x10 Highly Paid Current Vacancies at African Development Bank (AfDB)

x10 Highly Paid Current Vacancies at African Development Bank (AfDB)

About African Development Bank (AfDB)

The overarching objective of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.

The Bank Group achieves this objective by:

  • mobilizing and allocating resources for investment in RMCs; and
  • providing policy advice and technical assistance to support development efforts.

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In 2015, all multilateral development institutions have agreed on a same set of objectives, called the Sustainable Development Goals. They are:

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Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

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Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

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Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

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Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss


Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


With an active portfolio of energy projects totalling over USD 12 billion, the Bank is a key stakeholder and influencer in supporting access to clean and affordable energy across the African continent.

The New Deal on Energy for Africa aims at achieving universal energy access, with priority given to low-carbon technologies which harness the abundant, hydro, solar, geothermal and wind resources of the continent. Investments in power generation, inter-connections, transmission and distribution are critical to unlocking Africa’s vast economic potential, enabling the growth of value-adding industries and services, and helping to improve regional integration through pooled resources.

Pursuing the Strategy for the New Deal on Energy for Africa launched in 2016, the Bank approved a total of USD 7.2 billion from its own resources (public: 80%; private: 20%) and mobilized USD 850 million in co-financing resources over the 2016-2020 period. These commitments are expected to:

  • Increase power generation capacity by an additional 3 GW of installed generation capacity, of which 2.2 GW is from renewable energy sources.
  • Support grid reinforcement and extension with the construction of over 7,000 km of transmission lines, of which 3,000 km are regional interconnections to facilitate regional integration and power trade. In addition, some 65,000 km of distribution lines with associated substations were financed which will enable access to electricity for about 12 million people.
  • Stimulate the market for decentralized energy solutions, with 3 million people gaining off-grid energy access notably through Solar Home Systems (SHS) and Green Mini Grids.

In the period 2015-2020, over 20 million people gained new or improved electricity connections.

The Bank is also driving important initiatives to scale-up investments in the sector and build resilience:

The Desert-to-Power initiative (DtP) DtP aims to accelerate economic development in the Sahel region through the deployment of solar technologies at scale.

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), converted into a blended finance facility in 2019, with a new Green Baseload (GBL) component and enhanced financing capability and over USD 150 million in new donor commitments.

The Africa Energy Market Place (AEMP): A platform supporting action-oriented policy dialogue between governments, private sector, and partners with aim of enabling sector reforms and fast-tracking projects. The last 2020 edition was dedicated to supporting DtP G5 Sahel countries and in 2021 five more countries will be on-boarded

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The Sustainable Utility Transformation (SUT) agenda: Collaboration with RMCs, utilities, power pools, and development partners to improve the performance and viability of utilities.

The Facility for Energy Inclusion investment platform is expected to finance 35 to 50 projects, deliver ~300 MW new capacity and add 3.3 million off-grid connections by 2030.

x10 Highly Paid Current Vacancies at African Development Bank (AfDB)

Position TitleGradeLocationClosing Date
Principal Agro-Industrial Processing Zone Officer / Rural Infrastructure DevelopmentPL4PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA23-Sep-2023
Short Term Staff : Payroll AssistantGS 7Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire23-Sep-2023
Principal Evaluation OfficerPL4Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire21-Sep-2023
2024 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship ProgramAbidjan, Côte d’Ivoire20-Oct-2023
Principal Research EconomistPL4Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire16-Sep-2023
Chief Operations and Policy Officer, PISAPL3Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire16-Sep-2023
Director, Financial Control DepartmentEL5Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire13-Sep-2023
Chief Communications Specialist (PCSC)PL3Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire03-Sep-2023
Team Assistant, SNACGS5Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire02-Sep-2023
Director, Human Resource Operations, Recruitment, and Client ServicesEL5Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire30-Aug-2023




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