Entreprise: World Bank
Niveau d'etude: BAC + 5
Localité: Afrique du Sud / Pretoria
Date limite: 2022-08-31
Recrutement de 01 E T Consultant
Niveau d'études: Bac + 5 ou plus
Expérience: 5 ans
Expire le: 31-08-2022
Pretoria, South Africa
E T Consultant
Job # : req18701
Organization : World Bank
Sector : Health/Nutrition/Population
Grade : EC3
Term Duration : 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type : Local Recruitment
Location : Pretoria,South Africa
Required Language(s) : English
Preferred Language(s) :
Closing Date : 8/31/2022 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC
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HEALTH, NUTRITION AND POPULATION GLOBAL PRACTICE CONTEXT
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 because of illnesses. The HNP Global Practice includes staff members in Washington, DC and many country offices. 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. The HNP Global Practice supports country and regional efforts to: (i) improve health outcomes, especially for the poor and most vulnerable; (ii) expand access to high-quality HNP services, interventions and technologies that give the most value for money; (iii) strengthen health systems for results; (iv) establish and improve health financing mechanisms that promote efficiency, equity and sustainability of investments; (v) strengthen health-relevant institutions within and outside the health sector; (vi) harness multisectoral policies and investments for better health outcomes; and (vii) develop and learn from rigorous impact evaluations.
South Africa has made considerable strides toward improving the wellbeing of its citizens since its transition to democracy in the mid-1990s, but progress is slowing. Based on the international poverty line of $1.90 per day, (2011 Purchasing Power Parity, exchange rates), 18.8% of South Africans were poor in 2015, following a decline from 33.8% in 1996. Factors driving this progress include, among others, real income growth, expansion of social safety nets, access to basic services including subsidized housing credit. Yet progress towards poverty reduction has slowed in recent years, with the $1.90 per day poverty rate increasing from 16.8% to 18.8% between 2011 and 2015. This is partly due to structural challenges and weak growth since the global financial crisis of 2008, but increasingly too by labor market developments that demand skills that the country’s poor currently lack. The global COVID-19 health and economic shock has exacerbated South Africa’s long-term structural challenges and made the reforms more urgent.
The Bank currently has several health operations in some countries under the South Africa CMU, i.e., Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa. In Eswatini the Bank has as two active operations: the Eswatini COVID-19 Emergency Response Project (ERP) and Health System Strengthening for Human Capital Investment Project (HSS4HCDP). In Lesotho the Bank has three projects, a COVID-19 ERP and the Nutrition and Health Systems Support project and the Southern Africa TB & Health Systems Support Project. In South Africa, the Bank has one active COVID-ERP, a recipient executed grant operation on genomic surveillance and has implemented several ASA under the South Africa Knowledge Hub which included the TB in Mines Project.
The HNP team in Africa is divided into four units, each covering three World Bank Country Management Units (CMUs) – one CMU in the World Bank can be responsible for managing the World Bank’s relationship with one or more country. The HNP unit, HAEH2, covers the DRC, Kenya, and South Africa CMUs, which collectively comprise of thirteen countries, and is responsible for a large program of operational and analytic work. The WBG seeks to strengthen its activities in countries under the South Africa CMU. The Unit is recruiting a Health Specialist to be based in South Africa on a locally recruited extended term consultant (ETC) appointment for a year, subject to renewal for an additional year (depending on business need and performance). The ETC will support health emergency preparedness efforts countries served by the HAEH2 unit, including the recently launched program on improving capacity for genomic surveillance, COVID-19 vaccine operations in South Africa, Lesotho and Eswatini.
Duties and Accountabilities:
Working under the supervision of the HAEH2 Practice Manager, the ETC (Senior Health Specialist) will have the following main responsibilities:
• Lead implementation support and supervision of the of genomic surveillance project.
• Support to vaccine operations (specifically innovations in implementation) in South Africa, Lesotho and Eswatini, as needed.
• Support policy dialogue with Ministries of Health at national and peripheral levels as needed.
• Help teams with building and maintaining partnerships and networks within the Bank (in HNP as well as other sectors) and with external partners.
• Carry out such tasks as the HNP GP Practice Manager assigns to support the development of the Bank’s work program in health in the South Africa CMU.
• Engage on fund-raising to leverage grant financing to complement the IBRD envelope, and to bring in additional resources for innovation
• Graduate degrees (Master’s degree required, PhD or equivalent would be an asset) in public health, health economics, medical training, engineering, or a related systems-thinking field. Candidates without a core qualification in at least one of these domains need not apply.
• Minimum of 8 years of experience as specialist or in program management in any of the above areas or if candidate has a PhD, 5 years’ experience will be considered.
• Experience in managing or advising on the design and implementation of large Government health programs, preferably in Southern Africa
• Experience in designing and implementing digital health solutions will be preferred.
• Demonstrable experience in informing health policy dialogue with Governments in low- and middle-income countries
• Demonstrated ability to manage activities effectively and efficiently, function within and across teams in operational and analytical work.
• Demonstrated track record of synthesizing complex analytics and results into user-friendly written outputs
• Ability to function well independently and in a team and handle multiple tasks, meet changing priorities, and deliver high-quality analysis and work on-time.
• Diplomatic skills, good communication and writing skills, and agility are required.
• Experience in grant writing is a plus.
• Proactive and results-focused work style with strong problem-solving capabilities
• Ability to work in a multicultural environment
World Bank Group Core Competencies
The WBG core competencies are Deliver Results for Clients; Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries; Lead and Innovate; Create, Apply and Share Knowledge; and Make Smart Decisions. Specifically, the consultant
• Demonstrate Health, Nutrition and Population Knowledge and Experience: has the ability to critically assess the performance of health systems, to identify key challenges and solutions. Understands and is able to articulate the economic issues related to HNP. Has broad cross-sectoral understanding relevant to HNP and is able to identify how HNP issues relate to overall country development strategies, non-HNP policy decisions, and development initiatives across sectors. Ability to lead the Bank's overall strategy development and policy dialogue in HNP in a country
• Lead and Innovate: Encourages and works with others to identify and implement relevant solutions. Identifies opportunities in changing circumstances and energizes others to continuously improve, using intentional strategies to boost morale, team spirit, and productivity in context of WBG's values and mission. Helps others to understand problems, client needs and the underlying context. Ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
• Deliver Results for Clients: Develops and implements solutions that show understanding of how clients and/or own work achieves results that are financially, environmentally and socially sustainable. Shares new insights based on in-depth understanding of the client and recommends solutions for current and future needs of clients. Holds self and team accountable for risk management and outcomes. Maintain client relationships in the face of conflicting demands or directions and provides evidence-based advice and solutions based on sound diagnosis and knowledge.
• Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries: Collaborates across organizational boundaries, internally and externally with a sense of mutuality and respect. Consistently engages others in open dialogue, brings out any conflicting viewpoints and incorporates viewpoints into solutions, giving credit where credit is due. Leverages expertise of all team members to ensure successful outcomes. Shows leadership in ensuring the team stays organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches.
• Create, Apply and Share Knowledge: Ensures systematic sharing of good practice and learning from lessons from across WBG, clients, and partners. Is known across WBG in their subject area and is sought out by WBG colleagues to advise, peer review, or contribute to knowledge products of others. Seeks mentoring opportunities with more experienced staff to deepen or strengthen their professional knowledge and mentors junior staff. Leads in the sharing of best practice, knowledge and lessons learned across units and with clients and partners, articulating ideas verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling way across audiences of varied levels.
• Make Smart Decisions: Applies critical thinking and seeks inputs and experience from others to recommend a course of action consistent with the WBG's strategy. Evaluates risk and anticipates the short and long term implications of decisions.
World Bank Group Core Competencies
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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.