Program Analyst

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? The World Bank Group (WBG) 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 and promoting shared prosperity. 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.

The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) - one of the world's largest multilateral funds – uses  climate financing to help low and middle-income countries accelerate low-carbon, climate-resilient development. CIF supports an inclusive and just climate-smart future, focusing on diverse partnerships that de-risk green markets and unlock additional investments and financing.

To date, 14 contributor countries have pledged over US$11 billion to CIF, leveraging an additional US$62 billion in co-financing in 72 recipient countries. Since its start, CIF has worked in the areas of clean technologies, energy access, climate resilience, and sustainable forests. And now, after identifying the next frontier of climate challenges, CIF is investing in five new areas: the transition from coal, climate-smart cities, nature-based solutions, industry decarbonization, and renewable energy integration.
The CIF's success is premised on a solid partnership with national governments, citizen groups and communities, private sector sponsors, the CIF governing bodies, and the five multilateral development banks that serve as co-financiers and implementing agencies of the CIF.

At the center of this collaboration is the CIF Secretariat, a 35-person secretariat hosted by The World Bank which supports the work of the CIF governing bodies, including strategy and policy development as well as reporting; manages internal and external institutional relations as well as strategic partnerships; supports program development; delivers a large program of thought leadership, knowledge and learning work; is responsible for portfolio risk management and new private sector capital mobilization modalities and initiatives.

Duties and Accountabilities: 

The Program Analyst  will report to the leads of the Governance, Risk, and Portfolio Management teams.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

CIFAU Information Systems:

  • Serve as the CIF Secretariat focal point on all IT matters, including general oversight of the CIF Collaboration Hub (CCH), an online collaborative platform developed to support the Climate Investment Funds portfolio management system on behalf of the CIF Secretariat. 
  • Act as a business analyst on the development, end-user support, and maintenance of the CCH.
  • Serves as the technical focal point for the CCH and monitor and respond to user questions and suggestions on the CCH platform.
  • Assist in improving various CIF systems and data analytics, including data collection, validation, analysis, and reporting.
  • Identify opportunities to capture and/or report new data to enhance analytic capabilities.
  • Prepare and maintain documentation to facilitate the development of the CCH and other CIF systems and analytics.
  • Support the management of the Contacts Database management system, the central repository of all CIF stakeholders. 
  • Provide the necessary systems training to the CIF Secretariat team.

Governance Team and Portfolio Management support:

  • Support the CIF Governance team on funding, policy approvals, and other processes handled through the CCH platform.
  • Support the management of the CIF events management portal to track participants for the Committee meetings 
  • Assist in tracking and monitoring of CIF program and project portfolio data and preparation of relevant portfolio reports 
  • Support the CIF Portfolio team in the maintenance and improvement of key project performance metrics and necessary data analysis 

Selection Criteria

  • Master's degree in information technology, computer science, information systems. 
  • Minimum of 2years of experience 
  • Strong background in Information Technology, specifically systems development. Proficiency in MS Office Suite, especially Excel and MSWord. Familiarity with World Bank systems and processes for procurement and other administrative tasks. Knowledge of SAP or similar systems experience is a plus.
  • Motivated Team player 
  • Excellent English communication skills (both verbal and written) to effectively articulate complex issues and solutions; 
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent judgment and ability to work with autonomy to deliver high-quality results in a timely manner; 
  • Proactively addresses clients' needs with high level of professionalism;