Public Private Partnerships Specialist

The World Bank, Singapore City, Singapore

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th March, 2015


Job Description

As a member of the PPP CCSA knowledge team, the PPP Specialist shall:

  • proactively contribute to the development of knowledge products designed to assist the World Bank Group’s client governments in their decision-making on PPPs;
  • support World Bank Group teams that are providing guidance to client governments on PPP frameworks and transactions, with a view to the sharing of good PPP practices;
  • support the development of PPP communities of practice and other PPP knowledge networks inside and outside of the World Bank Group; and
  • Coordinate with external partners of the World Bank Group to develop global public goods in PPPs and to undertake activities of shared interest.

In regard to the PPI Database, the PPP Specialist shall act as the Task Team Leader (TTL) for the Project. In that capacity, the PPP Specialist shall:

  • maintain and proactively enhance the quality and scope of data presented by the PPI Database;
  • supervise the Short-Term Consultants (STCs), Short-Term Temporary (STT) staff, World Bank staff and others responsible for data collection, website maintenance, online communications, records management, technical support or search engine optimization for the website;

arrange for and actively contribute to the periodic preparation and dissemination of summaries of the data on the PPI Database website and other value-added analyses of the data, by:

  • supervising any STCs engaged for the preparation of such summaries and analyses, including making the necessary contractual arrangements and ensuring that payments are made for the services provided;
  • coordinating the preparation of such summaries and analyses by World Bank staff; and
  • direct involvement in the writing of such summaries and analyses;

develop and coordinate marketing campaigns to advise potential users of the existence and features of the website, including campaigns using social media, in close coordination with the PPP CCSA Communications Lead;

coordinate the relationship between the PPI Database and other knowledge resources managed by the PPP CCSA, including the proposed PPP Knowledge Hub;

  • liaise with the donors for the PPI Database Project, particularly in relation to:
  • donor reports (including monthly, semi-annual and annual reports, with financial statements of expenses, commitments and available budget);
  • performance audits; and
  • peer review exercises.

In regard to the PPPIRC, the PPP Specialist shall act as the Junior Co-TTL for the Project, in conjunction with a Senior Co-TTL. The Senior Co-TTL, who is a World Bank Senior Lawyer based in Dar es Salaam, shall have primary responsibility for the legal content of the PPPIRC website. The Senior Co-TTL shall work with the PPP Specialist and shall also directly supervise the STC, based in Washington, who acts as the Legal Program Coordinator for the PPPIRC Project. On this basis, the PPP Specialist shall:

  • assist the Senior Co-TTL in regard to supervising the Short-Term Consultants (STCs), Short-Term Temporary (STT) staff, World Bank staff and others responsible for content development, website maintenance, online communications, records management, technical support or search engine optimization for the website;
  • assist the Legal Program Coordinator in arranging for the periodic production of articles for publication as part of the PPP Insights series, including identification of potential topics, selection of potential authors, and editing of the proposed articles;
  • develop and coordinate marketing campaigns to advise potential users of the existence and features of the website, including campaigns using social media, in close coordination with the PPP CCSA Communications Lead;
  • in conjunction with the Senior Co-TTL, coordinate the relationship between the PPI Database and other knowledge resources managed by the PPP CCSA, including the proposed PPP Knowledge Hub;
  • in conjunction with the Senior Co-TTL, liaise with the donors for the PPPIRC Project, particularly in relation to:

        - donor reports (including monthly, semi-annual and annual reports, with financial statements of expenses, commitments and available budget);
        - performance audits; and
        - peer review exercises.

The PPP Specialist must have the following qualifications and competencies:

  • a post-graduate degree (either a Masters or a LLB or equivalent);
  • at least five years of experience related to infrastructure projects involving the private sector in developing countries;
  • strong information technology skills with, preferably, a knowledge of database management systems and search engine optimization; and
  • excellent oral and written communication skills in English with, preferably, additional language skills in French, Spanish or Mandarin.

 


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