African Development Bank Group Job Recruitment (4 Positions)

African Development Bank Group Job Recruitment – African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – 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).

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At African Development Bank Group, We are recruiting to fill the position below:

  1. Short Term Staff (STS) – Unit and Team Assistant
  2. Principal Country Programme Officer, COMW
  3. Director – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, PERN.0
  4. Senior Industrial Development Officer, PITD1

Short Term Staff (STS) – Unit and Team Assistant

Employment Type: Short-term staff (local staff)
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: GS 5/6/7/8
Job Code: 2328


  • Assist in carrying out the function of procurement duties,
  • Process Purchase Requisitions assigned to the Functional Group related to procurement of goods, services and works,
  • Receive and review requisitions for clarity, adequacy of specifications, completeness, obtain additional information and liaise with the User Team and, confirm that the budget exist for the requisition.


  • Manage the budget assigned to the Unit/Team,
  • Assist management in issues concerning resources such as the administrative budget; monitor and review expenses and bring issues to the attention of management,
  • Participate in the preparation of the annual and mid-year budget review by inputting data in SAP system and the monitoring thereof.

Selection Criteria:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Commerce, Business Administration, Communication or related discipline.
  • Have a minimum of four (4) years for GS5 & 6, a minimum of five (5) years for GS7 and a minimum of six (6) years for GS8 of relevant and practical experience in administrative and secretarial roles, in similar offices of international Organizations, Development Banks or similar institutions.
  • Training in Secretarial Studies and/or Administration and Office Management is advantageous.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
  • Good knowledge of administration and office support services, including systems and procedures.
  • Able to work under pressure and to prioritize in the dynamic setting of an international and multicultural setting.
  • Handling internal and external requests efficiently.
  • Ability to work and cooperate with others from diverse background.
  • Ability to manage simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Proficiency in the use of standard equipment (computer, fax, scanner, photocopier, telephone etc.),
  • Demonstrable commitment to delivering excellent customer service focused reception and administration service.
  • Good writing skills,
  • Communication,
  • Problem Solving,
  • Client Orientation,
  • Team working,
  • Operational effectiveness,
  • Innovation and Creativity,
  • Integrity and confidentiality,
  • Good written and oral skills in French or English with a good working knowledge of the other language,
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access). Knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

African Development Bank Group Job Recruitment Application Closing Date
15th May, 2021 (at 11:59pm GMT)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

  • Applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are considered for further assessment will be contacted.
  • Applicants should submit with their application:
    • Updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Scanned copies of relevant certified educational qualifications
    • Proof of citizenship or evidence of permanent residency or work authorization in a country.
    • Any additional document that may be stated as required.

Principal Country Programme Officer, COMW

Reference: ADB/21/061
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50066256

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Country Manager, the Country Programme Officer undertakes the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Preparation of reports – Prepare on a quarterly basis, a summary of the Quarterly Portfolio Report for the Country Manager.
  • Prepare on a monthly basis a synthesis of the implementation of the department work program and highlight the bottlenecks and proposed solutions.
  • Monitor the implementation of the recommendations of the monthly portfolio flashlight reports.
  • Budget Management – As Budget Coordinator or focal person to the department, play a coordination role for the preparation of the departmental work program and related budget jointly with Country Economists and Country Program Officers.
  • Coordination – Coordinate the departmental submission through the use of the BRAG tool in coordination with country office CPOs.
  • Coordinate overall portfolio management and operations programming.
  • Monitoring – Follow-up and manage portfolio and operational activities.
  • Follow-up on BDEV and project audit recommendations and requirements of the Board.
  • Project & Work Program Management – Work with Sector Experts responsible for specific projects to ensure that solution to pending projects problems are resolved, and additionally serve as Secretary to the Country Team.
  • Relationship Management – Serve as a corporate relationship manager for the Bank at the level of the Regional Hub.
  • Serve as the focal point and spokesman on operational issues between the Regional Hub and external constituencies and borrowers.
  • Compliance Management – Ensure that activity reports and audit reports comply with Bank requirements and are submitted on time.
  • Ensure that the recommendations of supervision, portfolio review and audit missions are implemented.
  • Provide effective oversight to project task teams on quality and compliance with Bank operational processes and procedures (including referring them to the relevant responsible staff in fiduciary, legal, safeguards, or other specialized areas);
  • Oversee and support the work of Sector staff in undertaking country portfolio performance review processes with the Government and other Development Partners.
  •  Undertake   quality control of key documents, participate in dialogue with Government, Regional or Country Economic Communities as required, and follow up on agreed actions.
  • Support the Country Manager in ensuring country office team members actions comply with Bank Ethics, Regulations, Policies and guidance.
  • Provide input to the preparation portfolio related to country briefs for Annual Meetings and other briefs to Management.

Coordination of Non-Lending Activities:

  • Advice the Country Manager on strategic options as required to improve revenue generation and/or cost efficiencies. Work closely with the Country Manager and provide input to the yearly business planning and budgeting process, by considering the assigned Country’s needs & advising to ensure that work programmes are well constructed and aligned with Bank’s priorities that include but are not limited to income generation & operational priorities.
  • Provide support in administering the Analytic and Advisory Activities and lending operations at various stages of preparation and provide inputs on such documentation. This function focuses on reviewing and assessing concept notes, draft appraisal reports, other operations documents and final outputs.

Stakeholder Management:

  • Under the guidance of the Country Manager, establish and, strategically manage solid working relationships with the assigned country’s government, international development agencies, clients and key stakeholders.
  • Support the Country Manager to manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products.
  • Actively support the Country Manager to manage relationships with government and other Development Partners (DPs).
  • Advises on and lead initiatives and strategies to foster effective and strong relationships with Government, Private Sector and Development Partners.
  • Lead the Country portfolio performance review process with the relevant RECs/Government and other Development Partners that include responsibility for quality control of key documents, taking part in dialogue with RECs/Government and following up on agreed actions;
  • Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of project outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance).

Knowledge Management:

  • Actively interact with task managers/relevant Bank units and the PIUs/government agencies to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the portfolio management.
  • Provide feedback to the Country Manager on Bank policies, strategies and operational procedures, with an aim towards continuous improvement of Bank policies implementation;
  • Incorporate lessons learned in project development and implementation.

AfDB Visibility:

  • Support the Country’s efforts to improve the Bank’s visibility in the region.
  • Represent and provide visibility when and where required for and including through organizing/participating in high profile events such as senior level visits, interviews, seminars, business events and conferences.

Quality Management:

  • Focus on ensuring high quality and performance of the Country’s portfolio;
  • Ensure all reports and submissions are timely and of high quality;
  • Work jointly with relevant country teams and managers to meet KPI assigned targets; and
  • Play a key role and advise within the assigned Country on economic, political, social and other developments relevant to the Bank’s operations in the country.
  • Championing the Complex / Regional mandate and purpose – Provide a direct and indirect operational support that contributes to the Region or Country output and mandate of the Complex.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture/Forestry, Business Administration, Public Administration and knowledge of development issues.
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the formulation and implementation of policies, programs and projects either within the Bank, with a similar development institution or the public service;
  • Experience in the practice of procurement of goods/works, and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions;
  • Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.
  • Relevant and required experience gained on the African continent;
  • Experience gained within multilateral development finance institutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and/or review of operations in a multilateral financial institution;

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Client Orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Professional Expertise
  • Relationship management skills
  • Influencing skills
  • Decisiveness
  • Takes Initiative/Spotting Opportunity/Pushing Strategy
  • Highly organised & structured

Technical Competencies:
Business Acumen:

  • Comprehensively understands projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, issue management strategy, communication management strategy, with an acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa.
  •  Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors
  • Operational Effectiveness skills using all the systems, procedures and culture within the organization for required results delivery.

Implementing Strategy:

  • Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable projects and programs.


  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external, and understands when and how to apply tact, influence, maintain a hard line, make or break contacts, understand unwritten lines of influence and conduct oneself accordingly.

Executing for Results:

  • High level of expertise in managing portfolio performance
  • Make effective, timely and well-determined interventions for results delivery.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a multicultural and distributed organization.
  • Client and results orientation, with strong analytical and communication (both verbally and in writing) skills, responsiveness, sense of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to build successful teams, relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.

Managerial/Leadership competencies:

  • Ability to provide comprehensive thought Leadership on Programme Delivery and related issues
  • Mentorship/Coaching Skills
  • People Management skills


  • Communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

African Development Bank Group Job Recruitment Application Closing Date
7th May, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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Director – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, PERN.0

Reference: ADB/21/059
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: EL5
Position N°: 50092420

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting directly to the Vice President, Power, Energy, Climate  and Green Growth(PEVP), the Director, Renewable Energy and Energy efficiency (PERN) will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Renewable Energy Division to promote the development of renewable energy across the African continent and position the Bank, not only as a knowledge and thought leader on renewable energy, but also as an efficient and innovative partner of RMCs and of the private sector in financing and implementing renewable projects in the decentralized energy space (notably mini-grids and solar home systems);
  • Supervise the Energy Efficiency and Clean Cooking Division to promote energy efficiency along with clean cooking;
  • Supervise the Energy Initiatives workstream to promote and implement various initiatives, such as the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) with various stakeholders;
  • Provide leadership in driving the implementation of the Desert to Power initiative including high-stakeholder engagement with countries and partners;
  • Ensure that the divisions engage with regional Hub teams in the process of identification, preparation, implementation and monitoring of operations related to decentralized renewables, energy efficiency and clean cooking;
  • Liaise with regional and country offices to develop and implement bankable pipeline in the areas covered by the department;
  • Ensure that the Directorate provides support to RMCs in collaboration with the climate change department of the Bank to ensure the effective implementation of the renewable energy components of their NDCs;
  • Ensure that the Directorate assists Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in setting enabling policy and regulatory environment (including the setting up of quality standards) for the development of renewable energy, off-grid / mini-grid access, energy efficiency and clean cooking solutions;
  • Ensure that the Directorate provides technical advice to support distributed energy projects and increase access to finance through dedicated facilities, extension of guarantees;
  • Ensure that the Directorate provides technical advice to support catalytic energy efficiency projects and increase access to finance for small scale energy efficiency projects;
  • Ensure that the Directorate provides technical advice to support clean cooking-related investments including supply-side support to SMEs providing clean cooking solutions and promotion of clean cooking on the demand side;
  • Liaise with the Energy Financial Solutions Department on regulatory matters and the structuring and financial analysis of complex / innovative projects;
  • Help position the Bank as a knowledge and thought leader in relevant areas;
  • Foster an environment that stimulates and rewards innovation, creativity and accountability for results, and motivate staff to deliver significant impact on the ground;
  • Oversee the Facility for Energy Inclusion (off-grid and on-grid fund) managed by external fund managers;
  • Oversee the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) Special Fund and drive the implementation of its three components on green baseload, green mini-grids and energy efficiency;
  • Lead resource mobilization efforts for flagship programs, such as SEFA and Desert to Power;
  • Undertake any other task as the Vice President Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth may assign.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Renewable Energy, Engineering, Business Administration or related disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of ten (10)  years of professional work in areas related to energy, some of which in Africa; five (5) years of which should have been in a managerial role and/or in supervising a team and coordinating work programs or projects;
  • Deep exposure and understanding of the international agenda and geopolitics of renewable energy, climate change and green growth;
  • Wide networks and experience with international institutions and agencies working on energy in Africa and globally;
  • Deep knowledge of the development of renewable energy projects across Africa; candidates with exposure to decentralized RE solutions will be prioritized;
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency issues and clean cooking solutions;
  • Proven ability to mobilize resources at scale for projects and programs;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and mobilize key actors to delivery (private sector, public sector and civil society);
  • Proven ability to build multi-organization partnerships to manage complex objectives;
  • Highly developed negotiation skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external;
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively with oversight bodies such as multi-national Boards of Executive Directors and Governors and other senior government officials;
  • Highly developed strategic thinking skills aligned with the ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable policies and regulations;
  • Experience in forging and managing relationships with a variety of stakeholders – local organizations, governments and financing institutions;
  • Familiarity with the work of multilateral Development Finance Institutions;
  • Proven ability to build and direct a high performing team to achieve visionary and challenging goals;
  • Inspirational leader who can motivate others to execute quality outcomes in complex and challenging environments;
  • Proven interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity and the ability to build trust and provide leadership to different team members;
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

African Development Bank Group Job Recruitment Application Closing Date
1st May, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Senior Industrial Development Officer, PITD1

Reference: ADB/21/058
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50067325

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Manager Industrial Development Division (PITD1), the incumbent will perform the following:
  • Support the implementation of the Industrialize Africa Strategy by developing operations relating to the following flagship programs: a) fostering successful industrial policies; b) promoting and driving enterprise development; c) promoting strategic partnerships; d) supporting governments in developing efficient industry clusters across Africa.
  • Lead the identification, preparation, appraisal, approval and supervision/implementation support of Bank operations; and monitor projects fiduciary and safeguards compliance and disbursement and reporting systems to ensure that these are consistent with Bank’s rules of procedures, in collaboration with relevant divisions within the Bank;
  • Work with the Regional Hubs to support and/or lead the design and delivery of sovereign sectoral operations.
  • Collaborate within the division to strengthen the quality of operations by contributing to project design, peer reviewing documents,
  • Collaborate with divisions across the Bank on joint projects and initiatives to ensure the successful implementation of the Bank’s Industrialize Africa Strategy
  • Contribute and provide technical inputs in the preparation and implementation of Country Diagnostic Notes (CDNs), Country Strategy Papers (CSPs), and Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISP) Country Portfolio Reviews.
  • Lead / contribute to knowledge generation efforts and provide technical inputs in strategy and sector policy development, and provide intellectual leadership as needed.
  • Mobilize resources to carry out non-lending technical assistance activities;
  • Leverage partnerships with other co-financiers, the Private Sector, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) in support of joint operations and initiatives.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Economics, Public Policy, Industrial Policy, International Trade, Business Administration or related fields or related discipline;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in a similar institution and/or solid experience in industrial development, Strong understanding of Africa’s industrial structure
  • Experience with multilateral development institutions in developing countries is highly desirable;
  • Experience/ good knowledge of one of the following sectors is highly desirable: textile, building materials, mining, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, automotive, machinery and equipment, consumer durables, metal manufacturing, chemicals, agroindustries, tourism and blue economy.
  • Negotiations and consensus building skills; Communication; Problem Solving,
  • Client Orientation, Team working and relations.
  • Experience conducting cost benefit analyses/ economic analyses of projects financed by development finance institutions is highly desirable
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other;
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is desirable.

African Development Bank Group Job Recruitment Application Closing Date
28th April, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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African Development Bank Group Job Recruitment Note:

  • This Position does not attract international terms and conditions. the post holder will be considered as a short-term staff (local staff)
  • 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.
  • Please note that the Bank does not accept dual nationality. Therefore, you are required to declare the nationality you would like to be considered by the Bank throughout your career, if hired. Please upload supporting Government issued IDs such as passport, National Identity Card or Certificate etc.


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