E T Consultant

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Do 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.

Unit Overview

Digital Development Global Practice

The Digital Development (DD) Global Practice is part of the Bank’s Infrastructure Practice Group.   Collaborating across technical, geographic and institutional boundaries, the Digital Development team helps design and deliver ICT-enhanced solutions to a diverse range of clients.  The team supports clients: (i) through advisory assistance to establish policy and regulatory environments that allow the widespread use of technology and create a trust environment; (ii) lending operations by building infrastructure to connect the unconnected, or enabling digital government shared platforms (cloud, digital, identification, etc.).

The DD Global Practice comprises regional teams and cross-cutting global knowledge units.  One of these units is the Global Knowledge and Expertise Unit covering broadband access, cybersecurity and digital and climate (Green Digital) (IDD09). The ETC position is located within this unit.

For more information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/digitaldevelopment

Green Digital Development

The World Bank is supporting governments to achieve their digital transformation and inclusion goals sustainably and empowering them to better use data and digital technologies for climate action – reducing emissions, adapting to a changing climate, and building resilience. The Green Digital Business Line supports this effort and focus areas for its work include the following:

 Resilient digital transformation

Digital infrastructure is increasingly vulnerable to climate-related risks, such as flooding, severe storms, water scarcity, and extreme heat.  These threats can disrupt communications, banking, power-grids, transportation, and government services. To mitigate these risks, the World Bank works with countries to integrate resilience into the design of their digital infrastructure investments and policies.

 Low-carbon digital infrastructure

Digital infrastructure and devices generate significant emissions during production and operation – similar to that of the airline industry. The World Bank works with countries to incentivize and invest in energy efficient and climate-resilient digital infrastructure, devices, and services. It also supports the adoption of renewable energy solutions to power telecommunications and data infrastructure, including last mile connectivity.

 Digital technologies and data for climate action

The World Bank supports countries to use digital tools and data to inform climate-related policy making and disaster response and spur innovation and adoption of these tools to support energy efficiency and green energy transition. It also supports countries to ensure continuity of business and access to services following climate incidents and promote economic diversification and transition toward more climate resilient sectors and jobs.  

Duties and Accountabilities 

The Green Digital Business Line of the Digital Development Global Practice is looking to recruit an Extended Term Consultant (Digital Development) to be based at World Bank headquarters in Washington DC.  The duties of this assignment, include the following:

• Play a critical role in organizing and implementing the Green Digital Business Line’s work program through project monitoring and coordination of the Green Digital portfolio of activities.
• Provide project-level support for task teams and country clients on integrating and implementing green digital approaches in operations, including policy and strategy considerations, and to help document the impact of these interventions.
• Help shape the emerging Green Digital agenda by deepening knowledge on how to green the digital sector, including policy and strategy considerations, and how to leverage digital technology for green applications for both adaptation and mitigation.
• Support the dissemination of knowledge through the development of practical tools and guidance materials for policymakers and practitioners.
• Facilitate knowledge sharing through stakeholder dialogue, technical working groups, events and internal (across the WBG) and external communication. 


Selection Criteria

• Master’s degree in a relevant or related discipline, e.g., economics, environmental sciences/climate change, environmental economics, engineering in telecoms/energy, social sciences.
• Preferably technical and policy experience with an area related to the green digital nexus, for example climate resilience of infrastructure, climate financing, digital monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems, energy efficiency management, renewable energy, digital climate or environmental applications and/or use of data for green applications, green procurement.
• Firm understanding of digital technologies, including their policy and regulatory considerations, digital transformation of society, and digitally enabled business models in LMICs, and enthusiasm to stay abreast of developments in the climate digital nexus.
• Practical experience working with digital development and climate change projects, including policy and strategy considerations, in low- and middle-income countries is a plus.
• Knowledge of World Bank project cycle and Climate Co-Benefits methodology is a plus but not a requirement.
• Strong project management skills to manage multiple deliverables simultaneously and deliver in a dynamic environment.
• Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills in English as demonstrated in a proven track record of effectively delivering technical information and data in a clear and effective manner.
• Willingness to travel if required.
• 5+ years of professional experience in climate change or environmental fields, or in digital development with an interest in climate change and/or environment. Experience with intersection between digital and climate change issues, including policy and strategy considerations, is a plus. 

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