EOI – Junior Learning Consultant – SNDR at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Chief Communications Specialist (PCSC) at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: EOI – Junior Learning Consultant – SNDR

Location: Home based
Consultant type: Junior Consultant
Duration of the Assignment: 6 months
Estimated Starting Date: September 1st, 2023
Job family: Other

Brief Description of the Assignment

  • The  African  Development  Bank  hereby  invites individual consultants  to  indicate  their interest in the following Assignment:Junior Learning Consultant.
  • Within  the Development  Impact  and  Results(SNDR)  department,  Operations  Academy was  created  as  a  Bank-wide  effort  aimed  at  establishing  and  institutionalizing  a  comprehensive and  compulsory  curriculum  specifically  geared  towards  all  operations  staff.  This  initiative comprisesover 45courses,  which  cover  the  Operations  Gateway,  Task  Manager  Pathway  and NSO  Pathways,  Country  Program  and  Country  Manager  Pathways.A  possible  future  learning Pathway for Implementation Partner is currently being considered.
  • The junior learning consultant will work collaboratively with staff in the Quality Assurance and Learning Division of SNDR and other Departments, to support the development of elearning courses,  participant  enrolment  and  assistance.
  • The  consultant  will  also  be  requested  to  handle various responsibilities in line with the overall mandate and work program of the division.
  • The junior consultant is mainly expected to support course development and the uptake of courses.  This  will  require  strong  coordination  and  communication  skills  in  both  French  and English.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in liaising with Subject Matter Expertsfor the purpose of developing online training.
  • Review base content for online courses (PPT, narratives, translation, etc.)and edit the Frenchcourses.
  • Review, proofread, update and edit the Frenchbased content for ecourses (storyboards, Alpha and Gold versions for ecourses and related products.
  • Support  coordination  and  communication,  including  supporting  the  various  cohort  training initiatives, participant enrollment and assistance.
  • Provide support for the Learning Management System in particular,enrolment of participants, helpdesk services,and coordination of data collection.
  • Support the regular reporting on progress and tracking, including data management, survey design and creating visual aids.
  • Support the outreach and communication activities of the Division, including working with a SharePoint intranet site.
  • Undertake any other tasks/assignments as assigned by the Manager SNDR.3.5.

Essential Criteria
The essential criteria for this consultancy are:

  • Hold at least a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Development Studies, Education, Social  Science, Pedagogy, Communication, Information  Technology or related disciplines.
  • As per the Bank guidelines for the junior consultant  role,  have a  minimum  of  two  years  and  a  maximum  of  four  years  of  relevant experience and be under 32 years of age.
  • A background in adult learning is an added advantage.
  • Have strong media and communication orientation, including being media savvy.
  • Knowledge of SharePoint and experience with a Learning Management System is an added advantage.
  • Strong working knowledge of French and English is required.
  • Proof reading and editing skills inFrench would be strong asset for both communication and ecourses design.
  • Experience with elearning developmentand roll out,an advantage.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.

Language skills:

  • English  and  French  are  the  working  languages  of  the  African  Development  Bank.
  • The program of work requires that the consultant should be fluent in French and have strong working knowledge of English.

Application Closing Date
5th June, 2023 (17:00 hours Abidjan Local Time).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Expressions of Interest to: r.schiere@afdb.organd k.zadi@afdb.orgspecifically mentioning “Expression of Interest for Junior Learning Consultant”.

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  • Consultants  who  meet  the  required  profile  and  are  interested  in  this  assignment  are encouraged to submit an updated Curriculum Vitae on the basis of the template attached to the pdf document above.
  • The eligibility criteria, the establishment of a short list and the selection procedure shall be in conformity with the Bank’s Procurement Policy and Procedure for Corporate Consultants Recruitment.
  • Interest expressed by a consultant does not imply any obligation on the part of the Bank toinclude him/her in the shortlist.
  • An interview may be required as part of the evaluation process.
  • The  duration  of the assignment  will  be  for 6 months  and  the  estimated  starting  date  is September 1, 2023.
  • The assignment is home based.
  • Questions/clarificationsto be addressed to: r.schiere@afdb.org
  • Interested  Consultants  may  obtain  further  information  at  the  address above  during  the Bank’s working hours: 09:00 to 17:00 hours, Abidjan Local Time.


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