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Closing Date: 3rd of May
Mali
Posted 2 months ago

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD ICRISAT'S MISSION IN MALI: DRIVE AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION, ALLEVIATE POVERTY, AND FOSTER RESILIENCE IN THE DRYLAND TROPICS

  ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in the drylands of Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Covering 6.5 million square kilometre’s of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid or dryland tropics is home to over 2 billion people, and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor.   ICRISAT and its partners help empower these poor people to overcome poverty, hunger, and a degraded environment through better agriculture. ICRISAT is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana State, in India, with two regional hubs (Nairobi, Kenya and Bamako, Mali) and country offices in Niger, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Ethiopia and Mozambique.   ICRISAT conducts research on six highly nutritious drought-tolerant crops: chickpea, pigeon-pea, pearl millet, finger millet, sorghum, and groundnut. ICRISAT envisions prosperous, food-secure, and resilient dryland tropics by reducing poverty, hunger, malnutrition, and environmental degradation in the dryland tropics through partnership-based international agricultural research for development that embodies ‘Transforming Dryland Agriculture.’   For more information: www.icrisat.org  

Senior Scientist and Country Representative [Mali]

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) seeks applications from dynamic and highly innovative candidates to lead the ICRISAT Country Program in Mali. The ICRISAT Country Representative will be responsible for leading and managing the Country Program and for translating ICRISAT's strategy, in line with regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing, and managing programs and projects for the country. The role will also be focused on developing effective partnerships with Government counterparts, national agencies, and organizations, and with bilateral and non-traditional donors in order to promote inter-agency partnerships and mobilization of visibility and resources to advance ICRISAT’s Mandate.   This position will have the following key responsibilities:   Country Program Management:
  • Represent ICRISAT in Mali through liaison with governments, national networks and authorities, organizations and
  • Assess national developmental trends and identify emerging issues of relevance to the mandate of ICRISAT, identify strategic program opportunities for development planning to advance ICRISAT goals and objectives in the
  • Lead the formulation, planning and preparation of the Country Strategy, based on ICRISAT’s strategic priority and regional and national priorities, in collaboration/consultation with government and other
  • Enhance partnerships in Mali, especially with regional/sub-regional organizations, hosted institutes of the CGIAR, national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES), non-governmental organizations and the private
  • Implement the Institutional Resource Mobilization Strategy in Mali and ensure its success.
  • Contribute to developing and implementing innovative funding strategies for ICRISAT in Mali.
  • Collaborate with Research Program Directors and Business Development to convert opportunities into Programs or Projects for the country.
  • Contribute to the strategic management of the Institute.
  • Provide staff oversight and research support for project implementation.
  • Monitor project implementation and staff performance; and share feedback with the Research Program Directors for performance management.
  • Lead, coordinate, review and monitor research activities for the country, including resource mobilization, annual budgeting, research planning, priority assessment, proposal development, partnership relations, staff evaluation and research reporting.
  • Nurture and sustain internal cross-program interactions and teamwork, working closely with other Directors and leaders in ICRISAT to ensure strong support for, and engagement with, the implementation of research activities globally.
  • Assist in public awareness activities and greater visibility of ICRISAT in the region.
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned by the Director - Africa
  Research Program Management:
  • Provide scientific leadership for research into climate change adaptation and building resilience among smallholder farmers in the country and the region.
  • Conduct research on weather and climate dynamics and their association with the performance of agricultural interventions.
  • Develop methods to target farm and landscape interventions for managing weather and climate stress under uncertainty and develop climate applications linked to digital agriculture that can bring decision support to farmers at
  • Undertake on-farm, on-station field-based research that supports the development, demonstration, and scaling of climate smart agricultural interventions.
  • Document research and innovations, and advance knowledge and publish research on relevant communication and/or institutional aspects of climate services, in the context of existing climate services projects and share research findings at relevant platforms.
  • Support the development of M&E framework to assess impact of climate services for farmers & oversight of evaluation activities on the ground.
  Education, qualifications, and experience The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of the following skills, knowledge, experience:  
  • PhD in Agricultural or Plant Sciences, Development Studies, or related fields.
  • Work experience of at least 15 years in international agricultural research for development with high levels of quality research outputs.
  • Proven capability to manage a large research program, including all aspects of project management: managing budgets and staff, building, and managing partnerships, monitoring and evaluating impacts and leading a diverse team.
  • Experience in systems research where multiple stakeholders, including public policymakers, the private sector and agribusiness are involved in achieving research outcomes.
  • Experience in addressing governance, institutional and market aspects of agriculture with examples of successful research and development interventions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to mentoring staff, a safe workplace and protection of the environment.
  • Strong motivation and leadership skills to bring out the best from both individuals and teams.
  • Ability to establish, nurture and oversee multi-cultural, gender-sensitive multidisciplinary research teams.
  • Demonstrated expertise in written and oral communications and public awareness activities.
  • Demonstrated championing the critical areas of gender, youth, nutrition, knowledge sharing and innovation.
  • Demonstration of an enterprising spirit with aptitude for innovation.
  Additional/Preferred Skills:
  • Lead, or co-contribute to, evidenced impacts,
  • Demonstrated experience in resource mobilization and knowledge
  • Strong project management ability and interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and French
  Location: The selected candidate will be based at ICRISAT- Bamako in Mali.   Reports to: The selected candidate will report to the Director – Africa.   ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than May 3, 2024  18:00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ICRISAT _ SENIOR SCIENTIST AND COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE [MALI].   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD ICRISAT’S MISSION IN MALI: DRIVE AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION, ALLEVIATE POVERTY, AND FOSTER RESILIENCE IN THE DRYLAND TROPICS   ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-p...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO A LEADING AFRICA-BASED CROP CENTER AND MEMBER OF CGIAR DEDICATED TO CREATING AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS AIMED AT TACKLING AFRICA'S MOST PRESSING CHALLENGES

 

The position is in IITA-Headquarters, Ibadan, Nigeria.

 

Background

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is a not-for-profit institution that generates agricultural innovations to meet Africa’s most pressing challenges of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and natural resource degradation. Working with various partners across sub-Saharan Africa, the Institute improves livelihoods, enhances food and nutrition security, increases employment, and preserves natural resource integrity. IITA is a member of CGIAR, a global agriculture research partnership for a food-secure future.   Please visit http://www.iita.org/ for more information on IITA.  

The Position

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) invites applications for the internationally recruited position of Head of Facilities Management Services (FMS).   We are looking for an experienced Manager who will be responsible for coordinating, planning, and leading all Facilities Management Services (FMS) of IITA, which include Automotive Services, Transport Pool, Building and Grounds, Construction, Electronics, and Instrumentation Services, Heavy Equipment and Fabrication, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Power supply and generation, Production of potable water supply to campus, Sewage treatment, Management of a large housing estate of 88 houses/apartments. The person should be a highly technical skilled, experienced, flexible, forward-looking, and motivated leader who is also not afraid to get her/his hands dirty. A people person with excellent interpersonal skills who can bring our FMS to international standards and provide excellent services for our users.   The successful candidate will be responsible for preserving the good condition of infrastructure and ensuring that facilities are safe and well-functioning. The ideal candidate will be well-organized, up to date with modern, and especially greener, technologies, and optimize the use of space and equipment while reducing operating costs.   The Head of FMS reports to the Deputy Director-General for Corporate Services and will have the following key responsibilities:  
  • Lead and coordinate Facilities Management Services.
  • Manage and lead the FMS teams: Automotive Services, Transport Pool, Building and Grounds, Construction, Electronics and Instrumentation Services, Heavy Equipment and Fabrication, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Power supply and generation, Production of potable water supply to campus, Sewage treatment, Management of a large housing estate of 88 houses/ apartments.
  • Supervise, develop, appraise, and retain staff to deliver services in a client-focused, efficient and effective manner.
  • Prepare work schedules and outline work assignments.
  • Plan and coordinate training for staff to ensure they have the knowledge and skills needed for operating and maintaining current and future systems and technologies.
  • Lead on preventive maintenance programs for laboratory analytical instruments, office equipment, housing infrastructure, systems, vehicles, HT power grid distribution network, and heavy earth-moving equipment.
  • Utilize in-house technical skills and technologies and propose outsourcing wherever it will be economical and technically feasible.
  • Assist in preparing technical feasibility studies and cost estimates on new projects.
  • Oversee construction projects and liaise on infrastructure, equipment, and vehicles.
  • Ensure the safety and security of all installations and take responsibility for health and security standards.
  • Coordinate the proper functioning of the FMS central helpline staff and act as a liaison between FMS and other service units, clients, suppliers, etc.
  • Review and approve purchase requests. Maintain inventory and ensure adequate supply of materials, parts, and related equipment and supplies in collaboration with the Supply Chain/ Procurement unit, by proposing and adjusting Re-order levels (ROL) of critical items.
  • Manage capital and operational budgets as well as plan and monitor expenditures.
  • Take part in the One CGIAR Business Operations Community of Practice to leverage collaborative and shared services.
  • Perform any other job-related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
 

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile:   Educational Qualifications and Experience The candidate should have a minimum of BSc or an equivalent degree in Engineering, Facilities Management, or a related field.   Core Competencies and Qualities
  • Relevant work experience of at least 10 years, in an international, multicultural organization or company, with experience in Africa.
  • Expertise in at least three (3) of the service areas, one of which should preferably be civil or building structures with adequate experience in modern construction practices.
  • Excellent working knowledge of current and future technologies, including renewable energy solutions.
  • Strong technical and practical skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and finance principles.
  • Strong critical/analytical thinking and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent leadership and people management skills, with Gender, Diversity, and Inclusion understanding and strong cultural awareness.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills; working knowledge of French would be an advantage.
  General information: The contract will be for an initial period of three years. IITA offers an internationally competitive remuneration package paid in US Dollars.   IITA is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to building a diverse workforce, particularly welcoming applications from women.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than 16th April 2024, 23:59 GMT. Please indicate in the Subject' of the email the title “application for the post of IITA _ HEAD OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT SERVICES   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO A LEADING AFRICA-BASED CROP CENTER AND MEMBER OF CGIAR DEDICATED TO CREATING AGRICULTURAL INNOVATIONS AIMED AT TACKLING AFRICA’S MOST PRESSING CHALLEN...

Closing Date: 26th of January
Egypt
Posted 5 months ago

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CENTER FOCUSED ON DELIVERING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NON-TROPICAL DRY AREAS OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD

  The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is an international autonomous, non-profit, research organization supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).   ICARDA mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water, and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. ICARDA provides innovative science-based solutions to improve the livelihoods and resilience of resource-poor in the non-tropical dry areas. The Center does this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas.   ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.   For more information: www.icarda.org.  

Deputy Director General – Research

ICARDA is in the process of implementing an exciting program of organizational change in the context of One CGIAR where its research teams and country/regional programs will play a renewed role in Research for Development in the Drylands of Africa and Asia. In this context, ICARDA is looking for a dynamic and inspiring research leader who will play a critical contribution in the new course of organizational growth. She or he will have exceptional capacity to motivate, manage and lead teams of different disciplines and multiple cultures in order to deliver high-quality research outputs and development outcomes. Guided by ICARDA’s renewed 2030 Research Strategy and CGIAR R4D strategy, the Deputy Director-General for Research (DDG-R) will provide scientific and managerial leadership in setting priorities, planning, implementing, and monitoring a cohesive research agenda aligned with the organization’s strategic direction and results framework.   Main responsibilities Working closely with the Director General, the Research Teams leaders, the Country Managers and the members of the Senior Management Team, the Deputy Director-General for Research will have the following key responsibilities:  
  1. Provide scientific and management leadership in planning, implementing, and monitoring a cohesive research for development agenda aligned with the organization’s strategic direction and results framework.
  2. Establish research priorities and ensure coordination and maximum synergies across ICARDA’s research teams and country programs, in collaboration with CGIAR Science Groups and Initiatives.
  3. Ensure Excellence in Science, develop relevant performance indicators and report on related progress and achievements.
  4. Develop and manage ICARDA’s overall research-for-development budget in collaboration with research team leaders, research platform leaders, country managers and the Director of Finance.
  5. Effectively engage with the CGIAR Science Groups and Initiatives leaders to build complementarity and synergistic approaches with the portfolio of bilateral projects of ICARDA.
  6. Advocate and advance ICARDA’s and the CGIAR research agenda and overall positioning with key stakeholders, donor partners, and in international meetings and fora.
  7. Develop processes and tools to stimulate innovative scientific thinking amongst scientists and to ensure excellence in science, and build the capacity to develop and submit high-quality research proposals.
  8. Identify opportunities for new research initiatives and play a key role in resource mobilization efforts, in collaboration with the Partnerships and Grants team leader, from traditional and non-traditional sources, including the development of strong partnerships with NGOs and the private sector.
  9. Lead, in collaboration with the MEL team leader, the further development of an effective monitoring and evaluation system to ensure that ICARDA meets its research for development targets and, ultimately, impact.
  10. Lead, in collaboration, with the Capacity Development team leader, the strategy of ICARDA in terms of training and capacity development in the countries and organizations its serves.
  11. Lead, in collaboration with the Communications team leader, the strategy of ICARDA in terms of communication.
  12. Nurture a culture of teamwork, empowerment, collaboration, and performance for results.
  13. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the DDG-R will assist the Director General with the effective management of the Center.
  Education, qualifications, and experience The successful candidate will have most or all the following skills, knowledge, experience, and personal characteristics:
  • PhD in a discipline of agricultural, natural or social sciences relevant for ICARDA’s research portfolio.
  • At least 15 years’ experience in research and research management, with a track record of effectively leading multidisciplinary research programs, including in developing countries.
  • An established reputation and strong credibility as a leading scientist in a discipline of relevance for ICARDA, demonstrated by a track record of achievements, high-level publications or patents;
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the critical role of agricultural research in addressing the global development challenges of poverty, food and nutrition security, climate change and environmental degradation, with particular focus on non-tropical dry areas.
  • Proven capacity to lead and manage across the entire Research-for-Development continuum, with in-depth knowledge of designing research programs with clear impact pathway.
  • Experience in working in partnership with research institutions in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively build, lead and manage diverse teams of talented scientists from different disciplines and cultures.
  • Proven record in building partnerships for research and lead role in resources mobilization at scale for research delivery is essential.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including gender and cultural sensitivity, to build effective working relationships within and outside the organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English.
 

Desirable qualifications and competencies

  • Knowledge of Arabic or French
  • Knowledge of the CGIAR
 

Essential qualities

  • Personal integrity and credibility
  • Entrepreneurial flair and strategic thinking
  • High levels of energy and strategic thinking
  • Ability to inspire and enthuse others
  • Ability to nurture and facilitate innovation and teamwork in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
  • Values the sharing of information and continuous improvement in a cooperative atmosphere of constructive evaluation and learning, and commitment to staff development.
  • Belief and commitment to the mission, vision and work of ICARDA
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively.
 

Terms of appointment, salary, and benefits

This is an internationally recruited senior position for which ICARDA offers an attractive compensation package, including a competitive salary, housing allowance, non-contributory retirement plan, medical insurance and leave provisions. All benefits are denominated and paid in US Dollars. The successful candidate will be offered an initial renewable contract of 3 years. Confirmation of the contract is subject to a probationary period of one year.   Location: The position is based in Cairo, Egypt.   Reports to: Director General   ICARDA is committed to increasing women representation in its workforce and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than January 24, 2024  18:00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ICARDA _ DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL – RESEARCH.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CENTER FOCUSED ON DELIVERING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NON-TROPICAL DRY AREAS OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD   The I...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO REDUCING POVERTY, ENHANCING FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY AND IMPROVING NATURAL RESOURCES

 

Environment

CIMMYT is a cutting-edge, non-profit, international organization dedicated to solving tomorrow’s problems today. It is entrusted with fostering improved quantity, quality, and dependability of production systems and basic cereals such as maize, wheat, triticale, sorghum, millets, and associated crops through applied agricultural science, particularly in the Global South, through building strong partnerships. This combination enhances the livelihood trajectories and resilience of millions of resource-poor farmers, while working towards a more productive, inclusive, and resilient agrifood system within planetary boundaries.   CIMMYT is a core CGIAR Research Center, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.   Please refer to the website for more information: www.cimmyt.org  

Breeding Operation Support Manager - Western and Central Africa

The objective of this position is to Support CGIAR and National Agriculture Research System (NARS) Institutions to improve their breeding operations.   The position will be based in Dakar, Senegal.  

Specific duties:

  • Keep on track the requests for Trialing and Nursery (T&N) Services and support within Western and Central Africa region.
  • Promote T&N Services and Support in Western and Central Africa region.
  • Provide customers (breeders, station managers, operational team, etc.) with adequate support, being the bridge between customers and technical support (consultants, engineering services, etc.)
  • Lead the T&N Service and Support operational team to deliver T&N projects in Western and Central Africa region.
  • Propose pilots to support T&N Service and Support strategy.
  • Stakeholder engagement with breeding leads, initiative leads, center leadership to ensure smooth operation and/or coordination of T&N Services and Support.
  • Provide T&N Service and Support demand to support T&N leadership team to develop the T&N service strategy. Identifying gaps and developing plans to establish and improve T&N shared services in Western and Central Africa region.
  • Supporting CGIAR/NARES breeding Networks, centers, and research stations to improve T&N operations by:
    • Support the development of improvement plans in all areas related to T&N scope;
    • Support the development of CAPEX investment plan/proposals;
    • Support the development and implementation of capacity development plan;
  • Ensure CGIAR/NARES breeding networks will have access to shared services in the scope of T&N, such as:
    • High-throughput Phenotyping.
    • Engineering services.
    • Agronomic support.
  • Reporting progress towards the delivery of T&N support service strategy and reporting KPIs, as follow, but not limited to:
    • Service adoption.
    • Client satisfaction.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with partners and stakeholders.
 

Required academic qualifications, skills, and attitudes

The successful candidate will have the following profile:
  • Degree in field of plant science, agronomy, agriculture engineering
  • +5 years of experience in plant breeding, breeding operations, or operations management in the agriculture sector.
  • Relevant experience in the agriculture sector.
  • Experience with Process improvement methodologies such as LEAN.
  • Experience with Business case for infrastructure investment.
  • Project management.
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience extension programs/ service delivery.
  • Good reporting and communication skills in English (working language).
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Problem-solving and decision-making, client orientation, negotiation and conflict resolution, communication, and teamwork.
  The position is for an initial fixed term of three (3) years, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT’s internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, car, comprehensive health, and life insurance, assistance for children’s education, paid vacation, annual home travel airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment.   CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than December 22, 2023  18:00 CET. Please indicate in the Subject' of the email the title “Application for the post of CIMMYT _ BREEDING OPERATION SUPPORT MANAGER - WESTERN AND CENTRAL AFRICA”   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO REDUCING POVERTY, ENHANCING FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY AND IMPROVING NATURAL RESOURCES   Environment CIMMYT is a ...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO REDUCING POVERTY, ENHANCING FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY AND IMPROVING NATURAL RESOURCES

  The Center is based in Mexico. Ideally, the position is based at the HQ but the selected candidate may have the option to work remotely with occasional visits on-site for orientation and meetings.  

Environment

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for- profit agricultural research for development organization with partners in over 100 countries.   Please refer to the website for more information: www.cimmyt.org  

Position Overview

CIMMYT is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional for a 11 month consultancy on Finance Management/Tracking/Forecasting to support the Sustainable Agri-food Systems Program Finance Management and Project Portfolio management as well as support the development of adequate financial management for the innovative business models and strategies.  

Specific duties:

  • Generate learning and systematization of the financial management of the project portfolio in support of the Program Finance Manager(s).
  • Develop financial management requirements and tools based on innovative business models and strategies in coordination with the Corporate Service Units of CIMMYT in support of the Program Finance Manager(s).
  • Develop together and in support of the Program Finance Manager(s) improved project finance monitoring systems that provide Project Leads with clear project information spending, burn rates and projections for the term of the project.
  • Develop the process and tools for the top-down budget versus actual expenses review for projects and highlight issues while suggesting actions to PL’s.
  • Capture institutional best practices and lessons learned based on the experience of the project portfolio and institutionalize in the program to set the Program Finance Manager(s) up for success.
  • Set appropriate and measurable financial performance indicators and targets based on donor requirements to be routinely monitored by the Program Finance Manager(s).
  • Design the monitor and control activities to be implemented by the Program Finance Manager(s).
  • Develop guides and requirements of particularly important institutional donors to perform risk assessments on donor reporting activities.
  • Develop and implement program process improvements for improved financial project and program management.
  • Develop an FTE (Full Time Equivalent) management system that is fully automated and easily updatable.
 

Required academic qualifications, skills, and attitudes

The successful candidate will have the following profile:  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. A Master’s degree in Finance or administration will represent an advantage.
  • At least 10 years of experience working in a finance position with increasing levels of responsibility in a medium sized to large grant funded organization.
  • At least 10 years of experience in grant or project financial management.
  • Experience working in a multicultural, international environment/atmosphere.
  • Knowledge of financial systems, ERP, MS office, databases, data extraction methods, report presentation, and analytical skills.
  • Advanced level of usage in MS Office Suite (Advanced skills in Excel).
  • Advanced level in the English language.
  • The candidate must exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to his responsibilities and deadlines.
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Teamwork, Client Orientation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Critical Thinking, and Communication.
The consultancy is for an initial fixed-term for eleven (11) months, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds.   CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than December 14, 2023  18:00 CET. Please indicate in the Subject' of the email the title “Application for the post of CIMMYT _ FINANCE MANAGEMENT/TRACKING/FORECASTING CONSULTANT”   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO REDUCING POVERTY, ENHANCING FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY AND IMPROVING NATURAL RESOURCES   The Center is based in M...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A PREMIER PAN-AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION, PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SOCIAL PROGRESS ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

  The position is in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.  

The Bank

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 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is to deliver financial and technical support for transformative projects in Regional Member Countries that will reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. To sharply focus the objectives of its Ten-Year Strategy and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (“High 5s”), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa have been identified for scaling up: Light up and power Africa, Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the quality of life for the people of Africa.  

The Complex

The People and Talent Management Complex (PTVP), will retain overall responsibility for attracting, developing, motivating, and retaining a strong complement of professionals, support staff and contingent staff to deliver the business of the Bank into the future. The PTVP Complex is responsible for ensuring effective systems and controls for people and talent management from talent sourcing to retirement. The PTVP Complex is also responsible for the effective administration of the Bank’s benefit plans (medical and staff retirement) and ensuring the financial sustainability of these plans.  

The Hiring Department

Talent, Performance and Staff Development Department is responsible for supporting key business initiatives and programs on performance management, staff development, including careers, learning, and talent development, and contributes to high levels of employee development and culture of performance.   The Department brings together the entire talent management life-cycle to maximize and leverage innovative solutions and strategies for increasing the Bank’s organizational and individual performance and capabilities.  

The Position

The Director - Talent, Performance and Staff Development will oversee the management of two (2) Divisions namely: (i) Staff Performance & Recognition (PTCE.1) and (ii) Careers, Learning & Talent Development (PTCE.2). Reporting to and partnering with the Vice President, People and Talent Management, the Director leads a professional HR team to drive the talent and performance management, as well as the staff development agenda of the Bank's People Strategy. As a key leadership team member, the Director of Talent, Performance and Staff Development Department works with highly motivated specialists to ensure that the talent, performance, and staff development strategies align with the Bank's strategic business objectives and the People Strategy.   S/He handles all issues/areas related to talent and performance management for the Bank, ensuring the development, and building of a high-performance culture through continuous monitoring and evaluation of performance, through career development in the Bank. The job ensures that the Bank's transformation into an enhanced strategic people-focused organization delivering excellent service, is achieved.   Under the overall supervision of the Vice President, People and Talent Management (PTVP), the Director Talent, Performance and Staff Development Department, will be responsible for contributing to the Bank’s goals, success and development impact by:
  1. Contributing to the execution of the Banks People strategy and plan; organize, direct, and coordinate the Department's work plan and related resource planning and utilization; assign projects and programmatic responsibilities; review and evaluate work methods and procedures; engage staff to prevent and/or identify and resolve problems.
  2. Developing a progressive Talent Management Strategy for the Bank that will ensure strategic alignment to the overall Bank and People Strategies, with defined accountabilities, targeted methodologies, and clear expectations.
  3. Formulating and defining a holistic Talent Management Framework, comprising talent requirements, talent risk management, investment measurement, governance and infrastructure, and talent plans for the Bank.
  4. Defining a Career Management Framework with clear career paths at the Bank in a way that increases employee engagement and retention, by promoting career development and progression as well as enabling talent mobility.
  5. Providing leadership and direction in creating innovative solutions and best practice talent management approaches, processes and tools, that proactively help build and maintain a talented, motivated and qualified workforce.
  6. Leading the organization leadership agenda by building a strong pipeline of leaders through the provision of world-class learning and development programs.
  7. Formulating and recommending people policies and programs in line with the Bank’s strategies and priorities, in the different aspects of people and talent management, including institutional capacity building, staff mobility, and young professionals program management.
  8. Providing support and tools for career conversations, guidance, and transition support.
  9. Contributing to the development and implementation of the people and talent management strategy and programs, ensuring that people and talent management resources are deployed strategically, and staff’s careers are managed proactively.
  10. Overseeing the design and development of curricula and programs to build staff’s capabilities.
  11. Defining, designing and delivering training programs, courses (included identifying training needs, delivery preparation, delivery, implementation, and evaluation).
  12. Managing the upkeep, review, and refreshing of the existing Learning Management System and related content to support the delivery of hybrid, in-person, and online training programs and blended learning courses and ensure the linkage from performance to development.
  13. Driving a culture of performance management and recognition across the Bank, designing and providing tools to support a business focused processes.
  14. Designing and implementing the Bank’s recognition framework and programs that are aligned to the compensation framework and ensure the adoption of best practices and alignment with the strategic objectives of the Bank.
  15. Defining and building a high-performance culture in line with the Bank’s corporate strategy, with a clear line of sight to functional, individual goals and objectives and other people management levers such as compensation, training, succession planning etc.
  16. Reviewing the Banks performance management architecture, tools and instruments, including the performance measures, scorecards, dimensions, ratings, etc, to ensure that they are fit for purpose.
  17. Ensuring that the Bank’s key performance indicators are aligned with the core strategic themes, values, and behavioural competencies.
  18. Managing resources - accountable for delivering the agreed upon work program through cost-effective use of resources within the agreed parameters and in compliance with internal controls and policies.
  19. Building and maintaining networks of senior people and talent management professionals in other international organizations as well as key global companies in the private sector to share information and bring in the latest external thinking and best practice.
  20. Building and maintaining strong working relationships with clients to both understand their needs and communicate the direction of programs and initiatives.
  21. Providing leadership, direction, coaching, and feedback to develop a high performing and talented team, and sustain a high performing team over time through effective people management.
  22. Enabling the Bank to develop effective value propositions as well as structured career and development plans for various workforce segments, with defined benefits to the Bank and employees.
  23. Representing the Department at corporate level forums and committees.
 

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile:  

Education level

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management, Organizational Development, Law or related disciplines. A professional qualification in people and talent management or project management will be an added value.
 

Experience

  • At least ten (10) years of extensive and progressive experience in Human Resource Management, five (5) years of which should have been in a managerial role and/or in supervising a team and coordinating work programs or projects.
  • Demonstrable experience executing organizational transformational change and process improvements.
  • Working experience in a multilateral development organization is an asset.
  • Sound understanding of the business and operational needs with proven capacity to innovate, promote and direct change initiatives in corporate human resource policies and services in large organizations and a client-centric, business partnering environment.
  • Proven experience in policy and strategy development, talent and performance management, career development, and other functional areas of people management.
  • Proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling environment, including leading, supervising, mentoring, developing, and evaluating staff.
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully translating business and people and talent management strategies into the design and implementation of programs in the position’s area of responsibility.
 

Skills

  • Ability to handle complexity and ambiguity and deal with competing priorities and tight deadlines. Mental agility to keep pace with a constantly evolving business requirement.
  • Strong generalist people and talent management experience, especially in; (i) supporting managers and staff in planning and implementing change, (ii) employment relations, well-being, and work-life balance, (iii) (iv) equal opportunities and employment policies, (v) management of people and talent management information systems and processes (vi) performance management, (vii) people planning, career planning, and succession management.
  • Sound analytical skills – ability to build and analyze people and talent management data accuracy, including people and talent management -approved KPIs.
  • Proven track record in people and talent management Projects Management.
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language. 14. Competence in using standard Microsoft Office Suite applications and ERP Systems (preferably SAP HR), e-Recruitment systems, and project management software like share point or any similar software.
  Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than November 24, 2023  23:59pm GMT. Please indicate in the Subject' of the email the title “application for the post of AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK _ DIRECTOR - TALENT, PERFORMANCE AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT (EL5)   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A PREMIER PAN-AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION, PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SOCIAL PROGRESS ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT   The position is in Abidjan, Ivory...

Closing Date: 20th of October
Abidjan
Posted 8 months ago

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A PREMIER PAN-AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION, PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SOCIAL PROGRESS ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

  The position is in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.  

The Bank

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 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. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2023 – 2032) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. This position is part of the management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.  

The Complex

The Vice Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank Group. This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities; controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration; strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments; the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.  

The Hiring Department

The Financial Control Department (FIFC) is responsible for accounting for the financial consequences of the Bank Group’s transactions and decisions, and for the preparation, fair presentation and overall integrity of the internal financial reports and published financial statements. The Department is also responsible for managing controls around the banks administrative payment’s function, loan administration and accounting and related fiduciary responsibilities, including disbursement of funds to projects and programs financed by the Bank Group. Finally, the Department provides decision support and expertise in the development and implementation of financial control policies, operational and financial strategies and related information systems.   The Financial Control department is responsible for all controllership functions, analyses, recording and reporting of the financial consequences of all decisions and transactions of the Bank Group—including the African Development Bank, the African Development Fund, the Nigeria Trust Fund, the Bank’s Staff Retirement Plan’s trust fund, and all single donor and multilateral trust funds and special funds administered by the African Development Bank. In this regard, FIFC maintains accounting policies and systems; prepares financial statements and ancillary reports; manages controls around the Banks administrative payment’s function; and authorizes disbursements and other payments on loans, technical assistance, grants, equity investments, and guarantee claims. FIFC also provides professional advice in the development and implementation of new financial products, operational and corporate financial strategies, policies and guidelines, and in the development of financial information systems.  The department is also responsible for coordinating the activities of the Bank Group to ensure that the internal control framework is properly documented and monitored to ensure its continued effectiveness. In addition, the department is responsible for the formulation of all accounting policies, as well as for the preparation of policies on the administration of the loans and grants of the Bank Group.  

The Position

Under the general direction of the Vice President, FIVP, the Director of Financial Control is responsible for supervising Divisions rolling up to Financial Control such as Financial Reporting (FIFC.1), Administrative Expenses (FIFC.2), Loan Disbursement (FIFC.3) and Loan Accounting (FIFC.4). In addition, the Director will manage a front office with supporting professional staff who are dealing with and advising on such issues as technical accounting policy, management of the relationship between the Bank Group and the External Auditors, as well as other special projects and priorities as they may arise. The Director will also be responsible for all the accounting and financial reporting of the transactions of the Bank Group, including all the bilateral and special funds. The role also extends to the efficient execution and implementation of development-related operations projects funded by the AfDB Bank Group loans, grants and other instruments, by ensuring timely disbursements of the same.  

Key Functions

Under the general guidance of the Vice President, the Director is responsible for developing a strategic approach to defining, planning, organizing, coordinating and leading the activities of the Department. His/her duties includes:
  1. Oversee the preparation, integrity and timely completion of financial reports to Management, the Board of Directors and Shareholders, in compliance with applicable accounting standards and best practices.
  2. Strictly monitor and report on accounting and reporting standards that can impact the institution. Review and monitor accounting policies, procedures and guidelines.
  3. Oversee the establishment, maintenance, and implementation of adequate internal control system to ensure that all Bank Group financial transactions, including those from funds administered by the Group, are accurately recorded and in compliance with policies and procedures. Ensure efficient controls in all processes and procedures and safeguard the assets of the Bank.
  4. Provide accurate, efficient and timely transaction processing and payment services including for loan administration, disbursements and administrative and capital expenditure budget.
  5. Establish the department's objectives and key performance indicators, in support of the vision and strategic objectives of the institution.
  6. Oversee the planning and effective execution of the department's work program, monitoring the quality of outputs.
  7. Provide decision support to Management through strategic financial statements and data analysis. Evaluate the impact of financial policies on the Bank’s financial position and recommend appropriate actions.
  8. Spearhead innovative approaches that will increase the efficiency, impact or delivery of the department.
 

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile:  

Education level

  • A minimum of a master’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or related disciplines.
  • An internationally recognized professional accounting qualification such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Chartered Accountant (CA), or equivalent is required.
 

Experience

  • Minimum of Ten (10) years of relevant and extensive professional experience in a similar organization or large financial institution.
  • At least five (5) years must be at a managerial level.
  • Sound understanding of the business and strategic priorities of International Finance Institutions (IFIs); Substantial exposure to the design and implementation of modern accounting and other relevant IT systems.
  • Solid knowledge of IFRS. Ability to exercise professional judgment in the application of all the relevant controllership rules, to ensure that the assets and other resources of the Bank are safeguarded.
  • Track record in leading on change and empowering teams to innovate and deliver in accounting, reporting, systems, and controls while enhancing process efficiency.
  • Knowledge and experience in the development space –Understanding multilateral development banks' operational policies and programs.
 

Skills

  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and financial market skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate high integrity and decisiveness, including taking accountability and holding others accountable for results.
  • Ability to lead and manage diverse teams and interact effectively with staff, Management, Board Members, senior government officials, and other external counterparts.
  • Ability to provide clear and concise oral and written communication. Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) in English and/or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Ability to build talent and capability inside the organization through coaching, mentoring, training, developmental assignments, and knowledge sharing, while recognizing diversity and promoting inclusion.
  • Competence in the use of SAP and standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than October 20, 2023  23:59pm GMT. Please indicate in the Subject' of the email the title “application for the post of AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK _ DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL CONTROL DEPARTMENT, FIVP/FIFC.0 (EL5).”   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A PREMIER PAN-AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION, PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SOCIAL PROGRESS ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT   The position is in Abidjan, Ivory...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A PREMIER PAN-AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION, PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SOCIAL PROGRESS ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

  The position is in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.  

The Bank

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 81 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. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2023 – 2032) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely, energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.  

The Complex

The Vice-Presidency, Technology and Corporate Services (TCVP) is responsible for the design, development and delivery of efficient, client-oriented, corporate services and information-technology solutions to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services. The Complex provides leadership in the formulation and implementation of the Bank’s strategies, policies, controls and approaches on organizational information technology systems, software applications, cyber security, IT support and infrastructure systems. The Complex is also responsible for management of the Bank’s real estate assets, institutional procurement, language services and business continuity.  

The Hiring Department

The primary roles of the of the Real Estate Management, Procurement and General Services Department are to manage the Bank’s assets, oversee corporate procurement of goods, works, services, and real estate, manage institutional services (corporate travel, logistics, catering services, and mail services, fleet). To this end the Real Estate Management, Procurement and General Services Department: formulates and applies procurement policies and rules, guidelines for management of facilities and real estate services, elaborates and ensures 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 performs related duties. The Department is also responsible for managing the Bank’s fixed assets. The Real Estate Management, Procurement and General Services Department comprises three divisions: (i) the Operations and Maintenance Division; (ii) the Corporate Procurement Division; and (iii) the Support Services Division.  

The Position

The Director, Real Estate Management, Procurement and General Services Department reports to the Vice President, Technology and Corporate Services and is key to the attainment of the Bank’s transformative agenda for Africa, through ensuring that there is adequate management of the Bank’s administrative services and assets management. Notably: (i) the effective and efficient management of the Bank’s real estate portfolio and facility management activities; (ii) the efficient management of the Bank institutional procurement services; and (iii) the management of support services including travel, food services, transport, insurance, and courier services.   The Director is responsible for defining the strategy, planning, organizing, coordinating and leading the activities of the Department. His/her duties will include:   Real Estate Management
  1. Leading the development and implementation of the Bank’s Real Estate Management Frameworks and related Action Plans for the Headquarters, Regional and Country Offices; leading the planning of office footprint and management, to support the Bank’s decentralization strategy; and outlining long-term implications of policy choices.
  2. Leading the delivery of the Bank’s Real Estate Project Management Services in an efficient and sustainable manner (cost-effectiveness and environmentally friendly) including broad oversight of project planning and evaluation, budgeting and cost estimation, scope development and implementation etc.
  3. Leading the Bank’s Real Estate Operations & Facilities Management with global oversight that includes maintenance and operations, design and construction, space allocation and management, capital improvement and all property related administrative services across the Bank’s facilities. The Director will ensure that this is done in a safe, healthy, secure, sustainable, efficient, and cost-effective manner to support the Bank staff.
  4. Leading the development and implementation of policies, procedures and processes for management of Bank fixed assets, including their acquisition, management (including inventories) and disposal.
  5. Overseeing the implementation of corporate plans for the Headquarters building and other properties outside Headquarters while balancing the strategic, operational and financial objectives of the Bank.
  6. Leading the development and implementation of policies, procedures and processes for the operation and maintenance of Bank facilities (at Headquarters, Regional and Country Offices).
  7. Coordinating all aspects of capital projects (design, build, fit out, renovation, etc.), with multiple internal and external stakeholders including service providers, vendors and contractors.
  8. Ensuring that third-party service providers perform their duties as per contractual requirements and Service Level Agreements.
  9. Leading initiatives to optimize the economic value and financial performance of the portfolio.
  10. Leading sustainability and building efficiency initiatives.
  11. Promoting gender sensitivity and broader inclusivity in the deployment of facilities in all Bank premises.
  Procurement
  1. Setting long-term vision for the corporate procurement function and operationalizing it through strategies, policies, directives and procedures.
  2. Providing strategic guidance related to corporate procurement of goods, works and services and contract management.
  3. Overseeing activities related to the development and implementation and monitoring the policies, procedures and practices of corporate procurement services.
  4. Ensuring that procurement activities are carried out in accordance with relevant policies, directives and procedures in order to achieve optimum efficiency, cost effectiveness and timely completion of the Bank’s requirements. This includes ensuring that the Bank’s procurement systems and processes are efficient and enable the achievement of Value for Money.
  General Services
  1. Leading the development and implementation of policies, procedures and processes for the provision of general services including management of vehicle fleet, official travel and accommodation, food/catering, mailing and logistical services.
  2. Leading the work program and resources programming related to the Bank’s corporate services.
  3. Leading the effective delivery of general services with due attention to client satisfaction.
  4. Ensuring the effective management of air/ground transport, logistical, accommodation and catering services during the Bank’s high-level events such as the Annual Meetings, the Africa Investment Forum, etc.
  5. Ensuring that third-party service providers perform their duties as per contractual requirements and Service Level Agreements.
  Leadership
  1. Leading the effective and efficient delivery of the Department work program with a clear client-oriented focus.
  2. Leading a Department-wide review of funding requirements for departmental projects, activities and initiatives and directing the formulation, preparation and presentation of departmental annual capital and administrative budgets; ensuring the effective management of budget resources, with the objective of cost effectiveness.
  3. Leading the Department management team by: leading the strategic staffing of the department to ensure the appropriate skills mix is in place; reviewing the operating model to ensure fitness for purpose; regularly assessing the management team and overseeing overall performance management and outcomes of the department; and addressing the capacity building needs of the Department with the support of the People & Talent Management Complex.
  4. Provide strong thought leadership in technical areas related to Department’s service lines (Real Estate Management, Procurement and General Services).
  Delivery
  1. Driving efficiencies to achieve increased effectiveness and value for money in the delivery of the Department’s mandate; leverage technology to achieve the desired results.
  2. Leading and monitoring Stakeholder Engagement and Change Management to ensure that the ultimate goal of the Bank is met, while proposing or recommending any corrective measures.
  3. Ensuring that the Key Performance Indicators set for the Department are met.
  4. Establishing adequate and effective governance and risk management and control mechanisms across the Department; and ensuring that staff are empowered with a focus on client orientation, results and the fulfilment of fiduciary responsibilities.
  5. Performing related duties, such as participation in various standing committees’ meetings including the Capital Investment Steering Committee, Annual Meetings Committee, Purchasing Committee, and Board meetings dealing with matters related to the Department’s functions.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile:   Education level
  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Engineering, Management, Business Administration or closely related disciplines.
  Experience
  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant extensive and progressive experience in the private sector or an internationally recognized financial or development institution similar to the Bank, five (5) years of which such professional experience should be at managerial level.
  • Have solid professional experience in real estate management, delivery of administrative services including facilities management, corporate procurement and institutional support services.
  • Having a professional qualification in asset management, facility management, project management or procurement will be an added advantage, as well as competence in the use of ERP Systems (preferably SAP) and software relevant to project administration and standard Microsoft Suite of applications such as Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.
  Skills
  • Strong project management skills and experience in coordinating work across institutional boundaries with various teams on complex assignments, with the ability to lead related change management programs.
  • Strong managerial skills, including interpersonal communication and client-orientation.
  • Ability to undertake sound analysis (skills and methods), in order to conceptualize future work or organizational changes, and capacity to develop strategies for change which includes strategic mind-set and ability to translate strategic thinking into a compelling plan of action, in a large international institution.
  • 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.
  • Ability to engage effectively with high-level stakeholders within and outside the Bank, to influence and negotiate for effective outcomes.
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills and ability to engage in substantive dialogue on complex issues and to translate strategies to effective, implementable operational plans.
  • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple business lines.
  • Strong communications and presentation skills and ability to deal with highly sensitive issues at the Board and Senior Management levels and with a broad range of other internal or external stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop a successful leadership style to establish and achieve exceptional organization performance and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure the timely accomplishment of tasks in the Department by giving valuable advice and providing constructive feedback.
  • Ability to build and lead a motivated and committed team across functional boundaries and utilize talent and expertise of team members in a productive way.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Capacity to influence and inspire confidence.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in French or English with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than September 30, 2023  23:59pm GMT. Please indicate in the Subject' of the email the title “application for the post of AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK _ DIRECTOR, REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT, PROCUREMENT AND GENERAL SERVICES, TCVP (EL5).”   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A PREMIER PAN-AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION, PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SOCIAL PROGRESS ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT   The position is in Abidjan, Ivory...

Closing Date: 3rd of March
Sweden
Posted 1 year ago

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING COUNTRIES IN THEIR EFFORTS TO IMPLEMENT A MORE EQUITABLE AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF THEIR WATER RESOURCES

  The position is based in Stockholm, Sweden.   The Global Water Partnership (www.gwp.org)  is a globally operating multi-stakeholder action network dedicated to working with countries toward the equitable, sustainable, and efficient management of water resources. The network is hosted by an inter-governmental organization headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and it comprises of 3,000+ partner organizations in over 180 countries. Organized across 67 Country Water Partnerships and 13 Regional Water Partnerships, GWP convenes, brokers, and delivers coordinated action by government and non-government actors, including the private sector. GWP’s vision is a water-secure world. A long-time advocate for integrated water resources management, GWP draws on implementation experience at the local level and links it across the Network and to global development agendas.   The GWPO Secretariat is an intergovernmental Organisation hosted by the Government of Sweden through a Host Agreement concerning the immunities and privileges of the Organisation and its staff.  Its team is comprised of a dynamic group of 30+ staff and consultants who work to support and coordinate GWP’s Regional Water Partnerships, Country Water Partnerships, and institutional partners, as well as all GWP’s stakeholders, and as such acts as the ‘network hub’ for the Global Water Partnership Network.  Furthermore, the Secretariat manages GWPO’s finances and reports on funding received at the global level. Moreover, it fosters the exchange of knowledge, and resources and ensures communication and coherence across the GWP Network. The Secretariat is headed and managed by the Executive Secretary who is answerable to the Steering Committee. Due to its legal status conferred by the Host agreement, GWPO has its own set of rules and regulations in matters of employment and working conditions and benefits.  

Human Resources Specialist

GWP is looking for a skilled Senior level HR Specialist with international experience who will recruit, support, and develop a multicultural environment by developing HR-related policies and managing procedures.   The incumbent will provide (among others) professional and effective support to GWP, including the Secretariat and the GWP Regional Water Partnerships on recruitment, employment contracts, professional development, performance improvement plan, HR-related policy development, and compliance.   The position is located within the GWP Secretariat’s Finance and Administration team. The HR specialist reports to the CFAO and works closely with the GWPO Executive Secretary. The incumbent while coordinating a team spread across different regions shall also develop, and encourage a collaborative multi-cultural work environment, promoting a personal and professional life balance.   The HR specialist is the liaison with the Swedish Foreign Ministry and supports international staff to relocate when moving to Stockholm.   Responsibilities include: 1) Strategic HR Leadership and Planning
  • Lead and plan the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems.
  • Provide counselling to all on HR policies and procedures and assure full compliance with the international labor law and ILOAT.
  • Advise senior management on all aspects of human resources policies and procedures, strategic approaches, and delivery of HR services.
  • Promote welfare, equality, and diversity as part of the culture of the organization.
  2) Staffing, Recruitment, and Workforce Planning:  
  • Be actively involved in recruitment by preparing the terms of reference in collaboration with the head of unit and line managers, managing the application process, conducting assessments of applications, and coordinating the interviews.
  • Manage the hiring process, determine the grade, negotiate remuneration packages, provide information on terms and conditions of service, entitlements, and similar, and prepare offer and appointment letters.
  • Prepare staff handbooks, administer payroll, and liaise with the insurance providers.
  • Maintain employee records according to policy and legal requirements.
  • Liaise with counterparts at the Protocol Office of the MFA.
  3) Talent Management, Development, and Training:
  • Create, implement, and improve effective onboarding/offboarding plans.
  • Identify and analyze staff development and career support needs and design learning management programs to meet identified needs.
  • Elaborate and implement a protocol for the performance appraisal process, and facilitate that process in consultation with the Senior Management
  • Assist in performance management processes.
  • Support the management of disciplinary and grievance issues.
  • Review employment and working conditions to ensure legal compliance.
  4) Manage staff under his/her supervision and guide GWP Regions
  • Support HR-related activities across the Regions in carrying out human resources administrative transactions, including preparation of personnel actions, maintenance of staffing tables, processing of contracts, and developing HR-related policies.
  • Provide advice and support to Regional Coordinators on human resources-related matters in the Regions.
  5) Performs any other related duties as required
  • Perform other related tasks as requested by the CFAO or the ES
  Candidate Profile To carry out the role, the following experience and skills are required:
  • Professionalism: Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and international environment based on mutual respect and tolerance with a positive and collaborative attitude. Ability to exercise good judgment, diplomacy, discretion, and tact in handling sensitive issues. Knowledge of human resources policies, practices, and procedures and ability to apply them in an international environment. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, and make conclusions and recommendations. Be solution-oriented; demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter; meticulous and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results; motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; show persistence and adequate balance when facing difficult problems, challenges, or stressful situations.
  • Service-oriented: Establish and maintain productive partnerships with colleagues by gaining their trust and respect; identify needs and match them to appropriate solutions; monitor ongoing developments inside and outside the environment to anticipate problems; contribute to team culture, keep staff informed of progress or setbacks in HR-related projects.
  • Planning & organizing: Excellent organizational and task management skills, with appropriate attention to detail and ability to prioritize work among competing demands, and under tight deadlines; develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identify priority activities and assignments; adjust priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • E-literacy: Excellent e-skills, including the ability to use modern office technology and related software; propension to improve processes and systems to comply with a dynamic environment.
 

Education and experience

  • Education: University degree in HR management or other behavioral sciences.
  • Experience: At least 10 years of experience in a multicultural environment. Progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration, or related area. Being a member in good standing belonging to a recognized regulated HR Association would be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience: At least 6 years of work experience at managerial level and in interacting with senior managers and management teams, analyzing HR statistics, and writing HR reports for management boards. Experience at a professional level with an international organization is desired.
  • Knowledge of talent management, training, and recruitment.
  • International organization experience, with knowledge of human resources, functions within the international non-profit sector, and Swedish labor law is an advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Good knowledge of Swedish is an advantage.
  • Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
 

Terms of appointment, salary, and benefits

GWP offers competitive remuneration and an attractive work environment, with flat hierarchies and fast decisions, and with great opportunities for professional exposure and growth.  The contract is initially offered for 2 years with the possibility of renewal.   Professionals with a background from Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, or the Middle East are particularly encouraged to apply.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than March 3rd, 2023  18:00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title “Application for the GWP_HR SPECIALIST Position”.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN AN INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING COUNTRIES IN THEIR EFFORTS TO IMPLEMENT A MORE EQUITABLE AND SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF THEIR WATER RESOURC...

Closing Date: 2nd of January
Cairo
Posted 2 years ago

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CENTER FOCUSED ON DELIVERING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NON-TROPICAL DRY AREAS OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD

  ICARDA is an international organization that for over four decades undertakes research-for-development to provide innovative, science-based agricultural solutions that improve the livelihood resilience of rural dryland communities. ICARDA's mission is to reduce poverty and enhance food, water, nutritional security, and environmental health in the face of global challenges, including climate change. ICARDA is the only CGIAR research center headquartered in the non-tropical drylands. Our unique dryland agricultural experience, combined with our extensive networks of research and development partners, including farming communities themselves, makes sure we provide people-centered solutions that are integrated directly into farming activities and food systems. For more information: www.icarda.org   All 12 CGIAR Centers are currently engaged in a transformation effort (the 'One CGIAR') that will help the CGIAR achieve better impact through more strategically integrated research, unified governance, an integrated structure, and new research modalities.  

Director of Finance

ICARDA currently wishes to recruit a proven mature, professional Director of Finance (DOF) who will fully undertake its Finance function's leadership role. Currently, its Finance Department is led by an incumbent holding dual responsibilities with ICARDA and the One CGIAR.   The DOF reports to the Director-General and is a member of ICARDA's Senior Management Team. He/she will be expected to work as part of the integrated matrix structure and to collaborate with global colleagues.   The DOF is responsible for ICARDA's Finance functions and serves as its Treasurer. The DOF will drive ICARDA's strategic and operational Finance function, supporting scientific research outputs, outcomes, and the impact of ICARDA's research portfolio. The DOF will provide focus and vision to identify areas for improvement and manage ICARDA's financial risks. He/she will oversee a sound system of internal control that will ensure ICARDA optimizes its financial resources and provides all its stakeholders with value for money. The DOF will also oversee the Procurement and Digital Services Units. The role of the Director of Finance includes, but is not limited to:   Key Responsibilities   Strategy & Planning
  • Promote innovation and excellence to support ICARDA's organizational goals and strategy. Work with all stakeholders to assess, plan for and analyze ICARDA's capacity to deliver its strategic goals.
  • Take part in a thorough and risk-based assessment of ICARDA's challenges and opportunities in a dynamic and challenging environment and provide insightful analysis and recommendations to enhance ICARDA's efficiency and effectiveness.
  Delivery and Operations
  • Effectively and efficiently lead the management of ICARDA's financial affairs from 2023 onwards, including financial data management. Provide timely and accurate management reports, including financial analyses of ICARDA's financial situation. Ensure adherence to statutory financial reporting requirements, such as the International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain sound financial accountability through an effective internal control framework, an anti-fraud policy framework, and a culture of effective compliance with financial and budgetary policies and procedures.
  • Develop, implement, monitor, and regularly report on sound cost accounting frameworks that ensure full-cost recovery of ICARDA's research projects.
  • Effectively lead ICARDA's treasury function, ensuring ICARDA meets its cash flow requirements and manages its liquid assets under established investment policies.
  • Develop and implement financial and treasury policies and procedures, monitor their effectiveness, and ensure compliance across ICARDA.
  • Lead the development of an annual and multi-year budget and financial plan for ICARDA; monitor budget expenditure and trends and recommend corrective measures to meet its financial goals.
  Relationships and Engagement
  • Function as the ICARDA focal point to the Secretary of the Audit, Finance, and Risk (AFRC) Committee of the ICARDA Board of Trustees.
  • Function as the Sanctions Compliance Officer and Chair of the Risk Management Committee and Sanctions Management Working Group.
  • Effectively manage relationships with both Internal and External Auditors.
  Leadership
  • Effectively lead, motivate, and manage the performance of all finance, procurement, and digital/data services staff across ICARDA, ensuring that appropriate policies are developed and implemented and adherence to standards is made.
  Essential qualifications and competencies The successful candidate will have most or all the following skills, knowledge, experience, and personal characteristics:
  • A professional qualification such as ACA (minimum professional level), ACCA, CPA, CMA, or CFA
  • An advanced university degree in financial management, accounting, business administration, economics, and/or a related field, or a bachelor's degree or equivalent combined with longer work experience
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience, including in the public sector, at management levels, in formulating, planning, and implementing effective financial management strategies
  • Ability to think strategically and pragmatically and to turn strategies into concrete actions
  • Strong analytical skills, evidenced by demonstrated delivery of sound financial analysis, modeling, and forecasting
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and effectively manage people in a multicultural work environment working in different time zones
  • Excellent communication and people skills, including the ability to build trust and consensus and effectively manage working relationships
  • Experience in implementation and maintenance of business and financial reporting tools using ERP systems
  • Excellent English, both written and spoken
 

Desirable qualifications and competencies

  • Experience in a publicly funded organization
  • Management of grant funding and related donor relations
  • Knowledge of the international sanction environment
  • Experience in international treasury operations
  • Experience in a research or development international, not-for-profit organization
  • Experience in working in a matrix organization
  • Knowledge of Arabic and/or French
 

Terms of appointment, salary, and benefits

The DOF is an internationally recruited position. ICARDA offers an attractive compensation package to the successful applicant, including a competitive salary, housing allowance, non-contributory retirement plan, medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, five months of maternity leave, and 15 days of paternity leave. All benefits are denominated and paid in US Dollars. ICARDA will offer the successful candidate an initial contract of three years, renewable, subject to a continued need for the position and satisfactory performance. The first year will be a probationary period.   The position is based in Cairo, Egypt.   ICARDA is committed to increasing women's representation in its workforce and strongly encourages applications from qualified women.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than January  2, 2023, 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ICARDA _DIRECTOR OF FINANCE.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CENTER FOCUSED ON DELIVERING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN NON-TROPICAL DRY AREAS OF THE DEVELOPING WORLD   ICARDA...

THIS AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE BANK’S EFFECTIVE COOPERATION AS WELL AS FACILITATE THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF JOINT INITIATIVES, PROGRAMS, AND PROJECTS

 

The Bank

The African Development Bank Group (the Bank) is the premier pan-African development institution promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. It is composed of 81 member states, including 54 Regional Member Countries (African Countries) and 27 non-regional member countries.   The Bank mobilizes and allocates resources to African countries, individually and collectively, for investment in public and private capital projects and programmes. To ensure greater developmental impacts and accelerate the implementation of its Ten-Year Strategy (2013 – 2022), the Bank’s operational focus has been placed on the High Fives: powering Africa, feeding Africa, industrializing Africa, integrating Africa, and improving the quality of life of Africans.   The Bank is seeking to build a management team to lead the successful implementation of its Ten-Year Strategy and High Fives.  

The Complex

The Presidency Complex comprises the Office of The President of the Bank Group and all corporate offices, departments, and other organizational units that are directly subordinate to the Presidency in administrative as well as functional terms. The President, in the capacity of the Chief Executive Officer of the Bank Group, is mandated to provide competent strategic management of the Bank Group and all its resources towards the fulfillment of the Bank Group’s purpose of contributing to economic development and social progress of Regional Member Countries.   The Presidency Complex provides day-to-day and medium-term corporate leadership and executive oversight maintains communication with the Bank Group’s Member Countries and supports the Boards of Directors in the conduct of their statutory roles. In addition, the Complex provides legal and regulatory oversight on the conduct of the Bank Group’s business and integrated risk management of Bank Group operations, oversees corporate communication with a range of internal and external stakeholders, promotes integrity, transparency, and the highest ethical standards and norms among Bank Group personnel in the conduct of their work, and assures the security of the Bank Group’s personnel, premises, and physical assets, information and data in all locations where the Bank Group operates. Furthermore, the Presidency Complex is also involved in catalyzing investment from various sources in line with the operational priorities of the Bank Group.   The President directly supervises several departments and units including the Office of the President; the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department; the Office of the Auditor General; the Group Risk Management Directorate; the General Counsel and Legal Services Department; the Communication and External Relations Department; the Staff Integrity and Ethics Office; Office of the Secretary-General & General Secretariat; the Africa Investment Forum; the Joint Secretariat Support Office and; the External Representation Office in Asia.  

The Hiring Department

The Joint Secretariat Support Office was established by three pan-African institutions comprising the African Union Commission, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and the African Development Bank Group. Its main objective is to promote coordination, collaboration, and leverage synergies between the three institutions.   The work of the Joint Secretariat Support Office has been recently revised to focus on the Bank’s strategic partnership with the African Union Commission to accelerate the mainstreaming, implementation, and monitoring of Agenda 2063 and other continental initiatives. As part of this work, the Joint Secretariat Support Office has created five coordination platforms that it co-chairs with various AU departments and commissions to ensure alignment of programming and harmonized reporting on Agenda 2063.   In coordination with the Bank’s Regional Integration Coordination Office as well as other departments, the Joint Secretariat Support Office facilitates and leads the Bank’s active participation in all African Union Summits. The department showcases the impacts of the Bank’s work and solicits high-level continental and global support for strategic initiatives, programs, and projects that help the continent respond to emerging global challenges.  

The Position

The position of Director of the Joint Secretariat Support Office, which reports directly to the President, and is physically located within Ethiopia Country Office in Ethiopia, leads the implementation of the Bank’s strategic engagement with the African Union Commission as well as other Addis Ababa-based international organizations, notably, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The Director is responsible for leading the Bank’s effective cooperation, seeking to enhance high-level dialogue with the African Union Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, reinforcing coordination and alignment in programming and reporting, as well as facilitating the effective implementation of joint initiatives, programs, and projects.   The Joint Secretariat Support Office Director provides strategic, operational leadership for facilitating the Bank’s engagement and dialogue at the highest level in the African Union and its Organs and is the primary interface for dialogue with the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. In delivering on the work program, the incumbent will be supported by a Lead Program Coordinator and a small support staff to engage at appropriate technical levels with the African Union Commission and selected Bank departments.   Under the general guidance of the President, the Director of the Joint Secretariat Support Office will perform the following duties and responsibilities:   The position is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.   Facilitating High-Level Dialogue
  • Facilitate high-level dialogue and consultative meetings between the Bank’s President and the Chairperson/Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission as well as between the Bank’s Vice Presidents and African Union Commission Commissioners.
  • Facilitate the participation of the President and Senior Management in all African Union Summits, including Mid-Year Coordination Meetings between the African Union, the Regional Economic Committees, and the Regional Mechanisms.
  • Follow up on key action points or decisions emerging from senior management’s attendance to African Union and Mid-Year Coordination Meetings Summits and ensure follow-up/implementation by relevant Bank Departments and African Union Commission.
  • Organize the President’s bilateral meetings with Heads of State on the margins of all African Union and Mid-Year Coordination Meetings Summits or high-level events.
  • Represent the Bank in important meetings of the African Union, its Organs, and Specialized Agencies, and effectively articulate the Bank’s interests and contributions to such meetings.
  • Engage in preliminary dialogue to support the development of African Union-related projects, programs, and initiatives.
  • Coordinate the preparation of regular briefing notes and reports on joint African Union and the Bank’s initiatives to be shared with the Bank’s senior management.
  • Strengthen ongoing partnerships between the Bank and the African Union Commission and provide advice on strategic and emerging policy issues.
  • Work with the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa Secretariat in identifying and discussing issues of importance to Africa’s development within a global context; and
  • Provide regular updates to the President and Senior Bank management on emerging issues requiring policy discussion and strategic-level attention.
  Coordination and Mainstreaming of the High 5s in Agenda 2063
  • Engage in dialogue and advocacy with the African Union Commission to mainstream the Bank’s various initiatives into the African Union agenda, as well as reinforce the Bank’s visibility.
  • Support the operationalization of the existing Joint Secretariat Support Office coordination platforms, through regular consultative or technical working group meetings, to ensure alignment of the High 5s with Agenda 2063.
  • Coordinate with key departments of the Bank to ensure effective participation, coordination, and information sharing.
  • Lead and coordinate the Bank’s participation in the preparation of Agenda 2063 progress report meetings
  Program Support
  • Work closely with the Bank’s Regional Integration Coordination Office to provide strategic support on the implementation of critical African Union flagship programs and initiatives such as the African Continental Free Trade Area, the Program for Infrastructure Development in Africa, or the Single African Air Transport Market.
  • Lead and provide support to all the Bank-financed African Union Projects to ensure effective implementation.
  • Participate in selected regional and country team meetings to ensure alignment with African Union strategies and programs.
  • Coordinate and monitor the Bank’s special projects and initiatives; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the President.
 

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile:  

Experience

  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience in addressing challenges in developing countries, preferably gained in regional, continental, or international development agencies working in or in Africa or in public service, three (3) years of which should be at a managerial level.
  • An excellent understanding of contemporary debates in political economy, broadly understood, both in Africa and elsewhere, informed by both orthodox and heterodox socioeconomic and political and/or diplomatic theory.
  • Strong familiarity with the role of other development finance institutions in facilitating socioeconomic reform and addressing poverty reduction in developing countries.
  • Solid understanding of regional integration and the workings of supranational organizations, (knowledge and/or experience with the workings of the African Union, African Regional Economic Committees, and other regional mechanisms would be a plus).
  • Capacity to connect, understand and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and ability to handle the high-level demands of a complex, multinational, multicultural organization, including the ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong capacity to analyze actions from the perspectives of stakeholders, and to translate strategic thinking into compelling action plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to take prudent business risks and make effective, timely, and well-determined decisions.
  • Ability to plan and manage staff to achieve high-quality results and encourage innovation in an open team-based environment, inspiring trust and influencing, and resolving differences across organizational boundaries.
 

Skills

  • Strong planning and organizational skills, including a proven ability to think strategically, and see the big picture without sacrificing the details, proven negotiation skills, and team building skills, as well as a credible ability to influence and present ideas.
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language; and
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software applications (Office suites, Enterprise Resource Planning; Collaboration Suites).

Education level

  • At least a master’s degree in Economics, Politics, International Relations, Development Studies, Law, Management, or related social sciences and interdisciplinary studies.
  Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than November 1st, 2022 at  23:59pm GMT. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK _ DIRECTOR OF JOINT SECRETARIAT SUPPORT OFFICER, PJSS (EL5).   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

THIS AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE BANK’S EFFECTIVE COOPERATION AS WELL AS FACILITATE THE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF JOINT INITIATIVES, PROGRAMS, AND PROJECTS   The Bank The African D...

Closing Date: 1st of November
Cote d’Ivoire
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AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A PREMIER PAN-AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION, PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SOCIAL PROGRESS ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

The Bank

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 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.  

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 President assists the President in planning, supervising, and managing the business of the Bank Group. Main activities include:  
  1. Monitors, coordinates, and supervises the implementation of various Bank programs including administrative issues relating to Directors reporting to the Office of the President.
  2. Prepares and organizes the President’s missions and represents the Bank, in line with the President’s instructions, at international conferences and meetings; also on working missions to member countries,
  3. Prepares and organizes Presidential Council meetings as well as meetings with the Bank’s Senior Management and facilitates follow-up on the decisions of these meetings.
  4. Reviews evaluate and give advice on communication and interaction between the Presidency and the various organs of the Bank.
  5. Ensures the effective and timely implementation of Board and Management decisions.
  6. Provides effective administrative and logistic support to facilitate the implementation of the President’s programs.
  7. Prepares, monitors, and submits summaries of audit reports to the President and follows up on the implementation of the recommendations of the reports by concerned Departments/Units.

The Position

The Director of Strategy and Delivery, in the Office of the President’s Office, provides technical and operational support to the President to ensure strategic focus and the effective delivery of the Bank’s work program as well as reinforcing compliance and accountability. As suggested by the title, the position has two interrelated focus areas: strategy and delivery.   In terms of strategy, the role primarily consists of assisting the President in formalizing the Bank Group’s strategic planning processes, forging new working relationships and synergies across the institution, and establishing greater transparency and accountability for staff carrying out the Bank Group’s strategy. This is to ensure that the successful creation and execution of strategy focuses not only on good processes but also on the ability to make quick decisions. Working closely with the Corporate Strategy & Policy Department, the Director acts as the President’s point person in Cabinet in assessing whether the Bank’s strategic initiatives, at all levels of the organization, are in line with the Bank’s standards and objectives. A key part of that function is to look for any signs of strategic drift, and if so, to work with others in developing an early warning system, strategic resilience, and organizational flexibility. In this regard, the Director also represents the President in the corporate processes for the development and approval of the Bank’s next Ten-Year Strategy.   In terms of delivery, the role focuses on working across Complexes with the various delivery teams to ensure timely execution, frontline impact, and stakeholder satisfaction. The role involves working closely with the Development Impact and Results Department, to ensure strategic focus as well as to provide better reporting, greater scrutiny, support, coordination, and oversight for the effective delivery of the President’s priorities. By reporting directly to the President of the Bank and communicating to cross-Complex delivery teams on his behalf, the Director helps ensure accountability in the delivery of the overarching objective of scaling the Bank’s impact. Primary coverage: strategy implementation, portfolio delivery, lending (pipeline & portfolio), financial performance, corporate-wide initiatives, and strategic partnerships. The Director also provides cross-cutting support in the implementation of the Bank’s High5 operational priorities of its Corporate Strategy, Bank policies, and operational strategies, as well as key corporate priorities. In this regard, the Director also provides regular technical and practical advice and recommendations to the President; reviews and provides comments and guidance on strategy papers, policies, briefing notes, and operations documents. The Director also provides technical advice to ensure cross-Complex coordination and alignment of activities to accelerate delivery on the High5s in the Bank’s regional member countries and across regions.   The issue of delivery is intimately tied to the following five areas which combine with the programmatic High 5s operational priorities of the Bank to transform the development landscape of Africa: (i) building a stronger institution; (ii) strengthening human capacity; (iii) enhancing effectiveness; (iv) deepening quality and impact; and (v) maintain financial sustainability.   The position is located in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.   Under the overall supervision of the Director of the President’s Cabinet, the Director of Strategy and Delivery performs the following specific functions:   Support the President to achieve his strategic goals for the African Development Bank Group
  • Work with other members of the President’s cabinet as well as across the Bank to ensure a coordinated and effective approach in the implementation of the Bank’s overall strategy, the High 5s operational priorities, and associated corporate targets and performance indicators.
  • Ensure that internal processes and initiatives related to project delivery are aligned with overall corporate strategy and the President’s priorities.
  • Maintain effective engagement with the relevant Departments and Units across the Bank and provide strategic advice to the various management and delivery teams across the Complex on being strategy-focused and results-oriented, particularly on solving challenges of high-visibility corporate-wide initiatives.
  Provide oversight and actively monitor the implementation of the President’s strategic guidance on corporate targets
  • Monitor the progress of priority corporate-wide transformative initiatives and targets and provide prompt updates to the President. Work with the various Complexes to manage, estimate, and continually improve delivery management processes and procedures.
  • Arrange briefing meetings for the President with the Senior Management Group and/or other teams/complexes, as necessary. Be the point of escalation for delivery issues and engage the Senior Management Group and/or other key stakeholders where necessary to resolve problems and overcome obstacles.
  • Work with Senior Management and with others across the Bank to find solutions that deepen the quality of operations and minimize reputational risk as per the President’s guidance.
  Support the President in evaluating the key performance indicators to hold Senior Management accountable
  • Conduct analysis of implementation challenges with concerned Complexes and recommend improvements to increase efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Work with Regional and Sector Operations to take ongoing ownership of all operations-related data in the Bank's corporate systems and ensure the accuracy of reporting to the President related to progress, challenges, and results.
  • Regularly provide the President with detailed, data-driven, technical write-ups with respect to Bank’s strategy implementation, delivery, and performance, including what is going well, the key challenges, and how to fix them. In this regard, work closely with the Development Impact and Results Department to develop proprietary dashboards for timely decision-making for the President, particularly on the Bank’s lending operations but also in other areas.
  Represent the President in various statutory committees across the Bank
  • Work with other members of the Cabinet to effectively represent the President in various statutory and or ad hoc committees of the Bank, including the Senior Management Coordination Committee, the Operations Committee, and others. In this regard, articulate to every extent possible, the President’s vision, directives, and expectations, particularly as related to strategy and delivery.
  • Help set the tempo, attitude, and approach articulated in the President’s expectations in terms of proactivity, approachability, inclusiveness, accountability, and professionalism. Be a good listener.
  Support the President in the development of the next Ten-Year Strategy (TYS 2.0)
  • Work closely with Senior Management, and with the Corporate Strategy and Policy Department, in particular, to articulate the President’s vision in the development of the TYS 2.0.
  • In this regard, helps shape the strategy, sense, and interpret shifts in the Bank’s operating environment, and otherwise helps lead the strategic planning process.
  • Take a lead role in the TYS 2.0 choreography and roll-out, including internal and external consultations with various stakeholders, and always channel the President’s vision, priorities, and direction.
  Advise on areas where Bank Group sector policies and related guidelines need to be reviewed and updated
  • Work closely with the Bank’s Senior Leadership, and with the Corporate Strategy and Policy Department on bringing to the President’s attention outdated policies that need updating or eliminating by assessing evolving institutional needs, the President’s guidance, requests of the Board of Directors, or a changing external environment.
  • Regularly scan the horizon to ensure that the Bank’s policies and practices are ahead of, or in line with lessons learned as well as best practices at sister institutions
  Be the President’s ear to delivery teams on the ground
  • Work with the Regional and Sector Operations management to engage with and listen to the Bank’s delivery teams on the ground to better understand how to drive the positive morale necessary for enhanced efficiency and productivity as well as frontline impact and client satisfaction.
  • Advise the President, as necessary, on the needs and interests of the Bank’s delivery teams throughout the organization. Seek to understand issues affecting the Bank’s Task Managers and their teams: what is going well, chronic challenges, and practical solutions.
  • Work with the Senior Management team to create and implement a coherent and solutions-focused, on-the-ground delivery strategy, including improvements to efficiency, budgets, and processes as the institution scales its operations to allow delivery of maximum impact and value to beneficiaries, partners, and shareholders.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile:  

Experience

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience, with at least five (5) years in a managerial role acquired in an international development organization.
  • Track record in strategy, delivery, performance management, and reporting with a solid understanding of results-based management approaches, and corporate and operational performance issues.
  • Strategic mindset and capacity to translate strategic thinking into a compelling plan of action.
  • Demonstrated ability to take prudent business risks and make effective, timely, and well-determined decisions, taking due account of stakeholder interests and perceptions.
  • Excellent listening skills and cultural sensitivity, a clear commitment to diversity, and capacity to initiate and manage innovation and change
  • Proven experience in coordination activities with demonstrated ability to work across institutional boundaries with various teams, build and lead a team of professional staff, and utilize the talent and expertise of team members in a productive way.
  • Sound people management skills combined with the ability to multi-task and demonstrate sound judgment.
  • Ability to think clearly and write to communicate effectively with diverse audiences, individuals, and across teams, including the senior management team.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments, with excellent technical and analytical skills.
  • Ability to provide strategic leadership and drive results and execution.
  • Proven ability to communicate both orally and in writing with high-level individuals/stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and lead teams.
  • Ability to collaborate with highly diverse Senior Management teams and be responsive to the needs of multiple stakeholders, with excellent negotiation skills.

Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint, SAP, and/or other integrated document management system).
 

Education level

  • Minimum a master’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Finance, Economics, or other relevant fields.
  Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than November 1st, 2022 23:59 pm GMT. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK _ DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY AND DELIVERY, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT (EL5).   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A PREMIER PAN-AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTION, PROMOTING ECONOMIC GROWTH AND SOCIAL PROGRESS ACROSS THE AFRICAN CONTINENT The Bank Established in 1964, the Africa...

Closing Date: 26th of October
Songdo Incheon-Korea
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AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF A GROWING ORGANIZATION THAT AIMS TO MAKE AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

  The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their people.   Established in 2010, the GCF invests in transformational climate projects in the developing world. The Fund makes an ambitious contribution to global climate action and channels significant financial resources into developing countries to help build low-emission and climate-resilient societies. It is country-driven and undertakes actions that reflect the circumstances of each country concerned and its national aspirations. The GCF is a key enabler of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.   Since its establishment, the GCF has approved 190 projects and has committed USD 10.0 billion to climate finance. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries to identify the needs of those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.   The GCF’s diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Its talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.  

Position Objective

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Division of Country Programming, the Coordinator, Programming Strategy and Policy Products is responsible for guiding upstream engagement with countries to strengthen their capacities for climate action and support their efforts for country-driven, ambitious, and strategically aligned programming. S/he will drive a cross-regional approach to the delivery of the readiness program grant cycle and will support the strategic development and corporate use of Country Programmes for investment planning, in collaboration with relevant divisions across the Secretariat including the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, the Private Sector Facility and the Division of Portfolio Management.   Duties and Responsibilities   Purpose: innovate • Lead the conceptualization and development of Readiness policy products for senior management and Board consideration, including the update of the Readiness strategy in response to country and stakeholder feedback and the annual Readiness work programme and budget. • Guide the planning and development of operational programming products, including Country Programme Guidance, the Readiness Guidebook, standard operating procedures, review criteria, templates, and related products, in collaboration with relevant divisions and following internal processes. • Manage the overall Readiness proposals, readiness budget (on a monthly/quarterly basis), and approved portfolio of grants under implementation for key deliverables, outcomes, and impacts to enhance knowledge sharing and learning for both internal and external audiences.   Engagement: Advocate • Coordinate across internal stakeholders within the Secretariat (i.e. Regional Desks, interdivisional reviewers, Readiness Working Group members) and external service providers (Delivery Partners, UNOPs) to address issues related to the broader Readiness program, as they arise. • Ensure interdivisional coordination for the delivery of the readiness program, including by offering coordination and training to interdivisional reviewers and RWG members, acting as DCP focal point, working closely with DPM on the implementation of the RRMF, engaging with the Division of Finance on guidance for Delivery Partners for the Financial Management Capacity Assessment and with the Office of the General Council on the negotiation of legal agreements. • Lead on the provision of overall strategic guidance to GCF’s Readiness Delivery Partners, in coordination with Regional Desks, the Division of Portfolio Management, and relevant partners such as UNOPs. • Lead the relationship management with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOP).   Delivery: Define Project Cycle • Lead responsibility for Readiness reporting, including the Secretariat activity report to the Board, the GCF Report to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, the annual readiness implementation report in collaboration with the Division of Portfolio Management, and reporting against the Readiness Key Performance Indicators • Lead in the development of knowledge products (ie webinars, slide decks, briefing notes, and other communications materials related to Readiness processes), in collaboration with Regional Desks, Division of Portfolio Management, Communications and Knowledge Management teams, to demonstrate the impact of readiness funding for developing country climate priorities • Provide technical guidance notes; regular communication updates and capacity building for Readiness Delivery Partners, including the management of GCF capacity-building contracts for Delivery Partners and National Designated Authorities  

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile: Required experience and qualifications • Master’s degree or higher-level degree; Or Bachelors plus 2 more years experience. • At least 12 years ‘or more experience including in program development and implementation, developing programming strategies, managing programming cycles, and working at a managerial level in developing countries and in a multilateral programming environment; • Knowledge of climate change and climate finance strategies in developing countries and regions • Fluency in English with knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage   Competencies Demonstrates competencies for vision, leadership, empowering others, and managing performance, including through the following behaviors: • Clearly communicates links between the Fund’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; • Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; • Empowers others to translate vision into results; • Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and makes sure that roles are clear to staff members; • Values all staff members’ input and expertise and shows appreciation for achievement and effort; • Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff.   Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea Category: International Salary, negotiable depending on years of experience and level of seniority: USD 152,100 net (plus attractive benefits, that include the following allowances (as appliable): Relocation, dependency, education assistance, and home country travel)   Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than October 26th at 11:59 KST. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND_ Coordinator, Country Programming Strategy and Policy Products (IS-6)’ Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.   THIS POSITION HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED WITH A DEADLINE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 19th. CANDIDATES WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THIS POSITION DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT A NEW APPLICATION.  

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF A GROWING ORGANIZATION THAT AIMS TO MAKE AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE   The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countr...

Closing Date Extended: 31st of December
Incheon-Korea
Posted 2 years ago

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF A GROWING ORGANIZATION THAT AIMS TO MAKE AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

  The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their people.   Established in 2010, the GCF invests in transformational climate projects in the developing world. The Fund makes an ambitious contribution to global climate action and channels significant financial resources into developing countries to help build low-emission and climate-resilient societies.  It is country-driven and undertakes actions that reflect the circumstances of each country concerned and its national aspirations. The GCF is a key enabler of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.   Since its establishment, the GCF has approved 190 projects and has committed USD 10.0 billion in climate finance. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries to identify their needs, in particular, those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.   The GCF’s diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Its talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.  

Position Objective

  The Senior Treasury Specialist will contribute to Liquidity Risk management, Asset Liability management (ALM), and cashflow monitoring of the Fund in accordance with Funding Risk Policy and Risk Management Framework approved by the Board.  S/he will have functional responsibility for undertaking the financial and quantitative analysis on cash investment management and FX hedging solutions to protect the Fund’s assets.  S/he will develop and ensure the implementation of the investment strategy to manage cash balance efficiently and to develop and implement the FX hedging documents requested by the Board to lower the financial risk of the GCF’s assets.   Duties and Responsibilities (Functional statements defining the responsibilities and objectives):   Purpose: innovate
  • Create cash investment strategy and FX hedging solutions to protect Fund’s assets
  • Manage liquidity risk of the Fund and ensure adequate liquidity for Fund’s cash transfer needs for the projects approved by the Board.
  Engagement: Advocate
  • Within the CFO and Division of Support Services, s/he will provide financial solutions and analysis to address complicated issues on currency hedging, liquidity portfolio investment, and interest rate risk management
  • Assist in preparing periodic communication and responses to queries/information requests from Senior Management, Board Members on matters related to financial policies, and financial risk management.
  Delivery: Define Project Cycle
  • Undertake financial analysis on specific ALM issues, identifies discrepancies and/or excessive risk levels, and proposes solutions;
  • Undertake quantitative analytical work, research, and technical studies related to the various aspects of GCF's liquidity investment, FX hedging, and financial policies requested by the Board
  • Monitor cash flow, update risk dashboard, and provide support in the related financial matters
  • Assist in the preparation of Board papers, and responses to queries on financial issues
  • Maintain and ensure implementation of the procedures, data, guidelines and controls to ensure integrity of financial information, and manage financial risks such as interest rate risk, liquidity risk, currency risk, and overall capital adequacy
  • Undertake active involvement in the research, brainstorming discussions, editing, and finalization of strategic papers, including Board papers (including FX hedging solutions and Liquidity investment strategy)
  • Provide financial data to build Risk Dashboard which will be approved by the Board and SMT periodically
  • Develop cash portfolio investment instruction under which the Trustee will invest the cash of the Fund efficiently.
 

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile:   Required experience and qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Finance/Financial Engineering, MBA, CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst certified by CFA institute), FRM (Financial Risk Manager certified by GARP), or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 11 years relevant combined experience in International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and multilateral institution's financial policies with a good understanding of ALM and financial risk management issues, financial accounting, and overall financial operations of Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) or IFIs
  • Strong knowledge of financial instruments including structured equity securities, fixed income securities, and derivatives products. Experience in negotiating terms and conditions with MDBs and major private financial institutions is a plus
  • Exposure to cross-currency derivatives markets, local currency bond issuances, as well as structured finance transactions covering various asset classes and geographic markets
  • Expertise in Treasury application system development, maintenance, and support
  • Knowledgeable about financial markets/instruments and how to mitigate relevant financial risk
  • Solid understanding of relevant Treasury policies, guidelines, and reporting formats
  • Effective report-writing
  • Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations language is an advantage.
  Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than Sunday, September 18th at  11:59 KST. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND_SENIOR TREASURY SPECIALIST (IS5)’   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.   The deadline is extended until December 31, 2022 (11:59 KST).   THIS POSITION HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED. CANDIDATES WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THE POSITION DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT A NEW APPLICATION.  

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF A GROWING ORGANIZATION THAT AIMS TO MAKE AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE   The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countr...

Closing Date Extended: 31st of December
Incheon-Korea
Posted 2 years ago

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF A GROWING ORGANIZATION THAT AIMS TO MAKE AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE

  The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their people.   Established in 2010, the GCF invests in transformational climate projects in the developing world. The Fund makes an ambitious contribution to global climate action and channels significant financial resources into developing countries to help build low-emission and climate-resilient societies.  It is country-driven and undertakes actions that reflect the circumstances of each country concerned and its national aspirations. The GCF is a key enabler of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.   Since its establishment, the GCF has approved 190 projects and has committed USD 10.0 billion in climate finance. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries to identify their needs, in particular, those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.   The GCF’s diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Its talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.  

Position Objective

  The Head of Internal Audit is responsible for determining whether the design and implementation of the Fund’s risk management, controls, and governance processes provide reasonable assurance as to whether: resources are used effectively and economically; the Board and senior management are provided with accurate and reliable financial and operational information; the Fund’s assets and reputation are safeguarded; Fund decisions, policies, and guidelines are complied with; and the Fund’s programmes, plans, and business objectives are being or are likely to be achieved.   In particular, s/he provides assurance to the Executive Director as to the efficiency, effectiveness, and fiduciary issues for which the Executive Director is responsible and advises the Executive Director and Board on emerging issues and opportunities for improvement in respect of efficiency, effectiveness, and fiduciary issues. In addition, s/he is responsible for managing the Fund’s internal audit activities appropriately and ensures that the Fund’s internal audit activities comply with relevant technical standards (including adhering to the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and other standards of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)) and meet the strategic needs of the Fund.   Duties and Responsibilities (Functional statements defining the responsibilities and objectives):   Purpose: innovate
  • Lead the design and execution of internal audit support to the Fund, thereby ensuring that the Executive Director gains regular and timely assurance as to the efficiency, effectiveness, and fiduciary issues for which s/he is responsible.
  • Monitor and assess external developments that could affect the services provided by internal audit and promote their application as appropriate in the GCF.
  Engagement: Advocate
  • Advise and explain to GCF senior management and Board about the performance of the audit and advisory engagements and the implications of their results; work with GCF management to develop practical action plans that address issues identified.
  • Develop and maintain engagement with technical counterparts outside GCF (e.g. UN agencies, MDBs, IIA, etc.) and with other units providing assurance in the GCF (independent units, ORMC, OGC, DSS, etc.) in order to ensure that assurance in the GCF is effective and efficient.
  Delivery: Define Project Cycle
  • Establish and implement standards for audit and advisory engagement, ensuring that they comply with the IPPF and other IIA standards and meet the strategic needs of the Fund.
  • Identify risks and issues as they emerge and adapt a multi-year internal audit work plan to ensure that they are addressed.
 

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile:   Required experience and qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Risk Management, Economics, or a related field. A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field of study with an additional 2 years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree requirement.
  • Professional accreditations (CIA, CPA, CA, CISA, CFE) are a distinct advantage.
  • At least 13 years of progressively responsible experience in audit management and accountancy experience, with demonstrated leadership and management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with prioritizing multiple assignments, meeting tight deadlines, and willingness to be flexible in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to apply sound judgment and strategic thinking to complex matters as they relate to the GCF.
  • Leadership experience and mentoring of professional and support staff.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability and personality to work collaboratively, accept responsibility, and motivate colleagues.
  • Sensitivity to political, and respect for cultural, factors.
  • Previous experience in an international organization is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated expertise in internal audit practices and standards and ability to design and implement audit strategies and risk-based audit plans.
  • Fluent written and oral communication skills in English are essential for this position; knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
  Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.   Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com  no later than Sunday, September 18th at  11:59 KST. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND_HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT (IS6)’   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.   The deadline is extended until December 31, 2022 (11:59 KST).   THIS POSITION HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED. CANDIDATES WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THE POSITION DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT A NEW APPLICATION.  

AN OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME PART OF A GROWING ORGANIZATION THAT AIMS TO MAKE AN AMBITIOUS CONTRIBUTION TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE   The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countr...

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