Deadline: 14 January, 2022

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking to fill the role of Senior Evaluation Officer.

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


  • Design (including literature review, evaluation question framing, approach, data sources and methods), conduct and report on evaluations in accordance with the bank’s evaluation policy and strategy and international evaluation standards
  • Contribute to meta evaluations and meta analyses
  • Contribute to updating the BDEV evaluation quality standards, and quality assurance processes, tools and capacity
  • Contribute to the capture and dissemination of evaluation results and lessons learnt, and also to the follow-up of BDEV evaluation recommendations
  • Contribute to the effective and efficient management of human and financial resources evaluation, especially in ensuring timely data gathering, analysis and reporting
  • Promote the mandate of the evaluation function and contribute to the creation of an evaluation culture in the bank and in RMCs
  • Contribute to positioning BDEV among other multilateral institutions and maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of the bank’s evaluation function
  • Contribute to building strategic alliances and partnerships with key stakeholders within and outside the bank
  • Contribute to the preparation of BDEV’s three-year rolling work programme and annual report
  • Carry out any other responsibility as assigned


  • Master’s degree in Economics, Development Evaluation, Evaluation Science, Finance (Economic Finance; Financial Market Analysis), Business Administration, Sociology, Development, Statistics, Policy Analysis, Public Administration, Infrastructure/Private and Financial Sector Development, or a related field
  • Certificate in Development Evaluation or development-oriented research and/or programme/project planning, management and evaluation (desirable)
  • Five years, minimum, of experience in designing, conducting, managing and reporting development evaluation/research studies
  • Significant knowledge in quantitative and/or qualitative evaluation methods
  • Broad knowledge of evaluation theories and practice including evaluation needs assessment, design and implementation
  • Operational and field experience working in private and/or financial sector development and/or other complex development programmes (desirable)
  • Knowledge of operational/policy areas, procedures and practice of the AfDB or other multilateral development banks and/or other international development agencies
  • Operational experience relating, in particular, to areas covered by BDEV.2
  • Experience in development planning, management and evaluation in multilateral development banks or other international development agencies
  • Strong theoretical and operational knowledge of international development issues and theories relating, in particular, to Africa
  • Experience in providing strategic advice to management
  • Experience in managing human and financial resources
  • Experience working in multidisciplinary teams and in diverse and multicultural settings
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of an integrated document management system and/or quantitative and qualitative data analysis package will be a plus

To apply and for more information, click here.

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