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World Bank Group

Senior Environmental Economist - GG

Australia, Australian Capital Territory , Sydney

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.orgThe Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice (ENB GP) is located within the World Bank's Sustainable Development Practice Group. We provide expertise, technical assistance and financing to help low- and middle-income countries manage land, sea and freshwater natural resources in a sustainable way to help create jobs, improve livelihoods, enhance ecosystem services, decrease pollution and increase resilience to climate change! Over 360 ENB staff working across the globe help set developing countries on a clean, green growth trajectory for resilient economies and healthy communities.ENB has five key business lines consisting of lending and non-lending services in (1) Forests, Landscapes and Biodiversity; (2) Blue Economy; (3) Pollution Management, Environmental Health and Circular Economy; (4) Environmental Economics, Policies and Institutions; and (5) Environmental Risk Management. ENB has three broad and distinct functions:•Provide clients with lending and non-lending services aimed to support the GP's key business lines•Support effective environmental risk management and sustainability by managing risk at the project level and creating opportunities to advance sustainable development, in part through the implementation of the World Bank's environmental risk management policies; and •Work closely with other sectors to mainstream environmental considerations into their policies, strategies, and operations.The SEAE1 unit, covers three country units (China & Mongolia, Indonesia & Timor-Leste, and Papua New Guinea & Pacific Islands). We are one of two ENB units in the East Asia and Pacific Region (EAP) and comprise around 40 staff, with 70 percent based in Country Offices. The rest of the team is based in Washington DC. This locally recruited position would be based in the Sydney, Australia office, working as part of the Papua New Guinea and Pacific Island ENB team. Country ContextThe World Bank member countries of the Pacific Region are the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. Five of these countries are considered to be fragile states. The World Bank's existing portfolio in the Pacific is about 95 projects with a value of US$3.0 billion. New lending is about 14 projects in FY24 with a value of US$428 million. The portfolio is heavily focused on infrastructure development, particularly ports, roads, hydropower, solar power, coastal reinforcement; human resource development, particularly health and education; and natural resource management in such areas as fisheries, forestry and climate change. This candidate would work on the natural resources management and climate agendas.  Duties and Responsibilities:The World Bank Group (WBG) is seeking to recruit a Senior Environmental Economist to support the growing environment, natural resources and blue economy engagement in the Pacific. The position would report to the ENB Practice Manager, based in Washington, working closely with the Country ENB Focal Point based in Sydney, in close collaboration with the Pacific ENB team. You will work on project, analytical studies and advisory services in a range of Pacific nations. You will support government counterparts on activities, policies, and capacity development to understand the value of and management options for fisheries and coastal/aquatic habitat management, strengthened coastal resilience, aquatic pollution control, and to better manage marine resources such as mangroves. Your program would focus primarily on Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, but you would provide some economics support to environment and natural resource programs across other countries in East Asia and the Pacific. The work program will be primarily be focused on economic analysis and policy advisory work, with some project operational responsibilities. Analytical Work ProgramYou would be a World Bank thought leader on environment and natural resource economics. In addition to remaining current on the latest developments in the field, you would apply economics tools to help solve real-world challenges in the areas of Natural Capital Accounting, forestry and land management, biodiversity conservation, and restoration of degraded landscapes, fisheries management and blue economy, pollution management, and climate change. We need the selected candidate to lead/co-lead studies and/or components of studies on selected economics issues key to solving practical problems in the areas listed above. You would also help communicate these findings verbally and in writing, including policy dialogue with key counterparts. Technical Advisory WorkThe role involves providing technical advice on economics-related challenges of concern to government clients at all levels. This will include technical review of analytical work carried out by other teams in the Bank, economics advice to lending operations managed by the World Bank, particularly on fisheries and blue economy development, forestry and land management, protected areas management, landscapes restoration and conservation, pollution management and the economic impacts/tools for climate change and ecosystem loss, including carbon pricing. Operational Work ProgramYou would be contributing to and/or leading projects, and related policy dialog with key partners, coordinating with other partners, based on strong sectoral analysis. Areas of focus could include fisheries management, climate change, forestry and land restoration, biodiversity conservation/protected areas management, tourism and broader blue economy, working across a range of lending instruments. Knowledge ManagementThe selected candidate will be actively involved with relevant internal and external communities of practice and partner groups, including NGOs, academia, civil society, the private sector as well as specialized international organizations. Active participation in knowledge sharing for a would be a key element of the position.Coordinate and carry out other tasks as requested by the relevant Manager such as for example, contribute to the organization of training or knowledge sharing events. Selection Criteria• MSc. or Ph.D. in Economics, Applied Economics, Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Economics, Finance or related field is the minimum requirement. There is a strong preference for candidates holding a PhD.• Minimum of 8 years of full-time relevant professional experience post-Master's Degree on research or applied work as an economist on environmental issues (time in a Ph.D. program counts toward this professional experience).• Rigorous quantitative training in economics, econometrics or quantitative economic modeling is required.• Candidates with microeconomics training focus on environmental management problems or macroeconomics and fiscal management training focused on environment and natural resources policy are encouraged to apply.• Demonstrated experience in successfully engaging with developing country governments on policy options is required. • Excellent in English communication skills is required (writing, speaking, listening and reading).• Proven collaboration skills and successful experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.• A strong sense of teamwork and ability to work independently with limited supervision.• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.• Willingness to travel extensively, including to remote rural areas.• Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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20/06/2024
World Bank Group

Country Security Specialist - GF

Mozambique, Maputo , Maputo

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.orgThe WBG is a member of the UN Security Management System. It also maintains close working relationships with other International Financial Institutions such as the International Monetary Fund, the African Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank.Reporting to the Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Administrative Officer, the Global Corporate Solutions (GCS) Department brings together the functions of Corporate Security, Corporate Real Estate, and Corporate Services, such as travel, conferences, and multimedia.Corporate Security (GCSSC) is a division within the World Bank's Global Corporate Solutions Department. It is responsible for the strategic security program that empowers the WBG to carry out its business worldwide.GCSSC staff serve at both WBG Headquarters in D.C. and Bank Group offices in more than 40 countries. The division's mission is to support global operations by employing risk mitigation strategies and promoting the principle of shared responsibility for security and safety. GeneralThe position of Country Security Specialist (CSS) will be located in the Country Office in Maputo and will be responsible for the security programs at World Bank Group IBRD and IFC Offices in Mozambique, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles. The incumbent CSS will report to, and receive support and direction from the Manager (based in Nairobi, Kenya), through the Senior Security Specialist (SSS) for the East and Southern Africa (based in Dar es Salaam).The incumbent will advise and consult with management in the WBG Office of responsibility and will discharge his/her assignment under the direct authority and guidance of the IBRD and IFC Head of Office in Mozambique.The CSS may, when requested, be required to provide occasional back-up support to WBG Country Offices and other Country Security Specialists in the East and Southern Africa Region, and possibly to other geographical regions, and may be required to travel on short notice. In addition, the CSS will serve in a full-time capacity and on-call for emergencies. Roles & Responsibility:The duties of the Country Security Specialist are to provide security support to WBG Country Office Management and staff in the following areas: a) security risk management; b) security awareness; c) contingency planning; d) protective operations; e) guard force contract management; f) provide 24-hour on call emergency security support to IBRD and IFC Country Office and staff.A. Security Risk Management:1.Assist Senior Security Specialist and Country Office Management in developing and overseeing the day-to-day conduct of the office security programs and ensuring preparation of adequate responses to security incidents and natural and man-made disasters.2.Provide inputs for the preparation of the Security Risk Assessments for Mozambique, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, and Seychelles may be required from time-to-time.3.Manage the video surveillance, card access and other physical security and fire/life safety systems. Carry out testing and evacuation drills periodically.4.Manage the Country Office major security equipment programs (portable items such as handheld/ walk-through metal detectors, package screening devices, communications, and ECM equipment) to include the procurement process when applicable.5.Provide technical security advice to and coordinate with Corporate Real Estate, in consultation with the Senior Security Specialist and headquarters security staff, for all existing facilities and any potential new offices to include site selection, renovation of existing facilities and installation of effective physical and procedural security measures.6.Monitor and advise on overall residential security for newly acquired and existing residences of international staff and upon request provide general residential security advice to all staff.7.Provide advice on security arrangements at hotels, restaurants, ministries diplomatic/international organizations and other locations which staff may visit for business or recreation purposes.8.Advise on the implementation of the WBG Road Safety policy in the area of responsibility.9.Liaise with host government security and law enforcement officials as appropriate and with security advisors for diplomatic/international organizations and private security firms to establish a network of contacts.10.Assist staff and visiting missions in reporting incidents (Corporate Security, UNDSS, host government, etc.).11.Ensure country office has a viable system is in place to track staff and visiting missions, note arrival/departure/ residence changes, contact details while at the field location, and coordinate with UNDSS and the WBG Security Operations Center, including internal UN Security clearance program requirements.12.Represent WBG and GCS at security meetings, as appropriate.13.Prepare security program for periodic program reviews.B. Security Awareness:1.Provide newly arriving staff and visiting missions with practical security advice and contact information in advance of their visit and briefings upon arrival including communications and logistical support for field missions.2.Draft staff security advisories on risk mitigation in response to the general security situation, following significant specific incidents and during periods of heightened risk.3.Conduct periodic security awareness briefings and training for all staff.C. Contingency Planning:1.Assist with the coordination and revisions of the Crisis Management Plan (CMP) on an annual basis or more frequently as required or directed.2.Serve as advisor to or as a member of the Country Office Crisis Management Teams (CMT).3.Maintain and update as necessary all Country Office contingency planning material, reference documents and annexes.4.Maintain and coordinate with periodic test the staff telephone tree, warden system and other local contingency plans.5.Organize periodic security and fire/life safety training and briefings for all staff. Conduct appropriate emergency drills (fire, shelter-in-place, and bomb threat).6.Maintain and enhance the Country Office emergency contact and locator systems and ensure coordination between the Country Office, UNDSS, and the WBG Security Operations Center (SOC).7.Continually assess in-country relocation and out-of-country evacuation options.D. Protective Operations:1.Provide advice on protective operations to include when applicable, the coordination of official vehicle movements, and any special security required for specific movements, locations, or individuals, conduct site advance security assessments and coordinate security arrangements.2.Plan emergency response actions in the event of an emergency or a direct or indirect threat to staff. Take proactive measures to prevent involvement in such activities and perform reactively to avoid/escape from those in progress.3.Arrange the appropriate level of security for visiting senior World Bank officials.4.Arrange continuing or special host government protective services support for staff, visiting missions and facilities as necessary.5.Coordinate security arrangements for World Bank Group sponsored conferences and training events held in country as required.6.Assist with the development of security policies and procedures to include approved/prohibited locations and to ensure a mechanism is in place to keep staff informed.E. Guard Force Contract ManagementSupport the Management of the Country Office security guard services contracts to include the procurement process, contract extensions, conducting periodic reviews with guard services contract management, certification of invoices, documentation of non-performance and other issues.F. 24-Hour on call Emergency Security Support to the responsible WBG Country Offices and staff (to include Visiting Mission staff).Other Responsibilities May Be Assigned Selection Criteria•Master's degree with 5 years of relevant experience. Bachelor's degree in combination with seven years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the master's degree. A career level diploma (at least three consecutive years of training) from a military or police institution, college, or academy, in combination with seven years of security experience, may be exceptionally substituted for a bachelor's degree.•Five years of progressive experience in security program management with an international or diplomatic organization preferred.•Knowledge and experience in security program delivery and project implementation, especially in the geographic area of responsibility.•Proficiency in Microsoft Windows applications, namely, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.•Proven proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese and English – French desired. •Willingness to travel to high-risk locations on short notice.•Able to comfortably operate within a multicultural environment and build effective working relations with staff across the WBG. Specialized Skills•In depth knowledge of the development of security policies and procedures and a general understanding of threat mitigation procedures and high-risk operations.•Ability to develop detailed security advisories and notifications for consideration and implementation by Country Office management.•Knowledge of the range of protective operations.•Familiar with basic procurement procedures and project/resource management.All applications and cover letters must be submitted in English.   World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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20/06/2024
World Bank Group

Education Specialist - GF

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.  For more information, visit www.worldbank.org. The Human Development (HD) Practice Group (PG)The World Bank Group (WBG) is the largest provider of development finance and solutions for human development working, with high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries to develop country-tailored solutions for human development (HD) under the themes of education, health, social protection, jobs, and gender. The HD PG coordinates with other Practice Groups to ensure a coordinated and integrated approach to development challenges, and through the World Bank Regional Units is expected to deliver the strongest and most pertinent support to our client countries. The Human Development Vice Presidency (HDVP) at the World Bank Group is made up of the Global Practices for education; health, nutrition, and population; and social protection and jobs; additionally, the HDVP houses the gender group.  As such, HD is central to the World Bank Group's goals to end extreme poverty by 2030 and raise shared prosperity.  Education Global Practice Education is a human right, a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. It delivers large, consistent returns in terms of income and is the most important factor in ensuring equality of opportunities. For individuals, education promotes employment, earnings, health, and poverty reduction.The World Bank Group is the largest external financier of education in the developing world. The Bank works on education programs in more than 80 countries and is committed to helping countries reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG4), which calls for access to quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030.The mission of the Education Global Practice is to ensure that everyone can achieve her or his full potential with access to quality education and lifelong learning. The Education GP helps clients address challenges through financing, knowledge services, and strategic partnerships.At the country level, the Education GP supports a systemic, equitable, and inclusive approach to improving access to and quality of education across all levels of schooling, from early childhood and basic education to workforce training and tertiary education; and across all contexts, from fragile settings to upper-middle-income economies. It supports investments and policy reforms to improve the delivery of education services, including through multisectoral approaches, public-private partnerships, and results-based financing.At the global level, the Education GP contributes to global public goods in education and taps into cutting-edge global knowledge and partnerships to ensure that the Bank's regional and country projects, policy advice, and knowledge products reflect innovative solutions for the delivery of education services. The Education GP is led by a Global Director, who has overall responsibility for the practice, together with the Regional Directors who oversee the human development program in the regions, working with the nine practice managers for regional education units and the practice manager for the Global Engagement and Knowledge Unit (GEAK). Global Engagement and Knowledge (GEAK) UnitAt the global level, GEAK (a) contributes to global knowledge products and know-how across key strategic areas and priorities (including early childhood development, teachers, curriculum and learning materials, student assessment, skills development, management capacity and service delivery, education finance, and education technology) and help ensure that the EDU GP's global, regional, and country-based products, operations, and analytical activities reflect this global knowledge; (b) facilitates global (cross-regional and cross-country) knowledge exchange through thematic groups; (c) support contributes to capacity development; and (d) develops and manages strategic partnerships (including the management of several Umbrella Trust Funds).   The Early Learning Partnership (ELP) Trust Fund. The ELP sits within the GEAK and supports early childhood work across the World Bank's Human Development sectors, including education, social protection and jobs and health, nutrition, and population. It was established in 2015 as a multi-donor trust fund to support WBG teams and countries in developing programs, policies, and research to improve early childhood development (ECD) around the world.  ELP works with governments, partners, and World Bank teams to increase demand for ECD and improve quality at the global and country level.  At the country level, ELP invites World Bank teams to apply through a competitive grants process for funding to support analytical work, evaluations, project preparation or project implementation.  These early seed investments improve the quality of ECD work and can generate large financial commitments through World Bank finance and government resources. At the global level, ELP research and special initiatives work to fill knowledge gaps, build capacity, and generate global public goods. The ELP operating model leverages the World Bank's strengths to deliver results for young children around the world. Funding and support from ELP has helped to incubate several distinct new work programs and initiatives, including Read@Home, Invest in Childcare, ECD Measurement and work on ECD in fragile and conflict settings. The ELP model has evolved over the years and now includes four related streams of work:• High-value global analytical work• Catalytic country grants to build the ECD pipeline and improve portfolio quality• Capacity building (internal and external) (including the ECD Policy Academy and Early Years Fellowship). • Partnerships and communicationsThe selected candidate will be based in Washington DC and report to the Practice Manager for GEAK. S/he will work on the ECD work program, both independently and as part of other task teams working on ECD-related works.    Duties and Accountabilities The selected candidate is expected to work on a mix of policy, research, knowledge, and operational tasks.  As a member of the ECD team, the s/he will be responsible for a range of tasks, including but not limited to the following:Early Childhood Policy Academy and other capacity building efforts, including Early Years Fellowship • Manage the delivery of the second cohort of Policymakers, including the process of engaging with World Bank Task Teams and client delegations.• Ensure smooth delivery and logistics, including online delivery platforms, language resources and translation, management of external vendors, etc. • Manage team to deliver Early Childhood Policy Academy work, including: manage consultants, liaise with and bring in technical experts (internal and external) as needed,   develop and provide feedback on program planning and outputs• Coordinate the professional development program for the third cohort of the Early Years Fellows and any future cohorts, which includes both virtual and face-to-face engagements as well as internal professional development opportunities related to the World Bank and external opportunities.  Support program implementation, including regular check-ins with Fellows and serving as the focal point for Supervisors.• Lead the development of self-paced courses for the Early Childhood Policy Academy• Develop communications products on Early Childhood Policy Academy and other capacity building efforts, including documenting successes and lessons learned, contribute to donor reporting, and develop case studies and blogs.ELP Catalytic Country Grants Program and ELP Program Management • Support the management of the ELP grants portfolio, including monitoring, engaging with task teams, and reporting and capturing impact. • Support Advisory Group and donor engagement, including new fundraising efforts and partnership formation.• Support the launch and management of new thematic funding rounds as needed, including application review process and establishment of new child grants. Support to specific early childhood work programs (likely Invest in Childcare and Read@Home • Contribute to developing global public goods and tools for task teams.• Participate as a core team member of Invest in Childcare and Read@Home• Provide advice and just-in-time technical assistance to task teams, as needed on childcare and Read@Home• Serve as liaison between capacity building efforts (ECE Policy Academy and Early Years Fellowship) and the Invest in Childcare team.Other ECD-related Analytical and Operational Tasks, including support to regional ECD work • Prepare just-in-time reports and contribute to writing projects and technical briefs related to the ECD program to support the Education GP, as required.• Provide technical and operational support for World Bank education team teams on ECD- related analytical and operational work. • Participate in review meetings and represent the ECD team in relevant Bank-wide initiatives and other duties and tasks as specified by the Practice Manager and ECD Thematic co-leads. • Engage with key external ECD stakeholders, including global and regional ECD networks and potential future funders for the ELP TF. Selection Criteria• Education: a minimum qualification of a Master's Degree in education, child development, international development or related fields.• Experience: a minimum of 8 years of relevant international experience, including specific experience working on ECD.• Knowledge: Strong, holistic understanding of ECD from both the theoretical and practical side, with demonstrated ability to operationalize knowledge of child development.• Proven experience in design and implementation of professional development activities, including curricular design, training facilitation, and/or adult learning.• Proven experience in monitoring and evaluation design and implementation. • Demonstrated project management experience, including managing a competitive grants process.• Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English and at least one other language.• Familiarity with World Bank operations, including preparation and implementation support for projects.• Knowledge in Bank operational policies and systems and Trust Fund policies.• Ability to work as part of a team and independently to produce high-quality outputs under tight time constraints.• Experience working with the World Bank and/or working or living in LMIC.• Ability to juggle numerous competing demands and priorities, respond quickly to management requests and set priorities for self and others.• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and independently, seeking guidance on complex projects/issues from senior staff.• Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills, client-orientation, diplomatic skills, mature judgment, ability to collaborate with others in a multi-cultural environment, capacity to manage multiple tasks, identify and respond to needs as they arise, and remain flexible and self-motivated in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.• Willingness to travel.  World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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20/06/2024
World Bank Group

Senior Operations Officer - GG

Micronesia, Pohnpei , Pohnpei

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org Country and position contextThe PNG & Pacific Department currently works in twelve developing countries in the Region (the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu). It has Country Offices in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and a South Pacific Hub in Suva, Fiji.The World Bank in Pacific Islands: https://www.worldbank.org/en/country/pacificislandsThe Senior Operations Officer for the North Pacific, covering the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the Republic of Palau (Palau), will be based in Pohnpei, FSM.For all the North Pacific countries, the development environment is characterized by remoteness, fragility, small size of human settlements and capacity constraints. This environment offers the opportunity to test innovative approaches designed to maximize impacts in small island states. The development objectives for the three North Pacific countries are set out in the Regional Partnership Framework (RPF), which covers the nine Pacific Island countries (PIC9) . The RPF has four focus areas: (i) fully exploiting the available economic opportunities; (ii) enhancing access to employment opportunities; (iii) protecting incomes and livelihoods; and (iv) strengthening the enablers of growth opportunities (macroeconomic management, infrastructure and addressing knowledge gaps). In the FSM and RMI the overall volume of lending and the number of operations has increased substantially over the past few years and the first IBRD lending operation is expected to be delivered in FY24. As of June 30, 2023, FSM, RMI and Palau have a combined active portfolio of 19 operations and commitments of US$530 million.  A further 9 operations are in the FY24-FY25 pipeline.  Duties and Accountabilities• Country Strategy Formulation & Implementation• Play a key role in the formulation and in supporting the implementation of Regional Partnership Frameworks (including Performance and Learning Reviews, Completion and Learning Reviews).• Help ensure that technical and financial support to North Pacific countries responds to country context and needs.• Advise the Res Rep and the OM throughout the yearly WPA exercise.• Facilitate related business development, as requested by the Res Rep, in collaboration with Program Leaders and relevant GP staff.2. Pipeline and Portfolio Quality & Monitoring• Lead the monitoring of project portfolio and operational performance, including quality at entry, supervision, and exit, and ensuring compliance with Bank policies.• Ensure quality, timeliness, and candor of Implementation Status Reports (ISR); work with teams to develop and implement action plans to improve project performance and to anticipate and resolve bottlenecks.• Ensure seamless mission planning and execution by task teams, including timely and high-quality operation of pre- and post-mission processes and submissions (mission announcements, management letters, aide memoires)• Lead quarterly portfolio performance deep dives with relevant Ministries of Finance.  • Advise Operations Manager and the CMUs on appropriate pipeline and its integration with the overall strategy• Hold regular, dedicated meetings and follow-up with task teams, implementation support teams (including fiduciary, procurement and safeguards specialists) and with the Project Implementation Units and Government counterparts.• Work closely with multidisciplinary project teams to ensure knowledge sharing and engagements have design and implementation arrangements that build on lessons learned and are appropriate for the countries' institutional context; ensure that at the technical level, the CMU is part of and influences, the client conversation during project preparation, and that issues for management attention are timely flagged and followed up upon.• Through analysis, identify trends and systemic issues in pipeline and portfolio, and advise on ways to address them.• Engage the Program Leaders and other members of the CMU in an effective way to influence the quality of the pipeline, portfolio, and ASA program.• Review and provide comments on packages at each stage of the project cycle; liaise with projects team leaders to ensure all comments are considered before clearance.3. Operational Quality Assurance• Advise the country team on operational policies, instruments, and procedures and on complex operational issues. Serve as liaison with regional and corporate units that deal with operational quality, effectiveness, and risk management.• Advise and as needed train task teams, CMU staff and other stakeholders on operational changes and innovations.• Proactively ensure collaboration and cross-fertilization between task teams who work on similar topics within different operations and engagements.4. Support to Resident Representative of North Pacific• As needed, serve as Acting Resident Representative.• Review, comment on, and clear all out-going correspondence; manage in-coming correspondence; review/comment/clearance of all operational requests (PIDs, AISs, etc.).• Prepare a range of reports and briefs to counterparts, regional and senior management, including Spring and Annual Meetings briefs, visiting missions' briefs and ad hoc briefs.• In coordination with the Res Rep and the Resource Management team, monitor the implementation of the WPAs, utilization of resources, including providing periodically updated information to TTLs for budget monitoring at task level; monitor the utilization of CMU resources during the Fiscal Year including reallocation of CMU budget towards operational uses/projects.• Supervise and serve as mentor for a small team focused on operational support.• Serve as a liaison, coordination, and integration point for the extended country teams, providing guidance and advice on country developments, operational priorities and strategies as needed.• Support the preparation of high-level missions.5. Client and Development Partner Relations:• Assist the Res Rep in representation of the Bank and outreach to key stakeholders, development partners and donors, as well as NGOs, civil society, and the media, especially as they relate to project operational matters and the broader strategic agenda of the Bank; support the day-to-day dialogue with Governments on a broad range of policy and implementation issues.• Promote effective donor coordination and relations with other development partners and stakeholders. Maintain good relations, collaborate and coordinate with the development partner community on the ground, including the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Australian Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the European Union (EU), Japan (JICA), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), the People's Republic of China, the United States Agency for International Development (USAid), the UN Agencies, the Pacific Regional Organizations and other partners, to strengthen country-led development processes. Build and deepen the process of consultation with NGOs, the private sector, media, state and local governments, academia, and other civil society groups, with the aim of increasing capacity and participation of all levels of society in the development process in FSM, RMI and Palau.Reporting: The Senior Operations Officer will report to the Resident Representative of North Pacific in Pohnpei.   Selection Criteria • Master's degree in a relevant field/discipline (economics, international relations, public policy, business administration, finance, engineering, or similar field relevant to the World Bank's mission) and a minimum 8 years of operational experience.• Proficiency in English, with excellent writing skills.• Deep knowledge of World Bank instruments and operations (projects, technical assistance, and trust funds);• Strong and proven knowledge of World Bank policies, processes, and operational procedures and of the roles and responsibilities of various World Bank units;• Proven Ability to support the CO-led work on the quality of portfolio performance management.• Ability to promote client/beneficiary participation and commitment to ensuring effective implementation and longer-term sustainability of projects/programs.• Ability to operate effectively in a matrix management environment, both as a team leader and team member.• Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues in the CO, with sector teams, and visiting missions.• Ability to coach, mentor, and develop more junior staff.• Demonstrated ability to undertake a diversity of tasks within a rapidly changing and demanding environment on short deadlines.• High level of integrity and discretion, sound business judgment, diplomatic skills, and ability to work in teams; and• Ability to speak and write persuasively and present ideas clearly and concisely.The WBG Core Competencies: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7OPlease refer to the below link to know more about the COS competencies:https://worldbankgroup.sharepoint.com/sites/hr/Documents/Career Management/Professional Family Mapping/COS_PFM_Criteria.pdf   World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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14/06/2024
World Bank Group

Investment Analyst - GE

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.  For more information, visit www.worldbank.org.For each client, the World Bank uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life.  The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development is the original member of the World Bank Group and is owned by 189 member countries whose views and interests are represented by a Board of Governors and a Washington, DC-based Board of Directors.  There are five World Bank Group institutions, each of which specializes in different aspects of development: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).The Pension and Endowments Department (PEN) is responsible for the financial management and administration of the World Bank Group's funded benefit plans, including the retirement scheme - the Staff Retirement Plan, the retiree medical and life insurance programs - the Retired Staff Benefits Plan, and other ancillary benefits (the Plans).  Financial management includes asset management responsibilities and actuarial support.  PEN manages approximately US$37 billion invested across a range of asset classes, including fixed income, public equities, private equity, real assets, private credit, and absolute return strategies.  The Pension Finance Committee, appointed by the Bank Group President and chaired by the Chief Financial Officer, has oversight responsibility for the financial management of the plans.  PEN's responsibilities also include the delivery of technical assistance on multi-asset class investment management to pension plans, endowments, and funds for the future, and the management of the Pension Administration function. PEN identifies, selects, evaluates, and monitors investments, mainly through outside managers, on a global basis.Investment Analysts in PEN are allocated to a particular team upon entry and may be reassigned to other investment teams at the discretion of the Manager of Pension Investments (PENIN) in response to business priorities. This Investment Analyst position is intended at this stage for the Strategic Asset Allocation team. The team is primarily responsible for developing the overall investment strategy of the Plans, implementing the monthly rebalancing process, providing input into tactical and opportunistic investment decisions, and supporting the development and application of the overall risk management framework.The Investment Analyst's responsibilities, as a member of the Strategic Asset Allocation team, will include, among others, developing and implementing asset allocation tools and models for the overall portfolio, providing analytical support in the monthly portfolio rebalancing process, assessing tactical investment opportunities from an expected risk and return perspective, provide analytical support with respect to integration of environment, social, and governance (ESG) factors in the investment strategies.  The roles and responsibilities are outlined below: Roles & Responsibilities:The Investment Analyst's specific duties will be, but are not limited to, the following:• Undertake quantitative analysis and help enhance quantitative tools used for asset allocation and investment strategy, including risk management and portfolio construction.• Provide analytical support for the application of the monthly rebalancing process of the Plans.• Performing quantitative and qualitative analysis to assess the fit of various investment strategies and asset classes in the overall investment strategy of the fund.• Monitoring of financial markets including regulatory and other developments, help build analytical tools to summarize and aggregate such information as needed. • Stay abreast of the developments in the investments management industry of long-term institutional investors such as pension funds and periodically prepare internal reports and presentations on these topics.• Preparing reports and making presentations to the Investment Committee and Pension Finance Committee (PFC) as necessary.• Support the analytical work related to the integration of ESG factors in the overall investment strategy of the Plans.• Staying up to date on all relevant market information, including new and innovative investment opportunities.• Engaging in capacity-building assignments with external clients.• Undertaking other department-wide or Bank-wide assignments as necessary.  Selection Criteria1. Advanced degree in finance, business or financial economics and 3 years of relevant work experience in finance and investments with at least two years of investment management related experience.2. Excellent analytical and financial modeling skills (time series analysis as well as equity and fixed income valuation). Programming skills in Python, SQL, etc. strongly preferred. Experience with Bloomberg PORT, eVestment, Macrobond, etc is desirable.3. Professional Certification such as CFA, CAIA, FRM is a plus.4. Ability to conduct research across a wide range of topics (assessing individual strategies and investments; manager analytics and portfolio analytics and construction in long-only spaces; macro and regulatory environment).5. Sound business judgment and confidence of convictions as they relate to investment decisions.6. Curious, creative, and original thinker, and quick learner, with initiative, drive and willingness to take appropriate risks.7. Proactive in searching for new investment ideas/strategies.8. Experienced user of computer systems and analytics.9. Diplomacy and strong interpersonal skills; commitment to work in a team-oriented, multi-cultural environment.10. Ability to work independently and under pressure and tight time constraints.11. A strong team player with the confidence to interact at all levels of an organization.12. Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and presentation skills.13. Highest ethical standards.Competencies:Lead and Innovate – Contributes new insights to understand situations and develops solutions to resolve complex problems. Adapts as circumstances require and manages the impact of own behavior on others in the context of WBG's values and mission. Identifies and pursues innovative approaches to resolve issues.Deliver Results for Clients – Adds value by constantly looking for a better way to get more impactful results; sets challenging stretch goals for oneself. Immerses oneself in client experiences and perspectives by asking probing questions to understand unmet needs. Demonstrates accountability for achieving results that have a development impact and financial, environmental, and social sustainability. Identifies and proposes solutions to mitigate and manage risks.Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries – Appropriately involves others in decision-making and communicates with key stakeholders. Approaches conflicts as common problems to be solved. Actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches displaying a sense of mutuality and respect. Integrates WBG perspective into work.Create, Apply and Share Knowledge – Leverages the department's expertise and body of knowledge across WBG to strengthen internal and/or external client solutions. Seeks to learn from more experienced staff to deepen or strengthen their professional knowledge and help others to learn. Builds personal and professional networks inside and outside the department unit.Make Smart Decisions – Seeks diversity of information and inputs, researches possible solutions, and generates recommended options. Identifies and understands risks and proposes recommendations. Based on risk analysis makes decisions on time within own area of responsibility, considering the interests and concerns of stakeholders.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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10/06/2024
World Bank Group

Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist - GG

Mozambique, Maputo , Maputo

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. Visit www.worldbank.org. The Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy (ENB) Global Practice has five key business lines consisting of Lending and non-lending services in (1) Forests, Watersheds and Sustainable Landscapes ('Green Business line'); (2) Marine, Coastal, Aquatic Resources and Ocean Health ('Blue Economy Business line'); (3) Pollution Management and Environmental Health ('Pollution Management Business line'); (4) Environmental Economics, Policies and Institutions Business line, and (5) Safeguards/ Environmental Risk Management Business line:  delivery of effective environmental risk management and sustainability by managing risk at the project level and creating opportunities to advance sustainable development. This includes provision of high-quality and timely safeguards services across the Bank, including safeguards policies and the effective implementation of the Environment and Social Framework (ESF). The ENB Global Practice in Sub Saharan Africa includes four units SAWE1, SAEE2, SAEE3 and SAWE4. SAEE3 covers East and Southern Africa and Indian Ocean islands; and manages operations in a variety of areas such as natural resources management, coastal zone management, forestry, pollution, climate change, landscape, and terrestrial and marine natural resources. In addition, the unit, like other ENB GP units provides environmental safeguards and ESF services across all sectors and projects. Job Duties and Responsibilities:The Senior Natural Resources Management (NRM) Specialist will be based in Maputo, Mozambique and will be working on Landscapes, Forestry, Fisheries and the Blue Economy, and Climate Change. The selected candidate will lead and coordinate the Mozambique Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) Team, with a portfolio that includes integrated lending and non-lending programs led and co-led by ENB with a focus on forestry, fisheries and the blue economy, sustainable landscape management, rural and community-based development, and REDD+. The selected candidate will work under supervision of the Practice Manager for SAEE3 based Washington DC, and will have the following main duties and responsibilities: General duties and country dialogue:·       Act as ENB coordinator for Mozambique and the focal person for CMU and country clients on Environment and NRM related matters·       Coordinate and mentor multi-disciplinary team of staff, ETC, and STCs to deliver the Mozambique ILM portfolio.·       Lead in sector dialogue and business development relative to Landscape and Forest Management, NRM, Blue Economy, Biodiversity, and Climate Change·       Build, maintain, and strengthen effective relationships and communications with Government counterparts, the private sector, NGOs, and donor partners.·       Participate in cross sectoral dialogue and promote ENB agenda in multi-sectoral approaches.·       Promote, plan and/ or coordinate knowledge sharing and training activities. Lending:·       Lead preparation and implementation of complex and multi-sectoral operations, including IPFs and MPAs, with a focus on generation/protection of Global Public Goods (with a primary focus on landscapes/forestry/biodiversity/ecosystem services/REDD+/rural development/ community driven development/climate change/ blue economy) and involve a diverse range of stakeholders and departments.·       Co-lead or be a technical team member on operations led by other PGs pertaining to integrated land management approaches, green growth, green/blue bonds, and food security.·       Conduct timely project preparation, supervision (including implementation support missions), and reporting; catalyze project disbursement; and provide technical and operational leadership on ENB related topics and activities.Non-lending·       Mobilize grant and donor financing for operations, technical assistance, or analytical tasks.·       Prepare, implement, and lead trust-fund operations in support of blue carbon, aquaculture, and the ILM portfolio.·       Support an activity knowledge management and dissemination of ILM approaches and results in country/CMU and to the broader NRM community.Lead and/or contribute to preparation of core analytical products (CCDR, CEA, SCD, CPF, CEM, etc.) Selection Criteria·    Advanced degree (MSc or PhD) in natural resource management, forestry/ agriculture, geography, environmental management or science, environmental finance, sustainability, environmental engineering, or a similar relevant field·       Minimum of 8 years of professional experience in the environment and natural resources management sector, including proven experience in integrated landscapes, environment, forestry, blue economy, community-based development, biodiversity, and protected areas management. Knowledge of Collaborative Management Partnerships (CMPs) will be an asset.·       Strong understanding of REDD+ as a policy instrument, including the use and design of jurisdictional REDD+ Emission Reductions Programs; and familiarity with the application of the World Bank's environmental safeguards policies and ESF.·       Experience in project preparation and supervision·       Proven project and portfolio management capacity·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, French and Portuguese ·       Excellent peoples' skills and strong client orientation with the ability to build an understanding with implementing agency counterparts on the value-added of Bank products.·       Strong and proven team leadership skills, and capacity to mentor junior staff and share knowledge.·       Well-developed interpersonal, communication, and writing skills, including the ability to write concisely and translate technical knowledge and ideas into professional and accessible English.·       A drive for results while working under tight timelines.·       Willingness to travel.WBG Core CompetenciesFor more information about WBG Core Competencies, please visit: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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10/06/2024
World Bank Group

Procurement Specialist, Governance Procurement - GF

Niger, Niamey , Niamey

DescriptionDo you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.  For more information, visit www.worldbank.org. Western and Central Africa (AFW) RegionWe need the best and brightest talent focused on Sub-Saharan African countries in order to harness the potential and innovation happening across the continent. Africa is a continent on the move, with a young population and a growing market of nearly 1.2bn people. We are committed to making the Africa regional teams into leading innovation hubs.Yet, these vast opportunities are tempered by persistent gaps in education, health, and skills, which have Africa only reaching forty percent of its estimated potential. Moreover, conflict, food insecurity, population growth, and the disruptive forces of climate change threaten to curtail or even reverse the progress that has been made over the past decades. In West and Central Africa, the World Bank is a leading partner with a growing portfolio of 343 projects totaling more than $57.5 billion in areas such as agriculture, trade and transport, energy, education, health, water and sanitation- all to support job creation, gender equality, poverty reduction, and better lives. Across the continent, the World Bank's program has nearly doubled over the last 10 years. By 2030, about 87% of the world's extreme poor are projected to live in Sub-Saharan Africa, so this is where our mission to end extreme poverty and to promote shared prosperity will be achieved.Are you ready to make an impact? We are looking for dedicated professionals to join our innovative and diverse team to improve people's lives and help countries build back better after COVID. Western and Central Africa (AFW) Region:https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/afr/western-and-central-africa Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Practice GroupEquitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions (EFI) Practice Group (PG) support economic policies and legal, regulatory, and institutional reforms to enable equitable and sustainable growth and to reduce poverty. The Governance Global PracticeMore than half of the global population expresses distrust in government institutions. The Governance GP helps developing countries build capable, efficient, open, inclusive and accountable institutions that can support economic growth, reduce poverty, deliver needed services and earn the confidence of citizens.  Our work encompasses public financial management, public procurement, civil service reform, open government, anti-corruption, and using technology to improve quality and access to government services. For more information: More information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/governanceThe Procurement Team in the AFW Region works with client countries on two major tasks:i) fiduciary assurance and implementation support to Bank-financed projects andii) strengthening country procurement systems. The areas of focus in these countries include strengthening procurement institutions, procurement legislation, professionalization of procurement staff, procurement data analytics, sustainable/green procurement, SME development and improving procurement transaction efficiency.The majority of the EAWP1 procurement team is decentralized and based in country offices. Procurement team members supporting the country programs in the AWCW3 countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger) and seven other countries in AFW are managed by an Accredited Practice Manager (PM) who is based at the World Bank Office in Dakar, Senegal.   Job Duties and Responsibilities:The Procurement Specialist(s) will help support and further develop EAWP1's work program, with a specific focus on the Niger portfolio. He/she will participate and play a key role in the operational, analytical, and advisory activities of the unit. This requires strong knowledge of both economic and public-sector governance issues, as well as extensive experience in operations. He/she will also have diplomatic skills to engage effectively with the many stakeholders involved inside and outside the Bank. He/she will have demonstrated ability to work effectively with counterparts in government as well as with multilateral and bilateral institutions. He/she is also expected to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of international and national partner organizations (academia, civil society groups, local research centers).He/she will work with a team comprising one Senior Procurement Specialist/Hub Coordinator based in Bamako and a Senior Procurement Specialist and a Procurement Specialist both based in Niamey to provide a complete range of procurement services to the Niger portfolio and work with institutions to improve service delivery and public expenditures management through more effective and efficient procurement and contract management. In Niger 14 national projects and 15 regional projects are under implementation with a total commitment of $3.96 billion and 5 projects ($1.06 billion) are in the lending program. The Procurement Specialist will also support the Hub Coordinator and the Senior Procurement Specialist who lead the dialogue with authorities in Niger on public procurement reform as a series of initiatives and continue to strengthen country procurement systems with the objective of using elements of the country systems under the Bank-financed projects. The selected candidate(s) will undertake the following tasks: Scope of Work• Provides technical fiduciary advice on procurement activities and engage in policy dialogue to strengthen procurement systems.• Supports clients in achieving value for money in public procurement in order to enhance service delivery and development outcomes with integrity.• Understands relevant procurement markets using analytical tools and approaches to define more effective procurement strategies.• Participates in missions and plays a key role in developing practical approaches to procurement while simultaneously dealing with difficult policy and operational issues.• Prepares and/or comments on draft operational directives and policy papers; produces major/complex reports.• Develops and executes training modules on complex sector related procurement topics.The work implies frequent interaction with the following stakeholders:• The Practice Manager who is based in Dakar, Senegal, Management in her/his duty station, and on some occasions in Washington DC or locations in other countries.• Government officials and equivalent contacts in other international organizations, partner entities, etc.• Procurement Specialists within the World Bank and government units.• Counterparts in the Bank across VPUs, Global Practices and other units involved in meeting the Bank's business objectives.• Other external constituencies and expert groups.  Selection Criteria Basic Requirements:• High levels of integrity• Excellent command of French and English• An advanced degree (At least Master's degree) with a major in a relevant discipline (e.g. business administration, engineering, commerce, law, procurement, public policy, etc.).• Knowledge of the concepts, principles and practices governing international procurement, with the ability to translate concepts into operational work, including but not limited to Value for Money, sustainable procurement, strategic sourcing, market analysis, contract management, etc...• Minimum of 5 years of direct relevant experience in carrying out technical duties in procurement inside or outside the World Bank.• Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.• Preference will be given to nationals or residents of Niger.General Competencies:• Good communication skills and persuasiveness in presenting, negotiating, and resolving highly complex issues, both orally and in writing.• Client-driven and a sense of personal responsibility for achieving a technical quality and timeliness.• Ability to solve complex problems involving multiple stakeholders and constraints.• Analytical skills to recognize patterns, extract conclusions and strategies out of information coming from multiple sources and in a variety of forms.• Results-oriented to act as a trusted, strategic advisor, partnering with clients to deliver results.Specific Specialized Skills, Knowledge, and Competencies:• Knowledge on institutions and procurement reforms in Borrower's countries.• Understanding of the World Bank's business objectives, products, and project cycle.• Understanding of political economy, public policy, public systems, and public management.• Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of project management tools & methodologies.• Ability to manage complex, multi-functional, cross-regional projects/programs including managing relationships with stakeholders & counterparts.• Good understanding of risk management.  World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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10/06/2024
World Bank Group

Senior Social Development Specialist - GG

Cambodia, Phnom Penh , Phnom Penh

The World Bank Group:Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. Visit www.worldbank.org. East Asia and Pacific, Social Sustainability and Inclusion:  The Social Sustainability and Inclusion Unit 1 (SEAS1) is one of two units in of the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region responsible for: (a) undertaking social analysis and safeguards policies relevant to social risk management; (c) undertaking Advisory Services and Analytics in the form of thematic studies on social sustainability and inclusion issues; (d) leading the preparation and supervision lending operations that promote inclusion of vulnerable groups including ethnic minorities, women and youth, and (f) facilitating partnerships and dialogue with civil society through outreach and engagement. For more information regarding World Bank in East Asia and Pacific region, visit:  https://www.worldbank.org/en/ during project preparation and implementation to mainstream social development and inclusion issues throughout the Bank's work in the region; (b) ensuring compliance with the Bank's Environment and Social Framework standards region/eapSEAS1 is seeking a Senior Social Development Specialist to be the Social Sustainability and Inclusion (SSI) to support social risk management activities in the Vietnam, Cambodia and Lao (VCL) CMU, as well as to coordinate social risk management team for the Thailand and Myanmar Country Management Unit (CMU). Due to current program priorities, the position will be based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and will support the SSI CMU Coordinator for the Vietnam, Cambodia, and Lao PDR (VCL) CMU (based in Hanoi), with day-to-day ESF risk management issues in the Cambodia and Lao PDR programs as required. The incumbent will also serve as the SSI social risk management coordinator for the Thailand and Myanmar CMU.The selected candidate will report directly to the SEAS1 Social Development Practice Manager based in Singapore; day to day coordination and support in the Cambodia and Laos will be provided by the VCL CMU social risk management coordinator based in Hanoi. Role & Responsibilities:The selected candidate will have the following key responsibilities, as agreed with the Practice Manager, and based on annual Results Agreements: Support the SSI Coordinator for the VCL team on Cambodia and Lao PDR social risk management issues:• Provide direct operational social risk management support to operations, review ESF/social safeguards documentation, and support clients, consultants and technical specialists during preparation and implementation to ensure that social issues have been adequately addressed in compliance with WB ESF/Safeguards and policies.  • Providing senior-level technical support to more junior social risk team members, particularly for substantial risk operations.• Guiding borrower/project implementation agencies in preparing project instruments and reviewing them for quality.• Supervise the work of consultants and technical specialists to ensure consistency and conformity to Bank standards and requirements.  • Ensure timely reporting on SSI activities, including ESF for the CMU, proactive monitoring, management, and preparation of relevant management briefs. • Lead and contribute to discussions regarding portfolio on social development and inclusion topics including land acquisition and involuntary resettlement, stakeholder engagement and consultation, grievance redress mechanisms, Indigenous peoples, cultural heritage and other social development and inclusion topics.• Lead and manage in partnership with the Environment Global Practice (ENB) the ESF Capacity Building Plans and activities.• Leading and/or providing input into ongoing and emerging analytics in Cambodia and Laos.• Support, mentor, and coach a team of Social Safeguards Specialists, Extended-Term/Short-Term Consultants (ETCs/STCs) in handling complex technical, institutional, and program implementation issues regarding social risk management and social development. CMU COORDINATOR - Thailand and Myanmar CMU:• Lead and play a key role in discussions regarding portfolio on social development and inclusion topics including land acquisition and involuntary resettlement, stakeholder engagement and consultation, grievance redress mechanisms, Indigenous peoples, cultural heritage and other social development and inclusion topics.• Contribute to cross-practice teams responsible for preparation of Systematic Country Diagnosis (SCDs), Country Partnership Frameworks (CPFs), Development Policy Operations (DPOs), policy notes, sector studies, and research and policy development activities.    • Provide direct operational social risk management support to operations, review ESF/social safeguards documentation, and support clients, consultants and technical specialists during preparation and implementation to ensure that social issues have been adequately addressed in compliance with WB ESF/Safeguards and policies.  • Ensure timely reporting on SSI activities, including ESF for the CMU, proactive monitoring, management, and preparation of relevant management briefs. • Lead or contribute to SSI-led analytical and operational engagements including engagements with internal and external clients on SSI business opportunities in areas such as ESG, Indigenous Peoples, Benefit Sharing, etc.  • Lead and manage in partnership with the Environment Global Practice (ENB) the ESF Capacity Building Plans and activities.  • Supervise the work of consultants and technical specialists to ensure consistency and conformity to Bank standards and requirements.  • Support, mentor, and coach a team of Social Safeguards Specialists, Extended-Term/Short-Term Consultants (ETCs/STCs) in handling complex technical, institutional, and program implementation issues regarding social risk management and social development; and • Lead and maintain engagement/dialogue on issues of social sustainability and inclusion with civil society organizations and institutions (Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs), academia, the private sector, media etc.  • Work closely with regional focal point on Citizen Engagement to ensure, at a minimum, the portfolio remains compliant with corporate requirements. In addition, the senior social risk management specialist will, under the guidance of the Practice Manager:• Support the EAP social risk management quality support processes, including project document review and contributing to ESF streamlining initiatives; and• Support regional partnerships, dialogues and capacity-building initiatives to strengthen social and environmental risk management systems. Selection Criteria• At least a Masters degree in relevant Social Sciences (i.e., Development Studies, Social Anthropology, Sociology, Social Science, Gender and Development, International Development, Business Sustainability Management, or related subjects).  • A minimum of 8 years of direct professional experience in managing social and environmental risks in high risk and complex projects. • Knowledge and demonstrated competence in operationalizing the global sustainability frameworks of International Finance Institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank's Environmental and Social Framework, IFC's Environmental and Social Performance Standards, the Asian Development Bank's Safeguards Policies and Standards and standards of other Development Partners. This includes experience in leading and/or managing the following thematic issues in projects settings: social impact assessment, large scale land acquisition and involuntary resettlement, resettlement planning and livelihood restoration, stakeholder engagement and consultation, complaint and grievance redress mechanisms, community health and safety, social investment interventions, etc. • Demonstrated ability to innovate and strategically address social issues, balancing development imperatives against sustainability challenges, and remaining client-focused.• Familiarity with social sustainability concepts and efforts to strengthen country social and environmental  risk management systems is required.• Familiarity with the social dimensions of carbon finance is desirable.• Familiarity with working in states and areas affected by Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV), including working with indigenous peoples in relation to land management, forestry, infrastructure and other sectors is desirable.• Demonstrated track record of integrity and behavioral skills to build trust and to create an enabling teamwork environment. • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task, prioritize and be versatile enough to deal with frequent and unexpected changes and work within tight project schedules. • Ability to operate in a multi-cultural environment, manage multiple tasks, identify and respond to evolving project contexts, and remain flexible and self-motivated in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment. • Excellent oral and writing skills in English are essential, and the ability to make effective presentations to diverse audiences.• Initiative and self-motivation; flexibility and willingness to travel frequently, including to remote locations.  World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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10/06/2024
World Bank Group

Senior Partnership Specialist, Donor Relations, GPE - GG

France, Centre , Paris

DescriptionAre you a very passionate advocate for education? Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children? The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat (GPE) would like to hear from you. Who We Are GPE is a shared commitment to end the world's learning crisis. It is the only global partnership and fund dedicated entirely to helping children in lower-income countries get a quality education, so they can unlock their potential and contribute to building a better world. We bring together governments, teachers, civil society, donors, United Nations agencies, development banks, businesses and private foundations to transform education systems so that every girl and boy can have hope, opportunity and agency.  What We Do GPE helps low- and lower-middle-income countries to build stronger education systems so that all children can get the education they need to thrive. We currently support nearly 90 countries where the needs are greatest and focus on reaching the children who are the most vulnerable, including girls, children with disabilities and those affected by extreme poverty or conflict. Our unique approach works. Since 2002, 160 million more children in GPE partner countries have set foot in classrooms for the first time, more than half of them girls. GPE is also the largest provider of education grants in the global COVID-19 response, providing partner countries with vital resources to ensure that learning can safely continue.  How We Work Now, GPE is working to help governments transform their education systems to get the most vulnerable children in school, improve teaching and learning, and build equitable, inclusive and resilient education systems fit for the 21st century. Between 2020-2025, GPE will support transformative change in up to 90 countries and territories, which are home to 1 billion children. Transforming education is about creating lasting changes and achieving impact at scale. GPE sets  out to deliver this transformative change by convening partners, mobilizing funds and catalyzing  reforms to help partner countries accelerate access, learning outcomes and gender equality.  Raise Your Hand In July 2021, the Global Education Summit put GPE firmly on the path to be fully-funded by 2025, by raising a record US $4 billion from donors for GPE's Raise Your Hand campaign. At the Summit, Heads of State and Government from partner countries made historic commitments to education financing and GPE also mobilized an unprecedented number of pledges from businesses, private foundations and development banks.A fully funded GPE would support transformed education systems in up to 90 countries and territories, enable up to 175 million children to learn and help get 88 million more girls and boys in school by 2025. In the longer term, this investment could add $164 billion to economies in GPE partner countries, lift 18 million people out of poverty, and protect 2 million girls from early marriage. Governance And Organizational Arrangements The GPE Board of Directors includes ministerial-level board members and alternates representing 20 constituencies that reflect the Partnership's breadth. The Board Chair is HE President Jakaya Kikwete and the Board Vice Chair is Dr Susan Liautaud. The Board of Directors, with its three standing committees, provides policy and strategic oversight and approves or delegates funding decisions.The GPE Secretariat, with 160 employees and hosted by the World Bank, is responsible for translating the policies and strategies set by the Board into practical support for partner countries, coordinating with diverse stakeholders and galvanizing global support for SDG4. The Secretariat's headquarters are in the World Bank's offices in Washington, D.C. and the European office is in Paris with a satellite office in Brussels and a support office in Chennai. ABOUT THE TEAMThe External Relations team (EXR) responsibilities include donor relations, communications, advocacy, civil society outreach, private sector and private foundation outreach and it has the primary responsibility for overseeing GPE's Financing Campaigns. The Donor Relations Team is part of the External Relations Team (EXR). This team is responsible for all aspects of sovereign donor engagement via a "whole of country" relationship management approach, including fundraising for the GPE Fund and support to the six donor board constituencies; engagement with all relevant branches of government, parliaments, private sector, foundations & national advocacy partners. ABOUT THE JOBThis position will be based initially in the GPE office located in Paris, France or Brussels, Belgium. The position reports to the Donor Relations Team Lead.  The overall role of the position is to lead on the relations with key donor countries including France and to contribute to the overall resource mobilization strategy. An initial identification of tasks includes the following; however, additional tasks may be identified according to the needs of the team and donors' requests from the Secretariat.  Under the supervision of the Donor Relations Team Lead, the top 3 priorities of this role are: • Lead on relations with France and additional donor countries (to be determined). Manage relations with the government, Parliament, CSOs and other relevant stakeholders in these respective donor countries; • Set strategies for comprehensive partnerships and resource mobilization for these donor countries that align with GPE's strategic priorities;• Develop, manage and implement key donor country influencing strategies and coordinate future replenishment strategies for these donor countries. In addition, other key tasks include:• Develop and coordinate advocacy strategies in support of cross-market strategies such as "Team Europe" and other key policy processes.• Translate policy positions into compelling advocacy messages and tools.• Create materials tailored to individual donors/potential donors.• Work with GPE youth leaders and other champions in support of the national strategies. • Prepare and manage leadership trips to key donor countries.• Support the head of the donor team in cross-team work.• Cooperate with communication and campaign colleagues in relevant national NGOs and champions, coalitions and networks to develop effective and creative advocacy campaigns.• Coordinate the establishment of national "Friends of Education" for policy change and resource mobilization.• Collaborate with other team members in the External Relations (EXR) Team and contribute productively to the EXR team's work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view. Selection Criteria EducationMaster's degree in a relevant field of study with at least 8 years of experience (though 10 years is preferred) working within the field of advocacy, donor relations and/ or campaigns. Or a Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study with at least 10 years of experience (though 12 years is preferred) working within the field of advocacy, donor relations and/ or campaigns.  LanguageFluency in English and French is required; in reading/writing/speaking for both languages.  Other languages are a plus. Experience• Track record of having led on major successful fundraising strategies;• A motivated self-starter with experience in advocacy & communications, and campaigns.• A flexible and enthusiastic team player with a track record of delivering in a fast-moving environment.• Ability to work effectively under pressure, prioritize and juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines, and to deliver time-sensitive high-quality work.• Strong experience in creative undertakings, which proved to provide effective, out-of-the-box solutions to complex problems. CompetenciesAccountability & Results Focus -  Engages in productive consultation without losing sight of responsibility for own, and team, decisions, deliverables and deadlines. Doesn't let the pursuit of perfection prevent forward progress, in self or on teams. Seeks clarity from colleagues or leadership team when needed; Helps junior staff get needed clarity to move work forward; works within and across teams to remove obstacles and resolve issues. Takes ownership of own mistakes, failures or oversights, and seeks to correct them; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team mistakes. Manages differences of opinion to productive resolution so as not to impede progress. Ensures group efforts produce clear actions and decisions and tasks conclude. Adaptability -  Models flexibility - responds to changing circumstances by innovating and altering behavior to better fit different situations. Learns new skills, performs work in different ways and coaches team members to do the same. Exerts a calming influence on colleagues and staff in stressful situations. Professionally deals with personal discomfort in a changing work environment and helps others do so. Communication & Interpersonal Skills -  Has extensive experience & success working in multicultural environments. Speaks and writes clearly and effectively, adapting language, tone, style and message to diverse, multicultural audiences, internally and externally. Skilled at communicating complex information in succinct and digestible ways; coaches others to develop this skill. Shares information and keeps people informed; Operates with transparency, in a way that builds trust in a culturally diverse environment; Within and across teams, addresses behaviors that undermine transparency and trust. Maintains productive working relationships with colleagues and holds team members responsible for doing the same. Engages in active listening and two-way conversation. Asks questions for clarification and responds to others appropriately.  Learns from others' ideas and expertise. Planning & Organizing -  Works well independently and in teams. Develops clear goals aligned to agreed strategies and direction. Plans and prioritizes work effectively, for self and assigned teams Works under pressure and against tight timelines, and still delivers high-quality work. Manages own and team time efficiently, and delegates appropriately. Foresees risks and identifies mitigation strategies and contingencies. Client Service Orientation -  Models positive attitude for junior staff and demonstrates and encourages creative problem-solving skills. Demonstrates, and instills in teams, a commitment to seeing client issues, problems and questions through to resolution. Creates the infrastructure to help team members prioritize client issues based on urgency, and triage as needed. Experienced in dealing with staff and partners at all levels of the organization and tailoring solutions and communications accordingly. Strong conflict management skills and ability to coach staff in deescalating and resolving conflicts; Able to see the big picture and the interconnectedness of decisions and activities within the various lines of business. Discretion and tact in dealing with sensitive issues and coaching staff to do the same. Proficient at developing client satisfaction metrics, monitoring, adjusting and optimizing strategies to ensure clients are satisfied with the services provided. Conceptual and Analytical Skills  -  Expert level research skills and experience developing them in others. Extensive experience leading efforts to quickly analyze and synthesize information from technical reports and other sources, summarize it into key messages, and use it for political influencing. Experience modeling analytical and problem-solving skills for junior staff and guiding them in applying them to their operational tasks. Strategic thinker with ability to translate strategy into tactical actions. Foundational Technical Knowledge in Education & Development -  Demonstrated experience leading work on education and/or development issues in low and middle income countries. Experience with the policy process. Strong understanding of, and experience with, fragile and conflict affected contexts. Broad and deep knowledge of stakeholders and major issues and challenges, with demonstrated experience applying this knowledge to country issues. Expertise in one or more of the following GPE focus areas: Education finance, education planning and management, education in fragile contexts, girls' education, inclusive education, learning, teacher development, other areas relevant to work of GPE. Relationship Management -  For assigned stakeholder group (e.g. donors, private sector & foundations, civil society, or other), deep knowledge of the organizations and their unique characteristics, and strong professional network with key players. Understanding of, and sensitivity to, stakeholder perspectives, interests and needs and their intersection with GPE's goals and interests. Extensive experience forging and managing relationships and developing partnerships that expand the reach and impact of the organization. Strong influencing and negotiation skills; Skilled at getting alignment behind a common goal, and support for specific courses of action or solutions. Possesses strong political judgment, diplomatic sense, conflict resolution and problem-solving skills.  Representation Skills -  Well-rounded with a broad base of knowledge about GPE, its partners, its work, its challenges and its impact (not expected for external candidates). Expert ability to think and respond quickly and extemporaneously with tact and diplomacy, and to present a credible and convincing presence. Ability to represent GPE and the full range of its activities and products to external stakeholders. Thorough understanding of the political landscape within which GPE and its partner countries operate. BENEFITS FOR THIS POSITION Term appointments include, but are not limited to, medical benefits, including dental and vision, Staff Retirement Plan, financial assistance program, life & disability insurance, comprehensive leave policy (minimum 26 days/annum) and parental leave policy (50-100 days).   DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIONPoverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, creed, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation or disability. GPE has a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment in line with its PSEAH policy.Individuals with disabilities may be provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential functions of the role and support in receiving other workplace accommodations. Please contact the DAF-Disability Accommodation Fund at disabilityfund@worldbank.org for further information and support. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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31/05/2024