Job # 121894
Job Title: Senior Public Sector Specialist
Job Family: Public Sector Management
Appointment: International Hire
Language Requirements: English [Essential]; French [Desired]
The selected candidate will report to the Cluster Leader and to the Sector Manager (SM), and will be expected to carry out the following duties:
Lead or support multi-sector teams to deliver the Bank™s analytical, lending, and grant operations pertaining to public sector reform, including political economy and governance diagnostic work. In so doing, the candidate will provide advice and support to other World Bank sector operations involving public sector management/governance challenges.
Manage the preparation and supervision of assigned tasks and deliverables and ensure effective response and delivery of programs requested by Country Management Unit as well as ensure the quality of the analytical and lending program.
Generate and exchange knowledge relating to concepts, techniques and lessons of experience pertaining to governance, public sector reform and capacity building, advise on governance issues for Country Assistance Strategy preparation, and facilitate multi-sectoral approaches to governance reforms.
Support the Cluster Leader in work program discussions and in supervising the quality and timeliness of work program deliverables for the Nigeria program.
The successful candidate will be a highly seasoned professional with solid operational experience working on public sector management, governance and anti-corruption issues in developing countries with in-depth knowledge and experience in public financial management , with adequate knowledge and understanding of other areas of public sector management/governance (e.g. integrated financial management information systems, civil service reform, anti-corruption reforms, political economy analysis etc.).
Advanced degree in public policy and administration, economics, political science, finance, or other related field. A strong record of peer reviewed publication on public sector reform would be a plus.
At least 8 years of relevant experience in public sector reform and capacity building.
Work experience in Africa would be preferred.
Demonstrated skills in addressing governance challenges in multiple sectors and in shaping country strategies.
Experience in governance issues related to natural resource management a plus.
Experience with public financial management, procurement and human resource management reforms at sub-national level would be an advantage
Demonstrated skills and experience in project management.
Strong interpersonal skills, proven team orientation, ability to multi-task and work across unit boundaries and a solid track record of mentoring junior staff.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain productive, professional relationships with government counterparts, donors and other stakeholders.
Excellent writing abilities, persuasive oral communication skills and ability to foster long-term, productive client relationships.
Fluency in English, including excellent writing skills, is required. Fluency in French would