Posted on :
19 Sep, 2011
19 Sep, 2011
Sub-Sahara Africa, with a population of around 782 million people in 47 countries is home to 36 of the world’s poorest countries. Making headway against poverty in sub-Sahara African continues to present the world with its most formidable development challenge. The Africa Region is committed to working with Africans and other development partners to make faster progress toward the MDGs, particularly cutting poverty levels in half by 2015.
The Region is comprised of approximately 1750 staff members of whom over 60% are based in the Region’s 37 field offices. The strategic thrust of the Environment and Natural Resources group includes sustainable land, water, forest coastal and marine management, climate change adaptation and mitigation and related disaster risk management; environmental governance; and ensuring sound environmental design and implementation of all projects and programs in the Africa region, including addressing environmental issues in key natural resource extraction and large infrastructure projects, and protections regional and global public goods. With a population of 24 million people, and centrally located in West Africa, Ghana is one of the economically dynamic countries in the region. The International Development Agency (IDA) is the Bank’s interest-free lending arm for the poorest countries. The Ghana portfolio currently supports about twenty-five IDA projects and 2 Global Environment Facility (GEF) grants, Bank commitments are about $1.3 billion in FY10. The Bank is the largest development partner in Ghana. The strong focus on the current portfolio is the project implementation for results and on enhancing the disbursement of the portfolio. The country portfolio cuts across a range of sectors including: Infrastructure (water supply, energy/energy and transport); Human Development (health, HIV/AIDS, education and social projects), Commercial Agriculture, Public Sector Governance, and Financial and Private Sector.
Recently, with the discovery of petroleum in Ghana, the Bank is also engaging in technical assistance as well as large scale infrastructure as well as environmental management in support this new sector. The World Bank is strongly engaged in the natural resources sector in Ghana. Along with four donors, the Bank supports the Government’s multi-year development policy effort through the Natural Resources and Environmental Governance (NREG) Program, which focuses on forestry sector, mineral sector, and environmental protection. This program is tackling key issues related to REDD+ and support for environmental management of the new petroleum sector in the country. The World Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies are a cornerstone of its support to sustainable poverty reduction. The objective of these policies is to prevent and mitigate undue harm to people and their environment in the development process. These policies provide guidelines for Bank and borrower staff in the identification, preparation, and implementation of programs and projects.
The effectiveness and development impact of projects and programs supported by the Bank has substantially increased as a result of attention to these policies. A new disclosure policy in the World Bank also provides new opportunities to work much closer with the government, partners and civil society on environmental and social assessment. The core values guiding our work are passion for our mission of sustainable development and poverty reduction, putting needs of the client at the center of all our activities, trust and respect as a common currency, intellectual rigor and curiosity, honesty and integrity, teamwork, openness to learning and the courage to admit we do not always have the answer.
The World Bank Office in Accra seeks applications for the position of Regional Relocation Analyst. This is a locally recruited consultant position and based in Accra, Ghana.
Supervisor: Global Mobility Specialist (HRSGM)
Manager: Manager, Global Staff Mobility and Country Director
Location: Accra, Ghana
Appointment Type: Term
Duration: Two years
The Regional Relocation Analyst is the focal point for relocating IRS and their families. He/she will provide advice, Information and resources to help support International staff and their families during assignment. Particular emphasis is placed on providing support during the pre-assignment, the Initial stages of transition to a country office and preparation for departure to another assignment. In addition he/she will play a regional role of mentoring and supporting relocation focal points in the Regional country Offices, monitoring and evaluating services delivered by destination service providers. Selected candidate will report to and be supervised by the Manager, Global Staff Mobility and country Director. The incumbent will be mentored, coached, trained and work in close partnership with the headquarters’ Regional Global Mobility Specialists. The incumbent will work closely with the resource management/administrative and HR teams.
Duties and Accountabilities:
Regional Relocation Support:
Settling In support:
Spouse/Partner Employment Liaison:
Emergency & Safety Liaison:
Required Skills or Experience
How To Apply
Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications online at www.worldbank.org/career. Once on the site look for job number111683 and follow the steps to apply.
PAPER APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
Offer valid till: 20 Sep, 2011