Job Vacancies The World Bank
Job Title Project Officer
Job Family Legal
Location Washington, DC
Appointment International Hire
Job Posted 26-Apr-2010
Closing Date 10-May-2010
Language Requirements English [Essential]
Background / General description
1. Justice for the Poor (J4P) is a global research and development program aimed at informing, designing, and supporting pro-poor approaches to justice reform. J4P seeks to understand how plural governance and justice systems function, and how individuals and communities navigate those systems in order to resolve disputes and make claims to (or against) state- and non-state authorities. J4P informs operations in the areas of governance and justice, provides technical assistance, and builds the capacity of local institutions and researchers to design and implement high-quality research, disseminate findings, and use such findings to inform ongoing policy reform. 2. The J4P program has been active in four countries (Indonesia, Cambodia, Sierra Leone and Kenya) and with the support of AusAID has been developing a regional program in East-Asia and the Pacific (EAP), which includes new country programs (Timor-Leste, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands) as well as work in Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. In each context, activities are tailored to government priorities, the World Bank’s Country Assistance Strategy and, where possible, are integrated into operational initiatives. 3. Key components of the EAP regional program are cross-country thematic work and the development of regional communities of practice. The intersection of legal pluralism with development processes forms the overarching theme of the regional work. The remaining thematic work is organized into three areas: land and natural resources, development effectiveness and gender. 4. A Project Officer, based in the Justice Reform Practice Group of the Legal Vice-Presidency (LEGJR) in World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC, is required to work across the program. The Project Officer will task team lead grants under an EAP-J4P Trust Fund, as well as operationally support and advise the EAP-J4P Trust Fund Program Manager. Travel to East-Asia and the Pacific will be required.
Duties and Accountabilities
# 5. The main duties and responsibilities of the Project Officer are: A. Operations and Management Task team leading activities, including activity design, managing client country and World Bank partnerships, supervising staff and consultants and ensuring timely delivery.
# Providing operational support and advising the J4P Program Manager, including on quality control, team supervision, knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting.
# Providing strategic advice to the J4P Program Manager on overall programming, individual country strategies, regional thematic work, activity implementation and program development.
# Serving on the J4P Management Team.
# Guiding and contributing to the professional development of team members, in particular Headquarters based staff and consultants. B. Relationships and Outreach
# Developing and maintaining strategic level partnerships across the World Bank group (including with the J4P Steering Committee), with relevant civil society organizations, AusAID and other key stakeholders to ensure the program is properly integrated into the Bank’s portfolio and broader development programming.
# Developing and managing internal J4P team partnerships across countries and themes and facilitating a strong collaborative working environment.
# Contributing to a range of analytical pieces based on research outcomes, including reports, briefing notes and working papers.
# Supporting dissemination of program findings to relevant stakeholders and representing J4P in relevant fora. D. Other o Other tasks as required and agreed to with the J4P Program Manager or Chief Counsel of LEGJR.
# 6. Candidates should have the following qualifications and experience: Masters degree in law or the social sciences.
# A minimum of 5 year’s experience working on justice sector reform/social development and/or governance issues in a development context.
# Experience managing programs focusing on legal empowerment, access to justice, local governance, and/or civil society development.
# Strong research and analytical skills.
# A record of publication for a variety of audiences.
# A proven ability to take the initiative and lead teams in a cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary environment. VI. MANAGEMENT 7. The Project Officer will report to the J4P Program Manager, and to the Chief Counsel of the Justice Reform Practice Group in the Legal Vice-Presidency of the World Bank.
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES).
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.
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