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E T Consultant

Job #: req11222
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Infrastructure
Grade: EC2
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Washington, DC,United States
Required Language(s): English, French
Preferred Language(s): Spanish, Portuguese
Closing Date: 4/15/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

 

Description

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. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org

The World Bank’s Infrastructure Vice Presidency (INF VPU) is keen to increase recruitment of highly-qualified, early and mid-career African and African Diaspora (A&AD)[1] staff for careers in transport, energy, digital development, infrastructure finance and infrastructure economics. To this end, the INF VPU has created two branded recruitment programs: (i) the A&AD Infrastructure Fellows Program; and (ii) the A&AD Infrastructure Mid-Career Professionals program. The present recruitment process is carried out under the A&AD Infrastructure Fellows program.

Within the World Bank, the Transport Global Practice (GP) responds to the needs of developing countries for faster, cheaper, safer and more efficient transport solutions while addressing traffic fatalities, congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, and local air pollution. Country needs are growing exponentially under the combined effects of globalization, population growth, rapid urbanization, economic development, and technological progress – making sustainable transport a vital part of the global development agenda. In addition to project finance, the GP is advancing the global dialogue on the future of transportation through influential programs such as the Sustainable Mobility for All initiative, the Global Road Safety Facility and the Africa Transport Policy Program.

The Transport Global Practice (GP) is part of the Infrastructure (INF) Practice Group led by a Vice President covering transport, energy, digital development, as well as infrastructure finance, public-private partnerships and guarantees. The Transport GP is led by a Global Director, supported by ten Regional Practice Managers, responsible for operations, advisory services and analytics; and Global Leads shaping the agenda around critical areas such as urban mobility, development corridors and regional integration, road safety, and infrastructure management and finance. As of July 2020, the Transport Unit in Latin America and the Caribbean (LCR) now reports to a Regional Director for INF who in turn reports to the LCR Regional Vice President.
The Transport Unit in LCR is now seeking a Transport Specialist to support the transport team in the development and implementation of the transport program in Haiti and the Caribbean. The selected candidate will be offered a 1-year Extended-Term Consultant contract renewable for a second year.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be working closely with transport task teams and more broadly the INF group. The candidate will be based at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington D.C. The assignment may include a short-term assignment of several weeks or months in the World Bank’s Port-au-Prince country office as country circumstances allow.

The responsibilities of the proposed ETC position include providing support to the Caribbean portfolio of the LCR Transport team, including provision of professional level analysis through participation in its operations, and support to the preparation, supervision and completion of Projects, as required by the respective Task Team Leaders. These activities range from technical advice and contributions to the handling of client requests, the preparation of internal and external support documentation and the daily follow up of operations. The ETC selected for this assignment will be expected to:

· Support the preparation and implementation of transport projects in Haiti and the Caribbean;

· Support task team leaders and projects across the portfolio to ensure that they reflect good practice with regards to Bank operations on procurement, financial management, and environmental and social safeguards, and general best practices in the investment, management and delivery of infrastructure and services;

· Participate in the policy dialogue under the guidance of the Task Team Leaders, and Transport Practice Manager, with external stakeholders in Haiti and the Caribbean.

· Providing support to improve the quality of transport projects in general, through document reviews, technical advice, and quality assurance;

· Providing input to the development of sector strategies and new business development areas;

· Participating in cross-sectoral teams responsible for preparation of policy notes, Systematic Country Diagnostics, Country Partnership Strategies, public expenditures reviews, sectoral studies, and research and policy development activities on the topics/sections pertaining to the transport sector;

· Preparing trust fund applications and seeking other funding to support non-lending activities.

· Preparing ToRs for major consultants financed under Bank-executed Trust Fund and leading the procurement of consultants;

· Supporting the World Bank-wide professional community of staff engaged in the Transport Practice by participating in a selected number of Solution Areas under the Transport Global Solutions Groups, drafting of technical notes to enhance the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.

· Other specific activities, as deemed necessary.

The selected candidate will report to the Transport Practice Manager for the Latin America and Caribbean region (ILCT1) which is part of the Latin America and Caribbean Infrastructure Department (ILCDR). In addition to ILCT1, ILCDR also comprises an energy unit (ILCE1) headed by a second Practice Manager (PM). ILCDR is responsible for delivery of the transport and energy programs in the LCR region.

Selection Criteria

Do you meet the following selection criteria? If so, we encourage you to apply:

The position calls for a highly-motivated individual who is able to work seamlessly with teams and independently completes tasks assigned to her/him. The successful candidate shall have a master’s degree or equivalent in infrastructure planning/infrastructure economics/engineering, finance, urban planning or other related disciplines, with a minimum of five years of experience in infrastructure-related sectors, ideally transport, and also ideally focused on climate change (adaptation and mitigation). Experience working in developing countries, especially fragile states such as Haiti, would be a strong advantage.

Other specific skills include:

• Ability to work effectively with government officials, representatives of international agencies, and the private sector, as well as the ability to develop effective client relationships

• Knowledge of broad infrastructure sector issues including drivers and determinants of demand and supply from an economic perspective, and regulatory, financial and institutional considerations

• Strong organizational, research, and oral presentation skills

• Proven ability to work in a team and intercultural environment, with minimal supervision

• Hands-on and action-oriented approach

• Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English. Knowledge of additional languages of Bank client countries (in particular Spanish and/or Portuguese) would be advantageous to allow for cross-support opportunities in other regions.

• Strong ability to synthetize information for broad dissemination and to prepare presentations

• Enthusiasm for, and commitment to development work

WBG Competencies

• Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions.

• Deliver Results for Clients - Proactively addresses clients’ stated and unstated needs.

• Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives.

• Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Applies knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients.

• Make Smart Decisions - Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward

Core competencies

For information about WBG Core Competencies, please visit: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O.

1)African and African Diaspora candidates are citizens of Sub-Saharan African countries or those who hold the citizenship of other countries but trace their ancestry to Sub-Saharan Africa, such as African-Americans, Afro-Latin-Americans, and others.

Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.

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