16 juil., 2021

Rural Development Consultant, Haiti (Echance 28 Juillet 2021)

  • IDB - Inter-American Development Bank
A plein temps Agriculture Agro-alimentaire Gestion de Projet Stratégie - Planification

Description de poste

Rural Development Consultant

Background of this search: Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank ("IDB" or "Bank") is the main source of financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides loans, grants, guarantees, policy advice, and technical assistance to the public and private sectors of its borrowing countries.

The IDB's country strategy for Haiti identifies six priority sectors that have the potential to transform substantially and sustainably Haiti's economy and society: Education; private sector development; energy (particularly electricity); water and sanitation; agriculture and rural development, and transport.

The strategy anticipates the promotion of inter-sectorial coordination as well as enhanced national ownership, strengthened institutional capacity, a substantial participation of all private sector windows of the Bank, strategic donor coordination, integrated investments, and partnership alliances. The Bank's country strategy calls for a technical cooperation and knowledge program consistent with the country's priorities as well as complementary to and supporting of the Bank's operations.

The IDB currently provides a total of $1.39 Billion in loans to 12 different sectors of Haiti: Transport, Urban Development and Housing, Agriculture and Rural Development, Education, Water and Sanitation, Energy, Sustainable Tourism, Financial Markets, Social Investment, Trade, Private Firms and SME Development and Reform/Modernization of the State. Of these $1.39 Billion, $151Million is provided for Agriculture and Rural Development and $36 Million for Sustainable Tourism.

The IDB's support to Agriculture and Rural Development mainly aims to strengthen agricultural productivity and investment, food security, environmental and climate-change resilience and the sustainable management of natural resources. In line with these objectives, the Bank supports various programs executed by the Ministry of Agriculture (MARNDR) that require technical supervision of the Bank.

Consultancy Objective: In line with the detailed terms of reference of the assignment, the objectives of this consultancy work are:

  • To support the planning and supervision of Rural Development programs aiming at increasing rural productivity in Haiti.
  • To support the design of future operations aiming at increasing rural productivity.

The team's mission: The Environment, Rural Development and Disaster Risk Management Division (CSD/RND) supports the operations of the Bank related to natural disaster risk management, rural and agricultural development, tourism development and natural resource management.

What you'll do:

  • Support the different program implementation units (PIU) with viable tools to assure a well-organized technical supervision of various programs financed by the IDB and the GAFSP in the Agriculture and Rural Development sector with the Ministry of Agriculture (MARNDR): Technological Innovation for Agriculture and Agroforestry Program (PITAG, in its French initials), Natural Disaster Mitigation Program II (PMDN II, in is French initials), Artisanal Fisheries Development Program (PECHE), and Modernization of Agricultural Health Public Services Program (SPS, in its French initials):
    • Participate in technical meetings with the PIU to ensure that activities are being implemented as planned.
    • Participate in field visits to oversee the implementation of technical products.
  • Support the PIU and the Team Leader (TL) of the Bank in the annual planning and reporting of technical products that contribute to increase rural productivity (agricultural incentives, matching grant mechanism, technical assistance...).
  • Support the Team Leader in reviewing the quality of Terms of References and final technical products delivered by the programs mentioned before.
  • Support the Team Leader (TL) in the design of future operations aiming at increasing rural productivity.
  • Support the drafting of reports and blogposts for internal and external communications.

What you'll need:

  • Citizenship: You are a citizen of one of our 48-member countries. We may offer assistance with relocation and visa applications for you and your eligible dependents.
  • Consanguinity: You have no family members (up to fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.
  • Education: Master's degree in Agricultural Economics, Agronomy, Rural Development or related fields.
  • Experience: At least five-years of experience in Rural Development Program, especially in the field of agriculture and rural infrastructures. Experience in the public sector in Haiti will be a plus.
  • Languages: Fluent, in spoken and written French and English or Spanish, Haitian Creole is considered an asset.

Core and Technical Competencies:

  • Demonstrable understanding, experience and knowledge of Rural Development and rural livelihoods.
  • Community-based development.
  • Agriculture, agroforestry, and food security.
  • Rural service delivery issues.
  • Natural resource management in a developing country context.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong team orientation.
  • Efficient problem-solving, critical reflection and analysis.
  • Ability to work independently.

Opportunity Summary:

  • Type of contract: Consultant Full Time
  • Length of contract: 12 months
  • Location: Country Office of Haiti
  • Responsible person: Natural Resources Specialist in Haiti.
  • Requirements: You must be a citizen of one of the IDB's 48-member countries and have no family members currently working at the IDB Group.

Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an employee you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.

Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and indigenous people to apply.

About us: At the IDB, we're committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we've been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48-member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and re-prioritizing its areas of talent acquisition. We encourage candidates to continue to apply to the active postings, yet current job openings may be subject to further decisions in terms of timing of the processes, or other actions, in accordance with business needs. Final hiring decisions may also be conditioned to the candidate's ability to timely relocate to the post of duty at the moment of starting service.



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