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  • 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.

    Portfolio Results Officer, PINS2

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA  
    • Experience
      5 years
    • Location
    • Job Field
      Finance / Accounting / Audit  

    Reference: ADB/19/249
    Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire [or potentially regional hub]
    Grade: PL5
    Position N°: 50000807

    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 Department

    • For effective, coherent and harmonized Private Sector Operations performed by the 5 sectoral departments of the Bank (Energy, Infrastructure, Industry and Trade, Agriculture and Social Services, Financial services) a Central Support Department for Non-Sovereign Operations (NSO)-related activities (PINS) was put in place.
    • The primary role of PINS is to: (i) assist Sector Departments to efficiently design and monitor NSOs, in a coherent manner, in line with the best market practices and in consistency with the Bank’s related Strategies, Policies and Guidelines, including the Bank’s Private Sector Development Strategy and Policy, (ii) manage the corporate portfolio and provide shared services to the other NSO departments

    The Position

    • The Portfolio Results Officer is responsible for Quality Control and Reporting on the results of the NSO Portfolio.  He/She will also extend support to Sector Portfolio Officers and Project Monitoring Officers in performing their duties, in particular in the use of Key Performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the results and impact of NSOs and in the use of early warning tools.
    • The incumbent will also be responsible of the sections on the development impact of the periodic Flagship Portfolio Reports.
    • The incumbent also takes an active part in committees/task forces related to NSO corporate portfolio issues, within the Bank and, when required, those initiated and led by the other DFIs partners.

    Duties and responsibilities
    Under the supervision of the Division Manager, the Portfolio Results Officer will perform the following duties:

    • Quality control of development results by reviewing the Supervision Reports prepared by Portfolio Management Officers.
    • Assist sector Portfolio Officers and Project Monitoring Officers in improving development results tracking, including through critical review of data collected.
    • Build an information basis that track, review and analyze data and consolidate results at corporate portfolio level.
    • Coordinate the supervision and monitoring of NSOs’ Results, with Sector and Regional Organizational Units.
    • Conduct portfolio analytical work to provide Senior Management with current state of the portfolio performance from a development impact perspective, making recommendations to improve the developmental impact of the portfolio.
    • Review the monitoring of development results templates and related guidelines.
    • Provide inputs to the regular revision of the Result Based Logical Framework (RBLF) guide for each sector.
    • Participate in the design and implementation of tools, dashboards, and early warning system to improve the overall quality of the portfolio.
    • Develop benchmarks in line with market trends and best practices among Development Finance Institutions (DFIs).
    • Periodically contribute to various flagships reports to Management.
    • Assist in designing capacity building programs for Investment and Portfolio Management Officers to improve NSOs’ implementation tracking.
    • Act as the focal point to coordinate work with various quality assessment and control organs (BDEV, SNOQ, etc.).
    • Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

    Selection Criteria

    • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Business Administration, Finance, Banking or Economics or Social Sciences;
    • Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant professional experience in M&E techniques and practices. Knowledge of Multilateral Development Banks’ (MDB) private sector business will be an added advantage;
    • Comprehensive state-of-the-art understanding of development impact of private sector investments.;
    • Understanding and interest in economic concepts with good knowledge of international economic development issues;
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of development results reporting, with strong drafting ability.
    • Analytical and numerical skills with a good eye for details and proficiency in the use of analysis tools, especially Excel;
    • Ability to respond swiftly to new situations and to anticipate new issues;
    • Sense of initiative and innovation with strong analytical and communication skills;
    • Team spirit with excellent interpersonal skills dealing with internal and external contacts;
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other;
    • Competency in the use of Bank’s standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP is desirable.

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    Lead Reviser – French, CHLS

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationMBA/MSc/MA  
    • Experience
      8 years
    • Location
    • Job Field
      Art / Crafts / Languages  

    Reference: ADB/19/107/3
    Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire [or potentially regional hub]
    Grade: PL2
    Position N°: 50092483

    The Complex

    • The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services (CHVP) Complex ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services. The complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity, and health and safety strategies.

    The Hiring Department:

    • The primary role of the Language Services Department is to ensure, as required by the Bank’s Agreement, the accessibility in the two working languages of the Bank (English and French, and on occasion Arabic and Portuguese) of all issues and documents submitted to Senior Management and governing bodies of the Bank, for efficient decision-making aimed at the achievement of the Bank’s mission.
    • In this regard, the Department accords high priority to ensuring an accurate and effective flow of communication within the Bank, and also between the Bank, its shareholders, development partners and the public at large, by providing the highest quality of translation, interpretation, editing and terminological services to the Institution. It also seeks to promote multilingualism to enhance communication among staff with the Bank’s clients and partners.

    The Position

    • Under the general supervision of the Director, Language Services Department, the Lead Reviser will: i) contribute to strategic thinking on policies, rules and procedures governing the Bank’s language services; ii) design and implement quality control mechanisms for translations produced by the Department; lead coaching and mentoring programs for translators and revisers; and iv) produce French translation and revision work of impeccable quality for the Bank.

    Duties and responsibilities
    Under the supervision and guidance of the Director of Language Services Department, the Lead Reviser will provide high level language services, including but not limited to:

    • Ensure quality control of Translation Bank-wide, with special focus on the quality ofdocuments to be submitted to Senior Management and Governing Bodies of the Bank;
    • Review, and update policies and procedures governing the Bank’s language services;
    • Lead and ensure quality control of work done by translators and coordinate such activities during meetings and events organized by the Bank for its stakeholders at headquarters and abroad;
    • Revise translations of complex, highly technical and sensitive documents to be sent to the Bank’s Regional and Non-Regional Member Countries, including Head of State and Government;
    • Ensure the publication of high quality translations covering the full range of the Bank’s work, namely: reports of an economic and financial nature, statements from Senior Management, audit reports, planning and programming documents, project appraisal reports, legal documents, etc.;
    • Lead brainstorming sessions within the Department for terminology harmonization across the Bank;
    • Devise strategies aimed at achieving the objectives of the Department and the Bank on multilingualism and translation;
    • Serve as a contributing evaluator in the performance evaluation process of translators and revisers in accordance with Bank standards and practices;
    • Advise management on the budgetary and financial implications of translation activities and its impact on the Bank’s administrative budget;
    • Represent the Department in working groups comprising different organizational units of the Bank, at the request of the Director;
    • Lead the Terminology Committee to ensure that new and technical concepts used in the Bank’s documents are identified, reviewed, translated and included in a Terminology Compendium for Bank-wide distribution;
    • Lead initiatives aimed at establishing or enhancing partnerships with sister institutions for knowledge sharing and staff exchange programs;
    • Design and implement programs aimed at building internal and external capacities in translation, editing and revision;
    • Spearhead and coordinate all professional and related training required in Translation, including training in the use of various computer-assisted translation tools.

    Selection Criteria

    • Have at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in translation;
    • Have at least 8 (eight) years of professional experience in a similar organization at increasing levels of responsibility;
    • Strong expertise in French revision;
    • Ability to think strategically with a view to identifying shortcomings in translation policies, procedures and processes and propose solutions to overcome them;
    • Ability to work under pressure, with calm and serenity, setting priorities and handling multiple tasks simultaneously;
    • Capacity to analyze complex translation requests and scenarios and find appropriate solutions;
    • Capacity to lead a group of professional staff and coordinate interactions with other teams in the Department and Bank-wide;
    • High sense of responsibility, confidentiality and discretion;
    • Strong expertise in the formulation and implementation of relevant mentoring and development programs for teams of translators;
    • Ability to communicate efficiently (written and oral) in English or French;
    • High level skills and operational effectiveness;
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and demonstrate knowledge of other software packages applicable to translation (workflow, scheduling, translation memory, etc.).

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