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World Bank recruiting Extended Term Consultant to support LC5 Country Management Unit for Brazil

Brasilia, Brazil, 23 July 2013

Background / General description

The LC5 Country Management Unit for Brazil is part of the Latin America and the Caribbean Vice-presidency. LC5’s diverse Sustainable Development - SD portfolio is being coordinated by two Sector Leaders and covers Agriculture and Rural Development, Environment, Climate Change, Infrastructure (Transport, W&S and Energy), Disaster Risk Management and Social Development.

SD is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of an Extended Term Consultant to support the work of the Brazil Team with emphasis on supporting the work program of the two Sustainable Development Sector Leaders. The ETC will report directly to the two Sector Leaders for Sustainable Development.

Duties and Accountabilities

  • Together with the Sector Leader, review project proposals and participate on project teams, recommending ways to strengthen project documents and reports relating to the LC5 SD portfolio;

  • Liaise with and provide support to CMU and SMU staff on portfolio related monitoring tasks (e.g. actualization and follow-up of monthly reports (BPRT), ensuring that pertinent deadlines are being met etc.) and support portfolio reviews (CPPR);

  • Undertake reviews of priority projects and programs under implementation, identifying needs to improve preparation and/or supervision;

  • Monitor TF financed operations towards ensuring that these activities strengthen and strategically support the respective country portfolios;

  • Provide support to the quality control process of Board Packages;

  • Research and synthesize complex technical documents into briefing notes and power point presentations;

  • Maintain a dialogue with HQ-based SD technical staff, identify and follow up on areas of required HQ support;

  • Provide support to task team leaders on the selection of priority projects.

The appointment would be a one-year Extended Term Consultant (ETC) renewable for one additional year, subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of budget resources. In addition, this appointment is subject to local recruitment and local salary scales.  The duty station is Brasilia, Brazil.

Deadline: 12 August 2013 

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