|Agence Française de Développement||istanbul|
|Project Officer||Uluslararası Organizasyonlar|
|Fransızca (B2, Level 4, Intermediate ),İngilizce (C2, Level 6, Advanced),Türkçe (C2, Level 6, Advanced)|
The French Development Agency (“Agence Française de Développement” or “AFD”) is an International Financial Institution, wholly owned by the French State. It’s the main operator in charge of France’s International cooperation and development in over 100 developing and emerging countries in the world.
Since the opening of its office in Turkey in 2004, AFD Group has committed some EUR 3 billion of financing in the country to support projects in several sectors: urban transportation, agricultural development, forest policies, industries, hospitals, renewable energy, improvement of job conditions and gender equality… by mobilizing various financial instruments and technical expertise. AFD Group is working with a wide range of stakeholders: central government, local authorities, public companies, NGOs, financial institutions and private sector. AFD Turkey has its main office in Istanbul and opened a second office in Ankara recently.
AFD is hiring a Project Officer in charge of urban development for its main office in Istanbul.
Originate and identify projects and operations likely to be supported by AFD;
Develop and monitor the portfolio in urban development sector (water and sanitation, solid waste, urban transportation etc.)
Promote AFD’s approach in urban development, in particular, city & climate (smart cities, livable cities, green and resilience cities etc.) in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement Agendas.
Originate and identify projects and operations in urban development sector, prepare the project identification document to get clearance in principle from AFD’s internal committee, participate in appraisal process within a multi-disciplinary project team (technical, financial, environmental and social, climate, procurement, KYC, legal specialists) and coordinate external partners (co-financing partners, consultants, beneficiaries, central government, NGOs, French partners);
Follow-up and monitor the implementation of projects (including technical and financial aspects) and ensure quality and risk control in compliance with AFD’s internal policies and procedures (in particular, procurement, environmental & social risk management etc.);
Organize and participate in appraisal and supervision missions from AFD’s headquarters or for AFD Turkey;
Develop the intellectual production initiatives, follow up the main trends in the urban development sector and participate in policy dialogue and communication activities.
Engineering education background with advanced university degree (Master or equivalent);
At least 10 years of relevant work experience in urban development; proven experience in sectors such as water and sanitation, solid waste, or urban planning and sustainable city & climate would be an advantage;
Dialogue capacity with the partners to identify opportunities in line with AFD’s strategy and financing tools;
Capacity to conduct technical and sectoral analysis (coherence with public policies, analysis of needs and of stakes, technical and financial feasibility of an investment);
Active team member within the multi-disciplinary team, capacity to co-ordinate a network of external and internal actors to move forward the project appraisal process and implementation; capacity to make understand local context and Turkish specificity and to find adapted solutions;
A work experience with an international financial institution (multilateral or bilateral donors) or at least knowledge of its functioning, would be an advantage;
Excellent English and Turkish both in verbal and written forms, at least a basic level in French (willing to learn and progress in French, French lessons would be proposed);
Demonstrated capacity to work in large autonomy;
This position is based in Istanbul, under the supervision of the Deputy Country Director with frequent travels in Turkey. Candidates are expected to be available from February, 2020.
AFD offers a competitive package of remuneration and benefits on the Turkish market.
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