Governance Specialist,Abuja,The World Bank Group
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.
We are not a bank in the common sense; we are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 187 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).
The selected candidate will report to the AFTP3 Sector Manager in Washington and will work closely with the task team leaders and decentralized Cluster Leader (CL) based in Abuja. S/he will be expected to carry out the following duties:
•Support the day to day implementation of the Programmatic Approach to Governance in Nigeria.
•Function as a Secretariat to GPF trust fund Management Committee
•Support the day to day implementation of the GPF Trust Fund for Strengthening Economic Governance in Nigeria
•In doing the above, S/he will:
a)Support World Bank task teams in using political economy and governance analytical tools throughout the operational and analytical project cycles with a view to improving their development effectiveness,
b)Function as a Secretariat to the multi sectoral Governance Filter team, supporting task teams ahead of concept note and decision meeting reviews, brief the CD and providing follow up, as needed to sector teams,
c)Improve the linkage of supply and demand side interventions throughout the Bank portfolio,
d)Work with sector colleagues and, in particular, EXT colleagues to find new ways to engage external stakeholders disseminate Bank products with a view to improving the environment for information and transparency.
Master’s degree with at least five years of experience in public administration, economics, social science, political science, or other related field;
•Excellent analytical skills and direct experience in undertaking political economy and governance analysis;
•Excellent people skills and a proven track record of working with and for non state actors.
•Extensive experience in demand-side governance activities, including work with civil society and local communities and familiarity with instruments such as access to information, grievance redress, media development, citizens’ score-cards, participatory budgeting etc.
•Working knowledge of World Bank instruments for improving development effectiveness through governance and public sector management entry points.
•Strong client skills, including a demonstrated capacity to work with government counterparts around transparency and accountability interventions, in poor governance contexts.
•Demonstrated track-record of being a self starter, delivering tasks in time and quality ;
•Ability to work under tight deadlines and ability to juggle multiple tasks;
•Strong organizational, research, and oral presentation skills;
•Demonstrated skills and experience in project management;
•Proven ability to work in a team and intercultural environment, with minimal supervision; including strong client engagement
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