Recent Jobs at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), 8th June, 2018

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.

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Job Title: Principal Protocol Officer

Reference: ADB/18/094
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50076298 - 50050727

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, the Corporate Governance Policy and Shareholder Relations Section and a Conferences and Meetings Section;
    • A Board Affairs and Proceedings Division; and
    • A Protocol, Privileges and Immunities 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 specific role of the Principal Protocol Officer is to  provide protocol assistance for the President of the Bank, Elected Officers, Senior Management and Special Guests;
  • Assist in the monitoring of 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;
  • Contribute to the monitoring of relations with the host countries,
  • Assist in the management of relations with diplomatic missions
  • Participate actively in the management of  ceremonies and events and
  • Management of  high-level visits at the Bank
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief Protocol Officer and overall oversight from the Division Manager, the Principal Protocol Officer will:
  • Provide Protocol services for the President of the Bank, in particular by assisting the President at the airport, accompanying him on missions; ensuring protocol coverage of his official activities, such as lunches, dinners, high-level visits, and during the Bank’s Annual Meetings, etc.;
  • Provide Protocol services for Elected Officers, Senior Management and Special Guests, in particular by assisting them at the airport, during the Bank’s Annual Meetings and other official functions;
  • Assist  in carrying out the Division’s missions, essentially pertaining to the management of the Bank’s relations with the host countries;
  • Participate in  negotiations on the Headquarters Agreement, as well as the agreements for establishment of regional or country offices and representations, and specifically: prepare draft documents, memoranda, all notes verbal or correspondence relating to his /her duties and generally in all tasks entrusted to him/her by the Division Manager;
  • Contribute in the 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;
  • Formulate, transmit 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 VAT exoneration, and administer and follow up dossiers for presentation of newly recruited staff to host country authorities;
  • Follow up any diplomatic disputes arising in the application of these agreements, in close collaboration with the Legal Services Department (PGCL); ensure proper conservation of authorized signatory records and other legal documents processed in the Division;
  • Work with the Bank Security Unit (PSEC), all activities pertaining to the security of the institution’s staff; participate in  the Bank in dealings with the host country authorities (mainly Ministry of Foreign Affairs) concerning security of diplomatic missions and international organizations;
  • Draft notes on the status of ADB relations with the host country and briefs for the Board of Directors concerning any attacks on Bank Staff and families;
  • Assist the Bank regional or country offices and representations on immunities, privileges and exemptions, and related administrative formalities and processes;
  • Prepare and participate 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;
  • Contribute to organization of the election of the President and Executive Directors of the Bank;
  • Prepare and produce reports on internal coordination of meetings with the staff under his/her supervision;
  • Manage ceremonies and events, including, but not limited to, the Bank’s Annual Meetings, ADF Meetings, loan, guarantee or grant agreement signing ceremonies, and all other meetings, conferences and events organized or sponsored by the Bank;
  • Assist in the management of  high-level visits, including visits by Heads of State and Government, Governors of the Bank, Ministers and other high-level guests;
  • Manage relations between the Bank, foreign diplomatic representations to facilitate travel of the President and staff on official mission or private travel;
  • Manage relations between the Bank and other international organizations, particularly in planning for the participation of the President and Bank delegations in high-level meetings;
  • Perform related duties assigned by the Division Manager.
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
  • At least a Master's Degree in Public International Law or equivalent qualification in International Relations, Political Science, Diplomacy or a similar or related field. A certificate of training in Protocol and/or diplomacy will be advantage.
  • A minimum of 6 years’ professional experience holding a diplomatic position or a position in a multilateral development bank.
  • Experience in public administration and law, planning and organization of high level meetings and events management.
  • Excellent communication skills, good analytical and negotiation skills. A keen sense of initiative and anticipation as well as creativeness, rigorous and methodical approach
  • A good knowledge of Bank rules, policies and procedures, as well as diplomatic norms, Headquarters and other establishing agreements, very good diplomatic writing skills
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • A good knowledge of diplomatic norms and practices
  • 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.

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


Job Title: Principal Country Programme Officer (Anglophones Countries)

Reference: ADB/18/095
Locations: Anglophones Countries
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50051750 50069150 50079249 50066411

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
  • To support Programme Implementation and Monitoring, the Country Program Officer provides facilitation to review, examine and evaluate the organization's objectives, structure, procedures, policies and management systems.
  • This is achieved through the evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational programs, applying techniques such as management, organizational analysis, methods & procedures studies.
  • The job also conducts planning and analyses of program and budget proposals to ensure conformity with the organization's work program, strategic focus and budgetary objectives. Periodic reports to management summarizing findings and recommendations for changes based on these analyses are undertaken.
The Position
  • The primary role of a Country Program Officer is to ensure a healthy and performing portfolio in the assigned Country. The Incumbent serves as the professional expert to support Country Managers with multiple work program and project activities and where required this support is extended to the Director General on Adhoc basis or as instructed.
  • The role requires the continuous follow-ups with relevant task managers and prepare Country or Regional Portfolio improvement plans.
  • As Country Program Officer, the incumbent provides advice and guides strategic planning through strategic analysis and results frameworks within the assigned country. The incumbent supports and provides input for the design and development of work programs/projects and activities based on the approved Complex strategy and results framework and provide expertise for budgeting of resources.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Under the supervision of the Director General, the Country Programme Office undertakes the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Preparation of reports - Prepare on a quarterly basis, a summary of the Quarterly Portfolio Report prepared by the country Office CPOs for the Director General, Deputy Director General, Regional CPO and the Lead Economist.
  • Prepare on a monthly basis a synthesis of the implementation of the department work program and highlight the bottlenecks and proposed solutions.
  • Monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the monthly portfolio flashlight reports.
  • Budget Management - As Budget Coordinator or focal person to the department, play a coordination role for the preparation of the departmental work program and related budget jointly with Country Economists and Country Program Officers.
  • Coordination - Coordinate the departmental submission through the use of the BRAG tool in coordination with country office CPOs.
  • Coordinate overall portfolio management and operations programming.
  • Monitoring - Follow-up and manage portfolio and operational activities.
  • Follow-up on BDEV and project audit recommendations and requirements of the Board.
  • Project & Work Program Management - Work with Sector Experts responsible for specific projects to ensure that solution to pending projects problems are resolved, and  additionally serve as Secretary to the Country Team.
  • Relationship Management - Serve as a corporate relationship manager for the Bank at the level of the Regional Hub.
  • Serve as the focal point and spokesman on operational issues between the Regional Hub and external constituencies and borrowers.
  • Compliance Management - Ensure that activity reports and audit reports comply with Bank requirements and are submitted on time.
  • Ensure that the recommendations of supervision, portfolio review and audit missions are implemented.
  • Provide effective oversight to project task teams on quality and compliance with Bank operational processes and procedures (including referring them to the relevant responsible staff in fiduciary, legal, safeguards, or other specialized areas);
  • Oversee and support the work of Sector staff in undertaking country portfolio performance review processes with the Government and other Development Partners.
  • Undertake  quality control of key documents,  participate in dialogue with Government, Regional or Country Economic Communities  as required, and follow up on agreed actions;
  • Support the Country Manager in ensuring country office team members actions comply with Bank Ethics, Regulations, Policies and guidance.
  • Provide input to the preparation portfolio related to country briefs for Annual Meetings and other briefs to Management.
Coordination of Non Lending Activities:
  • Advice the Country Manager on strategic options as required to improve revenue generation and/or cost efficiencies. Work closely with the Country Manager and provide input to the yearly business planning and budgeting process, by considering the assigned Country’s needs & advising to ensure that work programmes are well constructed and aligned with Bank’s priorities that include but are not limited to income generation & operational priorities.
  • Provide support in administering the Analytic and Advisory Activities and lending operations at various stages of preparation and provide inputs on such documentation. This function focuses on reviewing and assessing concept notes, draft appraisal reports, other operations documents and final outputs;
Stakeholder Management:
  • Under the guidance of the Country Manager, establish and, strategically manage solid working relationships with the assigned country’s government, international development agencies, clients and key stakeholders.
  • Support the Country Manager to manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products.
  • Actively support the Country Manager to manage relationships with government and other Development Partners (DPs).
  • Advises on and lead initiatives and strategies to foster effective and strong relationships with Government, Private Sector and Development Partners.
  • Lead the Country portfolio performance review process with the relevant RECs/Government and other Development Partners that  include  responsibility for quality control of key documents, taking part in dialogue with RECs/Government and following up on agreed actions;
  • Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of project outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance).
Knowledge Management:
  • Actively interact with task managers/relevant Bank units and the PIUs/government agencies to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the portfolio management;
  • Provide feedback to the Country Manager on Bank policies, strategies and operational procedures, with an aim towards continuous improvement of Bank policies implementation;
  • Incorporate lessons learned in project development and implementation.
AfDB Visibility:
  • Support the Country’s efforts to improve the Bank’s visibility in the region;
  • Represent and provide visibility when and where required for and including through organizing/participating in high profile events such as senior level visits, interviews, seminars, business events and conferences;
Quality Management:
  • Focus on ensuring high quality and performance of the Country’s portfolio;
  • Ensure all reports and submissions are timely and of high quality;
  • Work jointly with relevant country teams and managers to meet KPI assigned targets; and
  • Play a key role and advise within the assigned Country on economic, political, social and other developments relevant to the Bank’s operations in the country.
  • Championing the Complex / Regional mandate and purpose – Provide a direct and indirect operational support that contributes to the Region or Country output and mandate of the Complex.
Qualification
  • Hold at least a Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in Economics, Social Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture/Forestry, Business Administration, Public Administration and knowledge of development issues.
Experience:
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the formulation and implementation of policies, programs and projects either within the Bank, with a similar development institution or the public service;
  • Experience in the practice of procurement of goods/works, and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions;
  • Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.
  • Relevant and required experience gained on the African continent;
  • Experience gained within multilateral development finance institutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and/or review of operations in a multilateral financial institution;
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

Behavioral Competencies:
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Client Orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Professional Expertise
  • Relationship management skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Decisiveness
  • Takes Initiative/Spotting Opportunity/Pushing Strategy
  • Highly organised & structured
Technical Competencies
Business Acumen:
  • Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, issue management strategy, communication management strategy, with an acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa.
  • Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors
  • Operational Effectiveness skills using all the systems, procedures and culture within the organization for required results delivery.
Implementing Strategy:
  • Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable projects and programs.
Negotiation:
  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external, and understands when and how to apply tact, influence, maintain a hard line, make or break contacts, understand unwritten lines of influence and conduct oneself accordingly.
Executing for Results:
  • High level of expertise in managing portfolio performance
  • Make effective, timely and well-determined interventions for results delivery.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural and distributed organization.
  • Client and results orientation, with strong analytical and communication (both verbally and in writing) skills, responsiveness, sense of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to build successful teams, relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.
Managerial/Leadership competencies:
  • Ability to provide comprehensive thought Leadership on Programme Delivery and related issues
  • Mentorship/Coaching Skills
  • People Management skills
Skills:
  • 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).


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



Job Title: Principal Country Programme Officer (Francophones Countries)
Reference: ADB/18/096
Location: Cameroon -  Gabon - Central African Republic - Chad
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50066403 50070536 50079636 50066110

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
  • To support Programme Implementation and Monitoring, the Country Program Officer provides facilitation to review, examine and evaluate the organization's objectives, structure, procedures, policies and management systems.
  • This is achieved through the evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational programs, applying techniques such as management, organizational analysis, methods & procedures studies.
  • The job also conducts planning and analyses of program and budget proposals to ensure conformity with the organization's work program, strategic focus and budgetary objectives. Periodic reports to management summarizing findings and recommendations for changes based on these analyses are undertaken.
The Position
  • The primary role of a Country Program Officer is to ensure a healthy and performing portfolio in the assigned Country. The Incumbent serves as the professional expert to support Country Managers with multiple work program and project activities and where required this support is extended to the Director General on Adhoc basis or as instructed.  The role requires the continuous follow-ups with relevant task managers and prepare Country or Regional Portfolio improvement plans.
  • As Country Program Officer, the incumbent provides advice and guides strategic planning through strategic analysis and results frameworks within the assigned country. The incumbent supports and provides input for the design and development of work programs/projects and activities based on the approved Complex strategy and results framework and provide expertise for budgeting of resources.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Director General, the Country Programme Office undertakes the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Preparation of reports - Prepare on a quarterly basis, a summary of the Quarterly Portfolio Report prepared by the country Office CPOs for the Director General, Deputy Director General, Regional CPO and the Lead Economist.
  • Prepare on a monthly basis a synthesis of the implementation of the department work program and highlight the bottlenecks and proposed solutions.
  • Monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the monthly portfolio flashlight reports.
  • Budget Management - As Budget Coordinator or focal person to the department, play a coordination role for the preparation of the departmental work program and related budget jointly with Country Economists and Country Program Officers.
  • Coordination - Coordinate the departmental submission through the use of the BRAG tool in coordination with country office CPOs.
  • Coordinate overall portfolio management and operations programming.
  • Monitoring - Follow-up and manage portfolio and operational activities.
  • Follow-up on BDEV and project audit recommendations and requirements of the Board.
  • Project & Work Program Management - Work with Sector Experts responsible for specific projects to ensure that solution to pending projects problems are resolved, and  additionally serve as Secretary to the Country Team.
  • Relationship Management - Serve as a corporate relationship manager for the Bank at the level of the Regional Hub.
  • Serve as the focal point and spokesman on operational issues between the Regional Hub and external constituencies and borrowers.
  • Compliance Management - Ensure that activity reports and audit reports comply with Bank requirements and are submitted on time.
  • Ensure that the recommendations of supervision, portfolio review and audit missions are implemented.
  • Provide effective oversight to project task teams on quality and compliance with Bank operational processes and procedures (including referring them to the relevant responsible staff in fiduciary, legal, safeguards, or other specialized areas);
  • Oversee and support the work of Sector staff in undertaking country portfolio performance review processes with the Government and other Development Partners.
  •  Undertake  quality control of key documents,  participate in dialogue with Government, Regional or Country Economic Communities  as required, and follow up on agreed actions;
  • Support the Country Manager in ensuring country office team members actions comply with Bank Ethics, Regulations, Policies and guidance.
  • Provide input to the preparation portfolio related to country briefs for Annual Meetings and other briefs to Management.
Coordination of Non Lending Activities:
  • Advice the Country Manager on strategic options as required to improve revenue generation and/or cost efficiencies. Work closely with the Country Manager and provide input to the yearly business planning and budgeting process, by considering the assigned Country’s needs & advising to ensure that work programmes are well constructed and aligned with Bank’s priorities that include but are not limited to income generation & operational priorities.
  • Provide support in administering the Analytic and Advisory Activities and lending operations at various stages of preparation and provide inputs on such documentation. This function focuses on reviewing and assessing concept notes, draft appraisal reports, other operations documents and final outputs;
Stakeholder Management:
  • Under the guidance of the Country Manager, establish and, strategically manage solid working relationships with the assigned country’s government, international development agencies, clients and key stakeholders.
  • Support the Country Manager to manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products.
  • Actively support the Country Manager to manage relationships with government and other Development Partners (DPs).
  • Advises on and lead initiatives and strategies to foster effective and strong relationships with Government, Private Sector and Development Partners.
  • Lead the Country portfolio performance review process with the relevant RECs/Government and other Development Partners that  include  responsibility for quality control of key documents, taking part in dialogue with RECs/Government and following up on agreed actions;
  • Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of project outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance).
Knowledge Management:
  • Actively interact with task managers/relevant Bank units and the PIUs/government agencies to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the portfolio management;
  • Provide feedback to the Country Manager on Bank policies, strategies and operational procedures, with an aim towards continuous improvement of Bank policies implementation;
  •  Incorporate lessons learned in project development and implementation.
AfDB Visibility:
  • Support the Country’s efforts to improve the Bank’s visibility in the region;
  • Represent and provide visibility when and where required for and including through organizing/participating in high profile events such as senior level visits, interviews, seminars, business events and conferences;
Quality Management:
  • Focus on ensuring high quality and performance of the Country’s portfolio;
  • Ensure all reports and submissions are timely and of high quality;
  • Work jointly with relevant country teams and managers to meet KPI assigned targets; and
  • Play a key role and advise within the assigned Country on economic, political, social and other developments relevant to the Bank’s operations in the country.
  • Championing the Complex / Regional mandate and purpose – Provide a direct and indirect operational support that contributes to the Region or Country output and mandate of the Complex.
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
Qualification:
  • Hold at least a Master's degree (or its university equivalent) in Economics, Social Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture/Forestry, Business Administration, Public Administration and knowledge of development issues.
Experience:
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the formulation and implementation of policies, programs and projects either within the Bank, with a similar development institution or the public service;
  • Experience in the practice of procurement of goods/works, and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions;
  • Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.
  • Relevant and required experience gained on the African continent;
  • Experience gained within multilateral development finance institutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and/or review of operations in a multilateral financial institution;
Behavioral Competencies:
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Client Orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Professional Expertise
  • Relationship management skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Decisiveness
  • Takes Initiative/Spotting Opportunity/Pushing Strategy
  • Highly organised & structured
Technical Competencies
Business Acumen:
  • Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, issue management strategy, communication management strategy, with an acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa.
  • Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors
  • Operational Effectiveness skills using all the systems, procedures and culture within the organization for required results delivery.
Implementing Strategy:
  • Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable projects and programs.
Negotiation:
  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external, and understands when and how to apply tact, influence, maintain a hard line, make or break contacts, understand unwritten lines of influence and conduct oneself accordingly.
Executing for Results:
  • High level of expertise in managing portfolio performance
  • Make effective, timely and well-determined interventions for results delivery.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural and distributed organization.
  • Client and results orientation, with strong analytical and communication (both verbally and in writing) skills, responsiveness, sense of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to build successful teams, relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.
Managerial/Leadership competencies:
  • Ability to provide comprehensive thought Leadership on Programme Delivery and related issues
  • Mentorship/Coaching Skills
  • People Management skills
Skills:
  • 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)

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



Deadline: 21st June, 2018.

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