Job Vacancies The World Bank
Job Title Operations Officer
Job Family Energy and Mining
Job # 110043
Location Washington, DC
Appointment International Hire
Closing Date: Monday, 24 January 2011
Language Requirements English [Essential]; French [Desired]
Background / General description
The Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR) supports national governments and the petroleum industry in their efforts to reduce flaring and venting of gas associated with the extraction of crude oil. This World Bank-led public-private initiative is a part of the Sustainable Energy – Gas Oil, Mining (SEGOM) division, which is responsible for the World Bank’s activities regarding oil, gas and mining. GGFR’s activities are funded from the Partners’ contribution to GGFR Trust Funds. GGFR now has more than 25 country and industry partners, including the world’s major petroleum companies and gas flaring countries. The GGFR work program, managed and facilitated by a World Bank team, aims to overcome the barriers to gas flaring reduction in partner countries by focusing on the following key areas:
1) Commercialization of associated gas,
2) Policy and Regulations for associated gas utilization,
3) Best Practice dissemination,
4) Implementation of the global flaring and venting reduction standard, and
5) Capacity building and
6) pilot projects to obtain carbon finance for flaring and venting reduction projects. GGFR has global, regional and country-specific programs. In the GGFR’s third phase, 2010-2012, the GGFR Steering Committee decided to focus the Partnership’s activities on high-impact activities in core flaring countries, in particular in Europe and Central Asia, West Africa and Middle East. Starting from Phase 3, the Core Task team has organized the work around Regional Coordinators and Shared Global Resources. The incumbent will report to the GGFR Program Manager and the Sector Manager for SEGOM. The position will entail extensive international travel.
Duties and Accountabilities
As a member of the GGFR core team, the person will be a key participant in development and implementation of the GGFR work program and in the team’s dialogue with relevant stakeholders, including Bank operations and provide support to the Program Manager on GGFR administration. The work scope includes the following:
Global activities As a staff member in Shared Global Resources the candidate will:
• Contribute to GGFR’s activities on environmental issues related to gas flaring.
• Prepare carbon finance project activities, programs and evaluate sources of funding for gas flaring reduction projects, including climate funds and GEF. GGFR administration
• Providing overall support to the GGFR partnership on Bank operational aspects related to implementation of projects.
• Supporting the Program Manager in the preparation of Partnership’s business-related materials, organizing and preparing material for Steering Committee Meetings, and client focused products on best practices.
• Coordinate with the Bank’s regional units and IFC on flaring reduction and clean energy projects.
• In collaboration with the Operators and Government Authorities, identify gas utilization opportunities, including small-scale projects in GGFR countries.
• Preparation and execution of technical assistance and capacity building workshops to GGFR partners.
• Coordinate and support the implementation of the work program on carbon finance activities with focus on Central Asia and Middle East.
• Interface and co-ordinate with the Bank’s regional energy units and ensure integration of GGFR activities with regional work programs and Country Partnership Strategies.
The ideal candidate should possess most or all of the following qualifications and capabilities:
• MA/MS, or Engineering in relevant disciplines (Energy Economics, Business Administration, or other fields relating to development) or equivalent combination of Education and professional experience.
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience (Bank experience, oil and gas, Carbon Finance) .
• Good knowledge of Bank, GEF, climate funds and Carbon Finance policies and processes.
• Proven ability to analyze energy and environmental issues.
• Exposure to and experience in a mix of project, policy, negotiations and planning issues in the public sector and in industry.
• Substantial experience/exposure to developing countries and countries in transition.
• Results oriented with an ability to devise and manage a portfolio of projects/activities, ensuring delivery and results.
]• Ability to work independently and to participate in multi-disciplinary teams.
• Ability to build strong partnerships with clients and colleagues across Unit and Departmental boundaries.
• Experience in multi sector tasks is required.
• Fluency in English required; Other language skills a plus The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
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