• Job Vacancy at African Development Bank (AfDB)

  • Posted on: 11 March, 2016 Deadline: 30 March, 2016
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  • African Development Bank (AfDB) - Established in 1964, the 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 Bank's development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 - 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

    Governance Officer, CDFO - (OSGE.1)

     

    Objectives

     

    The main objective of the Governance, Economic and Financial Reforms Department (OSGE) is to support Regional Member Countries’ (RMCs) efforts to improve their systems of governance, including the management of public finances and the economy, sector governance and the business climate. This objective is achieved through operations aimed at supporting economic and financial reforms, and building capacity. The choice and combination of instruments developed by the Bank and managed by the Department depending on the situation of each country, include: policy-based loans; investment projects; technical assistance; capacity building; and economic and sector work. The Department conducts policy dialogue with governments of RMCs on priority reform areas, the nature and modalities of the Bank's assistance. The Department’s activities are guided by the Ten-year Strategy (2013-2022) and the Governance Framework Strategy and Action Plan (GAP II) for the 2014-2018 period.

     

    The main objectives of the Governance Division (OSGE.1) are to promote effective governance in the public sector through policy-based loans, budget support projects and institution building as well as analysis and advisory activities. The Division is also required to implement priority aspects of the Bank's governance policy, namely transparency, accountability and combating corruption. 

    Duties and responsibilities

     

    Under the supervision of the Division Manager OSGE.1 and the  Resident Representative of the African Development Bank’s  Country Office in the Democratic Republic of Congo  (CDFO), the Governance Officer will carry out the following duties:

    • Participate in the appraisal and implementation of the Bank's operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and in the Republic of Congo in the areas of economic and financial governance. The Bank's intervention in these two countries covers institutional support projects, budget support programmes and targeted diagnostic studies intended to: (i) build state capacity to ensure transparent use of public resources; (ii) improve results in the different sectors and provide people with more resources to follow up on these results; and (iii) promote business environment so as to enable economic transformation, job creation and financial integration.
    • Represent the Bank in national and regional events, including those involving technical and financial partners (TFPs), by organizing and/or participating in activities such as periodic consultations and coordinating meetings of technical and financial partners.
    • Support the Resident Representative and the Country Economist of the Bank's Office in the DRC as well as the Bank's Resident Country Economist in the Republic of Congo in dialogue with the countries on economic and financial governance issues and those related to the private sector environment.
    • Contribute to the conduct of economic and sector work in the areas of economic and financial governance and in matters related to the private sector environment.
    • Contribute to the management of OSGE portfolio in the DRC and the Congo through regular and rigorous monitoring of financial management, disbursements and procurement records (formulating recommendations from supervision, audit, reporting requirements and SAP update, etc.). 
    • Contribute to the preparation and review of Country Strategy Papers (CSPs), Country Policy and Institutional Assessments (CPIA) and ensure monitoring of the borrower’s compliance with the general and special conditions applicable to loans and grants.
    • Prepare and carry out project/programmes supervision missions and prepare relevant reports (progress reports, supervision reports, financial reports, audit reports and minutes of project coordinators' meetings).
    • Prepare project completion reports.
    • Perform any other duties in connection with the work of the Division Manager, the Director and the Resident Representative.

    Selection Criteria

     

    • Master's degree in economics, management, public administration, development studies or in a related field.
    • At least five (5) years of experience in development projects/programmes in the fields of economic and financial reforms, and private sector development, preferably in a bilateral or multilateral development financing institution, especially in a developing country such as the DRC or the Republic of Congo.
    • Good understanding of macroeconomic issues, fiscal policy and private sector development in developing countries, and proven experience in policies, procedures and operational practices of the major bilateral or multilateral development agencies in Africa.
    • Ability to apply innovative approaches, work independently and apply new methods of problems solving, while remaining effective in an institutional framework marked by speed, change and challenges.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written French and/or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
    • Mastery of Microsoft Office software and knowledge of SAP are strongly recommended.

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit AFDB Career Page

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