E T Consultant
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E T Consultant
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. Visit www.worldbank.org.
Agriculture is an essential pathway to meeting the World Bank Group’s (WBG) twin goals—eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 and promoting shared prosperity. Food production must increase by at least 35 percent to meet the needs of the rising global population. This task made even more challenging considering that the largest impact of climate change will be on agriculture. Yet, agriculture is a major contributor to climate change. Improving resilience while reducing agriculture’s environmental footprint thus have to integral parts of any strategy to sustainably improve food production and boost shared prosperity. Meeting today’s challenges on the food and agriculture agenda will require major strides in agricultural innovation and climate smart agriculture, efficiency in food production and distribution systems, promoting environmentally and socially sustainable production practices to reduce the impact on natural habitats while proactively restoring degraded landscape, strengthening agricultural policy and institutions, promoting more efficient and green agribusiness value chains, and joint private- and public- sector action.
The Agriculture and Food Global Practice (AGF GP) of the WBG, works with and across multiple sectors, in recognition of the fact that agriculture’s outcomes often depend on actions that lie outside the AGF GP and agriculture’s outcomes often directly impact the outcomes other GP’s seek to achieve, such as on environment, jobs and health. Achieving sustainable results also requires active engagement and cooperation with other development agencies and stakeholders. Accordingly, a capacity to work across AGF GP, other GPs and institutional boundaries, forge coalitions and influence multi-sectoral and coordinated development solutions is essential for achieving the major objectives of improving agriculture outcomes.
The AGF GP’s Global Engagement Unit (SAGGL) has a broad strategic mandate to develop, manage, and promote the AGF GP’s global and corporate responsibilities. To serve this mandate, the unit is responsible for designing and managing global programs, coordinating across regions to ensure the global nature of solutions the Bank brings to agriculture priorities and food in specific countries, facilitate knowledge and technical support to operational teams, provide corporate and high-quality client services across the full range of IBRD and IDA countries. It engages in high priority and strategic analytical work and strategic policy dialogue and engagements at the global and regional levels, often on a just-in-time basis. SAGGL is organized into seven teams including: 1) Climate Smart Agriculture, 2) Maximizing Financing for Development, 3) Data and Digital Agriculture, 4) Food safety, Animal health, FL&W, Nutrition, 5) Public Policy and Expenditures, 6) Food and Nutrition Security, and 7) Partnerships and Quality (P&Q) Team.
The ET Consultant will contribute to the Team’s work towards sustainable livestock system transformation, providing expertise in the area of livestock and climate change, in close collaboration with the Climate Smart Agriculture team.
Duties & Accountabilities
The incumbent will provide technical expertise in the area of GHG emission reduction and climate finance access readiness in the livestock sector:
•Lead activities in the area of livestock’s sector access to climate finance: provide technical advice and assistance; develop and implement training for teams and clients, support the development of adapted Measurement Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems; monitor potential sources of climate finance and their requirements; assist teams in the finalization of climate finance contracts, including for result-based payments.
•Contribute to the World-Bank wide methane mitigation working group by providing livestock-specific technical inputs and reporting on mitigation in the livestock sector.
•Provide technical assistance to project teams and support the provision of technical Assistance by vendors in the area of GHG mitigation in the livestock sector. For example: baseline data collection and ex-ante GHG emission impact analysis during project design, identification of mitigation options, preparation of climate co-benefits assessments and improvement, and implementation of Paris alignment method.
•Implement and/or support the implementation of analytical work: Provide expertise in the analysis and modelling of livestock sector GHG emissions and assessment of potential mitigation options.
•Actively coordinate and collaborate on methods and activity planning with the Climate Smart Agriculture group at the Global Engagement unit and with the climate finance specialists at the Climate Solution Group.
•Advise teams implementing regional workstream, by providing technical guidance, supporting access to data and methods, and reviewing deliverables related to livestock and climate change.
•Assist the preparation of Expert group meetings by preparing background note and discussion items related to environmental issues and options.
•Monitor academic and technical innovation work in the area of environmental sustainability of livestock systems to ensure that LFS has access to latest knowledge and techniques.
•Participate in Team meetings and occasionally represent the Team on meetings with other institutions.
•Advanced degree in environmental sciences, livestock production sciences, veterinary medicine, economics or another relevant topic.
•A minimum of five years of experience assessing and modelling climate issues in the livestock sector.
•Practical experience in the area of livestock sector readiness to access climate finance.
•Experience with investment project formulation and implementation support.
•Demonstrated capacity to work in multidisciplinary teams.
•Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
•Proficient in English. Working levels in French and/or Spanish is desirable.
•Familiarity with WB project cycle and WB operations is desirable.
Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.
Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET appointment of three years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their third-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.