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The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development.
With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.
Visit www.worldbank.org. Governance Global Practice The Governance Global Practice (GGP) supports client countries to build capable, efficient, open, inclusive, and accountable institutions.
Countries with strong institutions prosper by creating an environment that facilitates private sector growth, reduces poverty, delivers valuable services, and earns the confidence of its citizens.
Further information : https : / / www.worldbank.org / en / topic / governance.The GGP has the following business-lines and cross-cutting areas of focus :
preparation of financing operations and provision of project implementation support, monitoring and reporting. An important part of its responsibilities is to deliver operational support to other Practices, including through inputs for policy-based operations, hands-on implementation advice, and direct fiduciary due diligence of investment financing.
Regional Context The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region comprises 30 extremely diverse countries, with a population of nearly 500 million people.
Three of our clients are IDA only and another 2 are IDA-blend countries. The remaining 25 are IBRD- eligible. Although 10 of our clients have joined the EU and 7 of these have graduated, most continue to remain active recipients of knowledge and / or lending services.
ECA has a substantial lending pipeline as well as a portfolio of Reimbursable Advisory Services (RAS), concentrated primarily in a few countries.
Knowledge is critical to the Bank’s value proposition to client countries in the ECA region in both lending and advisory services.
A predominantly middle-income region, ECA s slow growth and persistently high unemployment have threatened to reverse the region’s achievements in reducing poverty and increasing shared prosperity.
The region continues to struggle with multiple structural weaknesses, including high public debt burdens, tight fiscal space, low investment, and financial sector vulnerabilities.
The recent fall in oil prices, geopolitical tensions, the refugee crisis, and complex Eurozone issues pose further challenges to the region’s economic prospects.
In addition, the ECA region is highly vulnerable to climate change. The region has a large potential to strengthen resilience to climate change and also to improve energy efficiency, thereby reducing its contribution to climate change.
Other important challenges affecting the region include poor governance, closed borders, diverse fragility risks related to regional tensions, frozen conflicts, and domestic instability in some geopolitically important countries.
and (iii) Resilience. Under the first pillar, the WBG supports reform programs and investments to improve government efficiency and service delivery, market creation, financial stability and connectivity for growth.
meeting the challenge of protecting the most vulnerable, and responding to aging and health challenges. The third pillar prioritizes climate action and building resilience to natural disasters, and facing the challenge of displaced populations.
In Romania, the World Bank Governance Practice is supporting the Government in their ambitious public administration reform efforts to improve public sector performance through a series of analytic and advisory services, trust funds, as well as an investment lending in the justice sector, supporting the following : (i) strengthening of human resources management capacities in the public administration, (ii) supporting the center of government to improve strategic management and public investment management capacities, (iii) support to accountability institutions, including the Romanian Court of Accounts and the Judiciary, (iv) supporting the digitalization of Romania through GovTech interventions, (v) supporting the government to strengthen their capacity to implement the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP).
The EECG2 Unit covers four country management units (CMUs) in ECA : Russia, Turkey, the Western Balkans and the EU countries.
The EECG2 portfolio includes lending instruments (PforR, IPF-DLI, IPF), Trust Funds (TFs), Advisory Services and Analytics (ASA), and Reimbursable Advisory Services (RAS).
The EECG2 team also collaborates with other GPs to enhance governance in sectors. Duties and Accountabilities The selected candidate will make an expert technical contribution to the work of the Romania Governance Program in the area of public sector management and institutions, human resources management and strategic planning.
His / her duties and accountabilities include, but are not limited to the following :
The position requires a highly motivated professional with substantial experience of analytical and advisory work and World Bank-financed operations.
Specific criteria for this position include the following :
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Note : The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years.
If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.