African Development Bank (AfDB) - 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 80 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.
The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Years Strategy, High 5s priority of “Light up and Power Africa”. The complex’s objectives are:
To develop policy and strategy;
To provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions;
To develop new financing instruments;
To act as spokesperson to represent the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of “Light Up and Power Africa”. The Complex focuses on areas of Power systems, policy and regulation, renewable energy; and, Climate and Green Growth.
The Programme Coordinator will be responsible for overall coordination of the complex work programmes and for delivering some technical advisory services.
The incumbent will also help in coordinating the Vice President’s front office, sector departments’, as well energy-related work handled by the 5 hubs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Vice-President - Power, Energy, Climate change and Green Growth, the Programme Coordinator will perform the following:
Supervise and guide the implementation of the complex work programme, ensure quality delivery, strategic alignment and resource optimization;
Report to the VP on work programme progress and identify critical areas that deserve specific support and provide recommendations as appropriate;
Liaise with the five complex’s directorates, the Bank’s five regional hubs, and other key stakeholder to ensure coherence and complementarity across activities;
Assist in policy discussions with Regional Member Countries officials and in raising external funding from Bank’s partners;
Work on establishment of new initiatives with outside parties;
Promote the use of the full range of Bank’s instruments in order to crowd-in external public and private financing (including external funding channeled by the Bank);
Ensure follow up/Draft VP’s briefing materials i.e. talking points, speeches, media program etc;
Build relationships with clients, global and regional private businesses, banking and multilateral partners and government officials;
Represent the complex at Bank and external events to enhance collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice President.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
Hold at least a Master’s Degree or its equivalent in Energy, Finance, Economics or other related discipline;
Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant practical working experience in development field ; including in energy and climate change areas;
Experience/knowledge of advisory and investment activities;
Having private sector experience will be an added advantage;
Strong familiarity with energy and climate policies and strategies;
Working experience with others development institutions, investment banks, public administration;
Familiarity with the Multilateral Development Bank’s procurement and financial management rules;
Investment transaction experience in the energy sector.
Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills, and demonstrated capacity to work with a wide range of stakeholders (financial institutions, businesses, international organizations, etc.)
Ability to collaborate and to successfully communicate with different stakeholders
Excellent organizational, analytical, coordination and communication skills; Strong drafting ability ;
Strong knowledge of Bank policies; strategies; guidelines and procedures;
Proven skills in communication as the coordination activities require regular contacts with high level partners inside and outside the bank;
Ability to summarize strategic documents and highlight main ideas;
Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language;
Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint);