African Development Bank Youth Employment and Skills Development Officer

 African Development Bank (AfDB) Niger Youth employment and skills development officer Job Recruitment 2020. Online application can be done on the official recruitment portal of the bank. 


The African Development Bank Country Office in Niger (CONE) 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, skills development and youth employment strategies.


CONE also seeks to assist the operational functions of the Bank Group in launching and follow up of projects and programs in Niger and other countries in the West and Central African Region with a view to enhancing portfolio quality, identification, promotion of participatory approach, and regional integration.



Duties and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Regional Manager- West and Central regions, and working in consultation with the Niger Country Office Country Manager and other Divisions and Task Managers at Headquarters, the incumbent’s duties and responsibilities include:


Propose and plan, on an annual and tri-annual basis, human capital, youth and skills development lending and technical assistance programs in Niger and other Regional Member Countries (RMC) (including needs for co-financing with other institutions, countries, and the private sector);


Act as the link between the Bank and the Governments of RMCs for operational activities pertaining to the youth skills development, entrepreneurship, and SME development;


Conduct technical and sectoral studies and analysis in preparation of Bank Group lending for youth employment and employability;


Provide technical assistance and policy advice to Regional Member Countries on skills and jobs for youth and,


Identify, prepare, appraise, and assist in the implementation of Bank operations on skills development and youth employment projects.


Collect background information and undertake analytical work in the social sectors, namely education, skills development and youth employment, gender, population, and poverty-related aspects, with a view to determining the level of priority in the country’s development program, and advise the Country Managers and the Management of the Bank on policy issues in the sector;


Contribute to the preparation of Country Strategy Papers (CSP) and Portfolio Review reports (PRRs), with particular emphasis on Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development;


Participate in the identification, preparation, appraisal and portfolio management of Bank operations on Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development;


Supervise the implementation of Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development operations financed by the Bank Group in the West and Central regions;


Participate in various Social Sector Working Group activities and related donor-coordination meeting such as Poverty Reduction Budget Support (PRBS), key country processes and initiatives, including budget, public expenditure reviews, and poverty reduction strategy; workshops and seminars on social aspects, skills development, and youth employment; all with a view to inform and advise the Country Managers and the Management of the Bank on appropriate measures to take;


Assist in the Preparation of Project Completion Reports.



Selection Criteria

A minimum of a Master’s degree or its university equivalent in one of the following Social Science disciplines: Education, Skills Development, Youth Employment, Gender, Population, Social Protection; or Poverty Reduction; Economics or Planning; or Business Administration.


A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in planning, administration, or project management of social development initiatives.


Strong research/analytical skills in one of the following areas: skills development and youth employment development policy formulation, project management, or donors’ coordination, with the ability to strategically and rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations.


In-depth knowledge of social, political, and development issues in Africa.


Solid experience in project cycle management (identification, preparation, appraisal, supervision, and completion);


Ability to understand complex problems in education, skills development, youth employment, gender, population, and poverty-related aspects, to identify key issues and recommend pragmatic solutions;


Good knowledge of the education, skills development, youth employment, gender, population and poverty-related aspects and human development issues in the country;


Strong understanding of multi-sector approaches and gaps in education, skills development, youth employment, gender, population and poverty-related aspects, and social development


Demonstrable knowledge of analysis and formulation of policies in sectors.


Knowledge of the practices of major bilateral and multilateral agencies, development partners in the country will be an asset.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French; with a working knowledge of the other language.


Competence in the use of standard MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project). Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage.


More info


Grade: PL5

Position N°: 50051251

Reference: ADB/20/124

Closing date: 07-Oct-2020

Duty Station: Niamey, Niger


How to Apply

Candidates interested to apply can use the link given below and click here to know the latest jobs of the African Development Bank (AfDB).


https://www.afdb.org/en/vacancies/youth-employment-and-skills-development-officer-ahhd0-37780


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