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Technical Advisor, Council of Europe Development Bank, CEB

Deadline for application: 01 April 2019

Job summary

The Council of Europe Development Bank has a vacancy for a Technical Advisor.

Location: Paris


The incumbent will report to the Director of the Technical Assessment and Monitoring Directorate. Working independently or within a team, as directed, he/she will have the following responsibilities:

  • The appraisal/preparation of new projects and the follow-up of projects under implementation or just completed on a broad range of social infrastructure and environmental protection investments (such as health and education facilities, social housing, flood management schemes, etc.). Aspects to be covered by this work include: definition of overall project scope and  objectives as part of an investment programme, review of the existing policy and  sector context to ensure appropriate fit and feasibility of the investment, assessment of the  institutional framework and design of implementation arrangements to support project implementation, assessment and recommendations regarding  technical aspects of construction, project construction cost and financing plan including recommendations to increase cost efficiency, economic, social and environmental impact, identification of technical assistance needs, and indicators to assess the social impact of projects.
  • As part of project appraisal and monitoring, particular attention is to be paid to identifying issues that could affect the timely implementation of the project, in particular with regards to environmental and social risks, and proposing adequate solutions to manage and mitigate these issues while supporting project implementation.
  • Advise the Borrower on sector and project issues, agree on solutions to support project implementation.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of complex construction projects in a variety of sectors as may be necessary and as directed.
  • Provide expertise on CEB sectors of operations; contribute to developing knowledge products based on rigorous data analysis, and to fostering knowledge sharing on projects results within and outside the Bank.
  • Liaise with other specialists, inside and outside the Bank, to develop and promote the use of consistent approaches to social and environmental impact of CEB investment.
  • Provide general and specific policy advice (both written and oral) as necessary, including through the preparation of Technical and Policy Notes as may be required by the Director.

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by eub2 -- last modified 06 March 2019