Principal Results Specialist at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)


African Development Bank Group (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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Principal Results Specialist

Position Number: 50076320
Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
Position Grade: PL4

The Complex

  • The Senior Vice-Presidency complex (SNVP) is responsible for supporting the President in the day-to-day management of the Bank Group to achieve it strategic objective, and drive performance culture that will align all processes and systems to deliver high impact results.
  • The SNVP provides effective leadership and exceptional coordination to ensure implementation and monitoring of key corporate decisions as well as the identification of necessary corrective measures and actions.
  • The SNVP leads senior management discussions, decisions-making process and the implementation of key board and management decisions.

The Hiring Department

  • The Department for Delivery, Performance Management and Results is at the centre of Bank’s efforts to improve operational and corporate performance, accelerate the pace of delivery and increase impact on development.
  • The Corporate Performance and Accountability Division is responsible for establishing and maintaining corporate frameworks for assessing and tracking the Bank’s development effectiveness and performance.
  • As part of its mandate, it also works to strengthen the Bank’s external and internal accountability for results and promotes a performance-driven culture across the organisation.

The Position

  • The Principal Results Specialist will lead the preparation, coordination and management of the Bank Group’s country development effectiveness reviews, as well as advising on monitoring and evaluation practices.
  • The incumbent will contribute to designing new methodologies that improve the quality of results reporting at country and sector levels through a suite of tools.
  • The incumbent plays a key role in implementing the Results Measurement Framework to improve managing for development results and corporate performance within the Bank at sector, country and regional level.
  • The incumbent provides technical support and builds capacity on issues related to results measurement and reporting to operations and regional teams, including advice on the preparation of results measurement frameworks for sector strategies.
  • The incumbent works under the supervision and report to the Manager, Corporate Performance and Accountability

Key Functions
Under the supervision of the Manager – Corporate Performance and Accountability Division, the Principal Results Specialist will perform the following duties:

  • Lead the planning, organization and supervision of the country Development Effectiveness reviews;
  • Enhance the understanding of results reporting good practices amongst regional/country teams, including through contributing to capacity building.
  • Contribute to designing new methodologies that improve the quality of results reporting at country and sector levels through a suite of tools;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the Bank Group’s Results Measurement Framework;
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis on the Bank’s performance against the indicators and targets included in the Results Measurement Framework (RMF) that will feed into the Bank’s country development effectiveness reviews;
  • Contribute to cascading down the RMF as part of reporting mechanisms across the levels of Bank’s functions;
  • Provide advice to strategy task teams regarding results measurement in the development of new sector and corporate strategies, where necessary;
  • Establishing and maintain strong working relationships with other Bank departments and building professional networks with international development organisations including multilateral development banks;

Competencies (Skills, Experience and Knowledge)

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree preferably in Economics, Statistics, Development Studies, Political Sciences or related field;
  • Have a minimum of six (06) years of relevant professional experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation, or more broadly results measurement, preferably within the context of international development.

Technical competencies:

  • Monitoring and evaluation experience, preferably including development of results frameworks at sector, corporate level, with hands on monitoring and reporting results.
  • Results based management and results measurement experience applied in development context.
  • In depth understanding of theory of change, logical frameworks, and results-based management for both sovereign and non-sovereign operations in multilateral development banks (desirable).
  • Experience in conducting, and effectively communicating robust analytical work. (desirable).
  • Proven problem-solving approach to data availability and data quality challenges found in some developing countries (desirable).
  • IT skills and familiarity with database management tools.
  • Having private sector experience is advantageous.

Behaviour competencies:

  • Innovation & Creativity
  • Communication
  • Client Orientation
  • Problem Solving
  • Team working and relationships
  • Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to manage statistical assistants, junior staff and consultants
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French or English with a working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence in the use of standard MS office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

Application Closing Date
21st November, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: This position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment.


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