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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

Principal Cooperation Officer - PL4

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan

 THE BANK GROUP:  Established in 1964, the African Development Bank Group (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 (2013 ? 2022) 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, agribusiness, industrialization, regional integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. THE COMPLEX:The Vice-Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank Group. This encompasses the Bank Group's treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; and the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT / DIVISION: As part of the Finance Complex, the Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Department has fiduciary responsibility for strategic concessionary finance resource mobilization, as well as donor relationship management and reporting, with the aim to compliment and leverage the financial resources and instruments of the African Development Bank Group. The department is comprised of two divisions whose primary, joint role is to increase the pool and types of funding available to the Bank Group's Regional Member Countries, particularly for transformative projects in line with the Bank's Ten-year strategy and High Five priorities.Division 2 of the Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Department is responsible for the following corporate objectives:Leads the institution's partnership with emerging shareholder countries (e.g. China, Korea, India,  Brazil) and their bilateral aid agencies; and multilateral bodies including the European Union, the United Nations and African Union;Leads the strategic negotiations for the setting up financial vehicles and institutional frameworks necessary for the institution to accept external resources, including all co-financing facilities and trust funds financed by external partners;Oversees fiduciary management of the institution's bilateral and thematic trust funds; that is, mobilize, allocate and monitor non-statutory capital ensuring compliance with the African Development Bank Group's rules and the commitments taken upon the replenishment negotiations, as applicable;Monitors and manages relationships with existing and new partners, including non-sovereign partnerships such as with corporates and philanthropic foundations (e.g. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation); serving as the secretariat for the review committee for new partnerships (i.e. Standing Committee on Partnerships);Identifies innovative ways to partner with non-traditional donors and leverage new resource mobilization tools and approaches  to evaluate their potential applicability and viability for the institution;  Assists other organizational units of the Bank Group to identify resources for their initiatives (i.e. Jobs for Youth Program);Houses innovative financial products and risk mitigation instruments which catalyze private capital to finance development in Africa (e.g. Private Sector Credit Enhancement Facility) under a blended finance approach;Reports globally on the use of resources placed in trust at the African Development Bank Group to management and to outside parties, as required;Develops and disseminates to internal and external audiences communication materials, seminars and trainings, capacity building, guidance papers and policy documents on resource mobilization at the African Development Bank (e.g. Business Opportunity Seminars). THE POSITION:The Principal Cooperation Officer (PL-4) plays a central role in the department and division. The successful candidate would be directly implicated in cooperating with the Bank Group's partners, by contributing to the planning, conceptualization, elaboration and operationalization of key Bank Group key partnerships directives, processes, programs and projects. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Principal Cooperation Officer will:Help coordinate resource mobilization through co-financing, trust funds, special initiatives and any other innovative partnership mechanisms; while also promoting the utilization of mobilized resources by user Departments, monitoring their disbursement, and preparing progress reports/financial reports to the respective Donors and to senior management;Manage relationships with existing donors effectively and with a measure of proactivity, and convey a global view of the Bank's operations and key priorities for funding; Propose new strategic partnerships with a variety of donors in light of the TYS and operational priorities of the Bank;Organize business development and strategic initiatives consultations and meetings with key sovereign partners; and effectively monitor the implementation progress of any existing or new partnership agreements formalized with those partners;  Organize high-level partnerships events and forums, including Business Opportunity Seminars for traditional and emerging partners globally;Provide internal stakeholders with strategic advice on development partner funding priorities to strengthen target fundraising and facilitate the coordination and collaboration between Bank Group business units;Help organize and lead key Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) meetings and working groups of important donors and international meetings, as required; andContribute to the effective collaboration with other departments and complexes COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Minimum of a Master's degree in Finance, Economics, International Affairs and/or other relevant fields;A minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience including in project development and implementation preferably across public, private and/or non-profit sectors along with established operational track record in achieving results; (fundraising with international, public and private sector a major plus);Proven ability to take initiative, innovate, adapt and make smart decisions; to create, apply, and share knowledge; to share expertise and learning; to develop self and others; to expand networks; to collaborate within teams and across boundaries; to be inclusive and exhibit good corporate citizenship;Superior written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French (with a working-knowledge of the other language) including the ability to think strategically and synthesize complex issues into effective written and oral briefs;Ability to apply a practical approach to problem solving, produce high quality work outputs, effectively prioritize, and adapt skills at times to competing and unexpected demands;Strong interpersonal, relationship building and diplomatic skills as well as a high degree of discretion and tact necessary to effectively maintain good relationships with partner countries, non-sovereign partners and the Bank shareholders;Competence in the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software a plus.       ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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19/06/2022
African Development Bank

Chief Human Resources Operations Officer - 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 (2013 ? 2022) 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 (new) 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 is responsible for ensuring effective systems and controls in HR administration from hire to retirement. The PTVP 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 PTVP Complex, through several dedicated teams, supports the organization by recruiting and developing talented professionals, growing performance capability, providing best practices in talent management and contributing to higher levels of employee engagement. These will ensure the building of organizational capabilities for delivering the Bank's strategic business agenda and retaining the competitiveness of the Bank as the leading MDB on the continent.This Vice Presidency directly oversee the unit responsible for administering benefit plans (Staff Retirement Plan and the Medical Plan) as well as three dynamic HR Departments. The first of these focuses on interfacing directly with staff clients through integrated client services to internal and external stakeholders (through HR Operations, Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partnering, and Staff Engagement initiatives).The second team hosts the HR Centers of Expertise focusing on Talent, Performance and Staff Development, and is responsible for developing insights, programs and policies in the areas of Performance Management, Staff Recognition, Careers, Learning and Staff Development.The third team hosts Staff Welfare Services and the various elements of Employment Policy (Reward & Compensation, Employment Policy and Program Management), as well as the Medical Services & Staff Welfare Unit. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:The Human Resources Operations, Recruitment & Client Services Department (PTCS) focuses on interfacing directly with staff clients 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 agenda through attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.PTCS.2 Division is responsible for the administration of the employee lifecycle, management of staff benefits, HR transactional processing, and management of the employee personnel data. Additionally, this Division is tasked for ensuring that HR leverages on the capability of technology to not only automate processes but to ensure full benefits by digitizing processes for efficiency. THE POSITION:The Chief HR Operations Officer will be responsible for supporting the Division Manager (PTCS2), in the administration of employee related transactions, management of benefits and HR processes. The incumbent will provide consistent, efficient customer service to the Bank's employees, managers, and HR personnel on the basis of the Service Level Agreement. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the immediate supervision of the Division Manager PTCS2, the incumbent will undertake the following Key Responsibilities:HR AdministrationPrepare HR Administration documents relating to regular and short-term staff, Technical Assistants, Secondees, Project Staff and others.Design templates and letters for staff separation, staff assumption of duty, transfers, promotions, contract renewals, confirmations, leave without pay and staff testimonials.Coordinate the administration of assumption of duty of Bank staff, Technical Assistants, Secondees, and Project Staff and also the administration of assumption of Staff transfers/Staff movements including Promotions, employment terminations.Analyze any trends related to the administration of contracts and movement of staff including Technical Assistants, Secondees and Project staff, and present the related reports to management.Identify areas requiring automation and improvement of HR Administration processes, procedures and forms in view of optimizing the efficiency and reliability of the unit and recommend improvements in processes and documents in other areas impacting the efficiency and reliability of the HR administration.Monitor Contract renewals/staff probation periods, process staff confirmation and undertake the maintenance of the contract renewals/probationary periods in the Bank HRIS systems.Collaborate with Legal Officers and units which provide support, advice and assistance in HR decisions related to Contract Administration, Separations and ethical issues including the Staff Council, Ombudsman, Ethics Office and Staff Appeal Committee.Provide advice and guidance to staff, peers, HR Business partners and managers on matters related to the application of the Staff rules and regulations, Bank policies and procedures, HR administrative issues and Staff Contract administration (Renewal of contracts, Separation, Suspension?.).Records & Data ManagementEstablish, manage, and keep all HR related staff records.Maintain oversight of the Sanctions screening process to ensure validity of staff against potential crime warnings.File and archive all HR related staff transactions (e.g., loans, mortgages, customized evaluation requests for staff and retirees, Sanction Screening, File Requests, etc.).Administer data analytics and standard HR reports.Manage self-service requests for standard letters, verifications, and certification.Benefits AdministrationAdminister and process staff benefits for active and retired staff, including:Medical and Life insurance.Dependency Allowance.Leave with or without pay and external service with or without pay.Annual merit and performance-based pay.Expatriation benefits such as education benefits, Home Country travel, Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA).Field Benefits (Hardship, Fragile states allowance, etc.)Probation/Confirmation.Financial assistance and emergency travel reimbursements, shift allowance, split payments, and salary plan changes.Performs HR actions such as reassignments, transfers, contract extensions, graduation of dependents from benefits entitlements, etc.Termination benefits.This unit also conducts monthly reconciliation of eligibility of benefits with Payroll records, as well as retro payment reconciliations after each pay period. It also conducts related audits such as Dependency benefits, etc.The Unit also consults with and maintains regular relations with the policy unit regarding changes and new provisions.Shared Services/HelpdeskThe HR Operations Intake Team is responsible for assisting internal and external clients on HR related queries. The team will provide 24/7 service coverage.The team will receive calls and requests pertaining to issues such as staff hiring, transfers, Benefits, Performance Management, Organizational Learning, HR systems, Admin Portal, policies relating to conditions of service for consultants and short-term staff (STS), retiree Insurance, etc.Contingent Staff ProcessingProcess appointments of consultants and short-term staff.Recommend rates for new hires.Handle queries relating to consultant/STS process and policies.Complete (automated) appointment closure process for consultants and STS. COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Information Technology, Auditing/Accounting, Law or other related disciplines.A qualification in accounting will be an added advantage.Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant practical working experience in a large volume and busy HR Unit.A relevant and practical experience in Human Resources Management, Staff and Legal counselling will be an asset.Proactive, solution oriented individual, keen to resolve challenges through innovation;Ability to implement continual improvement activities to processes, with attention to details.Ability to multitask, meet strict deadlines and work under a pressure.Ability to work independently and coordinate with peers and other HR experts in a multidisciplinary multicultural team.Demonstrates tact and diplomacy in dealing with clients and other team members.Operational Effectiveness.Communication.Problem Solving.Client Orientation.Team working and relations.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.Excellent knowledge of the use of standard desktop software (Visio, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).      ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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17/06/2022
African Development Bank

Senior Legal Counsel - Private Sector Operations - PL5

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 (2013 ? 2022) 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 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 General Counsel and Legal Services Department is to deliver legal advice and services to the statutory organs of the Bank group (the Bank), namely to: the Boards of the Bank, Senior Management, Directorate General Hubs and, more generally, to the whole Bank. Furthermore, the Department protects the interest of the Bank from legal liability and, as necessary, provides legal defence in cases filed against or brought by the Bank.The principal objectives of the Private Sector Operations Division are to handle private sector and other non-sovereign transactions and support the work of the Bank regarding the private sector and the financial sector as well as special operations. These transactions comprise principally non-sovereign loans, guarantees, project finance transactions, syndicated loans, private equity and trade finance, amongst others. THE POSITION:The Private Sector Operations Division is seeking a Senior Legal Counsel. The Senior Legal Counsel in charge of Private Sector Operations will ensure the correct interpretation of, and compliance with, the various policies, guidelines and regulations applicable to private sector and non-sovereign operations of the Bank. The incumbent will ensure compliance of projects and other operational activity with applicable Bank's rules, policies, regulations and procedures. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Senior Legal Counsel ? Private Sector Operations will:Conduct legal due diligence on proposed transactions such as the review of project documents and agreements (including development or construction contracts, supplier agreements, concession agreements, joint venture agreements, management agreements and shareholders' agreements etc.), constitutive documents of proposed borrowers/investee funds and review of local regulatory requirements;Attend meetings of the Board of Directors and Senior Management committees directly related to the functions of the incumbent and provide any legal clarifications or assistance that may be required;Liaise and collaborates with staff in the private sector operations, finance and environmental and social complexes to develop the appropriate terms and conditions of each transaction, ensuring compliance with Bank's policies;Participate in project appraisal missions and reviewing project concept notes, project appraisal reports, drafting board resolutions;Draft and/or reviews, negotiates and finalizes all legal documentation relevant to the proposed transaction, including term sheets, loan agreements, lines of credit agreements, common terms agreements, guarantee agreements, participation agreements, inter-creditor agreements, security documentation, assignment agreements and information memoranda etc., depending on the nature of the project and the type of financing;  Advise on transaction structure and documentation for private equity investments by the Bank to ensure compliance with Bank policies and practice as well as applicable laws including drafting and/or reviewing shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, management agreements, co-investment agreements, subscription agreements etcProvide legal support for the implementation and monitoring of projects after signing and disbursement, including advising on waiver requests, approval requests and project work-outs;Liaise with co-lenders/investors, partners and external counsel as and when needed; andUndertake such other assignments as required in furtherance of the Department's mandate. COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree in Law, and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries; or a Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries.Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in similar jobs, preferably with a reputable international law firm, a legal department of a private or public entity, or an international financial institution with proven technical competence and experiences in international finance and banking practice.High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as the ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs of the Legal Service Department's work programSeasoned knowledge in the current trend of development and familiarity with international law, and related matters within the Bank and other international organizations.Strong skills in preparation of complex legal documents including briefs and confidential legal opinions, preparing certificates, leading the negotiation of complex projects and programs and other transactions of a similar nature.Capacity to conceive and supervise the negotiation of complex legal documents of all manners and form that balances the standards and norms of outside parties with the unique requirements of the Bank.Experience in applying legal knowledge to deliver full scope of strategic Legal services.Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable clients and help resolve their legal questions.Ability to work and deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or in French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.         ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United NationsWorking with International Financial InstitutionsFor Swiss nationals ______________________________________________________________________   

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16/06/2022
African Development Bank

Chief Staff Integrity Investigation Officer

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 (2013 ? 2022) 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 President plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF. The President supervises several Departments and Divisions including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Department; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Function Directorate;  General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:The office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption plays an integral role in achieving this mandate by protecting the Bank's corporate image and reputation, and improving the continent's investment climate through the deterrence, prevention and reduction of fraud, corruption, staff misconduct and other harmful practices within the Bank Group.The Investigations Division, has the overriding mandate to undertake unhindered investigations into allegations of corruption, fraud and other malpractices in Bank Group Financed Operations and conduct investigations into allegations of misconduct involving staff members of the Bank. THE POSITION:The Chief Staff Integrity Investigation Officer shall conduct comprehensive investigations into allegations of misconduct committed by staff members of the Bank. Allegations of misconduct involve violations of the Code of Conduct of the Bank including allegations of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH). Such misconduct shall not be related to fraud, corruption, coercion, collusion, obstructive practices or the offering receiving or soliciting of bribes, kickbacks or other personal benefits either in kind or otherwise in connection with Bank Group Financed or supported activities or any other Sanctionable Practice. At the end of such investigations, PIAC submits its report to the Human Resources Department and/or Senior Management which shall determine the appropriate action to be taken.In undertaking investigations, the Chief Staff Integrity Investigation Officer shall maintain the highest standard of professional proficiency and integrity, and shall be guided by the ethos of confidentiality, fairness, equity and due diligence as well as ensuring that such investigations respect the precepts of due process and conform to the Bill of Rights and Obligations for Staff Members under Investigation for Misconduct. To achieve objectives, the Chief Staff Integrity Investigation Officer who shall report directly to the Division Manager PIAC.2, shall be required to:Implement procedures and mechanisms for ensuring confidentiality of the hotline facility, protection of the whistle-blowers and anonymous reporting of staff misconduct in the Bank;Receive, screen and investigate allegations or whistle-blower complaints on staff misconduct, assigned by the Division Manager PIAC.2;Employ surveillance measures and special investigation techniques deemed necessary and reasonable for the furtherance of investigations;Monitor and report regularly to the Manager PIAC.2 on the allegations received and screened, their investigation status and implementation of recommendations, as well as performance of any other tasks as instructed by the Manager;Monitor compliance with Bank Group's policies, procedures and guidelines, relating to integrity and ethics and use of surveillance measures and special investigation techniques for the furtherance of staff misconduct investigations;Develop and manage the staff misconduct case management system, investigative tools, procedures, and mechanisms for staff misconduct investigations to enhance transparency and accountability;Participate in the preparation of work plans, progress reports, key performance indicators and annual reports for PIAC in consultation with PIAC.1;Monitor the implementation of investigation outcomes and recommendations and provide periodic status reports to the Division Manager PIAC.2;Contribute to Capacity Building & Awareness Raising in Staff Misconduct related matters; Develop recommendations for appropriate measures following the substantiation of allegations of misconduct to be taken against Bank staff and corrective measures to enhance institutional policies, controls and existing procedures v where necessary.Demonstrate a high degree of professionalism in interactions with complainants, persons alleged of improper conduct, persons affected, colleagues, and other stakeholders. KEY FUNCTIONS:The key duties and responsibilities of the Chief Staff Integrity Investigation Officer are to:Conduct and lead Investigation Teams in investigations into allegations of misconduct involving staff members of the Bank i.e. allegations of violations of the Code of Conduct of the Bank including allegations of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH) which are not related to fraud, corruption, coercion, collusion obstructive practices, or the offering receiving or soliciting of bribes, kickbacks or other personal benefits either in kind or otherwise in connection with Bank Group Financed or supported activities or any other Sanctionable Practice;Review and analyze allegations and whistleblowing information to determine relevance and credibility, conduct sensitive interviews and other investigative activities;Analyse and prioritize new allegations and whistle-blower information and assist in processing, managing and tracking allegations, investigations and findings;Conduct searches and analysis of Bank Group's databases and systems to support investigation activities;Develop appropriate processes and investigation tools including a case management system and ensure compliance with chain of custody procedures, maintain case records, archives, testimonies and evidence;Develop and update internal investigation manual and procedures to enhance the investigation of staff misconduct in the Bank;Develop investigation plans including the determination of investigation objectives, scope, criteria, methodology, staff and budget resources required to accomplish investigative assignments;Make decisions that are transparent and based on integrity, ethics, and in line with prescribed due process;Supervise fieldwork, manage evidence collection, storage and review documents and information gathered in the course of investigations to ensure that investigative objectives are achieved;Ensure that the conclusions of investigations are adequately supported by findings of fact and evidence;Lead the development of a specialised work stream to enhance investigations into allegations of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH) against or affecting Bank staff, and work with relevant stakeholders on policy development, referrals and victim support.Assist in supervising outsourced investigation assignments and ensuring appropriate deadlines and processes for work products of the highest professional standards;Provide leadership to staff in group investigations and assist in evaluating work-load, quality assurance and taking responsibility for the investigative processes and outcomes;Provide statistical analyses of both on-going and completed investigations of staff misconduct cases and providing regular tracking to the Division Manager PIAC.2;Prepare Investigation Reports relating to investigative findings, evidence, conclusions and recommendations;Prepare, review and edit required written communications and outputs of the highest professional quality with logical and clear presentations of investigative findings;Contribute in conjunction with the Division Managers in PIAC.1 and PIAC.2 to the integrity promotion efforts in the Bank including through staff awareness raising on topics related to  staff misconduct;Review the results of preliminary inquiries to determine availability of sufficient evidence of wrongful conduct or irregularity to warrant comprehensive investigation;Conduct sensitive and complex interviews and investigations;Prepare Management Implication Reports resulting from internal control weaknesses or inadequacies identified in the course of investigations;Monitor the implementation of investigation recommendations for follow-up, process reviews and improvement.Prepare Quarterly Activity Reports containing the status of allegations, preliminary reviews, assignment progress and significant issues for the attention of the Manager PIAC.2;Participate in the preparation and representation of PIAC at Senior Management, Board hearings and other meetings;Prepare the Division's reports on misconduct and contribute to the preparation of the Work Program and Budget, and Annual Reports of the Office;Contribute to PIAC's program development, policy and strategy formulation and review;Liaise with  other international financial institutions and other agencies on information sharing, exchange, professional best practices and harmonization activities; and collaborate in multilateral efforts to mitigate the risks of misconduct in Bank activities.Contribute to special initiatives/projects and undertake other ad hoc assignments upon request by the Manager or Director COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's Degree in Law, Criminology, Forensic Auditing or related field.Professional Qualifications in staff misconduct examination would be an added advantage.Certification in fraud examinations and membership of professional organisations for workplace investigations are desirable.Minimum of 7 years of of extensive and progressive experience in investigative work, preferably investigations relating to professional misconduct in a corporate or governmental setting including investigations into SEAH.Experience in working and living in Africa.Substantial experience in investigative work, preferably investigations relating to professional misconduct in public or private sector, such experience may include extensive knowledge in business ethics and compliance, internal fraud and abuse and/or investigations into alleged professional unethical behaviors in a corporate or government setting.Excellent knowledge of international standards of Rights and Obligations of employees under administrative investigation for Misconduct.Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written; proven ability to clearly and concisely prepare, present, discuss and defend issues, findings and recommendations at senior levels and to produce complex and compelling briefs, reports, papers, etc.Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team/task force as participant or team leader and with senior officials internally and externally.Strong interviewing skills, including ability to focus discussions and to elicit critical information from uncooperative witnesses.Strong organizational and analytical ability with attention to detail.Ability to work independently and manage challenges.Integrity, good judgment, fairness and discretion in dealing with staff and external parties.Excellent problem solving skills.Strong client orientation.Effective team work and relationship management.Ability to communicate verbally and write effectively in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in both English and French, will be an added advantage.Competence in the use of the Bank standard software applications (Word, Excel. Power point)      ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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16/06/2022
African Development Bank

Senior Gender Officer - PL5

Kenya, Central , Nairobi

THE BANK:  Established in 1964, the African Development Bank Group 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 (2013 ? 2022) 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 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 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:The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across complexes on Gender and Civil Society Organization issues. The Department ensures strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhances monitoring and management of performance, and strengthens the focus on results. As part of the Gender, Women and Civil Society Directorate, the Gender and Women Empowerment Division provides leadership on mainstreaming Gender in operations. THE POSITION:The Senior Gender Officer will be based in Nairobi, Kenya and will support the effective operationalization of gender mainstreaming within (i) the Bank's Ten-Year Strategy 2013-2022 and (ii) the High-5 priorities areas, in support of gender mainstreaming in Bank operations at regional level. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, AHGC.1, the Senior Gender Officer, will provide support to mainstream and promote gender equality and women empowerment. The responsibilities of the Senior Gender Officer ? include, but are not limited to the following:Mainstream gender issues at all stages of the project cycle, from planning to monitoring and evaluation;Assist in the inclusion of gender in all programs/projects or any related activities, ensuring gender balance in project staff teams, training, and beneficiaries;Assist in developing indicators to monitor the gender impact of Bank supported projects using the Gender Marker System;Assess the potential gender impact of proposed projects, review impact of on-going projects and propose mitigating measures;Participate in operational missions and the drafting of project documents in order to promote the implementation of the Bank's gender strategy, ensure that women are consulted and enhance the level of gender analysis of programs/projects;Work with Task managers to develop innovative approaches to gender stand-alone operations;Collect and make available to the Country Offices gender-related information on each of these countries (for example in the form of country-level ?Gender Profiles?);Develop studies and any preparatory documents related to gender for the purpose of project formulation, supervision and post-evaluation;Develop Terms of Reference for knowledge products related to gender assessments and analysis;Contribute to research and studies relevant to gender policy development and implementation and/or contribute to gender sensitization and skill building activities;Liaise with key gender-related NGOs, multilateral, national and regional institutions and any relevant stakeholders in countries served by the Regional Office for purposes of partnerships, information sharing, networking and potential operational collaborations;Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor. COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold a minimum of a Master's degree in Gender Studies, International Development, Finance Development, Economics or closely related disciplines. Relevant qualification in development project management and project finance is a plus;Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience on gender and social inclusion in the development space and experience in project management;Demonstrate understanding of regional social issues, analysis and policy formulation; knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries is an added advantage;Demonstrate experience in private sector development, entrepreneurship and support to women SMEs;Demonstrate strong communication and organization skills, dealing with various stakeholders with different backgrounds and capacity to perform in complex situations;Ability to build effective working relationships in a diverse multicultural environment;Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language;Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.      ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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14/06/2022
African Development Bank

Administrative and Budget Officer (ECAD.0) - PL6

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 (2013 ? 2022) 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 core mandate of the Vice Presidency (ECVP) is to lead the Bank Group on prioritizing the generation, analysis, dissemination, brokering and implementation of relevant knowledge solutions in all High-5 operational priorities and the cross-cutting themes of its Ten-Year Strategy. Such solutions must be a clear response to priority development challenges facing regional member countries (RMCs), individually or collectively and need to involve RMCs in both the planning and implementation of the solutions. The solutions include: (i) research on major development issues facing Africa and their relation to global economic governance and other major global public goods; (ii) country diagnostics and future perspectives; (iii) policy dialogue and advisory services; (iv) economic, sector, and thematic knowledge work; (v) improving national and sub-regional statistical systems; (vi) preparation, design and support to implementation of public financial management and Governance operations; (vii) capacity development for policy formulation and implementation; (viii) technical assistance and advice related to RMCs' management of natural resources; and (vii) knowledge dissemination and development of national, regional, and inter-regional knowledge networks THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:The African Development Institute (ECAD) seeks to position the African Development Bank (AfDB) as the premier regional partner on select capacity development issues, including (i) improved capacity for effective economic policy formulation and management; (ii) improved capacity for project development and implementation; and (iii) enhanced institutional capacity for effective knowledge brokerage and policy dialogue in the Regional Member Countries (RMCs). In addition, the Institute's capacity development coordination and advisory services include tools for capacity development impact assessment and public service delivery outcomes assessments in Africa and capacity for strengthening African institutions and partnerships.ECAD serves as the focal and technical anchor for the Bank's work on Capacity Development  and provides the corporate guidance for mainstreaming capacity development in the Bank Group's operations and strengthening institutional capacity for enhanced economic policy management, project implementation, and knowledge brokerage and policy dialogue in the RMCs. The Institute achieves its mandates through five outcome-oriented activities, including strengthening institutional capacity for:Program development and project cycle management ? particularly project development, implementation, and accountability systems - enhance the quality and development impacts of Bank Group's operations.Policy design and policy management, in particular - public finance management, debt management, and macro-economic policy management - in the RMCs;Knowledge brokerage and policy dialogue in the RMCs,CD coordination and harmonization in the Bank Group and the RMCs ? for improved cost-effectiveness in CD delivery; andCD monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and accountability systems in the Bank Group and the RMCs. THE POSITION:The objective of Administrative and Budget Officer is to provide operational and technical support to the Senor Director and the Department on day-to-day administrative, financial, and operational activities pertinent to the smooth running of the Department; and assists the Senior Director in monitoring the execution of ECAD's work program and budget implementation.The position of Budget and Administrative Officer plays an important role in the realization of the objectives of the department, in the sense that it supports the Senior Director in managing efficiently the budget and administrative issues of the Department.The objectives of the position are:Contribute to the implementation of the Bank's Capacity Development Strategy through development of annual work programs and budgets and efficient management and utilization of the department's budget;Contribute to the achievement of the Department's annual work program through an optimal allocation of resources;Present a professional image of the Bank to the outside world by dealing as quickly as possible with the demands of the suppliers;Participate in the identification of human resources and equipment required for the operation of the department.Ensuring timely cost accounting and budget reporting to the Departments Senior Director,Ensuring full compliance to the procurement rules of the Bank Group in the use of Bank resources by the Department. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the overall supervision of the Senior Director, the Administrative and Budget Officer has the following responsibilities:The key duties and responsibilities of Administrative and Budget Officer are:RESOURCES MANAGEMENTBudget & work program management - leads the three-yearly rolling budget exercise for ECAD to ensure timely input in the annual strategic program planning and budgeting and the budget controlling process within ECADContribute to the reviews & participate in meetings with SNPB for budget processes and institutional governance management;Monitors appropriate application of budget rules and procedures and the Financial Regulations of the Bank;Monitor appropriate budget utilization and reporting in the department. Applies cost/benefit analysis to meet work program objectives. Contributes to decision making by providing relevant risk-analysis. Shows initiative when necessary, and makes decisions in a timely manner within own area of responsibility and in consultation with the Director;Advise on priorities for budget re-allocation of resources during mid-year reviews or as may be required;Coordinate budget reports (CFP/Quarterly reports) others ad hoc reports) and data gathering (ATRS, WBS, KPIs) for implementation of the Cost Accounting System (CAS);Contribute to the improvement of budget processes and procedures;ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENTParticipate in the preparation and submission of the work program of Under the overall supervision of the Senior Director, the Administrative and Budget Officer has the following responsibilities:The key duties and responsibilities of Administrative and Budget Officer are:Budget & work program management - leads the three-yearly rolling budget exercise for ECAD to ensure timely input in the annual strategic program planning and budgeting and the budget controlling process within ECADContribute to the reviews & participate in meetings with SNPB for budget processes and institutional governance management;Monitors appropriate application of budget rules and procedures and the Financial Regulations of the Bank;Monitor appropriate budget utilization and reporting in the department. Applies cost/benefit analysis to meet work program objectives. Contributes to decision making by providing relevant risk-analysis. Shows initiative when necessary, and makes decisions in a timely manner within own area of responsibility and in consultation with the Director;Advise on priorities for budget re-allocation of resources during mid-year reviews or as may be required;Coordinate budget reports (CFP/Quarterly reports) others ad hoc reports) and data gathering (ATRS, WBS, KPIs) for implementation of the Cost Accounting System (CAS);Contribute to the improvement of budget processes and procedures;Participate in the preparation and submission of the work program of the department:Prepare a plan for monitoring activities related to the budget and administrative affairs;Work with section heads to implement the plan;Conduct analytical work on processes and procedures for a better understanding and improvement;Management of the CARD (purchase by credit card): controlling the purchases made on the card by the custodian, reviewing and approving all expense / credit statements, and to ensure analysis of expenditure - management control - reconciliation of purchases and cash outflows, etc.;Reconcile General Ledger, consultants Accounts receivable to ensure that balances are conform and accurate for clearingIII.  PROCUREMENTCoordinate the recruitment of consultants/consulting firms in accordance with the Bank's rules and procedures and follow on payment of fees for services rendered;Prepare work programmes of the team, prepare budgets estimates for procurement of service contracts required by the Bank; report on budget utilization and programme progressDevelop and implement procedures for contract management, contract performance and contract administrationProvide contract management support to the Department:ensures timely follow-up and review of supplier performance evaluation,ensures suppliers meet the Bank's mandatory contractual requirements for the duration of the contractIV.  HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT                                                                            Serves as CHHR administrative focal point for recruitment issues, training and development, performance evaluation, job design, motivation, counselling, disciplining, salary administration, with CHHR and SNPB; perform and update staff planning requirements; ensure respect of recruitment rules, procedures and regulations in recruitment processes; coordinate ECAD's annual training plan.Manage the recruitment of short-term staff for the department.V.  SYSTEM MANAGEMENTProvide support on optimizing proper records management, information storage and retrieval in ECAD;Address in coordination with CIMM issues pertaining to the SAP system and other IT systems used by ECAD in implementing its work program;Prepare special reports, statistics and forecasts and carry on other assignments as requiredCollaborate with Human Resources team to develop tailor made tools to address unsatisfactory Performance by staff in ECAD, when necessary.VI. COOPERATIVE ACTIVITIESRepresent ECAD in coordination meeting with other departments for administrative and financial issues of common interest within the scope of activities.Coordinate the ECAD's training, technical and policy dialogues, and missions/meetings.Cross-functional working with other business areas to deliver savings and drive the Departmental work program reporting.Keep in alignment the budget utilization in the Department with the business needsUndertake such other assignments as requested by the Senior Director.COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge)Hold at least a Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related disciplineHave a minimum of four (4) years of relevant professional experience in administration and/or budget monument.Understanding of  SAP and other operating systems of the Bank.Sound knowledge of the Bank's budget preparation process, procedures and system. Excellent business writing and data analytical skills.Sound understanding of the Bank's human resources procedures and practiceAbility to work accurately, methodically and to meet deadlines.Integrity and ability to work under pressure and to deliver timely quality services.Excellent interpersonal relationships and promote process improvementAbility to handle speedily and efficiently internal and external requests.Good understanding of the Bank's operations and the operational priorities;Ability to assess problems and develop realistic solutions quickly; proven ability to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to issues.Demonstrated mature sense of judgment.Behavioural Competencies: Ability to communicate comfortably with people, Problem solving skill, Good client orientation, Operational effectiveness, Team working and relations, Influencing and negotiation skillsExcellent organizational, analytical, coordination and communication skills and high level of integrity.Strong analytical skills to strategic vision, as well as ability to pay attention to details and work under pressureExcellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (SAP, SRAS, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).        ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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14/06/2022
African Development Bank

Country Economist

South Africa, Gauteng , Pretoria

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 (2013 ? 2022) 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 core mandate of the Vice Presidency (ECVP) is to lead the Bank Group on prioritizing the generation, analysis, dissemination, brokering and implementation of relevant knowledge solutions in all High-5 operational priorities and the cross-cutting themes of its Ten-Year Strategy. Such solutions must be a clear response to priority development challenges facing regional member countries (RMCs), individually or collectively and need to involve RMCs in both the planning and implementation of the solutions. The solutions include: (i) research on major development issues facing Africa and their relation to global economic governance and other major global public goods; (ii) country diagnostics and future perspectives; (iii) policy dialogue and advisory services; (iv) economic, sector, and thematic knowledge work; (v) improving national and sub-regional statistical systems; (vi) preparation, design and support to implementation of public financial management and Governance operations; (vii) capacity development for policy formulation and implementation; (viii) technical assistance and advice related to RMCs' management of natural resources; and (vii) knowledge dissemination and development of national, regional, and inter-regional knowledge networks..  THE POSITION:The Country Economist will focus on macroeconomic work to deepen country knowledge and policy dialogue, preparation of Economic Sector Works and lead/participate in the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and related products. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the supervision and guidance of the Director, Country Economics Department, the Country Economist will:Analyse the economic and financial situations of assigned Regional Member Countries, using internal and external information sources, and determine the implications for the programming and updating of Bank Group operations such as defined in the Country Strategy Paper.Examine the impact of Bank Group operations, in the countries concerned, of regional economic integration programmes and make recommendations on the role of the Bank Group in assisting regional integration initiatives.Participate in the policy dialogue with Government authorities and development partners.Prepare economic and Sector Work and papers on relevant economic and financial issues in the development process and other country economic tasks such as the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) and the CRFA exercises.Contribute to the identification, preparation, evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of macroeconomic programmes.Prepare Country Diagnostic Notes and Regional Diagnostic Notes to inform the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and Regional Integration strategy Papers.Maintain effective communication with the sector departments and other relevant units in the Bank to ensure a coordinated approach in the preparation of knowledge products in the assigned countries.Participate in Country Portfolio Reviews.Participate in the preparation and monitor implementation of measures under budget support operations.Participate in aid coordination activities with bilateral and multilateral donors, with emphasis on promoting the co-financing of projects and programmes.Participate in the preparation of the department's budget and in the recruitment of consultants; prepare annual and triennial lending programmes and briefs on economic reform and institutional support programmes.Provide background research papers on a variety of economic topics for management discussions, decision meetings, corporate reporting, flagship publications, and client-facing interactions. Participate in the preparation of the pipeline and lending programsDevelop and build client relations at levels and plays a promotional role in generating new business for the Bank. COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree in Economics or other relevant fields or related disciplines;Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience in an International Organization, working on African Development Issues and country strategy papers preparation;Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.Good grasp of the developing countries issues, and solid experience in macroeconomic management issues and the economics of development - understands policymaking processes and able to synthetize operationally relevant recommendations/lessons.Solid technical and quantitative skills as an applied development macroeconomist and a proven record in delivering high quality and technically sophisticated analytical work.Very good knowledge of portfolio management and demonstrated knowledge of economics and analytical skillsProven sense of initiative, results orientation, as well as effective teamwork skills, strong integrative skills and ability to work effectively across sectors.Strong experience in policy dialogue, as well as fragility assessment knowledge and skills.Strong analytical and organizational skills and ability to deliver results on time.Problem solving capabilities coupled to innovation skills and change management.Drive for results ? able to take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results.Participate in the preparation of the pipeline and lending programs.Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.       ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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13/06/2022
African Development Bank

Lead Counsel & Advisor to the General Counsel

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. The membership of the Bank is comprised of 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 (2013 ? 2022) 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 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 the Office of the President (PRST0); the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Office (PIAC); the Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); the Group Chief Risk Officer and Risk Management Department ; the Office of the General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL);the Communications and External Relations Department; the Ethics Office (PETH) and the Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:The role of the Office of the General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL) is to deliver legal advice and services to the statutory organs of the Bank Group, comprising the Boards of Governors and the Boards Directors of the Bank Group (the Bank), to Senior Management, to Directorate General Hubs and more generally to the Bank Group as a whole. PGCL's role is also to protect the interests of the Bank from legal liability and, as necessary, to provide legal defence in cases filed against or brought by the Bank. THE POSITION:The job of Lead Counsel & Advisor to the General Counsel is established to achieve the following objectives:Support the General Counsel as a direct report to the President in his/her duties as the principal legal adviser to the Boards of Governors, the Boards of Directors, their subsidiary organs and the President.Assist the General Counsel in his/her duties in representing the Bank in all litigation before internal adjudicatory machinery, as well as in cases of outside arbitral and judicial proceedings.Ensure the mentoring of staff under his/her supervision.Ensure the correct interpretation of, and compliance with, the various Policies, Procurement and Administrative Rules and Regulations of the Bank, as well as carry out the day-to-day administrative management of the Front Office of the General Counsel. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the supervision and guidance of the General Counsel -PGCL, the Lead Counsel & Advisor to the General Counsel will:Assist the General Counsel in his/her role as the principal legal advisor of the governing bodies of the Bank and its Management, in providing legal support and services to the Boards of Governors, Boards of Directors, their subsidiary organs and Management of the Bank.Prepare drafts of all legal instruments for the governance of the Bank for clearance by the General Counsel, ensuring conformity with constitutive agreements, rules and regulations of the Bank.Assist the General Counsel in ensuring that the policies of the Bank conform to sound legal principles in line with the practices of other international financial institutions.Support the General Counsel in representing the Bank in negotiations with member states, other international organizations, as well as representing and defending the Bank in arbitral and judicial proceedings.Support the General Counsel in leading, planning, directing, managing and coordinating the work of the Legal Services Department to ensure responsiveness, effectiveness and high-level delivery on all legal matters, and also advance strategic directions of the Bank.Assist the General Counsel in driving a performance-based system in the Department to ensure accountability and high-level productivity.Support the General Counsel in directing and managing all activities related to providing advice and assistance to all organizational units of the Bank on legal aspects of institutional, financial, operational and administrative matters.Assist the General Counsel in preparing all legal instruments necessary for all Bank Capital Increases, ADF Replenishment Negotiations, as well as ensuring that all resource mobilization activities of the Bank Group are carried out in conformity with the provisions of the constitutive instruments of the Bank Group.Assist the General Counsel in eensuring quality control as well as compliance with the Bank's policies and procedures with respect to the provision of legal services in all aspects of the sovereign and non-sovereign operations of the Bank Group.In consultation with the General Counsel, conceive and prepare the budget framework document of the Department, as well as control the general administrative, strategic policy directions and orientations of the Department.Suggest solutions to legal issues of a complex and confidential nature in accordance with instructions from the General Counsel and other Senior Management Staff of the Bank.Provide legal advice and briefs to the General Counsel on matters to be addressed at Senior Management Coordination Committee Meetings, as well as Board Meetings as directed by the General Counsel.Participate as requested, in meetings of the Credit Risk Committee and issue pertinent legal advice as maybe required for the smooth conduct of the activities of the Committee, on behalf of the General Counsel.Support the General Counsel in establishing and maintaining contacts with the legal profession outside the Bank and arranging for the Bank Group to obtain the best legal advice and services as needed. COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):A Master's degree in Law, and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries; or A Bachelor's degree with a relevant combination of academic qualification in law, e.g. Juris Doctor (JD), along with admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries.A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in similar jobs, preferably in a Multilateral Development Bank.Demonstrated leadership, communication, team building, inter-personal, writing and analytical skills.Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.High-level skills in communication and negotiation, as well as the ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs of the General Counsel and Legal Services Department's work program.Combined specialization and expertise in the knowledge of the administrative set-up, organization and texts of the Bank.Seasoned knowledge in current trends in development and familiarity with international law, and related matters within the Bank and other international organizations.Strong skills in the preparation of complex legal documents, including briefs and confidential legal opinions, preparing certificates, leading the negotiation of complex projects and programs, and other transactions of a similar nature.Capacity to conceive and supervise the negotiation of complex legal documents of all manners and form that balance the standards and norms of outside parties with the unique requirements of the Bank.Solid experience in applying legal knowledge to deliver the full scope of strategic legal services in line with the Bank's strategy requirements.Client and results oriented individual.Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable clients and help resolve their legal questions.Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.Ability to lead independently and supervise a multicultural team.Ability to  drive and manage change.Ability to be flexible and open minded.Ability to work and deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment, as well as to build effective working relations with colleagues.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and/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:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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