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  • The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is a multilateral development finance institution established to contribute to the economic development and social progress of African countries. The AfDB was founded in 1964 and comprises three entities: The African Development Bank, the African Development Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund.

    Chief Natural Resources Officer - ANRC

     

    Objectives

     

    The African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) is an entity of the African Development Bank established in 2013 to deliver capacity building programs to Regional Members States (RMCs) in natural resources management. The scope combines renewable (water, forestry, land and fishery) and non-renewable (oil, gas and minerals) resources. The mandate of the Center is to assist the RMCs maximize development outcomes derived from Africa’s natural resources by boosting their capacity of the RMCs to achieve inclusive and sustained growth from natural resources. Internally, the role of the Center is to collaborate with all entities of the Bank to build knowledge and support RMCs improve development outcomes. Though this cross-cutting role of the Center the aim is to bring cohesion to the Bank’s Natural Resources Management (NRM) initiatives, enhance the value of natural resources, position the region strategically on the global arena and provide expertise in the Center’s focus areas.

    Duties and responsibilities

     

    The primary purpose of the job is to support the Lead Expert Policy Analysis in implementing the Center’s programs by contributing towards programs that support green growth. This will be done through the provision of support services to RMCs on policies, laws and institutional structures for resources conservation, long-term resources planning and integrated development of the renewable and non-renewable natural resources wealth. She/he will lead programs of support on resources development visions and strategies for combating desertification, deforestation, resources counter depletion policies and climate change management strategies. The scope also covers policies cross border resources mapping and resources audits. The incumbent will be the Centers’ focal point in managing relations with consultants, internal and external institutional partners as well as relations with relevant arms of regional governments in areas of responsibility. The incumbent will also lead advocacy and coordinate knowledge-building initiatives in stated areas of responsibility.

    The incumbent will achieve this by:

    • Contributing to the Bank’s initiatives on green growth and climate change,
    • Coordinating capacity building programs to assist RMCs develop integrated natural sources management policies,
    • Designing advisory programs and policy tools for natural resources master planning,
    • Designing counter depletion and conservation advisory policy tools and programs of support,
    • Designing integrated resources development policy tools,
    • Coordinating the work of experts engaged to advise RMCs,
    • Supporting renewables and non-renewables experts in the Center to ensure compliance with green growth principles,
    • Designing advocacy programs to build knowledge on sustainable development of resources,
    • Recommending and administering contribution towards the Bank’s green growth agenda,
    • Collaborating with ONEC, ORFSO, GEOL and ORQRO departments to ensure compliance with sustainable development stands internally and externally,
    • Advising the Lead Expert Renewable on programs on resources management plans,
    • Identifying support by donors to the relevant activities,
    • Managing resources specific to own areas of responsibility.

    Selection Criteria

     

    The incumbent must demonstrate competencies in the following:

    • Hold a Master’s degree in natural resources economics, environmental science or resources management policy with a focus on renewable resources.
    • Have at least ten (10) years relevant work experience in the fields of integrated natural resources planning, conservation, climate change, resources estimation and evaluation.
    • Applied knowledge of at least one of the disciples specified under formal qualifications,
    • Integrated resources management principles and practice,
    • Resources conservation and counter depletion policy guidelines and implementation methods,
    • Resources mapping and resource master planning policy,
    • Resource capital concept theory and practice,
    • Renewable resources estimation and evaluation methods,
    • Non-renewables resources evaluation and information management systems,
    • Long term resources development planning techniques,
    • Resource economic modeling techniques,
    • International conventions, treaties and standards for containment of the effects climate change and promotion of green growth.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication in English or French with a working knowledge of the other language ,
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

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    Division Manager Extractives - ANRC

     

    Objectives

     

    The African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) is an entity of the African Development Bank established in 2013 to deliver capacity building programs to Regional Member States (RMCs) in natural resources management. The scope combines renewable (water, forestry, land and fishery) and non-renewable (oil, gas and minerals) resources. The mandate of the Center is to assist the RMCs maximize development outcomes derived from Africa’s natural resources by boosting their capacity of the RMCs to achieve inclusive and sustained growth from natural resources. Internally, the role of the Center is to collaborate with all entities of the Bank to build knowledge and support RMCs improve development outcomes. Though this cross-cutting role of the Center the aim is to bring cohesion to the Bank’s Natural Resources Management (NRM) initiatives, enhance the value of natural resources, position the region strategically on the global arena and provide expertise in the Center’s focus areas.

    Duties and responsibilities

     

    The primary purpose of this job is to provide strategic advice to the director and operational leadership to policy experts in extractives (mineral, oil and gas) responsible for country and regional programs of advice to regional member states. The incumbent must have a balance of public and private sector knowledge in the relevant areas of the Center’s work. He or she will coordinate programs of advice to RMCs on policy, legal and institutional reforms as relate to extractives policy regulatory issues. The incumbent will be the Center’s focal point in managing relations with consultants and institutional partners as well as relations with relevant arms of the Bank, regional governments and private sector entities. The incumbent will also oversee advocacy initiatives and coordinate knowledge-building programs implemented by experts in the stated areas of focus.

    The incumbent will achieve this by:

    • Overseeing implementation of the Center’s Strategy and workplans as relates to minerals, gas and oil sectors,
    • Providing strategic and programmatic advise to the Director on all matters relating to minerals, oil and gas,
    • Leading a team of experts, consultants, overseeing programs and managing resources as relates to the Center’s work in minerals, oil and gas,
    • Coordinating advisory work on mineral, gas and oil regulatory matters, including policy, laws and institutional structures,
    • Overseeing the provision of strategic and technical advice on mineral, gas and oil projects negotiations between RMCs and investors,
    • Designing and supervising agreed work program delivered by teams providing specialist support,
    • Collaborating with peers to benchmark policy formulation in order to assist RMCs build institutional know-how,
    • Leading identification of capacity gaps and overseeing the design and implementation of solutions,
    • Identifying and forging partnerships with internal and external peers in the RMCs, RECs, industry and think-tanks,
    • Coordinating the mobilization of resources for relevant programs,
    • Keeping abreast of international and regional conventions,
    • Advising the Director on relevant issues,
    • Managing all resources allocated to specific role.

    Selection Criteria

     

    The incumbent must demonstrate competencies in the following:

    • Hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in extractives policy, design or extractive resources management and related disciplines,
    • Have at least ten (10) years’ work experience in the following sectors, international organizations, regulatory environment, private sector or a Think-Tank with a focus on the relevant sector and or function.
    • Be a change agent and an experienced policy or private sector practitioner in either minerals, oil or gas sector,
    • In-depth knowledge of the extractives sector regulatory environment,
    • Direct experience in implementing regional initiatives in the sector, African Union Commission (AUC) development programs and relevant protocols,
    • Experience designing and implementing programs of advice and capacity building,
    • Knowledge of the region and DFI environment,
    • Knowledge of principles of good governance as pertaining to natural resources policy,
    • Extensive report writing and editorial skills,
    • Ability to supervise teams,
    • Knowledge of influencers of public policy,
    • Ability to work independently with senior executives regionally and internationally,
    • Excellent written and verbal communication in English or French with a working knowledge of the other language,
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

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    Division Manager Natural Resources Policy - ANRC

     

    Objectives

     

    The African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) is an entity of the African Development Bank established in 2013 to deliver capacity building programs to Regional Member States (RMCs) in natural resources management. The scope combines renewable (water, forestry, land and fishery) and non-renewable (oil, gas and minerals) resources. The mandate of the Center is to assist the RMCs maximize development outcomes derived from Africa’s natural resources by boosting their capacity of the RMCs to achieve inclusive and sustained growth from natural resources. Internally, the role of the Center is to collaborate with all entities of the Bank to build knowledge and support RMCs improve development outcomes. Though this cross-cutting role of the Center the aim is to bring cohesion to the Bank’s Natural Resources Management (NRM) initiatives, enhance the value of natural resources, position the region strategically on the global arena and provide expertise in the Center’s focus areas.

    Duties and responsibilities

     

    The primary purpose of this job is to provide strategic advice to the director and operational leadership to policy experts and consultants responsible for producing policy briefs, conduct periodic country sector studies and designing toolkits to generate the knowledge necessary to support country capacity programs of advice to regional member states. He / she must have a balance of public and private sector knowledge in the relevant areas of the Center’s work. He or she will coordinate programs of advice to RMCs on policy, legal and institutional reforms as relates to policy analysis, design and implementation. The incumbent will be the Center’s focal point in managing relations with consultants and institutional partners as well as relations with relevant arms of the Bank, regional governments and private sector entities. The incumbent will also oversee advocacy initiatives and coordinate knowledge-building programs implemented by experts in the stated areas of focus.

    The incumbent will achieve this by:

    • Overseeing implementation of the Center’s Strategy and work-plans as relates to analysis, reports and knowledge management,
    • Providing strategic and programmatic advise to the Director on all matters relating to policy analysis, knowledge management and advocacy work,
    • Leading a team of experts, consultants, overseeing programs and managing resources as relates to the Center’s work in knowledge management,
    • Coordinating advocacy programs and policy dialogue,
    • Overseeing the provision of strategic advice through knowledge management to support negotiations between RMCs and investors,
    • Identifying internal and external knowledge gaps and recommending appropriate responses,
    • Designing and supervising agreed work program delivered by consultants and experts providing specialist support,
    • Collaborating with peers to benchmark policy formulation in order to assist RMCs build institutional know-how,
    • Leading identification of capacity gaps and overseeing the design and implementation of solutions,
    • Identifying and forging partnerships with internal and external peers in the RMCs, RECs, industry and think-tanks,
    • Coordinating the mobilization of resources for relevant programs,
    • Keeping abreast of international and regional conventions,
    • Advising the Director on relevant issues,
    • Managing all resources allocated to specific role.

    Selection Criteria

     

    The incumbent must demonstrate competencies in the following:

    • Hold  a minimum of a Master’s  degree in the policy, analysis design or resources management and related disciplines,
    • Have at least ten (10) years’ work experience in the following sectors, international organizations, regulatory environment or a Think-Tank with a focus in the relevant sector and or function.
    • Be a change agent and an experienced researcher with a track record in research project design, execution and publishing for internal and external audiences,
    • Knowledge and hands on experience of sector regulatory environment, regional initiatives in the sector, AU development programs and relevant protocols,
    • Extensive experience in knowledge management and oversight of advocacy programs,
    • Experience designing and implementing programs of advice and capacity building,
    • Knowledge of the region and DFI environment,
    • Knowledge of principles of good governance as pertaining to natural resources policy,
    • Extensive report writing and editorial skills,
    • Ability to supervise teams,
    • Knowledge of influencers of public policy,
    • Capacity and ability to work independently with senior executives at regional and international level,
    • Excellent written and verbal communication in English or French with a working knowledge of the other language,
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

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    Domestic Linkages Officer - ANRC

     

    Objectives

     

    The African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) is an entity of the African Development Bank established in 2013 to deliver capacity building programs to Regional Member States (RMCs) in natural resources management. The scope combines renewable (water, forestry, land and fishery) and non-renewable (oil, gas and minerals) resources. The mandate of the Center is to assist the RMCs maximize development outcomes derived from Africa’s natural resources by boosting their capacity of the RMCs to achieve inclusive and sustained growth from natural resources. Internally, the role of the Center is to collaborate with all entities of the Bank to build knowledge and support RMCs improve development outcomes. Though this cross-cutting role of the Center the aim is to bring cohesion to the Bank’s Natural Resources Management (NRM) initiatives, enhance the value of natural resources, position the region strategically on the global arena and provide expertise in the Center’s focus areas.

    Duties and responsibilities

     

    The primary purpose of this job is to coordinate the provision of advisory services to RMCs on policies on local content, value addition, negotiations and state investments in renewable and non-renewable resources development projects. The scope of the job will also extend to the provision of advisory services institutional arrangements for enforcing contracts and the commercial arrangements between the RMCs and investors in natural resources projects. It will include advocacy work to assist RMCs increase the impact of resources development on national economies through domestic linkages and cross border resources development. The incumbent will be the focal point in managing relations with the private sector organizations, departments of the Bank, consultants and institutional partners. The incumbent will coordinate knowledge building and dissemination initiatives in areas of responsibility.

    The incumbent will achieve this by:

    • Advising the Lead Expert Policy Analysis on support programs, knowledge tools and  for advisory services as relates core areas of responsibilities,
    • Supporting programs to build capacity of RMCs to design and implement local content policies,
    • Coordinating advocacy and knowledge seminars to inform value addition policies,
    • Designing and implementing programs of advice on cross border resources development,
    • Working with consultants to develop strategic guidelines for contracts negotiation to promote domestic linkages,
    • Supporting development of policy tools for managing national resources companies,
    • Coordinating the work of consultants advising RMCs on agreements with investors,
    • Coordinating partnerships with EADI and others to design and deliver training programs on areas of responsibility,
    • Working with consultants to develop tools to evaluate options for State investments in natural resources projects,
    • Keeping abreast of global and regional conventions which reflect global trade practices,
    • Recommending additional areas of support to RMCs to the Lead Expert Policy Analysis,
    • Being liaison on relevant issues between the Center OPSM, OITC, ONEC and ALSF,
    • Representing the Lead Expert Policy Analysis on internal and external fora in areas of responsibility,
    • Managing all resources allocated to the function.

    Selection Criteria

     

    The incumbent must demonstrate competencies in the following:

    • Hold a Master’s degree in economics, business management, industrial development and trade policy,
    • Have at least seven (7) years relevant work experience in private sector projects and/or industrial and trade policy formulation,
    • General knowledge of relevant policy, legal and institutional frameworks,
    • Capacity building program design, implementation and oversight,
    • Supervision of the work of multiple of consultants,
    • Coordinating donor support and managing relations thereof,
    • Conducting analytical studies and produce reports,
    • Representing development organizations,
    • Ability to work independently
    • Negotiation commercial arrangements on behalf of or with governments,
    • Designing local content policy frameworks.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication in English or French with a working knowledge of the other language ,
    • Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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