Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges.
The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development.
With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.
The World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) is responsible for evaluating the activities of the World Bank Group institutions.
The Director-General of IEG reports directly to the World Bank Group's Board of Directors. The goals of evaluation are to provide an objective assessment of the results of the World Bank Group’s work and to identify and disseminate lessons learned from experience.
One of IEG’s mandates is to be encouraging and assisting developing member countries to build effective monitoring and evaluation associations, capacities and systems .
This mandate has enabled IEG to be a pioneer in Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) since the 1990s.
Roles and Responsibilities :
IEG is seeking a dynamic and experienced manager to lead a new multi-stakeholder Global Partnership program, the Global Evaluation Initiative, GEI.
GEI, housed administratively within the World Bank, is a donor-funded program jointly managed by IEG and the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), focused on global evaluation capacity development (ECD) efforts.
GEI is designed to foster evidence-based decision making around the world, through support for the development of enhanced Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems, frameworks and practices.
GEI is centered on the vision that better evidence contributes to better policies, and ultimately to better lives around the world.
GEI’s central aim is to strengthen the M&E capacities of governments (and other stakeholders) in Emerging, Developing and Fragile Economies (EDFEs).
GEI will target governments (and other stakeholders) in EDFEs where there is a market failure in terms of the supply of, or the demand for ECD support.
Through GEI, more countries will be able to establish and use M&E systems as well as conduct and use evaluations to inform organizational learning, accountability and decision-making.
This will contribute to more relevant and effective policy interventions, better responses to shocks, and ultimately progress towards national development goals and the SDGs.
GEI will also aim at reducing the fragmentation of the ECD market by bringing together a range of actors evaluation experts, academics, technical and professional staffs working in M&E, policymakers, evaluation association leaders, and many others - at local, regional, and global levels, to coordinate and create opportunities for collaboration on the development of better M&E systems, frameworks and practices.
GEI is an umbrella’ program that will finance and connect the work of new and already established ECD partners (through grants and contracts) to conduct ECD work in countries and regions across the globe, operating in multiple languages.
Some of the main initial ECD partners that GEI will work with include the regional Centers for Learning on Evaluation and Results (CLEAR Initiative, www.
theclearinitiative.org), the International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET, www.ipdet.org), the Program International de Formation en Evaluation du Developpement (PIFED, http : / / international.
enap.ca / 8495 / PIFED.enap) run by the Ecole Nationale d’Administration Publique (ENAP, Quebec, http : / / international.
enap.ca / fr / accueil.aspx?sortcode 1), and the UNDP’s National Evaluation Capacities program (NEC, http : / / web.undp.
org / evaluation / nec / nec.shtml). GEI will also work closely with the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and various United Nation (UN) agencies active in ECD.
GEI’s governance structure will include :
It will be comprised of the GEI’s Core Partners, namely those who support the GEI TF with a financial contribution.
The position is expected to be located at the World Bank office in Brussels, Belgium. In addition to providing leadership to the global program and coordination to the work of GEI partners, as described below, the manager will lead a small team in Brussels and two to three individuals in Washington ( the Project Management and Administrative Unit - PMAU ).
The manager will report directly to the IEG Director of Strategy and Operations (DSO), who reports to the IEG Director General (Vice President).
This position is subject to international recruitment and requires global skills and expertise. This position is currently geographically located in a World Bank HQ Equivalent Location Office in Brussels.
Staff appointed directly into HQ Equivalent Location Office or reassigned competitively into an HQ Equivalent Location will be paid according to the salary scale applicable to that HQ Equivalent Location, regardless of the IRS appointment designation.
Starting in mid-2019, IEG began an effort to frame the program and consult with partners on priorities for the program to address to meet challenges.
With the hiring of the manager, the work in shaping and leading the program will transition from the IEG DSO to the new manager.
Primary responsibilities :
coordinate and lead discussions of the Implementation Committee; and ensure governance processes are followed.
promote partner collaboration; and seek out new partnerships with potential ECD implementers, funders, thought leaders and others as relevant.
represent the GEI in external forums; and oversee GEI’s external communications.
and participate in fundraising and developing other revenues necessary to support GEI’s mission.
The ideal candidate will have expertise in M&E and ECD, including in supporting governments in developing M&E systems and capacities.
The candidate should have a track record leading multi-stakeholder initiatives and proven leadership skills; political acumen and the capacity to work effectively on a broad range of issues with diverse stakeholders.
Relevant topic areas may include evaluation, public policy and administration, economics, business administration, organizational development, sociology, psychology, education, and others.
Able to communicate authoritatively with wide audiences from evaluation scholars and practitioners to policymakers on a range of M&E topics.
Additional experience working in coordination with government functions complementary to M&E (such as statistics, auditing, operational strategies, etc.
would be helpful, though not required.
Contributions to journals and books on M&E topics, or other publications such as M&E guidelines and principles used in government or other agencies.
Academic track record in the field of M&E, Results-Based Management or Public Policy is desirable though no required.
Experience working with counterparts and M&E experts in the Global South’.
Fundraising success with bilaterals, multilaterals, foundations, etc - and management of donor funding.
Desired but not required language abilities in one or more of the following languages : French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic.
Other language skills appreciated.