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Cote d’Ivoire
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AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP TO THE BANK’S STATISTICS TEAM AND TO CONTRIBUTE SUBSTANTIALLY TO THE BANK GROUP’S CONCEPTUALIZATION, DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND QUALITY ASSURANCE OF ALL THE BANKS ON STATISTICS

 

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 (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 Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.  

The Complex

The core mandate of the Vice Presidency (ECVP) is to lead the Bank Group in prioritizing the generation, analysis, dissemination, brokering, and implementation of relevant knowledge solutions in all High-5 operational priorities and the cross-cutting themes of its Ten-Year Strategy. Such solutions must be a clear response to priority development challenges facing regional member countries (RMCs), individually or collectively, and need to involve RMCs in both the planning and implementation of the solutions. The solutions include (i) research on major development issues facing Africa and their relation to global economic governance and other major global public goods; (ii) country diagnostics and future perspectives; (iii) policy dialogue and advisory services; (iv) economic, sector, and thematic knowledge work; (v) improving national and sub-regional statistical systems; (vi) preparation, design and support to the implementation of public financial management and Governance operations; (vii) capacity development for policy formulation and implementation; (viii) technical assistance and advice related to RMCs’ management of natural resources; and (vii) knowledge dissemination and development of national, regional, and inter-regional knowledge networks.  

The Hiring Department

Overall, the main functions of the Statistics Department (ECST) are:  
  1. The collection, processing, and dissemination of statistical information gathered from national and international sources, particularly in areas of the Bank’s corporate strategy and the High-5 operational priorities across Africa;
  2. The standardization of statistical methods, classifications, and definitions used by national agencies to benefit from the use of internationally agreed common methodologies and approaches, thus achieving economies of scale;
  3. The coordination of international, continental, and sub-regional statistical programs and activities with other development partners;
  4. Technical cooperation and capacity building on statistical services in the Bank’s RMCs at their request; and
  5. Supporting the internal data needs of the Bank Group by compiling and disseminating statistical information for statistical activities, including results measurement, research, policy, and financial work, among others.
 

The Position

The African Development Bank Group is currently going through an exciting period of strategic and structural fine-tuning, moving towards a more collaborative, cross-cutting way of working. As part of that change, the ECVP Complex is leading on the repositioning of the Bank Group as an innovative and dynamic organization that works effectively as one. An important element of this will be to strengthen its public profile and policy impact, embedding a critical understanding of economics across all aspects of the Bank Group’s work, including in its engagements with regional member countries, as well as its external engagement with decision-makers and opinion formers and other stakeholders.   The Director of the Statistics Department (ECST) will contribute substantially to the Bank Group’s conceptualization, design, implementation, and quality assurance of all the Bank’s on statistics. Specifically, the Director of ECST will provide leadership to the Bank’s Statistics team to support effective delivery on the various functions listed above.   The successful candidate will be part of the senior leadership in the Complex and across the Bank, play a key role in developing the public profile of the institution’s knowledge work, and lead outreach to a broad range of external stakeholders while also managing a dynamic team of professionals.   Under the supervision and guidance of the Chief Economist/Vice President for Economics Research, Policy Dialogue, and Knowledge Management, the Director will implement the following tasks:   Plan, organize, manage, and supervise the activities of the Department:
  1. Lead the Department, including setting goals, recruiting top-notch staff, and provide leadership to deliver high-quality statistical products.
  2. Provide intellectual and strategic leadership in the development of Statistics as a continuous process across RMCs.
  3. Manage human and financial resources of the Department.
  4. Build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and engage at the most senior levels to coordinate the Bank’s statistical activities to enable consistent monitoring and evaluation of the Bank’s strategic goals.
  5. Provide efficient and high-quality services to achieve the set objectives.
  6. Develop and significantly grow the Bank’s statistical program.
  7. Initiate and introduce necessary changes to ensure the Department’s activities respond to current and emerging data needs.
  Plan, manage and advise on up-to-date approaches of data collection, processing dissemination, and utilization to inform applied research on African development issues by the Bank Group and its Stakeholders. This involves among other issues:
  1. Advocate for methodological coherence through the harmonization of statistics and availing of up-to-date metadata to aid cross-country comparison of key aggregates in collaboration with other development partners and in liaison with the Operations Departments of the Bank.
  2. Avail and promote the necessary data dissemination tools across all RMCs and maintaining the same with a view of enabling real-time sharing of development data to inform the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), (Agenda 2030); Agenda 2063, the HIGH 5s, and a host of other national development initiatives across countries.
  3. Establish and maintain relations with other development partners involved in producing data to inform timely decision-making.
  4. Represent the Bank in international and regional conferences, seminars, and workshops.
  Work program validation and execution:
  1. Review and validate the objectives and work program for the department, ensuring alignment to the Bank, Complex and department strategic priorities.
  2. Review and validate the budget, and its effective implementation.
  3. Report on the work program execution and propose alternative and corrective measures as needed.
  4. Actively contribute to the designing and monitoring of the department's key performance indicators.
  Technical oversight on the department activities:
  1. Work closely with the Bank’s Regional and Sector Departments to assess priority statistical data requirements to support the Bank’s operations and analysis of the development needs of member countries.
  2. Manage the Bank’s resources dedicated to statistical data collection and management for increased operational and institutional efficiency in the delivery of development goals, in addition to providing oversight of the implementation of the Department’s administrative budget.
  3. Provide the Bank and its clients with technical assistance, advisory services, and training to enhance the capacity of national statistics bureaus in data collection and management for informed policy making in the RMCs.
  4. Work with the Africa Development Institute (ECAD) to design and implement indicators for public service delivery in the RMCs.
  5. Work with the Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department (ECMR) and the Country Economists Department (ECCE) on the production of the Africa Economic Outlook and Regional Economic Outlook reports.
  6. Work in collaboration with the Resource Mobilization and Partnership Department (FIRM) to identify and mobilize resources to support work program implementation in the Department. sources of funds for training.
  7. Oversee the preparation of monthly statistics briefs for the Bank’s Senior Management by African countries and regions to inform the Bank’s knowledge work, technical assistance and policy dialogue in the Regional Member Countries.
  8. Regularly publish other data updates, including Statistical Yearbook and Africa Statistics Pocketbook, as well as books and reports on statistics and statistical methods.
  9. Work with National Statistical Bureaus to validate and disseminate relevant data in relevant Ministries for informed policymaking in African countries.
  10. Perform other duties assigned by the Chief Economist/Vice President for Economics Research, Policy Dialogue, and Knowledge Management
  People and talent management:
  1. Ensure the Department is strategically staffed for effective delivery of the capacity strategic of the Bank Group as defined in the annual work programs of the Department.
  2. Build, motivate, mentor, and maintain an effective team
  3. Put in place, with the assistance of the Human Resource Department, talent management mechanisms, to build a talent pool for the Department and maintain effective delivery and business continuity.
  4. Build and maintain a network of experts and institutions to support the Bank’s data collection and data management processes.
  5. Oversee the development and implementation of protocols for inter-Departmental Bank-wide collaboration in data collection, data management, and utilization in Africa.
  The position is located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.  

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile:  

Experience

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of extensive and progressive experience in the field of statistics and/or data management in a similar organization, five (5) years of which must be at a managerial level.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in developing and managing big data techniques in development contexts and experience in the transforming statistical agencies and bureaus in Africa or elsewhere.
  • Extensive and in-depth experience on statistical and/or economic development issues in Africa.
  • Familiarity with the roles of other development finance institutions in addressing the data needs for SDGs & the High 5s agendas across Africa.
 

Skills

  • Proven ability to build and manage international teams of experts with diverse cultural and disciplinary backgrounds.
  • Ability to build and manage strategic partnerships with a results-oriented mindset.
  • Strong ability to translate development challenges into knowledge leverage opportunities with a solid knowledge of andragogy.
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills coupled with superior monitoring and evaluation abilities.
  • High degree of diplomacy, discretion, and tact with a proven ability to function under uncertainties.
  • Strong analytical and empirical skills for interpreting data and informing decision- or policy- making.
  • Ability to think strategically and to design long-term plans and programs in line with strategic priorities.
  • Good leadership skills and ability to attract, motivate and retain high-quality professional staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to take prudent business risks, develop innovative approaches and make effective, timely, and well-determined decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to present and win support for ideas, a good listener and cultural sensitivity, commitment to diversity, and capacity to initiate and manage innovations and change.
  • Proven 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 Bank.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English. Good working knowledge of both languages will be an advantage.
  • Competence in the use of standard Office Suite applications.
 

Personal characteristics

  • Strong knowledge of African economic and development issues; strategic thinking mindset, and strong capacity to analyse situations from the perspective of stakeholders and translate strategic thinking into implementation.
 

Education level

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Economics or other relevant discipline. A Ph.D. will be a strong asset.
  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 Friday, July 15th at 11:59 pm GMT. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK _ DIRECTOR OF STATISTICS'.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE LEADERSHIP TO THE BANK’S STATISTICS TEAM AND TO CONTRIBUTE SUBSTANTIALLY TO THE BANK GROUP’S CONCEPTUALIZATION, DESIGN, IMPLEMENTATION, AND QUALITY ASSURANCE ...

HELP UKRAINE AND SAVE THE CHILDREN

The Company Save the Children employs approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education, and child protection. The organization also campaigns and advocates at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.   Save the Children is working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated
  Role Purpose Save the Children knows that great people make a great organization, and that their employees play a crucial role in helping the organization achieve its ambitions for children. Save the Children value its people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.   Save the Children Ukraine is undergoing a large transition from a small to medium size country office to a large country program. Armed conflict has broken out in eastern and southern resulting in large-scale displacement internally and across borders into Moldova, Romania, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. Save the Children has launched a Ukraine specific response as well as a regional European response. The Finance Director shares the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office (CO). The Finance Director in his/her capacity will be accountable to the Country Director for overseeing the Finance department and co-accountable with other senior leaders for risk management –in both emergencies and development programming contexts.   As a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) in Ukraine, the Finance Director shares the overall responsibility for the direction and coordination of the Country Office (CO). The Finance Director in his/her capacity will be accountable to the Country Director for overseeing the Finance Department and co-accountable with other senior leaders for risk management –in both emergencies and development programming contexts.   Strategic Direction:
  • Responsible for strategic direction and leadership to Save the Children Ukraine finance department and team.
  • Responsible for long term financial planning in line with Child Safeguarding Policy, coordination of annual budget exercise, revision, and update of in-country financial policy, analyse financial performance of the country operation, undertake capacity building initiatives for the field office-based finance staff, set financial performance standards and re-engineer processes within Finance for smooth operation.
  • Guide/Assist the Country Director and the SMT in the Financial management/administration of the Country Office resources and its sub-offices.
  Implementation of Global Finance Strategy at Country Office Level.   The Position Ukraine CO operates in an armed and highly complex context with multi-member interests. The CO annual budget could reach more than $100m, and more than 700 staff. The Ukraine CO is undergoing a large transition from a small to medium size country office to a large country program. Armed conflict has broken out in eastern and southern resulting in large-scale displacement internally and across borders into Moldova, Romania, Poland, Slovakia, and Hungary. The Finance Director reports to the Country Director. Staff directly reporting to this post is the Deputy Finance Director and Financial Manager Budgeting & Reporting.   Key areas of accountability:  
  1. As a member of the Senior Management Team, contribute to:
  • Support development of an organizational culture that reflects our dual mandate values; promotes accountability and high performance; encourages a team culture of learning; creativity and innovation and frees up our people to deliver outstanding results for children and excellent customer service for our members and donors
  • Assist CD and the SMT to develop an effective internal control framework and operationalize such framework
  • Act as key business partner of DCD-POD and other Departments heads in driving the BVA KPI performance across the CO, helping to meet ‘zero GA outstanding audit findings’ target and improving procurement and stock control environment.
  • Help establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships with – host government authorities, partner agencies including humanitarian and development donors. and local and international NGOs
  • As a Senior Management Team member contribute towards overall organizational goals and objectives by participating in strategy formulation, policy development and various business processes design and providing required financial analysis to aid decision making.
  • Maintain strategic links with government of key ministries at national, regional and district levels, identify opportunities and ensure Save the Children’s participation in key activities of the national, provincial, and local level government, Ensure that Save the Children policies are coherent and relevant to current policies in Ukraine.
 
  1. Planning and Budgeting
  • Assist the Country Director (CD) in the management /administration of the Country Office resources and its sub-offices including (a) the formulation of country work program and resource allocation, (b) providing effective support and guidance to the Senior Management Team and other key program staff during planning and allocation exercises; (c) monitoring implementation of donor agreements and resource utilization. Highlight variances, provide analyses and recommend resolution or reallocation of resources
  • Perform periodic financial analysis on UKRAINE CO cost base this should include but not limited to staffing and NTC costs also to provide strategic financial recommendations for CD and SMT members on the fit for purpose and CO financial sustainability, this should be done in consultation business development and with CD, SMT/Counterparts and RO team.
  • Work along with the SMT in developing plans to meet funding and programming needs. This includes diversification of funding resources.
  • Identify and effectively manage financial risks related to delivering the Country Office program. Develop mitigation plans at proposal stage
  • Ensure correct level of budget authority exists within Country Office and Field Offices
  • Manage the financial aspects of quality budget development for new proposals and budget revisions and review them before they are submitted to Members/Donors
  • Manage the financial aspects of the annual planning process and ensure the preparation of a quality and timely master budget and reforecasts. Review the documents and share them with SMT before final submission to the RO and respond/address the comments received from the RO and Members
  • Ensure appropriate and adequate emergency finance procedures are detailed in the Country Office Emergency Preparedness Plan in order to enable rapid scale-up
  • Ensure budget holders understand their responsibilities (e.g. through training)
  • Ensure Field Offices receive adequate support to operate efficient accounting systems, including timely receipt of monthly budget variance analysis by budget holders, timely answers to queries, and scheduling tasks and deadlines
 
  1. Financial Accounting, Reporting, and Control
  • Oversee the finance function in Ukraine Country Office, ensuring that planning and budgeting, financial accounting, financial control, international accounting principles, budget monitoring, and reporting complies with SCI policies and procedures and donors’ rules and regulations
  • Oversee correct level of budget authority exists within Country Office. Own the application of SCI approved scheme of delegation, together with the Country Director.
  • Ensure finance dashboard and MFRs are well presented in SMT meetings with clear recommendations for improvement plans where applicable.
  • Monitor accurate and timely submission of financial reports and attachments to internal and external stakeholders (SMT, RO/Centre, Members/Donors, government regulatory agencies, etc.)
  • Responsible for making sure effective systems are put in place, and regularly reviewed, to allow adequate financial management and control over assets, funds, equipment, property, and facilities
  • Lead and participate in the development of finance policies and procedures to ensure adequate finance controls are in place according to international accounting principles
  • Complete and submit the FCC report, respond to findings and recommend resolutions or action plans
  • Ensure Monthly Financial Reviews (MFRs) are prepared, reviewed with CD, and submitted to Regional Office regularly
  • Ensure that finance in the main office provide technical support to the finance departments in field offices and continuously testing their internal controls, financial procedures, and systems
  • Ensure the CO finance work with budget holders and field finance to estimate funds request on a timely basis to ensure resources are in place for carrying project activities
  • Ensure statutory audit and project-specific audits are conducted and findings are addressed; and assist CD and CQSM during any internal audits
  • Review and approve the proper accounting and closing of books upon receipt of completed reports and documents from various sub-offices
  • Develop sub-grantees financial management through training and capacity building
  • Develop CO budget holder financial management through training and capacity building
  • Perform any other responsibilities related to financial management as required
 
  1. Staff Management, Mentorship, and Development
  • Ensure appropriate staffing and competencies within Finance Department at both CO and FOs
  • Ensure all Finance staff understand and are able to perform their roles in an emergency/non-emergency context
  • Lead Finance team: define expectations, provide leadership and technical support as needed, and evaluate direct reports regularly
  • Responsible for the recruitment, training, and promotion of Finance staff as appropriate and ensure availability of appropriate professional development opportunities for staff
  • Manage the performance of Finance staff through:
  • Effective use of the Performance Management System including the establishment of clear, measurable objectives, ongoing feedback, periodic reviews, and fair and unbiased evaluations.
  • Establishment of a result-based system and regular follow up;
  • Coaching, mentoring and other developmental opportunities.
  • Recognition and rewards for outstanding performance.
  • Documentation of performance that is at standard and above and less than satisfactory, with appropriate performance improvements/work plans
  • Ensure succession and staffing development plans are well prioritized and communicated with the CD and HR department.
 
  1. Risk Management
  • Support the CD, and SMT in applying risk management lens to evaluation of growth strategies and opportunities to ensure manageable balance of risk and growth
  • Support the CD, and SMT in developing a risk management policy to maximize financial resource effectiveness
  • Identify and effectively manage financial risks related to delivering the Country Office program. Develop mitigation plans at proposal stage
  • Participate in the preparation of monthly Risk Management Register in consultation with SMT in accordance with the SCI Quality Framework Essential Standards
  • Undertake the financial risk assessments of all new partners and monitoring of on-going risk in coordination with SMT
  • Support CD and SMT in keeping analysis of the internal and external risks and threats and appropriate mitigation measures up to date
  Behaviours (Values in practice)  
  1. Accountability:
  • Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
  • Holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities - giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved
 
  1. Ambition:
  • Sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
  • Widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
  • Future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale
 
  1. Collaboration:
  • Builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
  • Values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
  • Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to
 
  1. Creativity:
  • Develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
  • Willing to take disciplined risks
 
  1. Integrity:
  • Honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
  Candidate Profile The successful candidate will have the following profile:   Experience
  • 10+ years of demonstrated professional experience in financial management in an international NGO environment, including 5 years in managing high and complex contexts.
  Skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to demonstrate skills in leading a multi-disciplined team through a period of change
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to supervise and motivate qualified professional staff with strong personal value systems
  • Analytical, decision making and strategic planning skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities
  Personal characteristics
  • Ability to plan and organise a substantial workload that includes complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities in both development and complex emergency contexts
  • Willingness and ability to dramatically change work practices and hours, and work with incoming surge teams, in the event of emergencies
  • Demonstrated credibility with colleagues and stakeholders at all levels of an organization
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, delegate appropriately and provide developmental guidance to supervised staff and proven success in building capacity of staff
  • Ability to travel to all programme sites in Ukraine.
  Education level
  • Masters’ Degree in Finance or Accounting or any related field or equivalent professional experience.
  Desirable
  • Qualified finance professional is a plus (recognised accounting qualification such as CIMA, ACCA, CPA) with experience of operating in a global and complex organisation.
  • Understand Ukraine Language.
  • Proven record implementing change and improvement initiatives in complex contexts.
  This position is full-time with a fixed-term contract and is located in Lviv, Ukraine.   Save The Children offers a competitive package in the context of the sector. This Role is offered based on international terms and conditions. Also, interviews will be held on an ongoing basis, adverts will be closed once a person is identified.   For non-EU citizens, Visa is to be obtained.   Application Information: Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.   Save the Children needs to keep children safe so their selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects their commitment to the protection of children from abuse. All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.   The deadline of application is until 17th of May 2022, at 20:59 UTC.   We encourage candidates to apply directly on Save the children's website by following this link : https://www.savethechildren.net/careers/apply/details?jid=76250

HELP UKRAINE AND SAVE THE CHILDREN The Company Save the Children employs approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, ...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES TO ENHANCE THE BANK’S VISIBILITY STRATEGICALLY AND CREATIVELY

  The Company 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 (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 Bank is seeking to build a senior management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.   The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Board of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF. The President supervises several Departments and Units including the Office of the President (PRST); Independent Development Evaluation Department (IDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM); General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Security Unit (PSEC); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary-General and General Secretariat (PSEG).   The Department of Communication and External Relations (PCER) develops and implements all aspects of the African Development Bank’s internal and external communication strategy. It promotes, projects, and protects the Bank’s institutional reputation as Africa’s leading development finance institution and a global thought leader by showcasing institutional accomplishments, projects, beneficiary impact, and the Bank’s critical role in Africa’s economic and social development. The team creatively develops relevant information, editorial and creative content for the Bank’s website and intranet, digital media, social media, multimedia, branding, media releases, publications, and events; provides senior management with advisories on reputational issues, and strategically provides all internal and external stakeholders with an understanding of how the Bank is Making a Difference.   The Editorial and Media Relations Division supports and implements the department’s internal and external communication goals and objectives by overseeing, developing, planning, preparing, and supporting institutional communication and information. This includes editorial content for digital and print publications, media advisories and releases, the Bank’s website and Intranet, social media, and stakeholder engagement teams. The Division strategically provides internal and external stakeholders with timely and relevant information and content, and an understanding of the Bank’s role, activities, and impact. The overall goal of the Editorial and Media Relations Division is to strategically and creatively enhance the Bank’s visibility.   The Position Under the general guidance and supervision of the Director of Communication and External Relations (PCER) and in close collaboration with other Division Managers, the Editorial and Media Relations Manager guides actively leads and has responsibility for media relations, communication releases for staff, and the media, the day-to-day development, planning and distribution of relevant editorial content across multimedia and communication platforms, active contribution for social media, stakeholder engagement activities and effective branding for the Bank.   The key functions are:   Manage Editorial Content and Media Relations
  1. Oversee day-to-day development and production of timely, relevant, and engaging editorial content and information related to the Bank’s activities, announcements, projects/development impact, and the Bank’s knowledge and business events.
  2. Support the development and publication of editorial content for internal and external communication platforms including the Bank’s website, Intranet, digital screens, social media, and digital and print publications.
  3. The incumbent serves as the resident senior editor responsible for ensuring the accuracy and quality of all departmental editorial content.
  4. Develop strategic relationships with domestic, regional, and global media influencers.
  5. Monitor and analyze media coverage of the Bank’s activities and initiatives, promptly advising the Communication and External Relations Director on emerging media issues or potential risks and suggesting appropriate responses.
  6. Organize relevant media engagement and management training for senior management.
  7. Develop regular and innovative pitches to position the Bank in top-tier media through articles, interviews, Op-Eds, feature stories, visits, and projects.
  Manage Editorial and Media Relations team
  1. Manage and motivate staff and teams in order to provide efficient and high-quality services
  2. Set realistic staff and individual performance goals.
  3. Provide project updates, and logistical recommendations, and manage client relationships.
  4. Work closely and collaboratively on a day-to-day basis with other Divisional Managers and staff to promote teamwork and achieve departmental goals and objectives.
  5. Promote and facilitate relationships with complexes, departments, country, and regional offices.
  6. Maintain high standards of professional integrity and respect in a multi-cultural environment.
  7. Provide Director of Communication with executive-level weekly and monthly reports.
  8. Other duties as assigned.
  Support and implement internal and external communication strategies
  1. Work closely and collaboratively on a day-to-day basis with the Director of Communication, other Division Managers, and staff to achieve communication effectiveness, a collaborative team spirit, and positive bank-wide client relationships.
  2. Actively develop editorial content for website, intranet, social media, and mobile apps.
  3. Actively support website, Intranet, and social media content providers to ensure editorial accuracy and high standards of communication excellence.
  4. Oversee the production and development of relevant digital and print publications, with support from other PCER Divisional Managers.
  5. Work closely with complexes and departments including but not limited to Cabinet, SVP, HR, Corporate IT Services (CHIS), and regional and country offices to ensure editorial accuracy and high standards of communication.
  6. Support and implement relevant Bank-wide internal and external communication strategies that meet and align with organizational objectives and needs. Measure the effectiveness of internal and external communication messages and channels and provide recommendations to review and amend strategies as appropriate8. Provide guidance to internal clients and help translate ideas into effective messages.
  7. Liaise with the Bank’s other departments to ensure there is consistency and sharing of best practices and avoid duplication of effort.
  8. Oversee internal communication responses to crisis situations, advising and working with relevant stakeholders to ensure the situation is effectively managed.
  Promote a robust, dynamic, informed, and responsible press and media in Africa
  1. Support the development of a robust, dynamic, responsible, and informed press and media in Africa.
  2. Organize forums, workshops, policy dialogues, and capacity-building sessions to promote regional economic and social development, public interest in, and an understanding of the Bank’s policies, programs, projects, and impact.
  3. Facilitate media access to public information
  Promote regional and global media participation in key bank events.
  1. Ensuring branding is aligned with the Bank’s strategy and effectively promotes the Bank’s profile.

  The position is located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire   Candidate Profile The successful candidate will have the following profile:   Experience
  • Have a minimum of eight (8) years of proven and relevant stakeholder engagement, communication, and media experience (4 years of which must have been in a managerial position) with a corporate, non-profit or multilateral development organization, with demonstrated performance excellence, creativity, and stability; as well as a sustained commitment in previous position(s).
  Skills
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills; ability to provide clear/concise presentations in English and French.
  • A portfolio showcasing professional writing competence with excellent digital production and social media skills.
  • Strong management skills with the ability to inspire and drive change.
  • Highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective planning and organization skills to multitask and deliver to tight deadlines.
  • Competence in the use of media monitoring software and standard Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  Personal characteristics
  • Exceptional attention to detail with a track record of results delivery, innovation, and excellence.
  • Excellent client orientation that anticipates needs and ensures the best possible service and practice.
  • Strong editorial judgment and decision-making based upon a clear understanding of the Bank’s strategy and communication objectives.
  • Ability to maintain high levels of confidentiality, professional integrity, and respect in a multicultural environment.
  Education level
  • Hold at least a Master’s degree in Communication, Broadcasting, Journalism, Public Relations, Development Studies, Business, or a related field.
  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 May 6th, 11:59 pm GMT. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK _ DIVISION MANAGER – EDITORIAL AND MEDIA RELATIONS.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION GOALS AND OBJECTIVES TO ENHANCE THE BANK’S VISIBILITY STRATEGICALLY AND CREATIVELY   The ...

Closing Date: 20th of October
France
Posted 2 years ago

UNE OPPORTUNITÉ UNIQUE DE DIRIGER LE DEPARTEMENT ADMINISTRATIF ET FINANCIER D'UNE FONDATION OEUVRANT POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT

  À propos de notre client Réputé pour sa capacité à mobiliser et sensibiliser le grand public, les institutions internationales, nationales et locales, et entreprises, notre client est une fondation reconnue d’utilité publique, une grande ONG œuvrant pour l'environnement.   L’opportunité La fondation s’organise autour des activités administratives, financières, informatiques, juridiques et ressources humaines. Afin d’encadrer la fonction finance, notre client recherche son/ sa Directeur/trice Administratif et Financier H/F.   Votre mission principale est de manager l’équipe en charge des aspects administratifs, comptables, financiers et contrôles de gestion pour garantir la fiabilité des informations financières ainsi que de la bonne gestion des fonds reçus. Vous mettez ainsi à disposition de la Direction Générale les outils de pilotage nécessaires au développement soutenable de la Fondation et toute filiale.   Finalité de la fonction (raison d’être de cette fonction dans l’organisation) : Participer, en qualité de membre du Comité Exécutif, à la définition des orientations stratégiques globales de l’association. Être garant de la bonne gestion administrative et financière de l’association, de sa pérennité financière, de la transparence et de la fiabilité des comptes. Définir les axes stratégiques en matière de politique financière et économique, et diriger la mise en œuvre des projets majeurs Finance. Mettre en place les Systèmes d’Information sur le périmètre finance et transverse, dans le cadre d’un plan directeur des systèmes d’information. Assurer la mise en conformité de la fondation avec le cadre légal et normatif français et européen, ainsi qu’avec les standards adoptés au niveau international. Missions principales : Mission 1 : Participation et leadership au sein du comité exécutif
  • Au titre de membre du comité exécutif, contribuer à la vision prospective et à la définition stratégique des priorités de la fondation ; être co-créateur et co-responsable de l’orientation stratégique ; diriger et/ou contribuer à la mise en œuvre des priorités stratégiques et des projets internes transverses.
  • Proposer des actions concrètes, approches innovantes, des améliorations, simplifications ou des réformes des politiques et processus.
  • Contribuer à enrichir les réflexions en ComEx, proposer des sujets prioritaires à aborder et/ou des intervenants internes ou externes 
Mission 2 : Manager la Direction Administrative et Financière
  • Organiser et piloter la Direction administrative et financière, et manager les personnes et services qui lui sont directement rattachés, en conformité avec le budget du Département.
  • Définir et garantir le respect de la politique financière et administrative de la Fondation,
  • Piloter les plans d’action de la Direction et en organiser le suivi par la mise en place de tableaux de bord et d’analyse quantitative et qualitative des indicateurs financiers,
  • Mettre en œuvre les mesures de traitement des risques liés au pilotage financier et a la stratégie financière de la Fondation,
  • Organiser et piloter les projets majeurs de la Fondation portés par le Département.
Mission 3 : Définir, en lien avec la Direction Générale et la Gouvernance, la stratégie et les politiques financières et économiques
  • Proposer et définir les politiques financières alignées avec la stratégie globale de l’association
  • Garantir la pérennité financière de la Fondation et anticiper l’adaptation nécessaire du modèle économique
  • Identifier les risques financiers et proposer les actions correctives
  • Adapter le management et le pilotage financier en fonction de la stratégie de développement
  • Réaliser une veille réglementaire relative au secteur d’activité de la fondation et de sa ou ses filiales.
  • Assurer un contact régulier à l’international
Mission 4 : Piloter le Contrôle de Gestion et animer le processus budgétaire
  • Définir les instruments de pilotage de l’activité, de mesure de la performance et d’aide à la décision
  • Garantir la fiabilité des informations financières ainsi que de la bonne gestion des fonds reçus. Mettre à disposition de la Direction Générale les outils de pilotage nécessaires au développement soutenable de la Fondation et toute filiale.
  • Apporter des données, une analyse et une pédagogie financière et budgétaire au ComEx et aux équipes de la fondation, en particulier lors des exercices budgétaires, évaluation mi-parcours du budget, clôture
Mission 5 : Coordonner la production financière et comptable et gérer les flux financiers
  • Garantir la fiabilité des comptes de l’association et l’établissement des documents financiers et comptables en conformité avec la législation et la réglementation
  • Définir et garantir le respect des procédures comptables et financières
  • Créer, renforcer et adapter les procédures de contrôle interne ayant un impact sur les comptes
  • Suivre et gérer les actifs de l’association et les flux financiers (trésorerie etc.)
  • Gérer les relations avec les établissements bancaires
  • En lien avec le Trésorier et en appui à la Direction Générale, préparer et présenter les plans financiers, les budgets annuels (et leur suivi) et les comptes annuels à présenter au ComEx, aux équipes et aux organes de la gouvernance (Bureau, CA, Comité d’Audit)
  • Gérer les relations avec les commissaires aux comptes sur les aspects d’audit des comptes, les principes et méthodes comptables appliquées et sur la présentation des comptes annuels
  • Assurer des relations régulières avec les organismes de contrôle (Administrations, Cour des Comptes,) et répondre aux audits externes (notamment bailleurs de fonds publics et privés)
  • Veiller à la cohérence et à la pertinence des informations financières communiquées en interne et en externe
Mission 6 : Garantir la mise en conformité juridique de la fondation et de toute filiale
  • Anticiper, maîtriser et gérer les risques juridiques auxquels sont exposés la Fondation et toute filiale
  • Eclairer les choix et protéger la Fondation, son patrimoine et ses dirigeants
  • Gérer les conflictualités et assurer le suivi des actions en justice avec les différentes parties prenantes, tels que clients et fournisseurs
  • Apporter un appui expert aux différentes Directions dans la gestion de leurs dossiers.
  • Conseiller, faciliter et accompagner les décisions et leur mise en œuvre
  • Assurer une veille juridique permanente sur les activités de la Fondation en suivant à la fois l’évolution des réglementations nationales et parfois européennes, notamment en matière fiscale, protection des données et propriété intellectuelle
  • Assurer le suivi et évolutions des polices d’assurance en relation avec le courtier et les compagnies d’assurance
  • Gestion des dossiers legs et donations. Réalisation des biens légués et/ou donnés au mieux des intérêts de la Fondation
En fonction des nécessités du service et de l’organisation du département, ces missions peuvent être amenées à évoluer. Profil recherché Savoirs (connaissances):
  • Anglais
  • Secteur associatif
  • Pédagogie, communication interne
  • Vision stratégique
Savoir-faire (techniques, méthodes)
  • Compétences opérationnelles en comptabilité, contrôle interne, trésorerie, budget et contrôle de gestion
  • Compétences en systèmes d’information
  • Compétences en gestion de projets complexes
  • Management équipe
  • Capacité d’organisation d’un département
Savoir-être (aptitudes comportementales)
  • Hiérarchiser les urgences et les échéances, définir des priorités d'action au quotidien
  • Capacité d’écoute
  • Capacité à analyser et à prendre du recul
  • Capacité à prendre des décisions
  • Capacité à conduire le changement
Autres informations :
  • Type de contrat : CDI Temps plein
  • Salaire : Suivant l’expérience
  • Démarrage : ASAP
  • Location : Région Parisienne, proche de Paris
  • Statut Cadre
  • Coefficient 170
  • Position 3.1
Les candidat(e)s doivent envoyer un CV à jour et une lettre de motivation illustrant leur aptitude à occuper le poste ci-dessus en fonction des qualifications, aptitudes et compétences énumérées, ainsi que des copies du diplôme le plus élevé, des certificats de formation liés à l'emploi, et les noms et adresses électroniques de 3 références professionnelles à Mme Aurée de Carbon par courrier électronique à l’adresse suivante : adecarbon@carrhure.com au plus tard le 20 octobre 2021 à 18h00 CET. Veuillez indiquer dans le "Sujet" de l'e-mail le titre "candidature au poste de "directeur/trice administratif et financier ". Seul(e)s les candidat(e)s présélectionné(e)s seront contacté(e)s pour un entretien.

UNE OPPORTUNITÉ UNIQUE DE DIRIGER LE DEPARTEMENT ADMINISTRATIF ET FINANCIER D’UNE FONDATION OEUVRANT POUR L’ENVIRONNEMENT   À propos de notre client Réputé pour sa capacité à mo...

Closing Date: 20th of October
Cote d’Ivoire
Posted 2 years ago

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S GENDER, WOMEN, AND CIVIL SOCIETY DEPARTMENT

  The Company 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 (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, regional integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Vice Presidency for Agriculture, Human, and Social Development is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priorities of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”. The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; and (iv) represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”. Within the Complex, the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across Complexes on Gender and Civil Society engagement issues. The Department ensures strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhances monitoring and management of performance, and strengthens the focus on results. The Department also houses a number of special initiatives including the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA), a flagship program of the Bank that aims to bridge the gender gap in access to finance and unleash women’s entrepreneurial capacity across the continent.   The Position Under the general supervision of the Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, the Director, Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is responsible for the strategic implementation of the department’s objectives and the delivery of operations related to financial inclusion.   Key Functions:
  • Provide intellectual and strategic leadership to the Gender, Women and, Civil Society agenda for the Bank Group, working across technical, geographic, and institutional boundaries to support the delivery of development solutions to a diverse range of clients
  • Oversee the bank-wide implementation of the AFAWA initiative, in partnership with relevant internal and external partners with strong involvement in the design of financial tools and innovative methods to ensure financial inclusion
  • Develop innovative and first-class financial tools in line with commercial banking norms to promote women access to financing opportunities and investments
  • Build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and engage at the senior-most levels to coordinate and mobilize resources to achieve the Bank Group’s strategic goals
  • Lead the implementation of the Bank Group’s strategic framework on gender equality and women empowerment, ensuring the mainstreaming of gender across the Group’s portfolio from project design to implementation, including M&E mechanisms
  • Lead the implementation of the Bank Group’s strategic framework on Civil Society engagement, to institutionalize strategic partnership with the sector from policy dialogue to project implementation
  • Develop a pipeline of high impact research and Economic & Sector Work on Gender, Women, and Civil society to support evidence-based policy dialogue and advisory services
  • Coordinate the Bank Group’s relationships with external partners to enhance collaboration and share best practices on gender equality, women empowerment through women entrepreneurship and financial access, and civil society engagement agenda in Africa and the world
  • Advise the Bank Group on emerging matters of strategic, policy, and institutional significance related to the Gender, Women, and Civil Society agenda across its activities
  Candidate Profile Experience
  • Proven experience with commercial and/or investment banking systems in Africa.
  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressive experience in development in an international organization or similar institution in the financial services sector, commercial or investment banking, academia, or civil society, with preferably five (5) years of experience at a managerial level.
  • Solid knowledge and a good grasp of socio-economic and development issues in Africa.
  • Experience coordinating or leading corporate assignments across institutional boundaries.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership qualities and operational track record of excellence in achieving results.
  • Proven leadership and team-building skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take prudent business risks, develop innovative approaches and make effective, timely, and well-determined decisions.
  • Knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries or other developing countries.
  • Ability to network and build partnerships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate creativity and innovation, and display a high level of integrity.
Personal characteristics
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and French. Working knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.
Education Level
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Gender, Economic Development, Business Administration, Management, or other related disciplines.
  The position is located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.   The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.   THIS POSITION HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED. CANDIDATES WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED FOR THE POSITION SHOULD NOT RE-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 20th, 2021 11:59 GMT. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK _ DIRECTOR, GENDER, WOMEN AND CIVIL SOCIETY DEPARTMENT.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S GENDER, WOMEN, AND CIVIL SOCIETY DEPARTMENT   The Company Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premi...

UNE OPPORTUNITÉ EXCEPTIONNELLE DE DIRIGER LE DÉPARTEMENT CHARGÉ DU GENRE, DES FEMMES ET DE LA SOCIÉTÉ CIVILE DE LA BANQUE AFRICAINE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT

  L’organisation Créée en 1964, la Banque africaine de développement est la première institution panafricaine de développement. Elle a pour mission de promouvoir la croissance économique et le progrès social dans l’ensemble du continent. La Banque compte 81 pays membres, dont 54 pays africains (les pays membres régionaux). Le programme de développement de la Banque vise à fournir l’appui financier et technique aux projets porteurs de transformation qui permettront de réduire sensiblement la pauvreté grâce à une croissance économique inclusive et durable. Pour davantage se concentrer sur les objectifs de la Stratégie décennale (2013-2022) et avoir un plus grand impact sur le développement, cinq grands domaines (High 5) dans lesquels les interventions devront s’intensifier pour l’Afrique ont été identifiés, à savoir : l’énergie, l’agro-industrie, l’industrialisation, l’intégration régionale et l’amélioration de la qualité de vie des populations africaines. La Vice-présidence chargée du « développement agricole, humain et social » est un complexe sectoriel axé sur les objectifs prioritaires « Nourrir l’Afrique et Améliorer la qualité de vie des populations africaines » des High 5 de la stratégie décennale de la Banque. Le complexe poursuit les objectifs suivants : i) élaborer des politiques et des stratégies ; ii) fournir une expertise sectorielle pointue aux régions, en constituant une réserve de personnes expérimentées pouvant être consultées pour leur expertise sur les transactions complexes ; iii) mettre au point de nouveaux instruments de financement ; iv) servir de porte-parole de la Banque en la représentant auprès des parties prenantes externes sur les aspects liés aux priorités « Nourrir l’Afrique » et « Améliorer la qualité de vie des populations africaines ». Rattaché au Complexe AHVP, le département chargé du Genre, des Femmes et de la Société civile a pour mission d’améliorer la cohérence et la coordination, entre les complexes, des questions liées au genre et à l’engagement de la société civile. Le Département veille à ce que les priorités stratégiques guident l’affectation des ressources, améliore la surveillance et la gestion des performances et renforce l’accent mis sur les résultats. Il supervise également un certain nombre d’initiatives spéciales, notamment l’Initiative Action positive pour le financement en faveur des femmes en Afrique (AFAWA), un programme phare de la Banque qui vise à combler le déficit de financement qui affecte les femmes en Afrique et à libérer la capacité entrepreneuriale des femmes à travers le continent.   Le Poste Sous la supervision générale du Vice-président chargé du développement agricole, humain et social, le Directeur du département chargé du Genre, des Femmes et de la Société civile est responsable de la mise en oeuvre stratégique des objectifs que poursuit le Département.   Principales Fonctions :
  • Apporter un leadership intellectuel et stratégique au programme du Groupe de la Banque axé sur le genre, les femmes et la société civile, en dépassant les frontières techniques, géographiques et institutionnelles pour soutenir la mise en place de solutions de développement destinées un large éventail de clients.
  • Superviser la mise en oeuvre de l’initiative AFAWA à l’échelle de la Banque, en partenariat avec les partenaires internes et externes concernés, avec un fort engagement dans la conception d’outils financiers et de méthodes innovantes pour assurer l’inclusion financière.
  • Développer des instruments financiers innovants et de qualité supérieure, conformes aux normes des banques commerciales, afin de promouvoir l’accès des femmes aux mécanismes de financement et d’investissement.
  • Conclure des partenariats avec les parties prenantes internes et externes et s’entendre aux plus hauts niveaux pour coordonner et mobiliser des ressources afin d’atteindre les objectifs stratégiques du Groupe de la Banque.
  • Diriger la mise en oeuvre du cadre stratégique du Groupe de la Banque sur l’égalité des genres et l’autonomisation des femmes, en veillant à l’intégration des questions de genre dans le portefeuille du Groupe, dès la conception des projets et tout au long de leur mise en oeuvre, notamment grâce aux mécanismes de suivi et d’évaluation.
  • Diriger la mise en oeuvre du cadre stratégique du Groupe de la Banque sur l’engagement de la société civile, pour institutionnaliser le partenariat stratégique avec les secteurs, dès le lancement du dialogue politique et tout au long la mise en oeuvre des projets.
  • Élaborer une série d’études et de travaux économiques et sectoriels à fort impact sur le genre, les femmes et la société civile pour soutenir le dialogue politique et les services de conseils en se basant sur des données probantes.
  • Assurer la coordination des relations entre le Groupe de la Banque et les partenaires extérieurs afin de renforcer la collaboration et de partager les meilleures pratiques en matière d’égalité des genres, d’autonomisation des femmes par le biais de la promotion de l’entrepreneuriat féminin, d’accès aux services financiers et d’engagement de la société civile en Afrique et dans le monde.
  • Conseiller le Groupe de la Banque sur les questions émergentes d’importance stratégique, politique et institutionnelle liées au programme axé sur le genre, les femmes et la société civile dans ses différentes activités.
  Ce Poste est basé à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.   Profil Expérience
  • Avoir une solide expérience dans le domaine des banques commerciales ou de services bancaires d’investissement en Afrique.
  • Justifier d’au moins dix (10) années d’expérience à des niveaux de responsabilité de plus en plus élevés au sein d’une organisation internationale ou d’une institution similaire dans le secteur des services financiers, dans des banques commerciales ou d’investissement, dans le milieu universitaire ou encore dans des organes de la société civile, avec de préférence cinq (5) ans d’expérience à des postes de direction.
  • Avoir une solide connaissance et une bonne maîtrise des enjeux socioéconomiques et de développement en Afrique.
  • Avoir une expérience dans la coordination ou la direction de missions opérationnelles au-delà des frontières institutionnelles.
  • Démontrer de solides qualités de chef de file et afficher une feuille de route opérationnelle d’excellence en matière d’obtention de résultats.
Compétences
  • Être capable de prendre des risques opérationnels mesurés, de développer des approches innovantes et de prendre des décisions efficaces, opportunes et éclairées.
  • Être au fait des pratiques des principales agences de développement bilatérales et multilatérales dans les pays africains ou d’autres pays en développement.
  • Savoir établir et entretenir des réseaux et des partenariats avec un large éventail de parties prenantes internes et externes.
  • Pouvoir travailler de manière autonome, faire preuve de créativité, d’innovation et d’un haut niveau d’intégrité.
  • Être doté de compétences avérées en matière de leadership et de consolidation d’équipe et être en mesure de travailler dans un environnement multiculturel.
Caractéristiques personnelles
  • Être capable de communiquer efficacement en anglais ou en français. La connaissance pratique de l’arabe est un atout.
  • Maîtriser l’utilisation d’applications logicielles courantes de MS Office, notamment Word, PowerPoint, Access et Excel. Une connaissance de SAP serait un atout.
Éducation
  • Être titulaire d’au moins un Master dans le domaine du genre, du développement économique, de l’administration des affaires, de la gestion ou dans toute autre discipline pertinente.
  Les candidatures de femmes et de ressortissant(e)s de pays en développement sont vivement encouragées.   CE POSTE A DEJA ETE PUBLIE. LES CANDIDAT(E)S QUI ONT DEJA POSTULE A CE POSTE NE DEVRAIENT PAS FAIRE A NOUVEAU ACTE DE CANDIDATURE.   Les candidat(e)s doivent envoyer un CV à jour et une lettre de motivation d'une page, y compris des copies du diplôme / degrés le plus élevé, des certificats de formation liés au poste, ainsi que les noms et adresses e-mail de 3 arbitres professionnels à Mme Aurée de Carbon par email à : adecarbon@carrhure.com au plus tard le 20 octobre (à minuit - GMT). Veuillez indiquer dans l’objet de l'e-mail le titre « candidature pour le poste de « BANQUE AFRICAINE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT _ DIRECTEUR, DÉPARTEMENT CHARGÉ DU GENRE, DES FEMMES ET DE LA SOCIÉTÉ CIVILE » ». Seuls les candidats présélectionnés seront contactés pour un entretien.  

UNE OPPORTUNITÉ EXCEPTIONNELLE DE DIRIGER LE DÉPARTEMENT CHARGÉ DU GENRE, DES FEMMES ET DE LA SOCIÉTÉ CIVILE DE LA BANQUE AFRICAINE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT   L’organisation Créée en 1964, la B...

UNE OPPORTUNITÉ EXCEPTIONNELLE DE DIRIGER LE DÉPARTEMENT CHARGÉ DU GENRE, DES FEMMES ET DE LA SOCIÉTÉ CIVILE DE LA BANQUE AFRICAINE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT

L’organisation

Créée en 1964, la Banque africaine de développement est la première institution panafricaine de développement. Elle a pour mission de promouvoir la croissance économique et le progrès social dans l’ensemble du continent. La Banque compte 81 pays membres, dont 54 pays africains (les pays membres régionaux). Le programme de développement de la Banque vise à fournir l’appui financier et technique aux projets porteurs de transformation qui permettront de réduire sensiblement la pauvreté grâce à une croissance économique inclusive et durable. Pour davantage se concentrer sur les objectifs de la Stratégie décennale (2013-2022) et avoir un plus grand impact sur le développement, cinq grands domaines (High 5) dans lesquels les interventions devront s’intensifier pour l’Afrique ont été identifiés, à savoir : l’énergie, l’agro- industrie, l’industrialisation, l’intégration régionale et l’amélioration de la qualité de vie des populations africaines. La Vice-présidence chargée du « développement agricole, humain et social » est un complexe sectoriel axé sur les objectifs prioritaires « Nourrir l’Afrique et Améliorer la qualité de vie des populations africaines » des High 5 de la stratégie décennale de la Banque. Les objectifs du complexe sont : i) élaborer la politique et la stratégie dans ce domaine ; ii) fournir une expertise sectorielle pointue aux régions, en constituant une réserve de personnes expérimentées pouvant être consultées pour leur expertise sur les transactions complexes ; iii) mettre au point de nouveaux instruments de financement ; iv) servir de porte-parole de la Banque en la représentant auprès des parties prenantes externes et en intervenant sur tous les aspects des objectifs prioritaires « Nourrir l’Afrique » et « Améliorer la qualité de vie des Africains ». Au sein du Complexe, le Département chargé du genre, des femmes et de la société civile est conçu pour améliorer la cohérence et la coordination des efforts des complexes sur les questions de genre et l’engagement de la société civile. Le Département veille à ce que les priorités stratégiques guident l’affectation des ressources, améliore la surveillance et la gestion des performances et renforce l’accent mis sur les résultats. Il supervise également un certain nombre d’initiatives spéciales, notamment l’Initiative pour favoriser l’accès des femmes au financement en Afrique (AFAWA), un programme phare de la Banque qui vise à combler le déficit de financement qui affecte les femmes en Afrique et à libérer la capacité entrepreneuriale des femmes à travers le continent.

Le Poste

Sous la supervision générale du Vice-président chargé du développement agricole, humain et social, le/la Directeur/trice du Département chargé du genre, des femmes et de la société civile est responsable de la mise en œuvre stratégique des objectifs du département.

Principales Fonctions :

  • Apporter un leadership intellectuel et stratégique au programme du Groupe de la Banque axé sur le genre, les femmes et la société civile, en dépassant les frontières techniques, géographiques et institutionnelles pour soutenir la mise en place de solutions de développement chez un large éventail de clients.
  • Conclure des partenariats avec les parties prenantes internes et externes et s’entendre aux plus hauts niveaux pour coordonner et mobiliser des ressources afin d’atteindre les objectifs stratégiques du Groupe de la Banque.
  • Diriger la mise en œuvre du cadre stratégique du Groupe de la Banque sur l’égalité des sexes et l’autonomisation des femmes, en veillant à l’intégration des questions de genre dans le portefeuille du Groupe, dès la conception des projets et tout au long de leur mise en œuvre, notamment grâce aux mécanismes de suivi et d’évaluation.
  • Superviser à l’échelle de la Banque la mise en œuvre de l’initiative AFAWA, en partenariat avec les partenaires internes et externes concernés.
  • Diriger la mise en œuvre du cadre stratégique du Groupe de la Banque sur l’engagement de la société civile, pour institutionnaliser le partenariat stratégique avec les secteurs, dès le lancement du dialogue politique et tout au long la mise en œuvre des projets.
  • Élaborer une série d’études et de travaux économiques et sectoriels à fort impact sur le genre, les femmes et la société civile pour soutenir le dialogue politique et les services de conseils en se basant sur des données probantes.
  • Coordonner les relations du Groupe de la Banque avec les partenaires. externes pour renforcer la collaboration et partager les meilleures pratiques dans le cadre du programme axé sur l’égalité des sexes et l’engagement de la société civile en Afrique et dans le monde.
  • Conseiller le Groupe de la Banque sur les questions émergentes d’importance stratégique, politique et institutionnelle liées au programme axé sur le genre, les femmes et de la société civile.
  • Diriger de manière proactive une équipe dynamique et en pleine croissance, tout en favorisant le maintien d’un environnement qui stimule et récompense l’innovation, la créativité et l’obtention de résultats ; promouvoir la collaboration et faciliter le travail entre les équipes et entre les unités organisationnelles.

Ce Poste est basé à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Profil

Expérience

·        Justifier d’au moins dix (10) années d’expérience professionnelle pertinente dans le développement au sein d’une organisation internationale ou d’une institution similaire dans le secteur des services financiers, du milieu universitaire ou de la société civile, avec de préférence cinq (5) ans d’expérience à un poste d’encadrement.

·        Avoir une solide connaissance et une bonne maîtrise des enjeux socio-économiques et de développement en Afrique.

·        Être capable de prendre des risques opérationnels mesurés, de développer des approches innovantes et de prendre des décisions efficaces, opportunes et éclairées.

·        Avoir une expérience dans la coordination ou la direction de missions opérationnelles à travers l’organisation institutionnelle.

Compétences

  • Connaitre les pratiques des principales agences de développement bilatérales et multilatérales dans les pays africains ou d’autres pays en développement.
  • Savoir établir et entretenir des réseaux et des partenariats avec un large éventail de parties prenantes internes et externes.
  • Démontrer de solides qualités de leader et avoir de très bons antécédents opérationnels dans l’obtention de résultats.
  • Savoir travailler de manière autonome, faire preuve de créativité, d’innovation et d’un haut niveau d’intégrité.
  • Savoir mener une équipe et la consolider au besoin et être en mesure de travailler dans un environnement multiculturel

Caractéristiques personnelles

  • Être capable de communiquer efficacement en anglais ou en français. La connaissance pratique de l’arabe est un atout.
  • Maîtriser l’utilisation d’applications logicielles courantes de MS Office, notamment Word, PowerPoint, Access et Excel. Une connaissance de SAP serait un atout.

Éducation

  • Être titulaire d’au moins un Master 2 en Genre, Développement Économique, Administration des Affaires, Gestion ou autres disciplines connexes.

Les candidatures de femmes et de ressortissant(e)s de pays en développement sont vivement encouragées.

Les candidat(e)s doivent envoyer un CV à jour et une lettre de motivation d'une page, y compris des copies du diplôme / degrés le plus élevé, des certificats de formation liés au poste, ainsi que les noms et adresses e-mail de 3 arbitres professionnels à Mme Aurée de Carbon par email à : adecarbon@carrhure.com au plus tard le 28 juin à 23H59 GMT. Veuillez indiquer dans l’objet de l'e-mail le titre « candidature pour le poste de « BANQUE AFRICAINE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT _ DIRECTEUR, DÉPARTEMENT CHARGÉ DU GENRE, DES FEMMES ET DE LA SOCIÉTÉ CIVILE » ».

 

Seul(e)s les candidat(e)s présélectionné(e)s seront contacté(e)s pour un entretien.

 

Job Features

Job CategoryDirector

UNE OPPORTUNITÉ EXCEPTIONNELLE DE DIRIGER LE DÉPARTEMENT CHARGÉ DU GENRE, DES FEMMES ET DE LA SOCIÉTÉ CIVILE DE LA BANQUE AFRICAINE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT L’organisation Créée en 1964, la Banque a...

Closing Date: 28th of June
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Posted 3 years ago
AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S GENDER, WOMEN AND CIVIL SOCIETY DEPARTMENT

The Organization

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 (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, regional integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Vice Presidency for Agriculture, Human, and Social Development is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy High 5s priorities of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”. The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; and (iv) represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”. Within the Complex, the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across Complexes on Gender and Civil Society engagement issues. The Department ensures strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhances monitoring and management of performance, and strengthens the focus on results. The Department also houses a number of special initiatives including the Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA), a flagship program of the Bank that aims to bridge the gender gap in access to finance and unleash women’s entrepreneurial capacity across the continent.

The Position

Under the general supervision of the Vice President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, the Director, Gender, Women and Civil Society Department is responsible for the strategic implementation of the department’s objectives.

Key Functions:

  • Provide intellectual and strategic leadership to the Gender, Women and, Civil Society agenda for the Bank Group, working across technical, geographic, and institutional boundaries to support the delivery of development solutions to a diverse range of clients
  • Build partnerships with internal and external stakeholders and engage at the senior-most levels to coordinate and mobilize resources to achieve the Bank Group’s strategic goals
  • Lead the implementation of the Bank Group’s strategic framework on gender equality and women empowerment, ensuring the mainstreaming of gender across the Group’s portfolio from project design to implementation, including M&E mechanisms
  • Oversee the bank-wide implementation of the AFAWA initiative, in partnership with relevant internal and external partners
  • Lead the implementation of the Bank Group’s strategic framework on Civil Society engagement, to institutionalize strategic partnership with the sector from policy dialogue to project implementation
  • Develop a pipeline of high impact research and Economic & Sector Work on Gender, Women and Civil society to support evidence-based policy dialogue and advisory services
  • Coordinate the Bank Group’s relationships with external partners to enhance collaboration and share best practices on the gender equality and civil society engagement agenda in Africa and the world
  • Advise the Bank Group on emerging matters of strategic, policy and institutional significance related to the Gender, Women and Civil Society agenda across its activities
  • Proactively lead a dynamic and growing team, and foster an environment that stimulates and rewards innovation, creativity, and accountability for results; promote collaboration and facilitate teamwork across teams and across organizational units

Candidate Profile

Experience

  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressive experience in development in an international organization or similar institution in the financial services sector, academia, or civil society, with preferably five (5) years of experience at a managerial level
  • A solid knowledge and good grasp of socio-economic and development issues in Africa
  • Demonstrated ability to take prudent business risks, develop innovative approaches and make effective, timely and well-determined decisions
  • Experience coordinating or leading corporate assignments across institutional boundaries

Skills

  • Knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries or other developing countries
  • Ability to network and build partnerships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated strong leadership qualities and operational track record of excellence in achieving results
  • Ability to work independently, demonstrate creativity and innovation, and display a high level of integrity
  • Proven leadership and team building skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment

Personal characteristics

  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English and French. Working knowledge of Arabic is an asset
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable

Education Level

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Gender, Economic Development, Business Administration, Management or other related disciplines

The position is located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

Applications from women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged. 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 June 28th 2021 23:59 GMT. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK _ DIRECTOR, GENDER, WOMEN AND CIVIL SOCIETY DEPARTMENT.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Job Features

Job CategoryDirector

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S GENDER, WOMEN AND CIVIL SOCIETY DEPARTMENT The Organization Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier ...

UNE OPPORTUNITÉ EXCEPTIONNELLE DE DIRECTION DU DÉPARTEMENT DE L’EAU ET DE L’ASSAINISSEMENT DE LA BANQUE AFRICAINE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT

  L’organisation Créée en 1964, la Banque africaine de développement est la première institution panafricaine de développement. Elle a pour mission de promouvoir la croissance économique et le progrès social dans l’ensemble du continent. La Banque compte 81 pays membres, dont 54 pays africains (les pays membres régionaux). Le Programme de développement de la Banque vise à fournir l’appui financier et technique nécessaire aux projets porteurs de transformation qui permettront de réduire sensiblement la pauvreté grâce à une croissance économique inclusive et durable en Afrique. Pour davantage se concentrer sur les objectifs de la Stratégie décennale (2013-2022) et réaliser un plus grand impact sur le développement, cinq grands domaines (High 5), dans lesquels les interventions devront s’intensifier pour l’Afrique, ont été identifiés, à savoir : l’énergie, l’agro-industrie, l’industrialisation, l’intégration régionale et l’amélioration de la qualité de vie des populations africaines. La Banque entend constituer une équipe de direction qui pilotera avec succès la mise en œuvre de cette vision.   La Vice-présidence chargée de l’agriculture et du développement humain et social est un Complexe sectoriel axé sur la mise en œuvre de la stratégie décennale de la Banque et sur deux des priorités des High 5 : « Nourrir l’Afrique » et « Améliorer la qualité de vie des populations africaines ». Le Complexe poursuit les objectifs suivants : i) l’élaboration de politiques et de stratégies ; ii) la mise à la disposition des régions d’une expertise sectorielle pointue en constituant un pool d’individus expérimentés que l’on peut consulter pour fournir leur expertise dans le cadre de transactions complexes ; iii) l’élaboration de nouveaux instruments de financement ; iv) le montage, la mise en œuvre et la gestion du portefeuille des programmes et projets dans les pays membres régionaux ; v) la représentation de la Banque auprès de parties prenantes externes, le Vice-président jouant le rôle de porte-parole de l’institution sur les questions liées aux priorités « Nourrir l’Afrique » et « Améliorer la qualité de la vie des populations africaines ».   Le Département de la mise en valeur des ressources en eau et de l’assainissement est chargé de la coordination des activités de la Banque liées à la mise en valeur des ressources en eau et à l’assainissement afin de renforcer les synergies et contribuer à la réalisation de l’ensemble des High 5 (Nourrir l’Afrique, Industrialiser l’Afrique, Éclairer l’Afrique et l’alimenter en énergie, Intégrer l’Afrique et Améliorer la qualité de vie des populations africaines). Le département dirige les actions de la Banque en faveur la transformation économique de l’Afrique par l’identification et la promotion de solutions durables et intégrées dans la chaîne de valeur de l’eau et de l’assainissement. Il apporte également un soutien aux centres régionaux dans le cadre du développement et de la promotion de nouvelles connaissances, de nouvelles approches et de nouveaux outils pour la mise en valeur et la gestion vertes et inclusives des ressources en eau et en vue de l’amélioration de l’assainissement. Pour ce faire, le département pilote l’intensification des contributions de la Banque aux efforts de l’Afrique pour parvenir à la sécurité hydrique et à l’assainissement en vue d’une transformation socioéconomique durable.   Le Poste Relevant du Vice-président chargé de l’agriculture et du développement humain et social, le/la Directeur/trice du Département de la mise en valeur des ressources en eau et de l’assainissement est chargé d’assurer le leadership et la supervision du personnel et des programmes de travail de trois divisions, à savoir : i) la division de la coordination et des partenariats pour l’eau (AHWS.1) ; et la division de la sécurité hydrique et de l’assainissement couvrant les régions Est et Sud ainsi que le Nigeria (AHWS.2) ; et la division de la sécurité hydrique et de l’assainissement couvrant les régions Ouest, Centrale et Nord (AHWS.3). Le Directeur du Département de la mise en valeur des ressources en eau et de l’assainissement est également responsable de la Facilité africaine de l’eau (FAE). Ses principaux objectifs professionnels sont :
  1. Piloter l’élaboration et l’examen de la politique et du travail stratégique de la Banque en matière de mise en valeur des ressources en eau et d’assainissement ;
  2. Diriger l’identification, la conception et la mise en œuvre des opérations dans les pays membres en s’assurant de leur qualité technique ;
  3. Renforcer les capacités de recherche et d’innovation scientifiques de l’Afrique dans le secteur de l’eau ; élaborer et diffuser des connaissances et fournir des orientations ainsi qu’une expertise technique à divers unités et complexes de la Banque ;
  4. Piloter la contribution du département aux efforts de mobilisation de ressources de la Banque pour les secteurs et initiatives pertinents, en favorisant des partenariats stratégiques avec des organisations multilatérales et bilatérales ainsi qu’avec des organisations régionales, afin de mobiliser des fonds et des connaissances ;
  5. Concevoir et mettre en œuvre des mécanismes de financement innovants, ainsi que des approches techniques et managériales pour promouvoir l’accès à l’eau, à l’hygiène et à l’assainissement entre les différents pays membres régionaux, notamment par des partenariats public-privé, et veiller à l’amélioration de la gouvernance globale du secteur de l’eau ;
  6. Héberger, coordonner et piloter les diverses initiatives de mise en valeur des ressources en eau et d’amélioration de l’assainissement au sein de la Banque et garantir leur efficacité et efficience en matière d’impact ;
  7. Diriger le Comité de coordination sur l’eau de la Banque.
  Responsabilités : Direction et supervision du département
  1. Piloter et administrer l’orientation stratégique des trois divisions, de même que des initiatives hébergées au sein du département (l'Initiative pour l'alimentation en eau et l'assainissement en milieu rural (IAEAR) et la Facilité africaine de l'eau (FAE)) ; évaluer leur performance, promouvoir et organiser le travail d’équipe entre les membres du personnel pour réaliser les objectifs du département ;
  2. Déterminer et gérer les besoins en ressources humaines et financières du département ; participer à la sélection du personnel, allouer et fournir un appui à la gestion aux membres du personnel et faciliter la réalisation de tout leur potentiel de performance dans le cadre des travaux techniques ; déterminer les besoins de formation et de développement de carrière du personnel ; approuver leurs programmes de travail et leurs évaluations annuels des performances ; et régler les litiges/plaintes graves du personnel ;
  3. Piloter et coordonner le programme de travail du département, identifier les priorités et allouer des ressources pour la réalisation en temps voulu des produits ; favoriser le travail d’équipe et la communication entre les membres du personnel au sein du département et au-delà des frontières de l’Organisation ; exécuter le programme de travail du département, assurer le contrôle de la gestion des activités menées ; et veiller à ce que les indicateurs clés de performance fixés pour le département soient atteints ;
  4. Assurer la supervision des tâches programmatiques et administratives nécessaires au fonctionnement du département, y compris la préparation des budgets, l’établissement de rapports sur les performances du département et l’évaluation des performances du personnel ; recruter le personnel en tenant dûment compte des valeurs institutionnelles ; et gérer, guider, développer et former le personnel sous sa supervision ;
  5. Prendre part aux réunions de l’équipe de direction du département, du Comité de coordination sur l’eau et/ou les présider, ainsi que les réunions des donateurs et des partenaires concernant les initiatives et des fonds fiduciaires placés sous l’autorité du département de la mise en valeur des ressources en eau et de l’assainissement, de même que d’autres réunions en rapport avec le travail du département ;
  6. Promouvoir un environnement qui stimule et récompense l’innovation, la créativité et la responsabilisation au titre des résultats et motiver le personnel afin de contribuer à la réalisation d’un impact significatif sur le développement.
Élaboration et suivi des politiques et stratégies sectorielles
  1. Fournir une expertise et assurer le leadership en matière d’élaboration et d’examen des politiques, stratégies, règles, règlements, normes et standards du Groupe de la Banque, notamment en ce qui concerne la mise en valeur et la gestion des ressources en eau, l’assainissement et l’hygiène, dans la perspective des High 5 et en réponse aux tendances émergentes ainsi qu’aux besoins des pays membres régionaux.
  2. Fournir des avis sur la mise en œuvre des politiques et stratégies sectorielles pertinentes au sein de la Banque et les promouvoir.
  3. Contrôler la qualité professionnelle des rapports et documents produits au sein du département.
Développement des activités opérationnelles
  1. Élaborer, mettre en œuvre et assurer le suivi des plans opérationnels, des indicateurs clés de performance (IPC), des budgets et des objectifs du département de la mise en valeur des ressources en eau et de l’assainissement.
  2. Identifier les opportunités et promouvoir les initiatives qui permettent au département de la mise en valeur des ressources en eau et de l'assainissement d’accroître son impact ou de fournir des services innovants et Différenciés ;
  3. Élaborer des programmes de travail conformes à la stratégie du secteur et aux objectifs prioritaires des High 5 ;
  4. Élaborer une bonne réserve d’opérations non souveraines dans le secteur ;
  5. Superviser la création, l’exécution et la gestion du portefeuille d’opérations non souveraines en matière d’approvisionnement en eau.
Élaboration et adoption des connaissances sectorielles et réseautage
  1. Améliorer la gestion des connaissances et fournir des orientations techniques/services consultatifs et une expertise aux centres régionaux et encourager la cohérence de l'action de la Banque en matière de mise en valeur et de gestion des ressources en eau, ainsi qu'en matière d'assainissement et d'hygiène.
  2. Appuyer l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre de mécanismes de financement innovants, ainsi que d’approches techniques et de gestion visant à promouvoir l’accès à l’eau et à l’assainissement entre les pays membres régionaux, notamment par le biais de partenariats public-privé et l’amélioration de la gouvernance globale de ces secteurs. Le Directeur facilitera également la fonction de coordination chargée des activités liées au secteur de l’eau au sein de la Banque ;
  3. Fournir des avis au Vice-président et au Président de la Banque sur les questions liées à la mise en valeur des ressources en eau, à l’assainissement et à l’hygiène et défendre les documents émanant du département au Conseil d’administration ;
  4. Approuver et donner des avis sur la mise en place et le fonctionnement des diverses communautés de pratique - les pools de personnes expérimentées que l'on peut consulter pour fournir des avis techniques/services consultatifs et une expertise au sujet des transactions et opérations complexes aux centres régionaux ;
  5. Promouvoir et contribuer au renforcement des capacités de recherche et d’innovation scientifiques de l’Afrique dans le secteur de l’eau.
  6. Nouer et entretenir des relations de coopération et de cofinancement avec d’autres organismes et organisations de développement ; conduire des missions importantes et sensibles auprès des pays membres et des organisations et organismes partenaires ; représenter le Groupe de la Banque dans les grandes conférences et réunions internationales, en particulier celles portant sur la mise en valeur et la gestion des ressources en eau, l’assainissement et l’hygiène.
  7. Fournir des avis et une expertise technique pour faciliter le rôle du Vice-président en sa qualité de porte- parole de la Banque auprès de publics extérieurs ;
  8. Soutenir l’exécution de la Stratégie Nourrir l'Afrique pour accroître la contribution du secteur de l’eau en matière de sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnel, ainsi que de la Stratégie pour l’emploi des jeunes en Afrique visant à renforcer la contribution du secteur de l’eau à la création d’emplois pour les jeunes, ainsi que des stratégies liées à la santé et au développement humain ;
  9. Représenter la Banque au sein des conseils d’administration, des comités et des panels d’initiatives mondiales et régionales clés pour le secteur de la mise en valeur des ressources en eau et de l’assainissement, tels que le Conseil mondial de l’eau et le Forum mondial de l’eau ;
  10. Faire office de Vice-président par intérim du Complexe de l’agriculture et du développement humain et social, le cas échéant.
  11. S’acquitter de toute autre tâche que pourrait lui confier le Vice-président.
  D'autres paramètres importants pour ce poste comprennent : Le poste relève du Vice-Président de l’agriculture et du développement humain et social Ce Poste est basé à Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Langues : communiquer et de rédiger efficacement en français ou en anglais, avec une bonne connaissance pratique de l’autre langue.   Profil du Candidat Sous la supervision générale du Vice-président chargé de l’agriculture et du développement humain et social, le Directeur du Département de la mise en valeur des ressources en eau et de l’assainissement gère le personnel du département, planifie, organise, supervise et dirige les activités pour garantir une assistance efficiente et efficace du Groupe de la Banque. De façon spécifique, le titulaire du poste assume les fonctions ci-après :

Expérience
  • Justifier d’un minimum de dix (10) années d’expérience étendue et progressive acquise dans une institution financière ou de développement reconnue au plan international, dont cinq (5) années d’expérience professionnelle à un niveau d’encadrement ;
  • Justifier d’une expérience en matière de développement et d’appui aux politiques dans les secteurs de l’eau et de l’assainissement en Afrique constituerait un atout.
  • Être familier du travail d’autres institutions multilatérales et bilatérales de financement du développement ainsi du travail du secteur privé constituerait un atout
  • Posséder une expérience du secteur privé constitue un avantage supplémentaire
  • Être reconnu en tant que leader d’opinion au niveau extérieur en manière de développement et de gestion des ressources en eau, d’assainissement et d’hygiène
Compétences
  • Avoir une connaissance des politiques, règles, procédures et pratiques opérationnelles de la Banque ou d’une institution comparable ;
  • Avoir des connaissances du développement intégré des ressources en eau, en matière de recherche et de politiques, en particulier en ce qui concerne l’eau, les inégalités, la santé publique, le développement social ou dans un domaine connexe ;
  • Être capable d’analyser et d’évaluer les questions cruciales relatives à un large spectre de problèmes socioéconomique et fournir des avis stratégiques ;
  • Avoir une expérience en matière de planification, d’organisation, d’orientation et de coordination des activités de départements similaires, ainsi qu’en matière de supervision des chefs de division et du personnel des départements, d’organisation d’équipes et de fourniture d’appui managérial ;
  • Avoir une expérience en matière de fourniture de produits et de services opérationnels de haute qualité (analyses économiques, recommandations de recherche, études et examens sectoriels) en appui au travail de la Banque.
Caractéristiques personnelles
  • Être capable de communiquer et de rédiger efficacement en français ou en anglais, avec une bonne connaissance pratique de l’autre langue.
  • Maîtriser l’utilisation des applications standard de la suite Microsoft Office.
Éducation
  • Être titulaire au moins d’un Master 2 en Ingénierie des Ressources en Eau, en Ingénierie de l’Assainissement, en Économie, en Sciences Sociales ou dans des disciplines étroitement liées.
  Les candidatures de femmes et de ressortissant(e)s de pays en développement sont vivement encouragées.   Les candidat(e)s doivent envoyer un CV à jour et une lettre de motivation d'une page, y compris des copies du diplôme / degrés le plus élevé, des certificats de formation liés au poste, ainsi que les noms et adresses e-mail de 3 arbitres professionnels à Mme Aurée de Carbon par email à: adecarbon@carrhure.com au plus tard le 9 avril à 23H59 GMT. Veuillez indiquer dans l’objet de l'e-mail le titre «candidature pour le poste de« BANQUE AFRICAINE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT _ DIRECTEUR, DÉPARTEMENT DE LA MISE EN VALEUR DES RESSOURCES EN EAU ET DE L'ASSAINISSEMENT.   Seul(e)s les candidat(e)s présélectionné(e)s seront contacté(e)s pour un entretien.

UNE OPPORTUNITÉ EXCEPTIONNELLE DE DIRECTION DU DÉPARTEMENT DE L’EAU ET DE L’ASSAINISSEMENT DE LA BANQUE AFRICAINE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT   L’organisation Créée en 1964, la Banque africaine d...

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AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S WATER DEVELOPMENT AND SANITATION DEPARTMENT

  The Company 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 (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate the Bank’s delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, regional integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.   The Vice Presidency for Agriculture, Human, and Social Development is a Sector Complex focusing on the delivery of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy and leading on two of the High 5s priorities: “Feed Africa” and “Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa”. The complex objectives are (i) to develop, policy and strategy; (ii) provide deep sector expertise to the Regions by gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide sector expertise on complex transactions; (iii) develop new financing instruments; (iv) originate, deliver and manage the portfolio of programmes and projects in Regional Member countries; (v) the Vice-President will act as the spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on aspects of “Feed Africa” and Improve Quality of Life for the People of Africa.   The Water Development and Sanitation Department is responsible for the coordination of the Bank’s water development and sanitation-related activities to enhance synergies and contribute to the achievement of all High 5s (Feed Africa, Industrialize Africa, Power, and Light up Africa, Integrate Africa, and Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa). The Department leads Bank support to Africa’s economic transformation through the identification and promotion of sustainable and integrated solutions across the water value chain and for sanitation. The Department also supports regional hubs in the development and promotion of new knowledge, approaches, and tools for green and inclusive water resources development and management, and for improved sanitation. In so doing, the Department leads the scaling-up of the Bank’s contribution to Africa’s efforts to attain water security and sanitation for sustainable socio-economic transformation.   The Position Reporting to the Vice President for Agriculture, Human, and Social Development, the Director for the Water Development and Sanitation Department is responsible for providing leadership and supervising the personnel and work programs of three Divisions: (i) Water Coordination and Partnerships (AHWS.1); (ii) Water Security and Sanitation, covering East and South Regions and Nigeria (AHWS.2) and; (iii) Water Security and Sanitation, covering West, Central, and North Regions (AHWS.3). The Director for the Water Development and Sanitation Department is also responsible for the African Water Facility (AWF). The main work objectives are to:
  1. Lead the development and review of the Bank’s policy and strategic work on water development and sanitation.
  2. Lead the identification, development, and implementation of operations in member countries, assuring their technical quality
  3. Strengthen Africa's scientific research and innovation capacity in the water sector; as well as develop and disseminate knowledge and provide technical guidance and expertise to various Bank units and complexes.
  4. Lead the Department’s contribution to the Bank’s resource mobilization efforts for pertinent sectors and initiatives by fostering strategic partnerships with multilateral and bilateral organizations and regional organizations for leveraging funding and knowledge.
  5. Develop and implement innovative financing mechanisms, as well as technical and managerial approaches to promote access to water, sanitation, and hygiene across regional member countries, including through public-private partnerships and improvement of the overall governance of the water sector.
  6. Host, coordinate and steer the various water development and sanitation improvement initiatives in the Bank and ensure their effectiveness and efficiency for impact.
  7. Lead the Bank’s Water Coordination Committee.
  Responsibilities: Directing and supervising the Department
  1. Lead and administer the strategic direction of the three Divisions as well as the initiatives hosted within the Department (Rural Water and Sanitation Initiative, RWSSI, and the African Water Facility); evaluate their performance, and promote and organize teamwork among the staff to achieve the objectives of the Department.
  2. Determine and manage the human and financial resource requirements of the Department; participate in the selection of staff, allocate and provide management support to the staff and facilitate their full performance in technical work; determine the staff's training and career development needs; approve their annual work programmes and performance evaluation, and resolve serious staff disputes/complaints.
  3. Lead and coordinate the work program of the Department, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the timely delivery of outputs; foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Department and across organizational boundaries; implement the work program of the Department; oversee the management of activities undertaken, and ensure that the key performance indicators set for the department are met.
  4. Oversee programmatic and administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Department, including preparation of budgets, reporting on the Department’s performance, evaluation of staff performance; recruit staff, taking due account of institutional values; and manage, guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision.
  5. Participate in and/or chair meetings for the Departmental Management Team, the Water Coordination Committee, Donor and Partner meetings related to the initiatives and trust funds under the Water Development and Sanitation Department, and other meetings related to the work of the Department.
  6. Foster an environment that stimulates and rewards innovation, creativity, and accountability for results, and motivate staff to contribute to delivering significant developmental impacts.
Sector Policy and Strategy Development and Monitoring 
  1. Provide expertise and leadership in the development and review of Bank Group's policies, strategies, rules, regulations, norms, and standards especially related to water development and management, sanitation, and hygiene in support to the High 5s and in response to emerging trends and the needs of the Regional Member Countries.
  2. Advise on and promote the implementation of relevant sector policies and strategies within the Bank.
  3. Control the professional quality of reports and documents produced within the Department.
Business Development
  1. Develop, implement, and monitor the Water Development and Sanitation Department’s business plans, KPIs, budgets, and objectives.
  2. Identify opportunities and promote initiatives that enable the Water Development and Sanitation Department to increase its impact or to deliver innovative and differentiated services,
  3. Develop work programs in line with the sector strategy and the High 5 objectives and priorities,
  4. Develop a sound pipeline of sovereign and non-sovereign operations in the sector,
  5. Oversee the origination, delivery, and management of the portfolio of water supply sovereign and non-sovereign operations.
Sector Knowledge Development and Uptake, and Networking 
  1. Enhance knowledge management and provide technical guidance/advisory services and expertise to regional hubs and foster coherence of the Bank’s action in water development and management, and sanitation and hygiene.
  2. Supports the development and implementation of innovative financing mechanisms, as well as technical and managerial approaches to promote access to water and sanitation across regional member countries, including through public-private partnerships and improvement of the overall governance of the water sector. The Director will also facilitate the coordination function for water-related activities within the Bank.
  3. Provides advice to the Vice President and the President of the Bank on water development, sanitation, and hygiene matters and defends papers originating from the Department at the Board.
  4. Approves and advises on the establishment and functioning of various communities of practice – the pools of experienced individuals who can be consulted to provide technical guidance/ advisory services and expertise on complex transactions and operations to regional hubs.
  5. Promotes and contributes to the strengthening of Africa's scientific research and innovation capacity in the water sector.
  6. Develops and maintains cooperation and co-financing relations with other development agencies and organizations; Leads important and sensitive missions to the member countries and partner organizations and agencies; Represents the Bank Group in major international conferences and meetings especially on water development and management, and sanitation and hygiene.
  7. Provides advice and technical expertise to support the Vice President’s role as the Bank’s spokesperson to external audiences.
  8. Supports the execution of the Feed Africa Strategy to enhance the contribution of the water sector in food and nutritional security, Jobs for Youth in Africa strategy to enhance the contribution of the water sector to job creation for youth, and health and human development-related strategies
  9. Represents the Bank on Boards, Committees, and Panels of key global and regional water development and sanitation sector initiatives such as the World Water Council and the World Water Forum.
  10. Serves as Acting Vice President for the Agriculture, Human, and Social Development Complex when required.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned by the Vice President.
  Other important parameters for this position include: Position reports to the Vice President, Agriculture, Human and Social Development (AHVP) The position is located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Language: Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.   Candidate Profile Under the overall supervision of the Vice President for Agriculture, Human, and Social Development, the Director for Water Development and Sanitation Department manages staff of the Department and plans, organizes, supervises, and directs the work to ensure efficient and effective Bank Group assistance.   Experience
  • Have a minimum of ten (10) years of extensive and progressive experience in internationally recognized financial or development institutions similar to the Bank; five (5) years of professional experience should be at a managerial level.
  • Experience in water or sanitation sector development and policy support in Africa is a plus.
  • Familiarity with the work of other multilateral and bilateral development finance institutions and the private sector is a plus
  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage
  • Recognized as a thought leader externally for water development and management, and sanitation and hygiene
Skills
  • Knowledge of operational policies, rules, procedures, and practices of the Bank or comparable institution.
  • Knowledge of integrated water resources development; research and policy, particularly related to water, inequality, public health, social development, or related field.
  • Ability to analyze and evaluate critical matters pertaining to a broad spectrum of socioeconomic issues and provide policy advice.
  • Experience in planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating the activities of similar departments and supervising managers and department staff, organizing teams, and providing managerial support.
  • Experience in delivering high-quality operational products and services (sectoral analyses, research advice, sectoral studies, and evaluations) in support of the Bank's work.
Personal characteristics
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.
Education level
  • Hold at least a Master's degree in Water Resources Engineering, Sanitary Engineering; Economics, Social Sciences, or closely related disciplines.
  Applications from women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged.   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 April 9th 23:59 GMT. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of ‘AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK _ DIRECTOR, WATER DEVELOPMENT AND SANITATION DEPARTMENT.   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO LEAD THE AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK’S WATER DEVELOPMENT AND SANITATION DEPARTMENT   The Company Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-...

AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPLEMENT CIP’S AND THE ONE CGIAR MISSION TO CONSERVE, EXPAND, CHARACTERIZE, DISTRIBUTE AND USE THE WORLD’S LARGEST COLLECTION OF ROOTS AND TUBERS FOR THE BENEFIT OF HUMANKIND.

  The International Potato Center (CIP:)(https://cipotato.org/) is seeking a dynamic scientist to head our potato, sweet potato, and Andean root and tuber crops (ARTCs) germplasm bank, and its Biodiversity for the Future Global Program, as an integral part of the One CGIAR Genebanks Unit.  In close collaboration with CIP colleagues and public, private, and international partners, the position has responsibilities to implement CIP’s and the One CGIAR mission to conserve, expand, characterize, distribute and use the world’s largest collection of roots and tubers for the benefit of humankind.   The Company CIP, a global CGIAR research center, works with partners to improve diets and incomes of poor people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America through scientific research, innovation, and capacity strengthening.  Focusing on potato and sweet potato as the entry point, CIP’s programs seek to strengthen broader agri-food systems to generate economic, social, and nutritional benefits for farmers, enterprises, and consumers emphasizing the priorities of women and youth in particular. CIP emphasizes the synergies between social and biophysical sciences as a core strategy for making breakthroughs in our understanding of complex development challenges in food and agriculture and for our ability to overcome these. Within this pluralistic strategy, qualitative social science has a central, and increasing place for explaining human and institutional behavior and assessing benefits and risks for human development. CIP’s work is embedded in broader global CGIAR research programs encompassing the world’s main agro-food systems and priority development challenges.   The Position The position initially will report to the Deputy Director-General for Research and Development at CIP and, in the future, also to the Director of Genebanks of the One CGIAR, and will be based at CIPs headquarters in Lima, Peru.   Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Scientific Leadership to provide direction and oversight of the CIP genebank team and ensure the effective curation and use of the root and tuber collections while adhering to world-class genebank standards, as an integral part of CIP’s Biodiversity for the Future Global Program.
  • Effectively manage performance for staff and managers and build a strong team aligned to the department goals.
  • Develop collaborative efforts with CIP’s leaders at headquarters and in other regions and with relevant teams working on genetic resources of vegetatively propagated crops.
  • Collaborate closely with the CIP and other Centers’ Science Leaders in planning and coordinating actions for genetic resources management, research, and capacity building of partners worldwide following priorities established by the One CGIAR 2030 Research and Innovation Strategy and investment plans.
  • Develop collaborative efforts with public, private, local, and international partners to advance the ex-situ conservation, collection, and prioritize the use of root and tuber genetic resources.
  • Work closely with the CIP Health Quarantine Unit and the Germplasm Acquisition and Distribution Unit to ensure world-class phytosanitary standards and harmonization with the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the One CGIAR priorities.
  • Manage and potentially take responsibility for work packages and/or teams under the future CGIAR Genebank initiative
  • Represent the Center and the One CGIAR in a variety of research, investor, and partner forums. Increase the visibility and reputation of the CIP genebank. Position the CIP genebank as a world-class, innovating institution that serves as a role model to other genebanks worldwide.
  Candidate Profile Experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in genetic resource conservation.
  • Experience in management of genebank operations with clonally propagated crops and/or seed crops and understanding of strengths and weaknesses of different conservation methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a large team and leverage top results.
  • Capacity to strategically define a long-term vision for the CIP genebank and turn that into medium- and short-term objectives according to One CGIAR priorities.
  • Capacity to manage not only the technical aspects associated with a genebank but also the financial and economic sides of the operations.
  • Extensive knowledge of treaties, conventions, and IPRs on plant genetic resources.
  • Strong background and publication record in fields such as genetic resources, ex-situ conservation, diversity assessment, conservation of clonally propagated crops.
  • Excellent knowledge of and experience with quality management systems.
  • Experience in database management and understanding of molecular tools for the characterization of genetic resources.
  • Demonstrated success in managing multi-disciplinary teams and partnerships and attracting funding.
  • Experience in potato and sweet potato genetic resources conservation, cryopreservation, and utilization is a plus.
  Skills
  • Strong and effective leadership skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Fluency in English is required, and knowledge of Spanish is an asset.
  Personal characteristics
  • A passionate, energetic, and results-oriented Scientific Leader.
  • Commitment to working in a multi-partner and multi-cultural environment.
  Education level
  • Ph.D. degree in a Plant Science discipline
  What is CIP Offering?
  • Exciting career opportunity in an international organization.
  • Internationally competitive salary paid in US dollars, and commensurate with experience.
  • Comprehensive international insurance coverage.
  • Attractive retirement plan.
  • Three-year term contract with the possibility of renewal.
  • Work in an equal and diverse workplace.
  Applications from women and citizens of developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply. CIP seeks diversity and gender balance in its staff.   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 April 9th at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the 'Subject' of the email the title 'application for the post of 'application for the post of ‘Head of Genebank’.   The deadline has been extended until April 25th. If you have already applied, you don't need to resend your candidature.    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPLEMENT CIP’S AND THE ONE CGIAR MISSION TO CONSERVE, EXPAND, CHARACTERIZE, DISTRIBUTE AND USE THE WORLD’S LARGEST COLLECTION OF ROOTS AND TUBERS FOR THE BENEFIT OF HUMANKIND. &...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CROSS-COMMODITY PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO MODERNIZE BREEDING PROGRAMS, TARGETING THE DEVELOPING WORLD FOR GREATER IMPACT ON FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION, AND DEVELOPMENT

 The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) (www.excellenceinbreeding.org) is a cross-commodity platform that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. By providing important outcomes to under-resourced peoples, the CGIAR centers help realize the founding mission of the CGIAR system – they target low-and-middle-income countries for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. The Platform is part of the new CGIAR portfolio of research programs and platforms (www.cgiar.org/our-strategy), and is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries (www.cimmyt.org). Quality Health Safety Environment (HSE) System Lead The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) is recruiting a HSE / Quality system leader to help developing world breeders achieve higher rates of genetic gain and extract maximum value from new and proven technologies. The EiB HSE / Quality system lead will coordinate the development of CGIAR / EiB quality management system with the ultimate goal to support CGIAR Breeding programs and national agriculture research system (NARS) to harmonize standard operation procedures (SOPs). He/she will also provide support to deploy the health and safety culture. The successful candidate will be a HSE / Quality system lead with strong communication skills, capable of defining and implementing the short, mid and long term CGIAR quality system strategy for EiB breeding programs partners. The EiB HSE / Quality system lead will need to work close with breeding programs’ operation leaders to define implementation plans, and support them during implementation phase. He/she will need to review SOPs and improve them when necessary. The candidate should not only have capacity to organize a structure, but also be open to spending significant time reading and reviewing protocols. EiB is headquartered at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), with access to state-of-the art facilities at one of the largest CGIAR centers and well-connected with among the 14 sister centers, all known for their high impact on agriculture in developing countries. EiB draws from innovations in CGIAR centers, advanced research institutes and the private sector, providing access to cutting-edge tools, services and best practices, application-oriented training and practical advice. The position will be based at one of the CGIAR’s global hubs and will involve significant international travel. He/she will report to EiB Breeding Operation and Phenotyping module leader. Specific duties: The EiB HSE/Quality system lead will:
  • Develop EiB Quality management system strategy for Breeding Program Partners
  • Develop the EIB Quality management system implementation roadmap.
  • Coordinating with CGIAR breeding operation leaders the prioritization and implementation plan to guarantee that all SOPs will be adopted.
  • Develop the system to harmonize SOPs across CGIAR breeding programs.
  • Identify missing SOPs and define the plan to fill the gap.
  • Coordinate with Risk Management Units the promotion of HSE culture.
Required academic qualifications, skills, and attributes:
  • Bachelor in agronomy or related field with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in Quality and HSE Management.
  • Proven experience in implementing or managing quality management systems.
  • Relevant global experience in agriculture sector.
  • MBA will be viewed favorably.
  • Project management skills will be viewed favorably.
  • Good reporting and communication skills (in English).
  • A team player with strong interpersonal communication skills, able to work in a multicultural environment with leadership skills.
EiB offers:
  • A great opportunity for technical and professional development by teaming up with a wide range of experts from CGIAR, NARS and private industry.
  • Competitive compensation comparable to private industry, including attractive benefits and excellent career opportunities in an international organization.
  • World-class medical insurance coverage (including dependents), among other benefits.
  • A friendly, humble environment full of people passionate for what they do and interested in helping people around the world.
EiB seeks candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. CGIAR has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names, and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than 23th of February at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘application for the post of ‘Quality Health Safety Environment (HSE) System Lead’. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for  

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CROSS-COMMODITY PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO MODERNIZE BREEDING PROGRAMS, TARGETING THE DEVELOPING WORLD FOR GREATER IMPACT ON FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, CLIMA...

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CROSS-COMMODITY PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO MODERNIZE BREEDING PROGRAMS, TARGETING THE DEVELOPING WORLD FOR GREATER IMPACT ON FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION, AND DEVELOPMENT

 The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) (www.excellenceinbreeding.org) is a cross-commodity platform that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. By providing important outcomes to under-resourced peoples, the CGIAR centers help realize the founding mission of the CGIAR system – they target low-and-middle-income countries for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. The Platform is part of the new CGIAR portfolio of research programs and platforms (www.cgiar.org/our-strategy), and is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries (www.cimmyt.org). End Use Quality and Nutrition Phenotyping Coordinator The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) is recruiting an End Use Quality and Nutrition Phenotyping Coordinator to help developing world breeders achieve higher rates of genetic gain and extract maximum value from new and proven technologies. The End Use Quality and Nutrition Phenotyping Coordinator will coordinate the development of a CGIAR/EiB quality and nutrition phenotyping strategy, a set of common standards and an updated set of providers of common services. His/her priority goal is to guarantee that CGIAR and NARS breeding programs will have access to high quality, cost effective and standardized services for phenotyping of quality and nutritional traits. The successful candidate will have strong communication skills, capable of working with EiB breeding program partners to advise, define and implement short, mid and long term CGIAR quality and nutrition phenotyping solutions at best prices. The position will need to work closely with breeding programs in defined priority traits by EiB Product Development and Breeding Scheme Optimization modules. They will arrange cost efficient service providers and develop logistic and quality assurance protocols. He/she will need to work closely with breeding leaders to guarantee that breeding programs access the offered service with a positive cost benefit analysis. EiB is headquartered at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), with access to state-of-the art facilities at one of the largest CGIAR centers and well-connected among the 14 sister centers, all known for their high impact on agriculture in developing countries. EiB draws from innovations in CGIAR centers, advanced research institutes and the private sector, providing access to cutting-edge tools, services and best practices, application-oriented training and practical advice. The position will be based at CIMMYT office in Nairobi, Kenya. It will involve significant international travel. He/she will report to EiB Breeding Operation and Phenotyping module leader. Specific duties: The EiB End Use Quality and Nutrition Phenotyping Coordinator will:
  • Develop the End Use Quality and Nutrition Phenotyping Platform for CGIAR and NARS breeding programs. This will include:
    • Service providers – Identifying key service providers (labs) with regional and global scope that provide the most economical prices at highest quality
    • Quality assurance protocols – Assuring that the assays and protocols adopted by the defined service provider meet the needs of breeding programs, meet a defined set of minimum QC criteria, produce interchangeable reliable results according with standard protocols defined at world level, and are cost effective and time efficient.
    • Breeding team logistic protocols – Defining, with the support of breeding, biometrics and breeding informatics teams, logistic protocols from the field to the lab, considering sampling strategies, sample tracing, phytosanitary and other relevant needs according with already standardized and country approved protocols.
    • Data sharing sampling protocols – Assuring that information and data flow between breeding programs and labs is efficient and effective, following proper channels of communications to reduce errors and lead time.
    • Legal agreements – where needed, liaise with CGIAR institutional procurement and legal bodies to support the development of framework agreements for service provision.
  • Develop business cases for service adoption.
  • Create, in partnership with the EiB communication team, relevant communication materials including website content, training resources and adoption campaign content.
Required academic qualifications, skills, and attributes:
  • Bachelor in agronomy, food science, chemistry, or related field with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating appropriate, efficient and effective analytical services.
  • Demonstrated experience of defining and monitoring standards and KPIs.
  • Proven, in-depth understanding of quality and nutritional phenotyping.
  • Experience in business case development and presentation.
  • Experience working with diverse multidisciplinary teams, particularly in the African continent context.
EiB offers:
  • A great opportunity for technical and professional development by teaming up with a wide range of experts from CGIAR, NARS and private industry.
  • Competitive compensation comparable to private industry, including attractive benefits and excellent career opportunities in an international organization.
  • World-class medical insurance coverage (including dependents), among other benefits.
  • A friendly, humble environment full of people passionate for what they do and interested in helping people around the world.
EiB seeks candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. CGIAR has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names, and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than 23th of February at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘application for the post of ‘End-Use Quality and Nutrition Phenotyping Coordinator’. The deadline has been extended until March 12th. If you have already applied, you don't need to resend your candidature.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CROSS-COMMODITY PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO MODERNIZE BREEDING PROGRAMS, TARGETING THE DEVELOPING WORLD FOR GREATER IMPACT ON FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, CLIMA...

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India, Philippines
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AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY TEAMING UP WITH A RANGE OF EXPERTS FROM CGIAR, NARS, AND THE PRIVATE INDUSTRY The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is the global leader in publicly-funded maize and wheat research and related farming systems. CIMMYT works with hundreds of partners throughout the developing world to sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat cropping systems, thus improving global food security and reducing poverty. CIMMYT is a member of the CGIAR System and leads the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat and the Excellence in Breeding Platform. The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (www.excellenceinbreeding.org) is a cross-commodity platform that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. The Platform is part of the new CGIAR portfolio of research programs and platforms (www.cgiar.org/our-strategy) and is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, a not-for-profit research, and training organization with partners in over 100 countries (www.cimmyt.org). EiB draws from innovations in CGIAR centers, advanced research institutes, and the private sector, providing access to cutting-edge tools, services and best practices, application-oriented training, and practical advice. Mechanization Support Specialist – Asia The EiB Mechanization Support Specialist will support CGIAR and national agriculture research system (NARS) Institutions to develop and implement mechanization plans for their breeding programs, including acquisition and maintenance strategies. He/She will report to the EiB Breeding Operations and Phenotyping lead and work in collaboration with other EiB staff and consultants. The successful candidate will be a mechanization specialist with strong communication skills, capable of providing technical recommendations and supporting the implementation of mechanization and automation techniques across a range of different organizations and crops in western Africa. The Mechanization Support Specialist will also be accountable for proposing and managing a mechanization network within the region. They will need to understand the demand and capacity across centers and manage the communication between centers to guarantee that all centers will have access to mechanization, offered as a service, reducing so the overall capital cost across the system of breeding programs. The position will be based in West Africa (tentatively The Philippines or Inda) depending on operational needs and established partnerships with CGIAR sister research centers. It will involve significant international travel within the region. Specific duties include:
  • Develop machinery inventories;
  • Develop machinery acquisition plans;
  • Develop business cases for mechanization and process automation;
  • Develop and implement maintenance procedures;
  • Develop a list of local/ regional /global vendors for critical equipment and services (shared across EiB members);
  • Develop metrics and KPIs for monitoring the adoption of mechanized and automated solutions and for maintenance of machinery.
  Candidate Profile We are seeking for mechanization experts with the following:
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering, Agronomy, or related field
  • MBA and project management skills are considered favorably
  • Relevant global experience in the agriculture sector.
  • Familiar with operations in large breeding pipelines.
  • In-depth understanding of soil preparation equipment, irrigation, tractors, planters and planting solutions, harvesters and harvesting solutions( including dryers), GPS, sprayers, seed process equipment, seed storage options (cold rooms, packaging, etc.), and digitizing nursery and trial processes (packet printers, plot tags, labels, etc.)
  • Experience with managing machine maintenance process (protocols, logistics, labor, costs, etc.).
  • In-depth understanding of the agricultural machinery market within the region (vendors, service providers, etc.).
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills in English (French will be considered favorably)
  • Able to work in a multicultural environment with leadership skills.
The selected candidate must exhibit competencies in Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and Teamwork and Client Orientation. 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, comprehensive health and life insurance, assistance for children’s education, paid vacation, annual airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment. Additional information: EiB seeks candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. CGIAR has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. 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. CIMMYT also offers excellent career opportunities in an international organization with a friendly and humble environment full of people passionate about what they do and interested in helping people around the world. Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names, and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than 23rd of February at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘application for the post of ‘Mechanization Support Specialist – Asia.  

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BY TEAMING UP WITH A RANGE OF EXPERTS FROM CGIAR, NARS, AND THE PRIVATE INDUSTRY The International Maize and Wheat Improvem...

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Mexico
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AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CROSS-COMMODITY PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO MODERNIZE BREEDING PROGRAMS, TARGETING THE DEVELOPING WORLD FOR GREATER IMPACT ON FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION, AND DEVELOPMENT

 

The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) (www.excellenceinbreeding.org) is a cross-commodity platform that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. By providing important outcomes to under-resourced peoples, the CGIAR centers help realize the founding mission of the CGIAR system – they target low-and-middle-income countries for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. The Platform is part of the new CGIAR portfolio of research programs and platforms (www.cgiar.org/our-strategy), and is led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries (www.cimmyt.org). Digital Phenotyping Coordinator The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) is recruiting a Digital Phenotyping coordinator to help developing world breeders achieve higher rates of genetic gain and extract maximum value from new and proven technologies. EiB is a CGIAR cross-commodity platform that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. The EiB Digital Phenotyping coordinator will support CGIAR and national agriculture research system (NARS) institutions to deploy high throughput phenotyping tools. He/she will report to the EiB Breeding Operations and Phenotyping lead and work in collaboration with other EiB staff and consultants. The successful candidate will be a digital phenotyping coordinator with strong communication skills, capable of defining and implementing the short, mid and long term CGIAR digital phenotyping strategy for breeding. The digital phenotyping coordinator will be accountable for connecting vendors, breeding teams, and the data-focused Enterprise Breeding Management team to coordinate the adoption of defined tools and services. He/she will also need to connect with different CGIAR phenotyping/remote sensing and other research specialists to deploy technologies developed by them in breeding programs. As part of the deployment strategy, he/she will need to be connected with local authorities in different countries to guarantee that technology adoption will be in compliance with all the required regulations. EiB is headquartered at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), with access to state-of-the art facilities at one of the largest CGIAR centers and well-connected among the 14 sister centers, all known for their high impact on agriculture in developing countries. EiB draws from innovations in CGIAR centers, advanced research institutes and the private sector, providing access to cutting-edge tools, services and best practices, application-oriented training and practical advice. The position will be based at one of the CGIAR’s global hubs and will involve significant international travel. He/she will report to EiB Breeding Operation and Phenotyping module leader. Specific duties: The Digital Phenotyping Coordinator will work with CGIAR and NARS breeding team to:
  • Develop a CGIAR Breeding Digital Phenotyping strategy
  • Develop and implement a CGIAR Breeding Digital Phenotyping Roadmap
  • Connect with CGIAR centers to review what has been developing, and to create a clear strategy on how to deploy developed solutions.
  • Coordinate the deployment and monitoring of the adoption of high throughput phenotyping tools in a routine operation by CGIAR breeding programs.
Required academic qualifications, skills, and attributes:
  • Bachelor in agronomy or related field with a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience
  • Proven experience on deploying digital phenotyping tools for breeding.
  • Proven experience on remote sensing, image analysis, AI, or related area
  • Relevant global experience in agriculture sector
  • Project management skills will be viewed favorably.
  • Good reporting and communication skills (in English)
  • A team player with strong interpersonal communication skills, able to work in a multicultural environment with leadership skills.
EiB offers:
  • A great opportunity for technical and professional development by teaming up with a wide range of experts from CGIAR, NARS and private industry.
  • Competitive compensation comparable to private industry, including attractive benefits and excellent career opportunities in an international organization.
  • World-class medical insurance coverage (including dependents), among other benefits.
  • A friendly, humble environment full of people passionate for what they do and interested in helping people around the world.
EiB seeks candidates who embrace diversity in the broadest sense. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. CGIAR has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Applications must include covering letter which should address how the candidate’s background/experience relates to the specific duties of the position applied for, curriculum vitae, names, and addresses of three professional referees (which must include either the Head of the applicant’s current or previous organization or applicant’s direct Supervisor/Superior at his/her present or former place of work). The application should be addressed to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: adecarbon@carrhure.com no later than 23rd of February at 18:00 CET. Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘application for the post of ‘Digital Phenotyping Coordinator’. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.  

AN OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A CGIAR CROSS-COMMODITY PLATFORM THAT AIMS TO MODERNIZE BREEDING PROGRAMS, TARGETING THE DEVELOPING WORLD FOR GREATER IMPACT ON FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY, CLIMA...

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