The Senior Operations Officer will have dual reporting lines – to the GTFS2 Practice Manager (full line) and to the Country Manager for Sudan (dotted line). The Senior Operations Officer is expected to work with proactivity and autonomy to spearhead the FCV Group’s effort in the CMU countries in general and in Sudan in particular – in close coordination with colleagues from the FCV Group, CMU and Global Practices as needed, as well as external stakeholders.
Key responsibilities will include:
Lead or contribute to analytical work, with a particular focus on political economy and its relation to the development agenda and contribute to country engagement products;Provide support to the CMU as well as to task teams/work as task team member to help build the pipeline and enhance the FCV focus of operations, including reflecting in operational design and documentation findings and recommendations of the Risk and Resilience Assessment, as may be needed, and their responsiveness to the situation on the ground;Provide strategic leadership on the WBG’s contributions to the forced displacement agenda in Sudan; support the ongoing policy dialogue; support the CMU with the preparation and operationalization of potential eligibility for the IDA20 Window for Host Communities and Refugees; manage the dialogue with other counterparts, including but not limited to UN Country team and key bilateral;Help manage partnerships with other actors, including political, security, and humanitarian actors, with a view to enhancing linkages with development activities and getting concrete results on the ground;Coordinate other activities undertaken by the FCV Group in the four countries, including implementation of the Geo-Enabling for Monitoring and Supervision (GEMS) tool.
Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in economics, law, social sciences, or another relevant discipline and at least 8 years of directly relevant experience; In-depth knowledge and understanding of FCV issues, including conflict risk mitigation and forced displacement;Operational experience in strategy development, policy dialogue, and operations in FCV settings; outstanding strategic and analytical skills; ability to link political analysis and operational implications;Client focus and drive for results; demonstrated commitment to the principles of client-driven development;Excellent interpersonal and team skills, and ability to work with a range of stakeholders;Strong organizational skills; ability to prioritize, to deal with frequent and unexpected changes, and to work within tight timeframes;Strong communications skills, both verbal and written, in English. Strong Arabic skills are a plus;Experience with Bank operations, policies, procedures and processes;Personal integrity, ability to handle confidential matters in a discreet and respectful manner.