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Position: Energy Specialist
Job Family Energy and Mining
Location: United States of America ( The ), Washington, DC
Appointment International Hire
Closing Date: Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Language Requirements English [Essential]; French [Desired]; Portuguese [Desired]
Background / General description
The Africa Region is committed to working with Africans and development partners to achieve fast progress toward growth and poverty alleviation. Improved performance of the energy sector and access to modern energy/electrification are central to accomplishment of these objectives. The Africa energy program is growing rapidly, covering reforms (sector and corporate governance, energy security and the environment, regional energy trade, public-private partnerships, energy efficiency, etc.) and investment support in power generation, power and gas transmission and distribution, rural energy services, renewable energy development, low-carbon and climate friendly initiatives. The current portfolio comprises over 50 projects with a value of over US$8.5 billion. New lending is approximately US$1 billion per annum, with a growing share of renewable energy and regional activities. AFTEG cooperates with bilateral and multilateral partners in its business and AAA activities. The unit has over 60 staff with over 20 in various field locations, and more than half of the operational and advisory activities are managed/led by field-based staff. Sources of finance for AFTEG projects and activities include IDA, IBRD, GEF, MDTF, ESMAP, AFREA, PPIAF and CIFs. The Unit seeks a seasoned Energy Specialist to participate in or lead its strategic and operational work across the Africa sub-Region. The Energy Specialist will be expected to participate in the policy dialogue, advisory services and lending activities in countries where AFTEG is active. The candidate is expected to develop, assess, and advise on broad strategy, but also to implement solutions and supervise projects in a practical, effective and efficient manner.
Duties and Accountabilities
The duties will include, but not be limited to:
(i) conduct analytical work , design and execute technical assistance interventions;
(ii) articulate support to the clients for framing a strategic vision for the energy sector;
(ii) strategic management of the sector including governance structures and PPP models for the major utilities and project investments;
(iii) policy development and managing knowledge dissemination, including serving as an incubator for new ideas; and,
(iv) actively overseeing implementation of energy operations, including procurement tasks, with the aim to accelerate implementation and disbursements, and participate in preparation of new projects (in particular the development of access to electricity including through decentralized schemes as well as pre-electrification options and power sector reforms).
Master’s degree in electrical engineering or equivalent;
At least 5 years experience in the electricity sector with demonstrated ability to engage credibly on the range of issues in the sector in developing countries;
Extensive hands-on project management experience, an ability to efficiently manage a large number of activities simultaneously, a flair for problem-solving and an ability to self-navigate through complex bureaucratic environments
Solid demonstrated integrative and interface skills with issues such as poverty alleviation, macro fiscal stabilization, environmental sustainability, and governance.
Demonstrated ability to provide intellectual leadership and technical guidance to professionals and senior officials on the electricity sector;
Work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa would be an advantage
Practical experience in designing sector reform policy framework and overseeing the implementation of reforms in the electricity sector will be a plus;
Familiarity with World Bank or other MDB processes and guidelines, particularly pertaining to project cycle management and procurement, is a very strong asset.
Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills, proven ability to work across boundaries in a matrix management environment, and to coach, mentor and develop more junior staff;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and French (highly desirable), including an ability to communicate complex issues in simple terms and to engage in evidence based dialogue with clients. Competencies Energy Sector Technologies – Direct experience with depth in at least one area: hydrocarbon, power generation, transmission and distribution, renewables, energy efficiency, low carbon strategies, etc. Energy Policy, Strategy and Institutions – Familiarity with energy policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations. Operational Policies Application to the Project Cycle (fiduciary, disbursement, safeguard and GAC policies) – IL – Participates, under senior staff guidance, in the review of bidding documents, evaluation reports, safeguard studies draft fiduciary, safeguard and GAC assessments, and implementation progress reports, including interim and annual audited financial statements. Client Orientation – Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success. Drive for Results – Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so. Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion – Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view. Knowledge, Learning and Communication – Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner. Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making – Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others’ work. The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. African nationals, women and individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
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