|Associate Operations Officer, IC program - Mongolia- Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia- 120067|
|Title:||Associate Operations Officer, IC program - Mongolia|
|Job Stream:||Technical Assistance & Advisory Services|
|Background / General description:|
| The Organization: International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, promotes sustainable private sector investment in developing countries as a way to reduce poverty and improve people’s lives and in doing so offers a unique combination of investment and advisory services to its clients. IFC Advisory Services is structured into four business lines – Access to Finance, Investment Climate, Sustainable Business Advisory and Public-Private Partnerships, each managed by a Regional Business Line Leader. Investment climate program focuses on improving business environment through regulatory and policy reforms that reduce administrative burden, promote investment and foster private sector growth.|
The project: The objective of the Mongolia Business Inspections Reform Project is to improve the enabling environment for businesses through inspections reforms. To achieve this, IFC works closely with Government policy-makers and the General Agency for Specialized Inspections (GASI) to improve inspection legal framework that is based on international best practices. The project has helped the government to develop and adopt (in July 2010 by Parliament) amendments to the Law on State Control and Inspection. To help the government implement the amended law, the project is providing further support to develop implementing regulations and introduce international best practices such as risk-based inspections, check-lists, and building capacity of inspectors. Furthermore the project also supports GASI to improve institutional structure with clear roles and responsibilities of inspecting units.
|Duties and Accountabilities:|
| The Associate Operations Officer should contribute to investment climate program expanding activities in Mongolia, particularly in the area of conducting research on private sector issues, simplification of business regulations related to key sectors of the economy and improving the legal and regulatory framework. The assignment is initially for a term of two (02) years with a one (01) year probationary period, with the option to extend based on performance and funding for the project.|
• Contribute significantly to all aspects of the Investment Climate program, including strategy development, new project design, selection of partners, recruitment, supervision of consultants, and monitoring and evaluation
• Conduct research on specific legal and regulatory issues as needed
• Support implementation of the Mongolia Business Inspections Reform Project and other projects as assigned by manager
• Collaborate with/provide feedback to various internal and external partners, including Government policy-makers, the General Agency for Specialized Inspections (GASI), other local and central government officials, partner organizations, and relevant World Bank Group staff in the region and in headquarters
• Provide input and cross-support to other IFC business line activities as needed
• Other duties as requested by manager(s)
| • Master’s degree in economics, finance, business administration, law or other relevant discipline required.|
• At least 5 years of relevant working experience in a position with significant decision-making responsibility in private sector, or policy making institutions, or donor developmental projects
• Sound knowledge of policy and legal/regulatory issues related to regulatory reform in business environment.
• Ability and comfort working with limited supervision and to think independently.
• Ability to work effectively under time pressure with high degree of accuracy and with a strong capacity to produce quality work.
• Proven ability to demonstrate initiative, monitor issues and tasks, meet deadlines and priorities, and ability to work in a team.
• Ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend practical solutions.
• Strong oral and written English skills, including ability to write and edit project/program documents.
• Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build cooperative networks.
• Relevant experience working in the East Asia Pacific region is desirable.
• Fluent in Mongolian and English
IFC offers a challenging and rewarding work environment, attractive compensation and excellent career opportunities. All applications will be treated in strict confidence. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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