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Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? 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. 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. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org.

THE ROLE OF THE GLOBAL PRACTICE FOR MACROECONOMICS, TRADE and INVESTMENT (MTI) IN THE WBG

  • The Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) Global Practice (GP) is comprised of some 450 staff, with almost half working in country offices around the world. MTI houses the Bank’s country economists together with trade economists and specialists, debt and macro modeling experts, and fiscal experts. MTI offers integrated solutions to macroeconomic and structural reform programs.  In doing so, MTI staff work closely with other GPs. 
  • MTI staff help to shape and lead knowledge and learning related activities across a range of thematic areas, including but not limited to: (a) macroeconomics; (b) fiscal policy; (c) growth; (d) economic management in resource rich environments; (e) macroeconomic modelling & statistics; (f) trade and regional integration.  

THE LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN REGION (LCR)

The World Bank Group serves 30 client countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LCR).  Clients range from large rapidly growing sophisticated middle-income clients to International Development Association (IDA) Borrowing Countries to small Caribbean states and one fragile state. Despite immense resources, dynamic societies, and an average annual per capita income of about US$4,000, deep inequalities persist in most LCR countries, with nearly a quarter of the Region’s people living in poverty. The Bank’s strategy in LCR is focused on three pillars: promoting inclusive growth, investing in human capital, and building resilience. This includes encouraging better governance and economic integration and leveraging the private finance necessary to address the region’s pressing development needs. 

The MTI LAC unit is seeking high-performing and energetic team member to fulfill the functions of Operations Analyst. He/She will support the preparation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of MTI deliverables in LCR in close collaboration with the MTI Practice Manager. This job is for someone who has interest in conducting operational work, has strong inter-personal skills, likes new challenges, and thrives in a rapidly changing environment.

The selected candidate will be based in the World Bank’s Washington DC office, working under the supervision of the MTI Practice Manager.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Provide teams with guidance in operations at all stages of the project cycle for both lending and analytical tasks, including monitoring milestones for delivery.
  • Support quality control of deliveries including project documents and analytical reports by conducting reviews and offering suggested edits and comments.
  • Prepare supporting documentation for the Monthly Cluster Meetings, where teams review their budgets and deliverables, identifying action items and following up for their completion.
  • Monitor follow up actions resulting from portfolio/pipeline reviews and discussions. 
  • Prepare ad hoc presentations, such as decks for unit meetings, retreats and training.
  • Support budget allocation process by providing inputs to programming, as well as supervision and implementation plans, coordinating with Resource Management colleagues.
  • Handle corporate and regional requests; undertaking ad-hoc analytical and data-related work and research related to ELCMU, which in most cases includes coordinating with teams across the unit for inputs. 

Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree with a specialization in business administration, international development, finance, economics, or related field. Master’s degree is a plus.
  • At least 2 years of professional working experience in a multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake a diversity of tasks within a rapidly changing and demanding environment with attention to detail and capacity to meet tight deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish.
  • Knowledge of Bank operational policies and procedures is preferred.
  • Experience in LCR countries is strongly desired.

Source: https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=26954&site=1

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