Division Manager at African Development Bank (AfDB)

African Development Bank (AfDB) established to strengthen dialogue between the Bank and the Government is recruiting to fill the below position:

Position Title: Division Manager

Grade: PL-2
Position N°: 50064843
Reference: ADB/13/131

Objectives
The key role of the Governance Economic and Financial Management department (OSGE) is to promote good governance, transparency and accountability, prudent economic management and the improvement of the business environment in Regional Member Countries (RMCs). These objectives are achieved through operations designed to support reforms and build institutional capacity, including through policy based lending, institutional support projects, technical assistance and upstream analytical and advisory work. OSGE’s activities are in line with the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy (TYS) as well as the Governance Strategic Framework and Action Plan.
The Governance Division is engaged in mainstreaming governance matters into Bank Group operations and promoting good governance in RMCs through supporting activities and initiatives aimed at improving transparency and accountability in public financial management, fighting corruption, building capacity, and strengthening institutions. The Division is responsible for preparing governance assessments, governance policy based operations, institutional capacity building and technical assistance operations, and the provision of Bank support to international, continent wide and regional governance initiatives (Africa Peer Review Mechanism, etc.) together with other relevant Departments of the Bank.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Director, Governance Economic and Financial Management, the incumbent will be responsible for managing the staff of the Division, and planning, organizing as well as coordinating its activities. His/Her duties and responsibilities will include the following:

Management of the Division, Operations Design and Portfolio Management

    Establish and monitor the work program of the Division;
    Manage his/her team in delivering high quality, timely project cycle activities (from identification to completion of policy based operations, institutional support projects and technical assistance operations) in the area of governance and administer the Bank’s portfolio;
    Provide technical and operational advice, support and technical guidance, including quality control to policy documents, institutional reports and country operations in the area of governance, anti-corruption and public financial management;
    Oversee the preparation approval and implementation of the Division’s budget and mission schedules in conformity with the general rules and procedures of the Bank;
    Manage staff to ensure a highly performing, well motivated team, including agreeing job plans, assessing performance, appraising potential and determining training needs, promoting team work, etc.

Sector analysis

    Contribute to and participate in the identification and organization of the analytical work to reinforce thematic operations as well as advisory services in particular on governance, facilitate the application of targeted support to the Bank’s governance agenda including through technical assistance and trust funds;
    Collaborate with the regional departments and other relevant departments and units of the Bank to lead the economic sector works that underpin the Bank’s involvement in governance based operations, including diagnostic assessments on governance matters, etc.) and ensure that governance aspects are mainstreamed in Bank Country Strategy Papers and Bank financed operations;
    With other relevant staff of the Department , provide leadership on policy and operational matters related to governance, anti-corruption and public finance management;
    Promote sector knowledge and dissemination of good practices in the area of governance, within and outside the Bank, articulate and advocate key governance issues and challenges facing the continent and the Bank’s response; provide leadership in strengthening the Bank’s work on corporate governance integrity, transparency and accountability standards and practices;
    Contribute to the formulation and implementation of Bank policies and initiatives in light of international best practices with the aim of strengthening quality at entry, operational effectiveness and policy advice;
    Collaborate with other relevant departments of the Bank to review and update the Bank’s strategy, policies and operational guidelines related to governance, anti-corruption and public finance management;
    Participate in the preparation of reports, briefs and other relevant publications and analytical work.


Donor coordination and partnerships on governance

    Contribute to the Bank’s strategic engagement with partners on governance (UNECA, UNDP World Bank, OECD, bilateral partners, etc), and in relevant special initiatives ( Africa Technical Assistance Center, Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative, Collaborative African Budget Reform Initiative, African Tax Administration Forum ,etc);
    Represent the Bank at regional and international meetings, conferences and seminars or governance issues.


Requirements
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    A minimum of a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Public Finance, Development Economics or Public Policy and Administration (or other relevant discipline);
    Preferably a minimum of eight (8) years relevant experience in a multilateral development institution or reputable development organization;
    A good knowledge of development issues in Africa and a solid grasp of governance issues (public financial management, promotion of transparency and accountability in public affairs, fight against corruption, etc.);
    Demonstrated ability to manage complex teams and to challenge poor staff performance effectively;
    Proven ability to build and lead teams in a productive way;
    Excellent analytical skills;
    Demonstrated strategic skills;
    Ability to build partnership with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution;
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French with a working knowledge of the other language;
    Experience in the application of standard Operations Project Cycle activities of multilateral financing institutions;
    Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)


Application Closing Date
12th September, 2013

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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