Deadline: 26 August, 2022

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Principal Monitoring Evaluation and Project Portfolio Management Expert.

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

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate monitoring and evaluation tasks and functions for the African Water Facility (AWF), ensuring result reporting across projects and programmes follows appropriate and laid down procedures and practices for data standardisation and quality
  • Support the identification of new projects, development of appraisal reports, defining and reviewing results frameworks, tracking implementation of activities during implementation, measure results and provide feedback to management for reporting and decision making
  • Support AWF staff with project cycle activities in implementation of monitoring and evaluation system assessments at the national and regional level
  • In collaboration with project task managers, define action plans to improve project quality and monitor programme implementation, analyse programme portfolio structure and trends and propose measures for ensuring project quality
  • Coordinate the AWF and AHWS efforts to contribute WASH data and information to regional and global monitoring and evaluation initiatives and platforms
  • Cooperate with other bank departments on issues related to results measurements, evaluation and knowledge management
  • Collaborate with internal and external entities to plan and conduct evaluations and other sector studies in the department, ensuring application of appropriate methodologies, credibility of analysis, and utilisation of findings for effective decision making on upscaling, resource allocation, and systematic organisational learning
  • Provide management reports on programme implementation progress, flagging key issues for management attention and actions for improved performance and results
  • Coordinate the AWF project portfolio performance, collecting data and progress updates from project task managers for tracking implementation progress and reporting
  • Manage the quality of the AWF project portfolio through development of portfolio management tools that monitor the performance of all AWF projects
  • Analyse project portfolio structure and trends and report to AWF coordinator
  • Liaise with project task managers to ensure the good performance of AWF project portfolio in line with required benchmarks and plans on disbursement, project supervision, tracking and close-out activities
  • Draw up project portfolio performance improvement action plans in collaboration with project task managers for non-performing or poor performing projects, drawing management’s attention to important decisions required to improve the portfolio performance
  • Provide regular AWF portfolio performance reports for management
  • Coordinate data supply into bank’s results reporting systems and follow up with relevant teams for consistent entries to measure progress, outcomes and development impact of the bank’s interventions on water and sanitation

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences and Economics, Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation, International Development or a related discipline
  • Six years, minimum, of monitoring and evaluation experience in a development organisation, including an international NGO, donor organisation or a reputable organisation/institution working in core areas of water and sanitation
  • Demonstrable sound knowledge of monitoring and evaluation methodologies and approaches in the global development arena, particularly in the area of water and sanitation systems
  • Knowledge of monitoring and evaluation systems and procedures, particularly in relation to donor requirements and reporting on water and sanitation
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and strategic thinking skills
  • Good oral and communication skills, including writing and editing technical development reports
  • Ability to communicate to influence, motivate and change behaviour by inspiring to create enthusiasm for right work approaches
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team and a multicultural environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French
  • Competence in the use of the standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and SAP

To apply and for more information, click here.

Photo source: Paul Kagame

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