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Friday, September 19, 2014

Operations Officer, Economic Policy Division

Location: London, UK
Closing date: 3rd October 2014

£38,439 pa + benefits

We have an exciting opportunity for two experienced and enthusiastic Operations Officers to join The Commonwealth Secretariat in playing a key part in contributing to our strategic plan. Joining either the Economic Policy Division or the Trade & Debt Advisory Services Division, you will contribute to delivering key Commonwealth Strategic mandates to over two billion people across our 53 member countries.  
The Operations Officer’s role is to provide sophisticated operational support at all times, including the coordination of annual operational plans, the design and preparation of regular financial reports, co-ordination of Divisional briefings, development of databases and other tools to support management functions, and the development of web content. You will liaise with other Commonwealth Secretariat Divisions to help develop the annual budget, manage revisions, advise programme managers on re-profiling projects, analyse various reports and identify any financial issues. You role also incorporates procurement for the Division and arranging staff travel, as well as co-ordination of administrative work across the Division.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A Bachelor and/or Postgraduate Degree in Finance, Accounting, Project Management, Business Administration, Strategy or related field from nationally recognised institutions.
  • Experience in managing more than two junior members of staff.
  • At least three years’ experience in a multi-functional administration role such as Operations Officer.
  • At least three years’ experience in supporting programme teams with budgeting, financial management and analysis.
  • At least three years’ experience in cross-functional stakeholder engagement.
  • Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel.
  • Exceptional eye for detail.
Economic Policy Division
The Operations Officer role in this division spans three sections and involves supervision of a Team Administrator and three Programme Assistants. This Division focuses on strengthening the resilience of small states and vulnerable states, pan-Commonwealth development and global advocacy.
Trade & Debt Advisory Services Division
The Operations Officer role in this division spans two sections and is responsible for leading the Programme Support Team (PST) that provides project and administrative support to the division. This Division concentrates on strengthening the debt management frameworks and trade competitiveness of member countries.
Deadline for applications is 17:00 BST on 3 October 2014. 

Capacity Development Specialist, South Africa

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society. ACDI/VOCA currently has approximately 60 projects in 30 countries and total revenues of $173 million.
Capacity Development Specialist, South Africa
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Capacity Development Specialist for an upcoming three-year program in South Africa building the capacity of five local PEPFAR partner organizations to implement economic strengthening initiatives alongside their HIV prevention education programs. The program will target youth (ages 15-24) in Gauteng and KZN. The Program Manager will provide leadership, supervision, technical guidance, and representation for all program activities. The position is subject to ACDI/VOCA being awarded the program and is anticipated to begin October 2014. Specifically, the Capacity Development Specialist will lead efforts of the ASPIRES Technical Assistance project in the design and implementation of training activities, and will also lead efforts to identify capacity development needs of the Implementing Partners (IPs) to implement and support ES activities with their CBO partners and target populations.
Responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership in the design and implementation of the training activities with the five ASPIRES Implementing Partners including support in integrating ES training and activities into existing HIV prevention education curricula and activities
  • Work with ASPIRES technical specialists and partners in developing, implementing, and supporting TOT programs and materials
  • Work with relevant stakeholders and partners to integrate ES messaging into HIV prevention curricula and HIV messaging into ES curricula
  • Identify organizational capacity development needs of IPs to integrate ES activities into HIV Prevention Education work and provide support in implementing ES activities
  • Work with the program manager and targeted IPs/CBOs to develop customized three-year strategic plans
  • Conduct planning sessions with each IP/CBO to develop capacity development plans (CDPs) outlining ES capacity development needs as well as how ES activities will be integrated into programming
  • Work with M&E specialist to monitor implementation of CDPs
Qualifications:
  • At least five years of experience developing and implementing trainings, preferably working with local organizations with a focus on youth in economic strengthening, livelihoods and HIV and AIDS prevention education
  • An understanding of different learning needs and approaches for youth of different ages and adults
  • At least five years’ experience working with local organizations developing strategic plans, identifying organizational capacity development needs, developing capacity development plans and supporting local organizations in achieving capacity development plan outcomes
  • Experience implementing USAID-funded projects and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations preferred; PEPFAR experience useful
  • Master's degree in a relevant subject area preferred; Bachelor's degree and additional years of experience accepted
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken, required.
How to apply:
Please apply online at http://acdivoca.maxhire.net/cp/?E55564361D43515B7E59192F77571B6300627B4D. No phone calls please. Only finalists contacted. Women encouraged to apply. EOE.
South African local candidates are encouraged to apply, no ex-pat allowances offered.

Administrative & Finance Officer

  • Position title: Administrative & Finance Officer (EGFO)
  • Grade: LP6
  • Position N°: NA
  • Reference: ADB/14/046
  • Publication date: 01/09/2014
  • Closing date: 21/09/2014

Objectives

The African Development Bank Egypt Field Office (EGFO) based in Cairo, Egypt has been established to strengthen cooperation between the Bank and the Republic of Egypt.

The Bank invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position of Administrative & Finance Officer. Posting will be in the Egypt Field Office of the African Development Bank Group based in Cairo. This is a local position which does not attract international terms and conditions.

ONLY APPLICANTS WHO ALREADY HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE AND WORK IN EGYPT WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. AfDB WILL NOT SUPPORT APPLICATIONS FOR WORK PERMITS AND RELOCATION.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the administrative authority of the Resident Representative, the Administrative & Finance Officer will ensure the effective management of Bank resources. Other specific duties and responsibilities include:
  • Budget preparation and implementation: Draw up administrative budget of the Field Office following the schedule set by the Budget Department
  • Financial management and reporting: Establish procedures and controls to improve efficiency of service and identify cost savings and promote efficient use of Bank resources
  • Human Resources Management: Submit reports on personnel management; Manage office staff benefits in accordance with the Human Resources policy.
  • General Administration & Procurement: Oversee institutional procurement of goods and services and management of property and equipment; Supervise procurement of goods and services in keeping with the Bank’s rules and procedures; Prepare and monitor service providers’ contracts; Ascertain sound stock keeping for office supplies and inventory of Bank property and equipment.
  • Undertake any other official duties that may be assigned by the Resident Representative.  

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Master’s degree in Accountancy, Finance or Administration. Membership to an internationally recognized professional accounting body (CA, CPA, ACCA or Expert Comptable) would be an advantage.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience including 3 years of experience in an accounting firm or in an international/multinational financial organization, plus 2 years in a public or private sector organization. 
  • Capacity to work effectively in a team.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, in English or French.
  • Competency in the use of Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 
  • Knowledge of SAP S/R would be an advantage.  

Apply online

To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.

    Senior Legal Counsel (Private Sector Operations)

    • Position title: Senior Legal Counsel (Private Sector Operations) - GECL.2
    • Grade: PL5 (x2)
    • Position N°: NA
    • Reference: 50000642 & 50068935
    • Publication date: 17/09/2014
    • Closing date: 08/10/2014

    Objectives

    General Counsel and Legal Services Department (GECL): GECL provides legal services to the statutory organs of the Bank and the Fund. In addition, GECL provides legal advice on the administration, operations and financial activities of the Bank. GECL also ensures that the activities and operations of the Bank’s Group are consistent with the constitutive documents and other legal instruments of the Bank’s Group, its policies, the relevant norms and principles of international and commercial law, and the best practices of development finance institutions.
    Private Sector Division (GECL2): The Private Sector Division's advises on private sector transactions and other initiatives mostly originated by the Bank’s private sector operations department (OPSM). Most of the transactions include non-sovereign loans, guarantees, project finance, syndicated loans, equity participations and trade finance.

    Duties and responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, Private Sector Operations (GECL.2), the incumbent will be responsible for the following activities in connection with the Private Sector activities of the Bank:
    • Conducting legal due diligence on proposed transactions such as the review of project documents and agreements (including development or construction contracts, supplier agreements, concession agreements, joint venture agreements, management agreements and shareholders’ agreements etc), constitutive documents of proposed borrowers/investee funds and review of local regulatory requirements;
    • Liaising and collaborating with staff in the private sector operations, finance and environmental and social departments to develop the appropriate terms and conditions of each transaction, ensuring compliance with Bank’s policies;
    • Participating in project appraisal missions and reviewing project concept notes, project appraisal reports, drafting board resolutions;
    • Drafting and/or reviewing, negotiating and finalising all legal documentation relevant to the proposed transaction, including term sheets, loan agreements, lines of credit agreements, common terms agreements, guarantee agreements, participation agreements, inter-creditor agreements, security documentation, assignment agreements and information memoranda etc, depending on the nature of the project and the type of financing;
    • Advising on transaction structure and documentation for private equity investments by the Bank to ensure compliance with Bank policies and practice as well as applicable laws including drafting and/or reviewing shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, management agreements, co-investment agreements, subscription agreements etc
    • Providing legal support for the implementation and monitoring of projects after signing and disbursement, including advising on waiver requests, approval requests and project work-outs;
    • Liaising with co-lenders/investors, partners and external counsel as and when needed; and
    • Undertaking such other assignments as required in furtherance of the Department's mandate.

    Selection Criteria

    • At least a Master’s degree in Law, plus admission to the Bar of (or diploma to practice law in) a member country; or a first university degree plus a relevant combination of academic qualification in Law (e.g. Juris Doctor (JD) plus admission to the Bar of (or diploma to practice law in) a member country of the Bank;
    • Possess at least 5 years of relevant professional experience with an established law firm or an international financial institution, with in-depth experience in major international financial transactions;
    • Proven competence in either International banking and finance, Project Finance, Private Equity, Development and/or Public International Law;
    • Excellent negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to work under pressure and deliver within tight deadlines;
    • Possess a versatile multi-disciplinary skills-set, an ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and effective communication, team building, inter-personal, writing and analytical skills;
    • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French, the ability to work in both languages is an added advantage; and,
    • IT Competence in the use of standard software such as MSWord, Power Point, Excel and Internet Explorer.

    Apply online

    To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.
    • Submitted by: Division Manager, CHRM.1
    • Approved by: Director, CHRM

    Chief Legal Counsel (Private Sector Operations)

    • Position title: Chief Legal Counsel (Private Sector Operations) - GECL.2
    • Grade: PL3
    • Position N°: NA
    • Reference: 50076313
    • Publication date: 17/09/2014
    • Closing date: 08/10/2014

    Objectives

    General Counsel and Legal Services Department: The principal objective of the General Counsel and Legal Services Department (GECL) is to protect the interests of the Bank and to insulate the Bank from legal liability. GECL provides legal support and advice to the Boards of the Bank Group, to the President and Vice-Presidents as well as to the operational, financial and administrative departments of the Bank. GECL ensures that the Bank’s activities and operations are consistent with the constitutive documents and other legal instruments of the Bank, its policies, the norms and principles of international and commercial law and the best practices of international development banking.
    Private Sector Operations Division: The main activities of the Private Sector Operations Division of GECL (GECL.2) are to handle private sector and other non-sovereign transactions and support the work of the Bank’s Private Sector Department (OPSM). These transactions comprise principally non-sovereign loans, guarantees, project finance transactions, syndicated loans, private equity and trade finance, amongst others.

    Duties and responsibilities

    Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, Private Sector Operations (GECL.2), the Chief Legal Counsel will be a team leader in the Division, and will assist the Division Manager in coordinating and supervising the work of the Division. He/she may be requested to assume management functions in the absence of the Division Manager. He/she will be responsible for the following activities in connection with the private sector activities of the Bank:
    • Provide technical guidance to counsel in the Division including in structuring complex transactions in a manner that is consistent with the mandate and policies of the Bank;
    • Conduct legal due diligence on proposed transactions such as, the review of project documents and agreements, constitutive documents of proposed borrowers/investee funds and review of local legal and regulatory requirements;
    • Be responsible for drafting and/or reviewing, negotiating and finalizing all relevant legal documentation required for Bank lending;
    • Advise on transaction structure and deal documentation for proposed private equity investments by the Bank to ensure compliance with Bank policy and practice as well as applicable laws including drafting and/or reviewing shareholders agreements, management agreements, subscription agreements, etc.
    • Liaise and collaborate with staff in the private sector operations (OPSM), finance and environmental and social complexes to develop the appropriate terms and conditions of transactions, ensuring compliance with applicable rules, regulations and Bank policies;
    • Participate in project appraisal missions and review project concept notes, project appraisal reports, draft board resolutions and assist in preparing projects for presentation to the Board of Directors;
    • Provide legal support for the implementation and monitoring of projects/transactions post-financial close including advising on waiver requests, consents and approvals and project work-outs amongst others;
    • Liaise with co-lenders/investors, partners and external counsel as appropriate;
    • Assist the Division Manager in coordination and quality control of the legal services provided by the Division; and
    • Undertaking such other assignments as required in furtherance of the Department's mandate.

    Selection Criteria

    • At least a Master’s degree in Law, plus admission to the Bar of (or diploma to practice law in) a member country; or a first university degree plus a relevant combination of academic qualification in Law (e.g. Juris Doctor (JD) plus admission to the Bar of (or diploma to practice law in) a member country of the Bank;
    • At least 7 years of relevant professional experience with an established law firm or an international financial institution, with in-depth experience in major international financial transactions;
    • Proven competence in international banking and finance, project finance, loan syndications, trade finance, investment funds, and public international law; and
    • Excellent negotiation skills and demonstrated ability to work under pressure and deliver within tight deadlines;
    • Possess a versatile multi-disciplinary skill-set, an ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and effective communication, team building, inter-personal, writing and analytical skills;
    • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French. A working knowledge of the other language will be an added advantage; and
    • IT competence in the use of standard software such as MSWord, Power Point, Excel and Internet Explorer.

    Apply online

    To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.
    • Submitted by: Division Manager, CHRM.1
    • Approved by: Director, CHRM

    Secretary Job at AfDB

    • Position title: Secretary (ONEC.2)
    • Grade: GS5
    • Position N°: NA
    • Reference: ADB/14/032
    • Publication date: 16/09/2014
    • Closing date: 30/09/2014

    Objectives

    The Energy 2 Division of the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank is recruiting a Secretary who will report to the Division Manager, ONEC2 and provide assistance for a wide range of administrative and operational tasks. He/She will oversee the smooth operation of the offices’ support work and related systems by assuming responsibility for the organizational and coordination of work flow as well as reviewing, processing and executing a variety of resource management transactions. He/She will liaise with the Bank Group offices across Africa as well as with various services within the Bank’s headquarters and assure efficient communication and coordination activities.

    Duties and responsibilities

    Under the overall supervision of the Director and/or Division Manager, the incumbent will provide administrative support and secretarial services, and carry out the following duties:
    • Devise and maintain efficient office systems;
    • Organize and attend to multiple meetings, appointments, luncheons and events to ensure that responsible management is well prepared;
    • Organize meetings on the basis of the Division Manager’s/Director’s schedule while preparing relevant documents and the necessary logistics and facilities;
    • Track and follow up on documents, deal with faxes and general correspondence and briefs;
    • Manage the flow of information by receiving, examining, sorting and monitoring the Division’s incoming and outgoing mail, taking into account the priority and urgency of the documents concerned; organize logical filing of this correspondence.;
    • Handle incoming and outgoing telephone-calls;
    • Establish and update the agenda and electronic mail address book; Drafting of mail and documents, in conformity with administrative instructions;
    • Draft memoranda and acknowledgement letters to be submitted, along with their background documents, for the Division Manager’s/Director’s signature;
    • Prepare minutes of meetings and briefs;
    • Ensure the translation of documents;
    • Prepare and administratively follow-up on the missions of the Division Manager/Director and staff of the Division (airline tickets, visas, hotel reservations, follow-up of per diem payments, transport reservation);
    • Make necessary arrangements for visiting delegations;
    • Provide general administrative support for the Department by liaising with the General Services and Procurement Department (CGSP) in respect of office accommodation, allocation of office furniture, equipment and supplies as allocated in the Department;
    • Request for repair and maintenance works and follow-up to ensure that such works have been satisfactorily carried out;
    • Initiate and prepare various administrative documents and forms, such as staff lists, staff absences (annual leave, home, leave, excused absence and maternity leave) as well as statistical data on staff, as required;
    • Create and process expense reports in SAP;
    • Be conversant with DACON application and procurement rules in regards to the hiring of consultants;
    • Monitor and review expenses and bring issues related to administrative budget to the attention of management;
    • Assist where applicable with the programming of operational activities by using the appropriate software.
    • All other secretarial and administrative duties as required.
    THIS POSITION DOES NOT ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    (Incumbents of the post will be considered as local staff and will therefore not have international status)

    Selection Criteria

    • A minimum of a Licence / Bachelor’s Degree or BAC+4 or MaĆ®trise or its equivalent in Business Management, Commerce, Administration or related discipline, preferably supplemented with courses in secretarial duties, training/administration/office management, etc.
    • Preferably a minimum of four (4) years of progressively relevant and practical experience, in an executive office (gained with an international organisation).
    • Strong customer service skills, good organisational and planning skills, ability to multitask, attention to detail and ability to work with a diverse workforce.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Good knowledge of French
    • Excellent use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SAP).
    • Strong typing skills.
    • Excellent sense of initiative, confidentiality, enthusiasm, team spirit.

    Apply online

    To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.

      Dean, Faculty of Social Studies

      The Dean plays a pivotal role in the University's senior management structure, providing overall leadership and management functions to the Faculty which include administration and management of the Faculty's finances. The Dean will also be responsible for all Faculty planning and control in specific areas of human resources, budgeting, academic programmes, departmental equipment and other faculty matters.

      Requirements

      Desired Attributes

      The Dean should:-
      • Have an earned doctorate
      • Be a scholar of note with credibility among his/her academic peers.
      • Offer academic leadership.
      • Be innovative.
      • Be able to plan effectively and to inspire and motivate staff in the Faculty.
      • Have a strategic vision for his/her Faculty and for the role of the Faculty in the institution.
      • Have proven management skills.

      Responsibilities
      • The Dean will be responsible to the Vice Chancellor
      In addition, the Dean will also be responsible for:- 
      • Developing a sense of community for the Faculty's students, academic and support staff regardless of gender, race and religion.
      • Providing support for University-wide initiatives.
      • Developing collaboration and strategic partnerships with Faculty alumni, institutions, corporations, foundations, and government agencies.
      • Developing and/or increasing collaboration between the Faculty's departments, and between the Faculty and other Faculties in ways that enrich the training programmes offered by the Faculty.
      • Undertaking fundraising to support current academic programmes, new developments and research projects in the Faculty.
      • Marketing the Faculty undergraduate and post graduate programmes, and non-degree and certificate programmes to commerce and industry, government agencies, and the general public throughout Zimbabwe and the world.
      • Contributing to the evolution and maintenance of a comprehensive and conducive learning environment at the University by facilitating research and technical assistance activities and partnerships with other Faculties, public agencies and private sector firms.
      • Engaging in outreach activities by involving the community, organising summer schools, offering short courses, etc.


      Conditions of Service 
      The Dean's position is a full-time contract appointment, for a period of up to four years and subject to renewal on satisfactory performance. 
      The Dean shall be paid an attractive package commensurate with responsibilities and paid at a rate determined from time to time by the University Council. Full details of the package will be made available to short listed candidates. 

      Applications
      All applications will be treated in strictest confidence. Six copies of applications, including a curriculum vitae, giving full personal particulars indicating full name, place and date of birth; certified copies of national identification, birth certificate, proof of qualifications, employment and experience, present salary, telephone number and names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to: 

      Email: uz [at] zimbabwehumancapital.org


      or

      The Registrar 
      University of Zimbabwe 
      P O Box MP167 
      MOUNT PLEASANT 
      Harare


      The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 3 October 2014.

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