Closing date: Tuesday, 24 September 2019

E T Consultant

Job #: req4203

Organization: World Bank

Sector: Health/Nutrition/Population

Grade: EC2

Term Duration: 1 year 0 months

Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Location: Accra, Ghana

Required Language(s): English

Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 9/24/2019 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC

Description

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.

Ghana attained lower middle-income (LMIC) status in 2010. The country’s economy is fast transforming from being predominantly agrarian. The services sector is now the main contributor to GDP at 46.3%. Industry has also overtaken the agricultural sector as the second largest contributor to GDP at 34% as of 2018. The agricultural sector’s contribution is 19.7%, representing a significant decline from 31.2% in 2005. Ghana has a weak human development index at 0.44 ranking 116 in the world. Twenty-four (24) percent of 15-year-old children do not survive to age of 60 which is the lowest quartile. The current life expectancy at birth is 67 years. The high proportion of under 14 years population results in a high dependency ratio of 72.2% - 66.2% for youth and 6% for the elderly. As of 2014, Ghana’s birth rate is 31.4 /1,000 population, a death rate of

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