Deadline: 25 December, 2020

Location: Libreville, Gabon

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is seeking to fill the position of Principal Water Supply and Sanitation Officer.

AfDB’s mission is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs).


  • Provide technical advice/assistance to RMCs to develop their water and sanitation sector
  • Contribute to the development of the AfDB Water and Sanitation Sector policy and provide technical advice/guidance to introduce and monitor the implementation of the policy
  • Identify, prepare and evaluate water and sanitation projects and programmes together with multisector projects and programmes in Gabon and central region
  • Identify and coordinate the co-financing needs of the country/region’s projects/programmes and make funding proposals
  • Supervise portfolio projects in accordance with AfDB rules and procedures
  • Perform project completion missions with a view to preparing project completion reports
  • Conduct project preparation and appraisal missions in the water and sanitation sector
  • Provide guidance in the region to supervise staff, monitor the portfolio, the loan programme and the division’s indicators
  • Support the manager of division in monitoring and achieving the target indicators and in monitoring projects managed by other colleagues
  • Represent the division and the department in meetings and events related to the water and sanitation sector within and outside of the bank


  • Master’s degree, or equivalent, in Civil Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Water Supply, Sanitation, or a related discipline
  • Knowledge of project management is a plus
  • Six years, minimum, of proven and relevant professional experience in monitoring and managing water and sanitation projects especially in Africa
  • Strong knowledge of the activities of other multilateral and bilateral institutions that finance the water and sanitation sector
  • Sound knowledge of the challenges of the water and sanitation sector and ability to support RMCs in designing appropriate projects and programmes in the sector
  • Show good professional experience in water and sanitation project development and technical support for projects
  • Possess strong experience working in a multicultural environment and leading project preparation and appraisal teams
  • Demonstrate strong ability to build and lead motivated and committed teams for project preparation and evaluation
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and/or French
  • Proficiency in the use of common Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus

To apply and for more information, click here.

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