Deadline: 08 April, 2022

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Transaction Advisor (Consultant).

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

Responsibilities

  • Assist investment officers in reviewing and conducting due diligence on proposed
    transactions and project documentation 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), constitutive documents of proposed borrowers/investee
    funds and review of local regulatory requirements
  • Liaise and collaborate with investment officers to develop the appropriate terms and
    conditions of each transaction in line with the bank’s policies
  • Assist with the review, negotiation and finalisation of all legal documentation (in English and/or in French, as the case may be) 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
  • Provide support on transaction structure and documentation for private equity
    investments by the division regarding review of side letters
  • Assist with the implementation and monitoring of projects after signing and
    disbursement, including advising on waiver requests, approval requests and project workouts
  • Undertake such other assignments as required in furtherance of the department’s
    mandate

Requirements

  • Master’s degree, minimum, or its equivalent in Law and admission to the bar of one
    of the AfDB member countries
  • Five years, minimum, of relevant experience in closing project finance deals, preferably with a reputable international law firm, a legal department of a private or public entity, or an international financial institution with proven transaction competence and experiences in international finance and banking practice
  • High level skills in communication and negotiation as well as the ability to deliver results
  • Seasoned knowledge in the current trend of development and familiarity with
    international law and finance, and related matters within the Bank and other international organisations
  • Strong skills in preparation of complex legal documents including briefs as well as
    commercial and legal opinions, leading the negotiation of complex projects and programmes and other transactions of a similar nature
  • Capacity to conceive and supervise the negotiation of complex legal documents of all
    manners and form that balance the standards and norms of outside parties with the
    unique requirements of international financial institutions
  • Effective consulting and advisory skills that enable clients and help resolve their legal
    questions regarding coordinator role in instances where the department is playing a lead
    arranger role
  • Ability to work and deal with sensitive issues in a multicultural environment and to build
    effective working relations with colleagues
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (written and oral)
  • Ability to communicate in French will be a plus
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Heinrich Böll Stiftung

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