Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for The World Bank Group (WBG) Recruitment 2020
The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries of the world for capital projects. It comprises two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), and the International Development Association (IDA). The World Bank is a component of the World Bank Group.
Established in 1944, the World Bank (WBG) is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In the fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.
- Company: World Bank Group (WBG)
- Location: Ghana
- State: Accra
- Job type: Full-Time
Job Title: Senior Water Supply & Sanitation Specialist
The assignment requires an extensive understanding of the state’s issues, as well as a solid base of experience in working with global, regional and country clients and partners. Under the supervision and guidance of senior water and sanitation specialists, the Senior Water Specialist will work as part of the country and task teams with a specific focus on:
Strategies, Planning and Policies:
– Assist in the process of formulation of country sector strategies in the water and sanitation sector. Participate in the reviews of different sector policies, legal and regulatory frameworks for the water and sanitation sector;
– Assist in the identification and preparation of projects;
– Liaise with and support teams from other GPs of the World Bank (e.g., human development, urban, environment, energy, agriculture) with the aim to ensure that water-related issues are addressed consistently across various programs in the Bank;
– Participate in policy dialogue, together with other development partners, with key stakeholders in the country;
– As appropriate, with the Bank team, advise government counterparts on policy, institutional, and technical matters associated with the Bank’s water program; and
– Prepare reports, summaries, briefs and talking points on water-related projects and programs, business plans and strategies.
– Participate in the design, preparation and implementation of water activities in Nigeria which will include incorporating key cross-cutting issues such as gender and climate change;
– Participate and assist multidisciplinary supervision missions covering all phases of the project cycle;
– Identify implementation issues related to projects/programs in the sector;
– Working closely with client institutions to support effective implementation of WB supported programs;
– Maintaining effective relationships with relevant governmental, non-governmental, donor and other stakeholders;
– Carry out the planning and organization of workshops on Bank procedures and deliverables; and
– Encourage clients to use disruptive technology and ICT to speed up project implementation.
Institutional and analytical work
– Support the design, preparation and implementation of sector strategies, studies, analytical work, policy work, and advisory activities;
– Staying informed on the status of the water sector and its institutions, as well as relevant donor, private sector and NGO initiatives;
– Participating in and eventually leading task teams for production of analytical studies and preparation and implementation support to investment and policy-oriented projects;
– Identifying and sharing with client, relevant expertise and examples within and outside the World Bank; and
– Identifying and supporting water sector linkages to the Bank’s country strategy and the work of other sectoral teams.
Monitoring & Evaluation
– Monitor and assess the implementation of sector portfolio;
– Ensure prompt preparation of quality and consistency related to sector portfolio management, including quality control; and
– Prepare timely reports on project implementation and progress.
- At least a master’s degree in water resources, hydrology, hydraulics, sanitation, environment, civil engineering, or a related discipline with a focus on water supply and sanitation;
- Recognized technical, operational, and/or policy-oriented expertise, and at least 10 years of relevant work experience. This experience may include work in governments, academia, private companies, consulting firms, and multilateral institutions;
- Knowledge of water resources management (WRM) and water supply and sanitation services delivery (WSS), utility/institutional reform and public-private partnerships, sector coordination and policy dialogue, private sector participation and pro-poor strategy and program development;
- Prior work experience and results on the ground and hands-on experience with Government counterpart agencies;
- Ability to think innovatively and strategically in dealing with technical and/or policy issues while maintaining a strong client focus;
- Effective verbal, analytical and written communication skills in English and a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality documents and analytical reports;
- Sound knowledge of the water sector issues in Ghana;
- Knowledge of cross-cutting issues related to the water sector: climate change, environmental and social issues, inclusion, and poverty reduction;
- A high degree of dynamism and self-motivation, as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision;
- Excellent teamwork skills; and
- Ability to use new information technologies.
How to Apply
Candidates who have met the above-listed criteria should click HERE to apply.