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African Development Bank Group Available Positions [5 Positions]

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Principal Programme Coordinator
Reference: ADB/17/421
Location: Africa
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50093758
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • The role of the Bank’s Private Sector Development Department is to promote private sector in Regional Member Countries (RMCs), ensuring that it plays a central role in laying the foundations in the development role of the Bank, in line with the Bank’s 10 Year Strategy and HI 5 initiatives.
  • As part of the front office of the Directorate, the Programme Coordinator is responsible for ensuring that all PISD Work programme are delivered on time and that the Director’s commitments and engagements are met.

The Position
The purpose of the job is as follows:

  • The job holder will be responsible for overall coordination of the work programme of the private sector development department (PISD) and will also be responsible for delivering some technical advisory services.
  • The incumbent will also help in coordinating the Director’s front office as well private sector related work handled by the Sector departments and the Directorate Generals.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Under the general guidance and supervision of the Director Private Sector Development, the Principal Programme Coordinator will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Report to the Director on work programme progress and identify critical areas that deserve specific support and provide recommendations as appropriate;
  • Liaising with the two directorate’s divisions, Sector departments, and the Directorate Generals, and other key stakeholder to ensure coherence and complementarity across activities;
  • Assist in policy discussions with Regional Member Countries(RMCs) officials and in raising external funding from Bank’s partners;
  • Work on existing initiatives as well as in the establishment of new initiatives with outside parties;
  • Ensure follow up/Draft Director’s briefing materials i.e. talking points, speeches, media program etc;
  • Build relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners and government officials;
  • Supervise and guide the implementation of the department work programme, ensure quality delivery, strategic alignment and resource optimization;
  • Serve as the Secretary to the Department Management Team (DMT).

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Management or other relevant fields;
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills, and demonstrated capacity to work with a wide range of stakeholders (financial institutions, businesses, international organizations, etc.)
  • Ability to collaborate and to successfully communicate with different stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, coordination and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, respect for deadlines and the ability to work under pressure.
  • Familiarity with private sector project finance;
  • Understanding and interest in finance and economic concepts with a good Knowledge of international economic development issues;
  • Generally more than 6 years of relevant professional experience in finance and administration within the Bank or another first class institution.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage
  • Ability to summarize strategic documents and highlight main ideas.
  • Strong drafting ability.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is desirable.

 

Job Title: Private Sector Field Officer
Reference: ADB/17/017/2
Location: Madagascar
Grade: LP5
Position N°: 50063251
The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Private Sector Infrastructure and Industrialization’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s TYS H5s priority of “Industrialize Africa”.
  • The objectives of the Complex are to: develop the ‘Africa Industrial Strategy’; provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by leveraging on experienced individuals who can be consulted on complex transactions; develop new financing instruments; act as the Bank’s Spoke person on “Industrialize Africa”.

The Hiring Department

  • The Private Sector Development (PISD) mandate is to promote private sector development in Regional Member Countries through activities aimed at improving the investment climate.
  • In line with bank ten year strategy, PISD will aim to strengthen the enabling environment for private sector development conducive to the inclusive growth and sustainable development, nurture public-private partnerships, strengthen indigenous entrepreneurship, and strengthen African regional and global integration, trade and investment inward flows for African member countries. Greater emphasis is also put on Low-Income countries and Fragile Situations.
  • The mandate of the Portfolio Asset Management division (PISD2) is to implement the Private Sector Development strategy through effective, efficient and consolidated monitoring and supervision of projects, programs and investments supported by the Bank through its private sector window.
  • This will be achieved by drawing lessons from past operations to help improve the quality of new operations; loans, equity investments, guarantees and other projects.

The Position

  • The role of the Private Sector Field officer is to maintain high quality of the private sector portfolio in the country/region, develop Bank’s project pipeline in the country/region and develop a strong relationships with different stakeholders (Investors, Clients, Governments, Development Institutions).

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager and with guidance from other PISD Division Managers and senior colleagues, the Private Sector Field Officer will perform the following:

  • Undertake sustained supervision of on-going private sector projects in the country/region and prepare relevant reports on progress, compliance with covenants and implementation issues.
  • Undertake analytical work, including private sector profiling and assessment of business / investment opportunities and the competitiveness of the country, in particular within the regional markets, while working with other donors in assisting and advising government improve the business environment in the country.
  • Assist in the disbursement process of approved projects and in examining compliance with conditions precedent.
  • Prepare all annual supervision reports and ensure appropriate input from Legal, Risk Management and Environmental Staff.
  • Deal with problem projects, including handling of rescheduling, restructurings, and other instruments, and for processing the internal documents required to obtain Board Approvals.
  • Participate in initial screening of project proposals to assess their feasibility for financial assistance and/or technical support by the Bank.
  • Attend/participate in seminars/conferences/workshops dealing with private sector development and public-private partnership in the country/region.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers, with particular reference to Private Sector Development and Private Sector Operations.
  • Assist in problem solving and workouts of distressed projects.
  • Track the receipt from projects of all reports required under the investment agreements; follow up with clients on delinquent reports, and keep an overall summary of reporting compliance for the portfolio.
  • Review quarterly operational and financial reports from clients to monitor progress in project implementation and in operations, and identify problems/issues.
  • Prepare the quarterly portfolio status report for submission to Senior Management.
  • Participate in relevant donor-coordination meetings and advise the Country Manager on approaches and policy issues concerning Private Sector Development and Private Sector Operations.
  • Liaise at all times with the relevant Divisions at PISD to ensure consistency and compliance.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Business, Finance or Economics or other related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in a development financial institution and/or strategic consultancy, investment or commercial banking, business development and macroeconomic analysis.
  • Expert knowledge with operations of financial institutions and capital market structures and treasury products.
  • Familiarity with portfolio management concepts and the analytical tools needed to perform the required analysis.
  • Experience in credit risk, risk rating methodologies, risk management frameworks, and relevant risk-related policies.
  • Familiarity with financial institutions and project financings/structured finance.
  • Private sector experience is advantageous.
  • Client and results oriented individual, with strong analytical and communication (both verbally and in writing) skills, sense of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • A proven track record of working in teams and creating an empowering and self-development oriented work environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French, preferably with a working knowledge of English.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Experience in the use of SAP is advantageous.

 

Job Title: Principal Structuring and Modelling Officer, PISD1
Reference: ADB/17/424
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50093746
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • The role of the Bank’s Private Sector Development Department is to promote private sector in Regional Member Countries (RMCs), ensuring that it plays a central role in laying the foundations in the development role of the Bank, in line with the Bank’s 10 Year Strategy and HI 5 initiatives.
  • As part of the PISD, the Strategy and Transaction Support Division is responsible for preparing strategies, policies, guidelines, and analytical tools relevant to the private sector development; it also ensures global client management and undertakes specialized assignments for the Regions and the Sectors. It also provides ad hoc advice on transaction bankability and structuring of transactions.

The Position
The purpose of the job is as follows:

  • Provide operation support to on the optimization of the legal and financial structure of transactions,
  • Develop and build project financial and economic models.
  • Conduct an independently research for potential structuring and modelling approaches in line with the Bank’s specific financial and legal requirements;
  • Closely interact with Risk Mitigation Officer to ensure consistency with the legal and financial structure of transactions.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general guidance and supervision of the Chief Private Sector Transaction Officer, the Principal Structuring and Modelling Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Draft structuring opinions, present proposed solutions for investments under consideration, clarify the pros and cons of diverse structuring  options;
  • Assist in analyzing, understanding and acquainting with financial and economic models prepared by other Stakeholders, including project sponsors/owners.
  • Determine the appropriate conversion factors for linking the socio-economic constraints and financial cash flows in the models.
  • Determine the nature and magnitude of a project’s benefit including the financial and socioeconomic impact for all stakeholders.
  • Review of legal and financial terms of potential investments and transaction with a view of achieving the future secondary sale of assumed exposures to commercial investors, financiers and insurers;
  • Provide  structuring guidance to Investment Officers through  active engagement in the presentation to clients/sponsors of  financing proposals,  negotiation of financing  mandates,  emphasizing the benefits of loan syndication and co-financing services;
  • Audit financial and economic models provided by project sponsors and/or other lenders.
  • Conduct sensitivity analysis on financial models, in line with the bank’s credit risk policy and guidelines.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Master’s Degree (or its university equivalent) in Finance or  Economics;
  • Generally more than six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the Bank or a similar institution and/or in strategic consultancy, business development, legal and transaction structuring.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills.
  • Experience with aggregation and pooling structures for investors
  • Ability to respond swiftly to new situations and to anticipate new issues;
  • Proven ability to acquire new skills (particularly in legal, investment, risk capital, technology and innovative sectors)
  • Disciplined approach whilst maintaining creativity and lateral thinking for effective problem solving;
  • Sense of initiative and innovation in proposing solutions to client needs;
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues
  • First-hand knowledge of private sector investments and techniques
  • Strong experience with corporate and project finance.
  • Sound knowledge of tailored transaction structuring options for sector based investments.
  • Proven ability to integrate socio, environmental and economic indicators in the model
  • Capacity to adapt to the rapidly evolving needs of the Bank’s Non Sovereign Operations ecosystem.
  • Solid negotiation skills, diplomacy and credibility to deal with clients at all levels.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is desirable.

 

Job Title: Chief Industrial Policy Officer
Reference: ADB/17/391
Country: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093763
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • In line with the Bank Ten-Year Strategy, and consistent with the Bank’s Industrialization Strategy for Africa, the Division drives the Bank’s interventions in Africa through the implementation of priority programs to scale-up and accelerate industrial transformation in Africa.
  • Through strategic partnerships with other co-financiers, the Private Sector, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the Division actively seeks to support governments in adjusting their national industrial policies, identifying potential sectors for industrial development and investment, and providing support for value chain development, advisory and technical assistance as well as operational support through sectoral expertise to operational teams in Regional Hubs.
  • This will cover non-sovereign operations, advisory and technical assistance pertaining to the industry clusters, investments in Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and linkage projects, establishment of a facility to increase liquidity in African capital markets, technical assistance for capital markets and Public-Private Partnership-targeted projects and special initiatives and activities dedicated to promoting strategic partnerships.
  • In addition, the Division strives to facilitate government and private sector dialogue to foster coordination between all the industrialization stakeholders.

The Position

  • The job of Industrial Policy Expert which reports to the Manager Industrial Development is key to the Bank’s efforts to foster successful industrial policies in RMCs through shared programs and close collaboration with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA).
  • The key objective of the job is to provide policy advisory services and technical assistance to governments, institutions and regulatory bodies in the areas of industrial policies design & diagnostic support, implementation support, monitoring & impact evaluation, and industrial tools & statistics for Africa.
  • The incumbent is expected to help governments accelerate industrial upgrading and capacity expansion by recommending ideal policy instruments and industrial development paths; developing analytical (data) tools that help countries identify most promising products, sectors and commercial opportunities; and forge strategic partnerships with relevant international organizations such as UNIDO and UNECA.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the general guidance and supervision of the Manager, Industrial Development, the Industrial Policy Expert will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Specific accountabilities & tasks of the function:
  • Support the design, implementation and monitoring of industrial strategies and policies for selected countries in Africa in coordination with the UNIDO and UNECA;
  • Support the UNECA, UNIDO, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECS) in their work to lead research, technical assistance, facilitation and coordinate policy dialogue;
  • Lead industrial policies implementation support through execution of Country Strategy Papers (CSP)/Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISP) and develop industrial skills enhancement zones;
  • Lead industrial policies monitoring, through country or regional strategies;
  • Lead, jointly with ECON, regional offices and the UNECA, efforts on providing technical assistance in developing standards, collecting data and providing comprehensive statistics across Africa;
  • Develop diagnostic/data tools to identify promising sectors and products that could accelerate industrial upgrading and capacity expansion. This includes the provision of advisory services to Regional Member Countries (RMCs) on adequate policy instruments and sequencing and required institutional reforms, and 2 key initiatives with the UNIDO: industrial mapping and country industrial statistics;
  • Mobilise resources and create a dedicated fund to support industrial policy design and execution
  • Provide intellectual leadership on industrial policies when needed, lead the review and/or fine-tuning of the Bank’s policy and strategy on industrialization to ensure a coherent approach across regions;
  • Leverage strategic partnerships at the global and continental levels in the area of industrialization with organizations such as UNIDO, UNECA, World Trade Organisation (WTO), African Union Commission (AUC), World Economic Forum, etc. so as to positively contribute and influence and shape the policy discourse on industrialization in Africa;
  • Ensure that cross-cutting issues such as fragility, informality, green production and vulnerability in industrialization are adequately reflected and addressed in industrial policies and all Bank-supported industrial activities.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Master’s or equivalent degree in Industrial Policy, Economics, Public Policy, International Trade, Business or related fields or related discipline
  • Deep understanding of Africa’s industrial structure coupled with practical experience in high-level policy dialogue. Solid network of contacts within the AUC, RECs and key partner agencies such UNIDO and UNECA is a major advantage
  • A minimum of 7 years of relevant experience as an Industrial Policies design and dialogue
  • Experience in developing countries is desirable
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage
  • Communication
  • Analytical Skills
  • Negotiations and consensus building skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Client Orientation
  • Team working and relations
  • Deep expertise in industrial/trade policy planning and execution, and Public Private Partnership (PPP) operations management
  • Strong understanding of the impacts of industrial, trade and macroeconomic policy decisions within the context of globalization
  • Solid conceptual, analytical and problem solving skills, especially the ability to think laterally (across sectors) in the design and implementation of strategies, programs and projects
  • Negotiations and consensus building skills to interact with senior policymakers in Regional Member Countries and Regional Economic Communities
  • Ability to lead multiple teams and effectively manage time, work prioritization and delegation
  • Ability to be flexible, open minded with integrity
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in both English or French
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is desirable

 

Job Title: Principal Enterprise Development Officer
Reference: ADB/17/392
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50093725
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • In line with the Bank Ten-Year Strategy, and consistent with the Bank’s Industrialization Strategy for Africa, the Division drives the Bank’s interventions in Africa through the implementation of priority programs to scale-up and accelerate industrial transformation in Africa.
  • Through strategic partnerships with other co-financiers, the Private Sector, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the Division actively seeks to support governments in adjusting their national industrial policies, identifying potential sectors for industrial development and investment, and providing support for value chain development, advisory and technical assistance as well as operational support through sectoral expertise to operational teams in Regional Hubs.
  • This will cover non-sovereign operations, advisory and technical assistance pertaining to the industry clusters, investments in Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and linkage projects, establishment of a facility to increase liquidity in African capital markets, technical assistance for capital markets and Public-Private Partnership-targeted projects and special initiatives and activities dedicated to promoting strategic partnerships.
  • In addition, the Division strives to facilitate government and private sector dialogue to foster coordination between all the industrialization stakeholders.

The Position

  • The job of Principal Enterprise Development Officer which reports to the Manager Industrial Development is key to the Bank’s contribution to developing an effective support structure for enterprise entry and expansion, with particular focus on Small and Medium size Enterprises (SMEs).
  • The key objective of the job is to increase lines of credits to SMEs, provide technical assistance to SME-focused entities, and facilitate and implement linkage projects in the Bank’s relevant private sector investments, to connect SMEs to larger and more established businesses.
  • The Principal Enterprise Development Officer is responsible for the implementation of flagship # 4 of the Bank’s Industrialization Strategy aimed at promoting and driving enterprise development, especially SMEs.
  • This would include scaling-up investment and financing to lend to SMEs, Technical Assistance support to strengthen SME-focused entities, and linkage projects between SMEs and large projects or established companies.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general guidance and supervision of the Manager, Industrial Development, the Principal Enterprise Development Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Scale-up investments and financing to lend to SMEs by:
    • Increasing portion of Lines of Credit (LoCs) that benefit to SMEs in early stage – “Starting and Growing a Business” (SGB) phase;
    •  Scaling-up the size of the existing SME program through increased LoCs to local financial institutions to reach USD 40 million (vs. 10 million in 2015);
    • Investigating the feasibility of deploying Venture Capital equity investment benefiting SMEs;
    • Streamlining the approval process to take ~6 months; and
    • Reviewing and setting-up KPIs aligned with objectives (e.g. SMEs beneficiaries in SGB phase).
  • Provide technical assistance support to strengthen SME-focused entities by pooling together existing resources (SME program, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance, Africa Fast Track Initiative), and scaling-up technical assistance to SME-focused entities, including financial institutions and incubators.
  • Link SMEs to large projects and established companies by:
    • Developing an attractive operating framework to efficiently partner up with large enterprises;
    • Scaling-up linkage projects and introducing them in relevant Private Sector operations;
    • Strengthening the existing bid-platform to connect SMEs to major enterprises, across Africa.
  • Develop and roll out a streamlined approval process for SME support projects.
  • Develop an operating framework to partner with large enterprises to execute linkage projects.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Finance, Business Administration and/or related fields.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant work experience working in the field of SME-development.
  • Experience in the field of SME finance and related issues with demonstrated ability to engage on a range of issues in developing countries including advice on both SME development and funding.
  • Deep technical knowledge in SME development as demonstrated by successful work experience.
  • Sound analytical, organizational, project management and negotiation skills and the ability to conduct training and workshops/seminars.
  • Strong SME finance experience in the industrial and services sectors.
  • Recognized by peers for providing high quality, pragmatic advice to internal and external clients on SMEs development.
  • Track record of achievements ideally in collaboration with Regional Member Countries (RMCs), Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and other development partners in the field of SMEs development.
  • Exposure to, or knowledge of, Bank’s existing SME Program, Fund for African Private Sector Assistance (FAPA), Africa Fast Track Initiative (AFTI) is desirable.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Client focus and commitment to results.
  • Team player with good problem solving and analytical skills, with an ability to execute the tasks timely and effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills with an ability to interact with a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
  • Work independently under general direction of the Division Manager and guide operational staff in the regional hubs.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is desirable.

 

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline: 28th September, 2017

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