Vice-President – Technology and Corporate Services

Full Time
Abidjan, Africa, Cote D'Ivoire
Posted 2 weeks ago

 

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About the African Development 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 to deliver financial and technical support for transformative projects in Regional Member Countries that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five operational priority areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely: power and energy; agriculture and food security; industrialization; regional integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is seeking to build a senior management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.

The Role

The Vice-President, Technology and Corporate Services, reports to, and supports the President in ensuring the delivery of efficient, client-oriented technology and corporate services and solutions for the overall effectiveness of the institution. The role is responsible for leading the effort to digitalize and transform the Bank into an IT-enabled workforce, as well as the efficient and optimal running of the corporate service entities housed within the Complex.

Key Functions

  • Provide leadership in the formulation and implementation of the Bank’s IT strategy, cyber security, general services and corporate procurement, real estate management, business continuity plan, and language services; also overseeing the full documentation and publication of related policies, strategies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Build cutting-edge information technology and communication systems to enhance staff productivity, streamline and digitalize all procedures and systems as a foundation for cooperation, collaboration, and team work to deliver as “One Bank”.
  • Drive cost efficiencies and value for money in the use of all corporate resources, and ensure transparency, fairness and equity in the application and administration of all corporate service policies, rules and regulations.
  • Work with relevant units (who are mandated with the implementation and enforcement of results-based accountability systems across the Bank), by supporting the development and maintenance of IT solutions for such systems.
  • Lead the formulation, implementation and monitoring of policies and programs related to the procurement of assets (movable and immovable), services and works, and the maintenance of the Bank’s fixed assets and equipment, including up to date asset registers.
  • Support the optimal deployment of Bank resources and facilities to facilitate the development of regional business delivery units that underpin the regional footprint of the Bank, in line with its cost and business development trajectories.
  • Develop processes to guarantee the Bank’s readiness to address contingencies that could disrupt its operations; consolidate and update the Business Continuity Plan.
  • Ensure the provision of top-level language services (translation, interpretation, and editing) in the Bank.
  • Provide the first line of defense in the management of risks arising in the areas of responsibility.

Skills, Experience and Knowledge

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Strategic Management, Information Technology, Finance, Law, or related disciplines.
  • A minimum of 15 years’ relevant experience in leading Corporate Services and Institutional Reforms in any large multinational finance institution, or public or private organization, the last ten (10) years of which should have been at a senior management level.
  • Excellent knowledge of multilateral and bilateral development finance institution policies, guidelines and procedures, especially with respect to general services, information systems and language services. Demonstrated ability to manage complex institutional arrangements in a high-performing organization.
  • Ability to drive change in a diverse organization; an established reputation for successfully delivering on change management within a large international organization; and the ability to build strategic relations and teams for results.
  • Ability to operate in a multicultural context; ability to influence and negotiate for effective outcomes. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated capacity for strategic planning.
  • Ability to manage a highly diverse work force, ensure gender balance, and develop a work environment that fosters teamwork and ethical conduct.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively handle multiple stakeholders in English and/or French, with a solid working knowledge of the other.
  • Competence with standard Office software and SAP.
  • Capacity to effectively use social media platforms (blogs, mini-blogs, vlogs, etc.) to engage with staff and other internal/external stakeholders.
  • Ability to deliver results. Ability to innovate and be creative. Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.

Job Features

Job CategoryNeil, NGO, Suzie Li
GradeEL.3
Report LineThe President
Duty StationAbidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
Info on the positionThis position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment.
Closing date31st August 2022 (at 11:59pm GMT)

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Job Features

Job CategoryNeil, NGO, Suzie Li
GradeEL.3
Report LineThe President
Duty StationAbidjan, Cote D’Ivoire
Info on the positionThis position is classified international status and attracts international terms and conditions of employment.
Closing date31st August 2022 (at 11:59pm GMT)

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