World Bank Group Job Vacancies

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life. To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works. Key priorities include delivering measurable results, promoting openness and transparency in development, and improving access to development information and data.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below in FCT Abuja:

1. Extended Term Consultant (ETC) – Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI)

Deadline: 31st October, 2018.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum Master degree in economics, public finance or other relevant fields
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience as a research analyst and economist
  • Excellent understanding of general macroeconomic and fiscal issues
  • Excellent analytical skills, including econometrics and other quantitative methods
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain databases, construct economic and fiscal models, conduct economic and fiscal projections and simulations, conduct policy-relevant analyses; and present analyses in a format relevant to the audience;
  • Knowledge of the Nigerian economy, fiscal federalism structure and data sources, and previous experience of working on Nigeria a strong advantage
  • Proven capacity to network and build confidence with key source data counterparts in a challenging environment;
  • Highly computer literate with demonstrable proficiency in Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and advanced Excel skills
  • Working knowledge of statistical and econometric packages such as E-Views, STATA, or similar
  • Ability to work flexibly on a range of assignments, and to work under pressure to produce good-quality outputs in response to tight deadlines;
  • Strong inter-personal and team skills with ability to develop effective relations within and outside the organization;
  • Good judgment and a high degree of commitment to the job.
  • Fluency in spoken English required with excellent written English skills.

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2. Extended Term Consultant (ETC) – Gender Innovation Lab (GIL)

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum of Master’s degree (PhD preferred) in Economics, International Development or related field;
  • Minimum of five years of relevant professional and/or academic experience, gender and impact evaluations (preferred);
  • Fieldwork experience in Sub-Saharan Africa executing impact evaluations, including survey design and implementation;
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills including a strong econometrics background, and the ability to use STATA;
  • Excellent project management skills;
  • Behavioral competencies that facilitate dialogue with country partners and country teams, including listening skills, capacity development skills, and ability to adapt advice to the local institutional realities;
  • Commitment to teamwork, knowledge-sharing, and ability to influence across organizational boundaries;
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills including a strong econometrics background, and general economic knowledge and analytical skills. Demonstrated track record of working with economic data and analytical tools and models to conduct economic analyses and produce user-friendly written outputs; understands underlying statistical concepts.
  • Teamwork, collaboration, and inclusion – Commitment to teamwork, knowledge-sharing, and ability to influence and network across organizational boundaries. Collaborates with team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view. Demonstrated ability to lead, manage, and motivate teams and group efforts across organizational boundaries.
  • Client orientation – Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests, or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge-sharing, learning, and communication – Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner. Strong written and oral presentation skills required. Strong ability to distill relevant recommendations/lessons for clients and target audience.
  • Business judgment and analytical decision-making – Analyzes facts and data to support sound logical decisions regarding own and others’ work.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Willing and able to undertake frequent international travel.
  • Experience with projects in Nigeria preferred.
  • Required Language(s): English

Competencies

  • General Economic Knowledge and Analytical Skills – Possesses a demonstrated track record of working with economic and sectoral data and analytical tools and models to conduct economic analyses and produce user-friendly written outputs; understands underlying statistical concepts.
  • Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena – Understands policy making process; distills operationally relevant recommendations/lessons for clients.
  • Policy Dialogue Skills – Identifies and assesses policy issues and plays an active role in the dialogue with the government and/or other stakeholders.
  • Integrative Skills – Working to develop an integrated view across all facets of current sector.
  • Gender-related Economics and Integrative Skills – Is working to develop a stronger integration of gender issues in the current sector, at the analytical and operational level.
  • Written and Verbal Communication – Delivers information effectively in support of team or workgroup
  • Client Orientation – Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
  • Drive for Results – Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization to do so.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge, Learning and Communication – Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.
  • Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making – Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others’ work.

Deadline: 6th November, 2018.

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