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  • Posted on: 11 October, 2017 Deadline: 23 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.

    Chief Staff Training & Development Officer

     

    Reference: ADB/17/054/3
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: PL3
    Position N°: 50054200

    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, IT, 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 HR Strategy will be the attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
    • In order to create a truly transformed HR work-way, the Human Resources Management Department is structured around a triangular Model: Business Partnerships for strategy, client contracting and HR delivery, Centers of Expertise/Subject Matter Experts for internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and staff development and training  and best practice benchmarking, HR Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees outreach. This new HR Model will deliver a world-class employee life-cycle experience.
    • The Staff Development and Training Division embeds a strategic approach to human resource development and management that results in more effective talent and performance management including Strategic sourcing and Career development and mobility, Leadership Development, Compensation and rewards, and Policy and compliance.

    The Position

    • The Chief Staff Training and Development main role is to develop, update, maintain and enhance effective strategies, policies and training, talent acquisition programmes that will ensure that the Bank’s workforce and its competencies are aligned to the current and future skill requirements of the organization. To this end the following competencies are essential for a successful delivery:
    • Strategic thinking: generation of strategic plans and translating them into practical processes and systems to achieve required outcomes for the business function
    • Planning: assessment of the workforce's current skill levels and compare them with the skills required to meet future business objectives. That will enable the discussion of trainings/resources needs including various methods of delivery and securing the appropriate support.
    • Administration: administration, coordination and reporting: ensure return on investment of talents acquisition and development. These activities results shall be in line with the planning and budget allocation and issue report for management information and for recording.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager – Staff Development and Training, the Chief Training & development Officer will undertake three (3) core activities i) Leadership and Employee Development, ii) Talent Management and Mobility and iii) Talent Acquisition (Recruitment). He/ she is responsible for the following:

    • Support the Division Manager in leading and overseeing relevant global strategies and processes associated to talent acquisition, workforce planning, job descriptions and evaluations, job classification, assessment centres, diversity programs, succession and planning, the Young Professionals and Internship Programs, and Leadership and Employee development for the Bank.
    • Accordingly, lead/ supervise the Leadership & Employee Development, Recruitment and Talent Management & Mobility Officers; ensuring alignment of strategy, processes and outcomes associated to talent acquisition, talent management, mobility, workforce planning and employee/ leadership development.
    • Develop relevant long, medium and short-term programs and strategies and maintain an annual Global Learning Plan for the Bank based on identified business and capacity needs in liaison with business functions and relevant HRBPs. Modify and improve programs as needed to ensure continuous improvement and relevance, where necessary.
    • Analyse global capacity development needs of the Bank in partnership with management and conduct surveys to identify capacity development needs and requirements using effective mechanisms and processes for skills analyses and gap analysis. Assist organizational units design and establish appropriate development strategies towards improvement and development of required technical skills
    • Design and maintain global leadership and personal development programs such as the Leadership and Management Development Program, Coaching programs, Mentorship, etc.
    •  Ensure that these programs address and improve global requirements associated to competency-based learning, organizational culture, work environment, staff productivity and leadership measures e.g. Employee Engagement Index, Managerial and Leadership Effective Index, etc.
    • Lead the development of the Bank’s Staff Capacity Development Strategy to ensure that knowledge products support the Bank’s overall strategy that staff are informed and knowledgeable about learning offerings and post-training evaluations are done to determine ROI and relevance of the programs.
    • Identify and procure appropriate capacity development providers and ensure that best value for money in area of responsibility.
    • Identify and recommend alternative sources of financial, technical resources and cost effective partnerships with bilateral organizations for economic implementation of capacity development programs.
    • Facilitate Succession and Career planning and development in liaison with relevant stakeholders, including business units, HRBPs, the Performance Management and Talent and Mobility team.
    • Train instructors and supervisors in techniques and skills for training and dealing with employees.
    • As such, evaluate instructor performance and the effectiveness of capacity development programs, providing recommendations for improvement.
    • Design and oversee the induction and on boarding programs to ensure that new hires are properly inducted and aware of all internal rules, regulations and policies of the Bank.
    • In liaison with relevant business functions, develop testing and evaluation procedures to ensure that skills and knowledge available in the Bank addresses the Bank’s Business strategy.
    • Develop and disseminate manuals, multimedia visual aids, and other materials in the area of responsibility.
    • Provide expertise and facilitate the transfer and management of knowledge to ensure the Bank’s sustainability.
    • Develop and implement both virtual learning and other contents that will support the effective delivery of professional academies in the African development bank Academy; including identifying and implementing appropriate learning technologies for the Bank; and providing leadership on the development and implementation of e-learning products for the Bank.
    • Generate annual appraisal reports relevant to the Leadership & Employee Development (training), Recruitment and Talent Management & Mobility and career development activities of the Bank and recommend relevant improvements.
    • Adapt best-practices in Leadership & Employee Development (staff capacity development strategies), Recruitment and Talent Management & Mobility and career from Multilateral Development Banks, International Financial Institutions and other international organizations such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank etc. to the needs of the Bank.
    • In collaboration with Programing and Budget Department and supported by staff in charge of Leadership and Employee development, Talent Management and Mobility Officer and the Recruitment Officer, lead the development and appropriate implementation of the annual  work programs and associated budgets, as agreed with the Director.
    • Provide support to HR initiatives that will enhance the Bank’s development agenda.
    • Define own and his/her support staff mid and short term planning, quality procedures, and client service level agreements to ensure that they are in line with the work programmes and take appropriate action to achieve quality of the deliverables.
    • Maintain effective communication and collaboration with the other units of the Bank to ensure continued relevance to business needs and support to Human Resources Management Department and other departments' missions and objectives. E.g. collaboration with Chief Economist (Chief Economist/Vice Presidency for Economic Governance and Knowledge Complex in the development of strategies, knowledge and capacity development packs that can be seamlessly deployed within the Bank and the Regional Member Countries.
    • Ensure full compliance with the Bank's control and reporting procedures, inform his/her management frequently about his/her results, current and anticipated issues, and propose solutions to address them.
    • Enforce the Bank's ethics, health, safety, security, environment and hygiene policies and procedures, and report shortcomings to his/her management, in order to ensure an optimal working environment to his/her support staff, external partners and visitors.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • Hold at least a Master's or equivalent degree in Human Resources Management, Organisational Development, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Sector Management or related discipline.
    • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in the area of designing and implementing employee and leadership Training & Development, Organisational Design & Development and competency frameworks.
    • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
    • Very good knowledge of learning and staff development principles.
    • An in-depth knowledge of Learning platforms designs and management, e-learning content design, architectural design and implementation and management; Specialised Training and development qualifications; Professional certifications e.g. CIPD, SHRM; Workplace assessment/ psychometric qualifications, are considered as an advantage.
    • Experience in talent acquisition, mobility, performance management, career development, talent management and succession processes is an added advantage.
    • Proven project management experience is preferable.
    • Strategic thinking.
    • Client Orientation.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to facilitate across all levels of business and collaborate with HR Business Partners and line leaders.
    • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
    • Strong analytical, management and decision-making skills to assess training needs and recommend appropriate solutions.
    • Ability to execute high-impact learning strategies that enhance people and business performance.
    • Specialist knowledge and experience in HR Strategy; and employee training and development.
    • Experience in change management, succession planning, diversity and career planning processes and programs, preferred.
    • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable clients and help them build their confidence and skills to deal with HR issues.
    • In-depth experience in applying HR Generalist knowledge to deliver full scope of strategic HR services in line with the Bank’s strategy needs/situation.
    • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
    • Ability to leverage stakeholders support to drive the Learning Agenda of the Bank that will enable it emerge as a Learning hub and Knowledge Broker for Africa.
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French or English, preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language.
    • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SAP, SharePoint) and HR Management Systems, Learning Management Systems, development and deployment of e-learning contents and  empowering learning in a virtual environment.

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    Senior Syndication Assistant

     

    Reference: ADB/17/455
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: GS8
    Position N°: 50093581

    The Complex

    • The Vice-Presidency for Finance 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 Hiring Department

    • The role of the Syndications and Financial Technical Services Department (FIST) is to mobilize and increase in Africa and outside Africa resources for the financing of investment projects and programmes; and promote investment in Africa of public and private capital in projects or programmes designed to contribute to the economic development or social progress of regional member countries.
    • The Co-Financing and Syndication Division (FIST.1) executes the following functions:
      • Provide centralised syndications, co-financing and financial technical services (i.e. client solutions) to the entire Bank Group cutting across both public and private sectors lending activities and across products;
      • Establish and coordinate the achievement of bank-wide co-financing targets and KPIs; and
      • Serve, through syndication and co-financing as a platform to build institutional capacity for two related activities, namely balance sheet management (risk mitigation on the existing portfolio) and agency functions which are the back office activities needed to support a full service syndication function.

    The Position

    • The Senior Syndication Assistant will support a dynamic team of professionals in, inter alia, tracking market terms and conditions (e.g. margins and fees, tenors, etc.), maintaining a database of co-financiers (e.g. regional DFIs, MDBs, , loan approvals and disbursements by loan products, and developing and marketing the Bank’s co-financing and B loan programs. The Senior Syndication Assistant will also research and prepare various market reports for Management, as needed. The main duties of the job holder includes but not limited to:
      • Provide administrative support; ensure the efficient functioning of the Division on a daily basis;
      • Coordinate all office management activities and interface with organizational units and external parties;
      • Track market players, market “best practices” and “typical” terms and conditions; and
      • Maintain a database of co-financiers (e.g. regional DFIs, MDBs, commercial banks, etc.), loan approvals and disbursements by loan products.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the supervision of  the Division Manager - Co-financing and Syndications, the Senior Syndication Assistant will perform the following:

    Workflow Management:

    • Devise and maintain efficient office systems.
    • Track and follow-up on documents, draft letters and memoranda, monitor incoming emails, deal with faxes and general correspondence and briefs.
    • Ensure secure filing of sensitive and confidential information.
    • Perform proof reading of translated documents to ensure comparability with the original texts.

    Office Administration:

    • Organize and attend to multiple meetings, appointments, luncheons and events to ensure that responsible management is well prepared.
    • Arrange travel, visa and accommodation; travel occasionally with management to provide general assistance. Arrange logistics for visiting delegations, including FIST.1 experts and consultants.
    • Handle internal and general public enquiries; screen telephone calls from within the bank and from external collaborators, and handle them as appropriate; welcome and look after visitors; organize and maintain electronic diaries and to make and follow-up on appointments.
    • Provide assistance to staff members reporting directly to the supervisor and to the FIST.1 experts, in addition to providing assistance to their direct reports.
    • Provide general administrative support for the Division by liaising with General Services Department (CHGS) in respect of office accommodation, allocation of office furniture, equipment and supplies as allocated to the Division. Request for repair and maintenance works and follow-up to ensure that such works have been satisfactorily carried out.
    • Initiate and prepare various administrative documents and forms, such as staff lists, staff absences (annual leave, home leave, excuses absence, and maternity leave), as well as statistical data on staff, as required.

    Resource Management:

    • Manage systems and subscriptions (in particular DebtDomain, but also LoanRadar, etc.); create and process expense reports in SAP.
    • Be conversant with DACON applications and procurement rules in regard to hiring of consultants.
    • Assist the management in issues concerning resources such as administrative budget; monitor and review expenses and bring issues to the attention of management.
    • Participate in the preparation of the annual budget and reporting by inputting data and monitoring thereof.
    • Participate in the monitoring and update data on work schedule and Key Performance Indicators.

    Analytical Work (General):

    • Produce documents, briefing papers, reports, spreadsheets and presentations.
    • Take notes at meetings, write letters, and prepare minutes as requested.
    • Assist where applicable with the programming of operational activities by using the appropriate software.

    Analytical Work (Specific):

    • Operate and maintain a database of investors / co-financiers and terms and conditions offered by transaction / loan product :
    • Keep track and follow up on transactions financed on the primary market through syndicated, parallel or A/B loans.
    • Keep track and follow up on transactions on the secondary market.
    • Identify terms and conditions (e.g. margins, fees, tenors, etc.) applicable to transactions or stated in loan agreements based on information available on the market or gathered through contacts with sponsors, other co-financiers, etc.
    • Development and marketing of co-financing and syndication products:
    • Support the research and the gathering of information on terms and conditions available for transactions on the market (primary and secondary).
    • Assist in the preparation of information memoranda, pricing notes, market soundings notes, etc.
    • Assist in developing training, communication and marketing materials as well as staff and borrowers’ information campaigns.
    • Conduct product analysis and keep abreast of financial innovation, monitor economic and political trends in the international bank debt markets, and assess impact on the competiveness of the Bank’s products, pricing, etc.
    • Research and provide all requisite background information on relevant bank debt markets, regulatory environment, etc., to assist in preparing relevant documents (including pitches, reports, and information memoranda).

    Selection Criteria
    Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

    • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Commerce, Business Administration or related discipline.
    • Training in secretarial science and / or administration and / or office management are added advantage. 
    • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience working in a senior executive office, preferably in an international commercial bank.
    • Background in investment and development banking with experience in working with private sector stakeholders will be an added advantage.
    • Budgeting and planning skills.
    • Finance - Working knowledge of a range of financing alternatives and financial instruments; can conduct a range of financial analyses.
    • Analytical skills.
    • Office administration and organization skills.
    • Basic knowledge of Bank loan products, debt markets, financial instruments, syndication strategies, project contractual environment and risk management methodologies.
    • Innovation and creativity.
    • Communication.
    • Client orientation.
    • Problem solving
    • Team working and relationships.
    • Operational effectiveness.
    • 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- Loan Administration.

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    Director, Governance and Public Financial Management

     

    Reference: ADB/17/452
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: EL5
    Position N°: 50092396

    The Complex

    • The Chief Economist and Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the Vice-President for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
    • The ECVP is responsible for providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.
    • The ECVP will inspire, generate and provide direct support to the President and Senior Management of the Bank on a broad range of technical and management issues within the broad remit of economic, finance, public financial governance, management and social economics.

    The Hiring Department

    • The Governance and Public Financial Management Coordination Department (ECGF) as part of the ECVP Complex, based at the Headquarters in Abidjan, is responsible for coordination of operationalization of the Bank’s governance policy, strategy and programmes, including lending and non-lending work.
    • The ECGF works in collaboration with the Development Research, African Development Institute, and Statistics Experts, in the ECVP, ensuring that the Bank’s substantive technical engagement with key policy and strategy processes in the area of governance and public management are properly coordinated; and that the Bank’s interventions in Regional Member Countries, through program based operations/ budget support and institutional strengthening projects promote effective and accountable governance and public financial management.

    The Position

    • The Director for the ECGF is the head of the department and serves as the coordinating and substantive technical anchor for the Bank’s engagement with key policy and strategy processes and the delivery of operations in the area of economic governance and public finance management, internally and externally.
    • The Director is also responsible for overall reporting on the Banks governance work and results.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the overall guidance of the Chief Economist and Vice President, the Director - ECGF will perform the following:
    Sector Strategy and Programming:

    • lead the assessment of the African Development Bank Governance Strategic Framework and Action Plan 2014-2018 and the preparation of the Bank’s new Economic Governance strategy;
    • Lead the preparation the Departmental annual work program and budget and ensure timely delivery and quality assurance;
    • Lead or participate in the review of policies, strategies, procedure and guidelines for Bank’s intervention in the area of governance and public financial management (PFM) and related activities;
    • Contribute to the development of appropriate strategies for intervening strengthening governance and PFM systems in line with Country Strategy Papers or Regional Integration Strategy Paper and related documents.
    • Lead the development and delivery of a work programme of economic and sector work (ESWs), research papers and policy papers;
    • Advise the Chief Economist / Vice-President on strategic options and approaches to improve program delivery and implementation.

    Leadership and Management:

    • Ensure the strategic staffing of ECGF
    • Lead and manage the department and ensure the team is high-performing, well-motivated and committed to the success of the Bank;
    • Lead, plan, and manage the activities and work programme of the department with appropriate delegation of day-to-day activities;
    • Ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness of the department in achieving the Bank’s strategic imperatives and the management of change.
    • Provide technical and managerial leadership to staff in the definition and realisation of the key performance indicators (KPIs) of the department;
    • Ensure the appropriate design and execution of the department’s programmatic contribution to the Governance Strategy;
    • Ensure effective budget resources management with the objective of cost saving;
    • Support the Bank’s regional integration efforts through the development and execution of major regional, transformative infrastructure and development projects to attain the Bank’s High 5s;
    • Strengthen the human and institutional capacities of countries, and deepen the capacity of the Bank to become the thought leader on knowledge products and advisory services to countries;
    • Build strong teams within the department and foster the highest levels of ethics, fiduciary responsibility and professionalism to protect and enhance the reputation of the Bank.

    Business Development:

    • Manage the delivery of the Governance lending programme for member countries in accordance with Bank policies and procedures;
    • Through close collaboration with the Regional Directorates, Sector Complexes, support countries in the development of country strategy papers and regional integration strategies that will drive country ownership and accelerated delivery on all “high-five” priorities of the Bank;
    • In partnership with the Director General for each region, develop business, together with the Regional teams, manage selected client relationships, and ensure high level of client satisfaction;
    • Drive the development of a robust pipeline of public and private projects, programs and analytical work through identification and preparation activities;
    • Drive the development and delivery of transformational projects for the region and the continent;
    • Lead the Department’s contribution to policy dialogue with governments to advance policy and institutional reforms in the areas of Planning, Programming, Governance, Regulations, asset management/maintenance, and Private Sector Participation;
    • Lead and drive the Department’s contribution to policy dialogue with Government Officials in the area of Economic Governance;
    • Spearhead regional business development and investment, driving resource mobilization across the countries under their remit and significantly growing the business of the Bank;
    • Develop critical resources and the technical capability necessary for sourcing and originating bankable projects. This will include collaboration with the private sector on projects with regional social impacts;
    • Execute and manage a diversified pipeline of investments in the area of Governance and Public Financial Management, to meet the Bank’s impact and profitability targets;
    • Identify direct investment opportunities for possible Bank financing and build up ECGF project pipeline;
    • Identify and secure co-financing opportunities, organization of joint promotional activities, etc.);
    • Select projects to be appraised for Management and Board consideration;
    • Supervise all stages of the project origination part of the project cycle;
    • Head multi-disciplinary teams comprising investment officers, economists, engineers and lawyers to identify; design, and appraise projects
    • Promote and ensure programmatic linkages between the work of the division and that of other Bank sectors, as required under the Governance Strategy;

    Building Relationships and Using Influence:

    • Lead the Department’s contribution in the creation of networks and partnerships for Economic Governance;
    • Build strong relationships with regional and local private businesses, RECs, UN organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners and Government officials to develop investment opportunities and to ramp up co-financing;
    • Coordinate the Bank’s relationships with institutions involved in the provision of budget support as well as institutional support for enhanced Governance and PFM (exchange of information on policies, operational experience, identification, preparation and appraisal).

    Performance Management:

    • Execute staff performance management, including work performance appraisal, assessment of staff potential and training and development needs;
    • Foster an environment that stimulates and rewards performance, initiative and innovation, and encourage continuous learning, open communication and teamwork.

    Selection Criteria
    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

    • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Economics, Public administration, Governance or related fields.
    • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of experience in governance, public sector management, policy formulation, revenue management, public expenditure or related areas. Out of these, five (5) years must be in managerial positions.
    • Strong experience in the design and delivery of operations (including investment projects and policy based operations), as well as project management.
    • In-depth understanding of governance and public management issues, including strong background in Africa and/or countries in transition.
    • Familiarity with operational policies and programming practices of multilateral organisation.
    • International experience working in development in several countries.
    • Private sector experience is an added advantage.
    • Sound understanding of macroeconomics, fiscal policy and public budgeting issues in developing countries and demonstrable experience of the operational policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral or multilateral organisations in Africa.
    • Have robust analytical skills and the ability to write and produce high quality technical reports.
    • Proven ability to conduct research, analyze and produce reports. Publications on topics related governance would be an added advantage.
    • Strong operational experience and ability to contribute to strategic thinking and to integrate strategies and policies into Bank programmes/projects.
    • Demonstrated ability to build and lead teams.
    • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in the work place in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
    • Strong leadership skills including the ability to mentor, coach and to work effectively in a matrix management environment, both as a team leader and team member.
    • Innovation and creativity.
    • Communication.
    • Client orientation.
    • Problem solving.
    • Team working and relationships.
    • Operational effectiveness.
    • Proven ability to build and lead a team of motivated staff, and utilize the talents and expertise of team members in a productive way.
    • Capacity to initiate and manage innovation and drive change.
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other. Knowledge of Arabic or Portuguese would be an added advantage.
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
    • Experience in the use of SAP is advantageous.

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    Lead Strategy Advisor

     

    Reference: ADB/17/443
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: PL2
    Position N°: 50071285

    The Complex

    • The Senior Vice-Presidency complex (SNVP) 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 SNVP 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 SNVP leads senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.

    The Hiring Department

    • The Strategy and Operational Policy Department (SNSP) plays a key role in shaping a corporate vision and a strategic perspective for the African Development Bank as well as developing the operational policies aimed at guiding the Bank’s agenda.
    • The primary roles of the department are: (i) to develop and help maintain (along with other units) corporate strategies and operational policies necessary for the Bank to deliver according to the spirit of its Charter and in line with the Bank’s 2013-2022 Strategy, the High 5 priorities, and other strategies; (ii) to play a prominent role in keeping the Bank a strategy-focused organization in line with its policies;  (iii) to support the Bank in raising its profile and engaging strategically at international fora, as well as to foster cross-fertilization and greater coordination with other Multilateral Development Banks ; and, (iv) to lead the Bank in the development of a new culture of innovation and change, including the incubation of new financial/non-financial  products and business lines.

    The Position
    The key objectives of the position of the Lead Strategy Advisor will be:

    • Provide support on the formulation of the Bank’s strategic policy objectives, and ensure their alignment with strategic planning and budgeting.
    • Work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to promote innovation within the Bank.
    • Advise on any new policy developments, and on the Bank’s response to emerging corporate issues.
    • Assist and advise the Director in planning, organizing, coordinating and leading the activities of the department.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the supervision of the Director, Strategy and Operational Policies, the Lead Strategy Advisor will perform the following duties:

    • Provide guidance and quality control in the preparation and the review of the planning and strategy documents
    • Identify emerging international issues, anticipate development finance trends, and provide advice on the Bank’s response to emerging international issues.
    • Coordinate the provision of analytical and technical support to Senior Management in preparation and follow up to high-level global policy fora, conferences, including Heads of Multilateral Development Bank meetings, United Nations Summits, and represent the Bank in these events, as required.
    • Coordinate the Bank’s participation in the work streams of the Multilateral Development Banks and Regional Development Banks, and (co)-represent the Bank in the working groups, including key strategy meetings.
    • Collaborate driving an innovation agenda at the Bank by originating new products and processes; and incubate new corporate initiatives.
    • Establish effective partnerships with internal, external customers and stakeholders, using a range of communication and facilitation skills towards new initiatives and business improvements.
    • Coordinate the Bank’s relationships with other multilateral development Banks, international organizations, and bilateral agencies at institutional level and strategy matters.
    • Provide analytical input and strategic advice for the Bank’s resource mobilization efforts (African Development Fund replenishments, African Development Bank general capital increases, and innovative financing options).
    • Support the HR and performance management of the department, including recruitment, goal setting, learning, feedback, staff performance reviews, performance improvement plans, documentation and record keeping.
    • Work closely with the Director and the Division Manager as a member of the departmental management team; represent the Director and Department at internal and external fora.

    Selection Criteria
    Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

    • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Economics, Macroeconomics or Development Economics, Finance, Strategic management, Engineering or related development fields and a broad knowledge of development issues gained through advanced study or work experience. A PhD is an added advantage.
    • Have a minimum of eight (08) years of relevant experience in Multilateral Financial Institutions. Proven combination of hands-on operational experience with strong analytical skills;
    • Good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members Countries.
    • Proven exposure to high-level policy development, negotiation, and debate fora.
    • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
    • Authoritative understanding of principles and concepts of strategic planning, global development policy debates and major development issues.
    • Excellent knowledge of the Bank or other similar intuitions’ strategy process and products.
    • Proven experience in strategic planning, financial analysis report writing and reviews; demonstrated experience in impact and scenario analysis.
    • Ability to provide technical leadership to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
    • Capacity to develop and adapt policies, approaches and models to meet emerging system needs and to enhance the continuing accuracy, integrity and accountability of the Bank's financial resources.
    • Ability to identify and analyze systemic issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations to resolve same.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse organization tailoring language, tone, style and format to match audience.
    • Ability to think “out of the box” and drive institutional change.
    • Innovation and creativity.
    • Communication.
    • Client Orientation.
    • Problem solving.
    • Team working and relationships.
    • 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 MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and preferably SAP.

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    Lead Strategy Advisor

     

    Reference: ADB/17/443
    Location: Côte d’Ivoire
    Grade: PL2
    Position N°: 50071285

    The Complex

    • The Senior Vice-Presidency complex (SNVP) 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 SNVP 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 SNVP leads senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.

    The Hiring Department

    • The Strategy and Operational Policy Department (SNSP) plays a key role in shaping a corporate vision and a strategic perspective for the African Development Bank as well as developing the operational policies aimed at guiding the Bank’s agenda.
    • The primary roles of the department are: (i) to develop and help maintain (along with other units) corporate strategies and operational policies necessary for the Bank to deliver according to the spirit of its Charter and in line with the Bank’s 2013-2022 Strategy, the High 5 priorities, and other strategies; (ii) to play a prominent role in keeping the Bank a strategy-focused organization in line with its policies;  (iii) to support the Bank in raising its profile and engaging strategically at international fora, as well as to foster cross-fertilization and greater coordination with other Multilateral Development Banks ; and, (iv) to lead the Bank in the development of a new culture of innovation and change, including the incubation of new financial/non-financial  products and business lines.

    The Position
    The key objectives of the position of the Lead Strategy Advisor will be:

    • Provide support on the formulation of the Bank’s strategic policy objectives, and ensure their alignment with strategic planning and budgeting.
    • Work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders to promote innovation within the Bank.
    • Advise on any new policy developments, and on the Bank’s response to emerging corporate issues.
    • Assist and advise the Director in planning, organizing, coordinating and leading the activities of the department.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the supervision of the Director, Strategy and Operational Policies, the Lead Strategy Advisor will perform the following duties:

    • Provide guidance and quality control in the preparation and the review of the planning and strategy documents
    • Identify emerging international issues, anticipate development finance trends, and provide advice on the Bank’s response to emerging international issues.
    • Coordinate the provision of analytical and technical support to Senior Management in preparation and follow up to high-level global policy fora, conferences, including Heads of Multilateral Development Bank meetings, United Nations Summits, and represent the Bank in these events, as required.
    • Coordinate the Bank’s participation in the work streams of the Multilateral Development Banks and Regional Development Banks, and (co)-represent the Bank in the working groups, including key strategy meetings.
    • Collaborate driving an innovation agenda at the Bank by originating new products and processes; and incubate new corporate initiatives.
    • Establish effective partnerships with internal, external customers and stakeholders, using a range of communication and facilitation skills towards new initiatives and business improvements.
    • Coordinate the Bank’s relationships with other multilateral development Banks, international organizations, and bilateral agencies at institutional level and strategy matters.
    • Provide analytical input and strategic advice for the Bank’s resource mobilization efforts (African Development Fund replenishments, African Development Bank general capital increases, and innovative financing options).
    • Support the HR and performance management of the department, including recruitment, goal setting, learning, feedback, staff performance reviews, performance improvement plans, documentation and record keeping.
    • Work closely with the Director and the Division Manager as a member of the departmental management team; represent the Director and Department at internal and external fora.

    Selection Criteria
    Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

    • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Economics, Macroeconomics or Development Economics, Finance, Strategic management, Engineering or related development fields and a broad knowledge of development issues gained through advanced study or work experience. A PhD is an added advantage.
    • Have a minimum of eight (08) years of relevant experience in Multilateral Financial Institutions. Proven combination of hands-on operational experience with strong analytical skills;
    • Good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members Countries.
    • Proven exposure to high-level policy development, negotiation, and debate fora.
    • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
    • Authoritative understanding of principles and concepts of strategic planning, global development policy debates and major development issues.
    • Excellent knowledge of the Bank or other similar intuitions’ strategy process and products.
    • Proven experience in strategic planning, financial analysis report writing and reviews; demonstrated experience in impact and scenario analysis.
    • Ability to provide technical leadership to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
    • Capacity to develop and adapt policies, approaches and models to meet emerging system needs and to enhance the continuing accuracy, integrity and accountability of the Bank's financial resources.
    • Ability to identify and analyze systemic issues, formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations to resolve same.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse organization tailoring language, tone, style and format to match audience.
    • Ability to think “out of the box” and drive institutional change.
    • Innovation and creativity.
    • Communication.
    • Client Orientation.
    • Problem solving.
    • Team working and relationships.
    • 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 MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) and preferably SAP.

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