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E T Consultant


The World Bank Group

The World Bank Group (WBG) 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 and promoting shared prosperity. 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. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org.

Europe and Central Asia Region

The Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region comprises 30 extremely diverse countries, with a population of nearly 500 million people. Three of our client countries are IDA only and another two are IDA blend countries. The remaining 25 are IBRD eligible. Although ten of our clients have joined the European Union and seven of these have graduated from IBRD, most continue to remain active recipients of knowledge and/or financing through the WBG’s lending services. ECA has a strong lending pipeline as well as a large and growing portfolio of Reimbursable Advisory Services. Knowledge is critical to the World Bank’s value proposition to client countries in the ECA region in both lending and advisory services.

A predominantly middle- and high-income region, ECA continues to be at the forefront in confronting the numerous development challenges that countries face in the evolving global economy. The region is at the vanguard of building regional connectivity while having to manage the changing structure of the labor market. At the same time, digital technologies are changing the nature of work, populations are aging, and large migration flows have generated social tensions that have contributed to increased political polarization. More recently, the invasion of Ukraine and its aftermath threaten to reverse the region’s achievements in regional integration, poverty reduction and shared prosperity.

Transport Global Practice

Better transport has the potential to improve the lives and livelihoods of billions of people by facilitating access to jobs, markets, and essential services such as healthcare or education. The World Bank provides financial and technical assistance to help countries implement sustainable mobility solutions that create real, lasting development benefits. For more information: https://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/transport

The ECA Transport Unit (IECT1)

The ECA Transport Unit (IECT1) has an active portfolio of 21 lending operations with total commitments of about USD5 billion, 10 ongoing ASA and reimbursable advisory services (RAS) and approximately 2-4 new lending deliveries per FY. The current portfolio is diversified which reflects different client needs, with the following development objectives: (i) improving regional connectivity to enhance trade opportunities through regional integration and efficient freight logistics, (ii) enhancing national connectivity and urban mobility to support more inclusive urban development; (iii) strengthening the capacity of clients to plan and implement transport interventions across transport modes through policy and institutional reforms, improving the knowledge-base and feedback loops, strengthening planning processes, managing environmental and social safeguards and mainstreaming social accountability; (iv) leveraging resources through strong partnerships (donor coordination and PPPs), including increasing commercial and domestic financing for connectivity, mobility and logistics projects in the countries, and (v) ensuring sustainability by improving governance and efficiency in the sector, bringing transformative technologies on transport planning and service delivery, and increasing resilience of transport infrastructure and supporting a low carbon path.

This ETC position will primarily cover IECT1 initiatives in freight logistics across the region, with a focus on Türkiye. Urban mobility and passenger transport initiatives will be a secondary focus of the position, again with primary emphasis on Türkiye, including at the municipal level. The IECT1 unit is looking to recruit a well-rounded transport specialist (Extended Term Consultant) with experience in analytics, operations, and policy dialog across transport, with a focus on multimodal freight logistics combined with exposure to other subsectors. The ideal candidate will balance familiarity with public and private sector aspects of multimodal logistics, and will have the ability to assess policy and investment matters based on quantitative evidence, including bespoke modeling.

Role & Responsibilities:

The Extended Term Consultant (ETC) will be part of a team responsible for: (i) implementation of the transport program in the region, which includes projects on rural, interurban, urban and global connectivity; (ii) leading the technical dialogue (advisory and analytics) in the transport sector; (iii) identifying new opportunities and preparing new projects in the region; (iv) supporting policy/institutional reforms in transport, including on service provision, decarbonization and green fuels, resilience, institutions, commercialization of state-owned enterprises, funding and financing, and the incorporation of private sector expertise and investment; (v) developing analytical and advisory work and knowledge activities in close collaboration with other Global Practices, leveraging best practices, international experiences and innovative tools and data analytics; and (vi) in all above activities, contribute to maximizing private sector financing by partnering with IFC and MIGA.

The selected ETC will report to the Practice Manager and will primarily focus on supporting initiatives in multimodal freight logistics across infrastructure provision, service delivery, and policy and institutional reform; urban mobility improvement projects, both analytical and lending, will be a secondary area of focus. The ETC’s duties will include but are not limited to the following:

• Provide technical inputs required to provide advice to government counterparts on technical matters, with a focus on Türkiye.

• Support the preparation and implementation of Bank-financed transport projects and Bank-led analytical and advisory engagements, through high quality project documents, sound technical inputs that reflect an understanding of international (and in particular for ECA, European) good practice, and strong focus on quality assurance.

• Contribute to the development of sector strategies and new business areas.

• Support the preparation and development of communications and training materials, seminars, workshops, and conferences at the national and regional levels.

• As required, engage with internal and external stakeholders and form partnerships that can help in the implementation of WBG programs.

• Participate in cross-sectoral teams responsible for preparation of policy notes, Systematic Country Diagnostics, Country Partnership Strategies, CCDRs, public expenditures reviews, sectoral studies, and research and policy development activities on the topics/sections pertaining to the transport sector.

• Support the implementation of trust funded activities and seeking other funding to support carry out non-lending activities.

• Provide analytical and administrative support to other projects in the ECA region as needed.

• Support the ECA Transport Unit in the development of annual work plans, progress reporting, project/program updates, management, and donor reporting, liaising with key internal and external partner organizations; and

• Carry out other tasks as requested by the Practice Manager, that may include preparation of briefings, organization of workshops and seminars, development of portfolio summaries, preparation and delivery of knowledge exchange events, and coordination of the publication of unit reports.

Selection Criteria

ECA Transport is looking for an innovative, high-performing, and energetic professional who meets the following criteria:

• Minimum Educational qualification: master’s degree in transport economics, logistics, business administration, international trade, or related fields.

• Relevant experience in transport ideally with a focus on analytics and modeling.

• Strong organizational, research, and presentation skills.

• Proven ability to work in a team and intercultural environment.

• Excellent computer skills in all Microsoft Office software programs, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Teams, and SharePoint; experience with Excel modelling is a requirement of the position; familiarity with one or more specialized transport modelling or GIS software will be considered a plus.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Turkish.

• Enthusiasm for, and commitment to development work.

• Flexibility to travel frequently and on short notice.

• Commitment to development and to the World Bank’s mission and values.

• Knowledge of other ECA languages and region is considered a plus.

• Strong skills in economic and financial analysis of investment projects is considered a plus;

• Experience working with/for International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and understanding of the World Bank is considered a plus.

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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.

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