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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.

    Programme Coordinator


    Reference: ADB/17/444
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: PL6
    Position N°: 50093753

    The Complex

    • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Years’ Strategy (TYS) High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
    • The complex objectives are:
      • To develop, policy and strategy;
      • Provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions;
      • Develop new financing instruments;
      • The VP will act as the spoke person to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

    The Hiring Department

    • Within the context of the Bank’s High 5’s vision for Africa’s long-term economic transformation, the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department (AHAI) provides support for the delivery of the Bank’s Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025.
    • The Strategy aims to end hunger and rural poverty in the next decade through self-sufficiency in eighteen (18) priority commodity value chains specific to the continent’s agro-ecological zones.
    • Realizing the objectives set forth in the Strategy requires increased productivity; value addition; investment in infrastructure; an enabling agribusiness environment; capital flows; and inclusivity, sustainability and effective nutrition.
    • The Department leads the effort to transform African agricultural systems for greater competitiveness, inclusivity and sustainability, and for enhanced job creation and poverty reduction in Bank Group Regional Member Countries.
    • Feed Africa’s many Flagships include the ENABLE Youth initiative, Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT), Agro poles and Agro-Processing Zones, Blue Economy, Risk Sharing and Finance Mechanisms (RSFM), and Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA).

    The Position
    The Programme Coordinator reports to the Director, Agriculture and Agro-industry Department. In the context described above, the Programme Coordinator assists AHAI management in the following ways:

    • The overall coordination of the implementation of the Department’s work programme and related assignments.
    • Collecting, processing and analyzing data on the Department’s lending and non-lending work programme.
    • Assisting the Department in ensuring effective delivery of the work programme.
    • Developing briefs and reports related to the Department’s activities for submission to other organizational units of the Bank, senior management and other relevant clients.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the overall supervision of the Director, AHAI and in close collaboration with AHAI’s management team, the incumbent’s main duties and responsibilities will be as follows:

    • Contribute to the preparation of the Department’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), ensure their consistency with KPIs of the AHVP Vice-Presidency and prepare regular status reports and annual activity reports.
    • Maintain the portfolio database of the Department (active and pipeline projects).
    • Coordinate the preparation and monitoring of quarterly mission schedules and collating related data of reports.
    • Ensure close follow up of the Department’s activities and regularly update work programmes on the basis of the established processing schedule.
    • Carry out analysis of supervision data, disbursement ledgers; loan cancellation data in the Department’s portfolio.
    • Carry out analysis to improve the department’s portfolio, and in particular, report on the performance of activities of projects at risk.
    • Follow-up on borrowers’ fulfilment of the general and specific conditions applicable to loans and grants, for example audit reports.
    • Prepare the Department’s work programme and budget and monitor implementation.
    • Assist in the organizing events, workshops and seminars.
    • Work closely with Regional Managers and Task Managers in tracking and reporting on implementation of the Feed Africa Strategy.
    • Coordinate responses to queries and invitations concerning the Department.
    • Keep up to date information for exchange with development partners and institutions such as bilateral donors (DFID, AFD, etc.), multilateral donors (World Bank, IFAD, FAO, UNECA, EU, etc.).
    • Disseminate information on the activities and achievements of the Department and liaise with internal and external communication parties.
    • Represent the Department in coordination meetings with other organizational units of the Bank.
    • Liaise with the Corporate IT Services Department (CHIS) of the Bank, if necessary, for all issues relating to the Bank’s SAP system and other information technologies; play the role of SAP resource person in the Department; provide technical assistance to staff of the Department in the use of SAP-PS.
    • Liaise with other key organizational units of the Bank, including AHVP front Office, the budget department (SNPB), the partnerships and resource mobilization department (FIRM), etc.
    • Carry out any other duties pertinent to the work of the Department, assigned by the Management Team, such as budget management and resource mobilization.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Agriculture or a related field.
    • Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant professional experience, and demonstrated ability to efficiently manage and perform multiple tasks.
    • Good working knowledge of operations, particularly the information required for project cycle activities and portfolio management, planning, work programmes, budget preparation and financial management.
    • Ability to analyze information from different sources and play an advisory role to management and staff.
    • Highly satisfactory coordination, facilitation, communication and analytical skills.
    • Ability to work in teams, resourcefulness, attention to detail, client orientation and good decision-making ability.
    • Experience with International Organizations would be an additional asset.
    • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
    • Innovation and creativity.
    • Problem solving.
    • Communication.
    • Team working and relations.
    • Client orientation
    • Operational effectiveness
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
    • Knowledge of SAP is advantageous.

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    Team Assistant (French Translation)


    Reference: ADB/17/284
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: GS7
    Position N°: 50001488

    The Complex

    • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services (CHVP) Complex ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.
    • The Complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity, and health and safety strategies.

    The Hiring Department/Division

    • The primary role of the Language Services Department is to ensure, as required by the Bank's Agreement, the accessibility in the two working languages of the Bank (English and French, and on occasion Arabic and Portuguese) of all issues and documents submitted to the Senior Management and governing bodies of the Bank, for efficient decision-making aimed at the achievement of the Bank's mission.
    • Within the Language Services Department, the mandate of the Translation Division is to provide high-level translation services by ensuring quality translation of all Bank documents, as well as editing key documents such as the Bank Group's Annual Report.

    The Position

    • Under the general supervision of the Division Manager, Translation Division, the Team Assistant (French translation) shall provide administrative and technical support to the team, and contribute to the translation process to ensure the smooth functioning of the Division and its effectiveness in meeting its mandate.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The Team Assistant (French translation) will:

    • Provide administrative and general support services to the French Translation team;
    • Maintain all files and archives pertaining to the team;
    • Follow up the implementation of the team’s work program;
    • Help coordinate and organize internal and external events of the Division;
    • Assist the team in maintaining close contacts with Departments, Regional and Country Offices;
    • Provide information to requesters and external translators on Bank rules, policies and procedures relating to translation;
    • Guide clients, and respond to their requests as needed;
    • Assess amended versions of documents to determine the work load involved and report to Management;
    • Proofread documents as required by Management;
    • Translate short messages, as well as annexes, graphs and tables included in documents as required by Management; 
    • Maintain contacts with external translators and provide them with feedback on their services and performances, as instructed by the team leader; 
    • Help organize, monitor and follow up translation projects.

    Selection Criteria
    Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    • Hold at least a Bachelor' Degree in Translation or a closely related discipline.
    • At least three (5) years of practical experience, three (3) of which should have been spent working in or with an international organization (preferably in multilateral development banks).
    • Good knowledge of specialized translation software or ability to learn about such software quickly and apply new technologies.
    • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
    • Capacity to overcome work pressure and meet tight deadlines.
    • Client focused and strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to communicate efficiently (written and oral) in English and French.
    • Excellent writing skills and a sound mastery of various language standards.
    • Ability to use all the Microsoft standard software used in the Bank and Practical knowledge of Computer assisted translation (CAT) tools.

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    Senior Assessment Centre Assistant


    Reference: ADB/17/416
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: GS 8
    Position N°: 50071290

    The Complex

    • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.
    • The complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on people, information technology, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity and, health and safety strategies.

    The Hiring Department

    • The role of the Human Resources Management department is to develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, processes and practices which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda. Core to the Human Resources Strategy will be the attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
    • In order to create a truly transformed human resources work-way, the Human Resources Management department is structured around a triangular Model: Business Partnerships for strategy, client contracting and human resources delivery; Centers of Expertise/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and staff development and training and best practice benchmarking; Human Resources Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees outreach. This new Human Resources Model will deliver a world-class employee life-cycle experience.

    The Position

    • The Assessment Centre Assistant carries out administrative tasks at the Centre under the supervision of the Recruitment Officer.
    • He/she performs a variety of complex duties and provides specialized assistance to hiring units and applicants in the Assessment Centre; organizes and coordinates the activities and daily operations of the Centre; assures compliance with recruitment policies and guidelines; prepares and maintains records, reports and statistical data related to the assessment program.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the Supervision of the Recruitment Officer, the Assessment Centre Assistant will: 
    Coordination and Scheduling:

    • Escort and brief participants to ensure their acclimatization to the layout of the Assessment Centre and the program.
    • Meet and greet candidates, panelist and assessors and escort them to ensure timely arrival to rooms where activities will take place.
    • Provide logistical support, including catering arrangement, name tags, room reservations, room set up as required by Assessment Centre Activity
    • Assist in the administration of test and scoring to ensure accurate, timely management of documentation including data collation and assuring data security.
    • Act as the focal point in the organization of Assessment Centre training and briefing including:
    • Logistical coordination of all Assessment Centre training materials
    • Drafting invitation emails to staff and potential Assessors and Panelists
    • Monitoring registration and attendance,
    • Work with e-learning consultant to ensure accurate data of trainings and availability of participants.
    • Schedule and communicate to candidates, panelists and assessors the various activities in the Assessment Centre (AC).
    • Organize, coordinate and oversee the day-to-day operations of the Assessment Centre, including preparation of materials, photocopying, printing and scanning for inclusion in various participant packs (e.g., schedules, curriculum vitas (CVs), vacancy notices (VNs), competencies, scoring sheets, questions, scenarios, case studies, etc.)
    • Prepare assessment or training rooms ensuring that the necessary supplies and materials are in place for various activities (e.g., writing test, group exercises, interviews, etc.).
    • Participate in briefings, role plays and other assessment activities, as and when requested
    • Contribute to review of materials and debriefs. Make recommendations for materials or process improvement
    • Support the Recruitment Officer in developing budgets and proposals for the assessment function; review past expenditures and projected needs for testing materials, supplies, and other items.

    Reporting and Data Management:

    • Collect Assessment Centre scoring sheets from Panelists and Assessors and process the data into a specific database
    • Ensure accurate candidate performance data is available for integration session
    • Capture the scores from the various Assessment Centre activities and input them into the database in preparation for the integration session
    • Maintain effective records and notetaking, including capturing highlights of discussions about each candidate's performance and areas for development. Confirm with Integrator before record is final.
    • Ensure accurate report is produced in a timely manner after the Assessment Centre
    • Archive Assessment Centre materials (scoring sheet, candidate written test answers, scores, report)

    Appointment of Candidates:

    • Recommend successful candidate to hiring organizational unit
    • Make offer to candidates
    • Coordinate the appointment process and hand-over relevant file to HR administration

    Selection Criteria
    Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

    • Hold at least a Bachelor's Degree or BAC+4 or Maîtrise or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or other related disciplines
    • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant practical working experience at levels of increasing responsibility, preferably in an international organization
    • A certification or training in learning design and implementation will be an added advantage
    • Practical experience in administration of knowledge and training is desirable.
    • Knowledge of recruitment processes and day-to-day operations and activities of Assessment Centres
    • Ability to effectively manage centre logistics and have good knowledge of budgeting and planning
    • Experience in financial and statistical recordkeeping techniques is an asset.
    • Have experience in interviewing techniques as well as test techniques
    • Strong sense of accountability and ownership;
    • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, and to obtain collaboration of internal and external partners and contacts;
    • Demonstrated leadership, end-to-end ownership, and the ability to manage in a matrix type diverse organization.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically.
    • A high sense of initiative, enthusiasm and good team spirit, good organizational and interpersonal skills are strongly desired
    • Candidate must have high level of integrity and confidentiality
    • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment, and to complete tasks independently with minimal supervision;
    • Ability to communicate effectively, build partnerships and influence at all levels of the organization, including senior management, by providing appropriate and tailored information in a timely manner;
    • Ability to grasp and quickly learn internal systems with flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances and the creativity in delivering solutions to business issues and problems.
    • Ability to deal with multiple tasks simultaneously and to identify and manage interdependencies;
    • Strong interpersonal and excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to deal with all levels of the client organization in a diverse, international institution structure.
    • Strong time management and organizational skills;
    • 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; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

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    Director - The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption


    Reference: ADB/17/437
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: EL 4
    Position N°: 50092340

    The Complex

    • 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 ADB and the ADF.
    • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat(PSEG).

    The Hiring Department

    • The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC) plays an integral role in achieving this mandate by protecting the Bank’s corporate image and reputation, and improving the continent's investment climate through the deterrence, prevention and reduction of fraud, corruption, staff misconduct and other harmful practices within the Bank Group.
    • The PIAC has the overriding mandate to undertake unhindered investigations into allegations of corruption, fraud and other malpractices in Bank Group Financed Operations and conduct investigations into allegations of misconduct involving staff members of the Bank.

    The Position

    • The Director PIAC will be responsible for managing and coordinating the overall mandate of PIAC. The job holder will oversee all the investigation allegations of misconduct by Bank Staff, as well as allegations of fraud and corruption and sanctionable practices in activities, programs and projects financed by the Bank Group. In undertaking investigations, the job holder will maintain the highest standards of professional proficiency and integrity.
    • The Director PIAC is responsible for managing PIAC and ensuring that it fulfills its role of leading the Bank Group’s effort in the detection, investigation and reporting of violations of Bank Group’s standards of institutional integrity, including fraud, corruption and unethical behaviors and also develops preventive measures to proactively reduce the potential for misconduct, fraud or corruption within Bank Group operations.
    • The Director will ensure high standards of excellence and will maintain strong partnerships within the Bank Group. The job’s objective is also to ensure confidentiality during the investigation of all allegations of corruption and staff misconduct, and provide Management with independent and objective appraisals.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the supervision and guidance of the President, the Director - The Office Of Integrity And Anti-Corruption (PIAC) will:

    • Manage the staff of the Department: determine the necessary human and professional requirements of the department;
    • Develop and maintain a qualified group of staff and an organizational structure that provides for the efficient and effective prevention and investigation of all of the Bank's internal programs and activities;
    • Ensure coordination of activities and cooperation between divisions; promote teamwork within the department;
    • And ensure that the work is accomplished in the most cost and time efficient manner; review and approve annual performance evaluation and counsel staff on performance, training and career development issue and make recommendations on reward and disciplinary actions as necessary; resolve serious employee complaints; write/review departmental position descriptions to ensure that they are current and that they reflect the work required by the organization.
    • Establish and promote PIAC’s vision, goals, development strategies, accountability standards and key result areas (KRAs) in support of the Bank Group’s objectives, in compliance with the established policies and to ensure that its own funds and funds entrusted to it are used for their intended purposes.
    • Plan, develop and build up effective operations for PIAC and establish performance and accountability guidelines that ensure consistency in decision-making.
    • Implement best international practices for the detection, investigation and prevention of staff misconduct, fraud and corruption. To that end, develop procedures governing the investigation process and the application of sanctions and other remedies to be applied as a result of investigative findings.
    • Develop corporate strategies in cooperation with relevant Bank Group units, such as CHHR, the Ethics Office, the Legal Department and the Fiduciary, Inspection Procurement and Financial Management Department and Bank’s Regional and country offices carry out the Investigative and Prosecutorial (Staff integrity Function) activities and the prevention , detection and deterrence of staff misconduct, fraud and corruption within the context of the Bank Group’s overall governance and anticorruption strategies, including raising awareness of the deleterious effects of fraud and corruption in the Bank’s operations.
    • Investigate act of misconduct including but are not limited to, harassment, conflict of interest, abuse of power, data privacy, professional conduct, gifts and decorations, personal and private issues (when the bank’s name , image and reputation is at risk) and the misuse  of Bank resources (travel, benefits, allowances, P-Cards or petty cash, etc.).
    • Provide advice and counsel to Staff and Management, investigate all allegations of staff misconduct.
    • Ensure that all cases of misconduct are investigated in line with Staff Bill of rights and obligations;
    • Promoting a culture of integrity.
    • Encourage a ‘speak up culture’ in line with the codes of the international civil service
    • Direct outreach programs, train and disseminate lessons learned from investigative results to Bank Group staff, Bank Group clients and other relevant external parties.
    • Recruit, train, mentor, coach and provide overall management of a multi-faceted team consistent with PIAC’s business requirements.
    • Prepare operational and salary budgets and efficiently manage and monitor expenses relative to the budget and resources allocated to PIAC.
    • Ensure prompt and appropriate review consistent with established standards of all allegations and determine the viability of investigations.
    • Represent the Bank Group in national and international fora on workplace misconduct, anticorruption and fraud and collaborate and cooperate with other institutions, notably, multilateral development institutions and other institutions engaged in the same functions as PIAC and develop best practices with comparator institutions to establish benchmarks with a view to improve internal processes.
    • Collaborate to organize interactive workshops with the Offices of the General Counsel, Ethics Officer and the Ombudsman and other relevant units and departments.
    • Collaborate to organize interactive meetings with the Office of the Auditor General with regards to controls failure detected during the investigation activities.
    • Meet as required with the President and prepare quarterly and annual reports to update the Office of the President and the Board of Directors on the appropriate actions to be taken as a result of investigative findings and preventive activities.
    • Carrying out such other duties as may be reasonably requested by the President and/or the Board.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • Holds at least a Master's Degree or its university equivalent in Law, Legal Studies, Forensic Accounting, Criminal Justice and Investigation, Criminology or related disciplines.
    • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of extensive and progressive experience in the anti-corruption and/or governance arena and in delivering best practice investigative and preventive services in large, complex organizations with significant activity in Africa, including governmental entities in the same areas, 7 years of which must be at a managerial level.
    • Litigation experience; Admission to the Bar (or equivalent) in at least one jurisdiction would be an advantage. Experience in Law enforcement is also an advantage
    • Diplomatic skills, sensitivity to political and respect for cultural factors  and fostering teamwork
    • High level of integrity, moral values, and be widely respected and regarded for his/her competence and expertise and independence.
    • Working knowledge of international standards, policies, and mechanisms to effectively reduce the risk of fraud and corruption and to promote transparency and accountability.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of investigative practices, procedures and principles.
    • Understanding of forensic techniques, specifically in areas related to financial, procurement and operational fraud.
    • Strong  analytical  skills,  decisive  decision  making  and  an  ability  to  conceive,  formulate,  and  implement  policies  and programs;
    • Strategic  mindset;  strong  capacity  to  analyze  actions  from  the  perspectives  of  stakeholders  and  translate  strategic thinking into compelling plan of action;
    • Ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.
    • A good understanding of governance issues and anti-corruption work.
    • 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 Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

    Method of Application

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