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EOI - Côte d’Ivoire - Financial Sector Development Consultant -OFSD - 05 2015

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Published May 28, 2015
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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK Avenue Jean-Paul II, 01 B.P. 1387, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire Financial Sector Development Department - OFSD E-mail: s.nalletamby@afdb.org Telephone: +225 2026 3953 1. The African Development Bank seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified individual consultants to provide strategic and operations support to the Directorate of the Financial Sector Development Department (OFSD). 2. Following the approval of the Financial Sector Development Policy and Strategy (2014 – 2019) and the establishment of the OFSD, the demand for financial sector interventions in the Bank’s Regional Member Countries (RMC’s) are increasing, as are the expectations of tangible outcomes from the Bank’s operations in the financial sector. In light of the above, OFSD requires the services of a Consultant to support the Directorate’s activities in the implementation of its strategy. The services to be provided under the Assignment include:  Play a leading role in the day to day management of the OFSD Front Office, ensuring its smooth functioning as well as monitoring the annual work program and budget;  Assist the Director, OFSD in project management and coordination of special assignments and initiatives;  Provide strategic and analytical input as well as drafting support on key proposals requiring OFSD’s contribution;  Collate and consolidate inputs from OFSD divisions on specific matters as requested by the Director;  Assist OFSD management in coordinating with development partners, developing innovative approaches and instruments;  Maintain the technical quality control of correspondence emanating from OFSD;  Ad hoc requests from the Director, OFSD. 3. The Financial Sector Development Department hereby invites suitably qualified individual consultants with a minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience and a Masters’ degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or related fields to indicate their interest in providing the above- described services. The Consultant is expected to possess a solid grasp of development financing issues as well as excellent drafting and verbal communication skills in English and/or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language. Familiarity with the Bank’s operations is essential. Interested Consultants are required to provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake this Assignment (CV, experience in similar assignments, etc.). 4. The eligibility criteria, the establishment of a short list and the selection procedure shall be in conformity with the Bank’s Rules and Procedure for the Use of Consultants under projects financed by the Bank Group, May 2008 Edition, revised on July 2012 available on the Bank Website at http://www.afdb.org. Please, note that interest expressed by a Consultant does not imply any obligation on the part of the Bank to include him/her in the shortlist. 5. This assignment will have an initial duration of 12 months, renewable for up to 24 months upon successful completion of the assigned tasks. The position will be based in Abidjan. The estimated starting date is June 22, 2015. 6. Interested Individual Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during the Bank’s working hours: 0900hrs to 1700hrs. 7. Expressions of interest must be received either electronically by e-mail or by mail at the address below no later than June 5, 2015 at 1700hrs local time and specifically mentioning “Financial Sector Development Consultant”. For the attention of: Mr Stefan Nalletamby OFSD, African Development Bank CCIA Towers, Avenue Jean-Paul II, 01 B.P. 1387 Plateau, Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire E-mail: s.nalletamby@afdb.org Cc: Ms. Nawel Annabi OFSD, African Development Bank CCIA Towers, Avenue Jean-Paul II, 01 B.P. 1387 Plateau, Abidjan Côte d’Ivoire E-mail: n.annabi@afdb.org TERMS OF REFERENCE – FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT - FINANCIAL SECTOR DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT (OFSD) 1. BACKGROUND While the AfDB has been effectively contributing to the African Financial Sector during the past decades, its role has become even more crucial in helping RMCs navigate the ensuing complex financial sector development landscape going forward. In particular, RMCs face the challenges of developing vibrant private & public sectors supported by robust financial systems with developed capital markets providing adequate access to financial services. Following the approval of the Financial Sector Development Policy and Strategy (2014 – 2019) and the establishment of the OFSD, the demand for financial sector interventions in the Bank’s Regional Member Countries (RMC’s) are increasing, as are the expectations of tangible outcomes from the Bank’s operations in the financial sector. In light of the above, OFSD requires the services of a Consultant to support the Directorate’s activities in the implementation of its strategy. The services to be provided under the Assignment include: 2. OBJECTIVE OF ASSIGNMENT The main objective of this assignment will be to support the Director, OFSD in operationalizing the department, prioritizing agendas and providing proactive assistance to deliver scheduled activities. 3. SCOPE OF SERVICES The consultant’s primary responsibilities will be to perform the following tasks: a) Play a leading role in the day to day management of the OFSD Front Office, ensuring its smooth functioning as well as monitoring the annual work program and budget; b) Assist the Director, OFSD in project management and coordination of special assignments and initiatives; c) Provide strategic and analytical input as well as drafting support on key proposals requiring OFSD’s contribution; d) Collate and consolidate inputs from OFSD divisions on specific matters as requested by the Director; e) Assist OFSD management in coordinating with development partners, developing innovative approaches and instruments; f) Maintain the technical quality control of correspondence emanating from OFSD; g) Ad hoc requests from the Director, OFSD. 4. REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE  The Consultant should have at least a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or related fields with minimum of 5 years of relevant experience;  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to work across institutional boundaries with various teams in a productive way;  Strong familiarity with the Bank’s operations;  Experience in coordination and facilitation of cooperation among multiple stakeholders in private, public and research sectors;  Demonstrated ability to multi-task and manage their time effectively to deal with multiple demands and deadlines.  Excellent computer skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.;  Communicate and write effectively in French and/or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language. 5. ACCOUNTABILITY & REPORTING The consultant will be housed in the OFSD and will report to Mr. Stefan Nalletamby, Director OFSD. 6. DURATION AND PAYMENT Duration: The consultant will be employed for 12 months, renewable for up to 24 months upon successful completion of the assigned tasks. The position will be based in Abidjan and the estimated starting date is June 22, 2015. Professional Fees and Reimbursable: The consultant will be paid a competitive monthly rate in accordance to Bank guidelines. Travel: All travel arrangements and payment shall be in accordance with the Bank’s Travel Policy (P.I 003/2000 as amended).

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Fact Sheet

Sectors
Côte d’Ivoire
Assignment include
 Play a leading role in the day to day management of the OFSD Front Office, ensuring its smooth
working hours
0900hrs to 1700hrs.
For the attention of
Mr Stefan Nalletamby
E-mail
s.nalletamby@afdb.org
Cc
Ms. Nawel Annabi
E-mail
n.annabi@afdb.org
Assignment include
2. OBJECTIVE OF ASSIGNMENT
The consultant’s primary responsibilities will be to perform the following tasks
a) Play a leading role in the day to day management of the OFSD Front Office, ensuring its smooth
 Excellent computer skills
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.;
Duration
The consultant will be employed for 12 months, renewable for up to 24 months upon successful
Professional Fees and Reimbursable
The consultant will be paid a competitive monthly rate in accordance
Travel
All travel arrangements and payment shall be in accordance with the Bank’s Travel Policy (P.I

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