Principal Transport Engineer Careers – African Development Bank

Organisation: African
Development Bank
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
Established in 1964,
the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development
institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the
continent. The Bank’s development agenda is delivering financial and technical
support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty
through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus
the objectives of the Bank’s Ten Year Strategy (2013-2022) and ensure greater
developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate
our delivery for Africa, have been identified, namely: energy, agro-business,
industrialization, integration, and improving the quality of life for the
people of Africa.
Job Summary:  The Principal Transport Engineer is
responsible for the Bank‘s vision for Transport infrastructure and Services,
and its future prospective areas of intervention in the sector. The incumbent
will contribute to efforts in knowledge management to ensure best practices and
lessons learned related to transport development, and institutional/governance
approaches are mainstreamed in project design. The position of Principal
Transport Engineer has the following work objectives:
  • Act as the Bank’s Expert on Transport infrastructure and Services.
  • Prepare and implement transport projects in the RMCs
  • Strengthen and maintain the Bank‘s understanding of the Transport
    sector and its role in the development of the continent
  • Mobilize resources for targeted activities in the Banks work.
  • Advise on future investments in the sector by the Bank and its
    regional member countries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Support the
development of policies and strategies for the transport sector within the Bank
and in RMBs in consultation with relevant government agencies, development
partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Advise RMCs on issues pertaining to policy and institutional reforms
    in the transport sector, especially in the areas of Planning and
    Programming, transport network development, asset management/maintenance,
    and Private Sector Participation.
  • Participate and contribute to country and regional programming
    activities (CSP and RISP) and ensure that key sector issues and proposed
    solutions are adequately reflected in the resultant country/regional
    programming documents.
  • Carry out analytical and sector work to inform and underpin the
    downstream intervention of the Bank in project and program design in the
    transport sector.
Provide leadership
in the development of a pipeline and lending program for transport projects and
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team of experts as Task Manager in the
    identification, preparation, and appraisal of complex projects and large
    scale projects/studies;
  • identity suitable projects for inclusion in the Bank Group lending
    program in the transport sector and be responsible tor the formulation of
    the project concept note identifying key development issues, project/program
    objectives, risks assessments, budget and timetables for management
  • Advise member countries on the preparation organization and
    execution of feasibility studies and assist in drafting Terms of
    Reference; review the progress reports of studies; select the components
    to comprise the eventual project; review and supervise the work of
    consultants engaged by the Borrowers to the assigned projects/studies:
  • Steer the preparation and appraisal oi transport projects and
    programs involving broad planning of resources and techno-judgment of
    alternative ways of shaping projects towards optimal contribution to
    development objectives; prepare and process the appraisal report involving
    detailed assessments of technical aspects, economic and financial
    feasibility, environmental and social safeguards, fiduciary issues,
    institutional arrangements, etc.
Provide leadership
in monitoring implementation progress of on-going transport projects, programs
and technical assistance timidity by the Bank:
  • Supervise projects; play a key role in following up the progress of
    projects; supervise and monitor procurement activities for goods, works
    and services in accordance with Bank’s rules; review the submissions from
    the Borrowers, including tender lists, bidding documents, bid evaluation
    reports, award recommendation and contracts documents; study and analyze
    data submitted by borrower; verity and approve contracts tor disbursement
    of funds;
  • Lead or participate in project midterm review missions, sector
    portfolio review missions and country portfolio review missions and
    prepare the related reports;
  • Lead project completion report mission and collect adequate data tor
    the preparation of the Bank‘s project completion-report; advise the Bank
    Group on lessons derived from the project which will guide future
    intervention in the sector and the specific countries;
  • Manage judiciary responsibilities including procurement, and
    ensuring compliance with the Bank guidelines and the provisions of
    loan/grant agreements.
Participate in
sector dialogue and donor coordination activities:
  • Guide the regional member countries on Bank’s financing
    requirements; act as a key person to liaise with government officials and
    spokesman of the Bank in the transport sector; negotiate sensitive and delicate
    policy and sector reforms issues with borrowers and other parties
  • Coordinate with other development partners and RMCs tor consistency
    oi approach, exchange of experiences, and continuous improvement of
    practices and integration of transport sector policy commitments to the
    management of projects.
  • Collaborate with other development partners in the transport sector
    for consistency and harmonization of approach, exchange of experience,
    partnership and co-financing where appropriate.
Serve as technical
authority in Transport integrating a broad spectrum of issues:
  • Develop and maintain a knowledge base in the transport sector,
    keeping abreast of the latest developments and issues related to policy
    and planning, institutional development, design and construction,
    financing, operation and maintenance, and regulation;
  • Actively contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination and
    knowledge building around transport sector issues.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The African Development Bank Principal Transport Engineer job
    placement must hold a Master’s degree (or its equivalent) in Civil or
    Transportation Engineering or related fields
  • Seven (7) years’ experience in the transport sector with proven
    ability to work on policy, institutional and financing aspects of
    transport projects, road and other transport infrastructure construction
    and maintenance, contract management and procurement, planning and
    programming of capital and maintenance works, knowledge of private sector
    participation, and the connection to economic development and poverty
  • Be able to apply advanced technical knowledge, skills and expertise
    in the transport sector to advise and support Project/Country teams and
    RMCs in policy and institutional development and implementation
  • Be able to apply technical skills in a team leadership role to
    resolve and manage complete issues in relation to transport project
    program design and implementation from a broad developmental goal of
    poverty reduction
  • Competence in decision-making, team working and self-motivation
  • Excellent spoken and written English; a working knowledge of French
    will be advantageous.
  • Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel,
    Access, PowerPoint);
  • Knowledge of SAP.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply online at the link
NB: The
African Development Bank Group does not ask for payments of any kind from
applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review,
interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank
does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development
Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job
offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any
way whatsoever.
Deadline: 10th July 2018
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