Program Manager, Partnership for Economic Inclusion, the position is available at Washington office of World Bank.
The Partnership for Economic Inclusion (PEI) originated within the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP). PEI was established when CGAP partners identified a need directly to promote income growth for poor households. Since then, interest in and support for the economic inclusion agenda has grown strongly, generating a rich literature of rigorous evaluation studies of programs implemented by international NGOs and by governments.
The PEI Program Manager is a senior member of the Jobs Group staff with specific responsibility for leading the work of PEI. The Program Manager reports to the Manager of the Jobs Group. He/she is accountable for the overall strategy, development, delivery and implementation of the program’s activities and mandates. He/she will be supported initially by at least one dedicated technical World Bank staff member; a group of highly experienced consultants who have been working on the economic inclusion agenda for several years; and by specialized trust fund management, fiduciary and procurement staff, as needed. It is expected that the PEI team will expand in line with funding for the PEI MDTF.
- Implementing and further developing a Strategy and Business Plan for FY19-22, as agreed with donors and partners
- leading the PEI team of staff and consultants with a strategic vision and strong operational focus
- Developing annual work plans to operationalize the Strategy and Business plan
- Leading PEI activities to deliver the agreed work program through cost-effective use of resources (human and budget) within the agreed parameters and in compliance with internal controls and policies
- Liaising with existing and potential MDTF donors to mobilize additional resources for PEI’s strategies; and overseeing and managing the provision of technical and administrative support to the MDTF Donor Council
- Effectively communicating and representing PEI to various audiences, including key stakeholders, clients, beneficiaries, public, internal and external partners
Qualifications and Requirements
- Advanced (Graduate) university degree in Economics, Finance, Social Policy or other relevant discipline, plus at least ten years of direct relevant experience (see below) ;
- Recognized experience in the development, design and/or implementation of economic inclusion programs focused on extreme poor and vulnerable households and communities, or other development programs effectively targeted on the extreme poor;
- Extensive experience working in developing countries is a requirement; and experience living in a developing country would be a plus;
- Proven record of management and ability to effectively lead and manage teams and to manage programs with a strategic vision and strong operational focus;
- Must be a results-driven, strategic planner and implementer, adept at building consensus to move projects from concept to implementation;
- A strong, persuasive, and clear communicator, with excellent English language writing and oral skills;
- Good understanding of World Bank policies, processes and procedures related to trust funds and financing operations is an asset;
- Good knowledge of the PEI Community of Practice is an asset.
- Good knowledge of the donor community and excellent networking capabilities;
- Good knowledge of public policy implementation in development countries
- High ethical standards and deep sense of fairness;
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to lead a wide range of tasks