Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Human Development Specialists 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: Human Development Specialist


Principal Responsibilities
  • A high caliber, self-motivated and results-oriented professional whose primary responsibilities are to deliver the Bank’s Education and Health Sector Operations in Nigeria including Identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation and supervision; and to contribute to Country strategic sector works, policy dialogue and visioning process in education and health.
Required Education & Experience
  • M.Sc / PhD in relevant discipline from a reputable Institution
  • Professional qualification in Education, Health, Health Engineering, Business Administration and any relevant discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years cognate experience in social sectors (Education/Health Systems) and broad knowledge of all aspects of international trends in education and health sectors gained through advanced academic study and! or special development.
  • Conversant with Global trends & Challenges in Human Development
  • Expert in Education or Health System Organization & Management (Management information Systems and governance)
  • Equity and gender issues in social sectors
  • Training and professional development
  • Education and health sector analysis and assessment
  • Demonstrable Project management and operations experience
  • Excellent presentation, analytical, negotiation and leadership skills:
  • Strong knowledge of French and Arabic languages would be an added advantage.
Application Closing Date
1st April, 2016.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their resume with the subject "Human Development Specialist"

Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted.