Deadline: 06 August, 2022

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Division Manager, Knowledge Management, Outreach and Capacity Development.

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


  • Lead, establish and ensure alignment of the division’s vision, goals, development strategies and key result areas in support of AfDB and IDEV goals
  • Lead the planning, implementation and supervision of knowledge management (KM), outreach, evaluation capacity development (ECD), and learning work plans as well as monitor the quality of output and the achievement of long-term goals and annual objectives for the division
  • Ensure quality, timeliness, cost-efficiency and compliance with the relevant international standards and processes
  • Ensure that KM and ECD initiatives take into account the long-term strategic priorities of the bank, including inclusive growth, green growth, gender equality, regional integration, and private sector development, and give attention to developing RMC capacities and awareness
  • Lead and identify key priority areas of the division, providing inputs to the IDEV three-year work programme as well as its annual review
  • Report to the evaluator general on significant issues related to KM and ECD strategies, initiatives and processes, including potential improvements, and participate fully in IDEV’s management team
  • Provide leadership in professional and operational matters, taking the lead in contributing innovative approaches to KM and ECD
  • Implement the department’s communication, KM and ECD strategy and annual action plan, as approved, including, and as appropriate, any special activities or initiatives requested by the evaluator general and report at least quarterly on the status and results of the annual plan as well as the division’s resources
  • Lead the organisation and implementation of disseminating evaluation findings, lessons and recommendations and outreach activities to various stakeholders through a range of communication, outreach and engagement products and activities
  • Supervise the preparation and implementation of programmes of evaluation capacity development activities
  • Ensure that all KM and ECD activities are conducted with full regard to due process, including principles of integrity, effectiveness, and efficiency, taking particular care to avoid any conflicts of interest involving staff undertaking evaluation activities
  • Undertake quality control of knowledge, communication and dissemination products and activities prepared by staff and consultants, ensuring revision of drafts where necessary, and ensure products and activities meet the relevant international quality standards
  • Keep up to date with trends and changes in KM and ECD policies, strategies and practices in the bank, the region and outside, and propose new or changes to products, services, processes, and activities relating to the development and implementation of KM and ECD
  • Perform other additional duties as required


  • Masters’ degree in Economics, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations, Public Administration, Public Relations, Knowledge Management, Communication, or a related field
  • Certification in Knowledge Management, Communications, and/or Capacity Development will be a plus
  • Eight years, minimum, of relevant international professional experience in development work with three years in a managerial capacity
  • Experience with knowledge management, communication and/or capacity development (desirable)
  • Knowledge and understanding of principles, methods and procedures of managing and sharing knowledge
  • Experience in identifying stakeholders and developing strategies to engage effectively with different groups of stakeholders, especially in multilateral development financial institutions
  • Experience in communicating key messages, findings, lessons and recommendations to diverse audiences through a range of communication channels, products and activities
  • Experience in designing, implementing, managing and monitoring capacity development interventions, especially in international finance institutions
  • Well-developed process management skills to ensure timely delivery of useful evaluation knowledge and communication products of high quality
  • Knowledge and understanding of socio-economic development issues in Africa
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams)

To apply and for more information, click here.

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