Tuesday, 19 March 2019

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Job Opportunity at World Bank - Dar es salaam, E T Consultant

Position: E T Consultant
Job #: req2208
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Disaster Risk Management
Grade: EC2
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Required Language(s): English, Kiswahili
Preferred Language(s): English, Kiswahili
Closing Date: 3/20/2019 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
This ET Consultant position is aimed at establishing technical support to the local authorities and communities to develop appropriate risk management and urban development with the use of disaster risk knowledge produced by other aspect of the TURP. 
Duties & Accountabilities:
This position calls for a cross disciplinary approach that seeks to build the capacity of the urban government participating in the Tanzania Urban Resilience Program to adopt long term flood risk management practices.  

Specific duties include:
• Support the design and preparation of the Msimbazi Flood Risk Management Project, including working with the newly established Dar es Salaam City Council Project Implementation Unit, as well as coordination with its parent project the Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project.
• Actively participate in regular supervision of the Msimbazi Flood Risk Management Project through technical site visits.
• Advise on and support the establishment of a Msimbazi Steering Committee, Msimbazi Planning Authority, and Msimbazi Area Development Corporation.
• Support and provide advisory services on private sector engagement for resilience related investments.
• Based on lessons learned through the implementation of the Tanzania Urban Resilience Program, provide technical inputs and advisory on the design of pipeline operations across the urban development portfolio.
• Support development of training materials and capacity building on issues relating to urban resilience across local authorities participating in the Dar es Salaam Metropolitan Development Project, Tanzania Strategic Cities Project, Urban Local Government Strengthening Project, or Zanzibar Urban Services Project.
• Support trainings in the use of risk information from TURP including exposure data mapping, services and impacted citizens mapping, hydrometeorological services, and environmental risk assessment.
• Support dissemination events and trainings relating to the use of probabilistic risk evaluations – for the cities of Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar City.
• Facilitate and manage comprehensive urban resilience dialogue with critical stakeholders. Strengthen local authorities’ partnerships and coordinate with relevant agencies, academia, the UN, and donors relating to project activities.
• Contribute to the development of a knowledge management system by disseminating lessons learnt and best practice. Promote and facilitate knowledge exchange and dissemination in disaster risk management and climate change adaptation between cities and sectors.
• Provide coaching/mentoring to junior team members, extended term consultants and junior professional associates in the unit. 
Selection Criteria
• Master’s degree in urban development, disaster risk management, environmental planning, public management, or equivalent, and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience.
• Extensive knowledge of urban development, risk management and local government in Africa.
• Experience working on complex urban risk programs involving multi-stakeholder coordination;
• Demonstrated skills to engage and effectively lead dialogues with both local communities affected by urban risks as well as city leaders and decision makers charged with action;
• Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills with the ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusion and recommendations.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills, speaking and writing, and outstanding interpersonal skills, effective team member.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Kiswahili.
• Knowledge of World Bank operational policies, practices and procedures is an assetCompetencies:
• Dialogue Skills – Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent technical discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners.
• Integrative Skills – Understands relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations.
• Client Orientation – Maintains client relationships in the face of conflicting demands or directions and provides evidence-based advice and solutions based on sound diagnosis and knowledge.
• Drive for Results – Identifies the needed resources to accomplish results involving multiple stakeholders and finds solutions to obstacles affecting key deliverables.
• Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion – work well with the team and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches.
• Knowledge, Learning and Communication – sharing of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned across units and with clients and partners, articulating ideas verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling way across audiences of varied levels.
• Good knowledge of the functioning of central and local government systems.
• Community engagement skills – clear understanding of complexities of urban communities and means of facilitating community participation in urban risk reduction initiatives

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.

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