Avenue Joseph Anoma, 01 B.P. 1387, Abidjan, CÔTE d’IVOIRE

Corporate IT Services Department (CHIS)

E-mail :

Telephone : (+225) 20 26 22 61/ (+225) 20 26 25 83

  1. The African Development Bank hereby invites Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in the following Assignment : “SENIOR FIS AMBIT FOCUS APPLICATIONS CONSULTANT” .
  2. The objective will be to provide consulting services in the area of FIS AMBIT FOCUS configuration, development, support and maintenance of the implemented financial projection and liquidity solution.

The selected Consultant will be also required to provide supporting services in coordination of projects in the area of ETL, training of users and other team members.

The consultant duties will include the following : FIS Ambit Focus Configuration, Implementation, Training and Support

Configure FIS Ambit Focus solutions by studying requirements analysis and information needs; conferring with stakeholders and IT Management; studying systems flow, data usage, and work processes.

Implement application development requirements, with a constant focus on coordinating business efficiencies through the activities of application development.

Documents and demonstrates solutions by developing documentation, flowcharts, layouts, diagrams, charts, code comments and clear code.

Coordinate and participate in system unit testing, and integration testing with promoting good practice and code standard

Coordination of Applications Development and Training :

  • Assist in the definition of user requirements and specifications ;
  • Provide support for diagnosing and resolving FIS Ambit Focus complex user problems ;
  • Ensure the change management process is followed for the delivery of application patches, server patches and updates ;
  • Provide expert advice and guidance to ensure a successful product is delivered ;
  • Advise the Project Manager of issues or technical difficulties and highlight necessary resources and the timescales associated with the delivery of the project ;
  • Provide guidance and assistance to colleagues in any aspect of the application configuration, testing and documentation ;
  • Work with networking, storage, and other infrastructure teams to setup up and maintain the system.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in computer science, software development, finance ;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in supporting and maintaining FIS/SUNGARD ;
  • AMBIT FOCUS in a Financial Institution environment ;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in supporting and maintaining Microsoft ;
  • Technologies ;
  • Extensive experience of configuring and working with: FIS Ambit Focus GUI modules, Dynamic Asset and Liabilities Management (ALM) and Liquidity Risk ;
  • Detailed level of knowledge and experience working with: Focus database input DB, Focus DB, Results DB and Focus Cubes ;
  • Senior SQL development skills for DB development and writing dynamic SQL (Microsoft SQL server) ;
  • Experience working with SSIS packages, complex ETL processes and scripting (command line, powershell, etc.) ;
  • A detailed oriented person with general understanding of financial instruments, terminology and regulations (NSFR, LCR and IRRBB) ;
  • Experience of working with the AGILE methodology, Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management (TFS and Microsoft Project) is also a plus ;
  • Strong commitment to project objectives and deadlines ;
  • Excellent communication skills, oral, written and presentation ;
  • Has good interpersonal skills and communication skills (to both technical and non-technical audiences) ;
  • Proven track record to work to strict business deadlines Self-management and strong organization skills.
  1. The Corporate Information Technology Services Department (CHIS) invites Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in providing the above-described services. Interested Consultants shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake this Assignment (CV, reference to similar services, experience in similar assignments, etc.) ;
  2. The eligibility criteria, the establishment of a short list and the selection procedures shall be in conformity with the Bank’s procedures for the acquisition of consulting services funded by the administrative or capital expenditure. Please, note that interest expressed by a Consultant does not imply any obligation on the part of the Bank to include him/her in the shortlist ;
  3. The estimated duration of services is six (06) months and the estimated starting date is 15 February 2020 ;
  4. Interested Individual Consultants may obtain further information at the address below during the Bank’s working hours: from 08:00 to 17:00 hours, Abidjan Local Time ;
  5. Expressions of interest must be received by email at the address below no later than Thursday, 16 January 2020 at 17:00 hours, Abidjan local time and specifically mentioning “SENIOR FIS AMBIT FOCUS APPLICATIONS CONSULTANT”.

For the attention of : IT Recruitment Team African Development Bank

Corporate IT Services Department (CHIS) Avenue Joseph Anoma, 01 B.P. 1387, Abidjan, CÔTE d’IVOIRE

Tel : (+225) 20 26 22 61

Email : IT_Recruitment@AFDB.ORG


A shortlist of three to six individual consultants will be established at the end the request of expressions of interest. The consultants on the shortlist will be judged on the following criteria on the basis of their updated resume.

i.Level of education in general20%
ii.Educational level compared to the field of mission20%
iii.Years of experience in general20%
iv.Number of years of experience relevant to the mission40%