The Sustainable Energy Department (SEG) consists of four teams: Energy anchor team (SEGES); the Energy Sector Management Assistant Program team (SEGEN); Extractive Industry team (SEGEI), Operations (SEGOP), and SEG Front Office. The World Bank oil, gas and mining operations are located in SEGOP providing investment, policy and advisory services in these sectors. SEGEI focusses on anchor and global partnership activities, including the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR).
GGFR supports national governments and the petroleum industry in their efforts to reduce flaring and venting of gas associated with the extraction of crude oil. This World Bank-led public-private partnership has more than 30 country and industry partners, including the world’s major petroleum companies and gas flaring countries and is funded from the Partners’ contributions to the GGFR Trust Fund. The GGFR is governed by a Steering Committee chaired by the Director Sustainable Energy, Oil, Gas and Mining on behalf of the World Bank.
The GGFR Steering Committee recently approved a scale up and extension of the partnership 2013-15 (Phase 4). The budget for the extension is US$ 12 M and the approach to gas flaring reduction efforts will be more comprehensive by deepening country activities along the gas value chain. The Phase 4 work program will also bring more efforts to bear in partnership with the Bank’s Regions and other development agencies to accelerate flare reduction by assisting in gas infrastructure and gas market development. The overall goal is to increase the utilization of flared gas to expand access to electricity and cleaner household fuels.
Note: There are 5 open positions for this vacancy
Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year term appointment.
Duties and Accountabilities:
4. Europe and Central Asia
5. Middle East and North Africa
Regional Coordinators (RC) for GGFR’s work in 5 regions liaising closely with the relevant Bank and IFC operation teams and team-leads and management in country offices to advocate, advance and realize GGFR objectives in that region. This may require the RC to be aware of and participate in key operational meetings of that Region (e.g. Energy Unit meetings, Country Team Meetings), ensure place for GGFR and gas sector operations in work programs and develop supporting materials and facilitations for energy teams to incorporate gas sector development work and GGFR activities in their projects/programs. These could include for example:
• Gas utilization projects
• Support gas sector dialogue, advise governments on gas sector development and the development of gas market and gas infrastructure
• Analysis and advise on the gas value chain
• Developing Gas Master Plans in collaboration with Operators and Government Authorities, identify gas utilization opportunities and review operators’ gas utilization plans
• Advise on gas flaring reduction policies and targets
• Advise on Upstream issues related to gas flaring
• Design and implement capacity building activities
• Disseminate best practices and knowledge
• Review legal framework for gas
• Facilitate co-operation with potential public and private investors
• Obtain support from other World Bank units and associated agencies (IFC, MIGA, etc.)
• Advise on downstream oil issues (refining, products) where appropriate
• Advise on gas utilization options such as cooking fuels, petrochemicals and fertilizer
• Liaise and build relations with national, regional and international oil companies, governments and other stakeholders in their Regions to advocate, advance and realize GGFR objectives and program activities.
• Maintain an active and substantive knowledge of cutting edge developments and research and development in particular area of expertise so as to provide relevant and credible state of the art advice to all GGFR practitioners and stakeholders
• Support and provide services as needed to the GGFR Steering Committee on the directions and advice of the GGFR Program Manager.
In addition to meeting Bank-wide competencies for a Grade GG position, the Senior Oil and Gas Specialist should meet the following selection criteria:
• At least a Masters Degree in engineering, natural resources management, economics, business administration, or other relevant extractive industry development areas.
• A minimum of 8 years of broad international oil and gas work experience, with specific country/region based industry experience preferred.
• Proven track record in designing and implementing operations using innovative approaches, demonstrated strong knowledge of operational procedures and the investment project cycle.
• Exposure to and experience in a mix of project, policy, negotiations and planning issues in oil and gas ideally in the public sector and in industry;
• General Economic Knowledge and Analytical Skills - Possesses Cross-country knowledge in economic specialty and demonstrates ability to link the macro, institutional, and micro-level behaviors; able to support findings/policy recommendations with credible analysis and tools.
• Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level.
• Policy Dialogue Skills - Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners.
• Integrative Skills - Understands relevant cross-sectoral areas how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations.
• Oil and Gas Economics - Solid understanding of many of the economic concepts used in oil and gas, with hands-on experience.
• Oil and Gas Systems and Technologies - Extensive understanding of upstream and downstream activities, with ability to lead policy-related decisions and advice.
• Oil and Gas Policy and Strategy and Institutions - Solid understanding of oil and gas policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations.
• Project Design for Impact and Sustainability - IL - Contributes to the design of projects and programs, based on an understanding of the country and sector context.
• Sector Dialogue - IL - Able to conduct a dialogue with the client on familiar topics, with a narrow scope, based on a solid understanding of the sector.
• Operational Project Management - Demonstrates in depth knowledge and understanding of project management tools & methodologies, as well as of Bank instruments and processes related to project preparation & implementation, resource management, and stakeholder communications.
• Operational Policies Application to the Project Cycle (fiduciary, disbursement, safeguard and GAC policies) - IL - Possesses a strong understanding of procurement and disbursement policies; knows what issues might arise and who to involve in problem resolution.
• Team Leadership - Leads teams to achieve challenging outcomes, providing a role model and enhancing the team-leadership skills of team members.
• Knowledge of Relevant Operational Policy and Associated Good Practices - DPL - Has a solid understanding of all aspects of OP 8.60 and associated Good Practice Notes; has experience in designing DPOs.
• Knowledge of Relevant Bank Procedures and Associated Guidance - DPL - Has a solid understanding of all aspects of BP 8.60 and associated Good Practice Notes; has experience in designing DPOs.
• ESW/TA Policy, Strategic and Technical Analysis for Country/Sector Issues - Participates fully in the production of quality AAA work and policy papers, leveraging relevant analytical tools and a grasp of issues surrounding policy and sector reform.
• Client Orientation - Maintains client relationships in the face of conflicting demands or directions and provides evidence-based advice and solutions based on sound diagnosis and knowledge.
• Drive for Results - Identifies the needed resources to accomplish results involving multiple stakeholders and finds solutions to obstacles affecting key deliverables.
• Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion - Shows leadership in ensuring the team stays organized and focused, and actively seeks and considers diverse ideas and approaches.
• Knowledge, Learning and Communication - Leads in the sharing of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned across units and with clients and partners, articulating ideas verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling way across audiences of varied levels.
• Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making - Gathers inputs, assesses risk, considers impact and articulates benefits of decisions for internal and external stakeholders over the long term.
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