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  • Posted on: 8 December, 2015 Deadline: 17 December, 2015
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  • The World Bank, a member of the World Bank Group, is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors.

    The World Bank Country Office in Nigeria is looking for a highly organized, energized and experienced professional, capable of operating effectively in a very demanding and fast-paced environment to serve as a Research Economist in the Macro and Fiscal Management (MFM) Global Practice on a Short-Term Consultancy contract spanning one year (150 working days) and subject to extension. Nigeria has the biggest portfolio for the World Bank Group in the Africa region. In this context, the MFM Global Practice has an expanding and critical work program in helping the WBG meet development needs of the country, particularly in a dynamic and fragile environment.

    We are recruiting to fill the position of:

    Social Protect Specialist


    Duties & Accountabilities:
    The incumbent would be based in the World Bank office in Abuja with travel across the country as required. His/her main task will be to develop and strengthen social protection systems and programs in Nigeria, with a focus on coordinating and supporting the implementation of activities funded by the new national social protection program. To this end the consultant will take part in the conduct of analytical work, as well as project preparation/supervision work, including missions/field visits related to the pipeline and ongoing projects.

    The specific roTes and responsibilities are outlined below:

    (i) Assist the Task Team Leader (TTL), and the projec teams in the identification, preparation and appraisal of social protection pipeline projects to be financed by the World Bank, with a specific focus on social protection;
    (ii) Support the development of key documents for policy dialogue and contribute to the discourse on the subject of Social Protection in Nigeria, including providing inputs and support for the development of the Government's new social protection policy
    (iii) Carry out any other related technical assessments (including the preparation of analytical pieces and/or technical reports on various aspects of ongoing and pipeline Bank projects) and administrative activities required by the TTL, Practice Manager and Country Director.
    (iv) Support World Bank colleagues in providing advice to governments to. design and supervise Social Protection projects
    (v) Support the day-to-day design and implementation support of the national social safety nets program
    (vi) Provide technical and implementation support to the key implementing agencies of the national social safety nets program

    Selection criteria:

    • At least 5 years' working experience on investment climate, competitive industries, trade or entrepreneurship topics.
    • Master's degree in Business, Planning, Engineering, Economics, Finance, or equivalent (candidates with multiple disciplines will have an advantage);
    • Operational knowledge of project cycle, from preparation to completion
    • Proven ability in developing high quality technical and analytical work in Trade and Competitiveness.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should visit World Bank Career Page

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