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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Operations Team Leader (Education) Job at Islamic Development Bank ( IDB ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Operations Team Leader (Education) 

Jobs at:
Islamic Development Bank (IDB) 

Deadline of this Job:
25th November 2018 

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda 

Date Posted: 31st October 2018 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full-Time

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 management.
• 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 dissemination.
• 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
Job application procedure
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the Islamic Development Bank are encouraged to apply online at the link below. Click Here