Sat. May 28th, 2022

Job Title: Principal Capacity Development Officer (ECAD0)

Reference: ADB/20/166

Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

Grade: PL4

Position N°: 50053025

The Complex

  • 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 emphasizing 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 Position
The Principal Capacity Development Officer ECAD0, will play an active role in the day-to-day delivery of the Department’s mandate, ensure high-quality standards are observed and collaborate with the Bank operations to further capacity development mainstreaming within the Bank. Specifically, the Principal Capacity Development Officer ECAD0 has the following responsibilities:

  • Support the capacity development of the Banks RMCs to effectively design and implement their own macroeconomic tools to improve policy-making processes and outcomes.
  • Provide Management and by extension, the ECVP complex and other Bank departments with expert technical advice on addressing RMCs’ capacity building issues and improve dialogue with development partners.
  • Contribute to resource mobilization efforts and implementation of Trust Funds to address emerging capacity development needs in the RMCs.
  • Support the ECAD Senior Director in providing quality assurance and coordination of work program deliverables of the Institute.
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Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Director of the African Development Institute, the Principal Capacity Development Officer will:

  • Participate in the design and delivery of macro-economic management tools and trainings in the RMCs, in collaboration with other relevant staff members across the Bank.
  • Participate in the identification and assessment of capacity needs and demand in the RMCs.
  • Task Manage capacity development activities in collaboration with country investment teams, to contribute to improve
  • Enhance partnerships with international, regional and national training institutions to deepen and expand the scope of capacity development activities in the RMCs.
  • Mobilize resources from the Bank’s Trust Funds and other partners to deliver successful capacity development initiatives in the Bank’s RMCs.
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Annual/Mid-year review of capacity development activities and duly prepare reports and presentations as may be required by Management.
  • In collaboration with ECVP and other Bank departments, design and deliver capacity development programmes in macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis.
  • Task manage ongoing institutional support grants to regional economic capacity development institutions in Africa.
  • Task manage ongoing projects financed by the Bank’s Trust Funds.
  • Contribute to the review of Bank’s core policy, strategy and operational documents.
  • Prepare input to the AfDB Annual Report and articles on capacity development.
  • Participate in peer review meetings in the annual preparation of the African Economic Outlook.
  • Represent the Senior Director in meetings upon request.
  • Undertake any other duties as may be requested by the Senior Director.
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Selection Criteria

  • Hold at minimum a Ph.D in Economics, Finance, Social Sciences, or related fields with a minimum of six (6) years of relevant and progressive professional experience in economic development, public policy analyses, and/or capacity development in international development settings and in Africa.
  • Or hold at minimum a Master Degree in Economics Finance, Social Sciences, or related fields with  a minimum of height (8) years of relevant and progressive professional experience in economic development, public policy analyses, and/or capacity development in international development settings and in Africa
  • Have excellent knowledge of economic development models and a strong ability to interpret the results of research to facilitate policy dialogue.
  • Have proven ability to think strategically and to design long-term plans and programs in line with the Bank’s strategic priorities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build and manage strategic institutional partnerships for streamlined and increased support to capacity development in the RMCs.
  • Be results-oriented, concise planning to achieve anticipated outcomes.
  • Demonstrated team player with strong interpersonal and communication, problem-solving, self-organization and time management skills. A client and results-oriented individual with a proactive attitude.
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Bank software namely MS Office applications and SAP will be an advantage.

Application Closing Date
26th December, 2020.

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

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Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
    They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
    All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed
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    • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
    • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
    • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
    • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
    • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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