Current Recruitment at 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 positions below:

 

Job Title: Director, African Natural Resources Center

Position Number: 50092397
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: EL5

The Complex

  • The core mandate of the Vice Presidency (ECVP) is to lead the Bank Group on prioritizing the generation, analysis, dissemination, brokering and implementation of relevant knowledge solutions in all High-5 operational priorities and the cross-cutting themes of its Ten-Year Strategy.
  • Such solutions must be a clear response to priority development challenges facing regional member countries (RMCs), individually or collectively and need to involve RMCs in both the planning and implementation of the solutions.
  • The solutions include:
    • (i) Research on major development issues facing Africa and their relation to global economic governance and other major global public goods;
    • (ii) Country diagnostics and future perspectives;
    • (iii) Policy dialogue and advisory services;
    • (iv) Economic, sector, and thematic knowledge work;
    • (v) Improving national and sub-regional statistical systems;
    • (vi) Preparation, design and support to implementation of public financial management and Governance operations;
    • (vii) Capacity development for policy formulation and implementation;
    • (viii) Technical assistance and advice related to RMCs’ management of natural resources; and
    • (vii) Knowledge dissemination and development of national, regional, and inter-regional knowledge networks.

The Hiring Department

  • The African Natural Resources Management and Investment Centre (ECNR) is an interdisciplinary and primarily non-lending department of the African Development Bank with a mandate to assist the African countries maximize development outcomes derived from the full breadth of their natural renewable resource endowments (water, forestry, land and fishery) and non-renewable ones (oil, gas and minerals).
  • To achieve this, the Center provides practical knowledge and expertise, advisory services, technical assistance and advocacy for improved and transparent management of the renewable and non-renewable natural resources of the Bank Group’s Regional Member Countries (RMCs).
  • The Center is also the focal point for Bank Group’s collaboration activities with African governments, regional institutions, the private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs) and development partners in activities in the natural resources sector.
  • The Center provides African countries with practical, solution-focused products, tools and services to increase their capacity to achieve inclusive and sustained growth through effective management of and investment in natural resources wealth by delivering practical solutions on policy, legislative and investment decisions in the sector. In this regard, the Center also acts as a trusted advisor in dialogue between African governments and private investors by providing strategic advice negotiators to ensure that the interests of RMCs are at the forefront of investment agreements.
  • Internally within the Bank, the Center seeks to bring cohesion to the Bank’s strategies in natural resources sectors by providing a single lens through which the institution tackles natural resources governance.

The Position

  • The African Development Bank Group is currently going through an exciting period of strategic and structural fine-tuning, moving towards a more collaborative, cross-cutting way of working.
  • As part of that change, the ECVP Complex is leading on the repositioning of the Bank Group as an innovative and dynamic organisation that works effectively as one. An important element of this will be to strengthen its public profile and policy impact, embedding a critical understanding of economics across all aspects of the Bank Group’s work, including in its engagements with regional member countries, as well as its external engagement with decision-makers and opinion formers and other stakeholders.
  • The Director of ECNR will contribute substantially to the Bank Group’s conceptualisation, design, implementation and quality assurance of all the Bank’s strategic work in the area of natural resources management and investment. Specifically, the Director of ECNR will lead the implementation of the Bank Group’s strategy and work program on natural resource management and investment following approval by the Bank Group’s Board of Directors in accordance with the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy and its High 5 priorities, and especially the three-year business plan for capacitating regional member countries in managing renewable and non-renewable resources in order to improve development outcomes.
  • The successful candidate will be part of the senior leadership in the Complex and across the Bank, play a key role in developing the public profile of the institution’s work and lead outreach to a broad range of external stakeholders while also managing a dynamic team of professionals.

Under the overall direction of the Vice President, the overall purpose of the role is:

  • To help provide strategic vision, delivery and leadership on natural resource management and investment at the Bank Group, and to inform and shape its work with sound analysis and direction.
  • To enhance and develop the Bank Group’s external knowledge profile, its influence and impact on the management of natural resources.
  • This will be achieved through credible and persuasive communication of the institution’s strategic ambition to key audiences: RMCs, policymakers, opinion-formers, the media, as well as other stakeholders.
  • To build up, lead, manage, mentor and coach a first-rate group of professionals to strengthen the capacity of the Bank Group on country and regional policy dialogue on natural resources management and investment.

Key Functions
Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Economist/Vice President for Economics Research, Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Management, the Director will perform the following functions:

Strategy and Knowledge Leadership:

  • Oversee the implementation of the Bank Group’s overall vision and strategy for assisting RMCs to better manage and harness their natural resources so as to improve the quality of life for both present and future generations
  • Ensure that best expertise available in Africa and worldwide in the area of natural resource management and investment is brought to bear in the provision of customized policies for individual client countries or groups thereof.
  • Advice the Bank Group’s RMCs on the design of socially desirable natural resource management and investment laws, policies, standards and related guidance (including on, but not limited to cooperation and agreements, environmental guidance, inventory standards, legislation and regulations, species and ecosystems data and information security, transfer of authority, contract negotiations and implementation, etc.)

Work Program Validation and Execution:

  • Review and validate the objectives and work program for the department, ensuring alignment to the Bank, Complex and department strategic priorities.
  • Monitor their execution and provide guidance as needed to the teams.
  • Review and validate the budget, and its effective implementation.
  • Report on the work program execution and propose alternative and corrective measures as needed.
  • Actively contribute to the designing and monitoring of the department key performance indicators.

Technical Oversight on The Department Activities:

  • Provide strategic guidance to the Bank through the Vice-President on Bank wide natural resources related strategies.
  • Coordinate regional natural resources governance support through programs knowledge.
  • Collaborate with the Director Generals to grow and meet demand for policies and projects in natural resources.
  • Advise the Vice-President on the Center’s strategic and operational matters by identifying areas of support to regional member countries and regional offices.
  • Support Director Generals by providing expertise, technical assistance and building knowledge dissemination of natural resources sectors at country level.
  • Oversee the narrowing of knowledge and skills gaps in relevant natural resources sectors as relates to the delivery of High 5s through leadership of internal and external knowledge development initiatives.
  • Lead work plans for the development of solution-oriented policy tools by ensuring the products respond effectively to natural resources development policy, legal and institutional development needs.

People Management:

  • Ensure the department has the appropriate skills-mix at any time for effective delivery of the objectives defined in the work program.
  • Review and validate the staffing needs and build with the Human Resources department the required recruitment plans.
  • Assess work performance, appraise staff potential and determine training needs.
  • Put in place, with the assistance of the Human Resources department, talent management mechanisms, to build a talent pool for the department for business continuity.
  • Organize effective delegation of responsibilities by empowering staff at all levels.

Relations with Stakeholders:

  • Procure adequate human and financial resources to deliver the mandate by leveraging internal resources and forging external partnerships.
  • Represent the Bank at relevant platforms by articulating the Center’s value proposition and increasing the Bank’s brand visibility.
  • Serves as Acting Chief Economist/Vice President for Economics Research, Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Management Complex, when required.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the Vice President.

Competencies (skills, experience and knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources Management, Resource Economics, Natural Resources Policy or related disciplines. A Ph.D. degree will be a strong asset.
  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant and progressive professional experience in the areas of natural resources management and policy reforms of which at least 5 years must be in managerial role. (Prior work in multilateral, bilateral or regional development agencies a plus).
  • An excellent understanding of contemporary debates in renewable and non-renewable resource management policy formulation and implementation, broadly understood, both in the Africa and elsewhere, informed by both orthodox and heterodox economic theory.
  • Strong familiarity with the role of other development finance institutions in facilitating prudent management of natural resource endowments in addressing poverty reduction in developing countries.
  • Strong technical skills, specifically on natural resource management and investment issues as well as ability to think strategically and to design long-term plans and programs in line with strategic priorities.
  • Strong strategic influencing skills and demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas as well as a track record of application of sound and balanced judgment, even under stressful situations.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, both orally and in writing, in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Office Suite packages. Knowledge of SAP is highly desirable.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Director, Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research 

Position Number: 50092394
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: EL5

The Complex

  • The core mandate of the Vice Presidency (ECVP) is to lead the Bank Group on prioritizing the generation, analysis, dissemination, brokering and implementation of relevant knowledge solutions in all High-5 operational priorities and the cross-cutting themes of its Ten-Year Strategy. Such solutions must be a clear response to priority development challenges facing regional member countries (RMCs), individually or collectively and need to involve RMCs in both the planning and implementation of the solutions.
  • The solutions include:
    • (i) research on major development issues facing Africa and their relation to global economic governance and other major global public goods;
    • (ii) country diagnostics and future perspectives;
    • (iii) policy dialogue and advisory services;
    • (iv) economic, sector, and thematic knowledge work;
    • (v) improving national and sub-regional statistical systems;
    • (vi) preparation, design and support to implementation of public financial management and Governance operations;
    • (vii) capacity development for policy formulation and implementation; (viii) technical assistance and advice related to RMCs’ management of natural resources; and
    • (vii) knowledge dissemination and development of national, regional, and inter-regional knowledge networks.

The Hiring Department

  • The Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department is dedicated to the development and delivery of an effective and robust strategy for the production, brokerage and dissemination of high quality knowledge work on various economic development issues in Africa.
  • The department provides technical support to the Bank’s operations in regional member countries (RMCs) through rigorous analytical work in the areas of its Ten-Year Strategy, and the High-5 operational priorities.
  • Likewise, the department partners with various internal and external stakeholders to support or otherwise promote in impactful policy dialogue with decision-making bodies within and outside of the Bank.
  • The activities of the department are structured around the Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting on one side, and the Microeconomics, Institutional and Development Impact on the other.

The Positions

  • The African Development Bank Group is currently going through an exciting period of strategic and structural fine-tuning, moving towards a more collaborative, cross-cutting way of working.
  • As part of that change, the ECVP Complex is leading on the repositioning of the Bank Group as an innovative and dynamic organisation that works effectively as one.
  • An important element of this will be to strengthen its public profile and policy impact, embedding a critical understanding of economics across all aspects of the Bank Group’s work, including in its research projects and policy advocacy, as well as its external engagement with decision-makers, opinion formers and other stakeholders.
  • The Director of the Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department will contribute substantially to the Bank Group’s conceptualisation, design, implementation and quality assurance of all the Bank’s knowledge work. The successful candidate will be part of the senior leadership in the Complex and across the Bank, play a key role in developing the public profile of the institution’s work and lead outreach to a broad range of external stakeholders while also managing a dynamic team of professionals.
  • The African Development Bank is looking for a person with a strong economics background, who is a clear, creative thinker with developed influencing skills, who can build relationships with and influence key players across academia, private and public sectors and civil society.
  • Under the overall direction of the Vice President, the overall purpose of the role is:
  • To help provide strategic vision, delivery and leadership on economic policy and research at the Bank Group, and to inform and shape its work with sound analysis and direction.
  • To enhance and develop the Bank Group’s external knowledge profile, its influence and impact. This will be achieved through credible and persuasive communication of the institution’s strategic ambition to key audiences: RMCs, policymakers, opinion-formers, the media, as well as other stakeholders.
  • To build up, lead, manage, mentor and coach a first-rate group of research economists, statisticians and policy analysts to strengthen the capacity of the Bank on country and regional policy dialogue.

Key Functions

  • Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Economist/ Vice President for Economics Research, Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Management, the Director will perform the following duties:

Work Program Validation and Execution:

  • Review and validate the objectives and work program of the Department, ensuring alignment to the strategic priorities of the department, the Complex and the Bank.
  • Monitor their execution and provide guidance as needed to the teams.
  • Review and validate the budget, and its effective implementation.
  • Report on the work program execution and propose alternative and corrective measures as needed.
  • Actively contribute to the designing and monitoring of the corporate key performance indicators.

Technical Oversight on the Department’s Activities:

  • Provide the Bank Group and member countries with economic intelligence on macroeconomic developments, projections of the most widely used economic and financial variables relating to Africa’s economy and Bank Group operations.
  • Analyze regional member countries’ economies with emphasis on the HI-5s, using cutting-edge techniques and assessing regional and continental development strategies with particular emphasis on debt-sustainability analysis and impact of major exogenous shocks on macroeconomic aggregates and living standards.
  • Conduct or participate in special studies aimed at improving the strategies and programming of Bank Group operations.
  • Develop appropriate analytical tools for the purpose of streamlining Bank Economic and Sector Work on critical areas, such as macroeconomic analysis and impact evaluation of development projects.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the Bank Group’s flagship reports.
  • Supervise the processing of the Bank’s major publications, including the African Development Report, the African Development Review, and the annual statistical publication.
  • Prepare and process major statements, speeches and briefs for the President and Vice-Presidents, for the high-level meetings, conferences and visits to the regional member countries.

People Management:

  • Ensure the department has the appropriate skills-mix at any time for effective delivery of the objectives defined in the work program.
  • Review and validate the staffing needs and build with the Human Resources department the required recruitment plans.
  • Assess work performance, appraise staff potential and determine training needs.
  • Put in place, with the assistance of the Human Resources department, talent management mechanisms, to build a talent pool for the department for business continuity.
  • Organize effective delegation of responsibilities by empowering staff at all levels.

Relations with Stakeholders:

  • Ensure effective collaboration with the other departments of the Complex.
  • Work closely with operational departments to ensure relevance of knowledge and research work to the Bank’s operations and projects.
  • Promote and maintain relations with institutions dealing with economic research and development policies, especially as relating to Africa.
  • Serves as Acting Chief Economist/ Vice President for Economics Research, Policy Dialogue and Knowledge ManagementComplex, when required.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the Chief Economist/Vice President.

 Competencies (skills, experience and knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Ph.D. Degree from a reputable University in Economics or other relevant discipline.
  • At least 10-15 years of relevant experience, of which at least 5 years should have been exercised at senior management level. (Prior work in multilateral, bilateral or regional development agencies a plus).
  • An excellent understanding of contemporary debates in economic policy, broadly understood, both in the Africa and elsewhere, informed by both orthodox and heterodox economic theory (a plus for one with academic links with other social sciences researchers on development issues);
  • Strong capacity in macroeconomic and microeconomic research with a traceable record of publications in peer reviewed reputable journals in the same field or relevant subject.
  • A proven track record of conceptualizing, implementing and managing policy-oriented macro- and/or micro-economics research, including ensuring quality of high-level research output and knowledge leverage, dissemination and outreach.
  • Strong familiarity with the role of other development finance institutions in facilitating economic reform knowledge and addressing poverty reduction in developing countries.
  • Strong technical and quantitative skills, and in particular, the use of statistical and econometric methods in the analysis of economic development issues and in relation.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including a proven ability to think strategically, seeing the big picture without sacrificing the details, negotiation skills and team building skills, as well as a credible ability to influence and present ideas.
  • Capacity to connect, understand and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Ability to handle the high-level demands of a complex organization, including the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is highly desirable.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Director of Statistics

Position Number: 50092395
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: EL5

The Complex

  • The core mandate of the Vice Presidency (ECVP) is to lead the Bank Group on prioritizing the generation, analysis, dissemination, brokering and implementation of relevant knowledge solutions in all High-5 operational priorities and the cross-cutting themes of its Ten-Year Strategy.
  • Such solutions must be a clear response to priority development challenges facing regional member countries (RMCs), individually or collectively and need to involve RMCs in both the planning and implementation of the solutions.
  • The solutions include:
    • Research on major development issues facing Africa and their relation to global economic governance and other major global public goods;
    • Country diagnostics and future perspectives;
    • Policy dialogue and advisory services;
    • Economic, sector, and thematic knowledge work;
    • Improving national and sub-regional statistical systems;
    • Preparation, design and support to implementation of public financial management and Governance operations;
    • Capacity development for policy formulation and implementation;
    • Technical assistance and advice related to RMCs’ management of natural resources; and
    • Knowledge dissemination and development of national, regional, and inter-regional knowledge networks.

The Hiring Department
Overall, the main functions of the Statistics Department (ECST) are:

  • The collection, processing and dissemination of statistical information gathered from national and international sources, particularly in areas of the Bank’s corporate strategy and the High-5 operational priorities across Africa;
  • The standardization of statistical methods, classifications and definitions used by national agencies to benefit from the use of internationally agreed common methodologies and approaches, thus achieving economies of scale;
  • The coordination of international, continental and sub-regional statistical programs and activities with other development partners;
  • Technical cooperation and capacity building on statistical services in the Bank’s RMCs at their request; and
  • Supporting the internal data needs of the Bank Group by compiling and disseminating statistical information for statistical activities, including on results measurement, research, policy, and financial work, among others.

The Position

  • The African Development Bank Group is currently going through an exciting period of strategic and structural fine-tuning, moving towards a more collaborative, cross-cutting way of working.
  • As part of that change, the ECVP Complex is leading on the repositioning of the Bank Group as an innovative and dynamic organization that works effectively as one.
  • An important element of this will be to strengthen its public profile and policy impact, embedding a critical understanding of economics across all aspects of the Bank Group’s work, including in its engagements with regional member countries, as well as its external engagement with decision-makers and opinion formers and other stakeholders.
  • The Director of the Statistics Department (ECST) will contribute substantially to the Bank Group’s conceptualization, design, implementation and quality assurance of all the Bank’s on statistics. Specifically, the Director of ECST will provide leadership to the Bank’s Statistics team to support effective delivery on the various functions listed above.
  • The successful candidate will be part of the senior leadership in the Complex and across the Bank, play a key role in developing the public profile of the institution’s knowledge work and lead outreach to a broad range of external stakeholders while also managing a dynamic team of professionals.

Key Functions
Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Economist/Vice President for Economics Research, Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Management, the Director will implement the following tasks:

Plan, Organize, Manage, and Supervise the Activities of the Department:

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  • Lead the Department, including setting goals, recruiting top notch staff and provide leadership to deliver high quality statistical products;
  • Provide intellectual and strategic leadership in the development of Statistics as a continuous process across RMCs;
  • Manage human and financial resources of the Department;
  • Build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and engage at the most senior levels to coordinate the Bank’s statistical activities to enable consistent monitoring and evaluation of the Bank’s strategic goals.
  • Provide efficient and high-quality services to achieve the set objectives.
  • Develop and significantly grow the Bank’s statistical program.
  • Initiate and introduce necessary changes to ensure the Department’s activities respond to current and emerging data needs.

Plan, manage and advise on up-to-date approaches of data collection, processing dissemination and utilization to inform applied research on African development issues by the Bank Group and its Stakeholders. This involves among other issues:

  • Advocate for methodological coherence through the harmonization of statistics and availing of up- to-date metadata to aid cross-country comparison of key aggregates in collaboration with other development partners and in liaison with the Operations Departments of the Bank.
  • Avail and promote the necessary data dissemination tools across all RMCs and maintaining the same with a view of enabling real time sharing of development data to inform the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), (Agenda 2030); Agenda 2063, the HIGH 5s and a host of other national development initiatives across countries.
  • Establish and maintain relations with other development partners involved in producing data to inform timely decision-making.
  • Represent the Bank in international and regional conferences, seminars, and workshops

Work Program Validation and Execution:

  • Review and validate the objectives and work program for the department, ensuring alignment to the Bank, Complex and department strategic priorities.
  • Review and validate the budget, and its effective implementation.
    Report on the work program execution and propose alternative and corrective measures as needed.
  • Actively contribute to the designing and monitoring of the department key performance indicators.

Technical Oversight on the Department Activities:

  • Work closely with the Bank’s Regional and Sector Departments to assess priority statistical data requirements to support the Bank’s operations and analysis of the development needs of member countries.
  • Manage the Bank’s resources dedicated to statistical data collection and management for increased operational and institutional efficiency in delivery of development goals, in addition to providing oversight of the implementation of the Department’s administrative budget.
  • Provide the Bank and its clients with technical assistance, advisory services, and training to enhance capacity of national statistics bureaus in data collection and management for informed policy making in the RMCs.
  • Work with the Africa Development Institute (ECAD) to design and implement indicators for public service delivery in the RMCs.
  • Work with the Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department (ECMR) and the Country Economists Department (ECCE) on the production of the Africa Economic Outlook and Regional Economic Outlook reports.
  • Work in collaboration with the Resource Mobilization and Partnership Department (FIRM) to identity and mobilise resources to support work program implementation in the Department. sources of funds for training.
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly statistics briefs for the Bank’s Senior Management by African countries and regions to inform the Bank’s knowledge work, technical assistance and policy dialogue in the Regional Member Countries.
  • Regularly publish other data updates, including Statistical Yearbook and Africa Statistics Pocketbook, as well as books and reports on statistics and statistical methods.
  • Work with National Statistical Bureaus to validate and disseminate relevant data in relevant Ministries for informed policymaking in African countries.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Chief Economist/Vice President for Economics Research, Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Management.

People and Talent Management:

  • Ensure the Department is strategically staffed for effective delivery of the capacity strategic of the Bank Group as defined in annual work programs of the Department.
  • Build, motivate, mentor, and maintain an effective team
  • Put in place, with the assistance of the Human Resource Department, talent management mechanisms, to build a talent pool for the Department and maintain effective delivery and business continuity.
  • Build and maintain a network of experts and institutions to support the Bank’s data collection and data management processes.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of protocols for inter-Departmental Bank-wide collaboration in data collection, data management and utilization in Africa.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Economics or other relevant discipline. A PhD will be a strong asset.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of extensive and progressive experience in the field of statistics and/or data management in a similar organization, five (5) years of which must be at a managerial level.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in developing and managing big data techniques in development contexts and experience in the transforming statistical agencies and bureaus in Africa or elsewhere.
  • Proven ability to build and manage international teams of experts with diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds.
  • Strong knowledge of African economic and development issues; strategic thinking mind-set, and strong capacity to analyse situations from the perspective of stakeholders and translate strategic thinking into implementation.
  • Ability to build and manage strategic partnerships with a results-oriented mind-set.
  • Strong ability to translate development challenges into knowledge leverage opportunities with a solid knowledge of andragogy.
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills coupled to superior monitoring and evaluation abilities.
  • High degree of diplomacy, discretion, and tact with proven ability to function under uncertainties.
  • Extensive and in-depth experience on statistical and/or economic development issues in Africa.
  • Strong analytical and empirical skills for interpreting data and informing decision- or policy- making.
  • Familiarity with the roles of other development finance institutions in addressing the data needs for SDGs & the High 5s agendas across Africa.
  • Ability to think strategically and to design long term plans and programs in line with strategic priorities.
  • Good leadership skills and ability to attract, motivate and retain high quality professional staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to take prudent business risks, develop innovative approaches and make effective, timely and well-determined decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas, a good listener and cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity and capacity to initiate and manage innovations and change.
  • Proven 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.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English. Good working knowledge of both languages will be an advantage.
  • Competence in the use of standard Office Suite applications.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Senior Treasury Assistant – Liquidity Management and Correspondent Banking Relations

Position Number: 50000919
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: GS8

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank Group.
  • This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.

The Hiring Department / Divison

  • The Treasury department is responsible for raising funds from capital markets, managing and investing the Bank Group’s liquidity and shareholders’ funds, processing and settlement of all financial transactions and managing the institution’s banking relationships.

The Position

  • Under the supervision of the Principal Treasury Officer, the Senior Treasury Assistant handles and develops post settlement activities by ensuring the timely reconciliation of items on the general ledger, monitoring of the cash balances and banking relationships, processing accurate resolution of investigations of all Bank Group financial transactions in respect of foreign exchange.

This includes:

  • Identify the source of all credits received in the accounts, conduct reconciliation of assigned current accounts and maintain the Bank Group’s cash book for assigned accounts.
  • Ensure that surplus funds are invested, balances are maintained at a minimum, monitor correspondent banks operations and process the opening of current and special accounts and identify accounts that are dormant and make recommendations for their closure.
  • Manage investigations related to the Foreign Exchange.
  • Manage assigned call and current accounts.

Key Functions
The Senior Treasury Assistant will:

Manage The Foreign Exchange (FX) Investigations:

  • Check detail settlement of transactions with entries on various bank accounts;
  • Contact foreign exchange or current account correspondents;
  • Follow up investigations until finally resolved. Lodge interest claims with counterparts for late     receipt of FX transaction funds;
  • Settle counterparts interest claims on African Development Bank for late covering of FX transactions;
  • Prepare monthly foreign exchange settlements failure and investigations reports;
  • Maintain accurate filing for all FXs.

Process the opening of current accounts upon the approval of Treasurer:

  • Request via SWIFT message, for terms and conditions for the operation of the account from corresponded banks, analyze and rank terms and conditions received based on which bank is selected. Advise Financial Control Department when account is opened;
  • Process the closure of accounts upon the approval of the Treasurer. Follow up with
  • Correspondent bank until account is closed and advice Financial Control Department. Update master list of Bank Group accounts and list of correspondent banks.
  • Identify accounts that are dormant and make recommendations to supervisor on the closure of the accounts.

Manage assigned call and current accounts:

  • Ensure there are no idle funds and accounts are not overdrawn;
  • Identify and post all transactions in SAP and GTMATCH;
  • Ensure all entries in cashflow are duly paid or / and received, and any discrepancy is reported to Back-office;
  • Advise relevant department on receipt of funds;
  • Effectively reconcile cash amounts;
  • Investigate all difference between balance in list of account statement in SAP (FF67) and the General Ledger.

Manage and reconcile Bank Accounts:

  • Review and process daily SWIT messages received in respect of financial transactions executed on the 260 accounts in multiple currencies maintained by the Bank Group.
  • Down load and review settings for the file containing SWIFT bank statements and upon completion of the review, upload the file into SAP for automatic generation of general ledger entries.
  • Monitor General Ledger entries to ensure the entries posted on daily basis impact tile right accounts. Give special attention to charges and interest debited from the accounts.

Monitor all movements in the Bank Group accounts daily by:

  • Verify the accuracy of each outgoing transaction to ensure accuracy of account number, amount, value date and details of the payment and identify and classify transactions by their types; e.g. maturing investments, loan repayments, encashment of notes, management fees, swap transactions, subscriptions, income on current account, foreign exchange, call/sweep/FB/repo transactions, salaries and admin expenses etc.
  • Input all transaction details for entries posted from tile Bank statement into SAP, generate accounting entries in SAP to clear loan repayments, returned disbursements and call investments operations on the current accounts.
  • Input, manually in SAP statements received from banks that are not on SWIFT.
  • Prepare monthly General Ledger balances report and verify the accuracy of the bank statement balances based on this report.

Prepare SWIFT messages to correspondent banks to:

  • Transfer of funds from one account to another as the need arises.
  • Investigate unidentified or unexecuted transactions and update investigations log.
  • Follow up on the opening and closing of accounts as the need arises.

Monitor the SUMMIT Cash flow for the Bank Group portfolios:

  • Prepare working tables to Investment Division for funds to be invested or to be re-called for disbursements, debt services, management fees, salaries and other administrative expenses and to Loan Disbursement Division, FX desk for funds to be sold/purchased and advise Financial Control Department and Capital Markets and Financial Operations Division and other relevant divisions on unidentified transactions.
  • Ensure adequacy of funds to cover expected outflows and invest excess funds are invested timely.
  • Process cash management transactions in SUMMIT (deal payments) and generate corresponding SWIFT payment instructions.
  • Sort out, classify and file 50 plus bank accounts statements, confirmations and advises received by mail and facsimile from correspondent banks.
  • Prepare monthly activity report of all transactions processed in the section.
  • Provide information on queries concerning current account and payment transactions to Financial Control Department and other divisions of Treasury and the Bank.
  • Send SWIFT copies of credit advices by e-mail to departments and divisions concerned upon receipt of funds in respect of tier portfolios
  • Reconcile all payments made with the Bank’s corporate card during missions with Financial Control Department.
  • Provide bank details to staff for reimbursement of loans, mission advances or others. Monitor the inflow of these funds to ensure that necessary accounting entries are posted upon receipt.
  • Maintain and update the Master list of all accounts held by the Bank Group including details of bank name, address, account number, General Ledger number, and contact person. Ensure that this list is updated whenever accounts are closed or opened.
  • Prepare yearly report of opened and closed accounts for use by Treasury Department management, Financial Control Department and External Auditors.
  • Assist Financial Control Department with the identification and reconciliation of unidentified transactions.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting or other related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant practical working experience and experience in accounting, treasury or finance is an advantage.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Demonstrable understanding of treasury and accounting transactions.
  • Client orientation.
  • Team working and relationships.
  • Communication.
  • Problem solving.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standards software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of SAP, SUMMIT and other financial IT systems is an added advantage.
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in French or English, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Senior Budget, Programming, Portfolio and Contract Management (BPPCM) Officer

Position Number: 50093668
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL5

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 priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for People in Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are to develop, policy and strategy, provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions and 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 People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department

  • The Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department works closely with the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department and the Regional Directorates to provide support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025.
  • The core mandate of Agriculture Finance and Rural Development (AHFR) Department is to develop the strategy of the Bank related to agricultural and rural finance and rural development, represent the Bank with external stakeholders, provide sector expertise to the regions by gathering experts who can be consulted by operations and closing the financing gap for private sector-led development of agricultural value chains.
  • The Department is to mobilize and deploy the required expertise; and, provide support the design and implementation of agricultural finance and rural development operations for key commodity value chains.
  • The Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department is structured into two Divisions: Agriculture and Rural Finance Division (AHFR.1) and Rural Infrastructure Development Division (AHFR.2).

The Position

  • The main objectives of the Senior Budget, Programming, Portfolio and Contract Management (BPPCM) Officer position are to provide Management with high-quality output and monitoring for budget, lending program, portfolio management, and related services required for the execution of work program of the Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department (the “Department” or “AHFR”).
  • With available resources, and by making the best use of human, financial, and technological assets, the BPPCM Officer will assist in the planning, monitoring and enforcing of key performance indicators as outlined by Management.
  • The Budget, Programming, Portfolio and Contract Management Officer will perform the below TORs plus any additional assignments as proposed by Management of AHFR.

Key Functions
The Senior Budget, Programming, Portfolio and Contract Management (BPPCM) Officer under the oversight of the Director Agricultural Finance & Rural Development Department is responsible for:

Budget Preparation and Implementation:

  • Prepare budget and follow-up on budget execution and advise Management on the budgetary and financial impacts of the Department’s operations;
  • Prepare cost estimates and budget proposals for the Department, including evaluating requirements emanating from other sections/units;
  • Provide detailed input with respect to resource requirements for budget submissions;
  • Establish and prepare accurate and timely information for budget monitoring and progress reporting of funds disbursed;
  • Provide the departmental budget reviews and budget performance reports, analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures;
  • Contribute to cost saving opportunities and value engineering; and
  • Collect and fill in regular financial reports and budget records.

Project Programming and Coordination Activities:

  • Collect, collate, process, provide and maintain accurate data on the Department’s operations across the regions including Sovereign Operations (SO) (pipeline, lending and ongoing) and Non-Sovereign Operations (NSO) (pipeline and lending only) for dissemination and follow-up within AHFR and beyond;
  • Work with Task Managers and Investment Officers to prepare, ensure accurate and monitor annual work-plan and processing schedules in SAP, BPPS as well as BRAG for AHFR management;
  • Develop and maintain Department’s operational performance dashboard, which will include but not limited to analysis of the following:
  • Status of Indicative Operational Pipeline (IOP) and updates on a monthly and quarterly basis;
  • Lending program processing schedules and status;
  • Report on the accuracy and completeness of lending program and portfolio data in various corporate systems (e.g., SAP, BPPS, SRAS, etc.).

Portfolio Management Activities:

  • Develop portfolio management tools by generating reports on status of on-going projects, Project Completion Reports (PCRs) and Implementation Progress Reports (IPRs) for SOs;
  • Maintain a portfolio management dashboard in terms of cancellations, disbursements, savings, and other indicators of performance;
  • Data analysis of the portfolio performance (these includes management of the departments work program, lending cycle and non-lending cycle activities, aid coordination, human and financial resources management (data on the portfolio in the department);
  • Develop, maintain, and update data and report platforms that interface with existing corporate systems e.g., SAP, BPPS, BRAG, SRAS, etc. to seamless update data on pipeline, lending program processing, cancellable loans and grants, project completion reports due, WPA execution, etc.

Reporting Activities:

  • Contribute to the preparation of the Department’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), ensure their consistency with Complex level KPIs and regularly monitor the overall implementation status of AHFR’s KPIs;
  • Produce and co-ordinates the Monthly, quarterly, and annual activity reports for the Department;
  • Prepare resource utilization analysis including Work Program Agreement (WPA) execution status reports, Staff analysis in relation to work program needs; and
  • Contribute to the preparation and monitoring of the Complex’s Annual Work Program and its regular updates using established schedules or as may be directed.

Contract Management Procurement:

  • Manage the recruitment process of consultants and service providers for the Department by ensuring due diligence in the recruitment in accordance with the Bank’s rules and procedures;
  • Develop and coordinate the procurement process through planning, solicitation, evaluation, supplier assessment, contracting and contract management and administration;
  • Follow and maintain policies and procedures related to the procurement of goods, services and guidelines and tools to ensure compliance with procurement rules, practices and techniques, regulations, and procedures;
  • Coordinate with staff in HQ and Country Offices on matters relating to procurement rules by aiding, advice, training, and guidance when needed;
  • Develop trusted relationships with key stakeholders both inside and external to the Bank Group;
  • Develop and manage contract renewal schedules for all ongoing recruitment contracts;
  • Plan, develop and implement outreach programs providing guidance on contracts administration, as well as oversight (e.g., ex. post and ex ante audits).
  • Performs other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge):

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in IT, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting or related fields; having a certification in at least one module of SAP or other ERP systems, and/or a membership of an accounting, finance or planning body is an added advantage;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant working experience in developing and implementing budget or financial management systems as well as processing, analysing and presenting budget and other statistical or accounting information; Having private sector experience will be an added advantage;
  • Good knowledge of operational and project management systems would be advantageous;
  • Capacity for formulation, conceptual and strategic analysis and good command of budgetary, operational management and performance monitoring matters;
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and advise on new projects, initiatives and change management initiatives;
  • Problem Solving: Identify problems associated with changes in methodology and utilize business knowledge to resolve them;
  • Provide clear, concise oral and written communication in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language, and the ability to present oral information with appropriate style and adapts language to suit a particular audience’s requirements; encourage open and frank communications in all interactions;
  • Team Working and Relationships: Track record in leading teams and steering them towards informed policy choices and ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients within and outside the Bank and deliver results that meet their needs and long-term interests;
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities under tight deadlines;
  • Competence in the use of ERP Systems (preferably SAP, with emphasis on SAP-CO and Funds Management), BI tools (preferably BIW and Dashboards) and standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

Application Closing Date
26th May, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Chief Treasury Risk Officer

Position Number: 50078363
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL3

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Finance (FIVP) oversees the financial management of the Bank Group.
  • This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.
  • The Vice Presidency for Finance is also responsible for the development of and training on the financial products of the Bank Group. In addition, the Administrator of the Staff Retirement Plan (SRP) reports to the Vice-President Finance.

The Hiring Department / Divison

  • The overall objective of the Financial Management Department (FIFM) is to safeguard and improve the Bank Group’s risk bearing capacity while looking to optimize efficiency to benefit clients, shareholders and staff.
  • The role of the Treasury Risk Management Division (FIFM2) is the management of treasury risk and the oversight of treasury activities that enable the Bank to make informed treasury investment and borrowing decisions with adequate and manageable hedging mechanisms.

The Division’s objectives are to:

  • Identify, measure, monitor and mitigate market and credit risks in the Bank’s Treasury operations.
  • Ensure the timely reporting of the Treasury Department activities.
  • Build an efficient control framework to ensure the adherence to the Bank’s policies, Assets and Liabilities Management (ALM) guidelines and to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Provide efficient information systems and analytical support tools to the Treasury Department to improve the decision-making process
  • In achieving its objectives, the Division contributes to preserve the Bank’s capital, optimize its profitability and maintain a strong risk profile which benefit its credit ratings.

The Position
The Chief Treasury Risk Officer has responsibly to:

  • Manage market and counterparty credit risks in Treasury Operations including the overseeing of the division activities such as producing regular risk reports, reviewing Asset and Liability Committee (ALCO) decision making support reports, advising on new treasury transactions and risk control activities.
  • Coordinate proposals for reforms on policies, guidelines and procedures while providing specialist advice, input and support on treasury business initiatives, Finance complex or ALCO matters arising.
  • Provide technical support on Treasury systems and ensuring that efficient information systems and analytical support tools to Treasury and Treasury Risk management activities are implemented with adequate control process.

Key Functions
The Chief Treasury Risk Officer will:

Oversee the management of market and counterparty credit risks of the Treasury Operations:

  • Monitor the market and credit exposure of treasury investment and liability portfolios and produce ad-hoc reports in case of changes in market conditions or counterparty credit quality that may affect treasury operations.
  • Monitor and advise on limits for credit risk exposure concentration by credit rating categories and types of counterparties.
  • Supervise other ad-hoc analysis and risk reports on treasury related market and credit risk measures.
  • Supervise the review, analysis and approval process of treasury transactions by ensuring that only transactions which comply with ALM guideline are executed by the treasury department.
  • Lead the analysis of new products by formulating recommendations on pricing methodologies, as well as risk measurement and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Lead the relationship with the Legal department (PGCL) for the negotiation and review of International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)/Credit Support Annexes (CSA) agreements by monitoring outstanding legal issues.
  • Lead the views of the Treasury Risk Division in some ALCO working groups.

Supervise the reporting of the Bank’s treasury activities:

  • Ensure the timely production of reports on treasury investment, borrowing and counterparty risk management for Staff, Management, the Financial Control Department (FIFC) and the Asset and Liability Management Committee (ALCO).
  • Supervise the production of specific reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) such as Borrowing Level classification and maturity structure, and CVA/DVA.
  • Analyze the impact of developments on IFRS standards on the financial reporting of treasury activities.
  • Ensure the accuracy of investment, liability and derivatives valuations, and keep abreast of valuation methodologies and market practice.

Serve as a focal point for Treasury Risk expertise:

  • Advise and support on treasury market and counterparty credit risk issues to build risk awareness within the finance complex.
  • Advise and lead the implementation of financial models for the pricing of structured Products
  • Provide treasury risk inputs to documents prepared by other departments of the complex.
  • Keep abreast of new methodologies on market and counterparty credit risks best practices, and conduct the implementation of needed measures and required evolutions;
  • Lead Treasury Risk views in Asset and Liability Working Groups related to Interest Rate Risk, Projections, Financial Products and/or Currency Risk Management.
  • Represent Treasury Risk Management Division in cross-departmental ad-hoc task forces for various studies.
  • Establish contacts with major MDBs in treasury risk area to benchmark practices and/or to prepare or contribute to papers for presentation at internal working groups, committees, or external international risk forums.

Internal control framework and Guidelines for treasury risk management activities:

  • Elaborate and formulate policy proposals for amendments of Asset and Liability Management guidelines when necessary;
  • Supervise the design of an efficient control framework and decision support tools in order to ensure that risks related to treasury investment and borrowing activities are properly monitored and reported.
  • Lead discussion with the Bank Group Operational Risk Unit during the annual review of COSO framework and ensure the compliance of treasury activities with internal guidelines and processes.
  • Supervise the design and update of the procedure manuals for the division activities.
  • Provide guidance on the acquisition of treasury systems and modules as well as market data providers to improve the analytical capabilities of the division.

Relationship with External Auditors and Internal Auditors:

  • Lead the discussion with external and internal auditors during the year-end audit of the treasury activities.
  • Ensure that required documentation are accurate and provided on time.
  • Supervise the implementation of Audit recommendations.

Miscellaneous:

  • Act as Business Continuity Plan (BCP) coordinator and ensure that necessary actions are taken to minimize disruption to treasury activities.
  • Coordinate the Budget preparation for the division.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Banking, Economics, or in a quantitative discipline.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in International Financial Institutions or Investment Banks, with a large scope of treasury or  fixed-income and Derivatives activities.
  • Professional certification in Risk and/or Finance like Financial Risk Manager (FRM), Professional Risk Manager (PRM), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), and Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) will be an advantage.
  • Working experience in Fixed Income and Derivatives front-office, middle-office or risk management departments.
  • Finance and risk management technical acumen with effective consulting and advisory skills.
  • Analytical and numerical skills with a good eye for detail.
  • Ability to cope under pressure with strong planning and organization skills.
  • Arbitration skills and ability to influence people.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of financial and/or risk reporting.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as part of a multicultural team.
  • Strong abilities in Innovation and Creativity, teamwork and strong interpersonal and communication skills, Problem Solving, Self-organization and time management, Client and  results-oriented individuals holding “a   can-do attitude”.
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize, guide, coach and delegate.
  • Good knowledge of financial applications like Summit, Bloomberg, Reuters, Numerix. Programming or database languages like Excel VBA, SQL, or C++.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Job Title: Vice President and Chief Economist, Economics Research, Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Management (ECVP)

Position Number: 50092324
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: EL3

The Complex

  • The core mandate of the Vice Presidency (ECVP) is to lead the Bank Group on prioritizing the generation, analysis, dissemination, brokering and implementation of relevant knowledge solutions in all High-5 operational priorities and the cross-cutting themes of its Ten-Year Strategy. Such solutions must be a clear response to priority development challenges facing regional member countries (RMCs), individually or collectively and need to involve RMCs in both the planning and implementation of the solutions. The solutions include:
    • Research on major development issues facing Africa and their relation to global economic governance and other major global public goods;
    • Country diagnostics and future perspectives;
    • Policy dialogue and advisory services;
    • Economic, sector, and thematic knowledge work;
    • Improving national and sub-regional statistical systems;
    • Preparation, design and support to implementation of public financial management and Governance operations;
    • Capacity development for policy formulation and implementation;
    • Technical assistance and advice related to RMCs’ management of natural resources; and (vii) knowledge dissemination and development of national, regional, and inter-regional knowledge networks.

The Position

  • The Vice President, Economics Research, Policy Dialogue and Knowledge Management (VP, ECVP) is also the Chief Economist for the Bank Group. The Vice President directly oversees the work of six Directorates: African Development Institute (ECAD), African Natural Resource Institute (ECNR), Country Economics (ECCE), Economic Governance (ECGF), Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research (ECMR) and Statistics (ECST), each of which is led by a Director.

Under the overall direction of the Bank Group President, the Vice President:

  • Leads the knowledge work of the African Development Bank Group (generation, analysis, dissemination and brokering) to reposition the Bank as the continent’s premier development knowledge solutions institution;
  • Provides strategic vision, delivery and leadership on economic and sector work (ESW) at the Bank in particular, to inform and shape both its policy dialogue and its operations work in RMCs and regions with sound analysis and direction on a permanent basis and in support of the Bank’s Business Delivery Units (BDUs);
  • Leads, mentors and otherwise, helps manage a first-rate group of economists and policy analysts to strengthen the capacity of the Bank on country and regional policy dialogue, as well as governance operations;
  • Develops and enhances the Bank Group’s external policy dialogue and knowledge management profile as well as its influence within the global development landscape;
  • Supports the President and the rest of senior management team to drive and deliver the Bank Group’s operations, with a focus on knowledge and governance, across Africa;
  • Promotes strategic partnerships with centers of excellence, knowledge hubs and networks across Africa and the globe in the generation, analysis and dissemination of knowledge solutions; and
  • Champions the reinforcement of links with knowledge institutions (universities, think tanks, research networks, etc.) to strengthen knowledge generation at regional and country level; and
  • Develops further the Bank’s capacity to assist RMCs with public financial management, governance and capacity development.

Key Functions
Specific accountabilities of the function:

  • Positioning the Bank as a stronger knowledge institution for development on the continent;
  • Leading and guiding the various departments of the ECVP Complex in the successful delivery of their respective mandate, through oversight of the design and implementation of coherent work programs, development of clear performance metrics, timely execution and delivery to high-quality standards;
  • Providing effective and timely advice to the President and Senior Management of the Bank to address priority macroeconomic and social development issues and effectively implement the Bank’s strategy and High 5 priorities;
  • Providing corporate-wide strategic guidance, as part of the One Bank approach, for planning and delivering knowledge solutions to complement the Bank’s financial services and thus enhance its development effectiveness;
  • Engaging with the Bank Group’s Executive Directors and contributing to the Board and its Committee meetings;
  • Developing the knowledge capabilities of the Bank and related support to RMCs toward achieving greater development impact by interacting and building relationships with senior policymakers, technocrats and other opinion formers, business and civil society leaders in the Bank’s RMCs and non-RMCs;
  • Overseeing the training and development of the Bank Group’s economists and related staff as well as strengthening networking and knowledge-sharing among research, country, and sector economists;
  • Championing investments by the Bank in the development of up-to-date, complete, and integrated databases on socioeconomic development in RMCs, and in Bank Group operations;
  • Providing Bank-wide knowledge-sharing and support services tailored to the needs of operations departments and their staff and work with them to help strengthen their knowledge contributions and enhance the scope and quality standards of the Bank’s country economic and sector work; and
  • Leading and proving professional guidance to the various departments reporting to the Chief Economist in the successful delivery of their respective mandate, through oversight of the design and implementation of coherent work programs, development of clear performance metrics, execution and timely delivery to high-quality standards;
  • Building strong teams withing the departments and within the ECVP Complex, and ensuring high levels of collaboration in the ECVP and with the rest of the Bank Group in the spirit of One Bank.

Specific activities:

  • Managing performance and underlying performance contracts of all direct reports –Department Heads of the Complex and others– to ensure successful delivery of ECVP’s mandate;
  • Participating in and contributing to the Senior Leadership Group, Senior Management Coordination Committee and Operations Committee meetings;
  • Promoting close collaboration and integrative delivery of the Bank’s work by the Bank’s lead economists, country economists, macroeconomists, research economists, governance experts, statisticians and the various policy dialogue teams, to encouraged them to work better as One Bank, including through regular engagements with the Director Generals, Sector Directors, Country Managers and Sector Leads;
  • Leading the preparation of the Bank’s flagship knowledge outputs, such as the African Economic Outlook, and their timely delivery to the highest quality standards;
  • Providing regular economic intelligence (statements, briefs, policy reviews) to Senior Management on economic development issues across the Hih-5 operational priorities of the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy and related developments;
  • Overseeing the management of the Bank’s support to the strengthening of RMCs’ statistical systems;
  • Representing the Bank Group in public forums and other fora related to socioeconomic development, including the media, events and with policymakers and opinion formers to increase institutional visibility and strategic impact;
  • Guiding and participating in collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out jointly with regional and international organizations including the with the Bretton Woods institutions, the UN system and African and global think tanks;
  • Overseeing the strengthening of the African Development Institute to deliver practical and high-impact capacity development support in RMCs, while working in close partnerships with other bilateral and multilateral development institutions to mainstreaming capacity development, knowledge leveraging and dissemination;
  • Enhancing the role of the Natural Resource Institute (ECNR) in advising and supporting RMCs with practical solutions for the strategic and value-adding management and of Africa’s natural resources to improve the quality of life for both present and future generations;
  • Guiding the Bank’s work on economic governance and public financial management for high impact policy-based operations (PBOs) in the Bank’s RMCs;
  • Working closely with the Bank’s Results Department (SNDR) to better capture the impact of the Bank’s knowledge activities and outputs as part of the Bank’s Results Framework; and
  • Assisting and carrying out any duties assigned by the Bank Group President.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Relevant Post-graduate academic qualifications (minimum a Masters; PhD a plus) in Economics, Statistics and/or related fields from a reputable university;
  • At least 10-15 years of pertinent experience, with at least 5 years at a senior management level with a track-record of effective human and financial resource management, with a proven track record of effective delivery of outputs and desired outcomes;
  • An excellent understanding of Africa’s development challenges and related contemporary debates in socioeconomic policy, broadly understood, both in Africa and elsewhere preferably gained in multilateral, bilateral, regional development organizations and/or government and the private sector;
  • Proven track record of conceptualizing, implementing and managing policy-oriented research, action research and/or development projects, including ensuring quality of high-level research output and knowledge leverage, dissemination and outreach;
  • Strong familiarity with the roles of other development finance institutions in assisting economic reform and addressing poverty reduction in developing countries; (links with academic, think tank and other social sciences research networks on development issues a plus);
  • Demonstrable ability to think strategically, design long term plans and programs in line with strategic priorities, coupled with excellent negotiation skills and flexibility in dealing with high-level demands;
  • Demonstrable ability to act as spokesperson for the organization, build partnerships and to motivate and inspire staff and managers to deliver results;
  • Excellent management and team building skills and flexibility in dealing with the high-level demands of a complex organization;
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills in French or English, (good working knowledge of the other language a plus); and
  • Competence in the use of standard desktop Office Suite and related applications; working knowledge of knowledge management technologies/ platforms a plus.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: This position does not attract international terms and conditions (the post holder will be considered as a local staff and will not have international terms and conditions of employment).

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