World Bank

Operations Analyst

World Bank

Job Description

Operations Analyst - Suva, Fiji

Job #: req10637 Organization: World Bank Sector: Operations Grade: GE Term Duration: 3 years 0 months Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment Location: Suva,Fiji Required Language(s): English Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 2/14/2021 (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.

The Pacific Department currently works in twelve developing countries in the Region (the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu). It has Country Offices in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, and a South Pacific Hub in Suva, Fiji which coordinates activities in Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Nauru. There are Liaison Offices in Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. The Pacific Department is managed from a regional office in Sydney under the leadership of a Country Director. The office assists in the implementation of projects and programs, in project processing, country programming and Advisory Services and analytics. It also coordinates World Bank Group activities with other development partners and stakeholders. The World Bank is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Operations Analyst to be based in Suva, Fiji. The Operations Analyst will provide support to project teams and contribute to strengthening the relations with a broad range of stakeholders in Fiji, particularly the Government, Development Partners, Private Sector and Civil Society. The operations analyst will also be requested to support operations in the rest of the South Pacific. The operations analyst will report to the Resident Representative for the South Pacific. This is a three (3) year term appointment with the possibility for renewal.

Specific responsibilities:

Support the implementation of World Bank Operations in Fiji, with a focus on timeliness, quality and results. The Operations Analyst may also be required to support operations elsewhere in the South Pacific. Support research and analytical tasks on a wide range of operational, country and sector issues and review and interpret information/data, identify issues and recommend actions/solutions. Participate - when requested - in World Bank implementation support visits and assist tasks teams in addressing implementation challenges including by providing hand on supporting to help clients use Bank systems. Provide guidance to task teams on operations procedures and help resolve operations issues. Provide guidance to task teams on national procedures and processes relevant to Operations. Support the strengthening of relations with a broad range of stakeholders in Fiji. Contribute to specific operational activities at all stages of the project cycle, including participation in the design and development of specific project components, Coordination with development partners, implementation support, M&E and reporting. Assist in the formulation and implementation of strategy documents such as the Country Partnership Framework (CPF), CPF Performance and Learning Review, and CPF Completion and Learning Review (CLR); prepare sections of the strategy documents; review and screen relevant documents/reports for consistency with the CPF and other strategy documents. Assist in the preparation and implementation of the Action Plan for Country Portfolio Performance Reviews. Prepare and update country briefs and presentations. The Operations Analyst will support the preparation of key high-level visits to Fiji and the South Pacific and key meetings/events under the guidance of the Resident Representative. Coordinate operational and country team meetings for the country offices. Respond to ad hoc information requests from internal and external parties. Carry out other activities upon assignment by the Resident Representative.

Selection Criteria

A Master Degree (MA/MS) in economics, public policy, business Administration, social science, or other relevant discipline, plus a minimum of two (2) years of direct relevant experience. Proven analytical and problem-solving skills and proven ability to apply these in carrying out complex research and operational tasks, identifying issues, presenting findings/recommendations and contributing to resolution of sector and country issues. Strong understanding of project management concepts. Excellent data Analysis skills and ability to quickly compile and verify information and produce concise, well-written documents and correspondence in English. Excellent communications skills, both in oral presentations and in writing sections of papers, briefs, independent reports, etc. Excellent skills in wide range of Computer Programs and in the use of relevant Software Applications, including Word, Excel and Power Point. Willingness and ability to learn new programs. Capacity to work simultaneously on a variety of issues and tasks, independently adjusting to priorities and achieving results with agreed objectives and deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with internal/external partners and promote collaboration in a multi-cultural environment. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of and experience in applying operational processes and procedures, as well as awareness of the World Bank's strategy, objectives, work program, and investment portfolio. Knowledge of Civil Society Organizations, dynamics and positions in Fiji and the South Pacific would be a benefit. Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English.

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