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African Development Bank  

Site: Ivory Coast, Abidjan, Abidjan
Sector: Banking

Building today, a better Africa tomorrow

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank's development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

 

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African Development Bank

Principal Country Programme Officer

Malawi, Lilongwe , Lilongwe

ObjectivesTHE 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 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 Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.THE COMPLEX:The Vice-Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group's operational programs, and activities. The Vice Presidency for Regional Development will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank's Regional Directorates. Within regional development, integration and business delivery complex the Bank has five (5) regional hubs one in each region: South Africa, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa, and Central Africa. Each Regional Hub is headed by a Director General.THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:The various Country Office falls within one of the five (5) Regions of the Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs. The Hub oversees a combination of country and liaison offices, as well as non-presence countries. The Director General is accountable of the specific African region. Each Hub will house relevant operations, business development and project implementation functions and administrative capabilities in a shared service for rapid deployment into the individual countries, to help drive the overall business of the Bank effectively on the ground.Country Offices of the African Development Bank have been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank, Governments, and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners.THE POSITION:The Principal Country Programme Officer will work closely with the Country Manager to support Programme Implementation and Monitoring, the Country Program Officer provides facilitation to review, examine and evaluate the organization's objectives, structure, procedures, policies and management systems. This is achieved through the evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational programs, applying techniques such as management, organizational analysis, methods & procedures studies. The job also conducts planning and analyses of program and budget proposals to ensure conformity with the organization's work program, strategic focus and budgetary objectives. Periodic reports to management summarizing findings and recommendations for changes based on these analyses are undertaken.The primary role of a Country Program Officer is to ensure a healthy and performing portfolio in the assigned Country. The Incumbent serves as the professional expert to support Country Manager with multiple work program and project activities.  The role requires the continuous follow-ups with relevant task managers and prepare Country or Regional Portfolio improvement plans.As Country Program Officer, the incumbent provides advice and guides strategic planning through strategic analysis and results frameworks within the assigned country. The incumbent supports and provides input for the design and development of work programs/projects and activities based on the approved Complex strategy and results framework and provide expertise for budgeting of resources.  Duties and responsibilities Under the supervision of the Country Manager, the Country Programme Officer undertakes the following duties and responsibilities:Preparation of reports - Prepare on a quarterly basis, a summary of the Quarterly Portfolio Report for the Country Manager.Prepare on a monthly basis a synthesis of the implementation of the department work program and highlight the bottlenecks and proposed solutions.Monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the monthly portfolio flashlight reports.Budget Management - As Budget Coordinator or focal person to the department, play a coordination role for the preparation of the departmental work program and related budget jointly with Country Economists and Country Program Officers.Coordination - Coordinate the departmental submission through the use of the BRAG tool in coordination with country office CPOs.Coordinate overall portfolio management and operations programming.Monitoring - Follow-up and manage portfolio and operational activities.Follow-up on BDEV and project audit recommendations and requirements of the Board.Project & Work Program Management - Work with Sector Experts responsible for specific projects to ensure that solution to pending projects problems are resolved, and additionally serve as Secretary to the Country Team.Relationship Management - Serve as a corporate relationship manager for the Bank at the level of the Regional Hub.Serve as the focal point and spokesman on operational issues between the Regional Hub and external constituencies and borrowers.Compliance Management - Ensure that activity reports and audit reports comply with Bank requirements and are submitted on time.Ensure that the recommendations of supervision, portfolio review and audit missions are implemented.Provide effective oversight to project task teams on quality and compliance with Bank operational processes and procedures (including referring them to the relevant responsible staff in fiduciary, legal, safeguards, or other specialized areas);Oversee and support the work of Sector staff in undertaking country portfolio performance review processes with the Government and other Development Partners. Undertake   quality control of key documents, participate in dialogue with Government, Regional or Country Economic Communities as required, and follow up on agreed actions.Support the Country Manager in ensuring country office team members actions comply with Bank Ethics, Regulations, Policies and guidance.Provide input to the preparation portfolio related to country briefs for Annual Meetings and other briefs to Management. Coordination of Non-Lending ActivitiesAdvice the Country Manager on strategic options as required to improve revenue generation and/or cost efficiencies. Work closely with the Country Manager and provide input to the yearly business planning and budgeting process, by considering the assigned Country's needs & advising to ensure that work programmes are well constructed and aligned with Bank's priorities that include but are not limited to income generation & operational priorities.Provide support in administering the Analytic and Advisory Activities and lending operations at various stages of preparation and provide inputs on such documentation. This function focuses on reviewing and assessing concept notes, draft appraisal reports, other operations documents and final outputs. Stakeholder ManagementUnder the guidance of the Country Manager, establish and, strategically manage solid working relationships with the assigned country's government, international development agencies, clients and key stakeholders.Support the Country Manager to manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products.Actively support the Country Manager to manage relationships with government and other Development Partners (DPs).Advises on and lead initiatives and strategies to foster effective and strong relationships with Government, Private Sector and Development Partners.Lead the Country portfolio performance review process with the relevant RECs/Government and other Development Partners that include responsibility for quality control of key documents, taking part in dialogue with RECs/Government and following up on agreed actions;Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of project outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance). Knowledge ManagementActively interact with task managers/relevant Bank units and the PIUs/government agencies to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the portfolio management.Provide feedback to the Country Manager on Bank policies, strategies and operational procedures, with an aim towards continuous improvement of Bank policies implementation;Incorporate lessons learned in project development and implementation. AfDB VisibilitySupport the Country's efforts to improve the Bank's visibility in the region.Represent and provide visibility when and where required for and including through organizing/participating in high profile events such as senior level visits, interviews, seminars, business events and conferences. Quality ManagementFocus on ensuring high quality and performance of the Country's portfolio;Ensure all reports and submissions are timely and of high quality;Work jointly with relevant country teams and managers to meet KPI assigned targets; andPlay a key role and advise within the assigned Country on economic, political, social and other developments relevant to the Bank's operations in the country.Championing the Complex / Regional mandate and purpose – Provide a direct and indirect operational support that contributes to the Region or Country output and mandate of the Complex.  Selection Criteria Hold at least a Master's degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture/Forestry, Business Administration, Public Administration and knowledge of development issues.Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the formulation and implementation of policies, programs and projects either within the Bank, with a similar development institution or the public service;Experience in the practice of procurement of goods/works, and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions;Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.Relevant and required experience gained on the African continent;Experience gained within multilateral development finance institutions.Demonstrated experience in the preparation and/or review of operations in a multilateral financial institution;Behavioral Competencies: Innovation & CreativityClient OrientationExcellent interpersonal skillsExcellent Communication skillsProfessional ExpertiseRelationship management skillsInfluencing skillsDecisivenessTakes Initiative/Spotting Opportunity/Pushing StrategyHighly organised & structured Technical Competencies:Business AcumenComprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, issue management strategy, communication management strategy, with an acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa. Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectorsOperational Effectiveness skills using all the systems, procedures and culture within the organization for required results delivery.Implementing Strategy Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable projects and programs.NegotiationHighly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external, and understands when and how to apply tact, influence, maintain a hard line, make or break contacts, understand unwritten lines of influence and conduct oneself accordingly. Executing for ResultsHigh level of expertise in managing portfolio performanceMake effective, timely and well-determined interventions for results delivery.Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural and distributed organization.Client and results orientation, with strong analytical and communication (both verbally and in writing) skills, responsiveness, sense of accuracy and attention to detail.Ability to build successful teams, relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.Managerial/Leadership competencies: Ability to provide comprehensive thought Leadership on Programme Delivery and related issuesMentorship/Coaching SkillsPeople Management skillsAbility 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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09/04/2021
African Development Bank

Senior Industrial Development Officer

Ivory Coast, Abidjan , Abidjan

ObjectivesTHE 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 Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.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 (including 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 AND DIVISION:The role of the Bank's Industrial and Trade Development Department is to promote the implementation of the Bank's 10 Year Strategy and HI 5's initiatives with special emphasis on the Industrialize Africa strategy. The Department leads the Bank's activities in the area of industrial policies, ICT, trade and investment climate, and private sector investments in industry and services.In line with the Bank Ten-Year Strategy, and consistent with the Bank's Industrialization Strategy for Africa, the Industrial Development Division drives the Bank's interventions through the implementation of priority programs to scale-up and accelerate industrial transformation in Africa. Through strategic partnerships with other co-financiers, the Private Sector, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the Division actively seeks to support governments in adjusting their national industrial policies, identifying potential sectors for industrial development and investment, and providing support for value chain development, advisory and technical assistance as well as operational support through sectoral expertise to operational teams in Regional Hubs. This will cover operations, advisory and technical assistance pertaining to industry clusters, investments in Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and linkage projects, technical assistance for Public-Private Partnership-targeted projects and special initiatives and activities dedicated to promoting strategic partnerships. In addition, the Division strives to facilitate government and private sector dialogue to foster coordination between all the industrialization stakeholders.THE POSITION:The job of Industrial Development Officer, reporting to the Manager of the Industrial Development Division, is key to the implementation of the Bank's Industrialization Strategy for Africa.The incumbent is responsible developing and implementing programs, projects and initiatives of the Bank including lending operations and non-lending activities to Regional Member countries, in relation with the Bank's Industrialization Strategy.The incumbent is responsible for providing advice, developing technical assistance and lending operations to governments, institutions, and regulatory bodies in the areas of private sector and industrial development, in relation to the Bank's Industrialization Strategy.The incumbent is expected to help countries identify most promising products, sectors and commercial opportunities, and forge strategic partnerships with relevant international organizations and development financiers. Duties and responsibilitiesUnder the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Manager Industrial Development Division (PITD1), the incumbent will perform the following:Support the implementation of the Industrialize Africa Strategy by developing operations relating to the following flagship programs: a) fostering successful industrial policies; b) promoting and driving enterprise development; c) promoting strategic partnerships; d) supporting governments in developing efficient industry clusters across Africa.Lead the identification, preparation, appraisal, approval and supervision/implementation support of Bank operations; and monitor projects fiduciary and safeguards compliance and disbursement and reporting systems to ensure that these are consistent with Bank's rules of procedures, in collaboration with relevant divisions within the Bank;Work with the Regional Hubs to support and/or lead the design and delivery of sovereign sectoral operations.Collaborate within the division to strengthen the quality of operations by contributing to project design, peer reviewing documents,Collaborate with divisions across the Bank on joint projects and initiatives to ensure the successful implementation of the Bank's Industrialize Africa StrategyContribute and provide technical inputs in the preparation and implementation of Country Diagnostic Notes (CDNs), Country Strategy Papers (CSPs), and Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISP) Country Portfolio Reviews.Lead / contribute to knowledge generation efforts and provide technical inputs in strategy and sector policy development, and provide intellectual leadership as needed.Mobilize resources to carry out non-lending technical assistance activities;Leverage partnerships with other co-financiers, the Private Sector, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in support of joint operations and initiatives. Selection CriteriaHold at least a Master's degree in Economics, Public Policy, Industrial Policy, International Trade, Business Administration or related fields or related discipline;A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in a similar institution and/or solid experience in industrial development, Strong understanding of Africa's industrial structureExperience with multilateral development institutions in developing countries is highly desirable;                                Experience/ good knowledge of one of the following sectors is highly desirable: textile, building materials, mining, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, automotive, machinery and equipment, consumer durables, metal manufacturing, chemicals, agroindustries, tourism and blue economy.Negotiations and consensus building skills; Communication; Problem Solving,Client Orientation, Team working and relations.Experience conducting cost benefit analyses/ economic analyses of projects financed by development finance institutions is highly desirableAbility to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other;Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is desirable.    ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: 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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31/03/2021
African Development Bank

Chief Capacity Development Officer,

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

ObjectivesTHE 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 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 Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank's spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex'. The Complex is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.THE HIRING DEPARTMENTDIVISION:The African Development Institute (ECAD) coordinates and executes Capacity Development (CD) programs in the regional member countries (RMCs) by (i) providing advisory services on capacity building; (ii) identifying and designing tailored capacity development programmes and implementing the programmes; and (iii) leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination and outreach,  with a view to improving policy-making, economic governance and sustainable development in the Regional Member Countries.The Institute has two divisions, namely Program Development (ECAD.1) and Policy Management (ECAD.2). The strategic objective of the Program Development Division (ECAD.1) is to enhance the knowledge base and programs of African countries in promoting development. Hence the Division undertakes design and implementation of programs and activities to improve general knowledge and build institutional capacity to diversify economies, boost growth and create decent employment. These also include programs to support the Bank's lending operations, improve the quality of the Bank's portfolio and ensure that the development impact of Bank-funded projects and programs are realized.THE POSITION:The Chief Capacity Development Officer, ECAD.2, will play a leading and an active role in the day-to-day delivery of the Department's and Division's mandate, ensure high quality standards are observed, and collaborate with the Bank operations to further capacity development mainstreaming within the Bank and in regional member countries (RMCs). Specifically, the Chief Capacity Development Officer will focus on the following:Play a leading role in the implementation of the Bank's Capacity Development Strategy by strengthening the capacity of RMCs to effectively design and implement their own economic policies and to use knowledge produced within the Bank and elsewhere to engage in policy dialogue with RMCs and development partners.Oversee resource mobilization and utilization in the Division and across the Department, for efficient delivery of planned activities, including addressing emerging Capacity Development needs in the RMCs.Foster relationships with international (bilateral and multilateral), regional and national institutions with a view to enhancing support for implementation and harmonization of capacity development initiatives.Advise ECAD Management as well as Bank Senior Management on the design and delivery of quality capacity development improvement measures for improved development effectiveness in the RMCs.Develop a framework for building strategic partnerships that add value to the Bank's strategic impact in the Regional Member Countries. Duties and responsibilitiesUnder the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Policy Management Division (ECAD2) of the African Development Institute, the Chief Capacity Development Officer will:Contribute to Capacity Development knowledge building through providing the Bank with Capacity Development assessment, guidance and evaluation tools for use along the Bank's operational business cycle.Advise the Management of the African Development Institute on the design and implementation of quality and impactful capacity development initiatives and measures for improved development effectiveness in the Regional Member Countries.Supervise consultants' activities and mentor colleagues to ensure effective delivery of the work program and key performance indicators of the Division's work.Coordinate the preparation of annual Capacity Development Report.Support knowledge leverage, dissemination and outreach within the Bank and in the regional member countries, for increased ownership and development effectiveness.Represent the Bank at High level Capacity Development fora, to foster and enhance alignment and harmonization of Capacity Development approach and delivery in the development communityProvide capacity development expertise that guide Senior Management in decision making on capacity development delivery in the regional member countries.Review the Bank's core policy, strategy and operational documents to ensure capacity development integration in the Bank operations.Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to reflect capacity development priorities in the design of capacity development activities.Oversee capacity development data management and contribute to capacity development impact evaluation, focusing on the Bank Group's Capacity Development Strategy.Oversee the preparation of the African Development Institute's input into the Bank Group's Annual Report.Prepare quarterly Capacity Development briefs to inform ECVP complex and Bank operations of emerging capacity development issues.Provide intellectual leadership for the planning, organizing and running the Global Community of Practice, including contributing to drafting concept notes, making presentations, drafting policy briefs, and undertake appropriate analysis based on outcomes of the Seminars,Produce and contribute to producing high quality capacity development and other knowledge products for publication on the Global Community of Practice knowledge series and other outlets that include those of the Bank and externally.Provide intellectual leadership to the Division's work on capacity building on Macroeconomic Management for regional member countries, especially in delivering high quality training on the use of cutting edge macroeconomic analytical tools.Provide intellectual leadership and mentorship in the design and delivery of capacity development programmes in macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis and public financial management cycle, including budget management, governance, accountability, supreme audit oversight, domestic resource mobilization, public private partnerships in public finance, debt management, fiscal policy planning and management, financial programming, etc.Review internal and external documents and reports and provide useful review comments based on good judgment. Represent the ECAD Senior Director and ECAD.2 Division Manager in meetings, upon request.Undertake any other duties as may be requested by ECAD Senior Director and ECAD.2 Division Manager. Selection CriteriaHold at minimum a Master's degree in Economics, Development, Public Administration, Public Finance, Governance/Political Science, Law or related fields with top notch experience in addressing development challenge, especially in African countries, preferably gained in diverse bilateral, multilateral and/or regional development agencies. A PhD in the above-mentioned areas would be an added advantage.Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant work experience in Capacity Development, with relevant and progressive professional experience in macroeconomic management, public financial and expenditure management, revenue management, policy formulation, and other related areas;Strong experience and proven track record in the design and delivery of capacity development tools, public policy analyses, and/or capacity development in international development settings, especially Africa.Experience in designing and implementing strategies and implementation tools Strong ability to translate development challenges into knowledge and leverage challenges and opportunities for formulation of effective capacity development initiatives.Good knowledge of andragogy and proven experience in curriculum development or design of training programmes and modules.Strategic mind-set and strong capacity to build and manage strategic partnerships with a results-oriented mind-set.Participate in the identification and assessment of capacity needs and demand of the regional member countries.Sound understanding of public financial management issues in developing countries, particularly around macroeconomic management, debt sustainability, transparency and accountability in public financial management, ensuring a business enabling environment, combatting corruption and illicit financial flows.Enhance partnerships with international, regional and national training institutions to deepen and expand the scope of capacity development activities in the RMCs.Work in collaboration with the Resource Mobilization and Partnership Unit to identify bilateral sources of funds and alternative sources of financing for delivery of the Bank's capacity development initiatives to the RMCs.Manage the design of training materials in collaboration with other relevant staff members across the BankIn collaboration with ECVP and other Bank departments, design and deliver capacity development programmes in macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis in Africa, particularly in the countries in transition.Manage ongoing institutional support grants to regional economic capacity development institutions in Africa.Contribute to the review of Bank's core policy, strategy and operational documents.Contribute to the drafting of the African Economic Outlook and participate in relevant peer review meetings.Superior monitoring and evaluation abilities combined with strong analytical and negotiation skills.Proven ability to build and lead a team in an interdisciplinary, multicultural and multilingual environment, with a very good team spirit, valuing mutual respect as well as regular and open communication.Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications and 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? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________  

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29/03/2021
African Development Bank

Capacity Development Officer

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

ObjectivesTHE 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 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 Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank's spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex'. The Complex is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.THE HIRING DEPARTMENTDIVISION:The African Development Institute (ECAD) coordinates and executes Capacity Development (CD) programs in the regional member countries (RMCs) by (i) providing advisory services on capacity building; (ii) identifying and designing tailored capacity development programmes and implementing the programmes; and (iii) leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination and outreach,  with a view to improving policy-making, economic governance and sustainable development in the Regional Member Countries.The Institute has two divisions, namely Program Development (ECAD.1) and Policy Management (ECAD.2). The strategic objective of the Program Development Division (ECAD.1) is to enhance the knowledge base and programs of African countries in promoting development. Hence the Division undertakes design and implementation of programs and activities to improve general knowledge and build institutional capacity to diversify economies, boost growth and create decent employment. These also include programs to support the Bank's lending operations, improve the quality of the Bank's portfolio and ensure that the development impact of Bank-funded projects and programs are realized.THE POSITION:The Capacity Development Officer will be stationed in the Policy Management Division of the African Development Institute (ECAD.2).  The successful candidate will play an active role in the day-to-day delivery of the Department's mandate, ensure high quality standards are observed, and collaborate with the Bank operations to further strengthen capacity development mainstreaming within the Bank. Specifically, the Capacity Development Officer ECAD.2 has the following responsibilities:Support the capacity development of the Bank's RMCs to effectively design and implement their own macroeconomic and public financial management tools with a view to improving economic and financial governance policymaking processes and outcomes in the countries.Provide the ECVP complex and relevant Bank Units, and by extension the Management, with expert technical advice on addressing RMCs' capacity building issues to improve dialogue in RMCs in partnership with development partners.Contribute to resource mobilization efforts and implementation of Trust Funds to address emerging capacity development needs in the RMCs.Support the ECAD.2 Division Manager and ECAD Senior Director in providing briefs, quality assurance and coordination of work program and deliverables in the Division and ECAD Department. Duties and responsibilitiesUnder the direct supervision and guidance of the ECAD.2 Division Manager, the Capacity Development Officer will:Participate in the design and delivery of macroeconomic management tools and trainings for the RMCs, in collaboration with other relevant staff members within ECAD.2, ECAD and across the Bank.Participate in the design and delivery of public financial management tools and trainings for the RMCs, in collaboration with other relevant staff members within ECAD.2, ECAD and across the BankParticipate in the identification and assessment of capacity needs and demand in the RMCs in diverse areas, with focus on macroeconomic management and public financial management.Task Manage designated capacity development activities in collaboration with different Bank Units, especially Operations, with a view to improving the mainstreaming of capacity development activities in all Bank operations.Initiate, develop, and enhance partnerships with international, regional and national capacity development institutions to deepen and expand the scope of capacity development activities in the RMCs.Mobilize resources from both external and internal Bank resources that include the African Development Fund (ADF), Nigeria Technical Cooperation Fund (NTCF), and other Trust Funds for use to deliver successful capacity development initiatives in the Bank's RMCs.Contribute to the preparation of the quarterly, mid-year and annual review of capacity development activities of ECAD and prepare relevant briefs and reports as may be required by Management.In collaboration with other ECVP Departments and Bank Units, design and deliver capacity development programmes in macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis and public financial management cycle, including budget management, governance, accountability, supreme audit oversight, domestic resource mobilization, public private partnerships in public finance, debt management, fiscal policy planning and management, financial programming, etc.Contribute to the drafting and review of Bank's flagships, core policy, strategy and operational documents as well as the Global Community of Practice's Policy briefs.Undertake any other duties as may be requested and assigned by the ECAD.2 Division Manager and ECAD Senior Director. Selection CriteriaHold at minimum a Master's degree in Economics, Development, Finance, Social Sciences, or related fields.Strong experience and proven track record in the design and delivery of capacity development tools, public policy analyses, and/or capacity development in international development settings, especially in Africa. A PhD in the above-mentioned areas would be an added advantage.Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant and progressive professional experience in economic management, policy formulation, revenue management, public expenditure management, or related areas.Have an excellent knowledge of capacity development issues in Africa and developing countries in general, particularly around macroeconomic management, transparency and accountability in macroeconomic management, public financial management, ensuring business enabling environment, and combatting corruption and illicit financial flows.Contribute to the preparation of policy statements, papers, briefs and various reports on economic governance issues.A solid knowledge of capacity development initiatives, practices, methods and good grasp of required competencies for addressing existing development challenges.Demonstrated ability to evaluate knowledge and skill gaps and make effective, timely and well-determined intervention decisions in relation to the Department's delivery mandate.Demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas; a good listener; and cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity and capacity to initiate and manage innovations or change.Ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the Bank.Have an excellent knowledge of macroeconomic development models and a strong ability to interpret the results of research to facilitate policy dialogue.Have proven familiarity with and knowledge of public financial management cycle in Africa with excellent understanding of the budget cycle, including budget management, governance, accountability, supreme audit oversight, domestic resource mobilization, public private partnerships in public finance, debt management, fiscal policy planning and management, financial programming, etc.Have proven ability to think strategically and to design long-term plans and programs in line with the Bank's strategic priorities.Ability to apply innovative approaches, work independently and apply new methods to solve problems, while remaining efficient in a fast-paced, changing and challenging institutional environment.Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.   ___________________________________________________________________________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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29/03/2021
African Development Bank

Senior Capacity Development Officer - PL5

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

Objectives 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 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 Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank's spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex'. The Complex is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies. THE HIRING DEPARTMENTDIVISION: The African Development Institute (ECAD) coordinates and executes Capacity Development (CD) programs in the regional member countries (RMCs) by (i) providing advisory services on capacity building; (ii) identifying and designing tailored capacity development programmes and implementing the programmes; and (iii) leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination and outreach,  with a view to improving policy-making, economic governance and sustainable development in the Regional Member Countries. The Institute has two divisions, namely Program Development (ECAD.1) and Policy Management (ECAD.2). The strategic objective of the Program Development Division (ECAD.1) is to enhance the knowledge base and programs of African countries in promoting development. Hence the Division undertakes design and implementation of programs and activities to improve general knowledge and build institutional capacity to diversify economies, boost growth and create decent employment. These also include programs to support the Bank's lending operations, improve the quality of the Bank's portfolio and ensure that the development impact of Bank-funded projects and programs are realized. THE POSITION: The Senior Capacity Development (CD) Officer, ECAD1, will play an active role in the day-to-day delivery of the Department's mandate, ensure that high quality standards are observed, and collaborate with the staff of the Bank's other departments and outside partners to promote capacity development in Africa. Duties and responsibilities Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Program Development (ECAD1), the Senior Capacity Development officer will:Develop programs, strategies, and concept notes for capacity development for Regional Member countries.Undertake research on capacity development needs of the public, private and non-governmental institutions in Africa on any topic relevant for achieving the Bank's High 5s.Design innovative programs to improve the quality of capacity development in Africa.Manage the delivery of capacity development activities such as workshops, seminars, conferences, and roundtable meetings at the Bank's headquarters and in the Bank's Regional Member Countries.  Actively engage in resource mobilization for capacity development activities.Prepare briefs, information notes, and news articles on the activities of the Division.Undertake evaluation of the effectiveness of capacity development and other development activities of the Division.Perform administrative duties as assigned by the Supervisor. Selection Criteria Hold a PhD or at least a Master's degree in Economics, Finance, or a related field.Extensive experience in teaching, research or in operations with proven competence and ability to develop concept notes, design training programs and deliver lectures in one of the following fields: (i) Macroeconomics/Economic Management; (ii) Financial Sector Development; (iii) Fiscal Affairs (including revenue generation and debt management); and (iv) Fiduciary Affairs of a Project Implementation Unit (Procurement, Disbursement or Financial Management).Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant and progressive work experience (inclusive of years spent on PhD programs for candidates with PhD). Experience in writing notes, reports and briefs and ability to handle knowledge dissemination.Strong quantitative analytical skills with a passion for figures and a mastery of the use of relevant software to prepare pictorials, charts and graphs.Sound knowledge and good understanding of capacity development needs in Africa at national levels and also at the level of project implementation units.Proficiency in writing proposals for resource mobilization.Capacity to conceptualize new approaches and innovation in capacity development and to develop user friendly training materials.Ability to interpret policies, guidelines and procedures and draw personal judgment.Ability to think strategically and link the goals of the Division and Department to the Bank's core strategic goals, and set priorities accordingly.A demonstrated team player with strong communication, problem solving, self-organization and time management skills.A client and results-oriented individual with a proactive attitude.Excellent verbal and written communication skills (attach a sample of own writings) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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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24/03/2021
African Development Bank

Senior Internal Auditor - PL5

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

Objectives 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 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. THE COMPLEX: The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF. The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat(PSEG). THE HIRING DEPARTMENT: Office of the Auditor General provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the Bank's operations. It also assists the Bank to accomplish its strategic objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. The Office of the Auditor General is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling a broad, comprehensive program of auditing and consulting/advisory services both internally and externally including, without limitation, all projects and programs of the Bank group. THE POSITION: The overall objective of this position is to provide independent and objective assurance and consulting and advisory services in compliance with established professional internal auditing standards. The Senior Internal Auditor will perform audits and advisory/consulting services covering Bank Group activities and operations. Duties and responsibilities Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Senior Internal Auditor will:Conduct audits of highly diversified Bank-wide activities or operations relating to the financial, administrative, and operational functions of the Bank.Plan audits and determine the audit objectives, scope, criteria, methodology to be used as well as staff and budget resources required to ensure that the audit adequately covers the selected area of the Bank's operations, activities, systems, and controls.Decide on the applicable audit approach and techniques to facilitate the conduct of the audit and prepare the planning memorandum for Manager's and Auditor General's approval.Prepare Audit Programme or modify existing ones (if any), to ensure a systematic approach to the audit and ensure that the scope of the audit is covered adequately.Conduct the fieldwork by collecting data, documents, and information, testing and analysing such information, identifying weaknesses, causes and effects of variances, errors, non-compliance with rules, regulations, policies, procedures, etc with a strong focus on using data analytics and analytical tools.As may be applicable, supervise and review the work performed by Audit Assistants and/or Consultants to ensure that objectives are achieved; working papers adequately support the findings, conclusions, and recommendations, and the report is accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive, and timely while ensuring efficiency and effective use the auditing software.Lead or participate in Audit Missions to Member Countries' organizations, Project Executing Agencies, and Sites.  Advice on compliance with Bank Rules, Regulations, Policies, and Procedures to improve project implementation.Select, present and discuss audit findings of particularly significant impact or recommendations for substantial changes in procedures, workflow or organization, with concerned Managers and Directors to obtain their agreement.Prepare the Preliminary Audit Report containing observations, conclusions, and recommendations to tighten controls, safeguard the assets or image of the Bank, improve working procedures and ensure that resources are efficiently utilized, under the supervision of the Manager for transmission to the Auditor General.Prepare the Final Internal Audit Report after incorporating the comments of the auditee Departments under the supervision of the Manager for transmission to the Auditor General.Monitor the implementation of audit recommendations to ensure that the weaknesses observed are corrected and do not recur.Give advice to other departments and Committees on matters relating to internal control, audit of Bank projects, procedures, financial management, operational issues to facilitate their decision-making process.Propose and prepare broad audit guidelines, audit manuals, procedures, and standards for internal audit activities to ensures consistency of audit approach, independence, objectivity, professional proficiency, and due care.As may be required, participate in the External Quality Assurance Reviews usually conducted by External Auditors or Institute of External Auditors or Internal Audit Department of a Multilateral Development Bank, to facilitate their work by collecting all the data, documents, information requested in all Departments, sending survey questionnaires to all Directors, arranging and attending their meetings with Directors and Top Management, reading and commenting on their draft Reports.Train, direct and counsel less experienced Internal Auditors in the performance of audit assignments to ensure compliance with audit procedures, proficiency and time schedules.Participate in the preparation of the department's statutory reports like the annual activity report, annual work program, report on follow up of the implementation of audit recommendations among other reports as may be requested by the Manager and/or the Auditor General.Participate / carry out knowledge management activities within and outside the department like facilitating at training events, retreats, staff orientation programs and other client liaison activities.Provide technical updates to the audit team on new developments in the profession. Selection Criteria A minimum of a Master's degree in Audit, Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, preferably combined with an internationally recognized professional accounting/auditing qualification ("Expert Comptable" Chartered/Certified Public Accountant designation).A minimum of five (5) years of auditing experience in an internationally recognized professional accounting firm or an International Financial Institution.  Practical data analytics experience would be a plus.Sound knowledge and auditing experience of private and public sector operations, financial instruments, and information systems such as SAP Hana system, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Integrated Audit Approach.Good interpersonal, supervisory, communication and analytical skills. Demonstrated capacity to influence and inspire team members.Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleaguesDemonstrated ability to meet deadlines while ensuring quality and exceeding client expectations.Ability to apply international audit standards to deliver quality audit report in line with the Bank's strategy needs/situation.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.Proficiency in use of computer Aided Audit tools like ACL, Pentana, TeamMate, etc. Experience in the use of data analytical tools is a plus.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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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22/03/2021
African Development Bank

Principal Investment Officer - PL4

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

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 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: The Treasury Department is responsible for raising funds from capital markets, managing and investing the Bank Group's liquidity and shareholders' funds, processing and settling all financial transactions and managing the institution's banking relationships. THE POSITION: The Principal Investment Officer will be responsible for managing multiple fixed income investment portfolios for several entities of the African Development Bank Group. Duties and responsibilities Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Investments, the Principal Investment Officer will perform the following:Portfolio management Manages the Bank Group's assets in its liquid currencies with the objective of capital preservation, profitability, and liquidity maintenance according to the investment guidelines of each specific entity by executing transactions in securities and derivatives such as swaps and futures; identify and execute investment and trading opportunities within risk parameters. The Principal Investment Officer is expected to manage large liquidity portfolios amounting to several billion Units of Accounts.Manages the cash collateral portfolios by ensuring the investment of cash received as credit support in short-dated instruments with the objective of covering the financial costs.Supports the development of the Investment Process and participates in the implementation of the Strategic Asset Allocation.Executes the Bank's short-term funding strategy by issuing European Commercial Papers to cover short-term liquidity gaps, posting regular levels for European Commercial Papers to increase the visibility of the Bank and assessing other alternative short-term funding options such as repo transactions.Contributes to the credit analysis process by ensuring that specific issuers/counterparties are assessed to ensure their creditworthiness.Contributes to the selection process for external portfolio managers by assessing proposals; reviews external portfolio managers' activities to ensure adequate management of the Bank's assets by conducting regular meetings and reviewing performance reports.Leads key projects on innovation in investment products and strategies by submitting concrete proposals to the Division Manager and Chief Investment Officer. The Principal Investment Officer is expected to be able to lead projects throughout their lifecycle: from their inception to Board approval and then follow up with their implementation.Financial Policies Contributes to the formulation and reviews the African Development Bank Group's financial policies by making appropriate policy recommendation to Senior Management, the Board and Asset and Liability Committee; participates in the review of other financial policies including borrowing and currency management policies by providing feedback to proposals from other Divisions.Ensures that Process manuals of the Division are up-to-date by contributing to their periodic review.Market Intelligence & ReportingMonitors political, economic and market developments and assess their implication for the Bank's assets and investment strategy. Monitors Central Banks activities to assess developments in their monetary policies and their implication for interest rate trends and the formulation the investment strategy for the Bank's Investment Portfolio.Keeps Division Manager and Treasurer up-to-date on the investment strategy and developments in the financial markets by (i) providing regular updates at Strategy Meetings and through notes, (ii) responding to information requests from the Treasurer, Asset and Liability Committee, the Board, and the rest of the Bank, (iii) producing monthly and quarterly reports presenting performance results and market developments (iv) producing weekly economic and bond market reports prepared by the division.Advisory & Capacity BuildingProvides technical assistance to other divisions in areas of risk hedging, fixed income trading, and valuation of bonds and derivatives by reviewing reports produced by other divisions and responding to specific technical requests. Provides advisory services and technical assistance to African Central Banks and other financial institutions on fixed income investment management, and risk hedging by responding to specific technical requests or reviewing proposals or policies.Designs courses and programs targeted at senior management, middle managers and officers of Central banks and other financial institutions.External RelationshipsMaintains and manages professional relationships with the investment community, dealer counterparties, central banks and other professionals operating in financial markets, by providing responses to information requests, representing the Bank at conferences and contributing to the expansion of the list of existing Global Master Repurchase Agreement and International Swaps and Derivatives Association agreements.Analytics, Models and System DevelopmentContributes to the development of analytics tools in the team to improve the team's capacity to capture and monitor risks; such improvements include the implementation of portfolio analytical tools, such as Profit and Loss attribution analysis, cash flow projections analysis.Leads key system development projects designed to improve operational efficiency; Examples include the functional testing of the deployment of Straight-Through Processing and electronic trading platforms. Selection Criteria Hold at least a Master's Degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or another relevant quantitative discipline. Relevant Professional Certification such as Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or ICMA is a plus.Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant and practical experience in International Capital Markets in general and with special emphasis on active management of complex fixed income portfolios.Strong knowledge and understanding of financial instruments, particularly bonds, structured products, derivatives, and risk management concepts; Proven credit analysis and financial modelling skills; strong numeracy skills.Experience in exercising a related/similar function in another Multilateral Development Banks, investment bank or top tiers asset managers.Private sector experience will be an added advantage.Takes ownership for projects, establishing key deliverables and timelines, consistently following up with others to ensure target dates are met.Provides guidance to others in developing themselves within their area of expertise.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.Demonstrate a strong work ethic.Good knowledge of the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and web tools); Excel VBA programming skills is desirable.Hands-on experience with Treasury systems such as Bloomberg is required; Hands-on experience with Summit and Numerix is advantageous.   ___________________________________________________________________________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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22/03/2021
African Development Bank

Chief Regional Financial Management - PL3

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

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 Boards 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 Chief Regional Financial Management Coordinator is responsible to ensure that the project Financial management activities financed by the Bank in his/her region done by the Financial management specialists' team are compliant with the Bank's Financial management policy.  This is done by advising on Financial management arrangements and reviewing Financial management decisions of the Financial management Specialists' team 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 capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on Financial management matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower's public Financial management systems. The incumbent takes the lead on high risk FM operations in the region; promotes effective reliance on countries public financial management systems as deemed appropriate; as well as contributes to greater use of technology for fiduciary due diligence and implementation support, and advises the FM Operations Manager accordingly. The Chief Regional Financial Management Coordinator reports administratively to the Regional Operations Manager for Implementation Support (ROM-IS) and functionally to the Division Manager - Financial Management for West, Central and North Regions (SNFI2). THE POSITION: In coordinating the FM team in the region the key responsibilities of the Chief Regional Financial Management Operations Coordinator are: Duties and responsibilities 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 covered by the Director General;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;Contributing to capacity development of Bank and Borrowers' FM staff, including (i) coaching, (ii) mentoring, (iii) training and (iv) upgrading of the skills;Coordinate the FM work of staff in the region in accordance with the work programs agreed with Senior Management. Under the oversight and guidance of the Division Manager, Financial Management, the Chief Regional Financial Management Coordinator will:Provide high quality technical guidance at the Field 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 including internal audit, treasury management, accounting, financial reporting and external auditing.Provide high quality FM fiduciary assurance services including inter alia providing FM implementation support for operations financed by loans and grants throughout the project's lifecycle, ensuring compliance with the Bank's audit and other FM requirements, performing analytical work on FM and accountability issues, and carrying out capacity building activities to assist the project/program team in developing capacity of the Executing Agencies in the area of financial management, all with due attention to quality assurance arrangements;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/programs from the financial management perspective;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 and other PFM related 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 reportUndertake Capacity building on FM issues in the countries and in sector departments in the Bank including participating 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 based on the overall Bank's strategy to support aid effectiveness. Selection Criteria Qualified professional accountant (CPA, CA, ACCA, DEC - Diplôme d'Expertise Comptable, or equivalent membership of an internationally recognized professional accountancy body) with a Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Public Financial Management, Business Administration, or a related discipline;Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in the Bank or similar financial institution, with particular expertise in designing, supporting and implementing financial management operations, with prior financial management coordination role being an added advantage;Possess a solid operational experience on lending and non-lending instruments by the African Development Bank and / or other multilateral lending institutions, including trust-fund and result-based financing;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 preparation of financial management policy documents, produce and share knowledge relating to operational FM matters;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;Ability to lead highly technical staff and ensure that teams stay organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches;Experience in designing and assessing internal control (over financial reporting) systems and procedures using internationally accepted control frameworks such as COSO, and in the design and implementation of computerized financial management systems;Excellent analytical skills with strong planning, organization, and time management skills;Ability to communicate effectively (Written and Oral) in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language; andCompetence 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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African Development Bank

Principal Credit Risk Officer - PL4

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

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 COMPLEX: The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund. The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President ; Independent Development Evaluation Department ; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit ; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board ; Administrative Tribunal ; Office of the Auditor General ; Group Risk Management Function;  General Counsel and Legal Services Department ; Communication and External Relations Department ; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office  and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat. THE HIRING DEPARTMENT: The Group Risk Management Function (PGRF) develops policies and guidelines, methodologies and systems relating to credit risk assessment, market risk and operational risk and ensures internal consistency of all of the Bank's risk management policies and guidelines, including those initiated and developed by other departments. The main mandate is to safeguard the Bank's financial integrity and consolidate all core risk management activities of the Bank in order to exercise comprehensive oversight over the Bank's risk exposure. In delivering its mission, PGRF focuses largely on promoting the Bank Group's strategic goals within a defined risk tolerance framework. THE POSITION:  The key objectives of the Non-Sovereign Credit Risk Unit (PGRF1), within the broad mandate of Risk Management Function (PGRF), are to:Ensure adequate assessment of credit risk of new non-sovereign operations as well as regular review of the Bank's non-sovereign credit portfolio;Develop policies and guidelines, methodologies and systems relating to non-sovereign credit risk assessment and management for the Bank;Ensure internal consistency of all Bank's non-sovereign credit risk policies and guidelines including those initiated and developed by other Departments;Monitor and report on compliance with policies and guidelines; andContribute to the development of strategic risk metrics and a risk culture within the organization through the following: (i) Managing the risk profile of the Bank's non-sovereign portfolio to protect the Bank's AAA credit rating and reputation; and (ii) Strengthening the Bank's internal risk framework by improving credit processes. Duties and responsibilities Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Unit Head PGRF1, the Principal Commercial Credit Officer performs the following:Assess non-sovereign credit risks by:Preparing Summary Credit Notes, advising appropriate credit risk ratings and making recommendations with respect to the further processing of individual transactions;Regularly reviewing existing transactions and their credit ratings as well as the adequacy of impairment provisions, if required;Assessing specific risks of proposed individual non-sovereign transactions and recommend appropriate credit enhancement or risk mitigation measures.Advising operations departments on the correct structuring of transactions with a view to mitigate risk.Participating in due diligence missions on new non-sovereign transactions and supervision missions on active projects, contributing to a better understanding of risks associated with them and of risk mitigation options;Advise appropriate pricing terms in consultation with syndication and investment officers.Participate in the development and updating of commercial credit risk management policies, guidelines, processes and procedures for their implementation by:Regularly reviewing the adequacy and appropriateness of policies, guidelines and procedures and proposing amendments as they may become necessary;Participating in the development and upgrading of commercial credit risk identification and assessment methodologies, including appropriate assessment, monitoring and management of tools and systems;Participate in portfolio monitoring and reporting by:Monitoring of compliance with existing credit limits, KPIs and thresholds;Establishing and forecasting trends with respect to portfolio concentrations and proposing portfolio management initiatives to mitigate concentration risks. Preparing technical notes and/or papers or conduct studies of interest to the Bank on commercial credit risk and related issues.Participate in risk related discussions by:Participating in management review committees and Board Committee sessions on non-sovereign transactions.Propagating a risk culture and serving as technical focal point.Interacting with Internal and External Auditors and Rating Agencies. Selection Criteria Hold at least a Master's degree in Risk Management, International Finance or Economics or in a related fieldHave a minimum of 6 years work experience in credit assessment in private sector banking or multilateral development bankingHands-on experience of credit risk assessment, deal negotiation and structuring in emerging and underdeveloped marketsFamiliarity with project finance, corporate lending, lending to financial institutions and private equity fundsAbility to build risk tools and methodologies are desirableKnowledge of capital adequacy standards is requiredConsiderable knowledge and experience of credit risk management techniques, sophisticated risk management products and risk management best practice;High degree of personal commitment, interpersonal skills with clear strategic vision and proven communication and leadership skills,Teamwork and Relationships: Works with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing the knowledge and workload. Develops strong working relationships with colleagues and contributes to the creation of a positive team environment.Operational effectiveness: The commitment to ensure that full use is made of the systems, procedures and culture within the organization in order to deliver the required results.Problem-solving and decision-making skills, with the ability to analyse complex information to identify the key issue/action and drive resolution.Innovation & Creativity: The commitment to search for and produce innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits to the Bank and its clients.Communication: Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other;Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point); knowledge of SAP (or other integrated document management system or quantitative and qualitative data analysis packages is an added advantage.    ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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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