- Location: Lagos, Nigeria
- Ref #: uvla234
- Date Posted: 20-Sep-2018
The Bank's Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV) mission is to help the African Development Bank to foster sustainable growth and poverty reduction in Africa through independent and influential evaluations.
The role of the Evaluator General is to lead BDEV, whose objectives are to provide a basis for accountability, to contribute to enhanced learning, and to promote an evaluation culture. By conducting independent evaluations and sharing good practices, the Evaluator General ensures that the Bank and its shareholders learn from past experiences and plan and deliver development activities to the highest possible standards.
Detailed Job Description:
By reporting to the Board of Directors of the AfDB through CODE, the Evaluator General will:
1. Provide overall direction and leadership in the management of BDEV;
2. Determine BDEV work objectives through the triennial work program;
3. Provide intellectual leadership and technical expertise in the conduct of evaluations of Bank operations, policies, and strategies, working across projects, sectors, themes, regions and countries;
5. Ensure appropriate coverage and balance between different types of evaluations, including summative and formative evaluations;
6. Promote an evaluation culture and disseminate results achieved and lessons learned across the institution and beyond;
7. Monitor, compare, and exchange evaluation results and methods, particularly in the context of the Evaluation Network and Evaluation Cooperation Group of Multilateral Development Banks;
8. Monitor and follow the implementation of evaluation recommendations based on management's own reports through the Management Action Registration system (MARS) and report accordingly to the Board of Directors;
9. Review and provide recommendations to CODE regarding the Bank's Independent Evaluation Policy and Independent Evaluation Strategy, including suggestions for adjustment;
10. Ensure sound management of BDEV’s human and financial resources;
11. Monitor the implementation of the BDEV work program, including adherence to key performance indicators and timely production of evaluation reports.
1. Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Development Studies, International Relations, Business Administration or a related field;
2. A minimum of twenty (20) years of professional experience, including relevant experience in international development, including at least 10 at a managerial level and with a progressive increase of responsibilities;
3. Strong expertise in evaluation principles, standards, processes, and methodologies, including demonstrated understanding of state-of-the-art evaluation theories and practices;
4. Profound understanding of and ability to navigate the development and evaluation sectors both internationally and on the African continent;
5. Good understanding and/or experience of both public and private sector investments;
6. Track record of strong management and leadership skills;
7. Sensitivity to the multicultural organizational environment;
8. Ability to be an independent thinker, with good integrity and professional ethics recognized by peers;
9. Ability to communicate effectively in English or French (written and spoken), with a working knowledge of the other language.