The African Development Bank (AfDB) says it is accepting applications for the position of Senior Gender Officer who would function in the Gender, Women and Civil Society Department of the bank.
According to the AfDB, the department is designed to improve coherence and coordination across complexes on Gender and Civil Society Organization issues, as well as ensuring strategic priorities are reflected in resources allocation, enhances monitoring and management of performance, and strengthens the focus on results.
The regional banking institution stated that interested applicants must hold at least a Master’s degree or it’s equivalent in Gender Studies, International Development, Finance Development, Economics or closely related disciplines, while relevant qualification in development project management and project finance is an advantage.
It further stated that applicants must have a minimum of five years of professional experience on gender and social inclusion in the development space and experience in project management and must demonstrate experience in working with innovative approaches towards gender equality in an African context.
The AfDB also stated that applicant should have experience in Information and Communication Technologies project coordination and management within multilateral development banks, demonstrate knowledge of the role of the private sector, entrepreneurship and of women in business in development.
Also, applicants should understand regional, social and economic issues, analysis and policy formulation, with knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries being an added advantage.
Meanwhile, the bank stressed that strong communication and organization skills, dealing with various stakeholders with different backgrounds and capacity to perform in complex situations are core attribute that interested applicants must possess.
While adding that the ability to build effective working relationships in a diverse multicultural environment, communicate and write effectively in either French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language, are essential, competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.
Among other functions, the AfDB said that the Senior Gender Officer would assist in the design of innovative workstreams to advance gender equality and women empowerment in the context of the Bank’s strategic thrusts, increase the visibility of the Bank’s innovative initiatives and show progress in their implementation, while also conducting and preparing studies, reports, background/position papers and blogs on a range of issues relating to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
While noting that the position is open to AfDB member state, it said that any applicant who encounters technical difficulties in submitting your application should send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem to HR Direct HRDirect@AFDB.ORG