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Health Analyst

Health Analyst (Vacancy # 170308)

The World Bank is seeking to place in the World Bank Phnom Penh office, two Health Analysts with qualifications and experience as detailed below, to support the World Bank health team in Cambodia.   The selected candidates will closely work with the Senior Health Specialist, the Operations Officer and other team members working on Cambodia. The candidates will report to the Global Practice Manager for Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice responsible for the East Asia HNP portfolio.

Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:
As per need, the selected candidates will work on project supervision, new project preparation, as well as supporting analytical work and the production of knowledge products. They will carry out the following tasks and time permitting, may work on any specific area of expertise within the country HNP work program, with identified deliverable:

1. Provide in-country support in a range of operational tasks related to all stages of the project cycle, including identification, preparation, appraisal, negotiations, board approval, and particularly on project supervision. Supervision support responsibilities, in turn, include following up with line ministries and agencies on agreed actions, field supervision, participation in stakeholder meetings, routinely following up with key stakeholders on agreed work program and tasks therein, and producing the requisite documentation such as meeting reports, field visit reports, aide memoires and other supervision related documentation;

2. Support and undertake analytical work to derive lessons from implementation experience, undertake capacity building tasks for counterpart officials, especially at the provincial level, and support quality assurance of deliverables as well as dissemination of knowledge within and outside the Bank. Review of academic literature on particular topics; identification, compilation, and organization of databases suitable for the study of research topics; supporting econometric and statistical analyses of survey and administrative data; and preparation of research reports and their dissemination, are examples of the activities under the Bank’s analytical work program that are expected to be supported by the health analyst.

3. Liaise with the country management, operational quality, disbursement, trust fund, portfolio management and other teams as relevant to the work program of the unit. Liaise with other global practice teams as necessary, to ensure compliance with country and regional requirements, as well as facilitate convergence on multisectoral areas such as nutrition

4. Prepare for and participate in implementation support missions and additional field visits to project areas to accelerate implementation progress, review implementation status, support capacity building etc.

5. Prepare back to office reports, and contribute in drafting of project related documentation, as required;

6. Support safeguard and fiduciary functions within the projects to ensure compliance and due diligence with WBG policies and guidance;

7. Organize and participate in client and stakeholder/donor meetings;

8. In coordination with the Task Team, engage in project operational and technical discussions; maintain donor partner relationships; and participate and contribute to donor working groups and coordination meetings;  

9. Support documentation and dissemination of best practices and project learnings for various audiences at relevant forums;

10. Ensure updating of project documentation in Bank’s electronic filing system;

11. Support task teams and provide advice on operational policies, procedures and processes with a focus on quality assurance.  

Selection Criteria:
1. A Master’s degree or equivalent, or a professional medical/nursing degree, and a minimum of 3 years of relevant discipline and progressively substantive operational experience, or an equivalent combination of qualifications and experience; candidates with a health/nutrition qualification or working experience in these sectors are strongly encouraged. Experience with Operations in WBG or other multilateral development institutions is highly desirable.

2. Strong analytical and problem solving skills and sound business judgment to identify issues and present creative and practical solutions. Strong quantitative analytical skills, familiarity with research methodology and statistics, and/or qualitative research background would be added advantages.

3. Proven ability to work cooperatively with a multi-disciplinary team, other groups throughout the institution, and development partners.

4. Ability to work with, and relate to, a wide range of stakeholders-donors, clients, and staff. Ability to work across the institution in a collaborative manner is essential

5. Ability to carry out independent and innovative work and to operate effectively in a complex environment.

6. Excellent interpersonal, diplomatic and partnership skills required for building and maintaining collaborative relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders.   

7. Superior level of resourcefulness; ability to work with autonomy, manage and complete multiple projects/ tasks simultaneously and to meet deadlines under pressure.  

8. Willingness and ability to travel as needed.

9. Excellent presentation skills.

10. Excellent communication and writing skills in English and Khmer.

11. Strong organizational skills, research and analytical skills, able to multi-task and prioritize assignments; experience with a wide range of operational and sector issues and ability to review and interpret information/data, identify issues, and recommend actions/solutions.

12. Ability to deliver timely and high quality products in areas of responsibility.

13. Good familiarity and ease of working with project processing, data and reporting systems. Full proficiency in data handling and ability to work quickly in Excel.

Details (vacancy #170308) are available in the World Bank Careers website:www.worldbank.org/careers. All applications must be submitted through this website. The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply.  
Closing date is March 7, 2017