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The World Bank Lowongan Senior Education Specialist November 2016

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Senior Education Specialist The World Bank

The World Bank memberikan persyaratan, ketentuan dan spesifikasi pekerjaan sebagai Senior Education Specialist yang akan ditempatkan di Jakarta

Dibawah ini rincian lengkap persyaratan, spesifikasi lowongan pekerjaan, jadwal wawancara dan alamat serta kontak (email / nomor telepon) perusahaan pembuka Lowongan.

Company
The World Bank
Location
Jakarta
City
Jakarta
State
JK
Country
ID
Dibuka
Thu, 01 Sep 2016 18:32:03 GMT

Job Description

THE WORLD BANK GROUP
Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2014, the WBG committed $65.6 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $22.2 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188 member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.
The WBG consists of five specialized institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). IBRD and IDA are commonly known as the World Bank, which is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions, and—as of July 1, 2014—has introduced fourteen Global Practices (GPs) as well as five Cross-Cutting Solution Areas (CCSAs) to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.
GLOBAL PRACTICES & CROSS-CUTTING SOLUTIONS AREAS
The 14 GPs are: Agriculture; Education; Energy and Extractives; Environment and Natural Resources; Finance and Markets; Governance; Health, Nutrition and Population; Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management; Poverty; Social Protection and Labor; Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience; Trade and Competitiveness; Transport and ICT; and Water. The 5 CCSAs are: Climate Change; Fragility, Conflict and Violence; Gender; Jobs; and Public-Private Partnerships. The new operating model is part of a broader internal reform aimed at delivering the best of the World Bank Group to our clients, so that together we can achieve the twin goals of (1) ending extreme poverty by 2030, and (2) promote shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent of the population in every developing country. Education along with Health Nutrition and Population (HNP), Social Protection, Labor and Jobs (SPLJ) are part of the Human Development Practice Group (HDPG).
THE EDUCATION GLOBAL PRACTICE
Education is central to achieving the World Bank Group’s twin goals: it is a reliable route out of poverty because it has large and consistent returns to income for individuals and because it can drive economic growth. It is also a prime vehicle for promoting shared prosperity. The main challenge in the education sector is to achieve “learning for all, learning for life”—that is, to ensure that all children and young people acquire the knowledge and skills they need for their lives and livelihoods. The WBG and the broader education development community are increasingly shifting focus to learning outcomes. Because traditional input-driven programs often fail to promote learning, the WBG’s education strategy highlights the need for a more comprehensive systems approach to education reform, investments, and service delivery. This approach is about increasing accountability and targeting results, as a complement to providing inputs. And it also requires strengthening the knowledge base on education, to highlight where systems are achieving results, where they are falling short, and what the most effective solutions are. These efforts are increasingly guided by the need to invest early; invest smartly; and invest for all.
Through high-quality analytical work, collection and curation of evidence, and practical know-how in these three areas, the WBG is helping its partner countries accelerate their educational progress.
The Education Global Practice is led by a Senior Director, who has overall responsibility for the practice. The Senior Director is assisted by the Director, who serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the Practice. The Education Global Practice Management Team, which is the group that leads and manages the GP, consists of the Senior Director, the Director and seven Practice Managers.
REGIONAL/COUNTRY/GLOBAL UNIT CONTEXT
EAP comprises of more than 20 countries, including MICs, LICs, and fragile states (EAP has the second highest number of fragile states amongst all the Bank regions). The Region is characterized by generally rapid growth, both sophisticated and low capacity borrowers, and some highly dynamic sectors. In the education sector, while many of the countries in EAP have achieved much in terms of getting their children to attend school at basic levels, they face ongoing challenges regarding the need to provide access at post-basic levels, improve the quality of schooling at all levels and enhance the relevance of education for the workplace.
EAP Region’s education strategy is consistent with the Bank’s own education sector strategy, with focus on following areas: (a) to strengthen education systems by helping develop institutions that enhance accountability, build information for effective decision-making through M&E and assessment systems and benchmarking; (b) to tailor our approach to country circumstances, specifically by responding to fast-growing countries’ requests to engage in upper secondary and higher education, skills development and vocational training, as well as to those from fragile and small states still trying to complete the EFA agenda; and (c) to use multi-sector approaches, such as conditional cash transfer programs, to achieve educational outcomes. Moreover, since the region includes countries which are low-income or fragile states, as well as middle-income countries where loan financing is not the main priority, the Bank must combine its financial support with world-class demand-driven policy advice that uses its global knowledge base.
The World Bank has been one of the key development partners in education sector in Indonesia. Through analytical work it has been supporting the Government of Indonesia with sector reviews as inputs for development of sector mid-term strategies and planning. The World Bank has also been contributing to evidence based policy inputs in the education sector through innovative research design and experiments. Through investment programs, the World Bank has supported the expansion of access and improvement of quality and management of education services at all level of education – from early childhood to higher education; supporting the teacher reform; and strengthening the accountability, governance in the financing of school operations, and skills development/TVET. The Indonesia education team has recently embarked on a program of analytical and research work and technical assistance to various levels of government (national and district government) on a wide range of educational policy issues encompassing teacher professional development and management and efficiency of education expenditure.
The EAP Education unit is seeking to recruit a Senior Education Specialist to be based in Jakarta, Indonesia. The selected candidate will report to the Education Practice Manager for the East Asia and Pacific Region. The candidate will work on the Indonesia education program, contributing to the dialogue, lending, and analytical work program, with potential work in other countries. S/he will work with a strong team in both Jakarta and Washington DC, and explore new engagement opportunities.
Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 3 year term appointment.


Duties and Accountabilities:

We are seeking an experienced Senior Education Specialist to join our team. We have a growing pipeline of analytical work and potential project lending where the candidate will be expected to lead policy dialogue and cutting edge analytical work as well as technical assistance related to education sector in general, and teacher performance and management issues in particular, in collaboration with the resident TTL. Specifically, the select candidate is expected to:
• Play a lead role in the education policy dialogue and knowledge agenda related to teacher policies in Indonesia, bringing the practical global best practice to Indonesia;
• Lead and contribute to specific analytical work and produce major/complex reports and presentations;
• Liaise with clients on a regular basis to help realize program objectives through a variety of means, including policy dialogue, technical reviews, preparation for workshops and missions, follow up post missions, etc.;
• Identify and design capacity strengthening activities to support clients in establishing effective teaching and learning processes with a specific focus on teacher competencies;
• Have the ability and network to mobilize world class expertise on teacher management issues. Lead and supervise world class experts and consultants to support technical assistance for the Ministry of Education and Culture in Indonesia and ensure quality of products and deliverables;
• Draft (or provide substantial input to)/review Operational project documents during concept, design, preparation and supervision
• Lead/organize/participate in meetings with partners and clients in country office, connect with HQ and on missions;
• Respond to ad-hoc and urgent requests from education GP management (such as preparing presentations, needed studies, etc.);
• Work independently under general direction of unit manager and the resident TTL, and guide and mentor junior staff.


Selection Criteria:

Selection Criteria

• PhD in education, social sciences, economics or equivalent, and at least 12 years of experience in development with proven education sector expertise;
• Experience in designing and implementing education sector reforms;
• Excellent understanding of education quality and relevance agenda across all levels of education;
• Proven ability to develop policy dialogue and build solid relations and partnerships with clients;
• Demonstrated ability to supervise or lead multiple tasks effectively while meeting deadlines;
• Ability to work with diverse and large teams;
• Excellent written and oral communications skills
General Competencies:
• Knowledge and Experience in Development Arena – Translates technical and cross-country knowledge into practical applications and contributions to country and sector strategies; interacts with clients at the policy level.
• Policy Dialogue Skills – Anticipates needs and requests in the field and conducts independent policy discussions with representatives of the government and non-government partners.
• Education Knowledge and Experience – Possesses experience in designing and managing challenging education projects, and policy-relevant analytical work. Able to independently formulate country-relevant solutions to complex sector problems, taking into account cross-sectoral linkages.
• Integrative Skills – Understands relevant cross-sectoral areas and how they are interrelated; able to undertake cross-sectoral work in lending and non-lending operations.
• Lead and Innovate – Develops innovative solutions with others.
• Deliver Results for Clients – Achieves results and identifies mission-driven solutions for the client.
• Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries – Initiates collaboration across boundaries and broadly across WBG, and brings differing ideas into the forefront. Ability to work in large teams a plus.
• Create, Apply and Share Knowledge – Creates, applies and shares knowledge from across and outside WBG to strengthen internal and/or external client solutions.
• Make Smart Decisions – Recommends and takes decisive action.

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  • Your application will be kept as strictly confidential
  • Only short-listed candidates will be invited for selection and interview
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