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The Human Development (HD) Practice Group (PG)
The Human Development Vice Presidency (HDVP) at the World Bank Group is made up of the Global Practices for education; health, nutrition, and population; and social protection and jobs; additionally, the HDVP houses the gender group. As such, HD is central to the World Bank Group’s goals to end extreme poverty by 2030 and raise shared prosperity.
Over the past few years, the World Bank’s Human development sector has been delivering a scaled-up program with an active portfolio over $71.3B with engagements in 121 countries. New commitments in FY21 are expected to reach a total $21.2B by FY end. Human capital development, and in particular, the health sector program, has taken a central role for the WBG, as a result of the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and its impact.
The primary challenges of health development relate to health, nutrition, and demographic transitions that are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic both, through an agile short-term response, and a sustainable and inclusive longer-term response that tackles inequitable opportunities and outcomes in the health sector globally, regionally and within countries. The fundamental challenge is to preempt, prevent and mitigate the developmental impact of these challenges now and into the future. Specific challenges include: providing equitable, efficient, accountable and sustainable financing of health coverage; providing equitable, quality, appropriate and scaled-up delivery of priority public health services according to need; mobilizing the appropriate quantity and quality of key health systems inputs related to health workers, pharmaceuticals, and healthcare technology and facilities; and strengthening models of governance for the health sector that recognize core functions for government, responsibilities/accountability of key actors and enhance competencies for governance across levels (local, national, regional and global) and sectors (public/private/civil society, as well as government sectors such as education, transport, social protection, etc.).
Health, Nutrition & Population Global Practice
Global Financing Facility Context
The GFF held a replenishment in 2018 for the GFF Trust Fund to respond to the demand from countries that want to be part of the GFF. It mobilized US$1.05 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; the day-to-day management of the GFF team 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, managing the GFF Trust Fund, technical assistance to regional teams, and support to the GFF Investors Group, the governance mechanism for the GFF. See more at http://www.globalfinancingfacility.org.
In 2020 the GFF adopted a new strategy that defines a relentless focus on results as a core component of the strategy and operating model. Enhancing the results function’s role as a key enabler of the new strategy entails strengthening country data sources, systems and capacities; strengthening routine monitoring; strengthening periodic synthesis and review of progress; and development and execution of a strategic portfolio of implementation research and evaluation activities. The GFF is looking to engage an Extended Term Consultant (ETC) to support the development and execution of this portfolio of implementation research and evaluation activities.
The consultant will work under the direct guidance of the GFF Results Lead and collaborate with many others across the GFF Secretariat and the World Bank and with external partners.
Objectives of The Assignment:
Duties and Accountabilities:
• Strategic approach to implementation research and evaluation developed and codified
The ETC should hold the following qualifications:
• PhD degree in global health, social science, data science or related field
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.
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