Avis de recrutement d’un water sector specialist

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World Bank



Recruitment Type:

Local Recruitment


Water West Africa region (SAWW1)





Term Duration:

1 year 0 months

Hire Type:

E T Consultant/E T Temporary

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Closing Date:

6/20/2022 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


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Water Global Practice in West and Central Africa

The Water Practice within the West and Central Africa Region (i.e. the hiring unit) is led by the Water Practice Manager who reports to the AFR-West SD Regional Director. The Practice comprises about 35 water professionals, with an active portfolio of over $3.3 Billion and 21 investment projects as well as several Advisory Services and Analytics (ASAs). The  water unit is responsible for ensuring the translation of the World Bank’s Africa Regional Strategy and the Water Global Practice’s Water Security Strategy into practical results relevant to the countries of West and Central Africa.

Guinea is one of the countries within the hiring unit and currently includes two active projects. The first is the Urban Water Project, a $30 million IDA operation that has been under implementation since 2017. Its objective is to increase access to improved water services in the Greater Conakry area and improve the operational efficiency of the urban water utility, Société des Eaux de Guinée (SEG). The second operation is a regional project, the River Basin Climate Change Resilience Development Project (PGIRE), which includes countries that are part of the Office de la Mise en Valeur de la Fleuve Senegal (OMVS). In order to support the implementation of its water operations in Guinea, the hiring unit is seeking to hire a Water Sector Specialist to be based in Conakry with the duties and profile described below.

Duties and Responsibilities

The role of the Water Sector Specialist (Extended Term Consultant/ ETC) will be to support the World Bank Task Teams in the implementation of current and future water programs in Guinea. The ETC is expected to provide on-the-ground support to the Task Teams by engaging with government and other counterparts to ensure that Bank operations are delivered smoothly. In addition, the ETC may be requested to support other World Bank activities in Guinea that are relevant to the achievement of water sector goals.

The candidate will be expected to work independently on complex projects and issues with guidance from senior colleagues, including the Task Team Leaders (TTLs). The successful candidate will report to the SAWW1 Water Practice Manager. His/her specific duties are described below.

- Liaise frequently with the project implementation units (PIUs) for the Guinea Urban Water Project to ensure that agreed upon action plans and ongoing activities are undertaken according to Bank policies and good practices. This role entails establishing good working relations with the PIU Coordinator and the rest of the PIU team, meeting with them regularly and monitoring their activities.

- Engaging with the Ministère de l’Energie, de l’Hydraulique et des Hydrocarbures (MEHH), SEG and the Direction de l’Aménagement de la Territoire et de l’Urbanisme (DATU) – the department responsible for sanitation – which are the main implementation entities under the Urban Water Project. The ETC is expected to ensure that the implementing entities have the necessary support from the PIU and the Task Team and that they implement their part of the project activities. This role entails establishing good relations with key managerial and technical staff of both MEHH, SEG and DATU.

- The ETC is expected to participate in the identification, preparation, appraisal, and negotiations of a new water project in Guinea. As part of project preparation, contribute to the design of specific project’s components, defining project implementation arrangements, providing inputs to project documentation and processing; and monitoring fulfillment of effectiveness conditions – all in close collaboration with the Task Team and the TTLs.

- Conduct or participate in World Bank implementation support missions with the rest of the Task Team by: preparing the agenda with the PIU and the implementing authorities; liaising with the Bank’s Country Office for necessary protocols; preparing for any field visits; preparing any inputs to the mission (presentations, briefing notes etc.) and contributing to the aide memoire.

- Participate in ongoing project supervision, including day-to-day monitoring and follow-up, field supervision, review of technical /procurement documents and work programs, assessing progress and key project outcomes and indicators through dashboards, and contributing to supervision documentation.

- Contribute to activities related to the implementation of sector reforms. This involves organizing meetings, engaging in discussions involving sector institutions (MEHH, SEG, DATU) and ensuring that needed actions are undertaken by the entities concerned to accelerate the pace of reforms.

- Participate in project implementation related meetings such as progress meetings with the PIU and contribute to documenting the exchanges in a timely manner.

- Monitor any challenges or opportunities that could impact the successful implementation of the project and communicate them to the TTLs.

- Participate in World Bank discussions and coordination efforts with other development partners in Guinea, including the French Development Agency, the European Commission and others as relevant. This role entails participating in meetings, providing inputs to shared interests and other strategic engagement as advised by the TTLs.

- Provide inputs for portfolio reporting, progress reviews, management briefings and so on. The Consultant will also be expected to participate in relevant unit meetings and share their perspectives and advice to inform decision-making by management and TTLs.

Selection Criteria

* A Master’s degree in civil or environmental engineering (water related), water policy, economics or related field.

* Recognized technical, operational, and/or policy-oriented expertise as evidenced by working for a utility, government agency, local authority or other public service provider.

* At least 8 years of relevant work experience in infrastructure related sectors. This experience may include work in governments, private companies, consulting firms, academia, and/or multilateral institutions.

* Demonstrated knowledge and experience working on some, or ideally all key areas of focus: utility management; hydrology and water resources management. The candidate ideally should have demonstrated the ability to work as part of an operational team in at least three of these areas.

* A demonstrated understanding of working in West and Central Africa is important. Experience in Guinea would be an asset.

* Strong drive for results, taking personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results. Demonstrated track record as results-oriented and an excellent team player is important.

* Fluency in written and spoken French is required. Strong English spoken and writing skills is a plus.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.

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