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Job Description: Energy is a key input to economic growth needed to end extreme poverty, while extractives generate substantial revenues for poverty reduction and socio-economic development.  Universal access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy is key for ensuring economic opportunity and prosperity. The extractives sector, if managed well, can boost shared prosperity through co-development of infrastructure, local economic development, skills, and jobs.

GEEDR Background:

The Energy and Extractives Global Practice (GEEDR) of the World Bank Group is committed to supporting the provision of reliable electricity to the unserved and inadequately-served people of the world to help eradicate extreme poverty and create shared prosperity. The Energy side of the practice focuses on providing affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to meet the needs of fast growing economies and to ensure universal access to modern energy services for people in client countries. The Extractives side of the Global Practice focuses on strengthening policy and institutional frameworks to promote transparent and equitable growth of the extractives sectors and leverage extractives-related infrastructure for public benefit. Both parts of the Global Practice place a strong emphasis on private sector resource mobilization. The Energy and Extractives Global Practice is made up of more than 300 professionals, a lending program in the order of US$7 billion a year, an active portfolio of some $30 billion, and a rich program of Advisory and Analytical Work.

Duties and Accountabilities:

a) Identifying, in collaboration with key Government counterparts (including the Ministry of Water and Power, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources, Ministry of Finance, National Electricity Regulatory Authority, Office of Gas and), other development partners (Asian Development Bank ADB, JICA, USAID) and World Bank Group staff, activities that will support the TF objectives in the Program Management Area.  Duties will include maintaining and updating the list of activities to be supported, and identifying appropriate task teams, budgets and timings to undertake the activity.

b) As TTL, managing a select set of activities, from concept note through to delivery, and being accountable for the quality, budget and timing of the deliverables.

c) Monitoring progress and substantive findings of the other activities led by other TTLs, and participating in task teams as needed.

d) Undertaking reporting on the DFID Growth Trust Fund, including quarterly reporting to donors, and internal World Bank Group reporting.

e) As time permits, participating in other operational work (investment lending and analytical and advisory activities) as team member.

f) Providing inputs to sector and country briefings, analytical and advisory reports and studies, portfolio performance and monitoring reviews.

g) Participating in the strategy development, and policy dialogue as appropriate

h) Mentoring junior staff in the country energy team and the country office.

i) Participating, as needed, in Global Practice-level activities and training, particularly in World Bank operations with a view to completing the Operations Core Curriculum within one year.

Desired Skills and Experience

• Masters level education in a relevant discipline, including engineering, finance, economics, or related field;

• Minimum 8 years of relevant professional experience in the energy sector;

• Demonstrated experience and solid knowledge of the range of issues facing the energy sector in Pakistan, particularly of the power sector reform process;

• A proven track record in designing and implementing complex activities;

• Experience with bilateral or multilateral development partners would be an advantage;

• Familiarity with World Bank operational procedures including fiduciary and safeguards policies  would be an advantage;

• Fluency in English, as well as excellent communication skills, both oral and written

The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in race, gender, nationality, culture, and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.

For further details and to apply, please go to www.worldbank.org/careers and under “current job openings” seek vacancy number 150244. Deadline for applications March 2, 2015.

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