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Title: 2023 Virtual Internship Program
Location: Selected candidates will be deployed in various Departments at Headquarters (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), Bank’s Regional and Country Offices. However, selected interns will perform their internship remotely while waiting for the Bank to gradually return to office.
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Job Title: Director & Treasurer, FITR
Position: 50092449
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Position Grade: EL5

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank Group.
  • This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.

The Hiring Department

  • The Treasury Department (FITR) is responsible for the Bank Group’s treasury activities, including non-statutory resource mobilization, implementation of treasury assets and liabilities management activities, investment portfolio management and settlement as well as payment administration.

The Position

  • The Treasurer of the African Development Bank Group oversees the following critical functions: mobilizing resources from capital markets for the Bank’s activities; developing investment strategies and managing the liquidity of the Bank Group; managing the banking relationships and effect payments authorized; and developing new financial products and provide related services in support of the Bank Group’s operational activities.
  • In addition, the Treasurer is expected to provide strategic direction, motivational leadership and operational oversight for the function and actively contribute to or provide leadership on several important Bank Group initiatives. 

Key Functions
Under the general supervision of the Vice President, the duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide strategic leadership, guidance and vision to drive and realize the departments short, medium and long-term activities. This includes ensuring the smooth functioning of the department  and coordination of the department’s strategy, business plan, KPIs and milestones while ensuring the effective consolidation and alignment of the divisional activities as part of the department’s work program.
  • Ensure the effective management of the Banks borrowing programme to raise resources in a cost-effective manner by ensuring that the cost of funding is commensurate with the Banks AAA rating, cost of carry is mitigated, implement an effective investor outreach strategy and that the Banks financial policies and asset management guidelines are followed.
  • Promote the diversification of the Banks funding profile by deepening and widening its investor base, developing access to markets and ensuring that capital markets across the globe are effectively monitored and opportunities identified and seized.
  • Develop new and innovative financing instruments particularly for green and socially responsible bonds as well as work with other areas of the Bank to enhance local currency financing and support the development of African domestic capital markets.
  • Enhance the visibility and positioning of the Bank by participating in relevant capital markets discussions with global investors, the financial media and rating agencies. This includes showcasing the Banks operational and financial performance through the delivery of the annual financial presentation to key stakeholders as well as periodic investor presentations.
  • Oversee the management of the Bank Groups Liquidity and asset and liability management activities by providing guidance in the formulation, determination and implementation of investment strategies and optimum asset allocation and that portfolios are also managed within the Banks guidelines and risk parameters.
  • Develop risk monitoring process to ensure compliance with investment guidelines.
  • Advise senior management in shareholder discussions related to capital increases, African Development Fund (ADF) replenishments and compensation schemes as well as subscriptions and voting rights. This includes providing decision support by providing analysis, periodic reporting, explanations and other insights.
  • Implement an effective cash planning strategy ensuring availability of funds for payment and minimizing idle funds, maintain ongoing dialogue with other departments of the Bank in order to improve payment and accounting procedures.
  • Ensure the timely and successful settlement of Bank group operations and mitigating settlement failures.
  • Oversee the selection and management of correspondent banks and custodians ensuring that the Bank Group obtains a quality service as reasonable
  • Ensure that there is business continuity by ensuring all activities have appropriate backup and contingency plans in place, managing succession planning for the department and ensuring all documentation is appropriately backed up both physically and electronically.
  • Ensure that operational risks are mitigated, and relevant internal controls are in place through appropriate procedure manuals while also ensuring compliance with relevant guidelines and recommendations for both internal and external audit practices.
  • Identify risks due to exposure to foreign exchange rate fluctuations, profit rates, liquidity and other counterparts and taking diligent steps to reduce or neutralize these risks.
  • Review and implement all policies that pertain to borrowing and investment activities, and foreign exchange and interest risk management. Makes appropriate policy recommendation to the Asset-Liability Management Committee of the Bank (ALCO).
  • Ensure protection of capital and maximizing returns from all treasury activities within specified ALCO limits, risk parameters and local regulation. Managing cost of funds to maximize profitability.
  • Manage staff performance in line with Bank Guidelines, ensuring objectives are set and agreed upon with staff and that feedback on performance is given throughout the year including mid-year and annual review of performance in accordance with the Banks calendar and staff regulations.
  • Ensure the optimal performance of staff by providing coaching, a clear understanding of expectations, encouraging knowledge sharing and supportive training programmes.
  • Participate in the annual review meetings with the rating agencies.
  • In coordination with the IT team, lead identifying ways to enhance existing products and services by adding a layer of digitization and automation in order to improve performance, streamline work and improve productivity.
  • Maintain appropriate contacts with the financial community (investment banks, central banks, local regulators and investors), countries (including shareholders), rating agencies, external auditors, and other multilateral development banks (MDBs) and borrowers.
  • Develop the department’s budget and ensure divisional budgets are set in accordance with approved budgeting policies and processes.
  • Lead and direct the management of change through continuous improvement of departmental systems, processes and practices considering ‘international best practice’, changes in international standards and changes in the business environment which demand proactive action.
  • Evaluate, monitor and forecast the impact of Treasury policies on the Bank Groups liquidity position and recommend appropriate actions to Management.
  • All other related tasks as requested including representing the Vice President Finance when required.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Economics, Finance and / or Business Administration or related quantitative disciplines.
  • A minimum of ten (10) years of professional experience in international capital markets and fixed income products with at least 5 years at managerial level/leading a team, and knowledge of financial working of MDBs will be an advantage.
  • Ability to produce well-structured, actionable business documents and reports in English and/or French
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in French and/or English, with working knowledge of the other language. English language skills should allow candidate to effectively interact with international investors.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of financial instruments, particularly bonds, derivatives, structured products, and risk management concepts.
  • Strong awareness of the evolving regulatory environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with diverse individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to cope with multiple demands and competing priorities under pressure
  • Team player with ability to lead people with complementary skills to ensure success.
  • Command of standard computer software applications (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint), SAP and Bloomberg/Reuters.
  • Knowledge of Summit/Numerix would be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
21st January, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
APPLY HERE

Note: This position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment.

Job Title: Director, FIST
Position: 50092447
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Position Grade: EL5

The Complex

  • The Vice President, Finance, oversees the Bank Group’s financial management.
  • This responsibility encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury operations, including raising funds from capital markets and investment operations; control functions, including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilisation and enhancement of non-statutory financial resources and instruments; and overall Bank Group asset/liability management.

The Hiring Department

  • The Syndications, Co-Financing and Client Solutions Department mobilises and leverages resources in Africa and outside Africa for the financing of investment projects and programmes; promotes the investment of public and private capital in Africa in projects or programmes designed to contribute to the economic development or social progress of the Bank’s Regional Member Countries; designing innovative structured finance products and solutions for the Bank’s clients; structuring significant risk transfer instruments for balance sheet optimisation or capital management; and implementing and administering co-financing facilities, local currency financing solutions and blended financing mechanisms.

The Position

  • The position of Director of Syndications, Co-Financing and Client Solutions Department, reporting to the Vice President, Finance, provides centralised syndications, co-financing, and financial technical services (client services) for the entire Bank Group in the public and private sectors for lending operations.
  • The Director is also responsible for the design of innovative financing solutions and products for various initiatives, the design and implementation of capital management, and balance sheet optimisation strategies.
  • As a member of the Senior Management Team within the Vice Presidency, Finance, the Director will also help make strategic contributions to the successful management of the Syndications, Co-Financing and Client Solutions Department and its broader relationships with the rest of the organisation.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Vice President, the duties and responsibilities of the Director include:

  • Lead the syndication process for transactions where the Bank is appointed lead or co-lead arranger and execute A/B loan co-financing and development finance institution syndications, sharing responsibilities, as appropriate, with co-arrangers.
  • Assist in formulating the design and implementation of a syndication and co-financing strategy and associated guidelines to ensure a fully integrated function with the Bank’s operations while aligning with market best practices.
  • Provide solutions to fund-raising and resource mobilisation issues for operations and develop new mobilisation approaches/products and partners.
  • Proactively engage and provide structuring guidance to Investment Officers and Project Officers, and actively participate in the presentation of co-financing options and proposals, and mandate letters to clients, emphasising the benefits of syndication and co-financing.
  • Collaborate, among others, with the Operations (Public and Private)/Financial Control/Financial Treasury, Financial Management, Legal and other departments of the Bank to build capacity to act as an agent for all B-loans, syndications of development finance institutions and other co-financing.
  • Establish and implement a blended financing strategy to mobilise concessional financing in accordance with the MDB Working Group’s blended financing principles.
  • Establish, operationalise and implement co-financing agreements and build working relationships with the broadest range of public and commercial co-financiers.
  • Lead the development and adaptation of financial policies, strategies and programmes applicable to the department’s activities in order to catalyse the use of concessional and non-concessional financing in Bank projects.
  • Provide market intelligence and financial market analysis within the organisation with respect to pricing, practices and trends, and develop and leverage relationships with co-lenders (commercial banks, IFIs/DFIs, institutional investors). This includes working closely with and providing data to the Credit Risk Committee for review.
  • Develop internal operational processes and procedures for the department, as well as financial instruments and performance indicators to encourage, integrate, and scale up co-financing, syndication, and mobilisation activities. 
  • Provide overall guidance and leadership in the management and development of the Bank Group’s current and future financial products.  This includes innovating and staying current with the various financial products available in the multilateral landscape and maintaining leading edge skills and capacities through continuous engagement with the market.
  • Provide technical services, including derivative transactions and local currency financing solutions, for sovereign and non-sovereign transactions across project teams.
  • Manage the unit’s resources to maximise its effectiveness in supporting investment officers and project managers, marketing to investors and executing transactions.
  • Design and develop instruments to improve the Bank’s capital management and lead the efficient and effective deployment of Bank Group risk instruments.
  • Lead the design and structuring of significant risk transfer instruments and transactions to optimise the Bank’s balance sheet.
  • Establish and implement an insurance system to enhance the credit-worthiness of Bank operations at origin or for current assets.
  • Identify existing assets for possible secondary sale, identify insurance, obtain market feedback on the likely cost of the sale, and, if applicable, obtain all necessary approvals.
  • Lead the design and implementation of innovative structured finance solutions for the Bank’s flagship projects and borrowers.
  • Lead the development and implementation of key flagship initiatives which will complement and strengthen Bank Group resources.
  • Provide guidance on special initiatives (share best practices, recommend structures and processes, assist in coordination across functions) and provide consolidated reports on fund-raising and mobilisation.
  • Create and maintain sustainable partnerships with a wide range of investors, including interfacing with DFIs, institutional investors, commercial and investment banks.
  • Provide leadership in the development of the Syndications, Co-Financing and Client Solutions Department’s business and work closely with the Divisional Managers to raise the profile of the Department’s activities, both externally and internally, to a managerial level within the organisation.
  • Assume the duties of Acting Vice President of the Finance Complex, as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President.

Competencies (Skills, Experience, and Knowledge):

  • Have at least a Master’s Degree in Economics, Finance and/or Business Administration or a related field.
  • Have at least ten (10) years of relevant experience in reputable financial institutions. At least five (5) years of this experience must have been acquired at the managerial level.
  • Have sound knowledge of market instruments and sources of market financing (sovereign bond financing, municipal/sub-sovereign financing, syndicated loans/infrastructure financing), other financing sources and risk management/hedging products.
  • Have good knowledge of fundraising and on-lending activities in capital market development, especially in Africa.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial issues faced by sovereign and non-sovereign clients in developing countries and policies related to the Bank’s mandate.
  • Broad knowledge of capital markets and proven knowledge of project finance and the use of risk mitigation instruments to catalyse private capital.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the major risk transfer instruments including, but not limited to, insurance, on-lending, funded and unfunded risk participation, credit default swaps and synthetic securitization and their impact on balance sheets.
  • In-depth knowledge of structured finance, with the ability to provide innovative financing solutions to various stakeholders.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of integrity and decisiveness, including taking responsibility and holding others accountable for results.
  • Ability to set strategic direction and ensure its implementation.
  • Proven experience leading large and complex teams.
  • Be highly customer-focused, with the ability to build strong relationships and interact effectively with customers and business contacts at a management and team level.
  • Possess strong experience in investment and development banking and have worked on projects for the private sector, public entities, utilities/infrastructure authorities and governments.
  • Have strong, proven written communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading large and complex teams, and in supporting and mentoring departmental staff and developing teams.
  • Have good business acumen and decision-making skills.
  • Have good problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); proficiency in SAP is highly desirable.

Application Closing Date
21st January, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
APPLY HERE

Note: This position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment.

Job Title: Advisor to the Chief Economist / Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management
Position: 50064874
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL2

The Complex

  • The core mandate of the Vice Presidency (ECVP) is to lead the Bank Group on prioritizing the generation, analysis, dissemination, brokering and implementation of relevant knowledge solutions in all High-5 operational priorities and the cross-cutting themes of its Ten-Year Strategy. Such solutions must be a clear response to priority development challenges facing regional member countries (RMCs), individually or collectively and need to involve RMCs in both the planning and implementation of the solutions.
  • The solutions include:
    • Research on major development issues facing Africa and their relation to global economic governance and other major global public goods;
    • Country diagnostics and future perspectives;
    • Policy dialogue and advisory services;
    • Economic, sector, and thematic knowledge work;
    • Improving national and sub-regional statistical systems;
    • Preparation, design and support to implementation of public financial management and Governance operations;
    • Capacity development for policy formulation and implementation;
    • Technical assistance and advice related to RMCs’ management of natural resources; and
    • Knowledge dissemination and development of national, regional, and inter-regional knowledge networks.

The Hiring Department

  • The Office of the Chief Economist and Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management has the main responsibility of providing advice and analysis to the President, Senior Management and Board of Directors on key development issues facing Africa and the Bank in the following areas: research programs, economic issues, financial and non-financial products, knowledge dissemination and communication.
  • The Office coordinates the Bank’s efforts to achieving this strategic mandate of being a knowledge institution.

The Position

  • The Advisor to Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management will be responsible for leading the effort to strengthen the link between the research work of the Bank and its economic and sector work, and help ensure that the Bank’s Country Strategy Papers are based on solid research and Economic and Sector Work. More generally, the Advisor will provide support to the Chief Economist and Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management to deliver on the Complex mandate.

Key Functions
Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, the Advisor will:
Technical Advisory Role:

  • Provide leadership to the expanded research program of the Bank.
  • Launch major research initiatives to respond to the new development policy challenges and constraints facing the Bank, e.g. the role of the Bank in the evolving global aid architecture.
  • Lead the network of the Bank’s economists engaged in research-related work, in order to make the Bank the major reference institution on key African economic data.
  • Provide critical analysis of corporate management policies, directives and advises on procedures and approaches for the Chief Economist mandate.
  • Advise the Chief Economist on various reports/documents submitted by the President’s Office, other Complexes as well as departments and units of the Chief Economist and Vice-President complex.
  • Prepare briefs on operational policy issues of concern to the Chief Economist and Vice-President complex and monitor as necessary the preparation of papers by the Departments and Units.
  • Draft and review speeches for the Chief Economist.
  • Facilitate stronger linkages and synergy between the knowledge-generating departments of the Bank.

Office Activities Coordination:

  • Manage the budget and the activities of the Chief Economist’s Office.
  • Coordinate and review policies, directives, initiatives and elaborates from Departments and Units in collaboration with relevant departments and Units of the Chief Economist and Vice-President complex.
  • Advises the Chief Economist on operational issues of the Office in close consultation with the management of its departments and units.
  • Monitor the decisions the implementation of the decisions made by the Board, the President and the Chief Economist in respect of Departments and units under the Chief Economist and Vice-President complex.
  • Coordinate and harmonize the preparation of the work programme of the respective Departments and Units in order to ensure consistency with the Chief Economist and Vice-President’s complex strategic plan, and follow up on their implementation.
  • Monitor progress on the implementation of audit recommendations, the work program relating to the Chief Economist and Vice-President complex and report periodically on the status of the implementation to the Chief Economist and subsequently to the President and the Board if requested.
  • Participate in intra and inter Complex meetings as requested by the Chief Economist.
  • Liaise with external and sister organizations and attend meetings as requested by the Chief Economist to share views and best practice examples on key corporate management issues and policies in order to build synergy in development assistance strategies and initiatives of common interest.
  • Undertake ad hoc assignments as requested by the Chief Economist.

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least Master’s Degree in Economics, Public Policy, Governance or International development, with relevant experience.
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant work experience, at least three (3) of which should be in a managerial role in comparable organizations.
  • Good understanding of the Institution, and willingness to learn and to listen.
  • Strong knowledge of African economic and development issues; capacity for conceptual and strategic analysis, good command of recent cutting-edge economic issues.
  • Strong versatility, and capacity to deal with diverse issues and problems related to Economic Governance and Knowledge Management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently under pressure and tight deadlines, and to perform various tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, and ability to deliver results on time.
  • Strong negotiation skills, and capacity to interact with various stakeholders at all levels, and especially Operational Directors and Managers, as well as Directors and Managers in the Chief Economist and Vice-President complex.
  • Strong ability to analyse data, synthetize issues and ideas, and to prepare powerful messages to stakeholders at all levels.
  • 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 Bank software, namely MS Office applications (MS Word, Excel, Power-Point etc), SAP.

Application Closing Date
21st January, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
APPLY HERE

Note: This position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment.

Job Title: Finance and Admin Officer, Joint Secretariat Support Office (PJSS)
Position Number: 50107640
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Position Grade: LP6

The Complex

  • The Presidency Complex (URPR) comprises the Office of The President of the Bank Group and all corporate offices, departments and other organisation units that are directly subordinate to the Presidency in administrative as well as functional terms.  
  • The President, in the capacity of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bank Group, is mandated to provide competent strategic management of the Bank Group and all its resources towards the fulfilment of the Bank Group’s purpose of contributing to economic development and social progress of Regional Member Countries.
  • The Presidency Complex provides day-to-day and medium-term corporate leadership and executive oversight, maintains communication with the Bank Group’s Member Countries, and supports the Boards of Directors in the conduct of their statutory roles.
  • In addition, the Complex provides legal and regulatory oversight on the conduct of the Bank Group’s business and integrated risk management of Bank Group operations, oversees corporate communication with a range of internal and external stakeholders, promotes integrity, transparency and the highest ethical standards and norms among Bank Group personnel in the conduct of their work, and assures the security of the Bank Group’s personnel, premises and physical assets, information and data in all locations where the Bank Group operates.
  • Furthermore, the PRST Complex is also involved in catalysing investment from various sources in line with the operational priorities of the Bank Group.
  • The President directly supervises several departments and units including Office of the President (PCSC); the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); the Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); the Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM); the General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); the Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); the Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH); Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat (PSEG); the Africa Investment Forum (PAIF); the Joint Secretariat Support Office (PJSS) and; the External Representation Office in Asia (PEXT).

The Hiring Department

  • The Joint Secretariat Support Office (PJSS) was established by three pan-African institutions comprising the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). Its main objective is to promote coordination, collaboration, and leverage synergies between the three institutions.
  • The work of the Joint Secretariat Support Office has been recently revised to focus on the Bank’s strategic partnership with the AUC to accelerate the mainstreaming, implementation and monitoring of Agenda 2063 and other continental initiatives.
  • As part of this work, the Joint Secretariat Support Office has created five coordination platforms which it co-chairs with various AU departments and commissions in order to ensure alignment of programming and harmonized reporting on Agenda 2063.
  • In coordination with the Bank’s Regional Integration Coordination Office (RDRI) as well as other departments, the Joint Secretariat Support Office facilitates and leads the Bank’s active participation in all AU Summits.
  • The department showcases the impacts of the Bank’s work and solicits high level continental and global support for strategic initiatives, programs, and projects that help the continent respond to emerging global challenges.

The Position

  • The Administrative and Finance Officer position of the Joint Secretariat Support Office is physically located within Ethiopia Country Office (COETH), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia but the unit reports directly to the President of the Bank as part of the Presidency Complex.
  • The Finance and Administration Officer will have responsibility for financial administration, including the management of the accounts for the office, the financial information required for various activities associated with the office, the day to day financial management, as well as undertaking general administrative tasks under the guidance of the Director.
  • The officer will ensure the effective management and efficient use of Bank resources in compliance with the Bank’s policies and guidelines. The officer will provide line supervision to Administrative Assistants where they exist.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Key Functions:
Under the general guidance and supervision of the Lead Program Coordinator, the Administrative and Finance Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

Budget Preparation and Implementation:

  • Draw up administrative budget of the Joint Secretariat Support Office following the schedule set by the Budget Department;
  • Contribute to the preparation of centralized budgets at headquarters to take into account the particular investment needs of the Joint Secretariat Support Office;
  • Monitor expenditure in accordance with the Bank’s internal control rules and procedures; Report periodically on the status of the budget implementation and propose possible revisions.

Financial Management and Reporting:

  • Establish procedures and controls to improve efficiency of service and identify cost savings and promote efficient use of Bank resources;
  • Provide guidance on accounting treatment and financial transactions with respect to Joint Secretariat Support Office;
  • Advise management on methods to improve control environment in the Joint Secretariat Support Office;
  • Upload and check the accounting entries in SAP;
  • Facilitate travel and related administrative arrangements for Joint Secretariat Support Office staff members including procurement of tickets and follow-up on travel claims and other related entitlements;
  • Review monthly financial report, timely preparation and verification of reports, statements and schedules for auditing of the Joint Secretariat Support Office activities.

Human Resources Management:

  • Submit reports on personnel management;
  • Manage office staff benefits in accordance with the Human Resources policy and instructions in force;
  • Assist the Director and Lead Program Coordinator with consultant recruitment and staffing issues.

General Administration & Procurement:

  • Oversee institutional procurement of goods and services and management of property and equipment;
  • Prepare and monitor service providers’ contracts;
  • Ascertain sound stock keeping for office supplies and inventory of Bank property and equipment;
  • Control the processing of mission expenditure advances and balances;
  • Ensure the quality of Bank facilities in Joint Secretariat Support Office, including workspaces according to Bank standards, property and equipment as well as service provision relating to the upkeep, maintenance and security of facilities;
  • Inform and discuss with counterparts at Headquarters the administrative problems affecting Joint Secretariat Support Office in order to find appropriate solutions thereto;
  • Facilitate the obtainment of administrative documents necessary for the proper functioning of the office and staff from the relevant authorities;
  • Organize, supervise, and monitor the activities of administrative staff and ensure appropriate training for the latter in order to obtain quality services.
  • Undertake any other official duties that may be assigned by the Director or Lead Program Coordinator.
  • The Administrative and Finance Officer will ensure monthly monitoring of finance and administrative activities of the Joint Secretariat Support Office;
  • Prepare a quarterly report for the respective managers highlighting issues that require their attention;
  • Ensure that proper administrative and logistic controls are implemented;
  • Ensure that proper control mechanism, segregation of duties are in place and that Bank procedures are fully implemented.

Protocol:

  • Liaise with various ministries and other host country authorities and with various Diplomatic Missions to accomplish and advance the work and mission of the Bank.
  • Assisting conference organizers in obtaining visas, booking, conference venues, making logistical arrangements;
  • Liaise with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and public utility agencies
  • Process and follow-up on entry visa applications with relevant ministries, authorities and services;
  • Facilitate customs formalities and clear shipments

Competencies (Qualifications, Experience & Skills)

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Accounting, Information Systems, Finance or Business Administration. Membership of an internationally recognized professional accounting body (CA, CPA, ACCA or their equivalents) would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience in an accounting firm or in an international/multinational financial organization, and additional experience in a public or private sector organization would be an advantage
  • Capacity to work effectively in a team.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, in English or French.
  • Competency in the use of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of SAP S/R would be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
31st December, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
APPLY HERE

Note: This position does not attract international terms and conditions. The post holder will be considered as local staff and will not have international terms and conditions of employment.

Job Title: Lead Program Co-Ordinator, Joint Secretariat Support Office (PJSS)
Position Number: 50107639
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Position Grade: PL2

The Complex

  • The Presidency Complex (URPR) comprises the Office of The President of the Bank Group and all corporate offices, departments and other organisation units that are directly subordinate to the Presidency in administrative as well as functional terms. 
  • The President, in the capacity of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bank Group, is mandated to provide competent strategic management of the Bank Group and all its resources towards the fulfillment of the Bank Group’s purpose of contributing to economic development and social progress of Regional Member Countries.
  • The Presidency Complex provides day-to-day and medium-term corporate leadership and executive oversight, maintains communication with the Bank Group’s Member Countries, and supports the Boards of Directors in the conduct of their statutory roles. In addition, the Complex provides legal and regulatory oversight on the conduct of the Bank Group’s business and integrated risk management of Bank Group operations, oversees corporate communication with a range of internal and external stakeholders, promotes integrity, transparency and the highest ethical standards and norms among Bank Group personnel in the conduct of their work, and assures the security of the Bank Group’s personnel, premises and physical assets, information and data in all locations where the Bank Group operates. Furthermore, the PRST Complex is also involved in catalysing investment from various sources in line with the operational priorities of the Bank Group.
  • The President directly supervises several departments and units including Office of the President (PCSC); the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); the Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); the Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM); the General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); the Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); the Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH); Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat (PSEG); the Africa Investment Forum (PAIF); the Joint Secretariat Support Office (PJSS) and; the External Representation Office in Asia (PEXT).

The Hiring Department

  • The Joint Secretariat Support Office (PJSS) was established by three pan-African institutions comprising the African Union Commission (AUC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). Its main objective is to promote coordination, collaboration, and leverage synergies between the three institutions.
  • The work of the Joint Secretariat Support Office has been recently revised to focus on the Bank’s strategic partnership with the AUC to accelerate the mainstreaming, implementation and monitoring of Agenda 2063 and other continental initiatives. As part of this work, the Joint Secretariat Support Office has created five coordination platforms which it co-chairs with various AU departments and commissions in order to ensure alignment of programming and harmonized reporting on Agenda 2063.
  • In coordination with the Bank’s Regional Integration Coordination Office (RDRI) as well as other departments, the Joint Secretariat Support Office facilitates and leads the Bank’s active participation in all AU Summits.
  • The department showcases the impacts of the Bank’s work and solicits high level continental and global support for strategic initiatives, programs, and projects that help the continent respond to emerging global challenges.

The Position

  • The Lead Programme Coordinator position of the Joint Secretariat Support Office is physically located within Ethiopia Country Office (COETH), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia but the unit reports directly to the President of the Bank as part of the Presidency Complex.
  • The incumbent provides operational leadership and assists the Director in overseeing the day-to-day running of the Joint Secretariat Support Office, facilitates its interface with the African Union Commission and leverages synergies among the three constituent institutions.
  • Consequently, the incumbent co-ordinates, monitors and supervises all Bank financed AU programs or projects, to expedite implementation in accordance with the Bank’s procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • The incumbent also leads on the Bank’s and the Joint Secretariat’s knowledge generation and dissemination agenda, particularly as related to the Bank’s Strategy, High 5’s and Africa’s development agenda.

Key Functions
Under the general guidance of the Director of the Joint Secretariat Support Office, the Lead Programme Coordinator will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

Facilitating High Level Dialogue:

  • Support the Director to organise High-Level Consultative Meetings between senior management of the Bank, the AUC, including the President and the Chairperson/Deputy Chairperson as well as between the Bank’s Vice Presidents and Commissioners;
  • Support the Director in organizing High-level consultative and bi-lateral meetings between the President of the and the Chairperson of AUC and Bank (the Principals), including preliminary dialogue, prepare the concept note, briefs and facilitate the meeting, reports and prepare joint communique;
  • Facilitate dialogue and advocacy to mainstream the Bank’s initiatives into the AU agenda, as well as reinforcing the Bank’s visibility;
  • Facilitate high-level dialogue and consultative meetings between the Bank’s President and the Chairperson/Deputy Chairperson of the AUC as well as between the Bank’s Vice Presidents and AUC Commissioners;
  • Facilitate the participation of the President and Senior Management in all AU Summits, including Mid-Year Coordination Meetings (MYCMs) between the AU, the RECs, and the Regional Mechanisms;
  • Undertake technical engagements and prepare necessary briefs to facilitate the President’s Participation in all AU Summits and Meetings as well as Bank participation in all Major AU Events critical for the Bank’s work;
  • Follow-up and coordinate the implementation of resolutions, directives, and guidelines of the AU Summits, Mid-Year Co-ordination Meetings, and other major events of the AUC
  • Follow-up on key action points or decisions emerging from senior management’s attendance to AU and Mid-Year Coordination Meetings, and ensure follow-up/implementation by relevant Bank Departments and AUC Commissions;
  • Represent the Bank in important meetings of the AU, its Organs, and Specialized Agencies, and effectively articulate the Bank’s interests and contributions to such meetings;
  • Engage in preliminary dialogue to support the development of AU-related projects, programs, and initiatives;
  • Coordinate the preparation of regular briefing notes and reports on joint AU and AfDB initiatives to be shared with the Bank’s senior management;
  • Strengthen ongoing partnerships between the Bank and the AUC and provide advice on strategic and emerging policy issues;
  • Work with the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA) Secretariat in identifying and discussing issues of importance to Africa’s development within a global context; and
  • Provide regular updates to the President and Senior Bank management on emerging issues requiring policy discussion and strategic level attention.

Coordination and Mainstreaming the High 5s in Agenda 2063:

  • Engage in technical dialogue and advocacy with the AUC to mainstream the Bank’s initiatives into the AU agenda, as well as reinforcing the Bank’s visibility;
  • Support the operationalisation of the existing co-ordination platforms through regular consultative or Technical Working Group (TWG) meetings to ensure alignment of the High 5s to Agenda 2063 and its flagships;
  • Coordinate with key departments of the Bank to ensure effective participation, coordination, and information sharing;
  • Participate in Agenda 2063 Reports Preparation – TWG meeting and 1- Core Drafting Team meetings; contribute to dialogues, providing substantive technical inputs, review indicators to ensure alignment with the High-5s priorities;
  • Support mainstreaming of the Bank`s achievements and results of the High-5s at all levels of the Agenda 2063 Continental Report;
  • Track and report on the implementation of joint programs and initiatives; contribute to strategic dialogue with the AU commissions, relevant departments, prepare reports or briefs;
  • Work closely with all the departments of the Bank and AUC to ensure Coordination, Alignment and Mainstreaming of the High 5s in Agenda 2063 and its flagships;
  • Build strong working relationships with the relevant departments and divisions of the Bank and AUC;
  • Serve as the Lead of the Secretariat for the Technical Working Group responsible for Agenda 2063 domestic resource mobilization
  • Follow-up on key action points or decisions to be implemented by Bank Departments and AUC Commissions;
  • Prepare regular briefing notes and report on joint initiatives to the Principals.
  • Participate in Agenda 2063 Reports Preparation, TWG meeting and Core Drafting Team meetings;
  • Contribute to dialogues, providing substantive technical inputs, review indicators to ensure alignment with the High-5s priorities, mainstream achievements and results of the High-5s at all levels of the continental report;
  • Contribute to strategic dialogue with the AU commissions and relevant departments, prepare reports or briefs.
  • Engage in dialogue and advocacy with the AUC to mainstream the Bank’s various initiatives into the AU agenda, as well as reinforcing the Bank’s visibility;
  • Support the operationalisation of the existing Joint Secretariat Support Office coordination platforms, through regular consultative or technical working group (TWG) meetings, to ensure alignment of the High 5s with Agenda 2063;
  • Coordinate with key departments of the Bank to ensure effective participation, coordination, and information sharing;
  • Lead and coordinate the Bank’s participation in the preparation of Agenda 2063 progress report meetings.

Program Support:

  • Work closely with the Bank’s Regional Integration Coordination Office (RDRI) to provide strategic support on the implementation of critical AU flagship programs and initiatives such as the AfCFTA, the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), and the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM);
  • Participate in selected regional and country team meetings to ensure alignment with AU strategies and programs;
  • Monitor and provide oversight to all AUC Bank financed on-going and pipe-line projects and projects;
  • Develop and implement a results-based management system to ensure alignment with work plans, planning and management cycle.
  • Provide strategic program support and leadership to all the AUC Bank financed projects and program including identification, preparation, appraisal and implementation;
  • Serve as Focal Point for all AUC Bank financed ongoing and pipeline projects and program, including participation in regional and country team meetings to review PCN, PAR, etc;
  • Coordinate and monitor the Bank’s special projects and initiatives; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the President.

Qualifications, Experience & Skills

  • At least a Master’s Degree in Economics, Politics, International Relations, Rural/Development Studies, Law, Management, or related Social Sciences and interdisciplinary studies;
  • An excellent understanding of contemporary debates in political economy, broadly understood, both in the Africa and elsewhere, informed by both orthodox and heterodox socioeconomic and political and/or diplomatic theory;
  • Strong familiarity with the role of other development finance institutions in facilitating socioeconomic reform and addressing poverty reduction in developing countries;
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience in addressing challenges in developing countries, preferably gained in regional, continental or international development agencies working on or in Africa or in public service, three (3) years of which should be at a managerial level;
  • Solid understanding of regional integration and the workings of supranational organizations, (knowledge and/or experience with the workings of the AU, African RECs, and other regional mechanisms would be a plus);
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including a proven ability to think strategically, seeing the big picture without sacrificing the details, proven negotiation skills and team building skills, as well as a credible ability to influence and present ideas;
  • Capacity to connect, understand and influence stakeholders at all levels;
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to handle the high-level demands of a complex, multinational, multicultural organization, including the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong capacity to analyse actions from the perspectives of stakeholders, and to translate strategic thinking into compelling action plans;
  • Demonstrated ability to take prudent business risks and make effective, timely and well-determined decisions;
  • Ability to plan and manage staff to achieve high quality results and encourage innovation in an open team-based environment, inspiring trust and influencing, and resolving differences across organizational boundaries;
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language; and
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software applications (Office suites, Enterprise Resource Planning; Collaboration Suites).

Application Closing Date
28th December, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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