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Chief Research Economist - Research Division
Position title: Chief Research Economist - Research Division
Position N°: 0695
Key responsibilities for this position are :
Provide leadership and act as Task manager for the Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment (ADOA) of the Bank’s operations.
Play a leading role in the planning and implementation of the department research agenda in the area of private sector development;
Lead the production of Bank’s flagship publications, Bank Group Annual Report and research studies.
Provide economic intelligence (through statements, speeches, policy briefs) to the President and Senior Management on economic development issues.
Undertake research and write publications in the Bank’s Working Papers Series, policy and development research briefs, journal articles and other publications.
Participate in and contribute to Country Strategic Papers (CSP), Economic Sector Work (ESW), and other activities related to improving the Bank’s operational effectiveness.
Review operations documents and participate in review meetings.
Provide support to Management on any other tasks upon request.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Director and direct supervision of the Division Manager the incumbent’s Duties and Responsibilities will be as follows:
Task manager for the Ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment (ADOA) of Bank’s operations:
Lead ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment (ADOA) of the African Development Bank Private Sector Operations.
Lead any revisions to the ADOA framework on the basis of implementation experience and lessons from other Development Finance institutions.
Lead, and undertake research on development policy issues, especially:
the preparation of the African development Report and other flagship such as the Africa Competitiveness Report ;
the writing, reviewing and editing of statements for Senior Management on economic development issues (macroeconomics, international trade, regional integration and finance, private sector development, etc.) for presentation or discussion in regional and international forums;
the production and review of task force documents;
the preparation of research pieces in the area of private sector development, competitiveness, financial markets, project evaluation, inclusive growth, development outcomes and Additionality of projects, macroeconomics, and international trade
Design and undertake a program of analysis/research and knowledge management activities on private sector development issues relevant to Africa both independently and in cooperation with other African and/or international research agencies, universities and capacity building institutions with a special emphasis on activities relevant to the Bank’s priority areas of operation as articulated in its Vision Statement and in its Strategic Plan;
Facilitate the generation, dissemination and sharing of knowledge on African development issues through major reports and publications, organisation of international conferences and seminars, participation in international and regional seminars and organization of Bank sponsored workshops and training programs;
Provide inputs into the production of the Bank’s flagship publications:
Contribute to the preparation of the report or assigned section, write such sections and follow it through with peer reviews and publication.
Disseminate the findings of reports.
Provide technical and analytical inputs into the work of Operations Complexes:
Provide input into Country Strategy Papers (CSPs).
Participate in Economic Sector Works (ESW).
Peer review project, program, policy documents, including documents submitted to the Operations Committee.
Contribute to Bank Economic Intelligence documents:
Provide economic intelligence (statement, policy briefs) to Senior Management on economic development issues.
Provide professional inputs in the Bank’s “Working Papers Series " and the Bank’s "African Development Review":
Publish research papers and review submitted articles to the African Development Review and Working Paper Series.
Review operation documents and participate in review meetings.
Assist the Division Manager in advising the Director of Research Department and Senior Management of the Bank on Additionality and Development outcomes of private sector operations and other macroeconomic or private sector development policy issues in Africa;
Mentor and supervise the work of junior research economists in the Division (EDRE.1)
Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Division Manager or Senior Management.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
A Ph.D. in Economics, Finance, or related social sciences. A Master degree in these fields complemented by strong evidence of practical experience in project evaluation, economic analysis or Finance.
At least seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in development policy research, macroeconomics and analysis of economic conditions that are of relevance to private sector development in Africa.
Proven experience in Ex-ante Additionality and Development Outcome Assessment of private sector or public regional projects and/or project analysis, monitoring and evaluation is highly desirable.
Publication record in international peer reviewed journals.
Strong knowledge and background in the use of statistical and econometric methods and packages in finance and development economics research; theoretical knowledge to develop and implement research programs; ability to design and manage research projects from conceptualisation to publication.
Ability to undertake research projects without supervision; clear written and oral communication skills as well as mature interpersonal and professional relationships.
Ability to communicate and write effectively in English and/or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
Proven skills in drafting and preparation of policy memoranda; Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).
For this position team work skills are critical: ability to work in interdisciplinary environment, contribute constructive comments and receive positively the views of team members on own work. Ability to work with colleagues in other Complexes or departments, especially in Operations.
Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit an online application, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). The AfDB President reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply: www.afdb.org/jobs
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