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    Apply: AfDB Vice-President

    Deadline: 04 April, 2023

    Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    The African Development Bank (AfDB) has announced a call for applications for the role of Vice-President, People and Talent Management.

    Established in 1964, the AfDB is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (regional member countries).


    • Support the president in the implementation of bold institutional reforms and change management programmes
    • Provide leadership and direction to management in the implementation of institutional and people and talent management reforms that establish appropriate linkages with the operational strategy of the bank
    • Advise senior management on the vision and strategic framework for the management of its human resources, and the supporting policies and practices, to make the most effective use of bank staff
    • Ensure that institutional resources and commitment are mobilised towards the full implementation of the People Strategy (2021–2025
    • Support the optimal deployment of bank resources to develop regional business delivery units that will grow and solidify the regional footprint of the bank in line with its business and income trajectory
    • Provide leadership in the development of bank group’s people and talent management policies, rules, regulations, norms and standards
    • Formulate and recommend people and talent management policies and programmes in line with the bank’s strategies and priorities
    • Establish and implement a rigorous performance-based culture within the bank with transparent and merit-based systems for career progression
    • Collaborate with other stakeholders in the bank to build and foster the right culture, employee brand and employee value proposition across the bank’s workforce
    • Promote a focused and team-based culture to ensure consistent service and delivery across the complex
    • Plan and supervise targeted programmes around human resources planning, recruitment, performance management, career development, compensation and benefits, with measures to ensure a robust risk management approach to people and talent management, including the resolution of adverse audit findings
    • Ensure that appropriate systems for performance management and talent development, communications, quality measures, monitoring and review are in place to support organisational change, culture and values
    • Plan, organise, and coordinate the complex’s work plan and related (budget) resource planning and utilisation


    • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Strategic Management, Human Resources Management, Law, or a related discipline
    • 15 years, minimum, of relevant experience in leading human resource development and institutional reforms in any large multilateral and bilateral development finance institution, or public or private organisation
    • Excellent knowledge of multilateral and bilateral development finance institutions’ policies, guidelines and procedures, especially with respect to human resources and administration
    • Demonstrated ability to manage complex institutional arrangements in a high-performing organisation
    • Experience working in large, multicultural organisations in the public or private sector with a diverse workforce, demonstrated sensitivity to diverse concerns of staff, management and boards of directors
    • Proven intellectual leadership in managing and maintaining an efficient, ethical and transparent working environment in an international financial/banking organisation
    • Established reputation and track record of exceptional delivery, innovation and change management competence in at least three of the focus areas of the role
    • Ability to listen and communicate effectively with oversight bodies such as multi-national boards of executive directors and governors and other senior government officials
    • Ability to think strategically and design long-term plans and programmes to develop staff in line with the strategic priorities of the people function in the bank
    • Ability to inspire, generate and sustain staff commitment and professional excellence
    • Ability to manage a highly diverse workforce, ensure gender balance, and develop a work environment that fosters teamwork and flexible hiring policies that attract and retain top talent
    • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely (written and oral) in English and/or French
    • Capacity to effectively use social media platforms to engage with staff and other internal/external stakeholders

    To apply and for more information, click here.

    Photo source: AfDB

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