Monday, 14 November 2016
Job at World Bank Group, Senior Public Private Partners
The Public-Private Partnerships CCSA (Cross-Cutting Solutions Areas) is one of five WBG units within the World Bank Group that foster solutions for multi-sectoral, highly-strategic priority development areas. The CCSAs complement the work of the Global Practices (GPs) in delivering lending and advice to our clients. Though the CCSAs, the WBG will work towards IDA commitments and other corporate targets while providing expert support on high-value, complex projects. The PPP CCSA is located in the Sustainable Development Vice-Presidency.
The PPP CCSA is a team of approximately 50 staff co-located in Washington DC and in Singapore. It acts as a ‘connector’ on PPP and infrastructure finance and policy issues across the WBG and wider development community; provides integrated knowledge lessons and solutions to help our clients, including knowledge work and capacity building. The aim is to develop and foster infrastructure financing solutions which may range from policy advice, economic as well as financing tools that may combine public and private resources. The team also has a mandate to develop and promote tools and standards to improve decisions about infrastructure finance planning and, as appropriate, when and how to use PPPs. It has a key role in linking the WBG to global expertise on PPPs.
The Department for International Development of the UK is funding the creation of a World Bank managed trust fund to support subnational PPP in Tanzania and Zanzibar. The position under these terms of reference will be based in Tanzania, report to the Practice Manager and provide support and management over the trust fund, in accordance with the terms of the trust fund. As noted above the position will be for an initial 2 years, extendable in line with the availability of funding.
Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 2 year term appointment.
Duties and Accountabilities:
• Provide practical and cutting-edge expertise in all aspects related to PPP
• Provide support and advice on the execution of advisory and project work related to a particular PPP transaction
• Play a leading role in implementing the trust fund in providing adequate and timely responses to client needs
• Act as a focal point for Tanzania based PPP activities including appropriate coordination with the Singapore and Washington DC based team as well as GP and regional leads on infrastructure financing issues
• Lead teams and provide leadership on knowledge products, practical tools to assist in decision-making on PPPs, and ensure that good practices on PPPs are integrated into WBG guidance in Tanzania
• Lead work designed to improve WBG information on the extent and impact of our PPP activities
• Coordinate with external partners to develop global public goods in PPP related issues and to undertake activities of shared interest
• Works independently under general direction of the Practice Manager and guides and mentors and supervise junior staff.
• Master’s degree in engineering, economics, finance, management, law or similar disciplines relevant to PPP
• A minimum of eight years of PPP experience, or in related fields such as infrastructure finance;
• Experience in the field of infrastructure finance and related issues with demonstrated ability to engage on a range of issues in developing countries including advice on both program and project development;
• Knowledge of local government PPPs and related issues an advantage;
• Track record of achievements ideally in collaboration with MDBs and other development partners in the field of PPPs;
• Recognized by peers for providing high quality, pragmatic advice to internal and external clients on PPPs;
• Client focus and commitment to results;
• Good experience in Africa, and in particular in Tanzania, a distinct advantage,
• Another language would be considered an advantage; and
• High level written and oral presentation skills.
• Significant PPP transaction experience, with proven success in business development, including developing client relationships and processing quality investments;
• Good knowledge of backstopping instruments provided by the market and IFIs
• Good 'deal sense' based on demonstrated strong analytical skills and sound business judgment;
• Significant knowledge of Donor Funding in the area of infrastructure finance,
• Translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to strategies to develop and implement PPP programs and projects; interacts with clients at the policy level.
• Policy Dialogue Skills - Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners.
• Integrative Skills - Understands relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations.
• PPP Policy, Institutions and Implementation - Solid and broad understanding of the development and implementation of policy/legal/institutional frameworks and the practical application of this to develop programs and projects.
• Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions with others.
• Deliver Results for Clients - Achieves results and identifies mission-driven solutions for the client.
• Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Initiates collaboration across boundaries and broadly across WBG, and brings differing ideas into the forefront.
• Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Creates, applies and shares knowledge from across and outside WBG to strengthen internal and/or external client solutions.
• Make Smart Decisions - Recommends and takes decisive action.
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