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African Development Bank (AfDB) - Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank's development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

PRINCIPAL STRATEGY OFFICER - OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES (COSP)

Reference: ADB/16/120
Country: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL-4
Position N°: 50001247

THE COMPLEX
The Senior Vice-President is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
The SVP 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 SVP will lead senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
The Primary role of the Strategy Department (COSP) is to contribute to shaping a corporate vision and a strategic perspective for the AfDB, including through policy, strategy and operational procedures development. The recent approval of the Bank’s 5 new high priority areas of focus (epitomized as the “High 5s” and its new Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM) requires refining the role of the Bank in the global development architecture and calls for scaling up financing and accelerating delivery and development impact.
To implement the High 5s successfully and ensure rapid achievement of results, the department is expected to play a major role in backstopping and monitoring implementation of High 5s. The Department will ensure a close alignment of these business priorities and enable the Bank to quickly respond to the needs of its clients.
COSP will be providing analytical guidance and coordination support on the High 5s both internally and externally.
COSP advices the President and Senior Management on strategy and policy issues of the Bank. COSP assists with the communication of the Strategy to all stakeholders, and monitors and facilitates the implementation of related Presidential decisions.

THE POSITION
Under the general supervision of the COSP Director, the main responsibility of the Principal Strategy Officer - Operational Procedures is to provide strategic advice and support on COSP matters to the Director and the rest of the Department team in planning, organizing and coordinating the activities of the Department, with particular focus on the development and dissemination of operational procedures.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Principal Strategy Officer DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES will include the following:
Participate as part of the core COSP team in corporate strategy development and its subsequent monitoring, reporting, updating and refinement in line with sustainable lending and resource options;
Coordinate the preparation of major COSP strategy reports such as the Annual Strategy Review, for senior management, including preparation of the mid-term review and periodical and special updates and reports.
Contribute to/coordinate the preparation of Board documents on selected process enhancement recommendations;
Provide support to Senior Management in the formulation of strategic policy OBJECTIVES, and ensure their alignment with the strategic planning orientations, the High5s and the Bank Strategy 2013-2022;
As part of the core COSP team, ensure that all new policy proposals and initiatives, across the institution, are aligned with the Bank’s planning directions and strategy;
As part of the core COSP team, participate in and coordinate the Bank’s Strategy and policy development work, as and when required;
Provide support to the office of the President as required, in particular on recent policy developments, and on the Bank’s response to emerging international issues;
Prepare as requested, planning and strategy documents;
Lead in the preparation of Bank’s Guidelines and Operational procedures, as related to the project cycle;
Lead in the regular updating of the Bank Group’s Operational Manual and its dissemination platforms;
Provide the Operations Complexes with advice on policies, strategies and procedures to ensure their operations are smoothly processed and implemented, while being compliant and duly aligned with Bank’s priorities;
Manage a helpdesk on the Bank Group’s Operations Manual; 
As part of the COSP core team, provide support, as appropriate, to the Operations, Research, Finance and Corporate Management Vice-Presidencies to formulate their work programs and specific strategies driven by the planning process and the Strategy of the Bank;
Provide, as requested, up to date research on environment and business trends and keep up to date on new ways of doing strategic planning itself;
Participate (on behalf of the COSP Department) in the preparation of selected Bank’s country and regional strategies and mid-term reviews;
Participate (on behalf of the COSP Department) in Bank’s operations aimed at supporting policy and/or strategy development at country and sub-regional/regional levels;
Represent the Department, as requested, at key policy decisions and institutional reforms meetings and initiatives;
Represent the COSP department as requested at selected key strategy meetings and on important missions.
Serve as a focal point and spokesperson, as requested, on strategy issues to internal and external constituencies and expert strategy groups;

SELECTION CRITERIA
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
Hold at least a Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in economics, macroeconomics or development economics, finance, strategic management, engineering or related development fields and a broad knowledge in development issues;
Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience: proven combination of hands-on operational experience with solid analytical skills; good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members countries (RMCs); previous exposure to international, multicultural contexts would be an asset;
Strong experience in the design, appraisal, implementation and evaluation of projects and programs for development;
Proven exposure to the Bank’s operations and mission with a good understanding of the Bank’s overall strategy.
Ability to provide advice, assistance, and coaching on Strategy related matters;
Good leadership skills, lateral thinking; high sense of professionalism;
Good command of budgetary and operational management matters;
Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines with the capability to work within specified time limits. Capacity to diagnose and resolve multiple, concurrent problems; High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interest of clients within and outside the Bank;
Excellent written and verbal communications in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
Competence in the use of ERP Systems (preferably SAP) and standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), and good knowledge of operational management systems.

SENIOR STRATEGY OFFICER-COSP

Reference: ADB/16/121
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL-5
Position N°: 50076484

THE COMPLEX
The Senior Vice-President is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
The SVP 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 SVP will lead senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
The Primary role of the Strategy Department (COSP) is to contribute to shaping a corporate vision and a strategic perspective for the AfDB, including through policy, strategy and operational procedures development.
The recent approval of the Bank’s 5 new high priority areas of focus (epitomized as the “High 5s” and its new Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM) requires refining the role of the Bank in the global development architecture and calls for scaling up financing and accelerating delivery and development impact.
To implement the High 5s successfully and ensure rapid achievement of results, the department is expected to play a major role in backstopping and monitoring implementation of High 5s.
The Department will ensure a close alignment of these business priorities and enable the Bank to quickly respond to the needs of its clients. COSP will be providing analytical guidance and coordination support on the High 5s both internally and externally. COSP advices the President and Senior Management on strategy and policy issues of the Bank. COSP also assists with the communication of the Strategy to all stakeholders, and monitors and facilitates the implementation of related Presidential decisions.

THE POSITION
Under the general supervision of the COSP Director, the main responsibility of the Senior Strategy Officer is to provide strategic advice and support on COSP matters to the Director and the rest of the Department team in planning, organizing and coordinating the activities of the Department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Senior Strategy Officer shall carry out the following DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Participate as part of the core COSP team in corporate strategy development and its subsequent monitoring, updating and refinement in line with sustainable lending and resource options;
Contribute (in conjunction with the COSP core team) to the preparation of the Annual Strategy Review, for senior management, including preparation of the mid-term review and periodical and special updates and reports;
Contribute to the preparation of Board documents on selected process enhancement recommendations;
Support the COSP team to assist senior management to formulate the strategic policy OBJECTIVES, ensure alignment with the strategic planning orientation and the Bank Strategy 2013-2022;
As part of the core COSP team, ensure that all new policy proposals and strategic initiatives are aligned with the Bank’s planning directions and strategy, including the High 5s and the TYS 2013-2022;
As part of the core COSP team, participate as required in the Bank’s Strategy and policy development work;
Provide support to the office of the President as required, in particular on recent policy developments, and on the Bank’s response to emerging international issues;
Prepare as requested, planning and strategy documents; Represent the department as requested at key policy decisions, institutional reforms and initiatives.
As part of the COSP core team, assist Operations Vice-Presidencies, Finance and Corporate Management Vice-Presidencies to formulate their work programs driven by the planning and strategy;
Provide, as requested, up to date research on environment and business trends and keep up to date on new ways of doing strategic planning itself;
Participate (on behalf of the COSP Department) to the preparation of selected Bank’s country and regional strategies and mid-term reviews;
Represent the COSP department as requested at selected key strategy meetings and on important missions;
Serve as a focal point and spokesperson, as requested, on strategy issues to internal and external constituencies and expert strategy groups.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
Hold a minimum of a Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in economics, macroeconomics or development economics, finance, engineering, strategic management or related fields and a broad knowledge in development issues;
Have a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; proven combination of hands-on operational experience with solid analytical skills; good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members countries (RMCs); previous exposure to international, multicultural contexts would be an asset;
Recognized experience in the design, evaluation, implementation and ex-post evaluation of development projects and programs;
Proven exposure to the Bank’s operations and mission with a good understanding of the Bank’s overall strategy;
Ability to provide advice, assistance, and coaching on Strategy related matters;
Good leadership skills, and lateral thinking; high sense of professionalism;
Good command of budgetary and operational management matters;
Ability to manage multiple,   simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines with the  capability to work within specified time limits. Capacity to diagnose and resolve multiple, concurrent problems; High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet   the needs and long-term interest of clients within and outside the Bank;
Excellent written and verbal communications in English or French, with a good   working knowledge of the other language;
Competence in the use of ERP Systems (preferably SAP) and standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint), and good knowledge of operational management systems.

CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER - MACROECONOMIST - COSP

Reference: ADB/16/119
Location: Africa
Grade: PL-3
Position N°: 50067350

THE COMPLEX
The Senior Vice-President is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
The SVP 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 SVP will lead senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.

The Hiring Department / Division
The Primary role of the Strategy Department (COSP) is to contribute to shaping a corporate vision and a strategic perspective for the AfDB, including through policy, strategy and operational procedures development.
The recent approval of the Bank’s 5 new high priority areas of focus (epitomized as the “High 5s” and its new Development and Business Delivery Model (DBDM) requires refining the role of the Bank in the global development architecture and calls for scaling up financing and accelerating delivery and development impact.
To implement the High 5s successfully and ensure rapid achievement of results, the department is expected to play a major role in backstopping and monitoring implementation of High 5s.
The Department will ensure a close alignment of these business priorities and enable the Bank to quickly respond to the needs of its clients. COSP will be providing analytical guidance and coordination support on the High 5s both internally and externally.
COSP advices the President and Senior Management on strategy and policy issues of the Bank.
COSP assists with the communication of the Strategy to all stakeholders, and monitors and facilitates the implementation of related Presidential decisions.

THE POSITION
Under the general supervision of the COSP Director, the main responsibility of the Chief Strategy Officer is to provide strategic advice and support on COSP matters to the Director and the rest of the Department team in planning, organizing and coordinating the activities of the Department, with particular focus on macroeconomics, Bank’s business model and delivery system and strategic initiatives.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Chief Strategy Officer DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES will include the following:
Participate as part of the core COSP team in corporate strategy development and its subsequent monitoring, reporting, updating and refinement in line with sustainable lending and resource options;
Lead in the preparation of Bank’s key analytical pieces for participation in major international fora such as the G20, UN summits, etc.;
Lead in preparation of key analytical pieces for the development and implementation of new business models for the Bank;
Provide, as required, the Office of the President with support on major macroeconomic issues and policy debates, in close collaboration with ECON;
Provide close support to General Directorates and Field Offices in the design, selection of strategic approaches/options and implementation of Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) and/or Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) for selected countries/regions;
Coordinate for the COSP Department all activities related to its participation in the Operations Committee (OpsCom) meetings;
Coordinate the preparation of major COSP strategy reports such as the Annual Strategy Review, for senior management, including preparation of the mid-term review and periodical and special updates and reports. Contribute to/coordinate the preparation of Board documents on selected process enhancement recommendations;
Provide support to senior management in the formulation of strategic policy OBJECTIVES, and ensure their alignment with the strategic planning orientations and the Bank Strategy 2013-2022;
As part of the core COSP team, ensure that all new policy proposals and initiatives, across the institution, are aligned with the Bank’s planning directions and strategy;
As part of the core COSP team, participate in and coordinate the Bank’s Strategy and policy development work, as and when required;
Provide support to the office of the President as required, in particular on recent policy developments, and on the Bank’s response to emerging international issues;
Prepare as requested planning and strategy documents;
As part of the COSP core team, assist Operations Vice-Presidencies, Research, Finance and Corporate Management Vice-Presidencies to formulate their work programs and specific strategies driven by the planning and strategy;
Provide, as requested, up to date research on environment and business trends and keep up to date on new ways of doing strategic planning itself;
Participate (on behalf of the COSP Department) in the preparation of selected Bank’s country and regional strategies and mid-term reviews;
Represent the department as requested at key policy decisions and institutional reforms meetings and initiatives;
Represent the COSP department as requested at selected key strategy meetings and on important missions.
Serve as a focal point and spokesperson, as requested, on strategy issues to internal and external constituencies and expert strategy groups.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
Hold a minimum of a Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in economics, macroeconomics or development economics, finance, strategic management, engineering or related development fields and a broad knowledge in development issues;
Have a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience: proven combination of hands-on operational experience with solid analytical skills; good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members countries (RMCs); previous exposure to international, multicultural contexts would be an asset;
Proven exposure to the Bank’s operations and mission with a good understanding of the Bank’s overall strategy;
Ability to provide advice, assistance, and coaching on Strategy related matters;
Good leadership skills, lateral thinking and a high sense of professionalism;
Good command of budgetary and operational management matters; Ability to manage multiple,  simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines with the capability to work within specified time limits;
Capacity to diagnose and resolve multiple, concurrent problems;
High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet  the needs and long-term interest of clients within and outside the Bank;
Excellent written and verbal communications in English or French, with a good  working knowledge of the other language.

SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST - ETHIOPIA COUNTRY OFFICE (ETFO)

Reference: No ADB/16/113
Country: Ethiopia
Grade: GS5
Position N°: 50078496

OBJECTIVES
The  Complex:
The Vice Presidency for ‘Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery’responsible for operational relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.
The VP-RDIBD will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its RMCs and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT
ETHIOPIA Country Office (ETFO) of the African Development Bank has 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 POSITION
The Bank invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill in the vacant position of Secretary/Receptionist.
This position is based in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia and does not attract international terms and conditions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the direction of the Resident Representative, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
Receive and greet visitors including maintaining visitors’ book and responding to routine requests for information from the public.
Screen telephone calls by providing information and/or directing them to appropriate staff
Receive and screen all correspondences and distribute them to Resident Representative Secretary.
Provide secretarial assistance to include but not limited to typing, formatting, photocopying, printing, faxing, and filing (electronic and hard copy) documents to Country Programme Officer (CPO), sector spe...ts and visiting Missions as well as provide backup to Secretary to the Resident Representative.
Manage all public spaces of the office ensuring general upkeep; inventory of equipment and supplies, and provision of hospitality services.
Maintain copies of all selected articles from national papers and maintain a simple Database of all these articles.
Make travel arrangements for CPO, sector spe...ts and visiting Bank missions.
Act as Secretary for taking and distributing minutes of staff meetings.
Perform any other duties reasonably requested by Resident Representative, CPO and sector spe...ts.

SELECTION CRITERIA
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
Hold at least a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Commerce, Public Relations, or other related discipline, preferably supplemented with courses in Secretarial studies/ Office Management;
Have a minimum of four (4) years of progressively relevant and practical experience in secretarial/ office administration work preferably gained with an international organization;
Good filling and organizational skills.
Good interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French, with a good knowledge of the other language.
Competency in the use of all the Bank’s standard MS Office softwares (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project). Knowledge of SAP S/R would be an advantage.
DUE DATE: 7th December, 2016.

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DUE DATE: 22 December, 2016

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