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  • Posted on: 5 October, 2017 Deadline: 26 October, 2017
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  • African Development Bank Group (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 (High 5s), 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.

    Division Manager, Urban Development

     

    Reference: ADB/17/062/2
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: PL2
    Position N°: 50092443

    The Complex

    • The Vice-Presidency for Private Sector Infrastructure and Industrialization is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Years Strategy High 5s priority of “Industrialize Africa”.
    • The objectives of the Complex are to: (i) develop the ‘Africa Industrial Strategy’; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by leveraging on experienced individuals who can be consulted on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) act as the Bank’s Spoke person on “Industrialize Africa”.

    The Hiring Department/Division

    • The role of the Infrastructure and Urban Development Department is to foster advancement of infrastructure and cities in Africa by detailed development of appropriate interventions which the Bank might finance on a national, regional or continent-wide basis.
    • The Manager, Urban Development Division is responsible for the Bank's vision for urban planning, policy and strategy, urban infrastructure services municipal finance development, municipal institutional reforms and governance and its future prospective areas of intervention in the sector.

    The Position
    The purpose of the Division Manager - Urban Development will be as follows:

    • To act as the Bank's principal expert on cities and urban development.
    • To strengthen and maintain the Bank's understanding of the cities and urban Development sector and its role in the development of the continent.
    • To advise on future investments in the sector by the Bank and its regional member countries.
    • Duties and responsibilities

    Cities and Urban Development Strategy:

    • Devise, maintain and revise the Cities and urban development strategy of the Bank in consultation with internal stakeholders and taking account of long-term trends in cities and urban development and the development of the continent.
    • Ensure the appropriate implementation of the strategy through communication and advise to all relevant stakeholders in the Bank, particularly operations functions, and define a monitoring framework.
    • Identify and develop any necessary policies to underpin the strategy.
    • Consult as necessary with external partners and Regional and non-Regional Member Countries on the form and efficacy of the strategy.

    Cities and Urban Development Knowledge:

    • Manage a team to develop and maintain the Bank's expertise on cities and urban development to support the development goals of the Bank and the continent.
    • Devise the Bank's contribution to key cities and urban development themes such as inclusive cities and urban development.
    • Coordinate and lead work alongside key partners, such as other Multilateral Development Banks and the World Economic Forum to design cities and urban development-based programs and solutions for the economic and social infrastructure development of Africa.
    • Publish major studies and reports on cities and urban Development, taking into account the comparative advantage that the Bank can bring to bear to any specific subject or theme. Convene associated workshops and media events to solidify the learning across Africa.
    • Organize workshops and associated media events to consolidate lessons learnt across Africa.
    • Develop and maintain, in collaboration with partners, a detailed database of statistics and economic models relating to cities and urban development, both African and global in nature, to support proper analysis of the impact of the sector for development and the relative state of cities and urban Development in Africa.

    Cities and Urban Development Advice:

    • Act as a focal point for advice to Regional Member Countries on cities and urban development issues.
    • Represent the Bank at global, regional and national conferences and workshops on cities and urban development.
    • Provide cutting edge advice on cities and urban development infrastructure investments to foster public and private partnerships and the use of all the Bank's financing instruments.
    • Provide direct support to cities and urban development operations staff in the field, particularly in order to improve the impact and the financial and economic analysis of projects.
    • Advice operational staff on cities and urban development trends and the consequences they have for future project development and design.
    • Identify appropriate cities urban development training for internal and external stakeholders.

    Management:

    • Manage a small, specialist team of Transport and Logistics experts to meet demanding Key Performance Indicators.
    • Develop and safeguard the Bank's brand as a source of transport and logistics knowledge for Africa by detailing the quality of output expected from the division and ensuring that it is attained.
    • Manage the administrative budget for the division.
    • Mobilize resources from donors to support the work of the division.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Hold at least a Master's Degree or its equivalent in Civil Engineering, Urban Development, Urban Mass Transport, Architecture, Engineering, Transport Planning, Urban Planning, or related discipline.
    • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of experience at increasingly senior levels in infrastructure development, transport, water, energy, Information and Communications Technology, Housing sector, Multi-lateral Financial Institutions, with proven experience in developing countries.
    • Highly developed technical and strategic knowledge of urban planning, policy and strategy, urban infrastructure services municipal finance development, municipal institutional reforms and governance.
    • Good knowledge of financing instruments and options.
    • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
    • An ability to make sense of complexity and to express this simply both in writing and orally.
    • Effective consultation and advisory skills coupled with a client orientation to ensure relevancy
    • Ability to lead a team of specialists and to take forward projects, often in collaboration with other partners.
    • Attention to detail to create quality output and to set standards for the team.
    • Mentoring to develop skills within the team and to improve the quality of output and outcomes.
    • Budget management.
    • Objective setting and staff evaluation.
    • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and preferably, SAP.

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    Chief Aviation and Air Transport Officer

     

    Reference: ADB/17/139/2
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: PL3
    Position N°: 50093731

    The Complex

    • The Vice-Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.
    • The complex main functions are to (i) strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development, (ii) support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and (iii) place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa.
    • The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

    The Hiring Department

    • The role of the Infrastructure and Urban Development Department is to foster advancement of infrastructure and cities in Africa by detailed development of appropriate interventions which the Bank might finance on a regional, national or a continent-wide basis.
    • The Chief aviation and air transport Officer is responsible for the Bank's vision for aviation and air transport infrastructure and Services, and its future prospective areas of intervention in the sector.

    The Position
    The purpose of the position as follows:

    • To act as the Bank's principal expert on aviation and air transport infrastructure and services.
    • To strengthen and maintain the Bank’s understanding of the Transport and Logistics sector and its role in the development of the continent.
    • To advise on future investments in the sector by the Bank and its regional member countries.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Chief aviation and air transport Officer will perform the following duties:
    Aviation and Air Transport Infrastructure and Services Strategy:

    • Devise, maintain and revise the Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services Strategy of the Bank in consultation with internal stakeholders and taking account of long-term trends in Transport & Logistics and the development of the continent.
    • Ensure the appropriate implementation of the strategy through communication and advise to all relevant stakeholders in the Bank, particularly operations functions, and define a monitoring framework.
    • Identify and develop any necessary policies to underpin the strategy.
    • Consult as necessary with external partners and Regional and non-Regional Member Countries on the form and efficacy of the strategy.

    Aviation and Air Transport infrastructure and Services Knowledge:

    • Manage a team to develop and maintain the Bank's expertise on aviation and air transport infrastructure and services to support the development goals of the Bank and the continent.
    • Devise the Bank's contribution to key aviation and air transport infrastructure and services development themes.
    • Coordinate and work alongside key partners, such as other Multilateral Development Banks and the World Economic Forum to design aviation and air transport infrastructure and services -based programs and solutions for the economic and social infrastructure development of Africa.
    • Publish major studies and reports on aviation and air transport infrastructure and services for development, taking into account the comparative advantage that the Bank can bring to bear to any specific subject or theme. Convene associated workshops and media events to solidify the learning across Africa.
    • Develop and maintain, in collaboration with partners, a detailed database of statistics and economic models relating to aviation and air Transport infrastructure and services, both African and global in nature, to support proper analysis of the impact of the sector for development and the relative state of aviation and air transport infrastructure and services in Africa.

    Aviation and Air Transport Infrastructure and Services Advice:

    • Act as a focal point for advice to Regional Member Countries on aviation and air transport infrastructure and services issues.
    • Represent the Bank at global, regional and national conferences and workshops on aviation and air transport infrastructure and services.
    • Provide cutting edge advice on aviation and air transport infrastructure and services investments to foster public and private partnerships and the use of all the Bank's financing instruments.
    • Provide direct support to aviation and air transport infrastructure and services operations staff in the field, particularly in order to improve the impact and the financial and economic analysis of projects.
    • Advise operational staff on aviation and air transport infrastructure and services trends and the consequences they have for future project development and design.
    • Identify appropriate aviation and air transport infrastructure and services training for internal and external stakeholders.

    Management:

    • Manage a team of consultants on aviation and air transport infrastructure and services to meet demanding Key Performance Indicators.
    • Develop and safeguard the Bank's brand as a source of aviation and air transport infrastructure and services knowledge for Africa by detailing the quality of output expected from the division and ensuring that it is attained.
    • Manage the administrative budget for the division.
    • Mobilize resources from donors to support the work of the division.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Hold at least a Master's Degree or its equivalent in Civil Engineering, Transport Engineering, Aviation & Air Engineering, Transport Planning, Transport Economics, Transport Logistics, or related discipline.
    • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in Multi-lateral Financial Institutions, with proven experience in developing countries.
    • Ideally, will have public and/or private sector experience in Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services.
    • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
    • Planning and organizing: Establishes a systematic course of action for self and others in order to accomplish objectives; determines priorities and allocates resources effectively.
    • Client orientation: Ensures that the client is considered to be of primary importance in all transactions and interactions. Strives to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, and ensures that the client receives the best possible service from the Bank.
    • Communication: Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.
    • Highly developed technical and strategic knowledge of Aviation & Air Transport infrastructure and Services.
    • Good knowledge of financing instruments and options.
    • An ability to make sense of complexity and to express this simply both in writing and orally.
    • Effective consultation and advisory skills to ensure relevancy.
    • Ability to lead a team of specialists and to take forward projects, often in collaboration with other partners.
    • Attention to detail to create quality output and to set standards for the team.
    • Mentoring to develop skills within the team and to improve the quality of output and outcomes.
    • Budget management.
    • Objective setting and staff evaluation.
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
    • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and preferably SAP.

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    Principal Highway Transport Officer

     

    Reference: ADB/17/431
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: PL4
    Position N°: 50093740

    The Complex

    • The Vice-Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.
    • The complex main functions are to (i) strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development, (ii) support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and (iii) place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa.
    • The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

    The Hiring Department

    • The role of the Infrastructure and Urban Development Directorate is to foster infrastructure and urban development in Africa through appropriate policies and strategies as well as projects and programs interventions which the Bank might finance on national, regional or continent-wide basis.

    The Position

    • The Principal Highway Transport Officer will lead the development of policies, strategies and project and programs related to roads and highways development initiatives supported by the Bank in regional member countries.

    The Purpose of the Job

    • To act as the Bank's principal expert on Roads and Highways development with particular emphasis on policy, institutional development, project development, Public Private Partnerships (PPP), financing and regulation.
    • To strengthen and maintain the Bank's understanding of the roads and highway subsector and its role in the development of the continent
    • To advise on policy, institutional and regulatory reforms, and future investments in the subsector by the Bank and its regional member countries.
    • To lead the identification, preparation, appraisal, and implementation supervision of roads and highways projects and programs.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the general guidance and supervision of the Division Manager, the Principal Highway Transport Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

    Roads and Highways Policy, strategy, business plan:

    • Devise, maintain and revise the roads and highways development business plan of the Bank in consultation with internal stakeholders and taking account of long-term trends in transport and logistics and the development of the continent;
    • Ensure the appropriate implementation of the business plan through communication and advice to all relevant stakeholders in the Bank, particularly operations functions, and define a monitoring framework;
    • Identify and develop any necessary policies to underpin the business plan;
    • Consult as necessary with external partners and Regional and non-Regional Member Countries on the form and efficacy of the business plan.

    Roads and Highways Knowledge:

    • Manage a team to develop and maintain the Bank's expertise on roads and highways to support the development goals of the Bank and the continent;
    • Devise the Bank's contribution to key roads and highways development themes and represent the Bank at global, regional and national conferences and workshops on roads and highway;
    • Coordinate and work alongside key partners, such as other Multilateral Development Banks, the International Road Federation, and the African Transport Policy Program (SSATP) to design roads and highways programs and solutions for the economic and social development of Africa;
    • Publish major studies and reports on roads and highways, taking into account the comparative advantage that the Bank can bring to bear to any specific subject or theme. Convene associated workshops and learning events to disseminate best practices across Africa;
    • Develop and maintain, in collaboration with partners, a detailed database of statistics, publications, and economic models relating to roads and highways transport and services in Africa;
    • Identify appropriate roads and highways training for internal and external stakeholders.

    Roads and Highways Projects and Programs:

    • Act as a focal point for advice to Regional Member Countries on roads and highways issues and lead policy dialogue with governments in advancing policy, regulatory and institutional reforms in the road sector;
    • Lead the development of technical assistance programs to provide cutting edge advice on roads and highways development, private sector participation, highways concessions and foster public and private partnerships;
    • Lead the origination and financial structuring of roads and highways projects in regional member countries in collaboration and with the support of operations staff based in the regions and ensuring the optimum use of all the Bank's financing instruments;
    • Advise and support operational staff based in the regions on roads and highways projects implementation and ensure appropriate coordination of actions in supporting clients during the project procurement, execution and monitoring phase.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Hold at least a Master's Degree or its equivalent in Civil Engineering, Transportation/Traffic Engineering, Highway Engineering, or related discipline
    • Dual qualification in Transportation Engineering and Business, Finance, or Management is desirable.
    • Have a minimum of six (6) years of experience in highway infrastructure development in the public or private sector with proven experience in at least two key aspects including planning, design, construction, financing, regulation.
    • Public and/or private sector experience involving Public Private Partnerships for ports development, concessions, or privatization.
    • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
    • Develop and deliver innovative solutions to clients - Proactively addresses clients’ needs.
    • Collaborate within teams and across functional boundaries, provides own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives.
    • Ability to make sense of complexity, interpret a wide range of information and make smart decisions.
    • Effective consultation and advisory skills coupled with a client orientation to ensure relevancy.
    • Range of inter-personal skills and an ability to vary their use according to the audience.
    • Create, apply and share knowledge across the Bank to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients.
    • Thorough knowledge of roads and highways development, Institutions and regulations.
    • Foundational knowledge of road and highway transport services and trucking industry business models with ability to apply/recommend operationally relevant solutions and lessons for clients.
    • Knowledge and experience in development and understanding of policy making process; project and program design, execution, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Policy dialogue skills - Ability to identify and assess critical policy issues and actively dialogue with governments and/or other stakeholders to develop solutions.
    • Ability to lead a team of specialists and to take forward projects, often in collaboration with other partners.
    • Attention to detail to create quality output and to set standards for the team.
    • Mentoring to develop skills within the team and to improve the quality of output and outcomes.
    • Ability to assess cost/benefits of alternative options, select optimum solution and allocate budget and resources to achieve results.
    • Ability to articulate clear objectives, set ambitious but achievable targets and monitor execution and results.
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
    • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
    • Knowledge of SAP, HDM4, and broad knowledge of capabilities and limitations of roads and highway engineering software packages is desirable.

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    Chief Urban Mobility Officer

     

    Reference: ADB/17/138/2
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: PL3
    Position N°: 50054426

    The Complex

    • The Vice-Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.
    • The complex main functions are to (i) strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development, (ii) support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and (iii) place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa.
    • The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

    The Hiring Department

    • The role of the Infrastructure and Urban Development Department is to foster advancement of infrastructure and cities in Africa by detailed development of appropriate interventions which the Bank might finance on a regional, national or a continent-wide basis.
    • The Chief urban mobility Officer is responsible for urban mobility aspects of the transport and logistics sector in support of the Bank's vision.

    The Position
    The purpose of the position is as follows:

    • To act as the Bank's principal expert on urban mobility involving bus rapid transit system, rail rapid transit system, light rail transit system and non-motorized transit system in urban areas.
    • To strengthen and maintain the Bank's understanding of the urban mobility issues and their roles in the development of the continent.
    • Conduct policy dialogue with the government in improving urban mobility policy, strategy and implementation in transport infrastructure and services.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Chief urban mobility Officer will perform the following duties:
    Urban Mobility Strategy:

    • Contribute to the transport policy of the Bank in consultation with internal stakeholders and taking account of long-term trends in transport and logistics and the development of the continent.
    • Ensure the appropriate implementation of the policy through communication and advise to all relevant stakeholders in the Bank, particularly operations functions, and define a monitoring framework.
    • Identify and develop any necessary policies to underpin the transport strategy.
    • Consult as necessary with external partners and Regional and non-Regional Member Countries on the form and efficacy of the policy and planning.

    Urban Mobility Knowledge:

    • Lead analytical and advisory activities on urban mobility, and conduct economic and sector work to inform and underpin the downstream intervention of the Bank in project and program design in the transport sector.
    • Manage a team to develop and maintain the Bank's expertise on urban mobility to support regional integration initiatives the Bank, the regional economic communities and the continent as a whole.
    • Devise the Bank's contribution to key urban mobility themes.
    • Coordinate and work alongside key partners, such as other Multilateral Development Banks and the World Economic Forum to design transport sector -based programs and solutions.
    • Publish major studies and reports on urban mobility issues for development, taking into account the comparative advantage that the Bank can bring to bear to any specific subject or theme. Convene associated workshops and media events to solidify the learning across Africa.
    • Develop and maintain, in collaboration with partners, a detailed database of statistics and urban mobility options and mass transit authorities to support sustainability of transport infrastructure and services.

    Urban Mobility Advice:

    • Act as a focal point for advice to Regional Member Countries on transport corridor development and management of urban mobility issues.
    • Represent the Bank at global, regional and national conferences and workshops on some urban mobility issues.
    • Provide cutting edge advice on transport sector investments to foster public and private partnerships and the use of all the Bank's financing instruments.
    • Provide direct support to Complex Transport Infrastructure and Services operations staff in the field.
    • Advise operational staff on transport infrastructure and services trends and the consequences they have for future project development and design.
    • Identify appropriate relevant training for internal and external stakeholders.

    Management:

    • Manage a team of consultants on transport sector issues to meet demanding Key Performance Indicators.
    • Manage the administrative budget for the division.
    • Mobilize resources from donors to support the work of the division.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Urban Mass Transit Planning, Transport Engineering, Transport Economics, Transport Policy Public Policy, or related discipline.
    • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in Multilateral Financial Institutions, with proven experience in developing countries.
    • Ideally, will have public and/or private sector experience in Transport sector with specialization in a) Urban mobility policy and strategy aspects, b) Mass transit planning/BRT/LRT and NMT.
    • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
    • Planning and organizing: Establishes a systematic course of action for self and others in order to accomplish objectives; determines priorities and allocates resources effectively.
    • Client orientation: Ensures that the client is considered to be of primary importance in all transactions and interactions. Strives to understand, and when appropriate, anticipate client needs, and ensures that the client receives the best possible service from the Bank.
    • Communication: Provides clear and concise oral and written communication; presents oral information with clarity and appropriate style and adapts language and style to suit the requirements of a particular audience.
    • Highly developed technical and strategic knowledge of urban mobility.
    • Good knowledge of financing instruments and options.
    • An ability to make sense of complexity and to express this simply both in writing and orally.
    • Effective consultation and advisory skills to ensure relevancy.
    • Ability to lead a team of specialists and to take forward projects, often in collaboration with other partners.
    • Attention to detail to create quality output and to set standards for the team.
    • Mentoring to develop skills within the team and to improve the quality of output and outcomes.
    • Budget management.
    • Objective setting and staff evaluation.
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
    • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and preferably SAP.

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