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The African Development Bank Group-AfDB is a multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries. The AfDB was founded in 1964 and comprises three entities: The African Development Bank, the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund.

Job Title: Director, EADI


Job Field
Administration, Secretarial

The African Development Bank is Africa’s premier development finance institution. In recent years, it has also become an important producer of knowledge on and about Africa through dedicated research, economic and sector work, capacity building and policy dialogue among its 54 Regional Member Countries. The ECON Complex comprises the Development Research Department-EDRE, the Statistics Department ESTA, and the African Development Institute-EADI. They form the research, capacity building and knowledge development hub of the Bank. As such, ECON collaborates with other Bank complexes and helps to coordinate the work of economists in the Operations Complexes, including those in the field.  The Complex produces a number of flagships products and forms partnerships with other agencies in Africa and globally to extend its outreach and development impact. It also organizes with other agencies the annual African Economic Conference. Importantly, ECON will be the agency responsible for implementing and monitoring the Bank’s new

Duties and Responsibilities
Promote capacity building in and for the African Development Bank through developing, reviewing, updating and implementing training and capacity building strategies, policies and relevant programs;
Design well targeted and effective capacity building programs for Regional Member and Regional Economic Communities;
Coordinate, in collaborate with other Departments in the ECON Complex and the rest of the Bank, knowledge management and capacity building through organization of workshops, seminars and conferences for RMCs
Identify priority capacity development needs for Bank staffs and officials in RMCs, and work with Universities, Think Thanks, Centres of Excellence and other training institutes of sister institutions (World Bank & IMF) to leverage capacity building for all stakeholders
Play an active role in knowledge sharing with the Bank’s clients, staff and development partners
Develop a strategy for leveraging the various sources of financial resources for capacity building activities
Collaborate with CIMM to leverage IT tools to facilitate access to e-learning in the Regional Member Countries
Provide leadership in developing and conducing post-training evaluations
Through the Knowledge and Virtual Resources Centre, develop and implement a strategy for effective dissemination of knowledge to staff and clients;
Provide oversight in the implementation of the administrative budget for the Institute and attract and recruit talent for the Institute; create an enabling environment for effective utilization of skills and potential to achieve high performance; and assist employees of the institute to develop and grow in their career.

Selection Criteria
A minimum of a Master’s degree or its equivalent in a development-related field including Economics, Macroeconomics, Development Economics or Agricultural Economics, Social Sciences, and Natural Resources Management;
Preferably a minimum of 10 years of extensive work experience in capacity building or training, at a managerial level, combined with a solid knowledge and good grasp of capacity building needs - institutional and human - in African countries.
Proven ability to provide leadership in designing training programs, developing training materials and managing a capacity development or training institution.
Strong knowledge of African economic and development issues; strategic mindset; and strong capacity to analyze situations from the perspective of stakeholders and translate strategic thinking into implementation;
Evidence of ability to build and lead motivated and committed multi-cultural teams across functional boundaries and to utilize talent and expertise of team members in a productive way.
Ability to partner with a broad range of clients and partners, particularly Development Training Institutions, and regional and national training institutions in Africa to deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interests of clients in the RMCs and RECs.
Strong practical experience in conceptualizing new approaches and innovation in training as well as developing effective and user friendly training materials on CD and electronic format;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and French. A good working knowledge of the other language would be an added advantage
Be conversant with the Bank’s softwares, i.e., Word, Excel, SAP, MS Project and PowerPoint.


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