East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Inclusive Fellowship Program

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East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Inclusive Fellowship Program -2023

The EAP Inclusive Fellowship Program is designed to introduce a diverse and inclusive group of qualified professionals to the World Bank by offering hands-on opportunities to contribute to development work in the EAP region. Selected candidates will be able to improve their own skills in a diverse environment dedicated to ending extreme poverty and boosting prosperity and will also benefit from:

(i) opportunities for onboarding and training;

(ii) networking, mentoring, and coaching from World Bank staff 

(iii) being a part of one of the most reputable development banks in the world.

The EAP Inclusive Fellowship Program is targeted to highly motivated and qualified individuals from the EAP region, please find a list of specific countries below. Minorities of these countries are encouraged to apply. The program will partner with key stakeholders and academic institutions in the region to attract a talented pool of candidates and to help build the program.  

The second cohort will start in January 2023. The length of the contracts will be six months. 

Selected candidates will be offered short-term consultancy contracts (STC2) with the World Bank. The call for EAP Fellows launched on October 6th, 2022 and selection will be finalized between November-December 2022.

Requirements to apply:

To be considered for the EAP Inclusive Fellowship Program applicants must:

  • Be a national of one of the following countries:
Cambodia Lao PDR  Vietnam
Indonesia Timor-Leste The Philippines
Pacific:
Federated States of Micronesia Nauru Tonga                         
Fiji Papua New Guinea          Tuvalu
Kiribati Samoa Vanuatu
Marshall Islands Solomon Islands  

*Members of minority commuities (including Indigenous Peoples) of the above countries are encouraged to apply.

  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Have a strong interest in and commitment to international development
  • Have enthusiasm for working in multicultural teams and across borders

Please indicate your interest in maximum 3 of the below roles. We will hire 5-6 Fellows for the below jobs.

 

1. Sector/Global Practice: Agriculture (AGF)

Title of Role for the Fellow: Agriculture Economist / Agribusiness Specialist

Terms of Reference/Brief Job Description/Skills Requirements: Support our Indonesia/Timor Leste Agriculture program,  particularly ASAs on low carbon agriculture and agriculture diversification, contribute to the I-CARE project implementation. Bahasa language skills is a plus.

Potential Location of Fellow: Jakarta, Indonesia/Dili, Timor Leste

2. Sector/Global Practice: Macroeconomics (MTI)

Title of Role for the Fellow: Country Economist / Research Analyst

Terms of Reference/Brief Job Description/Skills Requirements: We are looking for country economist / research analyst skills to support our team of country economists that are not based in the country itself (our country economists are based in PNG, Fiji).

  1. Independently research and analyze macroeconomic and structural economic topics. 
  2. Contribute to country economic reports involving the analysis, evaluation and, preparation of data.
  3. Support the preparation of routine reports and participate in drafting technical working papers for wider circulation. 
  4. Program and modify economic/financial/statistical models using existing software packages.
  5. Work independently, seeking guidance and instruction on new, unusual or complex assignments.

Potential Location of Fellow: May be based in any of the following locartions: The Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

3. Sector/Global Practice: Urban (URL)

Title of Role for the Fellow: Disaster Risk Management/Policy Specialist and/or Disaster Risk Management/Engineering Specialist

Terms of Reference/Brief Job Description/Skills Requirements: 

  • For policy specialist:
    • economics, finance, or public policy background, 5-7 years experience;
    • support technical analysis on disaster and climate risk quantification including socio-economic policies arising from national building exposure analysis, potential policy reform agenda in disaster risk management sector, stakeholder consultation with government partners to discuss disaster risk management and financing.
  • For Engineer
    • engineer, architect, 5-10 years experience;
    • support implementation of critical government buildings through technical inputs and site visits etc., prepare technical field reports for the World Bank team and participate in technical missions and formal implementation support missions, stakeholder engagement to develop future potential investment project on resilient and inclusive social infrastructure (schools, hospitals).

Potential Location of Fellow: Dili, Timor-Leste or Apia, Samoa

4. Sector/Global Practice: Education (EDU)

Title of Role for the Fellow: HD Economist (working across Edu, HNP and SP) or Education Economist

Terms of Reference/Brief Job Description/Skills Requirements:

  • HD Economist - Support the growing HD portfolio.  This would be a critical position to engage on a more day to day basis on the ground with both government officials and project implementation units. The portfolio includes two multisectoral operations in early childhood development and education and skills strengthening. The nature of the work would lean more towards supporting day to day operational activities with a focus on expediting data collection, reporting and analysis. The fellow would provide World Bank representation among the local development partner community which would be particularly important for implementation of the new Early childhood Development Policy. Profile: Economist with some experience in human development sectors and/or previous experience working in development operations.
  • For Education Economist:  Support the re-engagement of education in PNG (with a three year PASA task that has just started). The person would liaise with government counterparts, and donors, and help deepen our understanding of spending in the education sector. The nature of the work would lean more towards supporting day to day operational activities with a focus on helping to organize workshops, with a focus on providing handholding to counterparts when workshops are led by team members based in DC, Bangkok and New Zealand. The work would also entail expediting data collection, reporting and analysis. Profile: Economist with some experience in human development sectors and/or previous experience working in development operations

Potential Location of Fellow: Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands or Ports Moresby, Papua New Guinea

5. Sector/Global Practice: Transport

Title of Role for the Fellow: Economist

Terms of Reference/Brief Job Description/Skills Requirements:

Task I: Support the task team in implementation of the ongoing road investment projects

  • Provide support to the task team to follow up on implementation of project activities, including actions agreed between the Bank team and client during missions
  • Review and provide inputs to various reports related to project such as feasibility study, progress reports, consultancy deliverables, etc.  
  • Support the task team in data collection, research and analysis related to projects and preparation of presentation and briefings notes.
  • Support the team in coordination work with the relevant agencies and stakeholders
  • Participate with the team in the project missions including field visits, and support on follow up agreed actions and mission reporting; attend relevant missions/meetings and drafting minutes
  • Proactively support the task team on various project implementation issues such as monitoring and evaluation, environmental and social aspects, impact evaluation etc. 
  • Perform other tasks as agreed with the Task Team Leader.

Task II: Support the task team in preparing of the new investment projects and analytical works

  • Collect and analyze data for the relevant analytic work related to project such as poverty and road accessibility analysis, geographic scoping of the investments etc.  
  • Support the task team in preparation of the project concept note
  • Perform other tasks as agreed with the TTL.

Selection criteria:

  • Education / degree in one of the following areas: Economics, Public Administration and Policy, Engineering, or related subjects
  • Knowledge one or more of the following areas is advantage: infrastructure, transportation and logistics, climate change, private sector development, project management 
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience on above listed and/or related areas 
  • Data collection, research and analytical skills 
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Have a strong interest in and commitment to international development
  • Have enthusiasm for working in multicultural teams and across borders

Potential Location of Fellow: Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

6. Sector/Global Practice: Water

Title of Role for the Fellow: Civil Engineer

Terms of Reference/Brief Job Description/Skills Requirements: Civil Engineer (with experience in the field of water supply and sanitation) to support our team in Laos on the following:

  • Review the detailed designs, technical specifications to ensure that the detailed designs and technical specifications are adequate for the water supply schemes.
  • Ensure that the design complies with safeguards framework of the Project and the quality control systems are in place; and assess that completion of the construction plans is appropriately implemented.
  • Carry out engineering supervision of the construction works to ensure contractors abide by the signed contract as per technical specifications

Potential Location of Fellow: Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic 

7. Sector/Global Practice: Poverty

Title of Role for the Fellow: Economist(s)

Terms of Reference/Brief Job Description/Skills Requirements: 

  • Scope of work (Laos):
    • Assist the team in coordinating with the government and development partners to support implementation of the Lao PDR Strengthening the National Statistical System;
    • Assist the team in providing trainings on gender statistics and impact evaluation; 

Qualifications: Degree in economics or statistics. Excellent spoken and written English. Can communicate in Lao.

  • Scope of work (Myanmar):
    • Candidate with Economist skills to support data collection and analysis on living standards;
    • Conduct daily data quality checks on ongoing survey data collection efforts: produce scripts to identify outliers, erroneous or contradictory observation;
    • Liaise with the survey firm to resolve errors rapidly;
    • Produce descriptive statistics using surveys datasets and compare results to other surveys. Report observed discrepancies and collaborate with the survey firm to get more information about unexplained gaps;
    • Track high frequency macro indicators, track literature produced by other research agencies and report back on key economic topics in the country.

Potential Location of Fellow: Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic or Singapore

8. Sector/Global Practice: Environment (ENB)

Title of Role for the Fellow: Safeguards/ESF Specialist or Environmental Specialist or Marine Specialist/Knowledge Management Specialist

Terms of Reference/Brief Job Description/Skills Requirements: 

  • For Safeguards/ESF Specialist
    • Role: Environmental Safeguards Specialist with experience working with development partners (WB, ADB, JICA, UNICEF etc ) and government agencies on road, water, agriculture, irrigation, education and health projects (Minimum Master’s degree).
    • Task: Provide technical assistance for project preparation (preparing IEE, EIA for the clients under Timor Leste’s regulation and other safeguards instruments such as ESCP, ESMF, eCOP for ESF processing), Stakeholder coordination with government agencies, contractors, community, consultants, organizing workshops and stakeholder engagement events, provide relevant support during project implementation such as missions, coaching clinics, preparing supplemental safeguards documents, consultation with communities and other stakeholders.
  • For Environmental Specialist:
    • Task: Provide technical assistance to the Government of Indonesia in implementing the Forest and Land Use (FOLU) Net Sink target by 2030 under the Sustainable Landscape Management PASA. Focus on community-based Forest Activities in Indonesia. Role: Social and/or environmental specialist with deep insights on community-based forest activities and efforts to reduce emissions/promote sustainable forest management, preferably with some experience/understanding on livelihoods/business development in the forestry sector, and a potential understanding of indigenous land issues.
  • For Marine Specialist/Knowledge Management Specialist:
    • Role: Environmental or knowledge management specialist with experience working with government on issues related to sustainable natural resource management, coastal and marine management (Minimum Master’s degree).
    • Task: Provide technical assistance towards the Blue Economy Development Report for Timor-Leste, Stakeholder coordination with government and private sector including organizing workshops and stakeholder engagement events, Provide other relevant support to project team.

Potential Location of Fellow: Dili, Timor Leste or Jakarta, Indonesia

 

Application and Selection Process:

The World Bank will accept applications through the below link from October 6th until November 6th, 2022. Hiring decisions by the hiring departments expect to be made in November/December 2022 when job offers will be made.

Please apply here by November 6th, 2022.

Please include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)-maximum 4 pages
  • Statement of Interest- maximum 1 page



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