Monday, November 7, 2011

Public Sector Governance Positions--The World Bank

Public Sector Governance Positions
The World Bank - Washington D.C. Metro Area
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Job Description

The World Bank is seeking highly experienced Public Sector Governance professionals to work with our clients in the Eastern Europe & Central Asia (ECA) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LCR)regions.


The Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit (ECSPE) in the Europe and Central Asia Region (ECA) handles the Region’s work on economic policy, governance and public sector management, poverty, and gender. It is composed of approximately 98 staff of which about 40 are located in country offices. ECSPE carries out a large and diverse work program of lending and analytic work for the Region. The Department comprises three macroeconomic groups and two thematic groups on poverty and gender, and public sector management. There are four sector managers with one sector manager having responsibility for public sector management and political economy and governance issues. The advertised position is with the Public Sector and Institutional Reform group which consists of around 25 public sector specialists. The group is responsible for public sector, governance and political economy issues for the entire ECA region, and has active business lines covering political economy, governance, public administration and civil service, public financial management, legal and judicial reform, tax and customs administration, and decentralization.

The challenge of public sector reform and governance lies at the heart of the development agenda for the client countries. High-quality analytical, lending and technical assistance to clients in the Europe and Central Asia region in public sector reforms therefore remains one of the highest regional priorities. The demand for Bank services on public financial management and governance in the region is significant. ECSPE is seeking to fill three vacancies, all based in Washington DC.


The LCR Region's Public Sector Unit (LCSPS) of the World Bank is seeking several Senior Public Sector Management Specialists to be based in Washington, DC. These senior specialists will contribute to the work of LCSPS, and will be expected to have skills in at least two of the following areas: i) tax administration, ii) performance management including performance-informed budgeting; iii) policy-making and implementation; iv) decentralization. In addition knowledge of and experience in macroeconomic policy and debt issues is highly desirable. The candidates will also be expected to make a broader contribution to policy dialogue concerning all aspects of public management and governance at the national and sub-national levels.

LCSPS is a sector group within PREM in Latin America and the Caribbean region (LCSPR). LCSPR is divided into three sector groups: Economic Policy, Poverty and Gender , and Public Sector. The overall mission of LCSPR is to assist LAC countries in developing and implementing strategies to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development through our lending, advice and analytical work. The Public Sector Group contributes to the pursuit of LCSPR's mission by addressing the challenge of improved public sector management and governance.

LCSPS's key activities are:

• Promotion of efficient public expenditure and revenue management.
• Modernizing governmental organizations and institutions.
• Strengthening accountability, transparency and civic engagement.
• Supporting effective intergovernmental finance and decentralization arrangements.
• Supporting legal and judicial reform.
• Assisting in the reduction of corruption
Desired Skills & Experience

Please visit the job announcements on to view the full job descriptions and selection criteria for these vacancies.

ECA Region vacancies
112149 Senior Public Sector Specialist, ECSP4 (PSIR)
112150 Public Finance Specialist, ECSP4 (PSIR)
112151 Public Sector Specialist, ECSPE

LCR Region vacancies
112083 Senior Public Sector Management Specialist LCSPS (3 positions)
112085 Senior Public Sector Management Specialist LCSPS (Tax Administration Expert)

These vacancies close on November 13, 2011. Only online applications submitted through our Careers site will be admitted. 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.
Company Description

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors. We are not a bank in the common sense; we are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 187 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). Each institution plays a different but collaborative role in advancing the vision of inclusive and sustainable globalization. The IBRD aims to reduce poverty in middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries, while IDA focuses on the world's poorest countries. Their work is complemented by that of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Together, we provide low-interest loans, interest-free credits and grants to developing countries for a wide array of purposes that include investments in education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture and environmental and natural resource management.

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