Public Sector Specialist
|Term Duration:||3 years 0 months|
|Recruitment Type:||International Recruitment|
|Location:||Washington, DC,United States|
|Closing Date:||6/9/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC|
Do you want to build a career that is trulyworthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity foryou to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The WorldBank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge fordeveloping countries; a unique global partnership of five institutionsdedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promotingsustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 officesworldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing ingroundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to developsolutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information,visitwww.worldbank.org
We need the best and brightest talent focused onSub-Saharan African countries in order to harness the potential and innovationhappening across the continent. Africa is a continent on the move, with a youngpopulation and a growing market of nearly 1.2bn people. We are committed tomaking the Africa regional teams into leading innovation hubs.
Yet, these vast opportunities are tempered by persistentgaps in education, health, and skills, which have Africa only reaching fortypercent of its estimated potential. Moreover, conflict, food insecurity,population growth, and the disruptive forces of climate change threaten tocurtail or even reverse the progress that has been made over the past decades.
In West and Central Africa, the World Bank is a leadingpartner with a growing portfolio of 387 projects totaling more than $44.1billion in areas such as agriculture, trade and transport, energy, education,health, water and sanitation- all to support job creation, gender equality,poverty reduction, and better lives. Across the continent, the World Banksprogram has nearly doubled over the last 10 years. By 2030, about 87% of theworlds extreme poor are projected to live in Sub-Saharan Africa, so this iswhere our mission to end extreme poverty and to promote shared prosperity willbe achieved.
Are you ready to make an impact? We are looking for dedicatedprofessionals to join our innovative and diverse team to improve peoples livesand help countries build back better after COVID.
Western and Central Africa(AFW) Region: https://www.worldbank.org/en/region/afr/western-and-central-africa
TheGovernance Global Practice
More than half of the global population expresses distrustingovernment institutions.The Governance GPhelps developing countries build capable, efficient, open, inclusive andaccountable institutions that can support economic growth, reduce poverty,deliver needed services and earn the confidence of citizens. Our workencompasses public financial management, public procurement, civil servicereform, open government,anti-corruption, and using technology to improvequality and access to government services. For more information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/governance
Country management unit context
The AWFC1 countrymanagement unit (CMU), covers 5 countries (Cabo Verde, The Gambia, GuineaBissau, Mauritania and Senegal) and delivers Advisory Services and Analytics(ASA) and lending services to these countries.
Governance Global Practice context
The Governance GP helps developingcountries build capable, efficient, open, inclusive and accountableinstitutions that can support economic growth, reduce poverty, deliver neededservices and earn the confidence of citizens. Our work encompasses publicfinancial management, public procurement, civil service reform, opengovernment, anti-corruption, and using technology to improve quality and accessto government services. More information:https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/governance
Roles and Accountabilities
The Public Sector Specialist, based inWashington, will be under the supervision of the Governance Practice Managerfor the Unit in charge of Africa Francophone group countries, EAWG1 (CaboVerde, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania, Senegal, Chad, Guinea Conakry, Mali,Niger, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote dIvoire, and Togo). The Public Sector Specialistwill focus mostly on the programs in the Senegal and Cote dIvoire countrymanagement units where he/she will provide support to the Governance program inthese countries.
He/she will be expected to:
Contribute to the preparation and supervision of public sector governance operations (especially Program for Results) and ensure effective and timely delivery of programs;
Contribute and lead analytical products related to governance, especially on decentralization, civil service reforms or SOEs reforms and contribute to Implementation completion reports (ICRs);
Actively engage in dialogue and build working relationships with key government counterparts and development partners; and Contribute to business development.
- The successful candidate will be aprofessional with experience on public sector reforms, and good knowledge ofWestern Africa. Specifically, the candidate will be selected on the basis ofthe following competencies:
- MA/MS degree in economics, political economy, or public administration;
- Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience with a strong record on analytical products and policy advisory services to government (in particular PFM, civil service reform and decentralization);
- In-depth technical and sectoral expertise in the areas of civil service, good governance, transparency and accountability, fiscal management/economic governance, and political economy;
- Proven track record in project and program design, management, and implementation in public sector reforms;
- Track record of publications;
- Strong team player and proactive team member with a clear ability to work effectively with others in a multicultural environment, but equally able to work autonomously;
- Able to take initiatives;
- Fluent in English and French (written, read, and spoken).
PublicAdministration - Understands the overall dimensions and structures of themechanics of government and its public administration, including publicfinancial management, SOE reform, domestic resource mobilization (especiallytax policy and tax administration); decentralization and service delivery.
Drivefor Results - Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines andachieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so.
ClientOrientation - Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timelyresponse to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles thatmay impede execution or overall success.
Writtenand Verbal Communication - Delivers information effectively in support of teamor workgroup
Teamwork(Collaboration) and Inclusion - Collaborates with other team members andcontributes productively to the team's work and output, demonstrating respectfor different points of view.
Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Actively seeks knowledge needed tocomplete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating andpresenting information in a clear and organized manner.
BusinessJudgment and Analytical Decision Making - Analyzes facts and data to supportsound, logical decisions regarding own and others' work.
World Bank Group Core Competencies
The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.
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