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New Vacancy at African Development Bank Group (AfDB), 3rd July, 2019

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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: Director of the Office of the Senior Vice President and Senior Management Coordinating Committee Secretariat

Reference: ADB/19/135
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Grade: EL5
Position N°: 50092375

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department
The Director for the Senior Vice-President and Senior Management Coordinating Committee Secretariat Department role is to coordinate and support the Senior Vice-President in the execution of responsibilities related to:

  • Coordinating the implementation of Bank-wide activities;
  • Monitoring of corporate performance and results;
  • Ensuring organizational effectiveness; and
  • Overseeing organizational units reporting directly to the Senior Vice-President. The Director for the Senior Vice-President and Senior Management Coordinating Committee Secretariat also plays the role of the Senior Management Committee Meeting Secretariat, and supports the Senior Vice-President in Board and Board Committee meetings.

The Position
Under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Vice-President, the Director for Senior Vice-President and Senior Management Coordinating Committee Secretariat will:

  • Support the Senior Vice-President in the management of the Institution.
  • Ensure overall coordination of the management of Bank activities.
  • Coordinate the arbitration of resource uses to ensure alignment with institutional priorities and strategies
  • Coordinate the monitoring of corporate performance and the elaboration of required corrective measures and actions.
  • Coordinate the implementation of cross-complex initiatives and institutional reforms to achieve organizational effectiveness, drive efficiency and enhance delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Vice-President, the Director for Senior Vice-President and Senior Management Coordinating Committee Secretariat will:

  • Spearhead the development and review of themes relating to the enhancement of Bank policies, strategies and programs.
  • Serve as the Secretary to the Senior Management Coordinating Committee, and provide guidance to the Senior Management Coordinating Committee Secretariat.
  • Support the Senior Vice-President in Board and Board Committee meetings.
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the business lines managed by Front Office Staff.
  • Support the Senior Vice-President in interacting and collaborating with key stakeholders.
  • On behalf of the Senior Vice President, monitor the performance of the External offices attached directly to the Senior Vice-President, coordinates and monitors special initiatives as assigned by the Senior Vice-President.
  • Provide support to the Senior Vice-President on Mission Clearances for Vice President’s as well as managers and staff reporting directly to the Senior Vice-President.
  • First line focal point for the Presidency, the Asia External Representation, the Office of the Secretary General and General Secretariat, the Committee of the Whole, the Credit Risk Committee, the Senior Management Coordinating Committee, the Group Risk Management Directorate & the Purchasing Committee.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Senior Vice-President.
  • Provide leadership and coordination to the implementation of the review of the Development and Business Delivery model.
  • Coordinate and provide leadership to, under the direction of the Senior Vice-President, the co-ordination and implementation of the decentralization Action Plan.
  • Provide leadership to Responsible for the overall coordination of the activities of the units directly attached to the Senior Vice President.
  • Lead the preparation and implementation of the front office work program, resource allocation and management budgets, and human resources.Provide direction and guidance to the front office staff in the execution of their respective functions.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Management, Finance, Economics or other relevant fields.
  • Proven ability to assimilate information gathered through research and consultations, to apply that information in creative and cross-cutting ways, and to synthesize appropriate strategies and responses.
  • Superior critical thinking skills, including the capacity to identify and appropriately assess and order competing interests and priorities.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex and technical issues to non-technicians.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience, at least five (5) years of which at senior level; solid credibility on development issues underpinned by multiple regional (world) and cross-sectoral experience; understanding of both public and private sector perspectives; experience in change management would be an asset.
  • Track record of thinking conceptually and mastering complex subject matters quickly.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and demonstrated capacity to develop and implement practical strategies, plans, and solutions to identified issues and problems.
  • Ability to work effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite.

Deadline: 2nd August, 2019.

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

Note

  • To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.
  • Applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are considered for interview will be contacted. Only online applications submitted with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the required degrees will be considered. The President, AfDB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level
  • The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts
  • The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever.

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