African Development Bank Director - Transition States Coordination Office Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Director - Transition States Coordination Office Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) - Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution.

Its mission is to promote economic growth and social progress across the continent. The Bank has 80 member countries, including 54 African countries (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.

Reference: ADB/18/206

Location: Côte d’Ivoire

Position N°: 50001347

Grade: GS6


  • Serve as Head of the TSCO and is the Bank-wide focal point for all policy and strategic engagement matters related to transition states;
  • Oversee the updating of the Bank's strategy for addressing fragility and building resilience, operational guidelines and management of the TSF in light of the new development and business delivery model;
  • Oversee the resources of the TSF and report on its utilization;
  • Support strategic dialogue within the Bank and externally on policy frameworks that foster peace and state-building, good governance and inclusive growth, and prevention of future crises;
  • Advance the aid and development effectiveness agenda in line with the Busan New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States;
  • Spearhead the Bank's convening role in transition states, and support regional hubs and country offices on the same;
  • Provide situation updates and briefs for Management and the Board on the rapidly changing political, economic and social environments;
  • Manage Bank-wide responses to external requests for information on issues pertaining to transition states;
  • Represent the Bank effectively in national and regional conferences, as well as in workshops and training seminars on issues pertaining to state fragility, poverty and conflict;
  • People management;
  • Lead TSCO to provide efficient and high quality services and to achieve business objectives; manage human and financial resources of the office competently;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • 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 fragile and conflict-affected situations in Africa, of which
    5 years of a managerial role;
  • Must have sound knowledge of the development challenges posed by Africa's fragile and conflict- affected countries, and should have demonstrated operational work experience in support of the recovery and development efforts of fragile states;
  • Ability to provide diagnostics tools and guidelines for the application of fragility lens in Bank operations;
  • Understanding of the New Deal for Engagement in Fragile States;
  • Demonstrable understanding of Africa's economic and development challenges, sub-regional and regional development issues, and analysis and policy formulation; knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries is an added advantage;
  • Ability to coordinate and effectively communicate the Bank's advocacy role, voice and visibility on issues pertaining to fragility, conflict and development in Africa;
  • Ability to lead the preparation and dissemination of knowledge products, fragility and resilience tools/guidelines that would inform the Bank's work and policies in transition states;
  • Ability to build strong strategic partnerships on policies and resource mobilization;
  • Proven leadership and team building skills; results oriented and ability to work in multi-cultural environment;
  • Strategic positioning of the Bank's work on fragility in the discourse on fragility and resilience building in Africa;
  • 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.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 21st November, 2018

    For more information and job application details, see; African Development Bank Director - Transition States Coordination Office Jobs in Nigeria

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