Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Water and Sanitation 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: Water and Sanitation Specialist


Principal Responsibilities
  • The lsDB is seeking a high caliber and results-oriented professional whose primary responsibilities are to carry out the identification, appraisal, supervision and administration of its financed operations under the Urban Development & Services Division at the Headquarters.
  • The professional will assist in articulating the development of water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector strategies and policies in Nigeria and elsewhere.
  • S(he) will work according to the general policies, principles and goals of the lsDB and in close collaboration with internal and external project stakeholders.
Required Education & Experience
  • Advanced educational qualification (M.Sc / PhD) in relevant discipline from a reputable Institution
  • Minimum of 5 years cognate experience in the relevant sector(s)
  • Planning, processing and monitoring of the work program of the Urban Development and Services Division in Nigeria
  • Review project request., in consultation with the Country Programs Department at the Headquarters for the identification of WSS projects in Nigeria
  • Understanding of the urban and sanitation issues in Nigeria, the region and developing countries as a whole
  • Grasp of trends in WSS sectors and their implications on lOB operations
  • 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 "Water and Sanitation Specialist"

Note: Only successful candidates will be contacted.