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11 Jul 2019
E T Consultant
E T Consultant
Organization: World Bank
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Djibouti, Djibouti
Required Language(s): English, French
Closing Date: 7/16/2019 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 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). The World Bank is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions and thirteen Global Practices to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.
On July 1, 2014, the WBG launched the architecture underpinning the strategy which was instrumental to its success: The new fourteen Global Practices (GP)s and five Cross-Cutting Solution Areas that, in concert with the WBG regions, design solutions to address clients’ most pressing developmental challenges, and ultimately, enable the WBG to meet its twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. The Global Practices perform the functions of: Defining Strategic Direction; Developing and Deploying Expertise Globally; Delivering Integrated Solutions; and, Capturing and Leveraging Knowledge Effectively.
Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Global Practice Context:
The central contribution of the HNP Global Practice to the World Bank’s twin goals is to enable the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), in which all people are effectively covered by essential health services, and nobody suffers undue financial hardship as a result of illnesses. In the quest for UHC, the HNP Global Practice is building on progress made in the framework of the Millennium Development Goals and takes into consideration the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an array of advisory services and analytics (ASA), strategic partnerships with partner institutions and other financing agencies, and an active lending portfolio. The HNP Global Practice includes staff members in Washington, DC and many country offices.
HNP Global Practice is led by a Senior Director, who has overall responsibility for the GP. The Senior Director is assisted by the Director, who serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Practice.
Together the Senior Director and Director oversee a Global Practice leadership team that includes 8 Global Practice Managers who oversee operations in each of the WBG Regions and 5 Global Solutions Leaders responsible for specific strategic priorities. The HNP Global Practice includes over 300 staff members based in Washington, DC and many country offices.
Djibouti Country Context
The Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice (HNP GP) has a growing portfolio of operational and analytical work in Djibouti. HNP GP’s engagement in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region seeks to implement a strategy that is built on four guiding principles: A development model that is built on greater citizen trust, harnessing the regions human capital, leveraging technologies for a new digital economy, supporting inclusive and accountable service delivery, a stronger private sector, and regional cooperation – particularly around regional public goods and sectors.
The HNP GP is supporting the Government’s efforts in health systems strengthening and nutrition as articulated in the Djibouti National Health Development Plan (2018-2022) and the 2018 National Strategy for the Prevention of All Forms of Malnutrition. The World Bank’s HNP Djibouti Portfolio is comprised of two lending operations: (i) the Improving Health Sector Performance Project (original project approved in 2013 with two additional financings approved in 2015 and 2019); (ii) and the Towards Zero Stunting Project approved in 2018. In addition, the HNP GP has a pipeline of advisory services and analytics focused on health financing and strengthening of the health management information system.
The World Bank and other partners will further step up efforts to scale up RMNCAH-N services in the context of UHC to reduce preventable deaths of women and children under the umbrella of the Global Financing Facility (GFF). The GFF is a broad coalition of bilateral and multilateral agencies that seek to transform the status of the health of women and children worldwide, especially in countries with high burden of RMNCA morbidity and mortality, through smart, scaled and sustainable financing that is linked to RMNCAH-N results. Djibouti is one of the GFF eligible countries. It has also received funding from GAVI to support its immunization efforts.
The HNP team in Djibouti also works with other Global Practices and Cross Cutting Solutions Areas, namely the Social Protection GP on cash transfers to support health and nutrition, and the Climate Change Cross Cutting Solution Area on the building climate resilience in key sectors of the economy including health.
The World Bank HNP Global Practice for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region is seeking to recruit a E T Consultant to join the growing HNP sector portfolio in Djibouti. The successful candidate will primarily work on the Djibouti program but is also expected to contribute to the broader HNP portfolio and pipeline in the MENA region. S/he will report to the HNP Practice Manager for MENA in Washington, D.C.
DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
The E T Consultant will have the following key responsibilities, inter alia:
•Support the delivery and implementation of the HNP portfolio in Djibouti
•Contribute to knowledge-sharing and capacity building events
•Contribute to the preparation of strategic documents, briefing notes and routine reports
•Contribute to a range of analytical and operational tasks, country and regional-level analyses, and global knowledge creation as required
•Work closely with colleagues in the HNP GP, Country Management Unit (CMU), and other sectors as appropriate.
•Work closely with Government counterparts as well as development partners
•Represent the HNP Global Practice on corporate matters, in external forums and/or partnerships as may be required by the HNP Global Practice.
The work will be substantive in nature, requiring frequent interaction with counterparts in government, as well as Bank colleagues within both the HNP Global Practice and Country Management Unit, and across operational units and sectors.
The E T Consultant will report to the Practice Manager of Health Nutrition and Population for the Middle East North Africa. For day-to-day work, on ASA or operational programs, the Health Specialist will be guided by the respective Task Team Leader.
•Advanced university degree (Minimum Master’s level) in health economics, public health or related field.
•Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in Health, Nutrition and Population Program implementation as analyst, coordinator, or specialist in one or more of the following areas: project management, public health program management, public administration in health, monitoring and evaluation, and or operational research.
•Technical expertise in the areas of health financing (including results-based financing), health systems strengthening, or nutrition preferred.
•Experience working with clients to build capacity and engage in dialogue on HNP issues and health service delivery.
•Experience working with multiple development partners to harmonize support for Government-led programming.
•Experience in leading and carrying out analytical and technical assistance activities designed to support the development and strengthening of HNP programs.
•Ability to function well independently, handle multiple tasks, meet changing priorities and deliver high-quality analysis and work on-time.
•Track record of working with and convening partners and managing institutions or stakeholders with divergent interests.
•Strong interpersonal, communications and diplomatic skills.
•Knowledge of the Djibouti health-sector context would be an asset.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and French required.
In addition, the candidate should possess the following WBG core competencies: Deliver Results for Clients; Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries; Lead and Innovate; Create, Apply and Share Knowledge; and Make Smart Decisions. Each competency includes behavioral themes which are further described below:
•Demonstrate Health, Nutrition and Population Knowledge and Experience: Has the ability to critically assess the performance of health systems and identify key challenges and solutions. Understands and can articulate the economic issues related to HNP. Has broad cross-sectoral understanding relevant to HNP and can identify how HNP issues relate to overall country development strategies, non-HNP policy decisions, and development initiatives across sectors. Ability to lead the Bank’s overall strategy development and policy dialogue in HNP in a country.
•Lead and Innovate: Encourages and works with others to identify and implement relevant solutions. Identifies opportunities in changing circumstances and energizes others to continuously improve, using intentional strategies to boost morale, team spirit, and productivity in context of WBG’s values and mission. Helps others to understand problems, client needs and the underlying context. Ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
•Deliver Results for Clients: Develops and implements solutions that show understanding of how clients and/or own work achieves results that are financially, environmentally and socially sustainable. Shares new insights based on in-depth understanding of the client and recommends solutions for current and future needs of clients. Holds self and team accountable for risk management and outcomes. Maintains client relationships in the face of conflicting demands or directions and provides evidence-based advice and solutions based on sound diagnosis and knowledge.
•Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries: Collaborates across organizational boundaries, internally and externally with a sense of mutuality and respect. Consistently engages others in open dialogue, brings out any conflicting viewpoints and incorporates viewpoints into solutions, giving credit where credit is due. Leverages expertise of all team members to ensure successful outcomes. Shows leadership in ensuring the team stays organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches.
•Create, Apply and Share Knowledge: Ensures systematic sharing of good practices and learning from lessons from across WBG, clients, and partners. Is known across WBG in their subject area and is sought out by WBG colleagues to advise, peer review, or contribute to knowledge products of others. Seeks mentoring opportunities with more experienced staff to deepen or strengthen their professional knowledge and mentors junior staff. Leads in the sharing of best practices, knowledge and lessons learned across units and with clients and partners, articulating ideas verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling way across audiences of varied levels.
•Make Smart Decisions: Applies critical thinking and seeks inputs and experience from others to recommend a course of action consistent with the WBG’s strategy. Evaluates risk and anticipates the short and long term implications of decisions.
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.
The World Bank Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.