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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. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision for Africa.
The Vice-Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities. The Vice-Presidency for Regional Development will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates. Within regional development, integration and business delivery complex the Bank has five (5) regional hubs one in each region: South Africa, North Africa, West Africa, East Africa and Central Africa. Each Regional Hub is headed by a Director General.
THE HIRING DEPARTMENT
The Directorate-General for Central Africa plays a key role in the Bank's operational framework for poverty reduction and sustainable development in its regional member countries. It steers the preparation of indicative national and regional lending strategies and programmes, focusing on the flagship programmes of the Bank's High 5s, namely: "Light up and Power Africa," "Feed Africa," "Industrialize Africa," "Integrate Africa" and "Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa." The Agriculture, Human and Social Development Division (RDGC.2) covers the last three High 5s, which aim at: food and nutritional security through the transformation of agriculture by developing agro-industry; improving access to education, health, drinking water and sanitation; youth employment and promoting gender equality and social protection.
As part of the RDGC, the Senior Agricultural Officer will contribute to the development and implementation of the Bank's strategies and projects/programmes, under the “FEED AFRICA" agricultural transformation agenda, in the regional member countries. He/she will be responsible for establishing dialogue with the public authorities of regional member countries, in particular with regard to the activities of the African Development Bank to support national and sectoral policies and reforms in the areas of agriculture, agro-industry, rural development, natural resource management and climate change.
Under the technical supervision of the Division Manager, RDGC.2, and the direction of the Gabon Country Manager, the Senior Agricultural Officer will perform the following functions:
A) Project Cycle Activities
B) Knowledge Management
C) Partnerships and Dialogue
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
THIS POSITION DOES NOT ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. THE POST HOLDER WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A LOCAL STAFF AND WILL THEREFORE
NOT HAVE INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.
ONLY APPLICANTS WHO ARE NATIONALS OF GABON OR are nationals of member countries of the bank who ALREADY HAVE A PRE-EXISTING LEGAL RIGHT TO LIVE AND WORK IN GABON WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. THE BANK DOES NOT Sponsor or sUPPORT APPLICATIONS FOR WORK PERMITS AND RELOCATION in relation to this post.
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To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.
Applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are considered for interview will be contacted. Only online applications submitted with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the required degrees will be considered. The President, AfDB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. www.afdb.org
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever.