Principal Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, AHWS at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

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    The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is a multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries. The AfDB was founded in 1964 and comprises three entities: The African Development Bank, the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund.
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    • Open Jobs
      1. Principal Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, AHWS
      2. Social Development Officer, AHHD0
      3. Chief Corporate General Services and Procurement Officer, CHGS0
      4. Principal Sanitation Specialist, AHWS
      5. Director – Integrity and Anti-Corruption, PIAC
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    Principal Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, AHWS

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 6 years
    • Location Other
    • Job Field Banking&nbsp

    Reference: ADB/21/032
    Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
    Grade: PL4
    Position N°: 50062655

    The Complex

    • The Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex (AHVP) leads in implementing two of the five goals, namely “Feed Africa” and “Improve the Quality of Life for Africans”.
    • The Complex comprises five departments: (i) Agriculture and Agro-Industry Development; (ii) Agriculture Finance and Rural Development; (iii) Gender, Women and Civil Society; (iv) Water Development and Sanitation; and, (v) Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development.

    The Hiring Departments / Divisions:

    • The Water Development and Sanitation Department (AHWS) is responsible for the coordination of the Bank’s water development and sanitation-related activities to enhance synergies and contribute to achievement of all High 5s.
    • The Department consists of two Divisions: AHWS.1 for water coordination and partnerships, and AHWS.2 and AHWS.3 for water security and sanitation, as well as the African Water Facility (AWF). AHWS leads the preparation and implementation of water sector Non-Sovereign Operations (NSOs). It also supports regional hubs in operations and in the development and promotion of new knowledge, approaches and tools for green and inclusive water resources development and management, and for improved sanitation.
    • In so doing, the Department leads the scaling-up of the Bank’s contribution to Africa’s efforts to attain water security and sanitation for sustainable socio-economic transformation.

    The Position

    • The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will be the focal point person on all issues related to monitoring and evaluation at the Department, providing technical guidance and advice to the sector and Regional Member Countries (RMCs), and supporting regional hubs on WASH interventions to adopt appropriate M&E approaches.

    The position of the M&E Specialist has the following work objectives:

    • Provide lead role in the measurement, management, analysis and packaging of results data and development impact on WASH for reporting and knowledge management. The function will collaborate with all units in the Department (AHWS.1, AHWS.2, AHWS.3 and AWF), other departments in the Bank, and external platforms on development progress of the Bank. The position is imperative in ensuring that M&E protocols, templates, processes, policies, systems and databases are in place, functioning properly and adhered to in the department and by the regional hubs.
    • Maintain linkage of the Department and the Bank with global development and M&E platforms to demonstrate the Bank’s contribution of results data to such platforms to track the development progress in the continent towards targeted sustainable development goals relating to WASH.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The principal accountabilities and responsibilities for the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist are:

    M&E Coordination and Collaboration:

    • Coordinate M&E tasks and functions in the Department and the regional hubs, ensuring results reporting across the various sectors of the Department follow appropriate and laid down procedures and practices for data standardization and quality.
    • Coordinate Bank efforts to contribute data and information to regional and global M&E initiatives and platforms such as the UN-Water GLAAS, UNICEF/WHO Joint Monitoring Program, AMCOW, and others; and represent the Bank on such platforms.
    • Cooperate with other Bank Departments on issues related to measurements, evaluation and knowledge management- BDEV, SNDR, SNOQ, ECMR, ECST, among others.
    • Collaborate with internal and external entities to plan and conduct evaluations and other sector studies in the Department, ensuring application of appropriate methodologies, credibility of analysis, and utilization of findings for effective decision making on upscaling, resource allocation, and systematic organizational learning.

    Systems Development, Compliance, Quality Control and Reporting:

    • Coordinate sector data supply into Bank’s results reporting systems and follow-up with regional hubs for consistent entries to measure progress, outcomes and development impact of the Bank’s interventions on water and sanitation.
    • Oversee and manage a Department-wide M&E reporting database across the facets of the Department on WASH, ensuring regular updates as well as accurate generation of information. Ensure availability on the Bank’s Collaboration space.
    • Develop key M&E guidance and lend appropriate mentoring and coaching to promote compliance and uptake in the Department.
    • Provide quality control for all aspects of M&E and results measurements on the Department’s results metrics included in the Bank’s Result Measurement Framework.
    • Analyze project portfolio structure and trends and report to AHWS management.
    • Oversee assemblage, analysis, organization and sharing of results of the Department with other Departments and participate in preparation of knowledge products to better tell the Bank’s story.
    • Participate in the drafting of AWF and AHWS annual reports and other corporate reports.

    M&E Backstopping and Capacity Strengthening:

    • Provide backstop to regional hubs on M&E in the generation, collation and analysis of performance data into Bank’s operations and RMF, ensuring appropriate use of M&E protocols and compliance to M&E procedures and mechanisms.
    • Liaise with other units in the Bank to deliver top-notch capacity strengthening programs to Department staff, regional hubs and other stakeholders to improve M&E functions in the Department.
    • Spearhead processes to integrate findings and lessons from sector evaluations into strategies and operations for increased impact of sector operations.
    • Follow-up and report on progress of implementation of the actions from evaluation recommendations in the Management Actions Record System (MARS).
    • Cooperate with RMCs in designing and implementing interventions to strengthen country WASH M&E and improving coordination amongst stakeholders.
    • Assist project teams in the design and management of M&E systems’ interventions.

    Selection Criteria

    • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Statistics, Development Evaluation, Monitoring and Evaluation, International Development, Development Economics; or related disciplines.  
    • At least six (6) years of experience in the position of M&E in a development organization, including an international NGOs, donor organization or a reputable organization/institution working in core areas of water and sanitation.
    • Demonstrable sound knowledge of M&E methodologies and approaches in the global development arena particularly in the area of water and sanitation systems.
    • Knowledge of M&E systems and procedures, particularly in relation to donor requirements and reporting on water and sanitation.
    • Excellent analytical, problem solving and strategic thinking skills.
    • Good oral and communication skills, including writing and editing technical development reports. Ability to communicate to influence, motivate and change behavior, by inspiring to create enthusiasm for right work approaches.
    • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and a multi-cultural environment.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other language
    • Competence in the use of the standard Microsoft software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SAP; and in database management.

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    Social Development Officer, AHHD0

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 5 years
    • Location Other
    • Job Field Banking&nbsp

    Reference: ADB/21/038
    Location: Accra, Ghana
    Grade: LP5
    Position N°: 50067836

    The Complex

    • The Vice Presidency for ‘Agriculture, Human, and Social Development’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priorities of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”.
    • The complex objectives are (i) to develop policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; and (iii) develop new financing instruments.
    • The Vice President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People.

    The Hiring Department / Division:

    • The Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development Department, within the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex, spearheads the achievement of the High 5s on “Improving the Quality of Life of People in Africa” and contributes to the other High 5s.
    • The Department also leads on the implementation of the Bank wide Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy. The Department has two divisions (i) Education, Human Capital and Employment Division, which focuses on scaling-up of Bank’s support to higher education and skills development; and (ii) Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division, which focuses on strengthening health systems, social protection and nutrition for human wellbeing.
    • In the regions, Human capital, Youth and Skills development Department has a Regional Division which covers West and Central countries. This Regional Division focuses on Pipeline development, Lending delivery, and Portfolio management for all social sector (Education, Health, Social Protection, Youth Employment) in West and Central countries. It also develops Coordination, Client Relations and Partnerships in these countries.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • The African Development Bank Country Office in Ghana (COGH) has been established to strengthen dialogue between the Bank and the government, development partners, the private sector, and the civil society, in the design of its development policy and programs, as well as on implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the poverty reduction strategy.
    • COGH also seeks to assist the operational functions of the Bank Group in launching and follow up of projects and programs in Ghana with a view to enhancing portfolio quality, identification, promotion of participatory approach, and regional integration. Ghana is implementing full-fledged sector program in the social development, i.e. education, health and poverty aspects.
    • The program approach calls for a deepened and more comprehensive partnership between donors and the government. The Social Development Officer will advise on and monitor country activities in this area.

    Under the supervision of the Regional Manager West and Central regions, and working in consultation with the Ghana Country Office Country Manager and other Divisions and Task Managers at Headquarters, the incumbent’s duties and responsibilities include:

    • Collect background information and undertake analytical work in the social sectors, namely education, health, gender, population and poverty related aspects, with a view to determining the level of priority in the country’s development program, and advise the Country Manager and the Management of the Bank on policy issues in the sector;
    • Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers (CSP) and Portfolio Review reports (PRRs), with particular emphasis on social sector development;
    • Participate in the identification, preparation and appraisal of social projects/programs;
    • Facilitate the launching and loan administration of social projects in Ghana;
    • Supervise the implementation of social projects financed by the Bank Group in Ghana;
    • Participate in various Social Sector Working Group activities and related donor-coordination meeting such as Poverty Reduction Budget Support (PRBS), key country processes and initiatives, including budget, public expenditure reviews, and poverty reduction strategy; workshops and seminars on social aspects; all with a view to inform and advise the Country Manager and the Management of the Bank on appropriate measures to take;
    • Assist in the Preparation of Project Completion Reports.

    Selection Criteria

    • A minimum of a Master’s degree in one of the following Social Science disciplines: Education, Health, Gender, Population, Social Protection; or Poverty Reduction Economics or Planning; or Business Administration.
    • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in planning, administration or project management of social development initiatives.
    • Strong research/analytical skills in one of the following areas: social development policy formulation, project management, or donors’ coordination, with ability to strategically and rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendation.
    • In-depth knowledge of social, political and development issues in Ghana.
    • Solid experience in project cycle management (identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision and completion);
    • Ability to understand complex problems in education, health, gender, population and poverty related aspects , to identify key issues and recommend pragmatic solutions;
    • Good knowledge of the education, health, gender, population and poverty related aspects and human development issues in the country;
    • Strong understanding of multi-sector approaches and gaps in education, health, gender, population and poverty related aspects and social development
    • Demonstrable knowledge of analysis and formulation of policies in sectors.
    • Knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral agencies, development partners in the country will be an asset.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French; with a working knowledge of the other language.
    • Competence in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project). Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage.

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    Chief Corporate General Services and Procurement Officer, CHGS0

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 7 years
    • Location Other
    • Job Field Banking&nbsp

    Reference: ADB/21/028
    Location:  Kenya
    Grade: PL3
    Position N°: 50065410

    The Complex

    • The Vice-Presidency, Corporate Services and Human Resources 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 / Division:

    • The primary roles of the General Services and Procurement Department  are to manage the Bank’s assets, oversee all corporate procurement of goods, services, works and real estate, coordinate all staff travel and transport of Bank’s goods and staff, catering services and other logistics arrangements and the mail services and keep staff informed about services offered.
    • To this end the General Services and Procurement Department (CHGS)  formulates and applies rules for procurement, storage, and maintenance of furniture, office equipment and supply; design, prepare and implement programmes for the construction or acquisition and maintenance of buildings and premises; formulate and ensure the proper and effective application of administration policies within the Bank in such areas as communications, transport, travels, security, protection and safety of the Bank’s staff and property; and perform related duties. The department is responsible for managing the Bank’s fixed assets (valued at over UA 100,000,000).
    • The General Services and Procurement Department comprises 3 divisions supervised by the Director General Services and Procurement. These divisions are: (i). Operations and Maintenance Division; (ii). Corporate Procurement Division; and (iii). Support Services Division.

    The Position

    • The objectives given to the incumbent will be to lead, plan, manage and ensure timely execution of facilities management, procurement, and travel & support services in the region and to approve procurement cases as per the Delegation of Authority.  
    • The incumbent works under direct supervision of the Director General and obtains functional support and guidance from the General Services and Procurement Department management team on the Bank’s policies and strategies governing facilities management, real estate, procurement and support services.
    • The Country in which the activities take place is in East Africa in the Bank’s Regional Office and its affiliated countries.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Under the supervision of the Director, General Services and Procurement and the Director General, Regional Directorate General, the incumbent will:

    • Serve as CHGS liaison person on Cross Cutting Matters in the Region. Plan, organize, coordinate and supervise the activities of General Services and Procurement in the Regional and Country Offices.
    • Prepare work programmes including resources and budget requirement for yearly budget planning for acquisition of goods and services under the responsibility of CHGS for the Region. Supervise the work program implementation including contracts monitoring required by the Bank; report on budget utilization and programme progress.
    • Lead preparation of annual as well as long-term procurement plans from the region perspective and supervises their implementation. Lead Procurement and Contracting Management by deciding on complex procurement cases up to UA 150,000, prepare procurement cases up to UA 300,000 for the approval of Director General and above the threshold submit complex procurement cases for approvals to the General Services and Procurement Department management or to the Purchasing Committee, as per the Delegation of Authority.  This includes preparation of reports, identifying the weaknesses and proposing improvements required by the Bank in corporate general services, procurement and contracting as well as improvements in service quality.
    • Provide Leadership  in management of facilities such as buildings, equipment, generators, UPS, CCTV security cameras, utilities and communication infrastructure aesthetics, functionality and operationality and report to the General Services and Procurement Department Management if changes are required on facilities; This include Leading in the management of operation, maintenance and upgrades of offices facilities in the region; Establishing  and implementing all programs that ensure proper operations and maintenance of facilities, including custodial programs and  managing related vendors and service providers and contracts
    • Coordinate the management of Assets (acquisition, inventory to Disposal) in the Region. Analyse the use and allocation of right quantities of office furniture and equipment and report any issue that may impact on the asset management policy.
    • Provide Leadership for Travel, Missions, Transport and Logistic activities for the Region  to ensure that travel requests are processed in line with the travel policy. Supervise the activities and assess the performance of any selected travel agency to ensure that the services providers are in line with the Terms of Reference for the contract.
    • Lead on ensuring availability of framework contracts with negotiated rates for hotels, hospitality, and transport for staff on missions as well as for the Business Continuity Program for the BCP (Business Continuity Plan) site and designated Regional and Country Offices.
    • Supervise the use of the official vehicles in the Regional and Country Offices and have assurance that they are used in line with the Land Transport Policy and manual, and also that related reports are prepared and sent out on a monthly basis.
    • Provide leadership and technical guidance to other professional and support staff in the Regional and Country on corporate general services and institutional procurement
    • Provide advice on procurement issues within the delegated authorities as amended from time to time. Provide expert internal procurement advice to the entire Bank’s Regional and Country Offices under the incumbent’s purview.
    • Recommend policy change to the General Services and Procurement Department management in terms of the Bank institutional procurement of goods, services, and works, and assist in preparation of application documents for the policy instrument (guidelines, manuals, standard bidding documents, Procurement Directives, and Presidential Instructions).
    • Resolve complex corporate procurement issues such as disputes involving large amounts, interpreting rules and guidelines for situations not provided in existing manuals, approving terms of reference for complex specifications, etc.
    • Set priorities for staff concerning the corporate general services and institutional procurement of goods, services and works, from the overall department work program.
    • Lead the assessment of corporate general services and internal procurement process effectiveness and propose to the Management any review and update the directives of the procedures governing the internal procurement of works and services from the Bank capital and administrative budgets and propose policy changes.
    • Participate in or lead negotiation and preparatory work required for the approval of contracts. Lead local and international market research, procurement of high risk, complex or large amount procurements.
    • Act as subject matter Expert in resolving dispute on Bank’s contracts before they are transferred to other rightful authorities as per Bank’s procurement policy.
    • Disseminate information on the Directives and procurement opportunities offered by the Bank’s procurement to the local and international business communities.
    • Lead assessment of existing computerised systems for procurement and propose improvements in view of best practices and introduction of new technologies.
    • Analyse and draw conclusions and lessons concerning suppliers’ performance to assist the Bank’s management in formulation of guidelines for recruitment and future use of suppliers. lead contract assessment, satisfaction to both parties, close the gaps in the contract and ensure that it is closed-out.
    • Draft a write-up for annual report which is submitted to the Management, Regional Directorate General, the General Services and Procurement Department and the Boards. Provide and support preparation of briefings and papers on the General Services and Procurement Department issues and provide statistics periodically etc. for the Management, Regional Directorate General, the General Services and Procurement Department, and/or Board Directors
    • Lead in responding to all CHGS related Audit queries and lead in implementation of the recommendations for Regional and Country Offices.
    • Train and coach the Administration and Finance Officers / Assistants, local procurement officers on the job pertaining to the General Services and Procurement Department activities.
    • Design, develop and deliver training and outreach on institutional procurement for the Bank staff at the Regional and Country Offices in coordination with the the General Services and Procurement Department management team. Design, develop and deliver training and outreach programs for vendor and supplier community in the region.

    Selection Criteria

    • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Administration, Business, Economics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Civil Engineering, Facilities Management (any combined qualification will be a plus) .
    • Have a minimum of seven (7) years’ work experience related to the assignment.
    • A qualification in Procurement and/or Supply Chain Management, specialized training in Procurement or Supply Chain Management combined with Technical expertise (i.e. Engineering) would be desirable.
    • Private sector experience will be an added advantage
    • Competency in providing strategic leadership in managing large Corporate Services Projects and procurement, assets and facility management and other related support services matters.
    • Strategic procurement handling and contracting – establishing long range procurement plans for commodity procurement that anticipate regional and global market trends.
    • Abilities to cost effectively supervise corporate services projects, while ensuring quality, risks and timely delivery.
    • Professionalism – Ability to produce quality work, think carefully about the likely effects on others of words, actions’, appearance and mode of behavior.
    • Accountability – Establishing accountability, timeliness and paramount goals for corporate general services and procurement roles in the regions and affiliated countries.
    • Procurement projects management – driving the procurement process by designing, planning, managing and implementing diverse activities to a successful project conclusion.
    • Negotiation competencies – ability to discuss, explore and influence positions and alternatives in order to reach outcomes that will gain acceptance of all parties and meet the intended strategic procurement objectives.
    • Analytical skills – Ability to visualize, articulate and solve complex problems, concepts and make decisions that make sensed based on all available information, particularly important in the selection of vendors.
    • Aptitude for Technology – must be able to utilize technological tools available.
    • Results Oriented – ability to drive for achieving and surpassing targets against an internal and external standard of excellence.
    • Integrity and ethical – Act with integrity and maintain confidentiality at all times, observing the highest standard of ethics, honesty and accountability.
    • Coordinates and promotes client-orientated behavior across the team.
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

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    Principal Sanitation Specialist, AHWS

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 6 years
    • Location Other
    • Job Field Engineering / Technical&nbsp

    Reference: ADB/21/033
    Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
    Grade: PL4
    Position N°: 50088560

    The Hiring Division

    • The African Water Facility (AWF) is an initiative of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) to mobilize resources to finance water sector facilitation and investment activities in Africa. The AWF has been established within the context of the Africa Water Vision and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The African Development Bank is managing the AWF on the request of AMCOW.
    • The resources of the AWF are primarily allocated to: water resources projects and programmes focused on improving the enabling environment for sustainable national and regional water resources management, preparing projects and programmes for immediate capital investments, and providing resources for strategic and small-scale investments.
    • The AWF plans, organizes and carries out activities related to projects and programs cycle activities (identification, preparation, appraisal implementation and supervision) in the above areas, in all African countries; undertakes studies on issues regarding the water sector development and related areas; provides advice and technical assistance to African countries; and ensures coordination and synergy with other partners and donors in the water and sanitation sector in Africa. The AWF currently manages a portfolio of €166 million spread all over Africa.
    • The AWF is recruiting a Sanitation Specialist who will mainly support the management of the growing sanitation portfolio of the AWF.

    Key Functions

    • Develop the AWF portfolio in line with the AWF strategy through identifying projects and conducting dialogue with governments, river basin organisations, local governments, utilities, private sector and NGOs, among others;
    • Supervise AWF’s sanitation portfolio ensuring that project objectives are met particularly with regard to financing of follow-up investments;
    • Develop knowledge products to disseminate AWF’s impact and lessons learnt.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The Sanitation Specialist will be responsible for supporting the development of the AWF portfolio, with a focus on sanitation. S/he will be responsible for managing a portfolio of projects and will ensure that project objectives are met in an efficient and sustainable manner. S/He will undertake various activities, which among others, include:

    Supervise AWF sanitation portfolio:

    • Lead the thematic project identification and preparation including assessment of concept notes, preparation for/guidance during orientation events and preparation of full proposals.
    • Recruit consultants and/or organize and undertake project preparation missions as necessary to finalize the preparation of the Project Appraisal Reports and support the review process to approval by the relevant authorities.
    • Ensure that grant agreements are signed promptly after approval as well as timely achievement of grant effectiveness.
    • Provide on-going assistance to Recipients in understanding and applying AWF’s operational procedures relating to grant administration as well as the rules and procedures for the procurement of goods, works and services.
    • Work with AfDB’s Financial Department in processing disbursement requests by providing up-to-date information on spending categories, established list of goods, works and services, contracts, entry into force of grant agreements, authorized signatories, extension of closing dates, managing grant savings and any revisions and modifications thereof.
    • Undertake desk and field supervision to ensure that projects are well implemented, are accomplishing the intended objectives and recommend any necessary corrective measures.
    •  Conduct regular meetings with team members to assess status of projects and also to make necessary changes and improvements, where necessary, to achieve the expected results.
    • Ensure efficient achievement of all the project milestones including project evaluation, regular audits, knowledge synthesis and timely monitoring and reporting on project progress and completion, problems experienced and solutions to all stakeholders.
    •  Support arrangements for project evaluation.

    Develop Knowledge Products:

    • Contribute to knowledge management including: (i) providing hands-on support to Recipients in implementing projects to achieve the overall goals; (ii) establishing and maintaining an E-network for sharing knowledge and providing back-stopping support; (iii) linking projects to the sanitation experts in Africa and ensuring effective support; (iv) looking out for key approaches, findings and lessons and ensuring prompt sharing among the Recipients; (v) encouraging and supporting dissemination of findings at national level for possible replication; (vi) preparing project synthesis reports and sharing them identified audiences; (vii) ensuring effective recruitment of consultants to undertake various Knowledge Management (KM) activities; (viii) managing the annual peer-to-peer review events; etc.
    • Ensure coordination with sanitation partners in Africa (and elsewhere), and represent AWF in donor meetings, regional and international meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops on sanitation development issues.
    • Establish and maintain active communication between the different stakeholders and work with them to ensure that they are adequately informed on portfolio progress.

    AWF Administration/Liaison:

    • Contribute to the preparation of the AWF Annual Report, and the Annual Work plan and budget as required.
    • Respond to requests for information from the AWF Co-ordinator and the AWF team at HQ in a timely manner.
    • Participate in the co-ordination and organisation of AWF activities and participate in specific AWF events as required
    • Undertake assignments as may be required by the AWF Co-ordinator from time to time

    Selection Criteria

    • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Sanitation and Hygiene, or related discipline.
    •  A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience related to project management, sanitation policy and strategy development, preparation and management of non-sewered sanitation and reuse projects preferably in urban and peri-urban settings
    • Ability to deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build effective working relations with colleagues
    • Ability to work independently with little supervision as well as part of a multicultural team
    • Ability to influence and participate effectively in actions to drive change
    • Ability to be flexible, open minded with integrity.
    • Client and results oriented individual demonstrating “a can-do attitude”
    • Good understanding of sanitation issues, trends and opportunities in Africa.
    • Ability to identify and articulate policy and technological issues and to provide sound advice.
    • Demonstrated ability to synthesize complex issues and communicate them effectively orally and in written briefs.
    • Experience in delivering high quality operational products and services (research advice, sectoral studies and review; projects).
    • Good communication skills and ability to build effective working relationships in a diverse multicultural environment.
    • Experience with International Development Financing Institutions in developing countries including a satisfactory knowledge of their operational policies and procedures.
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable
    • Excellent spoken and written English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language
    • Competence in the use of the standard Microsoft software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SAP.

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    Director – Integrity and Anti-Corruption, PIAC

    • Job Type Full Time
    • Qualification MBA/MSc/MA
    • Experience 10 years
    • Location Other
    • Job Field Law / Legal&nbsp

    Reference: ADB/21/037
    Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
    Grade: EL4
    Position N°: 50092340

    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 ADB and the ADF.
    • The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat(PSEG).

    The Hiring Department:

    • The Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC) reports to the President and, as appropriate, to the Board of Directors. It has the overriding mandate to undertake unhindered investigations into allegations of corruption, fraud and misconduct or suspicions thereof.
    • It investigates allegations of misconduct by Bank Staff, as well as allegations of fraud and corruption and sanctionable practices in activities, programs and projects financed by the Bank Group. In undertaking investigations, PIAC shall maintain the highest standards of professional proficiency and integrity.
    • PIAC also develops preventive measures to proactively reduce the potential for misconduct, fraud or corruption within Bank Group operations.
    • The Director, PIAC, is responsible for managing PIAC and ensuring that it fulfills its role of leading the Bank Group’s effort in the detection, investigation and reporting of violations of Bank Group’s standards of institutional integrity, including fraud, corruption and unethical behaviors.
    • The Director will ensure high standards of excellence and will maintain strong partnerships within the Bank Group. The job’s objective is also to ensure confidentiality during the investigation of all allegations of corruption and staff misconduct and provide Management with independent and objective appraisals.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The overall function of this position is to plan, organize and direct the work of the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department which is responsible for the prevention of fraud and corruption and investigation on alleged staff misconduct, and Bank’s Group financed projects and operations, including procurement.

    This involves the following specific duties:

    • Manage the staff of the Department: determine the necessary human and professional requirements of the department; develop and maintain a qualified group of staff and an organizational structure that provides for the efficient and effective prevention and investigation of all of the Bank’s internal programs and activities; ensure coordination of activities and cooperation between divisions; promote teamwork within the department; and ensure that the work is accomplished in the most cost and time efficient manner; review and approve annual performance evaluation and counsel staff on performance, training and career development issue and make recommendations on reward and disciplinary actions as necessary; resolve serious employee complaints; write/review departmental position descriptions to ensure that they are current and that they reflect the work required by the organization.
    • Establishing and promoting PIAC’s vision, goals, development strategies, accountability standards and key result areas (KRAs) in support of the Bank Group’s objectives, in compliance with the established policies and to ensure that its own funds and funds entrusted to it are used for their intended purposes.
    • Planning, developing and building up effective operations for PIAC and establishing performance and accountability guidelines that ensure consistency in decision-making.
    • Implementing best international practices for the detection, investigation and prevention of staff misconduct, fraud and corruption. To that end, develop procedures governing the investigation process and the application of sanctions and other remedies to be applied as a result of investigative findings.
    • Developing corporate strategies in cooperation with relevant Bank Group units, such as CHRM, the Ethics Office, the Legal Department, the Corporate Services Vice Presidency, Operations Policy Department, Quality and Results Department and the Procurement and Fiduciary Services Department  and Bank’s Regional Hubs and country offices  for the prevention, detection and deterrence of staff misconduct, fraud and corruption within the context of the Bank Group’s overall governance and anticorruption strategies, including raising awareness of the deleterious effects of fraud and corruption in the Bank’s operations.
    • Directing outreach programs, training and dissemination of lessons learned from investigative results to Bank Group staff, Bank Group clients and other relevant external parties.
    • Recruiting, training, mentoring, coaching and providing overall management of a multi-faceted team consistent with PIAC’s business requirements.
    • Preparing operational and salary budgets and efficiently manage and monitor expenses relative to the budget and resources allocated to PIAC.
    • Ensuring prompt and appropriate review consistent with established standards of all allegations and determine the viability of investigations.
    • Representing the Bank Group in national and international fora on workplace misconduct, anticorruption and fraud and collaborate and cooperate with other institutions, notably, multilateral development institutions and other institutions engaged in the same functions as PIAC and develop best practices with comparator institutions to establish benchmarks with a view to improving internal processes.
    • Collaborating to and organizing of interactive workshops with the Offices of the General Counsel, Ethics Officer and the Ombudsman and other relevant units and departments.
    • Collaborating to and organizing of interactive meetings with the Office of the Auditor General with regards to controls failure detected during the investigation activities.
    • Meeting as required with the President and preparing quarterly and annual reports to update the Office of the President and the Board of Directors on the appropriate actions to be taken as a result of investigative findings and preventive activities.
    • Carrying out such other duties as may be reasonably requested by the President /and or the Board.

    Selection Criteria

    • Minimum of a Master’s degree in Law, Criminal Justice and Investigation, or Criminology or related disciplines. Litigation experience; Admission to the Bar in at least one jurisdiction is a pre-requisite.
    • Demonstrated track record of a minimum of ten (10) years of extensive and progressive experience in the law, anti-corruption and/or governance arena and in delivering best practice forensic investigative and preventive services in large, complex organizations with significant activity in Africa, including governmental entities in the same areas, 7 years of which must be at a managerial level.
    • High level of integrity, moral values, and be widely respected and regarded for his/her competence and expertise and independence.
    • High level of discretion and confidentiality.
    • Communication
    • Problem solving
    • Team working and relations

    Technical Competencies:

    • Working knowledge of international standards, policies, and mechanisms to effectively reduce the risk of fraud and corruption and to promote transparency and accountability.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of investigative practices, procedures and principles.
    • Understanding of forensic techniques, specifically in areas related to financial, procurement and operational fraud.
    • Strong talent management skills.
    • Strong analytical skills, decisive decision making and an ability to conceive, formulate, and implement policies and programs;
    • Strategic mindset: strong capacity to analyze actions from the perspectives of stakeholders and translate strategic thinking into compelling plan of action;
    • Ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.
    • A good understanding of governance issues and anti-corruption work.
    • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including an ability to draft policy papers and to present logical, well-reasoned, and technically sound arguments in a persuasive manner.
    • Effective relationship building skills and a strong client focus (proven track record for client- responsiveness.

    Managerial/Leadership competencies:

    • Integrity and strong interpersonal skills, with ability to provide team leadership and to develop trust and demonstrate fairness
    • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English or French
    • Competence in the use of the Bank standard software applications (Word, Excel, Power point).

    Method of Application

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    Important Information / Notice

    • This position is classified as an international recruitment and attracts international terms and conditions of employment
    • Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem to: HR Direct HRDirect@AFDB.ORG(link sends e-mail)
    • To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.
    • Applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are considered for interview will be contacted. Only online applications submitted with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the required degrees will be considered. The President, AfDB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
    • The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever.

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