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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 (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 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 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 & DIVISION:
Within ECVP, the African Development Institute (ECAD) coordinates and oversees capacity development mainstreaming in Bank operations for enhanced development effectiveness in its regional member countries (RMCs). This is achieved by (i) providing advisory services to support the effective design and delivery of capacity development goals in the RMCs; (ii) identifying, designing and delivering tailored capacity development programmes to sustain development results in the RMCs; and (iii) leveraging partnerships and coordinating knowledge dissemination to contribute to improved policy-making and economic governance for sustainable development in the RMCs. In this context, and in alignment with the ECVP’s Strategic Roadmap, the role of the Policy Management Division (ECAD.2) is two-fold. These are to disseminate knowledge and provide policy advice on critical economic issues and to build enduring institutions for economic policy and governance in the Bank’s RMCs. More specifically, ECAD.2 is responsible for leading the design and delivery of macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis tools in RMCs; proposing strategies and programs for improved economic governance (including effective financial and investment management in RMCs); and mobilizing and manage resources to address emerging capacity development needs in the Bank’s High Five areas.
The Training Clerk, ECAD2, will provide administrative and logistical support to the Division Manager and Task Managers to ensure the efficient and successful delivery of capacity development workshops and seminars.
Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager Policy Management (ECAD2), the Training Clerk will:
WORK FLOW MANAGEMENT
1. Undertake such transactional tasks and processes that support the smooth running of the work of the Manager and Team.
2. Provide support and follow up on routine administrative correspondence and processes.
3. Undertake correspondence and tasks in accordance with the Bank’s accepted formats and check on probable typographical errors, presentation, completeness and procedural accuracy of all documents submitted to the Manager / Team Leader for clearance, approval or signature.
4. Review and prioritize important correspondence and tasks for execution.
5. Follow-up and ensure that tasks are completed with dispatch and within given deadlines.
6. Follow up on work deadlines for routine and assigned tasks.
SUPPORT TO TRAINING ACTIVITIES
1. Preparation of budgets for proposed capacity building activities.
2. Drafting invitation letters to participants and following up on their confirmations of participation for workshops and seminars as well as liaising with CHGS to facilitate ticketing for workshops and seminars.
3. Confirming activity venues, hotel accommodation, and other workshop requirements – receiving quotations, verifying space/room requirements and preparing participants authentications – badges, name tags, etc; photocopying and printing; administration of per diems and compiling workshop expense summary reports.
4. Undertakes any other duties as may be assigned by the Division Manager and Professional Level Staff.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
1. Have at least a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in finance, administration, or social sciences.
2. Have a minimum of four (4) years’ experience in assisting Task Managers in similar roles.
3. Able to work under pressure and to prioritize in the dynamic setting of an international and multicultural setting.
4. Ability to respond speedily and efficiently to internal and external requests.
5. Ability to work and cooperate with others from diverse background.
6. Ability to manage simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
7. Proficiency in the use of standard equipment (computer, scanner, photocopies etc).
8. Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent customer service focused reception and office administration service.
9. Demonstrated team player with strong communication, problem solving, self-organization and time management skills. A client and results oriented individual with a proactive attitude.
10. Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.
11. Competent in the use of standard Bank software, namely MS Office applications.
THIS POSITION DOES NOT ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (THE POST HOLDER WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A LOCAL STAFF AND WILL NOT HAVE INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT).
Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem to: HR Direct HRDirect@AFDB.ORG
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.