Job Vacancies at African Development Bank in Côte d’Ivoire,June 2017

 

 

African Development Bank Job Openings in Côte d’Ivoire,June 2017

 

 

African Development Bank in Côte d’Ivoire,June 2017

African Development Bank (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: Legal Operations Assistant, Private Sector Operations
Reference: ADB/17/145
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS 7
Position N°: 50078444
The Complex

  • The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Directorate; General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.

The Hiring Department

  • The General Counsel and Legal Services Department delivers legal advice and services to the statutory organs of the Bank and the Fund: Boards of the Bank and the Fund, to Senior Management, to Regional Directorates and more generally to the whole Bank.
  • The principal objectives of the Private Sector Operations Division are to handle private sector and other non-sovereign transactions and support the work of the Bank regarding the private sector and the financial sector as well as special operations.
  • These transactions comprise principally non-sovereign loans, guarantees, project finance transactions, syndicated loans, private equity and trade finance, amongst others.
  • The department also protects the interest of the Bank from legal liability and as necessary provide legal representation in cases filed against or brought by the Bank.

The Position

  • The Legal Operations Assistant – Private Sector Operations Division role will be to provide support to legal counsel Department in researching, preparation, drafting and filing (both electronic and physical) of a variety of standard and non-standard legal documents which may be in either of the Bank’s working languages.
  • The incumbent will provide support services to the Department by maintaining and filing data bases and managing the archives of the Department.
  • The job will also contribute to the annual budget preparation.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager of the Private Sector Operations, the Legal Operations Assistant – Private Sector Operations will:

  • Handle the legal portion of the Projects and Loans in the system SAP, requiring data entry on all approved loans
  • Register loan agreements and other legal documents in a tracking system
  • Monitor loans data in SAP-PS and keep track records on Loan agreements and other legal documents
  • Draft summary of Project Brief to be registered  in the SAP and enter once approved by legal Counsel
  • Perform secretarial duties in coordination with the Division team assistant (e.g. managing the agenda of the Manager, providing administrative support to the Manager and counsel of the division, preparation of missions, claims, filing of documents, organization of meetings, seminars, workshops etc.),
  • Keep Track of Board agenda and follow up on Board Resolutions
  • Provide data/reports on Division work program, budget  and loans to the Legal & Business Performance Officer
  • Follow up of Loans signature and entry into force in SAP-PS
  • Produce monthly and ad hoc reports using the SAP system for budget and other purposes
  • Identify Department files and forward them to the central archives of the Bank
  • File loan agreements and legal opinions and enter them in the Department’s registry
  • Assist in legal documents research in SAP, DARMS  and others resources
  • Coordinate with user departments for loan agreements and related documents
  • Ensure  transmission of  loan agreements and legal opinions to user departments
  • Scanning and filing of documents in hard copy and electronic forms; organizing and maintaining the filing system for speedy retrieval of documents; retrieving documents and the relevant Bank policies as required by the Division Manager and Counsel for their assignments; and,  organizing reference material for easy access
  • Liaise with the Legal Operation Assistant in the Front Office to coordinate the records, archiving and scanning of loans and grants documents
  • Keep records for approved Loans and follow up any required action with Lawyers
  • Follow  up of loans cancellation for both Public and Private sectors operations
  • Liaise with the office of the Secretary General and the Operations Department for timely processing and scheduling of the signing ceremonies for loans and grants agreements;
  • Assist in printing and binding legal documents e.g. Technical Agreements, Co-operation agreement, and MOUs
  • Assist where applicable with the programming of operational activities by using the appropriate software, entering project information and producing the Department’s various status reports i.e., Active Projects Loans, etc.
  • Perform any other administrative and/or operation-related tasks to support the Manager and the legal counsels in the Division in the performance of their functions.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Holds at least a Bachelor’s Degree (or its equivalent) in Business, Accounting, Law, Computer Science or related discipline
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in similar jobs, preferably with a reputable law firm, a legal department of a private or public entity, or an international financial institution
  • Client and results oriented individual.
  • Resourcefulness and ability to navigate in institutional policies, procedures, and technology
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues.
  • Ability to be flexible, open minded with integrity.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Demonstrated communication, team spirit, inter-personal, writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team-orientated, multi-cultural environment, and function as an effective team member in various groups.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

Job Title: Power Sector Regulations and Procurement Specialist
Reference:
ADB/17/234
Location:
Côte d’Ivoire
Grade:
PL3
Position N°:
50093636
The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Years Strategy, High 5s priority of “Light up and Power Africa”.
  • The complex’s objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) to provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions; (iii) to develop new financing instruments; (iv) to act as spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of “Light Up and Power Africa”.
  • The Complex will focus on areas of Power systems, policy and regulation, renewable energy; and, Climate and Green Growth.

The Hiring Department

  • The Energy, Financial solution, policy and regulation department is responsible for advising Regional Member Countries in the establishment of relevant policies and regulations and to structure energy investments.
  • The department is also responsible for coordinating relevant flagship programs: Early stage Project support and Financing Catalyst and country wide transformation. Under the department there are two divisions.
  • They are Energy Policy regulations and statistics Division and Financial Solutions Division.
  • The Energy Policy, Regulations, Procurement and Statistics Division provides leadership in the establishment of relevant energy policies and clear, predictable and transparent regulation framework to ensure financial stability of the sector and mobilization of private investments.

The Position

  • The Power sector regulation and procurement Specialist provides deep sectoral expertise for the establishment of relevant energy policies and clear, predictable and transparent regulation frameworks to ensure financial sustainability of the sector and mobilize private investments.
  • The incumbent coordinates the rolling out of transparent independent power producers’procurement scheme, and contributes to the delivery of flagships as relevant.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the general guidance and overall supervision of the Division Manager, Energy Policy, regulations, procurement and statistics, the Power Sector Regulation & Procurement Specialist will perform the following:
  • Coordinate/support the delivery of flagships as relevant to ensure delivery of the New Deal on Energy objectives;
  • Coordinate the rolling out of the transparent/standardised independent power producers’ procurement scheme and the mobilization of the private sector in generation;
  • Promote standardisation of key contractual documentation such as Power Purchase Agreements and fuel supply agreements;
  • Provide deep sector expertise for quality assurance : preparation of terms of reference, review and validation process of studies related to regulatory environment;
  • Review and quality assurance of project preparation and appraisal documents vis-à-vis policy and regulatory environment;
  • Provide advisory support and capacity building to Regional Member Countries and Task managers as relevant in establishing power sector policies, legislation and regulatory frameworks that ensure sustained commercial viability of the sector through the promotion of adequate market structures and cost reflective tariffs;
  • Collaborate with the Hubs and governance units in conducting policy based operations and technical assistance operations to support conducive policy and regulatory environments;
  • Conduct economic and sector work related to energy policy and regulation in collaboration with other directorates of the complex.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Power Engineering and/or Economics, Finance or related field. Multidisciplinary skills are essential to develop a sector wide analysis from technical to economic and financial aspects of power sector regulation and reforms.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in power regulation analysis, energy project management, and energy investment.
  • Academic, operational as well as corporate experiences are valuable for this job.
  • Communication: Good listener with demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas.
  • Problem solving.
  • Client orientation.
  • Team working.
  • Ability to make effective and timely decisions.
  • Proven ability to assess regulation and energy policies and formulate recommendations.
  • Full understanding of the principles of project cycle and project implementation.
  • Proven ability to interact competently with the staff of government and donor agencies on issues relating to regulation and related aid coordination, as well as with the private sector.
  • Proven ability to build and lead a team of professional staff, and utilize talent and expertise of team members in a productive way.
  • Capacity to initiate and manage innovation and change.
  • 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 applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Job Title: Chief Agricultural Economist (Agropoles)
Reference: ADB/17/074
Location:
Côte d’Ivoire
Grade:
PL3
Position N°:
50091783
The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on two of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) the Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”

The Hiring Department

  • The Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department works closely with the Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department and the Regional Directorates to provide support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025.
  • The core mandate of Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department is to develop the strategy of the Bank related to agricultural and rural finance and rural development, represent the Bank with external stakeholders, provide sector expertise to the regions by gathering experts who can be consulted by operations and closing the financing gap for private sector-led development of agricultural value chains.
  • The Department is to mobilize and deploy the required expertise; and, provide support the design and implementation of agricultural finance and rural development operations for key commodity value chains.
  • The Agriculture Finance and Rural Development Department is structured into two Divisions: (i) Agriculture and Rural Finance Division; and (ii) Rural Infrastructure Development Division.

The Rural Infrastructure Development Division has the following deliverables:

  • High-quality and Innovative Instruments for Rural Infrastructure Integrated into Projects
  • Practical Implementation Arrangements with Key Implementing Partners
  • Knowledge Management of Rural Infrastructure Best Practices
  • Enabling Environment and Alliances with Key Stakeholders
  • Monitoring of Performance and Recommendations for Corrective Actions

The Position

  • The Chief Agro-Economics coordinates Agropoles and Agro-Industrial Zones and assists in the implementation of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa 2016 – 2025. Feed Africa contributes to the fulfilment of the African Development Bank’s vision – as defined in its Ten Year Strategy and amplified in the High 5 Initiatives – of being the lead development financial institution in Africa, dedicated to providing quality assistance to Regional Member Countries in their economic growth efforts.
  • The Strategy seeks to transform African agriculture through 18 priority value chains and five agro-ecological zones.
  • The transformation will require a set of seven enablers:
    • Increase productivity by catalyzing the development of effective input distribution systems and reduction in post-harvest waste and loss;
    •  Realize the value of increased production by facilitating increased investment into output markets and supporting market incentives for value addition;
    • Increase investment into enabling infrastructure, both hard and soft infrastructure;
    • Create an enabling agribusiness environment with appropriate policies and regulation;
    • Catalyze capital flows  (especially commercial lending and private investment) to scale agribusinesses;
    • Ensure inclusivity, sustainability and effective nutrition beyond what the market may deliver otherwise;
    • Coordinate activities to kick start transformation, align activities and investments of different actors, and guide initial activities to the point where private sector actors can be crowded in
  • The Agropoles and Agro-Industrial Zones Initiative is one of the flagship programs identified in the Agricultural Transformation in Africa Agenda which seeks to support or create agro-industrial clusters: a concentration of producers, agro-industries, traders and other private and public actors engaged in the agri-food industry and inter-connecting and building value networks, either formally or informally, addressing common challenges and pursuing common opportunities.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Director, Agricultural Finance and Rural Development Department and working in close collaboration with the Division Managers and Task Managers, the Agropoles and Agro-Industrial Zones Coordinator will coordinate the development and implementation of Agropoles and Agro-Industrial Zones in the Bank’s Regional Member Countries.
His/her duties include the following:

  • Lead the implementation of the Agricultural Transformation Agenda with regards to a robust agropoles, agro-industrial, and agri-business regime across Regional Member Countries;
  • Lead the development of a coherent and pro-active agropoles and agro-industrial zone strategy and program that promotes innovative and transformative approaches to sustainable agroindustry development;
  • Lead Economic and Sector work to orient the Agricultural Transformation Agenda intervention in the area of Agropoles and Agroindustry development in Africa;
  • Work closely with the Bank’s private sector and the financial inclusiveness departments for a robust agropoles and  agro-industrial zone environment with the associated financial support;
  • Assist Regional Member Countries in the identification, preparation and appraisal of Agropoles and agro-industrial zone sub-sector operations with a focus on commodity value addition and post-harvest losses reduction;
  • Drive new business development and resource mobilization for agropoles and agro-industries with relevant departments of the Bank as well as sovereign, multilateral, bilateral and private sector partners;
  • Establish synergies between the Agropoles and Agro-Industrial Zones Program and the Bank’s other flagship programs for Agricultural Transformation in Africa: ENABLE Youth, Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation, and Agricultural Risk Sharing Facilities;
  • Maintain regular communication channels with stakeholders on progress and achievement of Agropoles and Agro-Industrial Zones as well as emerging constraints and opportunities;
  • Establish and maintain strategic collaboration with relevant partners in the area of agropoles and agroindustry and post-harvest losses;
  • Enhance project implementation quality, timeliness and integrity through developing and implementing controls that minimize slippages;
  • Develop and implementing performance monitoring and evaluation systems and reporting activities (including key performance indicators) to enable transparent assessment of Agropoles and Agro-Industrial Zones outcomes and impacts, both for internal and external circulation;
  • Work with regional member countries to promote export promotion potentials and enhance import substitution ;
  • Organize Agropoles and Agro-Industrial Zones business development seminars, make presentations, and represent the Bank in relevant events; and
  • Undertake any other assignments as may be assigned by the Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industry.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Agricultural Sciences, or related fields.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience, (five (5) of which should be in multilateral development institutions) in manufacturing, agro-processing and industrialization.
  • Experience developing and managing Agropoles and Agro-Industrial Zones.
  • Experience working in project development and implementation in agriculture and agribusiness.
  • Strong competence in investment appraisal and financial modelling in the agricultural and agribusiness sectors.
  • Experience working in Africa is a must.
  • Ability to lead colleagues to achieve defined objectives in international multicultural contexts.
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands/ priorities under tight deadlines and coordinate the work of others.
  • 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 the Bank.
  • Proven ability to take initiative, innovate, adapt and make smart decisions; to create, apply, and share knowledge; to share expertise and learning; to develop self and others; to expand networks; to collaborate within teams and across boundaries; to be inclusive and exhibit good corporate citizenship.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competences in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Job Title: Division Manager, Education, Human Capital and Employment
Reference:
ADB/17/085
Location:
Côte d’Ivoire
Grade:
PL2
Position N°:
50092711
The Complex

The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”. The complex objectives are:

  • To develop, policy and strategy;
  • Provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions;
  • Develop new financing instruments;
  • The Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department/ Division

  • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex will spearhead the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa” and contribute to the other High 5s. The Department has two divisions:
    • Education, Human Capital and Skills Development Division which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to education, human capital and employment/livelihoods; and
    • Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division focusing on strengthening health systems and nutrition for human wellbeing. It also hosts various pertinent initiatives and trust funds.
  • The Education, Human Capital and Employment Division focuses on human capital development, skills training, employment creation and empowerment, poverty reduction for improved and sustainable wellbeing and livelihoods. The Division:
    • Leads the development and promotion of Bank’s policy and strategy work so that operations which are identified, developed and executed by the regional hubs effectively implement the Bank’s relevant sector policies and strategies;
    • Provides technical guidance/advisory services and expertise to regional hubs by generating relevant knowledge and gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide technical advice on complex transactions (Communities of Practice);
    • Fosters strategic partnerships with regional and global partners to leverage resources into the human and social development sectors. It also directly contributes to the work of the various initiatives and trust funds hosted under the department; and provides expertise to support Vice President’s role as the Bank’s spokesperson to external audiences, and;
    • Ensures coherence of the Bank’s action in human and social development across regions.

The Position
The Division Manager Education, Human Capital and Employment, reports to the Director Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department. The Division Manager is in charge of providing leadership and supervising staff members to implement the activities of the Division and support related activities.  The main work objectives are:

  • Lead the Bank policy on Education in order to ensure that planned operations are implemented in conformity with Bank policies ;
  • Provide strategic services and advice through Regional Centers to support Regional Members Countries in improving higher education pertinence and human capital production necessary for the transformation of Africa.
  • Ensure development of Technical and Vocational Education employability and self-employment;
  • Develop science, technology and innovation systems, in relation with the labor market needs;
  • Develop access to basic and inclusive non formal education ;
  • Promote education for peace, civics, and other democratic values;
  • Development of Information and Communications Technology revolution strategy in Africa through Information and Communications Technology flagship models;
  • Provide necessary technical support and expertise to all units of the Bank in terms of Education.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Division Manager Education, Human Capital and Employment, under the oversight of the Director Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, manages staff of the Division: plans, organizes, supervises and leads the activities so as to ensure effective service provision. The incumbent performs the following specific duties:
People/Staff Management:

  • Lead, supervise and conduct strategic missions of the Division;
  • Establish individual work programs of the Division staff members on the basis of strategic plan identification of the Bank operations, with key indicators to asses budgetary and human resources ;
  • Set quarterly and annual objectives and priorities to be achieved in the Division
  • Ensure mid-term review with each staff member of the Division ;
  • Supervise, control and follow-up the professional performance of the staff members based on their work programs and on general procedures for performance assessment;
  • Promote and encourage team work within the Division in order to meet the expected objectives;
  • Participate in staff selection, support human resource management, and facilitate full achievement of technical work;
  • Identify training needs and capacity building;

Provision of Technical Support:

  • Prepare the Division’s budget;
  • Establish an agenda for activities implementation ;
  • Organize periodical Division meetings;
  • Participate in Departmental Meetings (DMT) and ensure follow-up of recommendations;
  • Provide advice to the Director of the Department on questions relating to Education.

Other Work Units Functions:

  • Promote collaboration with the Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division and the Jobs for Youth in Africa Team;
  • Participate high level strategic meetings ;
  • Provide expertise and leadership in policy development and review of policies, procedures of the Bank Group relating to Education;
  • Manage cooperation programs with technical agencies of the United Nations in order to ensure coordination of sector activities with other donors ;

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Science, Education, Economics and other related disciplines;
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of extensive and progressive experience in an internationally recognized financial or development Institution, three (3) years of which should be at a managerial level; PhD in relevant discipline will be a plus.
  • Good knowledge of policies and actors in action-oriented themes in the fields of Education, Human Capital and employment in development countries especially in Africa.
  • Experience of preparing and managing development projects and ability to introduce work methods to increase effectiveness in a changing environment;
  • Experience in planning, organising, managing and coordinating the activities of similar units and supervising Division’s staff, organising teams, and providing managerial support;
  • Client oriented: direct and oversee team processes and outputs, provide guidance, feedback and insight to improve quality of the Bank’s actions relative to Education, Human capital and Employment sector.
  • Capacity to communicate and develop in action plans the strategy relative to the division.
  • Experience in delivering high quality operational products and services (economic analyses, research advice, sector studies and reviews).
  • Proven leadership and team building skills; results oriented and ability to work in a multicultural 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  applications  (Word,  Excel,  Access,  PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Job Title: Division Manager Cities & Urban Development
Reference:
ADB/17/062
Location:
Côte d’Ivoire
Grade:
PL2
Position N°:
50092443
The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Private Sector Infrastructure and Industrialization is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Years Strategy High 5s priority of “Industrialize Africa”.
  • The objectives of the Complex are to:
    • Develop the ‘Africa Industrial Strategy’;
    • Provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by leveraging on experienced individuals who can be consulted on complex transactions;
    • Develop new financing instruments;
    • Act as the Bank’s Spoke person on “Industrialize Africa”.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the Infrastructure, Cities and Urban Development Directorate is to foster advancement of infrastructure and cities in Africa by detailed development of appropriate interventions which the Bank might finance on a national, regional or continent-wide basis.
  • The Manager, Cities & Urban Development is responsible for the Bank’s vision for Urban Planning, Policy & Strategy, Urban Infrastructure Services Municipal Finance Development, Municipal Institutional Reforms and Governance and its future prospective areas of intervention in the sector.

The Position

  • To act as the Bank’s principal expert on Cities & Urban Development.
  • To strengthen and maintain the Bank’s understanding of the Cities and Urban Development sector and its role in the development of the continent.
  • To advise on future investments in the sector by the Bank and its regional member countries

Duties and Responsibilities
Cities & Urban Development Strategy:

  • Devise, maintain and revise the Cities & Urban Development Strategy of the Bank in consultation with internal stakeholders and taking account of long-term trends in Cities & Urban Development and the development of the continent.
  • Ensure the appropriate implementation of the strategy through communication and advise to all relevant stakeholders in the Bank, particularly operations functions, and define a monitoring framework.
  • Identify and develop any necessary policies to underpin the strategy.
  • Consult as necessary with external partners and Regional and non-Regional Member Countries on the form and efficacy of the strategy.

Cities & Urban Development Knowledge:

  • Manage a team to develop and maintain the Bank’s expertise on Cities & Urban Development to support the development goals of the Bank and the continent.
  • Devise the Bank’s contribution to key Cities & Urban Development themes such as inclusive Cities & Urban Development.
  • Coordinate and Lead work alongside key partners, such as other Multilateral Development Banks and the World Economic Forum to design Cities & Urban Development -based programs and solutions for the economic and social infrastructure development of Africa.
  • Publish major studies and reports on Cities& Urban Development, taking into account the comparative advantage that the Bank can bring to bear to any specific subject or theme.  Convene associated workshops and media events to solidify the learning across Africa.
  • Organize workshops and associated media events to consolidate lessons learnt across Africa.
  • Develop and maintain, in collaboration with partners, a detailed database of statistics and economic models relating to Cities & Urban Development, both African and global in nature, to support proper analysis of the impact of the sector for development and the relative state of Cities & Urban Development in Africa.

Cities & Urban Development Advice:

  • Act as a focal point for advice to Regional Member Countries on Cities & Urban Development issues.
  • Represent the Bank at global, regional and national conferences and workshops on Cities & Urban Development.
  • Provide cutting edge advice on Cities & Urban Development infrastructure investments to foster public and private partnerships and the use of all the Bank’s financing instruments.
  • Provide direct support to Cities & Urban Development operations staff in the field, particularly in order to improve the impact and the financial and economic analysis of projects.
  • Advice operational staff on Cities& Urban Development trends and the consequences they have for future project development and design.
  • Identify appropriate Cities& Urban Development training for internal and external stakeholders.

Management:

  • Manage a small, specialist team of Transport & Logistics experts to meet demanding Key Performance Indicators.
  • Develop and safeguard the Bank’s brand as a source of Transport & Logistics knowledge for Africa by detailing the quality of output expected from the division and ensuring that it is attained.
  • Manage the administrative budget for the division.
  • Mobilize resources from donors to support the work of the division.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering, Urban Development, Urban Mass Transport, Architecture, Engineering,  Transport Planning, Urban Planning, or  related discipline.
  • A minimum of eight (08) years of experience at increasingly senior levels in infrastructure development, transport, water, energy, Information and Communications Technology, Housing sector, Multi-lateral Financial Institutions, with proven experience in developing countries.
  • Highly developed technical and strategic knowledge of Urban Planning, Policy & Strategy, Urban Infrastructure Services Municipal Finance Development, Municipal Institutional Reforms and Governance.
  • Good knowledge of financing instruments and options.
  • An ability to make sense of complexity and to express this simply both in writing and orally.
  • Effective consultation and advisory skills coupled with a client orientation to ensure relevancy
  • Ability to lead a team of specialists and to take forward projects, often in collaboration with other partners.
  • Attention to detail to create quality output and to set standards for the team.
  • Mentoring to develop skills within the team and to improve the quality of output and outcomes.
  • Budget management.
  • Objective setting and staff evaluation.
  • 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: Senior Research Economist – Fiscal Policy and Public Debt Sustainability Analysis
Reference:
ADB/17/121
Location:
Côte d’Ivoire
Grade:
PL5
Position N°:
50065151
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department

  • The Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting And Research Department is dedicated to the generation of high quality knowledge in the area of development in Africa. It provides technical support to operations and regional member countries through rigorous analytical work; engages in impactful policy dialogue with decision-making bodies within and outside of the Bank; and most importantly enhance the operational effectiveness of the Bank in achieving the High 5s.
  • The activities of the department are structured around the Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting on one side, and the Microeconomics, Institutional and Development Impact on the other.
  • The Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting Division is responsible for the following, inter alia:
    • Conducting policy research and debt sustainability analysis in order to improve the Bank’s macroeconomic surveillance and understanding of sovereign debt risk profile and the policy tools Regional Member Countries can deploy to contain debt distress;
    • Conducting macroeconomic modelling and forecasting for the Regional Member Countries;
    • Providing cutting edge analytical support to Senior Management through timely and rigorous economic intelligence work;
    • Collaborating with partner institutions; research think tanks and universities, both within and outside Africa, in order to deepen analytical capacity and broaden the scope and outreach of the Bank’s research work and
    • Leading the production and dissemination of all the Bank’s flagship publications and other knowledge products on Africa’s emerging macroeconomic and development issues and on the Bank’s High 5s priority areas.

The Position

  • The Senior Research Economist – Fiscal Policy and Public Debt Sustainability Analysis is part of a team responsible for undertaking debt sustainability analysis and impact analysis of fiscal policy.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division manager, The Senior Research Economist – Fiscal Policy and Public Debt Sustainability Analysis will:
Construct, manage and assess effectiveness of models for conducing fiscal and debt sustainability analysis:

  • Construct and assess the robustness of Debt Sustainability Analysis framework and Debt-Investment-Growth models for analyzing sustainability of public debt of Regional Member Countries.
  • Carry out simulations and determination of domestic resource capacities of Regional Member Countries (optimality of tax revenues and financing requirements and sources); assess efficiency of public expenditure.

Plans, develops and implements research programs and projects. This involves:

  • Conduct research to assess impact of different public borrowing requirements on investment, growth and debt sustainability.
  • Contribute to the preparation of flagship publications and other knowledge products such as African Economic Outlook; African Development Report; Economic Frontier Research and Bank Policy Currents; books, reports, etc.
  • Provide comparative research analysis on the implications of public debt dynamics for African economies and Bank Group operations.
  • Represent the Division in country teams and interdepartmental working groups within the Bank; review operations documents; and provide analytical input on all matters related to fiscal policy, public debt and public expenditure management.

Represent the Bank in international and regional conferences, seminars and workshops where research  papers will be presented:

  • Organize and participate in internal Research Seminars and/or International Conferences on Development Policy Issues.
  • Contribute to the training and capacity development activities in the Bank and in Regional Member Countries.
  • Publish research output in the Bank’s working paper series and reputable peer reviewed journals.

Perform other tasks as requested by the Division Manager:

  • Prepare funding request proposals to mobilize research funds from other organizations and agencies.
  • Participate in writing and reviewing of policy statements and briefs for Senior Management on economic development issues, particularly on dynamics of public debt  and broad macroeconomic issues.

Selection Criteria
Including Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Hold at least a Ph.D Degree in Development Macroeconomics; Public Sector Economics; Monetary Economics; Econometrics or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of (5) years of relevant professional and research experience in multilateral or research institution in Africa or other low income countries.
  • Strong publications record in reputable peer review journals and strong evidence of practical experience and familiarity with fiscal and public debt sustainability analysis tools.
  • Ability to design and construct models for public debt sustainability analysis.
  • Ability to analyze incentive structure and distortionary impact of subsidies, grants and other fiscal policies on income distribution and public sector investments.
  • Ability to identify the appropriate methods and techniques to conduct research on fiscal incidence analysis and present the results.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage small team of researchers in specific projects and/or tasks; capacity to initiate innovative research ideas and techniques in order to improve fiscal policy making in Regional Member Countries.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of leading econometrics software packages (Matlab, Eviews, R, Stata, GAMS, etc.) and in Microsoft suites (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access) and SAP.

Job Title: Principal Research Economist – Fiscal Policy and Public Debt Sustainability Analysis
Reference: ADB/17/122
Location:
Côte d’Ivoire
Grade:
PL4
Position N°:
50089980
The Complex

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

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting And Research Department is dedicated to the generation of high quality knowledge in the area of development in Africa.
  • It provides technical support to operations and regional member countries through rigorous analytical work; engages in impactful policy dialogue with decision-making bodies within and outside of the Bank; and most importantly enhance the operational effectiveness of the Bank in achieving the High 5s.
  • The activities of the department are structured around the Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting on one side, and the Microeconomics, Institutional and Development Impact on the other.
  • The Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting Division is responsible for the following, inter alia:
    • Conducting policy research and debt sustainability analysis in order to improve the Bank’s macroeconomic surveillance and understanding of sovereign debt risk profile and the policy tools Regional Member Countries can deploy to contain debt distress;
    • Conducting macroeconomic modelling and forecasting for Regional Member Countries;
    • Providing cutting edge analytical support to Senior Management through timely and rigorous economic intelligence work;
    • Collaborating with partner institutions; research think tanks and universities, both within and outside Africa, in order to deepen analytical capacity and broaden the scope and outreach of the Bank’s research work and
    • Leading the production and dissemination of all the Bank’s flagship publications and other knowledge products on Africa’s emerging macroeconomic and development issues and on the Bank’s High 5s priority areas.

The Position

  • The Principal Research Economist – Fiscal Policy and Public Debt Sustainability Analysis is part of a team responsible for building and maintaining Debt Sustainability Analysis frameworks and to analyze fiscal and debt sustainability issues in Regional Member Countries.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division manager – Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting Division, The Principal Research Economist – Fiscal and Public Debt Sustainability Analysis will:
1.) Construct, manage and assess effectiveness of models for conducing fiscal and debt sustainability analysis:

  • Develop Debt Sustainability Analysis framework and DSGE-based Debt-Investment-Growth models for assessing sustainability of public debt of Regional Member Countries.
  • Carry out simulations and determination of domestic resource capacities of Regional Member Countries (optimality of tax revenues and financing requirements and sources); assess efficiency of public expenditure.

2.) Plans, develops and implements research programs and projects. This involves:

  • Undertake research to assess impact of different public borrowing requirements on investment, growth and debt sustainability.
  • Contribute to the preparation of flagship publications and other knowledge products such as African Economic Outlook; African Development Report; Economic Frontier Research and Bank Policy Currents; books, reports, etc.
  • Provide comparative research analysis on the implications of public debt dynamics for African economies and Bank Group operations.
  • Represent the Division in country teams and interdepartmental working groups within the Bank; review operations documents; and provide analytical input on all matters related to fiscal policy, public debt and public expenditure management.

3.) Represent the Bank in international and regional conferences, seminars and workshops where such papers will be presented:

  • Organize and participate in internal Research Seminars and/or International Conferences on Development Policy Issues.
  • Contribute to the training and capacity development activities in the Bank and in Regional Member Countries.
  • Publish research output in the Bank’s working paper series and reputable peer reviewed journals.

4.) Perform other tasks as requested by the Division Manager:

  • Prepare funding request proposals to mobilize research funds from other organizations and agencies.
  • Participate in writing and reviewing of policy statements and briefs for Senior Management on economic development issues, particularly on dynamics public debt and broad macroeconomic issues.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Ph.D. Degree in Development Macroeconomics; Public Sector Economics; Monetary Economics; Econometrics or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional and research experience in multilateral or research institution in Africa or other low income countries.
  • Strong publications record in reputable peer reviewed journals and strong evidence of practical experience and familiarity with fiscal and public debt sustainability analysis tools.
  • Ability to design and construct models for public debt sustainability analysis.
  • Ability to analyze incentive structure and distortionary impact of subsidies, grants and other fiscal policies on income distribution and public sector investments.
  • Ability to identify the appropriate methods and techniques to conduct research and present the results.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage small team of researchers in specific projects and/or tasks; capacity to initiate innovative research ideas and techniques in order to improve research Fiscal policy making in Regional Member Countries.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of leading econometrics software packages (Matlab, Eviews, R, Stata, GAMS, etc.) and in Ms. Suites (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access) and SAP.

How to Apply
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