Vacancies at African Development Bank Group, 13th 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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 Job Title: Training Assistant – Delivery, Evaluation and Vendor Management
Reference: ADB/18/026
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50089979

The Complex
  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services (CHVP) 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 role of the Human Resources Management department is to develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, processes and practices which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda. Core to the HR Strategy will be the attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
  • In order to create a truly transformed HR work-way, CHHR department is structured around a triangular Model: Business Partnerships for strategy, client contracting and HR delivery, Centers of Expertise/Subject Matter Experts(SMEs) for internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and staff development and training  and best practice benchmarking, HR Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees outreach. This new HR Model will deliver a world-class employee life-cycle experience.
  • The Staff Development and Training Division embeds a strategic approach to human resource development and management that results in more effective talent and performance management including strategic sourcing and career development and mobility, Leadership Development, compensation and reward and policy and compliance
The Position
  • Reporting to the Officer – Leadership and Employee Development, the Training Assistant supports Training and Development function of the Bank and specifically coordinates all activities relating to training delivery, evaluation & budgets.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Officer-Leadership and Employee Development, the incumbent will undertake the following Key Responsibilities :
Learning and Development Administration:
  • Draft learning concepts notes for approval by supervisor, organise publication of associated training events and logistical requirements; seeking support as may be needed
  • Support processes relating to on boarding and induction programs; monitoring and reporting on attendance of scheduled programs/ learning events for all Bank staff.
  • Assist in handling of learning and development applications.
  • Assist in the maintenance and updating of the team’s library of training providers and training resources.
  • Ensure the establishment, safe storage and appropriate disposal of centrally held learning and development files.
  • Assist in undertaking learning and training needs analysis for the Bank.
  • Assist in the development of annual learning and development plans.
  • Support the design, administration and maintenance of evaluation records.
  • Serve as focal point for training participants: deal with enquiries/messages in the absence of the Learning Officers, both face to face and over the telephone, from a variety of sources, including staff, Consultants, providers, etc.
  • Assure printing of training support materials and handouts for training courses, and assist with the creation or formatting of these where relevant.
  • Keep the SAP Training database, the shared folder and traditional training files up to date.
  • Maintain all the required documents in a secure, efficient, and organized location.
  • Maintain  hardcopies  and  electronic  copies  of  all  records  and  correspondence  to  ensure continuity of training.
  • Assist with budget preparation, budget planning, monitoring and tracking.
Training Event Administration:
  • Lead core administrative and logistical activities for training programs/ events; including setup of rooms/ venues, catering arrangements; changing the layout of furniture, ensuring all required equipment are in place.
  • Provide delegated support to external service providers.
  • Prepare training event materials e.g. evaluation forms, prepare lists and any other materials agreed in advance.
  • Ensure timely distribution of electronic training handouts to all participants.
  • Manage staff attendances, absences at learning and training events and collate the data for required action .e.g. cost recovery.
  • Keep track of daily learning, training and development expenditure by supporting the unit in analysing L&D spend across the organization by collating expenses by complexes and field offices.
  • Contribute actively towards team and organizational objectives in line with the business needs of the section and the division.
  • Maintain  and  update  Training  database  for all  participants  through  SAP training  module system,  produce  reports,  reports/statistical  information  for Training  officers as and when required. Support colleagues in the use of the database as required.
  • Monitor training missions in the system
  • Send out course evaluation (feedback) questionnaires following training courses and compile.
Support to E-learning:
  • Support in the storage and update of staff learning historical records.
  • Provide hands on support to the e-learning team.
  • Assist the development of web graphics for the marketing of the KLMS in the Bank.
  • Assist in the maintenance and update of learning and development pages of the Intranet.
  • Process payment of training invoice for annual subscriptions, hotels, internal consultants and various providers
  • Ensure payment of per diem and reimbursement of travel expenses. Prepare a statement of expenditures to be sent to the Financial Department.
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree or BAC+4 or Maitrise or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or other related disciplines;
  • A certification or training in learning design and implementation will be an added advantage
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in progressive positions preferably with international organization.
  • Practical experience in administration of knowledge and training is desirable.
  • Knowledge of training and staff development delivery mechanisms
  • Ability to effectively manage training logistics
  • Ability to build effective working relations with colleagues
  • Good knowledge of budgeting and planning are an asset
  • A high sense of initiative, enthusiasm and good team spirit, good organizational and interpersonal skills are strongly desired
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment, and to complete tasks independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to grasp and quickly learn internal systems with flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances and the creativity in delivering solutions to business issues and problems.
  • Ability to deal with multiple tasks simultaneously and to identify and manage interdependencies;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to deal with all levels of the client organization in a diverse, international institution structure.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Advance IT skills with the ability to design graphics, web pages and update information on the Intranet is a requirement; Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and knowledge of  SAP would be an added advantage .
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Job Title: Principal Global Client Management Officer
Reference: ADB/18/097
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50078332
The Complex
  • The Vice-Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.
  • The complex main functions are to (i) strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development, (ii) support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and (iii) place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa.
  • The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.
The Hiring Department/Division
  • The role of the Bank’s Non-Sovereign Operations and Private Sector Support Department of the Bank (PINS) is to promote private sector in Regional Member Countries, ensuring that it plays a central role in laying the foundations in the development role of the Bank, in line with the Bank’s 10 Year Strategy and HI 5 initiatives.
  • As part of the PINS Department, the Strategy and Transaction  Support  Division is responsible for preparing strategies, policies, guidelines, and analytical tools relevant to the sector; it also ensures global client management and undertakes specialized assignments for the Regions, providing ad hoc advice on transaction bankability, structuring, Project Modelling and designs and implements technical assistance for Private Sector operations.
The Position
The main responsibilities of  the position holder are:
  • Contribute in the formulation of a long-term Global client Management framework and execution of a Client Relationship Management process required for Private Sector Development within the Bank;
  • Contribute in the development and operation of a system (business tool) to manage global client relationships (CRM Tool);
  • Identify Global Clients, aggregate the management of Global Clients, supervise the management of Global Clients;
  • Develop Global commercial Client relationships with existing and potential third-party investors;
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Division Manager – Strategy and Transaction  support, the Principal Global Client Management Officer will perform the following:
  • Contribute to the Management, leveraging and retention of  client relationships which  ensures the flow of value between the Bank and clients
  • Contribute to the proposal of  new and retention of  existing global clients in order to generate significant deal flows for the Bank;
  • Participate to the design of a system which will support the private sector business origination activities of  the regional directorates and the Bank Departments’ responsible for Business development;
  • Contribute to the Development of business tools required to manage potential Client funding and non-funding requests which is required to drive private sector pipeline development;
  • Build market intelligence and maintain a database of global clients required to  support  the decision making process of origination teams based in the regional centers and in HQ;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with a network of high net worth sponsors, financiers and developers.
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree (or its university equivalent) in Finance or related field and/or IT Science for Business, Management, Economics;
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the Bank or a similar institution and/or in strategic consultancy, business development and Client Management
  • Strong Experience in Client Relationship Management
  • Strong experience in IT database, Software technology and innovative systems;
  • Ability to produce clear and concise marketing reports
  • Sound knowledge of private sector transaction processing
  • Client and results oriented, with strong analytical and communication skills
  • Sense of initiative and innovation in proposing solutions to client needs
  • Teamwork oriented with excellent interpersonal skills for dealing with internal and external contacts
  • Ability to respond swiftly to new situations and to anticipate new issues
  • Diplomacy and credibility to deal with investors and development partners at all levels
  • Capacity to develop the role and to adapt to the rapidly evolving needs of the Bank
  • The ability to work effectively across organizational boundaries and to build networks
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French, with a good working knowledge to the other language; including a demonstrated ability to communicate complex business messages into clear communication messages and material
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and preferably including SAP.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Job Title: Senior Agricultural Economist Officer
Reference: ADB/17/519/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50001190
The Complex
  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery ‘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 Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department provides support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025. The strategy aims to end hunger and rural poverty in the next decade through self-sufficiency in 18 priority commodity value chains specific to the continent’s agro-ecological zones. Realizing the objectives set forth in the strategy requires increased productivity; value addition; investment in infrastructure; an enabling agribusiness environment; capital flows; and inclusivity, sustainability, and effective nutrition. The Department leads the effort to transform agricultural systems for greater competitiveness, inclusivity and sustainability, and for enhanced job creation and poverty reduction.
The Position
  • The Senior Agricultural Economist Officer will participate in the implementation of the Agenda for the Transformation of Agriculture in Africa; provide technical support to the Bank Group’s operational activities in the field of agriculture and rural development, technical studies and institutional mechanisms for agricultural projects/ programs proposed for Bank financing, as well as the feasibility study of their current and future impact and benefits.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Division Manager RDGW.2, in collaboration with the Project Coordinators, the Senior Agricultural Economist Officer is responsible for execution of the following activities with the associated deliveries:
  • Undertake and conduct field missions to identify, prepare, evaluate and / or oversee the implementation and monitoring of Bank-financed projects, programmes and sector studies, follow procurement, disbursement and reporting procedures to ensure that they comply with Bank’s Rules and Procedures; or to bring partners to carry out these missions;
  • Provide assistance to borrowers in understanding and implementing Bank Group policies and procedures as well as issues related of projects and programmes and resource use;
  • Provide technical input to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and portfolio reviews, with particular emphasis on the agriculture and rural development sector;
  • Facilitate, direct, as necessary, reviews of the agricultural sector, preparation of agricultural and rural development projects, mid-term reviews and missions, and processing of project completion procedures;
  • Prepare terms of reference (TORs) for studies proposed for Bank financing and participate in the evaluation and processing of agricultural and rural development projects;
  • Prepare terms of reference and select consultants for missions and oversee the technical aspects of their work;
  • Review procurement documents from Regional Member Countries to ensure that they are in line with the Bank Group’s Rules and Procedures for procurement and make proposals for actions to be taken by the Bank and relevant implementation entities;
  • Review feasibility studies and progress reports on projects and make proposals for actions to be taken by the Bank and the executing agencies;
  • Provide technical advice to the Disbursement Division of the Bank on the eligibility of project expenditures;
  • Participate in or coordinate the preparation of internal reports and documents of the Department; provide expert advice and contribute to working groups inside and outside the Division;
  • Negotiate projects with representatives from Regional Member Countries and support projects in the Board;
  • Represent the Bank at coordination meetings with other institutions, in regional and international meetings;
  • Manage agricultural projects financed by the Bank; Communicating – giving / exchanging ideas, advising, explaining – with the head of division, division staff, project managers, various donors and counterparts from other multilateral institutions;
  • Monitor recruitment and performance of external auditors;
  • Contribute to the mandate of the Division, taking initiative and providing support as needed;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
  • At least a Master’s Degree in Development, an Agricultural Engineer (or related discipline), with a specialization in Agricultural Economics or Agro economics.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, with particular expertise in designing and supporting projects implementation in international financial Institutions.
  • Experience in supporting private sector operations would be an added advantage.
  • Proven ability to implement country or sector level agriculture analytical and capacity building initiatives;
  • A good understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond agriculture and social development (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level;
  • Good knowledge of strategy to deliver transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty;
  • Good knowledge of key aid effectiveness issues especially harmonization of donors’ practices and alignment to borrowers systems.
  • Demonstrated intellectual leadership and ability to integrate sector specific knowledge with broader operational strategy and research objectives;
  • Good networking skills and judgment which are required in the management of professional relationship with external partners working in Africa.
  • Client Orientation to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, to ensure the clients receive the best possible service from the Bank.
  • Ability to apply innovative approaches and change working methods while remaining effective in changing working conditions.
  • Ability to 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.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Job Title: Principal Protocol and Events Management Officer
Reference: ADB/17/322/3
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50093717

The Complex
  • The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Directorate; General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.
The Hiring Department
  • The role of the Banks’ Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat is to facilitate the delivery of the objectives of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy, High 5s, and Development and Business Delivery Model by enhancing the decision-making process of the governance organs and forging better working relationships with the shareholders and host countries of the Bank.
  • The Secretary General and the General Secretariat is comprised of:
    • The Immediate Office of the Secretary General which has the additional responsibility of managing the Records Management and Archives Section and the Corporate Governance Policy and Shareholder Relations Section;
    • A Board Affairs and Proceedings Division;
    • A Protocol, Privileges and Immunities Division; and
    • A Conferences and Meetings Division.
  • The 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 purpose of the Principal Protocol and Event Management Officer is to assist the Director General in providing protocol assistance for the President of the Bank, Elected Officers, Senior Management and Special Guests when visiting countries covered by the regional hub and monitor the implementation of the Agreements establishing the regional hub as well as the immunities, privileges and exemptions extended to the Country Offices in the region and staff;
  • In this regard, preference will be given to candidates from the Southern Africa Region with proven knowledge and experience in the related field of work.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Protocol Officer Privileges & Immunities and Diplomatic Missions, the Principal Protocol and Events Management 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 meetings, lunches, dinners, high-level visits, etc.;
  • Provide Protocol services for Elected Officers, Senior Management and Special Guests, in particular by assisting them at the airport, during their visits to the host country and as necessary during the Bank’s Annual Meetings;
  • Assist the Country Office Manager in carrying out his/her representation functions, in particular as they apply to the planning, organization, management, coordination and supervision of the Bank’s relations with the host country;
  • 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 Director of the Country Office;
  • Monitor the implementation of the Agreement establishing the regional hub as well as the immunities, privileges and exemptions extended to the Country Offices in the region and staff;
  • 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 Value Added Tax exoneration, and administer and follow up dossiers for presentation of newly recruited staff to host country authorities;
  • Handle and follow up any diplomatic disputes arising out of the application of the Host Country Agreements, in close collaboration with the Legal Services Department ;
  • Coordinate with the Bank Security Unit, all activities pertaining to the security of the Country Offices and staff and prepare reports as necessary; represent the Bank in meetings with the host country authorities (mainly Ministry of Foreign Affairs) concerning security of diplomatic missions and international organizations;
  • Assist the Country Offices and staff with matters relating to 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;
  • Manage ceremonies and events of the Bank, including, but not limited to, loan, guarantee or grant agreement signing ceremonies, and all other meetings, conferences and events organized or sponsored by the Bank in the host country;
  • Manage visits by high-level guests of the Bank in the host country;
  • Manage relations between the Bank and foreign diplomatic representations to facilitate travel of Bank staff and their dependents for official missions 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 Director of the regional hub, the Division Manager or the Secretary General.


Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Public International Law or equivalent qualification in International Relations, Political Science, Diplomacy or a similar or related field.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years professional experience holding a diplomatic position or a similar position in a multilateral development bank, Government or an international organization.
  • The job holder should also have a sound experience in ceremony and event management.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply
Application Deadline 11th July, 2018.

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