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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 RESEARCH ECONOMIST - ADDITIONALITY AND DEVELOPMENT OUTCOME ASSESSMENT (ADOA)
Reference: ADB/17/236
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50069153

THE COMPLEX
The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the Vice Presidence for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
The Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.
The Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management will inspire, generate and provide direct support to the President and Senior Management of the Bank on a broad range of technical and management issues within the broad remit of economic, finance, public financial governance, management and social economics.

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT / DIVISION
The Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting And Research Department is dedicated to the generation of high quality knowledge in the area of development in Africa. It provides technical support to operations and regional member countries through rigorous analytical work; engages in impactful policy dialogue with decision-making bodies within and outside of the Bank; and most importantly enhance the operational effectiveness of the Bank in achieving the High 5s.
The activities of the department are structured around the Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting on one side, and the Microeconomics, Institutional and Development Impact on the other.
The Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division focuses on microeconomic issues related to development finance, infrastructure development, private sector development, industrial organizations, governance, competitiveness & investment climate, agriculture, institutions, and regional integration to support the High 5s.
In addition, the Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division is the institutional anchor of the ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment and Impact Evaluation of the Bank’s operations, as such it is a key element of the Bank Results Framework and the primary tool for mainstreaming Development Outcomes.

THE POSITION
Principal Research Economist ADOA-PUBLIC, as part of the Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment team will contribute to the Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment work both through assessing and rating public sector operations (PUB) as well as producing analytical work and research to inform operations, management and Bank clients in Regional Member Countries.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the general supervision of Division manager of the Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division, the  Principal Research Economist ADOA - Public will:

Undertake Ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment of Bank’s public sector operations:
Conduct ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment of the African Development Bank Public Sector Operations, Regional Operations, and any other type of operation as required by the management.
Review other team members’ ADOA notes and supervise the work of junior staff.
Carry out any revisions to the ADOA framework for public sector operations on the basis of implementation experience and lessons from other Development Finance institutions.
Conduct research in the areas supporting the Bank’s High 5s (High priority areas: Light Up and Power Africa (Energy), Feed Africa (Agriculture and Nutrition), Industrialize Africa (Industrialization), Integrate Africa (Regional Integration) and Improve quality of live for Africans (Sustainable socio-economic development)). This includes also strengthening knowledge generation in the area of inclusive and green growth.
Provide inputs into the production of the Bank’s flagship publications:
Contribute to the preparation of the report or assigned section, write the sections and follow it (peer review until the publication.
Disseminate the findings of reports.
Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes:
Provide input into Country Strategy Papers.
Participate in Economic Sector Works.
Participate in the peer-review process of project, program, policy documents, including documents submitted to the Operations Committee.
Contribute knowledge in the Bank’s  “Working Papers Series " and the Bank’s "African Development Review":
Publish research papers and review submitted articles to the African Development Review and Working Paper Series.
Contribute to collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out jointly with regional and international organizations, research and capacity building institutions in Africa, development research centers and universities.
Review operation documents and participate in review meetings.
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Manager

SELECTION CRITERIA
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
At least a PHD Degree in Economics, Public Finance, or related discipline.
A minimum of six (6) years of experience in development policy research and analysis of economic issues related to finance, infrastructure development, private sector development, industrial organizations, governance & institutions, agriculture, competitiveness & investment climate, and regional integration, Public Private Partnerships or sector operations.
Publication record in international peer reviewed journals or proven record of publications of reports, working papers, books focusing on public finance management, sovereign operations financing or issues related to development finance, infrastructure development, industrial organizations, governance, competitiveness & investment climate, agriculture, institutions, and regional integration.
Very Good knowledge and background in the use of statistical and econometric methods and packages in project evaluation, public finance and development economics research.
Proven ability in development policy research and analysis of economic conditions that are of relevance for the High 5s (Bank priority areas).
Ability to design and conduct research projects/programs with limited supervision
Proven skills in drafting and preparation of policy memoranda, speeches and notes for use in decision making processes.
Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
Competence in the use of leading econometrics software packages and in Microsoft Suites (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access).

CHIEF SECURITY OPERATIONS OFFICER

Reference: ADB/17/232
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093577

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 African Development Bank and the African Development Fund.
The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Directorate;  General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.

The Hiring Department
The African Development Bank’s Security Unit is a robust security function reporting to the President of the Bank. Deep global analytical capabilities combined with Africa wide security processes are in place in order to provide the full spectrum of security services to the Bank.
Security Unit detects, deters and reacts to a broad range of risks spanning the security spectrum; physical; political, information and reputational risks around the globe are monitored closely to address the changing security dynamic.
Our security requirements include risk analysis, training, coordination with outside actors and implementation of security programs at the strategic, operational and tactical levels

THE POSITION
The main purpose of this job is to support the Bank operations in ensuring that effective security measures for the country Offices programs are both appropriately planned for and addressed within International, regional and national contexts.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the supervision and guidance of the Head Of Security Unit, the Chief Security Operations Officer will:

Management:
Provide guidance to the Head of Security on conceptual strategy development and management of the Global Security Operation Centre.
Define policies and operational procedures for the Global Security Operations Center in support of the Bank’s business strategy and direction.
Identify current and potential legal and regulatory issues affecting security, assess their impact on the Bank, and submit recommendations to the Head Security.
Plans and oversees the management of activities undertaken by Centre; ensures that substantive work programmes and programmed activities are carried out in a timely manner, coordinating specific projects in the Centre, and, in liaison with Regional Resources Centre’s or other stakeholders.
Ensure that the output produced by the Global Security Operations Center maintains high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on factual data.
Foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Global Security Operations Center and other Regional Communication and Operation Centres
The Chief Security Operations Officer is responsible for the Global Security Operations Center facilitation of crisis management and support to affected parties when crisis management procedures are activated.

SENIOR RESEARCH ECONOMIST (IMPACT EVALUATION)


Reference: ADB/17/237
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50093677

THE COMPLEX
The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the Vice President for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is responsible for (i) providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical works to inform operational policy; (ii) systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.
The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management will inspire, generate and provide direct support to the President and Senior Management of the Bank on a broad range of technical and management issues within the broad remit of economic, finance, public financial governance, management and social economics.

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT / DIVISION
The Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting And Research Department is dedicated to the generation of high quality knowledge in the area of development in Africa. It provides technical support to operations and regional member countries through rigorous analytical work; engages in impactful policy dialogue with decision-making bodies within and outside of the Bank; and most importantly enhance the operational effectiveness of the Bank in achieving the High 5s.
The activities of the department are structured around the Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting on one side, and the Microeconomics, Institutional and Development Impact on the other.
The Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division focuses on microeconomic issues related to development finance, infrastructure development, private sector development, industrial organizations, governance, competitiveness & investment climate, agriculture, institutions, and regional integration to support the High 5s.
In addition, the Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division is the institutional anchor of the ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment and Impact Evaluation  of the Bank’s operations, as such it is a key element of the Bank Results Framework and the primary tool for mainstreaming Development Outcomes.

THE POSITION
The Senior Research Economist-Impact Evaluation is part of Impact Evaluation team and specifically contribute in developing an Impact Evaluation culture and contribute to Impact Evaluation exercises and research work:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general supervision of the Division Manager of the Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division,  the Senior Research Economist will:

Contribute to Impact Evaluation exercises on Bank operations and provide input in other team members’ Impact Evaluation work in the Division.
Contribute in research activities in the areas supporting the Bank’s High five (5’s) priority areas: Light Up and Power Africa (Energy), Feed Africa (Agriculture and Nutrition), Industrialize Africa (Industrialization), Integrate Africa (Regional Integration) and Improve quality of live for Africans (Sustainable socio-economic development)).
Provide inputs into the production of the Bank’s flagship publications:
Contribute to the preparation of the report or assigned section, writing assigned sections and follow it (peer reviews) until the publication.
Disseminate the findings of reports.
Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes:
Provide input into Country Strategy Papers .
Participate in Economic Sector Works .
Participate in the peer review process of project, program, policy documents, including documents submitted to the Operations Committee.
Contribute to Bank Economic Intelligence documents:
Provide economic intelligence (statement, policy briefs) to Senior Management on economic development issues.
Contribute knowledge in the Bank’s  “Working Papers Series " and the Bank’s "African Development Review":
Publish research papers and review submitted articles to the African Development Review and Working Paper Series.
Participate in collaborative research and knowledge management activities carried out jointly with regional and international organizations, research and capacity building institutions in Africa, development research centers and universities.
Review operation documents and participate in review meetings.
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor or Management.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
Have at least a Ph.D. in Economics or related Social Sciences;
Have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in Impact Evaluation of operations or Experimental Economics in the High 5s areas including the following: infrastructure including energy, agriculture, private sector development, industrial organizations and social sectors, project analysis and/or monitoring and evaluation.
Publication record in international peer reviewed journals, working papers, book chapters, reports, etc.
Good knowledge and background in the use of statistical and econometric methods and packages in project evaluation, finance and development economics research;
Proven ability in development policy research and analysis of economic conditions that are of relevance for the High 5s (Bank priority areas).
Ability to design and conduct research projects/programs
Proven skills in drafting and preparation of policy memoranda, speeches and notes for use in decision making processes.
Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
Competence in the use of leading econometrics software packages and in Microsoft Suites (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access).

CHIEF REGIONAL SECURITY & SAFETY OFFICER
Reference: ADB/17/233
Location: West Africa
Grade: PL3
Position N°: 50093768/50093770/50093771

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 African Development Bank and the African Development Fund.
The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department; Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board; Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Directorate; General Counsel and Legal Services Department; Communication and External Relations Department; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION
The African Development Bank’s Security Unit is a robust security function reporting to the President of the Bank.
Deep global analytical capabilities combined with Africa wide security processes are in place in order to provide the full spectrum of security services to the Bank.
Security Unit detects, deters and reacts to a broad range of risks spanning the security spectrum; physical; political, information and reputational risks around the globe are monitored closely to address the changing security dynamic.
Our security requirements include risk analysis, training, coordination with outside actors and implementation of security programs at the strategic, operational and tactical levels.

THE POSITION
The Chief Regional Security & Safety Officer will be responsible for leading the delivery of security and safety services to the region.
The incumbent will provide expertise and specialized support on all aspects of security and safety in the region based on International Standards and Bank Guidelines.

SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OFFICER
 

Reference: ADB/17/238
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50000555
   
THE COMPLEX
The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services Complex ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.
The Complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity, and health and safety strategies.

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT
The Corporate Information Technology Services Department’s mission at the Bank is to align the IT delivery strategy along with the Bank’s business strategy to increase the organizational effectiveness through efficient use of the Information Systems.
Under the leadership of the African Development Bank’s Information Systems Director, the Information Technology Systems Department is mandated by the Bank to deliver best possible IT services for Bank Staff, and help achieve the results that gets the Bank closer to accomplishing its poverty reduction goals in Africa.

THE POSITION

The Senior Program Management Officer will be responsible for initiating, managing and effectively governing the day-to-day delivery aspects of a selected business project.
The role is to structure and deliver one or more major change projects in a controlled manner. The initiatives are wide-ranging through the operational cycle of the business, delivering a cohesive business/Information Technology solution which meets business requirements.


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DUE DATE: 15 June, 2017

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