Job Listing: World Bank Group (WBG)

Job Title: Senior Operations Officer

Company Name: World Bank Group (WBG)

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Job Type: Full-time

Application Deadline: 19th July 2024

How to Apply: Click Here to Apply

About World Bank Group (WBG): The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank provides low-interest loans, zero to low-interest credits, and grants to developing countries. These support a wide array of investments in education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. Some projects are co-financed with governments, other multilateral institutions, commercial banks, export credit agencies, and private sector investors.

Job Summary:

A Senior Operations Officer is required to support the Uganda Country Management Unit (CMU) in undertaking substantive operational and implementation support tasks with respect to the Bank financed portfolio – currently US$5.6 Billion in IDA commitments. The officer will support the Country Manager and Senior Operations Officers in monitoring and reporting on the Uganda program and maintaining up-to-date information on portfolio performance in close collaboration with task team leaders and under the supervision of the Country Manager.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation and Implementation:
    • Review and provide quality enhancement advice on all operations throughout the project cycle.
    • Provide leadership and advisory support in all phases of operations.
    • Facilitate resolution of cross-department and cross-sectorial problems.
    • Participate in operational missions and meetings and assist teams in resolving difficult issues.
    • Work closely with fiduciary and safeguards teams to address key issues.
  • Portfolio Management:
    • Support the preparation of work programs and budgets.
    • Organize or lead the Country Portfolio Performance Reviews for Uganda.
    • Interact with Program Leaders and Task Team Leaders on daily work program issues.
    • Lead the development of key training programs for the client at a portfolio level.
    • Lead the preparation of monthly Uganda portfolio dashboard reports.
    • Assist in monitoring the development impact and implementation progress of the portfolio.
    • Review all Uganda project documentation for consistency with country strategies and Bank policies.
  • Country Strategy Formulation and Implementation:
    • Support the formulation of the CPFs and preparation of CPS Progress Reports and Completion Reports.
    • Manage relations with clients and partners.
    • Prepare or assist with the preparation of briefs and presentations for high-level visiting missions, special events, and conferences.
    • Support the country strategy formulation process and monitor the implementation of these strategies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent and a minimum of 8 years of relevant operational experience.
  • Knowledge of operational policies and procedures, and experience relevant to portfolio management.
  • Proven capacity to view project-level issues in a broader context.
  • Ability to lead a team of professionals in the execution of major projects.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and develop junior staff.
  • Proven ability to work cooperatively with a multi-disciplinary team and development partners.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Competencies:

  • Project Management: In-depth knowledge and understanding of project management concepts.
  • Portfolio Management: Leads the monitoring of country/sector strategy and work program.
  • Analytical and Technical Skills: Recognized ability to identify and solve operational issues.
  • Sector Dialogue: Able to conduct a dialogue with the client on familiar topics.
  • Bank Instruments, Policies, Procedures, and Systems: Provides high-quality, pragmatic advice on the appropriate use of Bank policies and procedures.
  • Team Leadership: Leads teams to achieve challenging outcomes.
  • Client Orientation: Maintains client relationships and provides evidence-based advice and solutions.
  • Drive for Results: Identifies needed resources and finds solutions to obstacles affecting key deliverables.
  • Teamwork and Inclusion: Shows leadership in ensuring the team stays organized and focused.
  • Knowledge, Learning, and Communication: Leads in sharing best practices and lessons learned.
  • Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making: Assesses risk, considers impact, and articulates benefits of decisions.

NB: The World Bank is committed to achieving diversity of gender, nationality, culture, and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 

 



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