Deadline: 22 December, 2021

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has opened applications for the role of Leadership and Employee Development Officer.

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


  • Lead in designing learning and development plans, programmes and material that meet identified learning needs, and enhance performance, support individual development plans and respond to organisational changes
  • Identify available staff training and development opportunities both within and externally and recommend strategies for harnessing such opportunities to management using multiple instructional methodologies and technologies
  • Ensure that programmes designed and implemented are targeted to accomplish competencies for leadership roles, specific jobs or job families
  • Identify and implement key metrics to determine overall effectiveness and relevance of learning programmes and leadership initiatives in supporting business needs/strategic goals
  • Take the lead in preparing the annual training and staff development budget in consultation with the division manager, talent and development
  • Act as the division budget coordinator to administer and monitor budget implementation and provide for adequate control and monitoring mechanisms
  • Develop and analyse post-training evaluation
  • Ensure that all training activities are adequately recorded
  • Provide input in the annual appraisal reports and on training and development activities and recommend process improvements
  • Participate in the selection of training providers and provide related contract administration and management
  • Manage and coordinate work of training team
  • Ensure that training offered is adequately communicated across the bank


  • Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Organisational Development, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Public Sector Management or a related discipline
  • Additional professional qualification/certification in human resources management, learning and development will be a plus
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant experience in HR, especially in training and development, leadership development, service delivery and other related HR areas
  • Good knowledge of training and staff development design and delivery mechanisms
  • Experience with learning management systems and virtual/e-learning technology
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills
  • Advanced knowledge and mastery of spreadsheets, database software and related tools
  • Ability to compile, analyse complex data with high numerical proficiency
  • Ability to plan, organise, coordinate, multitask and prioritise under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Ability to drive change
  • Marked ability to influence policy development and relate work to wider operational needs of the business
  • Ability to interact with senior management and influence decision-making
  • Ability to manage multi-disciplinary projects
  • Ability to oversee contract management, budget and procurement rules
  • Supervisory/management experience will be a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in French or English
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications

To apply and for more information, click here.

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