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  • Posted: Jul 4, 2019
    Deadline: Aug 2, 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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    Principal Operation Coordinator

    Job Description

    • Provide support to the Infrastructure and Urban Development Department in setting their respective work programs, lending programs and harmonizing their implementation in line with the operational priorities;
    • Report to the Director on work program progress and identify critical areas that deserve specific support and provide recommendations as appropriate;
    • Produce reports and statistics related to the execution of the work program;
    • Implement and ensure compliance with the budget management guidelines and procedures;
    • Assist in coordinating and implementing the activities and programs, performance monitoring, budgeting of the department;
    • Coordinate budget submission and the key performance indicators implementation process, the work program and the alignment with the Bank Operational priorities;
    • Participate in the preparation of the monthly Key Performance Indicator report and ensure the coordination of the contribution of the department to the preparation of the Quarterly institutional reporting by the Programing and Budget department;
    • Represent the Department on internal events of the Bank to enhance collaboration and knowledge sharing;
    • Serve as the Secretary to the Department Management Team (DMT);
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director.


    • Hold at least a Master's degree or equivalent in Statistics, Economics, Business Administration or other relevant fields with a strong background in quantitative methods;
    • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience gained in an operational department. Demonstrated experience in Portfolio performance management and/or performance and budget monitoring would be an asset;
    • Demonstrate good knowledge of the operational policies, procedures, and review processes of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) or other development agencies;
    • Good understanding of MDB’s project life cycle;
    • Strong command of statistical tools;
    • Work in close cooperation with the Management Team in managing critical areas or challenges arising from the delivery of the work programs;
    • Client and results oriented individual, with strong analytical skills, sense of accuracy and attention to details;
    • Excellent teamwork skills and ability to interact effectively with staff members at all level;
    • Ability to work under pressure and to deliver timely quality services;
    • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as part of a multicultural team;
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other;
    • Serve as focal point of the department in various areas;
    • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
    • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP and BPPS would be an advantage.

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    Principal Industrial Development Officer

    Job Description


    • Support the Bank’s policy and operations on industrial development to enhance economic diversification and to improve competitiveness by fostering successful policies, and by promoting and driving enterprise development on the continent;
    • Support the implementation of the Industrialize Africa Strategy, focusing on flagship programmes (i) Fostering successful industrial policies; (iv) Promoting and driving enterprise development (v) Promoting strategic partnerships; (vi) Supporting governments in developing efficient industry clusters across Africa
    • Develop industrial policies, enterprise development plans and industrial cluster business plans to support the Bank’s work in industrial development;
    • Work with the Regional Hubs to support and/or lead the design and delivery of sovereign sectoral operations;
    • Work with the Non Sovereign Operations, Industry & Services division to support policy developments aimed at unlocking investments in strategic industrial sectors;
    • Lead industrial development implementation support through execution of Country Strategy Papers (CSP)/Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISP)
    • Build and manage relationships with strategic partnerships with other co-financiers, the Private Sector, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and Regional Economic Communities (RECs), etc.;
    • Lead, jointly with ECON, regional offices and the UNECA, efforts on providing technical assistance in developing standards, collecting data and providing comprehensive statistics across Africa;
    • Provide intellectual leadership on industrial policies when needed, lead the review and/or fine-tuning of the Bank’s policy and strategy on industrialization to ensure a coherent approach across regions;
    • Leverage strategic partnerships at the global and continental levels in the area of industrialization with organizations such as UNIDO, UNECA, World Trade Organization (WTO), African Union Commission (AUC), World Economic Forum, etc. so as to positively contribute and influence and shape the policy discourse on industrialization in Africa;


    • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Industrial Policy, International Trade, Business Administration or related fields or related discipline;
    • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in a similar institution and/or solid experience in industrial development;
    • Strong understanding of Africa’s industrial structure coupled with practical experience in high-level policy dialogue.
    • Solid network of contacts within the AUC, RECs and key partner agencies such UNIDO and UNECA;
    • Experience in developing countries is desirable
    • Private sector experience is an advantage
    • Communication
    • Analytical Skills
    • Negotiations and consensus building skills
    • Problem Solving
    • Client Orientation
    • Team working and relations
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other;
    • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is desirable.


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