African Development Bank Group (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. 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.
Chief Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships Officer
Job Type: Full Time
Experience: 7 years
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50093773
- The Vice Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank Group. This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.
The Hiring Department / Division
- As part of the Finance Complex, the Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Department is responsible for strategic partnerships, donor resource mobilization and the leveraging of the financial resources and instruments of the African Development Bank Group.
- The department is comprised of two divisions whose primary, joint role is to increase the pool and types of funding available to the Bank’s regional member countries, particularly for transformative projects in line with the Bank’s Ten-year strategy and High Five priorities.
- The Non-Sovereign and International Institutions Division, FIRM.2 is responsible for managing relationships with new partners, emerging economies and non-sovereign partnerships including relationships with private sector co-financiers and institutional investors, Sovereign Wealth Funds, pension funds, Development Finance Institutions, private sector entities, and philanthropic foundations.
- The division also leads the partnership with sovereign entities such as bilateral aid agencies and manages a number of bilateral sovereign trust funds.
- The division also promotes co-financing with non-sovereign entities through co-financing facilities; finds innovative ways to partner with non-traditional donors and to work with other organizational units of the Bank to find resources for their initiatives (e.g. the Africa50 Fund); and works to develop innovative financial products and risk mitigation instruments which catalyze private capital to finance development in Africa (e.g. Private Sector Facility).
- Finally, the division is also responsible for the required periodic reporting on the use of funds as well as for the review of proposals for new partnerships through the Standing Committee on Partnerships.
- Under the oversight of the Division Manager, the Chief Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Officer is an important professional in the division who plays a key role in mobilizing and deploying the Bank Group’s resources, by contributing to the planning, conceptualization, elaboration and operationalization of key Bank Group non-statutory resource mobilization and partnerships processes. The incumbent will:
- Play a critical operational role in resource mobilization, trust funds and donor management, and resource monitoring and reporting.
- Provide specialist advice and support to internal and external clients on a range of resource mobilisation issues including but not limited to: creation and management of trust funds, special initiatives, co-financing facilities and any other innovative partnership mechanisms involving the Bank Group’s emerging and non-sovereign partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Chief Resource Mobilization Officer will:
- Task manage specific resource mobilization efforts through non-statutory replenishments, co-financing, fundraising for trust funds, special initiatives, co-financing and any other innovative partnership mechanisms with the Bank Group’s emerging and non-sovereign partners;
- Promote the efficient utilization of mobilized resources by user Departments based on best practice;
- Oversee the administration, monitoring of these funds as well as their disbursement, and prepare progress reports/financial reports to the respective Donors and to senior management;
- Provide internal stakeholders with technical advice and information on development partner funding priorities to strengthen opportunities for target fundraising and facilitate the coordination and collaboration between Bank Group business units ;
- Organize regular internal and external outreach events for the benefit of staff and other stakeholders to explain the activities of the different funds;
- Participate in and contribute to key partnerships meetings, (including those with other Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) and other international organizations and philanthropic organizations) to seek for new resource mobilization and partnership opportunities for the Bank Group; contribute to effective collaboration with other departments and complexes;
- Take a key operational role in the conceptualization, elaboration and presentation of Bank Group resource mobilization and negotiation documents; elaborate policy and strategy papers relevant to resource mobilization;
- Contribute to the development of strategic options for positioning the Bank Group in the global aid architecture, mobilizing and deploying its resources, by contributing to the planning, conceptualization, elaboration and presentation of the Bank Group key resource mobilization and negotiation documents;
- Assist in elaborating division objectives, work programs and their execution, while ensuring that deadlines are met and that outputs reach the highest technical standards.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
- Minimum of a Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, Law, International Affairs and/or other relevant fields.
- Minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience with demonstrable operational track record in resource mobilization. Experience in resource mobilization across (i) public and/or non-profit and (ii) private sectors along with established operational track record in achieving results;
- Proven ability to use Innovation and Creativity to solve business problems.
- Proven ability to effectively conduct complex negotiations with public and private institutions.
- Recognized as a technical expert with a broad business knowledge.
- Ability to recognise and utilizes trends in the market to add value to clients.
- Ability to actively build and contribute to internal and external networks
- Technical expertise in grasping and understanding key trends in development finance and their implications, (including the various donors’ assistance policies, bilateral and multilateral partnership trends in the short-, medium-, and long-term)
- Knowledge of the MDBs various financial instruments, policies as well as of its resource mobilization and on-lending activities;
- Analytic thinking – ability to interpret and explain patterns in information in a simple manner to a diverse audience
- Proven ability to persuade, influence and win over a skeptical audience; and tailor arguments to all levels of stakeholders.
- Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.
- Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software applications, particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel as well as SAP.
Division Manager – Operations Committee Secretariat
Job Type: Full Time
Experience: 8 years
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50092390
- The Senior Vice-Presidency is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve its strategic objective and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
- The Senior Vice-Presidency will provide effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions. The Senior Vice-Presidency will lead senior management discussions, decision-making processes and the implementation of key Board and Management decisions.
The Hiring Department
- The role of the Operations Committee Secretariat is to support the Bank’s Operations Committee in its efforts towards sharpening the country focus and strategic selectivity of the Bank’s operations; enhancing the quality of operations; strengthening the Bank’s internal cooperation and cohesion among operations departments; and improvement in the development impact of the Bank’s support to its Regional Member Countries.
- Under the supervision of the Director, the Division Manager:
- Supports the Operations Committee to sharpen the country focus and strategic selectivity of the Bank’s operations, strengthen its internal cooperation and cohesion, and improve its development impact;
- Coordinates and manages the Bank review and clearance process for all Operations;
- Manages and oversees continuous enhancement of the Bank’s review and clearance processes and systems ensuring their consistency with industry standards and quality review; and
- Manages Operations Committee meetings and contribute to the management of the Operations Committee’s activities in consultation with operations department and their respective Front Offices of Vice Presidents.
- The Operations Committee Secretariat ensures that the African Development Bank delivers high quality and impactful investments to meet the development priorities of its Regional Member Countries.
- The core mandate of the Operations Committee Secretariat to provide secretariat support to the Operations Committee in its day-to-day activities and support the Committee in developing the required processes and procedures to effectively carry out its work.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Director, Operations Committee Secretariat, the Division Manager performs the following:
Review of operations proposals:
- Assist in ensuring that all Bank operations, policies and strategies are prepared in accordance with Bank rules, policies and procedures.
- Ensure compliance and quality control of all documents prepared for Operations Committee discussion before dissemination.
- Submit for Operations Committee’s consideration proposals that are ready for appraisal, negotiation, and submission to the Board.
- Support Operations Committee’s decision-making process and prepare the necessary materials to inform the President as necessary.
- Monitor and report on the effectiveness and compliance of the review process;
- Coordinate and manage the review process to ensure the quality and timeliness of reviews to support Operations Committee decisions and timely submission of quality proposals to the Board.
- Establish and maintain streamlined, efficient and high quality review and clearance processes at appropriate levels
- Revamp the review systems and procedures as deemed necessary to support fast-track quality review.
Management of OpsCom:
- Coordinate the review of documents submitted for Operations Committee’s clearance to ensure compliance with all relevant corporate policies and strategies and alignment with the High 5s and the Ten-Year Strategy, as well as clearly established readiness and delivery mechanisms prior to submission for Operations Committee’s consideration.
- Manage the preparation of Operations Committee meetings, requisite minutes and related reports, as well as tracking implementation of Operations Committee’s decisions.
- Review all documents post Operations Committee’s review and ensure timely clearance as appropriate.
- Monitor and report on the implementation of the review and clearance process at lower levels and on country and regional teams’ compliance with established process and systems.
- Develop appropriate guidelines to accommodate various processing need for proposals without undermining quality.
- Develop, maintain, and continuously improve Operations Committee internal operating procedures.
- Review and propose improvements to the efficiency and effectiveness of the Operations Committee’s review and clearance process.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
- Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Social Sciences, Business Administration, Engineering, Economics or related disciplines.
- Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience in the development and management of operations or programs, and policies/strategies within the Bank or other Multilateral Development Banks or in similar organizations.
- Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
- Knowledge of operational policies and strategies of Development Finance Institutions, as well as understanding of processes for developing and implementing development projects and programs.
- Track record of successful coordination and management of work program with innovation, flexibility, and on short notice.
- Solid analytical skills, with problem-solving capacity while balancing long and short-term trade-offs.
- Demonstrated capacity to engage with multiple stakeholders at Senior management level as well as at professional staff level to consistently deliver support for compliance and assist in delivering high quality proposals on time.
- Ability to think strategically and make sound decisions fast, and to provide sound advice to Senior Management on policies, proposals, processes, and procedures.
- Ability to manage heavy workloads as well as multi-tasking, in an environment with shifting demands, priorities and deadlines.
- Strong communication skills, coupled to ability to work effectively across institutional boundaries in order to achieve institutional effectiveness without compromising quality.
- Excellent on building team capacity and team work, with strong coaching and mentoring skills.
- Ability to work in French and/or English, with a working knowledge of the other language.
- Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, SAP, PowerPoint, MS Project).
Method of Application
Use the links below to apply on company website.
- Chief Resource Mobilisation and Partnerships Officer
- Division Manager – Operations Committee Secretariat
Deadline: 24th July, 2017