African Development Bank Division Manager Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Division Manager 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


Responsibilities


Work program validation and execution, talent and budget management. This involves:

  • Review and validate the objectives and work program of the division and individual staff, ensuring alignment with the Bank, Complex and department strategic priorities.
  • Ensure the division has the appropriate skills-mix at any time for effective delivery of the objectives defined in the work program.
  • Review and validate the division’s budget, and ensure its effective implementation.
  • Develop and monitor key performance indicators to drive and monitor the Division’s performance.
  • Perform assessments of the division’s staff work performance, appraising staff potential and determining training needs;
  • Put in place, with the assistance of the Human Resources department, talent management mechanisms, to build a talent pool for the department for business continuity.
  • Monitor implementation of the Division’s work program and introduce changes where necessary to ensure that work objectives are met.

    Management of the division’s Additionality and Development Outcome Assessments (ADOA) workflow. ADOA is a decision making tool that performs ex-ante evaluation of the Bank’s value added (i.e. additionality) and expected development outcomes of lending operations. This involves:

  • Handle requests received from various sector complexes originating lending operations (including financial intermediaries, infrastructure, goods and services, special facilities and programs), assign ADOA officers, review all ADOA notes to ensure consistency, quality control and timely delivery,
  • Review and clear project briefing material prepared for the Director and the VP,
  • Manage ADOA assessments of regional operations as part of their prioritization under the various African Development Fund cycles: assign projects to staff, review and validate notes, coordinate with relevant AfDB departments to finalize the list of prioritized ROs,
  • Oversee and provide advisory services to AfDB sector departments to improve project design and maximize development impact,

    Plan, manage, organize and undertake activities relating to the conduct of policy relevant research on Microeconomics, Institutional and Development Impact in accordance with the Bank’s High 5s. This involves:

  • Lead comparative research analysis and other analytical work on microeconomic issues related to development finance, infrastructure development, private sector development, governance, competitiveness & investment climate, industrialization, institutions, and regional integration to support the High 5s and inform
  • Regional Member Countries and Bank Group operations;
  • Provide analysis of Regional Member Countries’ economies using appropriate and assessing regional and continental development strategies;
  • Promote collaborative work and maintaining relations with institutions dealing with economic research and development policies, especially as they relate to Africa.
  • Facilitate the generation, dissemination and sharing of knowledge on African development issues through major reports and publications, participate in international and regional seminars and organize Bank sponsored workshops and training programs;
  • Promote stronger linkages with African Universities and research organizations as well as other research institutions elsewhere and with partner institutions such as the Economic Commission
    for Africa (ECA), the World Bank, to undertake collaborative research programs where feasible,
    Design and execute Impact Evaluations of the Bank’s operations in order to inform design of future ones;

    Support senior management and other AfDB sector departments to deliver on the Bank’s High 5 agenda:

  • Assist the ECMR Director in responding to requests from AfDB president and senior management for advice and analytical work (briefs, policy notes and papers, talking points, research, speeches),
  • Provide technical input and critical review of AfDB strategy and policy documents;
  • Contribute to key internal and extremal initiatives such as Task forces, working groups and new programs and initiatives;
  • Ensure the division has the appropriate skills-mix at any time for effective delivery of the objectives defined in the work program.


    Requirements


  • Hold at least a Master degree in Economics, Finance, or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in microeconomic issues related to development finance, infrastructure development, private or financial sector development, industrial organizations, governance, competitiveness & investment climate, agriculture, institutions, and regional integration.
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience dealing with economic evaluation and analysis of projects is necessary.
  • Publication record in international peer reviewed journals, or proven record of publications of reports, working papers, books focusing on microeconomic issues related to development finance, infrastructure development, private and financial sector development, industrial organizations, governance, competitiveness & investment climate, agriculture, institutions, and regional integration.
  • A good understanding of the Bank or similar organizations Environmental & Social policy requirements
  • Strong knowledge and background in the use of statistical and econometric methods and packages in development economics and microeconomics research; theoretical knowledge to develop and implement research programs.
  • Proven ability to build and lead a team of motivated staff, and utilize the talents and expertise of team members in a productive way.
  • Capacity to initiate and manage innovation and change.
  • A strong drive for results, an ability to carry out swiftly and efficiently numerous competing demands, and capable of managing competing priorities.
  • Ability to make presentations, engage in public speaking
  • Proven ability in development policy research and analysis of economic conditions that are of relevance for the High 5s (Bank priority areas).
  • Ability to design and conduct research projects/programs
  • Proven skills in drafting and preparation of policy memoranda, speeches and notes
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of leading econometrics software packages and in Microsoft Suites (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access).


    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 Division Manager Jobs in Nigeria


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