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We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: E T Consultant – Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist
Job #: rreq18831
Sector: Disaster Risk Management
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
The West Africa sub-region harbors some of Africa’s protracted conflicts, rendering many of its countries fragile.
This creates a huge development challenge which compounded with other natural shocks like floods and droughts, impacts heavily on the lives and livelihoods of people.
But it also creates an opportunity to work closely with country leaders, civil society, development partners, and young people to chart a brighter course for the future. The WBG’s experience in Africa offers important source of insight, drawing on an array of lessons learned from multi-sector operations in FCV or disaster-conflict nexus situations.
The AFR Urban, Resilience and Land Unit brings together a wide range of important and interrelated development and financing instruments to support national and sub-national clients to: harness urbanization and enable effective land management in support of both growth and poverty reduction; foster social inclusion of marginalized groups; support the responsiveness and fiscal, financial, and management capacities of local governments – cities, municipalities, and rural districts – to deliver local infrastructure and decentralized services; strengthen resilience and disaster risk management related to natural hazards; reduce conflict and violence; scale-up access to finance for sub-national governments; and reduce the carbon footprint of cities.
The AFR Urban, Resilience and Land Unit is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist with demonstrated experience effectively operating in fragile and conflict affected countries and knowledge of municipal planning.
Participate in task teams to deliver lending operations, prepare analytical and advisory activities, and develop new business opportunities in URL sector in Nigeria.
Roles & Responsibilities
The Senior Disaster Risk Management with experience in FCV context is expected to provide technical and operational expertise to implement and developthe SAWU1 program in Africa with a focus on Nigeria.
The candidate is expected to carry out specific duties which will include, but are not limited to:
Support the implementation of Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project for Northeastern Nigeria, the Lagos Urban Development Platform, and the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project.
Support the Nigeria Task Teams, and the Government in the day to day dialogue with main counterparts from the national and state government.
Support and participate in task teams to deliver investment, programmatic and development policy lending operations, prepare analytical and deliver advisory activities, and develop new business opportunities related to urban resilience and help enhance the capacity of our clients to respond to DRM challenges through programs and projects.
Provide support, as needed, to emergency response, recovery and reconstruction planning especially in contexts of multiple crises.
Help adapt global good practice urban resilience, resilient infrastructure, risk assessment and green infrastructure to local contexts within Bank-supported projects and activities, including Bank-executed technical assistance.
Contribute to and lead the execution of lending and trust funded projects, including:
Lead or Participate in missions and developing mission documents
Develop Project Concept Notes (PCNs), Project Appraisal Documents (PADs), and other related project preparation documentation
Prepare and review terms of reference
Prepare implementation status and results reports
Prepare project briefs
Develop funding proposals
Participate and support knowledge sharing activities across countries in the region and contribute specific knowledge both within the assigned countries and in the World Bank.
Support the dialogue with government counterparts and development partners in the urban/DRM sector.
Provide support, as needed, to emergency response including contributions to various forms of post-disaster assessments, and to recovery and reconstruction planning.
Participate in field missions in the areas of specialization, provide technical inputs and guidance to client counterparts as required by operational and analytical task team leaders
Support the reporting of Trust Funded activities and manage the activities.
Master's or PhD Degree in Technical fields relevant to DRM and Urban Resilience such as Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Studies and Planning, Economics, Political Science, Public Policy or a related field.
At least 10 years of directly relevant experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in development economics.
Demonstrated leadership skills leading complex teams for emergency response, including contexts with multiple crises, in fragile environments.
Experience working on complex urban risk programs involving multi-stakeholder coordination.
Demonstrated skills to engage and effectively lead dialogues with both local communities affected by urban risks as well as city leaders and decision makers charged with action.
Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills with the ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusion and recommendations.
Demonstrated effective communication skills, speaking and writing, and outstanding interpersonal skills, effective team member.
Experience in donor-funded projects and/or project management in land administration / governance, sustainable landscapes, territorial development, or regional planning dimensions
Experience in development and delivery of educational tools to client countries
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead teams and function effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
Demonstrated problem-solving abilities, working in complex and dynamic projects.
Ability to overcome challenges and propose solutions proactively.Excellent ICT with very strong proficiency with MS Office, especially Excel, Word and Power Point.
GIS and mapping skills is an added advantage.Proven track record of delivery of high-quality outputs while working under pressure, in a multi-sector environment, and within tight deadlines.
Knowledge of World Bank operational policies, practices and procedures is an asset.
Experience and/or Motivation to work on FCV countries programs and in Africa is a plus. Excellent and effective command of English in verbal and written forms required.
Required Language(s): English.
Application Closing Date
5th September, 2022 (11:59pm UTC).
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.
The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years.
If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum.
Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.
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