Apply for Vacancy for Special Representative at The World Bank in Japan. The deadline for this job is 10th May 2021.
Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. Also, the World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development.
- Provide strategic guidance to Tokyo-based operational units, including DRM Hub and TDLC, in their interaction with and outreach to Japanese stakeholders.
- Promote the WBG as a viable employment option by raising awareness and interest especially among youth.
- Also, enhance the understanding of the general public towards WBG objectives, leading to further support to WBG activities and Japanese contributions to them.
- Coordinate and support the communication activities in Japan of ECR staff, Treasury staff, East Asia Pacific staff, and IFC and MIGA staff to ensure delivery and implementation of a coherent, well- coordinated, and high-quality external affairs and relationship-management strategy in Japan.
- Likewise, ensure close coordination and alignment with the activities of the Tokyo Development Learning Center, IFC, and MIGA offices in Japan, and an ability to build working partnerships with other IFIs and UN agencies with branches in Tokyo.
- Ensure full coordination and effective collaboration between ECRTK and management in ECR HQ, as well as the Regions and Networks.
- Furthermore, in the context of the IDA discussions and negotiations, engage Japanese counterparts to understand their priorities and positions.
- In-depth knowledge of development and of the global issues currently facing multilateral development institutions, and broad understanding of the changing development landscape and environment, particularly with respect to Japanese constituencies.
- Similarly, strong ability to analyze and synthesize complex issues and to communicate to others clearly and concisely.
- Strong ability to quickly learn, adapt, and be innovative as new challenges arise. Demonstrated high initiative and drive for results. High degree of energy, creativity, and flexibility.
- Also, excellent oral and written communication skills and command of English and Japanese, and ability to present and defend difficult positions to senior officials, both in and outside the Bank. Strong skills in making public presentations and in communicating complex issues in simple terms.
- Additionally, ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment; excellent knowledge of Japanese affairs, the Japanese culture, and the political and economic context.
- An advanced degree and 15 years of relevant experience in political science, international relations, development policy; strategic communications, or other related fields.
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