E T Consultant Data Developer – Other

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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.  Visit www.worldbank.org.

As part of the World Bank Group (WBG), the Integrity Vice Presidency (INT) shares in the WBG’s overall mission in alleviating poverty and achieving a shared and sustainable prosperity in client countries. INT’s fundamental role within the WBG is to help detect, prevent, and deter fraud and corruption in the use of the WBG’s financial resources, so that those resources are used effectively to benefit the poor people that they are intended to reach. In contributing to the WBG’s overall mission, INT works closely with other stakeholders across the WBG to:

1. Help detect, prevent, and deter fraud and corruption in WBG-supported projects and activities by: 

• Investigating allegations of fraud, corruption, collusion, coercion, or obstruction (the five Bank-sanctionable practices) in WBG activities; 
• Seeking Bank sanctions against firms and individuals that have engaged in any sanctionable practice; 
• Using information available to INT (including from the Voluntary Disclosure Program) to help operational staff design and implement projects in ways that minimize fraud and corruption risks;
• Working with the WBG’s operational departments and other oversight and control units to help prevent fraud and corruption in operations by distilling lessons learned from investigative findings; developing effective risk identification and management tools; preparing remedial recommendations at the project and broader level, as appropriate, to address risks and issues identified through investigations; and ensuring timely disclosure to the Board of risks identified through ongoing or recently completed investigations that are of relevance to new operations presented to the Board for approval;
• Conducting detailed fiduciary reviews of Bank-supported projects with operations, using forensic methodology to detect indicators of fraud or corruption and help address them as early as possible for better project outcomes; and
• Working with sanctioned entities, through its integrity compliance office, in supporting and monitoring their efforts to put in place appropriate integrity compliance programs in order to raise their integrity standards and reduce risks associated with their operations following their release from sanction.

2. Help client countries to fight fraud and corruption by:

• Referring investigative findings to investigative and enforcement authorities in those countries, and working with authorities to follow-up and take action; 
• Supporting client country counterparts with their preventive and integrity risk mitigation efforts at the project and policy levels; 
• Helping build client country capacity in preventive and forensic techniques; and
• Collaborating in multilateral efforts to mitigate the risks of fraud or corruption in development activities.

3. Enforce the highest standards of professional integrity and ethical behavior among WBG staff and corporate vendors by:

• Investigating allegations of staff misconduct involving significant fraud and corruption; 
• Investigating corporate vendors alleged to have engaged in sanctionable practices; and 
• Mining the lessons learned from those investigations to undertake training and outreach programs, and also strengthen the WBG’s internal controls environment.

INT’s work contributes directly to achieving the shared prosperity/poverty reduction mission of the WBG. Reducing fraud and corruption in WBG projects helps to ensure that WBG funds are used for their intended purposes: to alleviate poverty and to increase prosperity and stability in our borrowing countries. Working with others in international development institutions, INT’s principal goal is to measurably minimize development assistance funds lost to fraud, corruption, and abuse, and increase the quality and results of development efforts. Results are reported in an annual integrity report that contains aggregated data, outcomes, and generic descriptions of significant cases. To ensure its independence, INT’s Vice President (VP) reports directly to the President of the World Bank.

Duties and Responsibilities
A. The Data Developer will work under the supervision of INT’s Data Scientist to develop and implement a quality assurance program for core information systems across the VPU. The Data Developer will report to the Senior Strategy and Operations Officer (INTPR). The duties include but are not limited to: 

1. Work with INT’s Data Scientist (DS) on day-to-day activities to develop Python applications and conducting data quality and validation.
2. Build data pipelines, APIs and running ad-hoc queries on a wide range of queries and generate reports.
3. Record all methodologies used in the calculation of INT performance and risk metrics and other indicators used for internal and external reporting.
4. Coordinate with ITS to resolve data quality issues under the supervision of INT’s Data Scientist (DS).
5. Develop quality control protocols to address quality-at-entry on data entered in INT systems and prepare exception reports that identify and resolve data quality issues.
6. Support the production of data analytics and online dashboards using R and Python.
7. Provide ad-hoc support to the INT data lab as needed on database management and analytics.
8. Query and generate reports using INT’s data warehouse under the supervision of INT’s Data Scientist (DS)

B. The Data Developer will deliver the following outputs and tasks:

• Build data-driven Python applications and APIs.
• Automate data ingestion and ETL processes using databricks pipelines and data warehouse.
• Resolve data quality issues and develop quality protocols to enhance database modeling. 
• Create data queries and use them to deliver to applications and APIs.
• Perform regular updates to, and enhance as needed, INT applications developed in-house (SubDash, dCode and dSearch).
• Generate delta reports and conduct query optimizations using data warehouse.
• Complete various risk analysis and data validation outputs.
• Complete extraction and manipulation of data attributes identified by the INT Data Lab.
• Verify data quality of related outputs in INT systems and address data quality issues.
• Prepare technical documentation for API models and schemas and INT’s Git Hub repository.
• Process ad-hoc data requests by the INT Data Lab as needed.

Selection Criteria

• Advanced university degree, and/or equivalent, in public administration, computer science, information technology, or related fields (e.g., international relations, economics, data analytics, information management) with at least five years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of data analytics/quality assurance.
• At least four years of experience related to application development and data quality assurance.
• Proficiency in Python, SQL, R (at least three years of experience using Python).
• Ability to follow GitHub workflows and produce quality code under tight deadlines.
• Ability to learn and apply INT’s preferred coding frameworks and data management practices.
• Demonstrated ability to take ownership of process and deliverables.
• Excellent writing and editing skills, with a strong command of English and an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear style.
• Ability to solve problems, with strong analytic and research skills.
• Ability to use strong interpersonal and teamwork skills to cultivate effective and productive client relationships and partnerships.

Confidentiality and Document Security 
1. The Data Developer is expected to maintain the highest level of confidentiality on all information to which he or she is exposed and will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement with INT.
2. Travel is not required for this position. 
3. The Data Developer will be made aware of and must respect the privileges and immunities of the WBG. The Data Developer will always abide by all relevant WBG rules and respect member government laws. 
4. Data, reports, and other documents collected by the Data Developer will be retained exclusively by INT. All such information shall be the exclusive property of INT and shall not be shared by the Data Developer with anyone outside of INT.

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