Portfolio Officer - Islamic Development Bank Group, Saudi Arabia, Deadline: Mar-25-2011 (Expired)

IDB1296 - Portfolio Officer
Business Unit:  Operations Function:  Operations & Projects
Department:  Operations Planning & Services Department Country:  Saudi Arabia
Location:  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Closing Date:  25-Mar-2011
Job Purpose:

  • To assist the Division/Department in managing a portfolio of projects/programs with particular focus on priority areas of poverty alleviation, food security, agriculture and livelihood enhancement. 
  • To support the formulation, identification, appraisal, supervision and administration of projects of the Agriculture and Food Security Division.
  • To assist and contribute in designing, implementing and developing monitoring frameworks and procedures at the Division level, department and the Operations Complex.

  • Participate in the development and implementation of annual budget and work plans/programs across the division/department.
  • Support in the formulation and in the appraisal of agriculture and rural development projects/programs for lending and support in supervision of implementation including reviewing and clearing related procurement and disbursement requests.
  • Support in presenting project/program proposals from the preparation, appraisal, approval and implementation phase of the project cycle.
  • participate in identifying a network of consultants in the relevant sector.
  • Follow-up his/her project portfolio (monitoring, procurement, award of contracts, disbursements etc.).
  • Prepare project completion reports, with the help of the Borrower at the completion of each project.
  • Monitor the project implementation in collaboration with the Executing Agency.
  • Play an important role in disseminating and sharing knowledge inside the Division, Department and Operations Complex.
  • Participate in introducing best practices in handling Agriculture and Poverty projects and programs.
  • Present and defend project/program proposals within the Division.
  • Provide technical inputs and expertise to peer colleagues in poverty alleviation and participatory sustainable development related issues.
  • Act as a peer reviewer for other similar operations within the team, as well as outside the Division.
  • Participate in identifying a network of consultants in the relevant sector.
  • Provide inputs in the formulation of food security, poverty and rural development paper and represent IDB in relevant forums.
  • Identify new and emerging technical areas/issues that affect the implementation of ARD projects and assist in the Department efforts to develop innovative approaches to them.
  • Collect analyze and process information on agriculture, food security & poverty; and Contribute to the preparation of presentations, speeches, papers, etc.
  • Prepare and present regular progress reports to keep the seniors abreast of the latest developments & trends in his/her area of interest.
Qualification & Experience:

  • A University degree (Master's preferred)  in agriculture, poverty reduction or related disciplines.
  • At least 4-6 years international experience, preferably in a development institution with direct exposure to livelihood/poverty/agriculture issues either through work or post-graduation studies.
  • In-depth knowledge and sound understanding of poverty alleviation and participatory sustainable development approaches as well as integrated agriculture development best-practices and trends.
Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Very Good Computer literacy and use of software (s) specific to economic and sector analysis.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Arabic and French can be an additional value.
  • Well versed in the project management/project cycle.
Other information:
Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
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