Job Recruitment at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)


  2020-07-31
  Unspecified

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: Sector Manager, RDGE1, RDGW1

Reference: ADB / 20 / 109
Locations: Nairobi – Kenya and Abidjan – Cote Ivoire
Grade: PL2
Position N°: 50092537 / 50092501

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth (PEVP)’ is a Sector Complex focusing broadly on the Bank’s TYS and High 5 priority of “Light up and Power Africa”.
  • The complex’s objectives are:
    • To develop policy and strategy;
    • Provide deep sector technical expertise to the Regions by gathering a pool of experienced individuals who can be consulted for their expertise on complicated transactions;
    • Develop new financing instruments;
    • Act as spokesperson for the Bank with external stakeholders on all aspects of “Light Up and Power Africa”.
  • The Complex focuses specifically on areas of power systems development, policy and regulation, renewable energy and, climate and green growth.
  • The Complex also ensures that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversees the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s energy operations in collaboration with the Regional Business Delivery Units (RBDUs).

The Hiring Department:

  • The Power Systems Development Department (PESD) within the PEVP Complex has the broad mandate of supporting the Bank’s Regional Member Countries, Power Utilities, Regional Economic Communities, Power Pools, Regulators and other stakeholders to develop and improve their own Power Systems and the performance of their utilities and power pools, through both Sovereign (SO) and Non-Sovereign Operations (NSO).
  • he department has six (6) Divisions each supervised by a Sector Manager – a Power Systems Solutions Division based at the HQ (PESD.1) and five Power Systems Operations Divisions (PESD 2-6) covering each of the Bank’s five (5) operational regions.
  • The Sector Managers who are part of the Bank’s Regional Business Delivery Units (RBDU) provide overall strategic direction to country offices within the regions and are responsible for the Bank’s sovereign and non-sovereign operations, power and energy business development, project management and effective delivery of three of the Bank’s High 5s; notably ‘Light up and Power Africa’, ‘Integrate Africa’ ‘Improve the Quality of Life of the people of Africa’, and indirectly contributes to ‘Industrialize Africa’ and ‘Feed Africa’ pillars.

The Position

  • Under the supervision of the PESD Director, the Sector Manager, Power and Energy Operations serves as the leader of the Division in the region and empowers RBDU staff to accomplish their objectives by directing and delegating duties and tasks while supporting, mentoring and engaging with them to deliver the agreed regional work program.
  • He/She coordinates the collaborative efforts with other Departments of the PEVP Complex and oversees engagement with other Complexes of the Bank to identify business opportunities that have a positive impact on overall achievement of the High 5s.
  • As part of the PESD department, the Sector Manager, PESD4 / PESD5, is responsible for the delivery of the ‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’ (NDEA) and works in close collaboration with the PEVP Vice Presidency as well as other Bank Complexes with cross-cutting activities under the High5.
  • He/She supervises and coordinates staff under him in the origination and implementation of power system development projects and programs, oversees the processing of Bank financing, mobilising co-financing, and supports Bank investment transactions in the power sector.
  • He/She provides deep sectoral expertise related to the planning, development, technical structuring and financing, and monitoring and evaluation of national and regional power system projects / programs across the power value chain, including providing technical assistance on power utility benchmarking and reforms, electricity access and skills development.

Reporting:

  • The Sector Manager, PESD4 / PESD5 reports to the PESD Director functionally with a dotted line reporting to the Regional Director General.
  • At the regional level, he/she will work seamlessly with the other Bank units under the guidance of the Director and provide inputs to the overall regional portfolio status assessment and workplan.
  • The Regional Director General will also provide inputs into the Sector Manager’s performance evaluation.

Duties and responsibilities
Under direct supervision of the Director, Power Systems Development, PEVP Complex, and in close collaboration with the Regional Directorate of the RDVP Complex, the Sector Manager, PESD4 / PESD54, will perform the following:

Leadership and Management:

  • Lead the strategic staffing of the Power Systems Development team in the region, giving due support to and championing the Bank’s Energy Strategy, and delivery of the Light Up and Power Africa component of the High Fives.
  • Lead and manage the Power Systems Development team in the assigned region and ensure the team is high-performing, well-motivated and committed to the success of the Bank.
  • Lead, plan, organize, manage and supervise the activities and work programme of the Division with appropriate delegation of day-to-day activities.
  • Drive and ensure operational efficiency and effectiveness of the Power Systems Development Division in achieving the Bank’s strategic imperatives and the management of change.
  • Cultivate and ensure a culture of “ONE-Bank” in the entire Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth Complex with the highest levels of ethics, fiduciary responsibility and professionalism to protect and enhance the reputation of the Bank.
  • Provide technical and managerial leadership to empower staff in the definition and realization of the key performance indicators (KPIs) of the Division as derived from the PESD Department’s KPIs / targets – including joint / shared KPIs with other PEVP units and Bank Complexes.
  • Ensure effective Divisional budget resources management.
  • Strengthen the human and institutional capacities of countries and regional power development institutions, to deepen the capacity of the Bank to prepare and implement transformational flagship power sector projects/programs effectively, and to become the thought leader in knowledge products and advisory support services in power utility and electricity services management.
  • Build and reinforce teams of highly talented and motivated technical and operational staff, for efficient and effective business development and delivery of the lending and non-lending work programmes in the assigned region.
  • Ensure the Task Managers of the Division contribute to the development of Country Strategy Papers (CSPs) and Regional Integration Strategy Papers (RISPs) in relation to Power Systems Development needs of countries of assignment.
  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams including Investment Officers, Economists, Financial Analysts, Engineers, Environmental & Social, Fiduciary experts, Lawyers, etc., to identify, prepare, design, appraise operations, and lead technical dialogue in power sector development, reforms and restructuring.
  • Lead and drive the Division’s contribution to development policy dialogue with Government Officials in the Power / Energy Ministry in close collaboration with PEVP management/personnel and the Regional Business Delivery Unit.

Business Development:

  • Manage the delivery of the lending and non-lending programmes for member countries in the region in accordance with Bank policies and procedures.
  • Advance regional integration through the development of, and contribution towards the execution of major regional transformative development projects to attain the Bank’s High 5s: Namely, ‘Light up & Power Africa,’ ‘Integrate Africa’, ‘Industrialize Africa’, ‘Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa’ and ‘Feed Africa’.
  • Ensure demonstrable impacts are made as per the objectives of the Bank ‘Strategy for the New Deal on Energy for Africa’, the ‘Gender Strategy’ and the ‘Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy’ among others.
  • In close collaboration with PEVP management/personnel, develop critical resources including tools and technical capability necessary for originating bankable projects, and contribute to strengthening cross-complex programmatic linkages and efforts.
  • Pipeline Development: In collaboration with regional power development institutions, build and maintain a diversified pipeline and lending programme of investments (SO and NSO) in the power sector across the region to meet the Bank’s profitability targets while delivering transformative impacts throughout the electricity supply value chain.
  • Identification of Opportunities: Identify and secure project/program co-financing opportunities and joint collaboration activities with other Development Partners including in the financing of innovative Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) power infrastructure projects.
  • Under the guidance of the Director, PESD, and in collaboration with the Regional Director General, spearhead national and regional business development and investment campaigns, and drive resource mobilization across the countries to grow and diversify the portfolio of the Bank.
  • Jointly with the Regional teams and the PEVP Complex, manage client relationships, and ensure high levels of client satisfaction;

Building Relationships and Using Influence:

  • Developing partnerships:  Lead the Division’s contribution in the creation of networks and partnerships to implement the ‘Light up and Power Africa’ of the High 5, and make impact on ‘Feed Africa,’ ‘Industrialize Africa,’ ‘Integrate Africa,’ and ‘Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa’ pillars of the High 5s;
  • Build strong relationships: Build strong and strategic relationships with regional and local private businesses and firms, Regional Economic Communities (RECs), River Basin Organizations (RBOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), United Nations (UN) organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners and Government officials to share information and experiences to develop impactive (socially & economically) investment opportunities and to ramp up co-financing and loan syndications to realize projects.
  • Project Management: (i) Ensure that when preparing and designing projects in Countries in fragile situations, there is effective liaison with internal Fragility and Resilience Experts to ensure effective application of the fragility-lens, taking into consideration the fragility context (economic, political, social, environmental, employment and regional factors) and implications from a risk management point of view to minimize negative impacts, and to make an informed beneficial impact to project design; (ii) Supervise all stages of the project cycle, including Board presentation and technical support up to project completion (SO) and debt repayment / exit (NSO); (iii) Drive the development and delivery of transformational power infrastructure projects for the region and the continent.

Performance Management:

  • Execute staff performance management, including work performance appraisals and assessments of staff potential, and training and development needs.
  • Foster an environment that stimulates and rewards performance, initiative and innovation, and encourages continuous learning, open communication and teamwork.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in Electrical/Power Engineering, Electro-mechanical Engineering, Energy Services or any other relevant field.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of professional experience in a senior management position or leadership role in a power utility, with at some private sector experience; and certified by a recognized Engineering institution.
  • Must hold Qualification or Certification in any of Project Management, Power and Energy Economics/Finance or any Construction works management certification.
  • Experience in development of national and multinational Power and Energy Strategies and strong understanding of socio-economic and development issues of evolving national and regional electricity markets in Africa.
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track-record in working with Development Finance Institutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in management of a portfolio of energy/power investment projects, portfolio optimization and risk evaluation, project re-financing and restructuring in response to changing business environments.
  • Familiarity with strategies, policies, procedures and practices of bi-lateral and multilateral development institutions.
  • Demonstrated understanding of sovereign and non-sovereign project cycles and financing structures, including alignment with least-cost national / regional master-plans and project identification, development, design, due diligence, risk assessment / allocation and implementation / management strategy (including procurement strategy, communication strategy, knowledge management, capacity building, handover and other critical success factors).
  • Has knowledge and understanding of the elements essential for the effective delivery and measurement of electricity access development impacts through projects and programs in developing countries.
  • Ability to identify and create meaningful linkages across sectors, and with other development partners to drive development impact at a country and regional level.
  • Demonstrate effective communication and corporate negotiation skills, proven to yield positive outcomes with senior counterparts, both internal and external; and understanding of when and how to apply diplomacy, influence, maintain a hard line, make or break contacts, unwritten lines of influence and conduct oneself professionally.
  • Knowledgeable in the technical structuring and execution of debt and equity investments, and project and finance documents, such as FIDIC-based Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Contracts, Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Contracts, Power Purchase Agreements, Fuel Supply Agreements; Partial Risk Guarantees); and familiar with the restructuring and contract / agreement risk allocation / optimization, in rapidly evolving electricity markets.

Attributes:

  • Ability to take prudent business risks and make effective, timely and well-determined decisions.
  • Networking ability required to build successful relationships and partnerships with a broad range of clients, internal and external, for effective delivery of results. Prudence and skill in identification of such relationships and partners based on meeting the needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.
  • Highly developed strategic thinking skills allied to an ability to translate strategic concepts and direction into the implementation of workable and sustainable projects and programs.
  • Innovative, Creative and Client Oriented.
  • Operational Effectiveness and focus on agreed results and impacts.
  • Good Communication and Problem-Solving skills.
  • Excellent team-building, mentoring and supervision skills.
  • Excellent Professional written and verbal communications in English or French, with a demonstrated working knowledge of the other; a bilingual candidate will have added advantage.
  •  Competence in the use of standard Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, Access, Projects and PowerPoint) and familiarity with Development Finance Corporate applications / tools.

Job Title: Senior Transport Engineer, RDGW3

Reference: ADB / 20 / 108
Location: Dakar, Senegal
Grade: LP5
Position N°: 50064050

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.

The complex main functions are to:

  • Strengthen the enabling environment for private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development,
  • Support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and;
  • Place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa. The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

The Hiring Department:

  • The Infrastructure and Urban Development Department (PICU) provides assistance to the Bank Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in the form of loans and grants to finance transport projects and programs; and non-lending knowledge products to formulate and implement transport sector policies and strategies, sector reforms to ensure best practices are mainstreamed in policy, planning, programming, institutional governance, and maintenance and operation.
  • The Infrastructure and Urban Development is to foster advancement of infrastructure and cities in Africa by detailed development of appropriate interventions which the Bank might finance on a regional, national or a continent-wide basis.

The Position

  • The Senior Transport Engineer will support the implementation of the Bank Group’s vision for transport infrastructure and related services, and its future prospective areas of intervention in the sector.

The main work objectives of the position are the following:

  • Contributing to the development of transport infrastructure and the sector as a whole, including strengthening and maintaining the Bank Group’s understanding of the sector’s role in national development;
  • Contribute to Preparing, supervising and implementing transport sector projects in Senegal;
  • Actively participating in the donor coordination and dialogue through Country Transport Sector Working Group of development partners active in the transport sector;
  •  Mobilizing resources, particularly through co-financing and other opportunities, for targeted activities in the Bank Group’s work in the transport sector;
  • Working with the relevant national authorities and other stakeholders to advise on future investments in the transport sector by the Bank Group; and,
  • Working with other transport sector specialists in the region as well as the economists in the regional office to contribute to efforts in knowledge management so as to ensure best practices and lessons learned related to transport development, and institutional/governance approaches are mainstreamed in project design.

Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager (RDGW3), the incumbent will be required to:

  • Support the development of policies and strategies for the transport sector within the Bank and in RMCs in consultation with relevant government agencies, development partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Advise the Government of Republic of Senegal on issues pertaining to policy and institutional reforms in the transport sector, especially in the areas of Planning and Programming, transport network development, asset management/maintenance, and Private Sector Participation.
  • Participate and contribute to country and regional programming activities (CSP and RISP) and ensure that key sector issues and proposed solutions are adequately reflected in the resultant country/regional programming documents.
  • Conduct analytical and sector work to inform and underpin the downstream intervention of the Bank in project and program design in the transport sector.

Contribute to the development of a pipeline and lending program for transport projects and programs:

  • Provide technical advice with particular regard to transport sector projects (roads/highways, ports, airports, inland waterways and railways), as well as other infrastructure projects;
  • Identify suitable projects for inclusion in the Bank Group lending program in the transport sector and be responsible for the formulation of the project concept note identifying key development issues, project/program objectives, risks assessments, budget and timetables for management decisions;
  • Advise member countries on the preparation, organization and execution of feasibility studies and assist in drafting Terms of Reference; review the progress reports of studies; select the components to comprise the eventual project; review and supervise the work of consultants engaged by the Borrowers to the assigned projects/studies;
  • Contribute to the preparation and appraisal of transport projects and programs involving broad planning of resources and techno-judgment of alternative ways of shaping projects towards optimal contribution to development objectives; prepare and process the appraisal report involving detailed assessments of technical aspects, economic and financial feasibility, environmental and social safeguards, fiduciary issues, institutional arrangements, etc.

Contribute to monitoring implementation progress of on-going transport projects, programs and technical assistance funded by the Bank:

  • Supervise projects; play a key role in following up the progress of projects; supervise and monitor procurement activities for goods, works and services in accordance with Bank Group’s rules; review the submissions from the Borrowers, including tender lists, bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, award recommendation and contracts documents; study and analyze data submitted by Borrower; verify and approve contracts for disbursement of funds;
  • participate in project midterm review missions, sector portfolio review missions and country portfolio review missions and prepare the related reports;
  • Lead project completion report mission and collect adequate data for the preparation of the Bank Group’s project completion-report; advise the Bank Group on lessons derived from the project which will guide future intervention in the sector and in the relevant countries in the West African Region/Africa; and
  • Manage fiduciary responsibilities including procurement and ensuring compliance with the Bank guidelines and the provisions of loan/grant agreements.

Participate in sector dialogue and donor coordination activities:

  • Advise regional member countries on Bank Group’s financing requirements; act as a key person to liaise with government officials and spokesman of the Bank Group in the transport sector; negotiate sensitive and delicate policy and sector reforms issues with borrowers and other parties
  • Coordinate with other development partners and RMCs for consistency of approach, exchange of experiences, and continuous improvement of practices and integration of transport sector policy commitments to the management of projects.
  • Collaborate with other development partners in the transport sector for consistency and harmonization of approach, exchange of experience, partnership and co-financing where appropriate.

Contribute to dissemination of best practices in Transport integrating a broad spectrum of issues:

  • Develop and maintain a knowledge base in the transport sector, keeping abreast of the latest developments and issues related to policy and planning, institutional development, design and construction, financing, operation and maintenance, and regulation;
  • Provide support to heads of executing agencies, in terms of advice and expertise concerning different transport sector issues and priorities, technical aspects of projects and Bank rules of procedure, particularly relating to procurement of goods and services and disbursement; and,
  • Contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around transport sector issues.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Civil or Transportation Engineering or related fields.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the transport sector with proven ability to work on policy, institutional and financing aspects of transport projects, road and other transport infrastructure construction and maintenance, contract management and procurement, planning and programming of capital and maintenance works, knowledge of private sector participation, and the connection to economic development and poverty reduction.
  • Be able to apply advanced technical knowledge, skills and expertise in the transport sector to advise and support Project/Country teams and transport sector stakeholders in policy and institutional development and implementation.
  • Full understanding of the principles of the project cycle with good experience in result-based project management.
  • Be able to apply technical skills in a team leadership role to resolve and manage complex issues in relation to transport project/program design and implementation from a broad developmental goal of poverty reduction.
  • Thorough knowledge of roads and highways development, Institutions and regulations.
  • Competence in decision-making, team working and self-motivation.
  • Policy dialogue skills – Ability to identify and assess critical policy issues and actively dialogue with governments and/or other stakeholders to develop solutions.
  • Excellent spoken and written French; a working knowledge of English will be advantageous.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Knowledge of SAP.

Job Title: Senior Transport Engineer, RDGE3

Reference: ADB/20/107
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Grade: LP5
Position N°: 50067490

The Complex

  • The Vice Presidency for Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization is central to the Bank’s mission of developing the private sector, improving infrastructure and accelerating industrialization.
  • The complex main functions are to:
    • Strengthen the enabling environment for the private sector [and financial sector] development conducive to inclusive growth and sustainable development,
    • Support the development of reliable and sustainable infrastructure, including cities and urban development, and
    • Place renewed emphasis on industrial and trade performance in support of structural transformation across Africa.
  • The Complex leverages knowledge, co-financing, and partnerships to attract private capital and work with governments on delivering the Bank’s development agenda.

The Hiring Department:

  • The Infrastructure and Urban Development Department (PICU) provides assistance to the Bank Regional Member Countries (RMCs) in the form of loans and grants to finance transport projects and programs; and non-lending knowledge products to formulate and implement transport sector policies and strategies, sector reforms to ensure best practices are mainstreamed in policy, planning, programming, institutional governance, and maintenance and operation.
  • The Infrastructure and Urban Development is to foster advancement of infrastructure and cities in Africa by detailed development of appropriate interventions which the Bank might finance on a regional, national or a continent-wide basis.

The Position

  • The Senior Transport Engineer will support the implementation of the Bank Group’s vision for transport infrastructure and related services, and its future prospective areas of intervention in the sector.

The main work objectives of the position are the following:

  • Contributing to the development of transport infrastructure and the sector as a whole, including strengthening and maintaining the Bank Group’s understanding of the sector’s role in national development;
  • Contribute to Preparing, supervising and implementing transport sector projects in Kenya;
  • Actively participating in the donor coordination and dialogue through Country Transport Sector Working Group of development partners active in the transport sector;
  • Mobilizing resources, particularly through co-financing and other opportunities, for targeted activities in the Bank Group’s work in the transport sector;
  • Working with the relevant national authorities and other stakeholders to advise on future investments in the transport sector by the Bank Group; and,
  • Working with other transport sector specialists in the region as well as the economists in the regional office to contribute to efforts in knowledge management so as to ensure best practices and lessons learned related to transport development, and institutional/governance approaches are mainstreamed in project design.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Sector Manager (RDGE.3), the incumbent will be required to:

  • Support the development of policies and strategies for the transport sector within the Bank and in RMCs in consultation with relevant government agencies, development partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Advise the Government of Republic of Kenya on issues pertaining to policy and institutional reforms in the transport sector, especially in the areas of Planning and Programming, transport network development, asset management/maintenance, and Private Sector Participation.
  • Participate and contribute to country and regional programming activities (CSP and RISP) and ensure that key sector issues and proposed solutions are adequately reflected in the resultant country/regional programming documents.
  • Conduct analytical and sector work to inform and underpin the downstream intervention of the Bank in project and program design in the transport sector.

Contribute to the development of a pipeline and lending program for transport projects and programs:

  • Provide technical advice with particular regard to transport sector projects (roads/highways, ports, airports, inland waterways and railways), as well as other infrastructure projects;
  • Identify suitable projects for inclusion in the Bank Group lending program in the transport sector and be responsible for the formulation of the project concept note identifying key development issues, project/program objectives, risks assessments, budget and timetables for management decisions;
  • Advise member countries on the preparation, organization and execution of feasibility studies and assist in drafting Terms of Reference; review the progress reports of studies; select the components to comprise the eventual project; review and supervise the work of consultants engaged by the Borrowers to the assigned projects/studies;
  • Contribute to the preparation and appraisal of transport projects and programs involving broad planning of resources and techno-judgment of alternative ways of shaping projects towards optimal contribution to development objectives; prepare and process the appraisal report involving detailed assessments of technical aspects, economic and financial feasibility, environmental and social safeguards, fiduciary issues, institutional arrangements, etc.

Contribute to monitoring implementation progress of on-going transport projects, programs and technical assistance funded by the Bank:

  • Supervise projects; play a key role in following up the progress of projects; supervise and monitor procurement activities for goods, works and services in accordance with Bank Group’s rules; review the submissions from the Borrowers, including tender lists, bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, award recommendation and contracts documents; study and analyze data submitted by Borrower; verify and approve contracts for disbursement of funds;
  • participate in project midterm review missions, sector portfolio review missions and country portfolio review missions and prepare the related reports;
  • Lead project completion report mission and collect adequate data for the preparation of the Bank Group’s project completion-report; advise the Bank Group on lessons derived from the project which will guide future intervention in the sector and in the relevant countries in the East African Region/Africa; and
  • Manage fiduciary responsibilities including procurement,and ensuring compliance with the Bank guidelines and the provisions of loan/grant agreements.

Participate in sector dialogue and donor coordination activities:

  • Advise regional member countries on Bank Group’s financing requirements; act as a key person to liaise with government officials and spokesman of the Bank Group in the transport sector; negotiate sensitive and delicate policy and sector reforms issues with borrowers and other parties
  • Coordinate with other development partners and RMCs for consistency of approach, exchange of experiences, and continuous improvement of practices and integration of transport sector policy commitments to the management of projects.
  • Collaborate with other development partners in the transport sector for consistency and harmonization of approach, exchange of experience, partnership and co-financing where appropriate.

Contribute to dissemination of best practices in Transport integrating a broad spectrum of issues:

  • Develop and maintain a knowledge base in the transport sector, keeping abreast of the latest developments and issues related to policy and planning, institutional development, design and construction, financing, operation and maintenance, and regulation;
  • Provide support to heads of executing agencies, in terms of advice and expertise concerning different transport sector issues and priorities, technical aspects of projects and Bank rules of procedure, particularly relating to procurement of goods and services and disbursement; and,
  • Contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around transport sector issues.

Selection Criteria

  • Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Civil or Transportation Engineering or related fields.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the transport sector with proven ability to work on policy, institutional and financing aspects of transport projects, road and other transport infrastructure construction and maintenance, contract management and procurement, planning and programming of capital and maintenance works, knowledge of private sector participation, and the connection to economic development and poverty reduction.
  • Be able to apply advanced technical knowledge, skills and expertise in the transport sector to advise and support Project/Country teams and transport sector stakeholders in policy and institutional development and implementation.
  • Full understanding of the principles of the project cycle with good experience in result-based project management.
  • Be able to apply technical skills in a team leadership role to resolve and manage complex issues in relation to transport project/program design and implementation from a broad developmental goal of poverty reduction.
  • Thorough knowledge of roads and highways development, Institutions and regulations.
  • Competence in decision-making, team working and self-motivation.
  • Policy dialogue skills – Ability to identify and assess critical policy issues and actively dialogue with governments and/or other stakeholders to develop solutions.
  • Excellent spoken and written English; a working knowledge of French will be advantageous.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Knowledge of SAP.

Deadline: 29th August 2020.

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