Apply: AfDB Operations Analyst

Deadline: 29 April, 2020

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is is seeking to fill the role of Operations Analyst. The Operations Analyst will support the implementation of the AfDB’s operational work programmes.


  • Facilitate the work and decision making of management and task teams
  • Business Analysis
  • Work closely with the Operations Implementation Support Division Manager to prioritise information required to facilitate substantiated decisions or serve as input to board documents that originate from the regions
  • Conduct ad-hoc analysis as required
  • Carry out collection and analyses of supervision data, disbursement ledgers and procurement data of active projects in the portfolio of the region with particular focus on reporting on the performance of active projects and giving special attention to alerted projects on the bank dashboard
  • Engage different business users, subject matter experts and other critical resources during the process of gathering and analysing data requirements
  • Validate information to establish its accuracy and resource reference
  • Provide well-defined gap analysis
  • Collecting, analysing and providing data and data analysis that are necessary for the execution of the work programme and create reliable data platforms
  • Contribute to the design and maintenance of a database for the region’s portfolio of active and pipeline projects
  • Continuous and or frequent monitoring of portfolios
  • Contribute to the preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc reports on the management and performance of the region’s portfolio inclusive but not limited to: loan/grant effectiveness, supervision rating, disbursement trends, loan cancellation, status of project audits and, status of project completion reports
  • Provide support or inputs to reports on the compliance of the borrower with the bank’s general conditions and covenants applicable to loans and grants
  • Report on accuracy and completeness of SAP data regarding the department’s portfolio
    Risk management
  • Assist in ensuring that all reports and activities comply with bank requirements in terms of rules, policies and presidential directives that eliminate any audit finding pertaining to tasks
  • Assist with the preparation of region/country portfolio reviews and region/country portfolio implementation supervisions
  • Contribute to the preparation and the monitoring of the annual work programme and regular updates of the work programmes for the region using the established or as directed schedules
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual activity reports and portfolio analysis reports
  • Establish working relationships that facilitate the gathering of information, data and relevant documents that assist in providing the necessary report or document or terms of reference as required by superiors


  • Master’s degree or its equivalent in Economics, Business Management, Information Technology or in a related discipline
  • Four years of relevant professional experience in compiling management information, data analysis and formulation of data models, minimum
  • Demonstrated experience in data management in development or similar organisations
  • Experience working on a team in a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, international and professional environment
  • Comprehensive understanding of project structures, including project planning, risk management strategy, communication management strategy, lessons learned and critical success factors, strategies, policies, procedures and practices of other similar institutions
  • Acute knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of development impacts through projects and programmes in Africa
  • Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors to drive data management at country and regional level
  • Good understanding of the organisation’s systems and capabilities
  • Ability to analyse business operations to understand possible strengths and weaknesses and determine opportunities to fast track processes that facilitate informed decision making
  • Ability to make effective, timely and well-determined actions and/or intervention for results delivery
  • Demonstrated competency in project cycle management
  • Structured Query Language (SQL) certification (desirable)
  • Private sector experience (desirable)
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other language
  • Proficiency in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Practical knowledge of SAP systems (desirable)

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