Global Management Transport Specialist – Islamic Development Bank , Saudi Arabia

Job Purpose:
To collaborate in conceiving, developing and promoting innovations in Bank Policy, operational procedures, project/program design in organization and management of operations in Transport Sector in IsDB member countries. To provide support in matter related to Transport Sector, collaborates and engages with and nurtures a network of developers to ensure that IsDB follows best practices in project management and in development of sector strategy

Key Accountabilities:
Strategic & Operational Planning
Conduct background sector research for preparation of key strategy papers, new programs and knowledge product development to ensure the unit is contributing to the overall goal of the bank.
Support the senior specialists in undertaking analytical/economic and sector work (ESW) as well as sector dialogue during Member Country Partnership Strategy (MCPS) and programming missions.
Implement actions to mainstreaming Sustainable Development Goals in IsDB transport projects.
Policies, Processes and Procedures
Provide background research and comparative documents to contribute to the design, review and implementation of the IsDB’s policies, procedures and guidelines relating to the sector interventions
Facilitate the stakeholders in elaborating and interpreting the processes and procedures to ensure compliance.
Sector Portfolio Management
Support the senior experts in conducting quality review and proposing improvements throughout project lifecycle of IDB financed projects to ensure all projects abide by the high-quality standards demanded by the Bank.
Act as a project member as requested throughout the project lifecycle.
Undertake portfolio analysis for transport sector and prepare portfolio reports to facilitate advisory and decision making
Participate in transport Portfolio Performance Review (SPPR) and Country Portfolio Performance Review (CPPR).
Review and process operational documents and ESW, coordinating across disciplines and project components with other team members.
Participate in Quality Assurance and review Meetings and provide review and advise on technical matters
Undertake the development of Economic and Sector Work knowledge documents.
Contribute to the preparation of diverse operational and sector products/outputs (e.g. sector and country briefings, background reports, case studies, policy note, ESW, portfolio performance reviews, and Project Completion Reports (PCR) etc.).
Participate in missions in area of specialization in order to contribute to design of simple operations.
Collaborate with the Regional Hubs and OQR to keep repository of results and contribute to development effectiveness reports
Knowledge Sharing & Innovation
Build and manage knowledge repository in transport sector.
Contribute to IsDB knowledge repository by documenting lessons learned from IsDB projects.
Share knowledge as subject matter expert related to sector issues to enhance a knowledge sharing culture across the Bank that would allow it to create more value.
Share key knowledge and learning outcomes with the Knowledge Management and Institutional Learning Unit in areas related to the sector
Participate in regional and international events/forums on transport to stay abreast with the latest development in the sector

Job Requirements:
Academic qualifications
Bachelor degree in Civil/Transport related engineering, economic development studies or related field
• English (mandatory)
• French (preferred)
• Arabic (preferred)
Minimum number of years and nature of experience
5-7 years experience in Transport Sector, 3 of which in international financing institutions.
Experience in Transport Sector or related fields.

Job specific competencies
Knowledge of Transport Sector trends in MCs and NMCs.
Knowledge in conceptualizing and managing urban projects/programs.
Project management
Analytical (sector analysis, diagnosis studies and country context analysis)
Result development management

Jeddah, IsDB Head quarters.
Travel Requirements:20% or more depending on requirements

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