Private Sector Specialist

World Bank

World Bank Group is recruiting a Private Sector Specialist, to be based in Luanda, Angola.
  • The Private Sector Specialist/Economist will report to the Practice Manager on Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation (Africa 1) and will be assigned to the support FCI RAS Program and other operations to which FCI contributes, focusing on project preparation, implementation and supervision on the ground in Angola. This will include supporting the task team leaders (TTL) and other team members in designing, preparing and delivering complex, multi-sectoral technical assistance tasks, coordinate policy advice and support key technical analytics. Activities will include:
  • Project management: support to carry out necessary project preparation and implementation activities to ensure timely delivery of high-quality advisory services to the client. This includes technical inputs on finance and competitiveness issues, participation in technical missions and follow-up on implementation status, as well as close attention to financial management, procurement and safeguards (social and environmental)
  • Undertake analytics in their core area of competency, and support analytics in other areas
  • As needs arise, work on specific activities of RAS implementation, including contributing to high-quality advisory services on business environment and financial sector reform
  • Contribute to prepare and deliver research reports and policy memos based on analytical findings, and play an active role in the planning and dissemination strategy to promote policy uptake of evidence-based recommendations
  • Support multi-sector teams (from Bank and IFC) in delivering technical assistance in the general areas of private sector growth, financial sector, competitiveness and diversification
  • Provide Support to the WBG policy dialogue with the Government in these areas. This work may include preparation of briefing notes, policy memos, technical workshops, and support to strategy development
  • Support capacity building in Angola from both the public and private sector side to share international best practice, this includes coordinating the organization of workshops, arranging of study tours etc.
  • Supervise implementation to ensure activities are completed on time and to the general satisfaction of the Government of Angola
  • Provide technical FCI inputs in their area of expertise to the country level strategic policy dialogue (including Systematic Country Diagnostic and Country Partnership Framework), cross-support to relevant components in operations or analytical work managed by other GPs (investment operations or development policy grants)
  • Other tasks as requested by the Practice manager or task team leaders
  • Masters’ degree in Economics, Business, Finance,Public Policy, Law, or closely related field
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience on finance and competitiveness issues (investment climate, financial inclusion and infrastructure, financial stability), in the public or private sector (government, international organization, private company, non-government organization, etc.)
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills, ability to understand and analyze complex problems and to identify solutions. Good command of microeconomics, or related fields is preferred, as are econometric skills
  • Strong knowledge of issues affecting investment, finance, and competitiveness in Angola. Knowledge of the political economy of reforms in Angola is an asset. International experience is an advantage
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate and liaise effectively with clients
  • Motivated, driven and committed to World Bank Group’s development goals
  • Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view
  • Excellent oral and written English skills are essential. Prior experience in authoring or making substantive contributions to policy publications/reports is preferred
  • Ability and willingness to prepare and supervise projects
  • WBG Core Competencies (GF)
  • Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions
  • Deliver Results for Clients - Proactively addresses clients’ stated and unstated needs
  • Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives
  • Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Applies knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients
  • Make Smart Decisions - Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
  • The World Bank values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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