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Pretoria, ZA

  • Grade : PL5 
  • Position No. : 50050175 
  • Posting Date: 05/10/2023 
  • Closing Date : 06/23/2023 





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 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, Technology and Corporate Services (TCVP) is responsible for providing leadership and oversight on the efficient, highly effective, value-for-money, and client-centered provision of ICT services, general services and works, corporate procurement of goods, language services, business continuity, consultant services, and cybersecurity services to all organizational units of the Bank.  TCVP is especially charged with leading the efforts to digitalize of the Bank’s business processes and procedures.




The Corporate Information Technology Services Department’s (TCIS) mission at the Bank is to align the digital strategy and delivery model along with the Bank’s business strategy to increase the organizational effectiveness through efficient use of emerging technologies and digital transformation. Under the leadership of the Chief Information and Technology Officer, TCIS is mandated by the Bank to deliver best IT services for Bank’s operations in order to accomplish its mission of spurring sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries, contributing to poverty reduction. 




Under the guidance of the Manager of the Digital Business Solution Development Division (TCIS.1), the Specialist is responsible for supporting the configuration, administration, and improvement of the SAP HCM and SuccessFactors applications that supports the HR service delivery. These functions include analysis of business processes & systems optimization requirements, new system or functionality testing and implementation, support & problem resolution, and HR reporting.


The Specialist performs functional requirement analysis, functional configurations on SAP HCM and SuccessFactors modules, Maintenance of the HCM applications, SAP SuccessFactors, and its modules, interfaces, and day-to-day support activities, including role-based permissions.




Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, TCIS.1, the key duties and responsibilities of the Senior SAP Solutions Development Officer are:

  1. Perform functional requirement analysis, Functional Configurations on SAP HCM and SuccessFactors modules, and maintenance in S4 HANA ERP system and related interfaces.
  2. Perform configurations in SAP HCM module such as Payroll schema, leave management, Benefits, Positions management, HR master data management etc.
  3. Perform Maintenance and required configurations in SuccessFactors PMGM (Performance & Goals Management), Employee Central core concepts such as Position Management, Time off, MDF etc.
  4. Provide documentation that includes impact analysis, test cases, object dependencies, performance testing and risk analysis. Creates solutions for business and technical problems identified, in accordance with industry standards and African Development Bank resources, rules and regulations.
  5. Perform and Coordinate development activities in S4H Cloud such as SAP BTP, Cloud integrations, RPA (Robotic Process Automation), Side-by-side extensibility.
  6. Perform any SAP ABAP / UI5 / Fiori development based on users’ specifications.
  7. Act as a back-up resource person for other functional areas in the team as and when required.
  8. Provide support for application development in business areas outside of human resources area as required based on priorities.
  9. Perform any other relevant duties assigned by the supervisor.


COMPETENCIES (skills, experience, and knowledge):


  1. A Bachelor’s degree or alternatively a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Development, or related disciplines.
  2. At least five (5) years’ experience for relevant Master’s degree holders or at least eight (8) years’ experience for relevant Bachelor’s degree holders in SAP ABAP development with at least three (3) years’ experience in SAP S4 HANA.
  3. Experience of working in a large and complex organization.
  4. Excellent knowledge of SAP configuration and development methods and disciplines.
  5. Full end to end understanding of SAP implementations, development, quality, and production environments in SAP related competencies such as SAP ABAP (RICEF), Workflow, SAP NetWeaver, ECC 6.0, S/4 and MDM.
  6. Understanding of relational databases, data storage, and SQL concepts.  Understanding of data structures and data objects.
  7. Advanced knowledge of SAP HCM and Success Factors modules.
  8. Good understanding and functional experience of other SAP modules will be added advantage.
  9.  Knowledge in other non-SAP applications and different technologies will be an added advantage.
  10. ABAP / SAP UI5 / SAP Fiori Certification is a plus.
  11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  12. Excellent presentation skills.
  13. Strong interpersonal skills.
  14. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  15. Knowledge of the Bank’s standard software: Excel, Word, Power Point, MS Project, Access, etc.


N.B:Holders of Bachelor’s degree shall complete their relevant  Master’s degree within 4 years of appointment by the Bank. Failure to attain the Master’s degree shall result in separation from the Bank.




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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