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.
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Position Grade: PL6
Position Number: 50076357
The core mandate of the Vice Presidency (ECVP) is to lead the Bank Group on prioritizing the generation, analysis, dissemination, brokering and implementation of relevant knowledge solutions in all High-5 operational priorities and the cross-cutting themes of its Ten-Year Strategy. Such solutions must be a clear response to priority development challenges facing regional member countries (RMCs), individually or collectively and need to involve RMCs in both the planning and implementation of the solutions. The solutions include: (i) research on major development issues facing Africa and their relation to global economic governance and other major global public goods; (ii) country diagnostics and future perspectives; (iii) policy dialogue and advisory services; (iv) economic, sector, and thematic knowledge work; (v) improving national and sub-regional statistical systems; (vi) preparation, design and support to implementation of public financial management and Governance operations; (vii) capacity development for policy formulation and implementation; (viii) technical assistance and advice related to RMCs’ management of natural resources; and (vii) knowledge dissemination and development of national, regional, and inter-regional knowledge networks..
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.
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.
COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):
- Hold at least a Master's degree in Economics or other relevant fields or related disciplines;
- Have a minimum of four (4) 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.
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Location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Position Grade: PL2
Position Number: 50069159
The President plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund. The President supervises several Departments and Units including the Office of the President (PRST0); the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Office (PIAC); the Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); the Group Chief Risk Officer and Risk Management Department ; the Office of the General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL);the Communications and External Relations Department; the Ethics Office (PETH) and the Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat
THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:
The role of the Office of the General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL) is to deliver legal advice and services to the statutory organs of the Bank Group, comprising the Boards of Governors and the Boards Directors of the Bank Group (the Bank), to Senior Management, to Directorate General Hubs and more generally to the Bank Group as a whole. PGCL’s role is also to protect the interests of the Bank from legal liability and, as necessary, to provide legal defence in cases filed against or brought by the Bank.
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.
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 as needed.
COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):
- 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.
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- Job Type Full Time
- Experience 3 years
- Location Not specified
- Job Field Driving
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Position Grade: GS3
Position Number: 50052056
The Bank has reorganized and is developing the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex whose major objective is to build regional capabilities and bring responsibility for client activities closer to the regions. Five Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs have been created, each run by a Director General: Southern Africa, North Africa, West Africa; East Africa, and Central Africa.
THE HIRING DEPARTEMENT/ COUNTRY OFFICE:
The various Country Office falls within one of the five (5) Regions of the Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs. The Hub oversees a combination of country and liaison offices, as well as non-presence countries.
Under the Directorate General of the Eastern Region, the Ethiopia Country Office of the African Development Bank have been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank, Governments and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners.
The Driver will provide reliable and safe driving services to the Deputy Director-General and perform office messenger duties.
Under the Supervision of the Deputy Director-General, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
- Support the Operations with focus to the Office staff, visiting missions and official delegation of the Office on official duties, within Ethiopia as and when required;
- Transport the Deputy Director-General or as otherwise assigned in the conduct of the Bank’s operations;
- Ensure routine maintenance for the vehicles of the Office;
- Perform office messenger duties;
- Always represent the Bank in a professional manner with respect to appearance and conduct;
- Ensure the cleaning of the vehicles, keep records of official travel, daily mileage, fuel consumption, oil changes, lubrication etc.;
- Ensure that the formalities provided for in the regulations are met in the event of an accident;
- Support the protocol functions of the Bank;
- Perform any other official duties as requested
Including desirable skills, experience and knowledge
- Hold at least a High School Diploma;
- Hold a valid driver’s license with a clean track record;
- Possess any additional documentation and/or certification to carry out the job;
- Have the right to work in Ethiopia;
- Have a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience as a driver in an international/multinational organization, or public or private sector organization;
- Experience and skills in minor vehicle repairs, and routine maintenance for the vehicles;
- Possess working knowledge of the rules and regulations involved in the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of automotive equipment;
- Demonstrated initiative; be discreet, honest and have good character;
- Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills;
- Good written and verbal communication skills in either French or English. Working knowledge of other language will be an added advantage;
- Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software e.g. Microsoft Word and use of internet.
This position does not attract international terms and conditions. The post holder will be considered as a local staff and will therefore not have international terms and conditions of employment.
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Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Position Grade: LP4
Position Number: 50063250
The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priorities of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”. The complex objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; and (iii) develop new financing instruments. The Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People.
THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:
The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex, spearheads the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa” and contributes to the other High 5s. The Department has two divisions (i) Education, Human Capital and Employment Division, which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to higher education and skills development; and (ii) Public Health, Social Protection and Nutrition Division, which focuses on strengthening health systems, social protection and nutrition for human wellbeing. The Department leads on the implementation of the Bank wide Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy.
The Public Health, Social Protection and Nutrition Division leads the development and promotion of the Bank’s policy and strategy work so that operations (both Sovereign Operations and Non-Sovereign Operations), which are identified, developed and executed by the Bank effectively implement the Bank’s relevant sector policies and strategies. The Division has recently led the preparation of A Strategy for Quality Health Infrastructure in Africa. The Division provides technical guidance/advisory services and expertise to regional hubs by generating relevant knowledge and gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide technical advice on complex transactions. The Division also fosters strategic partnerships with regional and global partners to leverage resources into the human capital development sectors. It also directly contributes to the work of the various initiatives and trust funds hosted under AHHD; and ensures coherence of the Bank’s action in public health, social protection and nutrition across regions.
The Principal Health Economist reports to the Manager of Public Health, Social Protection and Nutrition Division. She/he will support the Bank’s health agenda in Southern Africa as follows:
- Support Southern African countries in strengthening their health systems.
- Apply the theories and techniques of health economics in the relevant range of duties assigned to her/him. This will include, inter alia, analysis of trends and modalities of health systems strengthening and financing, value for money analysis, review of national health and social policies and strategies in the light of international experience and utilization of economic approaches in the design of the Bank’s projects and strategies.
- Implement the action plan of the Public Health, Social Protection and Nutrition Division.
- Strengthen relevant institutions through advisory services and capacity building programmes and other forms of support.
- Contribute or where appropriate, lead, the preparation and appraisal of lending operations for both public and private sectors.
- Contribute to project identification, preparation and appraisal for Bank Group financing in public sector, private sector and public-private partnership settings.
- Assess applications and requests from RMCs and other eligible clients and make appropriate recommendations to Management on the suitability of potential Bank support.
- Initiate and lead knowledge work, technical and sectoral studies on the Bank’s health agenda, in particular regarding access to the last mile.
- All above responsibilities entail close working relationships with the Bank’s Country Managers in Southern African countries and within the relevant partnerships of which the Bank is a member, as well as with individual donor institutions as appropriate.
- Enhance project implementation quality, timeliness and integrity through developing and implementing controls that minimize slippages.
- Provide expertise to the Department and other relevant Bank’s departments.
- Provide documented strategic advice to Management.
- Contribute to the preparation of policies and strategies.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Formulate and propose Bank’s Country Assistance Strategies for the Social Sector by:
- Carrying out analyses of the social situations in Southern African countries, and in particular the health system, and analyzing systems and financing constraints, collecting and analysing data on demographic trends, human, material and infrastructure resources, as well as financing and equity indicators.
- In charge of recommending social sector studies/projects/programmes to be included in the Bank’s lending program for Southern African countries, particularly in the areas of health infrastructure, e-health, health insurance, private sector, pharmaceutical and biomedical industry.
- Overseeing Economic and Sector Work (ESWs) to inform country dialogue and policies to secure sustainable financing and social protection, provide effective oversight of the health sector, set standards for PPPs and ensure that infrastructure investments result in sustainable improvements in quality health services.
- In charge of preparing terms of reference and supervising studies in the social sector, and in particular, health sector and assisting borrowers in recruiting consultants, as well as reviewing and approving reports.
- Initiating and maintaining a high-level policy dialogue with borrowers and other agencies involved in the social sector but more particularly in the health sector.
- Guiding the Government/Bank’s Management on proposed health sector strategies and policies and future operational plans. In particular, review technical issues, and propose recommendations relevant to socio-economic policies and their relationship with other sectors within the Bank.
- Initiate and conduct missions to:
- Identify, prepare, appraise and launch health projects/programs for Bank-financing and contribute to the same processes for social sector projects/programs.
- Carry out financial and economic analysis underpinning health projects and provide recommendations regarding the amounts and terms and conditions of the Bank’s loans and grants.
- Carry out technical supervision, mid-term review and project completion missions of on-going social projects/programs, more particularly in the health sector by:
- In charge of monitoring the achievements of Bank-funded programs;
- Conducting analysis of Bank project economic and financial performance including cost- effectiveness, cost-benefit, benefit incidence analysis and as the case may be, impact analysis;
- Preparing and monitoring portfolio performance reports for the social sector and in particular, in the health sector.
- Identify and coordinate the needs for co-financing social projects/programmes and initiate proposals for funding for public and private sectors by:
- Contribute to project identification, preparation and appraisal across public sector, private sector and public-private partnerships;
- Operationalizing an integrated approach to sustainable development, taking into account cross-cutting issues i.e. poverty, environment, population, gender and institutional development;
- In charge of reviewing social sector aid programs of other donor agencies and determining financing gaps;
- Representing the Bank/Department at national and international relevant meetings;
- Perform other technical and administrative duties as required by Management by:
- Participating in working groups, committees and meetings and assisting other staff assigned to same or related functions;
- Reviewing reports prepared by consultants on social sector issues and make recommendations to the Division Manager.
COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):
Including desirable skills, knowledge, and experience:
- Hold at least a master’s degree in Economics, Development Economics, Health Economics, Business Administration and or Economics of Service Delivery
- At least Six (6) years relevant experience in policy and strategy development and conducting economic and financial analysis of health programmes and projects particularly in Africa. Strong analytical and quantitative skills as demonstrated by the production and or contribution to analytical reports/publications.
- Experience in analysis of health policies and strategies in developing countries, particularly in Africa.
- Proven capacity to present ideas and prepare technical documents.
- Perseverance in pursuing objectives in the face of obstacles.
- Capacity to propose and implement solutions to problems.
- Capacity to guide colleagues and monitor activities
- Team player with cross-cultural and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to build partnerships and deliver services that meet both immediate needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the Bank.
- Demonstrates accountability in decisions and judgement.
- Promotes open and frank strategic/technical discussion.
- Ability to deliver high quality work within tight deadlines.
- Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French. A working knowledge of the other will be an asset.
- Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.
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Location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Position Grade: EL3
Position Number: 50106664
The (new) People and Talent Management Complex (PTVP), will retain overall responsibility for attracting, developing, motivating and retaining a strong complement of professionals, support staff and contingent staff to deliver the business of the Bank into the future. The PTVP is responsible for ensuring effective systems and controls in HR administration from hire to retirement. The PTVP is also responsible for the effective administration of the Bank’s benefit plans (medical and staff retirement) and ensuring the financial sustainability of these plans.
The Vice-President, People and Talent Management reports to, and supports the President in ensuring the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented people management functions and services for overall institutional effectiveness.
The incumbent will lead the establishment of this new Complex and spearhead the effort to promote human resources policies that enhance talent, drive a performance-driven culture, and ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as an employer of choice. Under the direction of the President and within the context of the People Strategy of the Bank, s/he will drive a new corporate culture that rewards creativity and innovation, attracts development talent and retains a world-class workforce across the Bank.
The Vice President will lead a professional HR team to maintain and drive change throughout the Bank, while leading the delivery of the Bank’s People Strategy (PS25), of which the current iteration remains valid through 2025. As a key member of the senior leadership team, the Vice President, People and Talent Management will lead the deployment of HR functions across the Bank, ensuring that HR processes and practice are aligned with the Bank’s strategic business objectives.
The Vice President, People and Talent Management, through several dedicated teams, will support the organization by recruiting and developing talented professionals, growing performance capability, providing best practices in talent management and contributing to higher levels of employee engagement. These will ensure the building of organizational capabilities for delivering the Bank’s strategic business agenda and retaining the competitiveness of the Bank as the leading MDB on the continent.
In so doing, this Vice Presidency will directly oversee the unit responsible for administering benefit plans (Staff Retirement Plan and the Medical Plan) as well as three dynamic HR Departments. The first of these will be focusing on interfacing directly with staff clients through integrated Client Services to internal and external stakeholders (through HR Operations, Recruitment and Talent Acquisition, HR Business Partnering, and Staff Engagement initiatives).
The second team hosts the HR Centers of Expertise focusing on Talent, Performance and Staff Development, and will be responsible for developing insights, programs and policies in the areas of Performance Management, Staff Recognition, Careers, Learning and Staff Development.
The third team will host Staff Welfare Services and the various elements of Employment Policy (Reward & Compensation, Employment Policy and Program Management), as well as the Medical Services & Staff Welfare Unit.
Under the overall supervision of the President (PRST) and in close consultation with the Senior Vice President (SVP), the Vice President, People and Talent Management will be responsible for contributing to the Bank’s goals, success and development impact by:
- Supporting the President in the implementation of bold institutional reforms and change management programs, based on the DBDM and the Ten Year Strategy (TYS), to make the Bank a high-performing organization.
- Providing leadership and direction to management in the implementation of institutional and HR reforms that establish appropriate linkages with the operational strategy of the Bank.
- Advising senior management on the vision and strategic framework for the management of its human resources, and the supporting policies and practices, in order to make the most effective use of Bank staff; driving change management programs and effective culture changes that are required to ensure the success and sustainability of the organisation.
- Ensuring that institutional resources and commitment are mobilized towards the full implementation of the People Strategy (2021 – 2025), the full complement of HR-related ADF and GCI-7 commitments, the relevant HR Action Plan and related operational anchors such as the Gender and Fragility strategies. Support the optimal deployment of Bank resources to develop regional business delivery units that will grow and solidify the regional footprint of the Bank in line with its business and income trajectory.
- Providing leadership in the development of Bank Group’s human resources policies, rules, regulations, norms and standards; ensuring their successful dissemination across the Bank and alignment to international practice and legal requirements.
- Formulating and recommending human resources policies and programs in line with the Bank’s strategies and priorities, in the different aspects of Human Resources Management, including institutional capacity building; career development; staff mobility; performance management, compensation and benefits management, and employee health and well-being. Establish and implement a rigorous performance-based culture within the Bank, with transparent and merit-based systems for career progression (including appointments, promotions and strategic reassignments).
- Collaborating with other stakeholders in the Bank (Ethics, Staff Council, Ombudsman, etc.) to build and foster the right Culture, employee brand and employee value proposition across the Bank’s workforce, regardless of location, and particularly within the context of a virtual/hybrid workforce in the future. Provide leadership to drive an institutional culture that fosters staff creativity, innovation, participation, shared values and inclusiveness, with special attention to gender balance.
- Promoting a focused and team-based culture to ensure consistent service and delivery across the Complex, in dealing with internal and external stakeholders and partners. Manage and supervise HR Directors and Managers, supporting them to achieve strategic and operational goals within a cohesive team environment.
- Planning and supervising targeted programs around human resources planning, recruitment, performance management, career development, compensation and benefits, with measures to ensure a robust risk management approach to HR, including the resolution of adverse audit findings.
- Ensuring that appropriate systems for performance management and talent development, communications, quality measures, monitoring and review are in place to support organizational change, culture and values.
- Planning, organizing, and coordinating the Complex’s work plan and related (budget) resource planning and utilization; assign projects and programmatic responsibilities; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; engage staff to identify, prevent and/or resolve problems. Drive cost efficiencies and value for money in the use of all corporate resources, and ensure transparency, fairness and equity in the application and administration of all human resource policies, rules and regulations.
Principal accountabilities of the function
- Lead the execution of the Complex work program and budget, for each of the component Departments and Units within the Complex. Evaluate the performance of direct and indirect reports in terms of successful delivery of the work program and budget.
- Lead the development of policies, guidelines and processes for the full delivery of the Ten-Year Strategy and the People Strategy. Drive work and delivery of a realigned Complex for implementation of the new operating model. Oversee the application of the “One Bank” approach in the provision of human resources support and impact across the institution.
- Collaborate with CAHR and other relevant Board Committees to ensure the timely delivery and submission of key strategies and policies to Board organs and the Board for approval and implementation.
- Provide leadership and oversight for implementation of the People Strategy (PS25). Ensure effective implementation of the strategy with emphasis on gender mainstreaming and other diversity goals.
- Lead and provide oversight for key organizational committees. Report before the committees on behalf of Senior Management.
- Work with other Vice Presidents and Complexes to ensure effective buy-in for all initiatives piloted by PTVP. Liaise effectively with peer VPs for successful rollout and sustainability of such initiatives. Articulate PTVP-driven corporate strategies and policies through effective written and oral communication.
- Lead the change management function in the Bank. Support the President and Senior Management by providing holistic advice as and when required.
COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge required for success)
- A minimum of a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Strategic Management, Human Resources Management, Finance, Law, or related discipline;
- A minimum of fifteen (15) years’ relevant experience in leading Human Resource development and institutional reforms in any large multinational finance institution, or public or private organization, the last ten (10) years of which should have been at a senior management level;
- Excellent knowledge of multilateral and bilateral development finance institutions’ policies, guidelines and procedures, especially with respect to human resources and administration. Demonstrated ability to manage complex institutional arrangements in a high performing organization;
- Experience working in large, multicultural organizations in the public or private sector with a diverse workforce, with demonstrated sensitivity to diverse concerns of staff, management and Boards of Directors;
- Proven intellectual leadership in managing and maintaining an efficient, ethical and transparent working environment in an international financial/banking organization;
- Established reputation and track record of exceptional delivery, innovation and change management competence in at least three of the focus areas of the role; an established reputation for successfully delivering on change management within a large international organization;
- Ability to listen and communicate effectively with oversight bodies such as multi-national Boards of Executive Directors and Governors and other senior government officials;
- Ability to think strategically and design long-term plans and programs to develop staff in line with the strategic priorities of the people function in the Bank;
- Ability to inspire, generate and sustain staff commitment and professional excellence; ability to manage a highly diverse work force, ensure gender balance, and develop a work environment that fosters team work and flexible hiring policies that attract and retain top talent;
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (written and oral) in English and/or French, with a solid working knowledge of the other;
- Capacity to effectively use social media platforms (blogs, mini-blogs, vlogs, etc.) to engage with staff and other internal/external stakeholders.
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