World Bank Group Recruitment

World Bank Group recruitment – we are recruiting for the following roles:

  1. Social Development Specialist,
  2. Regional Trade & Gender Specialist,
  3. Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist.

World Bank Group Recruitment

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World Bank Group, one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries, is in search of suitably qualified candidates for immediate employment. Below are the requirements and how to apply for World Bank Group jobs online.

Social Development Specialist

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria


  • The position is subject to local recruitment and will be based in Abuja, Nigeria. The Social Development Specialist will provide support in meeting the Bank’s expanding Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) and social safeguards agenda and promote the social sustainability of its investments.
  • She/he will report directly to a regional Practice Manager and will be expected to work closely with country units and task teams across the relevant region.
  • The selected candidate will also be expected to work collaboratively and develop good relations with the corporate safeguards team, and the Bank-wide Social Sustainability and Safeguards Global Solutions Group (GSG), coordinated by the Global Lead.

Selection Criteria

  • This is a challenging position suited to constructive, highly motivated team players with an eye for detail, understanding the bigger picture context of operations, and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • The successful candidate should have strong analytical skills, have practical experience with participatory processes of stakeholder engagement, and be able to integrate social development considerations in an operational context. This requires strong technical competency on social issues and safeguards, with demonstrated ability to contribute to project management. Experience working in complex and challenging settings is highly desirable.
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Social Sciences (Anthropology, Sociology, Political Economy, Social Development, etc.), and a minimum of five years of professional experience in social sustainability, social standards/safeguards and/or social development (voice and participation, gender, community-driven development, citizen engagement).
  • Knowledge and experience in addressing issues covered by the World Bank’s ESF and social safeguards policies or similar policies in other international finance institutions in complex and challenging settings, and across practices. This includes experience with: social assessments and analyzing social risks and impacts on different population groups; involuntary resettlement in different socio-economic contexts and tenure systems; Indigenous Peoples’ issues; coordination of transparent consultative and stakeholder engagement processes; grievance redress mechanisms, integration of relevant planning instruments such as Resettlement Action Plans and Indigenous Peoples Plans in overall project planning and implementation; labor and working conditions community health and safety; and cultural heritage. Experience in social sustainability and risk management policy development, including dialogue with governments, collaboration in these areas with other international development agencies, corporate reviews and policy development and improvement efforts;
  • Experience in areas of social inclusion such as gender; conflict, fragility, and violence; and disability.
  • Strong operational (task management) and analytical skills and demonstrated ability to translate analytical work into policy advice and actionable, practical recommendations.
  • Ability to present complex social development and ESF/safeguards issues to task teams and Bank audiences, and to engage effectively with government counterparts, the private sector, project beneficiaries and civil society.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and team skills, and ability to think innovatively and strategically to find balanced solutions to complex development problems, with a strong client focus.
  • Acting with integrity at all times to build trust and to create an enabling work environment as team member.
  • Very high level of energy, initiative and self-motivation; willingness to travel and work under challenging circumstances.
  • Ability to work across practices, work in cross-thematic teams, and foster team work, and mentor junior staff.
  • Excellent oral and writing skills. Fluency and ability to write well in English is essential.

Deadline: 11:59pm UTC; 6th June, 2019.

How to Apply
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

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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.

Regional Trade & Gender Specialist

Job Location: West Africa (Exact Location TBD)
Type of Contract: Short-Term Consultancy (STC) Contract

Selection Criteria

  • Master of Arts in Economics, Social Sciences, International Development, or other relevant discipline;
  • Proven understanding of the issues that lay at the intersection of trade facilitation, regional integration, and gender;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience of working on gender-responsive trade facilitation and/or regional integration projects;
  • Previous field experience in Africa is required experience in West African countries would a be a strong plus;
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to identify critical program constraints and to come up with innovative solutions;
  • Strong communication skills, including ability to conduct policy dialogue with high-level program counterparts;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team;
  • Willingness to take up new tasks and responsibilities as the TFWA gender workplan takes shape;
  • Fluency in English and French, both written and oral;
  • Willingness to travel extensively within West Africa up to 50 percent of the consultant’s total time.

Deadline: 31st May, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications electronically to:


  • The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture, and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Senior Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist

Job Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Grade: GG
Sector: Water/Sanitation
Term Duration: 3 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Selection Criteria

  • At least a Master’s degree in Water Resources, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Sanitation, Environment, Civil Engineering, Irrigation or a related discipline with a focus on water supply and sanitation and water resources management;
  • Recognized technical, operational and/or policy-oriented expertise, and at least 7 years of relevant work experience. This experience may include work in governments, academia, private companies, consultant firms, and multilateral institutions;
  • Knowledge of water resources management (WRM) and water supply and sanitation services delivery (WSS), utility/institutional reform and public private partnerships, sector coordination and policy dialogue, private sector participation and pro-poor strategy and program development;
  • Prior work experience and results on the ground and hands-on experience with Government counterpart agencies;
  • Ability to think innovatively and strategically in dealing with technical and/or policy issues while maintaining a strong client focus;
  • Effective verbal, analytical and written communication skills in English and a demonstrated ability to produce high quality documents and analytical reports;
  • Sound knowledge of the water sector issues in Nigeria;
  • Knowledge of cross-cutting issues related to the water sector: climate change, environmental and social issues, inclusion, and poverty reduction;
  • High degree of dynamism and self-motivation, as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision;
  • Excellent teamworking skills; and
  • Ability to use new information technologies.

WBG Competencies:

  • Lead and Innovate – Develops innovative solutions.
  • Deliver Results for Clients – Proactively addresses clients’ stated and unstated needs.
  • Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries – Collaborates across boundaries, gives own perspective and willingly receives diverse perspectives.
  • Create, Apply and Share Knowledge – Applies knowledge across WBG to strengthen solutions for internal and/or external clients.
  • Make Smart Decisions – Interprets a wide range of information and pushes to move forward.

Deadline: 11:59pm UTC; 23rd May, 2019.

How to Apply
Do you meet the criteria listed above? Apply by clicking on the “Apply” button below:

Apply Now


  • 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.

About World Bank Group.

The World Bank Group – Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2017, the WBG committed $59 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $19 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188 member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.

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