Project Officer Jobs – 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 Officer will carry out the
day-to-day project and technical assistance operations management activities
under the guidance of Project Team Leader 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, project and portfolio quality review, procurement review, and
disbursement process. 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 preparations and appraisals to ensure comprehensive
coverage 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.
Implementation and Monitoring
  • Coordinate with respective Project Team Leader in all aspects across
    the project lifecycle.
  • 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
  • Provide input to Task Team Leader in the development of project
    completion reports at the completion of each project, to ensure key issues
    faced and the 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
  • 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
    Officer – Regional Hub of Kampala job vacancy must hold a Bachelor’s
    degree in Engineering, Economics, Business, Social Sciences or related
    field, Master’s degree is preferred
  • Four to six 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
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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