African Development Bank Group Director General Jobs in Nigeria
African Development Bank Group Director General 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.
The Director General will ensure that the Bank operates efficiently, effectively and successfully in the relevant countries, and ensure the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s work.The African Development Bank has rolled out a new development and business delivery model in order to bring its operations closer to its clients; grow its portfolios from sovereign and private sector operations; and expand the revenue of the Bank.
This model will enable the Bank to better deploy high quality knowledge and advisory services, and, most importantly, to accelerate its developmental impacts across Africa.
The Bank has established five (5) regional development and business delivery offices, with one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central.
The Directors General will drive and ensure the operational efficiency, effectiveness and overall health of the Bank's portfolio across his region to achieve significant developmental impacts.
The Director General will oversee the full implementation and integration of all aspects of the Bank's work in that region.
S/he will spearhead regional business development and investment, driving resource mobilization across the countries under his/her remit and growing significantly the business of the Bank.
S/he will work closely with Sector Vice Presidents and Directors to deliver on the Bank's program the region to achieve transformational development impacts.
The regional Director General will collaborate with internal and external partners to accelerate private sector investments through the development and implementation of the African Investment Forum, amongst other initiatives.
Additional objectives include, but are not limited to, the following:
Advancing regional integration through the development and execution of major regional infrastructure and development projects and by supporting Regional Economic Communities.
Strengthening the human and institutional capacities of countries, and deepening the capacity of the Bank to become the thought leader on knowledge products and advisory services to countries.
Building effective collaboration with bilateral and multilateral finance and development institutions to ramp up co-financing and loan syndications.
Developing and deploying special programs and advisory services to support fragile states.
The Director General will ope-rationalize his/her mandate by undertaking the following:
Building a team of highly talented and motivated technical and operational staff, drawn from all sector complexes. This will enable the Bank to improve the quality of all projects and deliver high- quality portfolios to meet the needs of regional member countries and the private sector.
Supporting countries in the development of country strategy papers and regional integration strategies that will drive country ownership and accelerated delivery on all "high-five" priorities of the Bank.
Developing critical resources and the technical capability necessary for sourcing and originating bankable projects. This will include collaboration with the private sector on projects with regional social impacts.
Ensuring efficient and effective project completion by streamlining and speeding up internal processes, enhancing operational efficiencies, and driving accelerated disbursements on all approved projects.
Driving greater value for money in all operations and ensuring country and regional offices are cost- effective through prudent management of human and financial resources.
Fostering a culture of accountability for results across all offices in the respective regions.
Cultivating and ensuring a culture of "ONE-Bank", with the highest levels of ethics, fiduciary responsibility and professionalism to protect and enhance the reputation of the Bank.
Representing the Bank in the region and building strong partnerships with countries, regional economic communities, and other development partners.
The Director General will report to the Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery.
A minimum of a Master's degree or its equivalent in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Business Law, or related disciplines.
A minimum of fifteen (15) years relevant and demonstrable experience in international development finance or with a leading private sector financial institution. The last ten (10) years should be at a senior management level.
A record of delivering results in complex project, portfolio, country, and partner arrangements in Africa, with substantial experience in project planning, development, and management.
Proven ability to engage effectively at the senior-most levels across the public, private, and civil society sectors, and to mobilise partners for transformative action.
The ability to communicate orally and write effectively in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 1st May 2019
For more information and job application details, see; African Development Bank Group Director General Jobs in Nigeria
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