Operations Analyst 170567

  • Added Date: Monday, 20 March 2017
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 10 April 2017

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The World Bank provides financial and technical assistance to countries throughout the world to catalyze economic growth and eliminate poverty. The Pacific Department currently works in twelve developing countries in the Region (the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu). It has Country Offices in Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Fiji and Solomon Islands and Liaison Offices in Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu and Kiribati.

The Pacific Department is managed from a regional hub office in Sydney under the leadership of a Country Director. The office assists in the implementation of projects and programs, in project processing, country programming and advisory services and analytics. It also coordinates World Bank Group activities with other development partners and stakeholders.

The World Bank is seeking an experienced professional for the position of Operations Analyst to be based in Honiara, Solomon Islands. The Operations Analyst will provide support to project teams, and contribute to strengthening the relations with a broad range of stakeholders in Solomon Islands, particularly Government, Development Partners, Private Sector and Civil Society. The operations analyst will also be requested to support the Vanuatu program from time to time. The operations analyst will report to the Country Representative for Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and will be an integral member of the Pacific Country Management Unit (CMU).

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 1 year term appointment.Specific responsibilities:

Support the implementation of World Bank Operations in Solomon Islands, with a focus on timeliness, quality and results of country deliverables. Carry out research and analytical tasks on a wide range of operational, country and sector issues, review and interpret information/data, identify issues and recommend actions/solutions. Participate – when requested - in World Bank implementation support visits, and assist tasks teams in addressing implementation challenges. Provide guidance to task teams on operations procedures and help resolve operations issues. Support the strengthening of relations with a broad range of stakeholders in Solomon Islands Contribute to specific operational activities at all stages of the project cycle, including participation in the design and development of specific project components, coordination with development partners, implementation support, M&E and reporting. Assist in the formulation and implementation of strategy documents such as the Country Partnership Framework (CPF), CPF Performance and Learning Review, and CPF Completion and Learning Review (CLR); prepare sections of the strategy documents; review and screen relevant documents/reports for consistency with the CPF and other strategy documents. Assist in the implementation of the Action Plan for the Country Portfolio Performance Reviews Prepare and update country briefs and presentations. Support the visits of World Bank Group Senior Managers in the country Coordinate operational meetings for the country office. Respond to ad hoc information requests from internal and external parties. Carry out other activities upon assignments by the Country Representative•
Selection Criteria:
• A Master Degree (MA/MS) in economics, public policy, business administration, social science, or other relevant discipline, plus a minimum of two (2) years of direct relevant experience, or BA/BS in relevant discipline plus five (5) or more years of relevant experience.
• Proven analytical and problem-solving skills and proven ability to apply these in carrying out complex research and operational tasks, identifying issues, presenting findings/ recommendations and contributing to resolution of sector and country issues.
• Strong understanding of project management concepts.
• Excellent data analysis skills and ability to quickly compile and verify information and produce concise, well-written documents and correspondence in English. Should be highly proficient in Excel with pivot tables, conditional formatting, macros and charts.
• Excellent communications skills, both in oral presentations and in writing sections of papers, briefs, independent reports, etc.
• Excellent skills in wide range of computer programs and in the use of relevant software applications, including Word, Excel and Power Point. Willingness and ability to learn new programs.
• Capacity to work simultaneously on a variety of issues and tasks, independently adjusting to priorities and achieving results with agreed objectives and deadlines.
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with internal/external partners and promote collaboration in a multi-cultural environment.
• Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
• Knowledge of and experience in applying Bank operational processes and procedures, and a well-developed understanding of the Bank’s strategy, objectives, work program, and investment portfolio, and of specific country issues.
• Strong knowledge of Solomon Islands country context including political development, history, economy and social issues.
• Strong knowledge of civil society organizations, dynamics and positions
• Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English, and fluency in Pijin

Required competencies:
• Project Management - Understands and utilizes the basic concepts of project management, as they relate to the implementation of a project
• Bank Instruments, Policies, Procedures, and Systems – Willing to learn and become familiar with Bank Instruments, Policies, Procedures and Systems (including safeguards, FM and procurement)
• Portfolio Management (OS) - Analyzes and identifies portfolio cross-cutting issues; provides guidance to country/sector teams on quality of operations and portfolio performance.
• Analytical and Technical Skills, Operational Strategy Development & Advice - Able to identify routine operational issues and problems. Able to assist in developing elements of learning and knowledge dissemination programs.
• Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions.
• Client Orientation - Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
• Deliver Results for Clients - Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization to do so.
• Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives.
• Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.
• Make Smart Decisions - Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward.

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