Director at World Bank, Washington, DC, United States


Deadline: 16 May 2019

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Director in Washington, DC, United States. The duration of this post 3 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 Director will perform the following functions-

  • Business Management
    • Provide intellectual and technical leadership related to Human Development and Economic Management within the department and across IEG.
    • Oversee the development of the department work program, ensuring alignment with IEG strategic priorities and its Results Framework.
    • Oversee effective, efficient, and timely delivery of department work program, in line with approved work program.
  • People and Talent Management
    • Provide leadership, direction, coaching, and feedback to develop a high performing and cohesive department leadership team.
    • Nurture and develop talent, with a focus on career and professional development of department staff.
    • Develop and implement appropriate department staffing strategies, recruitment, training and skills deployment, with a focus on diversity and effective implementation of IEG’s strategic workforce planning.
  • Resource Management
    • Oversee and lead resource management across the department, supported by the unit managers who provide the day to day budget management with the RM specialist and TTLs, and in full compliance with IEG and WBG fiduciary standards and operating procedures.
  • Relationship Management
    • Contribute to strong working relationships with Executive Directors and Board Committees, in particular the Committee on Development Effectiveness.
    • Engage with WBG leadership to shape IEG’s evaluative work so as to maximize its contribution to WBG effectiveness, coordinate the delivery of the IEG work program, share evaluation knowledge, and obtain feedback of IEG products and services.
  • Knowledge and Learning
    • Promote timely, cost-effective, and demand-driven learning and knowledge products and services in department to accelerate dissemination of best practices and lessons learned.
    • Promote increased accessibility and usability of IEG knowledge, and innovative ways of using evaluation results in department to deepen the development effectiveness of WBG work, in collaboration with the Knowledge and Communications Department.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must have-

  • Advanced degree in economics, social development, political science, evaluation or another directly relevant area of expertise.
  • Prior experience, both operational and policy-related, in key sectors of development; typically, the successful candidate will have 12-15 years of relevant experience.
  • Prior experience in successfully managing a diverse group of highly skilled professionals; capacity to motivate and develop teams.
  • Strong analytical aptitude, with a substantial background in development evaluation or similar analytical work.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of WBG or other international organization operational strategies, processes, and instruments.
  • Excellent communication, diplomatic and negotiating skills, with demonstrated strong personal maturity, balanced judgment, and a track record of building and maintaining partnerships with colleagues and clients.
  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills, and ability to operate collaboratively across organizational boundaries.
  • Proactive, inclusive and innovative, with an open and collegial work style and ability to listen and integrate ideas from diverse points of view.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, develop and empower more junior staff, provide seasoned advice to more senior staff and managers, and work collaboratively with peers.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.

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