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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

Division Manager, Financial Inclusion and Intermediation - 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 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) 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 primary role of the Financial Sector Development (FSD) Department is to help the Regional Member Countries (RMCs) increase the reach, depth, and breadth of their financial systems, while safeguarding financial stability. The Department has four long-term objectives: (i) development of a vibrant private sector through an inclusive access by households and enterprises to financial services; (ii) strengthening markets participants; (iii) developing efficient capital markets, and (iv) deepening regional financial integration. Paired with other Industrialization, infrastructure and Private Sector complex departments, the FSD Department is responsible for implementing the Bank Group's Financial Sector Development Policy and Strategy 2014-2019 (FSDPS) towards vibrant, innovative, robust and competitive financial systems, both national and regional, and in both the public and private sector levels of RMCs. FSD plays a transversal role across the Bank's five strategic priorities, applying its financial deepening and access tool kit to the High Five (H5) agenda. Fundamentally, the scalability and policy momentum inherent in the H5 agenda create an important opportunity for expanded relevance of the FSD core skill-set: flexible financing instruments and delivery frameworks for financial inclusion, smart resource mobilization and capital markets development. FSD leverages partnerships to bring about greater developmental impact in financial sector development. THE POSITION: The position requires a highly motivated professional with hands on experience in designing and managing financial intermediation and inclusion projects targeting financial institutions including banks, microfinance institutions, development financial institutions, mobile network operators, governments, fund Managers and auxiliary service providers in Africa based on international best practices. The job holder will provide, supervise and coordinate technical teams working on designing, implementing and monitoring the financial intermediation and inclusion projects and initiatives in Regional Member Countries (RMCs). He/She will provide leadership to their team to improve delivery, increase synergies, sharpen skills, share knowledge and lessons, improve the impact through evidence based analysis, strengthen communications and cement foundations for new interventions and initiatives that support progress towards improvements in quality of financial intermediation support as well as near-universal access to essential financial services. He/she will report to the Director Financial Sector Department. KEY FUNCTIONS: Under the overall supervision of the Financial Sector Director and in close collaboration with the Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization (PIVP) Complex, the manager will perform the following: Coordinate the sector expert team in providing technical and investment support for enhancing financial intermediation to priority sectors and market segments as well as mainstreaming financial access and inclusion aspects, within the five high priorities of the Bank The Technical Oversight:Conduct policy dialogue with government officials; identify investment opportunities for possible Bank financing; promote Bank private sector operations and programs to government officials, business operators, development partners, etc. Monitor and analyse economic developments in regional member countries.Lead targeted resource mobilisation initiatives with traditional development partners and donors and well as non-traditional donors to mobilise concessional financing and grants to support the Bank's financial intermediation and inclusion work.Provide advice to the Director on issues relating to Financial sector development.Work closely with the Regional Operation Managers and their multi-disciplinary teams in identifying and designing projects, and support the appraisal and monitoring of projects.Coordinate the preparation of the Division's budget.Conduct policy dialogue with government officials; identify investment opportunities for possible Bank financing; promote Bank private sector operations and programs to government officials, business operators, development partners, etc.Monitoring and analysis of economic developments in RMCs and provide leadership and strategic guidance to the team on any changes needed to the strategic and operational orientation of financial intermediation and inclusion work. Lead targeted resource mobilization initiatives with the aim of mobilizing required resources (concessional, non-concessional, technical expertise and grants) to support the implementation of the Division's initiatives.Harness the expertise of the financial sector specialists to analyse and provide advice to the Director and other financial sector managers on issues relating to financial intermediation and inclusion and as well as financial sector development in general.Work closely with the Regional Operations Manager and his/her multi-disciplinary teams in identifying and designing projects that include financial intermediation and inclusion aspects to ensure effectiveness.Lead and guide the division's inputs into the development and review of relevant policies, procedures, tools, templates, etc. to improve/enhance Bank delivery of financial sector interventions. Knowledge ManagementCoordinate and guide financial sector experts in the division in the documentation, synthesis and dissemination of emerging industry trends, best practices, lessons, and case studies in Africa and globally.Supporting the development of a knowledge management system that ensures the division captures all relevant information and knowledge from the Bank's work in financial intermediation and inclusion to inform implementation, reporting, communications, and business development.Represent the Bank in international forums to disseminate information on lessons learned from financial intermediation and inclusion operations.Contribute to gathering, managing, and disseminating regional and global best practices and institutional knowledge of the advisory business across the Bank. Resource Allocation and Administration Lead and coordinate the preparation of the Division's budget and resource prioritization and allocation.Lead and coordinate the allocation of tasks to the financial sector experts in the division including collaborative efforts with other divisions and complexes.Lead the planning and monitoring, of key performance parameters for Financial institution and inclusion portfolio.Contribute to the setting of the division and staff KPIs as well as monitoring and appraising progress towards the attainment of the division targets. People Management:Plan, organize and supervise the activities and staff of the Division.Build and manage a team of motivated professional and support staff in providing efficient and high-quality services that support the business.Set realistic performance goals and incentives motivate team members to meet them, both for individual staff and for the team.Manage team's staffing and resources competently and responsibly to achieve the division's objectives.Be a collaborative member of the Management Team, contribute and share expertise and input and foster a collegial environment.Leading People: Serve as a role model, leading by example, build alignment and commitment. Is courageous in challenging others to move the Bank forward.Build strong relationship management and understand the business needs to assist in developing practical and effective solutions. Leadership:Maintain a clear vision and strategy for the division that can be communicated to partners, investors, media, Bank colleagues and Bank clients.Championing the financial intermediation and inclusion work within the Bank and with external stakeholders including clients, regulatory authorities, and development partnersTake primary operational responsibility, for the delivery of financial intermediation and inclusion projects.Develop and direct the implementation of objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards for the division. Ensure compliance with Bank policies and regulations.Lead complex missions involving negotiations with government officials and private investors.Provide advice to investors and enterprises on project structuring (selection of partners, technology, identification of markets etc.).Improve customer service orientation of staff of the division and ensure provision of efficient services to clients. Staff engagement:Promote collaboration and facilitate teamwork across teams and across organizational units, particularly with the Regional Operations Managers in the Bank's regional hubs.Maintain a high standard of professional integrity, treat individuals fairly and respectively and be sensitive to differences across culture, nationalities, and gender.Provide on-the-job training and advice to less experienced staff and supervise their work.Demonstrate deep technical knowledge of the program, act as a technical resource for team members and lead and/or create opportunities for professional training and growth in technical areas that bring additional value to the financial sector work. Corporate Communication:Communicate effectively to staff and management how the related strategy, policy, and processes support the needs of the business and enable a productive, positive and engaging work environment for staff.Develop and coordinate the Bank's relationships with other institutions involved in financial sector development.Effectively represent the Bank in key events and effectively communicate the Bank strategy, work, and contribution to Africa's development objectives to different audiences.Facilitate delivery of and synergies across various activities of the division and other departments to enhance regular interaction and communication and encourage sharing of information and knowledge.Maintain ongoing and effective engagement with key internal and external stakeholders. COMPETENCIES (Skills & Knowledge) A minimum of a master's in Finance, Development Economics, Business Administration or any other discipline that is relevant to the Financial Sector development.A minimum of 8 years' relevant experience in Financing Corporates/SMEs involved in the Infrastructure, manufacturing, and Agriculture sectors (or Bank's Hi5sectors) preferably within a financial institution or non-banking Financial institution. 3 years of which should be in a management position or leadership role.Experience in delivering on financial intermediation and inclusion including digital financial inclusion and financial sector works and operations from project origination, financial and economic analysis and financial structuring to closure and implementation.Demonstrated track record of successfully leading interdisciplinary and multicultural teams across different geographic locations. Experience in working with Multilateral development banks, commercial/investment banking, and private equity funds management.Experience of working in developing countries, especially Africa.Proven track record in the structuring of a range of Bank products, such as loans, equity, guarantee products and technical assistance.Operational project management: Demonstrates broad knowledge of project management tools and methodologies; identifies risks and mitigations measures; interprets background analysis and proposed solutions.Access to finance: Demonstrates in depth understanding of one or more of the core access to finance areas: instruments, inclusion, MSME finance, consumer protection, financial literacy, digital financial services, policy and regulatory reforms; financial intermediation challenges and opportunities at, macro, and micro levels.Structuring and financial modelling and analysis: An understanding of various instrument combined and ability to lead teams to structure and package (complex) interventions using a combination of instruments. Financial regulation: Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of public policy, regulation, supervision and enforcement related to financial system stability, integrity and development; delivers strategic advice and technical assistance to policy makers.Sector representation: 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.Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project design, planning, risk management strategy, issue management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learned and handover, and other critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures and practices of multilateral development banks.Negotiation Skills - Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external, and understands when and how to apply diplomacy, influence, maintain a hard line, make or break contacts, understand unwritten lines of influence and conduct oneself accordingly. hvKnowledgeable in the structuring and execution of debt and equity.Professional Expertise: Continuously expands understanding of relevant business products, practices and systems/technology.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.Ability to pull together all aspects of project origination and drive the process to deliver the lending program.Excellent Professional written and verbal communications in English or French with a working knowledge of the other.Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (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. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________  

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29/07/2021
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African Development Bank

Chief Climate Smart Agriculture Officer

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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 (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 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; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the VP will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of ?Feed Africa? and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa?. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT / DIVISION:The Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department provides support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa (2016-2025). The strategy aims to end hunger and rural poverty in the next decade through self-sufficiency in 18 (eighteen) priority commodity value chains specific to the continent's agro-ecological zones. Realizing the objectives set forth in the strategy requires increased productivity, value addition, investment in infrastructure, an enabling agribusiness environment; capital flows and inclusivity, sustainability and effective nutrition. The Department leads the effort to transform African agricultural systems for greater competitiveness, inclusivity and sustainability, and for enhanced job creation and poverty reduction. THE POSITION:The main purpose of the position of Chief Climate Smart Agriculture Officer, Coordinator of the Climate Smart Agriculture flagship, will be to assist in the implementation of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa. Feed Africa contributes to the fulfilment of the AfDB's vision - as defined in its Ten Year Strategy and amplified in the High Five Initiatives- of being the leading development financial institution in Africa, dedicated to providing quality assistance to Regional Member Countries (RMC) in their poverty alleviation efforts.  The Strategy seeks to transform African agriculture through 18 (eighteen) priority value chains and 5 (five) agro-ecological zones. The transformation will require a set of seven enablers:Increase productivity by catalyzing the development of effective input distribution systems and reduction in post-harvest waste and loss;Realize the value of increased production by facilitating increased investment into output markets and supporting market incentives for value addition;Increase investment into enabling infrastructure, both hard and soft infrastructureCreate an enabling agribusiness environment with appropriate policies and regulation;Catalyze capital flows (especially commercial lending and private investment) to scale agribusinesses;Ensure inclusivity, sustainability and effective nutrition beyond what the market may deliver otherwise; andCoordinate 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 Chief Climate Smart Agriculture Officer will provide support in designing, implementing, evaluating, and monitoring policies, strategies, and programs involving agriculture and climate change issues. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the oversight of the Manager, Agricultural Production, Research and Sustainability Division (AHAI.2) of the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (AHAI), the Chief Climate Smart Agriculture Officer, working in close collaboration with the Division Managers and Task Managers, will lead the design and implementation of climate change and agriculture activities. The main duties include the following:Lead the Bank's investments on climate adaptation of African Agriculture through deployment of climate adapted crop varieties, sustainable water management, recovery of degraded lands, digital technologies, and other climate smart agricultural practicesDesign and/or manage the development of strategic objectives (SOs) involving agriculture, climate change and food security, identifying actions related to program/project implementation, monitoring, and evaluating activities under established and/or proposed SOs;Provide expertise to Regional Member Countries (RMC) for research and analysis of issues related to agriculture and climate change;Propose priorities to be addressed through capacity development, related to the impact of climate change and natural hazards on agriculture, and provide recommendations for extension and knowledge tools required for the public, extension agents and farmersAnalyze, formulate, and develop ideas, concepts, and methodology for policies, procedures, and systems for designing, implementing and evaluating agriculture and climate change programs;Assist Regional Member Countries (RMCs) with innovative solutions to streamlining Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) in programs and projects;Coordinate and incorporate research and analysis findings into implementable interventions involving promoting new and innovative strategies for agriculture and climate change programs;Provide programmatic backstopping and management of agriculture and climate change projects;Develop partnerships to promote climate smart agriculture adoption in Africa;Support regional members countries for mobilization resource to support CSA adoption in Africa particular the climate finance;Collaborate with Regional Member Countries (RMCs) to identify agricultural and climate change issues and constraints that can be overcome by policy, legislative, or other initiatives;Provide recommendations on measures that provide co-benefits in terms of reducing emissions and increasing resilience of farming;Prepare briefing materials and provide materials on successful programs, good practice recommendations, and analytical reports on agriculture and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, policies and programs;Serve as technical liaison with other stakeholders (multilateral banks, donor organizations, private voluntary organizations (PVO), universities, and professional organizations) to coordinate their efforts with Bank programs, policies, and approaches relating to agriculture and climate change;Participate in review of agriculture and climate change activities, policy and technical input;Support the provision of formalized training and  capacity building on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) for Task managers; andUndertake any other assignments as may be assigned by the Manager, Agriculture Production, Research and Sustainability Division COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree in Climate Change, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources Management, Agriculture, or closely related disciplines.Have a minimum of 7 (seven) years professional experience in multilateral development institutions in development and implementing climate change programsProven experience in climate finance mobilizationSound knowledge of climate change effects on agriculture and adaptation/mitigation measuresExperience in consultation and planning for environmental initiatives which contribute to greater environmental sustainabilityProven written and analytical skills in designing climate change and/or climate finance operations;Good command of research, analysis and policy on agriculture and environmental management tools and techniquesAbility to initiate innovative approaches and originality at work; sound analytic, conceptual and strategic thinking;Good knowledge and understanding of food security, sustainable livestock production and sustainable water management issuesCommunicate and write 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); 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. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________   

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28/07/2021
African Development Bank

Chief Climate Change Officer

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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 (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 pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the VP will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of ?Feed Africa? and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa?. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT / DIVISION:The Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department provides support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa (2016-2025). The strategy aims to end hunger and rural poverty in the next decade through self-sufficiency in 18 (eighteen) priority commodity value chains specific to the continent's agro-ecological zones. Realizing the objectives set forth in the strategy requires increased productivity, value addition, investment in infrastructure, an enabling agribusiness environment; capital flows and inclusivity, sustainability and effective nutrition. The Department leads the effort to transform African agricultural systems for greater competitiveness, inclusivity and sustainability, and for enhanced job creation and poverty reduction. THE POSITION:The main purpose of the position of Chief Climate Change Officer (Climate Smart Agriculture-CSA) will be to assist in the implementation of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa. Feed Africa contributes to the fulfilment of the AfDB's vision - as defined in its Ten Year Strategy and amplified in the High Five Initiatives- of being the leading development financial institution in Africa, dedicated to providing quality assistance to Regional Member Countries (RMC) in their poverty alleviation efforts.  The Strategy seeks to transform African agriculture through 18 (eighteen) priority value chains and 5 (five) agro-ecological zones. The transformation will require a set of seven enablers:Increase productivity by catalyzing the development of effective input distribution systems and reduction in post-harvest waste and loss;Realize the value of increased production by facilitating increased investment into output markets and supporting market incentives for value addition;Increase investment into enabling infrastructure, both hard and soft infrastructureCreate an enabling agribusiness environment with appropriate policies and regulation;Catalyze capital flows (especially commercial lending and private investment) to scale agribusinesses;Ensure inclusivity, sustainability and effective nutrition beyond what the market may deliver otherwise; andCoordinate 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 Chief Climate Change Officer ? Climate Smart Agriculture will provide support in designing, implementing, evaluating, and monitoring policies, strategies, and programs involving agriculture and climate change issues. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the oversight of the Manager, Agricultural Production, Research and Sustainability Division (AHAI.2) of the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (AHAI), the Chief Climate Change Officer, working in close collaboration with the Division Managers and Task Managers, will lead the design and implementation of climate change and agriculture activities. The main duties include the following:Lead the Bank's investments on climate adaptation of African Agriculture through deployment of climate adapted crop varieties, sustainable water management, recovery of degraded lands, digital technologies, and other climate smart agricultural practicesDesign and/or manage the development of strategic objectives (SOs) involving agriculture, climate change and food security, identifying actions related to program/project implementation, monitoring, and evaluating activities under established and/or proposed SOs;Provide expertise to Regional Member Countries (RMC) for research and analysis of issues related to agriculture and climate change;Propose priorities to be addressed through capacity development, related to the impact of climate change and natural hazards on agriculture, and provide recommendations for extension and knowledge tools required for the public, extension agents and farmersAnalyze, formulate, and develop ideas, concepts, and methodology for policies, procedures, and systems for designing, implementing and evaluating agriculture and climate change programs;Assist Regional Member Countries (RMCs) with innovative solutions to streamlining Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) in programs and projects;Coordinate and incorporate research and analysis findings into implementable interventions involving promoting new and innovative strategies for agriculture and climate change programs;Provide programmatic backstopping and management of agriculture and climate change projects;Develop partnerships to promote climate smart agriculture adoption in Africa;Support regional members countries for mobilization resource to support CSA adoption in Africa particular the climate finance;Collaborate with Regional Member Countries (RMCs) to identify agricultural and climate change issues and constraints that can be overcome by policy, legislative, or other initiatives;Provide recommendations on measures that provide co-benefits in terms of reducing emissions and increasing resilience of farming;Prepare briefing materials and provide materials on successful programs, good practice recommendations, and analytical reports on agriculture and climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, policies and programs;Serve as technical liaison with other stakeholders (multilateral banks, donor organizations, private voluntary organizations (PVO), universities, and professional organizations) to coordinate their efforts with Bank programs, policies, and approaches relating to agriculture and climate change;Participate in review of agriculture and climate change activities, policy and technical input;Support the provision of formalized training and  capacity building on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) for Task managers; andUndertake any other assignments as may be assigned by the Manager, Agriculture Production, Research and Sustainability Division   COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Hold at least a Master's degree in Climate Change, Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources Management, Agriculture, or closely related disciplines;Have a minimum of 7 (seven) years professional experience in multilateral development institutions in development and implementing climate change programs;Proven experience in climate finance mobilization;Sound knowledge of climate change effects on agriculture and adaptation/mitigation measures;Experience in consultation and planning for environmental initiatives which contribute to greater environmental sustainability;Proven written and analytical skills in designing climate change and/or climate finance operations;Good command of research, analysis and policy on agriculture and environmental management tools and techniques;Ability to initiate innovative approaches and originality at work; sound analytic, conceptual and strategic thinking;Good knowledge and understanding of food security, sustainable livestock production and sustainable water management issues;Communicate and write 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); 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. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________  

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26/07/2021
African Development Bank

Principal Power System Engineer - PL4

Rwanda, Kigali City , Kigali

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 (TYS, 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 Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision. THE COMPLEX: The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth (PEVP)' is a Sector Complex focusing broadly on the Bank's TYS and High 5 priority of "Light up and Power Africa" and its cross-cutting theme of climate change and green growth.  The complex's objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) act as spokesperson for the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of "Light Up and Power Africa". The Complex focuses specifically on areas of power systems development, policy and regulation, renewable energy and climate and green growth. The Complex also ensures that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversees the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank's energy operations in collaboration with the Regional Business Delivery Units (RBDUs). THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION The Power Systems Development Department (PESD) within PEVP complex has the broad objective of supporting the Bank's Regional Member Countries, Power Utilities, Regional Economic Communities, Power Pools, Regulators and other stakeholders to develop and improve their own Power Systems and the performance of their utilities for both sovereign (SO) and non-sovereign operations (NSO). The Department has six (6) Divisions each supervised by a Sector Manager - a Power Systems Solutions Division (PESD.1) based at the HQ and Regional Power Operations Divisions in each of the Bank's five (5) operational regions. The position is under Regional Power Operations Division– East (RDGE.1/PESD.4), which is one of the Sector Divisions under the Department (PESD) and the position is located at the Bank's Rwanda Country Office, and will be directly supervised by the Regional Sector Manager – Power Operations (RDGE.1/PESD.4). The position will also support Bank's Power Systems Development operations in the Eastern Africa Region and other business locations of the Bank as found necessary.   THE POSITION:  Under the supervision of the RDGE.1/PESD.4 Manager, the Principal Power Systems Engineer will provide deep sectoral expertise and be responsible for the origination and portfolio management of the energy/power Projects and programs in both public and private sectors, i.e. identification, technical design, appraisal, implementation and supervision of projects / programs linked to lending and non-lending operations in the power sector. He / She will provide deep sectoral expertise related to the planning, technical structuring, financing and implementation of power and utility reform operations / programs across the project cycle and power value chain including power generation, transmission and distribution, and power sector reforms and regional integration. He / She will work in multi-disciplinary teams and contribute to the delivery of the New Deal on Energy for Africa / "Light-Up and Power Africa and relevant High 5 flagships and priorities, as required.The Principal Power Systems Engineer reports to the RDGE.1/PESD.4 Manager. At the Country Office level, he/she will work seamlessly with the other Bank staff under the guidance of the Country Manager and provide inputs. The Country Manager will also provide inputs into the Principal Power Systems Engineer performance evaluation. KEY FUNCTIONS: Under the overall supervision of the Regional Sector Manager for Power Operations - East, the Principal Power Systems Engineer will perform the following duties: A.  Business Development and Pipeline ManagementContribute to the preparation of energy sector assessments and other upstream analytical and diagnostic work to inform Country Strategy Papers (CSPs), Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) and design of national and multinational projects that respond to the needs of Regional Member Countries (RMCs); provide support to country office, Regional Power Operations Division - East (RDGE.1/PESD.4), Regional Hub (RDGE) and the Power Systems Development Department (PESD) on policy dialogue with RMCs relating to energy sector and related issues; and provide back-up to country offices to ensure provision of quality advisory support services to RMCs.Take a leadership role, along with staff of Regional Power Operations Division - East, in the process of identification and preparation of private and public sector energy operations related to the development of generation, transmission and distribution networks projects, electrification programs, and power sector reforms.Conduct review and quality assurance of project preparation and appraisal documents vis-à-vis technical, financial and economic requirements; including ensuring Bank financed projects deliver positive impacts with regards to the objectives of the ‘Gender Strategy,' and the ‘Jobs for Youth strategy'.Provide technical and advisory support related to power sector planning and power sector reforms; including liaising with client's technical staff, project engineers and lenders' engineers and participate in due diligence missions and other project meetings, as necessary.Provide support to the RMCs and Bank teams in the origination, preparation, structuring and implementation of complex and innovative power system development projects and providing advisory support services that promote national and regional policies conducive to strong growth and development of the energy sector.In line with the objectives of the New Deal on Energy for Africa, engage with HQs, the Regional Hub energy teams, other development partners, project sponsors and developers and other key stakeholders in developing a pipeline of bankable energy infrastructure projects in collaboration and consultation with power utilities, the regional power pool and regional project delivery secretariats.Build and maintain good relationships with clients, especially regional independent power producers (IPPs) / public private partnership (PPP) developers and sponsors, power utilities, service providers, Banks, multilateral partners, regulators, government officials and regional energy sector institutions to provide advisory support services for complex transactions and financial analysis, and to facilitate realization of investment opportunities in the power sector.Work with staff in other Energy Complex to build needed synergy for complex advisory services to clients, structuring and financial analysis of projects (both public and private).Ensure the delivery of economic and sector analytical work related to the development of national and regional power systems and the transformation of utilities. B.   Portfolio ManagementProvide sector expertise for quality assurance in the preparation of terms of reference (TORs), requests for proposals (RFPs), and tender documents in line with the Bank's procurement rules: e.g. recruitment and supervision of expert advisors (and Bank staff), execution of socio-techno-economic feasibility studies and utility performance diagnostic reports.Task-manage the Bank's energy/power portfolio in the assigned countries and carry out all regular portfolio management activities, including conducting supervision and field inspections, and interaction with Project Implementation Units (PIUs) and relevant government departments to guide, monitor and follow-up on implementation issues, review quarterly project progress reports, audit reports, procurement processes and complaints, among others to ensure compliance with Bank policies, directives and guidelines.Support Bank effort in implementing a fast-track approach in accelerating project agreement negotiations, including Power Purchase and Power Sales Agreements and Power Wheeling Agreements, for large-scale regional power infrastructure projects.Review the various proposals and communications sent to the Bank by its partners, clients and RMCs; and take appropriate action, including issuing of technical opinions on government / client submissions to the Bank, drafting of responses and/or reports / representation of the Bank in various forums and internal or external follow-up.Ensure healthy portfolio management, prepare and conduct review and quality assurance of project completion reports. C.  Knowledge Production and CoordinationProvide technical and advisory support to national and regional institutions in developing high quality power sector development plans, energy sector studies and performance benchmarking strategies, including efficient joint and coordinated approaches to intra- and inter-regional investment planning of power infrastructure projects.Support RMCs and the regional power pool in development of policies, laws and regulations that promote development of transparent, predictable and stable energy markets; and, in collaboration with relevant Bank colleagues, design appropriate technical assistance and capacity building programs to address identified skills and competence gaps.Participate in meetings and conferences of RMCs, the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and their technical power development secretariats to influence regional energy policy issues and regulatory changes in line with Bank objectives and strategies.Contribute to the preparation of policy statements, papers, briefs and various reports on energy sector issues and other areas relevant to the Energy, Environment & Climate Change Department.Undertake any other tasks as the Manager RDGE.1/PESD.4 and/or the Director PESD may assign. COMPETENCIES (Skills & Knowledge): Hold at least a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related electrical disciplines and relevant professional certification(s).Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the power sector planning, power utility operations, power sector project development and implementation.Have broad range of experience in at least two of the following areas: power generation (thermal or renewable); and/or transmission and/or distribution and/or retail / vending (including power systems planning, sector regulation, project design, construction, operations and maintenance, and performance monitoring & evaluation.Proven ability to work within diverse teams of cross-functional and multi-national professional staff (interpersonal skills) and utilize the talent and expertise of team members in a productive way.Demonstrate a highly developed strategic thinking skills allied with an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable policies and regulations and energy sector programs.Good listening skills with demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas as well as make effective and timely decisionsProven ability to formulate and execute plans to achieve the desired work objectives, with minimum supervision from the Manager.Demonstrated understanding of sovereign and non-sovereign project cycles (from origination to project closure) and financing structures, including alignment with least-cost national / regional master-plans and project identification, development, design, due diligence, risk assessment / allocation and implementation / management strategy (including procurement strategy, communication strategy, knowledge management, capacity building, handover and other critical success factors).Demonstrate effective communication and corporate negotiation skills, proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external; and understanding of when and how to apply diplomacy, influence, maintain a hard line, make or break contacts, unwritten lines of influence and conduct oneself professionally. Up to date knowledge of power infrastructure capital costs and operating parameters of diverse generation, transmission, distribution and retail / vending technologies and business models (including IPPs / PPPs and/or Distribution Concessions).Familiarity with strategies, policies, procedures and practices of bi-lateral and multilateral development institutions.Networking ability required to build successful relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results. Prudence and skill in identification of such relationships and partners based on meeting the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.Good understanding of corporate / project finance, procurement procedures and contracting models, contract negotiations (including IPP / PPP contracts).Good understanding of the Bank's / International DFI's Environmental & Social policy requirements,Excellent project management and contract administration skills.Clear understanding of the drivers and barriers to the success of power utilities in complex regulatory, socio-economic and political environments.Ability to communicate effectively (Written and Oral) 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, Project and Power Point) and familiarity with Development Finance Corporate applications / tools.    ___________________________________________________________________________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. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________  

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19/07/2021
African Development Bank

Division Manager, Asset & Liability Management - 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 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. The Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision. THE COMPLEX: The Vice Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank Group. This encompasses the Bank Group's treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: As an integral part of the financial management department of the Bank Group, the division is responsible for developing and directing the Asset and Liability Management functions of the Bank Group entities, including financial policies, financial modelling and projections and balance sheet management activities involving risks related to changes in interest rates, exchange rates and the liquidity position. THE POSITION: Under the oversight of the Director, the Division Manager will Manage a team of specialists to:Ensure that Asset and Liability Management exposures are identified, measured and reported and, where necessary, mitigated.Provide analytical expertise for assessing the financial impact of various products, strategies, initiatives, etc. on Bank Group entities.Ensure that Financial Risk parameters are maintained within Board approved limits and the Asset and Liability Management Committee guidelines.Ensure that the Asset and Liability Management Committee, the Senior Management and the Board are apprised of the current and potential future interest, currency, liquidity and funding risks for the Group, and the possiblestrategies to manage the risk positions. KEY FUNCTIONS:  The Division Manager will:Provide leadership and insight on all aspects relating to asset/liability management.Set the division work program and budget including the performance objectives of staff and regularly provide feedback, coaching and evaluation thereof.Supervise the formulation, periodic review and dissemination of financial and the Asset and Liability Management policies and guidelines for Bank Group entities.Contribute to, and lead where appropriate,the elaboration of various policy, strategic and operational documents of the Bank Group entities including the production of adhoc quantitative risk models and financial innovations.Supervise the monitoring and revision of the Bank's Long Term Financial Sustainability and the preparation of the Bank's annual Medium-Term Financial Performance Outlook paper, the related Board seminar and Net Income Allocation proposals.Supervise the development and production of monthly and quarterly risk management information (i.e. inter alia: interest rate and currency risk reports, financial projections, liquidity and capital planning reports) for the Asset and Liability Management Committee, in support of strategic decision-making for the management of the balance sheets of Bank Group entities.Lead the secretariat to The Asset and Liability Management Committee.Keep abreast of the Asset and Liability Management issues, related regulatory developments and industry best practice, through the development of a strong network with other major MDBs.Participate in the resource mobilization efforts of the Bank Group.Take responsibility for the maintenance of the integrity of Risk management Analytics Systems/Processes with consideration for data, assumptions, processes and reporting through automation, reconciliation, and documentation.Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge): Hold at least a MBA or Master's degree in a quantitative field, e.g. Finance, Statistics, Mathematics, Economics.Professional certification an advantage, e.g. FRM, PRM, CFA.Have a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a bank or similar financial institution, with heavy emphasis in an the Asset and Liability Management role or a related role in financial risk management.Private sector experience is an added advantageExperience in an MDB or financial services industry with emphasis in quantitative risk models, highly valuable.Experience in compliance and the preparation of the Asset and Liability Management policy documents.Expert knowledge of balance sheet management, gained through experience and formal qualifications.Excellent analytical skills.Ability to communicate effectively (Written and Oral) in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications, preferably SAP and Risk Management Software.   ___________________________________________________________________________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. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________  

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19/07/2021
African Development Bank

Power Systems Engineer - PL4

Angola , Luanda , Luanda

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 (TYS, 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 Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision. THE COMPLEX: The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth (PEVP)' is a Sector Complex focusing broadly on the Bank's TYS and High 5 priorities of "Light up and Power Africa".  The complex's objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) act as spokesperson for the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of "Light Up and Power Africa". The Complex focuses specifically on areas of power systems development, policy and regulation, renewable energy and, climate and green growth. The Complex also ensures that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversees the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank's energy operations in collaboration with the Regional Business Delivery Units (RBDUs).  THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION The Power Systems Development Department within PEVP complex has the broad objective of supporting the Bank's Regional Member Countries, Power Utilities, Regional Economic Communities, Power Pools, Regulators and other stakeholders to develop and improve their own Power Systems and the performance of their utilities for both sovereign (SO) and non-sovereign operations (NSO). The department has six (6) Divisions; Power Systems Solutions (PESD1) based at the HQ and Power Systems Operations Divisions in each of the Bank's five (5) operational regions.  The position is under Power Systems Operations, South (PESD3) and located at the Bank's Angola Country Office, and will be directly supervised by the Regional Sector Manager PESD3. The position will also support Bank Power Systems Development operations in the Southern Africa region and other business locations of the Bank as found necessary.   THE POSITION:  The Operations Officer will provide deep sectoral expertise and be responsible for the identification, technical design, appraisal, implementation and supervision of Bank projects / programs linked to lending and non-lending operations involving public and private sector investments in the power sector. S/he will provide deep sectoral expertise related to the planning, technical structuring, financing and implementation of power and utility reform projects / programs across the project cycle and power value chain (i.e. fuel supply, power generation, transmission and distribution / retail). S/he will support power sector reform projects / programs (i.e. management contracts to full divestiture) that facilitate sustainable utility transformation, regional integration, performance benchmarking, knowledge sharing and the provision of quality advisory support services, designed to improve the operational performance of utilities. S/he will work in multi-disciplinary teams and contribute to the delivery of the New Deal on Energy for Africa / "Light-Up and Power Africa and relevant High Five flagships and priorities, as required. The Operations Officer reports to the Regional Energy Sector Manager, PESD3. At the Country Office level, he/she will work seamlessly with the other Bank staff under the guidance of the Country Manager and provide inputs to the overall Country's energy sector portfolio status assessment and workplan. The Country Manager will also provide inputs into the Operations Officer's performance evaluation. KEY FUNCTIONS: Under the overall supervision of the Regional Sector Manager for Power System Operations (PESD3), the Operations Officer will perform the following:Business Development and Pipeline managementContribute to the preparation of energy sector assessments and other upstream analytical and diagnostic work to inform Country Strategy Papers (CSP), Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISP) and design of national and multinational projects that respond to the needs of RMCs; provide support to country/regional departments on policy dialogue with RMCs relating to energy sector and related issues; and provide back-up to country offices to ensure provision of quality advisory support services to RMCs.Provide support to the Regional Member Countries (RMC) and Bank teams in the origination, preparation, structuring and implementation of complex and innovative power system development projects and providing advisory support services that promote national and regional policies conducive to strong growth and development of the energy sector.In line with the objectives of the New Deal on Energy for Africa, engage with HQ, the regional hub teams, other development partners, project sponsors and developers and other key stakeholders in developing a pipeline of bankable energy infrastructure projects in collaboration and consultation with power utilities, the regional power pool and regional project delivery secretariats.Build and maintain good relationships with clients, especially regional independent power producer (IPP) / public private partnership (PPP) developers and sponsors, power utilities, service providers, banks, multilateral partners, regulators, government officials and regional energy sector institutions to provide advisory support services for complex transactions and financial analysis, and to facilitate realization of investment opportunities in the power sector.Portfolio ManagementProvide sector expertise for quality assurance in the preparation of terms of reference (TORs), requests for proposals (RFPs), and tender documents in line with the Bank's procurement rules: e.g. recruitment and supervision of expert advisors (and Bank staff), execution of socio-techno-economic feasibility studies and utility performance diagnostic reports.Task-manage the Bank's power systems development portfolio in the assigned countries and carry out all regular portfolio management activities, including conducting supervision and field inspections, and interaction with Project Implementation Units (PIU) and relevant government departments to guide, monitor and follow-up on implementation issues, review quarterly progress reports, audit reports, procurement processes and complaints, among others to ensure compliance with Bank policies, directives and guidelines.Support Bank effort of implementing a fast-track approach in accelerating project agreement negotiations, including Power Purchase and Power Sales Agreements and Power Wheeling Agreements, for large-scale regional power infrastructure projects.Review the various proposals and communications sent to the Bank by its partners, clients and RMCs; and take appropriate action, including issuing of technical opinions on government / client submissions to the Bank, drafting of responses and/or reports / representation of the Bank in various forums and internal or external follow-up.Knowledge Production and CoordinationSupport national (and regional) institutions in developing high quality power development plans, energy sector studies and performance benchmarking strategies, including efficient joint and coordinated approaches to intra- and inter-regional investment planning of power infrastructure projects.Support member countries and the regional power pool in development of policies, laws and regulations that promote development of transparent, predictable and stable energy markets; and, in collaboration with relevant Bank colleagues, design appropriate technical assistance and capacity building programs to address identified skills and competence gaps.Participate in meetings and conferences of RMCs, the Regional Economic Community and their technical power development secretariats to influence regional energy policy issues and regulatory changes in line with Bank objectives and strategies.Contribute to the preparation of policy statements, papers, briefs and various reports on energy sector issues and other areas relevant to the Energy, Environment & Climate Change Department;Perform any other ad hoc tasks assigned by the Sector Manager or Director. COMPETENCIES (Skills & Knowledge): Hold at least a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or related Electrical disciplines and relevant Professional Certification(S);Have a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience including at least six (6) years of relevant professional experience in a power utility;Broad range of experience in at least two of the following areas: power generation (thermal or renewable); and/or transmission and/or distribution and/or retail / vending (including power systems planning, sector regulation, project design, construction, operations and maintenance, and performance monitoring & evaluation.Proven ability to work within diverse teams of cross-functional and multi-national professional staff (interpersonal skills), and utilize the talent and expertise of team members in a productive way;Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied with an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable policies and regulations and energy sector programs;Good listening skills with demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas as well as make effective and timely decisionsProven ability to formulate and execute plans to achieve the desired work objectives, with minimum supervision from the Manager.Full understanding of the power project cycle, value chain and project / program processing and implementation requirements, including the corresponding documentation from origination to project closure;Up to date knowledge of power infrastructure capital costs and operating parameters of diverse generation, transmission, distribution and retail / vending technologies and business models (including IPPs / PPPs and/or Distribution Concessions);Good understanding of the Bank's / Development Financial Institution (DFI) Environmental & Social policy requirements,Good understanding of corporate / project finance, procurement procedures and contracting models, contract negotiations (including IPP / PPP contracts).Excellent project management and contract administration skills;Clear understanding of the drivers and barriers to the success of power utilities in complex regulatory, socio-economic and political environments;Ability to draft Terms of reference (TORs), Requests for Quotation (RFQs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to procure services from consultants;Good knowledge of national power / utility regulation, procurement and contracting models and standards; and grid code / operating rules / limits / reserves (including power import, export, wheeling and trading requirements);A good understanding of SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and asset management systems;A good understanding of, and ability to lead / support negotiation of, power project agreements such as Power Purchase Agreements, Grid Connection Agreements, Fuel Supply Agreements, Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Contracts, Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Contracts.Familiarity with the work and requirements of multilateral and bilateral Development Finance Institutions.Excellent Professional written and verbal communications in English or French and Portuguese.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, Access, Projects and Power Point) and familiarity with Development Finance Corporate applications / tools.)   ___________________________________________________________________________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. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________  

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19/07/2021
African Development Bank

Principal Program Coordinator - 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 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 (TYS, 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 Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision. THE COMPLEX: The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth (PEVP)' is a Sector Complex focusing broadly on the Bank's TYS and High 5 priority of "Light up and Power Africa".  The complex's objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) act as spokesperson for the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of "Light Up and Power Africa". The Complex focuses specifically on areas of power systems development, policy and regulation, renewable energy and, climate and green growth. The Complex also ensures that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversees the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank's energy operations in collaboration with the Regional Business Delivery Units (RBDUs).  THE HIRING DEPARTMENT: The Vice-President Front Office (PESA) is responsible for planning, directing, managing and coordinating the day-to-day functioning of the Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Complex. The Program Coordinator provides required support to the Vice-President in performing their daily duties in the domain indicated above. The job covers support on operational aspects as well as on corporate matters. Emphasis is put on coordination and monitoring with the various PEVP departments and other Bank stakeholders. THE POSITION: The purpose of the job is to assist the Vice-President to operationalize the PEVP Complex's mandate by providing critical technical expertise on the Bank's strategies, policies and operations, business development, and other responsibilities supporting the mandate. The job holder also assists with the coordination of complex activities and supports quality assurance on all key documents and presentations prepared for the VP. KEY FUNCTIONS: Under the overall supervision of the Vice-President and the day-to-day coordination of the Advisor to the Vice-President, the Program Coordinator performs the following. Work ProgramAssist the Vice-President in day-to-day Agenda management and in monitoring the implementation of the Complex work programs;Track overall progress towards the New Deal targets, measuring key complex targets, e.g. generation capacity, connections etc. taking into account international best practice;Follow up, on behalf of the VP, on specific public and private sector transactions to ensure swift execution and implementation    Prepare and attend to VP instructions for management coordination meetings and follow up on the decisions taken;   Assist the VP Front office to ensure timely delivery of reports and information as required; CooperationAssist in coordinating work with other Sector Front Offices to prepare regular cross complex updates highlighting any issues requiring the attention of the Vice-Presidents;Assist in coordinating work with the Reginal VP Front Office and the Director Generals' Front Offices regarding delivery of the lending program;Work with other colleagues to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole,while sharing knowledge and the workload;Support the Advisor to the VP in the management and development of strategic partnerships in the energy sector; Strategies and policiesAssist the  Vice-President on operational policies, strategies and corporate issues to be discussed at the Operations Committee (OpsCom), Senior Management Coordination Committee (SMCC) and other corporate engagements including regular budget reports;Prepare presentations on strategies requested by the Vice-President and speeches for missions;Provide assistance on papers, notes and Board documents, as requested by the  Vice-President; CommunicationReview incoming correspondences as instructed by the VP;Prepare Presentations, memoranda and correspondence with Stakeholders as and when required by the Vice-President;Develop standard Complex communication materials;   Review content of presentations, language of correspondences, memoranda and reports submitted for the Vice President's signature/clearance for onward transmission to the President's Office; Quality ControlAssist the Advisor to the VP in the review, editing and amendment of all relevant submissions from the team to meet acceptable standards. Compilation of ReportsAssist in providing all relevant reports with accurate & validated data and information as required by the VP or the Advisor to the VP to support decision making and relevant submissions to committees. Relationship DevelopmentDevelop strong professional working relationships with colleagues and contribute to the creation of a positive team environment.Assist to develop a network of stakeholders and key role players that could provide inputs or enhance the output of the Vice President. Assist with communication, preparation of correspondences, memoranda and research topics for the Complex business agenda;Accompany the VP to relevant internal and external meetings;Represent the VP Front Office in internal and external meetings and events as required COMPETENCIES: Minimum of a Master's degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Public Sector Management or related discipline.A minimum of 6 years of professional experience gained in a multilateral development finance institution or similarly structured organisation;Experience in project management/development, strategy and policy formulation, and evaluationPrevious experience in the areas of energy and climate change would be an assetPrevious experience in the areas of investment management and in assisting executive management would be an assetExcellent interpersonal skills with an ability to present and win support for ideas;Excellent listening skills with cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity and capacity to initiate and manage innovations, creativity, and change;Ability to listen and communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels;Client and results-orientationStrong communication skills;Ability to work with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing knowledge and workload, developing strong working relationships with colleagues and contribute to the creation of a positive team environment;High level of coordination skills;Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural and fast-paced organization.Ability to solve problems, identify solutions and manage multiple competing priorities to the benefit of both internal and external clients;Knowledge of strategies, policies, procedures and practices of multilateral development institutions.Strong analytical skills to generate relevant communication (both verbally and in writing) that features accuracy and attention to detail.Proven communication skills required for regular contacts with high level partners inside and outside the bank;Knowledge of the socio-economic, energy & climate and business environment in Africa;Knowledge and ability for deploying methodologies for building successful relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients (internal and external) for the effective delivery of results.Ability to deploy a strategic mind-set and the capacity to steer the front office's agenda while empowering staff during a phase of institutional reforms and transformation towards greater quality and impact of the Bank's operations;Strong negotiating skills;Knowledge in new development financing issues;Knowledge of Bank procedures, policies and guidelines;Research Skills: An ability to conduct thorough research using credible resources and acknowledge in any presentation or document;Report Writing Skills – the ability to provide sharp, concise factual documents focused on the audience that includes an analysis of situation/problem with recommendations for future actions & conclusionsAbility to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (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. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________  

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19/07/2021
African Development Bank

Division Manager, Operation and Maintenance - PL2

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
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 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. THE COMPLEX: The Vice-Presidency, Corporate Services and Human Resources (CHVP) Complex ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank's corporate services. The complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank's strategies on people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity, and health and safety strategies. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: The primary roles of the General Services and Procurement Department (CHGS) are to manage the Bank's assets, oversee all corporate procurement of goods, services, works and real estate, coordinate all staff travel and transport of Bank's goods and staff, catering services and other logistics arrangements and the mail services and keep staff informed about services offered. To this end the CHGS department formulates and applies rules for procurement, storage, and maintenance of furniture, office equipment and supply; design, prepare and implement programs for the construction or acquisition and maintenance of buildings and premises; formulate and ensure the proper and effective application of administration policies within the Bank in such areas as communications, transport, travels, security, protection and safety of the Bank's staff and property; and perform related duties. The department is responsible for managing the Bank's fixed assets (valued at over UA 100,000,000). The CHGS department comprises 3 divisions supervised by the Director General Services and Procurement. These divisions are: Operations and Maintenance Division (CHGS.1); Corporate Procurement Division (CHGS.2); and Support Services Division (CHGS.3). THE POSITION: The objective of this position will be to plan, organize, direct and monitor the activities of the Operations and Maintenance Division and to provide strategic orientation in the area of management of properties and assets and real estate maintenance. The job holder will organize, coordinate and manage all activities related to the development and implementation of monitoring the policies, procedures and practices of properties and assets management and operations & maintenance services. KEY FUNCTIONS: Reporting to the Director CHGS, the key areas of accountability of the Division Manager, Operations and Maintenance include: Strategy and Business Process Support Oversee the development and implementation of the Bank's real estate strategy for both HQ and country/regional offices.Coordinate ongoing preparation development of policies, standards, procedures, and processes to support facility management operations (acquisition and disposal of properties, operation and maintenance, project/portfolio management) and fixed assets management.Coordinate the periodic revision of policies, manuals, and guidelines to align with overall Bank policies.Oversee the acquisition, deployment, and operation of an Integrated Facility Management System in coordination with IT and corporate procurement.   People Management Recruit, supervise and develop a team of 20 or more in-house staff.Coordination of in-house and contract staff to ensure maintenance work is carried out in a timely and effective manner.Plan the work of the team for optimal delivery facilities management (FM) services.Agree annual individual objectives and performance indicators based on the Division's annual work planBuild trust and confidence through open communications and regular feedback.Periodic staff performance review. Administration of Facilities Management ServicesDay-to-day management of Facility Management (FM) services of Bank's facilities comprising office buildings, residential compounds, off-site storage facilities with overall responsibility for building operations and maintenance, property and lease management, and fixed assets management.Delivery of FM services to the highest standards at HQ and in country/regional offices by i) ensuring that facilities are operated in an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable manner and in adherence to the environmental, health & safety regulations; and ii) identifying opportunities for continuous improvement of FM operations.Implementation of projects for the construction, rehabilitation or outfitting of office space to Bank's standards for HQ and country/regional office facilities.Develop and negotiate FM service contracts and manage contracts in coordination with corporate procurement.Fixed asset management including the periodical assets inventory in accordance with delegated authorityReal estate and property management, in coordination with various stakeholders (IT, budget, Legal, users).Workspace planning and management. Energy management and environmental/sustainability focus for FM under the Bank's "Green Bank" policy.Lead the delivery of FM Helpdesk services. Operational and FinancialPrepare, submit, deliver and manage the annual Facilities budget (OPEX & CAPEX).Act as the secretary of the Capital Investment Programme Steering Committee (CIPSC) which entails coordination of capital budget submissions and reporting on CAPEX budget performance across the organization.Ensure that adequate controls are in place for compliance with Bank's fiduciary and safeguard policies and guidelinesAdvise, guide and report to Senior Management on Facility management, real estate and asset management issuesWork across the organization to support all aspects of operational service delivery.Work in coordination with Business Continuity Unit to ensure that plans for facilities are up to date and fit for purpose.Ensure that audit recommendations on real estate, facilities and assets management are implemented timeously. COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge): Hold at least a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering or related technical discipline supplemented with credentials or professional training in facility management, property management and financial management.Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience of which minimum three (3) years at management level.Practical experience and knowledge of building management, business studies, construction, engineering and building services engineering facilities management.Relevant experience in a multilateral development institution or reputable development organization. Experience from private sector (i.e. property management company) being an added advantage.Broad understanding of building and facilities management principles.Results oriented and focused on delivering high quality services to internal clients, with a positive outlook and "a can-do attitude".Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues and other key stakeholders, both internal and external.Ability to both work independently with little supervision as well as part of a multicultural team.Ability to embrace change and operate comfortably within an unstable and rapidly changing business and cultural environment.Proven ability to build and lead a team of professional staff and utilize talent and expertise of team members in a productive way.Ability to build partnerships and deliver results that meets the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.Capacity to initiate, spearhead and manage innovations and change.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 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. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________  

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15/07/2021
African Development Bank

AFAWA Enabling Environment Officer

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

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 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 ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development' is a Sector Complex focusing on two of 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; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of "Feed Africa" and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa". THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:Within the Complex, 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.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. AFAWA's holistic approach focuses on 3 pillars: (a) access to finance, leveraging the Bank's various instruments such as lines of credit, equity investments and risk sharing mechanisms, (b) technical assistance, to financial institutions as well as women entrepreneurs, and (c) the enabling environment to reform the legal and regulatory frameworks affecting women businesses as well as enhance the different enablers for women to grow as entrepreneurs as well as for those in the informal sector transition to the formal sector. THE POSITION:The AFAWA Enabling Environment Officer will be based in the African Development Bank's headquarters, under the supervision of the AFAWA Program Coordinator and the leadership of the Director, Gender Women and Civil Society Department.The AFAWA Enabling Environment Officer will work on strengthening the Regional Member Countries' abilities to increase financial inclusion and women entrepreneurship growth by looking at necessary policy reforms in the areas of financial inclusion and access to finance, land and trade.The AFAWA Enabling Environment Officer will also work in collaboration with the Civil Society Division on advocacy to increase awareness on reforms and implementation programs. He/She will have experience in designing, structuring and implementing projects to increase the capacity of Women Entrepreneurship Enablers (women business associations, accelerators, incubators etc.) as well as help women entrepreneurs in Africa transition from the informal to the formal sector.    The AFAWA Enabling Environment Officer will have extensive experience working with governments on policy reforms and regulations to advance women's economic inclusion, with designing, implementing and managing policy advisory programs. He/she will have strong research and analysis experience as well understanding and having practical experience on Women's Entrepreneurship Financing. He/She will also contribute to the AFAWA team's knowledge management initiatives. KEY FUNCTIONS:Under the guidance of the AFAWA Coordinator, The AFAWA Enabling Environment Officer will:On the Regulatory Environmentlead activities related to the policy framework and governmental/ regulatory policies in place impacting women SMEs ability to access finance and markets;Work with government and private sector stakeholders to ensure optimal design and implementation of the Business Enabling Environment Work Plan;Develop a framework for analyzing existing policy, suggest reforms, and regulatory changes and identify necessary areas for capacity improvement;Determine priority reforms and develop approaches to reform;Provide strategic and technical guidance to governmental agencies including Central Banks, Ministries of Finance in the Bank's Regional Member Countries as well as Regional Economic Communities in implementing and monitoring reforms;Facilitate capacity building events for the government officials, as well as financial sector stakeholders, including facilitating training sessions other financial sector stakeholders.On Enhancing the Capacity of EnablersLead activities on mapping different women business enablers, categorizing and identifying direct opportunities for linkages with financial institutions implementing AFAWA programs;Work on strategy and implementation plan to enhance the sustainability of Women Business Enablers/Associations in the long run;Lead the yearly enablers call for proposals.On Achieving FormalitySpearhead quick assessments within the informal sector in AFAWA implementing countries, and based on results discuss reforms and implementation plan at policy level;Lead call for proposals for programs to transition women from the informal to the formal sector;Work with SME ministries/government agencies to address challenges refraining women from formalizing their activities. COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):Master's degree in Public Policy, Business, Economics or a related field;At least six (6) years of relevant, successful experience in advising and developing policy decisions in public institutions and private institutions especially central banks and ministries of finance;Understanding of and experience in handling enabling environment programs related to financial inclusion for women and women entrepreneurs in Africa; Professional experience with proven competence in Financial Inclusion roadmap and strategy formulation and implementation is required;Extensive experience in planning and implementing technical assistance for policy reform and institutional capacity building in entrepreneurship, access to finance, access to markets and trade;Ability to perform successfully as a member of multiple project-related teams;Previous experience in project management and implementation and leading teams to successfully deliver on the project;Demonstrated experience of successful implementation of donor-funded projects, with experience in donor reporting and donor relationship management;Excellent communications and writing ability; Strong computer literacy skills;Fluency in both English and French highly desired; knowledge of other languages is an added value;Some work experience in the private sector and in a development project environment is desirable;Excellent Analytical Skills;Strong project management and organizational skills;Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) required; 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. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________   

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14/07/2021
African Development Bank

Principal Financial Management Operations Officer

Mozambique, Maputo , Mapotu

 Objectives 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, 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 Senior Vice-Presidency is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results. The Senior Vice-Presidency 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 Senior Vice-Presidency will lead senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key Board and Management decisions. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:The SNFI Department has four (4) divisions including two (2) for procurement and two (2) for financial management (FM) whose main activities are to provide support to operations complexes for ensuring that project's fiduciary arrangements comply with Bank Fiduciary (Procurement and FM) policies and procedures and contribute to effective delivery and value for money in Bank-financed projects. The Financial Management Division is anchored at the Headquarters in the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI) under the Senior Vice-Presidency. The Division provides professional leadership in ensuring high quality performance with respect to compliance with Bank financial management policies and procedures in lending operations; and in ensuring high quality work in diagnostic work and country dialogue designed to support development of budgeting, accounting and reporting, internal control, treasury management and external auditing and overall financial management policies, systems and capacity of member countries.The Principal Financial Management Operations Officer is responsible to ensure that financial management of Bank-financed projects are compliant with the Bank's financial management policy. This is done by advising on financial management arrangements and reviewing financial management decisions within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages. The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank's Country Strategy Paper, and to building Public Financial Management (PFM) capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related financial management matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower's PFM systems.The Principal Financial Management Officer reports administratively to the Country Manager of Mozambique Office and functionally to the Division Manager, Financial Management (SNFI.4). THE POSITION:The key responsibilities of the Principal Financial Management Operations Officer are:Ensuring quality and timely FM advice and providing support to projects activities, including: (i) quality of Financial Management (FM) activities in the region; (ii) timeliness of responses on all FM issues; (iii) quality of advice to both Bank sector and Borrowers staff in countries under his responsibilities;Executing the operations fiduciary function for the Bank in projects and programs that it finances, including through: (i) conducting country, sector and project level FM assessments and related capacity development action plans; (ii) providing FM-related support for country dialogue; (iii) supporting development of regional professional FM networks; (iv) participating in donors coordination meetings in their areas for promoting better coordination and effective resources mobilization; andContributing to capacity development of Bank and Borrowers' FM staff, including (i) coaching, (ii) mentoring, (iii) training and (iv) upgrading of the skills.  Duties and responsibilities Under the oversight and guidance of the Division Manager, Financial Management, the Principal Financial Management Operations Officer will:Provide technical guidance at the Country Offices in the financial management activities of assigned projects and programs within the framework of the Bank's policies and guidelines all over the operations cycle;Take a proactive role ensuring ?Quality at Entry work' in assessing the adequacy of the Borrower's project financial management systems and the borrowers' ability to manage and monitor Bank financed projects. This includes budgeting, internal control, treasury management, accounting, financial reporting and external auditing;Oversee the review of and provision of comments on financial management aspects of assigned projects and programs as documented in concept papers, feasibility studies, appraisal reports and other relevant documents to ensure consistency and enhance the quality of projects/program from the financial management perspective;Attend negotiations and ensure FM issues are taken into account in the financing agreement and other associated documentation;Participate in project/program launching missions to assist the project/program team in developing capacity building of the Executing Agencies in the area of financial management;Undertakes on-site and desk supervision mission on a risk-based approach and issues the supervision reports including FM performance ratings and drafting the contribution to the aide memoire;Carry out supervision work to ensure that projects financial management systems are functioning appropriately, including the periodic review of project financial management reports for financial performance;Provide advice and support to Borrowers and the Bank Project Teams on matters affecting financial management and disbursement on capacity building in projects and with public sector accountability institutions;Provide financial management guidance for the development of technical assistance programs and evaluate and monitor their implementation;Assess the selection and recruitment of external independent auditors, ensuring their suitability including their independence, and competence to perform;Participates in PEFA, SAI-PMF, and ROSC-AA Assessments and on that basis, provides information to Bank operations and other initiatives in the countries concerned;Plays an active role in CPPRs from the financial management perspective and draft the FM part of the CPPR report.Undertake Capacity building on FM issues in the countries and in sector departments in the Bank;Participate in fiduciary clinics; andParticipate in donor coordination meetings within the region (not continent wide or global) and in country dialogue platforms between the country and the donors on the basis of the overall Bank's strategy to support aid effectiveness  Selection Criteria Hold a Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related discipline;Hold a professional Accounting, External Auditing or Internal Auditing Certification/Degree (CPA, CA, ACCA, Expert Comptable)Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in the Bank or similar financial institution, with particular expertise in designing, supporting and implementing financial management operations;Have a sound knowledge of the African Development Bank's Financial Management Policy and Procedures;Experience in supporting private sector operations (banking, auditing, finance, microfinance institutions, agriculture, electricity, water) would be an added advantage;Experience in a Multilateral Development Bank, with emphasis on financial management, highly valuable;Experience in the review of financial management policy documents;Expert knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs) and International Standards on Auditing (ISAs). Knowledge of International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSASs) and the International Standards of Supreme Audit Institutions (ISSAIs);A good understanding of cross-cutting issues beyond financial management (e.g. procurement, governance, donors' practices) at sector/country level;Strong planning, organization, and time management skills;Excellent analytical skills;Ability to communicate effectively (Written and Oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language. Ability to work in Portuguese will be an added advantage;Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications including SAP.       ___________________________________________________________________________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. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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09/07/2021
African Development Bank

Principal Procurement Operations Officer

Angola , Luanda , Luanda

 Objectives 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 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 SVP supervises the Fiduciary 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 policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals; (ii) preparing annual post review reports on the Bank's FM and procurement operations for the Board; (iii) developing training 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 Principal Procurement Operations Officer is responsible to ensuring that the project procurement activities financed by the Bank are compliant with the Bank's procurement policy.  This is done by advising on procurement arrangements and reviewing procurement decisions within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages. The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank's Country Strategy Paper, and to building procurement capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related procurement matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower's procurement systems.The Principal Procurement Operations Officer reports administratively to the Country Manager, Angola Country Office (COAO) and functionally to the Division Manager - Procurement (SNFI.3).  Duties and responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Country Manager, COAO and functional supervision of the Division Manager Procurement, the Principal Procurement Operations Officer will:Advise the various Sector Divisions involved in the supervision of Borrowers project implementation activities as required by the relevant Presidential Instructions.Advice Borrowers, Suppliers, entrepreneurs, Consultants, Contractors and other Entrepreneurs on all aspects related to the procurement of goods and services under Bank Group funded project.Participate in Preparation and Appraisal missions for projects with complex procurement components with a view to assisting Borrowers and Sector Divisions Staff to define the most appropriate modalities for procurement.Prepare the procurement chapter in the Project Appraisal Report.During the project/program preparation cycle missions, assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of the procurement capacity at the Executing Agencies and Project Implementation Unit as well as provide advisory technical support to the project/program team on matters of procurement as an input to a new project.Participate in the project/program Launching Mission to assist the project/program team in developing capacity building of the Executing Agency in procurement.Review, provide comments and participate in working group meetings of lending and non-lending activities reports.Receive, review and clear all tender related documents requiring the Bank's ?No Objection?, ?Approval? or ?Action? under the Procurement Policy of the Bank, in accordance with the Delegation of Authority Matrix; monitor practical aspects by assisting the Projects' Task Managers to supervise the procurement activities carried out by Borrowers throughout the project cycle.Conduct the assessment of country procurement systems and prepare relevant reports using MAPS indicators for approval by the Manager and Director of SNFI; assist regional member countries (RMCs) for their procurement reforms and mobilize financial resources for this assistance.Undertake Assessment of Executing Agencies (EA) procurement capacity for each project ? With the increasing emphasis on post-review of contracts for improved project implementation this activity, which can only be undertaken by Procurement Specialists will increase in content.Maintaining an on-going system of monitoring the compliance with the Bank's Procurement Policy by the Borrowers and actions taken by project management to implement internal and external audit recommendations and reporting on the status of implementation.Facilitate and undertake training seminars /workshops for Borrowers and Bank Staff as well as certification of Bank's procurement staff.Ensure that procurement information and data entering in SAP by sector experts are effective, correct and accurate.Undertaking Annual Post Procurement Review Report on on-going projects with a view to advising management on lessons learnt.Contribute to the efficient use of Information Management Systems for processing procurement requests and generating accurate procurement data for SNFI reports.  Selection Criteria Hold at least a Master's degree in Engineering, Public/Business Administration, Law, Procurement, Economics, or related fields.A minimum of 6 years of relevant professional experience in providing procurement support and advice to the preparation and implementation of programs and projects financed by the Bank or any other similar institution in developing countries.Proven familiarity with and solid experience in the practice of procurement of goods and works and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor-funded development projects/programs; it would be desirable to have knowledge of Bank Procurement policy.Experience in supervising and effectively managing implementation of developments projects and programs.Having private sector experience (e.g., PPP operations etc.) will be an added advantage.Ability to be flexible, open-minded with integrity, client and results oriented for achieving both Bank's and Borrowers' objectives.Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable Sector Staff and Borrowers to build their confidence and skills to deal with procurement issues.Good networking skills and judgment are required while working within teams and when building professional relationships with procurement specialists and sector specialists working in the Region.Ability to communicate effectively (Written and Oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language. Ability to work in Portuguese will be an added advantage.Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations.     ___________________________________________________________________________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. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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09/07/2021
African Development Bank

Principal ICT ECL Business Analyst - PL4

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan

Objectives 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 its 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 Finance (FIVP) oversees the financial Management of the Bank Group, encompassing the Bank Group's treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; financial control functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability and treasury risk management for the Bank Group. The Vice Presidency for Finance is also responsible for the development of and training on the financial products of the Bank Group. In addition, the Administrator of the Staff Retirement Plan (SRP) reports to the Vice-President Finance. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT: The Financial Control Department (FIFC) is responsible for accounting for the financial consequences of the Bank Group's transactions and decisions, and for the preparation, fair presentation and overall integrity of the internal financial reports and published financial statements. The department is also responsible for loan administration and accounting and related fiduciary responsibilities, including disbursement of funds to projects and programs financed by the Bank Group and the Trust or special Funds it manages. Lastly, the department provides decision support and expertise in the development and implementation of financial control policies, operational and financial strategies and related information systems, including those used in determination of Expected Credit Losses [ECL]. THE POSITION: As part of the Financial Reporting Division (FIFC.1), the Principal ICT ECL Business Analyst position is responsible for providing technical ICT, analytical and financial reporting support to the Bank's senior Management and business Units by maintaining the ECL system, preparing and validating expected credit losses [ECL] calculations for inclusion in financial statements with a view to ensuring that expected credit losses reported by the Bank are accurate, timely and in compliance with applicable international accounting standards and consistent with prevailing industry best practice. The Principal ICT Business Analyst ensures:Complete, timely and accurate computation of expected credit losses [ECL] for qualifying financial instruments held and or managed by the Bank Group in accordance with International Accounting Standards (IFRS) and rules of the Bank Group at the highest level of quality.Provision of decision-useful ECL and related provisioning reports and analyses to Management, Board of Directors, bilateral donors and other stakeholders.Maintenance of the ECL-related ICT systems, accounting policies, procedures of the Bank Group and provision of relevant accounting and reporting guidance on various Bank Group initiatives consistent with IFRS and MDB industry best practices. Duties and responsibilities Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the major responsibilities revolve around technical accounting. More specifically, the incumbent's main responsibilities will be as follows:Financial reporting: Participate in the preparation, technical review and analysis of expected credit loss [ECL] data of the Bank Group, Trust and Special Funds, including governance and management reporting. Ensure that monthly, quarterly, and annual ECL reporting is accurate, timely, and in compliance with IFRS and/or internal reporting requirements. Assist in providing timely ECL reporting and other ad-hoc reports for both internal and external clients (e.g. Auditors, Risk management and other user departments, rating agencies, etc.), to facilitate validation and actions on exceptions.Data collection, governance and interpretation: Recommend and implement robust methods of data collection, governance, automation, integration and analyses to improve quality of ECL input data and computed results to ensure the implications of the ECL results are well understood by Management and key stakeholders.Financial analysis: Identify and analyze ECL trends and/or potential inconsistencies through critical review of ECL data and results patterns. Assess the Bank's ECL data and results in the context of movements in risk parameters, including exposure at default [EAD], probability of default [PD], loss given default [LGD], credit ratings and changes in credit risk. Specifically, monitor the credit risk parameters and credit risk exposures of all qualifying financial instruments used or managed by the Bank, including those in the loan, guarantee, investment, and the undrawn commitments portfolios. Analyze, develop, document   and implement systems, processes and controls for validating provisioning numbers produced by the ECL engine/solution and recommending any necessary adjustments.Research and development: Undertake research on ECL accounting issues and interpret accounting standards related to credit loss provisioning in coordination with the Accounting Policy team to ensure timely and accurate application of existing and new accounting guidance. Develop and maintain functional specifications for ICT customizations and enhancements related to ECL, including reports, data processing, loading programs, test strategies, acceptance testing plans, test scripts and adjustment tools. Assist in the implementation of new and/or revised ECL related accounting standards as applicable to the Bank.Internal/external relationship management: Work closely with counterparts from other business units within the Bank on ECL reporting, accounting, internal control, and external audit activities. Provide ongoing technical ECL accounting guidance, including proactively participating in structuring complex financial transactions, including significant credit risk transfers and communicating ECL implications - business, operational and system - to Management. Interact with external auditors on audit queries and provide responses on ECL-related issues and financial disclosure matters and implement solutions to address audit findings and recommendations.Representation: Represent the Division and or department in various Bank-wide working groups as assigned by the Manager.Other Duties: execute any functions that may be assigned by the Division Manager. Selection Criteria Hold at least a Master's degree in Information Systems Technology and an internationally recognized professional ICT qualification would be an advantage.A certification or postgraduate qualification in Credit Risk Management, Accounting, Finance, Investment Management, Business Administration, Accounting Information Systems or a related field is desirable.Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant practical experience in the implementation of ECL related accounting and business systems and solutions in an internationally recognized business firm or an International Financial Institution.Excellent grasp and knowledge of ICT and its application in solving complex business problems and leading its application and providing high level professional advice on the financial implications of complex transactions.Working knowledge of one or more complex, highly integrated accounting systems and financial reporting tools.Demonstrate understanding of the functions and operations of pertinent IT systems and applications used to derive expected credit losses.Ability to identify and/or lead opportunities for IT improvements to meet changing business needs and coordinate with IT professionals to design and implement new systems/applications as appropriate based on understanding of the business.Competence in the use of Bank standard software applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and proficiency in SQL procedures.Good working knowledge of SAP ERP Banking module or similar software, specifically in the area of expected credit losses.Ability to communicate (write and speak) effectively in English and/or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.Hands-on experience in statutory and Management reporting for financial institutions.Familiarity with accounting, banking and capital market transactions.Ability to operate effectively in a matrix management environment mainly as a team member and as team leader when required.Ability to lead a team of professionals in the preparation, analysis and interpretation of expected loss data.Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with internal and external clients and colleagues.    ___________________________________________________________________________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. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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02/07/2021