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Administrative & Finance Officer, CODZ

Location: 

Algiers, DZ

  • Grade : LP6 
  • Position No. : 50072441 
  • Posting Date: 05/28/2024 
  • Closing Date : 05/27/2024 

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THE BANK:

 

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 financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus on 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 COMPLEX:

 

The Vice-President for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank's Operational Programmes and Group activities. The RDVP ensures that the Bank operates effectively in all its RMCs and oversees the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank's regional directorates. Five regional development, integration and business delivery platforms have been established, including for Southern Africa, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa and Central Africa. Each of these platforms is under the responsibility of a Director General.

 

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/COUNTRY OFFICE:

 

The Bank's various field offices report to one of five (5) regional development, integration and business delivery platforms. The platform oversees a group of field and liaison offices, as well as countries where the Bank has no offices. The Deputy Director General reports to the Director General on the activities of the region to which they are assigned. Each hub will host the relevant operations, project implementation and business development functions and administrative capacity in a shared service for rapid deployment to individual countries, to contribute to the Bank's effectiveness in the field.

 

The African Development Bank's country offices were created to strengthen strategic dialogue between the Bank, governments, and other stakeholders, improve project portfolio performance and ensure aid coordination with other development partners.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Under the general administrative authority of the Country Manager and in consultation with the Administration and Finance Unit at Headquarters, the Administrative and Financial Officer will, inter alia, implement administrative services, including accounting and budgeting, human resources activities, procurement of goods and services and supervision of the use of office space and resources. He/she will record, control, and effectively manage the Bank’s resources and the Office's operational activities in accordance with Bank policies and guidelines.

 

       Duties and Responsabilities

 

  1. Prepare administrative and capital budgets in accordance with the timetable set by the Budget Department at Headquarters.
  2. Monitor expenditure in accordance with the Bank's internal control rules and procedures, prepare periodic reports and propose reviews where necessary.
  3. Implement financial management and reporting procedures and controls to improve service efficiency, identify potential savings and promote the effective use of resources.
  4. Review monthly financial reports and periodically prepare reports, statements, and schedules to facilitate the audit of the field office by Bank auditors.
  5. Maintain staff files, including benefits, in accordance with the Bank's human resources policies and instructions.
  6. Supervise the procurement of goods and services and the management of property and equipment in accordance with Bank rules and procedures.
  7. Prepare and monitor service provider contracts.
  8. Implement proper stock management for office supplies, keeping inventories and a fixed asset register for Bank property and equipment.
  9. Ensure that the Country Office's petty cash operations are monitored and accounted for.
  10. Control the processing of advances and balances of mission expenses.
  11. Prepare and monitor the government's processing of applications for tax exemptions, long-stay visas, diplomatic cards, and international organisations, as well as vehicle registration and the registration of Bank staff.
  12. Process and monitor the processing of visa applications for official missions and all other official documents of the Bank.
  13. Submit reports on staff management; manage office staff benefits in accordance with current human resources policy and instructions; assist the Country Office Manager with the recruitment of consultants and staffing issues; and
  14. Supervise staff in charge of arrival and departure formalities at the airport for Executive Directors and Governors and any other personalities invited by the Country Office.

 

COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):

 

  1. Have at least a Master's degree in accounting, finance, auditing or a related discipline.
  2. Membership of an internationally recognised professional accountancy body (e.g. CA, CPA, ACCA) will be considered an additional asset.
  3. Have at least four (4) years of relevant professional experience, including three (3) years in an accounting firm or commercial organisation.
  4. Have sound knowledge and experience in administration, financial accounting, and the full range of support services, with a high level of regular performance.
  5. In-depth knowledge of and proficiency in the use of all relevant software and the ability to help organise data and information retrieval systems.
  6. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; and a commitment to researching and producing new, innovative and creative approaches to activities.
  7. Proven ability to work effectively in a team in a multi-cultural environment and as a member of diverse groups.
  8. Ability in the use of the Bank's standard software (SAP, Word, Excel, Access, MS Projects and PowerPoint), and in adapting to any new working tool.
  9. Proficiency in the French language
  10. Ability to adopt new policies, systems, and processes in a timely manner.
  11. Must have analytical, systematic and strong numeracy skills and be detail-oriented.

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THIS POSITION DOES NOT ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. THE POST HOLDER WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A LOCAL STAFF AND WILL THEREFORE NOT HAVE INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

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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

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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 

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“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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