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  • Posted on: 16 December, 2019 Deadline: 15 January, 2020
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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.

    Principal Investigation Officer, PIAC.2

     

    Reference: ADB/19/247
    Location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
    Grade: PL4
    Position N°: 50071198

    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 African Development Bank and the African Development Fund.
    • The President supervises several Departments and Divisions including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption; Compliance Review and Mediation Department; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Function Directorate; General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.

    The Hiring Department/Division

    • The Office of Integrity and Anti-Corruption 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 Investigations Division 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 Principal Investigation Officer will be responsible for ensuring that unhindered investigations are conducted into allegations related to fraud, corruption and other malpractices in procurement in Bank Group financed activities or institutional procurement financed from the Bank Group’s administrative and capital expenditure budgets.

    Duties and responsibilities
    Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, the Principal Investigation Officer will:

    • Undertake and/or lead investigations into allegations
    • Plan investigations and determine investigation objectives, scope, criteria, methodology to be used as well as staff and budget resources required to accomplish the assignment.
    • Receive, screen and investigate allegations or whistle-blowing on Fraud, Corruption and malpractices or suspicions thereof, in the Bank and in activities financed by the Bank, assigned by the Division Manager Investigation.
    • Conduct field work, controlling evidence and data collection, and reviewing documents and information gathered in the course of an investigation to ensure that investigation objectives are achieved; that evidence is protected and adequately support the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the investigation.
    • Contribute to the processing of allegations of fraud and corruption and providing regular tracking to the Division Manager Investigation.
    • Prepare and review required written outputs of the highest quality with logical and clear presentations of investigative findings.
    • Assist the Division Manager Integrity and Prevention in conducting fraud risk assessment and prevention efforts in the Bank.
    • Review the results of preliminary inquiry to determine availability of sufficient evidence of wrongful conduct or irregularity to warrant comprehensive investigation.
    • Conduct specially sensitive and complex interviews and investigations.
    • Monitor the implementation of investigation recommendations to prevent reoccurrence of such irregularities and safeguard the assets and image of the Bank.
    • Prepare Quarterly Activity Reports containing the status of allegations, preliminary reviews and assignment progress for the attention of the Division Manager Investigation.
    • Operate procedures and mechanisms for ensuring confidentiality of the hotline facility, protection of the whistle-blowers and anonymous reporting of corruption and Fraud within the Bank and in activities financed by the Bank in Regional Member Countries.
    • Employ surveillance measures deemed necessary and reasonable for the furtherance of investigations
    • Report regularly to the Division Manager Investigation on the allegations received, screened and their investigation status.
    • Monitor the implementation of investigation recommendations and report the status to the Division Manager Investigation.
    • Recommend debarment and imposition of sanctions against individuals, firms and companies found to have engaged in corrupt practices.
    • Contribute to special initiatives/projects and undertake other ad hoc assignments upon demand.

    Selection Criteria

    • Hold at least a Masters Degree or equivalent in Law, Criminology, Accountancy, Finance, Forensic Auditing or related field.
    • Knowledge and experience in institutional, national and international procurement is desirable.
    • Integrity, good judgment, fairness and discretion in dealing with staff and external parties.
    • Substantial experience in investigative work, preferably investigations relating to fraud and corruption in public or private sector, such experience may include misconduct investigations related to internal and public procurement in a corporate or government setting.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both oral and written; proven ability to clearly and concisely prepare, present, discuss and defend issues, findings and recommendations at senior levels and to produce complex and compelling briefs, reports, papers, etc.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively in a team/task force as participant or team leader and with senior officials internally and externally.
    • Strong interviewing skills, including ability to create a focus during discussions and to elicit critical information from uncooperative witnesses.
    • Strong organizational and analytical ability with attention to detail.
    • Ability to work independently and manage challenges.
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
    • Competence in the use of the Bank standard software applications (Word, Excel, Power point).

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    Principal Capacity Development Officer, ECAD0

     

    Reference: ADB/19/229/2
    Location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
    Grade: PL4
    Position N°: 50093673

    The Complex

    • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
    • The Complex is responsible for (i) 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; (ii) systematically emphasizing the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.

    The Hiring Department

    • The African Development Institute coordinates and oversees Capacity Development mainstreaming in Bank operations for enhanced development effectiveness in the regional member countries, through: (i) providing advisory services including guidance tools to support effective design and delivery of Capacity Development goals in Bank operations; (ii) identifying and designing tailored Capacity Development programmes and carrying out related activities to sustain development results in the regional members countries; (iii) leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination and outreach, conversion and transfer, with the view to contribute to improved policy-making and economic governance for sustainable development in the regional members countries.

    The Position

    • The Principal Capacity Development Officer ECAD0, will play an active role in the day-to-day delivery of the Department’s mandate, ensure high quality standards are observed, and collaborate with the Bank operations to further capacity development mainstreaming within the Bank. Specifically the Principal Capacity Development Officer ECAD0 has the following responsibilities:
    • Support the capacity development of the Banks RMCs to effectively design and implement their own macroeconomic tools to improve policy-making processes and outcomes.
    • Provide Management and by extension, the ECVP complex and other Bank departments with expert technical advice on addressing RMCs’ capacity building issues and improve dialogue with development partners.
    • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts and implementation of Trust Funds to address emerging capacity development needs in the RMCs.
    • Support the ECAD Senior Director in providing quality assurance and coordination of work program deliverables of the Institute.

    Duties and responsibilities
    Under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Director of the African Development Institute, the Principal Capacity Development Officer will:

    • Participate in the design and delivery of macro-economic management tools and trainings in the RMCs, in collaboration with other relevant staff members across the Bank.
    • Participate in the identification and assessment of capacity needs and demand in the RMCs.
    • Task Manage capacity development activities in collaboration with country investment teams, to contribute to improve
    • Enhance partnerships with international, regional and national training institutions to deepen and expand the scope of capacity development activities in the RMCs.
    • Mobilize resources from the Bank’s Trust Funds and other partners to deliver successful capacity development initiatives in the Bank’s RMCs.
    • Contribute to the preparation of the Annual/Mid-year review of capacity development activities and duly prepare reports and presentations as may be required by Management.
    • In collaboration with ECVP and other Bank departments, design and deliver capacity development programmes in macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis.
    • Task manage ongoing institutional support grants to regional economic capacity development institutions in Africa.
    • Task manage ongoing projects financed by the Bank’s Trust Funds.
    • Contribute to the review of Bank’s core policy, strategy and operational documents.
    • Prepare input to the AfDB Annual Report and articles on capacity development.
    • Participate in peer review meetings in the annual preparation of the African Economic Outlook.
    • Represent the Senior Director in meetings upon request.
    • Undertake any other duties as may be requested by the Senior Director.

    Selection Criteria

    • Hold at minimum a Ph.D in Economics, Finance, Social Sciences, or related fields.
    • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant and progressive professional experience in economic development, public policy analyses, and/or capacity development in international development settings and in Africa.
    • Have excellent knowledge of economic development models and a strong ability to interpret the results of research to facilitate policy dialogue.
    • Have proven ability to think strategically and to design long-term plans and programs in line with the Bank’s strategic priorities.
    • Demonstrate ability to build and manage strategic institutional partnerships for streamlined and increased support to capacity development in the RMCs.
    • Be results-oriented, concise planning to achieve anticipated outcomes.
    • Demonstrated team player with strong interpersonal and communication, problem solving, self-organization and time management skills. A client and results oriented individual with a proactive attitude.
    • Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
    • Competence in the use of standard Bank software namely MS Office applications and SAP will be an advantage.

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    Senior Capacity Development Officer , ECAD1

     

    Reference: ADB/19/229/2
    Location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
    Grade: PL5
    Position N°: 50093673

    The Complex

    • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
    • The Complex is responsible for (i) 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; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.

    The Hiring Department / Division

    • The African Development Institute (ECAD) coordinates and executes Capacity Development (CD) programs in the regional member countries (RMCs) by (i) providing advisory services on capacity building; (ii) identifying and designing tailored capacity development programmes and implementing the programmes; and (iii) leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination and outreach,  with a view to improving policy-making, economic governance and sustainable development in the Regional Member Countries.
    • The Institute has two divisions, namely Program Development (ECAD.1) and Policy Management (ECAD.2). The strategic objective of the Program Development Division (ECAD.1) is to enhance the knowledge base and programs of African countries in promoting development. Hence the Division undertakes design and implementation of programs and activities to improve general knowledge and build institutional capacity to diversify economies, boost growth and create decent employment. These also include programs to support the Bank’s lending operations, improve the quality of the Bank’s portfolio and ensure that the development impact of Bank-funded projects and programs are realized.

    The Position

    • The Senior Capacity Development (CD) Officer, ECAD1, will play an active role in the day-to-day delivery of the Department’s mandate, ensure that high quality standards are observed, and collaborate with the staff of the Bank’s other departments and outside partners to promote capacity development in Africa.

    Duties and responsibilities
    Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, Program Development (ECAD1), the Senior Capacity Development officer will:

    • Develop programs, strategies and concept notes for capacity development for Regional Member countries.
    • Undertake research on capacity development needs of the public, private and non-governmental institutions in Africa on any topic relevant for achieving the Bank’s High 5s.
    • Design innovative programs to improve the quality of capacity development in Africa.
    • Manage the delivery of capacity development activities such as workshops, seminars, conferences, and roundtable meetings at the Bank’s headquarters and in the Bank’s Regional Member Countries.
    • Actively engage in resource mobilization for capacity development activities.
    • Prepare briefs, information notes, and news articles on the activities of the Division.
    • Undertake evaluation of the effectiveness of capacity development and other development activities of the Division.
    • Perform administrative duties as assigned by the Supervisor.

    Selection Criteria

    • Hold at least a Ph.D in Economics, Public Policy, Finance or in a related field.
    • Extensive experience in teaching, research or in operations with proven competence and ability to develop concept notes, design training programs and deliver lectures in one of the following fields: (i) Macroeconomics/Economic Management; (ii) Financial Sector Development; (iii) Fiscal Affairs (including revenue generation and debt management); and (iv) Fiduciary Affairs of a Project Implementation Unit (Procurement, Disbursement or Financial Management).
    • Have a minimum of five (05) years of relevant and progressive work experience. Experience in writing notes, reports and briefs and ability to handle knowledge dissemination.
    • Strong quantitative analytical skills with a passion for figures and a mastery of the use of relevant software to prepare pictorials, charts and graphs.
    • Sound knowledge and good understanding of capacity development needs in Africa at national levels and also at the level of project implementation units.
    • Proficiency in writing proposals for resource mobilization.
    • Capacity to conceptualize new approaches and innovation in capacity development and to develop user friendly training materials.
    • Ability to interpret policies, guidelines and procedures and draw personal judgment.
    • bility to think strategically and link the goals of the Division and Department to the Bank’s core strategic goals, and set priorities accordingly.
    • A demonstrated team player with strong communication, problem solving, self-organization and time management skills.
    • A client and results-oriented individual with a proactive attitude.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (attach a sample of own writings) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.

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