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Job Description:

The GFF’s Country Programs team plays a key role in realizing the ambition of the GFF, which is empowering countries to tackle the greatest health and nutrition issues affecting women, children and adolescents. The GFF is seeking an experienced, talented, motivated operations professional to be part of this high-impact team, working to deliver on the goals of this dynamic partnership. The operations officer will work under the direction and guidance of the GFF Secretariat’s Country Programs lead to support the delivery of GFF-financed programs in 36 countries, and will report to the GFF practice manager.


The operations officer will have responsibilities that include, but not be limited to:

  • Portfolio tracking and management:Track the overall performance of the Country portfolio and bring to the attention of the Cluster Leads any performance issues that require attention.
  • Guideline development:Support the Cluster Lead in the development of operational guidelines relating to the implementation of GFF-financed country programs.
  • Risk management:Support the Cluster Lead in identifying key risks in the country portfolio and implementing approaches to mitigate risks. 
  • Grant preparation: Support the Cluster Lead in the quality assurance of the preparation of GFF Trust Fund co-financing for IDA and IBRD operations, including the reviews of the GFRs and the grant agreements.
  • Reporting and communications:Contribute to the preparation of the bi-annual GFF Country Portfolio Update for the GFF partnership and donors and other reports/information requests on the GFF portfolio as needed.
  • Budget management:Support the preparation of the annual budget for the Country Programs Cluster and track its utilization.
  • Contracts management: Coordinate the overall management of the portfolio of contracts in the Country Programs Cluster, with a particular focus on the contracts relating to the 37 Liaison Officers.

Selection Criteria:

  • A Master’s degree (International Relations/Public Affairs, Political Science, 
  • Economics or other related field) plus a minimum of five years of relevant work experience or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of the World Bank systems for the development and implementation support of projects.
  • Knowledge of World Bank procurement and financial management rules.
  • Experience working on development projects, preferably financed by the World Bank, in developing countries.
  • Experience working on World Bank trust funds desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and rapidly analyze diverse information from varied sources.
  • Demonstrated ability and the necessary personal organization skills to take initiative, personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines, work under pressure, and achieve agreed-upon results.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability for teamwork in a multicultural environment.
  • Proficiency in French desirable.

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.

Post Date:
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Application Deadline: Friday, August 16, 2019
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