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The World Bank’s Infrastructure Vice Presidency (INF VPU) is keen to increase recruitment of highly-qualified, early and mid-career African and African Diaspora (A&AD) staff for careers in transport, energy, digital development, infrastructure finance and infrastructure economics. To this end, the INF VPU has created two branded recruitment programs: (i) the A&AD Infrastructure Fellows Program; and (ii) the A&AD Infrastructure Mid-Career Professionals program. The present recruitment process is carried out under the A&AD Infrastructure Fellows program.
The Transport Global Practice seeks to connect people, goods and services to jobs, schools, hospitals, local, regional and international markets, using faster, cheaper, safer and more efficient solutions, while keeping traffic fatalities, congestion, greenhouse gas emissions, and local air pollution in check. It responds to the needs of developing countries and transition economies for modern and reliable transport solutions.
Within the Infrastructure Vice-Presidency, the Transport Global Knowledge Unit (ITRGK) is responsible for the strategic leadership of the knowledge program across the transport global practice, and providing cross-support to the regional operational units through a number of Global Leads, and Global Solutions Groups (GSG), shaping the agenda around critical areas such as green transport, development corridors and regional integration, and urban mobility. The Transport Connectivity and Regional Integration (TCRI) GSG encompasses five Solution Areas: (i) Economic Corridors and regional integration; (ii) Railways; (iii) Aviation; (iv) Maritime and Inland Water Transport; and (v) Freight and Logistics.
The Transport Global Knowledge Unit (ITRGK) is seeking an Economist with interests in transport and logistics and to contribute to a dynamic and emerging research and data agenda work program. The position is based in Washington DC and will be supervised by the Practice Manager of the ITRGK.
The successful candidate will be an integral part of the ITRGK team, working closely with other units across the World Bank. The candidate will be based at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington D.C.
The responsibilities of the proposed ETC position include contributing to the ITRGK Economics/Logistics and Research Program. These activities range from collecting, organizing and analyzing data, to reviewing literature, to drafting research papers and shorter briefs or blogs. All tasks are undertaken in a highly collaborative team environment.
The ETC selected for this assignment will be expected to:
1. Contribute to the ITRGK Research Program by identifying and scoping out suitable research projects in the area of logistics and transport, collaborating in the development of specific research papers, presenting results of research at various fora.
The selected candidate will report to the Global Practice Manager for Transport, and work closely with other ITRGK/TCRI team members and consultants, as well as collaborating across boundaries to deliver joint projects with DECRG, other Chief Economist Offices, and academia.
Do you meet the following selection criteria? If so, we encourage you to apply:
The position calls for a highly-motivated individual who is able to work seamlessly with teams and independently completes tasks assigned to her/him. The successful candidate shall already have a master’s degree and should either have a doctorate in economics or be close to completing one. The candidate will be expected to have co-authored his/her own academic quality research papers. It is expected that Doctoral research and/or any previous or subsequent research activity would evidence an interest and some technical background in transport, and ideally logistics. A developing country research focus and/or professional experience in developing countries is preferred.
Other specific skills include:
• Master’s degree in an economics-related field related to transport/logistics, as well as a Doctorate that is either completed or close to completion.
For information about WBG Core Competencies, please visit: https://bit.ly/2kbIA7O.
1)African and African Diaspora candidates are
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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