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Friday, August 10, 2012

World Bank Team Assistant Job in Kenya

Team Assistant 
(2 positions)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

3 Year Term - Local Appointment – Level GB

The World Bank’s Loan Department (CTRLD) has established a Regional Center in Nairobi, Kenya as part of its efforts to realign its services to be more client focused, and more strategically positioned to better support the Bank’s lending program and the Bank’s capacity building efforts. 
There will be a phased transition of operations from CTRLD’s existing Regional Center in Johannesburg to the Nairobi Regional Center over the course of the next several months.

The Nairobi Regional Center follows the staffing model of other regional centers (Brasilia, Beijing, Zagreb, Chennai and Manila) – with a solid team of Finance Assistants, Finance Analysts, and a Regional Center Team Leader. CTRLD is seeking to hire an experienced Team Assistant to be based in Nairobi, Kenya. 
The Team Assistant at the Regional Disbursement Center (RDC) in Nairobi is a member of the Loan Department (CTRLD). 
S/he is primarily responsible for providing support to the RDC’s information operation system, logging incoming withdrawal applications sent by various Project Implementation Units (PIUs), and mission preparation for disbursement seminars and workshops. 
The Team Assistant works under the technical supervision of Finance Assistants and Finance Analysts and reports to the Regional Center Team Leader.

The successful candidate should preferably be holder of a College Diploma in a related field with a minimum of 2 years of direct relevant experience. 
Candidates with a university degree will be preferred. Proficiency is required in using advanced functions of standard computer applications and adaptability to use state-of-the-art software (SAP, Microsoft Office, iLap, intranet sites etc).

Ability to communicate effectively, in writing and orally in English is essential, French and/or Portuguese is desired.

Electronic Applications:

For the full position description and complete selection criteria, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit an on-line application at www.worldbank.org/careers. 
Click on >employment opportunities >> administrative and client support opportunities >current vacancies >job # 121948. 
The World Bank is committed to achieving diversity of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. 
Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. 
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Closing date is 22nd August 2012.