E T Temporary, Washington, United States At The World Bank

Closing date: Monday, 26 June 2023

E T Temporary

Job #: req23091

Organization: World Bank

Sector: Climate Change

Grade: ET3

Term Duration: 1 year 0 months

Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Location: Washington, DC,United States

Required Language(s): English

Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 6/26/2023 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


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. 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. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org.

Climate Change Group:

The World Bank Group (WBG) sees tackling climate change as critical to the pursuit of its mission. The Climate Change Action Plan of the WBG seeks to ensure that all activities of the Bank Group are contributing to a lower carbon, more resilient pathway of development. The Action Plan expresses the urgency of dealing with climate change to secure an end to poverty and greater shared prosperity. It has called for focus and discipline in getting prices right, finance flowing and working where it matters most to have the greatest impact on emissions reduction and supporting the most vulnerable in their resilience.

The Climate Change Group (CCG) is part of the Sustainable Development (SD) Practice Group of the World Bank and helps client countries recognize, prepare for, and respond to the risks that climate change poses. With CCG support, the Bank can mobilize the necessary public and private finance, provide technical assistance, and utilize its convening power to support countries in their transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient development pathways. The CCG also works across the Bank with Global Practices and Regional Operations to ensure climate considerations are integrated in development planning and operational activities, enabling the institution to meet the targets outlined in its Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) 2021-25 and the new 2025 Targets to Step Up Climate Action.

The World Bank’s Climate Change Fund Management Unit (SCCFM) resides in the Climate Change Group (CCG). A “one stop shop” for Results-Based Climate Finance (RBCF), the SCCFM mobilizes climate finance through trust funds that deliver innovative, scalable climate and environmental action.

The core SCCFM trust fund work is organized across three teams:

  •  Forest and Land Use Funds (FCPF, BioCF) – the “Green Team”;
  •  Results-based Climate Funds (TCAF, CPF, Ci-Dev) – the “Clean Team”;
  •  SCCFM has the World Bank’s implementing agency (IA) function for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) – the “Global Team”.

The SCCFM is a large unit in the World Bank, with approximately $6bn in assets under management. There are about 35 staff led by a Practice Manager, and each of the trust funds is led by a Fund Manager. The IAs and AMU/FT are led by Coordinators. The SCCFM also manages the development and implementation of the new Umbrella Trust Fund for RBCF, The Scaling Climate Action by Lowering Emissions (SCALE) fund which will provide grants to developing countries as they deliver pre-agreed results in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The SCCFM oversees the implementation of these trust fund programs by the World Bank. It is also responsible for financial and trust fund reporting; donor relations; mobilization of other sources of finance and manages the trust fund management system for the Climate Group of the World Bank.

The selected candidate will work as the Program Assistant to the SCCFM Practice Manager and also provide administrative support to some of the funds assigned.

Duties and Accountabilities: The ET Temporary will:

  •  Support the Practice Manager (PM) in management of his diary and scheduling and other, related, administrative tasks.
  •  Provide administrative support (RFXnow, fund meeting and event organization and logistics, etc.) for the funds assigned.
  •  Be the SCCFM focal point for monitoring and implementing administrative controls and procedures (such as TRS, LARS, IOs, P codes etc.).
  •  Organize and coordinate SCCFM unit-wide activities and responsibilities (such as unit retreats, unit meetings, etc.)
  •  Be the lead person for Climate Group Front Office interactions.
  •  Support the PM in research, external outreach and other tasks as may be identified and delegated.
  •  The selected candidate will report to the SCCFM PM and take on other tasks and responsibilities as needed at the direction of the SCCFM PM.

Selection Criteria

  •  BA in a relevant discipline (e.g. international affairs, public administration, or other fields related to international development) plus at least 5 years of relevant experience;
  •  Experience of working in an Program Assistant role at the World Bank or any other similar organizations;
  •  Experience with event management task and portfolio tracking and World Bank administrative systems is preferred;
  •  Experience with working on analytic or research type of activities is preferred;
  •  Excellent organizational skills and oral and written communication skills in English; Proficiency in other languages will be an advantage;
  •  Track record of teamwork in multi-cultural environments and ability to produce high-quality results and outputs with limited supervision. Skills/Knowledge
  •  Very strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage multiple tasks at the same time under tight deadlines.
  •  Excellent working knowledge and understanding of the WBG organization and its range of administrative systems is preferred;
  •  Familiarity with World Bank data management and reporting systems, including SAP, the Operations Portal, and MyTF is preferred;
  •  Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.
  •  Effective verbal and written communications skills.
  •  Ability to function effectively in multi-disciplinary teams within a matrix environment.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

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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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