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Senior Environmental Specialist

Organization
World Bank Group
Category
Work & Volunteer
Job vacancies
Country
Ghana
Language

English

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Description

Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. 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. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Senior Environment Specialist will be based in Accra, Ghana, will principally be leading and supporting a broad and evolving portfolio of lending and policy dialogue in all ENB business lines. He/she will also support operations in Watershed Management, Sustainable Landscapes, Biodiversity, Forestry, Climate Change, Blue Economy, and Brown/Pollution. The Selected candidate will work under supervision of the Practice Manager for SAWE4 based in the WB's Washington Office.

Selection Criteria

  • A Master’s degree or above in environment and/or natural resource management, watershed management, sustainable landscape management, forestry, agronomy, climate change, marine and coastal zone management, fisheries, economics, environmental policy or geography, or similar relevant disciplines.
  • Minimum of 8 years of international professional experience in the environment and natural resources management sector, including proven experience in watershed management, integrated landscapes, environment, fisheries, marine and coastal zone management, forestry, dryland development, climate change, and biodiversity.
  • Deep knowledge of natural resources sectors, policies, and institutions, including forestry, Sustainable land management, and/or fisheries. 
  • Field experience in project preparation and supervision, working closely with client and stakeholders. 
  • Demonstrated ability to lead high-quality analytical tasks that include environment related data and information, linking those analyses to country development priorities and economic impacts. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Familiarity with the World Bank Group’s organizational structure, processes, guidelines and procedures will be desirable.
  • Strong client orientation with the ability to build an understanding with implementing agency counterparts on the value-added of Bank products
  • Good team player who can work as a member of multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team, ability to function independently, with a degree of motivation, flexibility and reliability.
  • A drive for results while working with limited supervision and under tight timelines;
  • Understanding of the programmatic approach to forests, climate change and natural resources management (in the context of multi-sectoral approaches and the national development plan and using various sources of financing.

Competencies

  • Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Understands policy making process; distills operationally relevant recommendations/lessons for clients.
  • Policy Dialogue Skills - Identifies and assesses policy issues and plays an active role in the dialogue with the government and/or other stakeholders.
  • Integrative Skills - Working to develop an integrated view across all facets of current sector.
  • Environmental Policy, Strategy and Institutions - Familiarity with environmental policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations.
  • Environmental Sciences - Depth in at least one area: water; ecosystems; forests; conservation; agriculture concerns, etc.
  • 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
Senior Environmental Specialist