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Operations Analyst Officer, RDGC

Location: 

Yaounde, CM

  • Grade : PL6 
  • Position No. : 50093628 
  • Posting Date: 07/08/2024 
  • Closing Date : 08/07/2024 

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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 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 (2024 – 2033) 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 Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.

 

 

THE COMPLEX:

The Bank has reorganized and is developing the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex whose major objective is to build regional capabilities and bring responsibility for client activities closer to the regions. Five Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs have been created, each run by a Director General: Southern Africa, North Africa, West Africa; East Africa, and Central Africa. Each is headed by a Director General

 

HIRING DEPARTMENT/COUNTRY OFFICE

 

The Bank's various country offices report to one of the five (5) regional development, integration and business delivery platforms. The platform oversees a group of country and liaison offices, as well as countries where the Bank does not have offices. The Deputy Director General reports to the Director General on the region's activities to which they are assigned. Each hub will host 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 on the ground.

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

THE POSITION:

The objective of Operation Analyst will be to support a team of different operations professionals including Task Managers, Country Programme Officers (CPOs), Country Economists (CES) and other Specialists in the implementation of their operational work programmes. The Operations Analyst’s responsibilities will include collecting, analysing, and providing data and data analysis that are necessary for the execution of the work programme. The Operations Analyst may also be assigned to Directors General / Deputy Director General and/or Regional Operations Managers as it is required within the operational need and determined from time to time. In performing his/her functions, the Operations Analyst, will facilitate the work and decision-making for Management and Task teams in the concerned Department.

 

KEY FUNCTIONS:

Under the Supervision of the RDGC Director General, the Operations Analyst will:

Business Analysis

  1. Work closely with Senior Managers and Task Managers to prioritise information required to facilitate substantiated decisions or serve as input to Board Documents that originate from the regions;
  2. Conduct ad-hoc analysis as required,
  3. Carry out collection and analyses of supervision data, disbursement ledgers and procurement data of active projects in the portfolio of the Regions with special  focus on reporting on the performance of active projects and giving special attention to projects at risk;
  4. Engage different business users, subject matter experts and other critical resources during the process of gathering and analysing data requirements;
  5. Analyse data gathered according to needs expressed and create reliable data platforms;
  6. Validate information to establish its accuracy and resource reference;

 

Database Administration

  1. Contribute to the design and maintenance of a Database for the Region’s portfolio of active and pipeline projects.

 

Monitoring of Portfolio

  1. – Continuous and/or frequent monitoring of the Region’s project portfolios;

Reporting

  1. Contribute to the preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports on the management and performance of the Region’s portfolio inclusive but not limited to loan/grant effectiveness, quality of project supervision, disbursement trends, loan cancellation, status of project implementation,  implementation of audits and the drafting of Project Completion Reports;
  2. Provide support or inputs to reports on the compliance of the Borrower with the Bank's General Conditions and covenants applicable to loans and grants;
  3. Report on accuracy and completeness of SAP data regarding the Region’s portfolio.

Risk Management

  1. Assist in ensuring that all reports and activities comply with Bank requirements in terms of Rules, Policies and Presidential Directives.

 

Preparation of Reviews -

  1. Assist with the preparation of country portfolio reviews and project portfolio implementation supervisions.
  2. Contribute to the preparation and the monitoring of the Annual Work Program and regular updates of the Work Programs for the Region using the established or as directed schedules;
  3. Assist in the preparation of the Annual Activity Reports and Portfolio Analysis Reports.

 

Stakeholder Management

  1. Establish working relationships that facilitate the gathering of information, data & relevant documents that assist in providing the necessary report or document or terms of reference as required by superiors;

Championing the Complex / Regional Mandate and Purpose

  1. Providing direct and indirect operational support that contribute to the Country or Regional output and mandate.

 

COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):

 

  1. Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Business Management, Information Technology or in a related discipline.
  2. Have a minimum of four (4) years of relevant professional experience in compiling management information, data analysis and formulation of data models.
  3. Demonstrated experience in Data Management in Development or similar organizations.
  4. Proficiency in the design of graphs (bar charts, pie charts, etc.) and other visual representations in data analysis reports and PowerPoint presentations.
  5. Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment.
  6. Comprehensive understanding of projects structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learned & critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures, and practices of other similar institutions.
  7. Acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programs in Africa.
  8. Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors to drive data management at a country and regional level.
  9. Possesses knowledge of the organization’s systems and capabilities and an ability to analyse business operations for further understanding of possible strengths and weaknesses which help to facilitate informed decision making.
  10. Ability to make effective, timely and well-determined actions and/or intervention for results delivery.
  11. Project Management - Competency in project cycle management.
  12. Private Sector experience will be an added advantage.
  13. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.
  14. Proficient in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Practical knowledge of SAP systems will be an advantage.

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THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED AS INTERNATIONAL RECRUITMENT AND ATTRACTS 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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