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  • Posted: Jul 19, 2019
    Deadline: Aug 16, 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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    Head of unit, Ethics Office

    Job Description

    • Provide overall leadership, vision and strategy for the Ethics and Compliance Programs
    • Lead key components of the Bank’s Ethics and Compliance Program including risk assessment, policy development, training, communication, monitoring, and program evaluation and improvement;
    • Use data to evaluate trends and monitor applicable practices to recommend appropriate strategy and program enhancements;
    • Serve as a subject matter expert on ethics and compliance advice on how to meet the standards of conduct set out in the Staff Code of Conduct, assist Staff in understanding their ethical obligations, identify areas of conflict or possible conflict, and make recommendations, thereby preventing ethics violations before they occur;
    • Ensure compliance with the Staff Code of Conduct to ensure that ethical procedures are consistently adhered to throughout the Bank;
    • Create and maintain an ethical culture consistent with the highest standards of corporate governance,
    • Oversee the implementation, review and communications strategy for complying with the Bank’s disclosure process. This includes helping Managers and Staff create and nurture a culture where raising ethical issues is safe and institutionally acceptable;
    • Advise Staff and Management on queries pertaining to conflicts of interest involving the Bank, whether personal or business/organization in nature and making recommendations to top Management on related polices and guidelines as appropriate;
    • Develop key knowledge and contact points as well as provide training and sensitization on issues relating to Bank wide corporate governance conduct principles and ethics;
    • Advise Senior Management, Director, Human Resources Management Department (CHRM), and others on the application of ethics rules; and conduct information sessions as well as training programs aimed at increasing awareness on ethics issues; and
    • Advise Staff and Management on actions that could constitute misconduct.
    • Detailed activities in relation with the accountabilities of the function:
    • Establish an impartial point of contact to provide confidential advice and guidance on matters of ethics and conduct for employees to use without fear of retaliation;
    • Maintain working knowledge of relevant regulatory and ethical issues; of professional ethics codes, and of international laws and regulations, or professional or industry ethics codes, and of ethics conflicts resolution techniques;
    • Develop the ethical compliance programs as well as Standards of Ethical Conduct and behaviour for approval of Senior Management and implement/maintain;
    • Develop/conduct training, sensitization and awareness-raising sessions for Staff, Management and different Stakeholders;
    • Coordinate outreach and education to promote, inter alia, and increase awareness of Bank values, standards of conduct and procedures through orientation and induction programs, as well as other means of communication to continuously reinforce the Bank’s ethical work culture;
    • Assist Management in establishing policy recommendations and guidelines to deal with new and evolving areas related to ethical aspects of corporate behaviour, and the development and dissemination of best practices;
    • Take responsibility for the Staff, strategy, budget and work program of the Ethics Office; and
    • Manage the Ethics Help/Hotline to provide guidance on ethical values, ensure the development of internal and external communications, Code of Conduct and other material and tools for ethics issues management.
    • Lead the development and implementation of the HR strategy and plans of the unit

     Confidentiality

    • The Head of Unit is to maintain strict confidentiality with respect to information disclosed to him or her in the exercise of the duties of the Office
    • The Ethics Office shall maintain confidential records of advice given and reports received.

     

     Reporting:

    • The Head of Unit shall provide an Annual Report to Management that shall be made available to Staff members, which includes an overview of the activities of the Office specifying the number and general nature of matters brought to its attention and the outcome over the prior twelve-month period.
    • Prepare and present periodic reports and presentations to stakeholders and employees regarding various ethics and compliance-related topics

    Requirement/Skills

    • Holds at least a Master's or equivalent degree in Ethics; Human Resources Management, Organisational Development, Work Psychology, Law, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Sector Management, Behavioral Science or related discipline.
    • A minimum of nine (9) years’ experience of relevant experience that demonstrates a track record of maintaining high ethical standards and personal integrity.
    • Solid experience working with ethics in international or in large multilateral organization is an added advantage.
    • A track record of successfully creating, leading and motivating teams to deliver on strategic and operational priorities
    • Experience in developing strategy, policies, programs and guidelines in large institutions
    • Proven capability in implementing projects and new initiatives across functions and various locations  
    • An outstanding track record of integrity, honesty, professionalism, fairness and personal ethics
    • A track record of building partnerships and/ or networks across functional boundaries including good skills in conflict management
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; with the ability to enable team work and collaboration
    • Demonstrated record in innovative and creative approaches to influence organizational behaviour or culture to achieve benefits to the Bank and its clients.
    • In-depth knowledge of ethics and compliance requirements in public and private operations.
    • A track record of working well across cultures with a wide variety of people in a professional and diplomatic manner
    • Demonstrable ability to self-start and work independently while exercising practical and creative problem analysis and resolution skills; comfortable engaging in all levels of work 
    • Knowledge of the operational policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral and multilateral development agencies.
    • Competence in the use of Microsoft standard software (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point, SAP and/or other integrated document management system).
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.

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    Senior Financial Compliance Officer

    Job Description

    Financial planning

    • Coordinate the production of the Facility’s Profit and Loss account.
    • Lead the production and implementation of PSF operational budgets and program taking into account financial projections, business needs and strategic business objectives.
    • Contribute to business planning by producing relevant outputs such as management accounts, financial performance reports, financial projections and budget proposals.

    Verification and outsourced financial services

    • Contribute to monitoring the PSF financial data, flag emerging trends control weaknesses and risks, propose remedial action as appropriate, and follow up on recommendations.
    • Provide technical guidance on program activities, including: (i) quality of PSF financial management; (ii) on all financial management issues; (iii) quality of preparation of billing, financial reporting and audit queries; (iv) outsourced treasury investment activities.
    • Ensure compliance of PSF fiduciary functions both insourced and outsourced.
    • Undertake the analytical work in order to provide management with a background for their decision making in support of PSF financial planning , reporting and audit reviews.
    • Coordinate with officers of the finance organizational units to collect all the necessary financial management and audit information.
    • Coordinate with officers of the Financial Control Department as regards production and verification of financial statements and billing.
    • Coordinate with officers of the Treasury Department as regards PSF treasury investment and reporting.

    Financial control and reporting

    • Monitor and review quantitative and qualitative data and analyze periodic financial and operation performance ofagainst targets to proactively identify issues that should engage management attention and review consistency with policy and guidelines;
    • Coordinate the preparation of the PSF’s periodic financial reports for the ADF Board, Management and audit purposes.
    • Prepare management accounts and at a glance reports and tables of exposure indicators as well as of lending monitor program.
    • Ensure quality and timely financial management and reporting advice including by making sure PSF periodic reporting is completed using the most recent and updated financial, risk and project information available to the Bank.
    • Track key performance indicators for Private Sector Operations (PSO) in which the PSF risk participates.
    • Contribute to other PSF reporting, including on the capital relief impact of the PSF on the ADB and the incremental development results of the PSF portfolio.
    • Contribute to reporting to support the PSFA’s activities aimed at augmenting the PSF’s risk bearing capacity.

    Systems improvements

    • Coordinate periodic review of guidelines, processes and tools, and to ensure they are compliant and aligned with financial management standards.
    • Assess the continued compliance with and adequacy of operating accounting systems and related financial controls.
    • Liaise with operational, risk, financial management and legal functions to produce and update process maps and identify improvements to current processes and systems. (Including: budgeting, internal control, treasury management, accounting, financial reporting and external auditing).
    • Contribute to the preparation and review of PSF guidelines in respect of financial planning, compliance verification, financial reporting and control, performance monitoring and evaluation.

    Contributing to initiatives augmenting the PSF’s risk bearing capacity

    • Engage with external investors, donors and guarantors to ensure the financial planning and reporting requirements of their support to the PSF are systematically complied with;
    • Coordinate with the financial management and disbursement organizational units, to ensure that related guarantee and administrative fees preparation and payments (to and from third party providers) are undertaken timeously and accurately

    Requirement/Skills

     

    • At least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Master’s Degree in finance, financial management, accounting and/or business administration.
    • Additional qualifications like Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) or similar is highly desirable.
    • At least five (5) years of relevant experience in audit, banking and/or financial management– with experience working with IFRS and IAS accounting standards as well as implementing updates;
    • Financial management in line with evolving international standards for the credit insurance/guarantee industry.
    • Sound understanding of the interrelationship of risks (financial, operational) and application of an integrated risk management approach in assessing the PSF’s performance and proposing remedial action
    • Experience in a similar function with credit insurance and/or guarantee providers
    • Capable toproactively propose changes and revisions the financial management related guidelines of the PSF to ensure that the PSF maintains a sound financial management framework and that it is not exposed to foreseeable risks;
    • In the constantly and fast changing business environment applicable to financial reporting standards- the financial compliance officer alerts the PSFA early enough about new standards and practices that are emerging, formulates and recommends an appropriate policy response;
    • Provide technical knowhow working through Bank departments or third party service providers to ensure that the range of financial management related activities associated with the PSF are undertaken timeously and effectively
    • Experience working in the Africa region and/or other frontier/emerging markets is highly desirable.
    • Proactively proposes changes and revisions the financial management related guidelines of the PSF to ensure that the PSF maintains a sound financial management framework and that it is not exposed to foreseeable risks;
    • Proven outstanding analytical capabilities, report writing skills and ability to deal with FM issues innovatively and independently. 
    • Proven professional report writing ability.
    • Problem solving : Applies business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identifies solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization;
    • Communication: Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience;
    • Operational effectiveness :The Commitment to ensure that full use is made of the systems, procedures and culture within the organization in order to deliver the required results;
    • Innovation & Creativity: The commitment to search for and produce innovative and creative approaches to activities in order to enhance performance and create added benefits to the Bank and its clients;
    • Teamwork & Relationships: Works with others to maximize the effectiveness of the team as a whole, sharing the knowledge and workload. Develops strong working relationships with colleagues and contributes to creation of a positive team environment;
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.
    • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as SAP. Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage

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    Principal Risk Management Officer

    Job Description

    • Process and analyze data and perform other related duties in support of credit risk measurement, assessment, monitoring and management for the Private Sector Facility.
    • Monitor credit risks of the PSF portfolio analyzing the evolution of the risk profile and country, sector and obligor concentrations, the adequacy of provisions and risk capital required to support the non-sovereign credit exposure.
    • Prepare at a glance reports and tables of exposure indicators;
    • Maintain and update the PSF’s stand-alone models.
    • Monitor and review PSF treasury and liquidity position, for committed and uncommitted capital.
    • Prepare financial projections for PSF.
    • Undertake data processing and computational work required in support of quarterly and annual PSF risk reviews.
    • Coordinate with the Risk organizational units to collect all the necessary risk information.
    • Coordinate with the Treasury Department as regards management of the PSF treasury.
    • Coordinate with the Financial Control Department as regards production of financial statements and billing.
    • Coordinate the preparation of relevant ALM and risk reports and decision-making documents.
    • Contribute to the preparation and review of PSF guidelines in respect of risk, treasury management, and Asset and Liability Management aspects.
    • Take a leadership role in the preparation of the rating of the Facility.
    • Contribute to fundraising activities.
    • Participate in the production of PSF reports on as needed basis

    Requirement/Skills

     

    • At least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Risk Management, International Banking or Actuarial Science.
    • Additional qualifications like Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Risk Management  (or other relevant risk management and financial analyst qualifications), desirable
    • At least six (6) years of relevant experience related to non-sovereign credit risk assessment and portfolio management;
    • Hands-on experience of Non-Sovereign risk assessment in emerging and frontier markets;
    • Outstanding ability and experience in financial modelling and quantitative analysis is required in order to solve statistical analysis issues of portfolio and treasury;
    • Quantitative modelling skills to assess the balance sheet impact of transactions
    • Strong knowledge of rating agencies’ models as well as capital adequacy requirements;
    • Excellent communication skills, integrity, professional maturity and business judgment.
    • Knowledge of Asset and Liability Management techniques and standards.
    • Knowledge of capital adequacy standards is required as well as strong quantitative and analytical skills;
    • Plans for unanticipated risks and future issues by developing contingencies and programs to address issues that may impact achievement of quality results;
    • Good knowledge of credit risk management techniques and risk mitigation products;
    • Capable to proactively propose changes and revisions to the credit risk management policies and other risk management guidelines to ensure that the PSF maintains a sound risk control and management framework. He/she provides technical leadership in ensuring that portfolio construction and management is compliant with key risk metrics and prudential parameters, and coordinates effectively with treasury as well as risk departments to ensure the PSF’s treasury management and ALM functions are appropriately performed;
    • Provide well rounded risk management technical knowhow for the range of financial and credit risk management tasks and functions insourced within the PSF, and outsourced to Bank department and/or external agent
    • High level professional knowledge of qualitative and quantitative credit portfolio management techniques and structured credit instruments;
    • Experience with banking and credit insurance in the Africa region or other emerging/frontier markets;
    • Proven professional report writing ability.
    • A proven track record of holding positions which required responsibility for risk-related decision making; desirable
    • Experience in risk management function in a Development Finance Institution that uses risk participation or credit guarantee instruments and/or credit insurance function will be an added advantage; desirable
    • Comprehensive knowledge in overall risk management in financial institutions with exposures to the different facets of risks; desirable
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.
    • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as SAP. Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English is a requirement for this position. (Bilingual in English and French, desirable)

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    Chief Program Officer

    Job Description

    Pipeline development and portfolio management

    • Plan and coordinate the annual work programs  to operationalize the Facility’s strategy and business plan;
    • Coordinate and proactively engage in business development to maintain a pipeline/portfolio management system to track project implementation progress and performance;
    • Drive portfolio management and early warning systems, particularly in areas of performance reporting and analysis;
    • Follow up disbursement procedures and coordination with relevant financial management and portfolio teams vis-à-vis transactions for which guarantees have been triggered.

    Strategic program management

    • Provide technical guidance and prepared Documentation on PSF risk participation recommendations
    • Develop guidelines, templates and user manuals for internal and external
      audiences;
    • Design appropriate approaches and tools to appraise
    • Draft documentation recommending specific transactions for inclusion in the PSF portfolio.

    Reporting, monitoring and evaluation

    • Develop and implement a Monitoring and Evaluation system and promote joint performance indicators and ensure its operationalization;
    • Lead in the preparation of PSF’s annual report, quarterly updates and monthly briefs;
    • Lead on development of annual work plans, closely monitoring implementation;
    • Carry-out research and prepare briefs as required by PSFA.
    • Fundraising and stakeholder engagement
    • Contribute to the mobilization of financial resources for the Private Sector Facility
    • Serve as the main contact for internal communications and reporting on the Private Sector Facility with outside parties, including to donors and other stakeholders, and ensure timely responses to solicitations from internal and external stakeholders;
    • Develop and implement a communication strategy for the Private Sector Facility;
    • Coordinate PSF public relations workflow and web-presence (AfDB website, external website, external donor data platform, etc.);
    • Communicate and represent the PSF effectively to various audiences, including key stakeholders, clients, beneficiaries, public, internal and external partners under the supervision of the PSFA;
    • Participate in fundraising outreach activities;
    • Liaise and coordinate with internal and external partners.
    • Lead the organization of thematic forums and workshops related to Private Sector Facility;

    Requirement/Skills

     

    • At least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Management, Finance or Related field.
    • Additional qualifications like Chartered Financial Analyst, Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA); desirable
    • Experience in program management is desirable
    • At least seven (7) years of experience in program planning, implementation management support and reporting;
    • At least 4 years private sector / non-sovereign portfolio management is mandatory, specifically non-recourse project and corporate finance transactions, and/or guarantee and risk participation instruments;
    • Prior experience in the infrastructure, industrial, agribusiness, financial sector and business development is necessary
    • Capacity to diagnose each transaction and resolve multiple concurrent problems; and a conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand competing requirements of operations and their contribution to results and ultimately impact on each guarantee.
    • Demonstrated ability to advise the PSFA in planning, programming, procuring and budgeting within strategic directions and with attention to the resource constraints.
    • Ability to work with staff across all Complexes, Donors and external stakeholders. Consequently, and manage multiple tasks with varying levels of information and accountability.
    • Credit insurance and guarantees: strong grasp of credit insurance and guarantee instruments concepts and business models, and hands-on experience implementing them.
    • Fund management and administration: strong grasp of fund management and administration concepts and processes and hands-on experience implementing them.
    • Understanding of ADB NSO ecosystem: understands strategic and operational aspects of ADB NSO activities, including systems and processes for origination, approval, financial close and supervision.
    • Private Sector Development Operations in Africa: has deep understanding of the realities of financing and implementing private sector projects in the African context across sectors, including agribusiness, energy, financial and infrastructure.
    • Plans for unanticipated risks and future issues by developing contingencies and programs to address issues that may impact achievement of quality results;
    • Consistently makes informed decisions and provide advice, to independently solve programs, based on available and hard to find information;
    • Proven professional report writing ability;
    • Excellent communication skills, integrity, professional maturity and business judgment.
    • Good knowledge of operational and project management techniques and administrative requirement of organizations; desirable
    • Business plan preparation and implementation monitoring; desirable
    • Experience of working with development finance institutions, preferably with some exposure to African low income markets and/or high risk jurisdiction; desirable
    • High level professional knowledge of operational and strategic portfolio management techniques and structured credit instruments and loan guarantees; desirabl
    • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as SAP. Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English is a requirement for this position. (Bilingual in English and French, highly desirable)

    Method of Application

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