Senior Operations Officer at World Bank, Seoul, Korea


Deadline: 29 May 2019

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Operations Officer in Seoul, Korea. The duration of this post 2 years.

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WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Senior Operations Officer will perform the following functions-

  • Help design and deliver DECKM activities with Korea with an emphasis on the K-POK Program.
  • This entails coordinating the annual work programming process of the K-POK Program including preparatory work for any coordinating meetings with the MOEF; and preparing annual work plans, and annual reports on implementation and results, with inputs from DECKM Program Leaders and associated WB units.
  • Provide regular intel to DECKM Management and colleagues on the delivery of the Korea work program, and engagement with Korean partners.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key government counterparts; staff/management of WBG Korea Office; DECKM Program Leaders; and WB unit teams and staff involved in
    DECKM-Korea program and activity delivery.
  • Play a key role in identifying potential wholesale, implementation partners in Korea including universities, think tanks, government training institutions, and in nurturing local partnerships.
  • The Senior Operations Officer will be the World Bank Knowledge Management representative for the Global Partnership for Knowledge-Sharing.
  • Support DECKM programs in delivering activities on the ground in Korea.
  • Manage a small Korea-based DECKM team and budget.
  • Supervise and mentor field-based staff and be responsible for managing a small budget in accordance with World Bank rules and procedures.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must have-

  • An advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in a relevant discipline (economics, international development, public policy, social sciences, or any field related to development).
  • Minimum 8 years of direct relevant Bank experience. Solid experience in Bank operations and knowledge of Bank business processes.
  • Extensive Bank experience working with a wide range of country clients and development partners.
  • Prior working knowledge of knowledge and learning products and track record of designing, organizing and delivering knowledge and learning events and capacity building activities for country clients.
  • Strong experience in Bank strategic fundraising, and in writing funding proposals.
  • Solid experience in management and administration of Bank trust funds, and knowledge of trust fund policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, thinks strategically, be innovative and translate ideas into actions; and to be pragmatic in problem solving.
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills, ability to work with all levels of staff and to function effectively in a matrix management environment.
  • Proven strong communication skills.
  • Track record of being a team player.
  • Work in more than one Bank region is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of East Asia, particularly Korea, is a plus.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.