Private Sector Specialist


Organisation:  International Finance Corporation

Apply By:  02 Aug . 2017

Location:  New Delhi(Delhi)

Private Sector Specialist
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Background / General Description:

THE WORLD BANK GROUP (For external postings)Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. It has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030: ending extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%, and promoting shared prosperity by fostering income growth for the poorest 40% of people in every country. With more than 100 offices in client and partner countries, the World Bank Group consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

Duties and Accountabilities:

The Private Sector Specialist/Economist will report to the South Asia Practice Manager on Trade and Competitiveness and will focus on the following activities:

  • Project management (project preparation and project supervision): support or carry out necessary project preparation and supervision activities, this includes technical inputs on trade and competitiveness (T&C) issues, as well as close attention to financial management, procurement and safeguards (social and environmental).
  • Advisory Activities: Contribute to advisory work undertaken by the WBG T&C, such as the policy dialogue on investment policy and promotion, and reforms in the business regulatory space (including Doing Business), as required.
  • Analytics: Contribute to its analytical program, inter alia on competitiveness diagnostics, value chain analysis, firm dynamics and firm productivity analysis, and other analytics related to trade, as required.
  • Contribute to high quality technical advice on trade and competitiveness issues (business climate, competitive industries, innovation, and trade) in response to Government requests; contribute to or 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.
  • General technical support to the World Bank and IFC offices in Delhi: Provide technical T&C inputs 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).
  • Client dialogue. Contribute to the dialogue on Trade and Competitiveness issues with key government counterparts.

Other Responsibilities

  • Represent the World Bank, as needed, at public forums and meetings;
  • Contribute to T&C GP planning, budgeting and reporting;
  • Assist in the recruitment of consultants and staff;
  • Other tasks as requested by the Practice manager or task team leaders.

Selection Criteria:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Masters’ degree in Economics, Business, Public Policy or closely related field, from an internationally reputed university.
  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience on trade and competitiveness issues (trade, investment climate, competitive industries, innovation and entrepreneurship), 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, industrial organization, or related fields is strongly preferred, as are econometric skills.
  • Strong knowledge of issues affecting trade and competitiveness in India. 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 or academic publications/reports is preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to prepare and supervise projects across the country.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 IFC values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of IFC 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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