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Chief energy statistician and research specialist

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  • Position title: Chief energy statistician and research specialist
  • Grade: PL3
  • Position N°: 50093631
  • Reference: ADB/17/199
  • Publication date: 11/05/2017
  • Closing date: 31/05/2017



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. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified, namely: energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.


The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Years Strategy, High 5s priority of “Light up and Power Africa”. The complex’s objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) to provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions; (iii) to develop new financing instruments; (iv) to act as spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of “Light Up and Power Africa”. The Complex will focus on areas of Power systems, policy and regulation, renewable energy; and, Climate and Green Growth.


The Energy Financial solution, policy and regulation department is responsible for advising Regional Member Countries in the establishment of relevant policies and regulations and to structure energy investments. The department is also responsible for coordinating relevant flagship programs: Early stage Project support and Financing Catalyst and country wide transformation. Under the department there are two divisions. They are Energy Policy, regulations, Procurement and statistics Division and Financial Solutions Division.

The Energy Policy, Regulation, Procurement and Statistics Division provides leadership in the establishment of relevant energy policies and clear, predictable and transparent regulation framework to ensure financial stability of the sector and mobilization of private investments.


The role of the Energy Statistician and Research Specialist will be to conduct power market analyses in collaboration with other directorates of the complex and teams in the regions and provide and maintain statistical databases on Regional Member Countries to support the Bank’s analytical work in the field of energy.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the general guidance and overall supervision of the Division Manager, Energy Policy, Regulation, Procurement and Statistics Division,  the Energy Statistician and Research Analyst will perform the following:

  1. Compile, verify and disseminate statistics in the field of power, energy, and related climate change and green growth aspects;
  2. Research information relating to the power sector market in Africa;
  3. Analyze supply and demand in African power markets;
  4. Analyze trends in costs and technology innovation (centralized and decentralized energy solutions);
  5. Contribute to statistical and energy research activities;
  6. Support Bank’s operations to generate measurable energy indicators;
  7. Provide statistical support as necessary to the Regional Member Countries;
  8. Liaise with African national statistical institutes, African power utilities, and international organizations that work in the energy statistics field;
  9. Support whenever needed the implementation of the New Deal’s flagship programmes;

Selection Criteria

  1. Hold at least a Master’s degree in Statistics, Economics or a related field with a strong background in quantitative methods;
  2. Have a minimum of  seven (7) years of relevant working experience in a research or development institution;
  3. Competency in database management and in applying statistical methods including energy economic and econometric modeling, multivariate analysis, survey analysis.
  4. Strong fundamental understanding of the power markets.
  5. Innovative thinking
  6. Client orientation
  7. Communication : Ability to listen and communicate effectively with counterparts
  8. Interpersonal skills
  9. Problem Solving skills
  10. Team working
  11. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  12. Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  13. Competence in the use of statistical software.
  14. Ability with the use of various tools available and applied by the Bank such as SAP.

Information on the position:


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