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Chief ICT Specialist - PITD

Fri, 20/11/2020 - 19:26

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Principal ICT Specialist in addition to the above mentioned tasks shall:

  • Dialogue with Regional Member Countries (RMCs), Partners and relevant specialised agencies on project requests;
  • Advise the Bank and RMCs on the viability of ICT projects;
  • Identify funding options including the use of PRGs, PCGs and the applicability of PPP structures;
  • Carry out identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision missions; Prepare and process project documentation (including Project Concept Notes and Appraisal Reports) and follow up on reviews and approval processes;
  • Mobilise co-financing for projects from other MDBs, donors and the private sector;
  • Manage the strategic project cycle process including consultations with RMCs and the Bank's Country Programme Officers to ensure that prospective ICT projects are included in the overall agreed lending plans of the Bank and the RMCs;
  • Manage a portfolio of projects, ensuring that each project is properly supervised, is disbursing funds and is achieving its original development goals.  In doing so, apply the rules and regulations of the Bank correctly to issues of procurement and fund management and disbursement;
  • Initiate and execute programmes and studies to develop knowledge in Africa on strategically important ICT subjects.  Where necessary, mobilise funds for studies.  To do so, it will be necessary to develop terms of reference for studies and pilot projects and comply with donor information needs to obtain financial support.
  • Develop consultancy terms of reference and recruit consultants to support the work area.  Observe fully Bank procurement rules and regulations;
  • Undertake Ad hoc activities including coordination with other operational and regional complexes; integration of ICT in Country and Regional Strategy Papers; strengthen the Bank's knowledge and expertise (article writing, briefing and analyses); support broad financial mobilisation activities of the Bank; attend Business Opportunity Seminars with the private sector to explain upcoming procurement opportunities in Bank ICT projects.
  • Participate in relevant skills development activities to ensure that technical, market, financial and processing knowledge is maintained to a required level.

Principal Public-Private Partnership/ Value Chain Officer - AHAI

Fri, 20/11/2020 - 18:45
  1. Provide support and technical expertise in the development or upgrading of priority of value chains, Agro-poles, corridors and rural infrastructure (roads, energy, water, storage facilities and markets) linking smallholder farmers to markets within the overall Bank infrastructure pipeline;
  2. Formulate public and private investment proposals in agriculture value chain development and promote an enabling environment by the public sector for private sector investment and involvement in agriculture (Agro-industrial parks).
  3. Identify Public Private Partnership for Agro-poles/parks and rural infrastructure investment opportunities within key value chains;
  4. Invest in strategic private sector clients, financial institutions and commercial banks, private equity funds, investment and impact funds to finance Agropoles and key rural infrastructure along the 18 key priority agricultural value chains;
  5. Partners with other IFIs, investors, including venture capital, private equity firms and strategic investors with a particular focus on public private partnerships for Agropoles and rural infrastructure (at the country and regional level) to engage stakeholders in alignment of sustainable socio-economic development goals;
  6. Create a pipeline and manage a strong portfolio of existing and potential Agro-poles/parks and rural infrastructure investors along key value chains and achieve sustainable development impact;
  7. Evaluate, structure, negotiate, and close debt and equity transactions; use strong negotiation skills to develop solutions and overcome impasses in all transactions;
  8. Lead support and origination of non-sovereign operations with solutions to reach smallholder farmers, productive enterprises (particularly women and youth);
  9. Build and maintain a strong pipeline of potential on value chains through new debt and equity investments, follow up on new business opportunities, and liaise extensively with potential clients in the region.
  10. Monitor and report on the implementation of the financial instruments and their contribution to Feed Africa and action plan.
  11. Develop and implement performance monitoring and evaluation systems and reporting activities (including KPIs) to enable transparent assessment of Agropoles and rural infrastructure outcomes and impacts, both for internal and external circulation.

Administrative Assistant, PIAC.0

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 18:19


Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, the Administrative Assistant shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

Administrative and Financial Management:

  1. Assist cost centre managers in the process of recruiting consultants and institutional procurement by ensuring that Bank rules, procedures and principles are respected;
  2. Initiate and monitor the procurement process for goods and services and any other departmental and external events in collaboration with Procurement, Accounting and Treasury Department
  3. Ensure timely processing of payments to eligible vendors for goods, services and consultancies procured on timely basis; bearing in mind compliance with Bank’s policies, guidelines and standards.
  4. Processing of staff missions’ advances and claims


Office Administration:

  1. Arrange travel, visa and accommodation, arrange logistics for visitors, including external experts and consultants.
  2. Provide general administrative support for the department liaising with Procurement Department in respect of office accommodation, allocation of office furniture, equipment and supplies to the department.
  3. Initiate and prepare administrative documents and forms, such as staff absences (annual leave, home leave, and maternity leave
  4. Handles internal and general public enquiries; screen telephone calls from within the bank and from external clients, organize and maintain electronic diaries and make follow-up on appointments.
  5. Take notes at meetings, write letters, and prepare minutes of meetings as may be required.
  6.  Prepare documents, briefing papers, reports, spreadsheets and presentation.


Resource Management Support:

  1. Provide support on all issues related to resource planning and work program implementation.


Somalia Infrastructure Fund Officer, RDGE

Thu, 19/11/2020 - 15:31

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director General (RDCE), the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

Resource Mobilization. Partnership Development and Donor Coordination

  1. Participate in resource mobilization efforts, including but not limited to fundraising events, development of proposals for internal and external consideration, and following up with potential donors.
  2. Support the DDG in building and management of relationships with various stakeholders including the Government of Somalia, development partners and implementing agencies.
  3. Serve as the focal point for Somalia Infrastructure Fund activities, responding to ad hoc queries.
  4. Participate as part of the Bank’s delegation in donor meetings including the Somalia Partnership Forum, Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF) Steering Committee, Working Groups, SDRF Trust Fund Administrators meetings etc.
  5. Organise Somalia Infrastructure Fund donor briefings.
  6. Collaborate with the legal department in preparation and finalization of Somalia Infrastructure Fund Donor Contribution Arrangements.
  7. Advise the Bank on SDRF guidelines and approval processes for Somalia Infrastructure Fund. operations.


Program Management

  1. Support the design and appraisal of projects;
  2. Participate in identification, appraisal, launching and supervision missions, as necessary;
  3. Ensure that projects conform with the country’s policies, priorities and development plans as well as with Bank Group policies and priorities;
  4. Support the preparation of analytical and knowledge products;
  5. Track the progress in implementation and overall performance of projects and their contribution towards the country’s priorities;
  6. Follow up and ensure country portfolio performance is in line with the bank’s policies and key performance indicators
  7.  Ensure inclusion of proposed studies and projects in the pipeline of projects;
  8. Contribute to reviewing activity progress reports, project completion reports, and other evaluation outputs to assess corrective actions, if required.


Policy and Strategy

  1. Support policy dialogue with the government on key issues including infrastructure development, public financial management, financial and economic governance, arrears clearance and resilience;
  2. Support the preparation of the Country Strategy Paper, Country Policy and Institutional Assessments and Fiduciary Risk Assessments.
  3. Propose any changes that may be necessary in the Somalia Infrastructure Fund operations and procedures manual.


Risk Management

  1. Monitor and identify potential risks and mitigation measures for Somalia Infrastructure Fund operations.
  2. Participate in the risk management group meetings and work programs, to conduct analysis and propose recommendations for managing risks faced by SDRF funding windows.


Communication and Public Relations

  1. Preparation of the Somalia Infrastructure Fund bi-annual progress reports and briefs with contributions from implementing partners, Somalia Country Team, project task managers and other Bank departments including disbursement and financial control;
  2. Liaise with the Bank’s task managers and implementing agencies to gather visibility material including photos, videos and success stories for projects implemented in Somalia;
  3. Disseminate Somalia Infrastructure Fund and other project progress reports to donors and other stakeholders;
  4. Manage and prepare input for the Somalia Infrastructure Fund webpage;
  5. Prepare press releases on key events such as signatory and knowledge-sharing events;
  6. Ensure the highest level of visibility for partners;
  7. Engage with beneficiaries.


Team Management

  1. Participate in the recruitment of Consultants and Team Assistants, as necessary, and assist them to on-board;

Manager, Operation Office - Implementation Support, RDVP

Mon, 16/11/2020 - 14:24

As part of the Regional, Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, the Manager for Implementation Support plans, directs and oversees the Division’s operations to ensure effective project completion through results-oriented oversight and support of project management, disbursement, legal, procurement and other service functions.

The incumbent manages staff to actualize the Project Implementation Plans by driving the processes within their scope and navigating through their execution for achievement of project deliverables.

The position of Manager Implementation Support is key to follow-up of implementation of approved operations and overall portfolio management in close collaboration with relevant departments and divisions in the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery, Energy, Agriculture, and Infrastructure Complexes.



Under the overall supervision of the Director General, the manager performs the following:

  1. Lead the strategic staffing of the Implementation Support Division team in the respective region, giving due support to and championing the Bank’s Gender Strategy, and promoting a culture of gender equality.
  2. Lead, plan, organize, manage and supervise the activities and work program of the Division with appropriate delegation of day-to-day activities.
  3. Drive and ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness of the Division in achieving the Bank’s strategic imperatives and the management of change and its budget resources management.
  4. Cultivate and ensure a culture of "ONE-Bank" in the Implementation Support Division, with the highest levels of ethics, fiduciary responsibility and professionalism to protect and enhance the reputation of the Bank.
  5. Provide both technical and managerial leadership to staff in the definition and realization of the Key Performance Indicators of the Division.
  6. Advance regional integration through the development and execution of major regional transformative development projects to attain the Bank’s High 5s.
  7. Strengthen the human and institutional capacities of countries and deepen the capacity of the Bank to become the thought leader in knowledge products and advisory services to countries.
  8. Lead or contribute to the development/review of appropriate strategies, policies and guidelines for efficient and effective implementation of the Bank’s portfolio.
  9. Advise the Director General on strategic options and approaches to improve the overall health of the Bank’s portfolio and achievement of results.
  10. Work with the relevant Sector Complexes to draw on and/or contribute resources as needed.
  11. Support the business development division teams in the preparation of detailed Project Implementation Plans during project due diligence activities at preparation and appraisal stages to ensure effective implementation of project/programs post Board approval.
  12. Support various aspects (fiduciary, legal, environment, etc.) of -business development during project origination and processing for Board approval to ensure compliance with bank policies and high quality at entry, in close collaboration with the sector Regional Operations Managers.
  13. Support and advise the Director General on all issues relating to project implementation, portfolio management and monitoring.
  14. Drive operational efficiency and effectiveness of project implementation boosting the overall health of the Bank’s portfolio across the different regional management division of the High 5s to achieve significant developmental results and impacts from the Bank’s interventions.
  15. Ensure impact is made on the objectives of the ‘Gender Strategy,’ and the ‘Feed Africa,’ ‘Jobs for Youth,’ ‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’ flagship programmes.
  16. Drive accountability for operational efficiency, effectiveness, and the overall health of the Bank's portfolio to achieve significant impacts in the delivery of the High 5s across the regions.
  17. Ensure that when implementing projects in countries in fragile situations, there is effective liaison with internal Fragility and Resilience Experts to ensure effective application of fragility-lens, taking into consideration the fragility context (economic, political, social, environmental, and regional factors) and implications from a risk management point of view to minimize impact, and if within scope of the project to make an informed beneficial impact.  Give appropriate feedback to them when working in the field.
  18. Strengthen the capacity of regional and country teams, as well as project implementation units and execution agencies within each region for efficient and effective portfolio management and performance.
  19. Drive effective and efficient project management, disbursements and compliance with loan/grant conditions, supported by robust service-level standards in procurement, disbursement, legal and fiduciary safeguards.
  20. Monitor closely, in collaboration with Country Managers, portfolio performance and drive achievement of performance KPIs (Key Performance indicators) and results.
  21. Recognize and make appropriate interventions when loan conditions aren’t met.
  22. Develop partnerships with the donor community in the region for effective project implementation collaboration, portfolio management, and achievement of Key Performance Indicators.
  23. Disseminate and promote Bank Group project implementation and portfolio management and monitoring related policies, guidelines, frameworks, and procedures in the Regional Member Countries to improve their capacity to implement Bank Group operations.
  24. Work closely with Country Managers, Deputy Director Generals and other relevant Departments in the Bank for project implementation, portfolio management and contributing lessons learned for the production of best practices and Portfolio Management/Monitoring reports.
  25. Developing partnerships - Lead the Division’s contribution in the creation of networks and partnerships to implement the ‘Light up and Power Africa’ High 5 and make impact on ‘Feed Africa,’ ‘Industrialize Africa,’ ‘Integrate Africa,’ and ‘Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa’ High 5s.
  26. Build strong relationships – a strategic focus with regional and local private businesses, Regional Economic Communities, River Basin Organizations, Civil Society Organizations, United Nations Organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners and Government officials to develop investment opportunities and to ramp up co-financing and loan syndications.
  27. Execute staff performance management, including work performance appraisals and assessments of staff potential and training and development needs.
  28. Foster an environment that stimulates and rewards performance, initiative and innovation, and encourages continuous learning, open communication and teamwork.
  29. Champion the Complex / Regional mandate and purpose – provide a direct and indirect operational support that contributes to the regional output and mandate in assigned Country.

Principal Gender Business Development Officer, AHGC1

Fri, 13/11/2020 - 17:47

Under the supervision of the Division Manager, AHGC.1, the responsibilities of the Principal Gender Business Development Officer include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide top quality gender analysis and substantive inputs to Bank’s strategic documents such as policies, strategies or any other relevant documents;
  • Provide guidance and operational inputs in the Bank projects for gender mainstreaming to improve inclusivity and development outcomes;
  • Assist in the establishment, implementation and management of the Bank-wide Gender Equality Coordination Committee and its activities;
  • Assist, follow and implement the work of cross-departmental teams to support the integration of gender in sector strategies, flagships, policies, programmes and any other relevant documents;
  • Support the One Bank approach by ensuring the implementation of common objectives across the Bank complexes;
  • Prepare briefs, case studies or any other documents to showcase gender equality impacts resulting from Bank’s projects;
  • Initiate and lead gender knowledge products in alignment with the Bank High 5s;
  • Support in the categorization of Bank’s operations using the Gender Marker System and assist in ensuring Quality-At-Entry of Bank’s projects;
  • Provide support to the gender specialists in the regions in the project cycle documentation and strategic papers to influence on gender activities and outcomes;
  • Organize and/or attend technical trainings, seminars, conferences, summits and any relevant events in relation with his/her responsibilities;
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Regional Water Sector Manager, RDGW, RDGN, RDGC

Tue, 10/11/2020 - 20:06

Under direct supervision of the Director Water Development and Sanitation Department (AHWS) and in close collaboration with the Regional Business Delivery Units of the RDVP Complex, the Sector Manager, will perform the following:

Leadership and Management of the Division:

  • Lead, supervise and carry out the strategic direction of the AHWS.3 Division, Provide with necessary support for the Bank’s Water sector strategy implementation and Delivery of the water related components of the Bank’s Operational priority 5 “Improve the quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • Lead and manage the Water sector team in the assigned regions and ensure the team remains high-performing, well-motivated and committed to the successful achievement of the objectives of the Division and that of the Water Department.
  • Lead the strategic staffing of the Water sector team in the regions under supervision, determines and manages the human and financial resource requirements of the Division; provides management support to the staff and facilitates their full performance in technical work; identifies the staff's needs of training and discuss/implement career development needs; is responsible for their performance evaluations and resolves staff disputes/complaints.
  • Prepare and lead the implementation of the work program of the Division, determining priorities and allocating resources for the timely delivery of high quality outputs; foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Division and across organizational boundaries; manage the activities undertaken; and, ensure that the KPIs set for the Division are met in due course.
  • Oversee programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Division, including preparation of budgets, and reporting on performance;
  • Participate in and/or chairs meetings for the Division, the Department, Technical Quality Assurance Committees (TQAC), Water Coordination Committee, donor and partner meetings related to the water initiatives, sanitation initiatives and trust funds under AHWS, as well as other meetings related to the work of the Division.
  • Lead technical dialogue in Water and Sanitation sector development, reforms and restructuring, and Control the professional quality of the documents produced by the staff of the Division.
  • Foster an environment that stimulates and rewards innovation, creativity and accountability for results, and motivate staff to contribute to delivering significant developmental impact for Africa’s growth.
  • Cultivate and ensure a culture of "ONE-Bank" in the entire Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex, other Sector Complexes and Regional Directorates with the highest levels of ethics, fiduciary responsibility and professionalism to protect and enhance the reputation of the Bank.
  • Build strong and strategic relationships with private sector developers and financiers, regional economic communities (RECs), river basin organizations (RBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), United Nations (UN) organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners and Government officials to share information and experiences to develop impactive (socially & economically) investment opportunities and to ramp up co-financing and loan syndications to realize projects.

Water Sector and Sanitation Policy and Strategy Development:

  • Provide expertise and leadership in the development and review of Bank Group's policies, rules, regulations, norms and standards especially related to water security and sanitation; and ensure their implementation in the Division.
  • Advise on and promote the implementation of relevant sector policies and strategies within the Bank.

Business Development and Management:

  • Under the guidance of the Director, AHWS, and in collaboration with the concerned Regional Director Generals, spearhead national and regional business development and investment programs, and drive resource mobilization across the countries to grow and diversify the portfolio of the Bank.
  • Manage the delivery of the lending and non-lending programs for member countries in the Regional Business Delivery Units of intervention in accordance with Bank policies and procedures.
  • Advance regional integration through the development of, and contribution towards the execution of major regional transformative development projects to attain the Bank’s High 5s: Namely, ‘Light up & Power Africa’, ‘Feed Africa’, ‘Integrate Africa’, ‘Industrialize Africa’ and ‘Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa’.
  • Ensure demonstrable impacts are made as per the objectives of the Bank ‘Strategy to Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa’, the ‘Gender Strategy’ and the ‘Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy’ among others.
  • Pipeline Development: In collaboration with local, national and sub-regional institutions, build and maintain a diversified pipeline and lending program of investments (SO and NSO) in the water sector across the regions to meet the Bank’s profitability targets while delivering transformative impacts throughout the water security components.
  • Identification of Opportunities: Identify and secure project/program co-financing opportunities and collaboration activities with other Development Partners including in the financing of innovative Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) Water infrastructure projects.

Sector Knowledge Development and Uptake and Sector Networking:

  • Advise the Director on issues related to water security and sanitation and defends before the Board papers originating from the Department.
  • Develop and maintain cooperation and co-financing relations with the other development agencies and organizations; may lead important and sensitive missions to the member countries and partner organizations and agencies; may represent the Bank Group in major international conferences and meetings especially on water, human and social development.
  • Provide technical support and expertise to the Water Coordination Committee to help maximize the contribution of Bank’s water-related operations aimed at promoting multi-purpose water resources development, developing and implementing quality complex water infrastructure interventions, mainstreaming integrated water resources management (IWRM) principles, and scaling up sustainable and affordable access to water supply and sanitation services.
  • Contribute, in support of AHWS.1, AHWS.2 and Africa Water Facility (AWF), to forging strong strategic partnerships with multilateral and bilateral organizations and regional organizations to leverage resources and support business development in regional Business Delivery Units in the area of water security and sanitation.
  • Foster coherence of the Bank’s action in water security and sanitation across regions and promote collaboration.
  • In tandem with AHWS.1 and AHWS.2, contribute to innovative financing mechanisms knowledge and recommendations implementation, and technical management approaches to promote access to water security and sanitation across regional member countries. This will also entail promotion of private sector participation and improvement of the overall sector governance.
  • Has extensive comprehensive understanding to lead the design and execution of major policy and/or research or contributes to Economic and Sector Works to inform and improve the design of new operations for greater impacts;
  • Has extensive comprehensive understanding to organizes and/or represent the Bank at high level strategic regional and international discussions on partnership on water security and sanitation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Executive Assistant, BDIR

Mon, 09/11/2020 - 18:17

Under the Supervision of the Executive Director, the Executive Assistant will:

  1. Act as the first point of contact and support for internal and external stakeholders.
  2. Perform administrative tasks and functions for the office of the Executive Director such as printing, scanning, filtering correspondence and drafting letters, responding to e-mails, filing, sorting and retrieving corporate documents, records and reports, and dispatching documents to the concerned parties.
  3. Effectively handle all official communications, ensuring a high level of professionalism and etiquette.
  4. Liaise with other Bank Departments such as Corporate General Services, the General Secretariat, Finance and Treasury for arrangements and issuance of the Executive Director’s mission claims, medical expenses, representation allowances, education benefits, invitation and business cards and any other expenses.
  5. Assist with the arrival and departure arrangements of the Executive Director, Alternate Executive Director (Non-Resident), Advisers.
  6. Assist and coordinate support for shareholders and other official visitors under the Executive Director’s office, as may be required from time to time, ensuring that the necessary protocol is followed as per Bank guidelines.
  7. Coordinate and schedule meetings and appointments inside and outside the Bank for office activities/work program as requested by the Executive Director.
  8. Coordinate the Executive Director files for Board meetings, committees and seminars and make available all documents submitted by the General Secretariat to the Boards, Committees, Seminars, Informal Meetings / technical or other meetings to members of the office.
  9. Carry out background research and highlight important information to be recorded or presented to the Executive Director.
  10. Build working relationships with the focal points for each country of the constituency in order to ensure that the Executive Director’s office is used as a central point for all officials of the constituency stakeholders.
  11. Follow up on the execution of the budget of the Constituency Office e.g. follow up and request budget transfer and monthly report reflecting the actual situation and inform the Executive Director accordingly.
  12. Assist in the preparation and dispatch of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to Constituency Governors. 
  13. Prepare logistics, documentation, and/or travel with the Executive Director to coordinate annual meeting/consultation mission of Board members to Constituency member countries, coordinate meetings and press conferences/cocktails, signing of loan/grant agreements and working lunches/seating at state banquets.
  14. Assist Office members and officials from Capitals with translation in French and/or English to facilitate their communication when applicable.
  15. Assist in the preparation and dispatch of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to Constituency Governors. 
  16. Perform any other related tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.