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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: Country Economist

Reference: ADB/19/122
Location: Africa
Grade: PL3/PL4/PL5
Position N°: 50001061 / 50064906 / 50076480 / 50069601

The Complex

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the Vice-President for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
  • The Complex is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.

The Position

  • The Country Economist will focus on macroeconomic work to deepen country knowledge and policy dialogue, preparation of Economic Sector Works and lead/participate in the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and related products.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Director, Country Economics Department, the Country Economist will:

  • Analyse the economic and financial situations of assigned Regional Member Countries, using internal and external information sources, and determine the implications for the programming and updating of Bank Group operations such as defined in the Country Strategy Paper.
  • Examine the impact of Bank Group operations, in the countries concerned, of regional economic integration programmes and make recommendations on the role of the Bank Group in assisting regional integration initiatives.
  • Participate in the policy dialogue with Government authorities and development partners.
  • Prepare economic and Sector Work and papers on relevant economic and financial issues in the development process and other country economic tasks such as the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) and the CRFA exercises.
  • Contribute to the identification, preparation, evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of macroeconomic programmes.
  • Prepare Country Diagnostic Notes and Regional Diagnostic Notes to inform the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and Regional Integration strategy Papers.
  • Maintain effective communication with the sector departments and other relevant units in the Bank to ensure a coordinated approach in the preparation of knowledge products in the assigned countries.
  • Participate in Country Portfolio Reviews.
  • Participate in the preparation and monitor implementation of measures under budget support operations.
  • Participate in aid coordination activities with bilateral and multilateral donors, with emphasis on promoting the co-financing of projects and programmes.
  • Participate in the preparation of the department’s budget and in the recruitment of consultants; prepare annual and triennial lending programmes and briefs on economic reform and institutional support programmes.
  • Provide background research papers on a variety of economic topics for management discussions, decision meetings, corporate reporting, flagship publications, and client-facing interactions.
  • Participate in the preparation of the pipeline and lending programs
  • Develop and build client relations at levels and plays a promotional role in generating new business for the Bank.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics and other relevant fields and related disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years for PL3, six (6) years for PL4 and five (5) years for PL5; of relevant experience in an International Organization, working on African Development Issues and country strategy papers preparation;
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Good grasp of the developing countries issues, and solid experience in macroeconomic management issues and the economics of development – understands policymaking processes and able to synthetize operationally relevant recommendations/lessons.
  • Solid technical and quantitative skills as an applied development macroeconomist and a proven record in delivering high quality and technically sophisticated analytical work.
  • Very good knowledge of portfolio management and demonstrated knowledge of economics and analytical skills
  • Proven sense of initiative, results orientation, as well as effective teamwork skills, strong integrative skills and ability to work effectively across sectors.
  • Strong experience in policy dialogue, as well as fragility assessment knowledge and skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills and ability to deliver results on time.
  • Problem solving capabilities coupled to innovation skills and change management.
  • Drive for results – able to take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results.
  • Participate in the preparation of the pipeline and lending programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.

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

 

Job Title: Secretary to the Country Manager

Reference: ADB/19/124
Location: Sudan
Grade: GS6
Position N°: 50083079

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/Country Office

  • The various country offices fall 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.
  • Under the Directorate General of the Southern Region, the 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 to the Country Manager 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 Sudan Country Manager, the Secretary will perform the following:

Work Flow Management:

  • Receive and register all incoming and outgoing documents of the Country Office;
  • Ensure that documents presented for Country Manager’s signature are complete, exempt of errors, with necessary attachments and background documents;
  • Draft general or administrative correspondence on own initiative or on the basis of instructions without error and finalize for the Country Manager’s signature;
  • Verify that outgoing correspondence is presented in accordance with the Bank’s accepted formats and check on probable typographical errors, presentation, completeness and procedural accuracy of all documents submitted to the Country Manager’s for clearance, approval or signature;
  • Review and classify priority and important correspondences and submit accordingly;
  • Follow-up and ensure that target dates and deadlines are met using appropriate tracking tools, and that correspondence and queries are responded to in a timely manner;
  • Channel correspondence for action by the Country Manager or send directly to the concerned unit, if necessary.

Communication And Liaison:

  • Develop a network with secretariats within the ministries and other partners in order to facilitate and accelerate processing of Bank requests;
  • Receive visitors and telephone calls with tact and discretion, and act according to the nature and urgency of each, including redirecting to the concerned offices, as appropriate;
  • Screen Country Manager’s calls/visitors, make appointments for visitors to meet the Country Manager’s or the Manager concerned;
  • Provide background information to the Country Manager’s for appointments with official visitors and/or staff members;
  • Relay information between Country Manager and other staff members of the Country Office;
  • Follow up on work deadlines with the Country Manager;
  • Schedule weekly team and ad hoc meetings for the Country Manager’s, according to schedules and Country Manager’s agenda for the week;
  • Arrange time and venue for meetings, collect necessary background materials of meetings needed from the relevant Country Offices/Divisions; remind the Country Manager and other staff members about scheduled meetings.

Record Keeping And Documentation:

  • Maintain a filing system in both hard and soft copies to meet the needs of the Country Office;
  • Keep a weekly calendar of activities that shows all meetings to be attended by the Country Manager as well as by other staff members. It also includes all external visits to the Country Offices ;
  • Obtain briefing and background materials for meetings, seminars, workshops, etc. to be attended by the team’s staff, checking their availability and ensuring they have the appropriate briefing files and documents;
  • Maintain Contact address / Mailing Directory of partners working with the Country Office.

Office Administration:

  • Make travel arrangements for the Country Manager’s including tickets, hotel reservation, etc.;
  • Assist in preparation of presentations using PowerPoint and other software packages on own initiative or on the basis of instructions;
  • Perform other office administration tasks (photocopies, emails) when the need arises;

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Commerce, Administration or related discipline;
  • Training in secretarial Science and/or Administration and Office Management is advantageous;
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant and practical experience in administrative and secretarial roles, in similar offices of international Organizations, Development Banks or similar institutions;
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of administration and office support services, including systems and procedures;
  • Good coordination skills – methodical and self-organized;
  • Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent customer service focused reception and administration service;
  • Good interpersonal, planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to think quickly to respond to immediate requests;
  • Flexibility to adapt, positive attitude towards change, and a constructive and creative approach to problem solving;
  • Proficiency in the use of standard equipment (computer, fax, scanner, photocopies, etc.);
  • Effective communication, problem solving, client orientation, team work and operational effectiveness;
  • Good  innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits for the clients and the organization;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English preferably with a good working knowledge of French;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SAP and/or other integrated document management system).

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

 

 

Job Title: Principal Legal Counsel – Private Sector

Reference: ADB/19/121
Location: Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50062600

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 role of the General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL) 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 defense in cases filed against or brought by the Bank.
  • The principal objectives of the Private Sector Operations Division (PGCL.2) 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 Principal Legal Counsel – Private Sector Operations will be a member of the legal team in the Private Sector Operations Division and ensures the correct interpretation of, and compliance with the various policies, guidelines and regulations applicable to private sector and non-sovereign operations in the Region.
  • The job holder will ensure compliance of projects and other operational activity with applicable Bank’s rules and policies.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, PGCL.2, the Principal Counsel 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;
  • Liaise and collaborates with staff in the Directorate General Hub, the private sector operations, finance, 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 review, negotiates and finalizes all legal documentation 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 mandate of the Private Sector Operations Divisions.
  • Carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the Division Manager PGCL.2 or the General Counsel.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Holds at least a Master’s degree in Law (or its equivalent), 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.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) 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.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, team building, inter-personal, writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
  • High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as the ability to build partnership with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs of the Legal Service Department’s work program.
  • Combined specialization and expertise in the knowledge of the administrative set-up, organization and texts of the Bank.
  • 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
  • Client and results oriented individual.
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable clients and help resolve their legal questions.
  • Ability to 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 English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

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

Deadline: 5th July, 2019.

Note: 
This position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment.

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