AfDB Lead Coordinator, RDTS Jobs in Nigeria

AfDB Lead Coordinator, RDTS Jobs in Nigeria

The Position

  • Under the supervision of the Director, RDTS, the Lead Coordinator will principally be responsible for the implementation and execution of the African Development Bank’s agenda for addressing fragility and building resilience in Africa.

  • The Lead Coordinator will also be responsible for providing leadership and supervising the implementation of the Bank’s fragility and resilience programs and frameworks. This will entail advising senior management on the actions needed to meet the Bank’s commitments under each cycle of the African Development Fund.

    Duties and responsibilities

  • The Lead Coordinator, under the supervision of the Director, will provide leadership, manage and supervise staff and activities of RDTS, determine the overall objectives, oversee the execution of the work program and ensure effective use of the RDTS budget.

    Her / his duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Lead and coordinate the formulation of the Bank’s strategies, guidelines on fragility and the preparation of the Bank’s work program; oversee and ensure regular review and update of the Bank’s strategies and guidelines;

  • Lead work on the development of new tools, knowledge generation and participate in policy dialogue with Regional Member Countries;

  • Oversee the execution of the Bank’s annual work program in the areas of Fragility, Conflict and Violence;

  • Provide leadership in the analysis of fragility trends and their likely impact on the Bank’s portfolios;

  • Build and maintain the Bank’s reputation through developing effective partnerships, maintaining frequent contacts, representing the Bank at seminars, and conferences on relevant topics and discussions with counterparts and inspire the staff to do the same. Manage internal relations, ensure effective information dissemination, deepen and widen the Bank’s investor base;

  • Ensure strict compliance with operational guidelines for implementing the Bank’s fragility strategy as derived from the Ten-Year Strategy, and long-standing practices and relevant operating procedures / manuals as well as apply best practices for mobilizing the funding of the fragility strategy, while keeping abreast of trends and new developments in fragility discourse.

  • Provide advice on resource mobilization, including during each cycle of the African Development Fund replenishment, and administrative management of the Transition Support Facility;

  • Under the supervision of the Director, monitor closely portfolio performance in Transition States, ensure the effective utilization and performance of the Transition Support Facility; and provide regular reports to the Bank’s Senior Management and the Board of Directors.

  • Lead resource mobilisation efforts for the Transition Support Facility

  • Build working relationships with other Bank Departments and Units, reporting the Bank’s work
    on addressing fragility and building resilience and monitor and assess progress towards the attainment of relevant key performance indicators assigned to the Office;

  • Manage relationships with regional member countries, donors, partners and other clients;

  • Represent the Director, as needed, in Bank-wide working groups as well as preparatory meetings for High Level events.

    Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master's degree in Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, or related, discipline;

  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in a multilateral development institution at a similar operating level;

  • Demonstrated understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of fragile and conflict-affected situations, particularly in Africa;

  • Excellent strategic thinking skills with the ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the results-driven implementable operational programs and activities;

  • Excellent knowledge of development institutions’ policies, guidelines and procedures relevant to fragile and conflict-affected contexts

  • Strong analytical and strategic capabilities, program management in policy-oriented institutions, academia or within multilateral development institutions;

  • Superior leadership qualities, technical excellence and first-rate interpersonal and people management skills;

  • Good / sound judgment and strong integrity;

  • Ability to lead cross-complex and Corporate assignments;

  • Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality work on a variety of issues with very short deadlines and make effective and timely decisions;

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, able to write effectively in English and / or French with a good working knowledge of the other language;

  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Knowledge of SAP is highly desirable.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; AfDB Lead Coordinator, RDTS Jobs in Nigeria

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