Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Agricultural Economists at the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB)

The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) is a multilateral development bank (MDB) which funds its projects and other developmental activities using Islamic finance. Hence, the name “Islamic”. Founded in 1975, the IsDB is headquartered in Jeddah, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The purpose of the Bank is to foster economic development and social progress of its member countries. 

The Bank is now in the process of opening Country Gateway Offices (CGOs) in five major member countries namely; Turkey, Indonesia, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Egypt. The core functions of CGOs may be summarized as strategizing, project preparation, implementation facilitation and relations building. Turkey and Indonesia CGOs are fully operational, to be followed by Nigeria. The Country Gateway Office (CGO) for Nigeria is located in the 4th Floor of Mukiar El Yakub Place at Plot 1129 along Zakari Maimalari Street, Abuja Central Business District.

In order to fulfill its role and mandate, the Nigeria CGO wishes to advertise the local professional position to the general public:

Job Title: Agricultural Economist


Principal Responsibilities
  • A high caliber and results-oriented professional whose primary responsibilities would be to contribute to the IsDB’s policy and operational activities in agriculture and rural development.
  • Among others, this will be achieved through deep sectoral diagnostics; identification and development of sector priorities; conceptualization and implementation of agricultural projects and programs; networking and partnering with others (including non-state actors) and provision of knowledge products and advisory services.
Required Education & Experience
  • Preferably Masters Degree in Agricultural Economics / PhD in Economics with a bias in Agriculture or Rural Development. BSc holders with long practical experience may also be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ cognate experience in Agricultural and Rural Development.
  • Advanced knowledge of agricultural and rural development and its multidisciplinary nature.
  • Hands on experience in developing complex agricultural / rural development projects and programs.
  • Ability to conduct analytical or diagnostic work on economic development issues within the IDB priority areas.
  • Deep knowledge and insights of agriculture sector issues.
  • Good mastery of standard computer applications.
  • Strong ability to undertake financial, economic and cast effective analyses to projects and programs.
  • Excellent presentation, analytical, negotiation and leadership skills.
Application Closing Date
1st April, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume with the subject "Agricultural Economist"

Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted.