WORLD BANK JOB VACANCIES 2020
E T Consultant
- Job: req8778
- Organization: World Bank
- Sector: Social Protection
- Grade: EC1
- Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
- Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
- Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
- Required Language(s): Bahasa, English
- Closing Date: 10/23/2020 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59 pm UTC
Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? 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.
The Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice delivers analytical and operational approaches and evidence-based solutions to help individuals and families manage risk, cope with chronic/transitional poverty, and access better livelihoods and jobs. These include:
- Strategy, analysis, financing, and design of programs delivering social safety nets/social assistance in the form of cash transfers, public works programs, and fee waivers.
- Advisory and analytical services on design and delivery of contributory transfers (including old-age pensions, unemployment insurance, disability, and survivor benefits), and their fiscal sustainability (including budget support for transitions).
- Analysis, design, and delivery of labor market and youth employment programs (with a focus on supply-side interventions, as well as policy advice on labor market regulations and interventions.
- Strategy, analysis, financing, and design of integrated social protection delivery systems (e.g., payments, identification, registries, systems assessments) as underpinnings of effective social programs that can help cope with climatic shocks or underpin fiscal reforms.
World Bank’s Indonesia program is one of its largest in the world with activities that include an active program of engagement with central economic ministries, community-driven development, education, and infrastructure. Lending is currently around US$2 billion a year distributed over a broad mix of program, sector, and investment loans. In addition, there are a large number of Trust Funds to support work in a range of sectors including education, investment, poverty, and social protection.
The Social Protection and Jobs program in Indonesia one of the World Bank’s most significant social protection country-level engagements. Supported both by World Bank budget and a multi-year trust fund, the program aims to: (i) provide analytics and build analytical capacity to inform social protection policies, programs, and strategies; (ii) support the government in the design, implementation, and evaluation of key social protection programs; and (iii) improve the quality and accessibility of data required for SP analysis and policymaking. In the area of social protection, the World Bank advises on social protection solutions, ranging from social assistance and safety nets to social insurance and social security. In social assistance, the focus is on developing, reforming, and strengthening key programs such as cash transfers, subsidies, activation, and other safety-net programs as well as strengthening of key associated social assistance systems such as targeting, identification and enrollment, payments, grievance redress, and family development programs. In social insurance, the focus is on informing social security policies programs and strategies and supporting the design and implementation of key social security programs. There is a strong focus in our social protection engagement on empirically-based analytics and policy advice, as well as program monitoring and evaluation and a focus on strengthening program governance, oversight, and supervision to ensure sustainability.
Roles & Responsibility
The Extended Term Consultant will work as a part of the Social Protection and Jobs team at the World Bank Office Jakarta. The primary objective of the selected candidate is to provide support to the team working on social assistance/protection programs, as well as the labor, skills, and jobs agenda. The candidate would contribute to the work of the team in providing technical assistance to the government on the reform of various social protection programs with a focus on improving program delivery and introducing innovations to improve the social protection system’s coherence, delivery, and effectiveness.
The support is delivered through a combination of analytical/technical work, lending operations, technical assistance, and close coordination and capacity building with government counterparts. If needed, the person could also contribute were relevant to SPJ tasks in other countries and/or regional synthetic analytical work on SP programs and expenditures analysis.
Analytical and ASA support – Policy dialogue
- Collect and analyze data. Assemble, clean and manage macro and micro data sets; liaise with producers and distributors of primary or secondary data; perform statistical and econometric analyses including descriptive statistics and more complex programming/analytic undertakings
- Contribute to analytical and advisory activities (ASA), playing a key role in the interpretation of analytical findings and formulation of key messages from research findings
- Provide support to high-quality policy advice as required in response to on-demand analytical requests from the Government of Indonesia, development partners, and from within the Bank;
- Play an active role in the planning and implementation of dissemination strategies to promote policy uptake of evidence-based recommendations.
- Provide and help consolidate Indonesia-specific inputs and comments to corporate and regional reports, including for example the regular updates of the COVID-response measures introduced by the Government of Indonesia, as inputs to global tracking efforts.
- Contribute to preparation and implementation support to projects in the areas of social assistance and skills/jobs, working closely with the relevant task teams to provide specific technical inputs (e.g. economic analysis, expenditure frameworks, etc.)
- Liaise with global experts and access knowledge-sharing portals to collect and collate international experiences on poverty reduction, social protection systems, skills, and other relevant programs/evidence and adapt learning to the needs of government counterparts in Indonesia;
- Curate knowledge and global best practice to the needs of Government counterparts and specific country contexts. Draft and/or contribute to case studies, knowledge briefs, and policy notes, or other deliverables that capture knowledge for learning and communication.
- Play an active role in the planning, implementation, and follow-up of missions and seminars, workshops, conferences, or other events, including with regard to logistics.
The selected candidate will report to the Manager of the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice (East Asia and Pacific). He/she will work closely with the Senior Economists/Specialists as well as the rest of the team covering Social Protection and Jobs in Indonesia.
The successful candidate for the research analyst position would have:
- Master’s degree in public policy, economics, or related field (development economics, political science, sociology) with at least 2 years of experience in areas related to poverty reduction, labor markets, and/or social protection.
- Strong analytical skills (quantitative and qualitative) and proven ability to conduct policy-relevant research, translate theory into practical applications, and adapt professional knowledge and technical skills to analyze, diagnose and propose solutions to policy issues and challenges.
- Proficiency in programming in STATA preferred, and readiness to learn other software packages upon request.
- Familiarity with large datasets and household survey analysis preferred
- Ability to effectively transfer knowledge and build capacity
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with proven ability to work in a team and intercultural environment, with minimal supervision. Ability to work in a collaborative way, building relationships around a common goal.
- Strong engagement skills with counterparts; client-focused with an ability to provide prompt and high-quality responses.
- Demonstrated high quality of written and verbal communication skills in English.
- Ability to convey analysis in an easily communicable and compelling fashion.
- Demonstrated ability to capture knowledge and communicate main messages in knowledge briefs and policy notes, as well as PowerPoint presentations for high-level audiences.
- Familiarity with Indonesia and knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia are required. Knowledge of the political economy and institutional context in Indonesia is desirable.
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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