La Banque Mondiale recrute 01 Country Economist
La Banque Mondiale
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Country Economist (Côte d’Ivoire)
Job # : req8669Organization : World BankSector : EconomicsGrade : GFTerm Duration : 3 years 0 monthsRecruitment Type : Local RecruitmentLocation : Abidjan,Cote d’IvoireRequired Language(s) : English, FrenchPreferred Language(s): Closing Date : 10/9/2020 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
DescriptionDo 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. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org
The Global Practice for Macro Trade & Investment (MTI) comprises about 450 staff working across more than 120 countries. Almost half of MTI professional staff are decentralized to the field working closely with the Country Management Units (CMUs) and in proximity to the clients. The Practice houses the Bank’s country economists, as well as professional staff with expertise in macroeconomics, fiscal policy, growth, statistics, trade, competition policy and investment climate. MTI professionals most often work across sectors helping carry out key integrative functions. In this context, MTI professionals are responsible for the preparation and delivery of the majority of the Bank’s Development Policy Operations using both IDA and IBRD resources. MTI professionals also lead or participate in a wide variety of AAA-Analytic and Advisory Activities and client advisory work requiring integrative functions that add to the core Macroeconomic expertise. As such MTI staff often lead or participate in the preparation of Strategic Country Diagnostics, Country Economic Memorandums and cross sector Public Expenditure Reviews. An important additional element of engagement in macroeconomic and fiscal policies is carried through work on debt management supported by the Debt Management Facility.
Knowledge and learning is a central part of MTI’s work focused on 9 thematic areas: (a) macroeconomics; (b) fiscal policy; (c) growth; (d) economic management in resource rich environments; (e) macroeconomic modelling & statistics; (f) trade and regional integration; (g) competition policy; (h) investment policy and promotion; and (i) business regulation.
Western and Central Africa
Western and Central Africa is a region with diverse cultures, beliefs, languages, and lifestyles – marked by contrasts of stability and conflict; affluence and poverty. Home to about half a billion people, it encompasses 22 countries stretching from the westernmost point of Africa across the equator and partly along the Atlantic Ocean to the Republic of Congo in the South. The sub-region is rich in resources and brimming of opportunities. It made impressive progress in regional cooperation and includes two monetary unions – the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) that cover 13 countries between them.
Yet these vast opportunities are tempered by persistent gaps in education, health, and skills, which have Africa only reaching forty percent of its estimated potential. Moreover, conflict, food insecurity, population growth, and the disruptive forces of climate change threaten to curtail or even reverse the progress that has been made over the past decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought back to the forefront the risks posed by weak health systems and poor surveillance. Many countries in the region that learned difficult lessons from the West Africa Ebola outbreak in 2014 are applying some of the lessons and using all existing instruments and expertise to curb the pandemic while prioritizing the poorest and most vulnerable people.
The World Bank Western and Central Africa Region, comprised of approximately 1,139 staff mostly based in about 22 country offices, is committed to helping countries to realize their considerable development potential and become more competitive in the global economy by focusing on the following priorities:
Creating Jobs and Transforming Economies: We are working with countries across Africa to stimulate job creation and economic transformation by leveraging all sources of finance, expertise, and solutions to promote investment.Building up the Digital Economy: We are supporting Africa’s vision to ensure that every African individual, business, and government is connected by 2030.Institutions more Efficient and Accountable: Our support is helping governments strengthen public policy processes, manage resources effectively, and reinforce fair and reliable delivery of public services.Investing in People: We are at the forefront of helping African countries accelerate human capital gains and empower women by improving their access to education and skills acquisition, sexual and reproductive health services, and employment opportunities.Supporting Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption: In the face of increasing climate-related risks, we are working with African countries to advance efforts to adopt renewable energy, climate-smart agriculture, and green infrastructure.Addressing the Drivers of Fragility, Conflict and Violence: Given the cross-border nature of conflicts in Africa, we are employing an approach that simultaneously focuses on the drivers of fragility while also supporting well-targeted regional initiatives to create opportunities for peace and shared prosperity.Building Partnerships and Working across the African Continent: We are scaling up our work on regional integration, taking a holistic view of the continent that covers both North and Sub-Saharan Africa.The World Bank is a dedicated partner for Western and Central African countries, helping them deliver strong development outcomes for their people. A brighter future for the region is a better future for the world.
The EAWM1 unit covers work in 13 countries within the Africa Region, including the Senegal (AFCF1), Côte d’Ivoire (AFCF2), and Mali (AFCW3) Country Management Units (CMU).
This position is for the locally recruited position based in Abidjan as Economist for Côte d’Ivoire.
Duties and Accountabilities :Independently research and analyze a wide variety of specific economic, financial, country or sector topics and issues for lending, research, and/or policy related tasks.Prepare country economic, sector, strategy or research reports involving the analysis, evaluation and, preparation of data, as well as the formulation of conclusions and recommendations.Lead in the writing of routine reports and participate in drafting technical working papers for wider circulation.Program and modify economic/financial models using existing software packages.Represent the Bank in its relationship with the IMF on the macroeconomic framework for the country as well as in the preparation of joint World Bank-IMF debt sustainability analyses in close consultation with MTI Senior Economist.Co-manage projects, trust funds, and grants and support data needs of sectoral staff.Lead within the country team a variety of country economist tasks such as the annual Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) exercise, preparation of the Macro Poverty Outlook (MPO), regular macroeconomic monitoring, and contribute to Country Partnership Strategies.Work independently, seeking guidance and instruction on new, unusual or complex assignments.Under this position, the Economist will interact and at times lead discussion with a wide variety of groups including counterparts in government and in a variety of international and other partner organizations, academia; Bank counterparts within and across sectors, networks; and managers across the Bank Group.
Selection CriteriaIn addition to the Bank-wide criteria listed below, the successful candidate for this position should have demonstrated outstanding technical skills, a capacity to operate successfully across sectors and with other development partners, and first-rate interpersonal skills! You must be able to interact effectively with senior members of the government, senior officials of donor governments, across Bank GPs, and with Bank senior management. Minimum of a Master’s degree in economics, with five years of experience. A PhD would be an asset and is equivalent to three years of experience.Strong technical and operational skills as evidenced in a proven track record in delivery of World Bank (or similar) operations, such as Development Policy Lending or analytical reports;Proven sense of initiative, results orientation, and leadership qualities, as well as effective teamwork skills;Strong communication skills in both French and English, including the ability to speak persuasively and to present ideas clearly and concisely with senior policy officials.Strong integrative capacities; i.e., ability to situate IDA activities within a coherent strategic framework.Excellent presentation skills, both verbally and written. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly on complex topics to a wide variety of audiences.Excellent interpersonal and negotiations skills and ability to work flexibly, creatively and to multitask as the need arises.A high degree of self-motivation, positive attitude and drive.Strong commitment towards teamwork and knowledge sharing, especially across the World Bank Group.
Competencies:Possesses a thorough understanding of the interlinkages between the various macroeconomic accounts.Possesses the skills to conceptualize, conduct economic analyses and derive policy-relevant findings.Contributes to or leads policy-based lending operations, economic reports or other work on macro-economic, fiscal, growth, and structural policy issues.Translates technical analyses of macroeconomic, debt, trade, fiscal policy, and growth into policy recommendations and cross-country lessons.Demonstrates ability to think and work across WBG, practices and sectorsIntegrates divergent viewpoints of multiple external and internal stakeholders into a coherent project/program/strategy.Considers corporate commitments (e.g. MFD, climate, gender) in project approach.Possesses political judgment, diplomatic acumen, and negotiating skillsBuilds and sustains key stakeholder relationships with government and other key stakeholdersGuides client and/or development partners in identifying key operational issues and optional solutions with a demonstrated ability to bring together different perspectivesLeads task teams, participates in formal negotiations, and assists government in establishing prioritiesDemonstrates the ability to influence and persuade others to accept ideas and suggestions (such as counterparts in government, international partner organizations, academia, and Bank colleagues, senior staff and managers)Has ability to communicate and defend orally and in writing challenges and positions to colleagues and management
The World Bank Group Core Competencies: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O
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