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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, 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 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 ECVP 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 ECVP will inspire, generate and provide direct support to the President and Senior Management of the Bank on a broad range of technical and management issues within the broad remit of economic, finance, public financial governance, management and social economics.
THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:
The Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting And Research Department (ECMR) 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 Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division (ECMR.2) focuses on microeconomic issues related to development finance, infrastructure development, private sector development, industrial organizations, governance, competitiveness & investment climate, agriculture, institutions, and regional integration to support the High 5s. In addition, ECMR.2 is the institutional anchor of the ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment (ADOA) and Impact Evaluation (IE) of the Bank’s operations, as such it is a key element of the Bank Results Framework and the primary tool for mainstreaming Development Outcomes.
Under the supervision and guidance of Microeconomic Policy, Forecasting And Research, (ECMR); the Manager of Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division, ECMR.2 will be responsible for
(i) designing and to undertake a program of analysis and research on selected African development issues related both directly and in cooperation with other African and international research centers with a special emphasis on the High 5s and the Bank Ten-Year Strategy;
(ii) providing technical support and advise to project assessment teams and support to operations through the ex-ante assessment of Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment (ADOA) and Impact Evaluation of the Bank’s operations;
(iii) providing leadership and inspiration in the undertaking of quality research and analyses in Africa’s economic development, with emphasis on microeconomics and development impact analysis in the Bank, which aims to enhance the scope and standards of Bank operations, economic and sector work and policy dialogue with RMCs;
(iv) raising the Bank’s capacity to pose crucial issues in Africa’s development and to devise solutions through the production of flagship reports and working papers dedicated to these issues.
(v) providing technical input in economic and sector work, CSP & RISP preparations, development of policies, in line with the Bank’s High 5s;
Under the supervision of the Director of the development research, Division Manager Microeconomic, Institutional and Development Impact Division (ECMR.2) will:
A- Work program validation and execution of the Division’s activities:
B-Plan, manage, organize and undertake activities relating to the conduct of research on Microeconomics, Institutional and Development Impacts in accordance with the High 5s. This involves:
C-People and talent management
D-Represents the Bank in international and regional conferences, seminars and workshops where such papers will be presented
E-Performs other tasks as requested by the Director and senior management
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
Information on the position:
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