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Principal Results Officer


Abidjan, CI

  • Grade : PL4 
  • Position No. : 50076320 
  • Posting Date: 10/22/2021 
  • Closing Date : 11/30/2021 





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) have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.




The Senior Vice-Presidency complex (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results. The SNVP provides effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions. The SNVP leads senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.




The Department for Delivery, Performance Management and Results is at the centre of Bank’s efforts to improve operational and corporate performance, accelerate the pace of delivery and increase impact on development. The Corporate Performance and Accountability Division is responsible for establishing and maintaining corporate frameworks for assessing and tracking the Bank’s development effectiveness and performance. As part of its mandate, it also works to strengthen the Bank’s external and internal accountability for results and promotes a performance-driven culture across the organisation.




The Principal Results Specialist will lead the preparation, coordination and management of the Bank Group’s country development effectiveness reviews, as well as advising on monitoring and evaluation practices. The incumbent will contribute to designing new methodologies that improve the quality of results reporting at country and sector levels through a suite of tools.

The incumbent plays a key role in implementing the Results Measurement Framework to improve managing for development results and corporate performance within the Bank at sector, country and regional level. The incumbent provides technical support and builds capacity on issues related to results measurement and reporting to operations and regional teams, including advice on the preparation of results measurement frameworks for sector strategies .

The incumbent works under the supervision and report to the Manager, Corporate Performance and Accountability




Under the supervision of the Manager – Corporate Performance and Accountability Division, the Principal Results Specialist will perform the following duties:


  1. Lead the planning, organisation and supervision of the country Development Effectiveness reviews;
  2. Enhance the understanding of results reporting good practices amongst regional/country teams, including through contributing to capacity building.
  3. Contribute to  designing new methodologies that improve the quality of results reporting at country and sector levels through a suite of tools;
  4. Contribute to the development and maintenance of the Bank Group’s Results Measurement Framework;
  5. Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis on the Bank’s performance against the indicators and targets included in the Results Measurement Framework (RMF) that will feed into the Bank’s country development effectiveness reviews;
  6. Contribute to cascading down the RMF as part of reporting mechanisms across the levels of Bank’s functions;
  7. Provide advice to strategy task teams regarding results measurement in the development of new sector and corporate strategies, where necessary;
  8. Establishing and maintain strong working relationships with other Bank departments and building professional networks with international development organisations including multilateral development banks;


COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge)


  1. Hold at least a Master's degree preferably in Economics, Statistics, Development Studies, Political Sciences or related field.
  2. Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant professional experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation, or more broadly results measurement, preferably within the context of international development.


Technical competencies

  1. Monitoring and evaluation experience, preferably including development of results frameworks at sector, corporate level, with hands on monitoring and reporting results.
  2. Results based management and results measurement experience applied in development context.
  3. In depth understanding of theory of change, logical frameworks, and results-based management for both sovereign and non-sovereign operations in multilateral development banks (desirable).
  4. Experience in conducting, and effectively communicating robust analytical work. (desirable).
  5. Proven problem-solving approach to data availability and data quality challenges found in some developing countries (desirable).
  6. IT skills and familiarity with database management tools.
  7. Having private sector experience is advantageous


Behaviour competencies

  1. Innovation & Creativity
  2. Communication
  3. Client Orientation
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Team working and relationships
  6. Operational Effectiveness
  7. Ability to manage statistical assistants, junior staff and consultants
  8. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French or English with a working knowledge of the other.
  9. Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).




Applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are considered for further assessment will be contacted. Applicants should submit a concise Curriculum Vitae (CV) and any additional documents that may be stated as required. The President of the African Development Bank reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level.  The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. http://www.afdb.org


The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever 


“Please note that the Bank does not accept dual nationality. Therefore, you are required to declare the nationality you would like to be considered by the Bank throughout your career, if hired. Please upload supporting Government issued IDs such as passport, National Identity Card or Certificate etc.”

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