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African Development Bank Ghana Recruits

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22 Dec, 2010

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The African Development Bank is the continent’s leading development finance institution and a key development partner of its 53 Regional Member Countries. It is also a leader and partner in major sub-regional and continent – wide initiatives such as the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa and the African Water Facility.

Job Description

Under the general technical supervision of the Division Manager, OSAN 2 as well as administrative supervision of the Resident Representative, GHFO, and working in collaboration with Task Managers, the incumbent and will make technical inputs to Bank Group’s operational activities relating to agriculture and agro-industry development in Ghana through

Undertake analytical work in agriculture sector/agriculture production and marketing infrastructure development with a view to determining its level of priority in the country’s development program, and advise Management on how to ensure sustainability of benefits of Bank financed agricultural projects and programs in Ghana
Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers, with particular reference to agriculture and rural agro industry development
Formulate, evaluate and supervise projects, lending proposals, feasibility studies and sector work
Actively participate in the programming, arranging and execution of Bank’s supervision missions for agriculture and agro-industry developments projects
Provide inputs in the review of tender evaluation reports and undertake the evaluation of technical and financial proposals for contracts relating to project implementation
Participate in the Agricultural Sector Working Group activities and related donor-coordination meetings, sector wide approaches, on the basis of which to advise the Bank’s Management on policy and operational issues in the sector
Assist where required in the development of the Bank’s policies, procedures and guidelines, and ensure their application
Serve as a technical specialist in his/her discipline and anchor for multi-disciplinary identification, preparation, appraisal, launching, monitoring and follow-up, supervision, and completion of agriculture sector missions; contribute to the preparation of Portfolio Review Reports
Provide expert advice and guidance to officials of executing agencies on sector issues and priorities, technical aspects of projects, and the Bank rules and procedures, including those for the procurement of goods, works and services
Provide active support to government in facilitating loans/grants effectiveness
Assist country officials and implementing agencies carrying out procurement and disbursement activities in accordance with the bank Group rules and procedures
Assist government and implementation agencies in utilization of revolving funds and in preparation of quarterly progress reports and annual audit reports
Participate in other technical tasks assigned by the Agricultural Division Manager
Perform other duties requested by the Agricultural Division Manager and Bank’s Management
Terms of Employment: Three years on a fixed-term contract with possibilities of renewal based on performance

Required Skills or Experience

The incumbent should possess a Masters degree or its equivalent in Agricultural/Agricultural Engineering with a specialisation in rural infrastructure; and a minimum of seven (7) years of relevant experience in project preparation, management and supervision in the agricultural and/or rural sector, with good appreciation of procurement principles and procedures
Previous experience working in multilateral financial institutions or similar large organisations, appraising supervising or implementing donor funded projects
Full understanding of the principles of project cycle and project implementation as applicable in the regional member countries (RMCs) is required for portfolio management
Proven planning and organizational skills. Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills, with ability to think strategically and rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations; excellent oral and writing skills
In-depth knowledge of social, political and development issues in the country
Proven ability to interact competently with the staff of government and donor agencies on issues relating to aid co-ordination; ability to work in a team; good communication and interpersonal skills
Good mastery of standard computer applications (Microsoft Office Suite) knowledge of SAP is a plus
Ability to communicate and write effectively in English. A good working effectively in English. A good working knowledge of French will be an advantage


How To Apply

Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit (preferably electronically, to: [email protected]) a fully completed Personal History Form (PHF), available from the Bank’s web site, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth and nationality. The President, ADB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level.

The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Offer valid till: 31 Dec, 2010

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