La Banque mondiale Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
Spécialiste de l'énergie
La Banque mondiale Abidjan, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
À propos de l’offre d’emploi
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The World Bank Group (WBG) supports the Sustainable Energy for All initiative and is committed to working towards accomplishing the initiative's three goals by 2030: i) universal access to electricity and clean cooking fuels; ii) doubling the share of the world's energy supplied by renewable sources from 18 percent to 36 percent, and iii) doubling the rate of improvement in energy efficiency.
The Infrastructure Practice Group is charged with developing sustainable solutions to help close infrastructure gaps in developing and emerging economies. As part of the Infrastructure Practice Group, the Energy & Extractives (EEX) Global Practice (GP) focuses on providing affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to meet the needs of fast-growing economies, ensure universal access to modern energy services for people in client countries, strengthen policy and institutional frameworks to promote transparent and equitable growth of the extractives sectors for public benefit. There is a strong emphasis on private sector resource mobilization and catalyzing financing from commercial and other sources of development and climate finance.
The Africa Energy Program is growing rapidly, covering reforms (sector and corporate governance, energy security and the environment, regional energy trade, public-private partnerships, energy efficiency, etc.) and investment support in power generation, power and gas transmission and distribution, rural energy services, renewable energy development, low-carbon and climate friendly initiatives. The current portfolio comprises about 50 projects with a value of over US$10 billion. New lending is approximately US$1.5 billion per annum, with a growing share of renewable energy and regional activities. The Bank’s Africa Energy Program uses a variety of instruments, including investment lending, guarantees for public private partnerships, and development policy lending. In addition, the team manages a strong knowledge agenda to inform the policy dialogue in the sector.
The Africa energy sector grouping consists of four units (East, 2 units for West/Central Africa, and Southern Africa). Each of the four units is managed by a Practice Manager. The units together have over 90 staff with over 25 in various field locations, and more than half of the operational and advisory activities are managed /led by field-based staff. The IAWE2 (West and Central Africa) unit seeks an Energy based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire to contribute to the Unit’s strategic, advisory, and operational work on the energy program.
In Cote d’Ivoire, the Bank may engage in the following aspects of the sector – promoting universal access to affordable, reliable and modern electricity services; promoting the financial viability of the sector and enabling conditions to attract private sector capital; supporting policy reforms to promote an efficient power market; and supporting Cote d’Ivoire’s ambition to promote a regional energy hub for the regional power market. This is achieved through a combination of financing and analytical work. Under the Energy Access Initiative, the Bank seeks to scale up its engagement to promote the objectives of universal access, and to support the development of scalable models that would attract financing from other donors and the private sector.
This position is based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire with a specific focus on existing and pipeline programs in Cote d’Ivoire. The focus will be across the entire energy sector portfolio including the electricity value chain and the broader electrification agenda, and the related policy dialogue. There are projects and ASAs under preparation in all of these engagements and the selected candidate is expected to play a key role in design and implementation in the IDA 19 and IDA 20 period.
Duties & Accountabilities
The Energy Specialist will work on investment projects, analytical work, and policy guidance in Cote d’Ivoire. The selected candidate will have the following key responsibilities:
• As part of project teams, prepare, appraise, negotiate and supervise investment operations in the energy sector;
• Coordination with development partners to enhance synergies and development outcomes;
• Supporting teams in developing knowledge products and operational instruments to support Bank clients and advise relevant task teams in sector reforms and energy access;
• Contribute to business development in selected countries;
• Actively participate in overseeing World Bank-supported energy country programs in the region with the aim to enhance quality and pro-poor focus and accelerate implementation;
• Develop and maintain close relationships with local public and private stakeholders, support policy dialogue and keep abreast of developments in the energy sector;
• Contribute to analytical work related to the shift towards clean energy, development of strategies for achieving financial viability and increasing energy access in Sub Saharan Africa in a sustainable manner.
- Master's degree in engineering, energy planning/economics, business administration, or equivalent areas relevant for energy/extractives sector development;
- At least 5 years of combined experience in the World Bank, other international institutions and/or companies, government agencies, and/or power sector utilities with consistent record of successful engagement with complex projects;
- Understanding of energy/extractives policies, regulations, technologies or strategies, private sector participation, and institutional development needed to support development and for the success of project and analytic work; experience leading and/or playing key roles in policy dialogue with clients and partners;
- Experience in energy access and sector reforms and experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa preferably in both the public and private sectors;
- Experience in working in Cote d’Ivoire would be an asset;
- Ability to think strategically, work independently, and multi-task complex projects effectively;
- Ability to develop, analyze and articulate project issues and to diagnose problems and propose reliable solutions;
- Interest and experience in preparing and organizing high-level technical workshops and meetings;
- A consistent track record in carrying out high quality and timely analytical reports and activities would be advantageous;
- High level of excitement, ability to work independently, taking initiative, and flexibility in quickly adjusting to changing work program requirements;
- Experience working on World Bank or other International Financial Institutions (IFIs) lending and non-lending operations is desirable;
- Active listening skills, excellent interpersonal skills, able to influence the audience and build positive relationships with clients, different partners and colleagues across units and departmental boundaries in a multi-cultural environment with disperse teams located in different countries;
- Excellent oral and written communications skills in English and French, including demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues at different levels of the organization and in a multi-cultural environment;
- Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Translate technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level;
- Policy Dialogue Skills - Anticipate needs and requests in the field and conduct independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners;
- Integrative Skills - Understand relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations;
- Energy Sector Technologies - Deep experience applying knowledge (hydrocarbon, power generation, transmission and distribution, renewables, and energy efficiency) to policy-related decisions and advice;
- Energy Policy, Strategy and Institutions - Proven understanding of energy policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations.
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