Deadline: 3 April 2019
The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Education Specialist (Early childhood) in Washington, DC, United States. The duration of this post 1 year.
The Education Specialist will help deliver the work program of the Early Childhood Development Global Solutions Group (ECD GSG) and the administration of the Early Learning Partnership Multi-Donor Trust Fund (ELP).
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 Education Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Coordinate the grants process for the ELP MDTF, including gathering of external expertise, administration of all funding rounds, review of applications and monitoring and evaluation of the portfolio;
- Contribute to achieving the ECD GSG objectives (particularly within EDU GP);
- Provide cross-support to World Bank Task Teams working across regions to deliver analytical and operational work;
- Help ensure the smooth delivery of the Early Years Fellowship and engagement with policymakers in ECD;
- Represent the Education GP in the cross-sectoral working group for the Bank’s Investing in the Early Years Initiative, as well as liaising with the Human Capital Project Team;
- Represent the World Bank externally, including with key partners such as the Global Partnership for Education, ECDAN, UNICEF, WHO and UNESCO;
- Prepare just-in-time reports and contribute to writing briefs to support the Education GP and Investing in the Early Years Initiative, as required;
- Participate in review meetings and represent the ECD team in relevant Bank-wide initiatives;
- Support global efforts to scale up measurement in ECD; and
- Other duties and tasks as specified by the Practice Manager and ECD Global Lead.
Applicants must have-
- Minimum qualification of a Master’s Degree in education, child development, international development, political science or related fields.
- Minimum 5 years of relevant international experience, including specific experience working on ECD.
- Familiarity with World Bank operations, including preparation and implementation support for projects.
- Knowledge in Bank operational policies and systems and Trust Fund policies.
- Demonstrated project management experience, with specific focus on monitoring results and managing a portfolio.
- Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and independently, seeking guidance on complex projects/issues from senior staff.
- Strong client orientation and proven ability to work with a variety of different stakeholders to identify problems, provide technical support, build consensus and arrive at solutions.
- Strong oral communication skills.
- Strong results orientation, persistence, patience and positive attitude.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills.
- Team player.
- Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work successfully with diverse constituencies.
- Outstanding inter-personal and organizational skills, client-orientation, diplomatic skills, mature judgment, ability to collaborate with others in a multi-cultural environment, capacity to manage multiple tasks, identify and respond to needs as they arise, and remain flexible and self-motivated in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.
- Willingness to travel.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WBG.