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World Bank Vacancy in Nigeria

The World Bank Office in Abuja, Nigeria seeks applications for the position of Transport Specialist. The Transport Specialist is a member of the Country Office staff recruited locally and based in Abuja. For day-to-day assignments and responsibilities, the s/he reports to the Senior Transport Specialist based in Abuja, Nigeria.

Title: Transport Specialist
Local Appointment
Grade GF
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Duration: Two years term appointment

Description of Duties
The selected candidate will be an integral member of the Africa Transport Unit and the Nigeria Country Office team. The selected candidate will participate in preparation, appraisal, negotiation and supervision of transport sector projects (including roads, railways, port and air transport), and maintain an active sector dialogue and contact with Government, the private sector, development partners. the media and other stakeholders. S/he will be expected to contribute to analytical and advisory work and to participate in policy dialogue with the government related transport sector policy and strategies.

Key Competencies/Qualifications Required
A maters level degree in Highway Engineering, Transportation planing, or Transport Economics.
At least 8 years experience in transport operations including management of transport projects, experience in contract administration, planing and programming of capital and maintenance works and/or institutional reforms.
Comprehension of typical sectoral issues in transport, including experience in advocacy of sector policy reforms and management financing of transport infrastructure.
Superior analytical skills as applied in common problems in the transport sector.
Excellent organisational and professional skills.
Strong communication(written and oral) and interpersonal skills
Computer literacy in basic software for word processing, spreadsheet and database.
Fluency in English is mandatory.

Method of Application
Interested candidate are requested to submit their applications online at at www.worldbank.org/career before close of business on August 26, 2009. Once on the site look for job number 091397 and follow the steps to apply.
Paper Application will not be Considered

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