Duties and Accountabilities:
The candidate will need to demonstrate a deep technical knowledge of one of competitive industries, trade or innovation and entrepreneurship as detailed below:
• Spatial Solutions. Support teams working on these projects with market, spatial, economic and institutional analytic support;
• Value Chains. Support teams working on these projects with relevant sector knowledge, analytics and public private dialogue capabilities;
• Regional trade and Global Value Chains. Support teams develop regional solutions with trade facilitation and trade policy in the context of Regional Trade and Global Value Chains;
• Innovation and entrepreneurship Support teams working on the SME agenda – encouraging entrepreneurs and innovation at the firm level. This would also include building the demand side of the skills agenda.
The candidate will provide implementation support to the Growth and Employment Project, which aims at increasing growth and employment in participating firms in Nigeria, which is implementing in collaboration with the UK Department for International Development. The candidate will also participate to Advisory Services and Analytics, in coordination with other GPs, notably Agriculture and Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management. The Abuja T&C team also manages two large Trust Funds to support regional integration (Improved Business and Investment Climate in West Africa and Improved and Facilitated Trade in West Africa).
This involves the following: i) Project management (project preparation and project supervision): For tasks where project management responsibility is assigned in whole or part to T&C: carry out necessary project preparation and supervision activities, this includes technical inputs on T&C issues, as well as close attention to financial management, procurement and safeguards (social and environmental). ii) Advisory Services and Analytics: Contribute to advisory and analytical work undertaken by T&C, such as impact assessments, surveys, stakeholder analysis and other technical analyses, as required. iii) General technical support to the World Bank Abuja office: Provide technical T&C inputs to the country level strategic policy dialogue (including Systematic Country Diagnostic and Country Partnership Framework), cross-support to relevant components in operations managed by other GPs (investment operations or development policy grants) and in multi-sectoral advisory and analytical work (e.g. World Bank support to the North East). iv) Dialogue Coordination. Maintain close liaison with key Government counterparts in Trade and Competitiveness issues. v) Donor Coordination: Maintain close liaison with the development partners including United Kingdom Department For International Development (DFID), USAID, United Nations and African Development Bank, and consult with them for seeking inputs on Trade and Competitiveness issues.