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TORs for recruiting a Brasilia-based Senior Energy Consultant

June 20, 2016

Announcement

Senior Energy Consultant – World Bank Office in Brasilia

The Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank Group is seeking to recruit locally (Brazilian local contract) one Senior Energy Consultant, starting end of August 2016, to be based in the Brasilia country office to develop and support the Latin America and Caribbean Energy Unit's portfolio of lending and non-lending activities in Brazil. Depending on the evaluation of the work of the consultant and confirmation of budget availability, the selected candidate might be invited to apply for a full time locally-hired staff position with similar terms of reference to start in the first trimester of 2017.

The minimum education requirement is a Master´s degree in engineering, business, economics or a related field; some degree in financing is desirable.

The minimum professional experience required is 10 years, of which at least 5 years should be in Brazil dealing with energy sector projects and/or sector reform and modernization, energy efficiency, renewable energy investments, financing or program design; broad knowledge of climate change mitigation issues is also desirable.

Excellent language skills (oral and written) in both Portuguese and English are required.

Candidates are invited to send a CV and a motivation letter written in English to zoliveira@worldbank.org and vneves@worldbank.org before July 4, 08:00 AM.

Range of Net Fee (depending on qualification and experience): R$24,000 to R$33,000 equivalent per month.

TORs for recruiting a Brasilia-based Senior Energy Consultant

Background / General description

The Energy & Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank Group consists of over 300 professionals, a lending program in the order of US$7 billion a year, an active portfolio of around $30 billion, and a substantial program of Advisory and Analytical Work. The Energy side of the practice focuses on providing affordable, reliable and sustainable energy to meet the needs of fast growing economies and to ensure universal access to modern energy services for people in client countries. The Extractives side of the Global Practice focuses on strengthening policy and institutional frameworks to promote transparent and equitable growth of the extractives sectors and leveraging extractives-related infrastructure for public benefit. Both parts of the Global Practice place a strong emphasis on private sector resource mobilization.

The Latin America and Caribbean Region Energy Unit operates in the context of the overall Bank mission to eliminate extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity. Improving energy security (through both supply and demand side interventions), increasing financing for investments, improving the efficiency of sectoral enterprises, moving towards universal access, and climate change are key challenges in the Region. Energy services development remains a key element in the Region's strategy for promoting green and inclusive growth and reducing poverty.

The Energy Unit is responsible for implementing the Global Practice’s strategy for energy development in the region. The Unit's activities range from project preparation and supervision to economic and sector work (ESW).  The Unit operates within the context of the Global Practice, deploying global knowledge and expertise both within the region and globally.  It also works closely with the relevant Country Management Units and other sectoral units (including environment, transport, urban, private sector development and finance), and with IFC and MIGA.

The Latin America and Caribbean Region is home to a number of very sophisticated country clients, including Brazil, that require the Bank’s support to be at the cutting edge of the development agenda.  We are therefore seeking to recruit one Senior Energy Consultant to be based in the Brasilia country office to develop and support the Unit's portfolio of lending and non-lending activities in Brazil.  The successful candidate will be a key member of task teams, taking on increasing levels of responsibility for substantive operational and analytical work.

Depending on the evaluation of the work of the consultant and on budget availability, the selected candidate might be invited to apply for a full time position under similar terms of reference to start work during the first quarter of 2017.

Duties and Accountabilities

(i) Support the preparation and supervision of investment operations in the energy sector in Brazil– including in energy efficiency and renewable energy, Public Private Partnership investments and financial structuring in infrastructure projects; and reforms.

(ii) Participate or lead analytical and advisory work in the energy sector and related areas;

(iii) Participate in energy sector strategy development and policy dialogue;

(iv) Provide inputs to operational products/outputs for sector and country briefings, analytical and advisory reports and studies, portfolio performance and monitoring reviews, and liaison between the energy and extractives practice and the country unit on energy issues.

Timeline

The work should start immediately after issuance of the contract. The WBG will specify the exact timeline of deliverables with the consultant. The contract under this assignment would end no later than March 27, 2017.

Selection Criteria

1) Engineering and/or Economics degree

2) Minimum Master’s degree in business, engineering, economics or a related field; some degree in financing desirable.

3) Ten to 15 years of experience, of which at least five years in Brazil,  dealing with energy sector projects and/or sector reform and modernization, energy efficiency, renewable energy investments, financing and program design, as well as broader knowledge of climate change mitigation issues.

4) A track record of team work and ability to produce high-quality policy and project-related written outputs with limited supervision.

5) Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to build strong partnerships with clients and colleagues across units and departmental boundaries in a multi-cultural environment. 

6) Demonstrated track record of building and maintaining strong relationships with senior policy makers.

7) Excellent language skills (oral and written) in both Portuguese and English.

COMPETENCIES

• Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena - Understands policy making process; distills operationally-relevant recommendations/lessons for clients.

• Policy Dialogue Skills - Identifies and assesses policy issues and plays an active role in the dialogue with the government and/or other stakeholders.

• Integrative Skills - Working to develop an integrated view across all facets of current sector.

• Energy Sector Technologies - Direct experience with depth in at least one area: hydrocarbons, power generation, transmission and distribution, renewables, energy efficiency, low carbon strategies, etc.

• Energy Policy, Strategy and Institutions- Familiarity with energy policies, strategies, institutions, and regulations.

• Operational Project Management- Demonstrates broad knowledge of project management tools and methodologies; identifies key risks and mitigation measures; interprets background analysis and proposed solutions.

• 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.