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The World Bank, which consists of IBRD and IDA, is organized into seven client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions and sector-oriented Global Practices to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients. The Climate Change Group (CCG) in the World Bank helps client countries recognize, prepare for, and respond to the risks that climate change poses. With CCG support, the Bank mobilizes the necessary public and private finance, provides technical assistance, and utilizes its convening power to support countries in their transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient development pathways.
The Advisory and Operations Unit in Climate Change (SCCAO) in CCG plays a key role in delivering CCG’s climate mainstreaming agenda. The unit: (i) works closely with CCG Front Office to support the Bank’s Senior Management and CCG Leadership in setting and delivering the institution-wide climate agenda, (ii) supports Regions and GPs in developing and implementing their respective climate change-related business and action plans, (iii) works with individual task teams preparing projects or country diagnostics, on meeting the climate-related corporate commitments, such as climate and disaster risk screening, greenhouse gas accounting, shadow price of carbon, tracking of climate finance (i.e., climate co-benefits), and mainstreaming of climate in SCDs and CPFs, and (iv) leads on a number of critical climate-related advisory activities. Furthermore, the unit houses the Nationally Determined Contributions Secretariat and the Climate Support Facility, is responsible for the Climate Change Knowledge Portal, and monitors and reports on the delivery of our climate change commitments under Climate Change Action Plan, IBRD GCI, and IDA19 Replenishment.
About the Position:
SCCAO is seeking a highly motivated Data Specialist to support the climate change corporate commitment teams within the unit. The Data Specialist will be responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining, and improving internal data systems and infrastructure that support various commitment tracking and reporting activities and knowledge platforms across the unit. A key aspect of this position is to think through strategically and creatively how to best develop the data systems and infrastructure of the future, to responds to the demands of various stakeholders.
The successful candidate is expected to have a strong drive for results and attention to detail, as well as excellent project management, communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate will report directly to the SCAAO Practice Manager, and work closely with the Task Team Lead(s) of the climate co-benefits (CCB) team, among others in the unit.
Duties & Accountabilities:
• Provide strategic inputs on how best to conceive “second generation systems” for existing databases, dashboards and data systems to ensure they are fit for purpose.
• Master’s or equivalent degree in Computer Science or Information Systems with minimum 5 years of relevant work experience. Must have at least 3 years of specific experience in cloud-related technologies, database development (SQL) and management, and data analysis/visualization
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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