Local recruitment: Operations Officer

The World Bank

Jakarta, Indonesia 🇮🇩

Job #:req18451
Organization:World Bank
Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type:Local Recruitment
Required Language(s):English
Preferred Language(s):
Closing Date:8/10/2022 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? 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 and promoting shared prosperity. 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 www.worldbank.org.

The Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy Global Practice (ENB GP) is located within the World Bank’s Sustainable Development Practice Group. We provide expertise, technical assistance and financing to help low- and middle-income countries manage land, sea and freshwater natural resources in a sustainable way to help create jobs, improve livelihoods, enhance ecosystem services, decrease pollution and increase resilience to climate change! The SEAE1 unit, covers three country units (China & Mongolia, Indonesia & Timor-Leste, and Papua New Guinea & Pacific Islands). 

Indonesia Country Context:

The World Bank’s engagement in Indonesia is built around four engagement areas – strengthen economic competitiveness and resilience; improve infrastructure; nurture human capital; strengthen management of natural assets, natural resources-based livelihoods and disaster resilience! We also have a cross-cutting focus on climate change, gender and digitalization. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Operations Officer will report to the Practice Manager, Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy for East Asia/SEAE1 based in Singapore. 
Your program would focus primarily on Indonesia and Timor Leste, but you would provide some support to the unit’s other countries (China/Mongolia, PNG and Pacific). The work program will be primarily be focused on providing strategic operational  support to the unit’s trust funded programs, monitoring and troubleshooting the unit’s portfolio, and providing support to complex operations.

Pipeline and Portfolio Monitoring and Management

• You would monitor the unit’s portfolio, working with the RD front office, CMUs and unit staff, proactively trouble-shooting emerging issues. Produce monthly reports, highlighting key issues and working with staff to resolve. Proactively identify issues and opportunities for streamlining management, and for building capacity of unit staff. 
• You would establish unit guidance and communications to ensure pipeline and portfolio milestones and monitoring and related reporting are up to date.
• Support unit’s portfolio evaluation and reporting including playing role in quality review of ICRs.  
• Serve as unit focal point in ensuring task planning is done for each country team, aligned with unit standards. 

Trust Fund Management 

• Staying abreast of trust fund (TF) procedures, you would serve as the units TF champion, providing strategic guidance on design and management of TF operations. Support teams in TF establishment and set up as well as task planning, budget projections and monitoring, results monitoring and evaluation, and reporting. Liaise with internal and donor partners. Provide technical advice on related issues to government, donors and teams.
• You would be responsible for identifying opportunities for grant support of relevance to unit programs, and work with country teams to secure funding for priority engagement areas. Seek opportunities for promoting synergies across programs and portfolios to reduce streamline processing and maximize impact.

Operational Work Program

• You would be contributing to complex projects, providing strategic advice and support to clients and teams on program management, corporate requirements and processing needs, working across a range of lending instruments.
• You would serve as TTL, co-TTL or team member on specific tasks aligned with your technical background. You would support teams in work, task and budget planning on regular basis. 

Knowledge Management

• Coordinate and carry out other tasks as requested by the Manager such as for example, contribute to the organization of training or knowledge sharing events.

Selection Criteria

• Advanced degree (PhD or Masters) in environment management, business administration, finance, international development or related field

• Minimum of 5 years of full-time relevant professional experience post-Master’s Degree on program management and monitoring and evaluation of complex programs.

• Experience in program management, monitoring and evaluation. Preference for candidates with working knowledge of World Bank operational requirements including for trust funds. 

• Deep understanding of World Bank’s operational policies for investment projects and experience in project cycle is an advantage.

• Experience in helping build institutional capacity, e.g. among state or non-state partners.

• Strong interpersonal, facilitation and communication skills are required. 

• Excellence in English communication skills is required (writing, speaking, listening and reading). 

• Excellent Indonesian (Bahasa) language skill is required (writing, speaking, listening and reading).

• Proven collaboration skills and successful experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.

• A strong sense of teamwork and ability to work independently with limited supervision.

• Willingness to travel, including to remote rural areas.

COS Competencies

World Bank Group Core Competencies

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

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