World Bank Partnerships and Policy Adviser United States

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Country: United States of America
Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Closing date: 11 Jan 2021


The World Bank Partnerships and Policy Adviser will work in the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Office in Washington, DC (NRC USA). The office is one of the units in NRC’s Partnerships and Policy Department (PnP). NRC’s Partnerships and Policy Department is responsible for:

  • NRC’s strategic relations with institutional donors and private foundations;
  • The organisation’s global advocacy and policy work;
  • Partnerships with UN agencies, INGOs, and International Financial Institutions.

About the role

The purpose of the World Bank Partnerships and Policy Adviser is to develop and lead NRC engagement with the World Bank globally. The position will advise senior management across NRC in developing its engagement with the World Bank, with a focus on the World Bank’s work in fragile states and with refugees. The World Bank Partnerships and Policy Adviser will identify and coordinate opportunities for programme and policy collaboration between NRC and the World Bank. The position will be the NRC focal point for expertise on the World Bank and its relations with NRC.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Lead, manage, and develop NRC engagement with the World Bank with a focus on policy engagement and partnership opportunities;
  • Advance the development of NRC policy contributions to the World Bank, focusing on Bank, policy and approaches to addressing forced displacement, with particular focus on the Fragility, Conflict, and Violence unit and Global Practice;
  • Engage with World Bank staff to identify program priorities related to forced displacement and fragile states, as well as climate change and clean energy, and position NRC as a resource and potential partner to implement these programs;
  • Develop program and policy opportunities for NRC and communicate them to relevant regional and country office and technical staff;
  • Provide strategic partnership support to country program teams engaging or seeking to engage with the World Bank, including through dedicated visits to regional and country offices to advance the dialogue and develop opportunities;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key constituencies within NRC on World Bank priorities and NRC’s progress in building a partnership with the Bank, including the Senior Management Group and the management teams of Field Operations and PnP;
  • Engage at senior level with existing NRC partners, such as UNICEF and UNHCR, to develop further opportunities for engagement and use channels of communication with donors and member states to push messages through to the World Bank.
  • In coordination with the humanitarian financing advisor, engage in relevant financing policy fora to share know-how, lessons learnt and best practices and contribute to furthering NRC thought leadership.

You can learn more about the role by viewing the full Job Description

As our prospective candidate, you have the following;

  • An advanced degree in a relevant field, such as public policy and humanitarian affairs;
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant documented advisory level experience
  • Knowledge of humanitarian operations and principles, preferably gained through direct experience in conflict-affected countries;
  • Knowledge of the World Bank and how it operates, especially in fragile states and states hosting large numbers of refugees;
  • Documented/proven results related to the position’s responsibilities, particularly in analysis and networking and experience working on humanitarian policy issues;
  • Knowledge of the humanitarian system and prior experience working or liaising with operational UN agencies and non-governmental organizations;
  • Fluency in English and at least one other relevant language, preferably Arabic or French.

We can offer

  • A permanent position;
  • A place in a strongly committed, international team dedicated to people forced to flee;
  • An opportunity to develop and lead on NRC's engagement with the World Bank;
  • Salary and benefits according to NRC’s salary scale and terms and conditions.

The preferred location for this position is Washington, DC. Candidates, therefore, need to be either U.S. citizens or have the right to work in the U.S.

All NRC employees are expected to work in accordance with the organisation's values; To be dedicated, innovative, inclusive, and accountable are attitudes and beliefs that shall guide our actions and relationships.

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