Apply: African Development Bank | Recruitment Of Operations Analyst And Complex Assistant

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Company Brief

The African Development Bank 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.

Job Description

The company is hiring a well educated and experienced individual for this job

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Recruitment Of Operations Analyst


Business Analysis

  1. Work closely with the Operations Implementation Support Division Manager to prioritize information required to facilitate substantiated decisions or serve as input to Board Documents that originate from the regions;
  2. Conduct ad-hoc analysis as required;
  3. Carry out collection and analyses of supervision data, disbursement ledgers and procurement data of active projects in the portfolio of the Region with particular focus on reporting on the performance of active projects and giving special attention to alerted projects in Bank Dashboard;
  4. Engage different business users, subject matter experts, and other critical resources during the process of gathering and analyzing data requirements;
  5. Analyse gathered data according to requirements and create reliable data platforms;
  6. Validate information to establish its accuracy and resource reference;
  7. Provide well-defined gap analysis;

Database Administration

  1. Contribute to the Design and maintenance of a Database for the Region’s portfolio of active and pipeline projects;

Monitoring of Portfolio

  1.  Continuous and or frequent monitoring of portfolios;


  1. Contribute to the preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports on the management and performance of the Region’s portfolio inclusive but not limited to loan/grant effectiveness, supervision rating, disbursement trends, loan cancellation, the status of project audits and, the status of Project Completion Reports;
  2. Provide support or inputs to reports on the compliance of the Borrower with the Bank’s General Conditions and covenants applicable to loans and grants;
  3. Report on accuracy and completeness of SAP data regarding the department’s portfolio;

Risk management

  1. Assist in ensuring that all reports and activities comply with Bank requirements in terms of Rules, Policies and Presidential Directives that eliminate any audit finding pertaining to tasks;

Preparation of Reviews

  1. Assist with the preparation of region/country portfolios reviews and region/country portfolios implementation supervisions;
  2. Contribute to the preparation and the monitoring of the Annual Work Program and regular updates of the Work Programs for the Region using the established or as directed schedules;
  3. Assist in the preparation of the Annual Activity Reports and Portfolio Analysis Reports;

Stakeholder Management

  1. Establish working relationships that facilitate the gathering of information, data & relevant documents that assist in providing the necessary report or document or terms of reference as required by superiors;

Championing the Complex / Regional mandate and purpose

  1. Providing direct and indirect operational support that contribute to the Regional output and mandate;


  1. Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Business Management, Information Technology or in a related discipline;
  2. Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant professional experience in compiling management information, data analysis and formulation of data models;
  3. Demonstrated experience in Data Management in Development or similar organizations;
  4. Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment;
  5. Comprehensive understanding of projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learned & critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures and practices of other similar institutions;
  6. Acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa;
  7. Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors to drive data management at a country and regional level;
  8. Good understanding of the organization’s systems and capabilities; ability to analyse business operations to understand possible strengths and weaknesses and determine opportunities to fast track processes that facilitate informed decision making;
  9. Ability to make effective, timely and well-determined actions and/or intervention for results delivery;
  10. Demonstrated Competency in project cycle management;
  11. A Structured Query Language (SQL) Certification will be an added advantage;
  12. Private Sector experience will be an added advantage;
  13. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language;
  14. Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Practical knowledge of SAP systems will be an advantage.

Recruitment Of Complex Assistant


Workflow Management

  1. Devise and maintain office systems to deal efficiently with the paper flow; organize and store paperwork, documents, and computer-based information;
  2. Track and follow up on documents: deal with incoming email, faxes, post and correspondence;
  3. Distribute relevant documents/ papers from the Vice President’s office and maintain a follow-up system as required.
  4. Develop efficient and effective systems and routines for the administration of the VP’s office including routines for proper receipt and follow up of memorandums, correspondence to ensure timely responses, efficient telephone system, and management of the VP’s briefing and mission files.

b.Office Administration

  1. Organize and attend to the Vice-President’s multiple engagements as required such as conferences, appointments, luncheons, and other official events;
  2. Ensure that the Vice President is well-prepared for these meetings and engagements through the provision of Agenda, minutes and supporting documents; or IT support for teleconference/ VC
  3. Arrange travel, visas, and accommodation and, occasionally, travel with the Vice President to provide general assistance;
  4. Coordinate visits and appointments of senior management and other high-level visitors (e.g. Ministries, Governors, Embassies, Representations and sister institutions, agencies, relating to direct contacts with the VP) as needed; including setting up appointments, arranging logistics and transportation; and ensuring security, protocol, and divisional involvement.
  5. Handle internal and general inquiries: screen telephone calls and requests as appropriate; welcome and look after visitors; organize and maintain diaries and make appointments;
  6. Provide administrative assistance to the Vice-President, Vice President’s Advisor, and Vice President’s Assistant, as required. These include the management of the filing and retrieval system;
  7. Screen incoming calls to ensure the effective use of the Vice President’s time.
  8. Coordinate the Board Rolling Agenda (BRAG) calendar regarding Board meetings and serve as main contact regarding meeting dates/venue.
  9. Maintain close links and collaboration with the front offices of the President and Senior Vice President; and of the various Vice Presidencies and departments within the Bank; and those of the executives of other international institutions

c.Resources Management

  1. Create and process expense reports;
  2. Assist the management in issues concerning resources such as administrative budget; independently monitor and review expenses and bring emerging issues to the attention of the Vice President.

d.Support Analytical Work

  1. Produce documents, briefing papers, reports, spreadsheets and presentations;
  2. Take notes at meetings, write letters, prepare minutes – as requested;
  3. Ensure adherence to African Development Bank Group guidelines for all administrative undertakings;
  4. Respond to inquiries from Bank executives, liaise with clients and other staff, Facilitate coordination with other vice-presidencies; partner and work with other Assistants and groups in different locations;
  5. Carry out background research and present findings into subjects the Vice-President is dealing with.

e.Support the Front Office Team and Assistants in the Complex

  1. Contributes to the CHVP Front office Work Program development
  2. Maintains and continuously improves the Front Office e-filing system for better recovery of important documents
  3. Update Administrative cases database in the Case Management System
  4. Collaboratively work with the Senior Administrative Assistant on the VP’s Travel on the mission (Logistics) and Budgeting.
  5. Attend meetings at the request of the VP or senior management, take minutes and report back as necessary
  6. Draft correspondences, memos, letters, spreadsheets and forms for VP; and ensure high standard output quality and harmonization of all corporate documents.
  7. Screen all incoming documents for quality assurance and make sure that VP’s remarks are addressed
  8. Perform any other duty pertinent to the work, assigned by the VP, or senior staff


  1. Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Business Management, Commerce, Administration or related discipline;
  2. Training in report writing/administration/office management is advantageous;
  3. Have a minimum of five (5) years of relevant and practical experience, in an executive office in a support function;
  4. Experience in supporting operations of international organizations is preferable;
  5. Having private sector experience will be an added advantage;
  6. Innovation and creativity;
  7. Communication;
  8. Problem-solving;
  9. Client orientation;
  10. Team working and relationships;
  11. Operational effectiveness;
  12. Inter-cultural sensitivity;
  13. Able to work under pressure and to prioritize in the dynamic setting of an international and multicultural setting;
  14. Skills in handling internal and external requests efficiently;
  15. Excellent sense of initiative, confidentiality, enthusiasm, and team spirit;
  16. Organization – Time, Space and Task Skills;
  17. Broad knowledge of Business Concepts;
  18. Good knowledge of Administration and Office Support Services including Systems and Procedures;
  19. Proficiency in use of standard office equipment e.g., Computer, fax, photocopier, scanner, etc.;
  20. Advanced proficiency to quickly adapt to new technology by acquiring required skills;
  21. Ability to deploy sound judgment and make reasonable decisions in the absence of direction;
  22. Ability to deploy knowledge, skills, and abilities to work effectively without constant and direct supervision or guidance;
  23. Ability to adjust to multiple deadlines and attention to detail while working with a diverse workforce;
  24. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other;
  25. Bilingualism, knowledge of Arabic, Portuguese, etc. is an advantage;
  26. Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SAP and/or other integrated document management system).

Application Deadline

There is no deadline set for this job position at the time of publishing but be sure to get in touch with the business for further details.

How To Apply

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