Operations Officer, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Background / General description 
The Public-Private Partnerships CCSA is one of five WBG units within the World Bank Group that foster solutions for multi-sectoral, highly-strategic priority development areas. The CCSAs complement the work of the Global Practices (GPs) in delivering lending and advice to our clients. Though the CCSAs, the WBG will work towards IDA commitments and other corporate targets while providing expert support on high-value, complex projects. 

The five Cross-cutting Solution Areas
  • Set the strategic direction and develop goals and targets for priority development areas;
  • Advise on design and delivery of complex projects and monitor results; and
  • Build global leadership through the development of expertise and solutions.

The PPP CCSA is a team of approximately 25 staff co-located in Washington DC and in Singapore. It acts as a 'connector' on PPP and infrastructure finance and policy issues across the WBG and wider development community; provides integrated knowledge lessons and solutions to help our clients, including knowledge work and capacity building. At the core of what the team does is to look at infrastructure finance and policy issues providing advice to clients including specialized support on projects. The ultimate aim is to develop and foster infrastructure financing solutions which may range from policy advice, economic as well as financing tools that may combine public and private resources. The team also has a mandate to develop and promote tools and standards to improve decisions about infrastructure finance planning and, as appropriate, when and how to use PPPs. It has a key role in linking the WBG to global expertise on PPPs.
The Department for International Development of the UK is funding the creation of a World Bank managed trust fund to support subnational PPP in Tanzania and Zanzibar. The World Bank task manager for this trust fund is currently based in Tanzania and will be moving to Singapore. In July 2016, continuing in the role of task manager. The position under these terms of reference will be a local hire in Tanzania, report to the task manager and provide support and management of the trust fund for the task manager, in accordance with the terms of the trust fund. 
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 2 year term appointment.