Agriculture Economist: The World Bank (Location: Abuja Nigeria)

    The World Bank Group

    Background

    Deadline: 10 February 2020
    The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Agriculture Economist in Abuja, Nigeria.
    The duration of this post is 3 years.
    WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.
    Key Job Responsibilities
    The Agriculture Economist will perform the following functions-
    Contribute as core team member to the preparation and implementation of selected operations, assuring quality in all stages of the project cycle.
    Serve as the focal point for liaison with key counterparts and other partners for colleagues working with the Nigeria program.
    Identify opportunities for addressing agricultural issues in Nigeria as part of the World Bank’s Country Partnership Framework, country policy dialogue, sector investment operations, budget support operations, and other multi-sectoral projects.
    Stay abreast of relevant developments for Nigeria’s agri-food sector and effectively communicate them to the country team.
    Remain current with relevant major pieces of analytical work in the profession.

    Participate in strategic analytical work in Nigeria.
    Represent the World Bank in fora involving the community of development partners.
    As necessary, represent the World Bank 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.
    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 the agri-food sector in Nigeria.
    Eligibility Criteria
    Applicants must have:
    Master’s, MBA or PhD in Agricultural Economics, Economics, or in a relevant discipline.
    At least 5 year’s of experience on agricultural development issues (three years if PhD).
    Strong technical and analytical skills in the range of issue of relevance to agriculture.
    Team player able to function in a fast-paced, multi-sectoral and multi-cultural environment.
    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 and work under challenging conditions.
    Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to present complex issues to World Bank management and senior Government representatives, as well as to non-specialist audiences.
    Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
    For more information, please visit WBG
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