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E T Consultant, recruitment available at The World Bank. Candidates who are eligible and qualified may apply before last date of submission. More details about the recruitment of The World Bank are given below.

Job Title: E T Consultant
Job Code: 111681
Job Family: Social Protection
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Appointment: Local Hire
Language Requirements: English [Essential]
Application Deadline: 20-Sep-2011

General Description

Extended Term Consultant (One Year, Renewable)
The World Bank, Nigeria Country office is looking for an experienced professional, capable of operating effectively in a very demanding fast paced environment to serve as a Extended Term Consultant in the Social Protection Unit.

The Nigeria SP portfolio comprises IDA-funded projects amounting to about US$ 200million now and $500m in the next one year. This portfolio includes operations on community driven development for social services and safety nets focused on human development. Policy dialogue, technical assistance and analytical work focused mainly on protection and promotion of basic services for the poor and vulnerable is also carried out in the SP unit.

Duties and Accountabilities
The consultant will work with the Nigeria Social Protection team and provide advice/support for the community and social development project, as well as support for development of a comprehensive social safety net for Nigeria. To this end the consultant will take part in the conduct of analytical work, as well as project preparation/supervision work, including missions/field visits related to ongoing and pipeline projects.

Specifically, the consultant will:
  • Assist the Task Team Leader (TTL), and the project teams in the identification, preparation and appraisal of pipeline projects to be financed by the World Bank, with a specific focus on social protection;
  • Assist the TTL and the project teams in the technical supervision of on-going project – Community and Social Development Project;
  • Support the development of key documents for policy dialogue and contribute to the discourse on the subject of Social Protection in Nigeria
  • Carry out any other related technical assessments (including the preparation of analytical pieces and/or technical reports on various aspects of ongoing and pipeline Bank projects) and administrative activities required by the TTL, Sector Manager and Country Director.
Selection Criteria
  • A postgraduate degree (Masters or equivalent) in Social Sciences with concentration in areas like Welfare Economics or Labour Economics, Public Policy or Management, Poverty Reduction, Rural Development and or Sociology.
  • At least seven years of progressive professional experience in the relevant field.
  • Relevant experience in Development Agencies operations, including provision of technical or operational support for projects or country assistance strategies in the area of human capital development, will be an added advantage.
  • Superior organizational and logistical skills; research, oral presentation skills, and capacity to work simultaneously and effectively on a variety of tasks; in a team and intercultural environment, and with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent writing ability.
  • Excellent oral and presentation skills.
  • Behavioral competencies that facilitate dialogue with country partners and country teams, including listening skills, effective teamwork, knowledge sharing, training and capacity development skills, and ability to adapt advice to the local institutional realities.
  • Willing to travel to remote areas in Nigeria and field experience in developing countries a plus.
How to Apply:
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