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Senior Public Sector / Governance Specialist Job in Nairobi Kenya

Senior Public Sector / Governance Specialist
(Extended Term Consultant position)
Local Appointment (initial one year, subject to renewal)
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
The World Bank’s Africa Region Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Department is looking to hire a Senior Public Sector / Governance Specialist as an Extended Term Consultant (ETC) on a one year appointment (subject to renewal) to be based in Nairobi, Kenya, to manage a program of support to central and county governments to improve public sector management and governance, support institutional reforms and capacity building to achieve development results.

Among other duties, s/he will have the responsibility for providing substantive support on governance and public sector reform in Kenya, working directly with key national and county level governments and non-government entities and coordinating with other development partners. 

The selected candidate will be expected to carry out the following duties: 

(i) Contribute in managing the preparation and implementation of support in public sector management and governance to national and county governments to achieve the development objectives of the program 

(ii) Work with the Cluster Leader (CL) in the preparation of analytical work relevant for the Country Partnership Strategy and policy dialogue on public sector reform and governance in Kenya 

(iii) In partnership with the CL, participate in supervising the quality and timeliness of work program deliverables for the Kenya program.
(iv) Contribute to the preparation of concise public sector/governance strategy papers for Kenya, drawing on inputs from relevant country team members, and ensuring appropriate support to multi-sector operations in implementing strategies. 

(v) Generate, apply, and exchange thematic knowledge relating to concepts, techniques, and lessons of experience pertaining to governance, public sector reform, and capacity building. 

(vi) Lead efforts to strengthen capacity development in counties and related national institutions 

(vii) Provide advisory support on governance and public sector management for Bank-supported operations and participate and/or lead supervision missions as required.
Selection criteria
In addition to demonstrating selected competencies, the successful candidate will be a seasoned professional with at least eight 8 years of relevant experience in public sector/governance reforms and capacity building, with indepth knowledge and experience in at least two of the following areas: civil service reform, anti-corruption reforms, public financial management, with good knowledge and understanding of other areas of public sector management/ governance (e.g. political economy/ tax administration).
Electronic Applications:
For the full position description and complete selection criteria that includes the full set of required competencies, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit an on-line application

Click on >Current job openings > job# 123035. 

The World Bank is committed to achieving diversity of gender, nationality/ethnic, culture and educational background. 

Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

Closing date is 20th January 2013.

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