World Bank

Extended term Consultant

World Bank

Job Description

Job #: req10505 Organization: World Bank Sector: Administration/Office Support Grade: ET3 Term Duration: 1 year 0 months Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment Location: Washington, DC, United States Required Language(s): English Preferred Language(s): Spanish, French, Russian Closing Date: 1/18/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC Description

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit IEG evaluates the development effectiveness of the World Bank Group and provides evaluative evidence to help the World Bank Group achieve its twin goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. IEG evaluations provide an objective assessment of World Bank Group results, and identify lessons learned from experience. IEG is independent of the Management of the World Bank Group and reports directly to the Executive Board. Department and teams IEG carries out independent evaluations of the strategies, policies, programs, projects, and corporate activities of the World Bank Group (WBG), including the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Agency (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and makes recommendations to help improve WBG's development effectiveness. IEG also appraises WBG's self-evaluation and development risk Management Systems; cooperates with the evaluation heads of other international financial institutions and Development Assistance agencies; assists developing countries to build effective monitoring and evaluation capacities, systems and associations and identifies and disseminates the lessons learned from experience. IEGFP (IEG Financial and Private Sector Micro Unit) is responsible for independent evaluation of IFC and MIGA projects, programs of investments and Advisory Services, as well as developing learning engagements, aggregated sector reviews and project level field based project performance assessments. Duties and Accountabilities: IEGFP is seeking a dynamic candidate to join the Team as a ET temporary. The ET temporary is an integral part of the IEGFP team. S/He will report to the Manager and will provide high quality administrative and executive support to the Manager and the team. The primary responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following: Draft routine correspondence, prepare meeting minutes as required and proofread materials using proper grammar, punctuation, and style; Incorporate agreed comments into documents, making full use of Office 365, shared drives, and software capabilities; Support IEGFP colleagues in the timely delivery of high-quality reports and presentations. Assist in formatting project evaluations, learning products, PPARs, large reports and presentations intended for the Board/CODE and other audiences that include text, graphics and edits from different authors, analysts and reviewers. Ensure that these reports are consistent, complete and conform to IEG guidelines and standard formats. Organize departmental meetings, events, BBLs and workshops and make arrangements including all logistical planning and complete OLC required process when creating an event profile (e.g., venue, audio visual equipment reservations when required, etc.); Assist the Team in managing consultants, by submitting request in Admin Portal, coordinating with HR Operations on appointment letters, creating travel requests for consultant field trips/official travel as requested, and advising consultants on the STC payment system; Track task milestones, monitor task budgets, and report on commitments/expenditures as required, follow up on pending actions and report to the team; Download project documents from i-portal to support evaluations and coordinate with IFC and MIGA operational teams to collect project documents and evidence to support evaluations. Provide general research support and respond to diverse inquiries. Help maintain/update databases for evaluations (strong Excel skills a must), ensuring their consistency and completeness as a source for information and presentations. Maintain contacts lists and email distribution lists for evaluations in line with changes in IFC and MIGA. Provide a full range of administrative support to Evaluation Officers, and serve as a back-up support to other Program Assistants on evaluations and administrative tasks, as required. Keep abreast of institutional policies and procedures in IFC and MIGA. Maintain a database for IFC and MIGA Non-Disclosure Agreements to ensure information safety and security. Provide support to the Front Office when called upon during heavy workload or on ad hoc assignments as needed.

Selection Criteria

A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Additionally, knowledge of IFC/WB systems is a must for WBG candidates and is plus for IMF staff. In-depth knowledge of Bank Group operational procedures, practices, and quality standards. Excellent familiarity with the Bank Group's organizational structure and administrative, operational, and human resources policies, processes and procedures and ability to communicate these to others. Self-motivated and dedicated team player with excellent organizational and communications skills, project and Data Management skills, attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to work independently and handle a variety of concurrent activities in a timely manner with little supervision. Proven ability to handle and communicate matters of a sensitive and confidential nature. Ability to become rapidly familiar with the IEG's business activities and overall objectives and an understanding of the context in which it operates. Demonstrated ability to process and format demanding documents independently and to the highest standards. Extensive knowledge and understanding of World Bank administrative and operational procedures. Advanced knowledge of Computer Applications including standard office and information technology packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and SAP). Must be very familiar with report formatting, inserting graphs/tables, advanced features of MS Word. Recognized ability to prioritize and provide high quality work under pressure. Required Competencies: Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion- Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team's work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view. WBG Core Values- demonstrates skills and abilities to uphold and live by WBG core values such as deliver impact to help solve client's greatest development challenges, work with integrity to do what is right, demonstrate respectful attitude towards WBG staff, clients and our planet, contribute and maintain a teamwork environment where everyone works together to achieve team's goals and contribute to innovation with an open mind towards learning and adapting to find better ways of doing things. Drive for Results- Able to take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so. Allocates and prioritizes resources according to areas of most urgent need and greatest impact for the client. Client Orientation - Able to interact with clients with discretion and diplomacy. Demonstrates ability to resolve complex client related issues. Displays understanding of relevant internal and external factors and their impact to the client. Learning, knowledge sharing and communication -Able to communicate in a constructive and professional manner. Can assist in the preparation of written materials in accordance with WB administrative guidelines and best practices. Able to contribute to unit's knowledge sharing. Versatility and adaptability -Demonstrates initiative and motivation to proactively learn new developments in relevant policies, procedures and technology. Is able proactively identify, prevent and/or solve problems. Able to participate in change activities and initiatives. Technology and systems knowledge -Exhibits excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and proficiency of technology or/and systems relevant to functional area. Able to coach less experienced staff on relevant technology and systems. Project and task management -Able to undertake diverse and complex assignments with minimal supervision and resolve competing demands. Demonstrates good organizational skills, can plan and prioritize own work and work of internal clients. Institutional policies, processes, and procedures- Demonstrates relevant functional knowledge and understanding of institutional priorities, policies, operational and administrative procedures, and people, especially with respect to TF administration and management.

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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