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World Bank Group Latest Recruitment 2018 Application Form: World Bank Group hereby invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions:

World Bank Group Latest Recruitment 2018 Application Form

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life.

To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works. Key priorities include delivering measurable results, promoting openness and transparency in development, and improving access to development information and data.

World Bank Group Latest Recruitment Form

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We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1. Extended Term Consultant (ETC) – World Bank Group Latest Recruitment

Job Title: Extended Term Consultant (ETC)

Job #: req782
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Sector: Economics
Grade: EC2
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Description

  • The World Bank Country Office in Nigeria is seeking a highly organized, energized and experienced professional, capable of operating effectively in a very demanding and fast-paced environment to serve as a consultant in the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice on an Extended-Term Consultancy contract spanning one year (with possibility of extension for another year).
  • Nigeria has one of the biggest portfolio of the World Bank Group in the Africa region. In this context, the MTI Global Practice has an expanding and critical work program (both analytical and operational), in helping the WBG meet the development needs of the country, in a particularly dynamic environment.
  • The Consultant will work in the MTI Global Practice team for Nigeria (comprised of local and international economists based in Abuja and Washington, DC) to provide substantive research, analytical and statistical assistance in support of the work program.
  • In particular, s/he will support the implementation of the Nigeria Subnational Fiscal Management Support task, which aims to establish a strong evidence base to support the Bank’s policy dialogue with the Government of Nigeria (GoN) on strengthening subnational fiscal management; as well as support the design and implementation of Bank operations aiming to strengthen subnational fiscal management and performance, including the State Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) project as well as other state-level operations.

Team and Reporting

  • The selected candidate will work closely with the Nigeria MTI team and in particular the task team leaders of the subnational fiscal work program.
  • S/he will be supervised day-to-day by the task team leaders and will formally report to the MTI Practice Manager.
  • S/he will and liaise with other members of the country team as needed.

Roles and Responsibilities
The Consultant will be involved in the execution of the following tasks and will be expected to produce deliverables with limited supervision and guidance:

  • Development of the Bank’s subnational fiscal and debt database with more recent and additional state data and development of a local government module;
  • Aggregate subnational fiscal and debt analyses, including fiscal projections and simulations, and preparation of relevant write-ups (in form of technical notes, policy notes, presentations, reports) using the Bank’s databases and other data sources;
  • Analysis of state and local government revenue collection, including the development and application of a methodology to estimate Internally-Generated Revenue (IGR) potential in individual states, in collaboration with the Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF) secretariat and respective state governments;
  • Analysis of intergovernmental fiscal and administrative arrangements between state and local governments to better understand the roles and responsibilities of local governments in fiscal management;
  • Analytical support to MTI task teams in the preparation and oversight of sub-national lending operations;
  • Analytical support to other workstreams in the Nigeria MTI work program which covers the subnational tier of government; for example, the Domestic Resource Mobilization engagement and macro-fiscal monitoring
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Selection Criteria

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  • Minimum Master degree in economics, public finance or other relevant fields
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience as a research analyst and economist
  • Excellent understanding of general macroeconomic and fiscal issues
  • Excellent analytical skills, including econometrics and other quantitative methods
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain databases, construct economic and fiscal models, conduct economic and fiscal projections and simulations, conduct policy-relevant analyses; and present analyses in a format relevant to the audience;
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian economy, fiscal federalism structure and data sources, and previous experience of working on Nigeria a strong advantage
  • Proven capacity to network and build confidence with key source data counterparts in a challenging environment;
  • Highly computer literate with demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and advanced Excel skills
  • Working knowledge of statistical and econometric packages such as E-Views, STATA, or similar
  • Ability to work flexibly on a range of assignments, and to work under pressure to produce good-quality outputs in response to tight deadlines;
  • Strong inter-personal and team skills with ability to develop effective relations within and outside the organization;
  • Good judgment and a high degree of commitment to the job.
  • Fluency in spoken English required with excellent written English skills.
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Application Closing Date
31st October, 2018 by 11:59pm UTC

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should visit the World bank group recruitment portal to apply: https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=769&site=1

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.

2. Extended Term Consultant (ETC) – Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) at the World Bank Group

Job Title: Extended Term Consultant (ETC)

Ref No.: req769
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Sector: Economics
Grade: EC2
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Background

  • Institutional Context: The Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) is housed within the Africa Region Gender Impact Evaluation Unit, mapped to the Africa Region Chief Economist’s office.
  • Impact Objective: The Gender Innovation Lab has a clear and actionable impact objective:  to increase take-up of effective policies that can address the underlying causes of gender inequality in Africa, particularly in terms of women’s economic and social empowerment, and through that promote growth. GIL aims to do this by strengthening knowledge, in particular, by producing and delivering a new body of evidence and developing a compelling narrative, geared towards policymakers, on what works and what does not work in promoting gender equality.
  • This new evidence will deepen capacity for gender-informed policymaking throughout the Africa region, including policies created and enacted by governments, as well as common practices and program models of private firms, civil society, and development agencies.
  • Regional Orientation: GIL’s work is focused exclusively on Sub-Saharan Africa, where the team is currently working in 21 countries with the aim of building an evidence base with lessons for the region.
  • Sector Specific: GIL is focused on conducting rigorous research in order to generate evidence on how to close the gender gap in earnings, productivity, assets, and agency. GIL’s work is grouped into four categories: agricultural productivity; private sector development; land and property rights, and youth employment.
  • Impact Evaluations: GIL is currently working on over 50 impact evaluations, with additional work in the pipeline, and requires a core team of DC-based staff to coordinate
  • Influencing Policies and Practices that Matter for Gender Equality: GIL engages in rigorous research by partnering with high-profile, large-scale, innovative and/or potentially influential projects and project partners on its impact evaluations. GIL then uses its results, which are disseminated in papers, presentations, policy briefs, blogs, and in other ways, in order to influence how development projects and policies are conceived and run. GIL aims to help direct funding to the most effective programs and policies, increase the availability of good data to inform programs and policies that target gender inequalities, and increase the use of evidence to inform program and policy decisions.
  • GIL’s internal organization and staffing: Each impact evaluation is led by a coordinator and other GIL team economists and research assistants, often in collaboration with external researchers. GIL Economists split their time between Washington, DC and field sites.
  • The project to be evaluated by each IE is implemented by external partners, and data collection is carried out by external firms who are generally monitored in the field by GIL-affiliated field coordinators. The GIL is led by a practice leader and advised by a steering committee. The Gender Innovation Lab is led by Markus Goldstein.
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Description

  • The Gender Innovation Lab (GIL) of the World Bank’s Africa Gender Impact Evaluation Unit, which is mapped to the Africa Region Chief Economist’s Office, conducts impact evaluations of development interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa, seeking to examine the gender gap between men and women when it comes to economic growth and empowerment. With the results of the impact evaluations, the GIL aims to support the design of innovative, scalable interventions to address gender inequality in productive economic sectors across Africa.
  • The impact objective of GIL is to increase take-up of effective policies by governments, development organizations, and the private sector in order to address the underlying causes of gender inequality in Africa, and through that promote growth.

Duties and Accountabilities
The Extended Term Consultant (ETC) will work under the supervision of the Africa Gender Impact Evaluation Unit Leader, Markus Goldstein.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide technical support on the design and implementation of selected impact evaluations.
  • Work with task teams, including government and World Bank country and project teams, in selected African countries, to identify and develop innovative pilot interventions and impact evaluations that target and test potential solutions to the underlying constraints that hinder women’s productivity.
  • Design interventions and impact evaluations to capture the impacts of these pilot programs, as well as broader programs, on a range of social and economic outcomes.
  • Provide support to impact evaluations of ongoing interventions, including designing baseline and follow-up surveys, undertaking data analysis, and writing relevant reports.
  • Build and manage teams comprised of external researchers, government and NGO collaborators, field staff, data analysts, and survey teams.
  • Prepare project work plans, budgets, etc.
  • Present on work as well as provide technical workshops to government counterparts, project teams and other select audiences; organize training and workshop sessions and deliver selected contents; prepare documents, including policy reports, intended for external release.
  • Conduct data analysis using STATA;
  • Provide support on the preparation of progress reports to management and other corporate gender reporting requirements;
  • Support country teams on gender assessment policy notes and integrating gender into strategies;
  • Support the team’s fundraising efforts by preparing fundraising proposals, liaising with trust funds department and preparing reports for donors;
  • Assist on ad hoc requests: project appraisals, consultant selection, contract processing, and portfolio reviews.
  • Help create new partnerships between GIL and external research collaborators, in academia, NGOs, and government, by supporting GIL’s calls for proposals and new partners, and the subsequent review of expressions of interest, and concept note creation for possible new impact evaluations.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum of Master’s degree (PhD preferred) in Economics, International Development or related field;
  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional and/or academic experience, gender and impact evaluations (preferred);
  • Fieldwork experience in Sub-Saharan Africa executing impact evaluations, including survey design and implementation;
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills including a strong econometrics background, and the ability to use STATA;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Behavioral competencies that facilitate dialogue with country partners and country teams, including listening skills, capacity development skills, and ability to adapt advice to the local institutional realities;
  • Commitment to teamwork, knowledge-sharing, and ability to influence across organizational boundaries;
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills including a strong econometrics background, and general economic knowledge and analytical skills. Demonstrated track record of working with economic data and analytical tools and models to conduct economic analyses and produce user-friendly written outputs; understands underlying statistical concepts.
  • Teamwork, collaboration, and inclusion – Commitment to teamwork, knowledge-sharing, and ability to influence and network across organizational boundaries. Collaborates with team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view. Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and motivate teams and group efforts across organizational boundaries.
  • Client orientation – Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests, or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
  • Drive for results – Able to take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so.
  • Knowledge-sharing, learning, and communication – Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner. Strong written and oral presentation skills required. Strong ability to distill relevant recommendations/lessons for clients and target audience.
  • Business judgment and analytical decision-making – Analyzes facts and data to support sound logical decisions regarding own and others’ work.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Willing and able to undertake frequent international travel.
  • Experience with projects in Nigeria preferred.
  • Required Language(s): English
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Competencies

  • General Economic Knowledge and Analytical Skills – Possesses a demonstrated track record of working with economic and sectoral data and analytical tools and models to conduct economic analyses and produce user-friendly written outputs; understands underlying statistical concepts.
  • Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena – Understands policy making process; distills operationally relevant recommendations/lessons for clients.
  • Policy Dialogue Skills – Identifies and assesses policy issues and plays an active role in the dialogue with the government and/or other stakeholders.
  • Integrative Skills – Working to develop an integrated view across all facets of current sector.
  • Gender-related Economics and Integrative Skills – Is working to develop a stronger integration of gender issues in the current sector, at the analytical and operational level.
  • Written and Verbal Communication – Delivers information effectively in support of team or workgroup
  • Client Orientation – Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
  • Drive for Results – Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization to do so.
  • Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion – Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.
  • Knowledge, Learning and Communication – Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.
  • Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making – Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others’ work.

Application Closing Date
6th November, 2018 by 11:59pm UTC

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should visit the World Bank Group recruitment portal to apply: https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=782&site=1

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.

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