African Development Bank Vacancy 2024

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development finance institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 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. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2023 – 2032) 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.

Position 1: Driver

Including desirable skills, experience and knowledge

  • Hold at least a High School Diploma;
  • Hold a valid driver’s license with a clean track record;
  • Possess any additional documentation and/or certification to carry out the job;
  • Have the right to work in Ethiopia;
  • Have a minimum of three (3) years of relevant experience as a driver in an international/multinational organization, or public or private sector organization;
  • Experience and skills in minor vehicle repairs, and routine maintenance for the vehicles;
  • Possess working knowledge of the rules and regulations involved in the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of automotive equipment;
  • Demonstrated initiative; be discreet, honest and have good character;
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in either French or English. Working knowledge of other languages will be an added advantage;
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software e.g. Microsoft Word and use of Internet.

The Driver will provide reliable and safe driving services to the Deputy Director-General and perform office messenger duties.

Position 2: Senior Program Officer

COMPETENCIES (Qualifications, Experience & Skills):

  • At least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in the economics, politics, international relations, rural/development studies, law, management, or related social sciences and interdisciplinary studies;
  • An excellent understanding of contemporary debates in political economy, broadly understood, both in the Africa and elsewhere, informed by both orthodox and heterodox socioeconomic and political and/or diplomatic theory;
  • Strong familiarity with the role of other development finance institutions in facilitating socioeconomic reform and addressing poverty reduction in developing countries;
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in addressing challenges in developing countries, preferably gained in regional, continental or international development agencies working in or in Africa or in public service;
  • Solid understanding of regional integration and the workings of supranational organizations, (knowledge and/or experience with the workings of the AU, African RECs, and other regional mechanisms would be a plus);
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including a proven ability to think strategically, seeing the big picture without sacrificing the details, proven negotiation skills and team building skills, as well as a credible ability to influence and present ideas;
  • Capacity to connect, understand and influence stakeholders at all levels;
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to handle the high-level demands of a complex, multinational, multicultural organization, including the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong capacity to analyse actions from the perspectives of stakeholders, and to translate strategic thinking into compelling action plans;
  • Demonstrated ability to take prudent business risks and make effective, timely and well-determined decisions;
  • Ability to plan and manage staff to achieve high quality results and encourage innovation in an open team-based environment, inspiring trust and influencing, and resolving differences across organizational boundaries;
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language; and
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software applications (Office suites, Enterprise Resource Planning; Collaboration Suites).

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Lead Program Co-coordinator, the Senior Program Officer will perform the following duties and responsibilities.

Position 3: Finance and Administrative Officer

COMPETENCIES (Qualifications, Experience & Skills):

  • At least a Master’s degree in Accounting, Information Systems, Finance or Business Administration. Membership of an internationally recognized professional accounting body (CA, CPA, ACCA or their equivalents) would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience in an accounting firm or in an international/multinational financial organization, and additional experience in a public or private sector organization would be an advantage
  • Capacity to work effectively in a team.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competency in the use of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of SAP S/R would be an advantage.

Position 4: Water & Sanitation Officer

 COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):

  • At least a Master’ degree s in Civil Engineering, Water and Sanitation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, or related field with a focus on water security and sanitation
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional working experience in water security and sanitation programming, project management, and policy formulation at national level. In-depth knowledge and practical experiences with integrated water resource management, climate change and water governance modalities.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, conceptualize and synthesize complex water security and sanitation sector issues (translated into effective oral and written briefs)
  • Knowledge of water security and sanitation, sector reforms, public-private partnerships, sector coordination, innovative financing mechanisms and pro-poor strategies in the country
  • Experience in undertaking project cycle activities particularly: investment planning, identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision of water security and sanitation sector infrastructure (including water supply and sanitation, dams, storage, water conveyance structures, irrigation, climate risk management, etc.)
  • Clear understanding of the technical and policy drivers of the water sector and the political economy of reforms.
  • Strong analytical skills, in designing water sector operations, including climate risk assessments.
  • Ability to initiate innovative approaches and originality at work.
  • Professional experience in international development finance institutions and working experience into the region are preferred.
  • Familiarity with the work of other multilateral and bilateral development finance institutions
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a multi-cultural environment sustaining partnerships, and to build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
  • Problem solving – Applies knowledge of past situations/trends as appropriate; generates and tests multiple hypotheses or explanations for a given situation.
  • Client orientation – Identifies client needs and business trends and proactively consults with them to deliver integrated, customized solutions.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills in English; proficiency in other languages desirable.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Location: Addis Ababa, ET

Closing Date: 07/04/2024

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