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E T Consultant - Operations
World Bank
Job Expired 24 Apr 2024
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description


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 and promoting shared prosperity. 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. 
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OPCS Context

The Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS) of the World Bank plays a pivotal role in achieving the World Bank Group’s (WBG) mission. OPCS is at the center of the ‘operations complex’ and plays a critical role in supporting the Bank’s leadership on all issues related to Bank operations. OPCS develops and oversees operational policies and procedures for country engagement products, lending operations, advisory services and analytical support, financial management, procurement, environmental and social safeguards, as well as development outcome risk and results reporting. It also serves as a link between the operational units and the Board of Directors. OPCS provides advice and support to Bank management and staff as well as hands-on assistance to help teams apply the Bank’s policies, processes, and risk management tools for our country clients.
Working in OPCS helps World Bank professionals gain broad exposure to strategic operations issues and develop a deeper understanding of the business of the Bank. OPCS’s 160 staff are organized in four departments:
• Operations Policy (OPSPO) consolidates the corporate support and oversight of country strategies and all financing and advisory instruments and manages the Operations Help Desk.
• Operations Standards, Procurement and Financial Management (OPSPF) is responsible for procurement, financial management, UN agencies and anti‐corruption policies and support to operations.
• Operations Standards, Environment and Social (OPSES) is responsible for Environmental and Social Standards and Safeguard Policies, including support to operations, learning and training, knowledge management, reporting, interface with the Inspection Panel, and management of the Grievance Redress Service (GRS).
• Operations Strategy, Risk, Results and Learning (OPSRL) focuses on overall Bank strategy; risk management in operations; corporate‐level results reporting; strengthening results and effectiveness throughout the institution; and operational learning. The OPSRL department is comprised of two units, each led by a manager: i) Strategy, Results & Risk (OPSSR), where this job is located; and (ii) Learning and Engagement (OPSLE).

The OPSSR team mandate is to strengthen results measurement and reporting, as well as Bank’s strategy and risk assessments across portfolios. This assignment is linked to OPSSR’s work program on results which encompasses four interlinked areas: (i) support to OPSVP and the MDs to report on results spearheaded by Practice Groups and Regions, including the development and implementation of the new Corporate Scorecard that will serve as a tool for monitoring the renewed Bank’s vision, the yearly Board updates on the Corporate Scorecards, Quarterly Updates to the Board, and stewardship of the IDA Results Measurement System and policy commitments; (ii) it coordinates the overall engagement with the Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), including by crafting corporate responses to major evaluations and reporting annually on the Management Action Record (MAR); (iii) it works with task teams and other units in OPCS and across GPs and Regions to support operations through relevant advice and strengthen skills, guidance, and tools to enhance Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E); and (iv) it spearheads Bank’s efforts towards greater outcome orientation, including external coordination with other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs).
OPSSR is looking for a dynamic professional with strong data analytics and research skills combined with knowledge on development operations and a passion for evidence-based analytical activities. Prior experience in management consulting or portfolio management work is preferred. This position will play a pivotal role in the data analytics and results data visualizations work of OPSSR, working along with other colleagues in the team and across various GPs and Regions of the Bank. The data analyst will work with others within OPSSR who support the existing results data architecture related work programs.
Roles and Responsibilities

Data Analytics 

Primary areas of responsibility will be determined based on the evolving needs of the team, but s/he will play a key role in the team’s main deliverables and is expected to contribute across all areas of work with a focus on results data, as needed.

IDA Results
• Undertake data collection, data entry and quality assurance for all Tiers of the IDA RMS. 
• Communicate with focal points on instructions and guidelines for the annual data update.
• Coordinate with focal points to ensure that data is provided in a timely fashion and follow up to resolve data quality issues.
• Provide data analysis and visualizations for presentations related to the corporate reporting and the IDA RMS.
• Prepare and apply ad-hoc forecasting models across different portfolios for anticipating expected results.
• Develop innovative ways to present data that communicates a persuasive and impactful message.
• Provide data analysis for IDA results narratives.
• Conduct portfolio analysis to inform the development of targets for IDA21 expected results.
• Prepare a quality assurance protocol and data manuals for strengthening the robustness of the results data quality.

WBG Corporate Scorecard
• Support the team in data cleaning, collection, and exploratory data analysis (EDA) on result indicators through Power BI and, when required, manual review of result frameworks of PADs, ISRs and ICRs for quality assurance purposes.

Other ad-hoc tasks
• Provide data cleaning, exploratory data analysis (EDA), analytical and visualization support for other activities, presentations, and assigned tasks, including drafting of reports and methodology notes of analytics conducted. Moreover, provide analytics related to improving the data architecture for measuring results in the World Bank.

Selection Criteria

• Master’s degree in relevant field (i.e., public administration, public policy, management, economics, information systems/computer science, or related field), with two to five-years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience with MDBs in portfolio management and/or management consulting firms will be an added advantage.
• Proven experience and expertise with exploratory data analysis (EDA), and/or data mining and/or text analytics on results data of development operations, with solid knowledge on results reporting and quality assurance techniques.
• Strong quantitative skills along with the data visualization techniques (Strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint).
• Highly analytical, organized, and meticulous management consulting skills.
• Attention to detail and ability to ensure consistent high-quality deliverables.
• Ability to navigate through complexity, multitask, and work with short deadlines.
• Ability to work in multi-cultural environments and teams.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Competencies. Please refer to the World Bank Group Competencies at the link below, including for “E” level positions.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

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