Jobs at The African Development Bank (AfDB)

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a leading development institution in the continent, focused on promoting economic development and poverty reduction. It engages with the full range and complexity of development challenges in Africa. Core operational priorities include infrastructure, governance, regional integration, and engagement in fragile states.
  • Principal Knowledge Management Officer
    Position title:
    Principal Knowledge Management Officer
    Grade: PL4
    Position N°: 50083178
    Reference: ADB/13/108
    Publication date: 12/07/2013
    Closing date: 31/07/2013

    Duties and responsibilities

    The incumbent reports to the Division Manager of Operations Evaluation Department. S/he will:

    Lead the development and the implementation of knowledge management and dissemination policy and strategy of the Operation evaluation department;
    Determine and undertake evaluation feedback activities;
    Provide advice and expertise to OPEV staff on the most effective evaluation findings dissemination methods and approaches and , synthesize and disseminate good practices from other MDBs;
    Carry out an intensive information dissemination based on a careful assessment needs and opportunities;
    Improve functionality and visibility of OPEV’s online content through an integrated web portal;
    Promote OPEV’s image as a center of excellence for evaluation methods and findings;
    Lead the process through which the main users of evaluation findings deepen their understanding of evaluation findings; by:
    Preparing a quarterly periodical on evaluation findings for wide dissemination and distribution;
    Developing and managing outreach programs and informing OPEV and operational staff on evaluation activities of other development agencies;
    Organizing, facilitating meetings and lectures to introduce evaluation findings;
    Providing oral and written responses and briefings for queries;
    Managing the OPEV web page help desk and intranet;
    Identifying and securing funding for dissemination and training activities;
    Maintaining the web-based homepage and help desk as an interface with Operations staff through an active real time feedback system for dissemination of lesson of experience;
    Maintain close contact with information management and information technology staff in the Bank.
    Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication channels with clients within and outside the Bank in order to establish and develop an effective working relationship to ensure widest possible dissemination of information about evaluation findings;
    Perform other additional duties as required.
    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    Professional and academic Skills Requirements

    At least a Master’s Degree in a relevant area of expertise (economics, social sciences, infrastructure or related discipline); an academic and/or professional qualification in Knowledge Management is desirable.
    At least 6 years of proven experience in Knowledge Management.

    General Competencies

    Excellent knowledge Management and integrative skills to operate at the intersection of knowledge management, capacity building, and results dissemination, communication and technology to foster awareness of evaluation findings and influence their use among key audience groups.
    Demonstrated ability, recognized both within and outside the Bank Group, to provide professional advice on strategic, operational and analytical issues affecting OPEV’s mandate.
    Broad experience in knowledge management and dissemination and familiarity with performance management issues in both public and private sector settings, preferably including a strong interest in capacity building initiatives.
    Analytical background and aptitude, with a substantial background in development evaluation or similar analytical work, with a record of leadership and accomplishments.
    Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills in operating collaboratively across organizational boundaries on a wide range of policy, technical and implementation issues.
    Highly developed communication and diplomatic skills to function effectively at the highest levels in a multi-cultural environment, combined with a track record of building and maintaining partnerships with colleagues and clients.
    Proactive and innovative, with an open and collegial work style with ability to listen and integrate ideas from diverse views, create partnerships, and collaborate with others.
    Excellent organizational and time management skills.
    Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French with a good command of the other language.
    Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP desirable.

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    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 6 year(s)
    Course of Study: Economics
    Required Grade: Not Specified

  • Chief Climate Change Officer
    Position title:
    Chief Climate Change Officer
    Grade: PL-3
    Position N°: 50078433
    Reference: ADB/13/109
    Publication date: 12/07/2013
    Closing date: 31/07/2013

    The primary role of the Quality Assurance and Results Department is to stimulate and coordinate Bank-wide implementation of the agenda on Managing-for-Development Results. The Compliance & Safeguards (ORQR3) Division’s core mandate is to promote sustainable development through assessment and monitoring of compliance with environmental and social safeguard policy requirements for Bank Group operations, as well as promoting and implementing the Bank’s CRMA strategy and the Climate Action Plan and promote the bank’s agenda for integrating and mainstreaming climate change into development planning and decision making process in RMCs.

    Duties and responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Chief Climate Change Expert is responsible to:

    Provide leadership in identifying, preparing and implementing programs, projects and project's components to address climate change including the promotion of activities and investments on adaptation to climate change and climate risk management;
    Provide leadership to ensure that climate change issues and opportunities are adequately mainstreamed and addressed in Bank operations at regional, country strategy (CSP), program and project level;
    Provide leadership in the preparation and use of related analytical, screening, assessment and decision making tools, formats/manuals and procedures. Related tasks will include, in particular, the identification and development of Bank programs and projects (components) on climate adaptation activities in client countries;
    Oversee the preparation and updating of key Bank policies to address climate change issues, including, preparation and updating of tools, formats/manuals and procedures;
    Provide strategic guidance and coordination to generate knowledge both in-house and externally on climate change issues, including climate change adaptation and mitigation through research, studies and networking initiatives;
    Provide strategic leadership in initiating a Bank-wide climate change knowledge network to improve communications and modus operandi -especially in integrating climate change in Bank operations;
    Provide leadership in coordinating Bank training and capacity building on climate change at both Bank staff and RMC level and the production of related training products/materials, learning tools and reporting documents;
    Prepare / facilitate Management Response to Requests for Inspection Panel Reports as well as Inspection Panel Reports themselves, and the monitoring of follow-up activities on Bank projects that trigger climate change concerns and support preparation of Management Responses to Independent ex-post evaluation reports on climate change aspects;
    Provide advice in support of Bank Operations staff in meeting Bank requirements with respect to climate change mainstreaming, and provide technical comments and reviews to ensure climate proofing of Bank operations;
    Periodically undertake analysis of the implementation of Bank Climate Risk Management and Adaptation Strategy and advice on how to address lessons learnt and strategic directions;
    Provide leadership in establishing and managing partnerships and networking initiatives with multilateral, bilateral and other development agencies at international, regional and national level to advance the Bank's climate change agenda; and represent the Bank in national, regional and global conferences, workshops and training seminars.

    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    At least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in climate and environment policy/sciences, development economics, social science.
    At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in a relevant field at the international level. In particular, experience with civil society organizations and private sector associations, international or preferably multilateral development organization such as a UN Agency or MDB’s is strongly preferable.
    Proven experience in Climate Change and/or environment / environmental economics is also required; demonstrated expertise in policy formulation, program management and coordination; be conversant with the current climate change and climate adaptation debate and be fairly familiar with key issues, programs and approaches.
    Full proficiency in English is required with ability to accurately write reports and papers.
    Ability to communicate and write effectively in English or French, and a good working knowledge of the other.
    Competence in the use of standard software application (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

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    Location: Not Specified
    Experience: 7 year(s)
    Course of Study: Economics
    Required Grade: Not Specified