Location: New Delhi
EXTENDED TERM CONSULTANT
Health, Nutrition, and Population Unit (SASHN) of World Bank India
Office, mapped to the Human Development Department of the South Asia
Region (SASHD), seeks to recruit an Extended Term Consultant for
providing operational support to specific lending and supervision tasks
of the Health, Nutrition and Population Unit at the New Delhi office. The
Extended Term Consultant will be part of a vibrant team of professionals
comprising public health experts, economists, and operations staff who
manage a robust portfolio of lending/non-lending tasks and analytical
pieces of work, key to the development agenda, with commitments totaling
$2 billion. The incumbent will be competitively recruited on a one year
consultancy extendable to the second year subject to exemplary
Duties & Responsibilities
The Extended Term
Consultant will provide operational and implementation support to the
India Health, Nutrition & Population portfolio. Specifically, She/He will
Support Task Team Leader (TTL) in all tasks related to
preparation of a project including development of project concept note,
preliminary project costs, risk assessments, results framework etc.
Guide task team on applicable operational guidelines and
Monitor project implementation (procurement, FM,
safeguards compliance, legal covenants and disbursements) in close
consultation with clients and specialist staff mapped to projects.
Ensure service standards in responding to
client/partners on project related issues.
Plan missions and in consultation with TTL ascribe roles
and responsibilities to team members.
Participate in missions, discussions with clients and
support TTL in documenting implementation progress by way of reports
and other formal communication.
For HQ-based TTLs, assume responsibility of in-country
point person for clients/ partners.
Provide any necessary information and support to
Review progress reports, studies shared by the Client
and facilitate response from appropriate authorities, where required.
Assist in the preparation of restructuring packages.
The position of Extended
Term Consultant entails travel to the field during missions or when
required by the TTL.
degree in social sciences, public policy, international development,
public health or other relevant field – OR – equivalent combination of
education and experience.
years of relevant experience.
ability to support teams in the design, preparation and implementation of
in India’s HNP sector and knowledge of government structures and
and demonstrated experience in applying World Bank operational processes
and procedures, and knowledge of fiduciary requirements under Bank
lending is an added advantage
client orientation with commitment to results.
interact effectively with a range of stakeholders at various levels
within and outside the Bank.
experience as a self starter with the ability to work with limited
supervision in a multi-cultural team.
organizational skills and capacity to multi-task, independently adjusting
priorities to achieve results meeting deadlines.
verbal and written communication skills.
Details (Vacancy # 110485)
are available in the World Bank Careers website:www.worldbank.org/careers.
All applications must be submitted through this website. The World Bank
Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender,
nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with
disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
Closing date is XXXX, XX,
2011. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.
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