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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. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Rural Infrastructure / Irrigation Engineer

Reference: ADB/19/047
Location: Nigeria
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50064587

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.  The Vice‑Presidency for Regional Development will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and 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 (RDVP) Complex, the Bank has five (5) Regional Hubs, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central.  Each Regional Hub is headed by a Director General (DG) and is provided with the relevant sector functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries.  Regional Hubs provide country offices in their regions with strategic direction and are responsible for operations, business development, project management and the overall effective implementation of the Bank’s High 5s, namely:  “Light up and Power Africa,” “Feed Africa,” “Industrialize Africa,” “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.”
  • The Nigeria Country department 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

  • Under the direct supervision of the Senior Director RDNG and working closely with other Task Managers in the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, the Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department, the Industry and Trade Development Department, etc., and with external stakeholders, the Senior Rural Infrastructure/Irrigation Engineer will provide technical support to the development and implementation of projects including the flagship programs under the Bank’s Feed Africa Strategy and High Fives vision for Africa’s economic transformation such as the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT), ENABLE Youth, Postharvest Loss Reduction, Staple Crops Processing Zones etc. He/ She will also work with the Flagship Coordinators in both AHAI and AHFR.
  • The Senior Infrastructure /Irrigation Engineer works across technical, geographic and institutional boundaries to support the delivery of development solutions for a diverse set of clients in the rural (and urban) space and in the public and private sectors, in line with the agricultural development, agribusiness and agro-Industry agenda of the African Development Bank Group. Using a value-chain approach, the incumbent will support the implementation of this agenda in African Development Bank Regional Member Countries, with specific focus on providing technical input for the design, and supervision of projects, which promote value chain development, value addition and primary and secondary processing of crops and livestock; catalyze private sector entry and growth in African agribusiness; promotes agri-SME growth and the commercialization of agriculture, particularly addressing access to finance needs creates farm to fork market linkages; facilitates the development of agro-poles and agro-processing hubs; supports the development of an agribusiness enabling environment; and invests in hard infrastructure (including roads, markets and irrigation), soft infrastructure (human capital, i.e., trained potential employees, ICT, etc.), and enabling policies and reforms, for transformation of African agriculture into viable, profitable businesses.

Duties and responsibilities
The incumbent must:

  • Undertake analytical work and provide technical guidance in the area of rural infrastructure and water resources, focusing on agriculture, water and agriculture infrastructure development, and advice on how to ensure sustainability of benefits of Bank-financed agricultural projects and programs in Nigeria.
  • Identify opportunities for strategic collaboration with multilateral and bilateral donors in support of the agriculture and irrigation sector in Nigeria, to increase the advantage effects of ADB’s loan and grant operations.
  • Support RDNG in all rural infrastructure, irrigation engineering and agriculture-related activities, including project development, implementation and supervision, and co-ordination with other stakeholders within the Bank as well as other donors and development partners.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers, with particular reference to rural roads, water resources, agriculture and agriculture infrastructure development.
  • Participate in the relevant sector donor-coordination meetings, sector wide approaches, and advise on sector policy issues.
  • Assist where required in the development of the Bank’s policies, procedures and guidelines, and ensure their application.
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to officials of executing agencies on sector issues and priorities, technical and operational aspects of projects, and Bank rules and procedures, including those for the procurement of works, goods and services, and disbursement activities.
  • Provide active support to Government in facilitating loans/grants effectiveness.
  • Assist country officials and implementing agencies in carrying out procurement and disbursement activities in accordance with Bank Group rules and procedures.
  • Assist Government and implementation agencies in the utilization of revolving funds and preparation of quarterly reports and annual audit reports.
  • Provide inputs in the review of tender evaluation reports and undertake the evaluation of technical and financial proposals for contracts relating to project implementation.
  • Ascertain good performance of operations through regular supervision of portfolio operations, technical guidance and training of Borrowers on compliance with the Bank’s rules of procedure
  • Collaborate with other Banks’ Units in reviewing the operations performance, preparing completion reports, etc., so as to ensure that the lessons drawn from the implementation of past operations are taken into account in new projects.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the Senior Director.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Civil Engineering combined with Irrigation Engineering, Hydrology, Water Resources Management, or related field,
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience in program/project design and management, broad knowledge of all rural infrastructure, water/agriculture sub-sectors, with specific experience in implementation and management of donor-funded projects in the rural infrastructure and irrigation sub-sector;
  • Previous experience working in multilateral financial institutions or similar large organizations, and performing such roles as project preparation, appraisal, supervision or implementing donor funded projects;
  • Proven planning and organizational skills, with ability to think strategically and rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations;
  • In-depth knowledge of job-related social, economic and environmental development issues in the country;
  • Proven ability to interact competently with Government and donor agencies on issues relating to aid coordination;
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work in a team and work in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in partnership with clients and seek feedback to improve work processes.
  • Communicate verbally and write effectively in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competences in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

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

 

Job Title: Secretary – Country Office

Reference: ADB/19/061
Location: Niger
Grade: GS6
Position N°: 50097485

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/Division

  • Within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDVP) Complex, the Bank has five (5) Regional Hubs, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central.  Each Regional Hub is headed by a Director General (DG) and is provided with the relevant sector functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries.  Regional Hubs provide country offices in their regions with strategic direction and are responsible for operations, business development, project management and the overall effective implementation of the Bank’s High 5s, namely:  “Light up and Power Africa,” “Feed Africa,” “Industrialize Africa,” “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.”
  • 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 Country Manager and the Team to provide administrative support. The incumbent of the position will help the Country Manager and the team to make the best use of his time by dealing with secretarial and administrative tasks.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the Supervision of the Country Manager, the Secretary will perform the following:

  • Make appointments for experts and other staff of the Country Office and keep their schedules up to date.
  • 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 Country Manager’s secretary in coordinating official receptions given by the Resident Representative.
  • Participate in staff meetings, take notes and produce reports in the absence of the Country Manager’s secretary.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 or other ERP systems would be an asset.

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

 

Job Title: Senior Social Development Officer

Reference: ADB/19/069
Location: Burundi
Grade: LP5
Position N°: 50079244

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • This will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The regional development integration and business delivery hub for Eastern Africa oversees 14 regional member countries and five country offices. The country manager who is accountable to the director general for the Eastern Africa region leads the Burundi country office.
  • The Social development Officer reports directly to the country manager, with technical oversight from the manager Agriculture, Industry and Human Development Division of the regional development Integration and Business Delivery Directorate for Eastern Africa.

The Position

  • The Social Development Specialist will provide substantive technical and operational knowledge and support to the country manager Burundi Country Office to implement effective human capital development programmes/projects for poverty and inequality reduction.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Country Manager for Burundi with technical oversight from the Regional Sector Manager, Agriculture, Industry and Human Development (RDGE.2), the social development Officer shall:

  • Lead and contribute in developing new projects and programs as well as manage existing projects in the area of human capital development, encompassing human capital and employment/livelihoods; social protection and youth employment;
  • Contribute to the enhancement of the Bank’s sectoral policies and strategies in key Social Development domains such as Human Capital and Skills Development Social Protection and Youth Employment;
  • Prepare studies and analysis within the framework of approved economic and sectoral programmes to identify suitable projects, policies , priorities and institutional issues especially in relation to Human capital, Social protection, youth employment and gender equality;
  • Engage in policy dialogue and provide advisory services to the government of Burundi on identified social protection issues;
  • Contribute to the Country Strategy Papers by providing socio-economic analysis to recommendations to strengthen Bank responses to human capital development and other key social issues in the region or country.
  • Develop partnerships with the private sector, multilateral and bilateral Agencies on issues relevant to the Directorate’s mandate.
  • Perform any other related duties required by the Country Manager.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Business Development, Social Economics, Economics, Sociology, Law, Labour Economics, or any related field.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in human capital development sectors including skills development, social protection, and or youth employment programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with senior government officials, private sector, development partners and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Social Protection, Youth employment and other key social development issues as they relate to High Five 5: ‘Improving the living conditions of people in Africa’
  • Advisory and policy advocacy expertise;
  • Demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the operation of the organization as a business and the role of their business unit.
  • Possess good knowledge and experience in socio-economic development policy, labour market issues, workforce productivity and gender equality, preferably in the design, development and implementation of projects/ programs;
  • Experience in working directly in African Governments, private sector, CSOs, bilateral agencies, multilaterals and other stakeholders;
  • Demonstrate competence in operational and participatory development methodologies including perspectives on gender, youth and disadvantaged groups;
  • Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills and skill working with data sets;
  • Proven experience developing mechanisms and tools to accurately determine population vulnerabilities and utilizing the results to contribute to the creation of impact driven technical institutional support or programs/projects;
  • Write convincing and well-structured business documents and reports and ensures that all written communication is accurate well written and consistent
  • Excellent spoken and written in English; a working knowledge of French will be advantageous.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint);
  • knowledge of SAP is desirable

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

 

Job Title: Senior Agriculture Officer

Reference: ADB/19/068
Location: Kenya
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50001114

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • This ensures that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and 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 (RDVP), the Bank has five (5) Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDIBD) Directorates, one in each region of Africa:
  • North, South, East, West, and Central. Each Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General (DG) 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 of ‘Light up and Power Africa,’ ‘Feed Africa,’ ‘Industrialize Africa,’ ‘Integrate Africa,’ ‘Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.’
  • The position is situated in Kenya, in the Eastern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office.

The Position
The Senior Agriculture Officer is responsible for the origination, processing, supervision and general portfolio management of agriculture, livestock and natural resource management sector projects. He/She is expected to provide specialist advice and inputs to the Bank Group’s operational activities through review of technical design and institutional arrangements for agricultural projects/programmes proposed for Bank’s funding and assessing their feasibility from the perspective of present and future impact In this role, the incumbent interacts closely with other staff members in the following complexes; the Agriculture, Human and Social Development (AHVP), Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization (PIVP); and Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth (PEVP). In particular, the incumbent will be required to engage closely with the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (AHAI) and Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department (AHFR), which provide strategic guidance for the implementation of the Bank’s Feed Africa Strategy and flagship programs, namely: The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) Program, the ENABLE Youth Flagship, the Post-Harvest Loss and Agro-Processing (PHAP) Flagship, the Transformation of African Savannah Initiative (TASI), the Special Crop Processing Zones, the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Flagship, the Blue Economy Flagship, Leadership 4 Agriculture (L4Ag) initiative and/or other Flagships. The Senior Officer will be directly involved in the project development cycle from identification of opportunities in line with the Feed Africa High 5 to approval by the Bank’s Boards of Directors.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the overall direction and supervision of the Regional Sector Manager (RDGE2), the Senior Agriculture Officer will perform the following:

Business Development and Project Origination:

  • In line with the Bank’s Feed Africa Strategy, Country Strategy Papers and Regional Integration Strategy Papers, provide support to the Regional Member Countries (RMC), and lead/support Bank teams to identify, prepare, appraise and implement agriculture and livestock, agribusiness, agro-industry sub-sector operations projects.
  • Identify, develop and support the financing of agriculture projects, which meet the objectives of the Feed Africa Strategy.
  • Review the various proposals and communication sent to the Bank by its partners, clients and  take appropriate action, including issuing technical opinion on government submissions to the Bank, drafting of responses and/or reports / presentations and internal or external follow-up;
  • Provide the required technical skills to design national and multinational projects that respond to the needs of the RMCs and regional economic communities based on their priorities and selectivity;
  • Promote regional integration and donor coordination to promote complementarity in interventions in agriculture and rural development based on comparative advantages of different partners;
  • Liaise with other development partners in order to identify opportunities for co-financing and other partnerships;

Technical Analysis, Project Design and Implementation:

  • The Senior Agriculture Officer works across technical, geographic and institutional boundaries to support the delivery of development solutions for a diverse set of clients in the rural and urban space and in the public and private sectors in line with the Agricultural development, Agribusiness and Agro-Industry agenda of the African Development Bank Group. Using a value-chain approach, he/she will support:
  • The implementation of this agenda in Regional Member Countries in the East Africa region, with specific focus on providing technical input for the design, and supervision of projects which:
    • Promote value chain development, value addition and primary and secondary processing of crops and livestock;
    • Catalyze private sector entry and growth in African agribusiness;
    • Promote agro-Small and Medium Enterprise growth and the commercialization of agriculture, particularly addressing access to finance needs, and create farm to fork market linkages; Facilitate the development of agro-poles and agro-processing hubs;
    • Support the development of an agribusiness enabling environment, and;
    • Facilitate investments in hard infrastructure (including roads, markets and irrigation), soft infrastructure (human capital, i.e., trained potential employees, information and communication technology, etc.); enable policies and reforms, for transformation of African agriculture into viable, profitable businesses.
  • Contribute to solving issues related to the agriculture sector development including advice to RMCs for promoting policies conducive to strong growth/development of the agriculture sector , including creation of an enabling environment for private sector investments in agribusiness;
  • Work closely with agricultural sector experts in the headquarters (AHAI/AHFR) and private sector experts at the Bank to scale up investments in agribusiness and will design and coordinate the delivery of client solutions and all project management aspects of the deployment of such solutions.
  • Contribute to the delivery of flagships as required to ensure delivery of the Feed Africa objectives;
  • Support in collaboration with AHAI/AHFR, the development of projects for increased agricultural opportunities and agro-industrial development of the east Africa region;
  • Carry out technical, economic and sector analysis that will guide and support both public and private sector investments in agriculture;
  • Support wide-scale deployment of innovative farmer extension models; support effective private sector-led approaches to the provision of farmer extension services (farmer e-registration and input supplies).
  • Design projects that are able to utilize public sector resources to leverage private sector capital for increased private investment in the agriculture sector, including creating off-take arrangements between smallholder farmers and private sector agribusiness;
  • Support the structuring of Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agribusiness projects, to catalyze private sector investment;
  • In relation to the Bank’s country and regional strategies, identify, prepare, appraise and supervise related agriculture and agro industry sub-sector operations.
  • Assist Regional Member Countries to radically boost their agro industries as a platform for job creation, improved livelihood and broad-based economic growth and development;
  • Undertake analysis and sector studies to orient the Bank’s strategy of intervention in the area of agriculture and agro industry development for Africa;
  • Contribute with technical inputs to Bank Group’s operational activities relating agriculture  and agro-industrial development, through the review of the technical design and institutional arrangements for agricultural programmes proposed for Bank’s funding;
  • Set up and maintain strategic collaboration with relevant partners in the area of agriculture, livestock and agribusiness/agro-industry;
  • Undertake any other assignments as may be assigned by the Division Manager and/or senior management.

Portfolio Management:

  • Manage an array of projects within the portfolio of the Bank’s investments in the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Provide effective periodic reports to Management on the disposition of the portfolio under management.
  • Identify synergies and propose interventions that promote the sustained feasibility of the projects under management.
  • Ensure the follow-up of recommendations emanating from supervision, mid-term reviews, portfolio reviews and accounts audit missions on projects/programmes, paying the necessary attention to project monitoring and evaluation
  • Review bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, quarterly progress reports, request for extension of contracts or LDD (Last Disbursement Date);
  • Collaborate with other Banks’ Units in reviewing the operations performance, preparing completion reports, etc., so as to ensure that the lessons drawn from the implementation of past operations are taken into account in new projects.
  • Provide technical, and policy advice to management and professional staff of the Bank’s member countries during the implementation of the project, particularly in the area of procurement, and general management of  projects

Complexity:

  • The Senior Officer will plan, develop and mobilize the required finance for projects that contribute to the objectives of the Feed Africa Strategy.
  • He/she will also, support all aspect of rural development activities in the RMCs including natural resource management programs in strategic agro-ecological zones. In addition the job would involve the roll out of Feed Africa flagship projects through agriculture and agro-industry projects in RMCs.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Rural Development, Agriculture,  Agricultural Finance, or Development Finance; proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years of extensive progressive experience in an internationally recognized financial, development institution, or a private agribusiness company.
  • Knowledge of agriculture and agribusiness concepts and challenges facing the African continent;
  • Capacity to analyze trends, constraints, policies, institutions and provide technical support to related agribusiness and agro-industries sectors;
  • Ability to design appropriate agriculture, livestock related and natural resource management programs for solving issues in the sector;
  • Ability to identify the appropriate methods and techniques, conduct economic studies and present the results;
  • Extended and relevant experience in project formulation and technical backstopping;
  • Ability to work in a team and in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to work effectively in partnership with client contacts and seek feedback to improve work processes;
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in French, with a good working knowledge of English;
  • Proficiency in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.
  • Ability to work effectively with other technical and management professionals of diverse occupational and ability to work under pressure, prioritize work, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously and coordination of work programs and resources and lead teams.
  • Strategic vision: Ability to undertake sound analysis (skills and methods), in order to conceptualize future work or organizational changes and develop strategies for change which includes strategic mindset and capacity to translate strategic thinking into a compelling plan of action of a large international institution. Proven exposure to the Bank’s operations and mission with a sound understanding of the Bank’s overall strategy.
  • Client orientation: Ability to work in partnership with a broad range of client contacts and demonstrate commitment to results that are in the client’s best interest ; ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long term interests of clients within and outside the institution.
  • Team leadership:  Ability to build and lead a motivated and committed team and utilize talent and expertise of team members in a productive way as well as evidence of ability to build and lead motivated and committed teams across functional boundaries. Demonstrated ability to ensure the timely accomplishment of tasks in the Department by giving valuable advices and providing constructive feedback Ability to develop a successful leadership style to establish and achieve exceptional organization performance and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast paced environment; Strong managerial skills, including interpersonal communication and client-orientation ;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills: Strong interpersonal skills. Capacity to influence and inspire confidence; Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French with a good working knowledge of the other language; ability to speak with confidence and conviction, build and present a rational case to win support for ideas; ability to develop effective relationships inside and outside the institution, promote collaboration and deal constructively with conflict and disagreement.

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

 

Job Title: Principal Financial Management Operations Officer

Reference: ADB/19/045
Location: Senegal
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50067834

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

  • The SNVP supervises the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI), which is a custodian of the Procurement and Financial Management (FM) profession and has the following responsibilities : (i) developing and interpreting policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals; (ii) preparing annual post review reports on the Bank’s FM and procurement operations for the Board; (iii) developing training strategy for internal and external clients; (iv) dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization; (v) providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC) ; and (vi) inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and FM activities undertaken by the regions.
  • The Local Principal Financial Management Operations Officer is responsible to ensure that financial management of Bank-financed projects are compliant with the Bank’s financial management policy. This is done by advising on financial management arrangements and reviewing financial management decisions within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages. The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building Public Financial Management (PFM) capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related financial management matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s PFM systems.
  • The Local Principal Financial Management Operations Officer reports administratively to the Country Manager of Senegal (COSN) and functionally to the Division Manager-Financial Management for Central, North and West Regions (SNFI.2).

Duties and responsibilities
Under the oversight and guidance of the Division Manager, Financial Management for Central, North and West Regions, and the direct technical supervision of the Regional Financial Management Coordinator, the Local Principal Financial Management Operations Officer will:

  • During the project/program preparation and appraisal cycle missions, assess the adequacy of the Borrower’s project financial management systems and their ability to manage and monitor Bank financed projects. This includes budgeting, internal control, treasury management, accounting, financial reporting and external auditing;
  • Attend negotiations and ensure Financial Management issues are taken into account in the financing agreement and other associated documentations;
  • Participate in project/program launching missions to assist the project/program team in developing capacity building of the Executing Agencies in the area of financial management;
  • Carry out supervision work to ensure that projects financial management systems are functioning appropriately, including the periodic review of project financial reports for financial performance;
  • Review audited financial statements received, monitor the Borrower’s compliance with financial covenants including audit compliance, ensure adequate communication with the Borrower and the project implementing agencies with respect to audits and advise as appropriate;
  • Provide advice and support to Borrowers and the Bank Project Teams on matters affecting financial management and disbursement on capacity building in projects and with public sector accountability institutions;
  • Assess the selection and recruitment of external independent auditors, ensuring their suitability including their independence, and competence to perform;
  • Provide financial management guidance for the development of technical assistance programs and evaluate and monitor their implementation;
  • Play an active role in Public Financial Management diagnostic work and reforms action plans;
  • Play an active role in Country Portfolio Performance Reviews (CPPRs) /Country Strategy Paper (CSPs) from the financial management perspective and draft the FM sections of the CPPR/CSP report;
  • Undertake Financial Management Capacity building in Regional Member Countries and sector departments in the Bank;
  • Play an active role in departmental or institutional task forces on developing and implementing changes to financial management policies and practices, fiduciary safeguards and the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes;
  • Participate in donor coordination meetings and in country dialogue platforms between the country and the donors on the basis of the overall Bank’s strategy to support aid effectiveness;
  • Undertake other activities, as appropriate, as requested by the Manager, Financial Management for Central, North and West Regions (SNFI.2).

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or a related discipline and a professional accounting certification (CPA, CA, ACCA, Accountant);
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience, with particular expertise in designing and supporting financial management operations of which at least three (3) in international financial Institutions;
  • Experience in supporting financial management private sector operations would be an added advantage;
  • An understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond financial management (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level;
  • Expert knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), International Standards on Auditing (ISA), International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs);
  • Proven ability to implement country or sector level financial management analytical and capacity building initiatives;
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to be flexible, open-minded with integrity, client and results oriented for achieving both Bank’s and Borrowers’ objectives;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, maintain effective and cooperative relations with sector specialists, national authorities as well as donors, and handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French with a working knowledge of the English language.
  • Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations.

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

 

Job Title: Senior Energy Officer

Reference: ADB/19/041
Location: Tanzania
Grade: LP5
Position N°: 50078489

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • This ensures that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and 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 (RDVP), the Bank has five (5) Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDIBD) Directorates, one in each region of Africa:
  • North, South, East, West, and Central. Each Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General (DG) 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 of ‘Light up and Power Africa,’ ‘Feed Africa,’ ‘Industrialize Africa,’ ‘Integrate Africa,’ ‘Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.’
  • The position is situated in Tanzania, in the Eastern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery directorate.

The Position

  • The Senior Energy Officer is responsible for the origination of energy projects and programs, processing of Bank financing, supervision of implementation and general portfolio management of energy sector projects.  In this work, the incumbent interacts closely with other staff members in the following complexes; Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization; Agriculture, Human and Social Development; and Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth. The incumbent is directly involved in the development cycle from identification of opportunities in line with the High 5s to their approval by the Bank’s Boards of Directors. As part of the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDVP) Complex, the incumbent contributes to the delivery of the ‘Power and Light Up Africa’, ‘Integrate Africa’, ‘Improve the Quality of Life of the People of Africa’ and the ‘Industrialize Africa’ Strategies.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Sector Manager (RDGE1), the Senior Energy Officer will perform the following:

Business Development and Pipeline Management:

  • Provide support to the Regional Member Countries (RMC) and bank teams in the origination, preparation, structuring and implementation of complex and innovative energy projects.
  • Work with Region/Hub-based staff and relevant governance/risk/compliance units, in the process of identification, preparation and execution of Sovereign (SO) and Non-Sovereign (NSO) operations, as well as in conducting policy/result-based financing operations and technical assistance related to the above topics;
  • Contribute to solving issues related to energy sector development including advice to RMCs for  promoting policies conducive to strong growth/development of the energy sector  as well as other areas of activity of the Division (e.g. creation of an enabling environment for private sector investments in energy projects, corporate governance);
  • Review the various proposals and communications sent to the Bank by its partners, clients and RMCs; and take appropriate action, including issuing of technical opinion on government submissions to the Bank, drafting of responses and/or reports/presentations as well as making internal or external follow-ups;
  • Provide the required technical skills to design national and multinational projects that respond to the needs of the RMCs and regional economic communities based on their priorities and selectivity;
  • Liaise with other development partners in order to identify opportunities for co-financing and other partnerships;
  • Provide inputs for the power sector into the Bank’s pipeline of projects;

Portfolio Management:

  • Provide sector expertise for quality assurance in the preparation of terms of reference (TORs), requests for proposals (RFPs), tender documents to procure goods and/or services in line with the Bank’s procurement rules: e.g. recruitment and supervision of expert advisors (and Bank staff) regarding execution of socio-techno-economic (pre-) – feasibility studies and utility performance diagnostics;
  • Task-manage the Bank’s energy sector projects in Tanzania and carry out all regular portfolio management activities, including interaction with Project Management Units (PMUs) or Project Implementation Units (PIU) to guide, monitor and follow-up on implementation issues, review of quarterly progress reports and requests for extension of contracts or Last Disbursement Dates (LDD); Supervise all procurement and disbursement activities related to the Bank’s energy sector projects in Tanzania. This includes, inter alia, review of bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, complaints from bidders, etc.;
  • Undertake the supervision of the Bank’s portfolio of power sector investments, review of relevant monitoring & evaluation reports, and field inspections as necessary; and proffer measures for resolving material operational weaknesses. This includes inter alia, providing practical solutions to ensure the portfolio complies with Bank’s directives and guidelines;
  • Ensure timely procurement and disbursement of active power and energy projects in the Bank’s portfolio, liaising with government departments and project implementation units to address blockages in project execution, using the Bank Portfolio Dashboard as main monitoring tool.

Knowledge Production and Coordination:

  • Contribute to the preparation of energy sector assessments and other upstream analytical and diagnostic work to inform Country Strategy Papers (CSP); provide support to country/regional departments on policy dialogue with RMCs relating to energy sector and related issues; and provide back-up to country offices to ensure provision of quality advisory service to RMCs;
  • Contribute to the preparation of policy statements, papers, briefs and various reports on energy sector issues and other areas relevant to the Energy, Environment & Climate Change Department;
  • Represent the Bank in national and regional partnerships, networks, conferences, workshops, and training seminars on issues related to energy sector development and related issues;
  • Undertake any other tasks as may be assigned by the Manager

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Electromechanical Engineering. Additional training in management and/or energy economics is an asset.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in the energy sector operations including, infrastructure development, power utility operations and management, and power sector planning and service delivery.
  • Ability to demonstrate a broad range of previous responsibilities and analytical skills within the industry in several of the following areas: power sector strategy formulation; financing of energy projects; management and operation of power generation, transmission and distribution utilities; electrical system planning and design, including conducting energy demand and supply balance; assessment of renewable energy resources; preparation of bidding documents; project management; contract administration; costing of infrastructure projects; monitoring and supervision of transmission and distribution infrastructure, and provision of electrical services. Knowledge and understanding of project financing/ financial and economic appraisal would offer an advantage.
  • Experience in implementing projects with public sector institutions and/or bilateral and multilateral development finance institutions will give an added advantage for this position.
  • Proven ability to interact competently with the staff of government and donor agencies as well as with the private sector on issues relating to energy sector governance and aid coordination.
  • Good listener with demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas as well as make effective and timely decisions; capacity to initiate and manage innovations and change.
  • Strong team spirit and proven ability to work with people of diverse cultural backgrounds often based in different geographical locations.
  • A self-starter, with an ability to work with relatively little supervision or guidance and deliver agreed results;
  • Familiarity with project management and project identification procedures in Development Finance Institutions, multilateral organizations, including the African Development Bank, is an added advantage.
  • Good command of standard software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite for word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations).
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Good working knowledge of French will be an added advantage.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Financial Management Operations Officer

Reference: ADB/19/046
Location: Burkina Faso
Grade: LP5
Position N°: 50065955

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

  • The SNVP supervises the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI), which is a custodian of the Procurement and Financial Management (FM) profession and has the following responsibilities : (i) developing and interpreting policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals; (ii) preparing annual post review reports on the Bank’s FM and procurement operations for the Board; (iii) developing training strategy for internal and external clients; (iv) dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization; (v) providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC) ; and (vi) inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and FM activities undertaken by the regions.
  • The Local Senior Financial Management Operations Officer is responsible to ensure that financial management of Bank-financed projects are compliant with the Bank’s financial management policy. This is done by advising on financial management arrangements and reviewing financial management decisions within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages. The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building Public Financial Management (PFM) capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related financial management matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s PFM systems.
  • The Local Senior Financial Management Operations Officer reports administratively to the Country Manager of Burkina Faso (COBF) and functionally to the Division Manager-Financial Management for Central, North and West Regions (SNFI.2).

Duties and responsibilities
Under the oversight and guidance of the Division Manager, Financial Management for Central, North and West Regions, and the direct technical supervision of the Regional Financial Management Coordinator, the Local Senior Financial Management Operations Officer will:

  • During the project/program preparation and appraisal cycle missions, assess the adequacy of the Borrower’s project financial management systems and their ability to manage and monitor Bank financed projects. This includes budgeting, internal control, treasury management, accounting, financial reporting and external auditing;
  • Attend negotiations and ensure Financial Management issues are taken into account in the financing agreement and other associated documentations;
  • Participate in project/program launching missions to assist the project/program team in developing capacity building of the Executing Agencies in the area of financial management;
  • Carry out supervision work to ensure that projects financial management systems are functioning appropriately, including the periodic review of project financial reports for financial performance;
  • Review audited financial statements received, monitor the Borrower’s compliance with financial covenants including audit compliance, ensure adequate communication with the Borrower and the project implementing agencies with respect to audits and advise as appropriate;
  • Provide advice and support to Borrowers and the Bank Project Teams on matters affecting financial management and disbursement on capacity building in projects and with public sector accountability institutions;
  • Assess the selection and recruitment of external independent auditors, ensuring their suitability including their independence, and competence to perform;
  • Play an active role in Public Financial Management diagnostic work and reforms action plans;
  • Play an active role in Country Portfolio Performance Reviews (CPPRs) /Country Strategy Paper (CSPs) from the financial management perspective and draft the FM sections of the CPPR/CSP report;
  • Undertake Financial Management Capacity building in Regional Member Countries and sector departments in the Bank;
  • Play an active role in departmental or institutional task forces on developing and implementing changes to financial management policies and practices, fiduciary safeguards and the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes;
  • Participate in donor coordination meetings and in country dialogue platforms between the country and the donors on the basis of the overall Bank’s strategy to support aid effectiveness;
  • Undertake other activities, as appropriate, as requested by the Manager, Financial Management for Central, North and West Regions (SNFI.2).

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or a related discipline and a professional accounting certification (CPA, CA, ACCA, Accountant);
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience, with particular expertise in designing and supporting financial management operations of which at least three (3) in international financial Institutions;
  • Experience in supporting financial management private sector operations would be an added advantage;
  • An understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond financial management (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level;
  • Expert knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), International Standards on Auditing (ISA), International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs);
  • Proven ability to implement country or sector level financial management analytical and capacity building initiatives;
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Ability to be flexible, open-minded with integrity, client and results oriented for achieving both Bank’s and Borrowers’ objectives;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, maintain effective and cooperative relations with sector specialists, national authorities as well as donors, and handle sensitive issues with discretion in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French with a working knowledge of the English language.
  • Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations.

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

 

Deadline: 11th May, 2019.

Note

  • This position does not attract international terms and conditions (The post holder will be considered as a local staff and will not have international terms and conditions of employment)
  • Only applicants who are nationals of Nigeria or are nationals of member countries of the bank who already have a pre-existing legal right to live and work in Nigeria will be considered for this position. The bank does not sponsor or support applications for work permits and relocation in relation to this post

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