus on areas of Power systems, policy and regulation, renewable energy; and, Climate and Green Growth.

The Hiring Department
The Climate Change and Green Growth Department has broad objectives of:

  • Mainstreaming climate change and green growth into Bank’s High 5s’ operations;
  • Monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the Bank’s climate change interventions through the Bank’s Climate Change Action Plan and the Bank’s Green Growth Framework;
  • Managing access to the growing number of sources of Green and Climate Finance for all Operational Vice Presidencies within the Bank;
  • Assisting African countries to develop and implement their NDCs as well as to increase their access to global climate finance; and
  • Leading all efforts within the Bank focused on minimizing and reversing the effects of Climate Change on the continent.
  • The Department consists of two divisions, Climate and Green Growth Division, and Climate Finance Division.

The Hiring Division

  • The Climate and Green Growth Division is responsible for ensuring that all efforts within the Bank are focused on minimizing and reversing the effects of Climate Change on the continent, including advising Regional Member Countries on climate and green growth policies and strategies (including the Nationally Determined Contributions), mainstreaming climate change and green growth in Bank-wide implementation activities and providing support to the High 5s to meet their objectives.

The Position

  • The position holder will work under the functional supervision and guidance of the Manager, Green Growth and Climate Adaptation and in close collaboration with regional climate change and green growth officers based in the Regional Hubs, and the climate finance officers in the Climate Finance Division at the HQ
  • The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the Bank’s Climate Change Action Plan and Green Growth Framework and related policies, procedures, and guidelines into the Bank’s operations both for private and public sectors
  • The job serves all of the Operational Vice Presidencies and regions in order to ensure that climate change and green growth considerations are mainstreamed in all operations (strategies, policies, plans, programmes and projects). The holder of the position will also assist in ensuring that the Bank’s commitments as captured in the Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP2) including the allocation 40% of project approvals by 2020 as climate finance are met
  • Specifically, she/he will work with Task Managers and Investment Officers to ensure that all projects are based on climate-informed design and that climate change opportunities are identified and tracked in each project.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and general guidance of the Division Manager, the incumbent will perform the following:

Climate change and green growth policy:

  • Support the mainstreaming of climate change into Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) and Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) in collaboration with Country/Regional Economists;
  • Support the preparation of climate change/green growth action plans, documents, reports, operational guidelines, tools as requested by senior management, taking into account RMCs and Bank’s commitments including the implementation of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Assist and advise RMCs on preparation and implementation of climate change and green growth strategies, policies and measures taking into account commitments to achieve Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Support the monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) and the Green Growth Framework and related policies and strategies;
  • Support the tracking and reporting on climate finance;

Mainstreaming climate change and green growth in projects and programmes:

  • Support the mainstreaming, implementation and monitoring of climate change and green growth considerations/elements in Bank’s operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision and project completion stages as appropriate;
  • Support preparation of the climate change technical sections required in the Project Concept Notes (PCNs) and the Project Appraisal Reports (PAR) and any other project related reports as appropriate in close collaboration with project teams;
  • Support the implementation of the climate risk screening and Adaptation Review and Evaluation Procedures (AREP) functions of the Climate Safeguards System (CSS), and the Bank’s Green House Gas Accounting tool for projects, as well as the joint MDB climate finance tracking methodology;
  • Support Bank’s task managers and investment officers to access climate finance from both internal and external trust funds for the implementation of eligible project components and activities in close collaboration with Climate Finance Officers, including participation in Trust Fund cluster meetings;
  • Contribute to other climate change and green growth initiatives and activities carried out by the Department such as the Africa NDC Hub, and
  • Liaise with other lenders to ensure consistency in the mainstreaming of climate change and green growth concerns throughout all aspects of the documentation for projects;

Capacity building and Knowledge Management:

  • Identify, assess, and monitor capacity building needs on climate change and green growth in the regional hub, including relevant RMCs;
  • Support the design and organisation of training sessions for Bank staff and their counterparts in RMCs in the assessment and analysis of climate change and green growth issues in projects and programs (including the understanding of stakeholder needs; institutional and organization issues; and impact monitoring and evaluation of outcomes);
  • Participate in and contribute to internal and external trainings and conferences on climate change and green growth as well as in other activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building;
  • Develop and/or contribute to the development of innovative knowledge products on sustainability, climate change and green growth; and
  • Develop Economic and Sector Works (ESWs) on climate change and green growth;
  • Undertake any other tasks as assigned by the Division Manager, Green Growth and Climate Adaptation.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Climate Change, Environment and Development, Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Development, Engineering, Energy Economics and Policy, Environmental Policy or related discipline;
  • A minimum of (6) years experience in a combination of climate change related areas, including: national and international climate policy; project development and management; environment and climate safeguard policy and enforcement; renewable energy policy and project implementation; climate change; climate risk management – adaptation/mitigation; green growth; trust fund management;
  • An excellent knowledge and practice of mainstreaming climate change and green growth considerations in projects and programmes and good understanding of project operations of multilateral development banks or equivalent institutions;
  • Experience in mobilizing climate finance for project implementation, climate risk management, and project management;
  • Field operational experience in the area of implementing environmental policies, climate change adaptation and mitigation and green growth;
  • Well-rounded understanding of critical issues in sustainable development, emerging climate change issues, green growth and sustainability concerns;
  • Experience in Climate policies and measures, green and inclusive growth, greenhouse gas and climate risk assessment and management,
  • Excellent technical and analytical skills and established track record in operational and policy work on climate change, green growth and climate finance matters;
  • Strong knowledge in supporting the mainstreaming of climate change and green growth into major development investments within the continent;
  • Knowledge of climate change, green growth and climate finance issues facing regional member countries (RMCs);
  • Strong practical experience in applying tools and instruments for mainstreaming climate change, green growth and climate finance into development concerns in Bank operations.
  • Experience in the private sector will be an added advantage
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively in French or English, with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP and Bank-Wide Program Processing Schedule (BPPS) is desirable.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Division Manager, Data Center & System Management Services

Reference: ADB/17/280/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50092473

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services 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, Information Technology general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity and, health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department

  • The Corporate Information Technology Services Department mission at the Bank is to align the Information Technology delivery strategy along with the Bank’s business strategy, to increase the organizational effectiveness through efficient use of the Information Systems.
  • Under the leadership of the Bank’s Information System’s Director, the Corporate Information Technology Services Department is mandated by the Bank to deliver the best possible IT services for Bank staff, and help achieve the results that will get the Bank closer to accomplishing its development goals.

The Position

  • The Division Manager Data Center & System Management Services provides leadership, supervision and management for the acquisition, deployment, operations and support of the Bank’s information technology infrastructure.
  • Areas of responsibility include: deliver and support Bank’s infrastructure  (servers, storage, databases) and services, applications such as email messaging, support to the development teams and in charge of managing and monitoring the different data centers; ensure the services continuity, capacity and availability, define Service Level Agreements; continually improve services to meet technology requirements and standard; providing technical guidance and leadership to the different teams within the Division, staff motivation and engagement, performance management, coaching and mentoring, resources planning and optimization.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Corporate Information Technology Services department, the Division Manager will undertake the following:

  • Set the goals and objectives of the division, lead the team, evaluate its performance, manage staff potential and training needs.
  • Plan and oversee the management of activities undertaken by the division: monitoring of work programs and projects in a timely fashion within the budget.
  • Ensure that the Information Technology infrastructure services needed by the bank, as agreed, are provided in a usable, efficient, timely, secure, highly available and cost effective manner.
  • Actively participate in long-range strategy planning and manages policy development to address complex business issues; provides leadership to cross-functional teams.
  • Oversee the development of service based management processes, control and measure to ensure quality of service is maintained to meet business objectives.
  • Implement a service-oriented, quality-driven and result based culture across the division teams that quality criteria are clear, available, measured adhered to and reported.
  • Champion & promote on-going service improvements to continually enhance quality and customer satisfaction with respect to infrastructure services.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain change control and rigorous testing processes for modifications to IT infrastructure, including the application of formal Release Management governance and procedures.
  • Define, implement and maintain service continuity, capacity and availability plans taking into consideration applicable business operations, risks and service requirements.
  • Manage distributed teams, including Third Party Vendors and Outsourced Partners to guarantee deliverables to Time, Budget and Quality Objectives.
  • Develop, review, manage, set and measure objectives and motivate team members to successfully accomplish company and personal advancement objectives.
  • Focused on cost savings, high performance, high reliability, quality of user experience and architectural alignment of solutions.
  • Work with the Corporate Information Technology Services department management, present supporting information to Steering Committees, the Boards of Directors, and others in order to obtain approval for major IT contracts and investment for the Bank.
  • Represent the Corporate Information Technology Services department in meetings, task forces, and work groups comprised of sister agencies and as required, representatives of governments.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Computer Science, Information Technology, Technology management, Telecommunications Engineering or related area.
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of progressive experience in similar position with at least 3 years of experience in management with track record in people management, and coaching.
  • Private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Excellent Information Technology Service Management skills with 8+ years of running complex Information Technology Service Management operations years proven track record of managing Information Technology infrastructure, systems engineers and data centers geographically distributed.
  • ITSM qualification, such as ITIL Operational Support and Analysis (OSA), ITIL Service Offerings and Agreements (SOA) preferred. Minimum ITIL Foundation certified.
  • Certification in Data Center Management.
  • Progressively responsible experience in analysis, planning and design of ICT infrastructure and systems is required, including at least 3 years of experience at management level.
  • Experience in managing mission critical enterprise ICT infrastructure services and data centers is required.
  • Working experience in similar financial multilateral institutions.
  • Experience in Control and management of ICT assets.
  • Knowledge and skills in Enterprise Architecture.
  • Experience in Business Process Management and feasibility studies.
  • Experience and skills in Budgeting and resource management including human resources.
  • Knowledge of relevant national and international legislation. E.g.: Data Protection Act, EU Procurement Directive.
  • Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand information system and business operational issues so as to thoroughly analyze and evaluate critical systems matters.
  • Ability to improve processes and approaches; demonstrates adaptability to changing priorities.
  • Ability to advise Senior Management on complex systems development and related matters of significant importance to the institution.
  • Good understanding of the new technology and industry trend.
  • Dynamic and self-motivated to provide better services to the users.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills coupled with a collaborative style.
  • Ability to communicate with the team members and external providers.
  • Conflict resolution skills.
  • Crisis management skills.
  • Vendor management skills.
  • Experience and skills in the Procurement process of ICT Products and services.
  • Experience and skills in Budgeting and resource management including human resources.
  • Creative thinking ability.
  • People management skills.
  • Problem solving and decision making skills.
  • 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, Windows/Unix operating systems; Oracle/SQL server databases; Storage, back-up and restore technologies. Knowledge of SAP and SRAS are desirable.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 26th February, 2018.

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