• Position title: Directors X5 (Climate change and green growth; Energy statistics, policy and regulation; Power systems development; Renewable energy; Transformative energy partnerships)
  • Grade: NA
  • Position N°: NA
  • Reference: NA
  • Publication date: 05/09/2016
  • Closing date: 02/10/2016
  • Country: Côte d’Ivoire


Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. The Bank’s development agenda to deliver the financial and technical support for transformative interventions that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In addition to providing finance, the Bank is Africa's voice on global economic, financial and development issues, a role that has taken significant importance in light of increasing global integration and interconnected risks.
The Bank has prioritized five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate developmental impacts for Africa: Light Up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialize Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the Quality of Life of the People of Africa. The Bank is building a world class senior management team to lead the successful implementation of the vision.

Duties and responsibilities


Director Climate Change and Green Growth (Code 1608-004BL):

The Director will build and lead the Climate Change and Green Growth Directorate. S/he will lead the drive towards achieving universal access through green solutions. S/he will lead all efforts within the Bank to minimize and reverse the effects of Climate Change on the continent, including mainstreaming climate change and green growth in bank-wide implementation activities. The Director will deliver on three flagship (FS) programs of the New Deal on Energy for Africa: FS 7 – Promoting Bottom of the Pyramid Access Programs; FS 8 – Mobile Payment Program; and FS 9 – Access to Clean and Efficient Cooking Solutions.

Director Energy Statistics, Policy and Regulation (Code 1608-005TR):

The Director will build and lead the Energy Statistics, Policy and Regulation Directorate. S/he will support Regional Member Countries improve their policy and regulatory environments in order to achieve universal access by 2025. S/he will build capabilities within the Regional Member Countries to enable IPP investment within a standardized PPP framework. The Director will deliver on two flagship (FS) programs of the New Deal on Energy for Africa: FS1 – Standardized Independent Power Producer Procurement Program; and FS3 – Energy Efficiency Program.

Director, Power Systems Development (Code 1608-003TR):

The Director will build and lead the Power Systems Development Directorate. S/he will support Regional Member Countries and the private sector to develop and improve their national and regional Power Systems. The Director will deliver on four flagship (FS) programs of the New Deal on Energy for Africa: FS4 – Power Utility Transformation Program; FS5 – Early Stage Project Support Facility; FS6 – Funding Catalyst Program; and FS11 – Country Wide Energy Sector Transformation.

Director Renewable Energy (Code 1608-004TR):

The Director will build and lead the Renewable Energy (RE) Directorate. S/he will promote the development of renewable energy across Africa. S/he will create a framework for cost effective integration of RE in the energy mix of countries and will liaise with the Africa Renewable Energy Initiative to develop and implement bankable RE projects. S/he will deliver on one flagship (FS) program of the New Deal on Energy for Africa: FS2 – Renewable Energy Program.

Director Transformative Energy Partnerships (Code 1608-028L):

The Director will build and lead the Energy Partnerships Office. S/he will build, strengthen and maintain the Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa by engaging and aligning DFIs, Regional and Non-Regional Member Countries, and the private sector. S/he will crowd-in funding to accelerate large-scale projects promoting regional integration and will strengthen the capacity of regional organizations. S/he will deliver on two flagship (FS) programs of the New Deal on Energy for Africa: FS12 – Transformative Partnership on Energy for Africa; and FS10 – Regional and Sub-Regional Project Acceleration Program.

Selection Criteria

A position specification with further information about the roles will be posted on the Russell Reynolds Associates website. In the meantime, please call +44 (0) 20 7343 3616 for any further assistance.
The African Development Bank Group has retained Russell Reynolds associates to assist with this appointment. To apply, please send a full CV together with a supporting statement of no more than two sides of A4, briefly highlighting your experience and skills against the requirements of the role, to:  please quote the role title and assignment code in the subject heading of the email.
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