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Job #: req8265
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Health/Nutrition/Population
Grade: GG
Term Duration:  3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: International Recruitment
Location: Washington, DC,United States
Required Language(s): English
Preferred Language(s): French

Description

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank consists of two entities – the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). It is a global development cooperative owned by 189 member countries. As the largest development bank in the world, the World Bank provides loans, guarantees, risk management products, and advisory services to middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries, and coordinates responses to regional and global challenges. Visit www.worldbank.org.

The Health, Nutrition and Population (HNP) Global Practice

The central contribution of the HNP Global Practice to the World Bank’s twin goals is to enable the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), in which all people are effectively covered by essential health services, and nobody suffers undue financial hardship as a result of illnesses. In the quest for UHC, the HNP Global Practice is building on progress made in the framework of the Millennium Development Goals, an array of analytical and advisory services, strategic partnerships with partner institutions and other financing agencies, and an active lending portfolio. The HNP Global Practice includes staff members in Washington, DC, and many country offices.

The HNP Global Practice is led by a Global Director, who has overall responsibility for the GP. The HNP Global Practice works with and across multiple sectors, in recognition of the fact that HNP outcomes often depend on actions that lie outside the HNP sector.  Accordingly, a capacity to work across GP boundaries, forge coalitions and influence multi-practice solutions are essential for achieving the major objectives of improving HNP outcomes.

Global Financing Facility Context

The global community has made considerable progress over the past 25 years in improving the health and well-being of women, children, and adolescents. Rates of preventable death have dropped significantly in many countries and improvements have been seen across a range of key measures of health and well-being. But the progress has not been enough: too many women, children, and adolescents have been left behind, dying and suffering from preventable conditions, in considerable part because of a large financing gap.

The Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) was launched at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa in July 2015 as part of a global conversation about how to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which requires a shift from thinking about billions of dollars to recognizing that we need trillions to achieve the ambitious targets that we have agreed upon. This shift is only possible through new approaches to financing that recognize that countries themselves are the engines of progress and that the role of external assistance is to support countries both to get more results from the existing resources and to increase the total volume of financing.

The GFF partnership supports countries in three specific ways: 1) developing an investment case and implementation plan for prioritizing key reforms to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition and a strong primary health care system; 2) strengthening a country-led platform that aligns all key stakeholders around this investment case and uses data to make decisions and create mutual accountability; and 3) mobilizing and coordinating the financial resources needed to accelerate progress for the most vulnerable populations, often in the hardest-to-reach regions.

The GFF held a replenishment for the GFF Trust Fund to respond to the demand from countries that want to be part of the GFF. It mobilized more than US$1 billion as a first phase to begin expansion over the period 2018–23 to 50 countries facing the most significant needs. 

The GFF partnership is led by the GFF Director and the day-to-day management of the GFF Secretariat is the responsibility of the GFF Practice Manager. The GFF secretariat, which is based at the World Bank and is situated in the HNP Global Practice, works to deliver on the GFF objectives. This includes working with countries to develop quality investment cases, mobilize increased financing and engage with the private sector. In addition, the secretariat manages the GFF Trust Fund used for catalytic financing of the GFF process and key country priorities, provides technical assistance and supports the GFF Investors Group, the governance mechanism for the GFF. The Secretariat work plan is delivered through five workstreams, each of which is led by a Workstream Lead.

The Results workstream plays a key role in realizing the ambition of the GFF leading on the GFF Secretariat’s work on results monitoring and evaluation. The GFF is seeking a seasoned and experienced professional to lead the GFF Results workstream.

The Results workstream lead is responsible for the development and implementation of the GFF results agenda. The workstream lead will have a co-supervisory role to provide day-to-day oversight, support and mentorship of the staff working in the results workstream across the various areas of focus. The Results Workstream Lead will report to the GFF Practice Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The specific responsibilities include, but are not be limited to:

  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the GFF through participation in the GFF Management Team and support for the overall vision and strategy for the GFF
  • Lead the development and implementation of the overall results monitoring and evaluation strategy for the GFF in line with the logic framework
  • Oversee the development, management and quality assurance of the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation approach in countries
  • In a co-supervisory role with the GFF Practice Manager, lead and support team members in the development and implementation of individual work programs, mentor staff and provide support for career development.
  • Oversee the GFF technical support to countries on all aspects related to the results agenda, including the results monitoring approach, use of data in decision making and investments in data systems among others
  • Work closely with the learning team to contribute to the learning and capacity building agenda related to the results agenda and learning from implementation.
  • Engage with key global partners and stakeholders to develop opportunities for collaboration and ensure alignment of country approaches  
  • Oversee the development and management of tools for performance management, e.g. portfolio tracker, data repository, web portal as well as analytical tools
  • Establish and lead the engagement for the secretariat with the GFF advisory group on results 
  • Oversee the technical support to countries, WB task teams and GFF staff on monitoring and evaluation, conduct of surveys and associated data analysis contribute to capacity building activities related to the evaluation work in GFF countries  
  • Develop and Manage a program of TA to countries for implementation research to enable learning from implementation and corrective action as may be needed
  • Oversee the data analysis of various data sources to synthesize and disseminate learning from monitoring data and evaluations to inform country implementation and corrective action to attain results. Oversee the synthesis of results across the GFF portfolio for leadership and donor updates 
  • Represent the GFF through public speaking, writing and participation in external events, meetings, conferences, boards and other strategic convenings.
Skills:

Selection Criteria

  • MPH, Masters, PHD or DrPH in public health, demographics, social science research, or related field.
  • A minimum of 12 years of progressive leadership and management experience in monitoring and evaluation, including on country level, related to health systems, maternal and child health and/ or health financing
  • Field experience in working with national government and other partners at national and sub-national level in the effective monitoring and evaluation of health programs, including the country level use of data for decision making and implementation support
  • Experience working on results monitoring and evaluation with or as part of global initiatives as for example GAVI and/ or Global Fund or as results lead for large scale NGO’s
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams across different cultures and A drive for results, including a proven track record of high standards/accountability for work products, meeting deadlines, an ability to prioritize tasks within his/her work program and strategies for working collectively with others on the team to deliver products of the highest caliber
  • Experience conducting large scale or complex evaluations
  • A deep technical understanding of data systems in the health sector as well as large scale household and facility-based systems
  • Strong writing skills and a track record of articles in peer reviewed journals
  • Experience engaging with partners and donors in global health in technical and strategic discussions on the health measurement agenda
  • Writing skills and ability to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues and the public
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience with epidemiology, demography, data analytics or modeling and synthesizing data to inform policy decision making
  • Excellent excel and database management skills
  • Fluency (excellent oral and written communication skills) in English is essential
  • Fluency in French is desired

WBG COMPETENCIES

  • 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.

Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.

Location:
Washington DC
Post Date:
Friday, August 7, 2020
Application Deadline: Friday, August 21, 2020
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Job Description:

BACKGROUND

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) is a multi-stakeholder partnership that supports country-led efforts to improve the health of women, children and adolescents. With the GFF, countries are making smarter, more prioritized, results-focused investments toward greater impact on the health, nutrition and well-being of women, children and adolescents; building capacity for more sustainable funding for this agenda; and exploring more innovative ways to work with the private sector by scaling up the best investments in their people more efficiently. More: www.globalfinancingfacility.org 

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY

Under the GFF Knowledge and Learning Strategy 2020-2022, global learning activities play an instrumental role in building GFF stakeholders’ competence, alongside with the online Knowledge Learning Platform, a systematic capture of knowledge and learning needs, a set of usable knowledge instruments, Communities of Practice and in-country competence development programs. The GFF is seeking a short-term consultant to work closely with the GFF Knowledge & Learning team and GFF subject matter experts, to create dynamic and effective learning content, mostly online. The STC will work as a part of the GFF Knowledge and Learning team and will report to the Senior Knowledge and Learning Officer.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Core responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Design and develop blended learning solutions that include, but are not limited to, instructor-led, eLearning, mobile, video, gamification, simulations, micro-learnings, virtual classroom, social media, etc., including innovative assessment and sustainment tools before and after the formal learning experience;
  • Collaborate with discipline-specific SMEs in developing course content, course outline, assessments, activities, and multimedia for new or existing courses, including redesigns, revisions, implementation of new initiatives, course corrections, etc.
  • Write and edit blueprints, storyboards, video scripts and other related learning support documentation;
  • Collaborate on the creation of complementary education materials, including “how-to” micro-learning videos
  • Contribute to special projects, including the piloting of new and emerging learning technologies, learning effectiveness, learning metrics, course delivery, etc.;
  • Partner with GFF stakeholders and vendors (including IT teams) to design and adapt content that meets specific technical needs;
  • Effectively manage interactions with stakeholders, including meeting facilitation, expectation setting, and on-going project correspondence.

This position is best suited to someone who prefers a fast-paced environment, adapts to change and seeks to actively develop new skills and grow in understanding of learning and technology.

 

Skills:
  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology / Instructional Technology, Education or equivalent
  • Experience in course creation, design, and training in online, virtual environments
  • Preferred experience in Learning Management Systems
  • Knowledge and experience in instructional design theory, adult learning theory, and design thinking
  • Desire to push the boundaries and continue to innovate with each online learning project
  • Ability to write clear and engaging content
  • Experience using e-learning technologies
  • Preference for a fast-paced environment, capable of adapting to change and seeking to actively develop new skills and grow in understanding of learning and technology solutions.
Location:
Washington DC
Post Date:
Monday, June 8, 2020
Application Deadline: Friday, June 19, 2020
Apply Now
Job Description:

BACKGROUND

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) is a multi-stakeholder partnership that supports country-led efforts to improve the health of women, children and adolescents. With the GFF, countries are making smarter, more prioritized, results-focused investments toward greater impact on the health, nutrition and well-being of women, children and adolescents; building capacity for more sustainable funding for this agenda; and exploring more innovative ways to work with the private sector by scaling up the best investments in their people more efficiently. More: www.globalfinancingfacility.org 

OBJECTIVES OF THE CONSULTANCY

Under the GFF Knowledge and Learning Strategy 2020-2022, global learning activities play an instrumental role in building GFF stakeholders’ competence, alongside with the online Knowledge Learning Platform, a systematic capture of knowledge and learning needs, a set of usable knowledge instruments, Communities of Practice and in-country competence development programs. The GFF is seeking a short-term consultant to work closely with the GFF Knowledge & Learning team and GFF subject matter experts, to create dynamic and effective learning content, mostly online. The STC will work as a part of the GFF Knowledge and Learning team and will report to the Senior Knowledge and Learning Officer.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Core responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Design and develop blended learning solutions that include, but are not limited to, instructor-led, eLearning, mobile, video, gamification, simulations, micro-learnings, virtual classroom, social media, etc., including innovative assessment and sustainment tools before and after the formal learning experience;
  • Collaborate with discipline-specific SMEs in developing course content, course outline, assessments, activities, and multimedia for new or existing courses, including redesigns, revisions, implementation of new initiatives, course corrections, etc.
  • Write and edit blueprints, storyboards, video scripts and other related learning support documentation;
  • Collaborate on the creation of complementary education materials, including “how-to” micro-learning videos
  • Contribute to special projects, including the piloting of new and emerging learning technologies, learning effectiveness, learning metrics, course delivery, etc.;
  • Partner with GFF stakeholders and vendors (including IT teams) to design and adapt content that meets specific technical needs;
  • Effectively manage interactions with stakeholders, including meeting facilitation, expectation setting, and on-going project correspondence.

This position is best suited to someone who prefers a fast-paced environment, adapts to change and seeks to actively develop new skills and grow in understanding of learning and technology.

 

Skills:
  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design, Educational Technology / Instructional Technology, Education or equivalent
  • Experience in course creation, design, and training in online, virtual environments
  • Preferred experience in Learning Management Systems
  • Knowledge and experience in instructional design theory, adult learning theory, and design thinking
  • Desire to push the boundaries and continue to innovate with each online learning project
  • Ability to write clear and engaging content
  • Experience using e-learning technologies
  • Preference for a fast-paced environment, capable of adapting to change and seeking to actively develop new skills and grow in understanding of learning and technology solutions.
Location:
Washington DC
Post Date:
Monday, June 8, 2020
Application Deadline: Friday, June 19, 2020
Apply Now
Job Description:

Job #:

req7287

Organization:

World Bank

Sector:

Health/Nutrition/Population

Recruitment Type:

International Recruitment

Department/Division:

HNP GFF Program (HHNGF)

Grade:

GG

Term Duration:

3 years 0 months

Hire Type:

Non-Managerial

Location:

Washington, DC,United States

Required Language(s):

English

Preferred Language(s):

French

Description

Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally. 

The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). The World Bank is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions and thirteen Global Practices to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.

The World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. The vision of the World Bank Group (WBG) is to end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity by fostering sustainable and inclusive growth, building human capital, and strengthening the resilience of the countries it serves. To achieve that vision the WBG leverages the strengths of its global presence and partnerships to deliver customized development solutions backed by finance, world-class knowledge and convening services. It has three components: (1) maximizing development impact by engaging country clients in identifying and tackling the most difficult development challenges; (2) promoting scaled-up partnerships that are strategically aligned with the goals; and (3) crowding in public and private resources, expertise and ideas.

The Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, with a central mandate to enable the achievement of universal health coverage, is one of thirteen Global Practices working in concert with the WBG regions to design solutions to address clients’ most pressing developmental challenges, and ultimately, enabling the WBG to meet its twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Global Financing Facility Context

The global community has made considerable progress over the past 25 years in improving the health and well-being of women, children, and adolescents. Rates of preventable death have dropped significantly in many countries and improvements have been seen across a range of key measures of health and well-being. But the progress has not been enough: too many women, children, and adolescents have been left behind, dying and suffering from preventable conditions, in considerable part because of a large financing gap.

The Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF) was launched at the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa in July 2015 as part of a global conversation about how to finance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which requires a shift from thinking about billions of dollars to recognizing that we need trillions to achieve the ambitious targets that we have agreed upon. This shift is only possible through new approaches to financing that recognize that countries themselves are the engines of progress and that the role of external assistance is to support countries both to get more results from the existing resources and to increase the total volume of financing.

The GFF partnership supports countries in three specific ways: 1) developing an investment case and implementation plan for prioritizing key reforms to improve reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition and a strong primary health care system; 2) strengthening a country-led platform that aligns all key stakeholders around this investment case and uses data to make decisions and create mutual accountability; and 3) mobilizing and coordinating the financial resources needed to accelerate progress for the most vulnerable populations, often in the hardest-to-reach regions.

The GFF recently held a replenishment for the GFF Trust Fund to respond to the demand from countries that want to be part of the GFF. It mobilized more than US$1 billion as a first phase to begin expansion over the period 2018–23 to 50 countries facing the most significant needs. 

The GFF partnership is led by the GFF Director and the day-to-day management of the GFF Secretariat is the responsibility of the GFF Practice Manager. The GFF secretariat, which is based at the World Bank and is situated in the HNP Global Practice, works to deliver on the GFF objectives. This includes working with countries to develop quality investment cases, mobilize increased financing and engage with the private sector. In addition, the secretariat manages the GFF Trust Fund used for catalytic financing of the GFF process and key country priorities, provides technical assistance and supports the GFF Investors Group, the governance mechanism for the GFF.

The External Relations workstream plays a key role in realizing the ambition of the GFF, and leads on the GFF Secretariat’s work on partnerships, communications, governance, advocacy and resource mobilization.  The GFF is seeking a seasoned and experienced Sr. Partnership Officer (Lead External Relations) to lead the GFF External Relations workstream. The External Relations Lead will report to the GFF Practice Manager.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The lead on External Relations is responsible for the overall external relations strategy for the GFF and the development and effective implementation of the work program in this area.  The lead will have a co-supervisory role to provide day-to-day oversight, support and mentorship of the staff working in the external relations workstream across the various topic areas.

The specific responsibilities include, but are not be limited to:

  • Oversee the development and effective implementation of the overall external relations strategy for the GFF, including related to the overall positioning, partnerships, communications, advocacy, stakeholder engagement and resource mobilization.
  • Provide strategic advice and support to the GFF Director and GFF Practice Manager and lead on the effective positioning of the GFF in the global health and development landscape, resource mobilization, external partnerships and stakeholder engagement, advocacy, communications and reputational risk.
  • Lead development and effective implementation of the overall external relations work program and team work programs including partnerships, communications, governance, advocacy and resource mobilization.
  • In a co-supervisory role with the GFF Practice Manager, lead and support team members in the development and implementation of individual work programs, and mentor staff and provide support for career development.
  • Build, nurture and maintain close and trusted relationships with key GFF partners, including in civil society, the World Bank, GAVi, Global Fund, United Nations, current and future donors to the GFF trust fund and private sector organizations
  • Represent the GFF through public speaking, writing and participation in external events, meetings, conferences, boards and other strategic convenings.
  • Facilitate public and private engagements with stakeholders.
  • Ensures quality control of all external and internal communications, briefings and governance documents related to the overall messaging and positioning of the GFF, including but not limited to the GFF Investors Group, Trust Fund Committee, GFF Leadership, WBG management and staff. 
  • Cultivate and sustain strong relationships with existing and prospective key stakeholders across various partner constituencies including donor agencies, multilaterals, private sector, and civil society organizations to support resource mobilization and the effective implementation of the GFF agenda.
Skills:
  • Master’s degree (International Relations/Public Affairs, Political Science/Public Policy, Communications, Public Health or other related field) plus a minimum of 15 years of relevant work experience;
  • Proven successes and experience in independently leading and managing external relations and communications teams, preferably in global health or development governance bodies with complex partnerships settings;
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with high-level leadership in governance context, and stakeholder relationships with donors, multilateral and bilateral donors and agencies, as well as civil society and private sector representatives and constituency engagement required;
  • Experience leading teams and supporting staff for maximum performance and career development;
  • Proven successes in developing creative content for multimedia communications and advocacy campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in writing and orally in a professional and timely manner with senior-level internal and external partners, based on understanding their interests and needs;
  • Sophisticated understanding of global development and health architecture, and proven ability to identify and provide strategic advice to management on political economy issues, engagement opportunities and reputational risks in an international environment;
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills, including in delivering impactful high-level events in different country contexts;
  • Excellent English language skills and proficiency to write and edit complex products for purposeful structure, clarity of ideas, and logical, persuasive presentation. French language proficiency preferred;
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate, nurture and maintain relationships and communications with critical internal and external constituencies and stakeholders;
  • 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, manage multiple tasks at high quality under pressure, and achieve agreed-upon results;
  • Demonstrated ability for teamwork in a multicultural environment.

If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 years 0 months term appointment.

Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.

Location:
Washington DC
Post Date:
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Application Deadline: Thursday, June 25, 2020
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