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  • Posted: Dec 9, 2019
    Deadline: Dec 19, 2019
  • The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is a multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries. The AfDB was founded in 1964 and comprises three entities: The African Development Bank, the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund. The AfDB’s missi...
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    Country Economist, ECCE

    • Job Type
    • Qualification
    • Experience 6 years
    • Location Not specified
    • Job Field Project Management 

    Grade: PL4

    Position N°: 50076476

    Reference: ADB/19/237

    Publication date: 07-Dec-2019

    Closing date: 19-Dec-2019

    Duty station:  Democratic Republic of Congo (COCD)

    THE POSITION: The Country Economist will focus on macroeconomic work to deepen country knowledge and policy dialogue, preparation of Economic Sector Works and lead/participate in the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and related products.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Under the supervision and guidance of the Director, Country Economics Department, the Country Economist will:
    • Analyse the economic and financial situations of assigned Regional Member Countries, using internal and external information sources, and determine the implications for the programming and updating of Bank Group operations such as defined in the Country Strategy Paper.
    • Examine the impact of Bank Group operations, in the countries concerned, of regional economic integration programmes and make recommendations on the role of the Bank Group in assisting regional integration initiatives.
    • Participate in the policy dialogue with Government authorities and development partners.
    • Prepare economic and Sector Work and papers on relevant economic and financial issues in the development process and other country economic tasks such as the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) and the CRFA exercises.
    • Contribute to the identification, preparation, evaluation and monitoring of the implementation of macroeconomic programmes.
    • Prepare Country Diagnostic Notes and Regional Diagnostic Notes to inform the preparation of Country Strategy Papers and Regional Integration strategy Papers.
    • Maintain effective communication with the sector departments and other relevant units in the Bank to ensure a coordinated approach in the preparation of knowledge products in the assigned countries.
    • Participate in Country Portfolio Reviews.
    • Participate in the preparation and monitor implementation of measures under budget support operations.
    • Participate in aid coordination activities with bilateral and multilateral donors, with emphasis on promoting the co-financing of projects and programmes.
    • Participate in the preparation of the department’s budget and in the recruitment of consultants; prepare annual and triennial lending programmes and briefs on economic reform and institutional support programmes.
    • Provide background research papers on a variety of economic topics for management discussions, decision meetings, corporate reporting, flagship publications, and client-facing interactions.
    • Participate in the preparation of the pipeline and lending programs
    • Develop and build client relations at levels and plays a promotional role in generating new business for the Bank.

    Selection Criteria

    • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Economics and other relevant fields and related disciplines;
    • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in an International Organization, working on African Development Issues and country strategy papers preparation;
    • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
    • Good grasp of the developing countries issues, and solid experience in macroeconomic management issues and the economics of development - understands policymaking processes and able to synthetize operationally relevant recommendations/lessons.
    • Solid technical and quantitative skills as an applied development macroeconomist and a proven record in delivering high quality and technically sophisticated analytical work.
    • Very good knowledge of portfolio management and demonstrated knowledge of economics and analytical skills
    • Proven sense of initiative, results orientation, as well as effective teamwork skills, strong integrative skills and ability to work effectively across sectors.
    • Strong experience in policy dialogue, as well as fragility assessment knowledge and skills.
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills and ability to deliver results on time.
    • Problem solving capabilities coupled to innovation skills and change management.
    • Drive for results – able to take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results.
    • Participate in the preparation of the pipeline and lending programs.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.


    Method of Application


    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 HRDirect@AFDB.ORG 


    To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.

    Applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are considered for interview will be contacted. Only online applications submitted with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the required degrees will be considered. The President, AfDB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever.

    Interested and qualified? Go to African Development Bank - AfDB on to apply
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