Deadline: 13 May, 2022

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Operations Analyst.

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

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with senior managers and task managers to prioritise information required to facilitate substantiated decisions or serve as input to board documents
  • Conduct ad hoc analysis as required
  • Carry out collection and analysis of supervision data, disbursement ledgers and procurement data of active project in the portfolio of the region with particular focus on reporting on the performance of active projects and giving special attention to projects at risk
  • Engage different business users, subject matter experts and other critical resources during the process of gathering and analysing data requirements
  • Analyse gathered requirements data, verify requirements and create reliable data platforms
  • Validate information to establish accuracy and resource reference
  • Provide well-defined gap analysis
  • Conduct any related functions as requested by the director-general or country operations manager
  • Contribute to the design and maintenance of a database for the region’s portfolio of active and pipeline projects
  • Ensure continuous and or frequent monitoring of portfolios
  • Contribute to the preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports on the management and performance of the region’s portfolio including, but not limited to, loan/grant effectiveness, supervision rating, disbursement trends, loan cancellation, status of project audits and status of project completion reports
  • Provide support or inputs to reports on the compliance of the borrower with the bank’s general conditions and covenants applicable to loans and grants
  • Report on accuracy and completeness of SAP data regarding the department’s portfolio
  • Assist in ensuring that all reports and activities comply with bank requirements in terms of rules, policies and presidential directives that eliminate any audit finding pertaining to tasks
  • Assist with the preparation of country portfolio reviews and country portfolio implementation supervisions
  • Contribute to the preparation and the monitoring of the annual work programme and regular updates of the work programmes for the region using the established or as directed schedules
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual activity reports and portfolio analysis reports
  • Establish working relationships that facilitate the gathering of information, data and relevant documents that assist in providing the necessary report or document or terms of reference as required by superiors
  • Provide direct and indirect operational support that contribute to the country or regional output and mandate

Requirements

  • Master’s degree, minimum, in Economics, Business Management, Information Technology or a related discipline
  • Four years, minimum, of relevant professional experience in compiling management information, data analysis and formulation of data models
  • Demonstrated experience in data management in a development organisation or a similar organisation
  • Experience working in a team in a multicultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of project structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learnt and critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures and practices of other similar institutions
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programmes in Africa
  • Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors to drive data management at a country and regional level
  • Possess knowledge of the organisation’s systems and capabilities and an ability to analyse business operations for further understanding of possible strengths and weaknesses which help to facilitate informed decision-making
  • Good understanding of the organisation’s systems and capabilities
  • Ability to analyse business operations to understand possible strengths and weaknesses and determine opportunities to fast-track processes that facilitate informed decision-making
  • Ability to make effective, timely and well-determined actions and/or intervention for result delivery
  • Competency in project cycle management
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French
  • Proficiency in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Practical knowledge of SAP systems will be an advantage

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Heinrich Böll Stiftung

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