Job Vacancy For Division Manager Extractives – ANRC At African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC)



Objectives

The African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) is an entity of the African Development Bank established in 2013 to deliver capacity building programs to Regional Member States (RMCs) in natural resources management. The scope combines renewable (water, forestry, land and fishery) and non-renewable (oil, gas and minerals) resources. The mandate of the Center is to assist the RMCs maximize development outcomes derived from Africa’s natural resources by boosting their capacity of the RMCs to achieve inclusive and sustained growth from natural resources. Internally, the role of the Center is to collaborate with all entities of the Bank to build knowledge and support RMCs improve development outcomes. Though this cross-cutting role of the Center the aim is to bring cohesion to the Bank’s Natural Resources Management (NRM) initiatives, enhance the value of natural resources, position the region strategically on the global arena and provide expertise in the Center’s focus areas.

Duties and responsibilities

The primary purpose of this job is to provide strategic advice to the director and operational leadership to policy experts in extractives (mineral, oil and gas) responsible for country and regional programs of advice to regional member states. The incumbent must have a balance of public and private sector knowledge in the relevant areas of the Center’s work. He or she will coordinate programs of advice to RMCs on policy, legal and institutional reforms as relate to extractives policy regulatory issues. The incumbent will be the Center’s focal point in managing relations with consultants and institutional partners as well as relations with relevant arms of the Bank, regional governments and private sector entities. The incumbent will also oversee advocacy initiatives and coordinate knowledge-building programs implemented by experts in the stated areas of focus.

The incumbent will achieve this by:

•   Overseeing implementation of the Center’s Strategy and workplans as relates to minerals, gas and oil sectors,
•   Providing strategic and programmatic advise to the Director on all matters relating to minerals, oil and gas,
•   Leading a team of experts, consultants, overseeing programs and managing resources as relates to the Center’s work in minerals, oil and gas,
•   Coordinating advisory work on mineral, gas and oil regulatory matters, including policy, laws and institutional structures,
•   Overseeing the provision of strategic and technical advice on mineral, gas and oil projects negotiations between RMCs and investors,
•   Designing and supervising agreed work program delivered by teams providing specialist support,
•   Collaborating with peers to benchmark policy formulation in order to assist RMCs build institutional know-how,
•   Leading identification of capacity gaps and overseeing the design and implementation of solutions,
•   Identifying and forging partnerships with internal and external peers in the RMCs, RECs, industry and think-tanks,
•   Coordinating the mobilization of resources for relevant programs,
•   Keeping abreast of international and regional conventions,
•   Advising the Director on relevant issues,
•   Managing all resources allocated to specific role.

Qualification Required & Experience

Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

The incumbent must demonstrate competencies in the following:

•   Hold a minimum of a Master’s degree in extractives policy, design or extractive resources management and related disciplines,
•   Have at least ten (10) years’ work experience in the following sectors, international organizations, regulatory environment, private sector or a Think-Tank with a focus on the relevant sector and or function.
•   Be a change agent and an experienced policy or private sector practitioner in either minerals, oil or gas sector,
•   In-depth knowledge of the extractives sector regulatory environment,
•   Direct experience in implementing regional initiatives in the sector, African Union Commission (AUC) development programs and relevant protocols,
•   Experience designing and implementing programs of advice and capacity building,
•   Knowledge of the region and DFI environment,
•   Knowledge of principles of good governance as pertaining to natural resources policy,
•   Extensive report writing and editorial skills,
•   Ability to supervise teams,
•   Knowledge of influencers of public policy,
•   Ability to work independently with senior executives regionally and internationally,
•   Excellent written and verbal communication in English or French with a working knowledge of the other language,
•   Competence in the use of standard Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).

Location: Ghana

How To Apply For The Job

Interested and qualified candidates should

Click Here To Apply Online

Closing Date: 01 September, 2015

Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit an online application, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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