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  • Posted: Jun 4, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • 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.
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    Senior SAP Solutions Development Officer (Procurement)

    KEY FUNCTIONS:

    Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, CHIS.1, the key duties and responsibilities of the Senior SAP Solutions Development Engineer are:

    1. Perform functional requirement analysis, functional configurations and maintenance of SAP SRM & MM Modules, ABAP(RICEFWS), FIORI UI5, O-Data Services, Webservices, REST & SOAP, WebDynpro, FMP development and maintenance in S4 HANA ERP system and related interfaces primarily in the areas of SAP SRM & MM Modules.
    2. Produce technical specifications and documentation that includes impact analysis, test cases, object dependencies, performance testing and risk analysis. Creates solutions for business and technical problems identified, in accordance with industry standards and African Development Bank resources, rules and regulations.
    3. Perform system maintenance and production support to SAP SRM module, also, performs configurations related to Supplier Self Services and Supplier Registration, Self Service Procurement Processes, Contract Management, Procurement Documents in SRM and ERP, Portal UI and WebDynpro UI configuration; field control, Bidding, Auctioning and E-Sourcing Processes, Catalog Management and Workflow implementation.
    4. Perform Maintenance and custom developments on MM module covering topics such as Purchase requisition, PO, SES, Invoice postings, workflows, configurations in Account assignment, Assets management etc.
    5. Perform and Coordinate development activities in S4H Cloud such as SAP BTP, Cloud integrations, RPA (Robotic Process Automation), Side-by-side extensibility.
    6. Perform pre migration analysis, impact analysis and data migration plan for migration project from SAP SRM to Ariba and helping on decision making on cutover plans for migration from SRM to Ariba.
    7. Act as a back-up resource person for other functional areas in the team as and when required.
    8.  Provide support for application development in business areas outside of SRM & MM modules as required based on priorities.
    9. Perform any other relevant duties requested by the supervisor.

    COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):

    1. At least Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Development or related disciplines.
    2. At least five (5) years’ experience in SAP ABAP development with at least three (3) years’ experience in SAP HANA.
    3. Advanced knowledge of SAP SRM & MM Modules.
    4. Good Exposure to SAP Ariba & SAP BTP (Business Technology Platform).
    5. Excellent knowledge of SAP configuration and development methods and disciplines.
    6. Excellent knowledge of SAP technical framework especially concerning: ABAP(RICEFWS), FIORI UI5, O-Data Services, Webservices, REST & SOAP, WebDynpro, FMP development.
    7. Full end to end understanding of SAP implementations, development, quality, and production environments in SAP related competencies such as SAP ABAP (RICEF), Workflow, SAP NetWeaver, ECC 6.0, S/4 and MDM.
    8. Understanding of relational databases, data storage, and SQL concepts.  Understanding of data structures and data objects.
    9. Experience of working in a large and complex organization.
    10. Good understanding and functional experience of other SAP modules will be added advantage.
    11. Knowledge in other non-SAP applications and different technologies will be an added advantage.
    12. ABAP Certification a plus.
    13. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    14. Excellent presentation and strong interpersonal skills.
    15. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
    16. Knowledge of the Bank’s standard software: Excel, Word, Power Point, MS Project, Access, etc.

    Closing Date: 12th, June 2022

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    Principal Health Economist (RDGS)

    THE POSITION

    The Principal Health Economist reports to the Manager of Public Health, Social Protection and Nutrition Division. She/he will support the Bank’s health agenda in Southern Africa as follows:

    1. Support Southern African countries in strengthening their health systems.
    2. Apply the theories and techniques of health economics in the relevant range of duties assigned to her/him. This will include, inter alia, analysis of trends and modalities of health systems strengthening and financing, value for money analysis, review of national health and social policies and strategies in the light of international experience and utilization of economic approaches in the design of the Bank’s projects and strategies. 
    3. Implement the action plan of the Public Health, Social Protection and Nutrition Division.
    4. Strengthen relevant institutions through advisory services and capacity building programmes and other forms of support. 
    5. Contribute or where appropriate, lead, the preparation and appraisal of lending operations for both public and private sectors.
    6. Contribute to project identification, preparation and appraisal for Bank Group financing in  public sector, private sector and public-private partnership settings.
    7. Assess applications and requests from RMCs and other eligible clients and make appropriate recommendations to Management on the suitability of potential Bank support.
    8. Initiate and lead knowledge work, technical and sectoral studies on the Bank’s health agenda, in particular regarding access to the last mile.
    9. All above responsibilities entail close working relationships with the Bank’s Country Managers in Southern African countries and within the relevant partnerships of which the Bank is a member, as well as with individual donor institutions as appropriate.
    10. Enhance project implementation quality, timeliness and integrity through developing and implementing controls that minimize slippages.
    11. Provide expertise to the Department and other relevant Bank’s departments.
    12. Provide documented strategic advice to Management.
    13. Contribute to the preparation of policies and strategies.

    KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Formulate and propose Bank’s Country Assistance Strategies for the Social Sector by:

    • Carrying out analyses of the social situations in Southern African countries, and in particular the health system, and analyzing systems and financing constraints, collecting and analysing data on demographic trends, human, material and infrastructure resources, as well as financing and equity indicators.
    • In charge of recommending social sector studies/projects/programmes to be included in the Bank’s lending program for Southern African countries, particularly in the areas of health infrastructure, e-health, health insurance, private sector, pharmaceutical and biomedical industry.
    • Overseeing Economic and Sector Work (ESWs) to inform country dialogue and policies to secure sustainable financing and social protection, provide effective oversight of the health sector, set standards for PPPs and ensure that infrastructure investments result in sustainable improvements in quality health services.
    • In charge of preparing terms of reference and supervising studies in the social sector, and in particular, health sector and assisting borrowers in recruiting consultants, as well as reviewing and approving reports.
    • Initiating and maintaining a high-level policy dialogue with borrowers and other agencies involved in the social sector but more particularly in the health sector.
    • Guiding the Government/Bank’s Management on proposed health sector strategies and policies and future operational plans.  In particular, review technical issues, and propose recommendations relevant to socio-economic policies and their relationship with other sectors within the Bank.

    Initiate and conduct missions to:

    • Identify, prepare, appraise and launch health projects/programs for Bank-financing and contribute to the same processes for social sector projects/programs.
    • Carry out financial and economic analysis underpinning health projects and provide recommendations regarding the amounts and terms and conditions of the Bank’s loans and grants.

    Carry out technical supervision, mid-term review and project completion missions of on-going social projects/programs, more particularly in the health sector by:

    • In charge of monitoring the achievements of Bank-funded programs;
    • Conducting analysis of Bank project economic and financial performance including cost- effectiveness, cost-benefit, benefit incidence analysis and as the case may be, impact analysis;
    • Preparing and monitoring portfolio performance reports for the social sector and in particular, in the health sector.

    Identify and coordinate the needs for co-financing social projects/programmes and initiate proposals for funding for public and private sectors by: 

    • Contribute to project identification, preparation and appraisal across public sector, private sector and public-private partnerships;
    • Operationalizing an integrated approach to sustainable development, taking into account cross-cutting issues i.e. poverty, environment, population, gender and institutional development;
    • In charge of reviewing social sector aid programs of other donor agencies and determining financing gaps;
    • Representing the Bank/Department at national and international relevant meetings;

    Perform other technical and administrative duties as required by Management by:

    • Participating in working groups, committees and meetings and assisting other staff assigned to same or related functions;
    • Reviewing reports prepared by consultants on social sector issues and make recommendations to the Division Manager.

    COMPETENCIES (skills, experience and knowledge):

    Including desirable skills, knowledge, and experience:

    • Hold at least a master’s degree in Economics, Development Economics, Health Economics, Business Administration and or Economics of Service Delivery
    • At least Six (6) years relevant experience in policy and strategy development and conducting economic and financial analysis of health programmes and projects particularly in Africa. Strong analytical and quantitative skills as demonstrated by the production and or contribution to analytical reports/publications.
    • Experience in analysis of health policies and strategies in developing countries, particularly in Africa.
    • Proven capacity to present ideas and prepare technical documents.
    • Perseverance in pursuing objectives in the face of obstacles.
    • Capacity to propose and implement solutions to problems.
    • Capacity to guide colleagues and monitor activities
    • Team player with cross-cultural and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to build partnerships and deliver services that meet both immediate needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the Bank.
    • Demonstrates accountability in decisions and judgement.
    • Promotes open and frank strategic/technical discussion.
    • Ability to deliver high quality work within tight deadlines.
    • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French. A working knowledge of the other will be an asset.
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

    Closing Date: 29th, June 2022

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