African Development Bank Ghana Recruiting Several Positions

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30 Sep, 2013

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Job Title 1: Principal Rural Infrastructure Specialist At African Development Bank

Objectives

To contribute to the fulfilment of the objectives of the Bank as defined in the Bank’s Vision to be the leading development finance institution in Africa, dedicated to providing quality assistance to African Regional Member Countries in their poverty alleviation efforts. This will be realized through the Bank’s Agricultural sector strategy focusing on the development of agricultural production and marketing infrastructure and renewable natural resources management.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Division Manager, OSAN.2, and working in collaboration with Task Managers, the incumbent will contribute technical inputs to the Bank Group’s operational activities relating to agriculture and rural development, through the review of the technical design and institutional arrangements for agricultural projects/programmes in general and water management projects in particular, proposed for Bank’s funding and assessing their technical feasibility by:

•   leading Bank’s operational activities relating to agricultural infrastructure development, including country strategy planning in view of developing pipeline of agricultural projects for country lending programme, including project identification, preparation, appraisal, mid-term review, supervision, post-evaluation (PCR) and presentation of loan/grant proposal to the Board;
•   undertaking personally and leading, as required, field missions to identify, prepare, appraise and/or supervise project implementation and follow-up on Bank financed sector studies, monitor projects procurement and disbursement and reporting systems to ensure that these are consistent with Bank’s rules of procedures; or causing for such missions to be undertaken by consultants and/or co-operating institutions such as FAO;
•   providing technical and policy advice to Bank’s management and professional staff from member countries during project implementation including procurement, project monitoring and evaluation;
•   promoting regional integration and coordination of donors interventions that minimise duplication of effort and foster complementarities through sharing of agricultural and rural development tasks based on comparative advantage of various partners;
•   undertaking project management and loan administration tasks; and
•   representing the Bank in  coordination meetings with national and international institutions;

Qualification Required & Experience

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

The Principal Infrastructure Engineer will have:

•   at least, a Master’s degree or its equivalent in civil engineering,  irrigation or related science;
•   preferably,  a minimum of six (06) years of relevant professional experience in project design, management and supervision;
•   the ability to work in team;
•   a good interpersonal, communication and analytical skills;
•   good result and client service orientation;
•   a good leadership abilities; (vii) the ability to apply innovative approaches;
•   a good mastery of standard computer applications (Microsoft office package) with knowledge of SAP as a plus; and
•   the ability to communicate and write effectively in English or French with good working knowledge of the other  language.

Location: Ghana

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and qualified candidates should

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Closing Date: 09 October, 2013

Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit an online application, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Job Title 2: Principal Private Sector Development Specialist At African Development Bank

Objectives

The main objective of the Governance Division (OSGE.1) within the Governance Department is to assist Regional Member Countries (RMCs) to reform and develop their economies by promoting effective public sector governance geared towards improving the investment climate and creating an enabling environment for private sector development;

The Division pursues its objectives by designing and monitoring reform support, budgetary support and institution building operations, based on analytical, diagnostic and prospective studies.  The coordination of these activities with other partner institutions is a priority in the Division’s modus operandi.  The Division conducts policy dialogue with governments and concerned actors in RMCs on economic and financial management. It advises other Bank departments and participates in designing and conducting training for staff in its fields of competence.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Manager, Governance Division, the incumbent performance the following duties and responsibilities:

•   Be the focal point for issues related to the investment climate in the private sector, the business environment, public-private partnership (PPP) frameworks and corporate governance.  In that regard, s/he will : (i) provide technical support to the division in these areas: (ii) interact with other departments (Country Departments, Private Sector Department, etc..) and external partners that support governments in those areas; (iii) represent the Bank in partnerships, networks and national/regional/international training workshops and seminars on private sector development and related issues; and (iv) direct or facilitate Bank activities and initiatives aimed at promoting an effective private sector environment in RMCs and all related issues;
•   Manage Bank participation in various initiatives aimed at improving the private investment climate or corporate governance in Africa;
•   Direct, coordinate and/or participate in identifying, appraising and negotiating Bank operations (reform programs, institution building projects) based on or having components related to the creation of an enabling environment for private sector development and corporate governance, involving RMC governments, various development partners and interested parties or stakeholders;
•   Conduct the operations portfolio supervision and management in the area of business climate improvement, to ensure their implementation within the set timeframes, in line with agreed objectives;
•   In partnership with other departments and donors, conduct and coordinate analytical work on the private sector investment climate in RMCs, derive there from the revitalization strategies and define areas for Bank assistance.  Such analytical work should provide necessary information for the preparation of Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) and other relevant documents;
•   Provide technical advice to RMC governments and Bank field offices on issues related to the creation of an enabling environment for private sector development;
•   Direct, coordinate and/or facilitate the preparation of policies, guidelines and reports on issues concerning the business environment and other areas that form part of the activities of OSGE.1.
•   Monitor country policies on the private sector environment, analyze and make recommendations for improving such policies, and contribute to evaluating country performance and risk in those areas;
•   Participate in RMC economic program review, provide professional opinion on the economic and financial management aspects, and their impact on the private investment environment;
•   Represent the Bank in coordination meetings, colloquia, regional or international seminars and conferences in areas relevant to the Department;
•   Conduct or contribute to research on issues related to the establishment of an enabling environment for private sector development , for the Bank’s internal use of external publication, with a view to contributing to the dissemination of knowledge and best practices;
•   Contribute to training Bank staff and RMC officials in its fields of competence;
•   Prepare notes and papers at the request of top Management (President and Vice-Presidents) treating subjects relevant to his/her responsibilities within the Department;
•   Perform any other duties pertinent to the work of OSGE.1 assigned by the Division Manager or the Director.

Qualification Required & Experience

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Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

•   At least a Master Degree or equivalent degree in economics/business management/applied economics/financial economics/economic and financial management.
•   At preferably a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the preparation management and supervision of development programs in areas related to business climate improvement;
•   High analytical capacity and in-depth theoretical knowledge in macro-economics, micro-economics and business management;
•   In-depth knowledge of private sector development and corporate governance issues in Africa,  as well as actions aimed at promoting the creation of an enabling environment for private sector development on the continent, acquired within national public or private, international or regional agencies;
•   Knowledge of the key tools for diagnosing and evaluating the quality of private sector environment; in-depth knowledge of Bank operational policies and guidelines in the public and private sector, as well as the institution’s operational rules of procedures;
•   Capacity to work as part of a team, analyze and synthesize; excellent inter-personal, communication and project management skills; attention to detail, readiness to promote good results and client focus;
•   Proven capacity to lead; promote the continent’s development, apply innovative approaches and change working methods, while remaining effective under changing working conditions;
•   Through ability to use standard if applications (Microsoft Office Duties); good knowledge of SAP will be an asset;
•   Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in French and/or English with working knowledge of the other language. Good working knowledge of Portuguese desirable.

Location: Ghana

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and qualified candidates should

Click Here To Apply Online

Closing Date: 07 October, 2013

Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit an online application, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Job Title 3: Principal Commercial Credit Risk Officer At African Development Bank

Objectives

The Credit Risk Management division (FFMA.2) is responsible for continuous assessment and monitoring of the risk profile of the Bank’s sovereign and non-sovereign portfolio. The Credit Risk Management Division makes recommendations with regard to credit risk ratings, impairment provisions and the efficient use of the Bank’s risk capital.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the general guidance and direction of the Division Manager, the incumbent will perform the following duties and responsibilities:

•   Review/Prepare Summary Credit Risk Note for adequacy of rating, pricing and security packages.
•   Contribute significantly to the development and updating of commercial credit risk management policies and guidelines, including procedures and processes for their implementation.
•   Play critical role in the development and upgrading of commercial credit risk identification and assessment methodologies, including appropriate assessment, monitoring and management tools and systems.
•   Monitor compliance with commercial credit risk and exposure management policies and guidelines and perform proactively on the quality of the non-sovereign portfolio, sensitivity analysis and stress testing.
•   Identify specific risks of individual non-sovereign transactions in the pipeline or in the portfolio under execution and recommend appropriate credit enhancement or risk mitigation measures.
•   Prepare risk mitigations notes for special transaction and the portfolio identifying risks of individual non-sovereign transactions and advising on their mitigation.
•   Advise appropriate pricing terms and conditions for non-sovereign transactions in consultation with investment officers.
•   Prepare background documentation for country team meeting management review committees on non-sovereign transactions.
•   Participate in due diligence missions on new non-sovereign transactions and supervision missions on active projects contributing to a better understanding of risks associated with them and of options for their mitigation.
•   Monitor credit risks in the non-sovereign portfolio analyzing the evolution of its risk profile and country, sector and obligor concentration, the adequacy of provisions and risk capital required to support non-sovereign credit exposure.
•   Prepare technical notes and/or papers on conduct studies of interest to the Board, Senior Management or the Department on commercial credit risk and related issues.

Qualification Required & Experience

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

•   At least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Finance, Business Administration, Econometrics,  or applied Economics
•   At least six (6) years of relevant experience related to non-sovereign counterparty rating migrations, NAV adjustments for private equity funds, impairment provisions for loans, distressed assets and risk mitigations techniques
•   High level professional knowledge of credit risk instruments
•   Familiarity with project finance, corporate lending and lending to financial institutions
•   Ability to build up the risk tools and methodologies are desirable
•   Knowledge of risk syndication, collateral management and structured financial products and risk derivatives is an added advantage
•   Strong quantitative, software use and analytical skills
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language. French skills are desirable.
•   Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

Location: Ghana

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and qualified candidates should

Click Here To Apply Online

Closing Date: 03 October, 2013

Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit an online application, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

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