The Platform for Collaboration on Tax (PCT) is a joint initiative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the United Nations (UN), and the World Bank Group (WBG) to strengthen collaboration on domestic resource mobilization (DRM).
PCT provides coordination of Domestic Revenue Mobilization capacity building activities and helps developing countries access knowledge, experience, and best practices in tax policy and administration. As part of these efforts, PCT Partners equally undertake analytical work to provide developing countries with clear, coherent, and practical tools as well as consistent guidance to address a range of contemporary tax issues. This analytical work includes a workstream on “Tax and the SDGs”, which in turn includes a new workstream on environmental taxation.
The work is coordinated by the PCT Secretariat, which is housed in the World Bank Group’s Fiscal Policy & Sustainable Growth Unit within the Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment Global Practice.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To support the creation and technical substantiation of the new environmental taxation workstream, PCT is hiring an environmental tax specialist as Extended Term Consultant. The specialist will work directly with four focal points for environmental taxation by the four Partner organizations and be the central link in deepening the technical collaboration of Partners in this topic area.
The focal points have agreed on the following tasks for the specialist.
• Analyze the existing carbon pricing tools and databases of the Partners, and produce a short paper comparing the approaches, and suggest possible ways of coordination for improved transparency and possibility of more detailed and country level metrics of carbon prices
In developing these outputs, the consultant will consider, where possible, the broader sustainable development agenda, including the effects of relevant fiscal policies on climate change as well as broader environmental protection, including oceans, marine wildlife and terrestrial biodiversity conservation.
Advanced degree in Economics or a closely related subject and at least Five years of relevant professional experience. A doctorate in climate economics and further work experience are strongly preferred.
• Expertise in environmental tax policy – an advanced understanding of the both the literature on policy design and the quantitative literature on economic impacts of carbon taxation is required.
Other Selection Criteria
• Experience working in developing countries and with ministries of finance/economy is a strong plus.
Do you meet the following selection criteria? If so, we encourage you to apply:
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