• Job Opportunities at The African Development Bank

  • Posted on: 14 June, 2016 Deadline: 1 July, 2016
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  • The African Development Bank (the Bank) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative interventions that will significantly reduce poverty, through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. It is Africa's voice on global economic, financial and development issues. The Bank will focus its investments around five priority areas, High 5’s: light up and power Africa; feed Africa; industrialize Africa; integrate Africa; and improve the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is building a world-class senior management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.

    Vice President, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization Development

     

    Reference: P1605-011BL

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • The Vice President, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization (VP, PSII) will accelerate investments in critical infrastructure and will champion and create the conditions for rapid industrialization.
    • S/he will support countries to improve their business and investment environments; to drive private sector development; to enhance manufacturing capacity and participation in global value-chains; and to develop and promote intra-regional trade. 
    • The VP, PSII will bring senior leadership experience in the private sector with a deep knowledge of infrastructure and financial market development in Africa.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • This role reports to the President and requires a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study is also required.
    • Fluency in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language is required.

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    Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development

     

    Duties and responsibilities

     

    THE POSITION:

     

    ​ The Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development (VP, AHSD) will develop and launch the Bank’s Africa-wide agricultural transformation agenda. S/he will work with Member countries and the private sector to drive agricultural industrialization and to deliver inclusive and sustainable transformation initiatives.

    Selection Criteria

     

    The VP, AHSD must have a global reputation and expertise in agriculture programme delivery with a proven track-record in leveraging the transformative power of agriculture to achieve broader development objectives. S/he will have the experience and credibility to mobilise stakeholders, convene international partners, and lead major transformation initiatives.

     

    The role reports to the President and requires a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study is also required. Fluency in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language is required.

     

    A position specification with further information about the role will shortly be posted on the Russell Reynolds Associates website. In the meantime, please call +44 (0) 20 7343 3616 for any further assistance.

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    Vice President, Power, Energy and Green Growth

     

    Duties and responsibilities

     

    THE POSITION:

     

    The Vice President, Power, Energy and Green Growth (VP, PEGG) will champion the New Deal on Energy for Africa and will lead the Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa to achieve universal access to energy in Africa. The Bank will invest US$35 billion in the energy sector within the next 10 years and will leverage a further US$45 billion to US$50 billion in investments into the sector.

    Selection Criteria

     

    S/he will be a thought-leader with a track record in large-scale electrification; mega-project execution across borders; and, more broadly, energy systems capacity building.

     

    This role reports to the President and requires a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study is also required. Fluency in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language is required.

     

    A position specification with further information about the role will shortly be posted on the  Russell Reynolds Associates website. In the meantime, please call +44 (0) 20 7343 3616 for any further assistance.

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    Vice President, Regional Development , Integration and Business Delivery

     

    Duties and responsibilities

     

    THE POSITION:

     

    ​ The Vice President, Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (VP, RDIBD) will drive the implementation and execution of a new development and business delivery model for the Bank. S/he will create and lead five new regional development and business delivery offices. The VP, RDIBD will deepen regional integration by cultivating strategic partnerships with regional economic communities and development banks, and will execute major regional projects to improve trade and competiveness.

    Selection Criteria

     

    S/he will have broad knowledge of the state of regional integration and development in Africa and the linkages across sectors. S/he will bring senior executive experience in operations in Africa with a record of delivering results in complex project, country and partner arrangements.

     

    This role reports to the President and require a minimum of 15 years of proven leadership and relevant experience; an advanced degree in a related field of study is also required. Fluency in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language is required.

     

    A position specification with further information about the role will shortly be posted on the Russell Reynolds Associates website. In the meantime, please call +44 (0) 20 7343 3616 for any further assistance.

    Method of Application

    hould send a full CV together with a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role to AFDB@russellreynolds.com  


    Note: Quote the role title and assignment code in the subject heading of the email.

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