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: Chief Evaluation Officer, BDEV1
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Position N°: 50076316
- The Board of Directors provides oversight and strategic direction to the African Development Bank Group. It is composed of Executive Directors who are representatives of the African Development Bank member countries
- Specifically the Board is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, and carries out the following functions:
- Determine the general structure of the Bank’s services;
- Approve the financing policy and take decisions concerning loans, guarantees, equity investments and fund loans by the Bank;
- Determine the interest rates of loans and guarantee commissions;
- Approve the Bank’s operations program and administrative budget;
- Prepare the work of the Board of Governors ; and
- Submit accounts and annual reports, as well as the administrative budgets for the approval of the Board of Governors
- The Board does its work through a series of permanent Committees that review and discuss policy and program documents and make appropriate recommendations to the whole Board
- Independent Development Evaluation (BDEV); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR) report to the Board.
The Hiring Department
The overarching mission of the African Development Bank’s Independent Development Evaluation is to enhance the development effectiveness of the Bank in its regional member countries through independent and influential evaluations, oversight over self-evaluation processes and products, and proactive engagement in evaluation partnerships and knowledge-sharing activities.
The core mandate of Independent Development Evaluation is to conduct independent evaluation studies, provide relevant lessons, develop and harmonize standards and practices, support evaluation capacity development together with partner agencies and attest to the validity of both processes and the results of African Development Bank’s self-evaluation activities. Independent Development Evaluation also collaborates and exchanges information with bilateral and multilateral development agencies’ evaluation departments, and undertakes joint evaluation of co-financed projects and programs.
Independent Development Evaluation has three divisions: the Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth; Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization; and Integration Evaluations Division (BDEV.1), the Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Corporate and Country Evaluations Division (BDEV.2) and the Knowledge Management, Outreach and Capacity Development Division (BDEV.3). The Divisions 1 and 2 focus on undertaking evaluations whilst Division 3 works on Knowledge Management, Outreach and Capacity Development.
The BDEV1 division is mainly responsible for evaluations relating to the private sector, infrastructure (including transport, ICT, urban development, water and sanitation), industrialization, power systems, energy, climate change, green growth and regional integration.
The Chief Evaluation Officer leads the design, conduct and reporting of complex and major evaluations of the Bank’s interventions (including policies, strategies and operations) in the areas covered by the Division, in particular activities related to the private sector.
- The overall objective of the Chief evaluation officer is to contribute to the delivery of the division work program by leading/conducting complex evaluations, supervising evaluation teams, mentoring and coaching junior colleagues, supporting pipeline and work program management, and quality assurance activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
The key duties and responsibilities of Chief Evaluation Officer are:
- Evaluation Activities: Design, conduct and report on evaluations in accordance with the Bank’s Evaluation Policy and Manual and international evaluation standards (e.g., OECD DAC evaluation standards and the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) Good Practice Standards).
- Synthesis Report and Meta-evaluation; Lead, guide meta-analysis design, evaluation and methods including research protocols for literature search, capturing, organizing, and analysing data and monitoring project level completion reports and other evaluations.
- Quality Management: Contribute to updating the BDEV evaluation quality standards, and quality assurance processes, tools and capacity as well as establish an effective quality management process and tools including peer review terms of reference and checklists for each evaluation
- Stakeholder Engagement and Communication: Lead engagement and management of relationships with key evaluation stakeholders including investors, promoters, Bank Management and staff throughout the evaluation process and develop appropriate stakeholder engagement and communication strategy, and lead its implementation:
- Dissemination and Learning: Lead and guide the capture of learning from evaluation design to evaluation dissemination for use in updating the BDEV evaluation manual, knowledge products and staff learning events.
- Manage human and financial resources of a multi-disciplinary evaluation team to ensure the delivery of complex and concurrent evaluations that are conducted in an independent, cost-effective, rigorous and timely manner.
- Promote the mandate of the evaluation function and contribute to the creation of an evaluation culture in the Bank and in Regional Member Countries (RMCs).
- As a recognized authority on evaluation theory and practice, contribute to positioning BDEV as an innovator and leading-edge among other multilateral institutions and to maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Bank’s Evaluation Function.
- Build strategic alliances and partnerships with key stakeholders within and outside the Bank to further the Evaluation Function’s mandate and engage in evaluation communities of practice within and outside the Bank. Provide substantive input to these communities and share lessons of experience.
- Evaluation Cooperation with Experts from other Multilateral and Bilateral Development Institutions. Participate in joint evaluation missions of co-financed interventions, in joint training/seminars/workshops on evaluations, and develop partnerships with Evaluation Units in development agencies and with counterparts in RMCs.
- Contribute to the preparation of BDEV’s three-year rolling work programme and annual report.
- Holds at least a Master’s Degree from a recognized university with specialization in Economics, Finance/Economic Finance/Financial Market Analysis, Business Administration, Development Evaluation, Statistics, Policy Analysis, Infrastructure, or Private and Financial Sector Development related field. A certificate/Diploma in development evaluation, development oriented research and/or program/project planning, management and evaluation is an added advantage.
- Holds a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in formulating, implementing and evaluating development interventions –projects/programs, sectors, strategies, policies and processes.
- Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods.
- Broad knowledge in all aspects of evaluation theory and practice.
- Proven operational and field experience in working in private and/or financial sector development and/or complex development programs is an added advantage.
- Experience working in relevant operational/policy areas of the Bank or in other international development agencies including multilateral development Banks.
- Operational effectiveness
- Innovation and creativity
- Demonstrates professional expertise
- Client orientation
- Substantial knowledge of the Bank’s mandate, strategic priorities, policies and operations.
- Advanced and broad knowledge of evaluation theories including design and analysis of development interventions (policies; strategies; programs; projects)
- Substantial knowledge of independent evaluation principles, standards, and procedures including OECD DAC Evaluation Standards, ECG Good Practice Standards.
- Significant knowledge in identifying, designing, conducting and reporting evaluation studies.
- Significant knowledge in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods
- Strong theoretical and operational knowledge of international development issues and theories relating, in particular, to Africa
- 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 (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point); Competence in the use of statistical/econometric packages / softwares.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Transport Engineer, RDGE3
Location: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire
Position N°: 50079866
- The Vice-Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programmes, and activities.
- The Vice-Presidency for Regional Development will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.
The Hiring Department
- The East Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Centre oversees 14 RMCs and 6 country offices.
- The Burundi Country Office Manager reports to the Director General for the East African Region.
- Under the administrative authority of the Country Office Manager, the Senior Transport Engineer reports directly to the Division Manager, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialisation (RDGE.3) of the Regional Development, Integration and Service Delivery Directorate for East Africa.
Under the overall supervision of the Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialisation (RDGE.3) Division Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for all activities related to project management and loan administration with respect to the development of the Bank Group’s transport infrastructure and urban development portfolio as defined in the duties and responsibilities of the Burundi Country Office, including the coordination of related programmes with government, civil society and local bodies, the private sector and development partners.
The incumbent will contribute to knowledge management efforts and ensure that best practices and lessons learned in transport management and institutional/governance approaches are reflected in project design.
The position of Senior Transport Engineer will have the following work objectives:
- Act as the Bank’s expert for transport services and infrastructure.
- Develop and implement transport projects.
- Strengthen and maintain the Bank’s understanding of the transport sector and its role in Burundi’s development.
- Mobilize resources for targeted activities as part of the Bank’s work.
- Provide advice on future Bank and Burundi investments in the sector.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialisation Division (RDGE3) Division Manager, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:
- Contribute to the preparation and evaluation of strategies and policies for the development of infrastructure sectors (transport, urban infrastructure, etc.) in collaboration with government agencies, development partners and other stakeholders;
- Participate in the preparation of terms of reference and monitoring of studies relevant to the infrastructure sectors, contribute to the examination and review of study reports and propose actions to be taken by the Bank;
- Participate in missions for the identification, preparation and evaluation of studies, transport and urban development infrastructure projects/programmes and reform support programmes in these sectors in support of the Bank’s strategy and contribute to the drafting and review of reports;
- Participate in project launch, supervision mid-term review, completion and portfolio review missions for transport sector projectsand contribute to the preparation of reports;
- Provide advice and expertise to the heads of implementing agencies on transport sector issues and priorities, technical aspects of projects and the Bank’s rules and procedures, including procurement of goods and services, disbursement procedures;
- Provide expertise in the review of bid evaluation reports and conduct the evaluation of technical and financial proposals for contracts related to project implementation;
- Follow up on recommendations made in supervision, mid-term review, portfolio review and audit reports with due attention to project monitoring and evaluation;
- Carry out analytical and sector work to inform and support the Bank’s downstream involvement in the design of transport sector projects and programmes;
- Collaborate with other development partners to harmonize approaches, share experiences, and continuously improve practices, and integrate transport sector policy commitments into project management;
- Develop partnerships with the private sector, bilateral and multilateral agencies on issues within the Directorate’s mandate;
- Prepare transportation project fiches identified with borrowers for inclusion in the project pipeline;
- Carry out any other related tasks assigned by the Regional Operations Division Manager or Country Office Manager.
- Hold at least a Master’s Degree, DEA, DESS or an equivalent degree in civil engineering or public works or an equivalent degree in a transport-related discipline such as transport planning and engineering, or in transport economics. Training in public policy or public administration will be a plus;
- Preferably have at least five (5) years of experience in the transport sector and a proven ability to work on policy, institutional and financial aspects of transport infrastructure projects, construction and maintenance, management and procurement, capital and maintenance planning and programming, knowledge of private sector involvement and the link with economic development and poverty reduction;
- Be able to apply technical skills in a team leadership role to solve and manage issues related to the design and implementation of transport projects/programmes from an overall development objective of poverty reduction;
- Have proven experience in the formulation of transport policies and strategies, transport sector development and urban development programmes and the implementation of transport sector reforms, including legal, regulatory, institutional and privatisation reforms
- Ability to conduct sectoral dialogue on transport policy issues (public sector reform, public finance, private sector participation and regulation) and analytical capacity to integrate policy and institutional development aspects into a wide range of transport sector issues;
- Have a good knowledge of methodologies and techniques for analysis, planning and programming of the transport, tariff regulation, economic and security sector as well as sectoral governance issues and the impacts of climate change;
- Competence in decision-making, teamwork and personal motivation;
- Ability to communicate effectively written and spoken French with a good working knowledge of English.
- Proficiency in the use of the Bank’s current software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, SAP and/or other ERP systems would be an asset.
Deadline: 29th August, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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- 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.