Program Coordinator at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

African Development Bank (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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Program Coordinator
Reference: ADB/17/358

Grade: PL4

Position N°: 50093749

The Complex

  • 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 Hiring Division

  • The Front Office of the Vice-Presidency, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization provides strategic guidance to the overall functioning of the Complex by providing support to the Vice President.
  • The Front Office is responsible for the coordination of the overall work, including Operations, Policy, and Economic Sector Works, Partnership, Client relationship management and work with Directors and Managers within and outside the complex, to ensure effective delivery of the mandate of the Complex. 
The Position
  • The Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall coordination of thematic and sectoral work of the Vice-Presidency, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization Complex.
  • The program Coordinator will work closely with the Vice President and the Sector Directors and provide technical and strategic input.
  • The incumbent also helps coordinate the Vice-presidency's front office, sector departments, as well as the complex' sector works – Private Sector, Industrialization, Trade, Regional Integration and Infrastructure – within the complex and with the five regional hubs.
  • The incumbent will provide expertise in the area of development of strategy, policy and work program management through leveraging the IT system. Establishes procedures and controls mechanism to improve efficiency of the Front Office and indeed the complex.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general guidance and supervision of the Vice-President, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, the Program Coordinator will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Supervise and guide the implementation of the complex work program, ensure quality delivery, strategic alignment and resource optimization;
  • Report to the Vice-President on work progress and identify critical areas that deserve specific support and provide recommendations as appropriate;
  • Work with the IT to develop tools and instruments necessary for the effective monitoring and control of the delivery of the Complex Work Program;
  • Serve as focal point and lead complex strategic and thematic work on selected sectors such as Regional Integration, Private Sector, Industry, Trade and Infrastructure and Investment Climate or other sectors as may be defined by the Vice President; working closely with the Sector Directors and Managers;
  • Liaise with the directorates of the sector departments, the Bank's five regional hubs and other key stakeholders to ensure coherence and complementarity across activities while also ensuring coherence and synergy within the work of the various departments and divisions of the complex;
  • Serve as focal point for Complex work on Partnership, supporting Directors and Managers to leverage partnership to drive their work program;
  • Promote the use of the full range of Bank's instruments in order to crowd-in external public and private financing (including external funding channelled by the Bank);
  • Ensure follow up/Draft Vice-Presidency's briefing materials i.e. talking points, speeches, media program; etc.;
  • Build relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, Regional Development Banks, Development Financial Institutions, other Multilateral Development Banks, banking and multilateral partners and government officials;
  • Represent the complex on internal and external events of the Bank to enhance collaboration and knowledge sharing;
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Vice-President.
Selection Criteria
  • Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
  • Hold at least a Master's degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Economics, Public Policy and Public Administration, International Development or other relevant discipline;
  • Have minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience;
  • Demonstrated good knowledge of the operational policies, procedures and practices of major bilateral and multilateral development agencies;
  • Good operation experience with the African Development Bank, with broad skills in operations evaluations, stakeholder engagement, and with strong analytical skills in assessment of institutional capacities and projects implementation;
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage;
  • Client and results oriented individual, with strong analytical skills, sense of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • 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;
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a good knowledge of the other;
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).

Location: Côte d'Ivoire

Application Closing Date
2nd August, 2017.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:

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