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Syndications & Co-financing Officer


Abidjan, CI

  • Grade : PL5 
  • Position No. : 50062800 
  • Posting Date: 05/16/2023 
  • Closing Date : 06/15/2023 





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 (2023 – 2032) 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.




The Vice Presidency for Finance oversees the financial management of the Bank Group. This encompasses the Bank Group’s treasury activities including borrowings from the capital markets and investment activities, controllership functions including financial reporting and loan administration, strategic resource mobilization and the strengthening of the non-statutory financial resources and instruments, and the overall asset/liability management for the Bank Group.




The role of the Syndications, Co-Financing and Financial Technical Services Department (FIST) is to:

  1. provide centralized syndication, co-financing and financial technical services to the entire Bank cutting across both public and private sector lending activities and across products;
  2. establish and coordinate the achievement of bank-wide co-financing targets and key performance indicators; and
  3. develop and implement financial products.




Reporting to the Division Manager - Syndications and Co-financing, the Senior Syndication and Co-financing Officer has the responsibility to develop and maintain close relationships with the broader lending and co-financier community with a view to facilitating the syndication and co-financing of sovereign (public sector) and non-sovereign (private sector) projects and originate (in consultation with the sector teams) and execute syndication and co-financing transactions across Africa.




Under the overall supervision of the Division Manager – Syndications and Co-Financing, the senior Syndication and Co-financing Officer will perform the following:


  1. Origination responsibility: in collaboration with the sector teams, identify potential targets for syndication and co-financing and discuss with the sector teams on pitching. Origination includes providing structuring guidance to investment officers and task managers and actively participating in presenting proposals and mandate letters to clients;
  2. Fully manage the syndication and co-financing process with external partners including commercial Banks, other Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), public and private co-financing partners, institutional investors etc;
  3. Execute syndicated loan transactions, sharing responsibilities where appropriate with co-arrangers including, performing market soundings and providing risk appetite feedback to senior management for their consideration, assisting with various aspects of organizing roadshow presentation on a deal by deal basis with local staff on the ground;
  4. Creatively and proactively, strive to ensure the effective utilization, implementation and management of the Bank’s existing and future co-financing facilities and partnership arrangements;
  5.  Build strong internal and external relationships with all the partners involved in the syndication and co-financing transactions;
  6. Coordinate with key internal counterparts (Office of the Vice President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery; Regional and Country Program Officers; Sector Departments and project Task Managers among others) to identify syndication and co-financing opportunities in the Bank’s pipeline;
  7. Manage/coordinate one or more co-financing facilities or partnership arrangements as may be assigned, serving as primary point of contact and representative of the African Development Bank to the partner institutions in all matters related to the facilities in question;
  8. Manage and update the pipeline report on a weekly basis;
  9. Design, maintain and update all presentations, pitch books, communication and marketing material to internal or external parties
  10. Manage and update various documents relating to each transaction such as the working party list, roles and responsibilities of each party, and work plan/timetable;
  11. Maintain and be accountable for all documentation requirements and record keeping on a country by country basis;
  12. Actively participate in the mobilization efforts of the Bank including structuring insurance transactions at origination, identifying funded/unfunded participation opportunities at transactions origination, structuring asset sell down transactions at origination and use any other applicable instruments to catalyze financing of transactions at origination.
  13. Prepare pricing notes on transactions across all sectors, financial analysis, models, valuations relating to clients;
  14. In consultation with the sector teams, conduct due diligence investigations of clients;
  15. Support and where possible, undertake the preparation of detailed memoranda and presentations describing the key attributes of client companies;
  16. Contribute constructively to the design and development of new syndication/co-financing facilities/arrangements;
  17. Contribute constructively to the formulation and review of relevant Bank policies, rules and procedures.


COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):


  1. A Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration or related disciplines; 
  2. At least five (5) years of relevant experience in syndication, co-financing, corporate banking, capital markets activities;
  3. Experience in project structuring, financial modeling and in reviewing of financial statements;
  4. Experience in using insurance markets and understanding of different instruments including funded and unfunded participations, asset sell down etc..
  5. Experience in negotiating complex syndication/co-financing documentation and guidelines;
  6. Experience in sales and distribution of debt securities and knowledge of capital markets in Africa and familiarity with the international donor community process and procedures;
  7. Demonstrated strategic, creative and logical thinking, initiative, problem-solving, common sense, sound reasoning and judgement;
  8. Ability to plan and organize, achieve desired results on a timely basis;
  9. Teamwork – collaboration, networking, relationship management.
  10. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  11. Demonstrated competence in the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint).
  12. Experience with SAP work environment.




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.


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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