Project Management Specialist Job Placement – 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 Project Management Specialist will carry
out the bank’s technical-assistance operations due-diligence and design,
conduct day-to-day technical-assistance operations management activities, and
conduct day-to-day development-project operations management activities under
the guidance of Project Team within approved costs, timeliness and quality, to
ensure efficient execution of the bank’s mandate to support economic development
in the associated member and non-member countries. Responsible for day-to-day
communication, monitoring, and implementation support to the project management
units and executing agencies; supervision of project contract management and
financial management; preparation of implementation reports to the bank
management, and proactive mitigation of project implementation issues. In
addition, provide support in: project preparation and appraisal, portfolio
quality review, procurement review, and disbursement processes. Contribute to
knowledge management agenda by identifying lessons learned from the projects.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Project Appraisal
  • Provide support to the Project Team Leader in the execution of
    project preparation and appraisal to ensure comprehensive due diligence of
    the technical, financial, procurement, institutional, economic, social,
    and environmental aspects of project proposals in line with the operations
    manual and applicable policies/procedures of the bank.
  • Lead technical-assistance operations design and preparation
    exercise, to ensure comprehensive due diligence of the technical,
    financial, procurement, institutional, economic, social, and environmental
    aspects in line with the operations manual and applicable policies/procedures
    of the bank.
Implementation and Monitoring
  • Coordinate with respective Project Team Leader in all aspects across
    the project implementation.
  • Lead periodical preparation of project implementation assessment and
    support report of each project under his/her portfolio, to ensure
    implementation issues and proposed action are documented as reference for
    smooth execution.
  • Maintain adequate, up-to-date, and accurate project information and
    key records in the bank’s operations management system.
  • Assess implementation arrangement of Bank’s approved operations, and
    provide recommendation on bank’s position to relevant authorities.
  • Contribute to maintenance of project implementation plans to ensure
    ongoing monitoring of project progress, pro-active identification of
    issues, recommendation and implementation of action plans to resolve
    issues promptly.
  • Review implementation quality and progress of Bank’s approved
    operations, and provide recommendations on actions to improve to relevant
  • Provide input to the relevant Procurement and Financial Management
    staff in their respective duty ensuring procurement and financial
    management of projects are in line with the policies of the bank
  • Assess contract management and financial management activities of
    projects, and provide recommendation on bank’s position to relevant
  • Project Closure and Review:
  • Provide input to Task Team Leader from the Global Practice in the
    development of project completion reports at the completion of each
    project, to ensure key issues and lessons learned are documented for
    reference in future projects.
  • Compile input to Sectoral Teams in Global Practices, Knowledge
    Management and the Institutional Learning Unit to ensure lessons learned
    are recorded for reference in future projects.
  • General Project Management
  • Provide input to Project Team Leader regarding the operational cycle
    of projects to ensure necessary operational policy and procedural
    improvements are implemented.
  • Support Project Team Leader in engaging external expertise according
    to the bank’s procurement policy, to complement internal resources
    ensuring quality project due diligence, implementation, and lessons

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Project
    Management Specialist job vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
    Engineering, Economics, Business, Social Sciences or related field,
    Master’s degree is preferred
  • Six to eight years of experience in project management in the
    development sector
  • Adaptability
  • Building Relationships
  • Client Centricity and Responsiveness
  • Passion for Excellence
  • Communication Effectiveness
  • Problem Solving
  • Stakeholder Management / Client Orientation
  • Vendor Management
  • Project Management
  • Quality Management
  • Contract Management
  • Financial Management
  • Languages: English
    (mandatory), French (Preferred)
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: 13th July 2018
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