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World Bank recruiting Portfolio and Project Analyst

Yemen, Occupied Palestinian Territory, United Arab Emirates, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, Oman, Morocco, Libya, Kuwait, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Bahrain, Algeria, Afghanistan, 21 March 2016


The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in developing countries. It is committed to financing private sector businesses in emerging markets, mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, helping clients improve social and environmental sustainability and providing advisory services to businesses and governments.

The Cross-Cutting Advisory Solutions (CAS) Department is managing and delivering expertise and programmes which are cross-cutting in nature and have application across the Corporation. These include public-private partnership transactions, clean energy and resources efficiency, SME development, corporate finance, gender and multidisciplinary business solutions. The Department also provides administrative and financial management support to all advisory units in IFC and in the joint World Bank Group Global Practices.
The SME & Value Chain Solutions (SVC) unit supports SME development through advising companies on improving the performance of SMEs in their value chain, as well as strengthening SME performance at the market and sector level in fragile and conflict affected situations. IFC integrates SMEs in corporate value chains (as customers, suppliers, retailers and distributors) within different sectors like agribusiness, financial services, extractives, manufacturing, telecoms, retail and tourism. By strengthening firms and SMEs through its skills development programmes and improving performance of SMEs in corporate value chains, SVC enables small businesses to grow and increase their revenue, find new markets or integrate more effectively within existing markets.

IFCs SVC unit is seeking a knowledge management consultant that will support knowledge creation and dissemination for SVC advisory programmes globally. The position will report directly to the IFC SME and Value Chain Solutions MENA Regional Lead.

Scope of Work

Programme implementation:

  • Support the SME and Value Chain Solutions Regional Lead for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in day-to-day activities

  • Coordinate and support other team members in implementation of projects, including pilot activities

  • Prepare presentations and reports as required for IFC management

  • Take the lead in executing procurement and recruitment tasks and assignments

  • Work with Project Leaders to draft cooperation and other advisory agreements with clients, and partners; contracting and procurement needed to deliver advisory services to clients

  • Assist and/or organize portfolio reviews; prepare portfolio monitoring reports, and follow-up on portfolio review recommendations

Results measurement and reporting:

  • Take the lead in collecting relevant data to report on programme activities against IFCs internal performance indicators

  • Work with the Portfolio team to monitor timely completion of internal reporting

  • Participate in the portfolio/project review meetings and contribute towards preparing progress reports.

  • Follow-up with the programme communication specialist and/or knowledge management specialist to ensure accurate and timely reporting to donor(s)

Stakeholder outreach:

  • Arrange convening of stakeholders meetings and events, including RSVP, minutes and liaison with IFC communications team

  • Working closely with the team assistants, provide logistical oversight for all programme stakeholder meetings.

  • Work with relevant IFC team members to coordinate publication and dissemination of relevant project data

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