African Development Bank
The African Development Bank is a regional multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to African countries’ economic development and social progress.
AfDB staff work with governments across the continent by helping them in critical areas of development, from policy advice to the identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision of development projects.
Our core activities include, among others, infrastructure, private sector development, policy advice, gender equality, climate change and regional integration. AfDB is deeply committed to anti-corruption initiatives aiming to improve the continent’s investment climate.
Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)
How we work
The first thing you notice about the AfDB is the passion of its employees to help reduce poverty on the continent, improve living conditions for Africans and mobilise resources for the continent’s economic and social development. That drives us to seek motivated individuals who share this commitment to poverty reduction.
... and why
The overarching objective of the AfDB is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction. It achieves this objective by mobilising and allocating resources for investment in RMCs and by providing policy advice and technical assistance to support development efforts.
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We are committed to diversity and strive to hire the best brains from across the globe. Our staff are diverse in many respects, including gender, nationality, race, culture, education and experience and fully represent our member countries.
The AfDB offers a variety of roles suited to your goals, background and talents, providing opportunities to advance, grow and strike the right balance between work and life that is best for you.
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