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.
GLOBAL PRACTICES & GLOBAL THEMES
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
The water challenges of the world are tremendous.For human development, livable cities, food security, and energy security the need for better water resources management is increasing.
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.
The WRM projects include : integrated water resource management, including groundwater management, dam safety, and flood management.
The Water GP is led by a Senior Global Director and two Directors, supported by nine regional Practice Managers and a Manager for Global Programs.
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.
Specifically, the unit supports the definition and achievement of these results through analytical, policy and investment activities.
The hiring unit has an active portfolio of projects in Nigeria under preparation and implementation focusing on water supply, sanitation, irrigation and water resources management.
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.
As a result, the World Bank is locally recruiting one Senior Water Specialist based in Abuja, Nigeria.
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 :
2.Projects implementation :
3.Institutional and analytical work :
4.Monitoring & Evaluation :
The World Bank Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.
Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.