Posted on :
1 Oct, 2019
1 Oct, 2019
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 financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.
Job Title: Senior Private Sector Development Officer
The Vice-Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization. The complex main functions are to (i) strengthen the enabling environment for private sector and financial sector development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development, (ii) support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and (iii) place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa. The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.
The private sector development (PSD) team coordinates the efforts of the Bank in support of the development of the private sector in Africa. The main focus will be on helping countries plan and implement reforms aiming at improving the business enabling environment for the private sector. The main activities include economic sector work, private sector diagnostics, policy dialogue, and designing and supervising the implementation of regulatory reforms. The team works with various units of the Bank, in regional and country offices as well as from sector departments and the economic governance department to prepare comprehensive reform plans addressing key sectors or factors pertaining to the enabling environment in Regional Member Countries (RMCs).
Duties and responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Chief Policy Economist, the Senior Private Sector Development Specialist will perform the following, but not limited to: