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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.

    Principal Strategy Officer - Operational Procedures (COSP)

     

    Reference: ADB/16/120
    Country: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: PL-4
    Position N°: 50001247

    The Complex

    • The Senior Vice-President is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
    • The SVP will provide effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions.
    • The SVP will lead senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.

    The Hiring Department/Division

    • The Primary role of the Strategy Department (COSP) is to contribute to shaping a corporate vision and a strategic perspective for the AfDB, including through policy, strategy and operational procedures development. The recent approval of the Bank’s 5 new high priority areas of focus (epitomized as the “High 5s” and its new Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM) requires refining the role of the Bank in the global development architecture and calls for scaling up financing and accelerating delivery and development impact.
    • To implement the High 5s successfully and ensure rapid achievement of results, the department is expected to play a major role in backstopping and monitoring implementation of High 5s. The Department will ensure a close alignment of these business priorities and enable the Bank to quickly respond to the needs of its clients.
    • COSP will be providing analytical guidance and coordination support on the High 5s both internally and externally.
    • COSP advices the President and Senior Management on strategy and policy issues of the Bank. COSP assists with the communication of the Strategy to all stakeholders, and monitors and facilitates the implementation of related Presidential decisions.

    The position

    • Under the general supervision of the COSP Director, the main responsibility of the Principal Strategy Officer - Operational Procedures is to provide strategic advice and support on COSP matters to the Director and the rest of the Department team in planning, organizing and coordinating the activities of the Department, with particular focus on the development and dissemination of operational procedures.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The Principal Strategy Officer duties and responsibilities will include the following:

    • Participate as part of the core COSP team in corporate strategy development and its subsequent monitoring, reporting, updating and refinement in line with sustainable lending and resource options;
    • Coordinate the preparation of major COSP strategy reports such as the Annual Strategy Review, for senior management, including preparation of the mid-term review and periodical and special updates and reports.
    • Contribute to/coordinate the preparation of Board documents on selected process enhancement recommendations;
    • Provide support to Senior Management in the formulation of strategic policy objectives, and ensure their alignment with the strategic planning orientations, the High5s and the Bank Strategy 2013-2022;
    • As part of the core COSP team, ensure that all new policy proposals and initiatives, across the institution, are aligned with the Bank’s planning directions and strategy;
    • As part of the core COSP team, participate in and coordinate the Bank’s Strategy and policy development work, as and when required;
    • Provide support to the office of the President as required, in particular on recent policy developments, and on the Bank’s response to emerging international issues;
    • Prepare as requested, planning and strategy documents;
    • Lead in the preparation of Bank’s Guidelines and Operational procedures, as related to the project cycle;
    • Lead in the regular updating of the Bank Group’s Operational Manual and its dissemination platforms;
    • Provide the Operations Complexes with advice on policies, strategies and procedures to ensure their operations are smoothly processed and implemented, while being compliant and duly aligned with Bank’s priorities;
    • Manage a helpdesk on the Bank Group’s Operations Manual;  
    • As part of the COSP core team, provide support, as appropriate, to the Operations, Research, Finance and Corporate Management Vice-Presidencies to formulate their work programs and specific strategies driven by the planning process and the Strategy of the Bank;
    • Provide, as requested, up to date research on environment and business trends and keep up to date on new ways of doing strategic planning itself;
    • Participate (on behalf of the COSP Department) in the preparation of selected Bank’s country and regional strategies and mid-term reviews;
    • Participate (on behalf of the COSP Department) in Bank’s operations aimed at supporting policy and/or strategy development at country and sub-regional/regional levels;
    • Represent the Department, as requested, at key policy decisions and institutional reforms meetings and initiatives;
    • Represent the COSP department as requested at selected key strategy meetings and on important missions.
    • Serve as a focal point and spokesperson, as requested, on strategy issues to internal and external constituencies and expert strategy groups;

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Hold at least a Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in economics, macroeconomics or development economics, finance, strategic management, engineering or related development fields and a broad knowledge in development issues;
    • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience: proven combination of hands-on operational experience with solid analytical skills; good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members countries (RMCs); previous exposure to international, multicultural contexts would be an asset;
    • Strong experience in the design, appraisal, implementation and evaluation of projects and programs for development;
    • Proven exposure to the Bank’s operations and mission with a good understanding of the Bank’s overall strategy.
    • Ability to provide advice, assistance, and coaching on Strategy related matters;
    • Good leadership skills, lateral thinking; high sense of professionalism;
    • Good command of budgetary and operational management matters;
    • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines with the capability to work within specified time limits. Capacity to diagnose and resolve multiple, concurrent problems; High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interest of clients within and outside the Bank;
    • Excellent written and verbal communications in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
    • Competence in the use of ERP Systems (preferably SAP) and standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), and good knowledge of operational management systems.

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    Senior Strategy Officer-COSP

     

    Reference: ADB/16/121
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: PL-5
    Position N°: 50076484

    The Complex

    • The Senior Vice-President is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
    • The SVP will provide effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions.
    • The SVP will lead senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.

    The Hiring Department/Division

    • The Primary role of the Strategy Department (COSP) is to contribute to shaping a corporate vision and a strategic perspective for the AfDB, including through policy, strategy and operational procedures development.
    • The recent approval of the Bank’s 5 new high priority areas of focus (epitomized as the “High 5s” and its new Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM) requires refining the role of the Bank in the global development architecture and calls for scaling up financing and accelerating delivery and development impact.
    • To implement the High 5s successfully and ensure rapid achievement of results, the department is expected to play a major role in backstopping and monitoring implementation of High 5s.
    • The Department will ensure a close alignment of these business priorities and enable the Bank to quickly respond to the needs of its clients. COSP will be providing analytical guidance and coordination support on the High 5s both internally and externally. COSP advices the President and Senior Management on strategy and policy issues of the Bank. COSP also assists with the communication of the Strategy to all stakeholders, and monitors and facilitates the implementation of related Presidential decisions.

    The Position

    • Under the general supervision of the COSP Director, the main responsibility of the Senior Strategy Officer is to provide strategic advice and support on COSP matters to the Director and the rest of the Department team in planning, organizing and coordinating the activities of the Department.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The Senior Strategy Officer shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

    • Participate as part of the core COSP team in corporate strategy development and its subsequent monitoring, updating and refinement in line with sustainable lending and resource options;
    • Contribute (in conjunction with the COSP core team) to the preparation of the Annual Strategy Review, for senior management, including preparation of the mid-term review and periodical and special updates and reports;
    • Contribute to the preparation of Board documents on selected process enhancement recommendations;
    • Support the COSP team to assist senior management to formulate the strategic policy objectives, ensure alignment with the strategic planning orientation and the Bank Strategy 2013-2022;
    • As part of the core COSP team, ensure that all new policy proposals and strategic initiatives are aligned with the Bank’s planning directions and strategy, including the High 5s and the TYS 2013-2022;
    • As part of the core COSP team, participate as required in the Bank’s Strategy and policy development work;
    • Provide support to the office of the President as required, in particular on recent policy developments, and on the Bank’s response to emerging international issues;
    • Prepare as requested, planning and strategy documents; Represent the department as requested at key policy decisions, institutional reforms and initiatives.
    • As part of the COSP core team, assist Operations Vice-Presidencies, Finance and Corporate Management Vice-Presidencies to formulate their work programs driven by the planning and strategy;
    • Provide, as requested, up to date research on environment and business trends and keep up to date on new ways of doing strategic planning itself;
    • Participate (on behalf of the COSP Department) to the preparation of selected Bank’s country and regional strategies and mid-term reviews;
    • Represent the COSP department as requested at selected key strategy meetings and on important missions;
    • Serve as a focal point and spokesperson, as requested, on strategy issues to internal and external constituencies and expert strategy groups.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Hold a minimum of a Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in economics, macroeconomics or development economics, finance, engineering, strategic management or related fields and a broad knowledge in development issues;
    • Have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; proven combination of hands-on operational experience with solid analytical skills; good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members countries (RMCs); previous exposure to international, multicultural contexts would be an asset;
    • Recognized experience in the design, evaluation, implementation and ex-post evaluation of development projects and programs;
    • Proven exposure to the Bank’s operations and mission with a good understanding of the Bank’s overall strategy;
    • Ability to provide advice, assistance, and coaching on Strategy related matters;
    • Good leadership skills, and lateral thinking; high sense of professionalism;
    • Good command of budgetary and operational management matters;
    • Ability to manage multiple,   simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines with the  capability to work within specified time limits. Capacity to diagnose and resolve multiple, concurrent problems; High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet   the needs and long-term interest of clients within and outside the Bank;
    • Excellent written and verbal communications in English or French, with a good   working knowledge of the other language;
    • Competence in the use of ERP Systems (preferably SAP) and standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), and good knowledge of operational management systems.

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    Chief Strategy Officer - Macroeconomist - COSP

     

    Reference: ADB/16/119
    Location: Africa
    Grade: PL-3
    Position N°: 50067350

    The Complex

    • The Senior Vice-President is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
    • The SVP will provide effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions.
    • The SVP will lead senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.

    The Hiring Department / Division

    • The Primary role of the Strategy Department (COSP) is to contribute to shaping a corporate vision and a strategic perspective for the AfDB, including through policy, strategy and operational procedures development.
    • The recent approval of the Bank’s 5 new high priority areas of focus (epitomized as the “High 5s” and its new Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM) requires refining the role of the Bank in the global development architecture and calls for scaling up financing and accelerating delivery and development impact.
    • To implement the High 5s successfully and ensure rapid achievement of results, the department is expected to play a major role in backstopping and monitoring implementation of High 5s.
    • The Department will ensure a close alignment of these business priorities and enable the Bank to quickly respond to the needs of its clients. COSP will be providing analytical guidance and coordination support on the High 5s both internally and externally.
    • COSP advices the President and Senior Management on strategy and policy issues of the Bank.
    • COSP assists with the communication of the Strategy to all stakeholders, and monitors and facilitates the implementation of related Presidential decisions.

    The Position

    • Under the general supervision of the COSP Director, the main responsibility of the Chief Strategy Officer is to provide strategic advice and support on COSP matters to the Director and the rest of the Department team in planning, organizing and coordinating the activities of the Department, with particular focus on macroeconomics, Bank’s business model and delivery system and strategic initiatives.

    Duties and responsibilities
    The Chief Strategy Officer duties and responsibilities will include the following:

    • Participate as part of the core COSP team in corporate strategy development and its subsequent monitoring, reporting, updating and refinement in line with sustainable lending and resource options;
    • Lead in the preparation of Bank’s key analytical pieces for participation in major international fora such as the G20, UN summits, etc.;
    • Lead in preparation of key analytical pieces for the development and implementation of new business models for the Bank;
    • Provide, as required, the Office of the President with support on major macroeconomic issues and policy debates, in close collaboration with ECON;
    • Provide close support to General Directorates and Field Offices in the design, selection of strategic approaches/options and implementation of Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) and/or Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) for selected countries/regions;
    • Coordinate for the COSP Department all activities related to its participation in the Operations Committee (OpsCom) meetings;
    • Coordinate the preparation of major COSP strategy reports such as the Annual Strategy Review, for senior management, including preparation of the mid-term review and periodical and special updates and reports. Contribute to/coordinate the preparation of Board documents on selected process enhancement recommendations;
    • Provide support to senior management in the formulation of strategic policy objectives, and ensure their alignment with the strategic planning orientations and the Bank Strategy 2013-2022;
    • As part of the core COSP team, ensure that all new policy proposals and initiatives, across the institution, are aligned with the Bank’s planning directions and strategy;
    • As part of the core COSP team, participate in and coordinate the Bank’s Strategy and policy development work, as and when required;
    • Provide support to the office of the President as required, in particular on recent policy developments, and on the Bank’s response to emerging international issues;
    • Prepare as requested planning and strategy documents;
    • As part of the COSP core team, assist Operations Vice-Presidencies, Research, Finance and Corporate Management Vice-Presidencies to formulate their work programs and specific strategies driven by the planning and strategy;
    • Provide, as requested, up to date research on environment and business trends and keep up to date on new ways of doing strategic planning itself;
    • Participate (on behalf of the COSP Department) in the preparation of selected Bank’s country and regional strategies and mid-term reviews;
    • Represent the department as requested at key policy decisions and institutional reforms meetings and initiatives;
    • Represent the COSP department as requested at selected key strategy meetings and on important missions.
    • Serve as a focal point and spokesperson, as requested, on strategy issues to internal and external constituencies and expert strategy groups.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Hold a minimum of a Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in economics, macroeconomics or development economics, finance, strategic management, engineering or related development fields and a broad knowledge in development issues;
    • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience: proven combination of hands-on operational experience with solid analytical skills; good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members countries (RMCs); previous exposure to international, multicultural contexts would be an asset;
    • Proven exposure to the Bank’s operations and mission with a good understanding of the Bank’s overall strategy;
    • Ability to provide advice, assistance, and coaching on Strategy related matters;
    • Good leadership skills, lateral thinking and a high sense of professionalism;
    • Good command of budgetary and operational management matters; Ability to manage multiple,  simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines with the capability to work within specified time limits;
    • Capacity to diagnose and resolve multiple, concurrent problems;
    • High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet  the needs and long-term interest of clients within and outside the Bank;
    • Excellent written and verbal communications in English or French, with a good  working knowledge of the other language.

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    Secretary/Receptionist - Ethiopia Country Office (ETFO)

     

    Reference: No ADB/16/113
    Country: Ethiopia
    Grade: GS5
    Position N°: 50078496

    Objectives
    The  Complex:

    • The Vice Presidency for ‘Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery’responsible for operational relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
    • The VP-RDIBD will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its RMCs and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

    The Hiring Department

    • ETHIOPIA Country Office (ETFO) of the African Development Bank has 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 Position

    • The Bank invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill in the vacant position of Secretary/Receptionist.
    • This position is based in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia and does not attract international terms and conditions.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Under the direction of the Resident Representative, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
    • Receive and greet visitors including maintaining visitors’ book and responding to routine requests for information from the public.
    • Screen telephone calls by providing information and/or directing them to appropriate staff
    • Receive and screen all correspondences and distribute them to Resident Representative Secretary.
    • Provide secretarial assistance to include but not limited to typing, formatting, photocopying, printing, faxing, and filing (electronic and hard copy) documents to Country Programme Officer (CPO), sector specialists and visiting Missions as well as provide backup to Secretary to the Resident Representative.
    • Manage all public spaces of the office ensuring general upkeep; inventory of equipment and supplies, and provision of hospitality services.
    • Maintain copies of all selected articles from national papers and maintain a simple Database of all these articles.
    • Make travel arrangements for CPO, sector specialists and visiting Bank missions.
    • Act as Secretary for taking and distributing minutes of staff meetings.
    • Perform any other duties reasonably requested by Resident Representative, CPO and sector specialists.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Public Relations, or other related discipline, preferably supplemented with courses in Secretarial studies/ Office Management;
    • Have a minimum of four (4) years of progressively relevant and practical experience in secretarial/ office administration work preferably gained with an international organization;
    • Good filling and organizational skills.
    • Good interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French, with a good knowledge of the other language.
    • Competency in the use of all the Bank’s standard MS Office softwares (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project). Knowledge of SAP S/R would be an advantage. 

    Deadline
    7th December, 2016.

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    Division Manager, Capital Markets and Financial Operations - FTRY1

     

    Reference: ADB/16/115
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: PL-2
    Position N°: 50000898

    Objectives
    The Complex:

    • The Vice Presidency for Finance (FNVP) oversees the financial management of the Bank Group.
    • This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.
    • The Finance Complex is also responsible for the development of and training on the financial products of the Bank Group. In addition, the Administrator of the Staff Retirement Plan (SRP) reports to the Vice President FNVP.

    The Hiring Department/Division
    The role of the Capital Markets and Financial Operations Division (FTRY1) is among others, to: 

    • Raise cost effective resources from the capital markets; the 2015 borrowing program has been set at about USD 6 billion; Contribute to the Capital Increases process and administer the subscriptions of shareholders to the capital of the African Development Bank (ADB). The ADB has 80 member countries and an authorized capital of about USD 100 billion; 
    • Contribute to the African Development Fund (ADF) replenishment negotiations and administer the subscriptions of donors to the ADF and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI); cumulative subscriptions by donors to ADF is about USD 35 billion; and (iv) prepare the Financial presentation document of the Bank.
    • The Division must target financial instruments, structures and markets that will allow the Bank to raise funds at the most attractive levels as such levels determine the competitiveness of the Bank and its ability to fulfil its development mandate.  Its activities should also be handled in the context of maintaining the Bank Group’s strong financial integrity, robust risk management framework as well as its overall objectives, policies and guidelines.
    • The candidate will also be responsible for executing asset and liability management transactions to optimise borrowing costs; contribute to the Bank’s efforts in ensuring that it maintains its ‘AAA’ credit ratings; and promote the Bank’s image among shareholders, market participants, notably rating agencies, investment banks and investors. The Division also participates in all negotiations for capital increases of the Bank and replenishment of the Fund, and implements the resolutions related thereto, including managing the subscriptions and contributions of shareholders.

    The Position

    • Under the supervision of the Director Treasury Department (FTRY), the Division Manager will principally be responsible for the implementation and execution of the African Development Banks annual borrowing program as approved by the Board of Directors.
    • This will entail raising resources from the capital markets in a cost effective manner with view to financing the Banks clients at attractive levels as well as in meeting the Bank’s liquidity and cash requirements.
    • The Division Manager will among other activities ensure strict compliance with guidelines prescribed by the Bank’s financial regulations and long-standing practices, relevant operating procedures manuals, the Asset and Liability Management (ALM) guidelines as well as apply best practices for the funding of capital markets transactions and keeping abreast of trends in those markets and reporting these as appropriate to the relevant organs of the Bank.
    • The Manager will develop and lead the Division’s work program and is responsible for attainment of relevant key performance indicators assigned to the division.
    • The Manager will be responsible for providing leadership and supervising the implementation of the ADF financing framework, the management of subscriptions of the capital of the Bank and the MDRI.
    • He/she will advise Management and participate in technical discussions related to Bank capital increases and replenishments of ADF.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The Division Manager will manage and supervise the personnel and activities of the Division, determine the overall objectives, oversee the execution of the work program and ensure effective use of the Division’s budget. 
    Her/his duties and responsibilities will include the following:

    • Lead and coordinate the formulation of the Bank’s funding strategy and the preparation of the Bank’s annual borrowing programs; oversee and ensure regular review and update of the Bank’s borrowing documentation;
    • Oversee the execution of the Bank’s annual funding program in the capital markets in line with its funding strategy, conservative asset and liability management framework, policies, guidelines and benchmarks;
    • Provide leadership in the analysis of capital market trends and their likely impact on the Bank’s liability and derivatives portfolios; lead and supervise the asset/liability management activities of the Division;
    • Build and maintain the Bank’s reputation in the capital markets by developing and maintaining frequent contact with investment banks, and investors as well as through representing the Bank at seminars, and conferences on relevant capital market topics; maintain constant flow of discussions on market developments with counterparties and inspire the staff of the Division to do the same.
    • Manage the investors’ relations program to deepen and widen the Bank’s investor base, updating them on the Bank’s credit story.
    • Manage relationships with investors.
    • Lead the administrative management of subscriptions of the ADF, the African Development Bank and the MDRI;
    • Advise Management and participate in discussions on capital increases and ADF replenishments; prepare relevant technical papers;
    • Manage the process related to the implementation of the ADB, ADF resolutions and MDRI;
    • Manage relationships with member countries and donors Administrative management of subscriptions and contributions.
    • Participate in the Bank’s credit rating review process; participate in the review of the Bank’s financial policies; lead the preparation of the financial presentation of the Bank for the annual meeting; lead the preparation of the administrative hedge of the Bank’s budget.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Hold at least a Master's Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics or related quantitative discipline;
    • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in international Capital Markets, fixed income markets;
    • Dynamic, achievement-focused leader and manager with an established performance record and extensive experience in global capital markets;
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills required in English, working knowledge of French will be an advantage;
    • High degree of personal commitment, interpersonal skills with proven communication, leadership, management and supervisory skills;
    • Ability to work effectively with individuals of different views, culture, nationality, gender and age;
    • Strong ability to cope with multiple demands and competing priorities under pressure;
    • Competence with standard Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) as well as Bloomberg;
    • Knowledge of Summit/Numerix would be an advantage.

    Deadline
    11th December, 2016.

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    Director, Special Operations - SVP

     

    Reference: ADB/16/116
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: EL5
    Position N°: 50064864

    Objectives
    The Hiring Complex:

    • The Senior Vice-President is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
    • The SVP will provide effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions.
    • The SVP will lead senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.

    The Hiring Department/Division

    • The Director, Special Operations to be housed under the SVP to support the President and SVP on important time-bound projects that are complex and critical and need coordination across multiple complexes.

    The Position

    • The Bank’s Board of Directors have approved the Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM) for scaling up the Bank’s operations and meeting its Ten Year Strategy through the High5s. 
    • Following this, the five Strategies for implementing the High5s have either already been approved or are awaiting approval by the Board.  In addition, the Bank launched a New Deal on Energy and the Board also recently approved the proposal for updating the Bank’s Decentralisation Action Plan in support of the DBDM.  In order to ensure the successful implementation of these initiatives, the President announced the establishment of a Transition Management Team (TMT) and the Delivery and Accountability and Process Efficiency Committee (DAPEC).  With the return of the Bank to its Headquarters, there is a need for the strategic implementation of a world-class facilities plan that is fit for the Bank’s purpose.
    • Given these strategic and critical organizational initiatives and projects, the Director Special Operations, will be responsible for cross-Complex project management, strategic planning, and implementation support as assigned by the Senior Vice President (SVP) and/or the President (PRST). The position is housed in the office of the Senior Vice President.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for coordinating the implementation of special projects and strategic initiatives, emanating from the transformative agenda for Africa and the High 5’s as determined by the SVP and President.
    • Lead selected special projects that require cross-functional engagement with key units/staff across the organization, and with external stakeholders, as appropriate.
    • Proactively identify and engage individual organizational units or experts, as well as informational resources that can help frame and advance the achievement of the special projects and initiatives
    • Provide thought leadership on whether the Bank can play a meaningful role in advancing its interests on key trends or emerging issues resulting from working on such initiatives.
    • Lead cross-departmental Working Groups that will ensure the delivery of business process efficiencies across the Bank.
    • Provide staff support to the Senior Vice President and the President for the convening of a range of high level meetings relating to the transformative agenda for Africa.
    • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Vice President or President.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Hold at least a Master's Degree (or its equivalent) in Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Social Sciences or related disciplines.
    • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of extensive work experience in operations policy development.
    • Track record of thinking conceptually and mastering complex subject matters quickly.
    • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated capacity to develop and implement practical strategies, plans, and solutions to identified issues and problems.
    • Proven ability to assimilate information gathered through research and consultations, to apply that information in creative and cross-cutting ways, and to synthesize appropriate strategies and responses.
    • Superior critical thinking skills, including the capacity to identify and appropriately assess and order competing interests and priorities.
    • Track record of taking initiatives in managing competing organizational and departmental priorities and to work effectively under pressure when facing extremely short deadlines.
    • Exceptional research, writing, analytical and organizational skills, and the ability to convey complex concepts in a clear, concise and logical manner.
    • Good judgment, discretion, tact and the ability to work easily with senior leaders within the Bank, and business sectors.
    • Ability to partner well with colleagues both in and outside the Bank.
    • Ability to work independently and to undertake supervisory responsibilities as needed.
    • Excellent coordination skills and ability to converse easily with multi sectoral teams on complex assignments.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
    • Competence in the use of ERP Systems (preferably SAP) and standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

    Deadline
    11th December, 2016.

    Method of Application

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