Country Manager - MWFO
African Development Bank - AfDB
Nigeria
1d ago
source : myJobmag

Duties and Responsibilities

Management of the Country Portfolio :

  • Initiate and lead dialogue with Government and the private sector on systemic issues relating to portfolio management, to improve the performance and quality of Bank operations based on agreed result framework, which will be assessed using key performance indicators and targets;
  • Identify and address cross-cutting and country specific portfolio issues, and advise the Country Team in the design, implementation and supervision arrangements for the portfolio as well as new business development;
  • Oversee all aspects of portfolio management, sovereign and non-sovereign, to ensure quality at entry and during implementation, including performance monitoring, in line with Bank corporate policies, strategies, guidelines and directives;
  • Continuously reviewing country portfolio, country operations and work programs to ensure that it is aligned to the implementation of the new Business Development and Delivery Model;
  • Initiate and support resource mobilization in the country and follow up on related works, including counter-part contributions, co-

  • financing opportunities, as well as Country Policy and Institutional Assessments;
  • Relationship Management :

    Manage and develop relationships with key clients (governments, central and local authorities and private actors) at the highest level of seniority, and position the African Development Bank (AfDB) as the partner of choice to support high development impact operations in the country.

  • Build relationships with key stakeholders (including relevant regulators, businesses, NGOs and institutional and private investors);
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with sector departments to originate, process and manage an expanding pipeline of high quality investments, and support proactive and strategic economic and sector work as well as portfolio development and management, to meet the AfDB's targeted objectives;
  • Ensuring diplomatic tact and respect for due protocol, especially when it comes to dealing with the host country’s authorities and protecting the Bank's reputation and image in the country.

    Development of Strategy :

  • Develop and implement, in consultation with the Director General , an integrated investment and advisory support strategy for the AfDB’s activities, including country priorities and business targets for key industry groups, and key engagements, with a particular focus on High 5s and other high impact projects aligned with the Bank’s strategy to support the country’s development efforts;
  • Lead / coordinate capacity building, to enable the country to engage with key actors involved in the country’s sustainable, inclusive and green development;
  • Assess and provide advice to the Bank and to the Country with a special focus on addressing Fragility situation as appropriate and supporting climate resilient development in the country.

  • Support the alignment of the country strategy to the Bank’s High 5 priorities;
  • Fragility Assessment :

  • Conduct fragility assessments as per business requirement;Ensure the fragility lens is being applied in the design and implementation of the Bank Group operations in the country;
  • Identify opportunities :

    Identify areas where the Bank can catalyze sustainable, inclusive and green development through innovation based on a thorough understanding of local markets and leading practices from the Bank’s international experience, as well as draw on the expertise of similar development partners especially in terms of conducting dialogue with authorities, resource mobilization, and co-

    financing opportunities;Develop knowledge to ensure that the AfDB is effectively working closely and coordinating with appropriate stakeholders within the country.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with these stakeholders and identify business opportunities taking into account the AfDB's strategy, comparative advantage and operational policies, instruments, procedures and products;
  • Identify and initiate opportunities directly linked to the Banks High 5 areas;
  • Country Office Management :

    Lead, manage, develop and mentor performance of country office by ensuring that the team is high performing, well-motivated, innovative, well-

    trained; have clear deliverables and remain highly committed to the success of ADB in the country;Supervise staff in the country office and undertake staff development and performance evaluation.

  • For sector experts, evaluation shall be done jointly by the Country Manager and the relevant Sector Department;Prepare, supervise and manage implementation of the country office budget and submit periodic reports in accordance with the Bank’s budget management regulations;
  • Plan and supervise the administrative, financial and personnel support services required; prepare budget and financial reports;
  • authorize expenditures, personnel actions, acquisitions and other administrative actions, and monitor the best possible contribution of the Action Time Recording System (ATRS) to the Cost Accounting System (CAS) of the Bank.

    Liaise and work closely with other department staff on issues such as audits of the country office, human resources, pipeline development in SRAS, portfolio management in BPPS and asset management (CHGS) and IT issues (CHIS).

  • Championing the Complex / Regional mandate and purpose providing a direct and indirect operational support that will contribute to the regional output and mandate in assigned Country;
  • External communication - Develop locally the AfDB's 'brand', building on the brand and the overall communications strategy, including engaging with civil society, non-

  • government organizations as well as the local media.AfDB Visibility - Represent and provide visibility for and including through organizing / participating in high profile events (Senior level visits, interviews, seminars, business events and conferences);
  • Quality Management Focus on ensuring quality and performance of the country portfolio; Ensure all reports and submissions are timely and of high quality;
  • work jointly with relevant country teams and managers to meet Key Performance Indicator (KPI) assigned targets;Play a key role and advise the Country Team on economic, political, social and other developments relevant to the Bank’s operations in the country;
  • Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience :

  • Minimum of a Master's degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, International Relations, Political Sciences, Economics or another relevant field;
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of extensive and progressive experience in country program operations in an international organization, including preferably three (3) years at a managerial or supervisory level;
  • Senior level experience in macroeconomic management, especially in public finance and debt essential;Portfolio management experience and expertise as an economist would be an asset and a track record in Business Development and delivery a clear advantage;
  • Solid knowledge and good grasp of the political economy, as well as the socio-economic and development issues in Africa specifically in the region of assignment;
  • Excellent analytical skills, strong capacity to analyse actions from the perspectives of stakeholders and translate strategic thinking into compelling plan of action;
  • High degree of personal commitment, interpersonal skills with proven communication, leadership, management, people management and supervisory skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals of different views, culture, nationality<, gender and age;Strong ability to cope with multiple demands and competing priorities under pressure;
  • Demonstrated leadership in conducting country dialogue with other development partners, especially on the core areas of the Delivery and Business Development Model (DBDM) where the Bank has comparative advantage.

    Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language. (Knowledge of Portuguese for Lusophone Countries and Arabic for North African Countries would be an advantage)Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and preferably, SAP.

    Reference : PL2

    Location : Democratic Republic of Congo

    The Complex

  • The Bank has reorganized and is developing the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex whose major objective is to build regional capabilities and bring responsibility for client activities closer to the regionsFive Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs have been created, each run by a Director General : Southern Africa, North Africa, West Africa;
  • East Africa, and Central Africa.

    The Hiring Department / Division

    Each Country Office falls within one of the five (5) Regions of the Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery HubsThe Hub oversees a combination of country and liaison offices, as well as non-

    presence countries. The Country Manager will be accountable to the Director General, in the specific African region where they are locatedEach Hub will house relevant operations, business development and project implementation functions and administrative capabilities in a shared service for rapid deployment into the individual countries, to help drive the overall business of the Bank effectively on the ground.

    The Position

    The Country Manager will lead the AfDB’s business development and delivery for sovereign, non-sovereign investment and provide advisory services in the assigned countryHe / she will support Bank’s teams in executing transactions, managing and expanding portfolios, and lead in executing projects and relevant work-

    programs, inclusive of the Bank’s High 5 priority areasH / she will establish and maintain strong relationships with business partners and high level in-

    country donors and representatives, as well as with governmental and non-governmental organizations, with the view of maximizing the development impact and effectiveness of the African Development Bank’s interventions, thus contributing to the overall development of the country, including the private sector.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Management of the Country Portfolio :

  • Initiate and lead dialogue with Government and the private sector on systemic issues relating to portfolio management, to improve the performance and quality of Bank operations based on agreed result framework, which will be assessed using key performance indicators and targets;
  • Identify and address cross-cutting and country specific portfolio issues, and advise the Country Team in the design, implementation and supervision arrangements for the portfolio as well as new business development;
  • Oversee all aspects of portfolio management, sovereign and non-sovereign, to ensure quality at entry and during implementation, including performance monitoring, in line with Bank corporate policies, strategies, guidelines and directives;
  • Continuously reviewing country portfolio, country operations and work programs to ensure that it is aligned to the implementation of the new Business Development and Delivery Model;
  • Initiate and support resource mobilization in the country and follow up on related works, including counter-part contributions, co-

  • financing opportunities, as well as Country Policy and Institutional Assessments;
  • Relationship Management :

  • Manage and develop relationships with key clients (governments, central and local authorities and private actors) at the highest level of seniority, and position the African Development Bank (AfDB) as the partner of choice to support high development impact operations in the countryBuild relationships with key stakeholders (including relevant regulators, businesses, NGOs and institutional and private investors);
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with sector departments to originate, process and manage an expanding pipeline of high quality investments, and support proactive and strategic economic and sector work as well as portfolio development and management, to meet the AfDB's targeted objectives;
  • Ensuring diplomatic tact and respect for due protocol, especially when it comes to dealing with the host country’s authorities and protecting the Bank’s reputation and image in the country.

    Development of Strategy :

  • Develop and implement, in consultation with the Director General , an integrated investment and advisory support strategy for the AfDB’s activities, including country priorities and business targets for key industry groups, and key engagements, with a particular focus on High 5s and other high impact projects aligned with the Bank’s strategy to support the country’s development efforts;
  • Lead / coordinate capacity building, to enable the country to engage with key actors involved in the country’s sustainable, inclusive and green development;
  • Assess and provide advice to the Bank and to the Country with a special focus on addressing Fragility situation as appropriate and supporting climate resilient development in the country.

  • Support the alignment of the country strategy to the Bank’s High 5 priorities;
  • Fragility Assessment :

  • Conduct fragility assessments as per business requirement;Ensure the fragility lens is being applied in the design and implementation of the Bank Group operations in the country;
  • Identify Opportunities :

    Identify areas where the Bank can catalyze sustainable, inclusive and green development through innovation based on a thorough understanding of local markets and leading practices from the Bank’s international experience, as well as draw on the expertise of similar development partners especially in terms of conducting dialogue with authorities, resource mobilization, and co-

    financing opportunities;Develop knowledge to ensure that the AfDB is effectively working closely and coordinating with appropriate stakeholders within the country.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with these stakeholders and identify business opportunities taking into account the AfDB's strategy, comparative advantage and operational policies, instruments, procedures and products;
  • Identify and initiate opportunities directly linked to the Banks High 5 areas;
  • Country Office Management :

    Lead, manage, develop and mentor performance of country office by ensuring that the team is high performing, well-motivated, innovative, well-

    trained; have clear deliverables and remain highly committed to the success of ADB in the country;Supervise staff in the country office and undertake staff development and performance evaluation.

  • For sector experts, evaluation shall be done jointly by the Country Manager and the relevant Sector Department;Prepare, supervise and manage implementation of the country office budget and submit periodic reports in accordance with the Bank’s budget management regulations;
  • Plan and supervise the administrative, financial and personnel support services required; prepare budget and financial reports;
  • authorize expenditures, personnel actions, acquisitions and other administrative actions, and monitor the best possible contribution of the Action Time Recording System (ATRS) to the Cost Accounting System (CAS) of the Bank.

    Liaise and work closely with other department staff on issues such as audits of the country office, human resources, pipeline development in SRAS, portfolio management in BPPS and asset management (CHGS) and IT issues (CHIS).

  • Championing the Complex / Regional mandate and purpose providing a direct and indirect operational support that will contribute to the regional output and mandate in assigned Country;
  • External communication - Develop locally the AfDB's 'brand', building on the brand and the overall communications strategy, including engaging with civil society, non-

  • government organizations as well as the local media.AfDB Visibility - Represent and provide visibility for and including through organizing / participating in high profile events (Senior level visits, interviews, seminars, business events and conferences);
  • Quality Management Focus on ensuring quality and performance of the country portfolio; Ensure all reports and submissions are timely and of high quality;
  • work jointly with relevant country teams and managers to meet Key Performance Indicator (KPI) assigned targets;Play a key role and advise the Country Team on economic, political, social and other developments relevant to the Bank’s operations in the country;
  • Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

  • Minimum of a Master's Degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, International Relations, Political Sciences, Economics or another relevant field;
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of extensive and progressive experience in country program operations in an international organization, including preferably three (3) years at a managerial or supervisory level;
  • Senior level experience in macroeconomic management, especially in public finance and debt essential;Portfolio management experience and expertise as an economist would be an asset and a track record in Business Development and delivery a clear advantage;
  • Solid knowledge and good grasp of the political economy, as well as the socio-economic and development issues in Africa specifically in the region of assignment;
  • Excellent analytical skills, strong capacity to analyse actions from the perspectives of stakeholders and translate strategic thinking into compelling plan of action;
  • High degree of personal commitment, interpersonal skills with proven communication, leadership, management, people management and supervisory skills;
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals of different views, culture, nationality<, gender and age;Strong ability to cope with multiple demands and competing priorities under pressure;
  • Demonstrated leadership in conducting country dialogue with other development partners, especially on the core areas of the Delivery and Business Development Model (DBDM) where the Bank has comparative advantage.

  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language. (Knowledge of Portuguese for Lusophone Countries and Arabic for North African Countries would be an advantage)Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and preferably, SAP. (adsbygoogle ).push( );
  • Reference : ADB / 18 / 120

    Location : Côte d’Ivoire

    The Hiring Department

    Located within the SVP Complex, the Operations Committee Secretariat and Quality Assurance Department works to continuously enhance the quality and timely delivery of Bank operations, The Department coordinates and supports the Bank’s global efforts towards sharpening the country focus, strategic selectivity and quality of the Bank’s operations.

    Within the Department, the Quality Assurance (QA) Division is an operational support unit of the African Development Bank (AfDB) that focuses on enhancing and mainstreaming the quality and results of the Bank’s strategies and operations.

  • To this end, it is responsible for : (i) setting quality standards for the Bank’s interventions; (ii) strengthening tools and processes throughout operational cycles;
  • and (iii) building staff capacities and facilitating operational knowledge dissemination.

    The Position

    Within the Quality Assurance Division, the Principal Quality Assurance Officer will oversee activities and manage relations with the Bank’s relevant departments, including those responsible for public sector operations.

  • The incumbent will be responsible for developing and integrating quality assurance and results tools into the project cycle of sovereign operations;
  • strengthening the Bank's overall reporting capacity and to report on its operational performance and development results.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Manager, the Principal Quality Assurance Officer will have the following duties : Staff guidelines and operational tools.

    Lead the process of refining and disseminating QaE standards and staff guidelines related to project preparation, implementation and completion through continued testing in collaboration with various project teams bank-

    wide.Quality-at-entry assessment. Support the quality at entry assessment operations, including refinement of the readiness review approach and methodology.

    Train and coach focal points responsible for QaE assessments; undertake quality controls of RRs.Operational performance evaluation : Establish evidence-

    based and results-based rating systems to capture performance throughout the project cycle at the individual and portfolio levels.

    Quality Control : design mechanisms to monitor compliance with quality standards and verify the integrity of the rating system used for the assessment of sovereign operations, undertake quality control of supervision and completion reports.

    Analytic work. Contribute to the preparation of the Quality Assurance Dashboard with the view to improve results reporting and strengthen the effectiveness of the Bank’s development finance interventions.

  • Staff learning and coaching. Facilitate workshops and learning events organized for operational staff, including staff members in field offices and regional resource centres;
  • provide training and mentoring of task managers especially for the mainstreaming of new tools;Helpdesk Management and quality assurance clinics.

    Contribute to helpdesk management activities and provide supports in quality assurance clinics.Relationship management. Maintain effective working relationships with staff of Regional and Sector Departments, to ensure Bank-

    wide ownership / internalization of quality assurance tools.Miscellaneous. Undertake other duties as assigned by the Division Manager.

    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience :

    Hold at least a Master's degree or equivalent in business administration, economics, statistics or related disciplines.Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience on quality assurance and results.

    Experience in IT and data management would be an asset.Knowledge of quality assurance policies and operational processes of multilateral development banks.

    Experience in developing training materials and conducting training workshops. Knowledge with e-learning development tools would be an advantage.

    Knowledge of results-based approaches.Be customer-oriented, especially in the management of sensitive issues in a multicultural environment.

    Demonstrate innovation and creativity.Be able to work independently with a minimum of supervision.Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and coordinate interdepartmental team effortsHave proven leadership, coaching and team management skills.

    Ability to communicate effectively (written and spoken) in English or French, preferably with a good working knowledge of the other language.

    Good command of standard applications of the Bank (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint); SAP's experience is desirable.

    Reference : ADB / 17 / 192 / 2

    Location : Côte d’Ivoire

    The Complex

    The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the African Development Bank and the African Development Fund.

  • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President; Independent Development Evaluation Department;
  • Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; Compliance Review and Mediation Unit; Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board;
  • Administrative Tribunal; Office of the Auditor General; Group Risk Management Directorate; General Counsel and Legal Services Department;
  • Communication and External Relations Department; Staff Integrity and Ethics Office and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat.

    The Hiring Department

    The Office of the Auditor General provides independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the Bank’s operations.

    It also assists the Bank to accomplish its strategic objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

    The Office of the Auditor General is responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling a broad, comprehensive program of auditing and consulting / advisory services both internally and externally including, without limitation, all projects and programs of the Bank group.

    The Position

    The overall responsibility of Audit Assistant will be to assist in providing independent and objective assurance and consulting and advisory services in compliance with established professional internal auditing standards, by Performing audits covering Bank Group activities and operations, comprising financial, operational, with a low level of complexity and proposing to the Chief / Principal Internal Auditor any area of improvement that can be shared with audit clients.

    The incumbent is expected to deliver less complex assignments, with limited supervision from the Chief / Principal auditor.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Auditor General, the Audit Assistant will : Assist auditors, in conducting large and complex audit assignments of activities relating to the financial, operational and administrative functions of the Bank.

    This would involve inter alia : Carry out audit tests and provide assistance in obtaining, analyzing and appraising data as a basis for an informed, objective opinion on the activity being audited.

    Review and analyze documentation, hold working sessions, gather appropriate evidence about the function / activity under review.

    Contribute to the preparation of audit reports by drafting audit findings and recommendations for the supervising auditor review and discuss them with auditees.

    Maintain "Audit Working Paper Files".Analyze auditees’ action plans to audit findings and recommendations and prepare draft final audit reports for review and approval before issuance to the President and the Boards.

  • For small and less complex audits : Under limited technical supervision of Chief / Principal Auditors, plan and conduct audits relating to the financial, operational and administrative activities such as Grants and Special Funds administered by the Bank which involve : Reviewing general documentation, policies, directives and guidelines of the activity to be audited;
  • preparing flow chart and internal control questionnaires, preparing audit programmes and the audit planning memorandum.Obtaining latest financial statements and ensuring that they are drawn up : in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards, on a basis consistent with previous financial statements.

    Reviewing Bank Reconciliation Statements for prompt preparation, long outstanding items and approval.Checking compliance with regulations, agreements, policies, directives and guidelines.

    Preparing a draft Audit Report for review of the supervisor. General and administrative matters assigned by audit supervisor, such as preparing for the Auditor General / Manager draft replies to communications.

    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience :

    Hold a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a Finance, Accounting, and Auditing, Risk Management or other related disciplines.

    Have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in a relevant area, with a minimum of two years practical internal / external audit experience.

    Good planning skills with excellent levels of initiative, organizational and interpersonal skills.Strong organizational skills, ability to multitask, attention to detail.

    Knowledge of administrative, budgeting and financial processesExperience within a multicultural and / or international environment is an added advantage.

    Client and results oriented individual holding a can do attitude Ability to be flexible, open minded with integrityAbility to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.

  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Access and Power Point); knowledge of SAP;
  • Knowledge of computer-assisted audit tools, particularly ACL and PENTANA, is an asset.

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