Transport Specialist

World Bank - Bamako (Mali)

Référence annonce 140160

Type de contrat CDD

Durée du contrat 3 ans ou plus

Niveau d'étude Bac + 5 et Plus

Niveau d'expérience Au moins 5 ans

Date limite candidature 16/02/2014

Poste n° 99

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Contexte / Présentation de l'employeur

The Africa Transport Unit of the World Bank wishes to recruit a Transport Specialist/Highway Engineer and/or Transport Economics to be based in Bamako, Mali.  The selected candidate will preferably be recruited from the Africa Region.  Under the Matrix management the selected candidate will report to the Transport Sector Manager on the technical and sectoral aspect of her/his work, and to the Country Manager on other country issue.  Administratively s/he will be under the Sector Manager, Transport Unit, Africa Region. The candidate will participate primarily in the Bank’s transport sector work and operations in Mali and in other countries in the sub-region as required.

Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year term appointment.

Description du Poste et Responsabilités

The selected candidate will be an integral member of the Africa Transport Unit and will in particular be a member of one or more task teams working in Mali and/ or other countries in the sub-region. As a member of the team, the selected candidate will participate in: the preparation, appraisal, negotiation and supervision of transport sector projects (roads, rail, aviation, waterways, etc) as well as projects in related sectors; and economic work and advisory services to government and other national stakeholders.
The specific duties will include, but not necessarily limited to:

  • Participate in project preparation, appraisal and negotiation activities, including operational missions with particular focus on effective implementation, and getting results on the ground.
  • Carryout regular reviews of project implementation, inclusive of site visits and review of progress reports, and make recommendations on remedial and follow up actions to resolve emerging or outstanding problems;
  • Participate in project supervision missions and take a proactive role in all or part of the implementation review activities;
  • Provide cross-support to other sector units in the design, implementation and supervision of civil works and other related project components;
  • Review of procurement documents to ensure compliance with Bank guidelines and the provisions of credit agreements, prepare comments and follow up correspondence for the team leader; 
  • Take an active  interest in policy reform developments in the Transport Sector and initiate or participate in high-level discussions concerning the implementation of these reforms and the supporting role of the Bank interventions;
  • Keep abreast of key developments in related sectors and in regard to cross-cutting issues affecting the performance of the transport sector, such as: environment, social impact, HIV/AIDS, road safety, climate change, gender, poverty reduction, public-private partnership, etc.; 
  • Participate on a regular and proactive basis in sector donor coordination activities in the country;
  • Participate in country team activities, including portfolio reviews, formulation of country assistance strategy, analytical and advisory services, and response to priorities in the country poverty reduction strategies; 
  • Encourage the development and active engagement of the private sector, including domestic construction industry; and 
  • Participate in professional development and knowledge sharing activities in the transport sector and take a role in contributing specific knowledge both within the assigned countries and within the Bank.

Profil et critères de sélection du candidat

Qualifications and requirements

  • At least a Masters degree in one of the following disciplines: Project Management, Highway Engineering, Transport Planning, Transport Economics, Urban Development, or Finance/ Business Management; 
  • At least 5 years experience in transport operations, management of transport infrastructure projects, including experience in contract administration, planning and programming of capital and maintenance works and / or institutional reforms;
  • Comprehension of typical sectoral issues in transport, including sector policy reforms, and management  and financing of transport infrastructure;
  • Operational knowledge of at least one transport sub-sector such as rural infrastructure, railway infrastructure, and intra / inter state highway infrastructure;
  • Strong analytical skills as applied to common problems in the transport sector;
  • Knowledge of multilateral development agencies and/or World Bank operational policies and business practices desirable;
  • Strong organizational, communications (written and oral) and interpersonal skills;
  • Computer literacy in basic software for word processing, spreadsheet and data base; and
  • Fluency in the English and French language (both written and oral) is mandatory.

Critical Success Factors

  • Ability to spot/ identify, analyze and propose practical solutions to a broad range of technical, operational, financial and procurement problems during project implementation;
  • Sound understanding of Bank operational and procurement procedures allied with the professional credibility and inter-personal skills to interact effectively with team members, clients and cooperating partners; 
  • Strong organizational and project management skills to perform day-to-day in-country management of a large and complex portfolio;
  • Ability to prioritize work programs, attention to detail, resourcefulness and result orientation.

Required Competencies

  • Integrative Skills - Working to develop an integrated view across all facets of current sector.
  • Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Understands policy making process; distills operationally relevant recommendations/lessons for clients.
  • Policy Dialogue Skills - Identifies and assesses policy issues and plays an active role in the dialogue with the government and/or other stakeholders.
  • Transport Policy, Strategy, and Institutions - Familiarity with transport policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations.
  • Transport Engineering and Technologies - Deep experience in at least one subtopic; develops novel approaches to mitigate risk or overcome difficult challenges.
  • Client Orientation - Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
  • Drive for Results - Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results, and has the personal organization to do so. 
  • Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion - Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team's work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.
  • Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.
  • Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making - Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others' work.

Informations complémentaire sur l'emploi

Secteur d'activité: Transports et logistique

Type de poste: Temps plein

Horaires de travail: Horaire normal

Langue de travail: Français

Deuxième langue de travail: Anglais

Délai de candidature: 16/02/2014