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African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent.

There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering

the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Division Manager – Agriculture, Human and Social Development, Country and

Corporate Evaluations
Reference: ADB/19/006
Location: Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50092373

The Complex

  • The Board of Directors provides oversight and strategic direction to the African Development Bank Group. It is composed of Executive Directors who are representatives of the African Development Bank member countries.
  • Specifically the Board is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, and carries out the following functions:
    • Determine the general structure of the Bank’s services;
    • Approve the financing policy and take decisions concerning loans, guarantees, equity investments and fund loans by the Bank;
    • Determine the interest rates of loans and guarantee commissions;
    • Approve the Bank’s operations program and administrative budget;
    • Prepare the work of the Board of Governors ; and
    • Submit accounts and annual reports, as well as the administrative budgets for the approval of the Board of Governors.
  • The Board does its work through a series of permanent Committees that review and discuss policy and program documents and make appropriate recommendations to the whole Board. Independent Development Evaluation; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal report to the Board.

The Hiring Department

  • The core mandate of the AfDB’s Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) is to conduct independent evaluation studies, provide relevant lessons, develop and harmonize standards and practices, support evaluation capacity development together with partner agencies and attest to the validity of both processes and the results of AfDB’s self-evaluation activities.
  • Within IDEV, the IDEV2 division is responsible for evaluations related to the second and fifth of the High 5s (Feed Africa and Improve the quality of life for Africans), as well as evaluations of the Bank’s country strategies and programs, and institutional evaluations focusing on corporate processes and reforms.

The Position

  • The Division Manager IDEV2 shall operate with delegated responsibility from the Evaluator General, and in accordance with the Bank’s policies and procedures, to provide independent and objective evaluations in order to add value to and improve the Bank’s policies and operations.
  • The Division Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising the activities of the Division. In performing these duties, the Division Manager will work closely with the management team and other relevant organizational units in the Bank in the preparation of work programs and the coordination of evaluation activities.
  • The Division Manager is a member of the IDEV Management Team and will be accountable for the delivery of the agreed annual work program and the supervision and development of staff under its supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Evaluator General, the Manager IDEV2 will perform the following:

Leadership and Strategic Management:

  • Lead, establish and ensure alignment of the division’s vision, goals, development strategies and key result areas in support of AfDB and IDEV goals.
  • Lead the planning, implementation and supervision of work plans as well as monitor the quality of output and the achievement of long term goals and annual objectives for the division. Ensure quality, timeliness and cost-efficiency.
  • Lead and identify key priority areas of the division providing inputs to the IDEV 3-year rolling work-program as well as its annual revision.
  • Provide leadership in professional and operational matters, taking the lead in contributing innovative approaches to independent evaluation.
  • Ensure compliance with evaluation principles of independence, impartiality, and integrity in assessing the development effectiveness and impacts of AfDB assistance.

Independent Evaluation:

  • Supervise all evaluations conducted by the Division, ensuring quality through appropriate mechanisms including providing comments and arranging reference group and peer review meetings at various stages of the evaluation. Ensure timeliness by making sure that appropriate tools are used for each evaluation. Provide regular inputs into the IDEV Implementation Tracking System.
  • Ensure that all evaluations are conducted with full regard to due process rules including principles of independence, credibility, fairness, transparency, usefulness and efficiency, taking particular care to avoid any conflicts of interest involving staff undertaking evaluation activities.
  • Work closely with the Quality and Methods Advisor to ensure appropriate evaluation methodologies and quality control mechanisms are in place for each evaluation.
  • Ensure evaluation recommendations are clear, actionable, and monitorable. Conduct constructive interactions with operations colleagues and other evaluation stakeholders at various stages of the evaluation without compromising IDEV’s independence. Establish reference groups and chair the meetings.
  • Keep up to date with changes in policies, strategies, practices and procedures in the Bank, and assess these changes (changing services, processes, operations, and controls) in order to inform the development and implementation of evaluation activities.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to the Evaluator General on the appropriate actions to be taken to improve the quality of IDEV work and develop concepts or new approaches to improve and ensure the overall relevance, timeliness, cost, and utility of outputs.
  • Keep abreast of trends and issues in development policies and programming in the region, especially as these are relevant to development effectiveness and evaluation.
  • Oversee the review and validation of PCRs, XSRs, and other self-evaluation products to strengthen AfDB’s self-evaluation activities, accountability and learning.

Operations Management:

  • Ensure effective day-to-day management of the division paying special attention to work-load management, operations planning, adherence to policy, procedures, integrity, quality, timeliness, budget, human resource management and staff development.
  • Provide strategic leadership, participate in staff recruitment, salary review and promotion decisions.
  • Manage the performance of teams and individuals, providing clear direction and regular feedback. Provide coaching and mentoring to teams and individuals.
  • Ensure appropriate attention to the personal and professional development of staff, giving due attention to appropriate management of gender and diversity issues.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the IDEV Annual report and other monitoring and reporting products.
  • Under the guidance of the Evaluator General, participate in and contribute to global evaluation fora including the Evaluation Cooperation Group and the OECD-DAC Evaluation Network. Develop and maintain contact with other international institutions and with relevant national organizations to ensure coordination of evaluation activities.
  • Inform and advise the Evaluator General of significant developments, emerging opportunities and challenges related to the independent evaluation processes, including potential improvements to those processes, and participate fully in the Management Team.

Knowledge Management:

  • In collaboration with IDEV.3, ensure that knowledge from evaluations and evaluation processes is captured, managed and shared, both internally and externally. Encourage staff to learn from each other and to share their knowledge, experience and expertise, to help promote a culture of evaluation and results.
  • Work closely with IDEV.3 to prepare and implement dissemination of evaluations and broader evaluative knowledge through appropriate channels, including the evaluation community of practice, webinars and social media tools. Ensure dissemination plans are part of evaluation plans with clear audiences and expected outcomes.
  • Contribute regularly to Evaluation Matters and other IDEV knowledge publications.
  • Work closely with IDEV.3 in formulating and implementing action plans to assist countries in developing and strengthening their own evaluation capabilities.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in a relevant field (such as Economics, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Business Administration, Policy Analysis, Agriculture, Social Sciences, or other related field).
  • A degree or certificate in (development) evaluation, development oriented research, leadership or other related field is desirable.
  • A minimum of eight (08) years relevant international professional experience in development work, part of which in evaluation, with three (03) years in a managerial capacity, is required. At least 10 years of relevant international professional experience, with progressive experience in management, is desirable.
  • Experience in managing independent evaluations and/or evaluation teams, especially in multi-lateral development finance institutions.
  • Experience with managerial responsibility for the formulation, implementation, supervision and delivery of an appropriate evaluation work program.
  • Operational experience in areas covered by the Division is desirable. Private sector experience is advantageous.
  • Knowledge and understanding of socio-economic development issues in Africa, and of development theories, especially within the African context.
  • Knowledge of design, implementation, management and monitoring of development policies, strategies, programs and projects.
  • Knowledge of independent evaluation principles, theories, standards, practices and procedures.
  • Significant knowledge of identifying, designing, conducting and reporting development evaluation studies, especially in international financial institutions.
  • Knowledge of effective and efficient program and budget management
  • Well-developed process management skills to ensure timely delivery of useful, credible and at times challenging evaluation products of high quality.
  • Skills in direction and supervision of a group of professional staff (including evaluation of their performance) and the coordination of this work with other departments and related agencies.
  • Strategic vision, and critical and creative thinking in order to identify relevant topics for evaluation and to select appropriate methods of study.
  • Strong problem-solving, communication, team working and relationship management skills.
  • Competence in the use of quantitative and qualitative analysis tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other. Ability to work in both languages is an advantage.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).Knowledge of SAP is advantageous.

Job Title: Director – Portfolio Delivery and Impact

Reference: ADB/19/004
Location: Cote d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50071240
Location: Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: EL5

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery ‘responsible for operational relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
  • The VP-RDVP will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its RMCs and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The Portfolio Delivery and Impact Director is a key member of the RDVP front office with a focus on coordinating the delivery of the Bank’s sovereign lending portfolio, strengthening its quality and impact, and reducing the share of cancellable operations and accelerating disbursements. The incumbent supports and advises the VP on matters to strengthen the quality of the Bank’s portfolio in close coordination with the regional hubs to implement the Ten Year Strategy (TYS), the High5s Agenda, and the work program of regional hubs.
  • Based in RDVP’s front office, the Portfolio Delivery and Impact Director provides strategic and operational support to the DGs with a view to ensuring the effective delivery of the lending program, strengthening the quality of the portfolio and maximizing the utilization of trust funds and co-financing arrangements. In performing this role, the Director is expected to ensure the maintenance of a robust monitoring system, with a strategic focus on achieving the lending targets, while addressing start-up delays, slow procurement, slow disbursement, project supervision, project closure, and problem projects.

The Position

  • The position of Director, Portfolio Delivery and Impact, which reports to the VP Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is key to the attainment of the Bank’s transformative agenda for Africa. The Director is responsible for coordinating all aspects of planning and execution of RDVP’s activities to achieve lending targets and improve portfolio performance in constant consultation with the Director Generals.
  • The Director is accountable for performing the responsibilities, modeling the behaviors and maintaining the technical and managerial competencies (listed below) in his or her capacity as Director in the RDVP Complex. Accountability means being answerable for managing quality, risks, results, institutional initiatives, maintaining excellent relationships with DGs and other vice-presidencies, and compliance with Bank policies and procedures and keeping the Department at the forefront through needed upgrades and innovation.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the general guidance and supervision of the Vice President Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery, and in close consultation with the Director Generals, the Director, Portfolio Delivery and Impact will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the coordination of RDVP’s global lending program and oversee evenly distributed approvals over the calendar year;
  • Lead the review and monitoring of RDVP’s global portfolio performance in close collaboration with DGs and Sector Vice-Presidencies;
  • Propose and implement solutions to strengthen the lending and portfolio performance with a view of reducing the share of cancellable operations, accelerate disbursements and maximize impact;
  • Manage the dialogue with the fiduciary and procurement department, DGs and sector Vice-Presidencies to accelerate procurement, notably through the standard use of advanced procurement methods, and promote the use of country systems;
  • Coordinate and oversee effective implementation of the Bank’s quality-at-entry mechanisms, strengthening supervision through Implementation Progress and Results Report (IPR), and ensuring the timely delivery of quality Project Completion Report (PCR);
  • Monitor the follow-up of country portfolio performance reviews with a view to reducing the share of flagged operations;
  • Liaise with the resource mobilization department, DGs and sector Vice-Presidencies to ensure effective utilization of available trust funds and co-financing arrangements;
  • Lead RDVP’s work with the Bank’s communications and results-reporting departments to maximize the visibility of the Bank’s operations to external stakeholders;
  • Interface as needed with Management, internal and external stakeholders on the state of the Bank’s portfolio and its contribution to the High 5s;
  • Contribute proactively to issues that cut across the Bank/other H5s and actively collaborates with other Departments in the Complex and the Bank to provide for seamless integration and avoiding duplication;
  • Engage staff regularly and manage the performance of direct reports to obtain maximum output;
  • Champion the complex mandate and purpose – providing a direct and indirect operational support that will contribute to the regional output and mandate in the assigned country.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Master’s degree in Economics, Politics, Development Management and/or other Social Sciences or related disciplines;
  • A minimum of 10 (ten) years of relevant and progressive experience in in the formulation and implementation of policies, programs and projects either within the Bank, with a similar development institution or the public service, of which 5 years at managerial level;
  • Demonstrated experience in project development and implementation, in a multilateral financial institution with special focus on at least one of the sectors in the assigned Division.
  • Experience with working in a team oriented, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.
  • Experience in leading and developing teams and managing projects and programmes;
  • Experience in the practice of procurement of goods/works, and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions;
  • Relevant and required experience gained on the African continent;
  • Experience gained within multilateral development finance institutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and/or review of operations in a multilateral financial institution;
  • Ability to apply knowledge for the resolution of problems and solutions and manage multiple competing priorities to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the organization.
  • Proven leadership and team building skills; results oriented and ability to work in multi-cultural environment;
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and preferably SAP.

 Job Title: Division Manager – Power, Energy, Climate Change and Green Growth; Private Sector,

Infrastructure and Industrialization; and Integration Evaluations
Reference: ADB/19/005
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50092372

The Complex

  • The Board of Directors provides oversight and strategic direction to the African Development Bank Group. It is composed of Executive Directors who are representatives of the AfDB member countries.
  • Specifically the Board is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, and carries out the following functions:
    • Determine the general structure of the Bank’s services;
    • Approve the financing policy and take decisions concerning loans, guarantees, equity investments and fund loans by the Bank;
    • Determine the interest rates of loans and guarantee commissions;
    • Approve the Bank’s operations programme and administrative budget;
    • Prepare the work of the Board of Governors ; and
    • Submit accounts and annual reports, as well as the administrative budgets for the approval of the Board of Governors.
  • The Board conducts its work through a series of standing committees that review and discuss policy and program documents and make appropriate recommendations to the whole Board. Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; and the Administrative Tribunal report to the Board.

The Hiring Department

  • The core mandate of Independent Development Evaluation (IDEV) is to conduct independent evaluation studies, provide relevant lessons, develop and harmonize standards and practices, support evaluation capacity development together with partner agencies and attest to the validity of both processes and the results of AfDB’s self-evaluation activities.
  • Within IDEV, the IDEV1 division is responsible for evaluations related to the first, third and fourth of the High 5s: Light-Up and Power Africa; Industrialize Africa; and Integrate Africa. These evaluations mainly relate to the private sector, infrastructure (including transport, ICT, urban development, water and sanitation), industrialization, power systems, energy, climate change, green growth and regional integration.

The Position

  • The Division Manager – IDEV1 shall operate with delegated responsibility from the Evaluator General, and in accordance with the Bank’s policies and procedures, to provide independent and objective evaluations in order to add value to and improve the Bank’s policies and operations.
  • The Division Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing, directing and supervising the activities of the Division. In performing these duties, the Division Manager will work closely with the management team and other relevant organizational units in the Bank in the preparation of work programs and the coordination of evaluation activities.
  • The Division Manager is a member of the IDEV Management Team and will be accountable for the delivery of the agreed annual work program and the supervision and development of staff under its supervision.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Evaluator General, the Manager – IDEV1 will perform the following:

Leadership and Strategic Management:

  • Lead, establish and ensure alignment of the division’s vision, goals, development strategies and key result areas in support of AfDB and IDEV goals.
  • Lead the planning, implementation and supervision of work plans as well as monitor the quality of output and the achievement of long term goals and annual objectives for the division. Ensure quality, timeliness and cost-efficiency.
  • Lead and identify key priority areas of the division providing inputs to the IDEV 3-year rolling work-program as well as its annual revision.
  • Provide leadership in professional and operational matters, taking the lead in contributing innovative approaches to independent evaluation.
  • Ensure compliance with evaluation principles of independence, impartiality, and integrity in assessing the development effectiveness and impacts of AfDB assistance.

Independent Evaluation:

  • Supervise all evaluations conducted by the Division, ensuring quality through appropriate mechanisms including providing comments and arranging reference group and peer review meetings at various stages of the evaluation. Ensure timeliness by making sure that appropriate tools are used for each evaluation. Provide regular inputs into the IDEV Implementation Tracking System.
  • Ensure that all evaluations are conducted with full regard to due process rules including principles of independence, credibility, fairness, transparency, usefulness and efficiency, taking particular care to avoid any conflicts of interest involving staff undertaking evaluation activities.
  • Work closely with the Quality and Methods Advisor to ensure appropriate evaluation methodologies and quality control mechanisms are in place for each evaluation.
  • Ensure evaluation recommendations are clear, actionable, and monitorable. Conduct constructive interactions with operations colleagues and other evaluation stakeholders at various stages of the evaluation without compromising IDEV’s independence. Establish reference groups and chair the meetings.
  • Keep up to date with changes in policies, strategies, practices and procedures in the Bank, and assess these changes (changing services, processes, operations, and controls) in order to inform the development and implementation of evaluation activities.
  • Provide advice and recommendations to the Evaluator General on the appropriate actions to be taken to improve the quality of IDEV work and develop concepts or new approaches to improve and ensure the overall relevance, timeliness, cost, and utility of outputs.
  • Keep abreast of trends and issues in development policies and programming in the region, especially as these are relevant to development effectiveness and evaluation.
  • Oversee the review and validation of project completion reports (PCRs), extended supervision reports (XSRs), and other self-evaluation products to strengthen AfDB’s self-evaluation activities, accountability and learning.

Operations Management:

  • Ensure effective day-to-day management of the division paying special attention to work-load management, operations planning, adherence to policy, procedures, integrity, quality, timeliness, budget, human resource management and staff development.
  • Provide strategic leadership, participate in staff recruitment, salary review and promotion decisions.
  • Manage the performance of teams and individuals, providing clear direction and regular feedback. Provide coaching and mentoring to teams and individuals.
  • Ensure appropriate attention to the personal and professional development of staff, giving due attention to appropriate management of gender and diversity issues.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the IDEV Annual report and other monitoring and reporting products.
  • Under the guidance of the Evaluator General, participate in and contribute to global evaluation fora including the Evaluation Cooperation Group and the OECD-DAC Evaluation Network. Develop and maintain contact with other international institutions and with relevant national organizations to ensure coordination of evaluation activities.
  • Inform and advise the Evaluator General of significant developments, emerging opportunities and challenges related to the independent evaluation processes, including potential improvements to those processes, and participate fully in the Management Team.

Knowledge Management:

  • In collaboration with IDEV.3, ensure that knowledge from evaluations and evaluation processes is captured, managed and shared, both internally and externally. Encourage staff to learn from each other and to share their knowledge, experience and expertise, to help promote a culture of evaluation and results.
  • Work closely with IDEV.3 to prepare and implement dissemination of evaluations and broader evaluative knowledge through appropriate channels, including the evaluation of community of practice (ECoP), webinars and social media tools. Ensure dissemination plans are part of evaluation plans with clear audiences and expected outcomes.
  • Contribute regularly to Evaluation Matters and other IDEV knowledge publications.
  • Work closely with IDEV.3 in formulating and implementing action plans to assist countries in developing and strengthening their own evaluation capabilities.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in a relevant field (such as economics, development studies, political science, international relations, business administration, policy analysis, infrastructure or other related field).
  • A degree or certificate in (development) evaluation, development oriented research, leadership or other related field is desirable.
  • A minimum of eight (08) years relevant international professional experience in development work, part of which in evaluation, with three (03) years in a managerial capacity, is required. At least 10 years of relevant international professional experience, with progressive experience in management, is desirable.
  • Experience in managing independent evaluations and/or evaluation teams, especially in multi-lateral development finance institutions.
  • Experience with managerial responsibility for the formulation, implementation, supervision and delivery of an appropriate evaluation work program.
  • Operational experience in areas covered by the Division is desirable. Private sector experience is advantageous.
  • Knowledge and understanding of socio-economic development issues in Africa, and of development theories, especially within the African context.
  • Knowledge of design, implementation, management and monitoring of development policies, strategies, programs and projects.
  • Knowledge of independent evaluation principles, theories, standards, practices and procedures.
  • Significant knowledge of identifying, designing, conducting and reporting development evaluation studies, especially in international financial institutions.
  • Knowledge of effective and efficient program and budget management
  • Well-developed process management skills to ensure timely delivery of useful, credible and at times challenging evaluation products of high quality.
  • Skills in direction and supervision of a group of professional staff (including evaluation of their performance) and the coordination of this work with other departments and related agencies.
  • Strategic vision, and critical and creative thinking in order to identify relevant topics for evaluation and to select appropriate methods of study.
  • Strong problem-solving, communication, team working and relationship management skills.
  • Competence in the use of quantitative and qualitative analysis tools.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other. Ability to work in both languages is an advantage.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is advantageous.

Job Title: Principal Procurement Officer

Reference: ADB/19/001
Location: Cote d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50078485
Grade: PL4

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve its strategic objective and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
  • The SNVP will provide effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions.
  • The SNVP will lead Senior Management discussions, decision-making processes and the implementation of key Board and Management decisions.​

The Hiring Department

  • The SNVP supervises the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI), which acts as the custodian of the procurement (including procurement for private and public partnership) and financial management (FM) profession, and has the following responsibilities for its functions:
    • Developing and interpreting policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals;
    • Preparing annual post review reports on the Bank’s FM and procurement operations for the Board;
    • Developing training strategy for internal and external clients and;
    • Dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization;
    • Providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC); and
    • Inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and FM activities undertaken by the regions.
  • The Procurement Specialist is responsible to ensure that the project procurement activities financed by the Bank in his/her region are compliant with the Bank’s procurement policy.  This is done by advising on procurement arrangements and reviewing procurement decisions within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages.
  • The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building procurement capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related procurement matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s procurement systems.
  • The Procurement Specialist reports to the Division Manager – Procurement (SNFI.3).

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Procurement, the Procurement Specialist will, in his/her duty station:

  • Ensure consistent, uniform and predictable application of the Policy within the region and provide corrective actions as appropriate;
  • Review procurement policy deviations and provide clearance for inclusion in Project Appraisal Reports (PARs) for subsequent Board approval with clearance of the manager as needed;
  • Review all cases involving the use of Third Party procurement methods and procedures and provide clearance for inclusion of those methods and procedures in the PAR for Board approval with clearance of the Manager as needed;
  • Review and clear  procurement diagnostic assessments reports (BPAR, Sector Market Assessments) for approval by the Manager and Director of SNFI; assist regional member countries for their procurement reforms and mobilize financial resources for this assistance;
  • Design adequate action plans to improve Borrowers’ procurement systems and to strengthen the institutional capacity within borrowers’ entities;
  • Participate with other Multilateral Development Banks in the assessment of the Regional Member Countries procurement systems;
  • Review and clear procurement cases as per the Bank’s Delegation of Authority matrix for Sovereign and Non-Sovereign projects;
  • Process  complaints received from bidders, contractors or civil society in accordance with Bank’s directives in force;
  • Refer to the Manager cases where the advice provided was not accepted by Task Managers and  propose solutions;
  • Facilitate and undertake training seminars /workshops for the Borrowers and Bank Staff  and Business Opportunity Seminars for the regional and non-regional private sector;
  • Prepare Project Procurement briefs for the Senior Management when required;
  • Ensure that  objectives of the key performance indicators set up by the Procurement department are attained by developing tools and;
  • Contribute to the preparation of periodic activity reports and the Bank’s Fiduciary Annual Reports.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Public/Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Procurement, Economics or related fields
  • A minimum of six ( 6) years of relevant professional experience in providing procurement support and advice to the preparation and implementation of programs and projects financed by the Bank or any other similar institution in developing countries,  having private sector experience will be an added advantage
  • Proven familiarity with and solid experience in the practice of procurement of goods and works and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions, it would be desirable to have knowledge of Bank Procurement policy
  • Experience in supervising and effectively managing implementation of  developments projects and programs
  • Ability to be flexible, open-minded with integrity, client and results oriented for achieving both Bank’s and Borrowers’ objectives
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable Sector Staff and Borrowers to build their confidence and skills to deal with procurement issues
  • Good networking skills and judgment are required while working within teams and when building professional relationships with procurement specialists and sector specialists working in the Region
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English with a good  knowledge of the French language
  • Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations.

How to Apply

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Application Deadline: 30th March, 2019.

Job Title: Regional Procurement Coordinator (Hub Coordinator Lusophone Countries)

Reference: ADB/19/014
Location: South Africa
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50071208

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve its strategic objective and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results. The SNVP provides effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions. The SNVP  leads Senior Management discussions, decision-making processes and the implementation of key Board and Management decisions.

The Hiring Department

  • The SVP supervises the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI), which acts as the custodian of the procurement (including procurement for private and public partnership) and financial management (FM) profession, and has the following responsibilities for its functions:
    • Developing and interpreting policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals;
    • Preparing annual post review reports on the Bank’s FM and procurement operations for the Board;
    • Developing training strategy for internal and external clients; and
    • Dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization;
    • Providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC); and
    • Inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and FM activities undertaken by the regions.
  • The Regional Procurement Coordinator for Lusophone countries is responsible to ensure that the project procurement activities financed by the Bank in his/her region done by Procurement Specialists team, are compliant with the Bank’s Procurement Policy. This is done by advising on procurement arrangements and reviewing procurement decisions of the Procurement specialists’ team within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages.
  • The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building procurement capacity of Borrowers, which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related procurement matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s procurement systems.
  • The Regional Procurement Coordinator reports administratively to the Regional Operations Manager for Implementation Support (ROM-IS) and functionally to the Division Manager – Procurement (SNFI) for Eastern and Southern Regions.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Procurement, the Regional Procurement Coordinator will, in his/her duty station:

  • Ensure consistent, uniform and predictable application of the Policy within the region and provide corrective actions as appropriate;
  • Review procurement policy deviations and provide clearance for inclusion in Project Appraisal Reports (PARs) for subsequent Board approval with clearance of the Manager as needed;
  • Review all cases involving the use of Third Party procurement methods and procedures and provide clearance for inclusion of those methods and procedures in the PAR for Board approval, with clearance of the Manager as needed;
  • Review and clear procurement diagnostic assessments reports (BPAR, Sector, Market Assessments) for approval by the Manager and Director of SNFI; assist Regional member countries for their procurement reforms and mobilize financial resources for this assistance;
  • Review and clear the assessment of Borrowers’ procurement systems done by the Procurement Specialists, and the design of adequate action plans to improve Borrowers’ procurement systems and to strengthen the institutional capacity within borrowers’ entities;
  • Participate with other Multilateral Development Banks in the assessment of the Regional Member Countries’ procurement systems;
  • Review and clear procurement requests as per the Bank’s Delegation of Authority matrix for Sovereign and Non-Sovereign projects;
  • Take a pro-active role ensuring ‘Quality at Entry work’ through supervision of a team of Procurement Specialists across the region in  terms of the Fiduciary and Development mandate of the Bank;
  • Follow up with Procurement Specialists of complaints received from bidders, contractors or civil society;
  • Deal with cases where the advice provided by Procurement Specialists was not accepted by Task Managers  and finding appropriate solutions;
  • Facilitate and undertake training seminars /workshops for the Borrower and Bank Staff  and Business Opportunity seminars for the regional and non-regional private sector;
  • Prepare all Project Procurement brief for the Senior Management when required;
  • Monitor  Procurement Data Entry by reviewing their quality through random checks to ensure that accurate procurement data are generated for SNFI reports;
  • Maintain procurement information regarding her/his region on the Bank’s Website;
  • Make sure that the objectives of the key performance indicators set up by the Procurement department are attained by developing tools and;
  • Prepare periodic activity reports of the region and the Bank’s Annual Procurement Reports.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Public/Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Procurement, Economics or related fields
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in providing procurement support and advice to the preparation and implementation of programs and projects financed by the Bank or any other similar institution in developing countries,  having private sector experience will be an added advantage
  • Proven familiarity with and solid experience in the practice of procurement of goods and works and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions; it would be desirable to have knowledge of Bank Procurement policy
  • Experience in supervising and effectively managing implementation of  development projects and programs
  • Ability to be flexible, open-minded with integrity, client and results-oriented for achieving both Bank’s and Borrowers’ objectives
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable Sector Staff and Borrowers to build their confidence and skills to deal with procurement issues
  • Good networking skills and judgment are required while working within teams and when building professional relationships with Procurement Specialists and sector specialists working in the Region
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in Portuguese with a working knowledge of  English or French
  • Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations.

Application Deadline: 5th April, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: This position is classified international status should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem, to HR Direct via: HRDirect@AFDB.ORG

Job Title: Regional Procurement Coordinator, Central Region

Reference: ADB/19/010
Location: Cameroon
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50071206

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve its strategic objective and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
  • The SNVP will provide effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions. The SNVP will lead Senior Management discussions, decision-making processes and the implementation of key Board and Management decisions.​

The Hiring Department

  • The SNVP supervises the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI), which acts as the custodian of the procurement (including procurement for private and public partnership) and financial management (FM) profession, and has the following responsibilities for its functions: (i) developing and interpreting policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals; (ii) preparing annual post review reports on the Bank’s FM and procurement operations for the Board; (iii) developing training strategy for internal and external clients; (iv)  and dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization; (v) providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC); and (vi) inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and FM activities undertaken by the regions.
  • The Regional Procurement Coordinator is responsible to ensure that the project procurement activities financed by the Bank in his/her region done by his/her Procurement specialists team are compliant with the Bank’s procurement policy.  This is done by advising on procurement arrangements and reviewing procurement decisions of the Procurement Specialists’ team within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages. The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building procurement capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related procurement matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s procurement systems.
  • The Regional Procurement Coordinator reports administratively to the Regional Operations Manager for Implementation Support (ROM-IS) and functionally to the Division Manager – Procurement (SNFI).

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Procurement, the Regional Procurement will, in his/her duty station:

  • Ensure consistent, uniform and predictable application of the Policy within the region and provide corrective actions as appropriate;
  • Review procurement policy deviations and provide clearance for inclusion in Project Appraisal Reports (PARs) for subsequent Board approval with clearance of the manager as needed;
  • Review all cases involving the use of Third Party procurement methods and procedures and provide clearance for inclusion of those methods and procedures in the PAR for Board approval with clearance of the manager as needed;
  • Review and clear procurement diagnostic assessments reports (BPAR, Sector Market Assessments) for approval by the Manager and Director of SNFI, assist Regional member countries for their procurement reforms and mobilize financial resources for this assistance;
  • Review and clear the assessment of borrowers’ procurement systems done by the Procurement specialists team, and the design of adequate action plans to improve Borrowers’ procurement systems and to strengthen the institutional capacity within borrowers’ entities;
  • Participate with other Multilateral Development Banks in the assessment of the Regional Member Countries procurement systems;
  • Review and clear procurement cases as per the Bank’s Delegation of Authority matrix for Sovereign and Non-Sovereign projects;
  • Take a pro-active role ensuring ‘Quality at Entry work’ through supervision of a team of Procurement specialists across the region in terms of the Fiduciary and Development mandate of the Bank;
  • Follow up with Procurement Specialists of complaints received from bidders, contractors or civil society;
  • Deal with cases where the advice provided by the procurement specialist was not accepted by the task manager and finding solutions;
  • Facilitate and undertake training seminars /workshops for the Borrower and Bank Staff  and Business Opportunity seminars for the regional and non-regional private sector
  • Prepare all Project Procurement brief for the Senior Management when required;
  • Monitor  Procurement Data Entry by reviewing their quality through random checks to ensure that accurate procurement data are generated for SNFI reports;
  • Maintain procurement information regarding her/his region on the Bank’s Website;
  • Make sure to attain the objectives of the key performance indicators set up by the Procurement department by developing tools and;
  • Prepare periodic activity reports of the region and the Bank’s Annual Procurement Reports.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Public/Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Procurement, Economics or related fields
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in providing procurement support and advice to the preparation and implementation of programs and projects financed by the Bank or any other similar institution in developing countries,  having private sector experience will be an added advantage
  • Proven familiarity with and solid experience in the practice of procurement of goods and works and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions, it would be desirable to have knowledge of Bank Procurement policy
  • Experience in supervising and effectively managing implementation of  developments projects and programs
  • Ability to be flexible, open-minded with integrity, client and results oriented for achieving both Bank’s and Borrowers’ objectives
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable Sector Staff and Borrowers to build their confidence and skills to deal with procurement issues
  • Good networking skills and judgment are required while working within teams and when building professional relationships with procurement specialists and sector specialists working in the Region
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French with a working knowledge of the English,
  • Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations

Application Deadline: 31st March, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidate should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are considered for further assessment will be contacted. Candidates should submit a one page Motivational letter and curriculum vitae/Profile. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The Bank reserves the right to cancel the recruitment process at any time without prejudice to the Bank.
  • This position is classified International status

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