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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.

 

KEY FUNCTIONS:

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.

Division Manager, Interpretation, CHLS3

Wed, 04/11/2020 - 17:38
  1. Review requests for interpretation and assign interpreters both staff and freelance accordingly.
  2. Review the Annual Meetings Programme and determine the number of freelance interpreters to be recruited to service all the meetings in English, French, Arabic and Portuguese (as well as any other languages required) and follow up on all the arrangements related to travel, accommodation and payments.
  3. Lead, manage and supervise the work of staff in the Division.
  4. Assess training needs of staff in the Division and in a participatory manner, formulate customized training programmes and follow-up with CHHR for implementation.
  5. Monitor and evaluate the performance of staff interpreters in accordance with the Bank's Performance Evaluation Guidelines.
  6. Organize briefing sessions for interpreters assigned to highly technical meetings as well as all those on emerging issues.
  7. Plan, organize and supervise accreditation tests for new freelance interpreters.
  8. Oversee the implementation of the Framework Agreement signed with freelance interpreters.
  9. Ensure that both staff and freelance interpreters receive the relevant background documents well in advance of meetings to ensure familiarity with the subject matters.
  10. Advise Senior Management of the budgetary and financial impacts of the Division’s operations.
  11. Oversee the mentoring of interns.
  12. Advise and sensitize Department Directors, Managers and all other clients on interpretation-related issues and policies.
  13. Organize and monitor staff exchange programmes with sister institutions.
  14. Promote benchmarking with sister institutions and sharing of best practices in the industry and, in this regard, represent the Bank at fora where such issues are discussed (HINTS, IAMLADP, etc.)  Perform interpretation tasks when appropriate.
  15. Represent the Division as needed in Bank-wide working groups as well as preparatory meetings for High Level Events.
  16. Lead and supervise the team of interpreters at major events the Bank may have in and outside the Bank’s headquarters such as the Annual Meetings, ADF Meetings, GCI meetings as well as other High Level Events.
  17. Design technical tests for candidates who have been shortlisted for Chief and Principal Interpreter positions, and sit on interview panels for the said positions.
  18. Act for the Director and carry out other assignments as entrusted by the Director.

Principal Business Continuity Officer, CHBC

Tue, 27/10/2020 - 18:19

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Business Continuity Unit, the Principal Business Continuity Officer will:

  1. Perform/update Bank Group wide business impact analysis of all functional areas at all its locations (Head Quarter in Abidjan and Country Offices) by establishing critical functions, critical staff, determined possible threats, external surroundings, and points of vulnerabilities and, the related recovery requirements and priorities identified, quantified.
  2. Work with business departments to enhance business recovery plans, mitigating the effect of a technology system or application failure or problem. Establish, coordinate network of Business Continuity coordinators in departments and Country Offices, and Train and provide support for all business continuity-related activities including the development and maintenance of departmental and Country Offices Business Continuity plans to reflect changes of the Bank organization, working procedures, staff, systems, and office facilities.
  3. Develop test and simulation scenarios. Oversee and coordinated functional and technical tests for Head Quarter Departments, Country Offices and Information Technology; assess the effectiveness of the test and simulations and to ensure the preparedness and readiness of the Bank’s in the event of business disruption.
  4. Coordinate with facilities management services, IT and Telecommunication teams to identify gaps and track status of actions and issues related to business continuity; provide expertise and guidance on business continuity management and disaster recovery solutions; Monitoring the maintenance and readiness of emergency management, equipment and vital records, including: Business Continuity Center, emergency notification systems, Remote access capacity, alternate work space for the Bank’s Senior Management Group, and all provisions for emergencies.
  5. Develop training materials, plan and participate in the delivery of training and conducting workshops on African Development Bank approach to emergency and business continuity management for the Head Quarter, and Country Offices. Conduct the Business Continuity training program Country Offices and Head Quarter. Provide guidance and training to sensitize African Development Bank’s staff, on Business Continuity Management concepts, methodology, regulations, requirements and tools via workshops, individual and group meetings, webcast tutorials.
  6. Design, organize, modify, and support the bank's Mass Notification systems and Business Continuity Program plans and maintain system efficiency, allows key users to work properly together using that systems and documents, troubleshoot problems reported by users, Make recommendations for future upgrades.
  7. For emergencies events, ensure teams preparedness and provide all the necessary tools, devices, systems to mitigate any Socio-Political, Health related, Man-Made, IT technological impacts on the Bank’s staff & dependents safety and Bank’s Business continuity and based on Alert levels, maintain communication link between the different entities, analyze and isolate issues to be brought to the Business Continuity Management Head of Unit and the Bank’s crisis management committees.
  8. Prepare and submit regular assessments and reports of Business Continuity Management progress and achievements at African Development Bank and report to African Development Bank management and the Boards. Organize committee’s meetings, prepare the minutes and to get organized Departments and Country Offices to ensure Staff safety and facilitate timely accommodation of future recovery requirements and opportunities.
  9. Research and stay abreast of all major threats that could impact the Bank’s business activities at Head Quarter, Country Offices or in all Regional Hubs where African Development Bank operates Qualified the impacts resulting from business disruption events.

Research Assistant, FIRM2

Mon, 26/10/2020 - 19:14

Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Research Assistant will identify sources of relevant data and information, compiles, analyses and presents this information for internal use - for the preparation of reports, presentations, and dissemination products. The Assistant also supports the preparation of internal and external outreach events.

The incumbent undertakes the following specific duties:

  1. Extract data from the in-house software Trust Fund Management System (TFMS/SAP) and other SAP systems to produce reporting dashboards.
  2. Participate in the writing of reports, papers, presentations, and other division documents.
  3. Consolidate, categorizing and maintaining background information and records on relevant issues, developing related databases and information systems and updating them accordingly.
  4. Complete other routine research and other tasks for the FIRM.2 Division in support of its work program and KPIs.
  5. Maintain database of memorandum of understanding (MOUs) and cooperation agreements between the African Development Bank Group and its partners.
  6. Support the secretariat of the Standing Committee on Partnerships
  7. Support relationship management with Korea, India and China.
  8. Support in developing and disseminating diverse communication products for the Division, including digital.
  9.  Assist in the organization of regular internal and external outreach events for the benefit of staff and other stakeholders, such as internal Brown Bag seminars, the biannual Business Opportunities Seminars
  10. Support procurement process of division (drafting TORs, solicitation of Expression of Interest, etc.); 
  11. Intranet design and content update;
  12. Logistical support for the FIRM.2 team during meetings such as conferences and workshops both within and outside of the Headquarters; and
  13. Other duties as may arise

Driver, RDGN

Thu, 22/10/2020 - 23:12

Under the overall supervision of the Country Manager and the day-to-day supervision of the Administrative Officer of the Country Office, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

  • Support the Operations with focus to the Office staff, visiting missions and official delegation of the Office on official duties, within Egypt as and when required;
  • Transport the Country Manager or as otherwise assigned in the conduct of the Bank’s operations;
  • Ensure routine maintenance for the vehicles of the Office;
  • Perform office messenger duties;
  • Represent the Bank in a professional manner with respect to appearance and conduct at all times;
  • Ensure the cleaning of the vehicles, keep records of official travel, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, lubrication etc.;
  • Ensure that the formalities provided for in the regulations are met in the event of an accident;
  • Perform any other duties reasonably requested by the Country Manager and management.

Principal Business Solution Development Officer, CHIS1

Wed, 21/10/2020 - 20:33

Under the supervision of the Chief Business Solution Development and /or the Division Manager of CHIS.1, the Principal Solution Development Officer will undertake the following key functions:

  1. Work closely with the Project Management Office and CHIS Management by providing information for business cases, programs and project programming, in line with the Bank’s strategy and IT strategy.
  2. Effectively supervise the team of developers for data-driven application, Business Intelligence (B.I) and Reporting to implement and maintain systems and data solutions
  3. Coordinate with the database team, infrastructure team, the SAP team to manage AFDB data warehouse and relational database such as SAP BW, SQL databases, ETL systems
  4. Analyze, prioritize, develop, test, deploy, maintain and document effective Business Solutions
  5. Effectively apply IT security rules in his day to day activities, while ensuring compliance to these policies
  6. Provide deep technical expertise in the area data management, Big data, data lake and other top- notch data warehouse systems; such as Bank owned proprietary and non-proprietary data systems while leading the development and implementation and configuration with internal developers, consultants or external providers.
  7. Knowledge of SAP BW-Hana, data services, SAP BI/BO is a plus
  8. Ensure the source code and other standard configurations are properly archived in the Bank’s source code management systems.
  9. Prepare test plans and follows up tests, including coordination of technical tests and user acceptance tests.
  10. Ensure all information are provided for deploying software/ systems into production; this include all information necessary for approval by the Change Advisory Board, all technical configuration required for system engineers and Database Administrators (DBAs), documents for user support specialists and user signoff.
  11. Participate in system enhancement, upgrade and/or new functionality assessments. Keep abreast of new software releases, enhancements/new functionality and perform application research.
  12. Prepare or coordinates documentation writing, including user documentation and technical documentation. Ensures the documentation is properly archived.
  13. Guide and give advice to junior IT staff and makes recommendation for management in technical expertise area.
  14. Manage communication on new Governance, Standards, methodologies and tools to adequate public and train them for the use of applicable components to ensure these are adhered to.

Mail Services Assistant, CHGS3

Mon, 19/10/2020 - 17:06

Under the supervision of Principal Logistics Officer or his delegated officials, the incumbent’s role include but not limited to:

  1. Ensuring postal and / or courier activities support and strengthen the strategic objectives of the overall organization
  2. Preparing the team’s work program,
  3. Assigning work to team members.
  4. Arranging for courier distribution to internal customers.
  5. Providing technical guidance on work problems and exercising supervision over team members;
  6. Implement contracts in works at Headquarters (Express mail, ordinary mail & parcels, hiring of staff for distribution of mail)
  7. Preparing TORs for postal and courier services in consultation with the procurement division,
  8. Preparing for the consideration of the Division Manager budgets for mail services.
  9. Assisting in setting rules and procedures for courier and mail services within the Bank
  10. Design mail follow-up and distribution solution in liaison with the IT department.
  11. Producing activity reports.
  12. Maintaining records.
  13. Liaising with external parties such as Express Courier Companies regarding movement of Bank mail.
  14. Planning, describing, arranging, explaining and confirming movement of all Bank mails.
  15. Working with authorized courier companies, complexes, departments, and units to resolve technical issues that may arise particularly related to movement of mail within and beyond the Bank.
  16. Performing other related duties when necessary.

AFAWA Officer - Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA), AHGC0

Fri, 16/10/2020 - 17:48

The Principal AFAWA Officer under the oversight of the AFAWA Coordinator (AHGC.0), will perform the following duties and have the following responsibilities:

Business Development

  • Working closely with the Private Sector Finance Department and other relevant Bank departments, organize/participate in business development missions through market analyses and meetings with existing and potential clients to identify potential areas for AFAWA support to increase access to financial services for women in East Africa. This will include pipeline identification and participation in client due diligence and appraisal, identification of technical assistance and capacity building support
  • Prepare AFAWA TA pitch books and project proposals approval reports including project objectives, scope of work, key deliverables, timelines, budget and expected outcomes and impacts with input from the client and relevant Bank Departments
  • Work closely with the AFAWA Coordinator on enhancing the ability of key partners such as the African Guarantee Fund in implementing some of AFAWA’s major initiative (i.e. the AFAWA Guarantee for Growth Program)
  • Participate in drafting donor proposals and securing funding for AFAWA programs as needed.
  • Work closely with Digital Financial Services to design and implement projects to facilitate women-owned SME’s access to digital finance and the digital economy.
  • Contribute to tools and standards to further enhance the Bank’s ability to deliver strong and impactful access to finance and markets programs for women entrepreneurs on the continent.

Design Implementation and Quality Assurance

  • Participate in the review of both lending and non-lending projects within the ambit of the AFAWA Program, strengthen the provision of operational inputs for the mainstreaming of AFAWA key performance indicators, including the identification of women entrepreneurship indicators and development outcomes and specific technical assistance activities.
  • Work closely with the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department, as well as the Financial Sector, Private Sector and other Sector Departments (notably the Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department), to harmonize the integration of AFAWA in Bank’s operations
  • Provide market intelligence on the women’s market and business case for investing in women; recommend innovative and operational products/toolkits with the aim of addressing adequately the challenges women entrepreneurs face in accessing finance and markets and achieve the objective of AFAWA.
  • Have overall responsibility for project AFAWA technical assistance and capacity building design at client level, including scope of work definition, timeline and budget setting, outcome target setting, stakeholder identification and mapping, terms of Reference development including procurement of experts and coordination essential to the implementation of AFAWA projects.
  • Manage client relations through open and regular communications to assess progress and satisfaction; anticipate and respond to client needs
  • Prepare and draft internal and external project documents and reports e.g., project documents, mission reports, project supervision and completion documents
  • Monitor and review project implementation, scope of work and resources deployed, to ensure project qualitative and quantitative milestones are achieved, and corrective actions taken when necessary, provide project updates for internal and external audiences
  • Meet with clients on a regular basis to assess project progress; continually anticipate and respond to client needs to ensure client satisfaction
  • Supervise consultant work to ensure high quality and on-time delivery of work program
  • Contribute to research and knowledge management events and publications
  • Perform analysis of client-related data and information to derive insights
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Director General, RDGS0

Wed, 14/10/2020 - 19:53

The African Development Bank has rolled out a new development and business delivery model in order to bring its operations closer to its clients; grow its portfolios from sovereign and private sector operations; and expand the revenue of the Bank. This model will enable the Bank to better deploy high quality knowledge and advisory services, and, most importantly, to accelerate its developmental impacts across Africa.

The Bank has established five (5) regional development and business delivery offices, with one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central.

The Directors General will drive and ensure the operational efficiency, effectiveness and overall health of the Bank's portfolio across his/her region to achieve significant developmental impacts. The Director General will oversee the full implementation and integration of all aspects of the Bank's work in that region. S/he will spearhead regional business development and investment, driving resource mobilization across the countries under his/her remit and growing significantly the business of the Bank. S/he will work closely with Sector Vice Presidents and Directors to deliver on the Bank's program in the region to achieve transformational development impacts. The regional Director General will collaborate with internal and external partners to accelerate private sector investments through the development and implementation of the African Investment Forum, amongst other initiatives.

Additional objectives include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advancing regional integration through the development and execution of major regional infrastructure and development projects and by supporting Regional Economic Communities.
  • Strengthening the human and institutional capacities of countries and deepening the capacity of the Bank to become the thought leader on knowledge products and advisory services to countries.
  • Building effective collaboration with bilateral and multilateral finance and development institutions to ramp up co-financing and loan syndications.
  • Developing and deploying special programs and advisory services to support fragile states.

The Director General will operationalize his/her mandate by undertaking the following:

  • Building a team of highly talented and motivated technical and operational staff, drawn from all sector complexes. This will enable the Bank to improve the quality of all projects and deliver high- quality portfolios to meet the needs of regional member countries and the private sector.
  • Supporting countries in the development of country strategy papers and regional integration strategies that will drive country ownership and accelerated delivery on all "high-five" priorities of the Bank.
  • Developing critical resources and the technical capability necessary for sourcing and originating bankable projects. This will include collaboration with the private sector on projects with regional social impacts.
  • Ensuring efficient and effective project completion by streamlining and speeding up internal processes, enhancing operational efficiencies, and driving accelerated disbursements on all approved projects.
  • Driving greater value for money in all operations and ensuring country and regional offices are cost- effective through prudent management of human and financial resources.
  • Fostering a culture of accountability for results across all offices in the respective regions.
  • Cultivating and ensuring a culture of "ONE-Bank", with the highest levels of ethics, fiduciary responsibility and professionalism to protect and enhance the reputation of the Bank.
  • Representing the Bank in the region and building strong partnerships with countries, regional economic communities, and other development partners.

The Director General will report to the Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery.

Principal Quality, Results and Monitoring Officers, SNOQ.2

Wed, 14/10/2020 - 19:38

The expected outcomes of the Principal Quality, Results and Monitoring Officer role are to (i) improve compliance with corporate reporting standards; (ii) improve the quality and effectiveness of monitoring in the region; (iii) contribute to improved quality and effectiveness of Bank operations in the region.

Specifically, Principal Quality, Results and Monitoring Officers support quality and compliance through the following duties:

For sovereign and non-sovereign operations:

  • Provide advice to task teams to develop robust projects’ results based logical frameworks

(RBLFs) in accordance with the Bank’s guidance and international good practice.

  • Provide task teams with advice to strengthen monitoring and evaluation plans for new operations under preparation and appraisal, where necessary.

For sovereign operations specifically:

  • Provide additional arm’s length review of “results readiness” (including RBLFs) for projects under preparation or appraisal in other regions, via the Bank’s readiness review tool.
  • Review a sample of supervision reports for quality and compliance, and especially from a results measurement perspective.
  • Support review of project completion reports of sovereign operations for quality and compliance.

For non-sovereign operations specifically:

  • Where, requested, advise portfolio officers in reviewing a sample of annual supervision reports for quality and compliance, from a results measurement perspective.
  • Where requested, advise portfolio officers in reviewing extended supervision reports (XSRs) as prepared by independent consultants, for quality and compliance, from a results measurement perspective.

At regional and corporate level:

  • Provide advice to country and regional strategy task teams regarding results measurement in development of new country and regional strategies, where necessary.
  • Contribute to enhancing understanding of quality assurance mechanisms and monitoring and results measurement requirements and good practices amongst regional teams, including through contributing to training, compliance reporting and reporting on performance and lessons learned.
  • Contribute to the continuous review and improvement of the Bank’s monitoring and evaluation and quality assurance tools and practices.
  • Participate in delivery of training for project staff in Bank member countries.
  • Act as a focal point on quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation and results measurement, support relevant corporate initiatives and reports, including in relation to the Bank’s Quality Matters campaign, and supporting regional offices to engage effectively with independent evaluations.  

Short Term Staff – Network Assistant - CHIS3

Wed, 14/10/2020 - 19:11

Under the Supervision of the Chief Network Engineer, the Short-Term Staff (STS)- Network Support Assistant will perform the following:

  1. The Help Desk function, network tickets follow-up and incident resolution
  2. Provide support to users of Network, telecommunications and IT tools.
  3. Ensure Level 1 support regarding network port activation, cabling, and users assistance
  4. Provide technical assistance to the team at Headquarters responsible for the installation, maintenance and support of the Wireless Area Network (WAN),
  5. Ensure Physical installation of network equipment
  6. Ensure the management of all network incidents and service requests are recorded in the ITSM tool.
  7. Investigate and diagnose level 1 network problems, working with users, other staff and suppliers as appropriate.
  8. Maintain auditable records and assist in the preparation and maintenance of other documentation
  9. Monitor bandwidth utilization, and network availability
  10. Provide physical connections to the corporate LAN as required.
  11. Use network management systems software and appropriate analysis equipment to collect routine network load statistics, model performance, and create reports, including proposals for improvement.
  12. Perform any other tasks as required

Principal Legal Counsel – Private Sector Operations Division, PGCL2

Tue, 13/10/2020 - 19:47

Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, PGCL.2, the Principal Counsel will:

  1. Conduct legal due diligence on proposed transactions such as the review of project documents and agreements (including development or construction contracts, supplier agreements, concession agreements, joint venture agreements, management agreements and shareholders’ agreements etc), constitutive documents of proposed borrowers/investee funds and review of local regulatory requirements;
  2. Liaise and collaborates with staff in the Directorate General Hub, the private sector operations, finance, environmental and social complexes to develop the appropriate terms and conditions of each transaction, ensuring compliance with Bank’s policies;
  3. Participate in project appraisal missions and reviewing project concept notes, project appraisal reports, drafting board resolutions;
  4. Draft and/or review, negotiates and finalizes all legal documentation relevant to the proposed transaction, including term sheets, loan agreements, lines of credit agreements, common terms agreements, guarantee agreements, participation agreements, inter-creditor agreements, security documentation, assignment agreements and information memoranda etc., depending on the nature of the project and the type of financing;  
  5. Advise on transaction structure and documentation for private equity investments by the Bank to ensure compliance with Bank policies and practice as well as applicable laws including drafting and/or reviewing shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, management agreements, co-investment agreements, subscription agreements etc
  6. Provide legal support for the implementation and monitoring of projects after signing and disbursement, including advising on waiver requests, approval requests and project work-outs;
  7. Liaise with co-lenders/investors, partners and external counsel as and when needed; and
  8. Undertake such other assignments as required in furtherance of the mandate of the Private Sector Operations Divisions.
  9. Carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the Division Manager PGCL.2 or the General Counsel.

Principal Business Solution Development Officer, CHIS1

Tue, 13/10/2020 - 17:50

Under the supervision of the Chief Business Solution Development and /or the Division Manager of CHIS.1, the Principal Solution Development Officer will undertake the following key functions:

  1. Work closely with the Project Management Office and CHIS Management by providing information for business cases, programs and project programming, in line with the Bank’s strategy and IT strategy.
  2. Effectively supervise software development team to implement and maintain business solution and systems.
  3. Analyze, prioritize, develop, test, deploy, maintain and document effective Business Solutions that are fit for purpose.
  4. Effectively apply IT security rules in his/her day to day activities, while ensuring compliance to these policies.
  5. Provide deep technical expertise and lead software development, implementation or configuration with internal developers, consultants or external firms/providers.
  6. Ensure the source code and other standard configurations are properly archived in the Bank’s source code management systems.
  7. Prepare test plans and follows up on testing activities, including coordination of technical tests and user acceptance tests.
  8. Ensure all information are provided for deploying software/ systems into production; this include all information necessary for approval by the Change Advisory Board, all technical configuration required for system engineers and Database Administrators (DBAs), documents for user support specialists and user signoff.
  9. Participate in system enhancement, upgrade and/or new functionality assessments. Keep abreast of new technologies, software releases, enhancements/new functionality and perform application lifecycle management to existing applications.
  10. Prepare or coordinates documentation writing, including user documentation and technical documentation. Ensures the documentation is properly shared and archived.
  11. Guide and give advice to junior IT staff and makes recommendation for management in technical expertise area.
  12. Manage communication on new governance, standards, methodologies and tools to adequate public and train them for the use of applicable components to ensure these are adhered to.

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