Infrastructure Specialist

World Bank, Moroni, Comoros

Skill Required:, IT and ICTMedia and CommunicationPolicy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject ManagementProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th January, 2020

Job Description


We are on a mission to change the world; do you want to join us where it matters the most? Invest in your personal and professional development and acquire the skills that are vital for a global career in international development. A role in an FCS (Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations) location will be a truly impactful experience!

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; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. 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. 

Infrastructure Practice Group

The Infrastructure Practice Group is charged with developing sustainable solutions to help close infrastructure gaps in developing and emerging economies. As part of the Infrastructure Practice Group, the Energy & Extractives (EEX) Global Practice (GP) focuses on providing affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to meet the needs of fast-growing economies, ensure universal access to modern energy services for people in client countries, strengthen policy and institutional frameworks to promote transparent and equitable growth of the extractives sectors for public benefit. There is a strong emphasis on private sector resource mobilization and catalyzing financing from commercial and other sources of development and climate finance.

The Transport Global Practice seeks to connect people, goods and services to jobs, schools, hospitals, local, regional and international markets, supporting faster, cheaper, safer and more efficient solutions while addressing traffic fatalities, congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, and local air pollution. The GP responds to the needs of developing countries and transition economies for modern and reliable transport and digital solutions. These needs are growing exponentially under the combined effects of globalization, population growth, rapid urbanization, economic development, and technological progress – making transport and digital development a cornerstone of the global development agenda. Connectivity is a critical factor of competitiveness, economic growth and inclusion however a third of the world’s population lacks access to an all-weather road and two-thirds of people live more than one hour away from a large city. The World Bank Group is the largest provider of development finance for transport globally, with an active portfolio of 205 projects amounting to over $39 billion (as of January 2018).

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Infrastructure Specialist will mainly work on energy and transport operations in the Comoros. He/she will work under the supervision of the Task Team Leaders (TTL) and his/her duties and responsibilities shall include (but are not limited to):

Provide operational and technical support to Bank Operations in the Comoros by:

  •  Be ‘on the ground’ focal point with the clients on energy and transport sectors and supporting the implementation of ongoing projects
  •  Supporting the completion of project preparation activities and related analytical work for new Bank operations in the areas of energy and transport sector governance, renewable energy development as well as road/maritime transport and inter-island connectivity;
  •  Providing substantial inputs in the preparation and processing of new operations including the drafting Project Concept Notes (PCN), compilation, editing and finalization of the Project Appraisal Documents (PAD) and board packages, actively participating in the design and in defining the procurement planning, social and environmental safeguards, financial management and implementation arrangements and M&E;
  •  Act as focal point for clients, development partners and stakeholders on specific project-related sector policy, institutional and technological aspects;
  •  Support the TTLs to liaise with client, country stakeholders, local staff and expert teams within and outside the Bank to facilitate smooth project preparation, appraisal, negotiation and implementation processes.

Under the guidance of the TTLs, the Infrastructure Specialist is expected to

  •  Draft and provide timely contributions to project documents, project implementation and project completion reports;
  •  Support the preparation, completion and follow-up of official missions including the drafting of aide memoires and official correspondence;
  •  Draft and review tender documents including terms of reference;
  •  Draft and provide timely inputs to sector briefings and policy notes.

Selection Criteria

  •  A Master’s degree in Engineering, Finance, Economics, or other Energy and/or Development-related areas;
  •  5 plus years of work experience and knowledge in relevant areas or sectors (in particular the transport and energy sectors) with work experience in a Development Finance Institution being desirable;
  •  Experience in energy access and sector reforms;
  •  Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa preferably in both the public and private sectors;
  •  Ability to think strategically, work independently, and multi-task complex projects effectively;
  •  Excellent oral and written communications skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues at different levels of the organization and in a multi-cultural environment;
  •  Ability to develop, analyze and articulate project issues and to diagnose problems and propose reliable solutions;
  •  Interest and experience in preparing and organizing high-level technical workshops and meetings;
  •  Fluency in spoken and written English and French is a must.


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