Wednesday, July 17, 2013
EMPLOYMENT: Economist, World Bank PREM Gender and Development Group
The PREM Gender and Development Group (PRMGE) is looking to recruit an economist with excellent technical and analytical skills.
The Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) Network plays a key role in organizing knowledge across the World Bank and bringing it to its staff and clients, as well as implementing the HR agenda for the professional development of their constituents. The network comprises 627 staff across the World Bank HQ (Washington DC) and in Country Offices. The PREM VPU comprises of the Office of the President and Head of the Network and five sectoral groups: Economic Policy and Debt, Governance and Public Sector Reform, Poverty Reduction and Equity, Trade, and Gender and Development.
PRMGE is the central point in the World Bank with responsibility for oversight of gender issues in its operations and promoting progress towards gender equality at country level. The World Bank has promoted gender equality in its work for some time as a core development objective: “Gender equality is smart economics”, and an effective vehicle to enhance productivity, improve prospects for future generations, and make institutions and societies more representative.
- Analytical responsibilities. The incumbent will be expected to contribute to PRMGE’s work in at least one of the following areas:
- Analytical work on gender, poverty and equity, including agency and voice;
- Labor markets and jobs outcomes – with a focus on improving labor market opportunities and mobility for women;
- Identification and development of policies and programs to address constraints to gender equity including expanding agency and addressing gender based violence;
- Impact of fiscal policies and their role in promoting equity and gender equality.
- Advise country and sectoral teams on how to address gender issues and promote evidence based decision making with support for country assistance strategies, policy loans, investment operations, and other country and regional analytic products.
- Share best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned across units and with clients and partners, articulating ideas verbally and in writing in a clear and compelling way across audiences of varied levels.
- Work with other networks on gender.
Deadline: August 12, 2013