African Development Bank (AfDB) - Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank's development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
The African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) is an entity of the African Development Bank established in 2014. The Center's mandate is two-fold. Externally, it supports Regional Member Countries (RMCs) improve development outcomes through effective management of natural resources wealth by delivering practical solutions on policy, legislative and investment decisions in the sector. Internally, it brings cohesion to the Bank’s activities in the sector by leading the development of the Bank’s natural resources management strategy that avails a single lens through which the institution addresses sector development opportunities and challenges. As and when the need arises, the Center also offers the lending arms of the Bank sector expertise support to improve delivery of country strategies, manage investment projects performance and add to the pipeline of investment opportunities.
The Center's scope of work includes both renewable (forestry, fisheries, land and water) and non-renewable (oil, gas and minerals) resources. The program of works focuses on capacity building for RMCs and covers policy advice, technical assistance, advocacy work and knowledge building. Program content is informed by the Bank's Ten Year Strategy, the Bank’s Natural Resources Management Strategy, High Five Strategies, the Center’s Strategy and Business Plan, demand form RMCs and partnership initiatives with regional and global organizations.
Duties and responsibilities
The primary purpose of this job is to lead the design and the delivery of policy advise and capacity building to RMCs in the oil sector. The focus of the work is to coordinate support on policies and legal frameworks in order to build institutional and skills capacity of RMCs to regulate the sector and manage public investments in oil projects. He or she will provide technical content for programs of advice to RMCs on policy, legal and institutional reforms as relate to regulatory and strategic matters. The incumbent will be the Center’s focal point in managing relations with consultants’ institutional partners and private sector entities as well as departments of the Bank. The incumbent will provide technical support to the policy analysis team on the oil sector. The incumbent will also lead advocacy initiatives and coordinate knowledge building programs in the Center’s stated areas of focus.
The incumbent will achieve this by:
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
In addition to the formal qualifications, the incumbent must have the following competencies:
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