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Latest Vacancies at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), 25th September, 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: Evaluator General – BDEV0

Reference: ADB/18/183
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: EL3
Position N°: 50092369

The Hiring Unit

  • The Bank’s Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV) mission is to help the African Development Bank to foster sustainable growth and poverty reduction in Africa through independent and influential evaluations
  • Such evaluations assess the Bank Group’s policies, procedures and operations, review performance, and report on results in order to draw useful lessons and promote accountability
  • BDEV ensures effective communication of evaluation results to the Bank’s stakeholders
  • It reports to the Board of Directors through its Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE).

The Position

  • The role of the Evaluator General is to lead BDEV, whose objectives are to provide a basis for accountability, to contribute to enhanced learning, and to promote an evaluation culture
  • By conducting independent evaluations and sharing good practices, the Evaluator General ensures that the Bank and its shareholders learn from past experiences and plan and deliver development activities to the highest possible standards.

Duties and Responsibilities
By reporting to the Board of Directors of the AfDB through CODE, the Evaluator General will:

  • Provide overall direction and leadership in the management of BDEV;
  • Determine BDEV work objectives through the triennial work program;
  • Provide intellectual leadership and technical expertise in the conduct of evaluations of Bank operations, policies, and strategies, working across projects, sectors, themes, regions and countries;
  • Provide leadership to ensure that evaluations are carried out effectively and in accordance with highest international quality standards;
  • Ensure appropriate coverage and balance between different types of evaluations, including summative and formative evaluations;
  • Promote an evaluation culture and disseminate results achieved and lessons learned across the institution and beyond;
  • Monitor, compare, and exchange evaluation results and methods, particularly in the context of the Evaluation Network and Evaluation Cooperation Group of Multilateral Development Banks;
  • Monitor and follow the implementation of evaluation recommendations based on management’s own reports through the Management Action Registration system (MARS) and report accordingly to the Board of Directors;
  • Review and provide recommendations to CODE regarding the Bank’s Independent Evaluation Policy and Independent Evaluation Strategy, including suggestions for adjustment;
  • Ensure sound management of BDEV’s human and financial resources.
  • Monitor the implementation of the BDEV work program, including adherence to key performance indicators and timely production of evaluation reports.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economics, Development Studies, International Relations, Business Administration or a related field;
  • A minimum of twenty (20) years of professional experience, including relevant experience in international development, including at least 10 at a managerial level and with a progressive increase of responsibilities;
  • Strong expertise in evaluation principles, standards, processes, and methodologies, including demonstrated understanding of state-of-the-art evaluation theories and practices;
  • Profound understanding of and ability to navigate the development and evaluation sectors both internationally and on the African continent;
  • Good understanding and/or experience of both public and private sector investments;
  • Track record of strong management and leadership skills;
  • Sensitivity to the multicultural organizational environment;
  • Ability to be an independent thinker, with good integrity and professional ethics recognized by peers;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English or French (written and spoken), with a working knowledge of the other language.

Application Closing Date
11th October, 2018.

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

Job Title: Secretary/Receptionist – RDGS

Reference: ADB/18/187
Location: South Africa
Grade: GS5
Position N°: 50072226

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

  • The various Country Office falls within one of the five (5) Regions of the Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs. The Hub oversees a combination of country and liaison offices, as well as non-presence countries. The Director General is accountable of the specific African region. Each Hub will house relevant operations, business development and project implementation functions and administrative capabilities in a shared service for rapid deployment into the individual countries, to help drive the overall business of the Bank effectively on the ground.
  • Country Offices of the African Development Bank have been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank , Governments and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners

The Position

  • The Secretary will work closely with the Deputy Director General and the Team to provide secretarial and administrative support.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director General, the Secretary/Receptionist will perform the following:

  • Make appointments for experts and other staff of the Regional Office and keep their schedules up to date;
  • Draft correspondence on non-substantive issues and ensure its follow-up;
  • Manage the experts’ incoming and outgoing mail and the office’s  telephone communication;
  • Maintain an appropriate filing system; process experts’ back-to-office reports, ascertain  the  quality of documents requiring the approval and / or signature of experts and other staff members;
  • Prepare and finalize draft correspondence (letters, faxes, etc. …) concerning  various aspects, on behalf of experts, prepare minutes of experts ‘meetings.
  • Receive visitors and attend to them  with tact and discretion;
  • Prepare briefing material used by experts for official missions and special meetings;
  • Handle protocol-related issues concerning  reception of the visitors of experts and of the  Office;
  • Organize experts’ meetings ; assist the Deputy Director General’s secretary in coordinating official receptions given by the Deputy Director General;
  • Participate in staff meetings, take notes and produce reports in the absence of the Deputy Director General’s secretary ;

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in business administration, commerce, administration or a related field, supplemented by training in secretarial functions/administration/office management
  • Be able to multi task, excellent problem solving skill and attention to detail
  • Effective communication; highly client oriented, good team working and relations
  • Ability to operate effectively in a multicultural organization.
  • Good  innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits for the clients and the organization
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other;
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is desirable.
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience in progressive positions, attached to an executive’s office,  preferably in an international organization;
  • Be able to work under pressure and to prioritize in the dynamic setting of an international and multicultural setting. Ability to work and cooperate with others from diverse background
  • Handling speedily and efficiently internal and external requests.
  • Ability to manage simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines
  • Proficiency in the use of standard equipment (computer, fax, scanner, photocopies etc.)
  • Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent customer service focused reception and administration services

Deadline: 23rd October, 2018.

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

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