Posted by: africanpressorganization | 6 December 2008


















Position :



Department :



Grade :



Closing date :

20 December 2008


Duties and Responsibilities


Under the general supervision of the Division Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the following:

  • Provide technical advice to the Bank Group in respect of transport sector projects (roads/highways, ports, airports, inland waterways and railways) of member countries;
  • Identify suitable projects for Bank Group financing in the transport sector and be responsible for the formulation, preparation, appraisal, supervision and evaluation of normal to large complex scale projects including lending, sectorial work and technical assistance;
  • Lead difficult appraisal, supervision or sector missions; prepare the appraisal reports and lead up to the stage of Board’s approval; negotiate normal to sensitive and delicate policy issues with borrowers and other parties;
  • Serve as technical authority in Transport Engineering; integrate a broad spectrum of project issues from various functional areas with a cohesive position and monitor progress on on-going projects; participate in identification, feasibility studies and preparation, appraisal and supervision of normal to large and complex projects and/or complex studies involving economic, technical or financial issues;
  • Undertake feasibility studies in transport engineering involving broad planning of resources and techno-judgment of alternative ways of shaping projects towards optimal contribution to development objectives; advise member countries on the preparation, organization and execution of feasibility studies and assist in drafting Terms of Reference; review the progress reports of studies; select the components to comprise the eventual project; review and supervise the work of consultants engaged by the Borrowers to the assigned projects/studies;
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team of experts as Task Manager in the preparation and appraisal of complex projects and large scale projects/studies;
  • Advise the regional member countries on Bank’s financing requirements; act as a key person to liaise with government officials and spokesman of the Bank; play a key role in the preparation and appraising of reports, working groups, loan committees, loan negotiations and presentation of projects/studies for approval by the Board;
  • Supervise projects; play a key role in following up the progress of projects; supervise and monitor procurement activities for goods, works and services in accordance with Bank’s rules; review the submissions from the Borrowers, prepare tender lists, bid documents, analysis, award recommendation and contracts documents; study and analyze data submitted by borrower; verify and approve contracts for disbursement of funds; ensure that the regional member countries prepare the Borrower’s PCR after project completion;
  • Lead Bank missions as task manager to evaluate overall project performance, hold discussions and collect adequate data for the preparation of the Bank’s project completion-report; advise the Bank Group on lessons derived from the project which will guide future intervention in the specific countries; prepare terms of reference for feasibility and engineering designs for studies; evaluate consultancy proposals; review bid documents and evaluation for works and goods…


Selection Criteria (including desirable skills, knowledge and experience) :


  • At least a Masters degree or its equivalent in Civil Engineering or related disciplines;
  • Preferably 6 years of relevant professional experience in project design, management and financing in the public sector and development financing institutions;
  • Good experience in result-based project management;
  • Ability to build partnerships and deliver results that meet the needs and long-term interest of clients within and outside the institution;
  • Ability to work in teams and to prioritize work programs; attention to details, resourcefulness and result orientation;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in French and/or English, and preferably with a working knowledge of the other language.



Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted Candidates must complete a Personal History Form (PHF), available at the Bank website, and attach a comprehensive CV. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications electronically to: Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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