World Bank

E T Consultant – Operations

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Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? 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.

The World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region consists primarily of the Front Office of the Regional Vice President, the Chief Economist, 5 Country Management Units, 4 Regional Directorships, and close linkages with People and Culture (HR), Resource Management, and Corporate Security. More broadly, the MENA region consists of nearly 600 full-time staff. In FY23, the MENA region delivered $4.7 billion in IBRD, $561 million in IDA, $80 million in special financing for the West Bank and Gaza, $9 million in reimbursable advisory services, and 107 knowledge products for clients. For more on the World Bank in MENA, visit www.worldbank.org/en/region/mena.

The World Bank Group in Iraq mobilizes financial and technical assistance in support of the Government of Iraq’s reform and development efforts. The World Bank portfolio in Iraq consists of 4 investment projects for a total amount of $1.45 billion, mainly support infrastructure and public services. The World Bank works closely with partners in the international community to support economic reforms that strengthen the long-term economy.

The Iraq Reform, Recovery and Reconstruction Fund (I3RF) was founded in partnership with the Government of Iraq (GoI) in 2018 and is funded by Canada, Germany, Sweden (and the United Kingdom (UK) until 2023). The I3RF provides a platform for financing and strategic dialogue for reconstruction and development in Iraq, with a focus on promoting targeted national reform efforts and improving the effectiveness of public and private investments in socio-economic recovery and reconstruction. The I3RF’s objectives, structure and scope are closely aligned with the National Development Plan (NDP), the Framework of the National Plan for the Reconstruction and Development of Liberated Governorates, and the World Bank Group Country Partnership Framework (CPF). Since its inception in November 2018, the I3RF has been working closely with the GoI to support its reform efforts, as well as recovery and reconstruction plans.

The I3RF is seeking to hire an I3RF Operations Officer to support the I3RF Secretariat. The I3RF Operations Officer will play a crucial role in coordinating World Bank engagement with bilateral donors and international partners. This would include supporting the Iraq Economic Contact Group (IECG) Secretariat and the I3RF Climate Resilience Technical Assistance. This position aims to enhance the I3RF’s role as a platform for donor coordination in Iraq.

Roles & Responsibility:

The main objective of the I3RF Operations Officer role is to facilitate effective coordination between the I3RF Secretariat and donor members of the Steering Committee, as well as with the IECG technical secretariat, and act as the World Bank’s Climate Focal Point in Iraq. The I3RF Operations Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:

1.Coordination with Donor Members of the I3RF Steering Committee:
• Participate in, log, and monitor all interactions with donors, ensuring the supervision of tasks and adherence to deadlines identified by the I3RF Secretariat.
• Assist in organizing, preparing, and documenting meetings involving one or more donors. This includes managing meeting scheduling and logistics with the support of the I3RF Program Assistant, as well as preparing relevant briefings and documentation.
• Support the preparation and review of documents or reports to be sent to donors, facilitate subsequent exchanges, and ensure effective communication.

2. I3RF Coordination with the IECG Technical Secretariat:
• Participate in the IECG secretariat alongside co-chair representatives, contributing to the preparation and participation in IECG technical meetings. Additionally, join the World Bank Country Manager and I3RF Program Manager in principal meetings as needed.
• Coordinate with technical specialists to prepare relevant briefings and documents for IECG meetings.
• Assist the IECG secretariat in managing broader donor coordination efforts by supporting the mapping and monitoring of donor support, including policy dialogue, technical assistance, loans, and private investments.

3. I3RF Climate Focal Point:

• Support the Climate Technical Assistance financed by the I3RF by assisting the team leaders as needed and contributing to technical products.
• ⁠Support the country management’s climate agenda, including monitoring of activities and preparation of briefs, by liaising with technical teams, partners and counterparts for any climate-related projects or events. World Bank’s Climate Focal Point in Iraq.

4. Duration and Location:
• The position will be an Extended-Term Consultant (ETC) contract, for a duration of 1 year with a possibility of renewal for one additional year, twice (i.e. up to a maximum duration of three years).
• The position will be based at the World Bank Country Office in Baghdad, with occasional travel within Iraq as required.

 

Selection Criteria

 

• A Master’s degree and minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in partnerships coordination, preferably in the context of international development or donor coordination.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage with diverse stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team and under tight deadlines.
• Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic are required.

 

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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET appointment of three 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 third-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.

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