Deadline: 12 May, 2022

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast,

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Chief Operations Officer and Transition Support Facility Coordinator.

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


  • Mobilise resources from traditional and non-traditional resources in support of the objectives of the different pillars of the Transition Support Facility (TSF)
  • Promote coherence and synergies between the different pillars of the TSF, using the flexibility of the facility to support innovation and scale up high performing projects to accelerate and increase impact
  • Focus on business development to create a high quality three-year rolling pipeline of operations eligible for TSF-funding and promoting co-financing
  • Oversee the effective application of the fragility-lens into the design of new operations, drawing on a team of fragility and resilience experts, and developing relevant guidance tools
  • Establish a fragility-sensitive portfolio monitoring and evaluation system and collaborate with operations teams and the ecosystem to create portfolio improvement plans
  • Carry out analysis into factors affecting TSF portfolio performance and promote the use of technology to enhance monitoring and implementation
  • Strategically position the TSF to establish partnerships along the humanitarian-development-peace nexus
  • Develop and implement a communications and advocacy action plan to elevate the visibility of TSF’s activities, using different formats and channels
  • Develop effective partnerships, maintain frequent contacts, represent the bank at seminars, and conferences on relevant topics and discussions with counterparts
  • Support the lead coordinator in the areas of internal relations, effective information dissemination, as well as deepening and widening the bank’s investor base on the bank’s work on addressing fragility and building resilience
  • Represent the lead coordinator, as needed, in bank-wide working groups as well as preparatory meetings for high-level events


  • Master’s degree, minimum, in Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Public Policy, or a related discipline
  • Seven years, minimum, of professional experience in a multilateral development institution, working in operations and portfolio management
  • Track record of successful resource mobilisation from traditional and non-traditional partners
  • Demonstrated experience of working in fragile and conflict-affected situations, particularly in Africa
  • Strong analytical skills with a deep understanding of the factors affecting portfolio performance
  • Very good knowledge of development institutions’ operational policies, guidelines, and procedures relevant to fragile and conflict-affected contexts
  • Technical excellence and first-rate interpersonal skills
  • Good/sound judgment and strong integrity
  • Ability to produce high-quality work on a variety of issues with very short deadlines
  • Good communication and presentation skills, able to write effectively in English and/or French with a good working knowledge of the other language
  • Competence in the use of bank standard applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of SAP (highly desirable)

To apply and for more information, click here.

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