African Development Bank (AfDB) Recruitment for Principal Capacity Development Officer

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for African Development Bank (AfDB) Recruitment for Principal Capacity Development Officer.

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 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank’s development agenda is delivering financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), 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.

Job Description

  • Company: African Development Bank
  • Location: Ghana
  • State: Accra
  • Job type: Full-Time.


Under the supervision and guidance of the Senior Director of the African Development Institute, the Principal Capacity Development Officer will:

  1. Participate in the design and delivery of macro-economic management tools and trainings in the RMCs, in collaboration with other relevant staff members across the Bank.
  2. Participate in the identification and assessment of capacity needs and demand in the RMCs.
  3. Task Manage capacity development activities in collaboration with country investment teams, to contribute to improve
  4. Enhance partnerships with international, regional and national training institutions to deepen and expand the scope of capacity development activities in the RMCs.
  5. Mobilize resources from the Bank’s Trust Funds and other partners to deliver successful capacity development initiatives in the Bank’s RMCs.
  6. Contribute to the preparation of the Annual/Mid-year review of capacity development activities and duly prepare reports and presentations as may be required by Management.
  7. In collaboration with ECVP and other Bank departments, design and deliver capacity development programmes in macroeconomic modelling, forecasting and analysis.
  8. Task manage ongoing institutional support grants to regional economic capacity development institutions in Africa.
  9. Task manage ongoing projects financed by the Bank’s Trust Funds.
  10. Contribute to the review of Bank’s core policy, strategy and operational documents.
  11. Prepare input to the AfDB Annual Report and articles on capacity development.
  12. Participate in peer review meetings in the annual preparation of the African Economic Outlook.
  13. Represent the Senior Director in meetings upon request.
  14. Undertake any other duties as may be requested by the Senior Director.

Selection Criteria

  1. Hold at minimum a Ph.D in Economics, Finance, Social Sciences, or related fields.
  2. Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant and progressive professional experience in economic development, public policy analyses, and/or capacity development in international development settings and in Africa.
  3. Have excellent knowledge of economic development models and a strong ability to interpret the results of research to facilitate policy dialogue.
  4. Have proven ability to think strategically and to design long-term plans and programs in line with the Bank’s strategic priorities.
  5. Demonstrate ability to build and manage strategic institutional partnerships for streamlined and increased support to capacity development in the RMCs.
  6. Be results-oriented, concise planning to achieve anticipated outcomes.
  7. Demonstrated team player with strong interpersonal and communication, problem solving, self-organization and time management skills. A client and results oriented individual with a proactive attitude.
  8. Strong analytical and negotiation skills.
  9. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  10. Competence in the use of standard Bank software namely MS Office applications and SAP will be an advantage.’

How to Apply

Interested applicants should click here to apply.

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