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African Development Bank (AfDB) has recently published job advertisements on its career portal for the position of Principal Gender Officer. All interested candidates can submit their applications for this post online. The last date for submission of application is 24th June 2020.

African Development Bank Principal Gender Officer Job


The Role

The Principal Gender Officer will probably be based mostly in one of many Regional Offices will help the efficient operationalization of gender mainstreaming inside (i) the Bank’s Ten-Year Technique 2013-2022 and (ii) the Excessive-5 priorities to mainstream gender in Bank operations on the regional level.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Division Manager, AHGC.1, the Principal Gender Officer, will provide support to mainstream and promote gender equality and women empowerment. The responsibilities of the Principal Gender Officer – include, but are not limited to the following:

Mainstream gender issues at all stages of the project cycle, from planning to monitoring and evaluation;

Support the inclusion of gender in all programs/projects or any related activities, ensuring gender balance in project staff teams, training, and beneficiaries;

Assist in developing indicators to monitor the gender impact of Bank-supported projects using the Gender Marker System;

Participate in operational missions and the drafting of project documents in order to promote the implementation of the Bank’s gender strategy, ensure that women are consulted and enhance the level of gender analysis of programs/projects;

Work with Task managers to develop innovative approaches to gender stand-alone operations;

Collect and make available to Country Offices gender-related information on each of these countries (for example in the form of country-level “Gender Profiles”);

Develop studies and any preparatory documents related to gender for the purpose of project formulation, supervision, and post-evaluation;

Liaise with key gender-related NGOs, multilateral, national  and regional institutions and any relevant stakeholder in countries served by the Regional office for purposes of partnerships, information sharing, networking and potential operational collaborations;

Selection Criteria


Hold at least a Master's degree or it's equivalent in Gender Studies, International Development, Finance Development, Economics, or closely related disciplines. Relevant qualification in development project management and project finance is a plus.

Have a minimum of six (6) years of professional experience on gender and social inclusion in the development space and experience in project management.

Strong leadership and coaching skills, with a proven track record of working with economic teams and creating an empowering and self-development-oriented work environment

Ability to build effective working relationships in a diverse multicultural environment;

Communicate and write effectively in either French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.

Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Other Details

Grade: PL4
Position N°: 50102228/ 50102229/50102230
Reference: ADB/20/066
Closing date: 24-Jun-2020
Duty station: Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire, Abuja, Nigeria

How to Apply

If you are the right person for this role then click here to apply or visit at www.afdb.org to know about other vacancies of AfDB Bank.

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