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  • Posted: May 12, 2020
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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 Evaluation Officer


    Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Division.1, the Principal Evaluation Officer will:

    • Undertake Evaluation Activities: Design, conduct and report on evaluations in accordance with the Bank’s Evaluation Policy and Manual and international evaluation standards (e.g., OECD DAC evaluation standards and the Evaluation Cooperation Group Good Practice Standards).
    • Undertake Meta-Evaluations and Meta-Analyses; Lead, and guide meta-evaluations and meta-analyses including designs, and methods (for literature search, and data collection, analysis and reporting).
    • Undertake Evaluation Quality Management: Contribute to updating the Independent Development Evaluation Department evaluation quality standards, and quality assurance processes, tools and capacity.
    • Contribute to the capture of learning from evaluation design to evaluation dissemination for use in updating the Independent Development Evaluation Department evaluation manual, and for staff learning events.
    • Manage human and financial resources of a multi-disciplinary evaluation team to ensure the delivery of complex and concurrent evaluations that are conducted in an independent, cost-effective, rigorous and timely manner.
    • Promote the mandate of the evaluation function and contribute to the creation of an evaluation culture in the Bank and in Regional Member Countries (RMC).
    • Contribute to positioning the Independent Development Evaluation Department as an innovator on the leading-edge among other multilateral institutions and to maximizing the effectiveness and efficiency of the Bank’s Evaluation Function.
    • Contribute to building strategic alliances and partnerships with key stakeholders within and outside the Bank to further the Evaluation Function’s mandate and engage in evaluation communities of practice within and outside the Bank. Provide substantive input to these communities and share lessons of experience.
    • Contribute to the preparation of Independent Development Evaluation Department’s three-year rolling work programme and annual report.
    • Perform any other assigned tasks.

    Selection Criteria

    • Holds at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Development Evaluation, Finance, Business Administration, Sociology, Development, Statistics, Policy analysis, Public administration, or other international development related field. A certificate/diploma in development evaluation, development oriented research and/or program/project planning, management and evaluation is an advantage.
    • A minimum of six (6) years’ experience in as a development evaluator/researcher; designing, conducting, managing, and reporting development evaluation/research studies.
    • Significant knowledge in quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation methods.
    • Broad knowledge of evaluation theories and practice including evaluation needs assessment, design and implementation.
    • Proven operational and field experience working in complex development programs.
    • Knowledge of operational/policy areas, procedures and practice of the African Development Bank or other multilateral development Banks and/or other international development agencies.
    • Operational experience relating, in particular, to areas covered by the Division, such as private sector, infrastructure (including transport, ICT, urban development, water and sanitation), industrialization, power systems, energy, climate change, and green growth.
    • Substantial experience in development planning, management and evaluation in Multilateral Development Banks or other international development agencies
    • Strong theoretical and operational knowledge of international development issues and theories relating, in particular, to Africa
    • Experience in providing strategic advice to senior management.
    • Experience in coaching and mentoring staff.
    • Substantial experience in evaluation in Multilateral Development Banks or other international development agencies desirable.
    • Substantial experience in managing human and financial resources.
    • Experience to lead multidisciplinary teams, and work in diverse and multi-cultural settings
    • Ability to communicate effectively (in writing and orally) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point); knowledge of integrated document management system and/or quantitative and qualitative data analysis packages is an added advantage.

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    Principal Budget Officer – Performance Monitoring & Reporting

    Under the general supervision of the Director of the Programming and Budget Department, and reporting to the Division Manager, SNPB.2, the incumbent’s work objectives are as follows:

    • Coordinate periodic reports to Management and the Board on Bank performance comprising of: (i) Quarterly Budget and Work Performance Report; (ii) Retrospective Review of the Administrative and Capital Expenditure Budgets and Performance Report and; (iii) Other Budget and Performance reports requested by Senior Management or by the Board;
    • Coordinate with Business units and the Delivery Performance Management and Results Department (SNDR) to define Institutional Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to monitor the performance of the Bank;
    • Liaise with IT Department to develop, maintain and update on a regular basis, a dashboard for KPIs to provide timely information and improve data management;
    • Ensure data quality management for reporting purposes and provide quantitative and qualitative analyses on Bank Performance for decision making.

    Duties and responsibilities

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Principal Budget Officer – Performance Monitoring and Reporting, will coordinate the implementation of the performance monitoring and reporting activities. His/her duties include:

    • Coordinate the preparation of the statutory quarterly Budgets and Work Programme Performance Reports of the Bank and any other relevant performance reports as required.
    • Lead the analysis on Performance Monitoring Data for periodic assessment of resource utilization status and propose corrective measures for variances to ensure that resources are properly assigned
    • Coordinate with Business units and the Delivery Performance Management and Results Department (SNDR) in the development/revision of the KPIs in order to rationalize for more value adding and effective monitoring and reporting system; Monitor Institutional and Complex KPIs against targets set by the Bank;
    • Conduct independent research and analyses on Performance and budget issues, identify problems, propose solutions and make recommendations to Management;
    • Ensure the enhancement of the Budget and Work Programme Performance Reporting Systems and Dashboards
    • Elaborate and coordinate responses to queries from Board Members with respect to the statutory Budgets and Work Programme Performance reports and contribute to the elaboration of the Programming and Budget Document and other Ad-hoc reports;
    • Working closely with Business units and the Delivery and Performance Management Unit to ensure timely and accurate reporting of the performance of organizational units on budget and related work programmes.
    • Participation in institutional initiatives and working groups on behalf of the division as may be assigned by the Division Manager.

    Selection Criteria

    • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Management or related fields;
    • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience with exposure to international and/or multicultural contexts
    • Experience in budgeting and institutional performance reporting for both internal and external audiences
    • Good Knowledge of operational strategies, policies, rules, procedures and practices of the Bank or similar institutions.
    • Experience in design and implementation of budgeting and performance reporting systems, management information systems and dashboards as well as business process enhancement initiatives.
    • Strong strategic and analytical thinking capacity: Capacity to perform quantitative and qualitative analysis on financial, budget and corporate performance statistics and data and accurately interprete results to derive meaningful information for reporting to senior management and higher levels of authority e.g. Board of Directors
    • Demonstrate high degree of attention to details and strong focus on data quality control.
    • High-level skills in report writing: Ability to present information clearly and concisely in appropriate style and language to suit the requirements of a specific audience as well as handle sensitive information.
    • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities under heavy work pressure tight deadlines while maintaining speed and accuracy.
    • Problem Solving: Ability to apply business knowledge to diagnose and resolve problems effectively and timely
    • Ability to use innovative and creative approaches to enhance performance.
    • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
    • Ability to ensure sound working relationships with colleagues, effectively coordinate team assignments and build partnerships with a broad range of clients to deliver high quality results.
    • Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
    • Competence in the use of ERP Systems (preferably SAP), Business Intelligence tools and SAP BW, standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and good knowledge of operational and project management systems.

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