Recrutement de 01 E T Consultant – Urban Resilience

Localité : Niger / Niamey
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: 10 ans ou plus
Expire le: 05-09-2022

World Bank
Niamey, Niger
E T Consultant – Urban Resilience

Job # : req18832
Organization : World Bank
Sector : Urban
Grade : EC3
Term Duration : 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type : Local Recruitment
Location : Niamey,Niger
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

Niger is highly exposed to floods and droughts. Flood hazard is mainly concentrated in the southern part of the country, in valleys across, and is particularly severe along the Niger River Basin, Goulbin, Maradi, Komadougou river (a lake Chad tributary) and others smaller tributaries across the country with over 100,000 people affected by floods every year, since 2012 on average.

Urbanization is expected to increase flood risk, due to rapid and unplanned urban expansion in exposed areas, as well the vulnerability of urban infrastructure. It is estimated that the total number of people residing in urban areas will increase from 3.5 million at present to close to 20 million by 2050 - an average of about 500,000 new urban dwellers per year. Latest projections estimate that Niamey will double in size by 2030. The causes of flood damage also include the effects of inadequate drainage facilities and poor construction materials.

Given this context, the GoN has formally requested World Bank support to finance a multi-sectoral project aiming to reduce climate and fragility risks by improving integrated urban management, service delivery, access to jobs, and resilient infrastructure in targeted municipalities.

The AFR Urban, Resilience, and Land East 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, in Niger and other countries in the Sahel.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The ETC - Urban Resilience Specialist is expected to provide technical and operational expertise to implement and develop the SAWU1 program in Africa with a focus on Niger and other countries of the Sahel. The candidate is expected to carry out specific duties which will include, but are not limited to:

Support the implementation of the Niger Integrated Urban Development and Multi-Sectoral Resilience Project (P175857) and related Trust Fund activities, as well as the preparation of new Projects and Trust Funds in other countries in the Sahel, including working with Project Implementation Units.Support Niger URL team in executing necessary analytics to prepare new operations in direct response to the country’s natural hazards, including flood and soil erosion hazard mapping and risk assessment, the quality control and supervision of external consultants and technical specialists work as well as developing targeted Terms of Reference.Support Niger URL team to conduct technical assistance in support of local governments.Contribute to the preparation and supervision of hydromet activities supporting Weather and Climate Early Warning Systems related activities managed under the country ProgramsSupport 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 urban resilience and help enhance the capacity of our clients to respond to DRM challenges through programs and projects.Help adapt global good practice in DRM, urban resilience, 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 sector.Provide support, as needed, to emergency response including contributions to various forms of post-disaster assessments, and to recovery and reconstruction planning.Participate in field missions in the areas of specialization, 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;Provide similar analytical and operation support to other countries in the Sahel, including Chad, Mali, and Burkina Faso, andParticipate 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 degree in technical fields relevant to DRM and urban resilience such as civil engineering, hydrology, physical sciences, architecture, urban infrastructure and planning, disaster risk management, environmental planning, public management, or equivalent, and a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in urban drainage, and/or engineering with vast experience urban flood risk management.Extensive knowledge of urban development, disaster risk management and local government in Africa and more particularly in Niger.Experience working on flood risk management, risk reduction measures design or implementation is an assetExperience working on complex urban risk programs involving multi-stakeholder coordination.Demonstrated skills to engage and effectively lead dialogues with both local governments and 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.Experience in donor-funded projects and/or project management in land administration / governance, decentralization, 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 is an asset. Excellent and effective command of English and French in verbal and written forms 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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