Career Job Opportunity At African Natural Resources Centre

  • Position title: Domestic Linkages Officer – ANRC
  • Grade: PL4
  • Position N°: NA
  • Reference: NA
  • Publication date: 14/08/2015
  • Closing date: 01/09/2015

Objectives

The African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) is an entity of the African Development Bank established in 2013 to deliver capacity building programs to Regional Member States (RMCs) in natural resources management. The scope combines renewable (water, forestry, land and fishery) and non-renewable (oil, gas and minerals) resources. The mandate of the Center is to assist the RMCs maximize development outcomes derived from Africa’s natural resources by boosting their capacity of the RMCs to achieve inclusive and sustained growth from natural resources. Internally, the role of the Center is to collaborate with all entities of the Bank to build knowledge and support RMCs improve development outcomes. Though this cross-cutting role of the Center the aim is to bring cohesion to the Bank’s Natural Resources Management (NRM) initiatives, enhance the value of natural resources, position the region strategically on the global arena and provide expertise in the Center’s focus areas.

Duties and responsibilities

The primary purpose of this job is to coordinate the provision of advisory services to RMCs on policies on local content, value addition, negotiations and state investments in renewable and non-renewable resources development projects. The scope of the job will also extend to the provision of advisory services institutional arrangements for enforcing contracts and the commercial arrangements between the RMCs and investors in natural resources projects. It will include advocacy work to assist RMCs increase the impact of resources development on national economies through domestic linkages and cross border resources development. The incumbent will be the focal point in managing relations with the private sector organizations, departments of the Bank, consultants and institutional partners. The incumbent will coordinate knowledge building and dissemination initiatives in areas of responsibility.

The incumbent will achieve this by:

  • Advising the Lead Expert Policy Analysis on support programs, knowledge tools and  for advisory services as relates core areas of responsibilities,
  • Supporting programs to build capacity of RMCs to design and implement local content policies,
  • Coordinating advocacy and knowledge seminars to inform value addition policies,
  • Designing and implementing programs of advice on cross border resources development,
  • Working with consultants to develop strategic guidelines for contracts negotiation to promote domestic linkages,
  • Supporting development of policy tools for managing national resources companies,
  • Coordinating the work of consultants advising RMCs on agreements with investors,
  • Coordinating partnerships with EADI and others to design and deliver training programs on areas of responsibility,
  • Working with consultants to develop tools to evaluate options for State investments in natural resources projects,
  • Keeping abreast of global and regional conventions which reflect global trade practices,
  • Recommending additional areas of support to RMCs to the Lead Expert Policy Analysis,
  • Being liaison on relevant issues between the Center OPSM, OITC, ONEC and ALSF,
  • Representing the Lead Expert Policy Analysis on internal and external fora in areas of responsibility,
  • Managing all resources allocated to the function.

Selection Criteria

The incumbent must demonstrate competencies in the following:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in economics, business management, industrial development and trade policy,
  • Have at least seven (7) years relevant work experience in private sector projects and/or industrial and trade policy formulation,
  • General knowledge of relevant policy, legal and institutional frameworks,
  • Capacity building program design, implementation and oversight,
  • Supervision of the work of multiple of consultants,
  • Coordinating donor support and managing relations thereof,
  • Conducting analytical studies and produce reports,
  • Representing development organizations,
  • Ability to work independently
  • Negotiation commercial arrangements on behalf of or with governments,
  • Designing local content policy frameworks.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication in English or French with a working knowledge of the other language ,
  • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

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