• Posted: August 2, 2019
    Deadline: August 31, 2019
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  • African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank�s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significa...
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    Research Assistant

    BDEV conducts evaluation studies of the policies and operations of the African Development Bank. The main objective of the Research Assistant’s position is to provide support for these studies, normally under the day-to-day supervision of a Principal Evaluator.
    Duties and responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Task Manager, the Research Assistant identifies sources of relevant data and information, compiles, analyses and presents this information for internal use – for the preparation of evaluation background documents and final summary reports, presentations, and dissemination products.

    The incumbent undertakes the following specific duties:

    •     Identifying and accessing possible sources of existing information relevant to the subject of study (normally Bank Group policies, projects and programmes) and extracting the information;
    •     Assisting in the preparation of evaluation missions conducted by professional staff and/or consultants and participating on missions as required;
    •     Providing logistical support to the BDEV team during evaluation conferences and workshops both within and outside of the Headquarters;
    •     Identifying and contacting internal and external sources and other stakeholders to seek required information.
    •     Consolidating, categorizing and maintaining background information and records on relevant issues, developing related databases and information systems and updating them accordingly;
    •     Reporting on developments within the work programme; and
    •     Performing other duties as may arise.

    Selection Criteria

    •     Holds at least a Bachelor field (such as economics, development studies, political science, international relations, business administration, policy analysis, statistics, or other related field).
    •     At least five (5) years of experience working in development organizations and/or in research institutions in areas related to data analysis.
    •     Experience working in independent evaluation function.
    •     Operational effectiveness.
    •     Problem-solving.
    •     Demonstrates professional expertise.
    •     Client orientation.
    •     Team working and relationship management.
    •     Knowledge of independent evaluation principles, standards and procedures.
    •     Knowledge in data analysis techniques and tools.
    •     Knowledge of design, implementation, management and monitoring of policies, programmes and projects.
    •     Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
    •     Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and preferably SAP.
    •     Competence in the use of quantitative / qualitative analysis tools (SPSS, STATA, Atlas.ti, nvivo, for example).
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    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Development Bank on to apply
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