Energy Specialist
The World Bank
Mozambique
há 6 dias
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Duties and Accountabilities :

  • The Energy Specialist will support the Task Team Leaders (TTLs) for Mozambique by playing an active hands-on role in project preparation and supervision, including, among others, the preparation and supervision of the projects supported by the Norwegian Trust Fund.
  • This will cover a variety of implementation support, operational and project management tasks, including some analytical and advisory aspects.
  • These include :

  • Participate in project preparation, appraisal and supervision missions and in the preparation of post-mission aide-memoires and other documentation.
  • Review and provide comments on project implementation plans, procurement documents (pre-qualification documents, tender documents, bid evaluation reports, terms of reference for consultants etc.
  • consultants’ technical reports and other technical documents; identify and proactively follow up on next steps.

  • Develop strong working relationships with the main Government and Electricidade de Mocambique (EdM) stakeholders, and work with them in project preparation & supervision, ensuring implementation according to project design and to a high technical standard, identifying potential problem areas and proactively recommending appropriate measures to resolve issues.
  • This will involve proactively working with stakeholders on project cycle management issues, including ensuring that project preparation / implementation remains on schedule.
  • Develop strong working relationships with the staff of other donor and financing agencies and co-operate with them in the preparation and supervision of projects.
  • Take the lead on the management of the Norwegian Trust Fund, including chairing relevant committee meetings.
  • The position will report to the Practice Manager, who is based in headquarters, Washington, D.C. Day-to-day supervision will be conducted by the TTLs for the Mozambique program.
  • Selection Criteria :

  • Master’s degree in engineering, finance, economics or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of 5 years professional experience, with a significant share of this in the energy sector.
  • A mix of both public and private sector experience is preferred.
  • Experience with project finance is a strong asset.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate extensive hands-on project management experience, an ability to efficiently manage a large number of activities simultaneously, a flair for problem-solving and an ability to self-navigate through complex bureaucratic environments.
  • Superior communications and client engagement skills, with demonstrable commitment to working in a collegiate fashion with World Bank counterparts, including mentoring where appropriate.
  • Familiarity with World Bank or other Multilateral Development Banks processes and guidelines, particularly pertaining to project cycle management and procurement, is a very strong asset.
  • Work experience in Sub-Saharan Africa is a strong asset.
  • Full fluency in written and spoken English is essential; good knowledge of Portuguese is an asset.
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