Social Inclusion Senior Program Associate

Bank Information Center
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
    May-25-2020
  • Posted
    May 18

Position description

The Bank Information Center (BIC) is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC that advocates for transparency, accountability, sustainability, and inclusion in development finance. We partner with civil society in developing and transition countries to monitor and influence the policies and operations of the World Bank Group and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDB). In partnership with international, regional, and local civil society organizations (CSOs), BIC conducts research and advocacy aimed at reforming and improving MDB policy and practices. BIC is not a part of any MDB and does not receive funding from any MDB or government.

BIC seeks a Senior Associate with experience in public health and an interest in International Financial Institutions (IFIs) to support BIC’s work on the World Bank’s health sector lending and the Global Financing Facility (GFF). This person will work as part of BIC’s Social Inclusion team, focused on the impact of IFI projects on historically marginalized groups. While the Senior Associate’s primary focus will be on the health sector, the Senior Associate may support the Social Inclusion team on marginalized groups in other sectors, such as education or infrastructure. We are looking for a smart, proactive individual with excellent research, writing and communication skills. Under the direction of the Social Inclusion Director, the Senior Associate will identify advocacy opportunities to push for inclusion in the GFF and at the World Bank, review World Bank financing and work with civil society groups in the Global South to monitor World Bank projects, and work with other CSOs advocating on health, and other sectors as relevant, at the IFIs to push for greater inclusion, stakeholder engagement, and access to project benefits for marginalized groups. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Review World Bank project documents for inclusion of marginalized groups, measures related to stakeholder engagement, and other priorities relevant to BIC’s social inclusion work
  • Work closely with partners in the Global South to monitor World Bank funded projects
  • Monitor World Bank policy, guidance, strategies, and frameworks relating to health and other sectors as relevant  
  • Draft blog posts and edit reports written by partners related to BIC’s social inclusion work 

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working in the non-profit sector
  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as (but not limited to) Political Science, Law, Social Science, International Development, Regional Studies, Economics, or Environmental Studies required; Advanced degree in a relevant discipline preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders 
  • Interest in issues related to social inclusion, international development, and the International Financial Institutions
  • Superior research skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Fluent English 
  • No experience with the World Bank or other MDB advocacy is required, BIC will provide training and support in this area.

Salary between $52,000-$58,000 USD per year depending on qualifications. BIC also provides paid health insurance, generous leave and other benefits. The position will be based in BIC’s Washington, DC office.

Application instructions

Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample by May 25th, 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial phone interview. Preferred start date is late June.

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