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  • Posted: Oct 17, 2019
    Deadline: Nov 13, 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 Banks development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly r...
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    Young Professionals Program

    THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (YPP) STRATEGIC FOCUS AREAS FOR 2019 INTAKE:

     The Bank seeks to recruit Young Professionals in specific disciplines and specialist professional areas that are aligned to the Ten-Year Strategy (TYS); the five priority areas of the Bank (High 5s) and People strategy. The Hi-5s are captured below:

    • Light Up and Power Africa:

    Power Systems Development (grid base power system, power utilities), Climate Change and Green Growth (climate finance, climate adaptation), Energy Statistics, Policy and Regulation (energy statistics), Renewable Energy (off grid energy access), Energy Partnerships (energy partnerships and stake-holders engagement, energy markets).

    • Feed Africa:

    Agriculture & Agro-industry (agribusiness development, agriculture research, production and sustainability), Agricultural finance & Rural development (agricultural and rural finance, rural infrastructure development).

    • Integrate Africa:

    Development Research (macroeconomic policy, debt sustainability and forecasting, microeconomic, institutional and development impact), Governance and public financial management (program development, policy management), Statistics (economic and social statistics, statistical capacity building).

    • Industrialize Africa:

    Private Sector Development (strategy and new product, portfolio asset management, special operations), Financial sector development (financial institutions, financial inclusion), Infrastructure, cities & urban development (transport and logistics, ICT), Industrial and trade development.

    • Improve the lives of the people of Africa:

    Water, Human and Social development (education, human capital and employment, sanitation and public health.

    The Young Professionals Program (YPP) targets High Potential, best-in-class young professionals with a strong passion for Africa’s development. The Program offers exceptional career opportunities to talented young professionals with leadership potential, an established record of outstanding academic and professional achievement to make a difference to the development of the African continent. It is a three-year leadership opportunity for the development of Bank’s future workforce and leaders. The Bank aims attract highly qualified and motivated professionals from our member countries for a productive and rewarding career path in development. Through the YPP, the Bank ensures continuity and excellence in both the management of its work programs and the provision of policy advice to its RMCs.

    The Bank aims to offer this opportunity to 30 candidates for the 2020 cohort. The Bank is an equal opportunity employer. To this end, we are committed to achieving and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects our diversity

    Eligibility criteria:

    • The Young Professional Program targets motivated and high-potential individuals from our member countries. Applicants must meet the following conditions:
    • Be a citizen of a member country of the Bank.
    • Be 32 years of age or younger by 1st May 2020.
    • Possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline that is relevant to the business of the Bank, with outstanding academic credentials.
    • Have at least 3 years post graduate work experience in the areas related to the high priority areas (Hi-5s) as mentioned above.
    • Interested candidates with coding, e-development, animation and platforms designs and maintenance are required this year.
    • Demonstrable hands-on experience on the African continent and/or in other continent’s developing countries is a necessary requirement.
    • Have a passion for Africa’s development
    • Able to leverage knowledge, share and coach others. Work effectively in teams with displayed high adaptability to a diverse environment.
    • Strong analytical skills, an entrepreneurial drive, results-orientation and problem-solving capability.
    • High business acumen and innovative mindset.
    • Be proficient in the Bank’s working languages, either English and/or French.
    • Have skills that enable you work in a digital environment and embrace technology as it evolves.
    • Be willing to live in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire the Bank’s Headquarters, and any other country in Africa where the Bank may require your services.
    • Ability to travel continentally (20% of your time).

    The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    THIS IS A THREE-YEAR PROGRAMME AND IS CLASSIFIED AS INTERNATIONAL STATUS. AS SUCH, IT ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.

    MORE INFORMATION ON THE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS’ PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE ON THE BANK’S WEBSITE WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINK:

    https://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/careers/young-professionals-program-ypp

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    System Engineer (Data Centre)

    THE POSITION:

    The main responsibility of the Data Center Engineer is to ensure minimal disruption of critical systems and oversee Data Centre operations, hardware maintenance, administration of servers and storage infrastructure

    Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the incumbent will:

    • Oversee all aspects of data centre operations including:
      • Racking, cabling, server builds, hardware inventory and maintenance, manage vendors to ensure installed systems are architected and performing properly, maintain and test disaster plan.
    • Install, configure and test operating systems, application and system management tools.
    • Design and perform server and security audits, backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with the Bank’s disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.
    • Implement and manage productivity tools to maintain proactive alerting on IT Infrastructure and services performance and availability.
    • and maintain scripts to increase system automation and minimize human errors.
    • service requests, problems and incidents logged through the bank IT service Desk within established SLAs.
    • timely communication to stakeholders during incidents and problems management.
    • Provide reports with purpose of improving the IT services.
    • Contribute to the development of standard operating procedures (SOP) required to run IT infrastructure operations in a mission critical environment.
    • Provide support to developers during application development life cycle in a framework of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipelines.
    • Contribute to the preparation of RFPs with technical requirements.
    • the bank’s security policies and audit recommendations implementation for operating systems and applications.
    • Perform any other duty assigned by the division manager.

    Selection Criteria

     

    • Hold at least a Master’s degree in computer science or related business fields
    • Technology vendors’ certifications on systems or storage implementation and administration is a plus.
    • Certification such as ITIL (v3).
    • Have a minimum of four (4) years of IT and business industry work experience, with at least 3 years of experience in the IT System engineering area.
    • Experience of working in a large or similar multilateral institution and complex environment.
    • Proven experience with systems planning, security principles, and general operating systems administration best practices
    • Solid experience in performance tuning techniques of Operating Systems (CPU, Memory and I/O bottlenecks) and application stacks (Application and web servers).
    • Working experience in setting-up and maintaining a highly available and mission critical application architecture (clustering, Load balancing etc.).
    • Working experience in setup and maintaining a Disaster Recovery environment for Business Continuity.
    • Scripting skills (e.g., Shell, Python, PowerShell etc.).
    • Good knowledge of SAN protocols (FC, FCoE, iSCSI, NFS, CIFS etc.).
    • Proven skills in installing, configuring and troubleshooting UNIX /Linux or Windows based environments.
    • Skills in installing, configuring and optimizing one of the major virtualization platforms (VMware, Hyper-V, Xen, KVM, PowerVM).
    • Solid networking knowledge (OSI network layers, TCP/IP).
    • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
    • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
    • Advanced ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
    • Strong customer service orientation.
    • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
    • Demonstrate flexibility (e.g., redeployment, off-hour setup requests, etc.)
    • Competence in the use of standard software used in the Bank such as Word, Excel, SAP etc.
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.

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