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Senior Agricultural Officer - PL5  


Mozambique, Maputo, Maputo


Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation



Date of last update: 02/06/2024 (Expiry date:  28/06/2024)


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Building today, a better Africa tomorrow

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank's development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas, all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.


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Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank's development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative interventions that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In addition to providing finance, the Bank is Africa's voice on global economic, financial and development issues, a role that has taken significant importance in light of increasing global integration and interconnection. In order to sharply focus on the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy TYS (2023 – 2032) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major goals, all of which will accelerate delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up. These include: (i) Power and Light up Africa; (ii) Feed Africa; (iii) Industrialize Africa; (iv) Integrate Africa; and (v) Improve the quality of life for Africans.



The Agriculture, Human and Social Development (AHVP) Complex supports in implementing two of the five goals, namely "Feed Africa" and "Improve the Quality of Life for Africans". The complex comprises four departments: (i) Agriculture and Agro-Industry Development (AHAI); (ii) Agriculture Finance and Rural Development (AHFR); (iii) Gender, Women and Civil Society (AHGC); and (iv) Water, Human and Social Development (AHWS).



The Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department provides support for the delivery of Feed Africa: Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa, 2016-2025. The strategy aims to end hunger and rural poverty in the next decade through self-sufficiency in 18 priority commodity value chains specific to the continent's agro-ecological zones. Realizing the objectives set forth in the strategy requires increased productivity; value addition/processing; investment in infrastructure; an enabling agribusiness environment; capital flows; and inclusivity, sustainability and effective nutrition. The Department Supports the effort to transform African agricultural systems for greater competitiveness, inclusivity and sustainability, and for enhanced job creation and poverty reduction.



As part of the RDGS, the Senior Agricultural Officer will contribute to the development and implementation of the Bank's strategies and projects/programmes, under the "FEED AFRICA" agricultural transformation agenda, in the regional member countries. He/she will be responsible for establishing dialogue with the public authorities of regional member countries, in particular with regard to the activities of the African Development Bank to support national and sectoral policies and reforms in the areas of agriculture, agro- industry, rural development, natural resource management and climate change.



Under the technical supervision of the Division Manager, AHAI.6, and the direction of the Mozambique Country Manager, the Senior Agricultural Officer will perform the following functions:


A)Project Cycle Activities

  • Steer and contribute to the development of operational activities for project preparation in the agricultural and rural development sector, for Bank financing and defend his/her projects/programmes before the Bank's Board.
  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of the Bank's sector policies and strategies, including the conduct of economic and sector work, in the areas of agriculture, agro-industry, rural development, natural resource management and climate change.
  • Provide continuing technical assistance and strategic advice to project management staff and professionals in Bank member countries on the proper application of the Bank's operational project administration procedures.
  • Coordinate with the Bank's Finance Department and national partners in the processing of disbursement requests, management of audit missions and monitoring of the financial execution of projects.
  • Monitor the effective implementation of all project phases, including the implementation of financing agreements, procurement management, monitoring of disbursements, regular audits, monitoring of progress reports, etc., while ensuring proper compliance with the rules and procedures applicable to Bank-financed operations
  • Prepare Project Completion Reports (PCRs) in accordance with the Bank's Operations Manual.
  • Organize and undertake field missions for the preparation, appraisal, supervision and control of Bank- financed projects and sector work.


B)Knowledge Management

  • Identify and use at strategic moments key experts (individuals and institutions) to support beneficiaries in the design and implementation of projects in the areas of agriculture, agro-industry, rural development, natural resource management and climate change.
  • Help to create an enabling environment for knowledge management, in particular by (i) providing practical assistance for project implementation in order to achieve overall objectives, (ii) involving experts and resource persons in Africa, (iii) identifying innovative approaches, results and lessons learned from past experiences, (iv) ensuring rapid information sharing with national partners, (v) encouraging and supporting the dissemination of results at the level required for possible replication, (vi) ensuring the effective recruitment of consultants to undertake various knowledge management activities, etc.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of information and ensure that lessons and recommendations are documented and quickly shared.
  • Perform any task assigned by the line manager.


C)Partnerships and Dialogue

  • Contribute to coordination with national, regional and international partners.
  • Represent the Bank in donor meetings, regional and international meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops on development issues.
  • Establish sound communication between the various stakeholders.


COMPETENCIES (Skills, Experience and Knowledge):

  1. Hold at least a Master's degree in Agronomy or Rural Development with specialization in Agricultural Economics, or in related fields.
  2. Have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Rural Development, Natural Resources Management and Climate Change or related fields.
  3. Have sound experience and a proven record in the design and implementation of social development investment projects.
  4. Good knowledge of the operational policies and programming practices of a multilateral organization.
  5. A good understanding of the challenges related to the development of agriculture, agro-industry, rural development, natural resource management and climate change in developing countries and proven experience in the policies, procedures and operational practices of major bilateral or multilateral development agencies in Africa and particularly in Southern Africa and the ability to work effectively in all sectors.
  6. Have a strong sense of initiative, be results-minded, team-oriented and demonstrate leadership skills.
  7. Be able to implement innovative approaches, work independently and apply new methods to solve problems, while remaining effective in a dynamic, evolving and demanding corporate environment. 
  8. Demonstrate a strong critical mind. 
  9. Be able to anticipate needs and demands and conduct independent policy discussions with government representatives, and support strategic thinking on the development of agriculture, agro-industry, rural development, natural resource management and climate change.
  10. Be able to accomplish a mission in a multicultural environment and collaborate within teams and with other departments.
  11. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French; with a working knowledge of the other language. Communication proficiency in Portuguese is a requirement.
  12. Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project). Knowledge of SAP would be an advantage.





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Working hours (%): 80-100%

Type of contract: Staff (Permanent and Fixed Term)

Macro-area: Sub-Saharan Africa

Level of experience: Senior Professional, more than 5 years

Area of work Definition: Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock, Rural Development

Area of work: Banking and Finance

Type of organisation: Multilateral Organisations


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The selected candidate will lead and coordinate the Mozambique Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) Team, with a portfolio that includes integrated lending and non-lending programs led and co-led by ENB with a focus on forestry, fisheries and the blue economy, sustainable landscape management, rural and community-based development, and REDD+. The selected candidate will work under supervision of the Practice Manager for SAEE3 based Washington DC, and will have the following main duties and responsibilities:   General duties and country dialogue: ·       Act as ENB coordinator for Mozambique and the focal person for CMU and country clients on Environment and NRM related matters ·       Coordinate and mentor multi-disciplinary team of staff, ETC, and STCs to deliver the Mozambique ILM portfolio. ·       Lead in sector dialogue and business development relative to Landscape and Forest Management, NRM, Blue Economy, Biodiversity, and Climate Change ·       Build, maintain, and strengthen effective relationships and communications with Government counterparts, the private sector, NGOs, and donor partners. ·       Participate in cross sectoral dialogue and promote ENB agenda in multi-sectoral approaches. ·       Promote, plan and/ or coordinate knowledge sharing and training activities.   Lending: ·       Lead preparation and implementation of complex and multi-sectoral operations, including IPFs and MPAs, with a focus on generation/protection of Global Public Goods (with a primary focus on landscapes/forestry/biodiversity/ecosystem services/REDD+/rural development/ community driven development/climate change/ blue economy) and involve a diverse range of stakeholders and departments. ·       Co-lead or be a technical team member on operations led by other PGs pertaining to integrated land management approaches, green growth, green/blue bonds, and food security. ·       Conduct timely project preparation, supervision (including implementation support missions), and reporting; catalyze project disbursement; and provide technical and operational leadership on ENB related topics and activities. Non-lending ·       Mobilize grant and donor financing for operations, technical assistance, or analytical tasks. ·       Prepare, implement, and lead trust-fund operations in support of blue carbon, aquaculture, and the ILM portfolio. ·       Support an activity knowledge management and dissemination of ILM approaches and results in country/CMU and to the broader NRM community. - Lead and/or contribute to preparation of core analytical products (CCDR, CEA, SCD, CPF, CEM, etc.)   Selection Criteria - ·    Advanced degree (MSc or PhD) in natural resource management, forestry/ agriculture, geography, environmental management or science, environmental finance, sustainability, environmental engineering, or a similar relevant field - ·       Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the environment and natural resources management sector, including proven experience in integrated landscapes, environment, forestry, blue economy, community-based development, biodiversity, and protected areas management. Knowledge of Collaborative Management Partnerships (CMPs) will be an asset. - ·       Strong understanding of REDD+ as a policy instrument, including the use and design of jurisdictional REDD+ Emission Reductions Programs; and familiarity with the application of the World Bank's environmental safeguards policies and ESF. - ·       Experience in project preparation and supervision - ·       Proven project and portfolio management capacity - ·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, French and Portuguese  - ·       Excellent peoples' skills and strong client orientation with the ability to build an understanding with implementing agency counterparts on the value-added of Bank products. - ·       Strong and proven team leadership skills, and capacity to mentor junior staff and share knowledge. - ·       Well-developed interpersonal, communication, and writing skills, including the ability to write concisely and translate technical knowledge and ideas into professional and accessible English. - ·       A drive for results while working under tight timelines. - ·       Willingness to travel. WBG Core Competencies For more information about WBG Core Competencies, please visit:   [World Bank Group Core Competencies]( The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. 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10/06/2024 - 26/06/2024
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