Operations Analyst (FCS) - Horn of Africa
Job #: req4372
Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Addis Ababa,Ethiopia
Required Language(s): English, French
Closing Date: 11/15/2019 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world. Visit www.ifc.org.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is a global investor and advisor committed to promoting economically beneficial, financially and commercially sound, and environmentally and socially sustainable investment in developing countries. IFC's mission is to promote sustainable private sector investment, helping to reduce poverty and improve people's lives.
IFC’s FCS Africa program is a regional initiative designed to bring private sector development to Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations (FCS) in Africa by increasing IFC’s portfolio in these challenging markets. It builds on years of operational experiences and learning from the Conflict Affected States in Africa initiative (CASA) which was launched in 2008 supported by donor partners Ireland, the Netherlands and Norway. Established in 2014, the FCS Africa program provides IFC teams with an enabling platform to achieve its ambition in FCS through a combination of (a) presence on the ground to collect market intelligence and be closer to our existing and future clients, and (b) the provision of flexible funding for technical assistance interventions with clients, removing bottlenecks to investments, and (c) creation and dissemination of operational knowledge on private sector development in FCS.
FCS Africa is seeking a highly motivated Analyst to work on implementation of its Program. The analyst working with FCS Manager and senior staff will help with collecting and processing data, reporting and managing the Program.
The Operations Analyst will be based in Ethiopia and (s)he will report to the Senior Operations Officer of the program.
Interest/experience in private sector development in Africa, particularly in challenging business environments and/or conflict affected countries will be an advantage.
Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.
THE WORLD BANK GROUP
Background / General description
Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the worldâ€™s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2014, the WBG committed $65.6 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $22.2 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188 member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.
The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). IBRD and IDA are commonly known as the World Bank, which is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions, and â€“ as of July 1, 2014 â€“ has introduced fourteen Global Practices (GPs) as well as five Cross-Cutting Solution Areas (CCSAs) to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.
GLOBAL PRACTICES & CROSS-CUTTING SOLUTIONS AREAS
The 14 GPs are: Agriculture; Education; Energy and Extractives; Environment and Natural Resources; Finance and Markets; Governance; Health, Nutrition and Population; Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management; Poverty; Social Protection and Labor; Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience; Trade and Competitiveness; Transport and ICT; and Water. The 5 CCSAs are: Climate Change; Fragility, Conflict and Violence; Gender; Jobs; and Public-Private Partnerships. The new operating model is part of a broader internal reform aimed at delivering the best of the World Bank Group to our clients, so that together we can achieve the twin goals of: (1) ending extreme poverty by 2030; and (2) promote shared prosperity for the bottom 40% of the population in every developing country.
THE â€œSOCIAL, URBAN, RURAL AND RESILIENCEâ€ (SURR) GLOBAL PRACTICE
The SURR GP covers a wide gamut: (i) developing green, inclusive and resilient cities; (ii) addressing the social inclusion of the poor, vulnerable and excluded groups through accountable institutions, and ensuring compliance with social safeguards; (iii) enhancing urban and rural development through supporting and managing the urban-rural transition, assisting local development through developing land tenure, management and information systems; and (iv) assisting in disaster risk management through issues of risk assessment, risk reduction (including flood management, urban drainage, coastal management, and retrofitting of infrastructure), disaster preparedness (including hydromet services, early warning systems, and civil defense), risk financing (including CAT-DDO), and resilient reconstruction (including post-disaster damage and loss assessment).
A key responsibility of the GP is to provide professional expertise and operational support to other GPs to implement the WBG operational policies (the WBâ€™s safeguard policies and the IFCâ€™s Performance Standards) to deliver sustainable development results that ensure that any adverse impacts of WBG interventions are limited and mitigated.
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.