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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.

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Job Title: Lead, Scaling up Technology and Market Access for Small Holder Farmers – AHAI
Reference: ADB/18/134
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50097490

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on two of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are:
    • To develop, policy and strategy;
    • Provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions;
    • 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 of Africa”.

The Hiring Department

  • The Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department provides support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025.
  • The strategy aims to end hunger and rural poverty in the next decade through self-sufficiency in eighteen (18) priority commodity value chains specific to the continent’s agro-ecological zones. Realizing the objectives set forth in the strategy requires increased productivity; value addition; investment in infrastructure; an enabling agribusiness environment; capital flows; and inclusivity, sustainability and effective nutrition.
  • The Department leads the effort to transform African agricultural systems for greater competitiveness, inclusivity and sustainability, and for enhanced job creation and poverty reduction in Regional Member Countries.

The Position

  • The incumbent support the Director of Agriculture an Agro-Industry to roll out the Feed Africa Strategy, in particular initiatives to raise farm level productivity and increase access to markets for small holder farmers, by taking food production technologies and market access intervention to scale using innovative digital approaches
  • In partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), NEPAD (CAADP), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and Development Partners, the Bank is implementing a continent-wide strategy for the transformation of Africa’s agriculture. ‘Feed Africa’ as the strategy is known supports the realization of key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the development of an inclusive and competitive African agribusiness sector and underpinning this vision are four specific goals:
    • Contribute to the end of poverty;
    • End hunger and malnutrition;
    • Make Africa a net food exporter; and
    • Move Africa to the top of export-orientated value chains where it has comparative advantage

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervisor of the Director, Agriculture and Agro-Industry, the Lead on scaling of technologies and market access supports the Managers of Agribusiness (AHAI-1) and Research, Production, and Sustainability (AHA1-2) on innovative approaches to accelerate scaling up of food production technologies, and access to markets by small holders. Specifically, the Lead will:

  • Work with the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) project team within and outside the bank to determine volume of seeds fertilizer, and other inputs required to reach project targets, supply chains needed, and number of farmers to be reached.
  • Design a delivery/extension platform, that is based on ICT/digital technologies including e-wallet, e-vouchers, input credit schemes, out growers, to reach millions of farmers as fast as possible
  • Identify partners, in-country and in the Regional Technology Delivery Infrastructure (RTDI) who will be accountable for ensuring technologies reach the farmers.
  • Design an M&E program, including clear and obvious KPIs on supply chain/ logistics etc, assessment of Govt extension capacity especially in remote districts and corrective measures where needed.
  • Prepare performance contracts for the TAAT compacts, including Regional Member Countries (RMCs) represented by National Agricultural Research and Extenstion Systems (NARES), lead Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) centers, partners to incentivize them to meet expectations or lose their roles.
  • Design a delivery platform that is based on ICT/digital technologies for the Post-Harvest Losses Prevention and Agro Processing (PHAP) flagship to scale up market access for small holder famers.
  • Learning from  Brazil’s  very successful Center of Food Supply (CEASA, the Portuguese acronym) model on organizing agricultural markets for small holder and medium-sized, and farmer cooperatives, lead the effort to adapt the CEASA model to RMCs, including addition of ICT platform to make widely available the price discovery, demand projection, and quality requirements of the CEASA model.

Other roles include:

  • Work in partnership with Agricultural Financing and Rural Development (AHFR) and other departments in the complex, as well as public and private stakeholders, in order to find tailored and holistic solutions to complex agricultural productivity, marketing, creation of an enabling environment, inclusivity and agro-industrial development challenges
  • Develop and maintains an appropriate portfolio that is innovative, multi sectorial, cost-effective and leading to demand-driven products and services responding to agriculture and agro-industry challenges.
  • Ensures availability and maintenance of portfolio, pipeline, staff and budget information as well as portfolio and department quality and performance metrics to inform Bank management
  • Represents, as needed and upon designation of the Director, the Department on strategic issues to ensure that operational policies, practices and procedures align with quality service delivery to clients
  • Initiate and lead high-priority special initiatives/projects as designated by the Department.

Leadership, People and Talent management:

  • Demonstrated experience in collaborative leadership. In collaboration with other Managers and Leads of the Department, be mutually accountable to the AfDB’s Feed Africa Strategy; promote collaboration and facilitate teamwork across teams and across organizational units;
  • Maintain a high standard of professional integrity, treat individuals fairly and respectfully and be sensitive to differences across culture, nationalities and gender.
  • Model exemplary AfDB leadership values and managerial behaviours and reinforce these qualities in the Departmental management team and staff
  • In collaboration with the Director, contribute to, and implement and monitor compliance with talent management, diversity and inclusion plans.
  • Assist the Director to drive and inspire technical excellence within the complex by creating an environment of learning and innovation that attracts and develops the best talent reflective of the diversity of our clients

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Agriculture, Natural Resources Management or related disciplines.
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in design of delivery/extension platform, that is based on ICT/digital technologies, of which a minimum of five (5) years at a managerial role.
  • Demonstrated leadership values and exemplification of AfDB managerial and core competencies
  • Demonstrated in-depth experience working across sectors and disciplinary boundaries, and with multiple stakeholders – both public and private – in building collaborative alliances for results
  • Track record of managing complex and large work programs, budgets, portfolio monitoring and supervision, with proven results
  • Proven ability to effectively implement complex change management initiatives
  • Substantive experience working in client countries preferred, or deep operational and client experience
  • Deep technical knowledge and experience in Agriculture and Agro-Industry. Considerable experience in designing and implementing Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRSs), related development programs of African countries, and the national as well global Sustainable  Development Goal (SDG) agenda; experiences with work on multilateral institutions will be an advantage;.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Africa’s economic and development challenges, sub-regional and regional development issues, analysis and policy formulation; knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries is an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external audiences, between the Management and staff of the Bank, the authorities of member countries, officials from other organizations;
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills, with a proven track record of working with teams and creating an empowering and self-development oriented work environment.
  • Operational Effectiveness: The commitment to ensure that full use is made of the systems, procedures and culture within the organization in order to deliver the required results.
  • Innovation & Creativity: The commitment to search for and produce innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits to the bank and its clients.
  • Problem Solving: Applies business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identifies solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization.
  • Demonstrates Professional Expertise: Continuously expands understanding of relevant business products, practices and systems/technology. Shares knowledge and expertise with others.
  • Communication: Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.
  • Client Orientation: Ensures that the client (internal or external) is considered to be of primary importance in all transactions and interactions.  Strives to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, and ensures that the client receives the best possible service from the Bank.
  • Team Working & Relationship Management: Works with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing the knowledge and the workload.  Develops strong working relationships with colleagues and contributes to creation of a positive team environment.
  • Ability to communicate in English and/or French with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, SAP, PowerPoint).

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 8th August, 2018.

 

 

Job Title: Senior Finance and Budget Officer – ADEA
Reference: ADB/18/133
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50069728

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on two of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s priority 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 Department

  • The African Development Bank hosts ADEA in Abidjan, provides its legal status and also ensures its fiduciary responsibilities.
  • By the hosting Memorandum of Understanding ADEA’s Executive Secretary reports administratively to the Vice President, AHVP. Established in 1988 initially as a framework for better coordination among development cooperation partners, the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) has come to represent a genuine partnership between African Ministries of Education and external partners.
  • Its mission is to serve as an open and flexible pan-African organization that informs and facilitates the transformation of education and training to drive Africa’s accelerated and sustainable development.
  • It has also developed into a network of policy-makers, educators and researchers and, based on its capacity to foster policy dialogue, a catalyst for educational reform.
  • Since its inception, ADEA has acted on processes that have had a profound impact on policy-making in Africa through policy dialogue supported with research and analytical work, capacity building, advocacy and networking.
  • ADEA works in different areas of education, including higher education, technical and vocational skills development (TVSD), early childhood development (ECD), teaching profession, books and learning materials, education statistics covering education management and policy support, peace education, education for sustainable development, and communication for education and development.
  • ADEA is recognized as a pan-African organization that has a continental voice in education development, and the capacity to bring together the major players of the continent on policy issues in education.

The Position

  • ADEA’s core business is education development in Africa where it has a continental voice and the capacity to bring together the major players of the continent on policy issues in education.
  • The objective of this position is for the incumbent to provide leadership in budgeting, financial and administrative matters to facilitate efficient and cost-effective implementation of ADEA’s core business functions.

Duties and responsibilities
Reporting  directly to the Executive Secretary, the Senior Finance and Budget Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

Budget Planning and Implementation:

  • Develop and provide appropriate guidelines to the Secretariat, ICQNs and Task Forces to enable them to prepared detailed annual budgets for their activities;
  • Coordinate the preparation of  the annual budget, on the basis of ADEA’s integrated work program for the review and approval by ADEA’s Executive Committee and Steering Committee respectively;
  • Implement the allocation of  annual funds to individual units at the Secretariat, ICQNs and Task Forces according to the approved budget;
  • Set up and update ADEA’s budget system within Enterprise Resource Planning/SAP (ERP/SAP), in collaboration with AfDB;
  • Monitor ADEA’s overall budget implementation, advice on budget imputation; and issue monthly and quarterly internal reports.

Financial Management:

  • Provide necessary advice and guidance to the Executive Secretary, to the Inter-Country Quality Nodes (ICQN) and Task Force staff, and partners on the application of financial rules and regulations;
  • Maintain ADEA’s accounts in full compliance with the financial regulations contained in the Memorandum of Understanding which ADEA signed with AfDB;
  • Prepare and provide accurate financial accounts for  the annual external audit exercise and provide auditors with all relevant information necessary to carry out their assignment;
  • Maintain a consistent oversight of ADEA’s  income and expenditure in SAP and in bank accounts, and ensure correct and up-to-date accounting;
  • Certify payments and debits of purchase orders, liquidation and obligation processes;
  • Certify and monitor payments of invoices, and coordinate disbursements to ICQNs, Task Forces and partners based on contribution agreements;
  • Verify financial reports received from ICQNs and Task Forces and partners on disbursed funds; and certify financial reports to development partners and to external auditors;
  • Prepare  detailed financial analysis on income and expenditure for the Executive Secretary’s annual reporting to the Steering Committee;
  • Provide relevant financial data to the Resource Mobilization and Partnership Officer, in aid to proposals writing, negotiation and negotiation with donors.

Administrative Role:

  • Oversee  and provide guidance to ADEA staff on the host institution’s human resources policies, rules and regulations that are applicable to ADEA;
  • Oversee and maintain relationship with the various departments (CHIS, CHGS, PSEG, CHHR, PGCL, CHLS, etc.) of the African Development Bank that provide ADEA services.
  • Provide an oversight on the management of missions and compliance with host institution’s directives on class of travel by staff and consultants.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  •  Hold at least a minimum of a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline and internationally recognized professional certification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA).
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional work experience in accounting, budget planning and  execution, and financial management;
  • Must have a deep understanding of accounting principles, financial concepts and transaction processes; and a solid knowledge of internal controls and risk management principles;
  • Experience in grants management and an understanding of the kind of reporting required by development agencies and donors;
  • Reliable, trustworthy and able to present accounting and financial simulations clearly and transparently;
  • Ability to articulate a clear strategy for cost effectiveness and for ensuring financial stability in program management;
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing  demands and priorities as well as capacity to work under pressure to meet  tight deadlines;
  • Integrity, credibility, diligence, attention to detail and innovativeness, and ability to operate in an automated accounting environment;
  • Ability to prepare, present and discuss financial statements is an asset.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Experience in the use of accounting and financial software and also Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, etc.) including advanced spreadsheet and database packages are vital while experience with SAP is desirable.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Chief Security and Liaison Officer – PSEC
Reference: ADB/18/136
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50083080

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 African Development Bank’s Security Unit (PSEC) is a robust security function reporting to the President of the Bank. Deep global analytical capabilities combined with Africa wide security processes are in place in order to provide the full spectrum of security services to the Bank.
  • Security Unit detects, deters and reacts to a broad range of risks spanning the security spectrum; physical; political, information and reputational risks around the globe are monitored closely to address the changing security dynamic.
  • Our security requirements include risk analysis, training, coordination with outside actors and implementation of security programs at the strategic, operational and tactical levels.

The Position

  • The CSLO manages strategic risk assessment for the HQ host country by conducting liaison with senior level diplomats and security leaders in the Government of HQ host country, the United Nations and appropriate diplomatic and private sector security organizations.
  • The CSLO implements high level security procedures and reports requires that the diplomatic status of the AFDB is not impugned whilst proposing actions and control measures which will be acceptable in the host state. Conducting liaison with the heads of national security agencies, and their nominated liaison officers in The HQ host country, the CSLO is a paramount PSEC link to assure effective external security against risks to the Bank.
  • The CLSO is also an integral member of PSEC handling all security issues as directed by the Head of PSEC including; providing quick and efficient security support to Bank Staff in HQ host country or elsewhere, managing specialized security programs, and taking the lead on budget inputs and tracking budget issues for the Unit.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Head Of Security Unit, the Chief Security and Liaison Officer (CSLO) will:

Management:

  • Provide security advice to the Head of the Security Unit in both a pro-active and reactive manner.
  • Liaise continuously and coordinate with the security authorities of The HQ host country , with the United Nations Security Coordination Department, and also with counterparts in similar organizations in order to provide positive synergies at all times and under all circumstances.
  • Implement the Bank’s strategic risk assessment program for The HQ host country, through which the identification and design of countermeasures to eliminate or reduce risks will be achieved and propose cost-effective solutions for staff safety.
  • Liaise with the host country and Bank partners on the physical security environment at the HQ.
  • Liaise with the contracted security company to ensure proper functioning of the guard force and of the Rapid Reaction forces.
  • Participate in the creation of corporate policies, strategies, standards and guidelines for Security and Safety
  • Ensure corporate policies, strategies, standards and guidelines for Security and Safety are implemented
  • Monitor the effectiveness of policies, standards and processes and take necessary action when required
  • Completed day to day management of Fire Safety and Security Officer, Security Agents and Drivers

Operation & Networking:

  • Threat Monitoring: Monitor and assess threats and ensure proactive measures are taken to mitigate potential risk to the AfDB operations
  • Security Assessment and Review: Implement and manage a security risk and vulnerability assessment and review program to ensure the timely identification and management of threats and mitigation and prevention measures.
  • Security Analysis: Prepare, for the approval of the Head of the Security Unit, related security documentation such as liaison reports, criminal statistics, risk assessments, security procedures, threat level reporting, security incidents involving AFDB personnel, and the analysis of security events affecting the AFDB.
  • Security Systems: Implement PSEC systems to provide safe residential security profiles while leveraging appropriate technology.
  • Staff Security Awareness: Develop and supervise training programs for Bank Staff.

Technical:

  • Advice: Provide advice and expertise on all security technology including access control, CCTV, Intrusion and security alarms.
  • Emergency Plans: Develop and maintain emergency action plans to prepare for and respond to incidents including Active Shooter, civil unrest, terrorism and country evacuation.
  • Regulatory compliance: Ensure that corporate operations meets and demonstrates compliance with all local security, safety and business continuity regulatory requirements.

Supply Partner Management:

  • Proactively manage all security and related vendor relationships to ensure quality of service
  • Identify and maximise cost savings opportunities.

Budgets and Project Management:

  • Manage budgets efficiently and ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget to agreed standards.
  • Assists with all PSEC budget issues in technical systems such as SRAS and SAP.
  • Actively identify opportunities for cost savings through simplification or cross party collaboration

Emergency Response & Guard Force Management (ER&GFM):

  • Manage the following activities:
    • Rapid reaction security program and Force
    • CCTV Monitoring
    • Access Control
    • Patrol
    • Escorts and / or Close Protection
    • Management of Duty Officer planning

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in in Security Management or Business Administration, Political/Social Science or International Relations, with focus on Security Management
  •  A minimum of Seven (7) years of experience in coordinating security operations or in security administration within a security organization is required; and at least two years of experience in managing multiple and divers military, police or security units operating in a conflict or post conflict environment is required; and at least one year experience and exposure at the international level is required.
  • Ability to conduct sound political analysis, judgment, and decision making in a complex socio- political environment.
  • Ability to analyse and understand complex political issues and environment and provide options or advice to senior management
  • High level of experience in developing security related technical tools guidelines and systems.
  • Ability to teach basic personal safety and security landmine safety and awareness.
  • Basic knowledge of contract employment, experience and skills in recruitment and selection.
  • Excellent presentation and training delivery skills
  • Very good records of networking with people and knowledge of successful integration in a multicultural organization.
  • Excellent customer service attitude and ability to work in a team and manage diverse elements through complex project management scenario.
  • Proven experience with telecommunication including ability to operate complex security related equipment.
  • Innovation and Creativity – The commitment to search for and produce innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits to the Bank and its clients.
  • Communication – Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.
  • Problem Solving – Applies business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identifies solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization.
  • Client Orientation – Ensures that the client is considered to be of primary importance in all transactions and interactions. Strives to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, and ensures that the client receives the best possible service from the Bank.
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently
  • Team Working and Relationships – Works with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing the knowledge and workload. Develops strong working relationships with colleagues and contributes to creation of a positive team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of PSEC standard software (SAP, Google Earth, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Division Manager – Financial Management (East, Southern Regions and Nigeria)
Reference: ADB/18/135
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50093603

The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • The SNFI department has four (4) divisions including two (2) for procurement and two (2) for financial management (FM) whose main activities are to provide support to operations complexes for ensuring that project’s fiduciary arrangements comply with Bank Fiduciary (Procurement and FM) policies and procedures and contribute to effective delivery and value for money in Bank-financed projects.
  • The Financial Management Division is anchored at the Head-Quarters in the Fiduciary and Financial Management, Inspection and Procurement Policy Department (SNFI) under the Senior Vice-Presidency. The Division provides professional leadership in ensuring high quality performance with respect to compliance with Bank financial management policies and procedures in lending operations; and in ensuring high quality work in diagnostic work and country dialogue designed to support development of budgeting, accounting and reporting, internal control, treasury management and auditing and overall financial management policies, systems and capacity of member countries.

The Position

  • The Manager of the Financial Management Division for East and South regions is anchored at the Headquarters and reports to the Director SNFI.

The key objectives of the position of the Division Manager  – Financial Management will be:

  • Execute the operations’ financial management functions for the Bank by ensuring  quality and timely FM advice and provide support to projects activities, including: (i) quality of Financial Management (FM) activities in the region; (ii) timeliness of responses on all FM issues; (iii) quality of advice to both Bank operational sectors and Borrowers staff;
  • Provide leadership assistance in building efficient and reliable financial management institutions in RMCs by providing support to countries’ FM capacity development projects and programs, this includes: (i) conducting country, sector and project level FM assessments and related capacity development action plans; (ii) providing FM-related support for country dialogue; (iii) supporting development of regional professional FM networks; (iv) participating in donors coordination meetings in their areas for promoting better coordination and effective resources mobilization
  • Contribute to capacity development of Bank and Borrowers’ FM staff, including; (i) coaching, (ii) mentoring, (iii) training and (iv) upgrading of the skills. Special attention will be given to soft skills e.g. behavior, attitude and responsiveness

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Director – SNFI, the Financial Management Division Manager will perform the following duties:

  • Provide leadership and insight on all aspects relating to financial management (FM);
  • Set the division work program and budget including the performance objectives of staff and regularly providing feedback, coaching and performance evaluation thereof;
  • Plan and prioritize FM work and communicate the same to Task Managers, Country Managers and the Regional Operations Manager-Implementation Support ;
  • Ensure effective participation of FM staff in all project cycle activities in his/her regions, including CSP, preparation, appraisal, supervision and completion missions with a view to ensuring “Quality at Entry Work” and efficient delivery of the operations from financial management perspective ;
  • Provide technical leadership to the financial management function through high quality performance with respect to compliance with Bank financial management policies and procedures in lending operations; including leading the  fiduciary risk assessment exercises in the Bank’s financed operations at country and Entities levels to ensure that appropriate risk mitigating measures are incorporated into project/program design;
  • Lead initiatives to prepare Borrower’s public financial management (PFM) Assessment and dialoguing with Borrowers for endorsing and implementing the resulting action plan with a view to building sound PFM systems in RMCs;
  • Provide technical guidance, in particular on high-risk and particularly complex FM issues, within the framework of the Bank’s policies and guidelines to Task teams, Country-based Financial Management Officers and Executing Agencies with respect to the financial management activities of projects and programs for the region;
  • Contribute to the development of FM training strategy and materials for Bank Staff and Borrowers with a view to building financial management capacity for ensuring efficient and effective implementation of projects/programs financed by the Bank;
  • Contribute to the preparation of FM performance reports from regions under his/her responsibility, and Annual Review Reports on the application of Bank’s FM policies in Bank Funded Operations;
  • Pursue the Aid Effectiveness Agenda in supporting the Use of Country PFM Systems in Bank Funded Operations, and facilitating harmonization of Donor practices in his/her regions;
  • Lead the FM aspects of new areas of business and providing relevant information on country generic and specific issues to sector and regional staff;
  • Coordinate the participation of FM staff in donor coordination meetings within his/her regions; including representing the Bank in regional FM workshops and other relevant forums; and
  • Supervise, mentor, and coach FM staff in regions under his/her responsibility.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics or a related discipline.
  • Professional Accounting and Auditing Certification (CPA, CA, ACCA, Expert Comptable)
  • Have a minimum of eight (08) years of relevant experience in designing, supporting and implementing financial management operations of which three (03) years in managerial role.
  • Sound knowledge of the African Development Bank’s FM Policy and Procedures or other multi-lateral development Banks’ FM Policy and Procedures or other similar International Financial Institutions
  • Experience in an MDB,  with emphasis on financial management;
  • Experience in supporting private sector operations
  • Proven ability to implement country or sector level financial management analytical and capacity building initiatives;
  • An understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond financial management (e.g. procurement, governance, donors’ practices) at sector/country level;
  • Good knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards, International Public Sector Accounting Standards, International Standards on Auditing, International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions
  • Good knowledge of key aid effectiveness issues especially harmonization of donors’ practices and alignment to borrowers systems.
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Demonstrated intellectual leadership and ability to integrate sector specific knowledge with broader operational strategy and policies and research objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to coach junior staff
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills;
  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Communication
  • Client Orientation
  • Problem Solving
  • Team working and relationships
  • Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in one of the two languages of the Bank (French or English) and able to work in the second one.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and preferably SAP.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 19th August, 2018.