E T Temporary
World Bank (World Bank)
Close on 30 Sep 2020
Location: Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Grade: ET2
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Job Description


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. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org

Regional Context

The World Bank Group serves 30 client countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LCR). Clients range from large rapidly growing sophisticated middle-income countries to IDA countries to small Caribbean states to one fragile state. Despite immense resources, dynamic societies, and an average annual per capita income of about $4,000, deep inequalities persist in most LCR countries, with nearly a quarter of the Region's people living in poverty. The Bank's strategy in LCR is structured around two pillars and four cross-cutting themes. The first pillar aims at supporting the foundations for inclusive growth, and the second at investing in human capital and protecting the poor. The global themes focus on strengthening institutions and governance, promoting economic integration, ensuring social and environmental sustainability, and introducing appropriate risk management considerations in the design and implementation of development strategies. Operationally, the program consists of 222 operations under implementation with US$28.8 billion in commitments, and 200+ knowledge products.

Country Unit and Position Context

The LC7 Country Management Unit (CMU) is responsible for Bank operations in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay, and is composed of a decentralized office in Buenos Aires, where the Country Director (CD) and the Operations Manager (OM) are based, an Anchor Office at Headquarters; and Country Offices in Asunción and Montevideo, each led by a Resident Representative (RR). The Buenos Aires office is large (around 75 staff) covering all aspects of the operational business from the field. The CMU oversees a wide range of Bank activities, including a large number of operations and a diverse knowledge program. Given the setup of the CMU, extensive communication and coordination among virtual teams working in Buenos Aires, Asunción, Montevideo and Headquarters (HQ) is required. The CMU is looking for an experienced, high-performing, energetic ETT2. He/she would work closely with the team ins Buenos Aires. The selected ETT2 will be based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and will report to the OM.

Role & Responsibilities:

The ETT’s duties will include but are not limited to:

i) Operational and administrative support:

- Participate in developing tasks/product times, using appropriate software;

- Maintain up to date the unit’s filing system (electronic documents) and retrieve data from various sources when needed;

- Prepare folders of documents to be signed, ensure timely clearance and perform proper distribution;

- Coordinate logistics arrangement (videoconference, WebEx, and audio-conference) for meetings organized by CMU including preparation of folders for meetings, follow-up with IT team to make sure that the sites connections are well established before the meetings;

- Take accurate and comprehensive telephone messages, and route them to appropriate persons to handle;

- Maintain up to date the distribution lists, phone/address lists, databases;

- Manage calendar, meetings, and other official activities for the team members.

- Support the teams in the follow-up of tasks;

- Maintains up to date project and other files in the official repository of the World Bank, Wbdocs.

- Undertake ad hoc inquiries requested by CMU.

ii) Client interaction:

- Extensive coordination with other Bank Group units, Government Officials, Embassies, NGOs, non-government institutions, academia, and other stakeholders, and frequent liaison with the team members located in the different locations.

iii) Other duties:

- Serve as a back-up to other staff on project and administrative tasks when needed;

- Assist in preparation and logistical planning for various events organized by the CMU in country (e.g. Senior Management visits, regional conferences, retreat, etc.)

Selection Criteria

- High school diploma with 2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience;

- Demonstrated proficiency in the use of various computer software applications (e.g. inter-related word processing, spreadsheets, electronic mail, database and presentation applications);

- Proven ability to help organize data and information retrieval systems;

- Strong English and Spanish languages skills, (verbal and written), including ability to draft routine correspondence and edit materials using proper grammar, punctuation and style;

- Demonstrates orientation to detail and quality;

- Effective time management and excellent organizational skills;

- Ability to quickly acquire a good knowledge of the Bank Group’s organization, procedures, policies and practices.

- Deliver results for clients;

- Seeks opportunities to collaborate within own department and displays an open, proactive and helpful attitude toward others;

- Approaches conflicts as common problems to be solved;

- Involves others and seeks additional perspectives when needed;

- Applies problem solving skills to engage self and others in developing solutions;

- Considers own behavior in context of WBG’s values and mission and recognizes impact on others;

- Shares knowledge and information with others across the work unit or department.

Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.

Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.

About World Bank

With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

World Bank's mission is to end extreme poverty by reducing the share of the global population that lives in extreme poverty to 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity by increasing the incomes of the poorest 40 percent of people in every country.