Technical Advisor

Application closing date: 1 April 2019 

Technical Assessment and Monitoring Directorate

Group II – A2/A4

Vacancy Notice 04/2019

The Directorate for Technical Assessment and Monitoring (TAM) is responsible for the CEB’s entire technical analytical and support work for projects, throughout all phases of the project cycle, from identification (pre-appraisal), detailed technical preparation (appraisal), implementation and through to completion. In this work, the TAM ensures that the projects financed comply with evolving IFI standards and requirements; this includes issues such as climate change adaptability, development of social safeguards and related aspects. One of TAM’s key responsibilities is to help develop project performance indicators so as to ensure effective measurement of the impact of the Bank’s projects.

TAM is comprised of Technical Advisors, senior experts in their respective sectors: Technical (civil engineering and related), Social/Economic (i.e. health, education, migrant and refugee issues) and Environment (water and sanitation, environments and energy efficiency).

Functions

The incumbent will report to the Director of the Technical Assessment and Monitoring Directorate. Working independently or within a team, as directed, he/she will have the following responsibilities:

  • The appraisal/preparation of new projects and the follow-up of projects under implementation or just completed on a broad range of social infrastructure and environmental protection investments (such as health and education facilities, social housing, flood management schemes, etc.). Aspects to be covered by this work include: definition of overall project scope and objectives as part of an investment programme, review of the existing policy and sector context to ensure appropriate fit and feasibility of the investment, assessment of the institutional framework and design of implementation arrangements to support project implementation, assessment and recommendations regarding technical aspects of construction, project construction cost and financing plan including recommendations to increase cost efficiency, economic, social and environmental impact, identification of technical assistance needs, and indicators to assess the social impact of projects.
  • As part of project appraisal and monitoring, particular attention is to be paid to identifying issues that could affect the timely implementation of the project, in particular with regards to environmental and social risks, and proposing adequate solutions to manage and mitigate these issues while supporting project implementation.
  • Advise the Borrower on sector and project issues, agree on solutions to support project implementation.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of complex construction projects in a variety of sectors as may be necessary and as directed.
  • Provide expertise on CEB sectors of operations; contribute to developing knowledge products based on rigorous data analysis, and to fostering knowledge sharing on projects results within and outside the Bank.
  • Liaise with other specialists, inside and outside the Bank, to develop and promote the use of consistent approaches to the social and environmental impact of CEB investment.
  • Provide general and specific policy advice (both written and oral) as necessary, including through the preparation of Technical and Policy Notes as may be required by the Director.

Profile

Academic Background: The candidate must have a University Degree in Architecture, Civil or Environmental Engineering or Economics, with appropriate recognised accreditation (such as a professional license) where relevant. A strong understanding of project finance and economics, preferably gained through a postgraduate (MBA-type) programme, would be desirable.

Professional skills:

  • Proven relevant hands-on experience –at least eight years – in managing or overseeing the construction and commissioning of public social infrastructure projects (such as health and education facilities, social housing, flood management schemes, etc.) is essential. This experience could have been acquired in the context of a large design and engineering construction firm or consulting firm with strong involvement in these sectors; or a public sector or international organization.
  • Strong, verifiable project management and communication skills are expected.
  • Experience in assessment and management of social and environmental risks and impacts of infrastructure projects, including in-depth knowledge of relevant EU Directives (e.g. on SEA, EIA, Water Framework etc.) and their application in CEB member countries would be considered an advantage.
  • Willingness and ability to undertake significant international travel (30%) in CEB member countries.
  • Proven capacity to work with a wide range of stakeholders, governments, beneficiaries of projects implemented through financial intermediaries, international organisations.
  • Proven ability to manage independent third-party consultants.
  • Sound analytical skills, capacity to conduct social development analyses, structure ideas, synthesise complex information and translate analytical findings into practical recommendations.
  • Strong writing skills in English.
  • Practical experience gained in the Bank’s target countries would be a plus.

Interpersonal skills:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and multicultural environments. Strong ability to influence others and to share knowledge and to communicate on social, economic and financial issues effectively and persuasively, both within the CEB and with clients.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, pre-empt and proactively address issues as they emerge on complex projects, and manage a variety of activities concurrently.
  • Results focus (including respect for deadlines).
  • Ability to identify and find solutions to technical, governance and legal issues related to his/her assigned field of competence.

IT skills: Sound knowledge of MS Office applications, including spreadsheets; experience in working with database software would be a plus.

Language skills: Perfect command of written and spoken English, knowledge of French, the other Bank’s official language, would be an asset.

Core competencies:

  • Innovation
  • Adaptability
  • Client Orientation
  • Result Orientation
  • Team Work
  • Communication

Nationality: Citizen of one of the Bank’s member states.

Employment Conditions

1) Contract: the CEB offers a 4-year appointment (including a one-year probationary period) with, under certain conditions, the possibility of renewal.

2) Grade and salary:

  • A2/A4
  • The remuneration package is composed of a tax-free basic salary and applicable benefits.

3) Benefits (determined by the candidate’s personal situation):

  • basic family allowance
  • expatriation
  • dependent child supplement
  • one additional monthly dependent child supplement for a single-parent family
  • supplement for a disabled and dependent parent subject to certain conditions
  • supplements for a disabled or severely disabled child subject to certain conditions
  • education allowance (children) for expatriate staff members
  • installation allowance and reimbursement of travel and removal expenses subject to certain conditions

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Livelihoods Officer Profile

Various Locations

Grade: Junior (P2), Mid (P3) and Senior (P4) Level Positions

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and coordinate international action to protect and assist refugees and other persons of concern. It is constantly seeking talented, compassionate candidates with high-integrity to strengthen its capacity to respond urgently to crises with the right skills. Given the nature of UNHCR’s work, it is essential that its workforce has the right mix of skills and qualities to fulfil its mandate.

While UNHCR’s primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees, our ultimate goal is to help find durable solutions that will allow them to rebuild their lives in dignity. There are three durable solutions pursued by UNHCR for 6.4 million refugees in protracted situations: voluntary repatriation; local integration; or resettlement to a third country. While pursuing durable solutions, UNHCR works to increase the self-reliance and livelihood opportunities of refugees.

While pursuing durable solutions, UNHCR works with multiple stakeholders to promote the economic inclusion of refugees, hereby preparing them for their future whether it be a whether it be in a return home, or in their countries of asylum or in a third country.

Typical functions may include:

  • Assessments and Strategic Planning
  • Working with the multi-functional team to assess the legal framework for the right to work and rights at work and recommend advocacy initiatives and policy reform to improve economic inclusion.
  • Building strong relationships with relevant stakeholders, including economic development agencies to adapt their programmes to become inclusive of UNHCR persons of concern; private sector to enhance inclusion in their labour force and supply chains; financial service providers to enhance financial inclusion; and private sector service providers to include UNHCR persons of concern in supporting services (business development, microfinance, training, saving accounts, poverty alleviation and social protection, etc.).
  • Building on UNHCR databases to support the regular information sharing and coordination among different humanitarian, developmental and governmental stakeholders. This includes supporting the implementation of socioeconomic and wealth ranking surveys to inform targeting, monitoring and facilitation the engagement of development programmes.
  • Conducting necessary assessments in collaboration with relevant private and public stakeholders. This includes impact assessments on local economies and surveys that help to inform interventions and identify investment and funding opportunities that enhance the economic inclusion of UNHCR person of concern.
  • In case UNHCR is implementing specific livelihoods activities, the Livelihoods Officer will strengthen, guide and monitor the livelihoods interventions and ensure compliance with UNHCR Minimum Criteria for Livelihoods programming.

Four Main Areas of Concentration

First Area: Global

Livelihoods Officer – Global/Senior Livelihoods Officer – Global

a. University degree in Development Studies, Economy or Socio-Economic Development, Business Administration, or another related field.

b. Experience with advocating, mobilizing and with working with multiple stakeholders, including private sector, development agencies, government authorities, NGOs and social enterprises, in sub-sectors relevant to livelihood engagement e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, local economic development, micro-finance, poverty reduction, agriculture, livestock, vocational and technical education and training, etc.

c. International experience.

Second Area: Rural

Rural Development Officer/Senior Rural Development Officer

a. University degree in Development Studies, Economy, Socio-Economic Development, Business Administration, or another related field.

b. Experience with advocating, mobilizing and with working with multiple stakeholders, including private sector, development agencies, government authorities, NGOs and social enterprises, on agricultural and rural development programmes.

c. International experience

Third Area: Urban

Livelihoods Officer – Urban/Senior Livelihoods Officer – Urban

a. University degree in Development Studies, Economy, Socio-Economic Development, Business Administration, or another related field.

b. Experience with advocating, mobilizing and with working with multiple stakeholders, including private sector, development agencies, government authorities, NGOs and social enterprises, in sub-sectors relevant to urban livelihoods livelihood engagement e.g. microfinance, employment, entrepreneurship, private sector development, urban economic development, micro-finance, poverty reduction, vocational and technical education and training, etc.

c. International experience.

Fourth Area: Livelihoods specialists in one or more areas

Livelihoods Specialist

a. University degree in Development Studies, Economy, Socio-Economic Development, Business Administration, or another related field.

b. Solid, documented experience in one or more of the following areas: relevant strategic planning, livelihoods market analysis, value chain development, socio-economic assessment and wealth ranking, and M&E.

c. International experience

Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required:

For positions at the P2 level

Education: Degree.

Job experience: Minimum 2 years of relevant experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 3 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS).

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P3 level

Education: Degree.

Job experience: Minimum 5 years of relevant (international) job experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 6 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS).

Languages: Proficiency in English is required.

For positions at the P4 level 

Education: Degree.

Job experience: Minimum 8 years of relevant (international) job experience with graduate degree (equivalent of a Master’s), 9 years with undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS).

Languages: Proficiency in English and knowledge of a second UN language (Arabic/ Chinese/French/Russian/Spanish) at B2 is required.

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Program Officer – Economic Opportunities

Summary of Position

IREX seeks a dynamic manager of youth economic engagement programming. The Economic Opportunities Officer will manage and implement significant Tunisian based program components, including coordination with key partners, facilitation of training curriculum, and coordination with partners to identify and match economic opportunities.

This position open to Tunisian nationals, and only citizens or residents of Tunisia will be considered.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Works with partners to implement and facilitate training curriculum for youth participants
  • Conducts training of trainers in curriculum implementation
  • Coordinates with colleagues and mentors to identify partners and organize professional networking opportunities
  • Manages components of program processes, schedules, and program operations in Tunisia.
  • Coordinates between colleagues in Tunis and Washington, DC
  • Liaises with community members and leaders in support of training activities
  • Provides input to the development of training design, training materials, and monitoring and evaluation systems.
  • Facilitates and leads outreach and recruiting events, training workshops, meetings, and other events.
  • Nurtures and maintain a strong relationship with partners.
  • Manages, mentors and coaches project participants, consultants, and/or partners.
  • Identifies and communicates program successes to internal and external audiences.
  • Contributes to compliance with award requirements.
  • Domestic travel to partners and beneficiaries may be required
  • Other programmatic and administrative duties as needed

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of three to five years of progressive experience in activities including partnership engagement, institutional capacity development, youth engagement, training design and facilitation, and/or project management.
  • Experience collaborating with public and private sector partners, local officials, youth-serving organizations, and others.
  • Experience working with institutional partners towards shared objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement opportunities for continued professional growth for young leaders.
  • Proven expertise in training facilitation skills.
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail, including the ability to prioritize
  • Able to work independently and as a team member with consistent ability to take initiative, meet deadlines, and be flexible
  • Strong work ethic, ability to work in a multicultural environment and work well with Tunisian based and international team members.
  • Professionalism in written correspondence and report writing, excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English preferred
  • Ability to communicate professional in speech and writing in Arabic required.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related field; Master’s or higher preferred.
  • Previous project management experience.
  • Experience with internationally funded programs preferred
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