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Water and Sanitation Specialist at Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is a multilateral development bank (MDB) which funds its projects and other developmental activities using Islamic finance, Hence, the name “Islamic”, Founded in 1975, the IsDB is headquartered in Jeddah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The purpose of the Bank is to foster economic development and social progress of its member countries. The IsDB has 56 member countries, the majority of which are from geographical Africa. The remainder are in Asia, Europe and Latin America, The Bank now boasts of five autonomous entities in form of a “Group”. They are (i) Islamic Development Bank – IsDB; (ii) Islamic Research and Training Institute – IRTI; (iii) Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit – ICIEC; (iv) Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector – ICD; and (v) International Islamic Trade and Finance Corporation – ITFC.

In its bid to nurture greater client centricity, the IsDB has established four full-fledged Regional Offices in Rabat (Morocco), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Dakar (Senegal). In addition, there are Field Representatives in 15 member countries whose main responsibility is implementation facilitation. The Bank is now in the process of opening Country Gateway Offices (CGOs) in five major member countries namely; Turkey, Indonesia, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Egypt. The core functions of CGOs may be summarized as strategizing, project preparation, implementation facili­tation and relations building. Turkey and Indonesia CGOs are fully operational, to be followed by Nigeria. The Country Gateway Office (CGO) for Nigeria is located in the 4th Floor of Muktar EI Yakub Place at Plot 1129 along Zakari Maimalari Street, Abuja Central Business District.

In order to fulfill its role and mandate, the Nigeria CGO wishes to advertise the following local professional position to the general public:

Position: Water and Sanitation Specialist

Principal Responsibility:                   

The IsDB is seeking a high caliber and results-oriented professional whose primary responsibilities are to carry out the identification, appraisal, supervision and administration of its financed operations under the Urban Development & Services Division at the Headquarters. The professional will assist in articulating the development of water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector strategies and policies in Nigeria and else­where. S(he) will work according to the general policies, principles and goals of the IsDB and in close col­laboration with internal and external project stakeholders.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Advanced educational qualification (M.Sc. / PhD) in relevant discipline from a reputable Institution
  • Minimum of 5 years cognate experience in the relevant sector(s)
  • Planning, processing and monitoring of the work program of the Urban Development and Services Division in Nigeria
  • Review project requests in consultation with the Country Programs Department at the Headquarters for the identification of WSS projects in Nigeria
  • Understanding of the urban and sanitation issues in Nigeria, the region and developing countries as a whole
  • Grasp of trends in WSS sectors and their implications on IDB operations
  • Excellent presentation, analytical, negotiation and leadership skills;
  • Strong knowledge of French and Arabic languages would be an added advantage.

How to Apply;

Send resume on or before Friday 1st April, 2016 to sendcv@africsearch.com with the subject: Water and Sanitation Specialist.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.


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