• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : Full Time
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : Senior Agriculture Economist/Specialist

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • Selection Criteria Masters, MBA or PhD in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or in a relevant discipline; At least eight years of experience on agricultural development issues; Strong technical and analytical skills in the range of issue of relevance to agriculture; Recognized substantive leadership in one or more of the strategic/ technical areas noted above; Demonstrated experience with Bank operations; Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving and team skills with ability to find balanced, pragmatic and implementable solutions also in a multi-disciplinary context; High level of energy, ability to work under pressure, and willingness to travel; Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and in French, including the ability to present complex issues to World Bank management and senior Government representatives, as well as to non-specialist audiences. WBG Competencies: Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions. Deliver Results for Clients - Proactively addresses clients stated and unstated needs. Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives. Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Applies knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients. Make Smart Decisions - Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward.

Job Description:

  • Duties & Accountabilities: The primary responsibility of the Senior Agriculture Specialist/Economist will be to provide technical and strategic leadership for the development and implementation of the Agriculture GP's work program in Cameroon (and other countries in the Country Management Unit). The Senior Agriculture Specialist/Economist will report to the Practice Manager in charge of West & Central Africa, who is based at World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, and assist him/her in the delivery of the work program, assurance of quality, interaction with internal and external clients, including the government and private sector, and partnerships across the countries in the Country Management Unit. In addition, the Senior Agriculture Specialist/Economist will work under the day to day oversight of the Country Director and the relevant Sector Leader, who are based in Yaounde, Cameroon. In particular, the Senior Agriculture Specialist/Economist will: Lead activities as Task Team Leader or as core team member, both in agriculture and multi-sectoral operations, assuring quality in all stages of the project cycle; Serve as an advisor to colleagues who are themselves Task Team Leaders of demanding operations, providing them with advice and support; Work with the Sector Leader and staff of the Agriculture GP and other GPs to identify opportunities for addressing agricultural issues in Cameroon as part of the World Bank's Country Partnership Framework, country policy dialogue, sector investment operations, budget support operations, and other multi-sectoral projects; Identify innovative opportunities or ways to address existing needs in the agricultural sector, including bringing in experience from other countries within Africa or elsewhere; Remain current with relevant major pieces of analytical work in the profession. Lead or participate in strategic analytical work in Cameroon and/or on a sub-regional level, and work with teams engaged in analytical work relevant to the Agriculture GP's work program Cameroon; Represent the World Bank in fora involving the community of development partners. Provide support, either explicit or implicit, to the work of the development partners in the sector; As necessary, represent the World Bank and the Agriculture GP's management at events with sectoral focus that take place in the field; Develop strong client relations and partnership, including with the International Finance Corporation, on operational matters and policy dialogue; Work with other Global Practices in representing Cameroon specific issues in regional and corporate strategies; Initiate and maintain a high level and quality of engagement and dialogue with key stakeholders, including government, civil society, private sector and research/academic community on strategic and policy issues concerning agriculture and food security in Cameroon; Support the delivery of the Agriculture GP's work program in other countries in the CMU, assuring quality in all stages of the project cycle; Mentor and coach other Agriculture GP staff in the country offices in the CMU. Interested candidates should apply via the website , https://worldbankgroup.csod.com

EMPLOYER : Cameroonjobs

EMPLOYER'S LOCATION : www.cameroonjobs.net