Apply: AfDB Senior Nutrition and Social Protection

Deadline: 14 June, 2020

Location: Abidjan, Ivory Coast

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Nutrition and Social Protection Officer.

AfDB’s mission is to spur sustainable economic development and social progress in its regional member countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction.


The Senior Nutrition and Social Protection Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Promote and implement the bank’s multisectoral nutrition agenda in coordination with relevant sectors, including but not restricted to health, education, social protection, agriculture, water and sanitation, private sector and financial inclusion
  • Support the development, management and monitoring of the bank’s nutrition and social protection interventions
  • Work closely with the bank’s private sector and financial inclusion departments to partner with relevant financial and non-financial institutions for the development and financing of non-sovereign and public-private partnership operations on social protection
  • Drive new business development and resource mobilisation for nutrition financing with relevant departments of the bank as well as multilateral and bilateral financial institutions and private sector partners
  • Ensure the integration of the nutrition agenda as well as proper budgeting in relevant sectors through lending operations
  • Lead appropriate studies on the efficacy of social protection for economic transformation in Africa
  • Lead capacity building efforts of the bank on nutrition and social protection in Africa
  • Prepare nutrition and social inclusion requests to be submitted for bilateral and trust funds
  • Support the bank’s nutrition and social protection partnerships at global, regional and national levels


Applicants must have:

  • Minimum of master’s degree (or its university equivalent) in Development Economics, Development Studies, Nutrition, Social Protection or Public Health
  • Five years, minimum, of highly relevant professional experience in nutrition and social protection internationally and in Africa, with a deep knowledge of development issues and dynamics in Africa as well as issues on vulnerability and poverty reduction
  • Strong understanding and grasp of multisectoral approaches of nutrition and social protection as well as nutrition and social protection management operations, partnerships in Africa, as well as professional ability to build partnerships and deliver services that meet both immediate needs and long-term interests of clients within and outside the institution
  • Innovative ability to integrate nutrition across relevant sectors
  • Good knowledge of vulnerability and poverty reduction projects
  • Strong experience in project management and analytical work
  • Ability to deliver high quality work within very tight deadlines
  • Communicate and write effectively in French or English, with a good working knowledge of the other language

To apply and for more information, click here.

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