Disaster Risk Management Analyst - The World Bank

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Location: Washington, DC

Closing Date: 14-Dec-2017

The City Resilience Program (CRP) is an effort to assist city governments to build greater resilience to climate and disaster risks. For many major cities in the world, strengthening urban resilience is a multibillion dollar agenda that requires strong partnerships and new sources of capital. Cities are often held back from pursuing the necessary investments because they lack the technical expertise and/or the access to capital to finance them. 

 
The CRP tries to fill that gap by leveraging the WBG’s broad set of sectoral expertise in designing urban resilience projects, and better connecting cities to the necessary financing.  The aim of CRP is to catalyze a transparent pipeline of well-prepared and bankable investment opportunities and to improve access for private and institutional investors to crowd into new markets. It is in this sense that CRP seeks to act as the bankers of the city, and to facilitate strategic investments that address the vulnerabilities and risks that cities face in a holistic way.
 
To realize these objectives, CRP delivers services to World Bank client cities around three key programmatic pillars, including: (i) operational – engaging with World Bank task teams to support city level operations; (ii) technical – convening and curating technical working groups to strengthen and expand the suite of services offered; and (iii) financial – delivering a structured approach for capital mobilization to expand financing options for cities to execute their resilience agenda. 
 
The Disaster Risk Management Analyst being recruited will be based in the GP SURR Global Unit in Washington DC, and the selected candidate will work directly with and receive guidance from the CRP Team Leader. The selected candidate will also work with other staff members that constitute the core team of the CRP and the Disaster Risk Management GSG and a broad network of specialists across the Bank.  
 
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
 
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.