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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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    Chief Resource Mobilization Officer

    THE HIRING DEPARTMENT / DIVISION:

    The Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Department is responsible for the strategic resource mobilization and the leveraging of the financial resources and instruments of the Bank Group. The department’s role is to increase the pool and types of funding available to the Bank Group’s Regional Member Countries, particularly for transformative projects in line with the Bank’s Ten-year strategy.

    The Sovereign Division is responsible for resource mobilization initiatives and partnerships with sovereign entities. It is mandated to mobilize, allocate and monitor resources for the Bank Group’s statutory capital including the African Development Fund and ensuring compliance with the African Development Fund rules and the commitments taken upon the replenishment negotiations. It leads, coordinates and supports the implementation of Highly Indebted Poor Country and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative(s). The Sovereign Division coordinates the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment and is responsible for the process of allocating African Development Fund resources among beneficiary countries and monitors their use in accordance with various African Development Fund policies and guidelines. The Division is also responsible for the required periodic reporting on the use of those Funds. The Sovereign Division also leads the partnership with sovereign entities such as bilateral aid agencies and manages most bilateral trust funds of legacy partners

    THE POSITION:

    The Resource Mobilization and External Finance Department (FIRM) is responsible for the strategic resource mobilization and the leveraging of the financial resources and instruments of the African Development Bank Group. The department’s role is to increase the pool and types of funding available to the Bank’s Regional Member Countries, particularly for transformative projects in line with the Bank’s Ten-year strategy and High5s Agenda.

    FIRM.1 is responsible for fund raising initiatives and partnerships with sovereign entities, including the replenishment of the African Development Fund (ADF) and technical cooperation with legacy bilateral donors. It also coordinates the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), the allocation process of ADF resources among beneficiary countries (PBA) and monitors their use in accordance with the relevant ADF policies and guidelines.

    In this regard, the Chief Resource Mobilization Officer plays a central role in resource mobilization, in partnership engagement and management with sovereign partners, and in monitoring, evaluation and reporting. Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Chief Resource Mobilization Officer will also provide advice and support to internal and external clients on a range of resource mobilization and partnership issues including but not limited to the African Development Fund, bilateral trust funds, special initiatives and any other innovative partnership mechanisms involving the Bank Group’s traditional sovereign partners. The Chief Resource Mobilization Officer will also be involved in the development of strategic options for positioning the Bank Group in the global aid architecture, mobilizing and deploying its resources, by contributing to the planning, conceptualization, elaboration and presentation of the Bank Group key resource mobilization and negotiation documents.

    Job Description

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Chief Resource Mobilization Officer will:
    • Take a leadership role in the organization and coordination of the ADF replenishment and mid-term review processes, including the management of relationships with ADF Deputies, as well as contributing to discussions, papers, presentations on the ADF’s financial and related issues (e.g., the long-term financial sustainability and capacity of the ADF, alternative sources of funding, innovative instruments, etc.);
    • Take a leadership role and/or contribute to the monitoring and reporting on the utilization of the different ADF resource envelopes, in collaboration with the other relevant departments;
    • Take a leadership role in working with other units in the Bank to maintain and regularly updating of the Bank’s HIPC and MDRI dossiers and related debt issues as well as arrears; leading the drafting support of periodic reports on RMCs’ sovereign debts, debt sustainability, and debt management, including those in response to requests from management, MDBs or donors.
    • Lead and/or contribute to the development of strategic options for positioning the Bank Group in the global aid architecture, mobilizing and deploying its resources, by contributing to the planning, conceptualization, elaboration and presentation of the Bank Group key resource mobilization and negotiation documents;
    • Play a key role in coordinating resource mobilization through co-financing, trust funds, special initiatives and any other innovative partnership mechanisms; while also promoting the utilization of mobilized resources by user Departments, monitoring their disbursement, and preparing progress reports/financial reports to the respective Donors;
    • Contribute and/or participate in the organization of regular internal and external outreach events for the benefit of staff, clients and other stakeholders, to explain the activities of the different funds and key drivers of the allocation system;
    • Organize business development and strategic initiatives consultations and meetings with key sovereign partners; and effectively monitor the implementation progress of any existing or new partnership agreements formalized with those partners;
    • Organize high-level partnerships events and forums involving the Board Members, Senior Management and external partners;
    • Provide internal stakeholders with regular information and analysis of development partner funding priorities to strengthen opportunities for target fundraising and facilitate the coordination and collaboration between Bank Group business units;
    • Help organize and lead key Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) meetings and working groups of important donors and international meetings, as required;
    • Contribute to the effective collaboration with other departments and complexes; and
    • Help mentor junior team members.

    Requirement/Skills

    • Minimum of a Master’s degree in finance, economics, development economics, international relationsand/or other relevant fields;
    • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience including in resource mobilization, project development and implementation preferably across public, private and/or non-profit sectors along with established operational track record in achieving results; (fundraising experience with international, public and private sector is a major asset);
    • Proven quantitative and qualitative analytical and problem-solving skills including familiarity with financial modeling techniques; understanding underlying statistical concepts of the work; (experience in treasury, corporate finance, risk management, or accounting would be a valuable asset);
    • Proven ability to take initiative, innovate, adapt and make smart decisions; to create, apply, and share knowledge; to share expertise and learning; to develop self and others; to expand networks; to be client-oriented; to collaborate within teams and across boundaries; to be inclusive and demonstrate solid corporate mindset.
    • Ability to think strategically and synthesize complex issues into effective written and oral briefs;
    • Ability to apply a practical approach to problem solving, produce high quality work outputs, effectively prioritize, and adaptation skills at times of competing and unexpected demands;
    • Proven interpersonal, relationship building and diplomatic skills as well as a high degree of discretion and tact necessary to effectively maintain good relationships with partner countries and the Bank shareholders;
    • Proven ability to identify and provide sound advice on policy and financial issues, setting priorities and weighing tradeoffs;
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and/or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language; Ability to demonstrate cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
    • Competence in the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and knowledge of SAP

    THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED AS INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.

    Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem, to: HR Direct [email protected]

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    Chief Accountability Officer, Corporate Performance and Accountability Division

    THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:

    Located within the Senior Vice-Presidency Complex, the Department for Delivery, Performance Management and Results supports Senior Management in meeting AfDB’s development mandate, improving operational and corporate performance, accelerating the pace of delivery and increasing the Bank’s impact on development. As part of its mandate, it also works to strengthen the Bank’s external and internal accountability for results and promotes a performance-oriented culture across the organisation.

    The Department’s activities will be undertaken by the following Divisions:

    1. Corporate Performance and Accountability
    2. Delivery Support

    The Corporate Performance and Accountability Division is responsible for establishing and maintaining corporate frameworks for assessing and tracking the Bank’s development effectiveness and performance. As part of this mandate, it seeks to strengthen the Bank’s internal and external accountability and promote a performance-oriented culture.

    The Division undertakes the following activities:

    • Establish corporate metrics for tracking performance & results— It ensures that accountabilities are clear, key performance indicators and scorecards are balanced and measure both outcome and performance and metrics cascade where appropriate. It also establishes an effective system of incentives by designing Key Performance Indicators that are aligned with the Bank’s Results Measurement Framework and corporate priorities.
    • Strengthen accountability, promote a performance culture and extend outreach— It promotes greater accountability as one of the key drivers of a performance-oriented culture. As part of this, the Division focuses on internal accountability by engaging with the Board of Directors and external accountability by providing stakeholders with an assessment of the Bank’s performance in meeting its development objectives and through communication and outreach.
    • Draw lessons from independent and external evaluations— It assesses Independent and External Evaluations with a view to improving the Bank’s performance, addressing critical issues, removing bottlenecks and improving business processes.

    THE POSITION:

    The Chief Accountability Officer position requires a high level of interaction with the Independent Evaluation Department, Senior Management and the Board. It will involve a blend of technical, institutional and people management skills, with ample scope for creativity, problem-solving, analytical work, capacity building and coaching.  The incumbent is responsible for reviewing internal and external evaluations, and for working with Management to coordinate and prepare these responses including clear actions in response to recommendations made by the evaluations. This is with the view to improving the Bank’s performance, addressing critical issues, removing bottlenecks and improving business processes.

    He/she will be responsible for following up and tracking implementation of commitments made by Management in response to these evaluations, as well as managing the Management Action Record System. The incumbent will also be the Bank’s focal point for external evaluations, such as evaluation of multilateral banks by partners.

    Finally, the Chief Accountability Officer will also provide effective intellectual and strategic leadership on key issues and draw lessons concerning the improvement of Bank's corporate performance measurement using the Bank’s Results Measurement Framework.

    Job Description

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Manager, Corporate Performance and Accountability, the Chief Accountability Officer will:

    • Develop and implement an efficient process to coordinate quality and timely management responses to evaluations.
    • Develop, update and disseminate specific guidelines to produce quality and timely management responses.
    • Review independent and external evaluations; coordinate with Management, Sector Departments and the Independent Evaluation Department, to prepare the Management’s responses to these evaluations.
    • Coordinate and provide inputs, on behalf of Management to the Board Agenda.
    • Provide guidance and extensive inputs in the preparation of Management responses.
    • Manage and coordinate the Management Action Record System.
    • Produce an annual report to the Board on the implementation of commitments made by Management in response to these evaluations.
    • Contribute to the Bank-wide work for consolidating and updating the Bank Group’s Results Measurement Framework and including the development of appropriate metrics;
    • Regularly engage with the Board of Directors on progress in implementing the Bank’s mandate and addressing challenges and corporate priorities.
    • Proactively respond to emerging performance or strategic issues affecting the Bank and coordinate the development of a corporate response;
    • Lead analytical work to formulate recommendation and policy advice for addressing operational challenges in improving the Bank’s performance and accountability.
    • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with other Bank Departments and build networks with professionals from other development organisations to learn their practices and processes.
    • Participate in relevant internal and external meetings and promote the work of the Bank through presentations and papers.
    • Contribute to the Division’s and Department’s work programme as required.
    • Commission and supervise work of consultants or contractors as required.

    Requirement/Skills

    • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent, it would be desirable to hold a Master’s degree in International Relations, Development Studies, Public Administration, Economics or Political Science;
    • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience; experience working in an international organization will be an added advantage;
    • Knowledge of results based management, managing for development results (MfDR) and evaluation;
    • Good understanding of global development policy debates and major development issues related to Regional Members Countries and Multilateral Development Banks;
    • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage;
    • Excellent technical and analytical skills and an operational track record of achieving results;
    • Strong conceptual abilities and the capacity to produce high-quality analytical work; good judgment in dealing with complex and sensitive policy issues;
    • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and synthesize complex issues;
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to work in and adapt to a multicultural environment;
    • Strong ability to exercise good judgment in dealing with complex and sensitive policy issues;
    • Ability to manage and supervise support staff and to recruit and manage consultants as required;
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language;
    • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications: Word, Excel, Power Point
    • Ability to use SAP or equivalent corporate financial tools and/or MS Project or equivalent project management tools.

    THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED AS INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.

    Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem, to: HR Direct [email protected]

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