Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? 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.
The Nepal program has a considerable increase in IDA lending with a portfolio value at about US3.0 billion (including both IDA credits, Regional IDA credits and trust funds). Nepal is implementing the new Country Partnership Framework (CPF) for five years starting FY2019 with priority in three focus areas:
Inclusion and resilience. The World Bank country program provides financial support and technical advisory services across a broad range of sectors, with focus in infrastructure, energy, human development services, climate and disaster risk management. In addition, the priority of the program is also to support implementation of federalism. World Bank assistance is channeled through government agencies for agreed development priorities. Technical Teams from the World Bank are drawn from staff in the Kathmandu Office and from around the world.
The Nepal Country Management Unit (CMU) in the World Bank Kathmandu Office provides Administrative and Client Support primarily to the task teams based in Kathmandu but also to visiting missions. Given the scope of the country program and magnitude of the administrative and operational tasks, support is required from a Program Assistant (Grade GC) to primarily provide operational and management support. This is a Country Office position in Nepal subject to local recruitment under the Nepal Compensation Plan.
Roles & Responsibilities:
The Program Assistant will report to the Country Manager of Nepal CMU.
The Program Assistant will carry out the full range of office support work for CMU team working directly under the supervision of the Senior Operations Officer. The work program will include support to the following three core areas:
The incumbent will provide a wide range of executive assistance and administrative support to the Operations Team, coordinate administrative work for the CMU operations team, and perform specific tasks assigned by the Supervisor. Specifically, the Program Assistant will:
Minimum Education and Experience: