Job #: req5624
Organization: World Bank
Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Kinshasa,Congo Democratic Republic
Required Language(s): English, French
Closing Date: 2/10/2020 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
We are on a mission to change the world; do you want to join us where it matters the most? Invest in your personal and professional development and acquire the skills that are vital for a global career in international development. A role in an FCS (Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations) location will be a truly impactful experience!
Fragility Conflict and Violence: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/fragilityconflictviolence
Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. 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, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. 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. Visit www.worldbank.org.
Energy & Extractives Global Practice:
The World Bank Group (WBG) supports the Sustainable Energy for All initiative and is committed to working towards accomplishing the initiative's three goals by 2030: i) universal access to electricity and clean cooking fuels; ii) doubling the share of the world's energy supplied by renewable sources from 18 percent to 36 percent, and iii) doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
The Infrastructure Practice Group is charged with developing sustainable solutions to help close infrastructure gaps in developing and emerging economies. As part of the Infrastructure Practice Group, the Energy & Extractives (EEX) Global Practice (GP) focuses on providing affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to meet the needs of fast-growing economies, ensure universal access to modern energy services for people in client countries, strengthen policy and institutional frameworks to promote transparent and equitable growth of the extractives sectors for public benefit. There is a strong emphasis on private sector resource mobilization and catalyzing financing from commercial and other sources of development and climate finance.
The Energy and Extractives Practice is seeking an Energy Specialist based in Kinshasa, DRC to contribute to the team’s strategic, advisory, and operational work on the energy program in DRC and relevant regional power pools.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- As part of project teams, prepare, appraise, negotiate and supervise investment operations in the energy sector;
- coordination with development partners to enhance synergies and development outcomes;
Supporting teams in developing knowledge products and operational instruments to support Bank clients and advise relevant task teams in sector reforms and energy access;
Contribute to business development in selected countries;
Actively participate in overseeing World Bank-supported energy country programs in the region with the aim to enhance quality and pro-poor focus and accelerate implementation;
Develop and maintain close relationships with local public and private stakeholders, support policy dialogue and keep abreast of developments in the energy sector;
- Undertake high level technical review and assessment on selected aspects of energy sector infrastructure and planning.
- A Masters’ level degree, or equivalent post-bachelor’s qualification in engineering, economics, or equivalent areas;
- At least five years of relevant experience in the energy sector with demonstrated ability to engage credibly on a range of issues in developing countries;
- Direct experience in at least one of the following areas: power engineering, energy policy, rural electrification, utility financial analysis and/or utility reform. Experience with hydropower would be a benefit.
- Operational experience with an International Financial Institution such as the World Bank is highly desirable;
- Hands-on project management experience, an ability to efficiently manage many activities simultaneously, a flair for problem-solving and an ability to self-navigate through complex bureaucratic environments;
- Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to build strong partnerships with clients, different stakeholders and colleagues across units and departmental boundaries in a multi-cultural environment with virtual teams located in different countries;
- Work experience in DRC and other developing countries would be desirable;
- Good written and oral communication skills in English and French, including an ability to communicate complex issues in simple terms and to engage in evidence-based dialogue with clients.
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