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Manager, Regional Operations - Implementation Support


Tunis, TN

  • Grade : PL2 
  • Position No. : 50092518 
  • Posting Date: 05/12/2023 
  • Closing Date : 06/11/2023 




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 5), 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 Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.



The Vice Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities. This will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.



The Regional Operations - Implementation Support Manager Office is a Division within the Bank’s North Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery hub focusing at the regional level on the implementation of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy and High 5s priorities, as well as thematic strategies and special initiatives.



As part of the Regional, Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, the Manager for Implementation Support plans, directs and oversees the Division’s operations to ensure effective project processing and implementation through results oriented oversight and support of project management, disbursement, legal, procurement and other service functions.

The incumbent manages staff to actualize Project preparation and implementation plans by driving the processes within their scope and navigating through their execution for achievement of project deliverables.

The position of Manager Implementation Support is key to the follow-up of project processing for Board approval as well overall portfolio management oversight in close collaboration with relevant departments and divisions in the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex as well as the different sector Complexes.

The Manager supervises a team including the Regional Country Program Officer and support staff. Furthermore, approximately 8 staff from the operational support (“ecosystem”) departments based in the North Africa region and with essential cross-cutting roles in delivering Bank operations (such as fiduciary services, legal, environmental and social safeguards) indirectly report to the Manager for coordination purposes.



Under the overall supervision of the Director General, the manager performs the following:

  • Lead the Implementation Support Division team in the region. Lead, plan, organize, manage and supervise the activities and work program of the Division with appropriate delegation of activities

  • Drive and ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness of the Division in achieving the Bank’s strategic imperatives and the management of change and its budget resources

  • Support various aspects (fiduciary, legal, environment, gender, etc.) of business development during project origination and processing for Board approval to ensure compliance with bank policies and high quality at entry, in close collaboration with the Sector Managers

  • Work with the relevant Sector Complexes to draw on and/or contribute resources as needed

  • Support and advise the Director General on all issues relating to project implementation, portfolio management and monitoring, and drive the achievement of Key Performance indicators (KPIs) and results. Lead or contribute to the development/review of appropriate strategies, policies and guidelines for efficient and effective implementation of the Bank’s portfolio. Advise the Director General on strategic options and approaches to improve the overall health of the Bank’s portfolio and achievement of results

  • Drive operational efficiency and effectiveness of projects in the Bank’s portfolio to achieve significant developmental results and impacts from the Bank’s interventions.Ensure impact is made on the objectives of the Bank’s priority special initiatives and flagship programmes

  • Ensure that when implementing projects in countries in fragile situations, there is effective liaison with internal Fragility and Resilience Experts to ensure effective application of fragility-lens

  • Strengthen the capacity of regional and country teams, as well as project implementation units and execution agencies within the region for efficient and effective portfolio management and performance

  • Drive effective and efficient project management, disbursements and compliance with loan/grant conditions, supported by robust service-level standards in procurement, disbursement, legal and fiduciary safeguards. Recognize and make appropriate interventions when loan conditions are not met

  • Disseminate and promote Bank Group project implementation and portfolio management and monitoring related policies, guidelines, frameworks, and procedures in the Regional Member Countries to improve their capacity to implement Bank Group operations

  • Work closely with Country Managers, Deputy Director Generals and other relevant Departments in the Bank for project implementation, portfolio management and contributing lessons learned for the production of best practices and Portfolio Management/Monitoring reports

  • Cultivate and ensure a culture of "ONE-Bank" in the Implementation Support Division, with the highest levels of ethics, fiduciary responsibility and professionalism to protect and enhance the reputation of the Bank

  • Execute staff performance management, including defining key performance indicators for the team and its staff, ensuring work performance appraisals and assessments of staff potential and training and development needs

  • Foster an environment that stimulates and rewards performance, initiative and innovation, and encourages continuous learning, open communication and teamwork


    COMPETENCIES (Knowledge & Skills):

  • A minimum of Master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Engineering or any other relevant field

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience, 3 years of which should be in a management position or leadership role

  • Familiarity with strategies, policies, procedures and practices of multilateral development institutions.

  • Having private sector experience will be an added advantage

  • Comprehensively understands project structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, issue management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learned and handover, and other critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures and practices of multilateral development banks

  • A track record demonstrating a high level expertise of project appraisal including environmental, social, economic and financial analysis and the provision of technical assistance to improve service delivery

  • Demonstrated experience in project origination, financial and economic analysis, and financial structuring (project finance and corporate finance) in a multilateral financial institution

  • Experience in and strong understanding of socio-economic and development issues and dynamics, particularly in Africa and/or North Africa

  • Experience with working in a team oriented, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment

  • Track record of leading and developing teams and managing projects and programmes

  • Innovation & Creativity: Ability to deploy a strategic mind-set and the capacity to steer the Division’s agenda through change and institutional reforms while empowering staff

  • Client Orientation, First-rate interpersonal skills, Communication Skills, Business Acumen

  • Highly developed negotiation and influence skills proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external, and understands when and how to apply tact, influence

  • Implementing Strategy: Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable projects and programs

  • Executing for Results: Ability to pull together all aspects of project origination and drive the process to deliver the lending program

  • Mentorship/Coaching: Empowers staff by seeking to understand how to upskill them and then applying the right methodology for each to convey and apply counsel 

  • Excellent Professional written and verbal communications in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other

  • 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.


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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