Established in 1944, the World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries.
It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life.
To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works.
Key priorities include delivering measurable results, promoting openness and transparency in development, and improving access to development information and data.
the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries.
The World Bank Group (WBG)’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity reflect a new global landscape : one in which developing countries have an unprecedented opportunity to end extreme poverty within a generation.
Fragility, Conflict and Violence; Gender; Knowledge Management; and Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships. The Global Practices and the Global Themes, in concert with the WBG’s six client-
facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, design solutions that address clients' most pressing developmental challenges, and ultimately, enable the WBG to achieve its twin goals by 2030 : (1) End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.
90 a day to no more than 3%; and (2) Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country.
WATER GLOBAL PRACTICE Even today, 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, of which 1 billion people practice open defecation.
Poor sanitation, including inadequate wastewater collection and treatment, impacts health, education, the environment, and industries such as tourism.
At least 800 million people lack access to safe drinking water. The lack of access to safe water and sanitation results in significant economic losses in many countries.
This is further exacerbated by climate change, water pollution, and water scarcity in a fast changing world. Globally, the World Bank Group finances water supply and sanitation projects, as well as projects related to irrigation and water resource management.
Apart from water supply and sanitation (WSS) and water resources management (WRM), the Water GP also seeks to ensure that water issues are effectively addressed in all related sub-
sectors, including such as agriculture (ensuring sustainable water availability for irrigation), climate change and disaster risk management, and energy (hydropower).
In each sub sector, an integrated approach is adopted which considers investment alongside issues such as governance, institutions and policies.
The WSS projects include : rural and urban water and sanitation services, hygiene behavior, improving efficiency of utilities, and provision of services to the poor.
water security / resilience; water resources management; water and agriculture; and water, poverty and the economy, that work across all regional programs.
WATER GLOBAL PRACTICE IN THE HEART OF AFRICA Within the Africa Region, the hiring unit is responsible for ensuring the translation of the World Bank’s Africa Regional Strategy and the Water Global Practice’s Water Security Strategy into practical results relevant to Nigeria, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
In all cases, these require intensive engagement with government counterparts and other stakeholders to ensure local ownership, capacity and sustained focus on implementation for results.
DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES The assignment requires an extensive understanding of the state’s issues, as well as a solid base of experience in working with global, regional and country clients and partners.
Under the supervision and guidance of senior water and sanitation specialists, the Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist will work as part of the country and task teams with specific focus on :
1.Strategies, Planning and Policies :
As appropriate, with the Bank team, advise government counterparts on policy, institutional, and technical matters associated with the Bank’s water program; and
Prepare reports, summaries, briefs and talking points on water related projects and programs, business plans and strategies.
2.Projects implementation :
Participate in the design, preparation and implementation of water activities in Nigeria which will include incorporating key cross-
Carry out the planning and organization of workshops on Bank procedures and deliverables; and
Encourage clients to use disruptive technology and ICT to speed up project implementation.
3.Institutional and analytical work :
Identifying and sharing with client, relevant expertise and examples within and outside the World Bank; and
Identifying and supporting water sector linkages to the Bank’s country strategy and the work of other sectoral teams.
4.Monitoring & Evaluation :
Ensure prompt preparation of quality and consistency related to sector portfolio management, including quality control; and
Prepare timely reports on project implementation and progress.
Knowledge of water resources management (WRM) and water supply and sanitation services delivery (WSS), utility / institutional reform and public private partnerships, sector coordination and policy dialogue, private sector participation and pro-
Excellent teamworking skills; and
Ability to use new information technologies.
Lead and Innovate - Develops innovative solutions.
Deliver Results for Clients - Proactively addresses clients’ stated and unstated needs.
Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries - Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives.
Create, Apply and Share Knowledge - Applies knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and / or external clients.
Make Smart Decisions - Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward.