Recruitment at African Development Bank (AfDB), 1st 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: Senior Performance Management Officer
Reference: ADB/17/025/2
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50071262
The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services
    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, information technology, general services and institutional
    procurements, language services, business continuity and, health and
    safety strategies.

The Hiring Department

  • The role of the Human Resources Management department is to
    develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, processes and practices
    which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda. Core to the
    Human Resources Strategy will be the attraction, development,
    engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
  • In order to create a truly transformed human resources work-way,
    the Human Resources Management department is structured around a
    triangular Model: Business Partnerships for strategy, client contracting
    and human resources delivery; Centers of Expertise/Subject Matter
    Experts for internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and
    staff development and training and best practice benchmarking; Human
    Resources Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees
    outreach. This new Human Resources Model will deliver a world-class
    employee life-cycle experience.
  • The Staff Training and Development Division embeds a strategic
    approach to human resource development and management that results in
    more effective talent and performance management including strategic
    sourcing and career development and mobility, leadership development,
    compensation and reward,  policy and compliance.

The Position

  • The responsibility of the Performance Management Officer is to
    provide support to the Chief Total Rewards and Performance Management
    Officer in developing strategic and operational leadership in the
    design, development, implementation, administration, and communication
    of Performance Management Framework in the Bank.
  • S/he oversees and manages all activities related to the
    performance management cycle and manages all communication,
    sensitization and monitoring of the process to ensure its effectiveness
    and relevance to the business needs.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Chief – Total Rewards and
Performance Management Officer, the incumbent will undertake the
following:

  • Design, implement and monitor Performance Management to enable
    employees and teams understanding of the goals of the Bank and to
    identify how individual and team outputs contribute to the achievement
    of the Bank’s objectives; specifically through managing the performance
    cycle to ensure cross-Complex alignment and intra-Complex cascading of
    business goals and Key Performance Indicators across the Bank.
  • Work in liaison with key stakeholders e.g. budget, strategy and
    Human Resources Business Partners to establish and support the link
    between strategic business objectives and people’s day-to-day actions
    and tasks by implementing a process for tracking progression from goal
    setting, mid-year reviews and end of year evaluations to support
    individual, team and organizational performance.
  • Ensure targeted communication and capacity building programs in
    the performance management process to enable managers to effectively
    evaluate and measure individual and team performance and to optimize
    performance and productivity.
  • Manage and coordinate organization-wide efforts to ensure that
    performance management and performance improvement programs are
    developed and managed using a data-driven approach that sets priorities
    for improvements in line with on-going strategic imperatives.
  • In liaison with the Learning & Leadership Development and
    Talent Management and Mobility Officers, contribute to the design,
    implementation and management of effective leadership and employee
    development and talent management initiatives to address performance
    gaps related to capacity/knowledge gaps among staff and overall talent
    sourcing, management and mobility programs.
  • Design, implement and manage organization-wide performance
    training/capacity building for all levels of employees and management to
    drive for positive and measurable impact on the culture and performance
    of the Bank.
  • Work with Human Resources Information System and Corporate
    Information Technology Services to ensure the development, enhancement
    or acquisition of the Information Technology tools needed to support the
    performance management activities
  • Collaborate and advise on the design of Human Resources
    Information System infrastructure required to support a Bank-wide
    performance system; ensuring that needed data is collected on a timely
    basis, regular reports on progress are distributed and recommendations
    are made for future improvements, based on the data.
  • Drive bank-wide processes for sharing best practice,
    tools/materials and on-going communication activities for performance
    improvement. In line with this, establish and disseminate guidelines and
    manuals which will serve as reference documents on staff performance
    management for appraises as well as appraisers.
  • In liaison with the Human Resources Business Partners, support
    the development and implementation of monitoring systems for Complex or
    departmental performance indicators and standards, including ensuring
    data quality and compliance with internal and external performance
    measurement requirements.
  • Develop and communicate the strategic vision, scope, priorities,
    processes, systems and tools of the performance management unit.
  • Provide leadership and coordination for Performance Management
    and improvement initiatives, ensuring their alignment to improving the
    Bank’s operational and program efficiencies and effectiveness; and
    ultimately evaluating the impact that these initiatives have on
    organizational performance.
  • In liaison with the Total Rewards & Recognition Officers,
    contribute to the design, implementation and management of effective
    Recognition Programs to reward staff contributions.
  • Coordinate with the Human Resources Business Partners for the
    implementation by the Human Resources Management department and managers
    of consequences related to performance evaluation results, e.g.
    performance pay, Performance Improvement Plans, responses to requests
    for revision of the evaluation, reward and recognition activities,
    learning and development activities, etc.
  • Oversee the implementation of key performance measures, core competencies and core values into performance appraisal system.
  • Lead, manage and monitor the design, implementation and
    effective use of 360-degree feedback process; including the
    dissemination of individual reports and coordination of development
    discussions between managers and their staff.
  • Design capacity development interventions and coordinate the
    implementation of learning programs and coaching activities to address
    areas of development (in liaison with Leadership and Development
    Officer); in order to enhance the people management/performance
    management practice across the Bank
  • Facilitate the approval by Senior Management of the corporate
    guidelines and standards for performance management to be communicated
    from time to time to staff members and managers.
  • Keep the Senior Management of the Bank informed on critical
    issues concerning the implementation of the performance management
    process; make recommendations to Senior Management on key decisions
    points regarding this process; and seek for guidance from Senior
    Management on critical issues.
  • Lead initiatives for introducing/maintaining best practices,
    including benchmarking relevant policies and practices with similar
    organizations or market leaders, as may be approved from time to time.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent, in Human
    Resources Management, Organisational Development, Social Sciences,
    Business Administration, Public Sector Management or related discipline.
  • Additional professional qualification/certification in Human Resources Management, or in performance management is advantageous.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in Human
    Resources, especially in Staff Performance management processes and
    tools, or other related Human Resources field.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage
  • Experience in leading performance improvement programs.
  • Familiarity with HRIS tools that support Performance Management
    processes/activities; Management of 360-degree feedback processes in a
    multi-cultural, complex business environment.
  • Communication.
  • Problem solving.
  • Client orientation.
  • Team working and relations.
  • Innovation and creativity.
  • Ability to plan, organise, coordinate, multitask and prioritise under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Client and results oriented individual holding “a can-do attitude”.
  • Marked ability to influence policy development and relate work to wider operational needs of the business.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French
    or English, preferably with a good working knowledge of the other
    language.
  • Knowledge and understanding of people management theories/ principles and ability to coach others around best practices.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite
    applications; preferably experience of SAP HR and reporting tools
    (Business Intelligence).

Job Title: Senior Leadership and Employee Development Officer
Reference:
ADB/17/023/2
Location:
Côte d’Ivoire
Grade:
PL5
Position N°:
50053027
The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services
    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, information technology, general services and institutional
    procurements, language services, business continuity and, health and
    safety strategies.

The Hiring Department/Division

  • The role of the Human Resources Management department is to
    develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, processes and practices
    which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda. Core to the
    Human Resources Strategy will be the attraction, development,
    engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
  • In order to create a truly transformed human resources work-way,
    the Human Resources Management department is structured around a
    triangular Model: Business Partnerships for strategy, client contracting
    and human resources delivery; Centers of Expertise/Subject Matter
    Experts for internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and
    staff development and training and best practice benchmarking; Human
    Resources Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees
    outreach. This new Human Resources Model will deliver a world-class
    employee life-cycle experience.
  • The Staff Training and Development Division embeds a strategic
    approach to human resource development and management that results in
    more effective talent and performance management including strategic
    sourcing and career development and mobility, leadership development,
    compensation and reward,  policy and compliance.

The Position

  • Reporting to the Chief Training and Development Officer, the
    Leadership and Employee Development Officer is responsible for planning,
    administration and delivering of the training and capacity development
    programs in the Bank.
  • S/he oversees the operational delivery of learning programs for
    staff capacity building and leadership development in the Bank to
    support organisational change.
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Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Chief Training and Development Officer, the incumbent will undertake the following:

  • Support the Chief Training and Development Officer in designing
    and learning and development plans, programs and material that meet
    identified learning needs; and enhance performance, support individual
    development plans and responds to organizational changes.
  • Identify available staff training and development opportunities
    both in-house and externally and recommend strategies for harnessing
    such opportunities to management using multiple instructional
    methodologies and technologies.
  • Ensure that programs designed and implemented are targeted to
    accomplish competencies for leadership roles, specific jobs or job
    families. Ensure that the Bank’s leadership programs fully embed a
    culture that exhibits ideal leadership behaviours for self, others and
    leadership of other leaders.
  • Develop and analyse post-training evaluations to determine relevance and impact of programs offered.
  • Ensure that all training activities are adequately recorded,
    maintain related Learning and Development bases and provide all training
    related reporting; statistics and key performance indicators.
  • Provide input in the annual appraisal reports and on training
    and development activities and recommend process improvements to these. 
  • Participate in (and where necessary, lead) the selection of
    training providers and provide related contract administration and
    management.
  • Manage and coordinate work of training team; including effective
    training delivery, vendor management, work program planning and budget
    management/ monitoring, on boarding, mentorship, and training
    evaluation.
  • Identify and implement key metrics to determine overall
    effectiveness and relevance of learning programs and leadership
    initiatives in supporting business needs/ strategic goals.
  • Analyze and assess the Learning and Development delivery
    mechanisms, processes, procedures and tools and identify efficiency
    improvement opportunities towards more efficient use of training
    resources and enhanced effectiveness of Learning and Development
    policies and programs.
  • Take the lead in preparing the annual training and staff
    development budget in consultation with the Chief Training and
    Development Officer. Accordingly, act as the Division budget coordinator
    to administer and monitor budget implementation and provide for
    adequate control and monitoring mechanisms.
  • Ensure that training offer is adequately communicated across the Bank.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Human
    Resources Management, Organisational Development, Social Sciences,
    Business Administration, Public Sector Management or related discipline.
    Additional professional qualification/certification in Human Resources
    Management, Learning and Development is advantageous.
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in Human
    Resources, especially in Training and Development, Service Delivery
    etc. other related Human Resources field.
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage
  • Knowledge and understanding of recruitment, workforce planning and talent acquisition theory and practices.
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills; advanced knowledge and mastery of spread sheets, database software and related tools.
  • Ability to compile, analyse complex data with high numerical proficiency.
  • Ability to plan, organise, coordinate, multitask  and prioritise under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Ability to drive change.
  • Marked ability to influence policy development and relate work to wider operational needs of the business.
  • Ability to interact with senior management and influence decision making.
  • Ability to manage multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Previous supervisory/management experience is an added advantage.
  • Communication.
  • Problem solving.
  • Client Orientation.
  • Team working and relations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French
    or English, preferably with a good working knowledge of the other
    language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite
    applications; Experience with Learning Management Systems and virtual/
    e-learning technology.

Job Title: Gender Investment Officer
Reference:
ADB/17/240
Location:
Côte d’Ivoire
Grade:
PL5
Position N°:
50091794
The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social
    Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s TYS High 5s
    priority of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of
    Africa”.
  • The complex objectives are:
    • To develop, policy and strategy;
    • Provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering
      pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector
      expertise on complex transactions;
    • Develop new financing instruments;
    • The VP will act as the spoke person to represent the Bank
      with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve
      Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.

The Hiring Department

  • The role of the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department
    (AHGC) is under the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex
    focusing on the Bank’s TYS High 5s priority of “Feed Africa” and
    “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
  • Furthermore, “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”
    will be operationalized with focus on Gender, Women and Civil Society.

The Position

  • The Gender Investment Officer  is responsible for the promotion
    of women’s entrepreneurship and integration in public and private
    sectors across the High 5s, , as well as to other relevant flagships.
    He/ She will contribute to the implementation of the Gender Strategy by
    providing support from a gender lens to the implementation of AfDB
    strategies and operations.
  • He/ She will work with other complexes and regional departments
    to ensure that Bank operations, policies and guidelines reflect the
    Bank’s commitment to gender equality in order to promote gender results
    in Regional Member Countries.
  • He/ She will provide strategic gender advice and implementation
    support to develop an operational approach to gender mainstreaming that
    supports increasing the number of women beneficiaries and the number of
    grantee companies with women in key decision-making positions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The overall objective of the Gender Investment Officer is to
    promote the mainstreaming of gender issues in the Bank’s operations by
    providing support and contributing to the origination, development and
    implementation of public and private sector projects, as well as to
    country strategic papers, country papers review and economic and sector
    works, to ensure they adequately address gender concerns.
  • Contribute and guide in the review and provision of operational
    inputs for the mainstreaming of gender equality in Bank’s projects to
    improving inclusive business opportunities and development outcomes;
  • Contribute to the generation, structuring and evaluation of
    related projects, with a particular focus on potential gender impact of
    proposed projects;
  • Build institutional partnerships on gender equality and mobilize co-financing to implement related projects.
  • Contribute to policy dialogue and advocacy activities on
    universal financial inclusion, economic opportunities, empowerment and
    leadership, trade and integrated value chains;
  • Collaborate with cross-department members to support the
    development and implementation of innovative gender mainstreaming
    strategies and incentives towards financial and economic inclusion in
    Bank’s operations.
  • Assist in the collection, analysis and dissemination of
    information and sex-disaggregated data on gender in relation to skills
    and entrepreneurship, financial and private sector development;
  • Participate in project and country strategic papers teams (from
    identification to concept, appraisal and supervision) to influence on
    gender activities and outcomes;
  • Provide top quality analysis and substantive inputs to Bank
    strategic documents, peer reviews and economic and sector works as it
    relates to financial and economic inclusion for gender equality and
    contribution of women in private sector development;
  • Initiate and lead on knowledge products on the business case for
    investing in women to enhance the quality of gender mainstreaming in
    the implementation of the High 5s and key selected flagships;
  • Contribute to Analysis/Briefs/Case Studies of Bank’s projects to showcase gender mainstreaming and gender equality results;
  • Organize and/or attend technical trainings, seminars and policy summits in related areas.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • At least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in International
    Development, Development Finance, Economics, Gender Studies or related
    areas, relevant qualification in development project management and
    project finance
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience on
    gender issues in the development finance space and experience in project
    management, with track record in investment structuring and in
    developing gender financing products is an asset.
  • Advocacy and policy engagement experience at all levels,
    particularly in relation to inclusive finance and women
    entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the role of the private sector, entrepreneurship and of women in business in development;
  • Demonstrate understanding of regional social and economic
    issues, analysis and policy formulation; knowledge of the practices of
    major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African
    countries is an added advantage.
  • Demonstrate strong communication and organization skills,
    dealing with various stakeholders with different background and capacity
    to perform in complex situations.
  • Appraisal assessment tools (financial modelling, financial and economic returns analysis, etc)
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Good command of undertaking comprehensive due diligence,
    including financial and economic analysis of clients (financial
    institutions, Small and Medium Enterprises and larger enterprises);
    Experience in developing gender financing/financial inclusion projects
    in Africa; previous experience in gender mainstreaming, working with
    women entrepreneurs at all levels of the business life-cycle,
  • Financial and investment policy engagement experience,
    particularly in relation to inclusive finance and women’s access to
    credit;
  • Demonstrated good knowledge of applying a variety of investment
    instruments such as debt, equity, guarantees, and other complex
    financial deal structuring, specifically responding to the needs of the
    ultimate beneficiaries; Experience in designing/implementing capacity
    building and skills development projects, in both public and private
    sectors,;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications
    (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Job Title: Senior Talent Acquisition Assistant
Reference:
ADB/17/254
Location:
Côte d’Ivoire
Grade:
GS8
Position N°:
50000453
The Complex

  • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services)
    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

  • The role of the Human Resources Management department is to
    develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, processes and practices
    which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda. Core to the
    HR Strategy will be the attraction, development, engagement, motivation
    and retention of a best-in-class workforce.
  • In order to create a truly transformed human resources work-way,
    CHHR department is structured around a triangular Model: Business
    Partnerships for strategy, client contracting and HR delivery, Centers
    of Expertise/Subject Matter Experts for internal consulting, thought
    leadership, design, talent and staff development and training  and best
    practice benchmarking, Human Resources Shared Services for transactional
    excellence and employees outreach. This new HR Model will deliver a
    world-class employee life-cycle experience.
  • The Staff Development and Training Division embeds a strategic
    approach to human resource development and management that results in
    more effective talent and performance management including strategic
    sourcing and career development and mobility, Leadership Development,
    compensation and reward and policy and compliance.
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The Position

  • Reporting to the Recruitment Officer, the Senior Talent
    Acquisition Assistant contributes to the development of the talent
    acquisition policy and programs in alignment to the business objectives
    of the Bank.
  • The incumbent provides a wide range of professional and
    administrative support to ensure effective and high quality recruitment
    administration support which is consistent across the organisation and
    complies with legislation.
  • This diverse role is responsible for supporting the Bank’s
    hiring needs in an expedient and quality fashion and the Talent
    Acquisition Team in all aspects of recruitment administration including
    advertising vacancies, arranging interviews, preparing interview /
    selection packs and processing invoices.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the overall supervision of the Recruitment Officer, the incumbent will undertake the following key responsibilities :
  • Assist in the development of the staffing plans in line with the approved positions of the Bank.
  • Provide Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs) with the guidelines, templates and support needed.
  • Support the drafting of reports on staffing/ recruitment
    activities or status and staffing situations based on analysed data;
    providing management reports as may be required.
  • Follow up on recruitment budget expenses, calculating and
    justifying a revised cost estimates for incremental funding, if
    necessary
  • Support special projects as assigned, writing replies in response to inquiries or requests from  Senior Management
  • Serve as primary administrative support and office point of
    contact for the full-life cycle recruitment for full-time, part-time and
    temporary positions.
  • Gather the job specifications of vacancies from the HRBPs in charge and in close cooperation with relevant line managers.
  • Assist in processes to screen  and shortlist applicants,
    implement selection processes,  psychometric tests and personality
    questionnaires; where required
  • Prepare and maintain weekly recruiting reports, reconciling
    assigned and vacant positions with authorized budgeted staffing level in
    each organizational unit.
  • Maintain appropriate records of recruitment and other employment
    activities, decisions, and efforts; including maintenance and update of
    the recruitment tracking system
  • Prepare offer packages and maintain new hire folders.
  • Perform reference checks and education verifications on prospective hires.
  • Research and assist in identifying appropriate head hunters, new
    sites and professional associations regarding resume search and job
    posting services; and administer relevant contracts for specific
    engagements.
  • Assist in recruitment outreach, actively participate in career
    fairs and recruitment events as requested to recruit candidates, provide
    awareness of recruitment opportunities and promote Bank’s recognition.
  • Handle vendor contracts, invoices, payments and inquiries.
  • Support the interview arrangement process to ensure timely coordination and completeness of before-after interview procedures.
  • Assist in drafting management response to Audit queries and addressing them in a timely manner.
  • Support in appropriate implementation of the relevant
    recruitment procedures and regulations towards the identification and
    hiring of most suitable candidates.
  • Support in process improvement and ad hoc projects, as may be required from time to time.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree or Maitrise or its equivalent
    in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, or other related
    disciplines;
  • Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience in Human
    resources/recruitment, in progressive positions preferably with
    international organizations.  
  • Strong communication, , team working and client orientation skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a dynamic and demanding
    environment, multitask ; meet deadlines and work independently with
    minimum supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural team and
    environment. Perception and understanding of cultural, nationality and
    gender differences
  • Ability to grasp and quickly learn internal systems with
    flexibility and adaptability to changing circumstances and the
    creativity in delivering solutions to business issues and problems.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to
    deal with all levels of the client organization in a diverse,
    international institution structure.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to think strategically.
  • A high sense of initiative, enthusiasm and good team spirit, good organizational and interpersonal skills are strongly desired
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications. Knowledge of Taleo and SAP would be an added advantage.

Job Title: Principal Research Economist
Reference:
ADB/17/251
Location:
Côte d’Ivoire
Grade:
PL4
Position N°:
50089980
The Complex

  • The Chief Economist/Vice-President for Economic Governance and
    Knowledge Management is the Bank’s spokesperson on economic matters and
    the Vice President for the Economics Governance and Knowledge Management
    Complex.
  • The Complex is responsible for:
    • 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;
    • Systematically emphasize the critical role of knowledge,
      experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on sustainable,
      inclusive transformation of African economies.

The Hiring Department

  • The Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department
    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 Macroeconomic Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting Division is responsible for the following, inter alia:
    • Conducting policy research and debt sustainability analysis
      in order to improve the Bank’s macroeconomic surveillance and
      understanding of sovereign debt risk profile and the policy tools
      regional member countries  can deploy to contain debt distress;
    • Conducting macroeconomic modelling and forecasting for the regional member countries
    • Providing cutting edge analytical support to Senior Management through timely and rigorous economic intelligence work;
    • Collaborating with partner institutions; research think
      tanks and universities, both within and outside Africa, in order to
      deepen analytical capacity and broaden the scope and outreach of the
      Bank’s research work and
    • Leading the production and dissemination of all the Bank’s
      flagship publications and other knowledge products on Africa’s emerging
      macroeconomic and development issues and on the Bank’s High 5s priority
      areas.

The Position

  • The Principal Research Economist – Macroeconomic Modelling and
    Forecasting is responsible for developing and maintaining a suite of
    macroeconomic models for African countries individually and as a group.
  • The models include but not limited to structural
    macro-econometric models Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium, Global
    Vector Autoregressive Analysis and other simpler Autoregressive
    Integrated Moving Average models. The Job holder will also conduct
    development policy analysis in the regional member countries.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision and guidance  of Division Manager Macroeconomic
Policy, Debt Sustainability and Forecasting, the Principal Research
Economist will:

  • Construct and manage structural macro-econometric models of African economies:
    • Construct a suite of structural macro-econometric models,
      Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium, Global Vector Autoregressive
      Analysis and other simpler Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average
      models.
    • Carry out simulations and forecasts based on the models
      developed and lead in the disseminating results and provide advice to
      the Bank’s senior management and regional member countries to strengthen
      policy dialogue.
  • Plan, develop and implement research programs and projects. This involves:
    • Undertake research in the areas of macroeconomics using established and proven quantitative techniques/methods.
    • Contribute to the preparation of knowledge products such as
      African Economic Outlook ; African Development Report; Economic Frontier
      Research and Bank Policy Currents; books, reports, etc.
    • Provide the Bank and regional member countries with
      comparative research analysis, socio-economic data and macroeconomic
      projections of the most widely used socio-economic parameters relating
      to Africa’s economies and Bank Group operations.
  • Represent the Bank in international and regional conferences, seminars and workshops where such papers will be presented:
    • Organize and participate in internal Research Seminars and/or International Conferences on Development Policy Issues.
    • Contribute to the training and capacity development activities in the Bank and in regional member countries.
    • Publish research output in the Bank’s working paper series and reputable peer reviewed journals.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • A minimum of a Ph.D degree in Macroeconomics; Econometrics,
    Development Macroeconomics; Applied Statistics, or any related
    discipline.
  • A minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional and research
    experience in multilateral or research institution in Africa or other
    low income countries. Having a private sector experience is an added
    value.
  • Ability to identify the appropriate methods and techniques to
    analyse and forecast macroeconomic trends resulting from policy and
    external shocks.
  • Proven ability to lead and manage small team of researchers in specific projects and/or tasks;
  • Capacity to initiate innovative research ideas and techniques in
    order to improve research policy making content of development
    research.
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Strong publications record in reputable peer review journals on
    general issues of development and on in macroeconomic modelling and
    forecasting in Africa or other low-income countries.
  • Extensive knowledge of empirical regularities of different macroeconomic theories.
  • Ability to construct large macroeconomic models using sophisticated econometric techniques.
  • Ability to handle, process and analyze large data sets using
    packages such as Matlab, R, Eviews, the General Algebraic Modeling
    System.
  • Competence in Microsoft Suites (Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Access) and SAP.

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

Application Deadline: 15th June, 2017. 

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