African Development Bank Group Program Coordinator, Affirmative Finance Action Jobs in Nigeria

African Development Bank Group Program Coordinator, Affirmative Finance Action 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 Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) Program Coordinator reports to the Director Gender, Women and Civil Society Department.


Responsibilities


  • Support the delivery of AFAWA’s vision and objectives, including under each of the High 5 Agenda.
  • Engage with internal and external partners and integrate the AFAWA key performance drivers across Bank operations.
  • Coordinate all Bank-wide activities related to AFAWA i.e. financing mechanisms; technical assistance, policy dialogue and knowledge management.
  • Work closely with the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department, at all levels, to harmonize the integration of the Gender Agenda and women’s financial inclusion in particular, in Bank’s operations and policy dialogue.
  • Develop Monitoring & Evaluation methodologies and produce regular reports for dissemination to Committees, Board, cross-departments and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate co-financing and resource mobilization activities in close collaboration with the Bank’s Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Department.
  • Prepare and manage the AFAWA Team’s annual work plan and budget, in line with AFAWA business plan and strategy, as agreed by Senior Management.
  • Supervise and mentor the AFAWA Team, including staff, consultants and technical assistants.
  • Serve as AFAWA’s principle spokesperson by clearly articulating its broad goals and objectives and being a voice on key issues related to women’s business enterprises in Africa.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


    Requirements


  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in one or more of the following areas: Gender, Economics, Finance, International Relations, Development Studies, Public Policy, Business Administration; Relevant qualification in development project management and project finance, in Small & Medium Enterprise-size finance, gender financing and financial
    inclusion is a plus.
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience and expertise in (i) producing financial and non-financial/advisory services strategies and operations in Africa, particularly in business banking, Small & Medium-size Enterprise sector finance and financial inclusion and/or (ii) producing gender-sensitive financial inclusion strategies and programs, specifically working on issues around women in rural areas and women in business; (iii) mobilizing resources and engaging with the donor community; of which three (3) years in a management position.
    Experience working with African financial and private sector stakeholders (policy makers, regulators, financial institutions, multinationals, Small & Medium-size Enterprise sectors).
  • Experience in resource mobilization and public-private partnership development
    Track record of engaging at the highest level with African governments, companies, civil society and development institutions.
  • Proven ability to manage high performing teams to achieve visionary and challenging goals and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Proven inter personal skills and ability to mobilize diverse and multicultural teams & partners for delivery.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and/or French, with a strong working knowledge of the other, ability to manage a bilingual team.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 27th April, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; African Development Bank Group Program Coordinator, Affirmative Finance Action Jobs in Nigeria


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