La Banque Mondiale recrute 01 Senior Transport Specialist

La Banque Mondiale recrute 01 Senior Transport Specialist

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Senior Transport Specialist
Job # : req10007Organization : World BankSector : TransportationGrade : GGTerm Duration :  4 years 0 monthsRecruitment Type : International RecruitmentLocation : Cairo,EgyptRequired Language(s) : EnglishPreferred Language(s) : Arabic, FrenchClosing Date : 11/24/2020 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank consists of two entities – the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). It is a global development cooperative owned by 189 member countries. As the largest development bank in the world, the World Bank provides loans, guarantees, risk management products, and advisory services to middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries, and coordinates responses to regional and global challenges. Visit
Transport connectivity is a critical factor for social and economic development – from boosting economic growth and competitiveness to promoting inclusion by connecting people to schools, hospitals and job opportunities. Yet, a third of the world’s rural population lacks access to an all-weather road, almost a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions come from transport, and more than a million people are killed on the world’s roads each year. The World Bank Group is committed to tackling these challenges, with an active transport portfolio of $39 billion across 115 countries.
The Middle East and North Africa (MNA) Region faces challenges, not least ongoing political turmoil and recent conflicts, high youth unemployment, severe water scarcity, high energy subsidy, and human and social development outcomes that have been below those achieved by countries at similar levels of income. These challenges have been recently compounded by the health, social and economic impact of COVID-19 Pandemic. 
The MNA Region is now implementing an ambitious enlarged strategy towards that end by a focus on four pillars – “the 4 R’s” – Renewing the social contract; Regional cooperation; Resilience to migration shocks; and Reconstruction and recovery. In parallel to the focus on immediate needs, the World Bank is helping countries develop new models for sustainable and inclusive growth in a dynamic and increasingly knowledge-based global economy. In 2019, the World Bank expanded the focus of the MENA regional strategy to include improving human capital outcomes, leveraging digital technologies, and opening-up business environments for the private sector to compete in free and fair market. For more information:

In the MNA region, the World Bank serves more than 20 client countries. Clients range from high income Gulf Countries with high demand for knowledge services and technical assistance, to fragile and low-income IDA countries such as Yemen or Djibouti. The Transport unit responds to the needs of developing countries for faster, cheaper, safer and more efficient transport solutions while addressing traffic fatalities, congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, and local air pollution. Country needs are growing exponentially under the combined effects of globalization, population growth, rapid urbanization, economic development, and technological progress – making sustainable transport a vital part of the global development agenda. Areas of particular interest for the transport sector in MNA include urban transport (Bus Rapid Transit systems), regional integration corridors, trade and transit facilitation, logistics, PPPs, ports, railway, air transport, rural transport for agricultural productivity, and road safety.
Duties and Responsibilities
IMNT1 is hiring a Senior Transport Specialist/ Economist, with extensive prior operational experience, to join the WB transport team based in Cairo. Currently, the program in Egypt includes a railway sector project under implementation and preparation of a new railways project including railway reform, and engagement to develop PPP operations. There is also the possibility of an urban transport project and a freight line PPP project in partnership with IFC. The program also includes extensive policy dialogue (railways, urban transport, ports and logistics) with the government to support a possible multi sector DPF. The program in Djibouti is mainly focusing on the Djibouti-Addis corridor as part of the Horn of Africa initiative.
The selected specialist will be a core member of the Egypt/Yemen/Djibouti transport team with possible involvement in other countries. She/He will report to the GMNA Transport Practice Manager. She/He is expected to work closely with the Egypt transport program TTL (GH) based in DC, the Infrastructure/Sustainable Development Program Leader, and the local Transport Specialist, both based in Cairo. The Specialist will: (i) co-lead the technical dialogue in the transport sector with the Egyptian authorities, as well as with other clients in the sub‐region (notably Djibouti if the person speaks French); (ii) lead/co-lead and contribute to business development, project preparation and supervision and knowledge activities in the MNA Transport unit and in close collaboration with other Global Practices. She/He will also actively participate in the relevant Country Management Unit (CMU) discussions, particularly on the preparation of Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCD) and Comprehensive Partnership Frameworks (CPS), as well as on portfolio reviews. She/He will also liaise and work from other global practices and cross-cutting solutions areas, as relevant, and ensure appropriate collaboration and partnership between Government, the World Bank Group, and other international and bilateral organizations involved in transport in the region and beyond. Her/His activities will be identified with the Practice Manager and adjusted based on business needs.
Selection Criteria
Post graduate degree at Masters’ level or higher in preferably in civil/transport engineering or highway engineer; or alternatively transport planning, transport economics or related fieldsAt least 8 years of relevant professional transport experience with a combination of high-level policy dialogue and investment project management including project preparation and supervision, knowledge of transport sector institutional/policy reforms and/or related technical assistanceStrong research and analytical skills in one or more technical areas, including railways, roads/highways, urban transport, transport planning, transport economics, participation of the private sector and public-private partnerships, climate change and infrastructure regulatory issuesDemonstrated analytical skills as applied to common problems in the transport and other infrastructure sectorsPrior experience in project management, operations or procurement and supervision of large contracts is an added advantageStrong organizational skills, as well as the ability to prioritize tasks and ensure timely completion of tasks under pressureEnthusiasm for and ability to work in teams; strong interpersonal skillsExcellent (written and oral) communications skills, including writing reports and presentation in EnglishKnowledge of Arabic is a plus, French is highly desirable to work on DjiboutiComputer literacy in basic software for word processing, spreadsheet, and databaseField experience in developing countries and willingness to work in FCV countries are a plusWBG CompetenciesDeliver results for clients – Proactively addresses clients stated and unstated needsCollaborate within Teams and Across Boundaries – Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectivesMake Smart Decisions – Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forwardProfessional Maturity: Understands others and the reasons for their behavior. Takes the time to clarifying others’ points of view so that progress can be made particularly in situations of stress or conflict. Is never condescendingIntegrative skills – Understands relevant cross-sectoral areasInfrastructure Policy, Strategy, and Institutions: Has a working knowledge of infrastructure policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations relevant to the project or analytical workKnowledge and Experience in Development Arena – Understands policy making process; distills operationally relevant recommendations/lessons for clientsOperational Project Management – demonstrates knowledge and understanding of project management tools and methodologies, as well as of Bank instruments and processes related to project preparation & implementation, resource management, and stakeholder communicationsCreate, Apply and Share Knowledge – Ability to apply knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clientsPoverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.POSTULER

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