African Development Bank Group (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.
We are recruiting to fill the position of Senior Agricultural / Development Economist
Job Title: Senior Agricultural / Development Economist, AHFR2
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50063975
The Hiring Department:
The Senior Agro/Development Economist contributes to the deployment of the Bank’s Rural Infrastructure Development as large, and especially Special Agro-industrial Processing Zones (SAPZ) flagship program and assists in the implementation of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa 2016 – 2025. Feed Africa Strategy contributes to the fulfilment of the African Development Bank’s vision – as defined in its Ten-Year Strategy (TYS) and amplified in the High 5 Initiatives – of being the lead development financial institution in Africa, dedicated to providing quality assistance to Regional Member Countries in their economic growth efforts. The Strategy seeks to transform African agriculture through 18 priority value chains and five agro-ecological zones. The transformation will require a set of seven enablers:
The SAPZ Initiative is one of the flagship programs identified in the Agricultural Transformation in Africa Agenda which seeks to support or create agro-industrial clusters: a concentration of producers, agro-industries, traders and other private and public actors engaged in the agri-food industry and inter-connecting and building value networks, either formally or informally, addressing common challenges and pursuing common opportunities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Division Manager of AHFR.2 and Task Managers, the incumbent (Agricultural/Development Economist) will contribute to the development and implementation of the SAPZs in the Bank’s Regional Member Countries, in providing technical inputs to Bank Group’s operational activities relating to agriculture and rural development, through the review of the technical design and institutional arrangements for agricultural projects/programs in general proposed for Bank’s funding and assessing their feasibility from the perspective of present and future benefits impact. His/her duties include the following:
Application Closing Date
23rd October, 2020.
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