E T Consultant – Governance Analyst at The World Bank

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We are seeking to recruit a Governance Analyst on an extended term consultancy basis, to support the work of the Governance Global Practice (GGP) predominantly on the Somalia program, based in the World Bank Nairobi country office!

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The ET will provide in-depth operational support for our Governance projects and advisory services and analytics (ASA) in Somalia. The tasks consist of undertaking diverse and complex operational tasks with minimal supervision and making a significant contribution to the overall achievement of the Somalia Governance team’s work program by recognizing, addressing challenges and anticipating issues which may impact the programs. It will also include leading clearances and editing key institutional documents such as Mission Announcement Letters, Aide Memoires, Implementation Status Reports (ISRs), Implementation Completion Reports (ICRs) and Project Papers/Project Appraisal Documents, while ensuring adherence to Bank guidelines. Contributing to the preparation of project, ASA and internal documents and reports are also parts of the work program. Other responsibilities include minimizing the backlog of procurement requests by monitoring and managing requests in the World Bank’s procurement system and publishing relevant project documents.

The successful candidate will also provide monitoring and support across the Governance portfolio of operations and ASA for Somalia and Kenya. The tasks consist of budget planning and monitoring, and portfolio monitoring e.g. project milestones, ASA deliverables, ISRs, monitoring disbursements. The role also involves advising Governance staff on operational policies and procedures, assisting in reviewing operational documents, and serving as a member of the Governance Operations Support Team (OST). In addition, it will involve providing operational support and guidance on ASA and trust funds, and solving issues related to the Operations Portal or any other system-related issues. Support for preparation, implementation and reporting on missions are also part of the tasks.

Additionally, the job entails supporting preparation of data and reporting to senior management, and organization of communication, knowledge sharing and outreach activities.

Selection Criteria

• Master’s degree in relevant field (such as economics, public policy, public finance, public administration, political science, accounting, management, business) and a minimum of two years of relevant work experience.

• Experience in project management and administration

• Experience working in a development agency

• Knowledge and interest in governance issues

• Excellent organizational skills

• Strong numeric skills and data handling skills

• Strong writing and communication skills in English.

• Excellent team player and ability to work in diverse teams

• Flexibility, adaptability and results-oriented

• Willingness to travel to Somalia

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

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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