Jobs Opportunities ET Consultant (Transport Analyst) at World Bank
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Eastern and Southern Africa
Home to about half a billion of Africa’s people, Eastern and Southern Africa is a geographically, culturally and economically diverse region of 26 countries stretching from the Red Sea in the North to the Cape of Good Hope in the South. Children under 18 make up almost half of the total population. The subregion boasts of some of the world’s richest human and natural resources and, apart from South Africa, the countries are predominantly raw material exporters.
The subregion harbors some of Africa’s protracted conflicts, rendering many of its countries fragile, while significant gaps in education, health, and skills development continues to keep people from reaching their full potential. This creates a huge development challenge, impacts heavily on the lives and livelihoods of people, and hinders regional integration and trade. But it also creates an opportunity to work closely with country leaders, civil society, development partners, and young people to chart a brighter course for the future.
The World Bank’s Eastern and Southern Africa Region, comprised of approximately 1,207 staff, mostly based in 26 country offices, has been helping countries realize their considerable development potential by focusing on the following priorities:
• Creating Jobs and Transforming Economies: We are working with countries across Africa to stimulate job creation and economic transformation by leveraging all sources of finance, expertise, and solutions to promote investment. • Building up the Digital Economy: We are supporting Africa’s vision to ensure that every African individual, business, and government is connected by 2030 – a vision that, if realized, can boost growth by up to 2 percentage points per year, and reduce poverty by 1 percentage point per year in Sub-Saharan Africa alone. • Institutions more Efficient and Accountable: Our support is helping governments strengthen public policy processes, manage resources effectively, and reinforce fair and reliable delivery of public services. • Investing in People: We are at the forefront of helping African countries accelerate human capital gains and empower women by improving their access to education and skills acquisition, sexual and reproductive health services, and employment opportunities. With the influx COVID-19, we are mobilizing financial support and timely analysis and advice to countries across the subregion to deal with the pandemic. • Supporting Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: In the face of increasing climate-related risks, we are working with African countries to advance efforts to adopt renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture, and green transport infrastructure. A number of East African countries are currently facing a debilitating Desert Locust infestation, threatening the already precarious food security situation. The Bank has put together a program to help affected countries deal with the scourge. • Addressing the Drivers of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: Given the cross-border nature of conflicts in Africa, we are employing an approach that simultaneously focuses on the drivers of fragility while also supporting well-targeted regional initiatives to create opportunities for peace and shared prosperity. • Building Partnerships and Working across the African Continent: We are scaling up our work on regional integration, taking a holistic view of the continent that covers both North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
The World Bank is a dedicated partner for Eastern and Southern African countries, helping them deliver strong development outcomes for their people. A brighter future for Africa is a better future for the world.
The Transport Global Practice
Within the World Bank, the Transport Global Practice (GP) is made up of more than 300 professionals who are dedicated to respond to the needs of developing countries for faster, cheaper, safer and more efficient transport solutions while addressing traffic fatalities, congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, and local air pollution. Country needs are growing exponentially under the combined effects of globalization, population growth, rapid urbanization, economic development, and technological progress – making sustainable transport a vital part of the global development agenda.
The Africa transport sector grouping consists of four units across two regions led by two Regional Vice Presidents (East and Southern Africa, and West and Central Africa). The transport units are led by Practice Managers who report to the Regional Directors, as well as the Global Infrastructure Practice Group led by a Vice President covering transport, energy, digital development, as well as infrastructure finance, public-private partnerships and guarantees.
The Transport Unit in Eastern Africa is now seeking a locally recruited Extended Term Consultant (ETC) based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to support the design, preparation, and supervision of lending operations and technical assistance activities and new business development in the sector. The ETC will join the transport team in Tanzania and will be guided by the Infrastructure Program Coordinator based there and the Practice Manager based in Nairobi. Duties and Responsibilities
The ETC will report to the Transport Practice Manager. S/he is expected to work across several transport modes in Tanzania. The transport portfolio in Tanzania is quite large and consists of four ongoing and three lending operations under preparation, across several transport modes (roads, urban, maritime and rail), in addition to a substantial analytical program. The Transport Team is also collaborating with other Global Practices on urban development, regional trade facilitation and agriculture integration to enhance integrated development in the country. The primary objectives of the assignment will be to:
• Participate in the supervision of ongoing land, maritime and rail transport projects in Tanzania. This includes: • Providing implementation support to clients • Preparing project repots such as Aide-Mémoires, Implementation Status Reports and Implementation Completion Reports • Coordinating with donor partners • Monitoring financial status of projects • Drafting official letters, no-objection letters and responses to requests for comments • Managing fiduciary and safeguard inputs • Reviewing technical reports, designs, bidding documents
• Participate in and support the preparation of new transport projects in Tanzania. This includes: • Planning project processing • Preparing staffing plans for clients, including drafting TORs • Data processing and analysis (traffic forecast, economic analysis, financial simulation) • Reviewing designs, consultant reports, and other technical documents • Preparing concept notes, project appraisal documents, as well as other reports • Managing processing of packages through the World Bank system from identification to board stage
• Lead the preparation and dissemination of research and analytical activities in the transport sector. This will include work on internal World Bank knowledge products, and external involvement with other donors/transport sector working group. A particular focus will be work related to climate change (adaptation and mitigation, GHG emissions estimates, vulnerability assessments, etc.).
• Participate in field/virtual missions to supervise and prepare projects. This will include: • Coordinating with donor partners • Setting mission objectives • Collecting and analyzing data (implementation performance) • Conducting workshops to facilitate project implementation and resolve bottlenecks • Providing comments on technical documents • Preparing mission records including Aide-Memoires and Management letters.
The position calls for a highly-motivated individual who is able to work with little supervision. The successful candidate shall have (or be studying towards) a Master’s degree or equivalent in Civil/Transport Engineering, Economics, Public Policy, Logistics, Procurement, or other related disciplines with a minimum of two years of experience. Other specific skills include:
• Knowledge of transportation/traffic/civil works (roads/ports/railways), engineering/ procurement of works and services; • Knowledge of economics and/or transport policy related issues and/or environmental and social issues associated with transport projects; • Knowledge of climate adaptation; • Previous relevant professional experience in transport or infrastructure; • Strong project team skills, including demonstrated teamwork and activity management skills, and experience working with multidisciplinary teams. • Familiarity with the activities and development focus of multilateral development financial institutions such as the World Bank; • Work experience in developing countries, in particular Sub-Saharan Africa; • Strong computer skills, with familiarity of Geographic Information Systems and associated platforms in transport planning as an additional asset; • Excellent writing and communication skills in English and preferably also in Swahili; • Willingness to undertake extensive travel within Tanzania
WBG Competencies • Lead and Innovate – Develops innovative solutions. • 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. • 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.
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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.