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Manager – Agriculture and Food Security Division – Islamic Development Bank

 Develop and maintain an up to date strategy, and business plan the Agriculture and Food Security Division

 Create and implement actionable Agriculture and Food Security Division short to medium term operational plans and budgets with operational KPIs linked to the Department strategy

 Manage, monitor and evaluate the Agriculture and Food Security Division’s on-going portfolio and quality of its outputs and services, identifying and initiating actions for improvement and innovation

 Build and develop productive inter-Divisional working relationships within IDB Group and with external partners for joint working and knowledge sharing

 Lead provision of Bank technical advice to member countries, development partners through, inter alia, project preparation/implementation, non-lending TA, and reverse linkage.

 lead the production of quality reports and policy papers on AFS, in highly demanding environment. Leads Agriculture and food security policy dialogue and the provision of Bank technical advice to MCs and development partners. Formalizes relevant good practice and disseminates them internally, to the Bank’s clients and other partners.

 Advise management and staff on AFS strategy and long-range development issues impacting a country or group of countries.

 Manage the sector strategy execution with focus on agriculture and food security Portfolio and knowledge products

 Policy, Strategy and Technical Analysis for Country, Sector Issues- Oversee the implementation of the AFS strategy; developing a relevant and sustained pipeline of lending and non-lending activities in agriculture and food security.

 Portfolio Management- Manage the AFS portfolio addressing design and implementation issues in a timely manner and taking actions to ensure a satisfactory performance of the portfolio in the Agriculture and Food Security Division at any given point in time.

 Project Design for Impact and Sustainability-Responsible for ensuring the quality at entry and at exit of the AFS financing and knowledge activities along the project cycle- sector review, project concept, project preparation, appraisal, financing approval, implementation support, and completion.

 Operational Policies Application to the Project Cycle- Sign-off disbursement requests and resolve procurement and other related issues as they arise, while ensuring appropriate and practical procurement plan and disbursement plan are an integral part of project preparation.

 Ensure quality at entry of projects through ensuring a rigorous project preparation and through assisting the country department in project identification

 Act as an expert on policy and strategy in the agriculture sector and Food Security, and knows the Bank’s stance on cutting-edge issues.

 Assess the strengths and weaknesses of a client’s agriculture sector policy and gauge the impact on a project and society as a whole. Integrates this knowledge into other areas of the Bank’s strategy and portfolio.

 Represent the Bank in external events such as consultation meetings, conferences and seminars related to the sector

 Oversee project formulation, preparation, financing approval, and implementation of projects in the sector

 Initiate and oversee reviews, analyses and studies to identify and assess the needs and priority in the sector

 Lead and actively pursue activities in agriculture and food security and assist country department in the development of sound project pipeline in the sector

 Build and maintain deep knowledge and expertise and act as the senior sector expert and consultant in providing sector specific innovations and insight to critical aspects of agriculture and food security

 Involved in preparation of sector policy papers and development of an inventory of best practices and success stories in the sector

 Initiate and manage preparation of project completion reports in highlighting problems and issues faced, actions taken and lessons learned

Job Details

Date Posted: 2013-04-01
Job Location: Jeddah , Saudi Arabia
Job Role: Management
Company Industry: Islamic Banking

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Career Level: Management
Degree: Master’s degree

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