E T Consultant
|Term Duration:||1 year 0 months|
|Recruitment Type:||Local Recruitment|
|Location:||Washington, DC,United States|
|Closing Date:||11/16/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC|
THE WORLD BANK GROUP GLOBAL PRACTICES & CROSS-CUTTING SOLUTIONS AREAS. Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2015, the WBG committed $60 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $19 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.
The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The global development community is at an auspicious turning point in history. Thanks to the success of the past few decades and favorable economic growth, developing countries now have an unprecedented opportunity to end extreme poverty within a generation. This is the vision of the WBG: to eradicate extreme poverty by reducing the number of people living on less than $1.90 a day to 3 percent by 2030, and promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40 percent in every country. To achieve this vision, the WBG Board of Governors approved a strategy for the organization in 2013. This strategy leverages, for the first time, the combined strength of the WBG institutions and their unique ability to partner with the public and private sectors to deliver customized development solutions backed by finance, world class knowledge and convening services. The strategy has three components: (1) maximizing development impact by engaging country clients in identifying and tackling the most difficult development challenges; (2) promoting scaled-up partnerships that are strategically aligned with the goals; and (3) crowding in public and private resources, expertise, and ideas. The architecture underpinning the strategy and instrumental to its success is an operating model introduced in July 2014 based on fourteen Global Practices (GPs) five Cross-Cutting Solution Areas (CCSAs).
THE ROLE OF THE GLOBAL PRACTICE FOR FINANCE, COMPETITIVENESS, AND INNOVATION (FCI) IN THE WBG. Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation (FCI) is comprised of about 700 staff working across more than 120 countries. It works toward creating an enabling environment in which financial stability, efficiency and firm-level solutions are provided in an integrated way to crowd in the private sector, support the creation of markets, and accelerate equitable growth. FCI also houses the IFC Implementation Units focused on implementing public sector advisory work in support of the finance and entrepreneurship agenda across all six regions. About one third of FCI professional staff are decentralized to the field working closely with the Country Management Units and in proximity to clients. FCI professionals also lead or participate in a wide variety of analytical and advisory work that add to the core expertise delivered to client countries. Knowledge and learning are a central part of the FCI agenda, with work focused on the following thematic areas: (a) Financial Stability and Integrity; (b) Long Term Finance; (c) Financial Inclusion and Infrastructure; (d) Industry Solutions; (e) Firm Capabilities and Innovation; and (f) Crisis and Disaster Risk Finance. FCI works closely with the Global Practice for Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) on systematic country diagnostics, country strategies, policy lending and other private sector diagnostics, analytical and lending activities. The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of race, gender, nationality, culture, and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
The CRISIS AND DISASTER RISK FINANCE team houses the Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program (DRFIP) augmented by the strategic integration of the Risk Finance Umbrella (RFU) and the Global Shield Financing Facility (GSFF). DRFIP helps developing countries design and implement solutions to increase their financial resilience against natural disasters by assist in mainstreaming disaster risk finance as part of the broader disaster risk management and fiscal risk management agendas. The RFU, a downstream vehicle established in July 2022, complements this by enhancing financial management and championing market-based solutions, underscoring the implementation of pre-arranged disaster risk financing solutions and integration of these principles in client nations. The Global Shield against Climate Risks, endorsed by the G7 and V20, is implemented through three financing vehicles, one of which is the GSFF, hosted by the World Bank. This upstream vehicle is instrumental in enhancing pre-arranged financial protections against climate and disaster risks for vulnerable populations and countries. These collective efforts create a comprehensive, resilient structure to mitigate the impacts of natural and climate-related disasters global
Roles & Responsibility:
The selected candidate will support the development and successful delivery of a flagship communications and knowledge management program for the DRFIP program including the preparation and implementation of individual knowledge management and communications for the Risk Financing Umbrella Trust Fund and the Global Shield Financing Facility. In this capacity, the consultant will work to ensure alignment with programmatic and donor requirements, as well as the broader goals of the DRFIP (Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program). The selected candidate will carry out the following activities:
DRFIP Knowledge Management Activities: Assist in the development and implementation of master classes, webinars, e-learnings, and capacity-building efforts for internal and external stakeholders.
Community Management: Managing the DRFIP Community of Practice including the development and delivery of community events, newsletters, announcements and the and DRFIP Group LinkedIn
Web and Knowledge Platform: Manage the day-to-day upkeep and updating of the Financial Protection Forum knowledge management platform and the Global Shield Financing Facility Website
Support Donor Communications: Including support to policy briefs, International for a and the preparation of key materials including the Annual Report.
Corporate Collaboration: Collaborating with corporate communication and knowledge management teams.
Translate Technical and Market Solutions in knowledge management products: Transform technical and market-related solutions into knowledge management products, such as dissemination brochures, and country case studies. Capture lessons learned from client experiences.
Prepare Communications Materials: Write and draft variety of communication materials, including blogs, policy briefs, talking points and short notes as needed.
Develop multimedia material: Including podcasts, videos, documentaries etc. to effectively convey technical information to stakeholders.
Publications Support: Provide support in the development, design, and delivery of publications as needed to disseminate knowledge and insights effectively.
The candidate will also perform any other tasks are requested by the Practice Manager.
Masters degree in communications, Knowledge Management, Finance, Economics, Business Management, or equivalent experience
At least 8 years experience in communications, knowledge management, instructional design, education, public policy, finance, economics, or other relevant subject area.
Proven experience at designing and delivering complex training programs independently, paying equal attention to the overall objective and day to day follow through on critical tasks.
Able to work independently and with a commitment to teamwork.
Additional professional qualification in developing and delivering learning programs is an advantage.
Prior experience in communications, writing and editing is an advantage.
Deliver Results for Clients - Proactively addresses clients stated and unstated needs
Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives
Lead and Innovate Contributes to development of innovative solutions.
Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Applies knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients.
Make Smart Decisions - Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward.
Operational Project Management - Demonstrates broad knowledge of project management tools & methodologies; identifies key risks and mitigation measures; interprets background analysis and proposed solutions.
Financial Economic Policy - Demonstrates knowledge of economic policy development; demonstrates strong analytical skills & writing ability to help identify and assess policy issues in support of policy dialogue.
Sector/Program Representation - Ability to constructively participate in strategic cross-sector dialogues within the network, across the country, among Bank colleagues and other development institutions, government, and other organizations.
Knowledge and at least 8 years experience in one or more of the following areas:
Content Creation Expertise: A proven track record in writing and editing compelling blogs, articles, and other content that effectively communicates complex messages and engages diverse audiences.
Digital Communication Proficiency: Extensive experience in managing social media, email marketing campaigns, and website content to maximize online engagement and visibility.
Web and Social Media Management: Proficient in managing various web platforms and social media channels, ensuring consistent content updates, audience engagement, and analytics monitoring to optimize online presence.
Learning Program Development: Experience in designing, developing, and implementing both in-person and digital learning programs that are engaging and effective, tailored to varied audience needs and learning styles.
Creativity and Innovation: Ability to innovate and adapt communication strategies to align with evolving trends, technologies, and stakeholder preferences.
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture, and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET appointment of three 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 third-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.