DIVISION MANAGER - WATER AND SANITATION
Position N°: NA
Publication date: 13/09/2011
Closing date: 15/10/2011
The international context and momentum from past reforms have generated opportunities for the African Development Bank to expand its mandate as well as increase African Development Bank’s visibility. The Bank has taken the leadership in infrastructure(NRPAD Infrastructure Program, Infrastructure Consortium) and Rural Water and Sanitation Initiative (RWSSI).
African Development Bank is the trustee for the African Water Facility Special Fund and is managing other trust funds in the Water sector like the Multi-donor Water Partnership program (MDWPP) and the RWSSI Trust Fund. African Development Bank is carrying out a number of projects and studies in the Water Sector, through its public sector operation window.
The objective of the Water and Sanitation Department will be to centralize the African Development Bank’s water sector activities for better coordination, to lead the definition and implementation of sustainable solutions across the water value chain, from strategy, policy-making, institutional reform, advisory services at country and regional levels,capacity building, information and knowledge, fund-raising, project implementation and monitoring. The Department will be responsible for the Bank contribution to achieve MDGs target in the Water sector and the other related areas namely the nutrition, education, health, gender empowerment and environment. The role of the Water and Sanitation Division will be to carry out the Water Sector activities and to play a key role in the Bank’s financing, implementation and monitoring of water and sanitation projects and programs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general guidance and direction of the Director, Water and Sanitation Department, the Manager,
Water and Sanitation Division will perform the following duties and responsibilities:
• Undertake or supervise studies on Water and Sanitation in Africa, at the national and regional level, to identify constraints, priorities, suitable projects and programs; advise on policies and strategies for
African Development Bank’s intervention in the water sector and related areas;
• Promote and develop appropriate strategies and work programme in the water sector which are in line
with Bank Country Strategy Paper at the national level, and Regional Strategy paper for the regional
• Analyze financing requests from the RMCs and propose projects, programs and studies for Bank
support; ensure compliance with Bank group acceptance criteria and priorities, including procurement
and cross-cutting strategies: environment, gender;
• Undertake dialogue in policy formulation, institutional reform, capacity building, promotion of
stakeholder participation, and programme, on water sector development with the RMCs and the
Regional Economic organizations (REC);
• Implement the Bank support to the development of the water sector in RMCs through lending, grants,
technical assistance and water sector policy-based operations, undertake the identification,
preparation and appraisal of the operations, loan and grant processing;