Recrutement de 01 E T Consultant – Urban Resilience

Localité : Sénégal / Dakar
Domaine : Génie civil
Niveau : BAC + 5
Entreprise recruteur : World Bank

Recrutement de 01 E T Consultant – Urban Resilience
Niveau d'études: Bac + 5 ou plus
Expérience: 5 ans
Expire le: 05-09-2022

World Bank
Dakar, Sénégal
E T Consultant – Urban Resilience

Job # : req18829
Organization : World Bank
Sector : Urban
Grade : EC2
Term Duration : 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type : Local Recruitment
Location : Dakar,Senegal
Required Language(s) : English, French
Preferred Language(s) :
Closing Date : 9/5/2022 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


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The Sustainable Development Practice Group

The Sustainable Development (SD) Practice Group (PG) helps countries tackle their most complex challenges in the areas of Agriculture and Food, Climate Change, Environment, Natural Resources & Blue Economy, Environmental and Social Framework, Urban, Disaster Risk Management (DRM), Resilience & Land, Social Sustainability and Inclusion, and Water.

The “Urban, Resilience and Land” (URL) Global Practice

Urbanization is occurring at an unprecedented pace. Cities generate 80% of global GDP and are key to job creation and the pursuit of shared prosperity. Yet one billion city residents live in slums today, and by 2030 one billion new migrants will arrive in cities. This concentration of people and assets will exacerbate risk exposure to adverse natural events and climate change, which affects the poor disproportionately. The absence of secure land tenure underpins deprivation and is a major source of conflict in the urban and rural space. One and a half billion people live in countries affected by repeated cycles of violence. In the absence of services, participative planning and responsive institutions, these trends will result in increased poverty, social exclusion, vulnerability and violence. Finally, avoiding a 4-degree warmer world requires drastically reducing the carbon footprint of cities.

The WBG is in a unique position to support national and sub-national clients to: harness urbanization and enable effective land management in support of both growth and poverty reduction; foster social inclusion of marginalized groups; support the responsiveness and fiscal, financial, and management capacities of local governments – cities, municipalities, and rural districts – to deliver local infrastructure and decentralized services; strengthen resilience and risk management related to natural disasters; reduce conflict and violence; scale-up access to finance for sub-national governments; and reduce the carbon footprint of cities. The WBG brings a combination of lending ($7-8 billion in annual lending to cities), analytical and advisory services (e.g., social inclusion flagship, urbanization reviews, Sendai dialogue), its growing portfolio of reimbursable advisory services, its convening power (e.g., understanding risk and the land conferences), its leveraging capacity (e.g., guarantees and risk mitigation), and its ability to work with the private sector to tackle the challenges at scale and to effect.

The URL GP covers a wide gamut: (i) developing green, inclusive and resilient cities; (ii) enhancing urban and rural development through supporting and managing the urban-rural transition, assisting local development through developing land tenure, management and information systems; and (iii) assisting in disaster risk management through issues of risk assessment, risk reduction (including flood management, urban drainage, coastal management, and retrofitting of infrastructure), disaster preparedness (including hydromet services, early warning systems, and civil defense), risk financing (including CAT-DDO), and resilient reconstruction (including post-disaster damage and loss assessment).


Urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa is occurring at an unprecedented pace. The share of Africans living in urban areas is projected to grow from 38 percent in 2016 to almost 60 percent by 2040, translating to an additional 40,000 new urban citizens every day until 2040. The region’s urbanization rate, one of the highest in the world, can lead to economic growth, transformation and poverty. However, many cities in Africa still have not fully captured the benefits of urbanization and poorly managed urbanization have exacerbated existing infrastructure challenges, resulting in increased inequality, urban poverty, proliferation of informal settlements and vulnerability to hazards. Adverse natural events present a serious obstacle for achieving sustainable social and economic development, particularly in vulnerable regions as Sub-Saharan Africa. Disaster affects the poor most severely; unplanned human settlements, unsafe building practices, high population densities, economic growth, and accumulations of assets in risk prone areas has dramatically increased exposure to hazards and increased disaster loss. Climate changed has the potential to significantly worsen the situation.

To this end, the AFR Urban, Resilience and Land Unit brings together a wide range of important and interrelated development and financing instruments to support national and sub-national clients to: harness urbanization and enable effective land management in support of both growth and poverty reduction; foster social inclusion of marginalized groups; support the responsiveness and fiscal, financial, and management capacities of local governments – cities, municipalities, and rural districts – to deliver local infrastructure and decentralized services; strengthen resilience and disaster risk management related to natural disasters; reduce conflict and violence; scale-up access to finance for sub-national governments; and reduce the carbon footprint of cities.

Position context

More than 48 percent of the total population in Senegal currently lives in urban areas, 10 percent above the average urban population in Sub-Saharan Africa. At the current pace of urbanization (i.e., at 3.76 percent annual growth rate), it is projected that about 62 percent of Senegalese will live in urban areas by 2025. Almost two thirds of Senegal’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is generated in urban centers, with 55 percent created in Dakar alone. However, Senegalese cities continue to struggle with a lack of urban infrastructure and poor service delivery (e.g., poorly planned drainage systems; lack access to sanitation to more than 35 percent of the urban population vs. 98 percent in Tunisia).

Senegal is highly vulnerable to recurring environmental shocks – such as coastal erosion, floods and droughts – which are likely to further increase in magnitude with changing climatic conditions specifically in urban areas. Flood risk in urban coastal areas is of particular concern, given that roughly 67 percent of the country’s population resides in these areas, and it is the location of 90 percent of industrial production. In addition to extreme events, rising sea levels place much of the coastal population, infrastructure and ecosystems at risk from flooding and erosion. With 70 percent of agricultural production in the country being rainfed, frequent and prolonged droughts also have devastating impacts on the country – lowering food production, depleting access to markets and contributing to the degradation of livelihoods.

Poor households suffer disproportionately from such disasters, as they are exposed to hazards more often, lose more as a share of their wealth when hit, and receive less support from family and friends, financial systems, and governments. In Senegal, it was found that a household affected by a natural disaster was 25 percent more likely to have fallen in poverty over the 2006-2011 period. In urban areas, many of which face a major housing deficit, the poorest tend to settle in low-lying informal settlements with little social infrastructure or service provision, amplifying the damage caused by flooding and related health hazards.

Local Governments (LGs) are unable to effectively respond to some of the abovementioned challenges that are within their mandates, because of unclear roles and responsibilities, inadequate capital investment and maintenance resources, weak governance as well as financial and revenue management deficiencies (most of them being in chronic budget deficit), inadequate staffing numbers and staff skills, as well as equipment.

The Urban, Resilience and Land Unit (SAWU1) is currently engaged in a number of operations and analytical work to support the Government of Senegal with resilient urban development. Investing in resilience is smart development and key to achieving poverty reduction and shared prosperity. To balance off the abovementioned pressures and achieve long-run sustainable growth, the URL Unit is implementing a comprehensive and inclusive program in Senegal, covering: (i) integrated flood and coastal risk management, (ii) preventative resettlement for populations in areas of high hazard exposure and vulnerability, (iii) systemic and institutional improvements of disaster risk management (across sectors) through various policy actions and reforms, (iv) solid waste management in support of the circular economy to reduce waste and create jobs in participation with the private sector, (v) decentralization reforms to enhance the intergovernmental fiscal transfer system to all Local governments and strengthen their capacity, and (vi) affordable housing across the entire value chain from proper planning, investments in critical infrastructures, institutional strengthening, sustainable financial management (with introduction of land value capture mechanisms), and faster land titling.

The AFR Urban, Resilience, and Land West Africa Unit (SAWU1) is seeking a qualified and motivated professional to help deliver the ongoing and pipeline program of the Africa region. In particular, she/he will support the management of analytical and advisory services, preparation and implementation support for lending investments, and policy dialogue in the areas of urban development and disaster risk management in Dakar and Senegal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The ETC - Urban Resilience Specialist is expected to provide technical and operational expertise to implement and developthe SAWU1 program in Africa with a focus on Dakar and Senegal. The candidate is expected to carry out specific duties which will include, but are not limited to:

Support the preparation and/or implementation of the urban development and disaster risk management operations (project/program loans and grants, advisory and analytical programs, active partnerships with other donors) including cities ‘planning, housing, infrastructures and services including solid waste management, coastal management, drainage, and Trust Funds associated to these projects, as well as other activities in Senegal and the Region, including working actively with Project Implementation Units especially to identify risks and delays, liaise with Task teams and advise on operational solutions to improve implementation. Support the Senegal Task Teams, and the Government in executing necessary analytics to prepare new operations in direct response to the country’s overall urbanization challenges, natural hazards, including flood and soil erosion hazard mapping and risk assessment. This includes support in case of emergency response. Support the Senegal Task teams and the Government in reviewing the quality control and supervision of external consultants and technical specialists work as well as developing targeted Terms of Reference. Support and participate in task teams to deliver investment, programmatic and development policy lending operations, prepare analytical and deliver advisory activities, develop new business opportunities related to urbanization, urban resilience and help enhance the capacity of our clients to respond to urban resilience and DRM challenges through programs and projects. Help adapt global good practice in urban resilience, DR<, resilient infrastructure, risk assessment and green infrastructure to local contexts within Bank-supported projects and activities, including Bank-executed technical assistance. Contribute to and lead the execution of lending and trust funded projects, including: (i) lead or participate in missions and developing mission documents; (ii) Develop Project Concept Notes (PCNs), Project Appraisal Documents (PADs), and other related project preparation documentation; (iii) prepare and review terms of reference; (iii) prepare implementation status and results reports; (iv) prepare project briefs; (v) develop funding proposals; and (v) presentations. Support the dialogue with and coordination among government counterparts and development partners in the urban/DRM/land sector. Participate in field missions and site visits, provide technical inputs and guidance to client counterparts as required by operational and analytical task team leaders. Provide technical leadership on projects in a dynamic environment. Support the reporting of Trust Funded activities and manage the activities. Draft technical notes, reports, Terms of Reference and policy documents; and Participate and support knowledge sharing activities across countries in the region and contribute specific knowledge both within the assigned countries and in the World Bank.

Selection Criteria

Master’s or Ph.D. degree in technical fields relevant to urban development, urban resilience, civil engineering, urban infrastructure and planning, disaster risk management, environmental planning, or equivalent, and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.Experience in managing/supervising project preparation or implementation.Knowledge of urbanization challenges, disaster risk management and decentralization/local governance challenges in Africa is highly desired.Experience working on geospatial planning, flood risk management, solid waste management, risk reduction measures design or implementation is an asset.Experience working on complex urban projects involving coordination of multi-stakeholders.Demonstrated skills to engage and effectively lead dialogues with both local communities affected by urban risks as well as city leaders and decision makers charged with action.Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills with the ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusion and recommendations.Demonstrated effective communication skills, speaking and writing, and outstanding interpersonal skills, effective team member (problem-solving skills, and ability to think innovatively and strategically to find balanced solutions to complex development problems, with a strong client focus. Strong teamwork spirit and demonstrated ability to work across practices, work in cross-thematic teams)Experience in donor-funded projects and/or project management in land administration / governance, sustainable landscapes, territorial development, or regional planning dimensions.Experience in development and delivery of educational tools to client countries.Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to lead teams and function effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.Proven track record of delivery of high-quality outputs while working under pressure, in a multi-sector environment, and within tight deadlines.Knowledge of World Bank operational policies, practices and procedures would be an asset.Excellent and effective command of English and French (both written and oral) is required.

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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.

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