Overview of actors

African Development Bank

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a multilateral institution whose objective is to contribute to the sustainable economic development and social progress of the African countries. The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a multilateral institution whose objective is to contribute to the sustainable economic development and social progress of the African countries that make up the AfDB's Regional Member Countries (RMCs).

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.
It's core activities include, among others, infrastructure, private sector development, policy advice, gender equality, climate change and regional integration. The AfDB is deeply committed to anti-corruption initiatives aiming to improve the continent’s investment climate.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health and Well-being
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Clean Water and Sanitation
Affordable and Clean Energy
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
Life Below Water
Life on Land
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships to achieve the Goals

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. The AfDB is seeking 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.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Agriculture and Forestry
Banking and Finance
Diversity Management
Education and Training
Environment and Disaster Risk Management
External Relations
Health and Nutrition
Human Resources Management
Information and Communication Technology
Media and Communication
Monitoring and Evaluation
Private Sector Development

The AfDB is committed to diversity and strives to hire the best brains from across the globe. Its staff is diverse in many respects, including gender, nationality, race, culture, education and experience and fully represents its 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.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students yes
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates yes
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities yes
See current vacancies on cinfoPoste

Type of organisation

Multilateral development bank

Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation


Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Region(s) of operation

Middle East and Northern Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of employees

In Switzerland:

Outside Switzerland:
More than 1000

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