African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Staff Recruitment 2020 (5 Positions)

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The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is a multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries. The AfDB was founded in 1964 and comprises three entities: The African Development Bank, the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund.

We are recruiting:

1). Director Financial Management, FIFM

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  • Reference: ADB / 20 / 046
  • Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
  • Grade: EL5
  • Position N°: 50092446

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Finance (FIVP) oversees the financial management of the Bank Group. This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from capital markets and investment activities; financial control 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 and treasury risk management for the Bank Group.
  • The Vice Presidency for Finance is also responsible for the development of and training on the financial products of the Bank Group. In addition, the Administrator of the Staff Retirement Plan (SRP) reports to the Vice-President Finance.

The Hiring Department:

  • The role of the Financial Management Department (FIFM) is to develop and promulgate policies and guidelines relating to the financial management for the Bank Group. It also ensures internal consistency of all financial policies and guidelines, including those initiated and developed by the other departments in the Bank, as well as monitors and reports on compliance.
  • The Department’s primary focus includes traditional asset and liability management and treasury middle office functions (interest rate, currency, liquidity and counterparty credit risks) for the management, monitoring and reporting of capital mobilization, borrowing, and treasury investment operations.
  • The Department is responsible for developing and implementing models and systems to produce medium-term financial projections and for proposing measures to ensure satisfactory financial performance for the Bank Group.
  • FIFM participates in the Asset and Liability Committee (ALCO) and other Senior Management Committees, providing joint oversight of middle-office, treasury risk and asset and liability management functions. As with all other organizational units in the Bank, the Department is responsible for preparing, updating, and implementing strategic plans within the framework of the Bank’s overall strategic plan.

The Department discharges its responsibilities through two divisions:

  • Asset and Liability Management Division (FIFM.1);
  • Treasury Risk Management Division (FIFM.2).

The Position:

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  • The position of Director FIFM which reports to the Vice President FIVP, is key to ensuring the overall effectiveness of the financial management of the Bank Group, in particular through the Bank’s financial projections and Income Model, financial and financial risk management, including Asset and Liability Management (ALM) and treasury risk, policies and the monitoring and reporting thereof.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Director shall lead a team of high calibre professionals responsible for the formulation of financial, financial risk, including ALM and treasury risk policies of the Bank Group and for monitoring the proper functioning and application of such policies and related practices and business processes.
  • The Group Chief Risk Officer function, which reports to the President of the Bank Group, performs a second line of defense through oversight over all risks in the Bank.

Under the direct supervision of the Vice President, FIVP the Director, FIFM will:

  • Provide strategic leadership and vision on the financial risk and Asset and Liability Management (ALM), including treasury related risk, of the Bank Group.
  • Formulate and review all policies and guidelines pertaining to the management of treasury risks including interest rate, currency, counterparty credit, liquidity and ALM risks of the Bank Group.
  • Provide regular and timely feedback, reporting and advice to Senior Management and the Boards of Directors regarding the functioning of these policies and guidelines;
  • Participate in the formulation and recommendation of appropriate instruments and risk management strategies, and related guidelines for approval by the Board;
  • Responsible for the review and monitoring of the capital and liquidity adequacy assessment framework of the Bank;
  • Undertake periodic financial and financial risk management reporting to Senior Management and the Bank’s Board of Directors through key reports such as the Medium-Term Financial Outlook, Net Income Allocation, Financial Projections
  • Liaise with counterparts at other institutions, particularly MDB’s, to exchange ideas on financial and financial risk management policies, asset and liability management approaches and methodologies, or to explain policies to the financial community as well as to rating agencies;
  • Analyze the impact of policy changes on the financial position of the Bank or of the African Development Fund.
  • Coordinate in liaison with the Bank’s Chief Risk Officer, all interactions with international rating agencies;
  • Provide analytical and strategic support for discussions with member countries on proposed capital increases and on replenishments of the African Development Fund;
  • Develop work programs of the Department and related budgets;
  • Supervise the work of the Division Managers and evaluate their performance.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Computational Methods Actuarial Science or other related fields.
  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience with heavy emphasis in the areas of ALM, Financial Risk and Treasury Risk Management or in the Financial Services Sector, including 5 years at a managerial level.
  • Certification in professional qualifications such as CFA or FRM is desirable
  • Sound knowledge of financial risk management and Asset and Liability Management concepts and principles, managerial, organizational, strategy, financial modelling and systems, and other issues
  • Ability to use financial knowledge to ensure optimal utilization of financial resources
  • Ability to be flexible, open minded with integrity
  • Ability to present and effectively communicate complex financial and risk management concepts or models to a non-technical audience
  • Should be able to use financial knowledge to ensure optimal utilization of financial resources;
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as part of a multicultural team
  • Ability to direct and chair management meetings and strategic committees, task forces and working groups of the Bank
  • Ability to lead multicultural teams
  • Strong communication skills in English or French; ability to communicate in both languages a plus;
  • Proven excellence in presenting and effectively communicating complex financial and risk management concepts or models to a non-technical audience;
  • Experience of working in a recognized MDB or similar IFI in the fields of ALM, Financial Risk or Treasury Risk management;
  • Knowledge of SAP S4 Hana and of financial risk and Asset and Liability Management software and tools highly desirable
  • Competence in the use of standard software used in the Bank such as Word, Excel, Access and Power Point.

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2). Chief Ethics Compliance Officer, PETH

  • Reference: ADB/20/045
  • Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Grade: PL3
  • Position N°: 50078432

The Complex

  • The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF.
  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRF);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat(PSEG).

The Hiring Department

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  • The Ethics Office is responsible for the provision of ethical advice and guidance to Management and Staff on ethical issues and assistance in preventing, mitigating and resolving ethical matters in a manner that contributes to the good governance of the Bank and helps to maintain its name, image and reputation for probity, integrity and impartiality.
  • The Ethics Office acts independently of any official, department, office or other organizational unit of the Bank, but, for administrative purposes, is placed within the Presidency and reports to the President. The scope of the Ethics Office is limited to staff members and not extend to elected officers who are covered by a separate framework.

The Position

  • The role of Chief Ethics Compliance Officer entails provision of advice and guidance to Staff and Management on ethical challenges and dilemmas.
  • The objective is to provide impartial and confidential advice and guidance to Bank Staff and Management on all ethical related matters of the Bank.
  • The incumbent ensures that Staff comply and adhere to Bank Regulations and Rules as well as the Code of Ethics in relation to their business conduct and behaviour through awareness and sensitization campaigns about Code of Ethics and relevant Regulations and Rules of the Bank.
  • He/She manages the Banks’ financial disclosure requirements, conflicts of interests and any Staff external engagements that may conflict with the Bank provisions and expectations.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Head of Ethics Office (PETH), the Chief Ethics Compliance Officer has the following responsibilities:

  • Propose new policies, procedures, systems and ethical instruments in line with best international practices ;
  • Provide ethical advice to Bank Staff and Management of the Bank to help prevent and manage the ethical breaches, to assist in the compliance with the standard of conduct set out in the Staff Code of Ethics ;
  • Advise as appropriate on all ethical matters such as but not exclusive of ethical leadership, conflict of interest, gifts, harassment, external activities, political activities as well on the Bank regulations and rules ;
  • Monitor and help identify actual, potential and perceived breaches to ethical and Code of Ethics standards and recommend measures for compliance ;
  • Advocate for an ethical culture and ethical leadership by organizing and executing seminars, workshops and training sessions ;
  • Proactively in fostering a culture of ethics, transparency, accountability and promoting ethics compliance standards for Staff and those that do business with the Bank (third Parties, Consultants) ;
  • Ensure the design, development and implementation of an effective ethics compliance program to enhance integrity, compliance and the ethical conduct of the Bank for all Staff and Bank Collaborators ;
  • Manage day-to-day operation of the ethics compliance Program including the Helpline ;
  • Keep breast with new best practices and undertake periodical reviews and updates of Standards of Conduct to ensure continuing relevance in providing individual and confidential guidance and advice to Management & Staff on ethical issues ;
  • Collaborate with Bank Departments to direct ethics compliance issues to appropriate existing channels for investigation and resolution ;
  • Respond to alleged violations of Standards of Conduct by evaluating or recommending the initiation of investigative procedures. To this end, monitors, and as necessary, coordinates all compliance activities throughout the Bank ;
  • Ensure proper reporting of violations or potential violations to duly authorized enforcement agencies as appropriate and/or required ;
  • Establish and provide Direction and Management of the ethics compliance Helpline ;
  • Institute and maintain an effective ethics compliance communication program for the Bank, including promoting use of the Ethics Compliance Helpline, heightened awareness of Code of Ethics, and understanding of new and existing ethics compliance issues and related policies and procedures ;
  • Work with the Human Resources Department and others as appropriate to develop an effective ethics compliance training program, including appropriate introductory training for new employees as well as on-going training for all employees and managers ;
  • Monitor the performance of the Ethics Compliance Program and related activities on a continuing basis, taking appropriate steps to improve its effectiveness ;
  • Provide reports on a regular basis, and as directed or requested, to keep the Ethics Officer and Senior Management informed of the operation and progress of ethics compliance efforts ;
  • Participate in the preparation of the Ethics Office Annual Activity Report that will be made available to Staff members ;
  • Any other assignment requested by the Head of Unit.

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Master’s Degree or its university equivalent in Ethics, Social Science, Audit, Law, Business Administration, International Relations, Policy / Social Science, or any other Social discipline linked to development programs and/or Bank operations;
  • At least seven (7) year of relevant professional experience – experience in the areas of international relations, in preparing, appraising, managing or supervising sustainable development and management of projects and programs, in operations monitoring and evaluation, and/or in preparing and implementing operational policies and guidelines;
  • Experience working with ethics, compliance, including in international or in large multilateral organization;
  • Excellent Customer Care Skills – ensures that the client is considered to be of primary importance in all interactions;
  • Excellent Communication and Interpersonal Skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
  • Commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards coupled with excellent interpersonal skills including an innovative and pragmatic approach to find appropriate solutions to key issues;
  • Analytical & objective thinking & reasoning;
  • Ability to make difficult decisions and being result-oriented;
  • Ability to apply business knowledge to the resolution of problems and identifying solutions to the benefit of the client (internal and external) and the Bank;
  • Ability to distinguish between ethics compliance requirements of public vs. private sector operations;
  • Knowledge of the operational policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral and multilateral development agencies;
  • Experience in the implementation of operations and policy management;
  • Integrity, Honesty & Personal Ethics;
  • Team working and relationship;
  • Client orientation and Professionalism;
  • Excellent facilitation and negotiation skills including in an international context;
  • Excellent drafting skills;
  • Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as SAP. Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.

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3). Principal Country Programme Officer, COGA & COBF

  • Reference: ADB/20/044
  • Locations: Libreville, Gabon or, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • Position N°: 50070536 / 50063141

The Complex

  • The various Country Office falls within one of the five (5) Regions of the Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs. The Hub oversees a combination of country and liaison offices, as well as non-presence countries.
  • The Director General is accountable of the specific African region. Each Hub will house relevant operations, business development and project implementation functions and administrative capabilities in a shared service for rapid deployment into the individual countries, to help drive the overall business of the Bank effectively on the ground.
  • Country Offices of the African Development Bank have been established to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank, Governments and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners.

The Hiring Department:

  • The principal country programme officer will work closely with the Country Manager to support Programme Implementation and Monitoring, the Country Program Officer provides facilitation to review, examine and evaluate the organization’s objectives, structure, procedures, policies and management systems.
  • This is achieved through the evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational programs, applying techniques such as management, organizational analysis, methods & procedures studies.
  • The job also conducts planning and analyses of program and budget proposals to ensure conformity with the organization’s work program, strategic focus and budgetary objectives. Periodic reports to management summarizing findings and recommendations for changes based on these analyses are undertaken.

The Position

  • The primary role of a Country Program Officer is to ensure a healthy and performing portfolio in the assigned Country.
  • The Incumbent serves as the professional expert to support Country Manager with multiple work program and project activities.  The role requires the continuous follow-ups with relevant task managers and prepare Country or Regional Portfolio improvement plans.
  • As Country Program Officer, the incumbent provides advice and guides strategic planning through strategic analysis and results frameworks within the assigned country. The incumbent supports and provides input for the design and development of work programs/projects and activities based on the approved Complex strategy and results framework and provide expertise for budgeting of resources.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Country Manager, the Country Programme Office undertakes the following duties and responsibilities:

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  • Preparation of reports – Prepare on a quarterly basis, a summary of the Quarterly Portfolio Report for the Country Manager.
  • Prepare on a monthly basis a synthesis of the implementation of the department work program and highlight the bottlenecks and proposed solutions.
  • Monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the monthly portfolio flashlight reports.
  • Budget Management – As Budget Coordinator or focal person to the department, play a coordination role for the preparation of the departmental work program and related budget jointly with Country Economists and Country Program Officers.
  • Coordination – Coordinate the departmental submission through the use of the BRAG tool in coordination with country office CPOs.
  • Coordinate overall portfolio management and operations programming.
  • Monitoring – Follow-up and manage portfolio and operational activities.
  • Follow-up on BDEV and project audit recommendations and requirements of the Board.
  • Project & Work Program Management – Work with Sector Experts responsible for specific projects to ensure that solution to pending projects problems are resolved, and additionally serve as Secretary to the Country Team.
  • Relationship Management – Serve as a corporate relationship manager for the Bank at the level of the Regional Hub.
  • Serve as the focal point and spokesman on operational issues between the Regional Hub and external constituencies and borrowers.
  • Compliance Management – Ensure that activity reports and audit reports comply with Bank requirements and are submitted on time.
  • Ensure that the recommendations of supervision, portfolio review and audit missions are implemented.
  • Provide effective oversight to project task teams on quality and compliance with Bank operational processes and procedures (including referring them to the relevant responsible staff in fiduciary, legal, safeguards, or other specialized areas);
  • Oversee and support the work of Sector staff in undertaking country portfolio performance review processes with the Government and other Development Partners.
  • Undertake   quality control of key documents, participate in dialogue with Government, Regional or Country Economic Communities  as required, and follow up on agreed actions;
  • Support the Country Manager in ensuring country office team members actions comply with Bank Ethics, Regulations, Policies and guidance.
  • Provide input to the preparation portfolio related to country briefs for Annual Meetings and other briefs to Management.

Coordination of Non Lending Activities:

  • Advice the Country Manager on strategic options as required to improve revenue generation and/or cost efficiencies. Work closely with the Country Manager and provide input to the yearly business planning and budgeting process, by considering the assigned Country’s needs & advising to ensure that work programmes are well constructed and aligned with Bank’s priorities that include but are not limited to income generation & operational priorities.
  • Provide support in administering the Analytic and Advisory Activities and lending operations at various stages of preparation and provide inputs on such documentation. This function focuses on reviewing and assessing concept notes, draft appraisal reports, other operations documents and final outputs;

Stakeholder Management:

  • Under the guidance of the Country Manager, establish and, strategically manage solid working relationships with the assigned country’s government, international development agencies, clients and key stakeholders.
  • Support the Country Manager to manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products.
  • Actively support the Country Manager to manage relationships with government and other Development Partners (DPs).
  • Advises on and lead initiatives and strategies to foster effective and strong relationships with Government, Private Sector and Development Partners.
  • Lead the Country portfolio performance review process with the relevant RECs/Government and other Development Partners that include  responsibility for quality control of key documents, taking part in dialogue with RECs/Government and following up on agreed actions;
  • Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of project outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance).

Knowledge Management:

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  • Actively interact with task managers/relevant Bank units and the PIUs/government agencies to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the portfolio management;
  • Provide feedback to the Country Manager on Bank policies, strategies and operational procedures, with an aim towards continuous improvement of Bank policies implementation;
  • Incorporate lessons learned in project development and implementation.

AfDB Visibility:

  • Support the Country’s efforts to improve the Bank’s visibility in the region;
  • Represent and provide visibility when and where required for and including through organizing/participating in high profile events such as senior level visits, interviews, seminars, business events and conferences;

Quality Management:

  • Focus on ensuring high quality and performance of the Country’s portfolio;
  • Ensure all reports and submissions are timely and of high quality;
  • Work jointly with relevant country teams and managers to meet KPI assigned targets; and
  • Play a key role and advise within the assigned Country on economic, political, social and other developments relevant to the Bank’s operations in the country.
  • Championing the Complex / Regional mandate and purpose – Provide a direct and indirect operational support that contributes to the Region or Country output and mandate of the Complex.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in Economics, Social Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture/Forestry, Business Administration, Public Administration and knowledge of development issues.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the formulation and implementation of policies, programs and projects either within the Bank, with a similar development institution or the public service;
  • Experience in the practice of procurement of goods/works, and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions;
  • Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.
  • Relevant and required experience gained on the African continent;
  • Experience gained within multilateral development finance institutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and/or review of operations in a multilateral financial institution;

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Client Orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Professional Expertise
  • Relationship management skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Decisiveness
  • Takes Initiative/Spotting Opportunity/Pushing Strategy
  • Highly organised & structured

Technical Competencies:
Business Acumen:

  • Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, issue management strategy, communication management strategy, with an acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa.
  •  Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors
  • Operational Effectiveness skills using all the systems, procedures and culture within the organization for required results delivery.

Implementing Strategy:

  • Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable projects and programs.

Negotiation:

  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external, and understands when and how to apply tact, influence, maintain a hard line, make or break contacts, understand unwritten lines of influence and conduct oneself accordingly.

Executing for Results:

  • High level of expertise in managing portfolio performance
  • Make effective, timely and well-determined interventions for results delivery.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural and distributed organization.
  • Client and results orientation, with strong analytical and communication (both verbally and in writing) skills, responsiveness, sense of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to build successful teams, relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.

Managerial/Leadership competencies:

  • Ability to provide comprehensive thought Leadership on Programme Delivery and related issues
  • Mentorship/Coaching Skills
  • People Management skills

Ability

  • Communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

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4). Principal Environmental Safeguards & Compliance Officer, SNSC

  • Reference: ADB / 20 / 049
  • Locations: Yaounde – Cameroon, Abuja – Nigeria
  • Grade: PL4
  • Position N°: 50102207 / 50102208

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve its strategic objective and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
  • The SNVP will provide effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions.
  • The SNVP will lead senior management discussions, decision-making processes and the implementation of key Board and Management decisions. ​

The Hiring Department:

  • Located within the SVNP Complex, the E&S Safeguards and Compliance Department (SNSC) is responsible for mainstreaming environmental and social development considerations into Bank-financed operations in the public and private sectors through the implementation of the Integrated Safeguard System (ISS).
  • The Department’s main tasks is to improve the quality-at-entry (QAE) of Bank operations, including Country Strategy Papers and project-specific interventions (projects, ESW, etc.) as well as during implementation, with a particular emphasis on enhancing developmental effectiveness through application of environmental, social and climate safeguards procedures and tools at various stages of the project cycle.
  • The Safeguards and Compliance Department’s mission is to ensure proper application of the Integrated Safeguards System (ISS) and its associated procedures, guidelines and tools, in order to enhance environmental, social and climate sustainability into the Bank’s operations.

The Position:

  • The Principal Environmental Safeguards and Compliance Officer works under the supervision and overall direction of the Director of the Department of Environmental and Social Safeguards and Compliance (SNSC).

Duties and Responsibilities
The Principal Environmental Safeguards and Compliance Officer’s core duties/responsibilities will include the following:

  • Mainstreaming of environmental aspects in operations, including safeguards, gender and social inclusion.
  • As task team member, he/she will provide support to Task Managers and Borrowers/Clients in identifying, mainstreaming and monitoring environmental and safeguard aspects/concerns in Bank operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation, and completion stages (throughout project lifecycle) through the following: Provide E&S support to the Bank-funded projects and programmes, for both private and public sectors.
  • Address environmental and social issues in various Bank operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision and project completion stages.
  • Assist Borrowers/Clients for the finalization of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the preparation of Environmental and Social Assessment (ESA) documentation (SESA, ESIA, ESMF, ESMS, RAP, ES Audit, Hazard and Risk Assessment, etc.) to ensure compliance with the ISS.
  • Review the ESA documentation submitted by the Borrowers/Clients as of the ISS and other Bank policies’ requirements.
  • Draft the technical inputs of the E&S sections in Project Concept Notes (PCNs), Project Appraisal Reports (PARs), Project Completion Reports (PCRs) and any other project related report as required.
  • Draft and/or ameliorate reporting templates for use in implementing and monitoring social aspects and components of projects and programs.
  • Contribute to the preparation of management responses to reports issued by the Bank independent accountability mechanism, and similar report.
  • Liaise with co-financiers to ensure consistency in the mainstreaming of environmental safeguard requirements.

Policy and Compliance with E&S Requirements:

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  • Participate in the formulation, review and/or revision of the Bank environmental and social safeguard policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Provide policy guidance to Bank teams on environmental safeguard issues to enhance their awareness and the capacity of the projects and programmes to comply with the ISS.

Capacity Building and Knowledge Management:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of capacity building and training programs for staff within the Bank and in RMCs.
  • Participate in, contribute and represent the Bank in internal and external trainings and conferences on environmental safeguards and mainstreaming as well as other activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building.
  • Develop and/or contribute to the development of innovative knowledge products on environmental sustainability, environmental safeguards and/or the E&S performance of Bank financed projects and programmes.
  • Undertake any other task as the Director of the Environment and Social Safeguards Department and/or the Regional Director General.

Selection Criteria

  • Have at least a Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences/Management (Natural Resource Management, Geography, Biology, Ecotoxicology, Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Management, etc.) and an additional training in environmental assessment.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in Environmental and Social Assessment (ESA), namely in preparing and implementing the ESA instruments (SESA, ESIA, ESMF, ESMS, RAP, ES Audit, Hazard and Risk Assessment, lifecycle analysis, emergency response plans, etc.).
  • Demonstrable knowledge and practice of the environmental and social safeguards policies/standards, procedures and practices of comparator Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) supporting the Regional Member Countries.
  • Experience with international organizations or Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in Africa is an advantage.
  • Have a good knowledge and experience of project management and multi-criteria assessments, stakeholder engagement and consultation, community participation; have analytical skills to assess institutional capacity and to design / review practical arrangements for implementing complex projects’ E&S aspects, particularly in Africa.
  • Be results oriented, able to work in a team, a meticulous analyst with a sense of detail, a persuasive communicator and an excellent copywriter.
  • Listening to clients – providing effective services and solutions to staff beyond presenting past challenges and challenges and gaining respect through the depth of demonstrated expertise, effectively managing various clients and country situations.
  • Innovation and Change – Constantly seek more efficient and practical methods for the delivery of services and products as well as departmental process management and propose new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and to develop effective working relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Have a good knowledge of the environmental and social issues facing Regional Member Countries (RMCs).
  • Be able to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French or English, preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Master the use of MS Office software and have a good knowledge of SAP.

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5). Senior Social Safeguards & Compliance Officer, SNSC

  • Reference: ADB/20/050
  • Location: Tunis, Tunisia
  • Grade: PL5
  • Position N°: 50102209

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve its strategic objective and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
  • The SNVP provides effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions.
  • The SNVP leads senior management discussions, decision-making processes and the implementation of key Board and Management decisions.

The Hiring Department:

  • Located within the SNVP Complex, the Environmental and Social Safeguards and Compliance Department (SNSC) is responsible for mainstreaming environmental and social development considerations into Bank financed operations in the public and private sectors through the implementation of the Integrated Safeguard System (ISS). The Department will provide cross-sector Environmental & Social operational su
  • pport to all operations in the regions in conducting the necessary Environmental & Social due diligence and implementation support across all stages of the project development cycle.
  • The Department will also design and/or provide capacity-building support to ensure that not all the Bank’s projects and programs are only compliant with the ISS but also enhance opportunities for the sustainability of Environment and Social development outcomes.

The Position

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  • The Senior Social Safeguards and Compliance Officer will work under the general supervision and guidance of the Safeguards and Compliance Director.

Duties and Responsibilities
Mainstreaming of social aspects in operations, including safeguards, gender and social inclusion.  As task team member, he/she will provide support to Task Managers and Borrowers/Clients in identifying, mainstreaming and monitoring social development and safeguard aspects/concerns in Bank operations during the identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation, and completion stages (throughout project lifecycle) through the following:

  • Assess the social risk associated to Bank-funded operations and prepare/contribute to the categorization memorandum;
  • Assess and/or ameliorate the nature of the social analyses and socio-economic studies, prepared by Borrowers/Clients, to capture all relevant social development and safeguards concerns;
  • Analyse and mainstream relevant and cross-cutting social issues into Bank-funded operations, particularly issues related to gender, social vulnerability, stakeholder engagement and the social implications of climate change;
  • Document and recommend lessons learnt on social sustainability to integrate in the design and implementation modalities of new operations to enhance social benefits;
  • Assist Borrowers/Clients for the finalization of the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the preparation of Environmental and Social Assessment (ESA) documentation (SESA, ESIA, ESMF, ESMS, RAP, ES Audit, Hazard and Risk Assessment, etc.) to ensure compliance with the ISS.
  • Review/clear the ESA documentation submitted by the Borrowers/Clients as of the ISS and other Bank policies’ requirements;
  • Draft the inputs for the technical sections on social impacts in Project Concept Notes (PCNs), Project Appraisal Reports (PARs), Project Completion Reports (PCRs) and any other project related report as required.
  • Draft and/or ameliorate reporting templates for use in implementing and monitoring social aspects and components of projects and programs and prepare, where applicable, action plans to bring projects and programs in compliance with Bank’s environmental and social requirements.
  • Contribute to the preparation of management responses to reports issued by the Bank independent accountability mechanism, and similar report.
  • Liaise with co-financiers to ensure consistency in the mainstreaming of social safeguard concerns.

Policy and Compliance with Social Requirements:

  • Participate in the formulation, review and/or revision of the Bank environmental and social safeguard policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Provide policy guidance to Bank teams on social safeguard issues to enhance their awareness and the capacity of the projects and programmes to comply with the ISS.

Capacity Building and Knowledge Management:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of capacity building and training programs for staff within the Bank and in RMCs.
  • Participate in, contribute and represent the Bank in internal and external trainings and conferences on social safeguards and social development issues as well as other activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building.
  • Develop and/or contribute to the development of innovative knowledge products on social sustainability, social safeguards and/or the Environmental & Social performance of Bank financed projects and programmes.
  • Undertake any other task as the Director of the Environment and Social Safeguards Department and/or the Regional Director General.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least Master’s degree in Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, Law, Economy, Project Management, etc.) or related discipline.
  • A minimum of five (05) years of relevant professional experience in social development and safeguards, including the preparation and implementation of social safeguards risk management instruments (social assessment, resettlement policy framework, resettlement action plan, stakeholders’ engagement plan, vulnerable group engagement plan, indigenous people plan, gender-based violence management, etc.), community-driven operations, land management, etc.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and practice of the environmental and social safeguards policies/standards, procedures and practices of comparator Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) supporting the Regional Member Countries.
  • Experience with international organizations or Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in Africa is an advantage.
  • Achieving results and problem solving – (e.g. consistently seeks more effective and practical ways for the Departmental delivery of services, products, and processes, proposes new ways to improve the quality and relevance of products and services).
  • Strong inter-personal skill and ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues
  • Communicate and write effectively in English and/or French.
  • It would be desirable to have a working knowledge of the other language, or even communicate and write effectively both in French and English.
  • Competence in the use of standard software applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.)

How to Apply: Eligible and interested candidates should 

Click Here to Apply Online.

Deadline: May 20, 2020

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