World Bank Jobs in Nigeria, March 2013

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The following Vacancies exist at World bank in Nigeria 

Job # 130618
Job Title Operations Analyst
Job Family Public Sector Management
Job Type Professional & Technical
Grade GE
Location Abuja, Nigeria
Recruitment Type Local Hire
Language Requirement English [Essential]
Closing Date 24-Mar-2013

Duties and Accountabilities
The Operations Analyst is expected to assume the following duties and responsibilities:
•    Provide research and operational support, monitoring and reporting to the existing AFR PREM portfolio, particularly the State and Local Governance Reform Project.
•    Support in identification and design of new operations in the AFR PREM.
•    Support in preparing analytical and advisory services in the AFR PREM and reviewing analytical work.
•    Support clients with enquiries on operational issues.
•    Assist in the monitoring of operational deliverables as well as the deliverables of the consultants supporting AFR PREM. 
•    Monitor emerging governance issues and developments in Nigeria or that affect Nigeria, and ensure that these are brought to the attention of the team.
•    Undertake other activities as requested by the Lead Public Sector Specialist.

Selection Criteria
•    Masters degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., Economics, Public Policy and Management, Public Administration or related social sciences)
•    A minimum of two years experience in governance and public sector management
•    Good knowledge of World Bank operational policies and guidelines
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, including problem-solving skills and strong client orientation
•    Strong written and oral communications skills
•    Flexibility and ability to handle changes in priorities and work on multiple tasks simultaneously and under pressure
•    Good analytical skills; ability to synthesize and present data
•    Familiarity with the Nigeria portfolio
•    Motivation and enthusiasm for the opportunities and challenges of working in the Nigerian public sector.
•    Full proficiency in relevant software applications, including Lotus Notes databases and spreadsheets
•    Good organizational capabilities and attention to detail; good editing and proofreading skills
•    Strong teamwork orientation, with an ability to work effectively with a range of clients, development partners, and colleagues.
•    Sound judgment and ability to work under minimum supervision and to exercise individual initiative to meet and anticipate emerging requirements

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Job # 130613
Job Title Public Sector Specialist
Job Family Public Sector Management
Job Type Professional & Technical
Grade GF
Location Abuja, Nigeria
Recruitment Type Local Hire
Language Requirement English [Essential]
Closing Date 24-Mar-2013

 Duties and Accountabilities
The selected candidate will report to the Sector Manager (SM) and will work closely with the Task Team Leader.  The candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties:

•    Lead or support multi-sector teams to deliver the analytical and grant operations pertaining to public sector reform, especially public financial management at state level. 
•    In so doing, the candidate will work closely with clients to facilitate the implementation of PFM reforms. 
•    Generate and exchange knowledge relating to concepts, techniques and lessons of experience pertaining to public financial management, public sector reform, and capacity building.
•    Join or lead multi-sector teams to integrate PFM reforms into sector operations at state level.

Selection Criteria
The successful candidate will be a seasoned professional with solid operational experience
of working on public sector reform in Nigeria and/or other  developing countries. In addition, the successful candidate will fulfill the following criteria:

•    Advanced degree (minimum of Masters) in public policy and administration, economics, political science, finance, or any other related field
•    At least 5 years of relevant experience in public sector reform and capacity building.
•    Work experience in Africa would be preferred
•    Experience with public financial management, procurement and decentralization/devolution of powers to sub-national level would be an advantage
•    Demonstrated skills in project management
•    Strong interpersonal skills, proven team orientation, ability to multi-task and work across unit boundaries and a solid track record of mentoring junior staff
•    Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with government counterparts, donors and other stakeholders
•    Excellent analytical writing abilities; persuasive oral communication skills
•    Fluency in English.

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