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) 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.
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The Infrastructure Practice Group is in charge of developing sustainable solutions to help close infrastructure gaps in developing and emerging economies. This is done by scaling up investments in critical infrastructure sectors, leveraging innovations that drive impact and promote integration across sectors and regions at a scale that encourages the participation of the private sector. Our infrastructure interventions make a difference to outcomes in human capital, economic inclusion and climate change, and promote stability in fragile and conflict affected states. There is a strong emphasis on private sector resource mobilization and catalyzing financing from commercial and other sources of development and climate finance.
The South Asia Transport Practice (ISAT1) is part of the South Asia Infrastructure Department (ISADR) that includes Energy and Transport, and works closely with Extractives, Digital Development, and Infrastructure Finance, Public Private Partnerships and Guarantees.
ISAT1 focuses on supporting clients across South Asia on developing transport connectivity solutions that address their needs for basic access, as well as trade and economic integration in an efficient and resilient manner that minimizes climate emissions, local pollution, safety concerns and other negative impacts. The practice is engaged in some form in all the countries of South Asia i.e. Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. The portfolio includes 28 active lending operations with commitments of over $7billion that include investments in inland waterways, urban mobility, rail, highways at the national and provincial level as level as rural roads; a rich analytical portfolio that focuses on regional integration, urban and e-mobility, climate resilience, multi-modal logistics and road safety and a strong tradition of policy support to national and sub-national clients. ISAT1 is a decentralized unit with two thirds of the staff located in the field.
Duties and Accountabilities
ISAT1 seeks an Operations Analyst to provide analytical and operational support to the unit. The selected candidate will be expected to:
• Conduct a variety of analyses with minimal guidance. These could include economic and financial analysis of investments, green house gas accounting for transport projects using standard techniques, and other technical analysis related to transport systems as needed.
• Support task team leaders in analytical and operational work as needed.
• Support teams with analytical and operational work on mission to different south Asian countries (when travel is permitted post-pandemic).
• Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in relevant field (transport engineering/planning/economics, or related subject).
• Some prior work experience in operations, or project implementation would be preferred.
Other Selection Criteria
• Good research and analytical skills and prior experience with economic/financial analysis/ GHG accounting, advanced knowledge of Excel.
• Knowledge of GIS/spatial analysis with proficiency in associated programming languages such as R, Python and basic packages (pandas, geopandas, numpy).
• Knowledge of standardized transport analysis tools such as HDM/RONET/TransCad would be a plus.
• Demonstrated strong analytical research and organizational skills, ability to see the big picture as well as attention to detail and ability to prioritize work among multiple competing demands and tight deadlines.
• High degree of initiative, problem-solving skills, flexibility and ability to work independently.
• Strong inter-personal skills; experience working effectively in large and multi-disciplinary teams of specialists; with the capacity to interact in a multi-cultural environment.
• Excellent communications skills, specifically in writing briefs, reports and preparing power point presentations.
• Capacity to work simultaneously on a variety of issues and tasks, independently adjusting to priorities.
• Excellent oral and written communications skills in English, including the ability to write short reports and briefing notes.
The WBG Core Competencies: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O.
COS Generic Competencies: https://tinyurl.com/y34lnxvu
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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