Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities where they are needed most.
The Office of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) is the independent accountability mechanism for projects supported by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)--the private sector arms of the World Bank Group. CAO was established in 1999 and reports directly to the President of the World Bank Group.
CAO works to:
Address the concerns of individuals or communities affected by IFC/MIGA projects;Enhance the social and environmental outcomes of IFC/MIGA projects; andFoster greater public accountability of IFC and MIGA.
CAO has three roles:
Duties and Accountabilities:
Developing and delivering advisory products:
Contribute to the overall strategic thinking of the advisory function including the development of annual work plans;Provide stewardship over specific advisory products including: concept development, research and analysis, and product delivery;Manage Advisory’s data and monitoring and evaluation systems;
Case and Data Analysis:
Research and Writing:
Research trends in IFC/MIGA, IBRD/IDA, industry, International Accountability Mechanisms, and other development institutions to assist Advisory in planning and strategy.Research environmental and social topics, particularly those related to the Performance Standards, for Advisory products.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
Master’s degree in International Relations, Economics, Development Studies or other relevant discipline and 5 or more years of relevant professional experience.Excellent writing and editing skills. Ability to develop outlines for short and long written products with minimal supervision and to coordinate the development of drafts of more complex material for review.Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills. Demonstrated experience working in Excel, Stata, and Tableau or similar software. Demonstrated understanding of the IFC/MIGA and World Bank Group policies and operations, particularly as they relate to environmental and social standards.Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills. Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment.Ability to work independently and take initiative, seeking guidance when necessary from senior team members.Ability to prioritize, work well under pressure, and capably handle/juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.Project management skills.
Experience working on environmental and social sustainability in relation to the private sector.Demonstrated knowledge of IFC’s Sustainability Framework, including the Performance Standards, for identifying and managing environmental and social risks.Strong understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods, including econometrics and coding qualitative content.Demonstrated work in areas related to accountability and community redress.Fluency and/or proficiencies in other languages.