African Development Bank (AfDB) established to strengthen dialogue between the Bank and the Government, is recruiting to fill the vacant position of:
Job Title: Chief Water Policy Officer - AWF
The African Water Facility (AWF) is an initiative of the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) and administered by the African Development Bank through its Water and Sanitation Department. Since its creation in 2005, AWF supports a wide range of African institutions to address the increasing investment need for the development and management of water resources in Africa, towards meeting the Africa Water Vision 2025 targets and the Millennium Development Goals.
The Facility has realigned its strategic priorities for the period 2012-2016 to better support its clients and for achieving greater impact.
The overarching strategic objective for the period is to leverage investments through three strategic priorities, namely preparing bankable projects and programs for effective and sustainable investments, and of small-scale strategic (innovative and catalytic) investments, enhancing water governance to create a more conducive environment for sustained and effective investments at national and regional levels.
The Facility also aims at promoting water knowledge for strengthened water management at national, regional and transboundary levels and better informed project development and design.
The AWF currently manages a €130 million project portfolio shared all over Africa.
Lead the preparation of the Facility’s policy and strategy documents and manual of operations;
Monitor continuously the utilization of the policy and strategic documents and bring up proposals for redressing the short comings;
Contribute to the preparation of the AWF Annual Report and the yearly Work Plan and Budget documents as well their processing for Board Approval;
Review project appraisals and other operational documents and contribute to all aspects that has bearing on local, national or regional water policy and strategy development;
Task manage selected projects as assigned by the Coordinator from identification to completion and closure;
Attend relevant board meetings with the Coordinator.
Carry out such other tasks as may be agreed with the Coordinator.
Lead field trips to countries to assess potential AWF support in the development of overall national/regional policy and regulatory framework that will create the enabling environment for accelerated water sector investments and management.
Agriculture, Agro-Allied, Engineering, Technical
MBA, MSc, MA
Method of Application
APPLY HERE http://www.afdb.org/en/about-us/careers/current-vacancies/vacancy/chief-water-policy-officer-awf-2232/
Application Closing Date
25 January 2016