Duties and Accountabilities
The Associate Operations Officer will be expected to work with the IC Program Manager on a variety of economy-wide and industry-specific Investment Climate interventions. As a member of the NICRP team, the candidate will also be involved in ensuring a ready flow of knowledge and expertise between teams in the country.The position will include the following specific responsibilities and deliverables:
- Provide technical support to regulatory agencies in Nepal on licensing and regulatory reform work, with special focus on sector priorities, gender and economic inclusion. While the focus will be on sector priorities, it is expected that some reform work will be economy-wide in nature.
- Work with clients from the government and private sector to identify regulatory constraints to the growth of high potential sectors in Nepal, including but not limited to tourism, and work with teams and experts to design appropriate solutions for these constraints.
- Undertake analytical work required for investment climate projects, or directly support the implementation of investment climate interventions, as required;
- Design strategies and initiatives for IC work in Nepal, based on extensive consultation with team members and with stakeholders at IFC in Delhi, HQ and beyond;
- Support the Program Manager, NICRP in implementing and monitoring the implementation of strategies and initiatives as necessary;
- Develop communications materials, regular reports and regular updates for dissemination among IFC, the World Bank Group, donors and external sources.General duties of the Associate Operations Officer position will include:1. Manage procurement, consultants and administrative procedures for task managed advisory services projects and programs in accordance with IFC policies and procedures.2. Inform and build links to the appropriate stakeholders within IFC and the WB, acting as a point of contact and regional knowledge champion. 3. Develop a network of contacts within other international development institutions, private sector organizations, and client countries that will aid in the effective administration of the task managed projects4. Provide input on new business development by identifying potential advisory services clients and assessing their needs.5. Provide input to the technical assistance strategy of the Investment Climate Business Line and the IFC Nepal strategy, and other periodic reports as requested.The successful candidate will be an experienced technical assistance practitioner, highly motivated, results-oriented and a self starter. S/he will have strong interpersonal, networking, and communication skills, together with the flexibility to be deployed on projects around the world.
Essential skills and qualifications:
- Advanced degree (Masters or equivalent) in a relevant area including international business, economics and/or international relations;
- At least 5 years of relevant experience in investment climate, private sector development, policy-making, investment promotion, and/or investments in developed and developing countries
- Established leadership skills and team player skills that will permit the candidate to position work within the institution and facilitate a global network of individuals that are not direct reports and vary in terms of seniority
- A strong conceptual and strategic ability combined with good communication skills and client focus;
- Strong research and analytical capability, including extensive knowledge of relevant analytical tools, data analysis, benchmarking, training and knowledge management, knowledge management and training tools and instruments, on-line services and delivery methods, etc.;
- Demonstrated ability to work and implement projects effectively in multi-disciplinary teams â€“ including in one or more developing countries;
- Excellent networking skills, bringing a good existing network of contacts and credibility within both the development sector and broader private sector (including major private sector players and industry associations)
- Fluency in English essential as well as proven technical writing skills. Fluency in Nepali is highly desirable.
- Familiarity with the IFC investment operations and approaches in project management and procurement procedures is highly desirable.
- Innovative and open-minded; open to new approaches and ideas. The WBG is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.