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Date de clôture : Wednesday 24 April 2019


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African Development Bank Group

Eastern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office (RDGE) Khushee Towers, Longonot Road Plot 11, Upper Hill

P.O Box 4861-00200 | Nairobi – Kenya


Telephone: + 254 20 2998117

Expressions of interest are being requested for a Senior Consultant Position



Brief description of the Assignment : Transport Engineer Consultant with broad understanding of the principles of the project cycle with at least 8 years of experience in result-based project management, sound knowledge of the transport sector in Kenya, and with proven ability to work on policy, institutional and financing aspects of transport projects. The Consultant is required to assist in delivering on the transport portfolio work of the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s Eastern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office (RDGE) in Kenya, including infrastructure construction and maintenance, contract management and procurement, planning and programming of capital and maintenance works. The tasks involve assistance to the Task Manager to ensure active management and coordination of the Bank’s activities and transport sector portfolio in Kenya in collaboration with other Bank’s fiduciary departments, and the Government.

Department issuing the request :Eastern Africa Regional Development and Business
Place of assignmentNairobi, Kenya with occasional travel to project sites
Duration of the assignment6 Months
Tentative Date of commencement:1 May 2019
Detailed Terms of Reference for the assignment: [See below]
Applications to be submitted to:Mr. George MAKAJUMA at and Mr Hussein Y. IMAN at H.IMAN@AFDB.ORG

Those who already submitted their applications need not do so again.

Any questions and requests for clarifications may be sent to: Mr. George MAKAJUMA at

Terms of Reference for : Support to Eastern Africa Regional Development and

Business Delivery Office (RDGE) Transport Portfolio Management



  1. Introduction :

The African Development Bank (the Bank or AfDB) is a Multilateral Development Bank established in 1964 to catalyze sustainable economic development and social progress in its Regional Member Countries (RMCs), thus contributing to poverty reduction. Through its enhanced decentralized structure, the Bank currently operates in 39 Country Offices across the African continent.

The Eastern Africa Regional Development and Business Delivery Office (RDGE), oversees the Bank’s operations in thirteen (13) countries in the Eastern Africa that is Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

The African Development Bank is seeking the services of a Transport Engineer in the form of Individual Consultant. The Consultant’s duty station shall be the AfDB Regional Office in Kenya (RDGE); and will be required to support its team in charge of the transport sector operations on implementation of the Bank’s work program as well as oversee the day-to-day project management activities in Kenya.

  1. Scope of Work :

Under the general and direct supervision of the Regional Operations Manager and Task Manager respectively, the Consultant will carry out the following duties relating to Kenya:

  • Assist the Task Manager in the identification, preparation, appraisal implementation supervision of transport projects and programs such roads/highways, airports, railway, ports and waterways and public transit systems. and as ;
  • Task Manage the identification, preparation, appraisal and implementation supervision of part of the transport projects and programs such as roads/highways, airports, railway, ports and waterways and public transit systems ;
  • The Consultant will work under the Task Manager in Kenya regional office (RDGE). Alongside the Task Manager, the Consultant will if necessary, be required to visit projects sites to collect the necessary information to make decisions in line with the Bank’s Operations manual ;
  • The Consultant will manage part of the transport projects in Kenya ;
  • Participate in the development of appropriate transport policies and strategies at both national and regional levels, in consultation with relevant government agencies, development partners, and other stakeholders ;
  • Assist the Task Manager in supervision of the Bank’s financed projects in Kenya especially in following up the progress of projects, supervision and monitoring of procurement activities for goods, works and services in accordance with Bank’s rules ;
  • Reviewing of the submissions from the Borrower, including tender lists, bidding documents, bid evaluation reports, award recommendation and contracts documents, study and analyses data submitted by Borrower, verifying and approval of contracts for disbursement of funds ;
  • Assist the Task Manager in managing of fiduciary responsibilities including procurement, and ensuring compliance with the Bank guidelines and provisions of loans and grants agreements ;
  • Manage the review of projects progress reports and provide relevant comments and guidance to the borrower in order to speed up projects implementation ;
  • Prior to any mission assigned to the Consultant, she/he should, depending on the type of work required, examine and analyses all project documents available in the Bank on the project and relevant standard Bank documents with a view to preparing the reports or documents required for the project in consultation with the Bank rules of procedure ;
  • Participate in dialogue with various donors in the country in the transport sector and outline areas of common interest for future funding ;
  • Collaborate with other development partners in the transport section for consistency and harmonization of approach, exchange of experience, partnership and financing where appropriate ;
  • Represent the Bank in various meetings, workshops as directed by the Regional Operations Manager and the Task Manager ;
  • Organize and conduct post-reviews in coordination with the task manager.
  1. Consultants Profile :

The profile of the Consultant, including desirable qualifications, personal attributes, skills, knowledge and experience are :

  • The Consultant should be a civil engineer with a minimum of fifteen (8) years of experience in the transport field, including at least three (3) years spent managing the cycle of donor funded projects ;
  • The Consultant must have good knowledge of the concepts, principles and practice, which govern best practices in civil engineering works, and the contracting of consultancy services ;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and good command of standard software (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite for word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentations) ;
  • Have a good knowledge of the rules and procedures regarding the acquisition under donor-funded programs in general and the African Development Bank in particular ;
  • Self-motivation, dedication and ability to work in diverse situations ;Capacity to adapt to changing work environments and to apply knowledge to diverse development issues and challenges ;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team ;
  • Experience in African countries will be an asset, or anyone with Kenyan work permit would be preferred. The Bank is not in any position to apply for a work permit for this position.
  1. Duration of the Services of the Consultant :

The assignment is for 6 months starting on 1 Mayl, 2019 or as specified in the contract. Renewal of the contract will depend on satisfactory performance and ongoing need for the position.

  1. Performance Assessment :

The Consultant’s performance shall be assessed based on the quality of their deliverables as assigned.

  1. Method of Application :

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CVs to Mr George MAKAJUMA at and Copy Mr. Hussein Y. IMAN before 24 April 2019 at H.IMAN@AFDB.ORG

Please attach an updated Curriculum Vitae on the basis of the template below:


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