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Agriculture Expert - Field Office in Tanzania, Tunis
Agriculture Expert - Field Office in Tanzania
Position title: Agriculture Expert - Field Office in Tanzania
Position N°: NA
Under the supervision of the Resident Representative, and working in consultation with the Division Managers in the Agriculture and Agro-industry Department, and Task Managers at Headquarters, the incumbent will generally perform the functions of the Country Office and any such other responsibilities as may be assigned to him/her.
Duties and responsibilities
Undertake analytical work in agriculture sector with a view to determining its level of priority in the country's development program, and advise Management on how to ensure sustainability of benefits of Bank financed agricultural projects and programs in Tanzania;
Contribute to the Preparation of Country Strategy Paper, with particular reference to agriculture and rural development;
Formulate, evaluate and supervise projects, lending proposals, feasibility studies and sector work;
Provide inputs in the review of tender evaluation reports and undertake the evaluation of technical and financial proposals for contracts relating to project implementation;
Participate in the Agricultural Sector Working Group activities and related donor-coordination meetings, sector wide approaches, on the basis of which to advise the Resident Representative and Management on policy issues in the sector;
Assist where required in the development of the Bank's policies, procedures and guidelines, and ensure their application;
Serve as a technical specialist in his/her discipline and anchor for multi-disciplinary identification, preparation, appraisal, launching, monitoring and follow-up, supervision, and completion of agriculture sector missions; contribute to the preparation of Portfolio Review Reports;
Provide expert advice and guidance to officials of executing agencies on sector issues and priorities, technical aspects of projects, and the Bank rules and procedures, including those for the procurement of goods and services;
Assist the Bank in its training programme;
Provide active support to government in facilitating loans/grants effectiveness;
Assist country officials and implementing agencies carrying out procurement and disbursement activities in accordance with the Bank Group rules and procedures
Assist government and implementation agencies in utilization of revolving funds and in preparation of quarterly progress reports and annual audit reports; and
Participate in other technical tasks assigned by the Resident Representative and the Division Managers in the Agriculture and Agro-industry Department;
Perform other duties requested by the Resident Representative and the management.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
The incumbent should possess a Masters degree in Agriculture, Agricultural Economics or related field, and at least five years of professional experience in program/project design and management, broad knowledge of all agriculture sub-sectors, and with specific experience in implementation and management of donor funded projects in an African setting;
Previous experience working in multi-lateral financial institutions or similar large organisations, and performing such roles as project preparing, appraising, supervising or implementing donor funded projects;
Full understanding of the principles of project cycle and project implementation as applicable in the regional member countries (RMCs) is required for portfolio management;
Proven planning and organizational skills. Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills, with ability to think strategically and rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations; excellent oral and writing skills;
In-depth knowledge of social, political and development issues in the country;
Proven ability to interact competently with the staff of government and donor agencies on issues relating to aid coordination;
Competence in the use of COSTAB and other Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, MS Projects and PowerPoint);
Ability to communicate and write effectively in English, with knowledge of French an advantage.
Apply for this position
To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.
Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit an online application, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). The AfDB President reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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