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.

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: [email protected]

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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