African Development Bank Group Principal Governance and Economic Management Officer Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Group Principal Governance and Economic Management 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.


The Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP Complex) core objective is to give greater visibility and prominence to knowledge, its dissemination and management.


Responsibilities


Strategy and Planning:


  • Contribute towards the development of country and sector level policy and strategies for economic governance issues in RMCs in consultation with relevant government agencies and country offices.
  • Support policy dialogue with Government officials and development partners on governance policy and reforms.
  • Contribute to the preparation of policy statements, papers, briefs and various reports on economic governance issues.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Regional Integration Strategy Papers, Country Strategy
  • Papers and Country Policy and Institutional Assessments towards ensuring Governance and economic management issues are incorporated and adequately addressed.
  • Represent the Bank in its engagement with development partners on the macroeconomic framework for the country;

    Project Management:

  • Provide support to Bank teams for the preparation and implementation of program-based operations and institutional support projects at the country and regional levels;
  • Manage an active country portfolio of projects/programs, to ensure timely implementation according to agreed objectives;
    Involve all relevant stakeholders including RMCs' governments, other development partners and concerned parties (including civil societies) or other stakeholders in project cycle activities;
  • Ensure key technical, economic, financial and crosscutting issues are incorporated into projects
  • Sector Economic Work and Knowledge Sharing:
    Undertake reviews, analysis and reporting of economic management initiatives of Governments, ensuring that these are considered in the design and implementation of programs.
  • Contribute towards the preparation of analytical and diagnostic work in Governance and public financial management systems
  • Contribute to strengthening of coordination with other development partners working in this field, and act as focal person for country level engagements in these areas
  • Contribute to activities of advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around sector issues, public financial management, tax policy, public expenditures.
  • Represent the Bank in conferences, seminars and national workshops, participate in events, meetings and sector groups related to Governance work and provide regular reports to the Country Manager
    and Sector Manager

    Staff Supervision:

  • Lead project teams and supervise the work of team members
  • Mentor other staff
  • Supervise the work of consultants


    Requirements


  • Hold at least a Master's Degree or its equivalent in Economics, Public Administration, Governance/ Political Science, Law or related fields.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in governance, economic management, policy formulation, revenue management, public expenditure or related areas, Strong experience and proven track record in the design and delivery of operations (including investment projects and policy based operations), as well as project management,
  • Experience implementing projects with public sector institutions and / or bilateral and multilateral development finance institutions
  • Proven sense of initiative, results orientation, team work and ability to work effectively across a diverse team, with colleagues often based in different geographical locations
  • In-depth understanding of governance and economic management issues
  • Familiarity with operational policies and programming practices of multilateral organisations
  • Demonstrated networking skills, and an ability to coordinate interests of diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to apply innovative approaches, work independently and apply new methods to solve problems, while remaining efficient in a fast-paced, changing and challenging institutional environment;
  • Strong interrogative skills- Anticipate needs and requests and able to conduct independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and support strategic thinking on governance and economic management
  • Ability to collaborate within teams and across boundaries;
  • Ability to succeed in multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize work, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and Knowledge of SAP highly desirable.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 3rd May 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; African Development Bank Group Principal Governance and Economic Management Officer Jobs in Nigeria


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