The Education Specialist / Economist will work under the supervision of the Education Practice Manager. S / he will support the daily management of the Mozambique education portfolio and is expected to be responsible for the following tasks and duties :
Monitor project activities, including regular stock-tacking of progress, identification of potential challenges, and routine interactions with implementing agencies, primarily the Ministry of Education.
Participate in strategic and technical discussions with the key counterparts, represent the World Bank in international partner technical group meetings and activities and advise the TTLs and CMU on selected education issues and activities
Participate in the formulation and facilitate the implementation of the Annual Work Plans (AWP) and procurement plans and assist as needed with the review of requests for Bank 'no objection' on key planning documents, reports and others as needed.
In close coordination with the Procurement Specialist and Financial Management Specialist based in Maputo, and under the supervision of the TTLs, contribute to the efficient processing of all procurement requests and withdrawal applications.
The candidate will hold primary responsibility for the timely processing of all PROCYS requests.
Participate and contribute technical inputs during the supervision missions for the ESSP, as needed including assisting the TTLs (Task Team Leaders) with all mission-related outputs, including SMOs (Statements of Mission Objectives), Aide Memoires, and BTORs (Back to Office reports).
Other tasks related as assigned by the TTLs and the Practice Manager
Education : At least a Masters degree in Education / Economics / Business or relevant field.
Experience : A minimum of 5 years of relevant international work experience is required, preferably in Mozambique. Familiarity with World Bank operations, including preparation and implementation support of projects is very desirable.
Good understanding of the main issues, dynamics and evolution of the education sector in Mozambique or in other countries
Strong client orientation and proven ability to work with government agencies, ability to identify problems, provide technical support, build consensus and arrive at solutions.
Ability to coordinate and work across different govt. departments
High levels of energy, initiative, and flexibility in quickly adjusting to changing work program requirements
Ability to juggle numerous competing demands and priorities, respond quickly to country and management requests, and set priorities for self and others
Must have proficiency in English and Portuguese and excellent writing skills in both.