Senior Oil & Gas Specialist
The World Bank - Washington, DC

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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 3 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:

Senior Energy Specialists 1. Gas Upstream 2. Gas mid-stream 3. Gas downstream and markets Scope of Work: Deliver and advice on best practice for management, operations and technologies related to gas utilization and reduction of gas flaring. Provide input to the Networks with GGFR partners, in particular related to Associated Gas Recovery Plan preparation and Associated gas utilization Technologies. Expert knowledge of all aspects of the Natural gas supply chain – policy/regulation, production, processing, transportation and markets/distribution - with particular focus on policy/regulation and technical and commercial issues relevant to upstream activities Provide technical, commercial and operational support and advice to the Regional Coordinators and energy teams bank-wide and in the regions/field offices as needed to advance the GGFR and gas markets development work in GGFR program countries/regions. Liaise and build relations with national, regional and international oil companies, governments and other stakeholders in the industry to advocate, advance and realize GGFR objectives and program activities. Interface and coordinate with the WB's Environmental Department on climate issues related to oil and gas, gas flaring, and black carbon, such as Carbon Finance, Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, and clean energy projects and funds. . (upstream/gas position only). Co-ordinate GGFR activities with other global environmental programs, such as the Climate and Clean Air Coalition and Global Methane Initiative, as well as NGOs Provide capacity building on Environmental issues related to oil and gas, gas flaring, and black carbon. 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

Selection Criteria:

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 equivalent of experience of broad international oil and gas work experience, with focus in the particular “upstream” “mid-stream” or “downstream” areas/issues, including project development, gas sector development, product pricing, policy, taxation, and regulation;
• A proven track record in designing and implementing complex 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.
• 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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