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  • Posted: Mar 22, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 21, 2023
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    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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    Research Assistant - (Short Term Staff)


    • The Research Assistant (Short Term Staff) will support and assist the ECMR across a range of activities linked with producing a number of knowledge products, including flagship reports, documents, research papers, economic briefs and presentations.
    • However, the job holder will focus more on the African Development Review, a professional journal devoted to the study and analysis of development policy in Africa. Published four times a year, the Review emphasizes policy relevance of research findings, rather than purely theoretical and quantitative issues.


    Under the Supervision of the Director of the Macroeconomic Policy, Forecasting and Research Department, the STS Research Assistant will perform the following:

    • Manage and monitor the online submission platform (ScholarOne Manuscript Central) for the African Development Review
    • Check and ensure “complete checklist” for all submitted manuscripts: check-in submitted manuscripts and to monitor the full review process
    • Create Reviewers’ Accounts
    • Maintain reviewers’ database
    • Assign or pass on submitted manuscripts with “complete checklist” to the Editor
    • Select and invite reviewers at all stages of the review process.
    • Manage all files associated with a manuscript including timely response to authors’ questions/requests or as may be directed by management.
    • Generate and create reports on manuscript and user activity
    • Generate data bases from internal and external sources as may be required
    • Formatting documents related to the African Development Review and communicating with the Publishers as may be directed by management.
    • Provide analytical support to the Research Department through critical literature search and review, data preparation, cleaning and analysis
    • Reviewing, revising, formatting and finalizing the publication of Bank’s Working Papers and other major Bank’s knowledge products
    • Reviewing, revising, formatting and finalizing the publication of Africa Economic Briefs and How They Did It
    • Ensuring the working paper and briefs are in line with the Working paper guidelines and the Bank’s corporate identity
    • Liaise with PCER for posting the brief online
    • Any other task that may be assigned by the Task manager / Manager /Director. 

    COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):

    • Hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Economics or a related field; 
    • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in a similar multilateral institution or any other institution engaged in research activities;
    • Good written and oral skills in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language
    • Competences in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access). Knowledge of SAP is an added advantage
    • Competences in the use of standard econometric / statistical software used in the Bank (Eviews, SPSS, Stata)
    • Acquaintance with major databases (Word Bank, OECD, IMF, SSRN, AfDB) Highly desirable
    • Familiarity and competence in the use and management of an online manuscript submission system.

    Method of Application

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