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  1. Maxence Melo

    Maxence Melo JF Founder Staff Member

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    Position title: Senior Labour Market Economist
    Grade: PL5
    Position N°: NA
    Reference: ADB/11/070
    Publication date: 28/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 27/05/2011

    Objectives


    The Human Development Department (OSHD) is in charge of the Bank’s interventions in the social sector (including education, health and social protection). The Department carries out its work within the overall goal of poverty reduction and in conformity with established Bank policies and strategies on education, health, and social protection. The Department includes three Divisions:

    • Health,
    • Education, Science and Technology, and
    • Poverty Reduction and Social Protection.
    The Division of Poverty Reduction and Social Protection under Human Development, acts as the focal point for the Bank Group’s lending and non-lending operations in the field of poverty reduction and social protection. The Division performs technical studies and analysis in the fields of Social Protection and Poverty Reduction in the Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and acts as the link between the Bank and RMCs and providse technical assistance and advice to RMCs on poverty reduction and social protection;

    Duties and responsibilities


    Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the incumbent will:


    Ensure the implementation of projects, programmes and studies in the social sector, with emphasis on employment creation and social protection operations. To that end, the incumbent will carry out the following:


    • Provide integrated policy advice and high level technical support to the Bank and RMCs on issue related to employment.
    • Provide substantial contribution to the Bank’s knowledge management initiatives on areas of employment in order to stimulate knowledge sharing within and outside the Bank.
    • Provide seasoned advice on best practices to address broader issues of labour market. Serve as technical authority on employment for poor and marginalized groups.
    • Provide the other departments/divisions of the Bank with expert advice on labour market issue, particularly unemployment, social protection and poverty reduction.
    • Participate in the formulation, preparation, appraisal, negotiations, follow-up, launching, supervision and post-evaluation missions and review processes for small to large scale projects or programmes;
    • Lead on some projects specific preparation, appraisal, follow-up, launching, supervision and completion missions; prepare the relevant reports and process them up to the stage of Board’s approval;
    • Review and evaluate studies and other project related documentation;
    • Recruit and supervise the work of consultants on various Bank related operation missions and assignments
    • Monitor project progress; examine project implementation problems and propose solutions;
    • Maintain relations with the other donor agencies with a view to co-financing of the Bank’s operations;
    • Examine and give opinions on documents, studies and other reports (identification, preparation, appraisal and completion reports, CSPs, ESW etc…) prepared by the Bank;
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Economics or other related fields;
    • A minimum of 6 years of relevant professional experience in the areas of labour markets and social protection. Experience in the project cycle and knowledge of the activities of Multilateral Development Banks will be an added advantage;
    • Extensive knowledge and experience with labour market information analysis for policy making and best practices.
    • Competence in the use of the Bank’s standard software applications;
    • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French with good working knowledge of the other language
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  2. Maxence Melo

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    Position title: Principal Climate Change Officer
    Grade: PL-4
    Position N°: 1137A
    Reference: ADB/11/64
    Publication date: 28/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 25/05/2011

    Objectives


    The primary role of the Quality Assurance and Results Department is to stimulate and coordinate Bank-wide implementation of the agenda on Managing-for-Development Results. The Compliance & Safeguards (ORQR3) Division’s core mandate is to promote sustainable development through assessment and monitoring of compliance with environmental and social safeguard policy requirements for Bank Group operations, as well as promoting and implementing the Bank’s CRMA strategy and the Climate Action Plan and promote the bank’s agenda for integrating and mainstreaming climate change into development planning and decision making process in RMCs.

    Duties and responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Principal Climate Change Officer is responsible to:

    • Ensure that climate change and environmental sustainability issues and opportunities are adequately mainstreamed and addressed in Bank operations at regional, country strategy program (CSP), and project level;
    • Prepare and update tools and formats (guidelines, checklists etc.) to further refine and assure quality and compliance at entry, supervision and evaluation of cross cutting issues environment and climate change throughout the project cycle;
    • Assess training needs, develop and execute training and capacity building activities on adaptation issues and policies at both Bank staff (HQ and Field Offices) and RMC level including the production of related training products/materials, learning tools and reporting documents;
    • Provide environment and climate change related expert advice, comments and reviews in country strategies/programs and project preparation processes;
    • Support Department’s staff in identifying, preparing and implementing programs, projects and project’s components to address climate change including the promotion of activities and investments on adaptation to climate change and climate risk management;
    • Support Department’s staff in meeting Bank’s requirements, in line with any related new Bank policy on climate risk management and climate adaptation and promoting overall environmental mainstreaming;
    • Lead the development of Guidelines Manual in order to provide the Bank staff with the ability to quickly assess whether a particular project is sensitive to climate risks (awareness raising), to sense the size of those risks and address them as needed
    • Provide leadership in the preparation and use of related analytical, screening, assessment and decision making tools, formats/manuals and procedures. Related tasks will include, in particular, the identification and development of Bank programs and projects (components) on climate adaptation activities in client countries;
    • Facilitate the transfer of knowledge and know-how to Department staff and RMCs, through preparation and delivery of training and capacity building programs, and throughout a thematic regional network comprising counterparts in Government and civil society;
    • Mobilize resources for the implementation of climate change programs by developing partnerships with existing sources of finance, international conventions, and donors;
    • Monitor and report periodically on the implementation of the operational translation of the Bank’s Climate Risk Management Policy and on the overall Bank’s efforts in relation to climate change for the agriculture, energy, water, fishery, forestry and natural resources sectors;
    • Keep on top of climate change issues by being well informed of evolving steps with respect to the climate change international agenda;
    • Establish and manage at the technical level leverage partnerships and networking initiatives (including resource mobilization) with multilateral, bilateral and other development agencies at international, regional and national level to advance the climate development agenda through the participation in relevant conferences, workshops and international meetings;
    • Perform other duties assigned by the Division manager and the senior management.
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • At least a Master degree or its equivalent in climate and environment policy/sciences, development economics, social science.
    • At least six (6) years of progressively responsible professional experience in a relevant field at the international level. In particular, experience with civil society organizations and private sector associations, international or preferably multilateral development organization such as a UN Agency or MDB’s is strongly preferable.
    • Proven experience in Climate Change and/or environment / environmental economics is also required; demonstrated expertise in policy formulation, program management and coordination; be conversant with the current climate change and climate adaptation debate and be fairly familiar with key issues, programs and approaches.
    • Ability to communicate and write effectively in French and/or in English with a good working knowledge of the other language.
    • Competence in the use of standard software application (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
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    Position title: Chief Climate Change Expert
    Grade: PL-3
    Position N°: 1139A
    Reference: ADB/11/62
    Publication date: 28/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 25/05/2011

    Objectives

    The primary role of the Quality Assurance and Results Department is to stimulate and coordinate Bank-wide implementation of the agenda on Managing-for-Development Results. The Compliance & Safeguards (ORQR3) Division's core mandate is to promote sustainable development through assessment and monitoring of compliance with environmental and social safeguard policy requirements for Bank Group operations, as well as promoting and implementing the Bank's CRMA strategy and the Climate Action Plan and promote the bank's agenda for integrating and mainstreaming climate change into development planning and decision making process in RMCs.
    Duties and responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Chief Climate Change Expert is responsible to:

    • Provide leadership in identifying, preparing and implementing programs, projects and project's components to address climate change including the promotion of activities and investments on adaptation to climate change and climate risk management;
    • Provide leadership to ensure that climate change issues and opportunities are adequately mainstreamed and addressed in Bank operations at regional, country strategy (CSP), program and project level;
    • Provide leadership in the preparation and use of related analytical, screening, assessment and decision making tools, formats/manuals and procedures. Related tasks will include, in particular, the identification and development of Bank programs and projects (components) on climate adaptation activities in client countries;
    • Oversee the preparation and updating of key Bank policies to address climate change issues, including, preparation and updating of tools, formats/manuals and procedures;
    • Provide strategic guidance and coordination to generate knowledge both in-house and externally on climate change issues, including climate change adaptation and mitigation through research, studies and networking initiatives;
    • Provide strategic leadership in initiating a Bank-wide climate change knowledge network to improve communications and modus operandi -especially in integrating climate change in Bank operations;
    • Provide leadership in coordinating Bank training and capacity building on climate change at both Bank staff and RMC level and the production of related training products/materials, learning tools and reporting documents;
    • Prepare / facilitate Management Response to Requests for Inspection Panel Reports as well as Inspection Panel Reports themselves, and the monitoring of follow-up activities on Bank projects that trigger climate change concerns and support preparation of Management Responses to Independent ex-post evaluation reports on climate change aspects;
    • Provide advice in support of Bank Operations staff in meeting Bank requirements with respect to climate change mainstreaming, and provide technical comments and reviews to ensure climate proofing of Bank operations;
    • Periodically undertake analysis of the implementation of Bank Climate Risk Management and Adaptation Strategy and advice on how to address lessons learnt and strategic directions;
    • Provide leadership in establishing and managing partnerships and networking initiatives with multilateral, bilateral and other development agencies at international, regional and national level to advance the Bank's climate change agenda; and represent the Bank in national, regional and global conferences, workshops and training seminars.
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • At least a PhD or its equivalent in climate and environment policy/sciences, development economics, social science.
    • At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in a relevant field at the international level. In particular, experience with civil society organizations and private sector associations, international or preferably multilateral development organization such as a UN Agency or MDB's is strongly preferable.
    • Proven experience in Climate Change and/or environment / environmental economics is also required; demonstrated expertise in policy formulation, program management and coordination; be conversant with the current climate change and climate adaptation debate and be fairly familiar with key issues, programs and approaches.
    • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French, and a good working knowledge of the other.
    • Competence in the use of standard software application (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
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    Position title: Principal Evaluation Officer (Infrastructure)
    Grade: PL4
    Position N°: NA
    Reference: ADB/11/67
    Publication date: 28/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 27/05/2011

    Objectives


    The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a leading development institution in the continent, focused on promoting economic development and poverty reduction. It engages with the full range and complexity of development challenges in Africa. The main objective of the Operations Evaluation Department is to improve the performance of the Bank, its relevance to the development needs of its Regional Member Countries and to poverty reduction in Africa(*). The OPEV2 Division is responsible for conducting high level evaluations which include sector and thematic studies and evaluations of corporate performance.


    Duties and responsibilities

    The incumbent reports to the Manager of the High Level Evaluations Division in the Operations Evaluation Department. S/he will:

    Conduct thematic (*), corporate and country assistance evaluations that are impartial, independent, credible and meet professional evaluation standards


    • Define the objectives, scope, questions, method and analytical approach for the evaluation in an approach paper.
    • When undertaking the evaluations,
      • assessing relevance and adequacy of the policy and institutional framework of the Bank, in particular in light of international good practices and concepts,
      • evaluating the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the Bank's assistance in a particular sector, country or on a particular cross-cutting issue,
      • draw conclusions, lessons learned and recommendations relevant to the improvement of the Bank's assistance, with a particular focus on the drivers contributing to the success or failure of Bank's interventions. This involves undertaking desk reviews such as portfolio, quality at entry, literature or policy reviews as well as field case studies and holding interviews with Bank management and staff, beneficiaries, regional member authorities, other donors as well as NGOs or private sector organizations.
    • Actively manage the consultants involved in the evaluation process to ensure a high quality product.
    • During the evaluation process, engage key evaluation stakeholders including Bank management and staff (headquarters and field offices), understand, discuss and integrate, if relevant and the comments from the key evaluation stakeholders during the evaluation process. Manage the stakeholder reference group and organize workshops to facilitate the feed-back from the operation complex.
    • Present and defend the evaluation report's conclusions to the Board of Directors-specifically the Committee on Operations and Development Effectiveness (CODE), prepare written answers to questions raised by the Board members, and prepare summaries of the decisions recommended and the follow-up actions.
    Conduct Meta evaluations

    • Collect and analyze existing evaluation information to consider lessons that could be applied to the Bank.
    • Define research protocols for how information will be organized to synthesize the lessons.
    • Work with and manage the analytical inputs of specialists in the area of evaluation.
    Disseminate evaluation results and lessons learned, follow-up of OPEV recommendations and strengthening of Bank's evaluation capacities

    • Ensure evaluation results are communicated across the Bank by producing summaries (e.g. Evaluation Briefs) and/or undertaking presentations to stakeholders and staff across the Bank.
    • Review, analyze, and make comments on documents prepared by Units of the Bank (e.g. new policies, guidelines or manuals, Country Strategy Papers, Action plans, etc.) to ensure that lessons of experience are duly incorporated in new financed Bank Group operations;
    • If necessary, represent OPEV in Bank Loans/Operations Committee or other working groups in order to ensure that relevant and useful lessons of experience in the country or the sector are reflected into the design and future implementation of the projects or programs.
    • Strengthen Bank's evaluation capacities both at headquarters and field levels through on-going evaluation work.
    Cooperate and Coordinate with Evaluation Experts from other Multilateral and Bilateral Development Institutions

    • Participate as a team member in joint evaluation missions of co financed projects/programs with other aid agencies, in joint training seminars/workshops on evaluation systems, and develop cooperation partnerships with bilateral and multilateral Evaluation Units in development agencies and with counterparts in RMCs.
    • Provide assistance to Regional Member Countries in establishing and enhancing their evaluation capabilities through on-going evaluations.
    (*) Areas of specialization in OPEV correspond to Bank Group sectors of intervention i.e.: Infrastructure, Transportation and Communication, Energy, Water Supply and Sanitation, Policy Based Operations, Industry, Finance and Private Sector, Agriculture and Rural Development, Social Sector including poverty reduction.


    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience


    Professional and academic Skills Requirements:


    • Masters degree or its equivalent in economics, social sciences or other discipline.
    • A minimum of 5 years' experience in development evaluation or related field.
    • Broad knowledge of concepts and methodologies for evaluating development effectiveness, operational knowledge and experience in infrastructure or private sector and/or as country economist are advantages.
    General Competencies:
    The work demands strong analytical skills, ability to work in a rigorous and evidence based manner in undertaking the evaluation work both at the policy and strategy as well as portfolio levels; attention to details (be rigorous); good organizational skills, clients and results oriented; intellectual leadership; ability to engage with different stakeholders; excellent writing skills, and good communication skills such as the ability to explain technical issues to a non-expert audience; Knowledge about results-based management and monitoring & evaluation as well as operational experience in the infrastructure or private sector fields are added advantages; proficiency in one of the two official languages of the Bank is required and a good working knowledge of the other is advantage; Computer literacy, including proficiency in MS Excel and knowledge of SAP is expected.


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    Position title: Senior Legal Counsel - Tribunal
    Grade: PL-5
    Position N°: 0312
    Reference: ADB/11/069
    Publication date: 28/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 27/05/2011

    Objectives


    The Administrative Tribunal of the African Development Bank is an independent body whose function is to render final judicial decisions on cases brought against the Bank staff members concerning their terms and conditions of employment. The tribunal's decisions are binding on the Bank and all its officers. The judges of the Tribunal are distinguished senior legal professionals. Their standing in a national context is comparable at least to that of Supreme Court Judges. The Senior Legal Counsel performs his/he work under the supervision of the Executive Secretary.

    Under the supervision of the Executive Secretary, the incumbent is one of the principal counsels responsible for the orderly discharge of the administrative work of the Tribunal, assists the Executive Secretary, the judges in the research of the law and ensures the accurate reproduction and promulgation of the Tribunal's judgments.

    Duties and responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Executive Secretary of the Administrative Tribunal (TRIB), the incumbent shall carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

    By delegation of the Executive Secretary


    • Plans, directs, organizes and manages work connected with the processing and disposal of cases filed by staff members against the Bank to ensure the just disposition of the cases by the tribunal;
    • Prepares budget of the Tribunal;
    • Prepares Annual report of the Tribunal to be submitted to the Bank's Board of Directors;
    • Discharges all other administrative functions as the Executive Secretary of the Tribunal may assign.
    Specific Duties

    • Carries out research for judges on issues of law and facts as well as precedents of other Administrative Tribunals in cases assigned by the Executive Secretary;
    • Prepares summaries of facts of each case and analyses the contentions of the parties;
    • Advises applicants and counsel on question of procedures;
    • Reviews documents translated into the second language;
    • Arranges the printing and distribution of the work of Tribunal's secretariat;
    In the Absence of the Executive Secretary:

    • Assures the interim of the Executive Secretary;
    • Receives applications instituting proceedings and related documents in cases brought before the Tribunal;
    • Transmits documents and makes the notifications required in connection with cases before the Tribunal;
    • Prepares for each case a dossier recording all actions taken in connection with these cases, the date thereof, and the date on which any documentation or notification forming part of the procedure are received in or dispatched from the secretariat;
    • Organizes sessions of the Tribunal and acts as Secretary of the Tribunal during the session, e.g.: opens and closes the hearing, advises on the procedure;
    • Reports the decisions of the tribunal in the cases that come before it;
    • Supervises the work of the staff of the Tribunal's secretariat;
    • Attends all meetings when the presence of Tribunal representative is required;
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • At least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Law with emphasis on International Law, or a fist university degree plus a relevant combination of professional qualification in law (e.g. Juris Doctor (JD) plus admission to the Bar or at a judicial institution of a member country (or diploma to practice law in a member country).
    • At least 5 years practical and relevant professional law experience in litigation and/or work experience in administrative tribunals of other international organisations or in judicial processes of members countries. Work experience in an English speaking legal and judiciary environment will be a comparative advantage;
    • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or in French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
    • High degree of discretion.
    • Competence in the use of standard software applications of the Bank i.e. Word , Excel, PowerPoint.
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    Position title: Principal Social Safeguards Specialist
    Grade: PL-4
    Position N°: 1138A
    Reference: ADB/11/63
    Publication date: 28/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 25/05/2011

    Objectives

    The African development Bank is a leading development institution on the continent, focused on promoting economic development and poverty reduction. It engages with the full range and complexity of development challenges in Africa. The Bank has integrated operations, lending directly the public and private sectors through a variety of instruments. It also provides advisory services and has an increasing country presence through a growing network of 26 field offices. The Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) is charged with improving coherence and coordination across the Bank’s complexes, ensuring strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhancing monitoring and management of performance, strengthening the focus on results and ensuring compliance with policies. Within the COO’s Office, the primary role of the Quality Assurance and Results Department is to stimulate and coordinate Bank-wide implementation of the agenda on Managing-for-Development Results. The Compliance and Safeguards Division's (ORQR.3) core mandate is to promote sustainable development through assessment and monitoring of compliance with environmental and social safeguard policy requirements for Bank Group operations, as well as promoting and implementing the Bank's CRMA strategy and the Climate Action Plan and promote the bank's agenda for integrating and mainstreaming climate change into development planning and decision making process in RMCs.

    Duties and responsibilities


    The Principal Social Safeguards Specialist will work under the general supervision of the Director, Results and Quality Assurance Department (ORQR) and under the guidance of the Manager, Compliance and Safeguards Division (ORQR.3). He/her will:

    • Regularly Undertake categorization, especially the social aspect of project, technical reviews of environmental assessments and social policy (SESA), review of environmental and social impact assessment (ESIA) and Environmental and Social Management Plans ( ESMP) and resettlement plans to ensure quality control of documents, adequacy of mitigation measures and strengthening of compliance to environmental and social safeguards procedures (ESAP);
    • Carry out the preparation and updating of safeguard procedures ESAP / EIA, including the preparation and updating of tools, formats / manuals and procedures and the review of environmental and social safeguards procedures;
    • Initiate and coordinate the creation / dissemination of information both internal and external on social sustainability studies and initiatives. Create a knowledge network within the Bank on social issues to improve communication and modus operandi, especially on Safeguards, including social experts but also environmentalists, climate change experts and lawyers; facilitate and coordinate training of staff of the Bank's sustainable development and social safeguards both internally and in RMCs following the production of training materials, learning tools and related documents;
    • Participate in preparing management responses to inspection panel reports and required monitoring activities;
    • Operational support to staff for them to fulfill the compliance requirements of, effective integration of social issues (including social aspects and SESAs ESIAs),and in use and strengthening of country systems in environmental and social assessments by providing technical comments and participation the process of preparing documents;
    • Undertake periodic monitoring of progress reporting of the implementation of social safeguards policies and procedures, including lessons learned and strategic direction;
    • Establish and manage partnerships and initiate networking with other international and bilateral agencies at international, regional and local levels to advance the agenda and the safeguards’ program and represent the Bank in conferences, workshops and national, regional or international seminars.
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • Minimum of a Master’s Degree or its university equivalent in Social Science, development sociology/anthropology, socioeconomics and/or policy/social science or any other social discipline linked to environmental management or Bank operations.
    • Preferably a minimum of six (6) years of relevant work experience in preparing, appraising, managing or supervising sustainable development and management of projects and programs, in operations monitoring and evaluation, and/or in preparing and implementing operational policies and guidelines.
    • Combined experience in the implementation of operations and policy management is an asset; as well as ability to distinguish between the compliance requirements of public vs. private sector operations.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the operational policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in the regional member countries is a must.
    • Result-oriented, team player, articulate analyst with attention to details, a persuasive communicator and good writer.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a good working-knowledge of the other language.
    • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems preferably SAP.
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    Position title: Chief Protocol Officer
    Grade: PL-3
    Position N°: 1121A
    Reference: ADB/11/57
    Publication date: 27/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 27/05/2011

    Objectives

    The mandate of Secretariat-General (SEGL) of the Bank Group includes:

    • Being responsible for the Board of Governors Secretariat, the Board of Directors and subsidiary bodies and to manage relations between the Boards and Senior Management;
    • Coordinating statutory relations between senior management, the boards and member countries of the Bank;
    • Providing administrative, protocol and support services to elected officers. Furthermore, SEGL is responsible for documentation, archives and conference services and is in charge of the Bank’s protocol services.
    The main duties of the Protocol and Elected Officers Division (SEGL.2) are to provide protocol services, manage relations with the host country of the Bank’s headquarters or Bank Group field offices and provide administrative services to elected officers.

    Duties and responsibilities


    Under the guidance of the Secretary General, and under the supervision of the Division Manager (Chief of Protocol), the Chief Protocol officer will:

    • Plan, organize, and supervise the protocol activities of the Division of Protocol in the Bank;
    • Ensure the existence of harmonious relationships with administrative services of the host country in line with the Headquarters Agreement and other agreements signed with field offices ;
    • Coordinate all protocol related activities within the division; including the distribution and delegation of duties ;
    • Second and assist the Chief Protocol Officer in the Division’s activities;
    • Write and check notes and official correspondences of the Bank, such as letters to Heads of State, Prime Ministers, other international; dignitaries, etc;
    • Design the Division’s work programs and to supervise budgetary expenditures;
    • Coordinate the work done in various sections of the Division;
    • Coordinate protocol services during the Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors, the important meetings, events organized by the Bank or those being held under its auspices;
    • Maintain relations with the host country and field offices and manage the privileges and immunities granted to the Bank and its personnel under the Headquarters Agreement and other agreements signed with various field offices;
    • Advise and help Bank staff with the diplomatic and legal practices;
    • Work actively in the preparation of the Annual Meetings of the Board of Governors and other conferences and meetings organized by the Bank;
    • Coordinate a training program on diplomatic practices with the Human Resources department.
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • At least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in International Relations, Political Science or its equivalent. In addition to these qualifications, studies and training in diplomacy would be an advantage.
    • Preferably a minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience at international institutions such as the Bank.
    • Expert knowledge in diplomatic rules and conventions; strong experience in diplomatic and protocol practices within International organizations such as the Bank.
    • Strong experience in protocol practices with Governments, Public Administrations, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Embassies;
    • Good knowledge of the institution, its operations and shareholders; good knowledge of other development partners and the civil society.
    • Integrity and strong interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French, with good working knowledge of the other language; fluency in oral presentation and communication in English and/or French.
    • Competence in the use of standard software used in the Bank (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
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    Position title: Work Programme Coordinator
    Grade: PL-6
    Position N°: 1209A
    Reference: ADB/11/65
    Publication date: 27/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 15/05/2011

    Objectives

    The primary role of the Work Program Coordinator (Officer) is to coordinate and monitor the Secretary General Department’s internal work program and related activities involved in operating the department’s internal work program monitoring software. The incumbent will coordinate with the Front Office, Division Managers and staff to ensure the effective and timely execution of SEGL commitments.

    Duties and responsibilities

    Under the general supervision of the Secretary General, the Work Programme Coordinator’s main responsibilities will be to:

    • Coordinate the work programme of the department by managing the work program monitoring software of SEGL to ensure that it is executed as planned and on time;
    • Liaise regularly with the Front Office, Division Managers, Task Managers and Section Heads to ensure the effective delivery of SEGL’s work program;
    • Follow up closely on SEGL’s activities, regularly update the work programme, monitor and ensure their timely implementation, and alert on delays;
    • Carry out analysis to improve SEGL activities and in particular report on the performance of activities /initiatives;
    • Compile Key Dates and Initiatives of SEGL and follow up on their implementation;
    • Coordinate and facilitate Human Resource and recruitment issues related to SEGL;
    • Participate in defining and setting of target levels for the department’s performance indicators;
    • Contribute to the development of SEGL’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and ensure their consistency with the Bank-wide KPIs;
    • Monitor SEGL’s KPIs in keeping a dashboard for the department’s activities;
    • Prepare Monthly, Quarterly, Semi-annual and Annual Activity Reports of SEGL and ensure the coordination of SEGL’s contribution to the quarterly institutional reporting by the Programming & Budget department (COBS);
    • Collaborate in preparation of the administrative expenses and capital budgets within the Secretary General’s Department to ensure timely input of this budget in the annual budget preparation;
    • Participate in COBS’ periodic reviews of the regulatory framework and institutional governance of the budget;
    • Contribute to the improvement of the budget processes and procedures;
    • Keep up-to-date information for exchange with development partners and institutions such as the WB, IsDB, EBRD, AsDB, AUC, UNECA, etc.;
    • Implement related duties pertinent to the work of SEGL assigned by the Management team.
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • At least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Public Administration, Development Studies or other related discipline;
    • Preferably a minimum of four (4) years of relevant practical working experience in planning and administration, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, training and capacity building;
    • Familiarity with the Bank Group operations and organizational structure, good knowledge of the Institution;
    • Capacity for conceptual and operational analysis, good command of operational management matters; strong interpersonal skills;
    • Capacity to diagnose and resolve multiple, concurrent problems; a conceptual and strategic analytical capacity to understand the competing requirements of SEGL’s activities;
    • High level skills in communication and negotiations; ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside SEGL;
    • Demonstrated ability to advise the Secretary General and Division Managers in managing the Work Program; ability to manage a work program software;
    • Ability to handle stress due to multiple and simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and deadlines; and managing heavy workload;
    • Excellent communication skills in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
    • Competence in the use of SAP and the Bank’s standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint); with good knowledge of operational management systems;
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    Position title: Senior Country Economist - ORWB (Based in Liberia Field Office)
    Grade: PL-5
    Position N°: NA
    Reference: ADB11/66
    Publication date: 26/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 27/05/2011

    Objectives


    Under the general supervision of the Director of the Regional Department: The Senior Country Economist will focus on macroeconomic work to deepen country knowledge, the coordination of the preparation of the CSP and the preparation of ESW. In the event that the macroeconomic work of a country requires the services of more than one (1) economist, the Senior Country Economist will be supported by other economists, drawn from the Economic Management Division of the Sector Operations Vice Presidency. In cases where country or regional offices exist, the Senior Country Economist could be located in these Offices, working with the Resident Representative, with a dual reporting relationship to the Country and Regional Director. The Senior Country Economist will work in close collaboration with the lead Economist.

    Duties and responsibilities


    The key work objectives of the Country Department include but are not limited to:

    • Develop and Implement the Country Assistance Strategy, make strategic choices and partner with stakeholders concerned for the overall delivery of the agreed program of operations and high quality services.
    • Assist the Resident Representative who leads the Bank’s Dialogue and maintains strong partnerships with the governments concerned, development partners, and civil society, media, the private sector and other stakeholders. Lead dialogue on economic policies, cross-cutting issues and governance concerns relating to the country’s performance assessment and the potential size and composition of the Bank’s assistance program;
    • Take responsibility for results outlined in the Country Strategy for client countries in coordination with operational staff, sector technical staff and the country management team.
    • Identify opportunities and develop high quality work programs and sector strategies based on the Country Assistance Strategy and attuned to client demand and country contexts.
    • Build a strong set of analytical work and ESWs so as to inform continuously the Bank’s strategy and action in the country.
    • Lead the Bank’s collaboration and programs with Regional Economic Communities and other regional and sub-regional bodies to support enhanced, pro-poor economic development via regional integration and other initiatives, such as those to improve trade and infrastructure.
    • Promote and advance the development effectiveness agenda that is underway to further reduce transactions costs and make aid more efficient and effective.
    • Analyse the economic and financial situations of assigned regional member countries (RMCs), using internal and external information sources, and determine the implications for the programming and updating of Bank Group operations such as defined in the Country Strategy Papers (CSP).
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • At least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in public / business administration, economics or other related fields
    • At Least 5 years relevant professional experience in a development oriented institution. Knowledge of ICT and software used by the Bank
    • Fluent in French or English, with a working knowledge of the other language
    • Experience working with economic teams and creating an enabling work environment
    • Ability to communicate and defend orally and in writing difficult issues and positions to senior Bank management, government officials etc.
    • Ability to operate effectively in a matrix management environment, both as team leader and team member
    • Ability to deal sensitively in a multi-cultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleague.
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    Position title: Administrative Assistant - Compliance Review & Mediation Unit
    Grade: GS7
    Position N°: NA
    Reference: ADB/11/060
    Publication date: 25/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 23/05/2011

    Objectives

    The Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU) is recruiting an Administrative Assistant.

    CRMU administers the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) which was established by the Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund in 2004 and has been in operation since 2006. The IRM mandate is to respond to complaints of people who are or likely to be adversely impacted by a Bank financed project due to non-compliance with the Bank Group policies and procedures. The mechanism handles the complaints through problem solving and/or compliance review.

    CRMU is headed by a Director, and supported by three compliance officers and administrative and secretarial services. Interested applicants can find more information about the IRM Operational Rules and Procedures on the website

    Duties and responsibilities


    The level of responsibility associated with the position as Administrative Assistant requires the job holder to work independently, and with a high degree of diplomacy and sensitivity for confidential issues. The nature of the work might require occasional overtime work and availability after normal working hours. The job holder’s main duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

    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.
    • 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 IRM 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 IRM Experts, in addition to providing assistance to their direct reports.
    • Provide general administrative support for the Unit by liaising with CGSP in respect of office accommodation, allocation of office furniture, equipment and supplies as allocated to the Unit. 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; 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

    • 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.
    Problem Solving

    • Respond to inquiries; liaise with clients and other staff; coordinate with other members of staff.
    • Carry out background research in field of competence and present in a logical manner.
    • Perform any other duties reasonably requested by the Director.
    This Position Does Not Attract International Terms and Conditions
    (The incumbent of the position will be considered as local staff and will therefore not have international status)


    Selection Criteria


    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, commerce, Administration or related discipline, preferably supplemented with courses in secretarial training/administration/office management.
    • Preferably a minimum of five (5) years of progressively relevant and practical experience, in an executive office preferably in an international organization.
    • Good budgeting and planning skills will be highly desirable.
    • Strong customer service skills, good organizational skills, ability to multitask, attention to details and ability to work with a diverse workforce.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and /or in English.
    • Competence in the use of the Bank’s standard software (SAP, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Power Point). Good typing skills and highly desirable with excellent levels of initiative, enthusiasm, team spirit and organizational and interpersonal skills.
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    Position title: Principal Internal Auditor
    Grade: PL-4
    Position N°: 1125A
    Reference: ADB/11/58
    Publication date: 25/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 20/05/2011

    Objectives

    The objectives of the Internal Audit Division, Office of the Auditor General is to provide Management with independent and objective appraisals and audit information on financial, operational, administrative and technical activities of the Bank.

    The Division is responsible for ensuring the systems of the internal controls maintained by the Bank are adequate and effective to safeguard its assets, the reliability, accuracy and integrity of management information systems and related policies, plans, procedures and records and their adequacy to effectively accomplish intended objectives.

    The Division shall appraise the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed to meet objectives and recommend improvements as required for achievement of such objectives; ensure compliance with governing Bank agreements, rules, regulations, policies and procedures in order to ascertain that the objectives of the Bank are accomplished, detect and prevent irregularities and abuses by conducting investigations at the request of the President and the Boards of Directors, ensure the implementation of audit recommendations to correct reported internal control weaknesses and/or deficient conditions and advice management of the risks (s) assumed of not taking corrective action on reported findings and recommendations.

    Duties and responsibilities


    Under the General supervision of the Manager, the Principal Internal Auditor :

    Plans and conducts audit/investigations of assigned activities or operations relating to the financial, operational and administrative functions of the Bank:


    • Reviews functions and activities to determine the nature of operations, procedures, and related internal controls to achieve established objectives;
    • Determines the scope, nature and timing of audit activities;
    • Designs audit procedures and programs;
    • Holds opening conferences to communicate with auditees on issues related to the audits;
    • Prepares audit planning memoranda for directors’ approval;
    • Determines the adequacy and effectiveness of established internal control to prevent and/or detect errors and irregularities;
    • Determines the accuracy of financial information and the other disclosures provided;
    • Directs, counsels and instructs audit assistants in the performance of audit assignments and ensure compliance with time schedule;
    • Advises management on an ongoing basis, on accounting, reporting, control and compliance issues to prevent costly errors and irregularities;
    • Holds exit conference with auditees to discuss audit findings and recommendations.
    Prepares audit reports and submits them for the director’s approval and submission to the President and Boards of Directors:

    • Expresses opinions on the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the systems, control procedures in place to achieve established objectives and recommend corrective actions to improve operations, enhance internal control and reduce cost;
    • Provides audit certification with respect to financial information and other disclosures provided in financial statement of grants and other programs.
    Prepares audit reports to the Boards of Directors and to the audit committee and provides clarifications where necessary.

    Reviews financial statements and related external’s auditors’ reports provided by projects financed by the Bank:


    • Determines the conformity of audits with professional’s standards; determine the conformity of presentation and disclosures in financial statements with applicable accounting standards;
    • Identifies significant accounting and managerial issues that require management attention;
    • Recommends corrective actions.
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • At least a Master degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration and/or an internationally recognized Professional. Accounting/Auditing Qualification (“Expert comptable” Chartered/Certified Public Accountant designation.
    • Preferably a minimum of 6 years of auditing experience in an internationally recognized professional accounting firm or an international Financial Institution.
    • Sound knowledge and auditing experience of treasury financial instruments and information systems such as SAP/R3 system, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Integrated Audit Approach would be of a comparative advantage.
    • Good interpersonal, supervisory, communication and analytical skills. Demonstrated writing skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English and/or French but with a good working knowledge of the other language.
    • Proficient in use of the Bank standard software: Excel, Word, Power points; MS projects, Access, Visio, etc.
    • Proficiency in use of computer Aided Audit Tools like ACL, PENTANA, etc.
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    Position title: Chief Auditor
    Grade: PL-3
    Position N°: 1126A
    Reference: ADB/ 11/59
    Publication date: 25/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 20/05/2011

    Objectives

    The objectives of the Internal Audit Division, Office of the Auditor General is to provide Management with independent and objective appraisals and audit information on financial, operational, administrative and technical activities of the Bank.

    The Division is responsible for ensuring the systems of the internal controls maintained by the Bank are adequate and effective to safeguard its assets, the reliability, accuracy and integrity of management information systems and related policies, plans, procedures and records and their adequacy to effectively accomplish intended objectives.

    The Division shall appraise the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed to meet objectives and recommend improvements as required for achievement of such objectives; ensure compliance with governing Bank agreements, rules, regulations, policies and procedures in order to ascertain that the objectives of the Bank are accomplished, detect and prevent irregularities and abuses by conducting investigations at the request of the President and the Boards of Directors, ensure the implementation of audit recommendations to correct reported internal control weaknesses and/or deficient conditions and advice management of the risks (s) assumed of not taking corrective action on reported findings and recommendations.


    Duties and responsibilities

    Under the General supervision of the Manager, the Chief Internal Auditor :

    • Leads Audit Teams to conduct audits of highly diversified Bank-wide activities or operations relating to the financial, administrative and operational functions of the Bank by:
      • planning audits and determining audit objectives, scope, criteria, methodology to be used as well as staff and budget resources required to ensure that the audit adequately covers the selected area of the Bank’s operations, activities, systems and controls;
      • deciding on the applicable audit approach and techniques that will facilitate the conduct of the audit and preparing the Audit Planning Memorandum (APM) for the Manager’s approval;
      • preparing Audit Programme or modify existing ones (if any), to ensure systematic approach to the audit and ensure that the scope of the audit is fully covered;
      • conducting the field work by collecting data, documents and information, testing and analyzing such information, identifying weaknesses, causes and effects of variances, errors, non-compliance with rules, regulations, policies, procedures, etc;
      • reviewing the working papers and reports of the other staff in the Audit Team to ensure that the audit work is in accordance with the Programme, the findings are supported by the evidence and working papers complies with professiona auditing standard;
      • discussing the audit findings and recommendations with the auditee Departments’ staff, Managers and Directors;
      • preparing and typing the Preliminary Audit Report containing observations, conclusions and recommendations to tighten controls, safeguard the assets or image of the Bank, improve working procedures and ensure that resources are efficiently utilized, for the Director’s signature and transmission to the auditee Departments and Vice-Presidents for comments;
      • preparing and typing the Final Internal Audit Report after incorporating the comments of the auditee Departments and Vice-Presidents, for the Director’s signature through the Manager and onward transmission to the President and the Boards of Directors;
      • monitoring the implementation of the audit recommendations to ensure that the weaknesses observed are corrected and do not recur.
    • Leads other Auditors or undertakes special investigations on any aspect of the Bank’s operations and activities as requested by the President or Boards of Directors by:
      • planning the approach to investigation, deciding the objectives, scope, and methodology to follow, preparing the Audit Planning Memorandum (APM) for the Manager’s approval and preparing the Programme to ensure that the investigation is systematic and all aspects are covered;
      • interviewing the parties involved and collecting all pertinent data, documentation and information from all relevant sources, e.g. Directors and Vice Presidents. analyzing data and information collected to identify causes of irregularities, violation of Bank Rules, etc;
      • preparing and typing the Preliminary and Final Investigation Report incorporating the formal comments of parties involved for the Director’s signature through the Manager and transmission to the President and the Boards of Directors;
      • monitoring the implementation of investigations recommendations to prevent re-occurrence of such irregularities and safeguard the assets and image of the Bank.
    • Supervises and reviews the work performed by other Auditors and Consultants to ensure that audit objectives are achieved, working papers adequately support the findings, conclusions and recommendations and the report is accurate, objective, clear, concise, constructive and timely.
    • Performs Quality Control of Audits conducted in the past to improve quality of future audits.
    • Leads Audit Missions to Member Countries’ organizations, Project Executing Agencies and Sites to conduct audit and advise on compliance with Bank Rules, Regulations, Policies and Procedures to improve project implementation.
    • Assists the Manager in preparing the Internal Audit Quarterly Activity Reports containing the status of implementation of the Annual Internal Audit Work Programme for submission to the Boards of Directors to inform the Board of Directors the status of implementation of the approved Annual Work Programme on a quarterly basis.
    • Assists the Manager in preparing the Annual Budget containing the resource requirements of the Department under the guidance of the Director.
    • Assists the Manager in proposing and preparing broad audit guidelines, manual, procedures and standards for internal audit activities to ensures consistency of audit approach, independence, objectivity, professional proficiency and due care.
    • Selects and presents, and discusses audit findings of particularly great impact or recommendations for major changes in procedures, work flow or organization, with Managers, Directors and Vice Presidents concerned to obtain their agreement..
    • Monitors and assesses adequacy of action taken by auditee departments to correct reported deficient conditions, conferring with Managers and Directors to ensure appropriate corrective measures are taken.
    • Reviews Bank Group’s new Rules, Regulations, Policies and Procedures, as well as, proposed changes to existing ones to ensure that adequate controls are incorporated therein.
    • Give advice to other Departments and Committees on matters relating to internal control, audit of project accounts, procedures, financial, management, operational issues to facilitate their decision making processes.
    • Trains, directs and counsels less experienced Internal Auditors in the performance of audit assignments to ensure compliance with audit procedures, proficiency and time schedules.
    • Reviews and gives opinions on the Audited Financial Statements submitted by Borrowers to ensure that they comply with Loan Agreements in respect of auditing of project accounts.
    • Assists the Manager of OAGL in liaising with External Auditors during the Annual Interim and Final Audits of the Bank Group’s Accounts to exchange information and reports, discuss audit coverage, findings and recommendations. Also, liaises with other Departments on audit matters to facilitate the conduct of audit assignments and resolve any problems which might be encountered during and after the completion of audit.
    • Assists the Manager of OAGL in coordinating the External Quality Assurance Reviews usually conducted by External Auditors or Institute of External Auditors or Internal Audit Department of a Multilateral Development Bank, to facilitate their work by collecting all the data, documents, information requested in all Departments, sending survey questionnaires to all Directors, arranging and attending their meetings with Directors and Top Management, reading and commenting on their draft Reports.
    • Acts as the Manager of Audit Department in his/her absence.
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • At least a Master degree or its equivalent in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration and/or an internationally recognized Professional. Accounting/Auditing Qualification (“Expert comptable” Chartered/Certified Public Accountant designation.
    • Preferably a minimum of 7 years of auditing experience in an internationally recognized professional accounting firm or an international Financial Institution.
    • Sound knowledge and auditing experience of treasury financial instruments and information systems such as SAP/R3 system, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Integrated Audit Approach would be of a comparative advantage.
    • Good interpersonal, supervisory, communication and analytical skills. Demonstrated writing skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English and/or French but with a good working knowledge of the other language.
    • Proficient in use of the Bank standard software: Excel, Word, Power points; MS projects, Access, Visio etc.
    • Proficiency in use of computer Aided Audit Tools like ACL, PENTANA, etc.
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    Position title: Roster of Experts - The Independent Review Mechanism
    Grade: NA
    Position N°: NA
    Reference: NA
    Publication date: 25/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 31/05/2011

    Objectives

    The Independent Review Mechanism (IRM) was established by the Boards of Directors of the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund in 2004 and has been in operation since 2006.

    The IRM mandate is to respond to complaints of people who are or are likely to be adversely impacted by a Bank financed project due to non-compliance with the Bank Group policies and procedures. The mechanism handles the complaints through problem solving and/or compliance review.

    It is administered by the Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU) headed by a Director, and supported by three Compliance Officers and administrative and secretarial services.


    The IRM’s Roster of Experts comprises of three (3) individual experts, each serving a fixed term of 5 years. The experts are appointed by the Boards of Directors upon the recommendation of the President. They work on part time basis, and sit in Independent Compliance Review Panels authorized by the Bank Group’s Boards of Directors or the President, depending on the status of the project. The Panels report their findings and recommendations to the Boards of Directors for projects approved by the Boards, and to the President for projects under consideration for financing by the Bank Group. Interested applicants can find more information about the IRM Operational Rules and Procedures on the website.

    Applications are invited from individual experts/consultants for the position of member of the Roster of Experts of the IRM.

    Duties and responsibilities

    The specific responsibilities of the members of the Roster of Experts include:

    • Determining, together with the Director of CRMU, eligibility of request(s) for compliance review and submitting a report recommending a compliance review to the Boards of Directors or the President, as the case may be, for approval;
    • Undertaking, as members of compliance review panels, compliance reviews as may be authorized by the Boards of Directors or the President;
    • Engaging with all stakeholders, including Bank Management and staff, complainants, executing agencies, governments or private project sponsors in obtaining thorough understanding of the issues of a project undergoing a compliance review;
    • Conducting extensive, objective and independent reviews of policies and procedural compliance;
    • Undertaking site visits as appropriate to projects complained about, including rural areas in Africa;
    • Preparing and issuing compliance review reports to the Boards of Directors or the President, as the case may be, with findings and recommendations; and
    • Cooperating with the Director CRMU in the preparation of IRM’s annual reports, which inter alia shall identify and describe trends relating to the activities of the Bank Group that have emerged from the problem-solving exercises and compliance reviews.
    The Requirements:

    The Expert shall have:


    • Excellent analytical skills and relevant track record of work, and demonstrated independence and integrity;
    • Relevant, solid and broad academic background (minimum a Master Degree, preferably PhD) with practical experience in development, particularly in environment, social, involuntary resettlement, economics, human rights, and legal issues in the public and/or private sector fields;
    • At least ten (10) years of experience in the field of policy review and/or project planning and implementation, including the ability to deal thoroughly and fairly with complex issues complained about;
    • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate effective interaction internally with the Bank’s Management and staff and the Boards of Directors, and externally with project affected people, borrowers, member States, other international institutions, and civil society organizations;
    • Outstanding team work skills;
    • Fluent in both oral and written French, with good working knowledge of English;
    • Ability and willingness to travel to countries in Africa, including remote areas;
    • Exposure to development issues and living conditions in developing countries; and
    • Good knowledge of and/or experience with the operations of multilateral development banks or international financing institutions.
    To be eligible, the Expert shall:

    • Be a national of a member country of the African Development Bank Group.
    • Not have worked for any of the African Development Bank Group institutions in any capacity for a period of two (2) years prior to his or her appointment to the Roster of Experts.
    The selection process for the Roster of Experts will take into consideration diversity of expertise, practical experience, nationality, linguistics and gender. Women and candidates from regional member countries of the Bank Group are encouraged to apply.

    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    The Roster of Experts comprises three members. The first three members were appointed in 2007 on a staggered basis for a non-renewable term of three, four and five years respectively. All new members will serve a fixed five-year term. The members will be required to spend at least five working days each calendar year at the Bank to attend meetings and to familiarizing themselves with the Bank Group’s policies, procedures and operations.

    The Experts will be paid a daily honorarium (fee) when called upon to work for the independent review mechanism and be guaranteed a minimum of twelve (12) days of work per annum. The Experts will be reimbursed their travel and other expenses on the basis as provided in the Bank’s Travel policy for senior management staff.
    An Expert who serves on a compliance review panel or is otherwise called upon to work for the mechanism during his/her term shall not be eligible to work for any African Development Bank Group entity for a period of two (2) years after the expiry of his/her term.

    *The IRM’s Operating Rules and Procedures are available on the Bank’s Internet web site


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    Position title: Chief Financial Economist - Economic & Financial Reforms
    Grade: PL-3
    Position N°: NA
    Reference: ADB/11/053
    Publication date: 22/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 17/05/2011

    Objectives

    The core objective of the Economic Management & Financial Management Division is to participate in the Bank’s operational activities in Regional Member Countries (RMCs) and assist them in reforming and developing their economies and financial systems to enable them to successfully implement their poverty reduction and development strategies and improve the living conditions of their population.

    In that regard, under the supervision of the Director of the department and in consultation with the country department and other departments concerned, the Division plan and implement an annual activity program. In particular, the program comprises economic and financial reform programs, capacity development projects as well as other related works, including studies in the area of economic and financial management.


    Duties and responsibilities


    Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Chief Financial Economist is expected to perform the following duties:

    • Provide expert advice on issues related to financial sector development including advice to RMCs for promoting policies conducive to deeper financial systems as well as other areas of activity of the Division (creation of an enabling environment for private sector development, corporate governance);
    • Lead, coordinate and/or oversee the identification, appraisal, negotiations, supervision and ex-post reviews of Bank operations focussing on financial sector, involving RMC’s governments, other development partners and concerned parties or partners;
    • Oversee and carry out an active and effective management of the assigned portfolio, including General and Sector Budget Support Operations, Policy based Operations, Institutional Support Projects; plan and carry out supervision missions to ensure timely implementation according to agreed objectives;
    • Lead or contribute to the Bank’s works and initiatives for promoting effective financial systems in RMCs and related issues;
    • Lead, coordinate and/or participate in the preparation of policy statements, papers, briefs and various reports on financial sector issues and other areas relevant to the Division;
    • Provide leadership, participate in and/or contribute to the preparation, review and/or enhancement of policies, Bank guidelines and procedures for operations in the financial sector;
    • Lead the preparation of Financial sector Assessment and other upstream analytical and diagnostic work to inform Country Strategy papers (CSP); provide guidance to Country/Regional departments on policy dialogue with RMCs relating to Financial sector and related issues; and provide back-up to country offices to ensure provision of quality advisory service to RMC;
    • Provide assistance to RMCs in understanding and applying the Bank Group’s policies and procedures relating to assistance to the financial sector as well as on other issues related to project or program implementation, including policy issues;
    • Represent the Bank in national, regional and global partnerships, networks, conferences, workshops, and training seminars on issues related to financial sector development and related issues;
    • Carry out any other duties pertinent to the work of the Division Manager or the Director.
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • At least a Masters with specialization in a relevant field (Finance, Economics, Business Administration or other related disciplines).
    • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in economic and financial analysis, of which at least four (4) focusing on developing countries, preferably in Africa;
    • A sound knowledge of financial sector reforms and financial management issues, acquired within national public or private agencies, or international/regional organizations.
    • Knowledge of financial systems and financial governance diagnostic and evaluation tools.
    • Proven knowledge of the major challenges relating to the development of sound and effective financial sectors in developing countries, especially in Africa;
    • Experience in preparing and implementing reform and development projects and programs concerning financial sector policies and infrastructure and strengthening of financial sector institutions;
    • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills; capacity to work in a team and set work program priorities;
    • Aptitude to design intervention strategies, apply innovatory approaches and change working methods while remaining effective in a changing work environment;
    • Competence in the use of standard software used in the Bank (Word, Excel, Access, MS Projects and PowerPoint); familiarity with SAP recommended;
    • Ability to communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
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    Position title: Chief Information Disclosure Officer
    Grade: PL-3
    Position N°: 1122A
    Reference: ADB/11/56
    Publication date: 21/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 20/05/2011

    Objectives

    NA

    Duties and responsibilities


    Under the general supervision of the Secretary General, the Chief Information Disclosure Policy (IDP) Officer’s main responsibilities will be the following:

    • Be responsible for the coordination and monitoring of the implementation of the Bank’s IDP;
    • Give guidance and provide technical leadership on all IDP matters;
    • Design and contribute to the training of Managers and Officers to ensure compliance with the IDP guidelines and procedures;
    • Take the lead in drafting the IDP dissemination Plan in collaboration with other relevant Units;
    • Advise both internal and external stakeholders on the implementation of the Bank’s IDP;
    • Coordinate the preparation of the IDP Implementation Report (quarterly and Annual Reporting);
    • Develop and disseminate instruments for disclosure of information;
    • Ensure that the implementation of the Bank’s IDP is consistent with the policy and provide timely alerts of non-compliance to the Secretary General and Senior Management;
    • Carry out appropriate benchmarking with other MDBs and institutions on the implementation of the IDP and ensure incorporation of best practices;
    • Represent the Department (and Bank) at key IDP related meetings and on important missions when requested to do so by the Secretary General;
    • Serve as focal point of the Bank’s IDP matters to external constituencies and expert IDP groups;
    • Develop and build client/stakeholder relations at senior levels and play a promotional role in disseminating the IDP of the Bank;
    • Provide a mentoring role for other staff assigned to work on the IDP within SEGL;
    • Develop a special relationship with the Bank’s Field Offices in the implementation of the IDP and visit the Field Offices regularly;
    • Establish a Bank wide IDP focal person team at complex level to serve as anchors and to facilitate dissemination, implementation and compliance.
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • At least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Political Science, Governance, Public Policy, Communications or any other similar discipline.
    • Preferably a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience.
    • Familiarity with latest developments in thinking and practice by other MDBs on information disclosure requirements.
    • Good knowledge of the Institution, its operations and shareholders, other development partners and the civil society.
    • Intellectual leadership and ability to integrate the IDP’s requirement with broader operational strategies and policies of the Bank.
    • Capacity to anticipate legal and compliance issues that may arise in the course of his/her work and seek appropriate guidance.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and/or English with a working knowledge of the other.
    • Strong cutting edge experience in the use of Information Technology tools, the standard Bank MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint); databases, SAP, with good knowledge of Management Information Systems.
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  18. Maxence Melo

    Maxence Melo JF Founder Staff Member

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    Position title: Social Development Specialist (Local Professional) - Malawi Country Office
    Grade: PL
    Position N°: NA
    Reference: NA
    Publication date: 21/04/2011

    Applications Closing date: 20/05/2011

    Objectives

    The African Development Bank Field Office in Malawi (MWFO) has been established to strengthen dialogue between the Bank and the Government, development partners, the private sector, and the civil society, in the design of its development policy and programs, as well as on implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the poverty reduction strategy.

    MWFO also seeks to assist the operational functions of the Bank Group in launching and follow up of projects and programs in Malawi with a view to enhancing portfolio quality, identification, promotion of participatory approach, and regional integration.

    MWFO invites applications from qualified candidates to fill in the following vacant position. This is a national position and posting will be in Lilongwe, Malawi.

    Social Development Specialist (Local Professional)
    Under the general supervision of the Resident Representative and technical supervision of Division Manager and working in collaboration with Task Managers in the Social and Human Development Department in the Temporal Relocation Agency, the incumbent will have responsibility over Bank Group operations in the social sectors (education, health and social protection) in Malawi.

    To this end, the incumbent will take part in the conduct of missions to identify, prepare, appraise and supervise projects/programs in the sectors. S/He will also participate in the general dialogue between the government and the Bank and in the Country Strategy Paper preparation missions.


    Duties and responsibilities

    • Identify, prepare and participate in the appraisal of social projects and programs to be financed by the Bank:
    • Conduct technical supervision of ongoing social sector projects/programs; namely;
      • Monitor the procurement of goods and services and ensure that the Borrowers comply with the relevant Bank rules and procedures
      • Examine the design and/or documents for the procurement of goods, services and works
      • Supervise the work of Consultants and Contractors
      • Provide the MWFO with assistance on issues concerning disbursements
      • Ensure Borrower’s compliance with required periodic reporting (quarterly progress and annual audit reports) and review them for necessary Bank action
    • Formulate and propose the Bank’s Country Strategy for the social sectors:
      • Collect and analyze statistics, those relevant to human, material and financial resources, as well as performance indicators of projects/programs in Malawi; advise the Government/Bank Management on sector strategies proposed and on future operations
      • Recommend studies/projects/programs to be included in the non-lending and lending programs for Malawi
      • Prepare the terms of reference for the studies, help the Borrower in recruiting consultants; and examine and recommend /or approve reports as applicable
      • Establish and maintain a high level dialogue with the government and other key agencies involved in the social sectors
    • Coordinate loan management activities of the social sector projects/programs making sure that the loan conditions are fully complied in a timely manner:
    • Identify and coordinate co-financing requirements for the social sector projects/programs and make proposals for financing by:
      • Ensuring that projects/programs use an integrated approach to sustainable development, by taking into account cross sector issues especially poverty, the environment, population, gender and institutional enhancement
      • Monitoring and reviewing social sector assistance programs of other development partners in Malawi in order to identify financing gaps and draw lessons from their experiences
      • Participating in the education and health national and international meetings, sector working group activities, related donor-coordination meetings, joint portfolio review meetings, the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) reviews, and policy dialogue missions, and advise the Resident Representative and Management on policy issues in the sectors
    • Carry out any other administrative or technical tasks required by the Resident Representative, Division and Task Managers accordingly.
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    • At least Post-Graduate (Masters or equivalent) in Social Sciences with particular emphasis in education and/or health
    • At least 5 years of relevant and progressive experience
    • A good command of the standard software used by the Bank (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Capacity to communicate and write effectively in English, with working knowledge of French being an advantage.
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  19. Maxence Melo

    Maxence Melo JF Founder Staff Member

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    Baba Jose Senior Member

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    tuna shukulu Mkuu,Zimewagusa wengi wenye ma experience na mi CV yao wata apply
     
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