Categories
Business and Finance

Career Openings at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

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 Health Analyst, AHHD0

Reference: ADB/20/117
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50001214

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priorities of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; and (iii) develop new financing instruments. The Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People.

The Hiring Departement / Division

  • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex, spearheads the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa” and contributes to the other High 5s. The Department also leads on the implementation of the Bank wide Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy. The Department has two divisions (i) Education, Human Capital and Employment Division, which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to higher education and skills development; and (ii) Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division, which focuses on strengthening health systems, social protection and nutrition for human wellbeing.
  • In the regions, Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department has a Regional Division which covers West and Central countries. This Regional Division focuses on Pipeline development, Lending delivery, and Portfolio management for all social sector (Education, Health, Social Protection, Youth Employment) in West and Central countries. It also develops Coordination, Client Relations and Partnerships in these countries.

The Position
The Health Analyst reports to the Regional Sector Manager, West and Central regions. The Health Analyst will support the Bank’s health agenda with the following main responsibilities:

  • Propose and plan, on an annual and tri-annual basis, health lending and technical assistance programs for health sector development in the Regional Member Countries (RMCs) (including needs for co-financing with other institutions, countries and the private sector);
  • Act as the link between the Bank and the Governments of RMCs for operational activities pertaining to the health sector;
  • Conduct technical and sectoral studies and analysis in preparation of Bank Group lending for health sector development;
  • Provide technical assistance and advice to Borrowing Countries on health sector development problems and priorities, and on the technical aspects of projects; and,
  • Identify, prepare, appraise and assist in the implementation of Bank-financed health projects.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager, the Health Analyst shall perform the following key functions:

  • Provide technical advice/assistance to RMCs to develop their health sector;
  • Contribute to the development of the Bank Group health sector policy and provide technical advice/guidance to introduce and monitor the implementation of the policy;
  • Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and Portfolio Review reports,
  • with particular emphasis on health sector development;
  • Identify, prepare and evaluate health projects and programmes, together with multisector projects and programmes in RMCs;
  • Identify and coordinate the co-financing needs of the Division’s projects/programmes and make funding proposals;
  • Supervise portfolio projects in accordance with Bank rules and procedures;
  • Perform project completion missions with a view to preparing project completion reports;
  • Conduct project preparation and appraisal missions in the health sector;
  • Provide support to the Regional Sector Manager, to supervise staff, monitor the portfolio, the loan programme and the Division’s indicators;
  • Support the Regional Sector Manager in monitoring and achieving the target indicators, and in monitoring projects managed by other colleagues;
  • Represent the Division and the Department in meetings and events related to the health sector within the Bank, and externally;
  • Develop partnerships with other multilateral and/or bilateral development institutions on health aspects;
  • Carry out other technical tasks and coordination as required by the Regional Sector or the Director of the Department.

Selection Criteria

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree or its university equivalent in Health;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in planning, administration or project management of health sector;
  • Strong research/analytical skills in one of the following areas: social development policy formulation, project management, or donors’ coordination, with ability to strategically and rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendation;
  • In-depth knowledge of health, political and development issues in RMCs;
  • Solid experience in project cycle management (identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision and completion);
  • Ability to understand complex problems in health, social development, gender and human development, to identify key issues and recommend pragmatic solutions;
  • Good knowledge of the health social development systems, and human development issues in the country;
  • Strong understanding of multi-sector approaches and gaps in health and social development
  • Demonstrable knowledge of analysis and formulation of policies in sectors.
  • Knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral agencies, development partners in the country will be an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project); Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage.

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

Job Title: Principal Social Economist, AHHD1

Reference: ADB/20/116
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Grade: LP4
Position N°: 50069980

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priorities of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are; (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Departement / Division:

  • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex will spearhead the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa” and contribute to the other High 5s. The Department also leads on implementation of the Bank-wide jobs for youth strategy in Africa. The Department has two divisions (i) Education, Human Capital and Employment Division, which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education for Skills development; and (ii) Public Health and Social Security Division which focuses on strengthening health systems and social protection.
  • The Education, Human Capital and Employment Division focuses on human capital development, skills training, employment creation and empowerment, poverty reduction for improved and sustainable wellbeing and livelihoods. The Division:
  • Leads the development and promotion of Bank’s policy and strategy work so that operations which are identified, developed and executed by the regional hubs, effectively implement the Bank’s relevant sector policies and strategies;
  • Provides technical guidance/advisory services and expertise to regional hubs by generating relevant knowledge and gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide technical advice on complex transactions (Communities of Practice);
  • Fosters strategic partnerships with regional and global partners to leverage resources into the human and social development sectors. It also directly contributes to the work of the various initiatives and trust funds hosted under the Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department; and provides expertise to support Vice President’s role as the Bank’s spokesperson to external audiences, and;
  • Ensures coherence of the Bank’s action in human and social development across regions.

The Position
The Social Economist reports to the Manager – Education, Human Capital and Employment Division (AHHD1). The Social Economist will support the Bank’s agenda on Social Sector Portfolio and policy dialogue, TVET, Higher Education and Skills Development for employability with the following main responsibilities:

  • Assume responsibility of mainstreaming human development aspects in sectoral projects emphasizing skills development, youth and women employment and social inclusion and gender mainstreaming aspects at all phases of the projects’ cycle (from identification to completion;
  • Provide technical strategic guidance/advice to the Country Office on integration of skills, jobs and human development in general across Bank Operations;
  • Act as the focal point for the Bank on operations and activities pertaining to Social Sector portfolio, social protection, education, employment and human development in general.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Division Manager – Education, Human Capital and Employment the Social Economist will perform the following:

  • Task manage selected social-economic /education/skills development projects and other related human development projects; monitoring implementation and performance of approved projects and ensure their execution in accordance with the terms of the financing agreement and Bank rules and procedures;
  • Initiate and participate in the formulation, preparation, appraisal, negotiations, follow-up, launching, supervision and post-evaluation missions
  • Ensure inclusion of all socio-economic aspects in projects, assessing their socio-economic impact and monitoring their implementation;æ
  • Lead social and/ or human development sector identification and development of the pipeline and lending program for the country in respect to social protection, skills, jobs and human capital in general
  • Review project and technical documents from the Department and other operational departments and provide technical guidance and advice regarding gender mainstreaming, inclusion of skills, jobs and human development in general.
  • Conduct technical, sectorial studies and analysis in preparation of Bank group lending for social protection, education and skills for human capital development in the productive sectors;
  • Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and Portfolio Review reports,
  • with emphasis on education and skills development for employability and gender equality;
  • Lead in the development of strategic partnerships (including public-private partnerships with the productive sectors) in education around the core areas of TVET, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), STI and the leveraging of digital technology.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with private sector institutions, multilateral/bilateral partners, and government institutions to develop strong pipeline of social/education and skills investment opportunities.
  • Providing technical leadership, support to knowledge and lesson sharing approaches and events with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Lead skills development, jobs and human development dialogue in aid coordination meetings and with the relevant government institutions.
  • Represent the Bank in meetings and participate in dialogue on the development of strategies relating to social sector portfolio, education, jobs and human capital.
  • Develop and manage partnerships with other multilateral; bilateral development and private sector institutions on education, skills, employment and human capital aspects and collaborating with experts from these institutions.
  • Recruit and supervise the work of consultants on various Bank related operation missions and assignments;
  • Periodically disseminating key information on gender, education and skills training to sensitize Bank staff.
  • Carry out any other technical tasks and coordination as required by the Manager or the Director of the Department.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Education, Development Economics, Sociology, Labor Economics, Social Sciences or related fields
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the areas, education, development economics, development finance and implementation of human capital development sector policies;
  • Strong research/analytical skills in one of the following areas: social development policy
  • formulation, project management, or donors’ coordination, with the ability to strategically and rapidly
  • analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendation
  • Solid experience in project cycle management (identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision and completion);
  • Ability to understand complex problems in education, gender and human development, social development, to identify key issues and recommend pragmatic solutions;
  • Good knowledge of the social development, education and skills development system, and human development issues in the country;
  • Strong understanding of multi-sector approaches and gaps in technical vocational education and training; higher education and skills development,
  • Demonstrable knowledge of analysis and formulation of policies in sectors.
  • Knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral agencies, development partners in the country will be an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate a spirit of creativity and initiative
  • Integrity and ability to work in a team and a proven capacity to lead a team;
  • Ability to deliver high-quality work within very tight deadlines;
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

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

Job Title: Chief Development Economist, AHHD0

Reference: ADB/20/119
Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093775

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy, High 5s priorities of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the VP acts as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Departement / Division

  • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex, spearheads the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of
  • People in Africa” and contributes to the other High 5s. The Department also leads on the implementation of the Bank wide Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy. The Department has two divisions (i) Education,
  • Human Capital and Employment Division, which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to higher
  • education and skills development; and (ii) Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division, which focuses on strengthening health systems, social protection and nutrition for human wellbeing.
  • In the regions, Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department has a Regional Division which covers West and Central countries. This Regional Division focuses on Pipeline development, Lending delivery, and Portfolio management for all social sector (Education, Health, Social Protection, Youth Employment) in West and Central countries. It also develops Coordination, Client Relations and Partnerships in these countries.

The Positions
The Chief Development Economist reports to the Regional Sector Manager West and Central Regions with the following main responsibilities:

  • Conduct sector analysis of human capital youth and skills development in the West and Central African region to identify opportunities for bankable operations on skills development and youth employment.
  • Monitor and share key insights from the work done in each country, and contribute to analytical work and policy dialogue in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Contribute to the Bank’s Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) and other strategy documents to integrate youth employment and maximize the employment impact of every investment made through Bank operations agreed with regional member countries.
  • Lead the country dialogue, design and manage projects in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Support governments in reforms and dialogue on addressing the youth unemployment and migration issues.
  • Develop a pipeline for projects (lending and non-lending) in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Meet the Bank’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to managing the department’s portfolio on Youth Entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager, the Chief Development Economist shall perform the following key functions:

  • Lead the Bank’s assessment of social and macroeconomic developments, monitoring of structural reforms and policy dialogue with regards to relevant and quality skills development and the creation of decent jobs for youth.
  • Carry out analyses of labor and employment issues in the regions with regards in particular to youth unemployment, underemployment, informal economy, MSMEs and job creation.
  • Oversee the drafting of Bank’s economic reports, including inputs for the region and its countries for periodic country assessments, CSPs, RISPs and briefing notes for senior management.
  • Provide socio-economic and macroeconomic and reform advice; conduct and facilitate policy dialogue in close coordination with country economists, RRCs and other Bank departments; and interact with country authorities, the private sector, local think tanks, academia, clients and other International Finance Institutions (IFIs).
  • Lead the department’s input to country strategies (CSPs) and other related strategy instruments.
  • Develop a pipeline for projects (lending and non-lending) in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Meet the Bank’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to managing the department’s portfolio on youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  • Monitor and share key insights from the work done in each country, and contribute to analytical work and policy dialogue in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation, with emphasis on gender aspects;
  • Support the Bank staff and departments to identify priority areas and potential projects with high impact on creating decent jobs for youth.
  • Manage the portfolio of youth employment projects in the region or lead selected top priority jobs for youth in Africa projects especially related to migration issues and policy reforms.
  • Carry out other technical tasks and coordination as required by the JfYA Coordinator or the Director of the Department.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Finance, Social Sciences, Economics or related field;
  • At least seven (7) years of relevant experience in jobs for youth, social protection, safety nets, financing for jobs, in Africa, preferably in an international organization, government agency, think tank or other policy environments.
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of jobs creation, migration issues, good governance reforms and economic policy issues in Africa with at least seven years focusing on Africa.
  • Experience with policy and policy-relevant research on jobs for youth, migration, social protection, safety nets, SMEs.
  • Experience in employment and migration policy formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation would also be an asset.
  • Proven experience in managing projects and demonstrated experience in managing complex projects with evidence on clear outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with gender and civil society priorities in jobs creation agenda.
  • The 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 Bank
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands/ priorities under tight deadlines and coordinate the work of others
  • Results-oriented, accountable, proactive, self-motivated and able to work both with autonomy and with a team in diverse national and cultural contexts.
  • Flexibility and the ability to work across divisions and departments of the ‘Agriculture Human, and Social Development’ Sector Complex
  • Client Orientation to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, to ensure the clients receive the best possible service from the Bank.
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with colleagues and contribute to the creation of a positive team environment
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English or French with a working knowledge of the other.
  • 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

Deadline: 20th September, 2020.

Important Information / Notice

  • This position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment.
  • Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem to: HR Direct HRDirect@AFDB.ORG (link sends e-mail)
  • 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *