Finance and Budget Officer

Knowledge Management Assistant

The WBG Finance & Accounting (WFA) Vice Presidency is responsible for all aspects of the financial reporting and internal control framework for IBRD, IDA, IFC, and the extensive Trust Fund/Partnership portfolio of these entities. WFA also leads the client service function for the WBG’s corporate expenses and trust funds, and ensures fiduciary responsibility for all disbursements related to Bank operations.

Organizationally, WFA is comprised of four functional areas: (1) Corporate Accounting and Reporting; (2) WFA Trust Funds & Loans; (3) WBG Financial Control; and (4) WBG Finance and Accounting, Chennai. These units report directly to the WBG Controller who heads the WFA Vice Presidency.

The Corporate Reporting and Analysis team (WFACR) is a dynamic team of accounting and finance professionals, which is responsible for all aspects of IBRD and IDA’s financial reporting. This includes: quarterly/annual financial statements and management discussion and analyses, related management reporting, business unit accounting oversight responsibilities, and the monthly closing of IBRD and IDA’s accounting ledgers. The team also handles all aspects of IBRD’s capital accounting function and certain aspects of IDA’s capital accounting function. WFACR’s roles and responsibilities provide team members with a holistic understanding of the financial dynamics of IBRD and IDA, which places the team in a strong position to be able to assess the impact of market and institutional developments on the financial results of the two entities. The team also serves as a liaison with the Bank’s external auditors and the Audit Committee.

The Knowledge Management Assistant will be based in Washington, D. C, and will report to the Division Manager of WFACR.

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year term appointment.

Senior Education Specialist: Knowledge and Innovation Exchange

The successful candidate will develop and manage GPE’s new Knowledge and Innovation Exchange mechanism, reporting to the team leader for the Education Policy and Learning team. This team is part of GPE’s Education Policy and Performance team, which sits under the direction the Chief Technical Officer (who is also Director of the EPP Team).

The successful candidate will be responsible for finalizing and launching the KIX program, including finalizing arrangements with a grant agent and other service providers; establishing strong processes for engaging developing country partners; and ensuring that KIX activities and products are widely shared and disseminated within the partnership and utilized to support GPE’s other country level activities, which include funding of national education sector plans and large scale education sector implementation grants. S/he will oversee a program analyst and will contribute to fundraising for KIX.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

• Manage and deliver the final design and launch of the KIX learning exchange and KIX funds in 6 thematic areas for the final recommendation of the Board and its delegated committees, working with the Secretariat staff, a design firm, and a selected grant agent; and ensuring active engagement of developing country partners.

• Develop and oversee ongoing operational procedures and processes for overseeing KIX activities, including establishing an approach to secretariat monitoring and reporting; and preparing reports and updates for the CTO, CEO and GPE Board or its delegated committees.

• Oversee the work of the KIX grant agent and other KIX service providers, ensuring strong management and fiduciary oversight; appropriate procedures to mitigate risk and ensure safeguards; and responding to any issues that arise in relation to delays or such issues.

• Ensure strong engagement with developing country partners both governmental and non-governmental, and linkage between KIX activities and the Secretariat’s country facing support to country level processes.

• Work with the Education Policy and Learning Team lead to ensure alignment between secretariat led technical and operational workstreams and KIX activities

• Act as the voice and representative of the KIX program, ensuring strong communications and outreach to technical partners and (in collaboration with GPE’s External Relations team) potential funders.

Additionally it is expected that (s)he will

• Represent EPP in certain Secretariat meetings and tasks
• Contribute content to the GPE web site
• Undertake periodic mission travel
• Project manage the tasks above, including the budget and task teams
• Contribute to other tasks as needed
• Assist the Results and Performance team leader as needed, including representation and team management

The Senior Education Specialist, Knowledge and Innovation Exchange is accountable for performing the responsibilities, modeling the behaviors and maintaining the technical competencies (listed below) in his or her capacity as a member of GPE’s Education Policy and Performance (EPP) team. Accountability means being answerable for managing quality and timeliness of the tasks and deliverables, understanding and taking action on risks, contributing to institutional initiatives, collaborating actively with the GPE team, and complying with GPE policies and procedures.

Manager, Global Security

The primary duties of the Manager (Global Security) will be to:
• Play a major role in contributing to the strategic leadership and development of worldwide security programs and their implementation
• Socialize all aspects of Corporate Security’s strategy and programs with Regional Operations Directors, Global Practices Directors, senior IFC staff and Heads of Office with the purpose of creating mutual understanding of security risk management and operational requisites.
• Lead and manage Regional Senior Security Specialists (SSS) to ensure the quality of supervision and support they provide to the country security specialists under their control with the specific purpose of ensuring compliance with GSDCS policies and its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) regular information sharing and systematic incorporation of security concerns into Regional and CO decisions.
• Engage as necessary with the CS Operations Support division to ensure risk mitigation measures are meeting CO requirements as determined through country-specific Security Risk Reports.
• Manage work programs, budgets, contracts, and staffing for all staff reporting to this division.
• Contribute to Security Policy development and related practices consistent with changing business needs and evolving risks of the institution in its global presence
• Participate fully in strategy, management, and budget meetings with the Chief Security Officer and with GSD Director.
• Actively engage and pursue staff development with the aim of creating a pipeline of diverse and qualified staff to better serve client needs and to provide for future leaders in GSDCS.
• In the longer term, the position will also take responsibility for managing the team of Security Analysts and the Security Operations Centre. The time frame for this transition has yet to be determined.
•Manage the staffing and HR related matters for all staff reporting to the Global Security division, including recruitment, staff development and performance management and evaluation.
• Support as required the WBG’s Incident Command structure
• Develop and maintain close working relationships with both internal and external partners; particularly the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and United Nations Security partners, local law enforcement, security and intelligence services.
• Act as Chief Security Officer as required.
Discharge of the above responsibilities requires frequent interaction with:
• WBG staff, typically VPs, Country Office Directors, Regional Operations Directors, CAOs and SSS; counterpart staff in UN Agencies;

Manager, Security Operations Support

In delivering support for the security management programs, the incumbent will be expected to:
• Play a major role in contributing to the strategic leadership and development of worldwide security programs and their implementation
• Contribute to Security Policy development and related practices consistent with changing business needs and evolving risks for the institution in its global presence
• Develop and manage Corporate Security’s Operational Support programs for all WBG offices through managing of a team of security subject matter experts who provide support to security specialist staff globally, namely:
• Security training,
• Global Guard Contracts management
• Security Equipment,
• Armored Vehicle supply and management,
• Fire/Life safety,
• Facilities development,
• Road Safety
• Protective Security Unit.
• Oversee all aspects of security for Washington-based WBG offices (totaling 12 separate buildings) with associated direct reports and contracts over $15 million.
• Participate fully in strategy, management, and budget meetings with the Chief Security Officer and with the GSD Director;
• Actively engage and pursue staff development with the aim of creating a pipeline of diverse and qualified staff to better serve client needs and to provide for future leaders in GSDC
•Manage the staffing and HR related matters for all staff reporting to the Operational Support division, including recruitment, staff development and performance and evaluation.
• Support as required the WBG’s Incident Command structure
• Act as Chief Security Officer as required.
• Develop and maintain close working relationships with both internal and external partners; particularly the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and United Nations Security partners, local law enforcement, security and intelligence services, with particular requirements for US Government agencies supporting the WBG in Washington, D.C. (US Department of State, US Secret Service and the US Marshall Service);
Discharge of the above responsibilities requires frequent interaction with WBG staff, typically VPs, Country Office Directors, Regional Operations Directors, CAOs; and counterpart staff in UN Agencies;

Governance Specialist – Public Sector

The MENA GOV GP is recruiting a Governance Specialist – Public Sector.
The Specialist will help support the Bank’s rapidly growing governance practice program within the GCC, with particular emphasis upon public sector reform. He or she will be called upon to support work in areas such as center of government reforms, including policy coordination and performance monitoring and management. He / she will also need to support an expanding portfolio of civil service reform work, including issues of pay and employment, machinery of government, and human resource management. The Governance Specialist will be asked to support ongoing RAS operations in countries such as Saudi Arabia and Oman, as well as business development in other GCC countries. In addition, he/she will contribute to the unit’s broader analytical, advisory and lending agenda across the MNA region.

The Governance Specialist will participate in a broad cross-section of the operational, analytical and advisory activities of the unit. The successful candidate will have a strong technical and analytic background and solid administrative skills. He or she should be capable of working hard against tight deadlines to produce high-quality inputs and products for Bank clients. The candidate should possess a strong general knowledge of both economic and public sector governance issues, as well as business development acumen. The Specialist should be able to actively integrate political economy considerations, organization and institutional analysis, and change management into his/her work. He/she will also have a demonstrated ability to work effectively with government counterparts as well be a solid team player and capable of working across sectors.

Specific Duties and Requirements

The candidate will report to the Practice Manager of the integrated PS and FM unit in the MENA region for all technical and human resource-related matters. He/she will work closely with the Lead Public Sector Specialists and other staff working on the GCC. The selected candidate will undertake the following tasks:

• Help to develop an innovative and strategic work program on issues of public sector reform within the GCC that responds to emerging client needs and positions the World Bank as an intellectual leader and recognized source of solutions in the CMU. Assist clients in addressing issues of fiscal sustainability and enhanced productivity within their public sectors, including comparative analytic work on the size and composition of the wage bill, modeling various reform scenarios and understanding the fiscal implications of various reform scenarios, and understanding local labor market dynamics.

• Support work on center of government reforms, including improved policy coordination and whole of government performance monitoring and evaluation, in the context of helping GCC governments to achieve their long-term development objectives. Support improvements in performance management and enhanced service delivery, as well as in improving the transparency of government performance for its citizens.

• Facilitate engagement with the CMU on public sector issues, working in close collaboration with the GGP, CMU staff and Program Leaders, and with other GP teams. In this role, he/she will identify client needs, negotiate a program of support drawing on the full range of instruments available, and prepare and supervise specific technical assistance, analytical and knowledge products.

• Provide technical advice on public sector and economic governance reforms to teams and client governments with a particular focus on institutional reforms, on strengthening the delivery of public services.

• Preparation of (and participation to) regular supervision missions, day-to-day supervision of technical consultants, reporting and monitoring and evaluation, often acting as the Bank ‘focal point’ for daily interactions with the clients.

• Provide technical inputs to analytic work and advisory services, including conducting and/or supervising the preparation of analytical products (ASA) and other relevant technical reports to clients (e.g. analysis, findings, and policy recommendations), in close collaboration with the CMU and the Lead Public Sector specialist, Governance, relevant TTLs and sector experts within and outside the Bank.

• Contribute to knowledge management and dissemination in economic and public sector governance, in close collaboration with colleagues and experts across the Global Practices, the CMU and other developmental partners, through the publication of high quality analytical pieces. Help tailor good international practice to specific legal, institutional, behavioral context of the GCC, and to the political constraints and realities, so it can become “best fit”.

Governance Specialist – Public Sector

Specific Duties and Requirements

The candidate will report to the Practice Manager of the integrated PS and FM unit in the MENA region for all technical and human resource-related matters. He/she will work closely with the Lead Public Sector Specialists and other staff working on the GCC. The selected candidate will undertake the following tasks:

• Help to develop an innovative and strategic work program on issues of public sector reform within the GCC that responds to emerging client needs and positions the World Bank as an intellectual leader and recognized source of solutions in the CMU. Assist clients in addressing issues of fiscal sustainability and enhanced productivity within their public sectors, including comparative analytic work on the size and composition of the wage bill, modeling various reform scenarios and understanding the fiscal implications of various reform scenarios, and understanding local labor market dynamics.

• Support work on center of government reforms, including improved policy coordination and whole of government performance monitoring and evaluation, in the context of helping GCC governments to achieve their long-term development objectives. Support improvements in performance management and enhanced service delivery, as well as in improving the transparency of government performance for its citizens.

• Facilitate engagement with the CMU on public sector issues, working in close collaboration with the GGP, CMU staff and Program Leaders, and with other GP teams. In this role, he/she will identify client needs, negotiate a program of support drawing on the full range of instruments available, and prepare and supervise specific technical assistance, analytical and knowledge products.

• Provide technical advice on public sector and economic governance reforms to teams and client governments with a particular focus on institutional reforms, on strengthening the delivery of public services.

• Preparation of (and participation to) regular supervision missions, day-to-day supervision of technical consultants, reporting and monitoring and evaluation, often acting as the Bank ‘focal point’ for daily interactions with the clients.

• Provide technical inputs to analytic work and advisory services, including conducting and/or supervising the preparation of analytical products (ASA) and other relevant technical reports to clients (e.g. analysis, findings, and policy recommendations), in close collaboration with the CMU and the Lead Public Sector specialist, Governance, relevant TTLs and sector experts within and outside the Bank.

• Contribute to knowledge management and dissemination in economic and public sector governance, in close collaboration with colleagues and experts across the Global Practices, the CMU and other developmental partners, through the publication of high quality analytical pieces. Help tailor good international practice to specific legal, institutional, behavioral context of the GCC, and to the political constraints and realities, so it can become “best fit”.

Research Analyst

Senior Climate Change Specialist

The Secretariat is seeking a Senior Climate Change Specialist to support the GEF Programs Unit with a series of program management, analytical and policy needs.