Job Title: Economist Appointment duration: 2yrs Location: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania The World Bank, Tanzania Country Office is looking for a highly organized, energized and experienced professional, capable of operating effectively in a very demanding fast-paced environment to serve as the local Economist. The Economist will be part of the Bank's Africa Region's Finance and Private Sector Development Department (AFTFP) which is responsible for providing operational support and technical advice to Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) clients on a broad range of private and financial sector development issues. AFTFP, with its nearly 70 staff is organized under a front office led by AFTFP's Director, and has two units, East and Southern Africa (AFTFE) and West and Central Africa (AFTFW), each led by a Sector Manager, jointly covering a span of 47 countries and 11 country directorates. The Tanzania country assistance strategy supports the Government's broad strategy to achieve higher efficiency and competitiveness in all productive sectors, expanding trade and services, as well as improving the business environment in order to attract private investment. The AFTFP approach focuses on four interrelated policy objectives in support of Tanzania's economic transformation: 1) improving the investment climate, 2) deepening financial markets, 3) enhancing enterprise competitiveness, and 4) facilitating private participation in infrastructure. This position will report to both sector and country management and will work with the private and financial sector staff as part of the Private and Financial Sector teams. He/she will assist in the development of the Bank's private sector business plan to support Tanzania's medium term competitiveness strategy, provide technical support to other country teams and provide support in supervising on going projects in the PSD portfolio. The duties will include, among others: refine and further develop a private and financial sector business and strategic plan, in close collaboration with the private and financial sector team and the country team; frequently represent the World Bank in meetings relating to private and financial sector development; provide technical private sector inputs to the strategic policy dialogue, policy-based lending, CEMs, CASs and PRSP; lead, provide oversight and develop analytical (AAA) work in private and financial sector issues; provide technical inputs to Government on specific issues for the formulation of competitiveness and regulatory strategy for Tanzania; provide support to the Government team implementing projects and undertake supervision activities on behalf of IDA (e.g. organizing missions, preparing procurement responses etc...); vii. develop position papers on private sector issues; work closely with the private sector specialist in providing regional oversight on private sector related issues and developing regional analytical work; provide technical support to the public private dialogue process established; support the team on coordination of private sector issues for Tanzania; lead the dissemination (AAA) and best practice principles (including regional reports and workshops/conferences). The successful candidate should have: An advanced degree in economics and/or business administration and a minimum of 5 years of directly relevant experience with private and/or financial sector operations; Extensive operational experience in development programs either with the the World Bank group or a related organization or donor, preferably with leadership in preparation or supervision of sector investment loans or adjustment operations or policy lending; Excellent conceptual and analytical skills with an ability to address both macro and micro issues and a strong track record of excellence in analytical work and policy discussions; Recognized and respected by peers; demonstrated ability to interact effectively and collegially with peers at all levels; Demonstrated ability to represent and present private and financial sector issues effectively and make sound judgments on issues requiring management guidance; Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a mentoring role; Demonstrated ability to communicate ideas and analyses clearly and tactfully, both verbally and in writing. Electronic Applications: For the full position description and complete selection criteria, qualified candidates are requested to visit and submit the electronic application at www.worldbank.org/careers click on >employment opportunities >professional/technical staff opportunities >current vacancies > job# 091732 to submit your application electronically to the World Bank. Email or postal/paper applications will not be considered. The closing date for receipt of your electronic application is end of day October 30, 2009. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Qualified male and female candidates of diverse background (gender, religious, ethnic etc) are encouraged to apply.