Thursday, 10 May 2018

Ongoing Recruitment at African Development Bank Group (AfDB), 8th May, 2018

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

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Training Clerk – ECAD2
Reference: ADB/18/065
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS5
Position N°: 50000887

The Complex
  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
  • The Complex is responsible for:
    • 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;
    • Systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.
The Hiring Department & Division
  • Within ECVP, the African Development Institute (ECAD) coordinates and oversees capacity development mainstreaming in Bank operations for enhanced development effectiveness in its regional member countries (RMCs).
  • This is achieved by:
    • Providing advisory services to support the effective design and delivery of capacity development goals in the RMCs;
    • Identifying, designing and delivering tailored capacity development programmes to sustain development results in the RMCs; and
    • Leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination to contribute to improved policy-making and economic governance for sustainable development in the RMCs.
  • In this context, and in alignment with the ECVP’s Strategic Roadmap, the role of the Policy Management Division (ECAD.2) is two-fold.
  • These are to disseminate knowledge and provide policy advice on critical economic issues and to build enduring institutions for economic policy and governance in the Bank’s RMCs. More specifically, ECAD.2 is responsible for leading the design and delivery of macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis tools in RMCs; proposing strategies and programs for improved economic governance (including effective financial and investment management in RMCs); and mobilizing and manage resources to address emerging capacity development needs in the Bank’s High Five areas.
The Position
The Training Clerk, ECAD2, will provide administrative and logistical support to the Division Manager and Task Managers to ensure the efficient and successful delivery of capacity development workshops and seminars.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision and guidance  of the Division Manager Policy Management (ECAD2), the Training Clerk will:
Work Flow Management:
  • Undertake such transactional tasks and processes that support the smooth running of the work of the Manager and Team.
  • Provide support and follow up on routine administrative correspondence and processes.
  • Undertake correspondence and tasks in accordance with the Bank’s accepted formats and check on probable typographical errors, presentation, completeness and procedural accuracy of all documents submitted to the Manager / Team Leader for clearance, approval or signature.
  • Review and prioritize important correspondence and tasks for execution.
  • Follow-up and ensure that tasks are completed with dispatch and within given deadlines.
  • Follow up on work deadlines for routine and assigned tasks.
Support To Training Activities:
  • Preparation of budgets for proposed capacity building activities.
  • Drafting invitation letters to participants and following up on their confirmations of participation for workshops and seminars as well as liaising with CHGS to facilitate ticketing for workshops and seminars.
  • Confirming activity venues, hotel accommodation, and other workshop requirements – receiving quotations, verifying space/room requirements and preparing participants authentications – badges, name tags, etc; photocopying and printing; administration of per diems and compiling workshop expense summary reports.
  • Undertakes any other duties as may be assigned by the Division Manager and Professional Level Staff.
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Have at least a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Finance, Administration, or Social Sciences.
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years’ experience in assisting Task Managers in similar roles.
  • Able to work under pressure and to prioritize in the dynamic setting of an international and multicultural setting.
  • Ability to respond speedily and efficiently to internal and external requests.
  • Ability to work and cooperate with others from diverse background.
  • Ability to manage simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard equipment (computer, scanner, photocopies etc).
  • Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent customer service focused reception and office administration service.
  • Demonstrated team player with strong communication, problem solving, self-organization and time management skills. A client and results oriented individual with a proactive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competent in the use of standard Bank software, namely MS Office applications.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


Job Title: Principal Research Economist – ECMR.1
Reference: ADB/18/046
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50089980 / 50069155
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 Complex is responsible for:
    • Providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical work to inform the Bank’s operational engagement and policy dialogue;
    • Systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.
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 Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting Division is responsible for the following, inter alia:
    • Conducting policy research and debt sustainability analysis in order to improve the Bank’s macroeconomic surveillance and understanding of sovereign debt risk profile and the policy tools that regional member countries can deploy to contain debt distress;
    • Conducting macroeconomic analysis, modelling and forecasting to inform decisions made by the Bank’s regional member countries
    • Providing cutting edge analytical support to Senior Management through timely and rigorous economic intelligence work;
    • Collaborating with partner institutions; research think tanks and universities, both within and outside Africa, in order to deepen analytical capacity and broaden the scope and outreach of the Bank’s research work and
    • Leading the production and dissemination of all the Bank’s flagship publications and other knowledge products on Africa’s emerging macroeconomic and development issues and on the Bank’s High 5s priority areas.
The Position
  • The Principal Research Economist is responsible for leading and contributing to analytical and research work focusing on macroeconomic issues that are relevant for the Bank’s regional member countries and its operational engagement.
  • The position entails leading and contributing to research on the Bank’s High 5 agenda, as well as active involvement and leadership in designing and implementing models for African countries individually and as a group.
  • The Job holder will also conduct development policy analysis on regional member countries.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance  of the Division Manager Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting, the Principal Research Economist will:
  • Plan, develop and implement research programs and projects focusing on macroeconomic issues of particular relevance to the Bank’s RMCs and its High 5 agenda. This involves:
    • Initiate, oversee and contribute to research projects focusing on macroeconomics issues using established and proven quantitative techniques/methods. This entails among others constructing a suite of structural macro-econometric models, Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium, Global Vector Autoregressive Analysis and other simpler Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average models.
    • Contribute to the preparation of Flagship publications and knowledge products such as the African Economic Outlook; African Development Report; Economic Frontier Research and Bank Policy Briefs; books, reports, etc.
    • Provide senior management and regional member countries with comparative research analysis, socio-economic data and macroeconomic projections of the most widely used socio-economic parameters relating to Africa’s economies and Bank Group operations.
    • Keep abreast of latest research and innovative solutions pertaining to the development agenda and macroeconomic issues in the region, considering their practical applications for the Bank and its regional member countries.
    • Provide inputs 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.
  • Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes. This involves:
    • Provide support and input to regional, investment and technical assistance project teams on macro-economic issues related to country/regional context, macroeconomic trends, country, region or sector -specific analysis. This entails among others providing input into Country Strategy Papers and budget support operations;
    • Carry out simulations and forecasts based on the models developed and lead in the disseminating results and provide advice to the Bank’s senior management and RMCs to strengthen policy dialogue.
  • Participate in the Bank’s dissemination efforts of its analytical and research products with the view to help build capacity of RMCs and position the Bank’s as a though leader:
    • Organize internal Research Seminars and/or International Conferences such as the African Economic Conference on Development Policy Issues.
    • Contribute to the training and capacity development activities in the Bank and in RMCs.
    • Publish research output in the Bank’s working paper series and reputable peer reviewed journals.
    • Organize and contribute to international and regional conferences, seminars and workshops
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
  • A minimum of a Master degree in Macroeconomics; Econometrics, Development Macroeconomics; Applied Statistics, or any related discipline. A PhD would be a strong advantage.
  • Specialization in industrial policy, agricultural, energy economics is a strong advantage.
  • A minimum of six (6) years with PhD or ten (10) years with Master of relevant professional and research experience in multilateral or research institution in Africa or other low income countries.
  • Having a private sector experience is an added value.
  • Strong publications record in reputable peer review journals on general issues of development and on macroeconomic issues in Africa or other low-income countries.
  • Extensive knowledge of empirical regularities of different macroeconomic theories.
  • Ability to construct large macroeconomic models using sophisticated econometric techniques.
  • Ability to handle, process and analyze large datasets using packages such as Matlab, R, Eviews, or the General Algebraic Modelling System (GAMS).
  • Ability to identify the appropriate methods and techniques to analyse and forecast macroeconomic trends resulting from policy and external shocks.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage small team of researchers in specific projects and/or tasks;
  • Capacity to initiate innovative research ideas and techniques in order to improve research policy making content of development research.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in Microsoft Suites (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access) and SAP.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


Job Title: Procurement Operations Officer – CGH & COMW2
Reference: ADB/18/064
Locations: West Region – Ghana; South Region – Malawi
Position N°: 50068189 / 50067493
Grade: LP6

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
  • The SVP supervises the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI), which acts as the custodian of the procurement (including procurement for private and public partnership) and financial management (FM) profession, and has the following responsibilities for its functions:
    • Developing and interpreting policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals;
    • Preparing annual post review reports on the Bank’s FM and procurement operations for the Board;
    • Developing training strategy for internal and external clients; (iv)  and dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization; (v) providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC); and
    • Inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and FM activities undertaken by the regions
  • The Local Senior Procurement Operations Officer is responsible to ensure that the project procurement activities financed by the Bank in his/her country based are compliant with the Bank’s procurement policy.  This is done by advising on procurement arrangements and reviewing procurement decisions within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages
  • The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building procurement capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related procurement matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s procurement systems.
  • The Local Procurement Operations Officer reports administratively to the Regional Operations Manager for Implementation Support (ROM-IS) and functionally to the Division Manager – Procurement (SNFI).
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Procurement, and the direct technical supervision of the Regional Procurement Coordinator the Local Procurement Operations Officer will in his/her duty station:
  • Advise/assist the various Sector Divisions involved in the supervision of Borrowers project implementation activities as required by the relevant Presidential Instructions
  • Advise Borrowers, Suppliers, Consultants, Contractors and other Entrepreneurs on all aspects related to the procurement of goods and services under Bank Group funded projects
  • Participate in Preparation and Appraisal missions for projects with routine procurement components with a view to assisting Borrowers and Sector Divisions Staff to define the most appropriate modalities for procurement
  • Prepare the procurement chapter in the Project Appraisal Report
  • During the project/program preparation cycle missions, assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the procurement capacity at the Executing Agencies and Project Implementation Unit as well as provide advisory technical support to the project/program team on matters of procurement as an input to a new project
  • Undertake assessment of Country Procurement Systems of his/her country based
  • Participate in the project/program Launching Mission to assist the project/program team in developing capacity building of the Executing Agency in the area of procurement
  • Review, provide comments and participate in working group meetings of lending and non-lending activities reports
  • Receive, review and approve all tender related documents requiring the Bank’s “No Objection”, “Approval” or “Action” under the Procurement Policy of the Bank; monitor practical aspects by assisting the Projects’ Task Managers to supervise the procurement activities carried out by the Borrower throughout the project cycle
  • Maintain an on-going system of monitoring the compliance with the Bank’s Procurement Policy by the Borrowers and actions taken by project management to implement internal and external audit recommendations and report on the status of implementation
  • Facilitate and undertake training seminars /workshops for the Borrower and Bank Staff
  • Ensure that procurement information and data entering in SAP by sector experts are effective, correct and accurate
  • Undertake Annual Post Procurement Review Report on on-going projects with a view to advising Management on lessons learnt
  • Provide or generate reports (monthly or quarterly or as requested)
  • Execution of audit findings as directed – initiating the necessary corrective actions to address all audit findings in Procurement function and prevent any repeat thereof
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Public/Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Procurement, Economics or related fields
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in providing procurement support and advice to the preparation and implementation of programs and projects financed by the Bank or any other similar institution in developing countries,  having private sector experience will be an added advantage
  • Proven familiarity with and solid experience in the practice of procurement of goods and works and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions, it would be desirable to have knowledge of Bank Procurement policy
  • Experience in supervising and effectively managing implementation of  developments projects and programs
  • Ability to be flexible, open-minded with integrity, client and results oriented for achieving both Bank’s and Borrowers’ objectives
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable Sector Staff and Borrowers to build their confidence and skills to deal with procurement issues
  • Good networking skills and judgment are required while working within teams and when building professional relationships with procurement specialists and sector specialists working in the Region
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English with a working knowledge of the French language,
  • Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations
Interested and qualified candidate should:Click here to apply


Job Title: Principal Capacity Development Officer – ECAD2
Reference: ADB/18/061
Location: Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50000302
The Complex
  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management (ECVP) is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the ‘Economics Governance and Knowledge Management Complex’.
  • The Complex 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 emphasizing the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.
The Hiring Department & Division
  • Within ECVP, the African Development Institute (ECAD) coordinates and oversees capacity development mainstreaming in Bank operations for enhanced development effectiveness in its regional member countries (RMCs).
  • This is achieved by (i) providing advisory services to support the effective design and delivery of capacity development goals in the RMCs; (ii) Identifying, designing and delivering tailored capacity development programmes to sustain development results in the RMCs; and (iii) Leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination to contribute to improved policy-making and economic governance for sustainable development in the RMCs. In this context, and in alignment with the ECVP’s Strategic Roadmap, the role of the Policy Management Division (ECAD.2) is two-fold.
  • These are to: (i) Disseminate knowledge and provide policy advice on critical economic issues; and (ii) To build enduring institutions for economic policy and governance in the Bank’s RMCs. More specifically, ECAD.2 is responsible for leading the design and delivery of macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis tools in RMCs; proposing strategies and programs for improved economic governance (including effective financial and investment management in RMCs); and mobilizing and managing resources to address emerging capacity development needs in the Bank’s High Five areas.
The Position
The Principal Capacity Development Officer ECAD2, will play an active role in the day-to-day delivery of the Department’s mandate, ensure high quality standards are observed, and collaborate with the Bank operations to further capacity development mainstreaming within the Bank. Specifically the Principal Capacity Development Officer ECAD2 has the following responsibilities:
  • Support the capacity development of the Banks RMCs to effectively design and implement their own macroeconomic tools to improve policy-making processes and outcomes.
  • Provide Management and by extension, the ECVP complex and other Bank departments with expert technical advice on addressing RMCs’ capacity building issues and improve dialogue with development partners.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts and implementation of Trust Funds to address emerging capacity development needs in the RMCs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance  of the Division Manager Policy Management (ECAD2), the Principal Capacity Development Officer will:
  • Participate in the design and delivery of macro-economic management tools and trainings in the RMCs, in collaboration with other relevant staff members across the Bank.
  • Participate in the identification and assessment of capacity needs and demand in the RMCs.
  • Task Manage capacity development activities in collaboration with country investment teams, to contribute to improve macroeconomic capacity in the RMCs.
  • Enhance partnerships with international, regional and national training institutions to deepen and expand the scope of capacity development activities in the RMCs.
  • Mobilize resources from the Bank’s Trust Funds and other partners to deliver successful capacity development initiatives in the Bank’s RMCs.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Annual/Mid-year review of capacity development activities and duly prepare reports and presentations as may be required by Management.
  • In collaboration with ECVP and other Bank departments, design and deliver capacity development programmes in macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis.
  • Task manage ongoing institutional support grants to regional economic capacity development institutions in Africa.
  • Task manage ongoing projects financed by the Bank’s Trust Funds.
  • Contribute to the review of Bank’s core policy, strategy and operational documents.
  • Prepare input to the AfDB Annual Report and articles on capacity development.
  • Participate in peer review meetings in the annual preparation of the African Economic Outlook.
  • Represent the Division Manager in meetings upon request.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be requested by the Division Manager.
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Hold at minimum a Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Social Sciences, or related fields.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant and progressive professional experience in capacity development in international development settings and in Africa.
  • Have excellent knowledge of economic development models and a strong ability to interpret the results of research to facilitate policy dialogue.
  • Have proven ability to think strategically and to design long-term plans and programs in line with the Bank’s strategic priorities.
  • Be familiar with the Bank’s operational review processes and quality assurance requirements.
  • Demonstrate ability to build and manage strategic institutional partnerships for streamlined and increased support to capacity development in the RMCs.
  • Be results-oriented, concise planning to achieve anticipated outcomes.
  • Demonstrated team player with strong interpersonal and communication, problem solving, self-organization and time management skills. A client and results oriented individual with a proactive attitude.
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
  • 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 and SAP.
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


Job Title: Senior Procurement Operations Officer – SNFI 1
Reference: ADB/18/062
Location: Senegal
Position N°: 50063708
Grade: LP5

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
  • The SVP supervises the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI), which acts as the custodian of the procurement (including procurement for private and public partnership) and financial management (FM) profession, and has the following responsibilities for its functions: (i) developing and interpreting policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals; (ii) preparing annual post review reports on the Bank’s FM and procurement operations for the Board; (iii) developing training strategy for internal and external clients; (iv)  and dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization; (v) providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC); and (vi) inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and FM activities undertaken by the regions
  • The Local Senior Procurement Operations Officer is responsible to ensure that the project procurement activities financed by the Bank in his/her country based are compliant with the Bank’s procurement policy.  This is done by advising on procurement arrangements and reviewing procurement decisions within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages. The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building procurement capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related procurement matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s procurement systems.
  • The Local Senior Procurement Operations Officer reports administratively to the Regional Operations Manager for Implementation Support (ROM-IS) and functionally to the Division Manager – Procurement (SNFI).
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Procurement, and the direct technical supervision of the Regional Procurement Coordinator the Local Senior Procurement Operations Officer will in his/her duty station:
  • Advise/assist the various Sector Divisions involved in the supervision of Borrowers project implementation activities as required by the relevant Presidential Instructions
  • Advise Borrowers, Suppliers, Consultants, Contractors and other Entrepreneurs on all aspects related to the procurement of goods and services under Bank Group funded projects
  • Participate in Preparation and Appraisal missions for projects with routine procurement components with a view to assisting Borrowers and Sector Divisions Staff to define the most appropriate modalities for procurement
  • Prepare the procurement chapter in the Project Appraisal Report
  • During the project/program preparation cycle missions, assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the procurement capacity at the Executing Agencies and Project Implementation Unit as well as provide advisory technical support to the project/program team on matters of procurement as an input to a new project
  • Undertake assessment of Country Procurement Systems of his/her country based
  • Participate in the project/program Launching Mission to assist the project/program team in developing capacity building of the Executing Agency in the area of procurement
  • Review, provide comments and participate in working group meetings of lending and non-lending activities reports
  • Receive, review and approve all tender related documents requiring the Bank’s “No Objection”, “Approval” or “Action” under the Procurement Policy of the Bank; monitor practical aspects by assisting the Projects’ Task Managers to supervise the procurement activities carried out by the Borrower throughout the project cycle
  • Maintain an on-going system of monitoring the compliance with the Bank’s Procurement Policy by the Borrowers and actions taken by project management to implement internal and external audit recommendations and report on the status of implementation
  • Facilitate and undertake training seminars /workshops for the Borrower and Bank Staff
  • Ensure that procurement information and data entering in SAP by sector experts are effective, correct and accurate
  • Undertake Annual Post Procurement Review Report on on-going projects with a view to advising Management on lessons learnt
  • Provide or generate reports (monthly or quarterly or as requested)
  • Execution of audit findings as directed – initiating the necessary corrective actions to address all audit findings in Procurement function and prevent any repeat thereof
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Public/Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Procurement, Economics or related fields
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in providing procurement support and advice to the preparation and implementation of programs and projects financed by the Bank or any other similar institution in developing countries,  having private sector experience will be an added advantage
  • Proven familiarity with and solid experience in the practice of procurement of goods and works and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions, it would be desirable to have knowledge of Bank Procurement policy
  • Experience in supervising and effectively managing implementation of  developments projects and programs
  • Ability to be flexible, open-minded with integrity, client and results oriented for achieving both Bank’s and Borrowers’ objectives
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable Sector Staff and Borrowers to build their confidence and skills to deal with procurement issues
  • Good networking skills and judgment are required while working within teams and when building professional relationships with procurement specialists and sector specialists working in the Region
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French with a working knowledge of the English language
  • Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations
Interested and qualified candidate should:Click here to apply


Job Title: Senior Procurement Operations Officer – SNFI3
Reference: ADB/17/260/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: LP5
Position N°: 50064452
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
  • The SVP supervises the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI), which acts as the custodian of the procurement (including procurement for private and public partnership) and financial management (FM) profession, and has the following responsibilities for its functions:
    • Developing and interpreting policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals;
    • Preparing annual post review reports on the Bank’s FM and procurement operations for the Board;
    • Developing training strategy for internal and external clients;
    • And dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization;
    • Providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC); and
    • Inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and FM activities undertaken by the regions
  • The Local Senior Procurement Operations Officer is responsible to ensure that the project procurement activities financed by the Bank in his/her country based are compliant with the Bank’s procurement policy.  This is done by advising on procurement arrangements and reviewing procurement decisions within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages.
  • The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building procurement capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related procurement matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s procurement systems.
  • The Local Senior Procurement Operations Officer reports administratively to the Regional Operations Manager for Implementation Support (ROM-IS) and functionally to the Division Manager – Procurement (SNFI).
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Procurement, and the direct technical supervision of the Regional Procurement Coordinator the Local Senior Procurement Operations Officer will in his/her duty station:
  • Advise/assist the various Sector Divisions involved in the supervision of Borrowers project implementation activities as required by the relevant Presidential Instructions
  • Advise Borrowers, Suppliers, Consultants, Contractors and other Entrepreneurs on all aspects related to the procurement of goods and services under Bank Group funded projects
  • Participate in Preparation and Appraisal missions for projects with routine procurement components with a view to assisting Borrowers and Sector Divisions Staff to define the most appropriate modalities for procurement
  • Prepare the procurement chapter in the Project Appraisal Report
  • During the project/program preparation cycle missions, assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the procurement capacity at the Executing Agencies and Project Implementation Unit as well as provide advisory technical support to the project/program team on matters of procurement as an input to a new project
  • Undertake assessment of Country Procurement Systems of his/her country based
  • Participate in the project/program Launching Mission to assist the project/program team in developing capacity building of the Executing Agency in the area of procurement
  • Review, provide comments and participate in working group meetings of lending and non-lending activities reports
  • Receive, review and approve all tender related documents requiring the Bank’s “No Objection”, “Approval” or “Action” under the Procurement Policy of the Bank; monitor practical aspects by assisting the Projects’ Task Managers to supervise the procurement activities carried out by the Borrower throughout the project cycle
  • Maintain an on-going system of monitoring the compliance with the Bank’s Procurement Policy by the Borrowers and actions taken by project management to implement internal and external audit recommendations and report on the status of implementation
  • Facilitate and undertake training seminars /workshops for the Borrower and Bank Staff
  • Ensure that procurement information and data entering in SAP by sector experts are effective, correct and accurate
  • Undertake Annual Post Procurement Review Report on on-going projects with a view to advising Management on lessons learnt
  • Provide or generate reports (monthly or quarterly or as requested)
  • Execution of audit findings as directed – initiating the necessary corrective actions to address all audit findings in Procurement function and prevent any repeat thereof
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Public/Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Procurement, Economics or related fields
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in providing procurement support and advice to the preparation and implementation of programs and projects financed by the Bank or any other similar institution in developing countries,  having private sector experience will be an added advantage
  • Proven familiarity with and solid experience in the practice of procurement of goods and works and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions, it would be desirable to have knowledge of Bank Procurement policy
  • Experience in supervising and effectively managing implementation of  developments projects and programs
  • Ability to be flexible, open-minded with integrity, client and results oriented for achieving both Bank’s and Borrowers’ objectives
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable Sector Staff and Borrowers to build their confidence and skills to deal with procurement issues
  • Good networking skills and judgment are required while working within teams and when building professional relationships with procurement specialists and sector specialists working in the Region
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in Portuguese with a working knowledge of the English language,
  • Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


Job Title: Procurement Operations Officer – SNFI 1 & COTD
Reference: ADB/18/063
Location: Chad
Grade: LP6
Position N°: 50067806

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 & Division
  • The SVP supervises the Fiduciary and Inspection Department (SNFI), which acts as the custodian of the procurement (including procurement for private and public partnership) and financial management (FM) profession, and has the following responsibilities for its functions:
    • Developing and interpreting policy, strategy and related guidance notes and manuals;
    • Preparing annual post review reports on the Bank’s FM and procurement operations for the Board;
    • Developing training strategy for internal and external clients;
    • And Dialoguing with external and global partners with a view to building partnerships and fostering harmonization;
    • Providing the secretariat for the Procurement Review Committee (PRC); and
    • Inspecting and reporting on the performance of procurement and FM activities undertaken by the regions
  • The Local Senior Procurement Operations Officer is responsible to ensure that the project procurement activities financed by the Bank in his/her country based are compliant with the Bank’s procurement policy.
  • This is done by advising on procurement arrangements and reviewing procurement decisions within the project/program operations cycle from the identification to completion stages.
  • The incumbent also contributes to the preparation of the Bank’s Country Strategy Paper, and to building procurement capacity of Borrowers which includes training of Borrower staff, advising on project related procurement matters, and assessing and strengthening the Borrower’s procurement systems.
  • The Local Procurement Operations Officer reports administratively to the Regional Operations Manager for Implementation Support (ROM-IS) and functionally to the Division Manager – Procurement (SNFI).
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Procurement, and the direct technical supervision of the Regional Procurement Coordinator the Local Procurement Operations Officer will in his/her duty station:
  • Advise/assist the various Sector Divisions involved in the supervision of Borrowers project implementation activities as required by the relevant Presidential Instructions
  • Advise Borrowers, Suppliers, Consultants, Contractors and other Entrepreneurs on all aspects related to the procurement of goods and services under Bank Group funded projects
  • Participate in Preparation and Appraisal missions for projects with routine procurement components with a view to assisting Borrowers and Sector Divisions Staff to define the most appropriate modalities for procurement
  • Prepare the procurement chapter in the Project Appraisal Report
  • During the project/program preparation cycle missions, assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the procurement capacity at the Executing Agencies and Project Implementation Unit as well as provide advisory technical support to the project/program team on matters of procurement as an input to a new project
  • Undertake assessment of Country Procurement Systems of his/her country based
  • Participate in the project/program Launching Mission to assist the project/program team in developing capacity building of the Executing Agency in the area of procurement
  • Review, provide comments and participate in working group meetings of lending and non-lending activities reports
  • Receive, review and approve all tender related documents requiring the Bank’s “No Objection”, “Approval” or “Action” under the Procurement Policy of the Bank; monitor practical aspects by assisting the Projects’ Task Managers to supervise the procurement activities carried out by the Borrower throughout the project cycle
  • Maintain an on-going system of monitoring the compliance with the Bank’s Procurement Policy by the Borrowers and actions taken by project management to implement internal and external audit recommendations and report on the status of implementation
  • Facilitate and undertake training seminars /workshops for the Borrower and Bank Staff
  • Ensure that procurement information and data entering in SAP by sector experts are effective, correct and accurate
  • Undertake Annual Post Procurement Review Report on on-going projects with a view to advising Management on lessons learnt
  • Provide or generate reports (monthly or quarterly or as requested)
  • Execution of audit findings as directed – initiating the necessary corrective actions to address all audit findings in Procurement function and prevent any repeat thereof
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or equivalent in Public/Business Administration, Law, Engineering, Procurement, Economics or related fields
  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant professional experience in providing procurement support and advice to the preparation and implementation of programs and projects financed by the Bank or any other similar institution in developing countries,  having private sector experience will be an added advantage
  • Proven familiarity with and solid experience in the practice of procurement of goods and works and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions, it would be desirable to have knowledge of Bank Procurement policy
  • Experience in supervising and effectively managing implementation of  developments projects and programs
  • Ability to be flexible, open-minded with integrity, client and results oriented for achieving both Bank’s and Borrowers’ objectives
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable Sector Staff and Borrowers to build their confidence and skills to deal with procurement issues
  • Good networking skills and judgment are required while working within teams and when building professional relationships with procurement specialists and sector specialists working in the Region
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French with a working knowledge of the English language,
  • Competence with standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), preferably combined with knowledge and experience of SAP operations
Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply


Job Title: Chief Research Economist – Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting – ECMR1
Reference: ADB/17/260/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50093608
Grade: PL3
The Complex
  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and the VP for the Economic Governance and Knowledge Management Complex
  • The Complex is responsible for:
    • Providing leadership and visibility for the Bank on economic, finance, financial governance and socio economic development issues; and coordinate the generation of analytical work to inform the Bank’s operational engagement and policy dialogue; and
    • Systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable, inclusive transformation of African economies.
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 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 Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting Division is responsible for the following, inter alia:
  • Conducting policy research and debt sustainability analysis in order to improve the Bank’s macroeconomic surveillance and understanding of sovereign debt risk profile and the policy tools that Regional Member Countries can deploy to contain debt distress;
  • Conducting macroeconomic analysis, modelling and forecasting to inform decisions made by the Bank’s Regional Member Countries;
  • Providing cutting edge analytical support to Senior Management through timely and rigorous economic intelligence work; Collaborating with partner institutions; research think tanks and universities, both within and outside Africa, in order to deepen analytical capacity and broaden the scope and outreach of the Bank’s research work and
  • Leading the production and dissemination of all the Bank’s flagship publications and other knowledge products on Africa’s emerging macroeconomic and development issues and on the Bank’s High 5s priority areas.
The Position
  • The Chief Research Economist–Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting, is responsible for leading research work focusing on macroeconomic issues that are relevant for the Bank’s RMCs and its operational engagement, including research on the Bank’s High 5 agenda
  • The role involves the construction of macroeconomic models and conducting debt sustainability analysis to improve the Bank’s modelling portfolio for evidence-based and enhanced policy dialogue with its RMCs and improving macroeconomic analytical content of its operations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the division manager Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting, the Chief Research Economist will:
Develop and lead research programs and projects focusing on macroeconomic issues of particular relevance to the Bank’s RMCs and its High 5 agenda. This involves:
  • Initiate, oversee and contribute to research projects focusing on macroeconomic issues using established and proven quantitative techniques/methods.
  • Lead the preparation of Flagship publications and knowledge products such as the African Economic Outlook; African Development Report; Economic Frontier Research and Bank Policy Briefs; books, reports, etc.
  • Lead the design and construction of a suite of structural macro-econometric models; Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium, Global Vector Autoregressive Analysis and other simpler Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average models.
  • Provide senior management and RMCs with comparative research analysis, socio-economic data and macroeconomic projections of the most widely used socio-economic parameters relating to Africa’s economies and Bank Group operations.
  • Deliver inputs 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.
Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes. This involves:
  • Provide support and input to regional, investment and technical assistance project teams on macro-economic issues related to country/regional context, macroeconomic trends, country, region or sector -specific analysis. This entails among others providing input into Country Strategy Papers and budget support operations;
  • Carry out simulations and forecasts based on the models developed and lead in the dissemination of results and provide advice to the Bank’s senior management and RMCs to strengthen policy dialogue.
  • Represent the Division in country teams and interdepartmental working groups within the Bank; review operations documents.
Participate in the Bank’s dissemination efforts of its analytical and research products with the view to help build capacity of RMCs and position the Bank’s as a though leader:
  • Lead the preparation of events to disseminate knowledge products such as African Economic Outlook; African Development Report; Economic Frontier Research and Bank Policy Briefs; books, reports, etc.
  • Organize internal Research Seminars and/or International Conferences such as the African Economic Conference on Development Policy Issues.
  • Contribute to the training and capacity development activities in the Bank and in RMCs.
  • Publish research output in the Bank’s working paper series and reputable peer reviewed journals.
  • Organize and contribute to international and regional conferences, seminars and workshops.
Act as a mentor for junior staff and support management:
  • Provide leadership in writing and reviewing of policy statements and briefs for Senior Management on economic development issues.
  • Prepare funding request proposals to mobilize research funds from other organizations and agencies.
  • Assist in the management of the division’s HR and financial affairs and mentor more junior staff
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
  • Hold a minimum of a Ph.D/Doctorate in Economics, Economic Modelling, Macroeconomics; Econometrics, Development Macroeconomics; Applied Statistics, or any relevant field.
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years of professional experience in development policy research and analysis with focus on Africa or low-income countries.
  • Specialization in industrial policy, agricultural, energy economics is a strong advantage.
  • Strong publications record in reputable peer review journals.
  • Having experience in international financial institutions, or private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Strong ability to build and maintain large country level and multi-country macroeconomic models.
  • Extensive practical knowledge of advanced econometric methods and ability to handle, process and analyze large time series datasets using packages such as Matlab, R, or Eviews.
  • Ability to lead the identification of appropriate methods and techniques to conduct cutting edge empirical research and present the results.
  • Capacity to come up with innovative research ideas and techniques to improve research outcomes.
  • Willingness to learn and take advice from the supervisor and peers.
  • Capacity to work independently and meet tight deadlines.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
Interested and qualified candidate should:Click here to apply

Application Deadline 22nd May, 2018.

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