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E T Consultant

Job #: req18628
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Transportation
Grade: EC2
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Hanoi,Vietnam
Required Language(s): English and Vietnamese
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date: 10/10/2022 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank consists of two entities – the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). It is a global development cooperative owned by 189 member countries. As the largest development bank in the world, the World Bank provides loans, guarantees, risk management products, and advisory services to middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries, and coordinates responses to regional and global challenges. For more information, please visit

This position is for an Extended Term Consultant (ETC) with a term of one year. The term could be extended for another year (second year) upon confirmation of a continued business need and funding for this ETC position, and subject to the ETC’s  good performance in the first year. If the business case is confirmed for a longer term, and if the World Bank creates a staff position,  the ETC could apply and be considered for a term staff position through competitive selection process.

The East Asia and Pacific Region (EAP) and the EAP Regional Infrastructure Department (IEADR)


The EAP region serves 22 client countries with a total population of about 2 billion. Clients range from large IBRD countries such as China, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines; to smaller IDA countries (or IDA/IBRD blend countries) such as Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, several Pacific Island states, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste. The EAP region presents a dramatic illustration of the global dynamics, opportunities and risks of the 21st century. EAP has made spectacular progress towards achieving the WBG’s twin goals, eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity – extreme poverty declined faster than any other region and the income of the bottom 40% increased substantially. Such a rapid transformation has made EAP one of the most dynamic regions in the world. However, it also faces important challenges such as managing the largest shift in rural-to-urban population in human history, coping with rising inequality, addressing large infrastructure gaps, dealing with climate change, and building human capital.


The EAP Infrastructure Department (IEADR) is responsible for project lending and policy advisory work in the energy, transport and related climate action and private capital mobilization space for the EAP Region. The department has a transport and energy lending portfolio of approximately $10 billion – and a diverse program of analytic and advisory work. The principal themes underlying the infrastructure department’s lending and advisory engagements include: access to modern energy services and all-weather road and transport services; transitioning to a clean energy mix away from coal, and green transportation systems; building climate resilient energy and transportation infrastructure; integrated urban mobility planning and solutions; financial restructuring and debt-management at the infrastructure sector and economy-level; regional infrastructure network connectivity, integration and trade; and energy connectivity; and reform of state-owned enterprises and delivering efficient private finance solutions.

 Transport Portfolio in Vietnam

The lending portfolio in Vietnam comprise of a total of US$1.15 billion in ongoing commitments to five operations that include two projects on national highways, one project on rural road, one project on inland waterway, and one project on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT). In the preparation pipeline, there are three projects for an estimated commitment amount of $600m, which are another inland waterway project scheduled for approval in late 2022, and two more national highway projects for FY2024 approval.

In parallel to the lending projects, there is also a large program on Advisory Services and Analytics (ASA) that is aimed to enhance the impact of lending projects, provide technical assistance to clients, carry out upstream studies to inform challenges and opportunities in the sector. It includes analysis and technical assistance for decarbonizing transport, supporting e-mobility, promoting inland waterways and sustainable logistics, improving regional connectivity, and supporting the development of a Metro line.

In addition, there are ongoing discussions with central ministry agencies, provinces and cities that are for specific topics requested for assistance or for the identification of future lending projects.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Extended Term Consultant based in Hanoi is expected to work on lending projects, ASA programs, and discussions on various modes on transport, with a focus on urban mobility. The position requires the candidates to be able to lead the dialogue with counterparts, effectively coordinate with the Country Management Unit and teams in other sectors.

The main duties of the Extended Term Consultant will include the following:

• Provide support in preparation of project documents (Project Concept Notes, Project Appraisal Documents, Aide Memoires, Implementation Status and Results Reports, Implementation Completion and Results Report, etc);
• Review reports provided by counterparts and World Bank consultants, and work with them to improve as necessary;
• Draft consultant TORs and support the procurement process;
• Carry out basic analysis on clients’ needs, propose approaches, and advise and guide clients;  
• Support task teams by coordinating specialist from other sectors, and safeguard and fiduciary teams; 
• Participate in meetings and missions for project preparation and implementation supervision;
• Prepare presentations for various opportunities.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are required to meet the following requirements:

• Master’s degree in the field of transport planning, urban mobility, or urban development.
• A minimum of five (5) years of relevant working experience in the fields of policy development, or project preparation and implementation in the transport sector. Experience in urban mobility preferred.
• Experience in working in or working closely with the government, or working in or working closely with international donors.
• Experiences in working on World Bank operations (including analytical works or lending operations) preferred.
• Good understanding of Vietnamese government’s regulations, and fiscal and budgetary system desired.
• Excellent communication skills in both English and Vietnamese.

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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.