Water Sector Specialist at World Bank, Dakar, Senegal

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Deadline: 24 February 2019

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Water Sector Specialist in Dakar, Senegal. 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 Water Sector Specialist will perform the following functions-

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  • Strategies, Planning and Policies:
    • Assist in the process of formulation of country sector strategies in the water and sanitation sector.
    • Participate in the reviews of different sector policies, legal and regulatory frameworks for the water and sanitation sector.
    • Assist in identification and preparation of projects
  • Projects implementation:
    • Participate and assist multidisciplinary supervision missions covering all phases of the project cycle.
    • Identify implementation issues related to projects/programs in the sector.
    • Work closely with client institutions to support effective implementation of WB supported programs.
    • Maintain effective relationships with relevant governmental, non-governmental, donor and other stakeholders.
    • Assess capacity building and training needs of Executing Agencies of projects/programs.
    • Encourage clients to use disruptive technology and ICT to speed up project implementation.​
  • Institutional and analytical work:
    • Stay informed on the status of the water sector and its institutions, as well as relevant donor, private sector and NGO initiatives.
    • Participate in and eventually leading task teams for production of analytical studies and preparation and implementation support to investment and policy-oriented projects.
    • Identify and share with client, relevant expertise and examples within and outside the World Bank.
    • Identify and support water sector linkages to the Bank’s country strategy and the work of other sectoral teams.
  • Monitoring & Evaluation:
    • Monitor and assess the implementation of sector portfolio.
    • Ensure prompt preparation of quality and consistency related to sector portfolio management, including quality control.
    • Prepare timely reports on project implementation and progress.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • At least a master’s degree in water resources, hydrology, hydraulics, sanitation, environment, civil engineering, irrigation or a related discipline with a focus on water supply and sanitation and water resources management.
  • Recognized technical, operational and/or policy-oriented expertise, and at least 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of water resources management (WRM) and water supply and sanitation services delivery (WSS), utility/institutional reform and public private partnerships, sector coordination and policy dialogue, private sector participation and pro-poor strategy and program development.
  • Prior work experience and results on the ground and hands-on experience with Government counterpart agencies.
  • Ability to think innovatively and strategically in dealing with technical and/or policy issues while maintaining a strong client focus.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in French and English, including demonstrated ability of publishing technical and/or policy work and making effective presentations to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent teamworking skills.
  • Ability to use new information technologies.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.