Senior Rural Infrastructure / Irrigation Engineer at African Development Bank Group April 2019
The Senior Infrastructure /Irrigation Engineer works across technical, geographic and institutional boundaries to support the delivery of development solutions for a diverse set of clients in the rural (and urban) space and in the public and private sectors, in line with the agricultural development, agribusiness and agro-Industry agenda of the African Development Bank Group. Using a value-chain approach, the incumbent will support the implementation of this agenda in African Development Bank Regional Member Countries, with specific focus on providing technical input for the design, and supervision of projects, which promote value chain development,
value addition and primary and secondary processing of crops and livestock; catalyze private sector entry and growth in African agribusiness; promotes agri-SME growth and the commercialization of agriculture, particularly addressing access to finance needs creates farm to fork market linkages;
facilitates the development of agro-poles and agro-processing hubs; supports the development of an agribusiness enabling environment; and invests in hard infrastructure (including roads, markets and irrigation), soft infrastructure (human capital, i.e., trained potential employees, ICT, etc.), and enabling policies and reforms, for transformation of African agriculture into viable, profitable businesses.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
Hold at least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Civil Engineering combined with Irrigation Engineering, Hydrology, Water Resources Management, or related field,
Have a minimum of five (5) years relevant professional experience in program/project design and management, broad knowledge of all rural infrastructure, water/agriculture sub-sectors, with specific experience in implementation and management of donor-funded projects in the rural infrastructure and irrigation sub-sector;
Previous experience working in multilateral financial institutions or similar large organizations, and performing such roles as project preparation, appraisal, supervision or implementing donor funded projects;
Proven planning and organizational skills, with ability to think strategically and rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations;
In-depth knowledge of job-related social, economic and environmental development issues in the country;
Proven ability to interact competently with Government and donor agencies on issues relating to aid coordination;
Having private sector experience will be an added advantage.
Ability to work in a team and work in a multicultural environment.
Ability to work effectively in partnership with clients and seek feedback to improve work processes.
Communicate verbally and write effectively in English or French, with a good working knowledge of the other language.
Competences in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); knowledge of SAP is desirable.