Local recruitment: Program Analyst (Water Global Practice)
ABOUT THE WORLD BANK GROUP
Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2017, the World Bank Group committed more than $61 billion in loans, grants, equity investments, and guarantees to its members and private businesses. Overall, the Board approved $42.1 billion in financial assistance in fiscal 2017 through 383 operations, comprising $22.6 billion in IBRD lending and $19.5 billion in IDA support.
The institution is governed by 189-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with more than 10,000 staff located globally. The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
GLOBAL PRACTICES & GLOBAL THEMES
The 14 GPs are: Agriculture; Education; Energy and Extractives; Environment and Natural Resources; Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation; Governance; Health, Nutrition and Population; Macro, Trade and Investment; Poverty; Social Protection and Labor; Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience; Transport and Digital Development; and Water. The 5 Global Themes are: Climate Change; Fragility, Conflict and Violence; Gender; Knowledge Management; and Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships. The Global Practices and the Global Themes, in concert with the WBG’s six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, design solutions that address clients' most pressing developmental challenges, and ultimately, enable the WBG to achieve its twin goals by 2030: (1) End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%; and (2) Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country.
WATER GLOBAL PRACTICE
Water resources are under unprecedented and increasing pressures, driven by greater climate variability, population and economic growth, land use changes, and declining quantities and qualities of both ground and surface waters. With cross cutting impacts on agriculture, education, energy, health, gender equity, and livelihood, water is an essential resource for all life on the planet and is at the center of economic and social development. The world will not be able to meet the great development challenges of the 21st century - human development, livable cities, climate change, food security, energy security, and universal access to services – unless we ensure a water-secure world for all. To achieve this goal the Water Global Practice will need to work on both water resource management and service delivery issues but in a context where we focus on water in the context of the broader economy.
DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Work closely with the Sr. Leadership Team (Sr. Director, Directors and Advisor)
- Support to implementation and oversight of the overall strategy, MOU and deliverables.
- Responsible to coordinate inputs into key materials, prepare presentations and briefs, maintain databases on key agendas and events,
- Support requests for data collection and analytical inputs as needed by the front office linked to the pillars of the strategy and elements of the program
- Support the Sr. Director on the global function and partnerships
- Master’s degree with 2 years of experience preferably in the water sector and/or operations
- Ability to conduct research and analysis on difficult, but well-defined tasks; articulate issues and recommend solutions.
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Ability to draft components of major reports, working papers, etc.
- Ability to effectively provide professional support to senior staff.
- High organizational capacity and ability to deliver and multitask under tight timelines.