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African Development Bank Interview Questions

Updated Sep 16, 2017
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    Senior Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at African Development Bank (Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Once shortlisted the HR dept has you go through a phone interview. The initial phone interview is conducted by a foreign HR consultancy company. Once you pass that stage a group/panel ask you direct questions concerning your employment history and how you can make a change to the department's development mandate.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see Africa's financial service industry going?   1 Answer

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    Financial Analyst (Consultant) At Private Sector Facility Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at African Development Bank (Abidjan (Cote d'Ivoire)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    Request for Expressions of Interest.
    Submitted expression of interest
    Shortlisted and requested to submit technical and financial proposals to discuss proposed methodology, experience with similar assignments, experience working with lending and risk management instruments
    Interview like discussion of experience with Hiring / Task Manager
    Negotiation of contracts
    Contract discussion , review and signing

    Interview Questions

    • Describe Experience in Risk Participation and Guarantee instruments   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No room for negotiation. Role was already pegged to the same grade with a Young Professional in the Bank or even lower given that staff have benefits and allowances (i.e. $7750 monthly fees with no staff benefits. Contract amount already stated on the EOI request and RFP which was quite and rather unusual.

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    Education Sector Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Borj Ennbaza (Tunisia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at African Development Bank (Borj Ennbaza (Tunisia)).

    Interview

    Interview conducted by a panel of members representing different departments in the organization. After a self introduction, each panel member takes turns to ask questions. At the conclusion, candidate is asked if he has questions or final thoughts.

    Interview Questions

    • Comment on your qualifications, skills and experience and how they would be a plus at the position.
      Your greatest achievement in your career and you biggest failure if any?
      Your knowledge of the sector, its challenges and opportunities?
      Your leadership and managerial experience?
      Your intercultural awareness and skills?   1 Answer
    • Q: As a manager, how would you manage conflict with an employee?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiations as all conditions were known in advance.


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    Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Al Karm (Tunisia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at African Development Bank (Al Karm (Tunisia)) in April 2014.

    Interview

    1. Ten candidates out of 200 were pré selected for a 2-day sélection process at thé bank' HQs
    2. This was followed by a written test consisting of 5 technical questions directly related to thé durcies
    3. Thé day after, an interview took place with a panel of six (hiring dépt., M&E, HR, gender)

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Quitte long


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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tunis (Tunisia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at African Development Bank (Tunis (Tunisia)).

    Interview

    Online tests (Analytical; quantitative and personality); Phone interview, assessment centre and panel interview

    Interview Questions

    • Mix of technical (development and Africa oriented), motivation and hr questions   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No salary negotiations


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    Principal Investigator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at African Development Bank in November 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process consisted of one interview conducted via video conference. The panel comprised of two staff from the hiring unit, an HR person and two other staff members from units that worked closely with my unit. Questions were generic about background, experience and language ability as the Bank has two official languages namely English and French.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were not difficult but I was asked to elaborate on a very brief answer I gave on risk management processes.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    The Bank headquarters will be returning to Abidjan soon and I am not sure that it is entirely safe to do so yet.


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    Agricultural Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at African Development Bank (Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria)) in November 2011.

    Interview

    Was short listed and invited for an interview with 2 weeks notice to interview date
    The first stage was a computer appreciation test. The instruction was specific
    1. Open a file in your name on the desktop.
    2. Answer the questions( 3No.) given in Microsoft word and save it in your file on the desk top
    3. One hour was given to answer the question which was an essay type question.
    4. The question bordered on the procedure for funding a project by the bank, the next was based on how you will handle a typical situation when you go out as a team on a project verification team. Assuming a member of the team, the accountant happens not to agree to go out with the team on the critical assignment, what will you do?

    Interview Questions

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bārdaw (Tunisia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at African Development Bank (Bārdaw (Tunisia)) in May 2009.

    Interview

    Hiring process was basically based on proposal to be submitted (technical and financial). They conducted a background check on education, with past and current employers

    Interview Questions


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