Senior Transport Specialist job at World Bank

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Vacancy title:
Senior Transport Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Finance , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

World Bank

Deadline of this Job:
08 April 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Tanzania , Dar es Salaam , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

The Transport Unit in Eastern Africa is now seeking to recruit a Senior Transport Specialist based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to support the design, preparation, and supervision of lending operations and technical assistance activities and new business development in the sector. The work will require operational and analytical skills across transport modes, with a strong focus on climate resilience across transport modes, along with experience in addressing cross-cutting transport issues such as road safety, gender, procurement, logistics, institution building and governance.

Duties and Responsibilities
• The Senior Transport Specialist will be based in Dar es Salaam and will report to the Practice Manager.
• S/he is expected to work predominantly on transport projects in the Tanzania CMU (covering Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe), with support to projects across Eastern Africa and across different modes (road, rail, maritime, and/or aviation).
• The transport portfolio in Tanzania is substantial and consists of four ongoing projects: namely (i) Tanzania Intermodal & Rail Development Project, (ii) Dar es Salaam Maritime Gateway Project, (iii) Dar es Salaam Urban Transport Improvement Project, and (iv) Tanzania Roads to
• Inclusion and Socioeconomic Opportunities Project; while there are two ongoing projects in Malawi: (i) Southern Africa Trade and Transport Facilitation Project and Additional Finance, and (ii) Southern Africa Trade Connectivity Project; one project in Zambia, the Zambia Improved Rural Connectivity Project; and analytical work in Zimbabwe. Several projects are under
• preparation across the CMU, with analytical studies and technical assistance provided to further deepen business development. The transport team collaborates closely with other sector colleagues focusing on trade, disaster risk management, energy and digital, agriculture, and urban development to enhance integrated development in Eastern Africa.
• Lead and/or support task teams in the preparation and implementation of transport projects in the Tanzania CMU, covering the core elements (planning, financial and economic analysis, engineering, maintenance, and operations) and with a particular focus on climate resilience but also incorporating key cross-cutting issues such as gender, safety, and private sector participation;
• Support climate-responsive design, preparation and implementation of new lending and non-lending activities across transport modes;
• Lead and manage advisory and analytical activities on international best practices for the planning and provision of climate-resilient transport infrastructure and services, including economic evaluation, cost efficiency, technical and financial feasibility, implementation planning and sustainability, with attention to issues such as decarbonization and gender;
• Lead and/or participate in the policy dialogue under the guidance of the Practice Manager, the Country Director, Country Managers and/or Operations Manager, Program Leader, with external stakeholders/development partners in the country and region;
• Provide guidance to improve the quality of transport projects in Eastern Africa through peer reviews, technical advice, and quality assurance;
• Advise government counterparts on technical matters associated with transport projects, including the formulation of policy, and measures to strengthen institutional arrangements;
• Supervise the work of consultants and technical specialists to ensure quality and consistency with World Bank standards;
• Provide procurement and contract management support and advice to the project implementing agencies;
• Participate in cross-sectoral teams responsible for preparation of policy notes, Systematic Country Diagnostics and Country Partnership Frameworks, public expenditures reviews, sectoral studies, and research and policy development activities on the topics/sections pertaining to transport and in particular climate resilient transport;
• Support the World Bank-wide professional community of staff engaged in the transport practice by participating actively on climate resilience and drafting of technical notes, and supporting cutting-edge work in collaboration with other global practices to enhance knowledge creation and dissemination, and expanding the existing knowledge base;
• Stay abreast of recent developments in the transport sector world-wide, and on cross-cutting issues, identifying knowledge gaps and disseminating relevant knowledge to clients; and
• Represent the World Bank as designated by the Practice Manager, the Country Directors, Country Managers and/or Operations Manager at public events relevant to the sector.

Selection Criteria
• The position calls for a highly motivated individual who is able to lead teams and work with little supervision. Candidates for the position will be selected based on the following considerations:
• Master’s degree or higher in civil/transport engineering, planning, economics, environment, public policy, finance or other related disciplines;
• Minimum 8 years proven experience in the transport sector or in a related infrastructure field (either with a government’s transport authority, contractor, design or supervision consultant, or development institution), with demonstrated ability to work on developing and implementing transport projects covering the core elements (planning, financial and economic analysis, engineering, maintenance, and operations) and with a particular focus on climate resilience;
• Experience of working with programs financed by multilateral or bilateral development partners;
• Work experience in developing countries, with experience in more than one of the World Bank’s regions and/or in fragile states as an asset;
• Experience in analytical work, such as on international and national transport policy, strategy, institutions and regulation as they relate to the transport sector;
• Knowledge of key developments in related sectors and on cross-cutting issues affecting the performance of the transport sector, in particular climate change but also private sector engagement, environmental and social impacts including gender-based violence, road safety, and operational health and safety issues;
• Strong client and communications skills, with proven experience in providing quality policy and project advice to national and sub-national government clients on transport and mobility issues, and interest in transferring knowledge;
• High degree of dynamism and self-motivation, as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision;
• Ability to identify and develop potential areas for future World Bank transport sector initiatives based on client consultation and analysis;
• Willingness to travel to and work in challenging country environments;
• Excellent written and communications skills in English.

WBG Competencies
• Lead and Innovate – Develops innovative solutions.
• Deliver Results for Clients – Proactively addresses clients’ stated and unstated needs.
• Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries – Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives.
• Create, Apply and Share Knowledge – Applies knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients.
• Make Smart Decisions – Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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