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

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for African Development Bank (AfDB) Recruitment for Senior 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 Division Manager, Program Development (ECAD1), the Senior Capacity Development officer will:

  1. Develop programs, strategies and concept notes for capacity development for Regional Member countries.
  2. Undertake research on capacity development needs of the public, private and non-governmental institutions in Africa on any topic relevant for achieving the Bank’s High 5s.
  3. Design innovative programs to improve the quality of capacity development in Africa.
  4. Manage the delivery of capacity development activities such as workshops, seminars, conferences, and roundtable meetings at the Bank’s headquarters and in the Bank’s Regional Member Countries.
  5. Actively engage in resource mobilization for capacity development activities.
  6. Prepare briefs, information notes, and news articles on the activities of the Division.
  7. Undertake evaluation of the effectiveness of capacity development and other development activities of the Division.
  8. Perform administrative duties as assigned by the Supervisor.


  1. Hold at least a Ph.D in Economics, Public Policy, Finance or in a related field.
  2. Extensive experience in teaching, research or in operations with proven competence and ability to develop concept notes, design training programs and deliver lectures in one of the following fields: (i) Macroeconomics/Economic Management; (ii) Financial Sector Development; (iii) Fiscal Affairs (including revenue generation and debt management); and (iv) Fiduciary Affairs of a Project Implementation Unit (Procurement, Disbursement or Financial Management).
  3. Have a minimum of five (05) years of relevant and progressive work experience. Experience in writing notes, reports and briefs and ability to handle knowledge dissemination.
  4. Strong quantitative analytical skills with a passion for figures and a mastery of the use of relevant software to prepare pictorials, charts and graphs.
  5. Sound knowledge and good understanding of capacity development needs in Africa at national levels and also at the level of project implementation units.
  6. Proficiency in writing proposals for resource mobilization.
  7. Capacity to conceptualize new approaches and innovation in capacity development and to develop user-friendly training materials.
  8. Ability to interpret policies, guidelines and procedures and draw personal judgment.
  9. bility to think strategically and link the goals of the Division and Department to the Bank’s core strategic goals, and set priorities accordingly.
  10. A demonstrated team player with strong communication, problem solving, self-organization and time management skills.
  11. A client and results-oriented individual with a proactive attitude.
  12. Excellent verbal and written communication skills (attach a sample of own writings) in English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language.
  13. Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should click here to apply.

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