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Chief Transport Engineer, PICU0

Thu, 17/09/2020 - 21:33

Under the supervision of the relevant Regional Sector Manager in the regions or Sector Manager at HQ, the incumbent will be required to:

Play a key role in the development of policies and strategies for the transport sector within the Bank and in RMCs in consultation with relevant government agencies, development partners, and other stakeholders.

  1. Advise Governments on issues pertaining to policy and institutional reforms in the transport sector, especially in the areas of Planning and Programming, transport network development, asset management/maintenance, and Private Sector Participation.
  2. Coordinate the Participation of Transport sector specialists to country and regional programming activities (CSP and RISP) and ensure that key sector issues and proposed solutions are adequately reflected in the resultant country/regional programming documents.
  3. Conduct analytical and sector work to inform and underpin the downstream intervention of the Bank in project and program design in the transport sector.

Lead the development of pipeline and lending program for transport projects and programs:

  1. Provide technical advice with particular regard to transport sector projects (roads/highways, ports, airports, inland waterways and railways), as well as other infrastructure projects;
  2. Identify suitable projects for inclusion in the Bank Group lending program in the transport sector and be responsible for the formulation of the project concept note identifying key development issues, project/program objectives, risks assessments, budget and timetables for management decisions;
  3. Advise member countries on the preparation, organization and execution of feasibility studies and assist in drafting Terms of Reference; review the progress reports of studies; select the components to comprise the eventual project; review and supervise the work of consultants engaged by the Borrowers to the assigned projects/studies;
  4. Lead the preparation and appraisal of transport projects and programs involving broad planning of resources and techno-judgment of alternative ways of shaping projects towards optimal contribution to development objectives; prepare and process the appraisal report involving detailed assessments of technical aspects, economic and financial feasibility, environmental and social safeguards, fiduciary issues, institutional arrangements, etc.

Lead or Coordinate the monitoring of implementation progress of on-going transport projects, programs and technical assistance funded by the Bank:

  1. Supervise projects; play a key role in following up the progress of projects; supervise and monitor procurement activities for goods, works and services in accordance with Bank Group’s rules; review the submissions from the Borrowers, including tender lists, bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, award recommendation and contracts documents; study and analyze data submitted by Borrower; verify and approve contracts for disbursement of funds;
  2. Lead or participate in project midterm review missions, sector portfolio review missions and country portfolio review missions and prepare the related reports;
  3. Lead project completion report mission and collect adequate data for the preparation of the Bank Group’s project completion-report; advise the Bank Group on lessons derived from the project which will guide future intervention in the sector and in the relevant countries; and
  4. Manage fiduciary responsibilities including procurement and ensuring compliance with the Bank guidelines and the provisions of loan/grant agreements.

Participate in sector dialogue and donor coordination activities:

  1. Advise regional member countries on Bank Group’s financing requirements; act as a key person to liaise with government officials and spokesman of the Bank Group in the transport sector; negotiate sensitive and delicate policy and sector reforms issues with borrowers and other parties
  2. Coordinate with other development partners and RMCs for consistency of approach, exchange of experiences, and continuous improvement of practices and integration of transport sector policy commitments to the management of projects.
  3. Collaborate with other development partners in the transport sector for consistency and harmonization of approach, exchange of experience, partnership and co-financing where appropriate.

Contribute to dissemination of best practices in Transport integrating a broad spectrum of issues:

  1. Play a leadership role in Developing and maintaining a knowledge base in the transport sector, keeping abreast of the latest developments and issues related to policy and planning, institutional development, design and construction, financing, operation and maintenance, and regulation;
  2. Provide support to heads of executing agencies, in terms of advice and expertise concerning different transport sector issues and priorities, technical aspects of projects and Bank rules of procedure, particularly relating to procurement of goods and services and disbursement; and,
  3. Lead outreach and advocacy activities, dissemination and knowledge building around transport sector issues.

Senior Accounts Assistant, FIFC2

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 20:09

The Senior Accounts Assistant - Grant will undertake the following functions;

  1. Manage the processing of payments to consultants and suppliers under the capital and administrative budget of the Bank and from bilateral sources/Trust Funds; Processing and accounting of advances - review authorizations, documentation, and Vendor accounts and inter-company reconciliations.
  2. Review project agreement to ascertain all compliance requirements.
  3. Analyse and determine the appropriateness of Grantee’s requests for disbursements and the supporting documentation. Determine whether they should be approved, reduced or rejected in accordance with Bank’s policies and procedures. This requires the identification of irregularities and non-compliance with Bank procedures and policies, as well as highlighting circumstances for further investigation where the Bank may be exposed to financial risk.
  4. Review and recommend changes to the Trust Fund Management System, policies and procedures to promote timeliness, accuracy and efficiency in processing while maintaining appropriate internal controls.
  5. Draft clear and concise correspondence to Task managers and/or operational staff on disbursement- related issues;
  6. Facilitate fund transfers to sub-grantees in accordance with the work plan and budget allocation.
  7. Ensure that trust fund and grant agreements, correspondence and other related transactions are maintained in the appropriate file.
  8. Respond to questions from Task Team Leaders, mid suppliers on payments, balances, and application status.
  9. Cooperate with concerned departments and stakeholders to resolve disbursement issues promptly.
  10. Monitor grantee’s utilization of special account funds, ensuring that the funds are properly accounted for and used in accordance with Bank procedures.
  11. Contribute to improving the efficiency of grant and TF disbursement operations by ensuring that records and reports are properly maintained and updated at all times.
  12. Prepare and dispatch month end disbursement reports to Task manager/cost center manager or/to FIRM department for information and to enable them to update their records accordingly.
  13. Participate in reviewing the grant agreement to ensure that disbursement arrangements are compliant with Bank Group disbursement policies.
  14. Participate in departmental/divisional task forces.
  15. Identify issues relating to disbursement policies, procedures and guidelines and recommend actions or enhancements.
  16. Follow up the advances made from the trust fund and process justifications timely.
  17. Provide support and facilitate all internal and external audits related with the project funds.
  18. Review, research, verification and timely reconciliation of a variety of financial data and reports ensuring accuracy and conformance with rules and regulations; analysis of results and initiation of corrective actions where necessary.
  19. Any other ad hoc assignment as may be required.

Principal Legal Counsel – Private Sector Operations Division, PGCL2

Mon, 14/09/2020 - 19:39

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.

Social Protection Officer, AHHD0

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 18:13

Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager, the Social Protection Officer shall perform the following key functions:

  1. Provide technical advice/assistance to RMCs to develop their social protection system;
  2. Contribute to the development of the Bank Group social protection policy and provide technical advice/guidance to introduce and monitor the implementation of the policy;
  3. Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and Portfolio Review reports, with particular emphasis on social protection system development;
  4. Identify, prepare and evaluate social protection projects and programmes, together with multisector projects and programmes in RMCs;
  5. Identify and coordinate the co-financing needs of the Division's projects/programmes and make funding proposals;
  6. Supervise portfolio projects in accordance with Bank rules and procedures;
  7. Perform project completion missions with a view to preparing project completion reports;
  8. Conduct project preparation and appraisal missions in the social protection sector;
  9. Provide support to the Regional Sector Manager, to supervise staff, monitor the portfolio, the loan programme and the Division's indicators;
  10. Support the Regional Sector Manager in monitoring and achieving the target indicators, and in monitoring projects managed by other colleagues;
  11. Represent the Division and the Department in meetings and events related to the social protection sector within the Bank, and externally;
  12. Develop partnerships with other multilateral and/or bilateral development institutions on social protection aspects;
  13. Carry out other technical tasks and coordination as required by the Regional Sector or the Director of the Department.

Senior Transport Engineer, PICU

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 16:46

Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager (RDGW.3), the incumbent will be required to:

Support the development of policies and strategies for the transport sector within the Bank and in RMCs in consultation with relevant government agencies, development partners, and other stakeholders.

  1. Advise the Government of Republic of Mali and Benin on issues pertaining to policy and institutional reforms in the transport sector, especially in the areas of Planning and Programming, transport network development, asset management/maintenance, and Private Sector Participation.
  2. Participate and contribute to country and regional programming activities (CSP and RISP) and ensure that key sector issues and proposed solutions are adequately reflected in the resultant country/regional programming documents.
  3. Conduct analytical and sector work to inform and underpin the downstream intervention of the Bank in project and program design in the transport sector.

Contribute to the development of a pipeline and lending program for transport projects and programs:

  1. Provide technical advice with particular regard to transport sector projects (roads/highways, ports, airports, inland waterways and railways), as well as other infrastructure projects;
  2. Identify suitable projects for inclusion in the Bank Group lending program in the transport sector and be responsible for the formulation of the project concept note identifying key development issues, project/program objectives, risks assessments, budget and timetables for management decisions;
  3. Advise member countries on the preparation, organization and execution of feasibility studies and assist in drafting Terms of Reference; review the progress reports of studies; select the components to comprise the eventual project; review and supervise the work of consultants engaged by the Borrowers to the assigned projects/studies;
  4. Contribute to the preparation and appraisal of transport projects and programs involving broad planning of resources and techno-judgment of alternative ways of shaping projects towards optimal contribution to development objectives; prepare and process the appraisal report involving detailed assessments of technical aspects, economic and financial feasibility, environmental and social safeguards, fiduciary issues, institutional arrangements, etc.

Contribute to monitoring implementation progress of on-going transport projects, programs and technical assistance funded by the Bank:

  1. Supervise projects; play a key role in following up the progress of projects; supervise and monitor procurement activities for goods, works and services in accordance with Bank Group’s rules; review the submissions from the Borrowers, including tender lists, bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, award recommendation and contracts documents; study and analyze data submitted by Borrower; verify and approve contracts for disbursement of funds;
  2. participate in project midterm review missions, sector portfolio review missions and country portfolio review missions and prepare the related reports;
  3. Lead project completion report mission and collect adequate data for the preparation of the Bank Group’s project completion-report; advise the Bank Group on lessons derived from the project which will guide future intervention in the sector and in the relevant countries in the East African Region/Africa; and
  4. Manage fiduciary responsibilities including procurement and ensuring compliance with the Bank guidelines and the provisions of loan/grant agreements.

Participate in sector dialogue and donor coordination activities:

  1. Advise regional member countries on Bank Group’s financing requirements; act as a key person to liaise with government officials and spokesman of the Bank Group in the transport sector; negotiate sensitive and delicate policy and sector reforms issues with borrowers and other parties
  2. Coordinate with other development partners and RMCs for consistency of approach, exchange of experiences, and continuous improvement of practices and integration of transport sector policy commitments to the management of projects.
  3. Collaborate with other development partners in the transport sector for consistency and harmonization of approach, exchange of experience, partnership and co-financing where appropriate.

Contribute to dissemination of best practices in Transport integrating a broad spectrum of issues:

  1. Develop and maintain a knowledge base in the transport sector, keeping abreast of the latest developments and issues related to policy and planning, institutional development, design and construction, financing, operation and maintenance, and regulation;
  2. Provide support to heads of executing agencies, in terms of advice and expertise concerning different transport sector issues and priorities, technical aspects of projects and Bank rules of procedure, particularly relating to procurement of goods and services and disbursement;
  3. Contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around transport sector issues.

Youth employment and skills development officer, AHHD0

Tue, 08/09/2020 - 20:21

Under the supervision of the Regional Manager- West and Central regions, and working in consultation with the Niger Country Office Country Manager and other Divisions and Task Managers at Headquarters, the incumbent’s duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Propose and plan, on an annual and tri-annual basis, human capital, youth and skills development lending and technical assistance programs in Niger and other Regional Member Countries (RMC) (including needs for co-financing with other institutions, countries and the private sector);
  2. Act as the link between the Bank and the Governments of RMCs for operational activities pertaining to the youth skills development, entrepreneurship and SME development;
  3. Conduct technical and sectoral studies and analysis in preparation of Bank Group lending for youth employment and employability;
  4. Provide technical assistance and policy advice to Regional Member Countries on skills and jobs for youth and,
  5. Identify, prepare, appraise and assist in the implementation of Bank operations on skills development and youth employment projects.
  6.  Collect background information and undertake analytical work in the social sectors, namely education, skills development and youth employment, gender, population and poverty related aspects, with a view to determining the level of priority in the country’s development program, and advise the Country Managers and the Management of the Bank on policy issues in the sector;
  7. Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers (CSP) and Portfolio Review reports (PRRs), with particular emphasis on Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development;
  8. Participate in the identification, preparation, appraisal and portfolio management of Bank operations on Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development;
  9. Supervise the implementation of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development operations financed by the Bank Group in the West and Central regions;
  10. Participate in various Social Sector Working Group activities and related donor-coordination meeting such as Poverty Reduction Budget Support (PRBS), key country processes and initiatives, including budget, public expenditure reviews, and poverty reduction strategy; workshops and seminars on social aspects, skills development and youth employment; all with a view to inform and advise the Country Managers and the Management of the Bank on appropriate measures to take;
  11. Assist in the Preparation of Project Completion Reports.

Division Manager Transport & Logistics, PICU1

Tue, 08/09/2020 - 19:40

Transport & Logistics Strategy/ Business Plan

  • Devise, maintain and revise the Transport & Logistics Business Plan of the Bank in consultation with internal stakeholders and taking account of long-term trends in Transport & Logistics and the development of the continent;
  • Ensure the appropriate implementation of the Business Plan through communication and advise to all relevant stakeholders in the Bank, particularly operations functions, and define a monitoring framework;
  • Identify and develop any necessary policies to underpin the Business Plan;
  • Consult as necessary with external partners and Regional and non-Regional Member Countries on the form and efficacy of the Business Plan.

Transport & Logistics Knowledge

  • Manage a team to develop and maintain the Bank's expertise on Transport & Logistics to support the development goals of the Bank and the continent;
     
  • Devise the Bank's contribution to key Transport & Logistics development themes such as regional connectivity, rural accessibility, sustainable and affordable transport, road safety, infrastructure finance, third party logistics and freight transport, transport decarbonization and climate change, etc.
     
  • Coordinate and work alongside key partners, such as other Multilateral Development Banks(MDBs) and the World Economic Forum to design Transport & Logistics -based programs and solutions for the economic and social infrastructure development of Africa;
     
  • Coordinate the publication of major studies and reports on Transport & Logistics for development, taking into account the comparative advantage that the Bank can bring to bear to any specific subject or theme.  Convene associated workshops and media events to solidify the learning across Africa;|
     
  • Develop and maintain, in collaboration with partners, a detailed database of statistics and economic models relating to Transport & Logistics, both African and global in nature, to support proper analysis of the impact of the sector for development and the relative state of Transport & Logistics in Africa;
     
  • Represent the Bank at global, regional and national conferences and workshops on Transport & Logistics;

Transport & Logistics Projects and Programs

  • Act as a focal point for advice to Regional Member Countries on Transport & Logistics issues;
     
  • Provide cutting edge advice on Transport & Logistics infrastructure investments to foster public and private partnerships and the use of all the Bank's financing instruments;
  • Coordinate the development of Technical Assistance programs to provide cutting edge advice on Transport and Logistics development, private sector participation, and infrastructure concessions;
  • Coordinate the origination and financial structuring of complex Transport and Logistics projects in Ports, Railways, Aviation and Highways in regional member countries in collaboration and with the support of operations staff based in the regions and ensuring the optimum use of all the Bank's resources and financing instruments;
     
  • Provide direct support to Transport & Logistics operations staff in the field, particularly in order to improve the impact and the financial and economic analysis of projects;

Management

  • Manage a small, specialist team of Transport & Logistics experts to meet demanding Key Performance Indicators(KPIs);
     
  • Develop and safeguard the Bank's brand as a source of Transport & Logistics knowledge for Africa by detailing the quality of output expected from the division and ensuring that it is attained;
  • Manage the administrative budget for the division;
  • Mobilize resources from donors to support the work of the division.
  • Advise operational staff on Transport & Logistics trends and the consequences they have for future project development and design;
  • Identify appropriate Transport & Logistics training for internal and external stakeholders.

IT Support Assistant / Business Applications, CHIS4

Thu, 03/09/2020 - 12:55

Under the general supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:

  1. Provide business support services by prioritizing, categorizing, investigating, diagnosing, resolving and closing all incidents and service requests related to business applications at the 1st level such as SAP, ECM /DARMS, BPPS, REGISTRY, SWIFT, SUMMIT, Audit Command Language (ACL) software, etc in accordance with agreed criteria and the needs of the organization at headquarters, regional offices, country, and liaison offices
  2. Ensure that all the incidents and service requests are properly recorded and documented in the IT Service Management Tool in compliance with the implemented core ITSM / ITIL processes handled by the Service Desk Function
  3. Escalate all complex business application incidents and service requests to appropriate 3rd Level Support Teams or Business Owners for business processes instructions.
  4. Communicate with clients regarding business application incidents and service requests, and notify them of impending changes or agreed unavailability of services.
  5. Conduct user satisfaction by calling back and informing them about the progress of their logged incidents and service requests.
  6. Ensure all work is carried out and documented in accordance with required standards, methods and procedures and that any applicable configuration management procedures are adhered to. 
  7. Record the resolutions of incidents appropriately to a knowledge database of business application known errors
  8. Monitor the performance trends of business applications and notify the systems developers and administrators on enhancements or resolutions for known and unknown errors for further problem analysis.
  9. Participate in user acceptance tests and early support services for released business application (new or upgraded) 
  10. Provide coaching and guidance to clients on best use of business applications and recommend further trainings to clients
  11. Provide continuous technical and business trainings or share knowledge to fellow Service Desk staff on business application 
  12. Ensure the incident management processes, service request fulfilment processes and problem management processes are followed during the provision of support services on business application systems.
  13. Deliver a service-orientated and quality-driven culture across the business application support services
  14. As focal point for business application support services, liaise with business clients and departments
  15. Inform the Principal Service Desk Officer / Chief Service Desk Coordinator in case of major incidents

Operations Officer, PESD3

Tue, 01/09/2020 - 19:57

Under the overall supervision of the Regional Sector Manager for Power System Operations (PESD3), the Operations Officer will perform the following:

A.  Business Development and Pipeline management

  1. Contribute to the preparation of energy sector assessments and other upstream analytical and diagnostic work to inform Country Strategy Papers (CSP), Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISP) and design of national and multinational projects that respond to the needs of RMCs; provide support to country/regional departments on policy dialogue with RMCs relating to energy sector and related issues; and provide back-up to country offices to ensure provision of quality advisory support services to RMCs.
  2. Provide support to the Regional Member Countries (RMC) and Bank teams in the origination, preparation, structuring and implementation of complex and innovative power system development projects and providing advisory support services that promote national and regional policies conducive to strong growth and development of the energy sector.
  3. In line with the objectives of the New Deal on Energy for Africa, engage with HQ, the regional hub teams, other development partners, project sponsors and developers and other key stakeholders in developing a pipeline of bankable energy infrastructure projects in collaboration and consultation with power utilities, the regional power pool and regional project delivery secretariats.
  4. Build and maintain good relationships with clients, especially regional independent power producer (IPP) / public private partnership (PPP) developers and sponsors, power utilities, service providers, banks, multilateral partners, regulators, government officials and regional energy sector institutions to provide advisory support services for complex transactions and financial analysis, and to facilitate realization of investment opportunities in the power sector.

B.   Portfolio Management

  1. Provide sector expertise for quality assurance in the preparation of terms of reference (TORs), requests for proposals (RFPs), and tender documents in line with the Bank’s procurement rules: e.g. recruitment and supervision of expert advisors (and Bank staff), execution of socio-techno-economic feasibility studies and utility performance diagnostic reports.
  2. Task-manage the Bank’s power systems development portfolio in the assigned countries and carry out all regular portfolio management activities, including conducting supervision and field inspections, and interaction with Project Implementation Units (PIU) and relevant government departments to guide, monitor and follow-up on implementation issues, review quarterly progress reports, audit reports, procurement processes and complaints, among others to ensure compliance with Bank policies, directives and guidelines.
  3. Support Bank effort of implementing a fast-track approach in accelerating project agreement negotiations, including Power Purchase and Power Sales Agreements and Power Wheeling Agreements, for large-scale regional power infrastructure projects.
  4. Review the various proposals and communications sent to the Bank by its partners, clients and RMCs; and take appropriate action, including issuing of technical opinions on government / client submissions to the Bank, drafting of responses and/or reports / representation of the Bank in various forums and internal or external follow-up.

C.  Knowledge Production and Coordination

  1. Support national (and regional) institutions in developing high quality power development plans, energy sector studies and performance benchmarking strategies, including efficient joint and coordinated approaches to intra- and inter-regional investment planning of power infrastructure projects.
  2. Support member countries and the regional power pool in development of policies, laws and regulations that promote development of transparent, predictable and stable energy markets; and, in collaboration with relevant Bank colleagues, design appropriate technical assistance and capacity building programs to address identified skills and competence gaps.
  3. Participate in meetings and conferences of RMCs, the Regional Economic Community and their technical power development secretariats to influence regional energy policy issues and regulatory changes in line with Bank objectives and strategies.
  4. Contribute to the preparation of policy statements, papers, briefs and various reports on energy sector issues and other areas relevant to the Energy, Environment & Climate Change Department;
  5. Perform any other ad hoc tasks assigned by the Sector Manager or Director.

Principal Investigation & Forensic Accountant, PIAC2

Thu, 27/08/2020 - 19:22

 

Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager PIAC.2, the Principal Investigation & Forensic Accountant will:

 

  1. Conduct and lead investigation teams or assist other investigator(s) to conduct investigations into allegations of staff misconduct, fraud and corruption by identifying and providing detailed responses to internal control weaknesses and red flags in financial records and statements.
  2. Utilize forensic accounting techniques to reconstruct corporate books, records and electronic information with suspect organizations/entities and/or analyse them and participate in fact-finding interviews.
  3. Operate procedures and mechanisms for ensuring confidentiality of the hotline facility, protection of the whistle-blowers and anonymous reporting of fraud and corruption within the Bank and in activities financed by the Bank in RMCs.
  4. Receive, screen and investigate allegations or whistle-blowing on Staff misconduct, Fraud, Corruption and malpractices or suspicions thereof, in the Bank and in activities financed by the Bank, assigned by the Division Manager PIAC2.
  5. Employ surveillance measures deemed necessary and reasonable for the furtherance of investigations.
  6. Report regularly to the Division Manager PIAC2 on the allegations received, screened and their investigation status
  7. Perform analytical work on accountability issues; profiling of project activities and identifying potential risks to project funds
  8. Prepare and edit required written reports, briefs and presentations of the highest quality for the Bank’s  sanctions process and disciplinary process.
  9. Conduct pro-active reviews and analysis aimed at detecting and preventing fraud and corruption in Bank operations in collaboration with relevant units within the Bank and member countries
  10. Monitor the implementation of investigations recommendations to prevent re-occurrence of such irregularities to safeguard the assets and image of the Bank
  11. Assist in the work of the office to support regional member countries to response to allegations involving the propriety of accounting and financial reporting, fraud, regulatory due diligence scrutiny and anti-corruption inquiries
  12. Advise and support colleagues in identifying and assisting with their response to internal control weaknesses and indicators of fraud and corruption
  13. Work independently or as part of a team in developing fraud and corruption prevention strategies and activities
  14. Provide forensic accounting advice and support to investigators
  15. Provide technical support on requests coming from within the Bank and from RMCs and other MDBs on fraud and corrupt activities
  16. Contribute to the development and maintenance of adequate forensic accounting capability within PIAC. The tasks involve:
  • Defining, proposing and integrating various technological solutions to enhance Forensic Accounting-based intelligence gathering and preventive measures.
  • Carrying out computer forensic examinations to be admissible as evidence in tribunal proceedings such as: - seizing and capturing electronic data
  • Analysing electronic data and computer storage devices, i.e. hard disks, tapes, etc. - tracing computer usage and history from Operating System logs and application files.
  • Maintaining   the   hardware   and   software   in   the   computer   forensic   laboratory  
  • Keeping   abreast   with   technical   developments   in accounting, digital forensic equipment, software and techniques
  • Managing and conducting missions to capture and seize electronic data
  • Managing and assuring backup of electronic evidence in the forensic laboratory
  • Performing tool testing for updated forensic tools against standard forensic data
  • Preparing detailed reports of forensic examinations;
  • Undertaking system and network administration tasks to support the operations of investigators of the Division in a networked environment
  • Conducting field work, controlling evidence and data collection and reviewing documents and information gathered in the course of an investigation to ensure that investigation objectives are achieved; evidence protected and adequately support the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the investigation.
  • Preparing Quarterly Activity Reports containing the status of allegations, preliminary reviews and assignment progress for the attention of the Division Manager PIAC2
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Annual Reports of the Department and other internal and external reports
  • Contribute to special initiatives/projects and undertake other ad hoc assignments upon request

 

Senior Legal Counsel, PGCL4

Tue, 25/08/2020 - 20:39

Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, PGCL.4, the Senior Legal Counsel will:

 

  1. Advise on constitutional and corporate legal issues arising from the interpretation and application of the Agreement Establishing the African Development Bank  (the Bank) and the African Development Fund (the Fund);
  2. Advise on, draft, vet and revise legal documentation relating to the organization, structure, and administration of the Bank, the Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund (together “the Bank Group”) and the relations of the Bank Group with international organizations and with member and non-member states, including matters pertaining to the privileges, immunities and exemptions of the Bank and the Fund and those of officers, employees, experts and consultants of the Bank;
  3. Prepare submissions and represent the Bank in litigation, arbitration, other administrative or legal proceedings including internal administrative review and appeal and tribunal proceedings and other matters in which the Bank is a party or may have an interest;
  4. Advise on, negotiate, and prepare contracts for the acquisition of goods and services for the Bank including consulting and professional services, intellectual property, technology and other products, in accordance with the Bank’s procurement rules and financial regulations, and provide legal support and advice regarding existing contracts or new contracts to be entered into the Bank; and advise on the legal aspects of matters arising in the course of contractual relations with external parties;
  5. Advise on administrative and human resources management matters of the Bank, including the drafting, reviewing and amending of contracts and legal documents and advising on legal questions relating to personnel matters;
  6. Advise on insurance matters and on administrative and policy matters concerning Staff Retirement Plan and Medical Benefits Plan, and provide legal support that may be required in respect of the Staff Retirement Plan and the Medical Benefits Plan;
  7. Advise on and provide legal support in the negotiation and finalization of legal instruments of co-operation between the Bank and the Fund and bilateral, multilateral and other partners; draft, negotiate and finalize host agreements and other instruments required to ensure the Bank’s presence in its member countries;
  8. Maintain contact with legal services of other multilateral institutions and of member states and with the legal profession in general in member states of the Bank on matters relating to the functions and activities of the Bank and the Fund;
  9. Undertake such other assignments as required.

 

Principal Legal Counsel, PGCL4

Tue, 25/08/2020 - 20:29

Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, PGCL.4, the Principal Legal Counsel will:

 

  1. Advise on constitutional and corporate legal issues arising from the interpretation and application of the Agreement Establishing the African Development Bank (the Bank) and the African Development Fund (the Fund);
  2. Advise on, draft, vet and revise legal documentation relating to the organization, structure, and administration of the Bank, the Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund (together “the Bank Group”) and the relations of the Bank Group with international organizations and with member and non-member states, including matters pertaining to the privileges, immunities and exemptions of the Bank and the Fund and those of officers, employees, experts and consultants of the Bank;
  3. Prepare submissions and represent the Bank in litigation, arbitration, other administrative or legal proceedings including internal administrative review and appeal and tribunal proceedings and other matters in which the Bank is a party or may have an interest;
  4. Advise on, negotiate, and prepare contracts for the acquisition of goods and services for the Bank including consulting and professional services, intellectual property, technology and other products, in accordance with the Bank’s procurement rules and financial regulations, and provide legal support and advice regarding existing contracts or new contracts to be entered into the Bank; and advise on the legal aspects of matters arising in the course of contractual relations with external parties;
  5. Advise on administrative and human resources management matters of the Bank, including the drafting, reviewing and amending of contracts and legal documents and advising on legal questions relating to personnel matters;
  6. Advise on insurance matters and on administrative and policy matters concerning Staff Retirement Plan and Medical Benefits Plan, and provide legal support that may be required in respect of the Staff Retirement Plan and the Medical Benefits Plan;
  7. Advise on and provide legal support in the negotiation and finalization of legal instruments of co-operation between the Bank and the Fund and bilateral, multilateral and other partners; draft, negotiate and finalize host agreements and other instruments required to ensure the Bank’s presence in its member countries;
  8. Maintain contact with legal services of other multilateral institutions and of member states and with the legal profession in general in member states of the Bank on matters relating to the functions and activities of the Bank and the Fund;
  9. Undertake such other assignments as required.

 

Senior Civil Society Officer, AHGC2

Mon, 24/08/2020 - 21:05

 

Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, AHGC2, the Senior Civil Society Officer is responsible for providing policy and technical support on mainstreaming Civil Society Engagement throughout the Bank’s operations, while promoting international best practices to reflect participation and inclusion principles and practices pertaining to loans and grants management.  He/ She will contribute to the development of and the implementation of the guidelines and tools on Civil Society engagement.

He/ She will work with other complexes and regional departments to ensure that Bank operations, policies and guidelines reflect the Bank’s commitment to Civil Society engagement in order to promote inclusion and citizen participation in Regional Member Countries.

He/ She will provide strategic advice and implementation support to develop an operational approach to civil society engagement mainstreaming in policy dialogue and operations.

Under the supervision of the Manager, AHGC.2, the overall objective of the Senior Civil Society Officer is to promote the mainstreaming of civil society engagement in the Bank’s workplace and its operations by providing support and contributing to the origination, development and implementation of public and private sector projects, as well as to country strategic papers, country papers review and economic and sector works, to ensure they adequately address civil society engagement concerns. The responsibilities of the Senior Civil Society Officer include and are not necessarily limited to:

  • Engage in policy dialogue and advocacy activities on civil society engagement in RMCs;
  • Guide in the review and provision of operational inputs for the mainstreaming of civil society engagement in Bank’s projects to improving inclusive business opportunities and development outcomes;
  • Build strategic institutional partnerships on civil society engagement and mobilize resources to implement related projects;
  • Assist in developing indicators to monitor the civil society engagement impact of Bank supported projects;
  • Contribute to the development of and engagement in monitoring and evaluation to ensure that the outcomes and impact of the program activities are measured and evaluated for constant learning and improvement;
  • Collect and make available to the Country Offices civil society engagement -related information on each of these countries (for example in the form of country-level “Civil Society Engagement Profiles”);
  • Collaborate with cross-department members to support the development and implementation of innovative civil society engagement strategies and incentives towards economic inclusion in Bank’s operations;
  • Promote a one Bank approach by ensuring common objectives across the Divisions of the Department and with other Departments and Complexes, are followed up and implemented to foster inter- Division work and collaborative and relevant bank wide engagement to deliver on the Department’s mandate;
  • Assist in the collection, analysis and dissemination of information on civil society engagement;
  • Guide on the participation of the Division in project and country strategic papers teams (from identification, appraisal and supervision) to influence on civil society engagement activities and outcomes;
  • Assist in providing top quality analysis and substantive inputs to Bank strategic documents, peer reviews and economic and sector works as it relates to financial and economic inclusion for civil society engagement;
  • Initiate and lead on knowledge products on the business case for civil society engagement to enhance the quality of the operation of the Bank’s top priorities (High 5s) and key selected flagships;
  • Contribute to Analysis/Briefs/Case Studies of Bank’s projects to showcase civil society engagement results;
  • Contribute to research and studies relevant to civil society engagement and/or contribute to civil society sensitization and skills building activities;
  • Liaise with key CSOs/NGOs, multilateral, national and regional institutions and any relevant stakeholders in countries and regions served by the Regional Office for purposes of partnerships, information sharing, networking and potential operational collaborations;
  • Organize and/or attend technical trainings, seminars and policy summits in related areas;
  • Undertake any other duties as assigned, in the interest of the Bank.

 

 

Chief Development Economist, AHHD0

Fri, 21/08/2020 - 21:24

Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager, the Chief Development Economist shall perform the following key functions:

  1. Lead the Bank’s assessment of social and macroeconomic developments, monitoring of structural reforms and policy dialogue with regards to relevant and quality skills development and the creation of decent jobs for youth.
  2. Carry out analyses of labor and employment issues in the regions with regards in particular to youth unemployment, underemployment, informal economy, MSMEs and job creation.
  3. Oversee the drafting of Bank’s economic reports, including inputs for the region and its countries for periodic country assessments, CSPs, RISPs and briefing notes for senior management.
  4. Provide socio-economic and macroeconomic and reform advice; conduct and facilitate policy dialogue in close coordination with country economists, RRCs and other Bank departments; and interact with country authorities, the private sector, local think tanks, academia, clients and other International Finance Institutions (IFIs).
  5. Lead the department’s input to country strategies (CSPs) and other related strategy instruments.
  6. Develop a pipeline for projects (lending and non-lending) in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  7. Meet the Bank’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to managing the department’s portfolio on youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation
  8. Monitor and share key insights from the work done in each country, and contribute to analytical work and policy dialogue in the area of youth entrepreneurship, SME development and Job Creation, with emphasis on gender aspects;
  9. Support the Bank staff and departments to identify priority areas and potential projects with high impact on creating decent jobs for youth.
  10. Manage the portfolio of youth employment projects in the region or lead selected top priority jobs for youth in Africa projects especially related to migration issues and policy reforms.
  11. Carry out other technical tasks and coordination as required by the JfYA Coordinator or the Director of the Department.

 

Senior Health Analyst, AHHD0

Fri, 21/08/2020 - 20:38

Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager, the Health Analyst shall perform the following key functions:

  • Provide technical advice/assistance to RMCs to develop their health sector;
  • Contribute to the development of the Bank Group health sector policy and provide technical advice/guidance to introduce and monitor the implementation of the policy;
  • Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and Portfolio Review reports,
    with particular emphasis on health sector development;
  • Identify, prepare and evaluate health projects and programmes, together with multisector projects and programmes in RMCs;
  • Identify and coordinate the co-financing needs of the Division's projects/programmes and make funding proposals;
  • Supervise portfolio projects in accordance with Bank rules and procedures;
  • Perform project completion missions with a view to preparing project completion reports;
  • Conduct project preparation and appraisal missions in the health sector;
  • Provide support to the Regional Sector Manager, to supervise staff, monitor the portfolio, the loan programme and the Division's indicators;
  • Support the Regional Sector Manager in monitoring and achieving the target indicators, and in monitoring projects managed by other colleagues;
  • Represent the Division and the Department in meetings and events related to the health sector within the Bank, and externally;
  • Develop partnerships with other multilateral and/or bilateral development institutions on health aspects;
  • Carry out other technical tasks and coordination as required by the Regional Sector or the Director of the Department.

 

Principal Social Economist, AHHD1

Fri, 21/08/2020 - 20:29

Under the supervision of the Division Manager - Education, Human Capital and Employment the Social Economist will perform the following:

  1. Task manage selected social economic /education/skills development projects and other related human development projects; monitoring implementation and performance of approved projects and ensure their execution in accordance with the terms of the financing agreement and Bank rules and procedures;
  2. Initiate and participate in the formulation, preparation, appraisal, negotiations, follow-up, launching, supervision and post-evaluation missions
  3. Ensure inclusion of all socio-economic aspects in projects, assessing their socio-economic impact and monitoring their implementation;æ
  4. Lead social and/ or human development sector identification and development of the pipeline and lending program for the country in respect to social protection, skills, jobs and human capital in general
  5. Review project and technical documents from the Department and other operational departments and provide technical guidance and advice regarding gender mainstreaming, inclusion of skills, jobs and human development in general.  
  6. Conduct technical, sectorial studies and analysis in preparation of Bank group lending for social protection, education and skills for human capital development in the productive sectors;
  7. Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and Portfolio Review reports,
    with emphasis on education and skills development for employability and gender equality;
  8. Lead in the development of strategic partnerships (including public private partnerships with the productive sectors) in education around the core areas of TVET, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), STI and the leveraging of digital technology.
  9. Build and maintain strong relationships with private sector institutions, multilateral/bilateral partners, and government institutions to develop strong pipeline of social/education and skills investment opportunities.
  10. Providing technical leadership, support to knowledge and lesson sharing approaches and events with internal and external stakeholders.
  11. Lead skills development, jobs and human development dialogue in aid coordination meetings and with the relevant government institutions. 
  12. Represent the Bank in meetings and participate in dialogue on the development of strategies relating to social sector portfolio, education, jobs and human capital.
  13. Develop and manage partnerships with other multilateral; bilateral development and private sector institutions on education, skills, employment and human capital aspects and collaborating with experts from these institutions.
  14. Recruit and supervise the work of consultants on various Bank related operation missions and assignments;
  15. Periodically disseminating key information on gender, education and skills training to sensitize Bank staff.
  16. Carry out any other technical tasks and coordination as required by the Manager or the Director of the Department.

 

Finance & Administrative Assistant, COAO

Fri, 21/08/2020 - 13:39

Under the overall administrative authority of the Country Manager, the Finance and Administrative Assistant will undertake to implement the COAO’s finance and administrative services including accounting and budgeting, human resources activities and supervision of use of office facilities and resources. He/she will carry out effective recording, control and management of Bank resources, the Office’s operational activities in keeping with the Bank’s policies and guidelines. Other specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

 

1.         Budget preparation and implementation:

  • Participate in drawing up the administrative budget of the Bank’s Country Office following the schedule set by the Budget Department while taking into account the particular investment needs of the Office;
  • Ensure recording, up-dating and monitoring expenditure in accordance with the Bank’s internal control rules and procedures.
  • Report periodically on the status of budget implementation and propose possible revisions.
  • Establishing procedures and controls to improve efficiency of service and identify cost savings and promote efficient use of Bank resources.
  • Advise the management on methods to improve control environment in the Country Office.

 

2.         Finance and Accounting

  • Ensure timely payments of all bills for COAO in line with established financial procedures and regulations.
  • Ensuring proper documentation of payment vouchers and all other supporting documents.
  • Process for payment and maintain individual staff mission expenditure; advances and balances.
  • Keep and maintain daily updates of all the required Country Office books of accounts, records, inventory and files in order, and all financial transactions captured and entered in SAP.
  • Produce for review and final approval of the Country Manager, all the Office monthly financial and budget execution reports.
  • Undertake timely preparation and verification of reports, statements and schedules for auditing of the Country Office activities.   

 

3.         Human Resources Management

  • Keep all staff records/files updated.
  • Up-date and submit monthly reports on personnel management.
  • Manage office staff benefits in accordance with the Human Resources policy and instructions in force.

 

4.      General Administration: institutional procurement of goods and services and Management of property and equipment

  • Undertake procurement of goods and services in keeping with the Bank’ rules and procedures.
  • Manage the preparation and monitoring of service providers’ contracts.
  • Keep stock of office supplies and inventory of Bank property and equipment.
  • Management of office vehicles in accordance with the bank’s transport policy and instructions in force.
  • Ensure the quality of Bank facilities in Angola, including workspaces, property   and equipment as well as service provision relating to the upkeep, maintenance and security of facilities according to Bank standards.
  • Organize, supervise and monitor the activities of administrative staff and ensure appropriate training for the latter in order to obtain quality services.
  • Ensure all administrative documents necessary for the proper functioning of the office and staff are obtained from the relevant authorities.
  • Proper management and control of office stores and petty cash.
  • Ensure administrative support to all the Country Office staff and bank’s visiting mission as required.
  • Ensure that proper filing is undertaken in the Country Office.
  • Ensure that proper control mechanism and segregation of duties are in place, and that Bank procedures are fully implemented.

 

Afawa Officer - Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (For West & North Africa), AHGC0

Thu, 20/08/2020 - 16:30

The AFAWA Operations Officers 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. 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
  • 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.

 

Afawa Officer - Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (For Central Africa & Nigeria), AHGC0

Thu, 20/08/2020 - 16:16

The AFAWA Operations Officers 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. 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
  • Participate in drafting donor proposals and securing funding for AFAWA programs as needed.
  •   Design and implement projects to facilitate women-owned SME’s access to  value chains and markets.
  • 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.

 

Principal Investment Officer, SNOU

Thu, 20/08/2020 - 15:50

Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Unit (SNOU), the Investment Officer will undertake the following:

  1. Monitor the financial and operational performance of impaired projects, offer recovery solutions and effect execution and implementation of agreed workout strategies;
  2. Prepare regular reports as required on all project resolution activities;
  3. Identify Lessons Learned to disseminate SNOU’s workout experience to other investment departments within the Bank to assist Portfolio Management to identify warning signs at an earlier stage and improve quality at entry;
  4. Preparation of financial forecasts and perform cash flow analysis to determine the debt carrying capacity of borrowers and the return potential for equity investments, participate in due diligence of companies and determine, document and present options for approaching investment resolutions (e.g. trade sale, restructuring, refinancing, turnaround, workout, enforcement and insolvency processes, debt for equity swaps or any other rescue approaches);
  5. Conduct business reviews to understand the issues facing companies and offering practical solutions; interact with accountants, legal, financial and sectoral consultants; interact with senior management of investee companies; liaise with other co-investors and DFIs and construct financial and valuation models with sensitivities as required;
  6. Prepare action plans and different resolution options for each non-performing or impaired investee company for the SNOU Head and other team members to present to the internal CRC including recommended strategies to resolve and optimise problem investments whilst understanding the need to protect the over-arching developmental mandate of the Bank and minimise any reputational fall-out.
  7. Prepare internal papers and memoranda for investment proposals.

 

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