Extended Term Consultant – World Bank


E T Consultant

Job #:req10163
Organization:World Bank
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type:Local Recruitment
Location:Khartoum, Sudan
Required Language(s):English, Arabic
Closing Date:12/1/2020 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


We are on a mission to change the world; do you want to join us where it matters the most? Invest in your personal and professional development and acquire the skills that are vital for a global career in international development.  A role in an FCS (Fragile and Conflict Affected Situations) location will be a truly impactful experience!

Fragility Conflict and Violence: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/fragilityconflictviolence

Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. Visit www.worldbank.org.

Energy & Extractives Global Practice:

The World Bank Group (WBG) supports the Sustainable Energy for All initiative and is committed to working towards accomplishing the initiative’s three goals by 2030: i) universal access to electricity and clean cooking fuels; ii) doubling the share of the world’s energy supplied by renewable sources from 18 percent to 36 percent, and iii) doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency.

The Infrastructure Practice Group is charged with developing sustainable solutions to help close infrastructure gaps in developing and emerging economies. As part of the Infrastructure Practice Group, the Energy & Extractives (EEX) Global Practice (GP) focuses on providing affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to meet the needs of fast-growing economies, ensure universal access to modern energy services for people in client countries, strengthen policy and institutional frameworks to promote transparent and equitable growth of the extractives sectors for public benefit. There is a strong emphasis on private sector resource mobilization and catalyzing financing from commercial and other sources of development and climate finance.

The Africa Energy Program is growing rapidly, covering reforms (sector and corporate governance, energy security and the environment, regional energy trade, public-private partnerships, energy efficiency, etc.) and investment support in power generation, power and gas transmission and distribution, rural energy services, renewable energy development, low-carbon and climate friendly initiatives. The Program uses a variety of instruments, including investment lending, guarantees for public private partnerships, and development policy lending. In addition, the team manages a strong knowledge agenda to inform the policy dialogue in the sector.

The Africa energy team consists of four Units: (i) East Africa (ii) Francophone West Africa (iii) Central Africa and anglophone West Africa and (iv) Central and Southern Africa. Each of the four Units is managed by a Practice Manager. The four units together have over 90 staff with over 30 in various field locations, and more than half of the operational and advisory activities are managed and led by field-based staff.

The East Africa unit (IAFE1) seeks a local highly motivated Extended Term Consultant (ETC) to contribute to the Unit’s portfolio of lending and non-lending activities and support teams on energy access development including both grid and off-grid technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

– Provide operational and technical support to Bank operation to support energy sector in Sudan under the Sudan Energy Sector Recovery Technical Assistance.
– As one of the core task team members, provide substantial contribution in the implementation of the technical assistance, which includes: (i) fuel and electricity subsidy reform, including distributional impact analysis and related communication strategies; (ii) energy efficiency analytics, including the design of lighting replacement program and implementation of household energy audit; (iii) strengthening the sector readiness for solar/wind independent power producers, including institutional gap analysis, market sounding and trainings; (iv) capacity building for electricity sector planning, including least-cost planning, electricity trade and sector cost recovery monitoring, and  (v) strategic advisory for electricity access, notably in solar-based off-grid access.
– Under the general guidance of the TTLs, follow up with the Government of Sudan (GoS), including the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Ministry of Energy and Mining, Sudan Electricity Holding Company and other sector generation, transmission and distribution companies on performance of actions and provision of information expected from GoS counterparts.
– Participate in meetings of development partners active in Sudan, including International Monetary Fund, United Nation agencies, other multilateral/bilateral development agencies, Friends of Sudan, Sudan Multi-Partner Fund, and other relevant meetings.
– Under the guidance of the Project TTLs, coordinate specific project related issues with the Bank’s Country Management Unit in Khartoum and Addis Ababa to ensure institutional alignment and participate in cross-sectoral teams responsible for the preparation of policy notes, Systematic Country Diagnostics and Country Partnership Frameworks, public expenditure reviews, and cross-cutting research and policy development activities;
– Support the Bank’s internal operation and processing, including preparation of mission-related documents, requesting resources, and reporting implementation progress.
– Participate in missions including preparation, meeting scheduling, drafting of aide memoires and official correspondence.

Selection Criteria

– A Master’s degree in Engineering, Finance, Economics, or other Energy and/or Development-related areas;
– 5 or more years of work experience and knowledge in the energy sector.
– Strong and broad technical understanding of electricity sector.
– Work experience in a development agency (e.g. International Financing Institutions, United Nations, bilateral agencies) is desirable;
– Experience in energy subsidy reform, energy efficiency, energy access and renewable energy is a plus;
– Ability to think strategically, work independently, and multi-task effectively is essential;
– Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is a must.

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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