Recent Vacancies at African Development Bank (AfDB), 2nd June, 2017

African Development Bank (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). 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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 
Job Title: Medical Benefits Officer
Reference: ADB/17/249
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL6
Position N°: 50090790
The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services
    (CHVP) Complex ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered,
    client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional
    effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.
  • The complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the
    Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing
    leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on
    people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language
    services, business continuity, and health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department/ Division

  • The overall objective of the CHMH Unit is to make the Bank an
    employer of choice by providing staff members with the most conducive
    and healthy working environment.
  • Its mission is to drive the transformation of the Medical and
    Occupational Health Services offered by the Bank and enhancing health
    promotion, prevention strategies and comprehensive interventions in an
    effort to protect, preserve and promote the health and well-being of all
    Staff members – healthy lifestyles for all.
  • Specifically, the Unit seeks to ensure proper application of the
    Bank’s policies, instructions and procedures on matters of staff health
    and well-being; formulate health and welfare policies that are
    consistent with best practices in healthcare in the workplace; and
    ensure the administration and provision of quality medical care to
    Bank’s staff and their dependents; facilitate a healthy working
    environment for staff through the observance of best practices in health
    and well-being.

The Unit is composed of four focal Areas
The Staff Medical Benefits Plan:

  • Introduced in 2003, is one of the Bank Group’s most valuable
    benefits, providing worldwide comprehensive medical coverage to eligible
    staff, elected officers, retirees, and their eligible dependents. The
    Plan also helps staff and retirees to meet the financial impact of
    obtaining quality health care coverage for themselves and their eligible
    dependents. Specifically, the Plan seeks to:

    • Provide access to quality and timely health services for the Bank staff and their dependents;
    • Carry out integrated healthcare management programs such as health promotion and disease prevention;
    • Establish and consolidate the information flow between the
      Plan and beneficiaries, to ensure there is full awareness of
      entitlements, procedures, caps, ceilings, complaints procedures,
      authorizations for special payment arrangements;
    • Develop major communication campaign strategy to promote
      ownership of the Plan and encourage members to exercise discipline in
      incurring medical expenses.

The Medical Center:

  • Offers consultation and advice, referrals, pre-employment
    medicals, annual checkups, community care, and health education
    programs. Specifically, the Center manages primary health care and first
    interventions in Medical emergencies and evacuations, and retort in
    front of epidemics.
  • The Center manages the decentralization of health services at
    the regional level and fosters strategic partnerships with sister
    Institutions.
  • The Center also provides integrated clinical services, including
    Therapeutic Education, Computerization of the patient medical record
    audits of the clinical services (performances) Evaluation and extension
    of the health networks Periodic medical Balance sheets (Assessments).
Occupational Health and Safety:
  • This concerns the overall improvement of working conditions, and
    the well-being of employees in order to contribute positively to Bank’s
    productivity.
  • The primary purpose of the Bank’s OHS framework is to ensure
    that the Bank provides staff with highest standards for a conducive,
    safe and healthy working environment.
  • This includes the inspection and regular monitoring of the
    buildings and equipment (ergonomic chairs, and key board, computer
    screens, noise and light hazards, etc. The safety and well-being of all
    staff in the workplace must be guaranteed/convenient while inculcating
    in staff that it is their responsibility to maintain a safe working
    environment.

Welfare Services:

  • In line with the Bank’s new vision of changing the way we do
    business, the Unit is revamping the Welfare services and activities to
    listen; inform; advise and work with staff members in order to
  • (i) Work closely with the Bank Recourse Mechanism Units, the
    Staff Council, and other staff groups and the Board Members and Senior
    Management;
  • Manage the resolution of conflicts, working through and with
    others to affect mutually acceptable solutions, by using highly
    developed interpersonal skills;
  • Promote Work-life Balance to maintain a healthy body and mind
    such as sports, social program and activities within and outside the
    Bank;
  • Promote the family friendly policies that include remote working
    and flexible working hours; maternity and paternity leaves; sick leave
    management, etc
  • Provide solution and assist Staff through coaching and counseling services;

The Position

  • The Medical Benefits Officer will work at both strategic and
    operational level to manage accounting and membership data,
    communication and information flow among providers and beneficiaries,
    ensure compliance of procedures, caps, ceilings, promote ownership of
    the Plan and implement health management programs.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Medical Benefits Officer, the Medical Benefits Officer will:

  • Process invoices from Third Party Administrator (TPA) for payments, monitor contributions received from staff and retirees.
  • Reconcile Staff Accounts receivable and payable to ensure that balances are conform and accurate for clearing.
  • Enhance staff and family awareness of Medical Plan’s benefits and procedures to access treatment.
  • Provide advice to retiring staff and others who will be opting to buy in for coverage.
  • Maintain regular and accurate flow of information from medical providers to Plan members.
  • Establish metrics to measure the consistency of data.
  • Establish and consolidate the information flow between the Plan
    and beneficiaries, to ensure everyone is fully aware of entitlements,
    procedures, caps, ceilings, complaints procedures, authorizations for
    special payment arrangements.
  • Design and implement integrated healthcare management programs
    such as health promotion and disease prevention and wellness; Disease
    management to help participant’s better control chronic conditions; and
    large case management to take into account patient’s needs and treatment
    Plan.
  • Coordinate the promotion of these programs to ensure full
    participation of beneficiaries in order to achieve the benefits intended
    to bring about prudence and cost control.
  • Develop major communication campaign strategy to promote
    ownership of the Plan and encourage members to exercise discipline in
    incurring medical expenses.
  • Provide administrative support to the Medical Plan team, such as meeting preparation, mission scheduling etc.
  • Prepare the Plan annual status report and other monthly and quarterly reports.
  • Carry out periodically, an actuarial valuation of the Medical
    Benefits Plan and its financial commitments, and recommend appropriate
    measures with a view to the long term actuarial balance of the Plan.
  • Develop good relations with the established healthcare providers
    to secure discounted rates and to ensure that Bank staff are given the
    appropriate medical care and treatment.
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Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Social
    Sciences, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related
    discipline.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience handling
    Medical Plan Administrative related duties, including the following
    areas: Membership data maintenance, General Ledger, Account
    Payable/Receivable management, Insurance and Client Services.
  • Have very good knowledge of Medical benefits principles.
  • Ability to initiate and manage innovations and changes.
  • Active participation in a comprehensive review processes of any Medical Plan.
  • Have an understanding of internal controls and interpretation of Financial Regulations and rules.
  • Show honesty and sensitivity to client’s needs.
  • Being able to work under pressure, prioritize work, meet strict deadlines and work in team.
  • Ability to interact effectively with people, and cooperate with other colleagues.
  • Capable of motivating, leading and inspiring enthusiasm and trust.
  • Possess strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated skills and oversight in budget coordination and decision making are desirable.
  • Knowledge of statistics and accounting, ability to communicate the meaning of numbers in plain language.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English
    or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence with standard MS Office software.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position

Job Title: Nurse
Reference:
ADB/17/250
Location:
Côte d’Ivoire
Grade:
GS7
Position N°:
50001272
The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services
    (CHVP) Complex ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered,
    client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional
    effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services.
  • The complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the
    Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing
    leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on
    people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language
    services, business continuity, and health and safety strategies.

The Hiring Department/ Division

  • The overall objective of the CHMH Unit is to make the Bank an
    employer of choice by providing staff members with the most conducive
    and healthy working environment. Its mission is to drive the
    transformation of the Medical and Occupational Health Services offered
    by the Bank and enhancing health promotion, prevention strategies and
    comprehensive interventions in an effort to protect, preserve and
    promote the health and well-being of all Staff members – healthy
    lifestyles for all.
  • Specifically, the Unit seeks to ensure proper application of the
    Bank’s policies, instructions and procedures on matters of staff health
    and well-being; formulate health and welfare policies that are
    consistent with best practices in healthcare in the workplace; and
    ensure the administration and provision of quality medical care to
    Bank’s staff and their dependents; facilitate a healthy working
    environment for staff through the observance of best practices in health
    and well-being.

The Unit is composed of four focal areas:

  • The Staff Medical Benefits Plan introduced in 2003, is one of
    the Bank Group’s most valuable benefits, providing worldwide
    comprehensive medical coverage to eligible staff, elected officers,
    retirees, and their eligible dependents.
  • The Plan also helps staff and retirees to meet the financial
    impact of obtaining quality health care coverage for themselves and
    their eligible dependents. Specifically, the Plan seeks to (i) provide
    access to quality and timely health services for the Bank staff and
    their dependents; (ii) carry out integrated healthcare management
    programs such as health promotion and disease prevention; (iii)
    establish and consolidate the information flow between the Plan and
    beneficiaries, to ensure there is full awareness of entitlements,
    procedures, caps, ceilings, complaints procedures, authorizations for
    special payment arrangements; (iv) develop major communication campaign
    strategy to promote ownership of the Plan and encourage members to
    exercise discipline in incurring medical expenses.
  • The Medical Center offers consultation and advice, referrals,
    pre-employment medicals, annual checkups, community care, and health
    education programs. Specifically, the Center manages primary health care
    and first interventions in Medical emergencies and evacuations, and
    retort in front of epidemics.
  • The Center manages the decentralization of health services at
    the regional level and fosters strategic partnerships with sister
    Institutions.
  • The Center also provides integrated clinical services, including
    Therapeutic Education, Computerization of the patient medical record
    audits of the clinical services (performances) Evaluation and extension
    of the health networks Periodic medical Balance sheets (Assessments).
  • Occupational health and safety: This concerns the overall
    improvement of working conditions, and the well-being of employees in
    order to contribute positively to Bank’s productivity. The primary
    purpose of the Bank’s OHS framework is to ensure that the Bank provides
    staff with highest standards for a conducive, safe and healthy working
    environment. This includes the inspection and regular monitoring of the
    buildings and equipment (ergonomic chairs, and key board, computer
    screens, noise and light hazards, etc.
  • The safety and well-being of all staff in the workplace must be
    guaranteed/convenient while inculcating in staff that it is their
    responsibility to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Welfare services: In line with the Bank’s new vision of changing
    the way we do business, the Unit is revamping the Welfare services and
    activities to listen; inform; advise and work with staff members in
    order to (i) Work closely with the Bank Recourse Mechanism Units, the
    Staff Council, and other staff groups and the Board Members and Senior
    Management; (ii) Provide solution and assist Staff through coaching and
    counseling services; (iii) Manage the resolution of conflicts, working
    through and with others to affect mutually acceptable solutions, by
    using highly developed interpersonal skills; (iv) Promote Work-life
    Balance to maintain a healthy body and mind such as sports, social
    program and activities within and outside the Bank; (v) Promote the
    family friendly policies that include remote working and flexible
    working hours; maternity and paternity leaves; sick leave management,
    etc
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The Position

  • The Nurse provides a wide range of clinical functions to support the Medical Services Team.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance of the Principal Medical Officer, the Nurse will:

1.) Clinical:

  • Perform clinical functions – give first aid, carry out
    prescribed treatments, immunization, provide medicaments for minor
    ailments, health counselling, etc.
  • Assist the Medical Officer in conducting medical examinations and giving treatments.
  • Carry out mass immunizations, when required.
  • Make recommendations for specialized examination,
    arranging/coordinating hospital admissions of staff, conduct
    hospital/house visits of sick staff member, temporary staff or
    consultants.
  • Extend medical services to staff dependants by arranging appointments for private consultations and hospital admissions.
  • Brief and debrief newly appointed, short-term staff and
    consultants assigned to the Bank and Field Offices on medical facilities
    available, immunization requirements and prophylaxis measures.

2.) Administrative Functions:

  • Maintain records of periodic clinical statistics (illnesses,
    consultations, immunizations, medical evacuations, and maternity leaves,
    number of cases attended daily); input and update the Immunization
    Monitoring System.
  • Ensure compliance by the staff of periodic medical examinations,
    arrange appointments with the Medical Officer and inform staff of
    necessary preparations and maintain appropriate follow-up system.
  • Bring to the attention of Medical Officer cases that require
    further action, e.g., medical travel, extended sick leave, maternity
    leave, travel by business class).
  • Ensure staff awareness of current Bank recommendations on medical matters, malaria, immunizations etc.
  • Maintain confidential files of all Bank’s staff and ensuring their confidentiality.
  • Maintain a close liaison with accredited hospitals and physicians where staff members and their dependents are hospitalized.
  • Maintain emergency and standard medication in stock.
  • Regular inventory of medications and medical equipment for
    Medical Centre. Make a request to Division Manager for replacement and
    reordering the new medication.
  • Checking the medication for expiry date, on regular basis.
  • Perform other related duties that may be assigned.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s or equivalent Degree in Human Resources
    Management, Social Sciences, Public Health or related discipline such as
    Nursing or Midwifery.
  • Have at least five (5) years of relevant clinical experience in an acute hospital setting.
  • Registration as Nurse/Midwife and Licensure in country of origin is desirable
  • Active participation in a staff motivation programs.
  • Ability to interact effectively with people, and cooperate with other colleagues
  • Capable of motivating, leading and inspiring enthusiasm and trust.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English
    or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of Nursing principles and practices are an asset
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and document a comprehensive discharge needs assessment are an asset.
  • Ability to initiate and manage innovations and changes.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply for this Position
 

Application Deadline: 16th June, 2017.

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