IDB2571 - IsDB Field Representative Cameroon

Business Unit: Country Programs Complex
Division: Country Rel.&Ser. Africa & Latin America
Department: Country relations and services Africa & Latin America
Country: Cameroon
Location: Yaounde, Cameroon
Closing date: 06-May-2021

Job Purpose:

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the concerned Country Operations Manager (COM) at the Regional Hub of Abuja, the Field Representative (FR) ensures the effective functioning of the FR Office and undertakes a coordination role in following-up on the fast-track implementation of IsDB financed projects in Cameroon. The FR is also expected to facilitate the discussion between the MC and IsDB Group Entities.

Key Accountabilities:

General Operational Matters:

  • Contribute to the development of project pipeline and annual work program
  • Liaise with Government on follow-up issues associated with ongoing IsDB public sector projects and with the private sector for GVC countries
  • Facilitate IsDB Group missions to the country
  • Through field visits and participation in IsDB missions, become familiar with the ongoing IsDB portfolio to ensure a thorough understanding of the ongoing IsDB portfolio and the key issues emerging from projects;
  • Ensure routine follow-up with ongoing projects on outstanding supervision recommendations and advise COM as necessary and as requested; take actions as per recommendations of COM.
  • Any other tasks as and when requested by the COM and/or the Regional Hub Manager
  • Work as a bridge between the MC and IsDB Group Entities

Specific Operational Matters :

  • Follow-up on signature and effectiveness of the project financing agreements.
  • In coordination with concerned Operations Team Leaders, visit the project sites, especially those laden with problems that must be visited more frequently.
  • In coordination with concerned Operations Team Leaders, prepare project implementation assessment reports

Relationship Management:

 
  • Under the supervision of COM, interact with the executing agencies and local partners in identifying new business opportunities and avenues for collaboration.
  • Represent the Bank in the technical and financial partners regular meetings in Cameroon.
  • Under the supervision of COM, explore with international development financing institutions based in the Country on co-financing and partnership opportunities with IsDB
  • Represent the Bank in various local donor groups such as the Local Education Group, Development Partners Group, etc.

Knowledge Sharing & Innovation:

  • Under the supervision of COM, interact with colleagues and counterparts to share knowledge, and experience about the country and developments taking place in key sectors of the economy. 

Reporting & Communication:

  • Prepare periodic reports on country portfolio performance as well as recent political, economic and social development.
  • Disseminating IsDB guidelines, procedures and policies on project implementation to executing agencies and other stakeholders and facilitating communications between IsDB and development stakeholders in the country.
  • Disseminating IsDB strategic orientations, flag-ship initiatives and services and products.
  • Under the supervision of COM, representing IsDB in meetings in the country when specifically required.

Job Requirements:

Academic qualifications:

  •  Master’s degree in Economics/Education/ / Engineering or related field. 
  • Additional qualification or certification in Project Management like PMP would be highly desirable.

Education qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years of experience in the development sector, of which minimum 5 years in a specific sector

Languages:

  • English (mandatory)
  • French (mandatory)

Skills and Necessary Knowledge:

  • Project Management skills.
  • People Management skills.
  • Quality Management.
  • Results Orientation.
  • Portfolio Management.
  • Time and resource management.
  • Building Relationships
  • Passion for Excellence
  • Problem Solving skills
  • Vendor Management
  • Global Trends and Challenges in the specific sector.
  • IT skills, especially in project management.


Location:

Location IsDB Field Representative Office in Yaounde, Cameroon.