African Development Bank Vacancy for Education Officer in Nigeria

African Development Bank Vacancy for Education Officer in Nigeria

African Development Bank
Education Officer - Field Office in Nigeria, recruitment available at African Development Bank, Nigeria. Candidates who are eligible and qualified may apply before last date (29/11/2011) of submission. More details about the recruitment of African Development Bank, Nigeria are given below.


The African Development Bank Field Office in Nigeria (NGFO) has been established to strengthen dialogue between the Bank and the government, development partners, the private sector, and the civil society, in the design of its development policy and programs, as well as on implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the poverty reduction strategy. NGFO also seeks to assist the operational functions of the Bank Group in launching and follow up of projects and programs in Nigeria with a view to enhancing portfolio quality, identification, promotion of participatory approach, and regional integration. NGFO invites applications from qualified candidates to fill in the following vacant position. This is a national position and posting will be in Abuja, Nigeria.

Under the supervision of the Division Manger OSHD2 and administrative supervision from Resident Representative, s/he will represent the Bank in relevant aid and donor coordination meeting. Exchange information on education sector related issues. Provide advice on joint activities in poverty reduction and related field with other International Organization. To that end, the incumbent will carry out the following;

Duties and responsibilities
  • Initiate and conduct missions to identify, prepare, appraise and launch education projects/programs for Bank-financing and provide recommendations regarding the amounts, terms and conditions of the loans;
  • Review project documents prepared in the Education Division ( OSHD2) and provide advice regarding the economic analysis;
  • Conduct technical supervision of ongoing education sector projects/programs and contribute to the achievements of the overall departmental and Vice President’s Complex level KPIs by:
  • Monitoring procurement of goods and services and advising Burrowers on related Bank procedures;
  • Review, design and tender documents;
  • Supervise the work of consultants and contractors;
  • Providing assistance to loan administration department on disbursement related issues;
  • Ensuring that Burrowers submit quarterly Project Progress Audit Reports, Procurement plans and annual implementation plans on a regular basis;
  • Preparing Project Completion Reports and drawing lessons for future Bank Group interventions;
  • Preparing and monitoring portfolio performance reports for education programs or projects including submitting inputs for briefing notes and speeches
  • Contributing to the formulation and propose the Bank’s Country Assistance Strategy with respect to poverty reductions;
  • Analyzing education sector policies and strategies of member countries
  • Recommending education sector studies/projects/programs to be included in the lending program for each country
  • Preparing terms of reference for education sector studies/reports and assist Burrower in recruiting consultants, reviewing and approving reports;
  • Initiating and maintaining a high level dialogue with burrowers and other agencies involved in Poverty reduction.
  • Coordinate loan administration activities related to education sector projects/programs by;
  • Organizing loan negotiations and signing of loan agreements;
  • Ensuring full compliance with loan conditions.
  • Identify and coordinate the needs for co-financing education sector projects/programs and initiate proposals for funding by;
  • Organizing loan negotiations and signing of loan agreements;
  • Monitoring and reviewing education sector aid programs of other donor agencies in each specific regional member country and determining financing gaps;
  • Representing the Bank/Department at national and international education development related meetings such as sector working groups.
  • Perform other related administrative and technical duties by:
  • Drafting responses for related issues to be signed by the Manager or Director of Human Development;
  • Attending Working Groups, Loan Committees, Loan Negotiations and Board Meetings.
  • Liaise with other multilateral and bilateral institution (i.e. World Bank, UNESCO, and UNICEF. Etc... and regional institutions) in the context of the Bank’s operations;
  • Represent the Bank at seminars and conferences related to educational activities.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
  • At least a Masters degree in Education or any related and relevant area in Human Development;
  • At least 6 years of relevant professional experience preferably in project management in Education;
  • Ability to understand complex problems in Education, identify key issues and recommend pragmatic solutions;
  • Demonstrated skills in introducing methods to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in education systems;
  • Ability to communicate and write effectively in English;
  • Competence in the use standard software used in the bank such as word, Excel, Power Point; Knowledge of SAP desirable.
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