E T Consultant , World Bank , Niamey

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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 www.worldbank.org.

The World Bank Group’s Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Global Practice (FCI) combines expertise in the financial sector with expertise in private sector development to foster private sector-led growth and help create markets in client countries. Through this work, FCI strengthens the World Bank Group’s evolving approach to development finance: to maximize finance for development and to leverage private sector investments for sustainable and inclusive growth.

Within countries, FCI works with governments to create an enabling environment where financial stability, access to finance and risk management provide a foundation to crowd-in private sector investment, create capital markets, and accelerate equitable growth. At the same time, the practice is focused on identifying firm- and industry-level constraints to deliver reforms which can drive growth and accelerate job creation (including access to finance, innovation, special economic zones, industry solutions, entrepreneurship, etc.). Boosting firm-level efficiency and productivity centers on adopting better technologies, including digital ones.

FCI comprises close to 800 staff working across more than 120 countries. The Practice focuses on six thematic areas:

  • Financial Stability & Integrity (ensuring countries’ financial systems are stable, sound and transparent)
  • Financial Inclusion, Infrastructure & Access (strengthening market infrastructures, and ensuring households and firms have access to financial services)
  • Firm Capabilities & Innovation (creating the enabling environment for businesses to be competitive, efficient and cutting-edge)
  • Long-Term Finance (helping countries deepen and diversify their financial sectors, facilitating long term finance through capital markets, and strengthening the role of institutional investors)
  • Climate & Risk Management (supporting countries to become more resilient and able to mitigate the impact of natural disasters combining financial and insurance tools)

The FCI GP brings together financial experts as well as private sector development specialists.  In engaging with client countries, we focus on the elements of an enabling environment in which financial stability, efficiency and firm-level solutions exist in an integrated way to crowd in private sector resources, support the creation of markets, and accelerate equitable growth. For more information, please visit https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/unit/fci

The West Africa FCI team (EAWF1) designs and implements a portfolio of lending operations, as well as advisory services and high-quality analytical work. This is designed to support policymakers in a broad range of issues related to financial sector development, job and economic transformation, private sector development. In Niger, FCI is initiating design of a new analytical and lending engagement on private and financial sector development, in close coordination with IFC and other GPs.  Priority financial sector areas for our engagement in Niger include financial inclusion, financial stability, SME finance, and climate finance. EAWF1 is looking for a Financial Sector ETC to contribute to and help lead the development and implementation of this analytical and lending engagement.  The position is based in Niamey and involves frequent travel. This role reports to the EAWF1 Practice Manager.

Responsibilities:

The ETC would play a key role in developing and delivering EAWF1’s growing work program in Niger. They would be part of the EAWF1 team, and would work directly with Financial and Private Sector colleagues who also work on Niger and are based in the region and in Washington DC.  Their responsibilities would include:

  • Participate in and help lead the preparation, appraisal and implementation of FCI ASA and lending projects.
  • Work with global experts to assess recovery, restructuring and resolution options for financial system, and the adequacy of financial sector safety nets. Potentially also to deliver financial sector Crisis Simulation Exercises (CSEs).
  • Participate in, and help lead, dissemination events with policymakers, stakeholders, and the private sector.
  • Play an active role in generation of the work program and provide input to monitoring and evaluation of FCI led operations in the CMU.
  • Contribute to preparation and presentation of internal project documentation throughout the entire project cycle (aide-memoire, ISR, PCN, PAD, etc.)
  • Collaborate proactively with other areas of the FCI Global Practice, other WBG global practices and the IFC.
  • Other responsibilities as agreed with the EAWF1 Practice Manager.

 

Requirements:

 

The ETC shall be required to have:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Finance/Banking, or another related field.
  • Have at least 8 years of relevant work experience in financial sector development; economics international development, or related field.
  • Solid technical skills in at least two of the following areas: financial inclusion and SME finance, financial sector stability, supply chain finance, long finance finance/mobilizing private capital, as evidenced through reports and other outputs.
  • Strong sense of strategy, including ability to conceptualize, prioritize and be selective.
  • Proven ability to think conceptually and rapidly, analyze diverse information from varied sources, and write to a high standard.
  • Ability to collect and analyze complex and incomplete information, interpret data, synthesize issues, make connections across topics, and present into a cohesive picture.  
  • Ability to problem-solve around new topics, identify major issues, and high-quality synthetic and analytical documents in a timely manner.
  • Strong client orientation and ability to maintain complex client relationships in the face of conflicting demands or directions. 
  • Ability to multi-task, work under tight deadlines, and handle conflicting demands or directions.
  • Enjoys working in a team-based environment.
  • Prior experience interacting with officials in government, development community, and the private sector.
  • Familiarity with World Bank operational work, including lending operations.
  • Sufficient fluency in required in both French and English.

 

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REQUIRED EDUCATION Master’s Degree
WORK HOURS: 8 Hours a Day
EXPERIENCE IN MONTHS: 96

Niamey, Niger
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