Posted on :
6 Jun, 2013
6 Jun, 2013
Sub-Saharan Africa is the largest and most complex region in the Bank, spanning 47 countries (including 34 of the world’s poorest countries) with a population approaching 800 million. While it was badly hit by the global financial and economic crisis, the continent has been on the rebound since 2010. Beyond, making headway against poverty will require a focus on job creation with Africa’s youth entering the labour force at an estimated 7-10 million annually.
A new Africa strategy is under implementation. It has two pillars – competitiveness & employment and vulnerability & resilience – and a foundation of governance & public sector capacity. It will be implemented through partnerships, knowledge and financing. The core values guiding work are passion for our mission of sustainable poverty reduction, putting the needs of the client at the centre of our activities, trust and respect, intellectual rigour and curiosity, honesty and integrity, teamwork, and openness to learning.
Local, Term Appointment, Accra, Ghana
AFCW1 is the Country Management Unit (CMU) within Africa Region that covers Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The Country Director and Senior Operations Officer for AFCW1 are based in Accra, with a Country Programme Co-ordinator based in Washington DC. Collectively they provide strategic direction for, and oversee implementation of, a partnership set out in the World Bank Group Country Partnership Strategy for Ghana, which includes a large programme of Analytical and Advisory Activities as well as Trust Funds.
Duties and Accountabilities:
Required Skills or Experience
How To Apply
For the FULL job description and selection criteria for this vacancy, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit an electronic application at the World Bank careers website: www.worldbank.org/careers. Once on the site, Click on > Current Job Openings > Job Family > Operational Services > Job type > Professional & Technical > Location > Accra Ghana > Job number >131291.
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Offer valid till: 16 Jun, 2013