Vacant Job For Protocol Clerk at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Vacant Job For Protocol Clerk at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Recent Vacancies at the African Development Bank Group

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. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

 

Job Title: Principal Governance and Economic Management Officer
Reference: ADB/19/056
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire / Tunisia
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50051052 / 50070434/ 50065443

The Complex

  • The Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP Complex) core objective is to give greater visibility and prominence to knowledge, its dissemination and management.
  • This is done through the (i) generation of access to operationally relevant, multi-sector research on African development issues; (ii) the narrowing of the data statistics gap in Africa by improving the availability, quality and coverage of statistics, for policy formulation, implementation, evaluation and effective monitoring of progress and contributing to the development of cooperation statistics in Africa.
  • ECVP is also the focal point for capacity development and provision of training with a clear focus on those areas most relevant to ensuring economic growth and efficient implementation of Bank-financed projects and enhancing their impact.

The Hiring Departments:

  • The Governance and Public Financial Management Coordination Office (ECGF) is in the complex of the Chief Economist / Vice Presidency for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP), based at the Headquarters in Abidjan, and is responsible for coordination and operationalization of the Bank’s Governance policy, strategy and programs, including lending and non-lending work.
  • ECGF works in collaboration with the other complex’s and departments of the Bank towards ensuring (i) that the Bank’s substantive technical engagement with key policy and strategy processes in the area of governance and public financial management are properly coordinated; and (ii) that the Bank’s interventions in Regional Member Countries, through program-based operations/ budget support and institutional strengthening projects promote effective and accountable governance and public financial management

The Position

  • The Principal Governance and Economic Management Officer (PL-4) will be responsible for the origination, processing, supervision and general portfolio management of governance sector operations.
  • These operations include budget support operations and institutional support projects, as well as targeted diagnostic works with a focus on building effective institutions that promote equity, transparency and accountability in the management of public resources.
  • He/She will also contribute to conducting country level policy dialogue on key governance issues.
  • He/She is expected to provide specialist advice and inputs to the Bank Group’s operational activities, through review of technical design and institutional arrangements for governance projects/programmes proposed for Bank’s funding and assessing their feasibility from the perspective of present and future impact.
  • He/She will also contribute to forging partnerships and strengthening initiatives in the area of governance.
  • The work accomplished will contribute to realization of the Bank’s governance work programme as it relates to the implementation of the Bank’s High Fives priorities: Feed Africa; Light-up Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the Lives of the people of Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Director of Governance and PFM Coordination Office the Principal Governance and Economic Management Officer Will:

Strategy and Planning:

  • Contribute towards the development of country and sector level policy and strategies for economic governance issues in RMCs in consultation with relevant government agencies and country offices.
  • Engage in policy reform dialogue with Government officials and development partners on governance policy and reforms.
  • Contribute to the preparation of policy statements, papers, briefs and various reports on economic governance issues.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Regional Integration Strategy Papers, Country Strategy Papers and Country Policy and Institutional Assessments towards ensuring Governance and economic management  issues are incorporated and adequately addressed.
  • Represent the Bank in its engagement with development partners on discussions relating to the macroeconomic framework of the country;

Project Management:

  • Lead/support Bank teams in the preparation and implementation of program-based operations and institutional support projects at the country and regional levels;
  • Manage an active country portfolio of project/programs, to ensure timely implementation according to agreed objectives;
  • Involve all relevant stakeholders, including RMCs’ governments, other development partners and concerned parties (including civil societies) or other stakeholders, in project cycle activities;
  • Ensure key technical, economic, financial and crosscutting issues are incorporated into projects

Sector Economic Work and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Undertake reviews, analysis and reporting of economic management initiatives of Governments, ensuring that these are considered in the design and implementation of projects and programs.
  • Lead/ support the preparation of Public expenditure and financial accountability assessments and other upstream analytical and diagnostic work on Governance and public financial management systems
  • Coordinate with other development partners working in this field, and act as focal person for country level engagements in these areas
  • Contribute to activities of advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around sector issues, public financial management, tax policy, public expenditures.
  • Engage in networks relevant to Governance and economic and financial management issues

Staff Supervision:

  • Lead project teams and supervise the work of team members
  • Mentor other staff
  • Supervise the work of consultants

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master Degree or its equivalent in Economics, Public administration, Governance/ Political Science, Law or related fields.
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in governance, economic management, policy formulation, revenue management, public expenditure or related areas, Strong experience and proven track record in the design and delivery of operations (including investment projects and policy based operations), as well as project management,
  • Proven sense of initiative, results orientation, team work and leadership qualities, and ability to work effectively across sectors;
  • In-depth understanding of governance and economic and financial management issues
  • Familiarity with operational policies and programming practices of multilateral organisations:
  • Ability to apply innovative approaches, work independently and apply new methods to solve problems, while remaining efficient in a fast-paced, changing and challenging institutional environment;
  • Strong interrogative skills- Anticipate needs and requests and able to conduct independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and support strategic thinking on governance and economic and financial management
  • Ability to collaborate within teams and across boundaries;
  • Ability to succeed in multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize work, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to lead teams, coordinate work programs and manage resources
  • Sound understanding of macroeconomics, fiscal policy and public budgeting issues in developing countries and demonstrable experience relevant to the operational policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral or multilateral organizations in Africa;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a motivated and committed team and utilize the talents and expertise of team members in a productive way to achieve set objectives;
  • Ability to  handle multiple responsibilities in a fast paced environment;
  • Strong managerial skills, including interpersonal communication and client orientation
  • 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 and Knowledge of SAP highly desirable.

 

 

Job Title: Senior Governance and Economic Management Officer
Reference: ADB/19/057
Locations: Abidjan – Cote D’Ivoire, Nairobi – Kenya, Pretoria – South Africa
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50068226/50069268/50001151/50065457

The Complex

  • The Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP Complex) core objective is to give greater visibility and prominence to knowledge, its dissemination and management
  • This is done through the:
    • Generation of access to operationally relevant, multi-sector research on African development issues;
    • The narrowing of the data statistics gap in Africa by improving the availability, quality and coverage of statistics, for policy formulation, implementation, evaluation and effective monitoring of progress and contributing to the development of cooperation statistics in Africa.
  • ECVP is also the focal point for capacity development and provision of training with a clear focus on those areas most relevant to ensuring economic growth and efficient implementation of Bank-financed projects and enhancing their impact.

The Hiring Department
The Governance and Public Financial Management Coordination Office (ECGF) is in the complex of the Chief Economist / Vice Presidency for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP), based at the Headquarters in Abidjan, and is responsible for coordination and operationalization of the Bank’s Governance policy, strategy and programs, including lending and non-lending work. ECGF works in collaboration with the other complex’s and departments of the Bank towards ensuring:

  • That the Bank’s substantive technical engagement with key policy and strategy processes in the area of governance and public financial management are properly coordinated; and
  • That the Bank’s interventions in Regional Member Countries, through program-based operations/ budget support and institutional strengthening projects promote effective and accountable governance and public financial management

The Position

  • The Senior Governance and Economic Management Officer (PL-5) will be responsible for the origination, processing, supervision and general portfolio management of governance sector operations
  • These operations include budget support/program based operations and institutional support projects as well as targeted diagnostic works with a focus on building effective institutions that promote equity, transparency and accountability in the management of public resources
  • He/She will also participate in conducting country level policy dialogue on key governance issues
  • He/She is expected to provide specialist advice and inputs to the Bank Group’s operational activities through review of technical design and institutional arrangements for governance projects/programmes proposed for Bank’s funding and assessing their feasibility from the perspective of present and future impact
  • He/She will also contribute to building partnerships and strengthening initiatives in the area of governance. The work accomplished will contribute to realizing the Bank’s governance work programme as it relates to the implementation of the Bank’s High Fives priorities: Feed Africa; Light-up Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the lives of the people of Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Director of Governance and PFM Coordination Office the Senior Governance and Economic Management Officer will:

Strategy and Planning:

  • Contribute towards the development of country and sector level policy and strategies for economic governance issues in RMCs in consultation with relevant government agencies and country offices.
  • Support policy dialogue with Government officials and development partners on governance policy and reforms.
  • Contribute to the preparation of policy statements, papers, briefs and various reports on economic governance issues.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Regional Integration Strategy Papers, Country Strategy Papers and Country Policy and Institutional Assessments towards ensuring Governance and economic management issues are incorporated and adequately addressed.
  • Represent the Bank in its engagement with development partners on the macroeconomic framework for the country;

Project Management:

  • Provide support to Bank teams for the  preparation and implementation of program-based operations and institutional support projects at the country and regional levels;
  • Manage an active country portfolio of projects/programs, to ensure timely implementation according to agreed objectives;
  • Involve all relevant stakeholders including RMCs’ governments, other development partners and concerned parties (including civil societies) or other stakeholders in project cycle activities;
  • Ensure key technical, economic, financial and crosscutting issues are incorporated into projects

Sector Economic Work and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Undertake reviews, analysis and reporting of economic management initiatives of Governments, ensuring that these are considered in the design and implementation of programs.
  • Contribute towards the preparation of analytical and diagnostic work in Governance and public financial management systems
  • Contribute to strengthening of coordination with other development partners working in this field, and act as focal person for country level engagements in these areas
  • Contribute to activities of advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around sector issues, public financial management, tax policy, public expenditures.
  • Represent the Bank in conferences, seminars and national workshops, participate in events, meetings and  sector groups related to Governance work and provide regular reports to the Country Manager and Sector Manager

Staff Supervision:

  • Supervise consultants

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Economics, Public Administration, Governance/ Political Science, Law or related fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in governance, economic management, policy formulation, revenue management, public expenditure or related areas, Strong experience and proven track record in the design and delivery of operations (including investment projects and policy based operations), as well as project management,
  • Experience implementing projects with public sector institutions and / or bilateral and multilateral development finance institutions
  • Proven sense of initiative, results orientation, team work and ability to work effectively across a diverse team, with colleagues often based in different geographical locations
  • In-depth understanding of governance and economic management issues
  • Familiarity with operational policies and programming practices of multilateral organisations
  • Demonstrated networking skills, and an ability to coordinate interests of diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to apply innovative approaches, work independently and apply new methods to solve problems, while remaining efficient in a fast-paced, changing and challenging institutional environment;
  • Strong interrogative skills- Anticipate needs and requests and able to conduct independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and support strategic thinking on governance and economic management
  • Ability to collaborate within teams and across boundaries;
  • Ability to succeed in multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize work, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • 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 and Knowledge of SAP highly desirable.

 

 

Job Title: Water Resources Management Officer
Reference: ADB/19/039
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50066104

The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDVP) is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs and activities. The RDVP ensures that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Members Countries (RMCs) and oversees the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.
  • The Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex (AHVP) leads in implementing two of the five goals, namely “Feed Africa” and “Improve the Quality of Life for Africans”.
  • The Complex comprises five departments:
    • Agriculture and Agro-Industry Development;
    • Agriculture Finance and Rural Development;
    • Gender, Women and Civil Society;
    • Water Development and Sanitation; and,
    • Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development.

The Hiring Department
Within RDVP, the Bank has five (5) Directorates, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central. Each Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General and is staffed with the relevant sectoral functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries. The Regional Directorates provide overall strategic direction to country offices within the regions and are responsible for the Bank’s operations, business development, project management and overall effective delivery of the Bank’s High 5s”. The position is under the Southern Regional Directorate (RDGS) and located in Pretoria, South Africa.

The mission of the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex is to contribute to the Bank’s efforts to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development in RMCs. It does so by: (1) contributing to development of country and regional strategies and building sector knowledge; and (2) focusing on project/programme origination and delivery for approval of operations defined under the High 5 priorities. The Water Development and Sanitation Department (AHWS) is responsible for the coordination of the Bank’s water development and sanitation-related activities to enhance synergies and contribute to achievement of all High 5s. The African Water Facility (AWF) is housed under AHWS.

The African Water Facility (AWF) is an initiative of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) to mobilize resources to finance water sector facilitation and investment activities in Africa. The AWF has been established within the context of the Africa Water Vision and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The African Development Bank is managing the AWF at the request of AMCOW. The resources of the AWF are primarily allocated to: water resources projects and programmes focused on improving the enabling environment for sustainable national and regional water resources management, preparing projects and programmes for immediate capital investments, and providing resources for strategic and small-scale investments.

The AWF plans, organizes and carries out activities related to project and programme cycle activities (identification, preparation, appraisal implementation and supervision) in the above areas, in all African countries; undertakes studies on issues regarding water sector development and related areas; provides advice and technical assistance to African countries; and ensures coordination and synergy with other partners and donors in the water and sanitation sector in Africa. The AWF currently manages a portfolio of €166 million spread all over Africa.

The Position

  • The Water Resources Management Specialist is responsible for representing AWF in the sub-region, developing, and supervising a portfolio of projects in line with AWF strategy. The ultimate objective is to assist Regional Members Countries in mobilising resources for the water sector.
  • Represent AWF in the region and establish partnerships with financing and research institutions;
  • Develop the AWF portfolio in the sub-region in line with the AWF strategy through identifying projects and conducting a dialogue with governments, river basin organisations, local governments, utilities, private sector and NGOs;
  • Supervise AWF portfolio in the sub-region ensuring that project objectives are met particularly with regard to financing of follow-on investments;
  • Develop knowledge products in order to communicate AWF’s impact and lessons learnt

Duties and Responsibilities

  • As an AWF representative, the Water Resources Management Specialist will be responsible for supporting the development of the AWF portfolio in the sub-region
  • Under the overall supervision of the manager for RDGS2, and the AWF Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for managing the portfolio of projects and will ensure that project objectives are met in an efficient and sustainable manner

S/He will undertake various activities, which among others include but not limited to the following:

Represent AWF in the Sub-region:

  • Initiate, lead and/coordinate AWF participation in dialogue with governments, local governments, river basin organisations, water utilities, private sector and NGOs;
  • Promote AWF through participating in sub-regional and regional fora and events;
  • Communicate the AWF strategy and impacts in order to catalyse preparation of funding requests;
  • Liaise with Development Partners to identify potential co-funding opportunities and ensure financing of follow-on projects prepared through AWF grants, including options such as climate finance.

Develop AWF project portfolio in the sub-region:

  • Identify innovative projects and programmes that could be funded by AWF, initiate and conduct project identification missions and develop a pipeline of AWF projects in line with AWF strategy;
  • Participate in the screening of proposals received from applicants, particularly to ensure that they meet the mandate and objectives of the AWF, including cross-cutting issues such as climate change and gender considerations;
  • Organize and undertake project preparation missions either solely or in cooperation with other multilateral development agencies;
  • Appraise projects and programs for AWF’s support and provide recommendations regarding the form of intervention as well as amounts, terms and conditions of grants;
  • Ensure that projects are designed in accordance with the strategic directions of the AWF and incorporate state of the art knowledge and current areas of focus; such as climate change, gender, green growth; etc.

Supervise AWF’s portfolio in the sub-region:

  • Ensure that grant agreements are signed promptly after approval, and that all grant conditions are fulfilled in order to permit rapid implementation of projects and programs;
  • Provide assistance to Recipients in understanding and applying the AWF operational procedures relating to grant administration as well as the applicable AfDB rules and procedures for the procurement of goods, works and services;
  • Monitor project disbursements and ensure disbursement forecasts are met through supporting and advising executing agencies on project implementation issues;
  • Examine procurement documents to ensure conformity with AfDB’s policies, rules and procedures;
  • Identify and supervise consultants financed by the AWF to prepare, appraise or supervise projects and programs or to carry out studies and other operational activities, etc;
  • Undertake desk and field supervisions to ensure that projects will meet the intended objectives and recommend any necessary corrective measures;
  • Prepare project completion reports (PCRs) in accordance with the AWF’s operational procedures;
  • Ensure that investments under preparation are developed to a bankable or financeable stage, involve AfDB sector specialists in the project preparation and liaise with governments, and potential financers in order to secure the project financing;
  • Ensure timely completion and closure of completed projects;
  • Ensure that project audits as stipulated in the AWF Operations Manual are undertaken in a timely manner;

Develop Knowledge Products:

  • Identify and facilitate key experts (individuals and institutions) in Africa at strategic moments to provide support to beneficiaries during project design and implementation;
  • Foster the creation of a conducive environment for knowledge management in the projects, in particular, by: (i) involving  water management experts in Africa in projects and providing effective support; (ii) identifying innovative approaches, results and lessons learned from success stories and ensuring fast information sharing among beneficiaries; (iii) encouraging and supporting the dissemination of results at the required level for replication, where necessary; (iv) preparing summary project reports and sharing them with a large audience, and (v) ensuring the effective recruitment of consultants to undertake various knowledge management activities;
  • Undertake and/or supervise studies and analyses on issues pertaining to water resources management, sanitation in Africa;

AWF Administration/Liaison:

  • Contribute to the preparation of the AWF Annual Report, and the Annual Workplan and budget as required;
  • Respond to the requests for information from the AWF Co-ordinator and the AWF team at HQ in a timely manner;
  • Participate in the co-ordination or organisation of AWF activities or participate in AWF specific events as required;
  • Undertake assignments as may be required by the AWF Co-ordinator from time to time

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • A minimum Master’s Degree or equivalent in Water, Sanitation, Water Resource Management, Engineering or Irrigation.
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in water resources management, water supply or sanitation projects in project development and/or financing. Experience in Development Finance Institutions is necessary.
  • Good knowledge of water resources management in national or transboundary context and/or water supply or sanitation techniques; Ability to advise on some of the following themes: Integrated Water Resources Management, transboundary water resources management, investment planning, water  infrastructure project preparation (including sanitation, irrigation, hydropower, etc.), climate resilience, structuring of informal sanitation value chains, financing mechanisms for capital and O&M costs of water facilities, private sector mobilization, Public-Private Partnerships preparation;
  • Demonstrated skills in project management.
  • Conversant with AfDB’s or MDBs procurement rules and procedures.
  • Effective advisory skills
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as part of a multicultural team
  • Ability to drive change
  • Ability to be flexible, open minded with integrity
  • Client and results oriented individual holding “a can do attitude”
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of the standard Microsoft software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SAP.

 

 

Job Title: Senior Budget and Finance Officer – ALSF
Reference: ADB/19/026
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50088568

Objectives

  • The African Legal Support Facility (“ALSF” or “Facility”) is an international public organization dedicated to providing legal advice and technical assistance to African countries in matters pertaining to creditor litigation and complex commercial transactions. The goal of the Facility is to remove asymmetric technical capacities and level the field of legal expertise among parties during litigation and negotiations.
  • The Facility strives to further development in Africa by removing obstacles to realizing the benefits of debt relief through its work in vulture fund litigation. It also provides advisory services to improve the negotiating capabilities of its member countries. Through all of its activities the Facility aims to build additional legal capacity on the continent. The ALSF is hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The Position
As part of the African Legal Support Facility, the Senior Budget and Finance Officer will:

  • Determine the impact of each transaction on the ALSF’s financial accounts and indicate that each transaction is legitimate and completed.
  • Implement accounting systems to ensure the transactions, budgets and overall finances are maintained in a consistent manner.
  • Confirm and compile the needs of the company through previous accounting data and using the available resources provided by the accounting and financial department of the AfDB.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the general supervision and guidance of the Director of the Facility, the Senior Finance and Budget Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and provide appropriate guidelines to enable the Secretariat and Working Groups to prepare detailed annual budgets for their activities;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual budget, on the basis of ALSF’ s integrated annual work plan for review by ALSF’s  Director and approval by ALSF’s Management Board;
  • Implement the allocation of funds to individual units at the Secretariat and Working Groups according to the approved budget;
  • Set up and update ALSF’s budget system in collaboration with AfDB’s Financial Controller Department (FIFC);
  • Monitor ALSF’s overall budget implementation and issue monthly and quarterly internal reports;
  • Provide necessary guidance to the Secretariat and Working Groups on the application of AfDB’s financial rules and regulations;
  • Maintain ALSF’s accounts in full compliance with  the Memorandum of Understanding which ALSF signed with AfDB;
  • Prepare and provide accurate financial accounts for the annual external audit exercise and provide the auditors with all necessary information they need to carry out their assignment;
  • Maintain a consistent oversight of ALSF’s income and expenditure and ensure correct and up-to-date accounting;
  • Certify and monitor payments of invoices, and coordinate disbursements to Working Groups and partners based on contribution agreements;
  • Prepare detailed financial analysis on income and expenditure for the annual reporting to the Management Board;
  • Provide relevant financial data to the Resource Mobilization and Monitoring and Evaluation Officers in proposals writing, negotiation and negotiation with donors.
  • Oversee and provide guidance to ALSF staff on the host institution’s human resources policies, rules and regulations that are applicable to ALSF.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline;
  • Have a minimum of  five (5) years of relevant professional work experience in accounting and financial management;
  • Experience in the use of accounting and financial software; ability to operate in an automated accounting environment; including advanced spreadsheet, database packages and Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
  • A deep understanding of accounting principles, financial concepts and transaction processes; and a solid knowledge of internal controls and risk management principles;
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing demands and priorities under pressure;
  • Integrity, credibility, diligence, attention to detail and transparency;
  • Ability to prepare, present and discuss financial statements
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Experience with ERP/SAP is an added advantage.

 

 

Job Title: Chief Governance and Economic Management Specialist
Reference: ADB/19/055
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50001090

The Complex

  • The Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP Complex) core objective is to give greater visibility and prominence to knowledge, its dissemination and management.
  • This is done through the (i) generation of access to operationally relevant, multi-sector research on African development issues; (ii) the narrowing of the data statistics gap in Africa by improving the availability, quality and coverage of statistics, for policy formulation, implementation, evaluation and effective monitoring of progress and contributing to the development of cooperation statistics in Africa. ECVP is also the focal point for capacity development and provision of training with a clear focus on those areas most relevant to ensuring economic growth and efficient implementation of Bank-financed projects and enhancing their impact.

The Hiring Department

  • The Governance and Public Financial Management Coordination Office (ECGF) is in the complex of the Chief Economist / Vice Presidency for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP), based at the Headquarters in Abidjan, and is responsible for coordination and operationalization of the Bank’s Governance policy, strategy and programs, including lending and non-lending work.
  • ECGF works in collaboration with the other complex’s and departments of the Bank towards ensuring (i) that the Bank’s substantive technical engagement with key policy and strategy processes in the area of governance and public financial management are properly coordinated; and (ii) that the Bank’s interventions in Regional Member Countries, through program-based operations/ budget support and institutional strengthening projects promote effective and accountable governance and public financial management

The Position

  • He/she will contribute to the definition of the required policy reforms, and the provision of knowledge and institutional support required for successful reform implementation.
  • The work accomplished will contribute to the realization of the Bank’s governance work program as it relates to the implementation of the Bank’s High Five priorities: Feed Africa; Light-up Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the lives of the people of Africa.
  • The Chief Governance and Economic Management Officer, with a clear leadership role, will ensure technical soundness of the Bank’s lending and non-lending activities in the Governance sector.
  • He/ She will provide in-depth technical and sectoral expertise towards ensuring that the Bank effectively supports Regional Member Countries (RMCs) of the Bank in their efforts to promote good governance, transparency and accountability, effective economic management and the improvement of the business environment.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Director of Governance and PFM Coordination Office the Chief Governance and Economic Management Officer Will:

  • Bank, to undertake/drive economic sector works that underpin the Bank’s involvement in governance
  • operations, including diagnostic assessments on governance matters, and mainstreaming
  • governance aspects in Bank Country Strategy Papers and Bank financed operations;
  • Participate in the formulation and recommendation of appropriate instruments and strategies, and related guidelines for governance;
  • Liaise on a regular basis with counterparts at other institutions, particularly MDB’s, to exchange ideas on governance approaches and methodologies;
  • Contribute, coordinate and/or participate in the Bank’s engagement on special initiatives, trust funds and other partnerships relevant to Governance and public financial management issues.
  • Identify themes, and undertake analytical work, to inform governance programming, in particular on political economy analysis, policy dialogue and sector governance;
  • Ensure that governance aspects are mainstreamed in Bank-financed operations, in particular addressing cross-sectoral issues and the Governance various dimensions of implementation of the High Fives, in collaboration with other Bank organizational units;
  • Contribute to activities of advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around governance issues.
  • Provide technical and advisory support to Regional Member Countries and project teams in the preparation and implementation of programs aimed at promoting good governance, transparency and accountability, effective economic management and the improvement of the business environment
  • Coordinate/lead the identification, development and implementation of complex and high risk operations, including budget support/program-based operations and institutional support projects at country and regional levels. Provide expertise and guidance towards ensuring improved management of projects facing implementation issues.
  • Ensure quality at entry of Governance operations, including ensuring key technical, financial and crosscutting issues are incorporated into projects to ensure expected impact and Results
  • Coordinate and/or collaborate with other Bank entities, often in a leadership role, in the preparation and review of policy statements, briefs, strategies and various reports on governance issues
  • Collaborate with the regional departments, and other relevant departments and units of the

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Familiarity with operational policies and programming practices of multilateral organisations, with familiarity with the work of the African Development Bank being a distinct advantage
  • International experience working on development issues in several countries, particularly in Africa.
  • Ability to apply innovative approaches, to lead but also to work independently, and to apply new methods to solve problems, while remaining efficient in a fast-paced, changing and challenging institutional environment;
  • Ability to succeed in multi-cultural environment
  • Sound understanding of macroeconomics, fiscal policy and public budgeting issues in developing countries and demonstrable experience of the operational policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral or multilateral organisations in Africa;
  • 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 and Knowledge of SAP highly desirable.
  • Hold at least a Master degree or its equivalent in Economics, Public administration, Governance/ Political Science, Law or related fields.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in governance, public sector management, policy formulation, policy dialogue, revenue management, public expenditure or related areas,
  • Strong experience in the design and delivery of operations (including investment projects and policy based operations), as well as project management,
  • In-depth understanding of governance and public financial management issues, including strong background in Africa and/or countries in transition.

 

 

How to Apply
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Application Deadline 3rd May, 2019

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