Operations Team Leader (Education) Job Careers – Islamic Development Bank (IDB)

Organisation: Islamic
Development Bank (IDB)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Islamic
Development Bank (IDB) is a multi-lateral development financing institution
located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It was founded in 1973 by the Finance
Ministers at the first Organisation of the Islamic Conference (now called the
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) with the support of the king of Saudi
Arabia at the time (Faisal), and began its activities on 20 October 1975.
Job Summary:  The Operations Team Leader (Education) will lead
the hub operations team to conduct due diligence and manage implementation of
bank’s portfolio of sectoral projects and programs within approved costs,
timeliness and quality to ensure efficient delivery of the bank’s mandate to
support economic development in the associated member countries.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Input to
Operational Planning and Budgeting:
  • Actively contribute to the planning and budgeting exercise of the
    Regional Hub
  • Lead the selection of the Program / Portfolio which maximize the
    utilization of resources and concentrate on results based impact in MCs.
  • Contribute to the development of annual work plan and Regional Hub’s
    administrative budget. 
  • Advise Regional Hub Manager on resource allocation for projects or
    programs for MCs in the Hub constituency.
  • Actively contribute to the preparation of business cases for new
    initiatives for promoting sector development in collaboration with the
    Global Practice.
Program and
Portfolio Management:
  • Lead the project cycle related activities as Task Team Leader
    (identification, preparation, appraisal, negotiation, project
    implementation assessment and support to Mid-term review, in coordination
    with the Global Practice, Project Financial Management and Compliance
    Units) in the MCs in the constituency of the Regional Hub.
  • Coordinate inputs from Projects Management Specialists regarding the
    operational cycle of projects to ensure necessary operational policy and
    procedural improvements are implemented.
  • Manage the sectoral projects and programs of the Regional Hub to
    ensure the quality management of the portfolio.
  • Lead projects’ teams by providing support for successful design and
    implementation of development projects, ensuring quality at entry, during
    implementation and at exit, ensuring the integration of best practices and
    lessons learned in the design of sectoral projects and programs.
  • Engage external expertise according to the Bank’s Corporate
    procurement policy, to complement internal resources ensuring quality
    project due diligence, implementation, and lessons mining.
  • Technically lead the sector portfolio performance review.
  • Maintain and build cordial relations with key stakeholders of the
    assigned projects.
  • Contribute to the Internal Service Level Agreement between the
    Regional Hubs and the functional Units (Procurement, Disbursements and
    Global Practice), facilitate and monitor the delivery of the support /
    services to be provided by the functional Units.
  • Provide guidance to the Bank’s operations team on Bank’s operations
  • Provide guidance to the Bank’s operations team on Operations
    Information Management System to ensure efficiency in project management.
Knowledge Sharing
& Innovation:
  • Keep abreast of the latest developments in the respective domain and
    introduce new techniques and programs to meet current and future
    requirements and improve division’s quality of work.
  • Promote teamwork and knowledge sharing culture.
  • Recommend innovations and action plans related to managing Regional
    Hub’s projects and programs.
  • Provide advices and share knowledge as subject matter expert related
    to sector issues.
  • Technically guide advise, mentor, share knowledge and coach
    professional staff of the Regional Hub.
  • Introduce innovative approaches in conceptualizing, designing and
    implementing projects and programs related to the Education sector.
  • Contribute to IDB knowledge repository by documenting leading
    practices and lessons learned particularly from project’s implementation.
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge products based on
    analytical economic and sector work and ensure its effective
  • Attend and participate in regional and international conferences,
    seminars and workshops on his/her sector specialty.
  • Steer the efforts to strengthen partnership with other development
    partners and stakeholders related to his/her sectoral specialty in the
    constituency of the Regional Hub and in the associated Region.
  • Work closely with the relevant stakeholders to increase resources
    allocated for his/her specialty.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Operations
    Team Leader (Education) job vacancy must hold a Master’s degree in Social
    Sciences, Economics, Business, Development Studies, Engineering,
    Education, Project Management or related field.
  • At least six to eight years of experience in the development sector,
    3 years of which is managing development project financing in a
    multilateral development bank or relevant experience in an international
    organization, etc.
  • Three years of experience in specific development sector: General
    Education and / or Vocational Training.
  • Demonstrated ability to carry out analytical/technical work and
    translate this technical skills into operational innovations and results
  • Languages: English
    (mandatory), French (mandatory)
  • Adaptability
  • Building Relationships
  • Client Centricity and Responsiveness
  • Motivation to Learn and Share
  • Passion for Excellence
  • International and Multicultural Collaboration
  • Communication Effectiveness
  • Problem Solving
  • Stakeholder Management / Client Orientation
  • Development Project Finance
  • Project Design for Impact and Sustainability
  • Project Management
  • Project Risk Assessment and Evaluation
  • Public Procurement
  • Vendor Management
  • General Education
  • Non-formal Education
  • Vocational Training
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Islamic Development
Bank are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 25th November 2018
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