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Operations Officer
Job Title: Operations Officer
Location: Yaounde, Cameroon
Company: The World Bank
Job Summary: Operational and analytical support to Fragile, Conflict, Violence situations - FCV activities and project.
Job Description: Operational and analytical support to Fragile, Conflict, Violence situations - FCV activities and project: Provides operational support and technical advice to task teams that are preparing and implementing projects in FCV contexts, especially in North West and South West regions, in the Far North, North, Adamaoua, and East regions of Cameroon (e.g. Social Safety Nets, Health and Education projects, Community Development Program Support Project, Livestock development project, etc.), and especially with a view to ensuring a coherent approach to fragility and conflict throughout the portfolio, and enforcing a do no harm policy. Supports FCV-tailored methods to preparation and implementation/supervision such as beneficiary engagement, communication, ICT powered supervision, TPM, etc. Supports the preparation and implementation of the program to be supported by the ID 18 sub-window for refugees and host communities, supports the identification and preparation of programs supported by the Private Sector Window for which Cameroon's fragile regions are eligible. Supports task teams and the CMU with relevant and timely analysis and policy advice related to effective response to FCV issues in Cameroon (and in other countries of the CMU). Leads the preparation and implementation of FCV trust-funded projects Provides operational cross-support, as needed and agreed with the Country Director, to FCV projects outside Cameroon/the CMU. Internal and External Coordination on FCV issues Liaises regularly with CMU management, key client representatives, and Bank Leads, Practice Managers, and other partners. Collaborates closely with Programs Leaders to ensure consistency in responses to FCV issues in Cameroon/the CMU. Collaborates closely with the local Security Specialist and the Corporate Security team to provide technical assistance in the preparation of the Task teams ‘field missions in fragile areas, to contribute to the Security team meetings and to ensure a constant and proactive monitoring of the Cameroonian social, political and security context. Provides regular notes and updates to the Country Director and the country team regarding the socio-political and security situation of Cameroon Assists the different teams/sectors operating in Cameroon (specifically in fragile/conflict regions) in identifying and developing alignments, coordination, and efficiency among the different projects. Meets regularly with development partners and donors (e.g. AFD, EU, etc.), including humanitarian actors and the UN community, to identify and develop areas of collaboration. Participates (and represents the Bank, as requested by the Country Director/CMU) in relevant meetings, learning events, and/or task forces. Develops and cultivates a network of practitioners on FCV issues (e.g. think tanks, academics, etc.). Business Development and Knowledge Management Facilitates knowledge sharing among various teams within the Bank, including regional implementation teams (GPs and CMUs), and particularly with the FCV CCSA and the Stability, Peace, and Security GSG. Supports communication on FCV activities/projects in Cameroon and impact from Bank engagement, especially in the Far North, North, Adamawa and East regions. Contributes to business development of FCV activities/projects in Cameroon - helps identify and pursue FCV opportunities (e.g. displacement, violent extremism, gender-based violence, agro-pastoral conflicts, etc.) and supports preparation teams in operationalizing responses to FCV issues. Monitors emerging FCV issues in other countries of the CMU and accordingly seizes opportunities for new engagement on these issues. Leads the creation and regular update of a mapping platform of Bank projects and FCV indicators (e.g. displacement, conflict events, etc.) in Cameroon, with a priority on the Far North.
Requirements: Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (sociology, anthropology, political science, conflict and security, international development); At least 5 years of experience working on FCV contexts, with a solid operational track record; Prior experience in Cameroon and/or Central Africa is a strong advantage; Good knowledge and understanding of the WB and IPFs in FCV contexts; Excellent operational, analytical skills, and technical writing skills; Understanding of Bank missions, policies, processes and procedures, and of the roles and responsibilities of various Bank units; Superior client orientation and inter-personal skills with proven ability to work cooperatively with multi-disciplinary country teams, (all levels of staff and managers), UN institutions, the Government, donors and civil society; High level of integrity and discretion, sound business judgment, and diplomatic skills; Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision; Demonstrated ability to undertake a diversity of tasks within a rapidly changing and demanding environment on short deadlines; Willingness to travel to fragile and/or conflict areas; Fluency in French and English.
How to apply: Please apply via our website. https://worldbankgroup.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=worldbankgroup
Closing Date: 09/11/2019
Additional information: The World Bank Group values diversity and encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of World Bank Group member countries to apply, regardless of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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