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The WB serves 30 client countries in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LCR). Clients range from large rapidly growing sophisticated middle-income clients 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 last Bank's strategy for LCR focused on three pillars: (a) supporting the foundations for inclusive growth; (b) investing in human capital and protecting the poor; and (c) building resilience. In the aftermath of the COVID19 pandemic, this strategy will need to be adjusted to better support the countries deal with a health crisis without precedents and an economic crisis not seen since modern statistical records started in 1900. Yet, the basic elements of the strategy: accelerating growth (following a projected GDP contraction in 2020 of 7.2%), investing in human capital, including in health (in the most affected region by COVID19), and building resilience appear fully relevant.
The World Bank Office in Santo Domingo is responsible for overseeing the World Bank program in the Dominican Republic (DR) and the IFC program in the Caribbean. The WB Office houses around 20 World Bank and IFC staff and consultants who are responsible for maintaining a successful Bank relationship with our clients. The team works with integrity, dedication and strong team spirit to improve the wellbeing of the most disadvantaged and promote shared prosperity.
The successful applicant for Receptionist/Office Assistant position will receive a two-year fixed term position in the Santo Domingo Office (LCCDO), subject to local recruitment and the local salary scale. The Receptionist/Office Assistant will report primarily to the IBRD Resident Representative and the IFC Resident Representative and will receive day-to-day guidance on priorities and fulfillment of responsibilities from the IBRD Executive Assistant and the IFC Program Assistant in the DR Country Office.
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of race, gender, nationality, culture, and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
Roles & Responsibility:
This is an entry level office support job, which contributes to the smooth running of the daily operations of the office. The Receptionist/Office Assistant will carry out a full range of tasks that may vary according to office needs and requirements. Duties will include handling the reception, courier services, correspondence distribution, videoconference scheduling and providing support in ad-hoc activities as required.
Responsibilities will involve collaboration with team members in the DR Office and in other World Bank Group Units, as well as frequent interaction with external counterparts such as consultants, Government officials, international donors, service providers, vendors and members of the private sector and civil society.
• Handle the reception desk - manage incoming calls, transfer callers to the appropriate person, receive and handle correspondence, handle the weekly pouch, welcome visitors, etc.
• Handle scheduling of multiple videoconferences and meeting rooms;
• Receive/forward invoices to appropriate departments; coordinate office supply and services orders with vendors;
• Assist with travel and transportation arrangements; and
• Handle filing and other administrative duties as required.