African Development Bank (AfDB) Recruitment for Senior Multilateral Coordination Officer

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for African Development Bank (AfDB) Recruitment for Senior Multilateral Coordination 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.


The incumbent will:

  1. Provide support to the Bank’s engagement in multilateral affairs, including the collaboration with the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs);
  2. Participate as part of the core SNSP team in corporate strategy development and its subsequent monitoring, updating and refinement in line with sustainable lending and resource options.
  3. Contribute to Bank’s advocacy work and positioning in the global policy dialogue;
  4. Contribute to formulating Bank’s responses to emerging international issues;
  5. Support Bank’s participation in high-level international conferences, including MDB meetings and United Nations Summits;
  6. Act as focal point for the coordination of the MDB Forum on Policy;
  7. Contribute (in conjunction with the SNSP core team) to the preparation of the Annual Strategy Review, for Senior Management, including preparation of the mid-term review and periodical and special updates and reports. Contribute to the preparation of Board documents on selected process enhancement recommendations.
  8. As part of the core SNSP team, assist Senior Management to formulate the strategic policy objectives, ensure alignment with the strategic planning orientation and the Bank Strategy 2013-2022.
  9. As part of the core SNSP team, ensure that all new policy proposals and strategic initiatives are aligned with the Bank’s planning directions and strategy, including the High 5s and the TYS 2013-2022.
  10. Participate as required in the Bank’s Strategy and policy development work.
  11. Provide support to the office of the President as required, in particular on recent policy developments, and on the Bank’s response to emerging international issues.
  12. Prepare as requested planning and strategy documents.
  13. As part of the SNSP core team, assist Operations Vice-Presidencies, Finance and Corporate Management Vice Presidencies to formulate their work programs driven by the planning and strategy.
  14. Provide, as requested, up to date research on environment and business trends and keep up to date on new ways of doing strategic planning itself.
  15. Participate (on behalf of the SNSP Department) in the preparation of selected Bank’s country and regional strategies and mid-term reviews.

Selection Criteria

  1. Hold at least a Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in economics, macroeconomics or development economics, finance, engineering, strategic management or related fields and a broad knowledge in development issues.
  2. Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience; proven combination of hands-on operational experience with solid analytical skills; good understanding of development economics and specificities of Regional Members countries (RMCs);
  3. Experience working in a multilateral development bank or international organization would be an added advantage;
  4. Proven experience in donor coordination, partnership building and/or resource mobilization would be an asset;
  5. Ability to provide advice, assistance, and coaching on strategy and policy related matters.
  6. Good leadership skills, and lateral thinking; high sense of professionalism. Good command of budgetary and operational management matters.
  7. Ability to manage multipleand simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines. Capability to work within specified time limits. Capacity to diagnose and resolve multiple, concurrent problems.
  8. High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meetthe needs and long-term interest of clients within and outside the Bank.
  9. Excellent written and verbal communications in English or French, with a goodworking knowledge of the other language.
  10. Previous exposure to international, multicultural contexts would be an asset.
  11. Competence in the use of project and financial management systems (preferably SAP) and standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).

How to Apply

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