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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 or RMCs). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative interventions that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In addition to providing finance, the Bank is Africa's voice on global economic, financial and development issues, a role that has taken significant importance in light of increasing global integration and interconnection. In order to sharply focus on the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (TYS) (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major goals (High 5s), all of which will accelerate delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up. These include: (i) Power and Light up Africa; (ii) Feed Africa; (iii) Industrialize Africa; (iv) Integrate Africa; and (v) Improve the quality of life for Africans.
The Vice-Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDVP) is responsible for operational relevancy, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs and activities. The Vice-Presidency Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its RMCs and will oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.
The Agriculture, Human and Social Development Complex (AHVP) leads in implementing two of the five goals, namely “Feed Africa” and “Improve the Quality of Life for Africans”. The complex comprises five departments: (i) Agriculture and Agro-Industry Development; (ii) Agriculture Finance and Rural Development; (iii) Gender, Women and Civil Society; (iv) Water Development and Sanitation; and, (v) Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development.
THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:
Within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex, the Bank has five (5) Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Directorates, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central. Each Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General and is staffed with the relevant sectoral functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries. The Regional Directorates provide overall strategic direction to country offices within the regions and are responsible for the Bank’s operations, business development, project management and overall effective delivery of the Bank’s High 5s”. The position is under the Regional Development and Business Delivery Office, North Africa (RDGN) and located in the Regional office Tunis, Tunisia.
The mission of the Agriculture, Human and Social Development Division is to contribute to the Bank’s efforts to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development in Regional Member Countries. It does so by (1) contributing to development of country and regional strategies and building sector knowledge and (2) focusing on project/programme origination and delivery for approval of operations defined under the High 5 priorities.
The Water Development and Sanitation Department (AHWS) is responsible for the coordination of the Bank’s water development and sanitation-related activities to enhance synergies and contribute to achievement of all High 5s. Through its two Divisions: AHWS.1 for water coordination and partnerships, and AHWS2 for water security and sanitation, and the African Water Facility (AWF), the Department supports regional hubs in the development and promotion of new knowledge, capacity, approaches and tools for green and inclusive water resources development and management, and for improved sanitation. In so doing, the Department leads the scaling-up of the Bank’s contribution to Africa’s efforts to attain water security and sanitation for sustainable socio-economic transformation.
The position of the Senior Water and Sanitation Engineer, has the following work objectives:
Under the overall supervision of the managers for RDGN2, the Regional Office and AHWS2, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
A: Programming of Sector Priorities with Reference to Infrastructure
(i) Provide technical advice/assistance to RMCs for the development of their water and sanitation sector (WSS):
(ii) Contribute to the formulation of the Bank Group Water and Sanitation Sector policy and provide technical advice/guidance in implementation and monitoring compliance of the policy.
B. Identification, Preparation and Appraisal of Water and Sanitation Projects / Programs
(iii) Prepare water supply and sanitation projects/programs
(iv) Ensure project compliance with Bank Group acceptance criteria.
(v) Ensure inclusion of proposed studies and projects in the pipeline of projects and Lending Program.
(vi) Contribute to preparing studies and projects for Bank Group financing
(vii) Appraise projects and process for Bank Group financing
C. Loan Processing, Project/Programme Implementation and Supervision
(viii) Process projects for Bank Group financing
(ix) Monitor implementation of studies/projects through desk reviews and field missions
(x) Monitor compliance of RMCs to Bank Group procurement procedures
(xi) Carry out Project Completion Report (PCR) preparation
(xii) Identify and coordinate the needs for co-financing water projects/programs and initiate proposals for funding by:
(xiii) Perform other related administrative or technical duties by:
(xiv) Liaise with other multilateral and bilateral institutions (such as: World Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF and regional institutions - AU, EAC, etc.) in the context of the Bank’s operations, and represent the Bank in Sector Donor Group meetings in the country.
(xv) Represent the Bank at seminars and conferences related to water and social sector activities.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
Knowledge of SAP.
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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
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