AfDB Division Manager
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The African development Bank (AfDB) is a leading development institution in the continent, focused on promoting economic development and poverty reduction.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Manager, Compliance and Safeguards, will work under the general supervision of the Vice President, ORVP and under the guidance of the Director, Results and Quality Assurance Department.
His/her core responsibilities will include the following:
Division management and supervision: plan, organize and coordinate the activities of the Division;
Mainstreaming environmental and social issues in Bank operations: liaise with sector and regional departments in addressing environmental and social safeguards issues;
Safeguards policy development / update: plan, coordinate and lead the preparation, revision/updating of key Bank environmental and social safeguard policies and procedures, including the Bank Environmental and Social Assessment Procedures (ESAP);
Compliance and categorization of operations: oversee environment categorization routinely executed by the Division and liaise with operations on issues of categorization;
Knowledge development and networking: establish and oversee the in-house network of environmentalist as a platform for consultation and knowledge development;
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
Minimum of a Master’s Degree or its university equivalent in Environmental, Engineering or Social Sciences, or related disciplines.
Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience in quality assurance, safeguards policy development, and field operations.
Knowledge and practice of business processes of multilateral development institutions.
Excellent technical and analytical skills and established track record of excellence in operational and policy work.
Strong sense of leadership combined with proven teamwork skills; ability to build and lead a team of professional staff, and utilise talent and expertise of team members in a productive way.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a good working-knowledge of the other language.
High degree of discretion, tact and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)
For more job information and application, see: AfDB Division Manager Website
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