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  • Posted: Nov 25, 2019
    Deadline: Dec 20, 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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    Administrative Clerk

    THE POSITION:

    Reporting to the Director, Governance and Public Financial Management Coordination Office (ECGF), the role of the Administrative Clerk is to provide logistical support to the Director and staff of the Department. The Administrative Clerk provides basic clerical services as assigned, and is required to maintain strict confidentiality of information that he/she may have access to, given the functions exercised. In particular, he/she liaises and works closely with the Administrative Assistant, Director’s Assistant and Ag. Manager’s Assistant to ensure the distribution of documents and office supplies.

    Duties and responsibilities

     

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Director of Governance and PFM Coordination Office the Administrative Clerk Will:

     

    Strategy and Planning:

    • Be available to the Director and staff of the Department at all times.
    • Support the proper functioning of the Department.
    • Receive, sort and distribute external, internal and DHL correspondences within the Department.
    • Deliver outgoing correspondences to other Departments within the Bank.  Record outgoing correspondences in transmission books.
    • Assist staff with photocopying, printing and binding of documents. 
    • Assist staff with scanning and transmission of documents.
    • Assist the Directorate with filing/archiving of documents.
    • Assist staff with processing, follow-up, collection and scanning of travel documents (visa, laissez-passer and passport renewal, note verbale, carte de séjour etc.).
    • Assist the Administrative Assistant with the organization of meetings and events (IQR meetings, conferences, retreats, receptions).
    • Ensure that office supplies are available as and when required.
    • Oversee the operation of the photocopying machines and printers and signal any malfunction.
    • Assist official visitors and delegations of the Director. Request for entry access for visitors.
    • Perform other duties assigned by the Director

    Selection Criteria

     

    • Hold at least a minimum of Secondary School Certificate. Additional higher academic qualification will be an advantage.
    • A minimum of three years of experience performing clerical tasks in an organization.
    • Strong client orientation and interpersonal skills, a professional and focused approach to work and commitment to delivering to client.
    • Good knowledge of administration and office support services, including systems and procedures.
    • Good coordination skills - methodical and self-organized.
    • Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent customer service focused reception and administration service.
    • Good interpersonal, planning and organizational skills.
    • Ability to think quickly to respond to immediate requests.
    • Flexibility to adapt, positive attitude towards change, and a constructive and creative approach to problem solving.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
    • Competence in the use of Microsoft Word and Outlook. Knowledge of SAP will be an advantage.

     

    THIS POSITION DOES NOT ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (THE POST HOLDER WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A LOCAL STAFF AND WILL NOT HAVE INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT).

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    Chief HR information systems officer

    THE POSITION:

    The Chief HR Information Systems Officer will be responsible for:

    • Supporting the leadership of HR in the transformation from a desktop service based delivery department to one that takes full advantage of the technologies that support a smart bank environment that embraces and harnesses developments aligned to 4IR, Artificial Intelligence, electronic processing for query resolution, Digital Banking, and Internet of Things.
    • Ensuring that all HR processes and workflows  are reviewed, and aligned to current Policies, Processes, Procedures, Staff Regulations and Rules, documented to ensure and allow for automation and digitisation.
    • Reviewing current systems and developing a workplan that will lay the basis for systems clean-up and developments, encompassing functionality that is in-line with current Bank Strategy.
    • Working closely with HR and IT within the Bank, to ensure that the partnership yields on-time delivery of developments and support of HR systems.
    • Providing documentation for all systems developments and functionality for easier reference (using the latest approaches and technology).
    • Prioritising availability of all HR systems, and providing consistent, efficient client support to the Bank's employees, managers, and HR personnel on the basis of targeted SLA’s to be agreed with clients.
    • Project delivery (in different project roles) for all HR IT Projects.
    • Ensure that personnel data is managed applying best-of-class approaches and ensure house-keeping and archiving of data is to the required standard.
    • Ensure that master data structures are in line with Bank structures, and integrity, accuracy and changes are reported on a regular basis to CHHR management.
    • Monitoring of contracts for IT resources placed within HR.
    • Support all units within CHHR2, and HR with requirements analysis of all requests related to improvements for processing efficiency.
    •  Lead the change management initiatives to ensure best user-buy-in when systems are implemented.

    Duties and responsibilities

     

    Under the immediate supervision of the Division Manager CHHR2, the incumbent will undertake the following Key Responsibilities:

     

    • Support the manager in delivering the HRSS Mandate, through active, timely and responsive participation in all initiatives that cut-across the Division.
    • Supervise the maintenance of the HR Information system updated in line with regulatory and HR policy changes and with evolving needs of the SAP HR users and auditors. Further supervise the administration and update of the other applications of CHHR in line with policy and business changes.
    • Develop and update HR Personal Administration processes, procedures and forms in view of permanently optimising the efficiency and reliability of the unit and recommend such improvements in processes and documents in other areas impacting the efficiency and reliability of the HR administration.
    • Leads and/or participate in projects reinforcing the deliverables and effectiveness of the HR Administration.
    • Plan, organize, supervise and control HR-related IT development projects.
    • Develop feasibility studies and requirements analysis to justify and support the development of new and enhanced information systems. Keep available new releases, enhancements/new functionality and perform application research.
    • Analyse user requirements, develop designs, and perform process modelling. Develop and recommend make/buy solutions to respond to business needs
    • Supervise and perform configuration changes to accommodate change. Perform initial testing of problem fixes, change requests, enhancement assessments and make recommendations to CHHR and CHIS management.
    • Ensure the identification and addressing of functional and technical issues with IT solutions and further work with CHIS for problem resolution and user support.
    • Guide the development of training materials relating to IT applications and train users.
    • Ensure that user requirements identification and mapping, developments, testing and documentation are in accordance with Bank standards
    • Provide functional input needed by CHIS to evaluate continuing needs for hardware, software, databases, and operating systems, and further carry out detailed evaluations of operating systems, commercial software and programming utilities.
    • Together with the manager, play a key role in team-building, live by the values of the Bank, and ensure that the service excellence principles of the Bank guide the delivery of the team.

    Selection Criteria

     

    • Hold at least a Master's Degree or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Accounting, IT Project Management or other related disciplines.
    • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant practical working experience in a large volume and busy computerized HR Unit
    • Deep knowledge of HR processes, HR Master Data, project Management, and HR Organizational Management principles.
    • Demonstrable understanding of development methodology / life cycle.
    • Ability to meet strict deadlines and work under pressure, and to schedule and prioritise the work for the team.
    • Ability to work independently and coordinate with peers and other HR experts in a multidisciplinary team.
      Capacity to initiate and manage innovations and changes;
    • Excellent skills in report writing and generation, communication, negotiation and project management;
    • Requisite knowledge of SAP or other integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
      preferably in Human Resource (HR) modules.
    • Personal competencies that demonstrate an ability to function in a manner that contributes to seamless operational effectiveness across HR.
    • Demonstrable commitment to achieving the mandate of CHHR2, supporting the manager and the team to ensure on-time delivery of the mandate.
    • Proven skills in problem solving and solution and root cause analysis.
    • Client orientation, team work and stakeholder management and relation building.
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
    • Excellent knowledge of the use of standard desktop software (Visio, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

     

    THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED 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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    Lead Counsel & Advisor To the General Counsel, PGCL

    THE POSITION:

    The job of Lead Counsel & Advisor to the General Counsel is established to achieve the following objectives:

    • Support the General Counsel as a direct report to the President in his/her duties as the principal legal adviser to the Boards of Governors, the Boards of Directors, their subsidiary organs and the President.
    • Assist the General Counsel in his/her duties in representing the Bank in all litigation before internal adjudicatory machinery, as well as in cases of outside arbitral and judicial proceedings.
    • Ensure the mentoring of staff under his/her supervision.
    • Ensure the correct interpretation of, and compliance with, the various Policies, Procurement and Administrative Rules and Regulations of the Bank, as well as carry out the day-to-day administrative management of the Front Office of the General Counsel.

    Duties and responsibilities

    Under the supervision and guidance of the General Counsel -PGCL, the Lead Counsel & Advisor to the General Counsel will:

    • Assist the General Counsel in his/her role as the principal legal advisor of the governing bodies of the Bank and its Management, in providing legal support and services to the Boards of Governors, Boards of Directors, their subsidiary organs and Management of the Bank.
    • Prepare drafts of all legal instruments for the governance of the Bank for clearance by the General Counsel, ensuring conformity with constitutive agreements, rules and regulations of the Bank.
    • Assist the General Counsel in ensuring that the policies of the Bank conform to sound legal principles in line with the practices of other international financial institutions.
    • Support the General Counsel in representing the Bank in negotiations with member states, other international organizations, as well as representing and defending the Bank in arbitral and judicial proceedings.
    • Support the General Counsel in leading, planning, directing, managing and coordinating the work of the Legal Services Department to ensure responsiveness, effectiveness and high-level delivery on all legal matters, and also advance strategic directions of the Bank.
    • Assist the General Counsel in driving a performance-based system in the Department to ensure accountability and high-level productivity.
    • Support the General Counsel in directing and managing all activities related to providing advice and assistance to all organizational units of the Bank on legal aspects of institutional, financial, operational and administrative matters.
    • Assist the General Counsel in preparing all legal instruments necessary for all Bank Capital Increases, ADF Replenishment Negotiations, as well as ensuring that all resource mobilization activities of the Bank Group are carried out in conformity with the provisions of the constitutive instruments of the Bank Group.
    • Assist the General Counsel in eensuring quality control as well as compliance with the Bank’s policies and procedures with respect to the provision of legal services in all aspects of the sovereign and non-sovereign operations of the Bank Group.
    • In consultation with the General Counsel, conceive and prepare the budget framework document of the Department, as well as control the general administrative, strategic policy directions and orientations of the Department.
    • Suggest solutions to legal issues of a complex and confidential nature in accordance with instructions from the General Counsel and other Senior Management Staff of the Bank.
    • Provide legal advice and briefs to the General Counsel on matters to be addressed at Senior Management Coordination Committee Meetings, as well as Board Meetings as directed by the General Counsel.
    • Participate as requested, in meetings of the Credit Risk Committee and issue pertinent legal advice as maybe required for the smooth conduct of the activities of the Committee, on behalf of the General Counsel.
    • Support the General Counsel in establishing and maintaining contacts with the legal profession outside the Bank and arranging for the Bank Group to obtain the best legal advice and services

    Selection Criteria

     

    • A Master’s degree in Law, and admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries; or A Bachelor’s degree with a relevant combination of academic qualification in law, e.g. Juris Doctor (JD), along with admission to the Bar of one of the African Development Bank member countries.
    • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience in similar jobs, preferably in a Multilateral Development Bank.
    • Demonstrated leadership, communication, team building, inter-personal, writing and analytical skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
    • High-level skills in communication and negotiation, as well as the ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs of the General Counsel and Legal Services Department’s work program.
    • Combined specialization and expertise in the knowledge of the administrative set-up, organization and texts of the Bank.
    • Seasoned knowledge in current trends in development and familiarity with international law, and related matters within the Bank and other international organizations.
    • Strong skills in the preparation of complex legal documents, including briefs and confidential legal opinions, preparing certificates, leading the negotiation of complex projects and programs, and other transactions of a similar nature.
    • Capacity to conceive and supervise the negotiation of complex legal documents of all manners and form that balance the standards and norms of outside parties with the unique requirements of the Bank.
    • Solid experience in applying legal knowledge to deliver the full scope of strategic legal services in line with the Bank’s strategy requirements.
    • Client and results oriented individual.
    • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable clients and help resolve their legal questions.
    • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
    • Ability to lead independently and supervise a multicultural team.
    • Ability to  drive and manage change.
    • Ability to be flexible and open minded.
    • Ability to work and deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment, as well as to build effective working relations with colleagues.
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and/or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.

     

    THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED 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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    Research Economist

    THE POSITION:

    The Research Economist is part of the ECMR.1/2 team and expected to undertake research micro and/or macroeconomic research work relevant to the Bank’s High 5 agenda and perform ADOA assessments of the Bank’s lending operations.

    Duties and responsibilities

     

    Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the  Research Economist will:

     

    Participate in Ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment of Bank’s lending operations

    • 1.1 Lead, provide inputs and assist the team in the delivery of ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessments of the African Development Bank’s lending to Non sovereign and Regional Operations and any other type of operation, as required by the management.
    • 1.2 Contribute to any revisions of the Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment framework on the basis of implementation experience, lessons from other Development Finance institutions and best practices.

    Lead and participate in both macroeconomic and microeconomic research activities in the areas supporting the Bank’s High 5s

    • (High   priority areas: Light Up and Power Africa (Energy), Feed Africa (Agriculture and Nutrition), Industrialize Africa (Industrialization), Integrate Africa (Regional Integration) and Improve the quality of life for Africans (Sustainable socio-economic development). This includes also strengthening knowledge generation in the area of inclusive and green growth.
    • 2.1 Initiate and/or lead research projects on macroeconomic issues using established and proven methods.
    • 2.2 Provide senior management and regional member countries with comparative research analyses, socioeconomic data and macroeconomic projections.
    • 2.3 Lead the preparation of flagship publications and knowledge products such as the African Economic Outlook and African Development Report.

    Provide inputs into the production of the Bank’s flagship publications

    • 3.1 Lead and contribute to the preparation of flagship reports or assigned chapters, write assigned sections and ensure follow up (peer reviews) until their publication;
    • 3.2 Assist and lead on the dissemination of the findings of reports.

    Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes

    • 4.1 Provide input into Country Strategy Papers;
    • 4.2 Lead or participate in Economic Sector Work;
    • 4.3 Participate in the peer review process of project, program and policy documents, including documents submitted to the Operations Committee and the Board.

    Contribute to the Bank’s “Working Papers Series " and the Bank’s "African Development Review"

    • Publish research papers and review submitted articles to the African Development Review and Working Paper Series.
    • Provide inputs to collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out jointly with regional and international organizations, research and capacity building institutions in Africa, development research centers and universities.
    • Review operation documents and participate in review meetings.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor or Management.
    • Assist in the management of the division’s HR and financial affairs and mentor more junior staff

    Selection Criteria

     

    • Have at least a Master degree in Economics, Finance or relevant field. PhD is a strong advantage.
    • Have a minimum of seven (7) years (for PL3 position) and a minimum of six (6) years (for PL4 position), of professional experience combining research and operational involvement in the design and Evaluation of operations relevant to the High 5s areas including the following: infrastructure including energy, agriculture, private sector development, industrial organizations and social sectors, project analysis and/or monitoring and evaluation.
    • Publication record in international peer reviewed journals, working papers, book chapters, reports, etc.
    • Proven ability in development policy research and analysis of economic conditions that are of relevance for the High 5s.
    • Ability to design, supervise and conduct research projects/programs,
    • Ability to understand and identify development outcomes expected from real sector projects,
    • Proven skills in drafting and preparation of policy memoranda, speeches and notes for use in decision-making processes.
    • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
    • Competence in the use of leading econometrics software packages (Stata, SPSS, etc.) and in Microsoft Suites (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access).

     

    THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED 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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    Lead Research Economist

    THE POSITION:

    By filling this position, the Research Department intends to consolidate its contribution to the implementation of Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy and foster the relevance of the Research Department to operations and member countries, through:

    • Providing strong support to management in the department’s day-to-day activities.
    • Strengthening knowledge generation in macroeconomic and microeconomic issues related to the broader priority areas of the Bank.
    • Enhancing the operational effectiveness of the Bank, by improving establishing the feedback loop to learn from completed Bank operations through various evaluation exercises.
    • Strengthening the Bank Results Framework.
    • Consolidating the implementation of the Research Department agenda in accordance to the High 5s (Bank’s 5 Priority areas), through the production of the Bank’s flagship publications, working papers, market studies and impact evaluation exercises.
    • Provide support to Top management through providing real time economic intelligence (through drafting of statements, speeches, and policy briefs) for the Bank’s President and Senior Management on economic development issues.

    Duties and responsibilities

     

    Under the general supervision of the Director the incumbent’s Duties and Responsibilities will be as follows:

     

    Provide critical and intellectual oversight on strategic work program of the department including :

    • Quality assurance: by working closely with Division Managers, review key knowledge products of the department and provide technical support to achieve rigor, clarity and credibility.
    • Oversee the quality of working papers series, journal publications (African Development Review) and flagships by leading peer review and editorial committees.
    • Assess technical capacity of the research team in the department and ensure they are strengthened as needed.

    Conduct research in the areas supporting the Bank’s High 5s (High priority areas: Light Up and Power Africa (Energy), Feed Africa (Agriculture and Nutrition), Industrialize Africa (Industrialization), Integrate Africa (Regional Integration) and Improve quality of live for Africans (Sustainable socio-economic development)).

    Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes:

    • Provide input into Country Strategy Papers (CSPs).
    • Participate in Economic Sector Works (ESW).
    • Peer review project, program, policy documents, including documents submitted to the Operations Committee.

    Coordinate the production of Bank Economic Intelligence documents:

    • Provide economic intelligence (statement, policy briefs) to Senior Management on economic development issues.

    Contribute knowledge in the Bank’s “Working Papers Series " and the Bank’s "African Development Review":

    • Publish research papers and review submitted articles to the African Development Review and Working Paper Series.

    Participate in collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out jointly with regional and international organizations, research and capacity building institutions in Africa, development research centers and universities.

    Review operation documents and participate in review meetings.

    Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director.

    Selection Criteria

     

    • A Master’s Degree in Economics or related discipline. PhD is a strong advantage.
    • A minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in development research, or related area.
    • Proven ability to build and lead a team in interdisciplinary and multicultural environment, a very good team spirit valuing mutual respect as well as regular and open communication;
    • Strong publication record in international peer reviewed journals.
    • Track record of policy dialogue, advocacy, and capacity building.
    • Relevant professional experience in development policy research and analysis of economic conditions that are of relevance for the High 5s (Bank priority areas).
    • Proven skills in drafting and preparation of policy memoranda and notes to inform project design.
    • Strong knowledge and experience in the use of statistical and econometric methods and packages in development economics research; theoretical knowledge to develop and implement research programs; ability to design and manage research projects from conceptualization to publication.
    • Demonstrable experience and ability to initiate exciting and innovative research projects with no supervision
    • Strong written and oral communication skills as well as mature interpersonal and professional relationships.
    • Established reputation in well-known research networks and ability to broker knowledge through partnerships, collaborations and networks.
    • Ability to communicate and represent management in different committees both internal and external
    • Proficient in English and/or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
    • Proven skills in drafting and preparation of policy memoranda.
    • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
    • For this position team work skills are critical: ability to work in interdisciplinary and multicultural environment, contribute constructive comments and receive positively the views of team members on own work. Ability to work with colleagues in other Complexes, especially in Operations

     

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