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Under the general supervision of the Division Manager AHHD1 Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development at the African Development Bank (AfDB),  the Operations Assistant will primarily assist the Division in implementing the work programme, including technical support in specific areas such as SAP entry of data relating to procurement and disbursement and work program monitoring and undertake preliminary analyses of operations dossiers.

Duties and responsibilities

The Operations Assistant will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provide operational support to the Division Manager;
  • Manage the electronic data archiving system of the Division
  • Manage the division’s database and perform any task related to data entry and analysis as required;

 

  • Coordinate the preparation and monitoring of the annual Work Programme;
  • Coordinate the preparation and monitoring of the quarterly mission programme;
  • Compile the portfolio database of the division/department (Non-Sovereign Operations, complex projects, trust funds, special initiatives, co-financing);

 

  • Compiles and presents data on projects (managed by the regional hubs) related to the sectors under the division/department;
  • Report on accuracy and completeness of SAP, BPPS & SRAS data;
  • Prepare and monitor the implementation of the administrative budget and determine/recommend allocation of funds when necessary;

 

  • Assist with recruitment of consultants, initiate SAP processing of their contracts, prepare service orders, process their payments and follow them up with the Accounting and Treasury units concerned
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports on the management and performance of the division activities;
  • Facilitate training on the use of the Bank-wide Project Processing Schedule (BPPS), SAP;

 

  • Assist in preparing documents, briefing notes, spreadsheets and correspondence necessary to manage work programme and projects/programmes;
  • Assist in the preparation and organization of activities such as seminars, workshops etc.

OTHER DUTIES 

  • Coordinate matters with the Corporate IT Services Department (CHIS), if necessary, for all issues relating to the SAP / BPPS / ATRS / SRAS system and other information technologies; play the role of SAP resource person in the division and the department; provide technical assistance to the staff in the use of SAP;
  • Take notes during meetings, draft correspondence and prepare minutes as requested;
  • Perform any other tasks requested by the Division

Selection Criteria

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree, in public administration, management, Information Technology or related field.
  • Preferably a minimum of five (5) years of progressively relevant and practical experience, in an international organization.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and providing support to other team members where needed.
  • High integrity and accountability in all aspects of portfolio management and programme implementation.
  • Professional approach: a good grasp of the Bank’s organizational functions and procedures; self-control and a commendable personality.
  • Excellent organizational, and communication skills.
  • Able to work under pressure in the dynamic setting of an international and multicultural setting.
  • Handling speedily and efficiently internal and external requests.
  • Knowledge of administration duties
  • Excellent written and verbal communications in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP will be an asset.

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