ET Consultant Job at the World Bank, 12th June, 2019

The World Bank Group – Established in 1944, the WBG is one among the world’s largest sources of funding and data for improvement options. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG dedicated $67 billion in loans, grants, fairness investments and ensures to its members and personal companies, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is ruled by 188-member nations and delivers companies out of 120 places of work with practically 15,000 employees positioned globally.

The WBG consists of 5 specialised establishments: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, a number of company capabilities and 13 Global Practices to carry best-in-class data and options to regional and nation shoppers.

We are recruiting to fill the place beneath:

Job Title: ET Consultant
Job #: req3381
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: EC2
Sector: Health/Nutrition/Population
Term Duration: 1 year zero months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Background
Nigeria has grappled with poor Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) outcomes over the final three a long time. Between 2008 and 2018, under-five mortality charges (U5MR) declined from 157 to 132 under-five deaths per 1,000 stay births. In spite of this, Nigeria remains to be the second highest contributor to under-five mortality globally and is on a trajectory to file the highest absolute variety of little one deaths by 2021. Even much less progress has been made in stopping maternal deaths with the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) remaining stagnant between 2008 and 2013. The National Demographic Health Survey (2013) information Nigeria’s maternal mortality ratio as 576 per 100,000. Between 2013 and 2018, the nation has recorded the similar proportion of stunted youngsters under-five. Without making progress on well being outcomes, Nigeria can be unable to develop its human capital and file attendant financial features.

Poor well being outcomes are fueled by restricted protection of crucial maternal and little one well being indicators, poor high quality of well being companies and poor utilization of already constrained well being sector funding amongst different systemic challenges. Yet, the largest causes of kid deaths – malnutrition, malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea – are each preventable and treatable. According to the 2018 NDHS, about half (51.7%) of Nigeria’s under-five youngsters slept beneath mattress nets and Penta3 protection is 50.1%. This implies {that a} important proportion of younger youngsters don't have entry to preventive applied sciences reminiscent of mattress nets and vaccinations and are thus inclined to life-threatening ailments.

Recognizing the want for brand new, daring, progressive approaches, the World Bank, in 2015, authorized the Saving One Million Lives Program-for-Results (SOML PforR), to consolidate on authorities’s efforts to enhance maternal and little one well being. The program adopts rules of fiscal decentralization, concentrate on outcomes and accountability to carry sector stewardship nearer to the people and strengthen service supply. More lately, the Government of Nigeria has requested the Bank’s assist to, in the short-term, enhance vitamin outcomes via the Accelerating Nutrition Results in Nigeria (ANRiN) venture and taking a long-term view via the Improved Child Survival Program for Human Capital, Multi-Phased Programmatic Approach (MPA). The MPA will use a mix of evidence-based vertical interventions (for malaria and immunization) alongside scaling of confirmed well being methods approaches via the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF).

The SOML PforR has lately undertaken a mid-term evaluation and is more likely to endure some restructuring to adapt implementation approaches to present operational realities. ANRiN is about to turn into efficient and might want to roll-out actions shortly. The MPA can be a brand new instrument, not earlier than utilized in Nigeria, and also will require in depth technical assist. The Health Specialist can be anticipated to take an energetic position in main coverage dialogue, fixing implementation points, and guiding technique for the continuation of SOML PforR and roll-out of ANRiN and the MPA.

Duties and Accountabilities

In assist of SOML PforR implementation, the Health Specialist will undertake the following duties:

  • Ensure that funds to states are carried out in a well timed trend and that funds can be found for implementing key elements of the program at the Federal degree;
  • Lead dialogue with the client on a Communications and Information Management technique to boost the profile of the program and outcomes emanating from verification workouts and guarantee its implementation; and,
  • Document the classes realized throughout the implementation of the PforR together with the improvement of coverage briefs and dealing papers;
  • Provide technical steerage and operational assist to the Program Management Unit (PMU) in all elements of program implementation;
  • Engage in high-level coverage dialogue with the Minister of Health, different Federal Government officers, improvement companions and key stakeholders round SOML;
  • Lead program assist missions and produce aide memoires and administration letters;
  • Guide the restructuring means of SOML primarily based on the consequence of the MTR and guarantee the Government shortly carries out its obligations;
  • Liaise with the PMU and the related stakeholders inside the FMOH, FGON, state governments, improvement companions, and contractors to facilitate the achievement of the DLIs;
  • Liaise successfully with different Bank employees and consultants engaged on PforR implementation;
  • Engage and assist states to facilitate higher concentrate on outcomes and achievement of program goals at the state degree;
  • Oversee the well timed and high-quality assortment of knowledge is carried out and is made out there for calculating state and Federal authorities earnings;

In assist of the design and implementation of the MPA, together with the malaria and immunization modules, the Health Specialist will undertake the following duties:

  • Guide coverage dialogue and total design of the malaria module with the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and National Primary Healthcare Development Agency;
  • Lead the provision of technical and operational assist to the NMEP and NPHCDA in all elements of venture design and implementation;
  • Liaise with the NMEP, NPHCDA and the related stakeholders inside the FMOH, FGON, state governments, improvement companions, and contractors to make sure a sensible design and a easy implementation;
  • Liaise and dialogue with different stakeholders together with co-financiers to make sure efficient collaboration to realize program objectives
  • Liaise successfully with different Bank employees and consultants engaged on MPA design and implementation; and,
  • Lead dialogue with states to facilitate implementation of the MPA.

In assist of the design and implementation of ANRiN, the Health Specialist will undertake the following duties:

  • Provide strategic steerage and assist in the design and implementation of performance-based contracts;
  • Liaise with related stakeholders inside the FMOH, FGON, state governments, improvement companions, and contractors to make sure a sensible design and a easy implementation of the performance-based contracts;
  • Guide the curation and deployment of non-state actor improvements and liaise with technical assistants from the Power of Nutrition to facilitate analysis and studying;
  • Provide strategic steerage for the roll-out of a communications and advocacy plan to boost the significance of ANRiN in-country.

The External Consultant shall perform different such actions as the TTL fairly requests, to facilitate implementation and achievement of the program improvement goals of the operations.

Selection Criteria

  • Strong diplomatic abilities and success working in groups each as a crew member and as a crew chief.
  • Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and construct efficient working relations with shoppers and colleagues;
  • Responsive to suggestions in a well timed {and professional} method;
  • Excellent organizational abilities, consideration to element and skill to contribute to a crew.
  • A Master’s Degree in a subject associated to Human Development/Health Population & Nutrition/International Development, and at least eight years of related work expertise. A medical degree can be an asset.
  • A minimal of eight years’ work expertise in designing, managing, or implementing improvement applications;
  • At least three years’ work expertise working with a Development Finance Institution in Nigeria;
  • Knowledge and understanding of creating nation HNP points, the political economic system, and institutional and governance contexts. Experience working in the public sector can be an asset;
  • A demonstrated means to translate analytical/technical abilities into operational outcomes;
  • Previous expertise engaged on well being methods interventions with a maternal and little one well being focus;
  • Demonstrated communication and outreach abilities with glorious written and oral communication abilities in English;

Required Language(s):

  • English language

Duration of Consultancy:

  • The contract can be for one year however renewable primarily based on efficiency for upto a second year.

Duty Station:

  • The place is topic to World Bank native rent situations. The obligation station of the Health Specialist can be the Nigeria Country Office of the World Bank in Abuja. There can be different journey as deemed obligatory.

Reporting and Accountability:

  • The External Consultant can have a contract with the World Bank and report back to the Practice Manager for the hiring Unit (GHN07 or successor unit).


How to Apply

Interested and certified candidates ought to:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline 17th June, 2019

Note

  • The chosen candidate can be provided a one-year appointment, renewable for a further one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and topic to a lifetime most ET Appointment of two years.
  • If an ET appointment ends earlier than a full year, it's thought-about as a full year towards the lifetime most.
  • Former and present ET employees who've accomplished all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment usually are not eligible for future ET appointments.
  • The World Bank Group values variety and encourages all certified candidates who're nationals of World Bank Group member nations to use, no matter gender, gender id, faith, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or incapacity. Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and feminine candidates are strongly inspired to use.

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