World Bank Kenya: Senior Development Officer
Job Background / General description:
Improving the Investment Climate in Africa is one of three core priorities of the IFC strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa. Investment Climate Advisory Services in Africa are implemented jointly by IFC’s Private Enterprise Partnership for Africa (PEP Africa) and the Investment Climate Department of the World Bank Group (CIC). PEP Africa is the Regional Advisory Services facility for IFC in Africa. This joint Investment Climate Advisory Services team in Africa comprises staff based in the hub offices of Nairobi, Dakar and Johannesburg and across the continent, working with a team of product specialists in Washington DC and Istanbul. Some of these staff are mapped to CIC, others to PEP Africa and they work together as a single Investment Climate Team, drawing on the expertise and experience of both units. The team’s objective is for Africa to become the world region producing the most investment climate reforms. Trade logistics has been identified as a core thematic area for the Investment Climate agenda that has direct implications for competitiveness and productivity of developing countries. The Trade Logistics product focuses on helping developing economies in improving performance indicators such as time and cost to import and export through targeted technical assistance on simplifying and harmonizing trade procedures, including documentation, customs and inspections performance, and related polices and regulations and their enforcement. This Product is being developed into a standardized and scalable product which is being rolled out in partnership with IFC Facilities, relevant WB units (e.g. infrastructure, trade), and other agencies and with donor support. Trade logistics pilots are already implemented in the Africa, Latin America and other regions. IFC is seeking to hire a highly motivated Senior Private Sector Development Specialist to join the dynamic team to help with developing and rolling out of the trade logistics product in Africa, requiring a mix of technical, operational and research skills with a strong policy focus. It is expected that a significant part of the staff’s duties will focus on the Trade Logistics component of the Kenya Investment Climate Programs (KICP). KICP is a broad, multi-year based investment climate program closely linked to the ongoing efforts to streamline trade and regulatory requirements within the East Africa Community (EAC). Note: If the selected candidate is a current 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 2 year renewable term appointment.
|Job Title||Sr Private Sector Development Off.- Trade Logistics|
|Job Family||Private Sector Development|
Duties and Accountabilities:
The Senior Private Sector Development Specialist position reports to the Africa Manager for Investment Climate, based in Nairobi and to the Trade Logistics Global Product Leader based in Washington DC) and assists with the following duties:
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