AfDB Bank Senior Nutrition and Social Protection Officer Job

Position title: Senior Nutrition and Social Protection Officer, AHHD2
Grade: PL5
Position N°: 50054953
Reference: ADB/20/063
Closing date: 14-Jun-2020
Duty station: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire


The Senior Nutrition and Social Protection Officer reports to the Division Manager, Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division. The Senior Nutrition and Social Protection Officer will support the Bank’s nutrition and social protection agenda through the elaboration and implementation of related policies, strategies and action plan.

Duties and responsibilities

Reporting to the Division Manager, Public Health, Security and Nutrition Division and working closely with internal and external stakeholders, the incumbent's role includes the following:

Promote and implement the Bank’s multisectoral nutrition agenda in coordination with relevant sectors, including but not restricted to health, education, social protection, agriculture, water and sanitation, private sector and financial inclusion. In addition, the officer will support the inclusion of social protection/inclusion in Bank’s operations.

Support the development, management and monitoring of the Bank’s nutrition and social protection interventions.

Work closely with the Bank’s private sector and financial inclusion departments to partner with
relevant financial and non-financial institutions for the development and financing of non-sovereign and public-private partnership operations on social protection.

Drive new business development and resource mobilization for nutrition financing with relevant departments of the Bank as well as multilateral and bilateral financial institutions and private sector partners.

Ensure the integration of the nutrition agenda as well as proper budgeting in relevant sectors through lending operations.

Lead appropriate studies on the efficacy of social protection for economic transformation in Africa.

Lead capacity building efforts of the Bank on nutrition and social protection in Africa.

Prepare nutrition and social inclusion requests to be submitted for bilateral and trust funds.

Support the Bank’s nutrition and social protection partnerships at global, regional and national levels.

Enhance collaboration between the Bank and relevant partners on nutrition and social protection and support resource mobilization from multilateral/bilateral development institutions, donors and private sector institutions to complement the Bank Group’s operations.

Represent the Bank in technical meetings on nutrition and social protection agenda.

Follow-up on execution of decisions and recommendations made at the international level on nutrition and social protection agenda to keep the Bank up-to-date.

Support relevant studies and capacity building interventions on nutrition and social protection.

Prepare briefs, talking points and status reports on nutrition and social protection for Bank management and the Board of Directors.

Fulfill any other tasks required by management.

Selection Criteria

A minimum of a Master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in Development Economics, Development Studies, Nutrition, Social Protection or Public Health.

A minimum of five (5) years of highly relevant professional experience in nutrition and social protection internationally and in Africa, with a deep knowledge of development issues and dynamics in Africa as well as issues on vulnerability and poverty reduction.

Have strong understanding and grasp of multisectoral approaches of nutrition and social protection as well as nutrition and social protection management operations, partnerships in Africa, as well as professional ability to build partnerships and deliver services that meet both immediate needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution.

Innovative ability to integrate nutrition across relevant sectors.

Have a good knowledge of vulnerability and poverty reduction projects.

Have strong experience in project management and analytical work.

Ability to deliver high quality work within very tight deadlines.

Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language.

Competence in the use of Microsoft standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SAP).

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