african development bank afdb

Deadline: 07 May, 2021

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking to fill the role of Principal Country Programme Officer.

AfDB’s mission is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs).


  • Prepare, on a quarterly basis, a summary of the quarterly portfolio report for the country manager
  • Prepare, on a monthly basis, a synthesis of the implementation of the department work programme and highlight the bottlenecks and proposed solutions
  • Monitor the implementation of the recommendations of monthly portfolio flashlight reports
  • As budget coordinator or focal person to the department, play a coordination role for the preparation of the departmental work programme and related budget jointly with country economists and country programme officers
  • Coordinate the departmental submission through the use of the BRAG tool in coordination with country office CPOs
  • Coordinate overall portfolio management and operations programming
  • Follow up and manage portfolio and operational activities
  • Follow up on BDEV and project audit recommendations and requirements of the board
  • Work with sector experts responsible for specific projects, ensuring that solution to pending project problems are resolved
  • Serve as a corporate relationship manager for the bank at the level of the regional hub
  • Serve as the focal point and spokesperson on operational issues between the regional hub and external constituencies and borrowers
  • Ensure activity and audit reports comply with bank requirements and are submitted on time
  • Ensure the recommendations of supervision, portfolio review and audit missions are implemented
  • Provide effective oversight to project task teams on quality and compliance with bank operational processes and procedures
  • Undertake quality control of key documents, and participate in dialogue with government, regional or country economic communities, as required, and follow up on agreed actions
  • Support the country manager in ensuring country office team members’ actions comply with bank ethics, regulations, policies and guidance
  • Provide input to the preparation of portfolio related to country briefs for annual meetings and other briefs to management


  • Master’s degree, minimum, in Economics, Social Sciences, Engineering, Agriculture/Forestry, Business Administration, or Public Administration
  • Six years, minimum, of relevant professional experience in the formulation and implementation of policies, programmes and projects either within the bank, with a similar development institution, or the public service
  • Experience in the practice of procurement of goods/work, and the acquisition of consultancy services under donor funding conditions
  • Experience working in a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment
  • Relevant and required experience gained in Africa
  • Experience gained within multilateral development finance institutions
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation and/or review of operations in a multilateral financial institution

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