African Development Bank Group Chief Co-Financing Officer Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Group Chief Co-Financing Officer Jobs in Nigeria



African Development Bank Group (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.


In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, 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.


Reporting to the Syndications and Co-financing Division Manager, the Chief Co-Financing Officer develops and maintains close relationships with co-financiers with a view to facilitating and maximizing co-financing of sovereign and non-sovereign projects utilizing both existing and new co-financing arrangements and facilities.


Responsibilities


  • Creatively and proactively, strive to ensure the effective utilization, implementation and management of the Bank’s existing and future co-financing facilities and partnership arrangements.
  • Origination responsibilities - in consultation with the sector teams, identify potential targets for utilization of cofinancing facilities and discuss with the sector teams on pitching; origination includes providing structuring guidance to investment officers and task managers and actively participate in presenting proposals to clients
  • Facilitate communication and the flow of information within the Bank and with external stakeholders;
  • Coordinate with key internal counterparts (Office of the Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery;
  • Regional and Country Program Officers; Sector Departments and project Task Managers among others) to identify co-financing opportunities in the Bank’s pipeline for the attention of relevant co-financing facilities coordinators.
  • Manage/coordinate one or more co-financing facilities or partnership arrangements as may be assigned, serving as primary point of contact and representative of the African Development Bank to the partner institutions in all matters related to the facilities in question.
  • Acquire and apply expert knowledge of Bank’s co-financing facilities and Bank’s project cycle to support and ensure Bank’s overall achievement and compliance with co-financing and partnership agreements as well as Bank’s applicable policies and procedures.
  • Track, acquire, consolidate, verify and analyse relevant information from many sources, both internal and external, including information on project evaluation and development results.
  • Prepare regular/required reports on co-financing activities etc., support and contribute to the preparation of other internal and external reports as needed.
  • Promote knowledge and awareness of Bank’s co-financing arrangements; prepare a variety of other documents and materials as may be required from time to time, e.g., for promotion and public relations,
    training, explaining the achievements and development results attained through co-financing, etc.
  • Contribute constructively to the design and development of new facilities/arrangements.
  • Contribute constructively to the formulation and review of relevant Bank policies, rules and procedures.


    Requirements


  • A Master's Degree (or its equivalent) in Development Economics, Business Administration or related disciplines.
  • At least six (6) years of relevant experience acquired in, e.g., a reputable development finance institution or bilateral aid agency.
  • The ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Additional useful languages, e.g., Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Arabic
  • Strong writing skills are essential; plus analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Understanding of global aid architecture and familiarity with current development issues and events in the development arena.
  • Knowledge of Bank or other multilateral development banks/development finance institutions project cycle activities and applicable rules, policies, procedures and standard practices, including procurement and disbursement.
  • Experience with Bank or comparable large public/international organization administrative rules and procedures, e.g., budget, work program, recruitment and management of consultants, etc.
  • Ability to fully utilize systems, policies and procedures to solve problems and deliver required results.
  • Demonstrated strategic, creative and logical thinking, initiative, problem-solving, common sense, sound reasoning and judgement.
  • Ability to plan and organize, achieve desired results on a timely basis.
  • Professional demeanor – diplomatic, punctual, well-organized, respectful, ethical, reliable, confident, decisive.
    Teamwork – collaboration, networking, relationship management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Demonstrated competence in the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint).
  • Experience with SAP work environment.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th April, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; African Development Bank Group Chief Co-Financing Officer Jobs in Nigeria


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