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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 for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.
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 (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 HIRING DEPARTMENT:
The African Development Institute coordinates and oversees Capacity Development mainstreaming in Bank operations for enhanced development effectiveness in the regional member countries, through: (i) providing advisory services including guidance tools to support effective design and delivery of Capacity Development goals in Bank operations; (ii) identifying and designing tailored Capacity Development programmes and carrying out related activities to sustain development results in the regional members countries; (iii) leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination and outreach, conversion and transfer, with the view to contribute to improved policy-making and economic governance for sustainable development in the regional members countries.
The Director of the African Development Institute will be responsible for shaping, coordinating and overseeing the Bank’s agenda and delivery of Capacity Development to its clients. He/she will design Capacity Development strategies and policies, and also ensure their effective implementation.
Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, the Director will:
a) Strategy for Capacity Development
b) Work program validation and execution
4. Review and validate the objectives and work program for the department, ensuring alignment to the Bank, Complex and department strategic priorities.
c) Technical oversight on the department activities
8. Work closely with the Bank’s Regional and Sector Departments; including Statistics and Development Research Departments to identify and assess priority Capacity Development challenges and needs of the regional member countries.
9. Manage the Bank’s resources dedicated to Capacity Development for increased operational and institutional efficiency in delivery of development goals, in addition to providing oversight of the implementation of the Institute’s administrative budget.
10. Provide the Bank and its clients with Capacity Development advisory services; and guidance and quality assurance tools to ensure operational effectiveness and contribute to improved sustainability of development results in the regional member countries.
11. Play a leadership role in designing, delivering and overseeing high quality High Fives-related Capacity Development programmes, including training materials and audio-visual support, to contribute to strengthen regional member countries’ ownership of development results.
12. Work in collaboration with the Resource Mobilization and partnership unit to identity bilateral sources of funds for training.
13. Oversee the preparation of annual reports on the Bank’s achievement in Capacity Development.
14. Serve as Acting for Economic Governance and Knowledge Management Complex Vice President when required.
15. Perform other duties assigned by the Vice President.
d) Knowledge dissemination
16. Contribute to Capacity Development knowledge and best practice within the development community, through overseeing the conduct of Capacity Development assessments and results evaluations.
17. Coordinate the implementation of the Eminent Speakers program by identifying and attracting distinguished speakers.
18. Assist the Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research department in the planning and holding of the annual African Economic Conference.
19. Provide leadership in developing Capacity Development assessment and evaluation tools, including e-learning ones, for use in Bank operations.
20. Oversee knowledge dissemination to staff and Bank clients using the Bank’s virtual platforms, in particular the Knowledge and Virtual Resources Center.
e) People and talent management
21. Ensure the department has the appropriate skills-mix at any time for effective delivery of the objectives defined in the work program.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.
Applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are considered for interview will be contacted. Only online applications submitted with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the required degrees will be considered. The President, AfDB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. www.afdb.org
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever.