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Manager, Gender and Women Empowerment
Job Title: Manager, Gender and Women Empowerment
Location: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Company: African Development Bank
Job Summary: To provide strategic guidance to the Bank’s work on gender and women empowerment.
Job Description: The objective of Division Manager Position is to provide strategic guidance to the Bank’s work on gender and women empowerment and ensuring that a gender lens is applied across Bank operations and investments. The incumbent will build and maintain excellent external relations with development partners and alliances at the global level to advance the gender work. He /She will support the Division Director in regional and global advocacy efforts on promoting the gender and women empowerment agenda. KEY FUNCTIONS: Under the supervision of the Director – Gender, Women and Civil Society, the Division Manager - Gender and Women Empowerment shall: Manage and Supervise the Division: Plan, organize and coordinate the activities of the Division; Set the overall objectives, develop work programs and oversee their execution and ensure that deadlines are met and that the Division’s outputs reach the highest technical standard quality; Establish a feedback mechanism and workflow management and assignments system in compliance with the Bank’s policies, guidelines and monitoring procedures. Lead policy development and monitoring: Lead policy/strategy development/revision to enhance gender mainstreaming in the African Development Bank; Develop innovative approaches to the implementation of the High5s and coordinate annual reporting on gender disaggregated results; Provide support to the Bank’s knowledge management work on gender and target high return Economic and Sector Work to strengthen the quality of the bank’s policy dialogue, advisory services and involvement in the gender, women and civil society development debate; Advise the Department on emerging matters of strategic, policy and institutional significance, including the formulation/update of the Bank Group’s Gender Policies, Strategies, and Guidelines. Enhance Gender Mainstreaming into Bank operations: Lead internal gender mainstreaming efforts to ensure quality at entry of projects (collection of gender data, statistics analysis, impact evaluation, and capacity building for Monitoring and Evaluation); In collaboration with relevant Bank Departments, help to design a monitoring and evaluation system for gender mainstreaming in the Bank at the operational, policy and corporate level; Enhance gender responsiveness of the Bank’s quality assurance and results frameworks within the operations manual and guidelines; Lead the development and application of mainstreaming tools for Country Strategic Papers, project design & supervision; Active involvement in the Bank’s review process country and regional team meetings; Operational support for project design, monitoring and evaluation; Strengthen Bank institutional capacity through training and other means; Strengthen External Engagement and Partnerships: Strengthen partnerships with key multi and bi-lateral organizations, United Nations agencies, the Private Sector, Civil Society Organizations and others and enhance collaboration and networking; In collaboration with gender experts in operations, represent the bank in key regional and international events relevant to the work of the Division;
Requirements: Hold at least a Master’s degree in Development Economics, Gender studies, Management, Sociology, Anthropology, or closely related disciplines; Have a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience; of which three (3) years should be at the managerial level in the formulation and implementation of policies, strategies, programs and projects; Demonstrated skills to combine strategic thinking with a good understanding on how to translate ideas into products in a participatory manner, navigating the shortest institutional way possible; Proven leadership and team building skills in a diverse regional workforce; results orientation and ability to work in a multicultural environment; Good listener with demonstrated ability to make ideas work and make effective and timely decisions; Sound knowledge of and/or practical experience of public policies in African Government is desirable; Experience of coordinating or leading corporate assignments across institutional boundaries; Ability to network and build partnerships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders; Strong knowledge and understanding of regional social and economic issues; Knowledge of operational policies, rules, procedures and practices of the Bank or comparable institution: major bilateral and multilateral partner development agencies in African countries or other developing countries is desirable; Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language; Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.
How to apply: Please apply online:https://www.afdb.org/en/vacancy/division-manager-gender-and-women-empowerment-60602
Closing Date: 24/05/2023
Additional information: Established in 1964, the African Development Bank 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). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2023 – 2032) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely: energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.
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