African Development Bank Job for a Technical Advisor

African Development Bank (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.

African Development Bank is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Technical Advisor, ‘Banking on Nutrition’ Technical Partnership
Location:
Côte d’Ivoire
Summary

  • Big Win Philanthropy and Dangote Foundation are recruiting for a
    Technical Advisor, who will be posted to the African Development Bank
    (AfDB) headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.
  • The post-holder will have the opportunity to provide
    intellectual leadership and program management support to the
    implementation of the ‘Banking on Nutrition’ Technical Partnership on
    Nutrition, which will contribute to the Bank’s efforts in making
    nutrition central to its operations through the implementation of a
    multi-sectoral and integrated approach to nutrition interventions across
    its portfolio of investments in order to achieve transformational and
    lasting change.
  • This position is available on a 12 months’ consultancy basis, renewable annually.

Background

  • The African Development Bank extended an invitation to Big Win
    Philanthropy to lead the work stream session on “Nutrition Beyond
    Agriculture: Investing in Africa’s Grey Matter” during the High Level
    Feeding Africa Meeting: An Action Plan for African Agricultural
    Transformation held in Dakar, Senegal in October 2015. This was done in
    collaboration with the World Food Programme and Global Panel on
    Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, and a key recommendation
    from the session was a call for the African Development Bank to put
    nutrition at the center of sustainable economic development.
  • Based on this recommendation, Big Win Philanthropy and Dangote
    Foundation expressed a commitment to collaborate with the Bank resulting
    in the ‘Banking on Nutrition’ Technical Partnership, which was
    established to address child undernutrition across Africa by focusing on
    nutrition and investment in ‘grey matter infrastructure’ as a human
    capital development strategy for driving inclusive growth across the
    continent. The ultimate goal of this partnership is to enable
    sustainable nutrition efforts by the African Development Bank Group
    deliver on the ground and thus help countries to achieve economic
    growth.
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Duties and Responsibilities

  • The post-holder will have the opportunity to provide
    intellectual leadership and program management support to the
    implementation of the ‘Banking on Nutrition’ Technical Partnership on
    Nutrition, which will contribute to the Bank’s efforts in making
    nutrition central to its operations through the implementation of a
    multi-sectoral and integrated approach to nutrition interventions across
    its portfolio of investments in order to achieve transformational and
    lasting change.

Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:


Person Specification and Qualifications:

  • Educated to postgraduate Degree level, or equivalent by
    experience, within a relevant specialty, you are an exceptional and
    senior level expert in nutrition with broad understanding of nutrition
    issues, including food security, agriculture, maternal and child
    undernutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), economics, and
    other development issues.
  • Strategic and influential in approach, with outstanding
    communication skills and relationship building abilities, you will be a
    critical thought leader in taking the ‘Banking on Nutrition’ agenda
    forward and play a lead role in actively shaping this technical
    partnership.
  • As a member of the Bank’s Technical Committee (to be established
    for this partnership), you will take full and collective accountability
    for the development and timely implementation of the various work
    packages, ensuring they are aligned to the ‘Banking on Nutrition’
  • Importantly, you will have a detailed understanding of the
    multi-dimensional nature and effects of malnutrition, conceptual
    frameworks for addressing malnutrition, and the importance of adopting a
    multi-sectoral and integrated development approach to nutrition
    interventions.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should download Application Form along with a well-structured CV and salary history and should be returned electronically to: afdbtechnicaladvisor@gmail.com

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Click here to download Application Form (MS Word)

Note:

  • The application should be in MS Word and should be clearly
    marked “Technical Advisor, Banking on Nutrition Technical Partnership”
    on the subject line.
  • Interviews will be scheduled to take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • The successful candidate will be assessed against the
    qualifications and experiences; technical and behavioral competencies,
    as outlined in the attached application form and will be expected to
    take up post as early as September 2016.

Application Deadline  12th August, 2016.

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