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African Development Bank  

Site: Ivory Coast, Abidjan, Abidjan
Sector: Banking

Building today, a better Africa tomorrow

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.

 

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African Development Bank

Complex/Regional Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) - PL3

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

THE BANK: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 81 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 (2024-2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), 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.THE COMPLEX:The People and Talent Management Complex (PTVP), will retain overall responsibility for attracting, developing, motivating, and retaining a strong complement of professionals, support staff and contingent staff to deliver the business of the Bank into the future. The PTVP Complex is responsible for ensuring effective systems and controls for people and talent management from talent sourcing to retirement. The PTVP Complex is also responsible for the effective administration of the Bank's benefit plans (medical and staff retirement) and ensuring the financial sustainability of these plans.THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:The Human Resources Operations, Recruitment & Client Services Department (PTCS) focuses on interfacing directly with managers and staff clients across the Bank through integrated client services to internal and external stakeholders (through HR Operations, Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partnering, and Staff Engagement initiatives).This will help the Bank to achieve its strategic objectives through attraction, development, engagement, motivation, and retention of a best-in-class workforce in line with the Bank's people strategy.The core mandate of the PTCS.1 Division is to provide Client Managers and staff excellent People Management solutions in response to their business needs; help foster the work climate conducive for accelerated business delivery in the areas of the High 5s agenda.  The Division provides clarity on HR policies, processes, and programs to empower line managers to better manage people to deliver on the business.  THE POSITION:The Regional/Complex Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) acts as trusted advisor and strategic business partner to enable the Regional/Complex Vice President and Directors General deliver effectively against their business strategies. As a Business Partner, you work directly with Regional/Complex Leadership teams to translate the Bank's People Strategy into tactical and operational human resources programs as guided by Corporate Human Resources.In a matrix organization, the Human Resources Business Partner is responsible for the delivery and execution of all Human Resources functions in the region/complex. S/he works closely with the corporate Human Resources Expertise teams to create workforce effectiveness strategies, ensure alignment of human resource solutions and services to help clients achieve their business goals and objectives.The incumbent drives business results by using and enabling the right employee capability, organizational productivity, and engagement with the intention to make use of best-practices and synergies.The position holder leads and facilitates the development of culture and key capabilities for the organization and is responsible for securing and maintaining a productive, diverse and engaged workforce, comprised of the best-in-class talent.KEY FUNCTIONS:The Regional/Complex HRBP shall exhibit these two (2) competencies: Business Acumen and Internal Consulting. Under the functional supervision of the Division Manager, Client Relations and Staff Engagement and direct supervision of Director General/Complex Vice President, the incumbent's main responsibilities include the following:Develop and execute the Human Resources work-plans for the region/complex in alignment with the region/complex's business strategy.Identify and analyze client complex/region strategic challenges, objectives and potential roadblocks related specifically to human capital within the region/complex. Translate the found key business challenges into Human Resources demands.Be a trusted advisor as well as an escalation and decision body for the human resources and business related issues within respective area of responsibility.Drive, oversee and ensure the effective implementation of Human Resources strategies, processes, policies, systems that contribute to the overall success of the business.Ensure alignment and implementation of best practice core Human Resources processes across the region/complex within areas such as e.g. recruitment, training and development.Ensure program success (Budgets, schedule, quality, and business value).Ensure program goals and deliverables are clearly communicated to the business and the project teams.Provide coaching and feedback on how to improve individual and organizational performance to meet strategic objectives.Analyze talent and business metrics related to client organizational unit and hypothesize possible causes and potential solutions to achieve business objectives.Provide counsel to management on resource and headcount planning.Carry out other related duties as assigned by supervisors.COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree in Business Administration or in Human Resources/Organization Design or related field. Professional qualification in Human Resources Management will be an added value.Minimum of seven (7) years of functional experience in five (5) or more different areas of human resources (e.g., Recruitment and Staffing, Talent Management, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Relations, Human Resources Compliance, Organizational Design, Learning and Development, Coaching and mentoring, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS), Performance management, and Payroll) and other core areas of human resources management. Business experience outside of Human Resources is an added advantage.Provides sound advice to business leaders based on an understanding of the business, business strategy, and customers, i.e. demonstrates the ability to conduct an in-depth dialogue about key business strategies and drivers (e.g., financial, products, competition). Applies an understanding of business strategy to tailor Human Resources products and services to add value to the business. Demonstrates proven history of using knowledge of business to impact a large functional area or group (i.e. knows and develops our business). Accurately identifies the Human Resources implications of business strategies.Helps customers solve business challenges through diagnostic thinking, effective and creative thinking. Manages expectations and builds strong collaborative win-win relationships with partners to deliver on key goals, i.e. builds consensus among key line leaders for change and performance-improvement initiatives. Coaches team members to utilize effective consultative tools and methods. Assures that client expectations are met by team members, by measuring results.Develops plans and manages appropriate resources to ensure the completion and implementation of projects or programs on time and within budget, i.e. conceptualizes and articulates meaningful outcomes and deliverables. Manages region/complex or competing priorities. Updates project goals and plans to meet evolving needs (i.e. appropriate re-scoped projects). Knows when to communicate project issues and progress. Ensures that project deliverables are transitioned into day-to-day practices.Ability to interpret employment law implications into workplace situations and provide appropriate coaching to associates and leaders.Measurement & Evaluation - Knowledge of measurement and evaluations methodology and ability to design measurement and evaluation systems that monitor the impact tools, processes, or learning interventions have on people performance.Customer oriented, challenge complexity, be agile in changing environment and be sensible to intercultural communication.Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.Competence in the use of Human Resources specific technology and systems and platforms; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage. THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL AS INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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African Development Bank

Division Manager, Policy Management - PL2

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

THE BANK: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 81 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 (2024 –2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been launched, namely; i) Light up and Power Africa, ii) Industrialize Africa, iii) Integrate Africa, iv) Feed Africa, and v) Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa. 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 key focus areas 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/DIVISION:The African Development Institute coordinates and oversees capacity development mainstreaming in Bank operations to strengthen institutional capacity for inclusive growth and sustainable development in Africa. To achieve this mandate, the Institute is focused on four outcome-based interrelated strategic objectives to: (i) improve capacity for project implementation in African countries; (ii) enhance capacity for economic policy management in African countries; (iii) enhance institutional capacity for effective knowledge brokerage and policy dialogue in African countries; and (iv) position the Bank Group as premier regional partner for capacity development for African countries.The role of the Policy Management Division (ECAD.2) is to strengthen institutional capacity for macro-economic policy and public finance management in the Bank's Regional Member Countries. ECAD.2 achieves this mandate by designing and delivering capacity development tools (training, technical assistance, and policy dialogue) to address key policy changes in African countries. The Division also manages that Bank's Executive Training in High-5 Sectors, Capacity Development for Knowledge Brokerage and Policy Dialogue in the African Countries, and Capacity Development for Strengthening African Institutions and Partnerships across the Bank Group. THE POSITION:The Policy Management Division will be responsible for: (i) building and leading an international team of staff responsible for institutional capacity development programs to strengthen Regional Member Countries' macroeconomic policy-making and policy implementation capacity. Specifically, the Manager ECAD.2 Division will lead the design and delivery of tailored macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis; and public finance management and debt sustainability capacity development in all African countries; (ii) accelerating the Bank's knowledge management and knowledge brokerage in the RMCs, and (iii) mobilizing resources (financial, organisational, and institutional) to address emerging capacity development needs of countries. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the supervision and guidance of African Development Institute's Senior Director, the Manager will:Work program validation and executionReview and validate the objectives and work program for the Division, ensuring alignment to the Bank, Complex and Departmental strategic priorities.Review and validate the budget, and its effective implementation.Develop and monitor key performance indicators to drive the Division's performance.Capacity development for policy managementLead the design and delivery of capacity development programs to enhance regional member countries' macro-economic policy management capacity.Lead the design and delivery of capacity development programs to enhance regional member countries' public finance and debt management capacity.Lead the design and delivery of capacity development programs to enhance the Bank's capacity for knowledge brokerage, technical assistance, and policy dialogue in the Regional Member Countries.Lead the design and delivery of capacity development programs to enhance the Bank's capacity for knowledge brokerage, technical assistance, and policy dialogue in the Regional Member Countries.Manage the Bank's institutional support programs, knowledge networking and partnerships.Foster and enhance relationships with private sector organizations and donor agencies with a view to mobilizing financial resources for capacity development for policy management in the RMCs.Lead the design and delivery of capacity development programs on the Bank's High 5s strategic priorities in response to effective demand by sector complexes and the RMCs.Contribute to development of Country Capacity Development Needs Assessment reports (CCDAs) on policy management as part of the Bank's Country Capacity Development Diagnostic Notes (CCDNs).Work in collaboration with the Resource Mobilization and partnership unit to identity and mobilize resources to implement capacity development in Africa.Oversee the preparation of the Bank Groups annual capacity development report in collaboration with the organizational units of the Bank Group.Oversee the development and quality assurance of knowledge products and policy documents produced by the Division.Provide quality assurance for all policy management related capacity development activities of the Bank Group.Develop and improve monitoring and evaluation tools for capacity development in policy management in the Bank Group.Represent the Director in High level meetings upon request.People managementEnsure the Policy Management Division of ECAD is strategically staffed for effective delivery of the capacity strategic of the Bank Group as defined in annual work programs of the Division.Build, motivate, mentor, and maintain an effective team in the Policy Management Division of the African Development Institute. Put in place, with the assistance of the Human Resource Department, talent management mechanisms, to build a talent pool for the Division and maintain effective delivery and business continuity.Build and maintain a network of experts and institutions to support the Bank's Policy Lab Units (PLUs) on Macro-Economic Policy Management and Public Finance Management in Africa.Oversee the development and implementation of protocols for inter-Departmental Bank-wide collaboration in capacity delivery on policy management in Africa.COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree in Economics, Public Policy, Governance or International development, with top level experience in addressing development challenges in African countries, preferably gained in diverse bilateral, multilateral and / or regional development agencies.Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in policy management of which at least three (3) years should be at managerial or highly supervisory level or its equivalent.Proven experience in macroeconomic modelling and forecasting in Africa.Strong ability to translate development challenges into knowledge leverage opportunities.Good knowledge of andragogy and experience in design of capacity development (training, technical assistance, and policy dialogue) programmes and curricula.Ability to think strategically and to design long term plans and programmes in line with established strategic priorities.Experience in providing quality assurance for capacity development programs in developing countries.Ability to build and manage strategic partnerships for streamlined and increased support to capacity development in the regional member countries.Results-oriented with superior monitoring and evaluation skills.Proven ability to build and lead a team; to motivate staff and utilize the talents and expertise of team members in a productive way.Communicate and write effectively in French or English. Good working knowledge of both languages will be an advantage.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications. THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED AS AN INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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21/07/2024
African Development Bank

Chief Human Capital Development Economist - PL3

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

THE BANK: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 eighty-one (81) member states, including fifty-four in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank's development agenda is to deliver financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty in Africa through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2024 – 2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; Power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. 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 the People of Africa". The complex objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of subject matter experts who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; and (iii) develop new financing instruments. The Vice President will function as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of "Feed Africa" and Improve Quality of Life for the People. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex, spearheads the achievement of the High 5s on "Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa" and contributes to the other High 5s. The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department (AHHD), within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex (AHVP) contributes to the achievement of the High 5-5 "Improving the Quality of Life of the People of Africa" and contributes to the other High 5s through the Bank's three strategic work streams (i) The Strategy for Quality Health Infrastructure in Africa (SQHIA) 2022-2030 (ii) The Skills for Employability and Productivity in Africa Action Plan and (iii) The Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy 2016-2025. The Department has four regional sector operations (i) West Africa and Nigeria (AHHD0_RDGW_RDNG), (ii) East Africa (AHHD 1); (iii) Sothern Africa (AHHD 2); and (iii) North and Central Africa (AHHD 3). THE POSITION:The Chief Human Capital Development Economist will support the implementation of the Jobs for Youth in Africa (JfYA) Strategy 2016 – 2025, its Skills for Employability and Productivity in Africa (SEPA) Action Plan (2021-2025) and the subsequent Action Plan for Skills and Jobs for Youth under the Bank's new Ten-Year Strategy 2026 – 20233, and specifically its cross-cutting investment priorities on youth and women. The Chief Human Capital Development Economist will contribute to the implementation of the Youth, Jobs and Skills Marker System (YJSMS) across all the Bank's public and private sector investment operations. At regional and country level, the incumbent will identify, design and support the implementation of policies, programs and projects in higher and tertiary education and skills development; entrepreneurship, job creation and small enterprise especially for young people and women; as well as quality health infrastructure in West Africa and Nigeria. In this role, the incumbent will work under the supervision of the Sector Manager for West Africa and Nigeria who reports to the Director, Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department. The incumbent's main responsibilities include:Conduct technical and sectoral studies for the preparation of Country Diagnostic Notes and Country Strategy Plans (CSPs) with Human Capital as a priority in West Africa and Nigeria.Providing technical expertise and guidance on the Bank's strategic positioning and comparative advantage in human capital development and support the development of a strong pipeline in Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) aligned with the goals of the JfYA, SEPA Action Plan, SQHIA and Multisectoral Nutrition Action Plan.Develop a lending and pipeline program for the delivery and co-financing of bankable human capital development projects to meet the Africa Development Fund (ADF) and CSP priority project delivery commitments.Support country managers as a deep sector expert on human capital development, providing technical assistance and policy advice to Regional Member Countries.Supervise and manage the portfolio of human capital operations as approved by the Board, ensuring portfolio quality key performance indicators are met each year.Support high level missions, preparation of senior management briefs and implementation of special initiatives as may be assigned by the sector and country managers. KEY FUNCTIONS: Under the supervision of the Sector Manager, West Africa and Nigeria, working together with units in the Bank's ecosystem, the incumbent's duties include:Take the lead in the Bank's assessment of social and macroeconomic developments, monitoring structural reforms and policy dialogue regarding relevant and quality skills development, creating decent jobs for youth and investing in quality health infrastructure.Support the Bank's country dialogue and business development missions under the leadership of sector and country managers.Plan and manage economic sector work to effectively contribute to Country Diagnostic Notes and Country Strategy Plans (CSPs) for business development dialogue on human capital projects.Contribute to the midterm and end of term Country Strategy Paper (CSP) Completion Reports and Country Portfolio Performance Reviews (CPPR).Plan, conduct supervision mission and deal with human capital development project management issues to meet the Bank's key performance indicators on portfolio management.Contribute to audits and progress review meetings for the indicative operating program (IOP), lending program and active portfolio management.Facilitate strategic, technical assistance and co-financing partnerships with multilateral development banks and other cooperating partners to increase the scale and impact of Bank projects.Asist in coordinate the human capital task mangers in West Africa and Nigeria.Identify and nurture strategic partnerships with multilateral and bilateral donors to support human capital development.Undertake any other duties as may be assigned by the Sector Manager, Director and Director Generals for West Africa and Nigeria. COMPETENCIES (skills, experience, and knowledge):Hold at least a master's degree in economics, business management, social development or related fields.Have a minimum of seven (7) years relevant professional experience in program/project design and implementation in the areas of technical vocational education and skills development, enterprise development and health infrastructure investments.Previous experience working in multilateral financial institutions or similar large organizations, and performing such roles as project preparing, appraising, supervising, or implementing donor funded projects.Proven planning and organizational skills, with ability to think strategically and rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations.Strong research/analytical skills in one of the following areas: skills development and youth employment development policy formulation, project management, or donors' coordination, with ability to strategically and rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions andrecommendation.Ability to understand complex problems in education, skills development, youth employment, gender, population, and poverty related aspects, to identify key issues and recommend pragmatic solutions.Strong understanding of multi-sector approaches and gaps in education, skills development, youth employment, gender, population and poverty related aspects and social development.Demonstrable knowledge and experience in preparing, evaluating, and managing the implementation of donor-funded projects.Knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral agencies, development partners in the country will be an asset.Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French. A working knowledge of English would be an added advantage.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable. THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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19/07/2024
African Development Bank

Operations Analyst Officer, RDGC - PL6

Cameroon, Centre , Yaoundé

THE BANK: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 81 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 (2024 – 2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), 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. The Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision. THE COMPLEX:The Bank has reorganized and is developing the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex whose major objective is to build regional capabilities and bring responsibility for client activities closer to the regions. Five Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs have been created, each run by a Director General: Southern Africa, North Africa, West Africa; East Africa, and Central Africa. Each is headed by a Director General HIRING DEPARTMENT/COUNTRY OFFICE:The Bank's various country offices report to one of the five (5) regional development, integration and business delivery platforms. The platform oversees a group of country and liaison offices, as well as countries where the Bank does not have offices. The Deputy Director General reports to the Director General on the region's activities to which they are assigned. Each hub will host relevant operations, project implementation and business development functions and administrative capacity in a shared service for rapid deployment to individual countries, to contribute to the Bank's effectiveness on the ground.The African Development Bank's country offices were created to enhance strategic dialogue between the Bank, governments and other stakeholders; improve project portfolio performance and ensure aid coordination with other development partners. THE POSITION:The objective of Operations Analyst Officer will be to support a team of different operations professionals including Task Managers, Country Programme Officers (CPOs), Country Economists (CES) and other Specialists in the implementation of their operational work programmes. The Operations Analyst's responsibilities will include collecting, analysing, and providing data and data analysis that are necessary for the execution of the work programme. The Operations Analyst may also be assigned to Directors General / Deputy Director General and/or Regional Operations Managers as it is required within the operational need and determined from time to time. In performing his/her functions, the Operations Analyst, will facilitate the work and decision-making for Management and Task teams in the concerned Department. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the Supervision of the RDGC Director General, the Operations Analyst Officer will:Business AnalysisWork closely with Senior Managers and Task Managers to prioritise information required to facilitate substantiated decisions or serve as input to Board Documents that originate from the regions;Conduct ad-hoc analysis as required,Carry out collection and analyses of supervision data, disbursement ledgers and procurement data of active projects in the portfolio of the Regions with special  focus on reporting on the performance of active projects and giving special attention to projects at risk;Engage different business users, subject matter experts and other critical resources during the process of gathering and analysing data requirements;Analyse data gathered according to needs expressed and create reliable data platforms;Validate information to establish its accuracy and resource reference;Database AdministrationContribute to the design and maintenance of a Database for the Region's portfolio of active and pipeline projects.Monitoring of PortfolioContinuous and/or frequent monitoring of the Region's project portfolios;ReportingContribute to the preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports on the management and performance of the Region's portfolio inclusive but not limited to loan/grant effectiveness, quality of project supervision, disbursement trends, loan cancellation, status of project implementation,  implementation of audits and the drafting of Project Completion Reports;Provide support or inputs to reports on the compliance of the Borrower with the Bank's General Conditions and covenants applicable to loans and grants;Report on accuracy and completeness of SAP data regarding the Region's portfolio.Risk ManagementAssist in ensuring that all reports and activities comply with Bank requirements in terms of Rules, Policies and Presidential Directives.Preparation of Reviews -Assist with the preparation of country portfolio reviews and project portfolio implementation supervisions.Contribute to the preparation and the monitoring of the Annual Work Program and regular updates of the Work Programs for the Region using the established or as directed schedules;Assist in the preparation of the Annual Activity Reports and Portfolio Analysis Reports.Stakeholder ManagementEstablish working relationships that facilitate the gathering of information, data & relevant documents that assist in providing the necessary report or document or terms of reference as required by superiors;Championing the Complex / Regional Mandate and PurposeProviding direct and indirect operational support that contribute to the Country or Regional output and mandate. COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Economics, Business Management, Information Technology or in a related discipline.Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant professional experience in compiling management information, data analysis and formulation of data models.Demonstrated experience in Data Management in Development or similar organizations.Proficiency in the design of graphs (bar charts, pie charts, etc.) and other visual representations in data analysis reports and PowerPoint presentations.Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.Comprehensive understanding of projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learned & critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices of other similar institutions.Acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa.Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors to drive data management at a country and regional level.Possesses knowledge of the organization's systems and capabilities and an ability to analyse business operations for further understanding of possible strengths and weaknesses which help to facilitate informed decision making.Ability to make effective, timely and well-determined actions and/or intervention for results delivery.Project Management - Competency in project cycle management.Private Sector experience will be an added advantage.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Practical knowledge of SAP systems will be an advantage THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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19/07/2024
African Development Bank

Division Manager, French and English Translation (TCLS1) - PL2

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan

THE BANK: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 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank's development agenda is delivering financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. To sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2024-2033) 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. THE COMPLEX:The Vice-Presidency, Technology and Corporate Services (TCVP), serves as the cornerstone for the Bank's technological and corporate service initiatives. Dedicated to efficiency and client satisfaction, TCVP is tasked with the design, development, and delivery of superior information technology solutions and corporate services. Its responsibilities range from the strategic development and implementation of the Bank's IT systems, cybersecurity, and business continuity plans to the management of real estate assets, procurement, corporate travel, and language services. Through its leadership, TCVP ensures these critical functions are executed in alignment with the Bank's mission, enhancing overall institutional effectiveness. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:The Language Services Department is responsible for ensuring quality translation of major Bank documents primarily into English and French, but also into Arabic and Portuguese, as well as other languages as required, providing high-standard interpretation in English and French or Arabic and Portuguese, editing documents meant for publication and ensuring quality, analysing and evaluating strategic choices and making relevant recommendations on the use of English and French within the Bank Group, reviewing, updating and implementing practical guidelines and procedures for the efficient delivery of language services, assisting partner organizations eliciting the Bank's assistance in establishing, restructuring or improving their language services, and promoting bilingualism to enhance communication among staff and with the Bank's clients and partners.Within the Language Services Department, the mandate of the French and English Translation Division is to provide high-level translation services by ensuring quality translation of all Bank documents primarily into and from the Bank's working languages (French from English), and occasionally Arabic and Portuguese, as well as editing key documents such as the Bank Group's Annual Report in English and French. THE POSITION:The Manager, French and English Translation Division, is charged with developing a strategic approach to defining, planning, organizing, coordinating and leading the activities of the Division to enable the Department to provide high-level translation and editing services in support of the Bank's development mandate for Africa. KEY FUNCTIONS:Reporting directly to the Director of the Language Services Department, the Division Manager oversees all Bank translation activities, provides advisory services, and steers strategic thinking on translation and editing. The incumbent will perform the following key functions:Manage the French and English Translation Division of the Bank.Set objectives, formulate policies, establish priorities, define and monitor the key performance indicators of the Division.Plan, organize and coordinate all translation and editing activities.Optimize the use of the Division's human, financial and technological resources.Monitor and enforce performance and efficiency targets.Lead Bank-wide advocacy to promote and encourage staff through training and sensitization to use both official languages of the Bank to strike a reasonable balance in the production of documents in French and English.Monitor best practices in the industry and, as appropriate, liaise with counterparts in other organizations.Promote the sharing of best practices in translation, interpretation and editing.Assess the training needs of staff in the Division, monitor and evaluate their performance, and recommend personnel actions to the Vice President.Oversee the installation and configuration of the Division's computer-aided translation (CAT) and other language tools and coordinate the development of terminological databases and translation memories.Oversee editing Bank-wide with a focus on the Bank's flagship documents and ensure that the quality of editing is commensurate with the Institution's Style Guide.Oversee collaboration with in-house authors and external consultants to ensure that they meet specific aspects of editorial policy and practice in preparing Bank documents.Supervise the alignment of editing in the Bank to ISO Standard 9001:2015 on Quality Management System.Champion translating and editing best practices in the Bank. COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):At least a Master's degree in Translation, Modern Languages or related disciplines.A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant working experience in a multilateral finance institution or a similar organization, three (3) of which in a managerial or highly supervisory position.Proven experience in managing and successfully supervising a team with a high volume of work and very short deadline requirements.Evidence of certification following editing or publishing training.Proven knowledge of computer-assisted translation and AI-backed tools.Proven experience in leading teams to deliver under pressure.Ability to arbitrate with requesters and service providers to enhance translation service delivery.Capacity to perform exceptionally in a multicultural and complex environment and maintain harmonious working relations.Proven strong managerial, interpersonal and communication skills; strong negotiating skills and ability to think strategically.Ability to deliver an efficient and effective service on time at an acceptable cost.Demonstrated a high level of integrity, discretion and confidentiality.Ability to communicate at a high level (written and oral) in English and French. Proficiency in another continental language (Arabic, Portuguese or Spanish) will be an advantage.Practical knowledge of standard MS Office Suite used in the Bank. THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED AS AN INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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09/07/2024
African Development Bank

Chief Regional Funds Coordinator - PL3

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

THE BANK: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 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries) and 27 non-regional member countries. The Bank's development agenda is delivering financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. To sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2023 – 2032) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified, namely: energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is seeking to build a team that will lead the successful implementation of its Ten-Year Strategy and High Fives. THE COMPLEX:Within the Regional Development, Integration, and Business Delivery Complex, the Bank has five (5) Regional Development and Business Delivery Offices, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central. The Regional Development and Business Delivery Offices are headed by Director Generals. The Complex also includes a dedicated directorate for Nigeria, a department for Transition States, and a Regional Integration Coordination Office.One of the key mandates of the Complex is the implementation of the Regional Integration Strategic Framework. The Regional Integration Strategic Framework is the Bank's overarching strategy to support the operationalization of Integrate Africa, Agenda 2063, and the African Continental Free Trade Area. It aims to accelerate the free flow of goods, services, people, and capital across Africa. The Regional Integration Strategic Framework is underpinned by large-scale investments in regional infrastructure, especially energy, transport, water, and information and communications technology. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:As the custodian of Integrate Africa, the Regional Integration Coordination Office helps ensure strategic, programmatic, and operational coherence, as well as the efficient and transparent allocation of resources for regional operations and regional public goods.In close collaboration with the Joint Secretariat Support Office, the department supports high-level policy dialogue with the African Union Commission, the Regional Economic Communities, the Secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area, and related intergovernmental organizations to streamline cooperation mechanisms, drive investments, and promote reforms that accelerate the implementation of Agenda 2063, Integrate Africa, and the Africa Continental Free Trade Area.Internally, the department helps mainstream regional integration into Bank strategies and operations. It monitors the performance of the regional integration portfolio, generates lessons-learned through periodic reviews, and provides strategic, policy, and operational insights to senior management to improve performance.  The department also pioneers the design, publication, and maintenance of flagship analytical products and advocacy tools such as the Africa Visa Openness Index and the Africa Regional Integration Index. THE POSITION:The position of Chief Regional Funds Coordinator reports to the Director of the Regional Integration Coordination Office. The position is key to the attainment of the Bank's Integrate Africa agenda.The incumbent provides specialized advisory support in managing the regional envelope, a multibillion-dollar allocation from the African Development Fund for financing regional operations and regional public goods in low-income countries. This includes responsibilities in co-financing and portfolio management. He/She also manages the day-to-day activities of the regional operations' secretariat and works closely with sector departments (transport, energy, water, and agriculture), the regional integration coordinators, and regional program officers, to continuously generate a robust, multi-year pipeline of transformative regional operations and regional public goods.The Chief Regional Funds Coordinator also provides thought leadership in resource mobilization, particularly co-financing and parallel financing related to regional integration. He/She will be expected to develop specialized analytical products that are operationally relevant and enhance the Bank's role as a knowledge broker in financing regional operations. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the general guidance and supervision of the Director, Regional Integration, the Chief Regional Funds Coordinator will perform the following duties and responsibilities:Provide policy, technical, and operational advice to the Director on all matters pertaining to resources mobilization and portfolio issues for Integrate Africa. Manage the day-to-day operations of the regional operations' secretariat, including overseeing the call for proposals of the regional envelope and related prioritization exercises, in accordance with prevailing rules and guidelines.Monitor and regularly reports on the performance of the Bank's regional integration portfolio.Provide high-level technical inputs for the mid-term reviews and replenishment exercises of the African Development Fund.Work proactively with sector departments (particularly transport, energy, agriculture, and water) and regional offices to generate a robust, multi-year pipeline of transformative regional operations and regional public goods.Provide technical and operational support in the design, financing, and implementation of flagship regional operations and regional public goods.Initiate, build, nurture, and strengthen existing partnerships and coalitions outside of the Bank, especially with potential co-financiers such as development partners and finance institutions, bilateral agencies, philanthropies, and institutional investors.Promote innovative financial models for regional infrastructure finance through increased blending of public and private capital, concessional and non-concessional financing instruments, including guarantee products.Represents the Bank in regional and global forums and performs high-level engagement and dialogue with senior government officials to support the Bank's resource mobilization efforts. COMPETENCIES (Qualifications, Experience & Skills):A minimum of a master's degree in Economics, International Relations/Trade, Law, Finance, Social or any other related international development fields.A minimum of 7 years' relevant experience at increasingly technical levels. Experience in regional integration, regional policy dialogue, infrastructure finance, and project management is highly desired.Demonstrated teamwork and communications skills and ability to manage diverse teams.Solid understanding of the architecture of global development finance, especially concessional finance, and related instruments and products.Strong capacity to analyse actions from the perspectives of stakeholders, including regional member countries, regional economic communities, development partners, and private sector, and to translate strategic thinking into compelling action plansDemonstrated ability to take prudent business risks and make effective, timely and well-determined decisions.Competence in the use of Bank standard software applications (SAP, Microsoft Office, Collaboration Suites).Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language. THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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09/07/2024
African Development Bank

Principal Country Programme Officer - PL4

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

THE BANK:Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank's development agenda is to deliver the financial and technical support for transformative interventions that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In addition to providing finance, the Bank is Africa's voice on global economic, financial and development issues, a role that has taken significant importance in light of increasing global integration and interconnected risks. The Bank has prioritized five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate developmental impacts for Africa: Light Up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the Quality of Life of the People of Africa. The Bank is building a world class senior management team to lead the successful implementation of the vision  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 will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank's Regional Directorates and Country Offices.THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:The various Country Office falls within one of the five (5) Regions of the Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs. The Regional Hubs oversee a combination of country and liaison offices, as well as non-presence countries. The Director General of the regional hub is accountable of the specific African region and is supported by a Deputy Director General (DDG). The Regional Directorates hold the administrative capabilities and relevant sectoral functions to 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 agenda. Country Offices of the African Development Bank have been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank, Governments and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners. Each country office is headed by a Country Manager.  THE POSITION:The principal Country Programme Officer (CPO) will work closely with the Director General (DG) or Deputy Director General (DDG) responsible for the region or the Country Manager to support Programme Implementation and Monitoring. The job of the Country Program Officer ensures quality portfolio performance in regional member countries and provides specialized expertise to Country Managers and Director Generals within a robust multi-sector project work program.  The CPO leads the Country Portfolio Performance Review (CPPRs) processes including holding the CPPR workshop and updates of the Country Portfolio Improvement Plans (CPIPs) and oversees all aspects of assigned country/countries work program, including lending, non-lending, portfolio quality and implementation and the preparation of country strategic products. The role requires the continuous follow-ups with relevant task managers and members of the ecosystem and prepare Country or Regional Portfolio improvement plans. This job is also the repository for all information associated with portfolio management and country programming in the assigned country/countries.  The CPO also acts as the Office in Charge for the Country Manager.  KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the supervision of the DG/DDG or the Country Manager, the Country Programme Officer undertakes the following duties and responsibilities:Coordination, monitoring and management of portfolio and operational activitiesPreparation of reports - Periodically undertake portfolio review meetings including preparation of portfolio reports and related reports.Prepare periodic reports on the implementation of the country office work program and highlight the bottlenecks and proposed solutions.Prepare Board Rolling Agenda (BRAG) submissions, including monthly updates, for delivery of the annual lending program.Budget Management - Lead budget process within the Work Program Agreement and play a coordination role for the preparation and execution of the country work program and portfolio related activities in country office budget.Coordination - Coordinate overall portfolio management and operations programming.Monitoring - Follow-up and manage portfolio and operational activities.Follow-up on Independent Evaluation (IDEV) and Internal Audit (PAGL) country/project audit reports and recommendations.Project & Work Program Management - Work with Sector leads responsible for specific projects to ensure policy compliance and readiness of pipeline of operations, and monitoring preparedness of the Indicative Operational Program (IOP) and lending program. Ensure quality of pipeline delivery.Serve as Secretary to the Country Team.Relationship Management - Serve as a corporate relationship manager for the Bank at the level of the Country office/Regional Hub.Serve as the focal point and spokesman on operational issues between the Country office/Regional Hub and external constituencies and borrowers.Compliance Management - Ensure that activity reports and audit reports comply with Bank requirements and are submitted on time.Ensure that the recommendations of supervision, portfolio review and audit missions are implemented.Provide effective oversight to project task teams on quality and compliance with Bank operational processes and procedures (including referring them to the relevant responsible staff in fiduciary, legal, safeguards, or other specialized areas).Oversee and support the work of Sector staff in undertaking CPPR processes with the Government and other DPs.Undertake quality control of key documents, participate in dialogue with Government, Regional or Country Economic Communities as required, and follow up on agreed actions.Support the DG/DDG or the Country Manager in ensuring country office team members actions comply with Bank Ethics, Regulations, Policies and guidance.Provide input to the preparation portfolio related to country briefs for Annual Meetings and visits of senior management and other briefs to Management including MOS and Quarterly Work Program Meetings.Coordination of Non-Lending ActivitiesAdvice the DG/DDG or the Country Manager on strategic options as required to improve revenue generation and/or cost efficiencies. Work closely with the DG/DDG or the Country Manager and provide input to the yearly business planning and budgeting process, by considering the assigned Country's needs & advising to ensure that work programmes are well constructed and aligned with Bank's priorities and initiatives.Provide support in administering the Analytic and Advisory Activities and lending operations at various stages of preparation and provide inputs on such documentation. This function focuses on reviewing and assessing concept notes, draft appraisal reports, other operations documents and final outputs.Stakeholder ManagementUnder the guidance of the DG/DDG or the Country Manager, establish and strategically manage solid working relationships with the assigned country's government, development partners, clients and key stakeholders.Support the DG/DDG or the Country Manager to manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are able to accept handover products.Actively support the DG/DDG or the Country Manager to manage relationships with government and other Development Partners (DPs).Advise on and lead initiatives and strategies to foster effective and strong relationships with Government, Private Sector and DPS.Lead the CPPRs process and regular updates of the CPIPs with the relevant Regional Economic Communities (RECs)/Government and other DPs that include responsibility for quality control of key documents, taking part in dialogue with RECs/Government and following up on agreed actions.Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of project outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance).Knowledge ManagementActively interact with task managers/relevant Bank units and the Project Implementation Units (PIUs)/government agencies to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the portfolio management.Provide feedback to the DG/DDG or the Country Manager on Bank policies, strategies and operational procedures, with an aim towards continuous improvement of Bank policies implementation.Incorporate lessons learned in project development and implementation.AfDB VisibilitySupport the Country's efforts to improve the Bank's visibility in the region and lead the preparation of communication materials showcasing results and impact of the operations in the country.Represent and provide visibility when and where required for and including through organizing/participating in high profile events such as senior level visits, interviews, seminars, business events and conferences.Quality ManagementFocus on ensuring high quality and performance of the Country's portfolio.Provides inputs for Project Concept Notes (PCNs) and Project Appraisal Reports (PARs) and carry out Readiness Reviews,Work jointly with relevant country teams and managers to finalise country KPIs and monitor the country KPI targets.Play a key role and advise within the assigned Country on economic, political, social and other developments relevant to the Bank's operations in the country.Monitor the timely submission of Implementation Progress Reports (IPRs) and Project Completion Reports (PCRs).  COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture/Forestry, Business Administration, Public Administration and knowledge of development issues.Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the formulation and implementation of policies, programs and projects either within the Bank, with a similar development institution or the public service.Experience in the practice of procurement of goods/works, and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions.Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.Relevant and required experience gained on the African continent.Experience gained within multilateral development finance institutions.Demonstrated experience in the preparation and/or review of operations in a multilateral financial institution.Within 12 months upon assumption of duty, the incumbent will be required to complete the Operations Gateway and Pathway courses as required by this function.Behavioral Competencies:Innovation & CreativityClient OrientationExcellent interpersonal skillsExcellent Communication skillsProfessional ExpertiseRelationship management skillsInfluencing skillsDecisivenessTakes Initiative/Spotting Opportunity/Pushing StrategyHighly organised & structuredTechnical Competencies:Business AcumenComprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, issue management strategy, communication management strategy, with an acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa.Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors and solve issues with sectors and ecosystem.Operational Effectiveness skills using all the systems, procedures and culture within the organization for required results delivery.Implementing Strategy Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable projects and programs.NegotiationHighly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external, and understands when and how to apply tact, influence, maintain a hard line, make or break contacts, understand unwritten lines of influence and conduct oneself accordingly. Executing for ResultsHigh level of expertise in managing portfolio performanceMake effective, timely and well-determined interventions for results delivery.Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural and distributed organization.Client and results orientation, with strong analytical and communication (both verbally and in writing) skills, responsiveness, sense of accuracy and attention to detail.Ability to build successful teams, relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.Managerial/Leadership competencies:Ability to provide comprehensive thought Leadership on Programme Delivery and related issuesMentorship/Coaching SkillsPeople Management skillsAbility to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, depending on the official language of the country of duty station, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language. For certain duty stations, the position may require fluency in Arabic, or Portuguese, or Spanish in addition to one of the official Bank's languages (English/French).Competence in the use of standard MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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09/07/2024
African Development Bank

Principal Compliance Officer - PL4

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

THE BANK:Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 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 (2024 – 2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely Light up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. THE COMPLEX:The Board of Directors provides oversight and strategic direction to the African Development Bank Group. It is composed of Executive Directors who are representatives of the African Development Bank member countries. Specifically the Board is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, and carries out the following functions: (1) determine the general structure of the Bank's services; (2) approve the financing policy and take decisions concerning loans, guarantees, equity investments and fund loans by the Bank; (3) determine the interest rates of loans and guarantee commissions; (4) approve the Bank's operations program and administrative budget; (5) prepare the work of the Board of Governors; and (6) submit accounts and annual reports, as well as the administrative budgets for the approval of the Board of Governors. The Board does its work through a series of permanent Committees that review and discuss policy and program documents and make appropriate recommendations to the whole Board. The Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV); Independent Recourse Mechanism (BIRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR) report to the Board. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:The Independent Recourse Mechanism (IRM) is the Bank's independent accountability mechanism and aims to provide fair, independent and effective recourse and remedy to individuals, workers and communities who are adversely impacted by AfDB-funded projects. It also seeks to identify potential areas via the complaints-handling process where the Bank can further strengthen its policies, procedures and/or practices in support of sustainable development, ensuring that "no one is left behind". The IRM is responsible for handling complaints from external stakeholders and investigating the Bank's compliance with its own policies and procedures related to its operations. These policies include, but are not limited to, the Bank's Disclosure and Access to Information Policy and the Integrated Safeguards System.The IRM's administrative set up and functions are governed by the IRM Enabling Resolution and Operating Rules and Procedures which were initially approved by the AfDB's Boards of Directors in June 2006 and have been revised four times since. The current IRM Enabling Resolution and Operating Rules and Procedures have been in effect since June 2021.The IRM has three main functions: compliance review (investigation), problem-solving (mediation) and an advisory function. The IRM also carries out outreach, capacity building and knowledge management activities. The compliance review and the problem-solving are stakeholder-focused and their purpose is mainly to redress harm caused to people or the environment as well as to bring a project which is subject to a complaint into compliance with the applicable Bank Group policies and procedures. The advisory function is institutionally focused and aims at enhancing institutional learning across the organizational structure of the Bank. The IRM also carries out outreach activities, which focus on enhancing the visibility of the IRM among people affected by projects (PAPs), government institutions, projects implementation units (PIUs) and civil society organizations (CSOs). THE POSITION:The Principal Accountability/Compliance Officer is a professional in the unit who provides support to the IRM, in all matters pertaining to the fulfillment of its mission, and the complaints handling process in particular (primarily participating in compliance review cases but also dealing with problem solving/dispute resolution cases when needed). KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the supervision of the Director of the IRM, the duties and responsibilities of the Principal Compliance Officer includes:Compliance Reviews (Investigations)Assess complaints received by IRM and assigned to the officer to determine if they pose retaliation risks (which can then be addressed) and meet the criteria to be registered for Compliance review. Once registered, consolidate all project records for drafting and distribution of notice of registration of request to the Complainants, Management and the Boards of Directors.Liaise with stakeholders including Complainants and Management to verify any issues raised by their response(s) to the issues of the complaint and integrate their views in the complaint eligibility assessment draft report and the final eligibility report to be submitted to the Boards of Directors.Coordinate and participate in IRM compliance review missions assigned by IRM Director, carry out desk reviews and interviews with all relevant stakeholders, and consolidate the key findings of these missions along with the IRM recommendations in compliance review reports to be submitted to IRM Director for approval prior to the Boards of Directors for consideration.Provide opinions to IRM Director on policy interpretations when requested and participate in consultations to help Management prepare its remedial action plans based on the recommendations made by the IRM.Coordinate annual IRM monitoring of implementation of Management Action Plans approved by the Boards of Directors assigned to the officer, including review of these plans, preparing draft monitoring reports, participating in monitoring missions when needed, substantively contributing to the submission of these monitoring reports to the Boards of Directors.Liaise with Management and other stakeholders in handling compliance review and monitoring activities.Coordinate with the Problem-solving Officer in all matters pertaining to conversion of a complaint from problem-solving into compliance review and/or handling complaints registered for both compliance review and problem solving.Liaise with IRM Complaints Registrar to regularly update the IRM Register of Complaints for cases handled through compliance review and all other related compliance activities organized inside and outside the Bank.Provide support to the Director in the selection, procurement and contracting of consultants.Provide technical support to the Director in all matters pertaining to the IRM activities from planning, assessment, conceptualization to reporting and monitoring.Liaise with the IRM Outreach, Communication and Knowledge Management Officer to disseminate timely updated information on compliance review processes and reports.Prepare comprehensive eligibility assessment reports and compliance review reports.Liaise with other Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) when complaints being handled by IRM relate to co-financed projects for which the IAM of the co-financing institution has received a similar complaint.Ensure communications with the complainants and other relevant stakeholders throughout the complaints-handling process.Support the development and maintenance of a database of technical experts, consultants, interpreters or facilitators who can be called upon by the IRM in its work.Supervise the work of staff, consultants, interns, and other short-term staff designated to work on compliance reviews cases. Problem-Solving / Mediation / Dispute Resolution Provide technical assistance and support to problem-solving cases undertaken by the IRM on an 'as-needed' basis (including providing analysis and advice on safeguards and international norms), preparing technical support (i.e. interpretation of safeguards, etc.), participation in missions, and preparing eligibility assessment drafts, etc when needed. mplementation of IRM's Work ProgramProvide input and help in the development of the annual work program and the drafting of IRM's annual Accountability Report.Track elements of the work program that fall under the remit of the complaints-handling functions to ensure on-going and adequate progress on the workplan and identify any slippages or problematic areas.Outreach and Knowledge ManagementLiaise with the IRM's Outreach, Communication and Knowledge Management Officer in all activities relating to preparation of publications and other multi-media products, on cases assigned to the officer.Present the complaints-handling functions and/or case studies during IRM outreach activities when requested by the IRM Director.Draft relevant communication products such as blog articles, social media posts and case studies for IRM website, newsletters or social media platforms.Draft relevant sections on compliance reviews and compliance review cases in the IRM annual reports including lessons and emerging trends from complaints-handling cases.  IRM Policy Reviews  Contribute to overall amendments of IRM rules and procedures during the quadrennial mandatory reviews of the IRM including the rules and procedures relating to the operationalization of IRM's complaint-handling processes.Draft and provide technical advice in formulation of IRM internal guidelines.Represent IRM in taskforces assigned to update relevant policies guidelines of the Bank.General Support RoleSupport compliance reviews, advisory, problem-solving, outreach, capacity building, and knowledge management activities.Support the IRM's Case Management Officer to prepare Notices of Registration of Requests/Complaints for publication on IRM's public registry.Establish and maintain relevant standard operating procedures and workflows.Draft and provide technical advice in formulation of IRM internal templates, guidelines.Provide meaningful feedback and advice to colleagues on various written texts, presentations, etc.COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge)Holds at least a master's degree in law, Economics, Environmental Law, International Development, Business Studies, Operations Research or related fields.A minimum of 6 years of relevant and progressive professional experience in compliance, development work, non-financial audit/assurance, or other related fields and suitable experience carrying out research particularly on topics of: environment, social, involuntary resettlement, economics, human rights in public and/or private sector fields in developing countries, preferably in Africa.Previous experience with independent accountability mechanism or similar types of roles including non-financial auditing, investigations, compliance functions, management system audits, arbitration, mediation, monitoring and evaluation, social and environmental impact assessment, etcExcellent knowledge of development institution's policies, guidelines and procedures.Excellent operations experience within multilateral development institutions, preferably on both public and private sector operations.Superior leadership qualities, technical excellence and first-rate interpersonal and follow-up skills.Strong analytical and strategic capabilities.Demonstrated ability to produce high quality work on a variety of issues with very short deadlines, to take prudent risks and make effective and timely decisions.Solid experience in providing advisory or technical opinions on matters associated with international development projects and programs.Good understanding of the key trends in social and environmental impacts and accountability.Ability to develop articulate and well researched arguments in communications and reportsAbility to analyse and synthesize lessons learned, emerging trends, issues, and systemic concerns in development activities and report on them.Ability to identify and report on pitfalls and risks inherent in the design and implementation of development projects and programs particular on social and environmental issues, and interpreting them based on the applicable policies and procedures.Capable and methodical reasoning and ability to convince others when there are differences of opinion.Outstanding analytical and advisory skills to deliver impactful recommendations.Ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with stakeholders by gaining their trust and respect through quality work and responsive engagement.Ability to deal with confidential and sensitive issues in complex institutional settings in a multi-cultural environment.Ability to supervise projects, teams and coordinate complex multi-tasks assignments.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point); knowledge of integrated document management system and/or quantitative and qualitative data analysis packages is an added advantage. THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED AS AN INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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09/07/2024
African Development Bank

Director, Gender, Women and Civil Society - EL5

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

THE BANK:Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 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 (2024 – 2033) 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, regional integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. THE COMPLEX:The Vice Presidency for Agriculture, Human, and Social Development is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank's Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priorities of "Feed Africa" and "Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa". The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; and (iv) represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of "Feed Africa" and "Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa". THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Within the Complex, the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across Complexes on Gender and Civil Society engagement issues. The Department ensures strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhances monitoring and management of performance, and strengthens the focus on results.  The Department also houses a number of special initiatives including the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA), a flagship program of the Bank that aims to bridge the gender gap in access to finance and unleash women's entrepreneurial capacity across the continent.  THE POSITION:Under the general supervision of the Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, the Director, Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is responsible for the strategic implementation of the department's objectives and the delivery of operations related to financial inclusion.   KEY FUNCTIONS:Provide intellectual and strategic leadership to the Gender, Women and, Civil Society agenda for the Bank Group, working across technical, geographic and institutional boundaries to support the delivery of development solutions to a diverse range of clients.Oversee the bank-wide implementation of the AFAWA initiative, in partnership with relevant internal and external partners with strong involvement in the design of financial tools and innovative methods to ensure financial inclusion.Develop innovative and first-class financial tools in line with commercial banking norms to promote women access to financing opportunities and investments.Build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and engage at the senior-most levels to coordinate and mobilize resources to achieve the Bank Group's strategic goals. Lead the implementation of the Bank Group's strategic framework on gender equality and women empowerment, ensuring the mainstreaming of gender across the Group's portfolio from project design to implementation, including M&E mechanisms.Lead the implementation of the Bank Group's strategic framework on Civil Society engagement, to institutionalize strategic partnership with the sector from policy dialogue to project implementation.Develop a pipeline of high impact research and Economic & Sector Work on Gender, Women and Civil society to support evidence-based policy dialogue and advisory services.Coordinate the Bank Group's relationships with external partners to enhance collaboration and share best practices on the gender equality, women empowerment through women entrepreneurship and financial access and civil society engagement agenda in Africa and the world.Advise the Bank Group on emerging matters of strategic, policy and institutional significance related to the Gender, Women and Civil Society agenda across its activities.  COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):A minimum of a Master's degree in Gender, Economic Development, Business Administration, Management or other related disciplines. Proven experience with commercial and/or investment banking system in Africa.Have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressive experience in development in an international organization or similar institution in the financial services sector, commercial or investment banking, academia or civil society, with preferably five (5) years of experience at a managerial level.A solid knowledge and good grasp of socio-economic and development issues in Africa.Demonstrated ability to take prudent business risks, develop innovative approaches and make effective, timely and well-determined decisions.Knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries or other developing countries.Experience coordinating or leading corporate assignments across institutional boundaries.Ability to network and build partnerships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.Demonstrated strong leadership qualities and operational track record of excellence in achieving results.Ability to work independently, demonstrate creativity and innovation, and display a high level of integrity.Proven leadership and team building skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable. THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED AS AN INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem to: HR Direct HRDirect@AFDB.ORG(link sends e-mail) Apply for this position1- Regular StaffIf you are currently working at the African Development Bank as a regular staff, click on the button below to apply for this position.Apply for this position(link is external)2- External CandidateIf you are not currently working at the African Development Bank, or if you are a Short Term Staff (STS), a Technical Assistant or a Consultant at the Bank, click on the button below to apply for the position.Apply for this position(link is external)To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries. Applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are considered for further assessment will be contacted. Applicants should submit a concise Curriculum Vitae (CV) and any additional documents that may be stated as required. The President of the African Development Bank reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level.  The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. http://www.afdb.orgThe African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants' bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever . "Please note that the Bank does not accept dual nationality. Therefore, you are required to declare the nationality you would like to be considered by the Bank throughout your career, if hired. Please upload supporting Government issued IDs such as passport, National Identity Card or Certificate etc." This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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04/07/2024
African Development Bank

Evaluation Officer - PL6

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

THE BANK:Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 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 (2024 – 2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely Light up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.  THE COMPLEX:The Board of Directors provides oversight and strategic direction to the African Development Bank Group. It is composed of Executive Directors who are representatives of the African Development Bank member countries. Specifically the Board is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, and carries out the following functions: (1) determine the general structure of the Bank's services; (2) approve the financing policy and take decisions concerning loans, guarantees, equity investments and fund loans by the Bank; (3) determine the interest rates of loans and guarantee commissions; (4) approve the Bank's operations program and administrative budget; (5) prepare the work of the Board of Governors; and (6) submit accounts and annual reports, as well as the administrative budgets for the approval of the Board of Governors. The Board does its work through a series of permanent Committees that review and discuss policy and program documents and make appropriate recommendations to the whole Board. The Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR) report to the Board.  THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:The overarching mission of the African Development Bank's Independent Development Evaluation is to enhance the development effectiveness of the Bank and foster sustainable growth and poverty reduction in its regional member countries through independent and influential evaluations, oversight over self-evaluation processes and products, and proactive engagement in evaluation partnerships and knowledge-sharing activities. To support the Bank Group in achieving greater development effectiveness, the independent evaluation function has adopted three core objectives:Contribute to enhanced learning in the Bank and regional member countries to improve current and future policies, strategies, programs, projects, and processes.Provide a basis for accountability to the public and to member countries by documenting the use and results of the Bank Group's assistance.Promote an evaluation culture in the Bank and regional member countries to encourage a focus on development results, learning, and continuous quality improvement.The core mandate of Independent Development Evaluation is to conduct independent evaluation studies, provide relevant lessons, develop and harmonize standards and practices, support evaluation capacity development together with partner agencies and attest to the validity of both processes and the results of African Development Bank's self-evaluation activities. Independent Development Evaluation also collaborates and exchanges information with bilateral and multilateral development agencies' evaluation departments and undertakes joint evaluation of co-financed projects and programs.Independent Development Evaluation has three divisions: The Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth; Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization; and Integration Evaluations Division (IDEV.1), the Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Corporate and Country Evaluations Division (IDEV.2) and the Knowledge Management, Outreach and Capacity Development Division (IDEV.3). The Divisions 1 and 2 focus on undertaking evaluations whilst Division 3 works on Knowledge Management, Outreach and Capacity Development. THE POSITION:The evaluation officer contributes to the delivery of the division work program by leading components of evaluations, participating in evaluation teams, and supporting work program implementation and IDEV's quality assurance activities. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager IDEV1 the Evaluation Officer will:Contribute to or undertake Evaluation Activities: Design (including literature review, evaluation question framing, approach, data sources and methods), conduct and report on evaluations in accordance with the Bank's Evaluation Policy and Strategy and international evaluation standards (e.g., OECD DAC evaluation standards and the Evaluation Cooperation Group (ECG) Good Practice Standards).Contribute to Meta-Evaluations and Meta-Analyses; design, data collection, analysis, and reporting.Contribute to updating the IDEV evaluation quality standards, and quality assurance processes, tools and capacity.Contribute to the capture and dissemination of evaluation results and lessons learned, and also to the follow-up of IDEV evaluation recommendations.Contribute to the effective and efficient management of evaluation human and financial resources especially in ensuring timely data gathering, analysis and reporting.Promote the mandate of the evaluation function and contribute to the creation of an evaluation culture in the Bank and in Regional Member Countries (RMCs).Contribute to positioning IDEV as an innovator and leading-edge among other multilateral institutions and to maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Bank's Evaluation Function.Contribute to building strategic alliances and partnerships with key stakeholders within and outside the Bank to further the Evaluation Function's mandate and engage in evaluation communities of practice within and outside the Bank.Contribute to the preparation of IDEV's three-year rolling work programme and annual report.Perform any other assigned tasks.  COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge)Holds at least a Master's degree in Economics, Development Evaluation, Evaluation Science, Finance (Economic Finance; Financial Market Analysis), Business Administration, Sociology, Development, Statistics, Policy Analysis, Public administration, Infrastructure or Private and Financial Sector Development, or related field.Also holds a certificate in development evaluation, or development oriented research and/or program/project planning, management and evaluation (desirable).A minimum of four (4) years' experience in designing, conducting, managing and reporting development evaluation/research studies.Significant knowledge in quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation methods.Broad knowledge of evaluation theories and practice including evaluation needs assessment, design and implementation.Operational and field experience working in private and/or financial sector development and /or other complex development programs (desirable).Knowledge of operational/policy areas, procedures and practice of the AfDB or other multilateral development Banks and/or other international development agencies.Operational experience relating, in particular, to areas covered by IDEV 1 (private sector, infrastructure (including transport, ICT, urban development, water and sanitation), industrialization, power, energy, climate change, green growth and regional integration).Experience in development planning, management and evaluation in Multilateral Development Banks or other international development agencies.Strong theoretical and operational knowledge of international development issues and theories relating, in particular, to Africa.Experience in providing strategic advice to management.Experience in managing human and financial resources.Experience to working in multidisciplinary teams, and in diverse and multi-cultural settings.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point); knowledge of integrated document management system and/or quantitative and qualitative data analysis packages is an added advantage. THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED AS AN INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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30/06/2024
African Development Bank

Senior Human Capital Development Economist - PL5

Benin, Collines , Cotonou

THE BANK: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 eighty-one member states, including fifty-four in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank's development agenda is to deliver financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty in Africa through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2024 – 2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; Power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. 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 the People of Africa". The complex objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of subject matter experts who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; and (iii) develop new financing instruments. The Vice President will function as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of "Feed Africa" and "Improve Quality of Life for the People".  THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department (AHHD), within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex (AHVP), spearheads the achievement of the High 5s on "Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa" and contributes to the other High 5s. The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department (AHHD), within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex (AHVP) contributes to the achievement of the High 5 "Improving the Quality of Life of the People of Africa" and contributes to the other High 5s through the Bank's three strategic work streams (i) The Strategy for Quality Health Infrastructure in Africa (SQHIA) 2022-2030 (ii) The Skills for Employability and Productivity in Africa Action Plan and (iii) The Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy 2016-2025. The Department has four regional sector operations (i) West Africa and Nigeria (AHHD0_RDGW_RDNG), (ii) East Africa (AHHD.1); (iii) Southern Africa (AHHD.2); and (iii) North and Central Africa (AHHD.3).  THE POSITION:The incumbent will be based in the Benin Country Office, supporting the programming, lending, and portfolio management of Human Capital Bank operations in Benin and other countries in West Africa. In this role, the incumbent will work under the supervision of the Benin Country Manager as well as the Sector Manager for West Africa and Nigeria who reports to the Director, Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department. The incumbent's main responsibilities include:Conduct technical and sectoral studies for the preparation of Country Diagnostic Notes and Country Strategy Plans (CSPs) with Human Capital as a priority in Benin and other countries in West Africa.Develop a lending and pipeline program for the delivery and co-financing of bankable human capital development projects in Benin and other countries in West Africa.Support country managers as a deep sector expert on human capital development, providing technical assistance and policy advice to Regional Member Countries.Supervise and manage the portfolio of human capital operations as approved by the Board, ensuring portfolio quality key performance indicators are met each year.Support high level missions, preparation of senior management briefs and implementation of special initiatives as may be assigned by the sector and country managers. KEY FUNCTIONS: Under the supervision of the Sector Manager, West Africa and Nigeria, in consultation with the Benin Country Office Manager, working together with units in the Bank's ecosystem, the incumbent's duties include:Support the Bank's country dialogue and business development missions under the leadership of sector and country managers.Plan and manage economic sector work to effectively contribute to Country Diagnostic Notes and Country Strategy Plans (CSPs) for business development dialogue on human capital projects.Contribute to the midterm and end of term Country Strategy Paper (CSP) Completion Reports and Country Portfolio Performance Reviews (CPPR).Plan, conduct supervision mission and deal with human capital development project management issues to meet the Bank's key performance indicators on portfolio management.Contribute to audits and progress review meetings for the indicative operating program (IOP), lending program and active portfolio management.Facilitate strategic, technical assistance and co-financing partnerships with multilateral development banks and other cooperating partners to increase the scale and impact of Bank projects.COMPETENCIES (skills, experience, and knowledge):A minimum of a Master's degree in one of the following disciplines: Economics, Economic planning, Finance, Business Administration, Skills development, Youth employment, Entrepreneurship, Poverty reduction or related fields.A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in planning, administration, or project management of economic, finance and social development initiatives.Strong research/analytical skills in one of the following areas: skills development and youth employment development policy formulation, project management, or donors' coordination, with ability to strategically and rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions andrecommendation.Ability to understand complex problems in education, skills development, youth employment, gender, population, and poverty related aspects, to identify key issues and recommend pragmatic solutions.Good knowledge of the education, skills development, youth employment, gender, population and poverty related aspects and human development issues, particularly in West Africa.Strong understanding of multi-sector approaches and gaps in education, skills development, youth employment, gender, population and poverty related aspects and social development.Demonstrable knowledge and experience in preparing, evaluating, and managing the implementation of donor-funded projects.Knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral agencies, development partners in the country will be an asset.Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French. A working knowledge of English would be an added advantage.Competence in the use of SAP packages, MS Office software is required. THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED AS A LOCAL PROFESSIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS LOCAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.ONLY APPLICANTS WHO ARE NATIONALS OF BENIN OR ARE NATIONALS OF MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE BANK WHO ALREADY HAVE A PRE-EXISTING LEGAL RIGHT TO LIVE AND WORK IN BENIN WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. THE BANK DOES NOT SPONSOR OR SUPPORT APPLICATIONS FOR WORK PERMITS AND RELOCATION IN RELATION TO THIS POST.Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem to: HR Direct HRDirect@AFDB.ORG This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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30/06/2024
African Development Bank

Principal Health Economist - PL4

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan

THE BANK: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 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank's development agenda is to deliver financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty in Africa through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2024 – 2033) 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. THE COMPLEX:The Vice Presidency for 'Agriculture, Human, and Social Development' is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank's Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priorities of "Feed Africa" and "Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa". The complex objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; and (iii) develop new financing instruments. The Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of "Feed Africa" and Improve Quality of Life for the People. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department (AHHD), within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex (AHVP), spearheads the achievement of the High 5s on "Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa" and contributes to the other High 5s. The Department has two divisions (i) Education, Human Capital, and Employment Division, which focuses on scaling-up of Bank's support to higher education and skills development; and (ii) Public Health, Social Protection and Nutrition Division, which focuses on strengthening health systems, social protection and nutrition for human wellbeing. The Department leads on the implementation of the Bank wide Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy.The Public Health, Social Protection and Nutrition Division leads the development and promotion of the Bank's policy and strategy work so that operations (both Sovereign Operations and Non-Sovereign Operations), which are identified, developed and executed by the Bank effectively implement the Bank's relevant sector policies and strategies. The Division has recently led the preparation of A Strategy for Quality Health Infrastructure in Africa. The Division provides technical guidance/advisory services and expertise to regional hubs by generating relevant knowledge and gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide technical advice on complex transactions. The Division also fosters strategic partnerships with regional and global partners to leverage resources into the human capital development sectors. It also directly contributes to the work of the various initiatives and trust funds hosted under AHHD; and ensures coherence of the Bank's action in public health, social protection and nutrition across regions.  THE POSITIONThe Principal Health Economist reports to the Division Manager West Africa and Nigeria. She/he will support the Bank's health agenda in Southern Africa as follows:Implement the Strategy for Quality Health Infrastructure in Africa by supporting regional member Countries in West Africa to strengthen their health systems.Apply the theories and techniques of health economics in the relevant range of duties assigned to her/him. This will include, inter alia, analysis of trends and modalities of health systems strengthening and financing, value for money analysis, review of national health and social policies and strategies in the light of international experience and utilization of economic approaches in the design of the Bank's projects and strategies. Strengthen relevant institutions through advisory services and capacity building programmes and other forms of support. Contribute or where appropriate, lead, the preparation and appraisal of lending operations for both public and private sectors.Contribute to project identification, preparation and appraisal for Bank Group operations in public sector, private sector and public-private partnership settings.Assess applications and requests from RMCs and other eligible clients and make appropriate recommendations to Management on the suitability of potential Bank support.Initiate and lead knowledge work, technical and sectoral studies on the Bank's health agenda, regarding access to the last mile.All above responsibilities entail close working relationships with the Bank's Country Managers in Southern African countries and within the relevant partnerships of which the Bank is a member, as well as with individual donor institutions as appropriate.Enhance project implementation quality, timeliness, and integrity through developing and implementing controls that minimize slippages.Provide expertise to the Department and other relevant Bank's departments.Provide documented strategic advice to Management.Contribute to the preparation of policies and strategies.KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1) Formulate and propose Bank's Country Assistance Strategies for the Social Sector by:Carrying out analyses of the social situations in Regional Member Countries (RMCs), and in particular the health system, and analyzing systems and financing constraints, collecting and analysing data on demographic trends, human, material and infrastructure resources, as well as financing and equity indicators.In charge of recommending social sector studies/projects/programmes to be included in the Bank's lending program for RMCs, particularly in the areas of health infrastructure, e-health, health insurance, private sector, pharmaceutical and biomedical industry.Overseeing Economic and Sector Work (ESWs) to inform country dialogue and policies to secure sustainable financing and social protection, provide effective oversight of the health sector, set standards for PPPs and ensure that infrastructure investments result in sustainable improvements in quality health services.In charge of preparing terms of reference and supervising studies in the social sector, and in particular, health sector and assisting borrowers in recruiting consultants, as well as reviewing and approving reports.Initiating and maintaining a high-level policy dialogue with borrowers and other agencies involved in the social sector but more particularly in the health sector.Guiding the Government/Bank's Management on proposed health sector strategies and policies and future operational plans.  Review technical issues and propose recommendations relevant to socio-economic policies and their relationship with other sectors within the Bank.2) Initiate and conduct missions to:Identify, prepare, appraise, and launch health projects/programs for Bank-financing and contribute to the same processes for social sector projects/programs.Carry out financial and economic analysis underpinning health projects and provide recommendations regarding the amounts and terms and conditions of the Bank's loans and grants.3) Carry out technical supervision, mid-term review and project completion missions of on-going social projects/programs, more particularly in the health sector by:In charge of monitoring the achievements of Bank-funded programs.Conducting analysis of Bank project economic and financial performance including cost- effectiveness, cost-benefit, benefit incidence analysis and as the case may be, impact analysis.Preparing and monitoring portfolio performance reports for the social sector and in particular, in the health sector.4) Identify and coordinate the needs for co-financing social projects/programmes and initiate proposals for funding for public and private sectors by:  Contribute to project identification, preparation and appraisal across public sector, private sector and public-private partnerships.Operationalizing an integrated approach to sustainable development, taking into account cross-cutting issues i.e. poverty, environment, population, gender and institutional development.In charge of reviewing social sector aid programs of other donor agencies and determining financing gaps.Representing the Bank/Department at national and international relevant meetings.5) Perform other technical and administrative duties as required by Management by:Participating in working groups, committees and meetings and assisting other staff assigned to same or related functions.Reviewing reports prepared by consultants on social sector issues and make recommendations to the Division Manager.COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree in Economics, Development Economics, Health Economics, Business Administration and/or Economics of Service Delivery.A minimum of Six (6) years relevant experience in policy and strategy development and conducting economic and financial analysis of health programmes and projects particularly in Africa. Strong analytical and quantitative skills as demonstrated by the production and or contribution to analytical reports/publications.Experience in analysis of health policies and strategies in developing countries, particularly in Africa.Proven capacity to present ideas and prepare technical documents.Perseverance in pursuing objectives in the face of obstacles.Capacity to propose and implement solutions to problems.Capacity to guide colleagues and monitor activities.Team player with cross-cultural and interpersonal skills.Ability to build partnerships and deliver services that meet both immediate needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the Bank.Demonstrates accountability in decisions and judgement.Promotes open and frank strategic/technical discussion.Ability to deliver high quality work within tight deadlines.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French. A working knowledge of the other will be an asset.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable. 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).Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem to: HR Direct HRDirect@AFDB.ORG(link sends e-mail) This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​    

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30/06/2024
African Development Bank

Senior Water and Sanitation Officer - PL5

Kenya, Nairobi Area , Nairbi

THE BANK:The African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier multi-lateral development finance institution fostering economic growth and social progress in Africa. The AfDB's primary goal is to reduce poverty and improve living standards by mobilizing resources in and outside Africa and providing financial and technical assistance for development projects and programs in Africa. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2024-2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5), 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. THE COMPLEX:The Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex (AHVP) leads in implementing two of the five priority areas "High 5's", namely "Feed Africa" and "Improve the Quality of Life for Africans". The Complex comprises five departments: (i) Agriculture and Agro-Industry Development; (ii) Agriculture Finance and Rural Development; (iii) Gender, Women and Civil Society; (iv) Water Development and Sanitation; and, (v) Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development. The complex objectives are: (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the regions and (iii) develop new financing instruments.  THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:The Water Development and Sanitation Department (AHWS) is part of the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex. The Department 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 (Power and Light Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the Quality of Life of Africans). The AHWS leads the scaling-up of the Bank's contribution to Africa's efforts to attain water security and sanitation for socio-economic transformation. The Department is also responsible for the origination of Non-Sovereign Operations (NSOs). In so doing, the Department leads the scaling-up of the Bank's contribution to Africa's efforts to attain water security and sanitation for sustainable socio-economic transformation. It also supports regions concerning complex projects. Through its Divisions: AHWS.l for Water Security and Sanitation in West Africa and Nigeria, and AHWS.2 for water security and sanitation in the East and Southern Africa, AHWS.3 for Water Security and Sanitation in the Central and Northern Africa, and the African Water Facility (AWF), the AHWS supports regional hubs in the development and promotion of knowledge, approaches and tools for green and inclusive water security and for improved sanitation.The AHWS.2 Division for East and Southern Africa works in tandem with AHWS.1, AHWS.3 and the AWF to provide the Bank's thought-leadership for water development and sanitation in Africa. The AHWS.2 plays a lead role in supporting member countries to attain water security through the provision of technical expertise, generation and dissemination of pertinent sector knowledge and fostering strategic partnerships. In line with the mandate of the Department, AHWS.2 provides guidance in the following thematic areas, among others: (i) integrated & transboundary water resources development and management for water security; (ii) water supply and sanitation for all and, (iii) water sector governance; as well as the cross-cutting areas including gender, climate change, private sector engagement and fragility.  THE POSITION:The Senior Water and Sanitation Officer, reporting functionally to the Division Manager, AHWS.2 and administratively to RDGE/KENYA Country Office, has the following work objectives:Contribute to the Bank's water security and sanitation agenda and related objectives of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including attaining water security and sanitation for all thereby contribute to the improvement of quality of life of the people.Facilitate cohesive approaches to guide the Bank on water security and sanitation programming in Africa. Areas of responsibility include program design and development, portfolio management, resource coordination, provision of technical advice, identification of resource issues, policy development, and advocacy for sustainable water development and management in consultation with governments and Technical and Financial Partners in the country.Contribute to the Bank's integrated water resources management and development programs (including transboundary programs), considering the increasing demand for water, rising conflict among competing water uses, climate change, fragility, urban development, and other key global trends.Liaising with national level stakeholders and maintaining close collaboration with regional hubs and other water-related complexes in the Bank, while contributing to the appropriate management of technical knowledge and guidance towards building water security as well as promotion of sustainable and affordable water supply and sanitation technologies and approaches.Assist Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in understanding and applying Bank Group's operational procedures relating to loan administration, and procurement of goods and services. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the supervision of the Division Manager, AHWS.2 and the Country Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:Programming of Sector Priorities:Provide technical advice/assistance to RMCs for the development of their water security and sanitation sector programming and tools towards ensuring a water secure environment.Contribute to the review, preparation and updating of policies, strategies, business plans and guidelines related to water security and sanitation, in line with the Bank's Group's Strategy on Water (2021-2025).Support RMCs, in mainstreaming water security and sanitation as well as broader Integrated Water Resources Management principles in their policies, strategies and development plans.Assist RMCs in identifying institutional capacity building and reform requirements.Identification, Preparation and Appraisal of Water and Sanitation Projects / Programs: Undertake business development activities and assist RMCs to generate project proposals.Identify, prepare, appraise, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of water supply and sanitation programmes as well as multi sector projects, utilizing technical background and experience.Process projects for Bank Group financing (includes loan negotiations and preparation of agreements, loan effectiveness) and monitor compliance of RMCs to Bank Group procurement procedures.Utilize knowledge and lessons learned from past and current portfolio to inform policy dialogue and new projects/indicative operation pipeline and programmes.Ensure inclusion of proposed studies and projects in the pipeline of projects and Lending Program.Ensure that projects conform with RMCs policies, priorities and development plans as well as with Bank Group acceptance criteria, policies and priorities.Propose implementation and project financing; and collaborate in arranging co-financing of water supply and sanitation projects/programmes to leverage resources.Portfolio Management Manage project portfolio in accordance with Bank rules and procedures (includes planning, reporting, and follow up of agreed actions) and undertake implementation support missions to monitor and support the RMCs.Perform project completion missions with a view to preparing project completion reports.Carry out reviews of project documents submitted and coordinate with the ecosystem to provide feedback and Bank's decisions.Carry out project completion missions to undertake evaluation of projects to account for investments, result achieved, documentation of experiences and lessons with recommendations.Knowledge and Economic Sector WorkProvide strategic contribution in the conduct of country and/or sector studies to promote efficient and effective water resources management in order to assist economic transformation of RMCS.Contribute substantially to sector analytical work focusing on: (i) Emerging water resource challenges; (ii) promotion of Integrated Water Resource Management; and (iii) the broader water security.Document and disseminate current developments in the field of climate change for water sector related projects customizing best practices form other international organizations.Prepare sector diagnostic notes and contribute to policy dialogue and engagement with RMCs.Strategic PartnershipsFoster and contribute to the coordination and collaboration with other development partners and non-government institutions to advance the water agenda.Represent the Bank in Sector Development Partners Group meetings in the country.Perform other related administrative or technical duties: Represent the AHWS in meetings related to the water sector within the Bank, and externally.Perform other related administrative or technical duties by drafting responses for the Manager's, Director's or Director General's signature on water related issues.COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):At least a Master's degree in Civil Engineering, Water and Sanitation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, or related field with a focus on water security and sanitation.A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional working experience in water security and sanitation programming, project management, and policy formulation at national level. In-depth knowledge and practical experiences with integrated water resource management, climate change and water governance modalities.Demonstrated ability to think strategically, conceptualize and synthesize complex water security and sanitation sector issues (translated into effective oral and written briefs).Knowledge of water security and sanitation, sector reforms, public-private partnerships, sector coordination, innovative financing mechanisms and pro-poor strategies in the country.Experience in undertaking project cycle activities particularly: investment planning, identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision of water security and sanitation sector infrastructure (including water supply and sanitation, dams, storage, water conveyance structures, irrigation, climate risk management, etc.).Clear understanding of the technical and policy drivers of the water sector and the political economy of reforms.Strong analytical skills, in designing water sector operations, including climate risk assessments.Ability to initiate innovative approaches and originality at work.Professional experience in international development finance institutions and working experience into the region are preferred.Familiarity with the work of other multilateral and bilateral development finance institutionsDemonstrated ability to function effectively in a multi-cultural environment sustaining partnerships, and to build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.Problem solving – Applies knowledge of past situations/trends as appropriate; generates and tests multiple hypotheses or explanations for a given situation.Client orientation – Identifies client needs and business trends and proactively consults with them to deliver integrated, customized solutions.Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English; proficiency in other languages desirable.Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is desirable. THIS POSITION DOES NOT ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. (Incumbents of this position is considered as Local Staff and does not have International Status). This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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African Development Bank

Senior Water and Sanitation Engineer - PL5

Sierra Leone, Northern Province , Freetown

THE BANK:The African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier multi-lateral development finance institution fostering economic growth and social progress in Africa. The AfDB's primary goal is to reduce poverty and improve living standards by mobilizing resources in and outside Africa and providing financial and technical assistance for development projects and programs in Africa. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2024 – 2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5), 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.  THE COMPLEX:The Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex (AHVP) leads in implementing two of the five priority areas "High 5's", namely "Feed Africa" and "Improve the Quality of Life for Africans". The Complex comprises five departments: (i) Agriculture and Agro-Industry Development; (ii) Agriculture Finance and Rural Development; (iii) Gender, Women and Civil Society; (iv) Water Development and Sanitation; and, (v) Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development. The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the regions and (iii) develop new financing instrumentsThe 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 HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:The Water Development and Sanitation Department (AHWS) is part of the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex. The Department is responsible for the coordination of the Bank's water development and sanitation-related activities to enhance synergies and contribute to achievement of all High5s (Power and Light Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the Quality of Life). The AHWS leads the scaling-up of the Bank's contribution to Africa's efforts to attain water security and sanitation for socio-economic transformation. The Department is also responsible for the origination of Non-Sovereign Operations (NSOs). In so doing, the Department leads the scaling-up of the Bank's contribution to Africa's efforts to attain water security and sanitation for sustainable socio-economic transformation. It also supports regions concerning complex projects. Through its Divisions: AHWS.l for water coordination and partnerships, and AHWS.2 for water security and sanitation in the East and Southern Africa, and Nigeria Country, AHWS.3 for Water Security and Sanitation in the West, Central and Northern Africa, and the African Water Facility (AWF), the AHWS supports regional hubs in the development and promotion of knowledge, approaches and tools for green and inclusive water security and for improved sanitation.The AHWS.3 Division works in tandem with AHWS.1, AHWS.2 and the AWF to provide the Bank's thought-leadership for water development and sanitation in Africa. The AHWS.3 plays a lead role in supporting member countries to attain water security through the provision of technical expertise, generation and dissemination of pertinent sector knowledge and fostering strategic partnerships. In line with the mandate of the Department, the AHWS.3 division provides guidance in the following thematic areas, among others: (i) integrated & transboundary water resources development and management for water security; (ii) water supply and sanitation for all and, (iii) water sector governance; as well as the cross-cutting areas including gender, climate change, private sector engagement and fragility.  THE POSITION:The Senior Water and Sanitation Engineer, reporting functionally to the Division Manager, AHWS.3 and administratively to RDGW/Sierra Leone country office, has the following work objectives:Contribute to the Bank's water security and sanitation agenda and related objectives of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including attaining water security and sanitation for all thereby contribute to the improvement of quality of life of the people.Facilitate cohesive approaches to guide the Bank on water security and sanitation programming in Africa. Areas of responsibility include program design and development, portfolio management, resource coordination, provision of technical advice, identification of resource issues, policy development, and advocacy for sustainable water development and management in consultation with governments and Technical and Financial Partners in the country.Contribute to the Bank's integrated water resources management and development programs (including transboundary programs), considering the increasing demand for water, rising conflict among competing water uses, climate change, fragility, urban development, and other key global trends.Liaising with national level stakeholders and maintaining close collaboration with regional hubs and other water-related complexes in the Bank, while contributing to the appropriate management of technical knowledge and guidance towards building water security as well as promotion of sustainable and affordable water supply and sanitation technologies and approaches.Assist RMCs in understanding and applying Bank Group's operational procedures relating to loan administration, and procurement of goods and services.  KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the supervision of the Division Manager, AHWS.3 and guidance of the Country Office Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the following: Programming of Sector Priorities with reference to Infrastructure:Provide technical advice/assistance to RMCs for the development of their water security and sanitation sector programming and tools towards ensuring a water secure environment.Contribute to the review, preparation and updating of policies, strategies, business plans and guidelines related to water security and sanitation, in line with the Bank's Group's strategy on water (2021-2025).Support RMCs, in mainstreaming water security and sanitation as well as broader Integrated Water Resources Management principles in their policies, strategies and development plansAssist RMCs in identifying institutional capacity building and reform requirements.Identification, Preparation and Appraisal of Water and Sanitation Projects / Programs: Identify, prepare, appraise, monitor and evaluate the implementation of water supply and sanitation programmes as well as multi sector projects, utilizing technical background and experience.Process projects for Bank Group financing (includes loan negotiations and preparation of agreements, loan effectiveness) and monitor compliance of RMCs to Bank Group procurement procedures.Utilize knowledge and lessons learned from past and current portfolio to inform policy dialogue and new projects/indicative operation pipeline and programmes.Ensure inclusion of proposed studies and projects in the pipeline of projects and Lending Program.Ensure that projects conform with RMCs policies, priorities and development plans as well as with Bank Group acceptance criteria, policies and priorities.Propose implementation and project financing; and collaborate in arranging co-financing of water supply and sanitation projects/programmes to leverage resources when necessary.Manage project portfolio in accordance with Bank rules and procedures (includes planning, reporting, and follow up of agreed actions), identification of capacity gaps of RMCs and provision of tailored support.Perform project completion missions with a view to preparing project completion reports.Provide strategic contribution in the conduct of country and/or sector studies to promote efficient and effective water resources management in order to assist economic transformation of RMCS.Contribute substantially to sector analytical work focusing on: (i) Emerging water resource challenges; (ii) promotion of Integrated Water Resource Management; and (iii) the broader water security.Document and disseminate current developments in the field of climate change for water sector related projects customizing best practices form other international organizations. Strategic PartnershipsFoster and contribute to the coordination and collaboration with other development partners and non-government institutions to advance the water agenda.Represent the Bank in Sector Donor Group meetings in the country. Perform other related administrative or technical duties: Represent the AHWS Department in meetings related to the water sector within the Bank, and externally.Contribute to strengthening the visibility of the water and sanitation sector within the Bank and externally.Perform other related administrative or technical duties by Drafting responses for the Manager's, Director or Director General's signature on water related issues.​​COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):At least a Master's in Civil Engineering, Water and Sanitation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, or related field with a focus on water security and sanitation.A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional working experience in water security and sanitation programming, project management, and policy formulation at national level. In-depth knowledge and practical experiences with integrated water resource management, climate change and water governance modalities.Demonstrated ability to think strategically, conceptualize and synthesize complex water security and sanitation sector issues (translated into effective oral and written briefs).Knowledge of water security and sanitation, sector reforms, public-private partnerships, sector coordination, innovative financing mechanisms and pro-poor strategies in the country.Experience in undertaking project cycle activities particularly: investment planning, identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision of water security and sanitation sector infrastructure (including water supply and sanitation, dams, storage, water conveyance structures, irrigation, climate risk management, etc.).Strong analytical skills, in designing water sector operations, including climate risk assessments.Ability to initiate innovative approaches and originality at work.Professional experience in international development finance institutions and working experience into the region are preferred.Familiarity with the work of other multilateral and bilateral development finance institutions.Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a multi-cultural environment sustaining partnerships, and to build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.Problem solving – Applies knowledge of past situations/trends as appropriate; generates and tests multiple hypotheses or explanations for a given situation.Client orientation – Identifies client needs and business trends and proactively consults with them to deliver integrated, customized solutions.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is desirable. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. 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30/06/2024
African Development Bank

Senior Transport Engineer - PL5

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan

THE BANK: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 81 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 (2024 – 2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agrobusiness, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.   THE COMPLEX:The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank's mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization. The complex main functions are to (i) strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development, (ii) support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and (iii) place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa. The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank's development agenda.  THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:The Infrastructure and Urban Development Department (PICU) provides assistance to the Bank Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in the form of loans and grants to finance transport projects and programs; and non-lending knowledge products to formulate and implement transport sector policies and strategies, sector reforms to ensure best practices are mainstreamed in policy, planning, programming, institutional governance, and maintenance and operation.The Infrastructure and Urban Development is to foster advancement of infrastructure and cities in Africa by detailed development of appropriate interventions which the Bank might finance on a regional, national or a continent-wide basis.  THE POSITION:The Senior Transport Engineer will support the implementation of the Bank Group's vision for transport infrastructure and related services, and its future prospective areas of intervention in the sector. The main work objectives of the position are the following: Contributing to the development of transport infrastructure and the sector as a whole, including strengthening and maintaining the Bank Group's understanding of the sector's role in national development. Contribute to Preparing, supervising and implementing transport sector projects.Actively participating in the donor coordination and dialogue through Country Transport Sector Working Group of development partners active in the transport sector.Mobilizing resources, particularly through co-financing and other opportunities, for targeted activities in the Bank Group's work in the transport sector. Working with the relevant national authorities and other stakeholders to advise on future investments in the transport sector by the Bank Group; and,Working with other transport sector specialists in the region as well as the economists in the regional office to contribute to efforts in knowledge management so as to ensure best practices and lessons learned related to transport development, and institutional/governance approaches are mainstreamed in project design.  KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager, West and Nigeria (PICU.5), the incumbent will be required to:Support the development of policies and strategies for the transport sector within the Bank and in RMCs in consultation with relevant government agencies, development partners, and other stakeholders.Advise Governments on issues pertaining to policy and institutional reforms in the transport sector, especially in the areas of Planning and Programming, transport network development, asset management/maintenance, and Private Sector Participation.Participate and contribute to country and regional programming activities (CSP and RISP) and ensure that key sector issues and proposed solutions are adequately reflected in the resultant country/regional programming documents.Conduct analytical and sector work to inform and underpin the downstream intervention of the Bank in project and program design in the transport sector.Contribute to the development of a pipeline and lending program for transport projects and programs:Provide technical advice with particular regard to transport sector projects (roads/highways, ports, airports, inland waterways and railways), as well as other infrastructure projects. Identify suitable projects for inclusion in the Bank Group lending program in the transport sector and be responsible for the formulation of the project concept note identifying key development issues, project/program objectives, risks assessments, budget and timetables for management decisions.Advise member countries on the preparation, organization and execution of feasibility studies and assist in drafting Terms of Reference; review the progress reports of studies; select the components to comprise the eventual project; review and supervise the work of consultants engaged by the Borrowers to the assigned projects/studies.Lead or Contribute to the preparation and appraisal of transport projects and programs involving broad planning of resources and techno-judgment of alternative ways of shaping projects towards optimal contribution to development objectives; prepare and process the appraisal report involving detailed assessments of technical aspects, economic and financial feasibility, environmental and social safeguards, fiduciary issues, institutional arrangements, etc.Lead or contribute to monitoring implementation progress of on-going transport projects, programs and technical assistance funded by the Bank: Supervise projects; play a key role in following up the progress of projects; supervise and monitor procurement activities for goods, works and services in accordance with Bank Group's rules; review the submissions from the Borrowers, including tender lists, bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, award recommendation and contracts documents; study and analyze data submitted by Borrower; verify and approve contracts for disbursement of funds. Lead or participate in project midterm review missions, sector portfolio review missions and country portfolio review missions and prepare the related reports. Lead project completion report mission and collect adequate data for the preparation of the Bank Group's project completion-report; advise the Bank Group on lessons derived from the project which will guide future intervention in the sector and in the relevant countries; andManage fiduciary responsibilities including procurement and ensuring compliance with the Bank guidelines and the provisions of loan/grant agreements.Participate in sector dialogue and donor coordination activities: Advise regional member countries on Bank Group's financing requirements; act as a key person to liaise with government officials and spokesman of the Bank Group in the transport sector; negotiate sensitive and delicate policy and sector reforms issues with borrowers and other parties.Coordinate with other development partners and RMCs for consistency of approach, exchange of experiences, and continuous improvement of practices and integration of transport sector policy commitments to the management of projects.Collaborate with other development partners in the transport sector for consistency and harmonization of approach, exchange of experience, partnership and co-financing where appropriate.Contribute to dissemination of best practices in Transport integrating a broad spectrum of issues: Develop and maintain a knowledge base in the transport sector, keeping abreast of the latest developments and issues related to policy and planning, institutional development, design and construction, financing, operation and maintenance, and regulation.Provide support to heads of executing agencies, in terms of advice and expertise concerning different transport sector issues and priorities, technical aspects of projects and Bank rules of procedure, particularly relating to procurement of goods and services and disbursement; and,Contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around transport sector issues.COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree in Civil, Public works or Transportation Engineering.A minimum of five (5) years' experience in the transport sector with proven ability to work on policy, institutional and financing aspects of transport projects, road and other transport infrastructure construction and maintenance, contract management and procurement, planning and programming of capital and maintenance works, knowledge of private sector participation, and the connection to economic development and poverty reduction.Be able to apply advanced technical knowledge, skills and expertise in the transport sector to advise and support Project/Country teams and transport sector stakeholders in policy and institutional development and implementation.Full understanding of the principles of the project cycle with good experience in result-based project management.Be able to apply technical skills in a team leadership role to resolve and manage complex issues in relation to transport project/program design and implementation from a broad developmental goal of poverty reduction.Thorough knowledge of roads and highways development, Institutions and regulations.Competence in decision-making, team working and self-motivation.Policy dialogue skills – Ability to identify and assess critical policy issues and actively dialogue with governments and/or other stakeholders to develop solutions.Excellent spoken and written French or English and; a working knowledge of the other language will be advantageous.Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Knowledge of SAP.  THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​  

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African Development Bank

Principal Transport Engineer - PL4

Egypt, Cairo , Cairo

THE BANK: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 81 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 (2024 – 2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), 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. THE COMPLEX:The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank's mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization. The complex main functions are to (i) strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development, (ii) support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and (iii) place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa. The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank's development agenda.  THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:The Infrastructure and Urban Development Department (PICU) provides assistance to the Bank Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in the form of loans and grants to finance transport projects and programs; and non-lending knowledge products to formulate and implement transport sector policies and strategies, sector reforms to ensure best practices are mainstreamed in policy, planning, programming, institutional governance, and maintenance and operation.The Infrastructure and Urban Development is to foster advancement of infrastructure and cities in Africa by detailed development of appropriate interventions which the Bank might finance on a regional, national or a continent-wide basis.  THE POSITION:The Principal Transport Engineer will support the implementation of the Bank Group's vision for transport infrastructure and related services, and its future prospective areas of intervention in the sector.The main work objectives of the position are the following:Contributing to the development of transport infrastructure and the sector as a whole, including strengthening and maintaining the Bank Group's understanding of the sector's role in national development.Contribute to Preparing, supervising and implementing transport sector projects.Actively participating in the donor coordination and dialogue through Country Transport Sector Working Group of development partners active in the transport sector. Mobilizing resources, particularly through co-financing and other opportunities, for targeted activities in the Bank Group's work in the transport sector.Working with the relevant national authorities and other stakeholders to advise on future investments in the transport sector by the Bank Group; and,Working with other transport sector specialists in the region as well as the economists in the regional office to contribute to efforts in knowledge management so as to ensure best practices and lessons learned related to transport development, and institutional/governance approaches are mainstreamed in project design.  KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager and general guidance of the Sector Director, the incumbent will be required to:Support the development of policies and strategies for the transport sector within the Bank and in RMCs in consultation with relevant government agencies, development partners, and other stakeholders.Advise Governments on issues pertaining to policy and institutional reforms in the transport sector, especially in the areas of Planning and Programming, transport network development, asset management/maintenance, and Private Sector Participation.Participate and contribute to country and regional programming activities (CSP and RISP) and ensure that key sector issues and proposed solutions are adequately reflected in the resultant country/regional programming documents.Conduct analytical and sector work to inform and underpin the downstream intervention of the Bank in project and program design in the transport sector.Contribute to the development of a pipeline and lending program for transport projects and programs:Provide technical advice with particular regard to transport sector projects (roads/highways, ports, airports, inland waterways and railways), as well as other infrastructure projects.Identify suitable projects for inclusion in the Bank Group lending program in the transport sector and be responsible for the formulation of the project concept note identifying key development issues, project/program objectives, risks assessments, budget and timetables for management decisions.Advise member countries on the preparation, organization and execution of feasibility studies and assist in drafting Terms of Reference; review the progress reports of studies; select the components to comprise the eventual project; review and supervise the work of consultants engaged by the Borrowers to the assigned projects/studies.Lead or Contribute to the preparation and appraisal of transport projects and programs involving broad planning of resources and techno-judgment of alternative ways of shaping projects towards optimal contribution to development objectives; prepare and process the appraisal report involving detailed assessments of technical aspects, economic and financial feasibility, environmental and social safeguards, fiduciary issues, institutional arrangements, etc.Lead or contribute to monitoring implementation progress of on-going transport projects, programs and technical assistance funded by the Bank:Supervise projects; play a key role in following up the progress of projects; supervise and monitor procurement activities for goods, works and services in accordance with Bank Group's rules; review the submissions from the Borrowers, including tender lists, bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, award recommendation and contracts documents; study and analyze data submitted by Borrower; verify and approve contracts for disbursement of funds.Lead or participate in project midterm review missions, sector portfolio review missions and country portfolio review missions and prepare the related reports.Lead project completion report mission and collect adequate data for the preparation of the Bank Group's project completion-report; advise the Bank Group on lessons derived from the project which will guide future intervention in the sector and in the relevant countries; andManage fiduciary responsibilities including procurement and ensuring compliance with the Bank guidelines and the provisions of loan/grant agreements.Lead or participate in sector dialogue and donor coordination activities:Advise regional member countries on Bank Group's financing requirements; act as a key person to liaise with government officials and spokesman of the Bank Group in the transport sector; negotiate sensitive and delicate policy and sector reforms issues with borrowers and other parties.Coordinate with other development partners and RMCs for consistency of approach, exchange of experiences, and continuous improvement of practices and integration of transport sector policy commitments to the management of projects.Collaborate with other development partners in the transport sector for consistency and harmonization of approach, exchange of experience, partnership and co-financing where appropriate.Contribute to dissemination of best practices in Transport integrating a broad spectrum of issues:Develop and maintain a knowledge base in the transport sector, keeping abreast of the latest developments and issues related to policy and planning, institutional development, design and construction, financing, operation and maintenance, and regulation.Provide support to heads of executing agencies, in terms of advice and expertise concerning different transport sector issues and priorities, technical aspects of projects and Bank rules of procedure, particularly relating to procurement of goods and services and disbursement; and,Contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around transport sector issues.COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree in Civil or Transportation Engineering or related fields.A minimum of six (6) years' experience in the transport sector with proven ability to work on policy, institutional and financing aspects of transport projects, road and other transport infrastructure construction and maintenance, contract management and procurement, planning and programming of capital and maintenance works, knowledge of private sector participation, and the connection to economic development and poverty reduction.Be able to apply advanced technical knowledge, skills and expertise in the transport sector to advise and support Project/Country teams and transport sector stakeholders in policy and institutional development and implementation.Full understanding of the principles of the project cycle with good experience in result-based project management.Be able to apply technical skills in a team leadership role to resolve and manage complex issues in relation to transport project/program design and implementation from a broad developmental goal of poverty reduction.Thorough knowledge of roads and highways development, Institutions and regulations.Competence in decision-making, team working and self-motivation.Policy dialogue skills – Ability to identify and assess critical policy issues and actively dialogue with governments and/or other stakeholders to develop solutions.Excellent spoken and written English or French; a working knowledge of Arabic will be advantageous.Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Knowledge of SAP. THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​  

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30/06/2024
African Development Bank

Chief Board Programme and Quality Control Coordinator - PL3

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan

THE BANK: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 eighty-one member states, including fifty-four in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank's development agenda is to deliver financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty in Africa through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2024 – 2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which willaccelerate 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. THE COMPLEX:                                                             The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund. The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Directorate; General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:The role of the Banks' Office of the Secretary General and the General Secretariat (PSEG) is to facilitate the delivery of the objectives of the Bank's Ten-Year Strategy, High 5s, and Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM) by enhancing the decision-making process of the governance organs and forging better working relationships with the shareholders and host countries of the Bank. PSEG serves as the Secretariat of the Boards of Governors and Boards of Directors and is comprised of: (i) the Immediate Office of the Secretary General (PSEG.0) which has the additional responsibility of managing the Records Management and Archives Section as well as the Conferences and Meetings Section; (ii) a Board Affairs and Proceedings Division (PSEG.1); and (iii) a Protocol, Privileges and Immunities Division (PSEG.2).The main functions of the Board Affairs and Proceedings Division (PSEG.1) are to: (i) Prepare the work programmes, agenda and schedules of meetings of the Boards and the Committees; (ii) Organize meetings of the Boards and their committees, as well as provide them with secretarial services; (iii) Provide secretariat services for the Boards of Governors and their subsidiary organs, and manage the relations between these Boards and Senior Management; (iv) Monitor the implementation of decisions of the Boards by the organizational units concerned; (v) Provide administrative, and support services to Elected Officers, and provide recruitment support for their offices; and (vi) Preserve and safeguard the Bank's institutional memory. THE POSITION:The Chief Board Programme and Quality Control Coordinator's main objective is to serve as Head of Board Programming, Coordination & Quality Control Section and is responsible for overseeing the work of the section in:coordinating the preparation and implementation of the work programme of the Boards and their subsidiary organs;follow-up of the decisions and recommendations the Boards and their subsidiary organs;preparing, distributing and managing the documentation of the Boards. KEY FUNCTIONS: Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Board Affairs and Proceedings Division (PSEG.1), the Chief Board Programme and Quality Control Coordinator will:Assist in the preparation of the semi-annual programme of work of the Boards and their subsidiary organs and develop this planning tool to be consistent with the Bank's strategies and priorities as well as with the means (time and resources).Review the semi-annual work of the Boards and their subsidiary organs in relation to the planned program and draw lessons for the programme of work to be prepared;Make contact with all the organizational units of the Bank, at least two months before the beginning of the semester concerned, and ask them, by means of a memo, to submit to the Secretary General their work programme for the next semester;Collect all information gathered and establish the work programme of Boards and their subsidiary organs, separating information and working documents, indicating progress in preparation, probable reporting period, organizational unit concerned;Analyze, in a synthetic and qualitative manner, the semi-annual programme submitted, indicating the strategic axes and orientations for each sector (operations, finance, administration and institutional aspects), as well as possible constraints and expected results;Analyze quantitatively the volume of work of the Boards and their subsidiary organs and indicate the number and type of documents to be submitted (loan amount, breakdown by sector, by window);Organize a consultation meeting with the organizational units and submit the draft work programme;Finalize the work programme and submit it to the Boards for approval.Coordinate and monitor the implementation of the work programme of the Boards and their subsidiary organs.Establish on the basis of the bi-annual programme of work a bi-monthly rolling programme (BRAG) and update it periodically, in consultation with the organizational units;Prepare monthly reports on the implementation of the six-month work programme and disseminate them to all organizational units;Follow-up on Board decisions and recommendations;Provide the organizational units and Senior Management of the Bank with any advice or information relating to the work programme;Provide regular briefing to the Chairman of the Board on the progress of the lending program.Provide administrative support for the formulation and implementation of the work programme and for all other work of the Boards.Attend meetings of Boards and subsidiary organs, as requested;Maintain a daily dashboard for tracking and forwarding documents to Boards;Monitor the timely delivery of documents and ensure their quality;Supervise the preparation of agendas and their timely distribution;Supervise and follow-up timely distribution of all board documents;Assist in the preparation of the SG's Brief for the President on the outcome of consultations with the Directors on the agenda items;Review and revise summaries of deliberations prepared by departments;Review the summaries of the decisions prepared by staff;Prepare, if necessary, briefing notes (or flash reports) for the President after the informal meetings;Assist the Chairpersons of the Committees and provide them with any required information.Analyze policy and program documents and technical reports submitted to the Boards and ensure that they are consistent with relevant guidelines, policies and rules. These include, but are not limited to, the following: Operations to be approved and intervention strategy defined in the Country Strategy Papers (CSPs); Allocation of ADF resources to countries, sectors, arrears; Country performance reviews; Recommendations contained in the documents and compatibility with rules and guidelines decided by the Boards; use of outstanding balances; additional loans); Other aspects that may be brought to the attention of Management (recommendation of the CSPs with general policy of the Bank or situation of the countries).Assist in other multiple tasks, including the evaluation of staff performance, department's contribution to the annual report, preparation of Annual Meetings, drafting policy documents, review of all important documents.COMPETENCIES (skills, experience, and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree in Economics, Development Planning, Business Administration, Project and Development Finance, Project planning and finance or other related disciplines.Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience preferably in a multilateral development institution.Excellent understanding of the Bank group's policies, strategy and operational issues and Board processes.Strong interpersonal and communication skills; strong negotiating skills; ability to think strategically.Ability to work under pressure, prioritize work programs, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.Ability to work effectively with other technical and management professionals of diverse occupational and cultural backgrounds in a cooperative team environment.Strong analytic skills.Supervisory capacity and ability to detect/correct errors in the work of subordinates.Ability to foster team-spirit, resolve disputes and reconcile members of the team.Communication: Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.Problem Solving: Applies business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identifies solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization.Client Orientation: Ensures that the client is considered to be of primary importance in all transactions and interactions. Strives to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, and ensures that the client receives the best possible service from the Bank.Team Working and Relationships: Works with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing the knowledge and workload. Develops strong working relationships with colleagues and contributes to creation of a positive team environment.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point). THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​  

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30/06/2024
African Development Bank

Chief Investment Officer - PL3

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

THE BANK:Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 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 (2024 – 2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), 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.The Bank is seeking to recruit a dynamic and competent Principal Investment Officer who will work on agriculture and rural finance transactions within the Vice Presidency for 'Agriculture, Human, and Social Development' (AHVP), specifically in the Agriculture and Rural Finance Department (AHFR) Department. THE COMPLEX:The Vice Presidency for 'Agriculture, Human, and Social Development' is a Sector Complex focusing on two of the Bank's High 5s priorities of "Feed Africa" and "Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa". The Complex objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regional Directorates by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; and (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of "Feed Africa" and "Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa". THE HIRING DEPARTMENT / DIVISION: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".Feed Africa has "7 Enablers", i) Increase productivity by catalyzing the development of effective input distribution systems and reduction in post-harvest waste and loss; ii) Realize the value of increased production by facilitating increased investment into output markets and supporting market incentives for value addition; iii) Increase investment into enabling infrastructure, both hard and soft infrastructure; iv) Create an enabling agribusiness environment with appropriate policies and regulation; v) Catalyze capital flows (especially commercial lending and private investment) to scale agribusinesses; vi) Ensure inclusivity, sustainability and effective nutrition beyond what the market may deliver otherwise; and vii) Coordinate activities to kick start transformation, align activities and  investments of different actors, and guide initial activities to the point where private sector actors can be crowded in.The Agricultural Finance and Rural Development Department focuses on delivery of the following:Finance, scale and catalyse capital flows of commercial lending and private investment into agribusinesses.Accelerate agriculture transformation through private sector actors.Design, finance and promote Public-Private Partnerships and private sector-led Special Agro-industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ).Design and support disaster risk financing structures to mitigate the financial impact of natural disasters and climate-related events on vulnerable populations in Africa through private sector led and enabled insurance and hedging mechanisms.Support Agri-small medium enterprise (SME) financing through catalytic mechanisms including but not limited to concessional and blend financing.Catalyze and support capital flows to scale SMEs by establishing risk sharing facilities and other products.The core mandate of the Department is to develop the strategy of the Bank related to agricultural and rural finance and rural development, execute non-sovereign operations for the transformation of value chains, 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 also responsible for mainstreaming the Africa Disaster Risk Financing Program to enable African countries manage disaster risk and access ex-ante insurance financing before major climate events.The Department is structured into two Divisions: (i) Agriculture and Rural Finance Division (AHFR.1); and (ii) Rural Infrastructure Development Division (AHFR.2).The Agriculture and Rural Finance Division is responsible for working with the private and financial sector to transform value chains, identifying opportunities for long-term investments to address food security and boost economic growth in Africa. The Division has the following deliverables:Non-sovereign operations targeting private sector companies, investment and impact funds.High-quality and innovative investments of debt, equity, quasi-equity, guarantees and risk management instruments to facilitate and catalyze investments to the private sector as well as for value chain development and transformation.Practical implementation arrangements with key implementing partners.Knowledge management of agriculture, rural finance and best practices.Enabling environment and alliances with key stakeholders.Monitoring of performance and recommendations for corrective actions.THE POSITION:The Chief Investment Officer is being recruited to originate, develop, lead the due diligence up to Board Directors approval, financial closure and first disbursement of private sector transactions (non-sovereign operations) in the agribusiness and rural finance space.  Applicants will be considered based on their specific skills, expertise and background. The position will be based in Pretoria, South Africa.KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager – Agriculture and Rural Finance, the Chief Investment Officer will be responsible for the following:1. Project Development and Processing Liaise and coordinate with other Investment Officers and Bank staff in business development and the origination of a good quality investment pipeline.Proactively identify potential investment partners and opportunities based on industry experience, reputation, market potential, financial capability, and strategic fit.Assess the attractiveness of specific investment opportunities with a strong focus on credit quality and development impact and make recommendations management.Build and maintain strong relationships with other departments, clients, banking and multilateral partners and government officials to develop specific investment opportunities.Prepare project appraisal reports for presentation to the department, review committees, senior management and finally to the Board of Directors.Execute loan, equity, quasi-equity, guarantee and risk management instrument financings including processing mandates, conducting due diligence, structuring deals, negotiating terms and documentation, arranging syndications, and processing internal approvals.Coordinate with sector colleagues, the internal approvals to proactively find pragmatic solutions to emerging/specific sector challenges.Develop investment promotion strategies in Africa, including targeting potential investors and promoting the Bank's products and services proactively.Work with the legal department to ensure that all deals have appropriate legal documentation and that financial close is achieved, and hand over projects to portfolio management staff; andBuild and maintain strong relationships with clients, banking and multilateral partners and government officials to develop a strong pipeline for new investment opportunities.2. Design Specific Innovative Transactions, Projects and Initiatives Undertake the work on aspects of investments and agricultural / agribusiness development and align them with institutional objectives.Work with regional teams/country offices to design and implement sector development support programs.Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close new transactions, with a strong focus on credit and asset quality (include processing mandates, due diligence, negotiating term sheets and other documentation, syndications and board approval); andProvide support to other industry and portfolio teams in processing and supervising projects. 3. External Liaison and Knowledge Sharing Contribute to the documentation of lessons learned from investment operations and emerging best practices in areas of expertise.Participate in and contribute to information and experience sharing sessions with internal and external stakeholders.Participate in and contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building relating to the Bank's investments/operations, products and initiatives.Provide peer review to other colleagues to share industry knowledge and information on respective sector.Provide technical leadership and support to knowledge and lesson sharing approaches and events with internal and external stakeholders; andBuild and maintain strong relationships with clients, banking and multilateral partners and government officials to develop specific investment opportunities.4. Policy and Project EvaluationProvide input and comments on projects, policy and other papers related to respective sector operations and development across a range of key themes and sectors.5. Strategy, Planning and ReportingParticipate in relevant teams for planning and programming purposes.Contribute to and coordinate in the investment's inputs development of strategies at regional level.Assist in the development of the Department's knowledge management strategy and assist in    execution of this strategy; andCoordinate closely with social, environmental, advisory and technical assistance colleagues in order to champion the Bank's value to its clients' businesses, find pragmatic solutions to the specific sector challenges, and achieve sustainable development impact.COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Must have a minimum of a Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance or other relevant field; a professional qualification – A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder will be a plus.Have a minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in corporate / project finance, investment banking, consulting or private equity/venture capital with specific experience in Africa.Ability for business development, structure and negotiate deals.Strong analytical, financial structuring skills (including financial modeling experience) and sound business judgment.Working experience in multinational organization in Africa and/or specialized experience in similar organization/s would be considered an advantage.Demonstrates ability to coordinate, participate in, and act as a catalyst for, strategic cross-sector dialogues within the networks, across the country, among Bank colleagues and other development institutions, governments and other organizations.Strong client relationship skills and ability to initiate, effectively and independently interact with C-suite executive and senior management of potential clients.Knowledge of economic developments and market trends in Africa.Ability to contribute to sound decisions and contribute to the execution of the decisions.Ability to initiate, effectively and independently interact with the senior government officials, senior management of potential clients.Strong commitment to search for and produce innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits to the Bank and its clients.Excellent problem-solving capabilities, applies business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identifies solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization.Excellent organizational, administrative, and time management skills.Proven ability to work with limited supervision and efficiently to deliver under pressure and meet tight deadlines.Willingness to travel extensively and geographic flexibility.Excellent presentation skills.Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED AS INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​     

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30/06/2024
African Development Bank

Procurement and Administrative Officer - PL6

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

THE BANK: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 81 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 (2024 – 2033) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), 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. THE COMPLEX:The Senior Vice-Presidency (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve its strategic objective and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results. The SNVP will provide effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions. The SNVP will lead Senior Management discussions, decision-making processes and the implementation of keyboard and Management decisions.​ THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:The Senior Vice President supervises the Fiduciary Services and Inspection Department (SNFI), which acts as the custodian of the procurement (including procurement for private and public partnership) and financial management (FM) profession, and has the following responsibilities for its functions: (i) developing and interpreting fiduciary policies , strategies  and related implementing documents, tools, guidance notes and manuals; (ii) preparing annual post review reports on the Bank's FM and procurement operations for the Board; (iii) developing and implementing fiduciary capacity building strategy for internal and external clients; (iv)  and dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization; (v) providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC); and (vi) inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and FM activities undertaken by the regions. THE POSITION:The Procurement and Administrative Officer will:Provide Management with timely monitoring information, reports, budget statements and prepare regular follow up of KPIs along with budget execution; and budget-related annual activity reports.Coordinate and assist fiduciary staff in the recruitment of consultants, under the administrative and capital budgets and Trust Funds, ensuring optimal use of consultants in line with the applicable rules and procedures as well as approved budgets.Act as the budget focal person in SNFI department in charge of (i) coordinating the preparation the Departments' and Divisions' administrative budget based on the annual work programs agreed upon, and (ii) monitoring the use of resources by the Department cost centres according to the Bank's rules and regulations.Liaise with the Operations Complexes and Budget Department on a regular basis to ensure availability of budget to finance effective participation of fiduciary teams in the project cycle activities.  KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the supervision and guidance of the Director, the Procurement and Administrative Officer will:Liaise with the SNFI department's Front office and Divisions with a view to gathering information about the annual work programs, and prepare accordingly the department's administrative budget;Based on the operations-related divisions' work programs, liaise with the operations Complexes Budget Focal point and SNVP Budget Coordinators to ensure availability of resources for providing effective fiduciary support during preparation and appraisal missions, including country strategy papers.Provide administrative support, including the preparation of administrative and budget forms and processing of requests in SAP.Liaise with the SNVP Budget Coordinator on a continuous basis to plan ahead on budget issues; identify and initiate measures for mobilization of additional resources and putting forth efficiency requirements. Work with the Front Office and Division Managers to ensure proper programming and timely implementation of SNFI work program.Coordinate and assist Fiduciary staff in the recruitment of consultants, under administrative and capital budgets, while ensuring optimal use of resources in line with budget regulations.Provide administrative assistance to PL and GS staff in logistical arrangements for the planning of activities, preparation and execution of training activities, in accordance with budget provisions; including participation in missions as appropriate.Advise Management in a timely manner to ensure maximization of departmental resource allocation.Release regular updates of work program and budget utilisation levels based on the processing schedule.Prepare informative annual activity reports; monthly KPls reports; and monthly budget execution reports; and ad hoc reports.Manage the P-Card allocated to SNFI department.Manage the process for the recruitment and use of consultants, payments of fees for services. Manage the recruitment of short-term staff and all related administrative activities to ensure proper STS contract management.Perform any other task entrusted by the Department's Management.  COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, business administration, Human Resources, Office management, or any other related discipline combined with relevant experience.Have a minimum of four (4) years relevant experience in Procurement and/or Budget management.Good knowledge of the international development institutions' budget management policies, guidelines, procedures, and strong ability to interpret institutional related policies, guidelines and procedures.Proven knowledge of the Bank's procurement rules and procedures for the recruitment of consultants under administrative and capital budgets and Trust Funds; disbursement procedures; and financial management guidelines and tools, is a must.Solid background on budget process and financial reporting. Experience in international organizations will be an asset.Good organizational and planning skills.Strong customer service skills, ability to multitask, attention to detail and ability to work with a diverse workforce.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language. Proficiency in both languages of the Bank (English and French) is an asset.Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations.   THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​  

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