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Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) 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, 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 Vice Presidency for ‘Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery ‘responsible for operational relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities. The VP-RDVP will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its RMCs and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.
THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:
The Portfolio Delivery and Impact Director is a key member of the RDVP front office with a focus on coordinating the delivery of the Bank’s sovereign lending portfolio, strengthening its quality and impact, and reducing the share of cancellable operations and accelerating disbursements. The incumbent supports and advises the VP on matters to strengthen the quality of the Bank’s portfolio in close coordination with the regional hubs to implement the Ten Year Strategy (TYS), the High5s Agenda, and the work program of regional hubs.
Based in RDVP’s front office, the Portfolio Delivery and Impact Director provides strategic and operational support to the DGs with a view to ensuring the effective delivery of the lending program, strengthening the quality of the portfolio and maximizing the utilization of trust funds and co-financing arrangements. In performing this role, the Director is expected to ensure the maintenance of a robust monitoring system, with a strategic focus on achieving the lending targets, while addressing start-up delays, slow procurement, slow disbursement, project supervision, project closure, and problem projects.
The position of Director, Portfolio Delivery and Impact, which reports to the VP Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is key to the attainment of the Bank’s transformative agenda for Africa. The Director is responsible for coordinating all aspects of planning and execution of RDVP’s activities to achieve lending targets and improve portfolio performance in constant consultation with the Director Generals. The Director is accountable for performing the responsibilities, modeling the behaviors and maintaining the technical and managerial competencies (listed below) in his or her capacity as Director in the RDVP Complex. Accountability means being answerable for managing quality, risks, results, institutional initiatives, maintaining excellent relationships with DGs and other vice-presidencies, and compliance with Bank policies and procedures and keeping the Department at the forefront through needed upgrades and innovation.
Under the general guidance and supervision of the Vice President Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery, and in close consultation with the Director Generals, the Director, Portfolio Delivery and Impact will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.
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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.