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Career Opportunities at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), 21st August, 2018

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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: Lead Environmental and Social Compliance Officer, SNSC

Reference: ADB/18/159
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50064836

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve its strategic objective and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results. The SNVP provides effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions.
  • The SNVP leads senior management discussions, decision-making processes and the implementation of key Board and Management decisions.

The Hiring Department

  • Located within the SNVP Complex, the Environmental and Social Safeguards and Compliance Department is responsible for mainstreaming environmental and social development considerations into Bank financed operations in the public and private sectors through the implementation of the Integrated Safeguard System (ISS).
  • The Department will provide cross-sector E&S operational support to all operations in the regions in conducting the necessary E&S due diligence and implementation support across all stages of the project development cycle.
  • The Department will also design and/or provide capacity-building support to ensure that all of the Bank’s projects and programmes are not only compliant with the ISS but also enhance opportunities for the sustainability of Environment and Social development outcomes.

The Position

  • The Lead Environmental and Social Compliance Officer will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Safeguards and Compliance Director and is primarily responsible for leading the Department’s efforts to provide policy and strategic support, capacity building, development of knowledge products and dissemination, coordination of safeguards and sustainability partnership and networks as well as in other non-operational activities.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development and revision of policies, strategies, guidelines, formats/manuals, tools and procedures, in particular the ISS in order to provide Bank staff, Regional offices and RMC clients with the ability to quickly assess and recommend measures to address environmental safeguards issues in projects and programmes.
  • Identify and prioritize knowledge needs of the Department; leading and providing oversight to the development of knowledge products in the Safeguards and Sustainability Series and the collection of lessons learned.
  • Establish and implement quality assurance process for knowledge products and their management.
  • Develop and implement capacity-building program for the Bank, RMCs and executing agencies, key stakeholders, and staff, through e-learning modules, workshops, etc.
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing and harmonization efforts through conferences, external knowledge management publications and others.
  • Provide expert leadership for the development and implementation of best practices and innovative approaches related to sustainability and risk management.
  • Coordinate strategic partnerships and networks with other entities such as the UN Agencies, Bilateral and Multilateral Agencies, including MDBs.
  • Provide strategic guidance and close liaison with the team managing the Integrated Safeguard System.
  • Provide environmental inputs required to provide appropriate and timely management responses to complaints lodged with the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM)/Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) and ensure subsequent follow up on a regular basis.
  • Oversee the preparation of management responses to audit, independent evaluation, compliance and review mechanism, etc.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Director.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Engineering, Natural Science, Environmental Economics, Ecology or related discipline.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience, gained in international organizations or Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs). More than five (5) years are required in the area of environmental policy work and practical experience of safeguards implementation.
  • Knowledge and experience in operationalizing and coordinating the implementation of  the ISS through the review and supervision of Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs), Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs), Strategic Environmental and Social Assessments (SESA), Environmental and Social management Framework (ESMF) and Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMSs), including  social aspects of development projects (e.g. health and safety, involuntary resettlement components), operations monitoring and evaluation, and compliance assessment.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and practice of the operational safeguards policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in regional member countries, particularly with respect to infrastructure projects.
  • Analytical Tools for Environmental Sustainability – Extensive experience conducting environmental assessments and development of effective tools; ability to coach others in the application of the tools.
  • Mainstreaming Skills – demonstrated skills in mainstreaming environmental and social, as well climate change mitigation and adaptation measures in lending and non-lending operations.
  • Achieving results and problem solving – (e.g. consistently seeks more effective and practical ways for the Departmental delivery of services, products, and processes, proposes new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services).
  • Strong inter-personal skill and ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Communicate and write effectively in English and/or French.
  • It would be desirable to have a working knowledge of the other language, or even communicate and write effectively both in French and English.
  • Competence in the use of standard software applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SAP etc.)

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

Job Title: Senior Legal Counsel – Private Sector Operations – PGCL2

Reference: ADB/17/186/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50068936

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 General Counsel and Legal Services Department is to deliver legal advice and services to the statutory organs of the Bank group (the Bank), namely to: the Boards of the Bank, Senior Management, Directorate General Hubs and, more generally, to the whole Bank. Furthermore, the Department protects the interest of the Bank from legal liability and, as necessary, provides legal defence in cases filed against or brought by the Bank.
  • The principal objectives of the Private Sector Operations Division are to handle private sector and other non-sovereign transactions and support the work of the Bank regarding the private sector and the financial sector as well as special operations. These transactions comprise principally non-sovereign loans, guarantees, project finance transactions, syndicated loans, private equity and trade finance, amongst others.

The Position

  • The Private Sector Operations Division is seeking a Bilingual Senior Legal Counsel (working languages: English and French). The Senior Legal Counsel in charge of Private Sector Operations will ensure the correct interpretation of, and compliance with, the various policies, guidelines and regulations applicable to private sector and non-sovereign operations of the Bank. The incumbent will ensure compliance of projects and other operational activity with applicable Bank’s rules, policies, regulations and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Senior Legal Counsel – Private Sector Operations will:

  • Conduct legal due diligence on proposed transactions such as the review of project documents and agreements (including development or construction contracts, supplier agreements, concession agreements, joint venture agreements, management agreements and shareholders’ agreements etc.), constitutive documents of proposed borrowers/investee funds and review of local regulatory requirements;
  • Attend meetings of the Board of Directors and Senior Management committees directly related to the functions of the incumbent and provide any legal clarifications or assistance that may be required;
  • Liaise and collaborates with staff in the private sector operations, finance and environmental and social complexes to develop the appropriate terms and conditions of each transaction, ensuring compliance with Bank’s policies;
  • Participate in project appraisal missions and reviewing project concept notes, project appraisal reports, drafting board resolutions;
  • Draft and/or reviews, negotiates and finalizes all legal documentation (in English and/or in French, as the case may be) relevant to the proposed transaction, including term sheets, loan agreements, lines of credit agreements, common terms agreements, guarantee agreements, participation agreements, inter-creditor agreements, security documentation, assignment agreements and information memoranda etc., depending on the nature of the project and the type of financing;
  • Advise on transaction structure and documentation for private equity investments by the Bank to ensure compliance with Bank policies and practice as well as applicable laws including drafting and/or reviewing shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, management agreements, co-investment agreements, subscription agreements etc
  • Provide legal support for the implementation and monitoring of projects after signing and disbursement, including advising on waiver requests, approval requests and project work-outs;
  • Liaise with co-lenders/investors, partners and external counsel as and when needed; 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 or its equivalent in Law, and Admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries; or a Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries (preferably to the Bar of a francophone country or other civil law country).
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in similar jobs, preferably with a reputable international law firm, a legal department of a private or public entity, or an international financial institution with proven technical competence and experiences in international finance and banking practice.
  • High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as the ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs of the Legal Service Department’s work program
  • Seasoned knowledge in the current trend of development and familiarity with international law, and related matters within the Bank and other international organizations.
  • Strong skills in preparation of complex legal documents including briefs and confidential legal opinions, preparing certificates, leading the negotiation of complex projects and programs and other transactions of a similar nature.
  • Capacity to conceive and supervise the negotiation of complex legal documents of all manners and form that balances the standards and norms of outside parties with the unique requirements of the Bank.
  • Experience in applying legal knowledge to deliver full scope of strategic Legal services.
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable clients and help resolve their legal questions.
  • Ability to work and deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in both English and French languages is mandatory.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

Deadline:19th September, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Lead Social Safeguards Officer, SNSC

Reference: ADB/18/160
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50093568

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve its strategic objective and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results
  • The SNVP provides effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions
  • The SNVP leads senior management discussions, decision-making processes and the implementation of key Board and Management decisions.

The Hiring Department

  • Located within the SNVP Complex, the Environmental and Social Safeguards and Compliance Department is responsible for mainstreaming environmental and social development considerations into Bank financed operations in the public and private sectors through the implementation of the Integrated Safeguard System (ISS)
  • The Department will provide cross-sector E&S operational support to all operations in the regions in conducting the necessary E&S due diligence and implementation support across all stages of the project development cycle
  • The Department will also design and/or provide capacity-building support to ensure that all of the Bank’s projects and programmes are not only compliant with the ISS but also enhance opportunities for the sustainability of Environment and Social development outcomes.

The Position

  • The Lead Social Safeguards Officer will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Safeguards and Compliance Director and is primarily responsible for leading the Department’s efforts to provide policy and strategic guidance, capacity building, development of knowledge products and dissemination, coordination of safeguards and sustainability partnership and networks as well as other non-operational activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and revision of policies, strategies, guidelines, formats/manuals, tools and procedures, in particular the Integrated Safeguards System (ISS) in order to provide Bank staff, Regional offices and RMC clients with the ability to quickly assess and recommend measures to address environmental safeguards issues in projects and programmes.
  • Identify and prioritize knowledge needs of the department; Lead and provide oversight to the development of knowledge products in the Safeguards and Sustainability Series and the collection of and dissemination of lessons learned.
  • Establish and implement quality assurance process for knowledge products and their management.
  • Develop and implement capacity-building program for the Bank, RMCs, private stakeholders, sponsors and consultants, executing agencies, through e-learning modules, workshops, etc.
  • Contribute to knowledge sharing and harmonization efforts through conferences, external knowledge management publications and others.
  • Provide expert leadership for the development and implementation of best practices and innovative approaches related to sustainability and risk management.
  • Coordinate strategic partnerships and networks with other entities such as the UN Agencies, Bilateral and Multilateral Agencies, including MDBs.
  • Provide strategic guidance and close liaison with the team managing the Integrated Safeguard System.
  • Lead social inputs required to provide appropriate and timely management responses to complaints lodged with the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM)/Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) and ensure subsequent follow up on a regular basis.
  • Oversee the preparation of management responses to audit, independent evaluation, compliance and review mechanism, etc.
  • Perform other duties commissioned by the Director.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Sociology, Anthropology, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Economics, relevant Social/Political Sciences, or in an equivalent social-related discipline.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience, gained in international organizations or Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), part of which should be in the area of Social development policy work and practical experience of safeguards implementation.
  • Knowledge and experience in preparing and managing the implementation of  Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIAs), Resettlement Action Plans (RAP); Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs), Strategic Environmental and Social Assessments (SESA), Environmental and Social management Framework (ESMF) and Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMSs), including  social aspects of development projects (e.g. health and safety, involuntary resettlement and gender components), operations monitoring and evaluation, and compliance assessment.
  • Analytical Tools for Social Sustainability – Extensive experience conducting to social assessments and development of effective tools; ability to coach others in the application of the tools
  • Strong inter-personal and team working skills, as well as ability to provide strategic guidance
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as part of a multicultural team.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English.
  • It would be desirable to have a working knowledge of the other language, or even communicate and write effectively both in French and English.
  • Competence in the use of standard software applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SAP etc.).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

Job Title: Security Agent, PSEC

Reference: ADB/18/158
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS4
Position N°: 50000428

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 ADB and the ADF. The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat(PSEG)

The Hiring Department
The African Development Bank’s Security Unit (PSEC) is a robust security function reporting to the President of the Bank. Deep global analytical capabilities combined with Africa wide security processes are in place in order to provide the full spectrum of security services to the Bank. Security Unit detects, deters and reacts to a broad range of risks spanning the security spectrum; physical; political, information and reputational risks around the globe are monitored closely to address the changing security dynamic. Our security requirements include risk analysis, training, coordination with outside actors and implementation of security programs at the strategic, operational and tactical levels.

The Position

  • The Security Agent assists in the implementation of security operations and all matters relating to the management of safety and security for AfDB in the Bank’s Head Quarter host country or in the region of assignment.
  • The Security Agent fully supports the PSEC Management through the execution of their security responsibilities.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Head Of Security Unit, the Security Agent will:

The key duties and responsibilities of Security Agent are to:
Access Control:

  • Key control and opening of offices as required;
  • Ensure that access to the Bank’s facilities are made through the appropriate entrance;
  • Ensure that exit from the Bank’s facilities are through the appropriate exits;
  • Maintain control of the Emergency Key and its Log Sheet;
  • Control, organize and supervise access to facilities in conjunction with security supervisor and other related parties.

Facilities Monitoring and Control:

  • Conduct periodic checks of sensitive areas within the Bank’s building (s);
  • Conduct physical security checks of individual office areas ensuring that they are properly secured;
  • Organize and control security for special events organized by the Bank;
  • Periodically analyse all information collected from access control equipment and make recommendations to improve the overall security posture of the Bank’s premises;
  • Contribute to the development of procedures and policies associated with security such as emergency procedures, Fire safety etc.
  • Observe areas immediately surrounding the Bank’s premises to identify threats. Recommend risk mitigation or prevention strategies for identified threats.
  • Implement measures prescribed to deter and detect fraudulent activities from inside or outside the Bank.
  • Report any security issues to the direct supervisor and PSEC Leadership for resolution.
  • Implement protective and preventive security measures against terrorist attacks as directed.

Incident Response:

  • Collect information from victim(s) and provide immediate assistance as required
  • Collaborate with external parties and partners in the management of incidents
  • Communicate using the appropriate defined channels.
  • Request the update of residential information on security databases as and when necessary Residential

Assessments:

  • Assist with the completion of residential assessments
  • Participate in the liaison with staff to ensure the implementation of Security improvements
  • Contribute to the development of methodologies for residential assessments

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • BTS, DUT, License. Completion of Guard Training and First Aid Training Courses.
  • A minimum of three (3) years performing duties as Security Guard and or Security Agent
  • Experiences in International Organization is desirable
  • Well-groomed with a good level of physical fitness;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to operate under pressure;
  • Confidentiality and flexibility;
  • Experience with CCTV System; Emergency Communication System (Radio, Satellite phones….)
  • Communication – Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.
  • Client Orientation – Ensures that the Bank’s staff is considered to be of primary importance in all interactions. Strives to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate staff needs, and ensures that staff receives the best possible service from the Unit.
  • Team Working and Relationships – Works with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing the knowledge and workload. Develops strong working relationships with colleagues and contributes to creation of a positive team environment
  • 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

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Deadline:19th September, 2018.

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