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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: Senior HR Administration Assistant, CHHR2

Reference: ADB/19/059
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS8
Position N°: 50000457 / 50069278

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services (CHVP) ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.
  • The complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity and, health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the Human Resources Management department is to develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, processes and practices which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda. Core to the HR Strategy will be the attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
  • In order to create a truly transformed HR work-way, CHHR department is structured around a triangular Model: Business Partnerships for strategy, client contracting and HR delivery, Centers of Expertise/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and staff development and training and best practice benchmarking, HR Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees outreach. This new HR Model will deliver a world-class employee life-cycle experience.
  • Within the Human Resources Department (CHHR), HR Shared Services (CHHR.2) is responsible for the administration of employee contracts, management of benefits, HR processes and data management center.

The Position

  • The Senior HR Administration Assistant will be assigned to a moderate range of technical support assignments in HR administration. The incumbent will process transactions in HRIS to perform specialized tasks.
  • S/he is responsible for carrying out administrative tasks related to HR administration and for assisting HR teams in providing statistics and data for decision support. The position holder works closely with the HR Administration Officer.
  • Accountabilities are set for the HR activity in his/her area of responsibility – complex, field office or special contracts.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the immediate supervision of the HR Administration Officer, and the overall supervision of the Division Manager CHHR2, the incumbent will undertake the following Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support to the administration of HR processes by:
    • Preparing HR Administrative documents and decisions relating to regular and short-term staff, Technical Assistants, Secondees, Project Staff and others. These documents include new staff appointment contracts, and contract renewals, staff promotions and any other work related to contract processing.
    • Maintaining templates and letters for staff separation, staff assumption of duty, transfers, promotions, contract renewals, confirmations, leave without pay and staff testimonials.
    • Ensuring, in liaison with Records section, that electronic and hard copy personnel files are up-to-date.
    • Monitoring staff probation periods and process staff confirmation.
    • Undertaking the maintenance of the contract renewals/probationary periods in the Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) systems.
    • Undertaking administration of staff dependents for new hires and update / changes by staff in liaise with HR Records section.
    • Assisting staff members with administrative procedures for adoption.
    • Working with Shared Services teams, HR Benefits; HR Payroll; HR Master Data & HR Employee Help Desk in problem resolution and treatment of queries from employees.
    • Assisting in the administration of assumption of duty of Bank staff, Technical Assistants, Secondees, and Project Staff and also the administration of assumption of Staff transfers/Staff movements including Promotions, employment terminations.
    • Assisting in the process of reference checks for employees to verify a range of candidate information, including employment history, academic qualifications and security checks.
    • Collecting approval of individual HR action decided, update HR master data and follow up until completion.
    • Tracking staff movements within and without the Bank.
    • Maintaining and updating information on probation periods and fixed-term contracts of staff members.
    • Drafting statistics on recruitment, staff mobility, transfers and promotion.
  • Perform day-to-day office management duties and provide assistance to other colleagues in the accomplishment of Division tasks when required.
  • Participate to continuous business improvements and HRIS projects for automation.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Information Systems, Business Management or other related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant practical working experience in progressive positions.
  • Good planning and monitoring skills will be highly desirable.
  • A relevant and practical experience in Human Resources Management, Staff and Legal counselling will be an asset.
  • Proactive, solution oriented individual, keen to resolve challenges through innovation.
  • Ability to implement continual improvement activities to processes, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to multitask, meet strict deadlines and work under a pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate with peers and other HR experts in a multidisciplinary multicultural team.
  • Excellent levels of initiative, enthusiasm, team spirit and organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates tact and diplomacy in dealing with clients and other team members.
  • Operational effectiveness.
  • Communication.
  • Problem solving.
  • Client orientation.
  • Team working and relations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Good knowledge of the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and SAP). Good typing skills is highly desirable.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Job Title: Principal Climate Finance Officer

Reference: ADB/19/091
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50083691

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Years Strategy, High 5s priority of “Light up and Power Africa”.
  • The complex’s objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) to provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions; (iii) to develop new financing instruments; (iv) to act as spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of “Light Up and Power Africa”. The Complex will focus on areas of Power systems, policy and regulation, renewable energy; and, Climate and Green Growth.

The Hiring Department
The Climate Change and Green Growth Department has broad objectives of:

  • Mainstreaming climate change and green growth into Bank’s operations;
  • Monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the Bank’s climate change interventions through the Bank’s Climate Change Action Plan and the Bank’s Green Growth Framework;
  • Managing access to the growing number of sources of Green and Climate Finance for all Operational Vice Presidencies within the Bank;
  • Assisting African countries to develop and implement their NDCs as well as to increase their access to global climate finance;
  • Raising awareness of low carbon and climate resilient development opportunities and climate change related risks through the development of the African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC); and
  • Leading all efforts within the Bank focused on minimizing and reversing the effects of Climate Change on the continent.
  • The Department consists of two divisions, Climate and Green Growth Division, and Climate and Environment Finance Division.

The Hiring Division

  • The Climate and Environment Finance Division is responsible for ensuring the Bank’s and RMCs’ enhanced access to climate and environmental finance. Specifically, the Division manages the growing pool of climate resources available within and outside the Bank, and develops innovative ways and tools to increase Bank’s access to climate and environmental finance.
  • Alongside the existing funds (GEF, GEF, CIF, AF and ACCF), current initiatives include the development of green banks, national climate change funds, thematic funds, bilateral funds and green bonds. Tools deployed by the division include blended finance, guarantees, debt and equity instruments and the newly developed Adaptation Benefits Mechanism.
  • The Division works with other MDBs to elaborate the concept of Paris Alignment and support the harmonized reporting of climate finance, participating in international dialogues and providing thought leadership around the challenges and future of climate finance and associated mechanisms under international conventions such as the UNFCCC, the UNCCD, UNCOB, Montreal and Stockholm Protocols etc.
  • The Division also provides support for climate related disaster relief on the Continent. The Division’s ultimate objective is to significantly increase the amount of climate and environmental finance that flows to African countries.

The Position

  • The purpose of this position is to increase access to climate and environmental finance to enable the Bank to bring significantly more climate and environment finance to the Continent.
  • The Bank has set a target of mobilizing USD 25 Bn of climate finance between 2020 and 2025 and this position will play a key role in expanding the continent’s access to new and additional funding by, inter alia, developing and managing new sources of funding including bilateral trust funds, thematic funds, and climate finance mobilized under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.
  • The incumbent will be a senior member of the climate finance team, supporting the various climate funds for which the Bank is an implementing entity and advancing the Bank’s climate finance through the development of new funding instruments.
  • The position is technology neutral and serves all of the Operational Vice Presidencies in order to ensure that climate and environmental finance is made available and successfully accessed by all of the Operational Vice-Presidencies. The incumbent will also contribute to achieve the objectives of the Bank’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) and the drafting of post 2020 climate action plans.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and general guidance of the Division Manager – Climate and Environment Finance, the Climate Finance Officer will perform the following:

  • Develop and manage access to new sources of climate finance including new thematic and bilateral funds, working with the Bank’s existing ecosystem to mobilize funds, draft (trust) fund agreements, develop pipelines and apply innovative solutions to ensure successful access to mitigation, adaptation and environmental finance;
  • Support existing staff and consultants in managing and increasing access to existing external and internal climate change funds such as the Green Climate Fund, Global Environment Facility, Climate Investment Funds, Adaptation Fund and the Africa Climate Change Fund by assisting in the development of projects and project pipelines and helping staff to meet operational, accreditation and reporting requirements and follow appropriate modalities and procedures;
  • Create opportunities to co-finance projects and leverage new and additional funding sources to achieve the Bank’s climate finance targets by liaising with other Divisions within the Bank and, inter alia, Donors, Philanthropies, Private Sector partners and Development Partners;
  • Work in close coordination with existing climate finance structures under the UNFCCC, the MDBs and other relevant institutions, to enhance Africa’s access to climate and environmental finance;
  • Provide technical support on climate finance in contribution to the Bank’s objectives, including the provision of support RMCs to help them achieve their climate finance targets under the Paris Agreement, and particularly their Nationally Determined Contributions, the NDC Hub and AFAC;
  • Provide advisory and investment services to all Bank’s sector and regional operations on issues related to accessing climate and environment resources including by building strong links and communicating regularly with Officers and Task Managers within the Bank.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • A Master’s Degree or equivalent post graduate qualification in International Development Studies, Climate Change, Climate Finance, Environmental Management, Finance, Economics or a related field;
  • A minimum of six (6) years’  experience in climate and environmental finance; raising funds, drafting and managing trust fund agreements; multilateral development bank procedures; and a combination of project development and management experience including in the private sector;
  • Direct experience in infrastructure and blended finance, equity, loan and grant instruments, public private partnerships and other relevant financing mechanisms, preferably in both developed and developing countries;
  • Knowledge and experience of multilateral climate governance frameworks and the global climate finance architecture;
  • Awareness of sustainable development finance issues, international climate change policy and climate change adaptation and mitigation challenges and practices relating to Africa;
  • Knowledge and experience in policy dialogue and cross-institutional collaboration at the highest level, including with representatives of government and non-government partners;
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language; and
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

Job Title: Principal Interpreter (French Language)

Reference: ADB/19/092
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50001498

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services Complex ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to guarantee overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.
  • The Complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity, and health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department

  • The primary role of the Language Services Department is to ensure and facilitate, as required by the Bank’s Agreement,  written and verbal communication in the working languages of the Bank (English and French, and on occasion Arabic and Portuguese) on all issues submitted to the Senior Management and governing bodies of the Bank in furtherance of the its mission.
  • In this regard, the Department accords high priority to ensuring an accurate and effective flow of communication within the Bank, and also between the Bank, its shareholders, development partners and the public at large, by providing the highest quality of translation, interpretation and terminological services to the Institution. It also seeks to promote multilingualism to enhance communication among staff and with the Bank’s clients and partners.

The Position

  • Under the general supervision of the Interpretation Division Manager, the Principal Interpreter (French) will provide high quality interpretation services (simultaneous and consecutive) at high-level meetings, events and functions of the Bank, prepare glossaries on technical issues and  participate in workings tasked with reviewing various issues related to interpretation services.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Provide high quality interpretation (simultaneous and consecutive) in the working languages of the Bank during meetings of the Boards of Governors, Boards of Directors, senior management, Administrative Tribunal, ADF replenishment negotiations, interviews, GCI meetings, seminars, training sessions and meetings with other international organizations among others;
  • Co-ordinate interpretation teams covering Bank meetings and events organized outside the Bank’s Headquarters at the request of the Division Manager;
  • Prepare glossaries on highly technical themes for use by interpreters and other stakeholders;
  • Participate in working groups chaired by the Division Manager tasked with reviewing various issues related to interpretation services, policies and guidelines drawing on industry best practice;
  • Cultivate and maintain a thorough understanding of all  matters related to the Bank’s mandate and complex and evolving development issues in general with a view to delivering high quality interpretation even at very short notice;
  • Serve as CHLS project coordinator for a specific Complex of the Bank with a view to sensitizing same on the work and requirements of the Interpretation Division;
  • Provide inputs where necessary to the Division Manager’s report on the performance of freelance interpreters recruited by the Bank;
  • Participate in briefing sessions ahead of technical meetings;
  • Perform any other duties as may be required by the Division Manager.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Conference Interpreting or a related field;
  • A minimum of  six (6) years of relevant practical working experience as an interpreter experience in an international organisation will be an asset;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and French. Knowledge of any of the other languages used by the Bank (Arabic, Portuguese) will be an advantage;
  • Ability to interpret into the ‘B’ language(s) will be an advantage;
  • Ability to work under pressure and in difficult environments;
  • Ability to very quickly grasp and digest technical and complex issues;
  • Strong team player with strong booth team spirit;
  • Ability to work independently and coordinate with peers and other experts in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team;
  • Tact, respect and diplomacy in dealing with clients and other team members;
  • Good knowledge of the use of Bank’s standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Deadline: 2nd June, 2019.

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