|Term Duration:||3 years 0 months|
|Recruitment Type:||Local Recruitment|
|Location:||Washington, DC,United States|
|Closing Date:||11/15/2019 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC|
About 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 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 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). The World Bank is organized into six client-facing Regional Vice-Presidencies, several corporate functions and thirteen Global Practices to bring best-in-class knowledge and solutions to regional and country clients.
Information and Technology Solutions – Knowledge and Information (ITSKI) provides information services to the Bank Group and the public. The services are provided by two units: Records and Information Services (ITSRI) and Library and Archives (ITSLA). This position is in the World Bank Group Archives which is located in ITSLA.
The World Bank Group Archives provides Bank Group staff and the global community with access to relevant information and services to: foster knowledge, transparency, and accountability; and reflect history to enable effective delivery of development solutions. The Archives is responsible for: AMS 10.11 on Records Management (including advisory services, policy compliance outreach and training, appraisal / retention schedule, and requirements for systems); off-site records center services in Boyers, Pennsylvania; implementation of The World Bank Policy on Access to Information; creating knowledge products that promote the history of the World Bank Group and the archival holdings; and the preservation and intellectual control required to maintain access to archival records according to international standards.
Duties and Accountabilities
Client Understanding and Advising
Looks at issues from the client’s perspective and takes action beyond normal expectations to ensure client satisfaction. Analyzes situations and determines alternative or creative scenarios and approaches to add value to the business in new and different ways. Works within the team and with other specialty areas to define client needs and develop the best approach to meet client needs. Helps clients understand complicated issues by describing the issue and solutions in a concise way that clients can easily understand. Sees how ideas and best practices from other specialties can be adapted or applied to address client issues.
Stays abreast of new trends and developments in own specialty area as well as what is occurring in the broader industry. Obtains training as needed to remain current on technical expertise. Exposes self to increasingly more challenging projects and opportunities to learn. Tracks developments in the field through readily available sources and by maintaining active involvement with relevant industry, user and vendor associations.
Broad Business Thinking
Maintains an in-depth understanding of the long term implications of decisions both for department and the client’s business. Ensures that decisions are supported by relevant stakeholders as well as sound performance data. Effectively communicates recommended changes to clients and how they will affect their business using the client’s own terminology with limited jargon while attempting to minimize day-to-day disruption of operations.
Archives and Records Management
Oversees the implementation of storage, protection and preservation plans and systems. With guidance, manages the storage service and facilities. Assesses client requirements and researches existing metadata standards. Contributes to development and maintenance of classification schemes and hierarchies. Monitors compliance with policies and standards and the implementation of classification systems for input into updates and revisions to systems. Identifies and selects requested records. Responds to formal requests for access to information and privacy issues. Exhibits a strong knowledge of the schedules and monitors compliance by functional units. Assists in the design of audit criteria and processes. Applies review and audit process and procedures. Contributes to development of IMS systems or systems with an IMS component by collecting and analyzing user feedback and business requirements. Monitors IMS systems or systems with an IMS component.
Lead and Innovate
Applies critical thinking to current approaches, identifies areas for improvement, and tries new solutions that drive results. Considers own behavior in context of WBG's values and mission and recognizes impact one has on others. Operates in ambiguity and changing needs and supports others to do the same.
Deliver Results for Clients
Sets challenging goals that align with the WBG mission and is always looking to improve. Understands clients' most pressing challenges and contributes to solutions. Takes personal responsibility for producing high quality work, identifying and informing of risks, and delivering results for clients.
Collaborate Within Teams and Across Boundaries
Keeps others fully informed to ensure integration and work consistency and displays a sense of mutuality and respect. Approaches conflicts as common problems to be solved. Seeks and listens to input from others to inform own decision making and openly shares information. Frames thinking/actions with a WBG corporate perspective in mind.
Create, Apply and Share Knowledge
Contributes to the unit’s and WBG's body of knowledge by applying lessons learned and expertise. Actively invests in own knowledge and seeks feedback. Builds personal and professional networks within and beyond the work group.
Make Smart Decisions
Seeks and analyzes facts, data and lessons of past experience to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others' work. Applies cost/benefit analysis to meet work program objectives. Contributes to decision making by providing relevant risk-analysis. Shows initiative when necessary, and makes decisions in a timely manner within own area of responsibility.
Poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. This is why we continually search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.