Deadline: 08 June, 2020

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Public Private Partnerships Specialist.

WBG has set two ambitious goals: to push extreme poverty to no more than three percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and/or support client engagements to help create conducive enabling environments for sustainable PPPs and other forms of private participation in infrastructure, including developing robust country policy, legal, and institutional frameworks that are embedded in sound public investment planning and fiscal risk management, and developing governments’ capacity to procure and implement robust, bankable and affordable projects that offer value for money
  • Lead and/or support the delivery of hands-on support to governments in developing PPP programmes, including, for example, creating and supporting country/regional strategies to increase private sector participation in infrastructure; prioritisation and planning of infrastructure investments; and advising on the approach to developing priority projects
  • Lead and/or support origination and delivery of infrastructure sector assessments programmes (InfraSAPs) which in turn lead to WBG operations to unlock binding constraints to more private sector participation in infrastructure and other sectors
  • Lead or support the development of innovative PPP-related knowledge products, cutting edge practical tools and diagnostics
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of WBG’s PPP activities and operations and extract lessons for effective support to PPPs and private participation in infrastructure
  • Contribute to WBG’s engagement on PPPs at international and regional forums, and with other multilateral and bilateral development institutions

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject (such as Economics, Finance, Public Policy, Law, Business Administration, Engineering, or related fields) and eight years, minimum, of professional experience as a practitioner in the infrastructure finance, PPP, and/or infrastructure policy-making fields, or an equivalent combination of post-graduate education and experience
  • Experience in translating technical knowledge into practical application in developing country contexts, preferably including experience in the Sub-Saharan Africa region
  • Strong written and oral communication and client engagement skills
  • Written and oral fluency in English required, proficiency in French or Portuguese an advantage

To apply and for more information, click here.

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