Work as an Extended Term Consultant in Abuja, Nigeria

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Extended Term Consultant, Abuja, Nigeria
Organization: The World Bank
Country: Nigeria
City: Abuja
Office: World Bank in Abuja, Nigeria

Closing date: Sunday, 31 March 2024
E T Consultant

Job #: req26545

Organization: World Bank

Sector: General Services

Grade: EC2

Term Duration: 1 year 0 months

Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Location: Abuja,Nigeria

Required Language(s): English

Preferred Language(s): Closing Date: 3/31/2024 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC


Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank consists of two entities – the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). It is a global development cooperative owned by 189 member countries. As the largest development bank in the world, the World Bank provides loans, guarantees, risk management products, and advisory services to middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries, and coordinates responses to regional and global challenges. Visit

Global Corporate Solutions and Corporate Real Estate

Reporting to the Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Administration Officer, Global Corporate Solutions (GCS) brings together the functions of Corporate Security, Corporate Real Estate, and Corporate Services (such as food services, printing, travel, conferences, and translation and interpretation).

Corporate Real Estate (GCSCR) supports IBRD, IDA, and MIGA, in developing and operating their real estate needs worldwide. GCSCR’s primary purpose is to create and develop strategic, cost effective, functional, efficient, and safe real estate solutions. To achieve its purpose, GCSCR is structured into two main divisions: (i) HQ Real Estate Development and Management (GCSHQ), which covers facilities based in Washington, DC, and (ii) International Real Estate (GCSIR), responsible for facilities located overseas. GCSIR, in its turn, comprises two sub-units: (i) International Real Estate Development (GCSID) and (ii) International Facilities Management (GCSIF). The Project Manager position falls in GCSID.

Project Manager Professional (International Real Estate Development) Would you like to prepare, design, and implement facilities projects for Bank’s offices around the globe? We are looking for someone to join the International Real Estate Development (GCSID) unit and manage the construction and alteration of the Bank’s facilities worldwide. The Project Manager reports to the Manager, International Real Estate (GCSIR) and handles major components of facilities projects, comprising acquisition, design, and construction of Bank’s offices around the world. He or She delivers the work program under Manager direction and as required, with the advice from Senior Project Managers working closely with the Senior Project Managers in the unit, with managers at all levels at Headquarters and Country Offices, internal business units and service providers, attorneys, real estate brokers, landlords, furniture, and equipment manufacturers, architectural, engineering and project management firms, and construction contractors.

Specific responsibilities include:

 Delivers the work program under Manager direction and as required, with the advice from senior project managers.
 Responsible for providing technical support towards the construction of the World Bank Office Premises in Abuja, Nigeria. The technical support includes support to project and contract management, as well as monitoring of construction works on site. The incumbent collaborates closely with the different stakeholders and provides local knowledge and expertise to help meet the needs of the project.
 Develops project program with the client.
 Prepares cost-benefit analysis to evaluate lease versus buy versus build alternatives.
 Resolves scope of required resources and mobilizes them from within/outside the Bank.
 Identifies, inspects, and evaluates alternative sites and buildings, and determine their suitability for the Bank’s requirements and needs.

 Supports technical interaction with the internal real estate group lease or purchase formation and negotiations.

 Conducts review of terms and conditions of lease proposals and assists in formulating strategy for lease transactions.
 Sets the project budget and schedule, and leads the planning, design, and construction process, coordinating inputs from Bank units and outside firms on all aspects of the project from inception through final completion.
 Coordinates and directs all implementation activities and resources. Analyzes needs, identifies potential issues, and develops optimal solutions considering user requirements, technical constraints, resource availability, Bank policies, standards, and guidelines.
 Supports the selection of design & supervision consultants, contractors, and specialty consultants for projects.
 Manages the preparation of construction plans, specifications, and contract documents.

 Manages the preparations of project presentations to staff, SR Management, and governance oversight teams.
 Monitors the project budget and schedule and takes appropriate corrective action when needed to adhere to the pre-established budget and schedule.
 Assures the final completion and timely occupancy of projects in a cost-effective manner. 
 Prepares for requisitions and approves invoices submitted by vendors/contacts and prepares the required documentation for payments.
 Prepares timely project reporting for clients and SR management.
 Manages accurate projects documents filing.
 Oversees and monitors post-occupancy activities.

Selection Criteria

 A master’s degree, preferably MA/MS or M. Eng. (Architectural, Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering) with five years of relevant experience or a bachelor’s degree in combination with 10 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree.
 Demonstrated Project Management experience. A PMP, PRINCE2 or similar certification would be an advantage.
 Detailed knowledge of building design and construction with a thorough understanding of architectural design concepts, building systems and equipment as applied to large comprehensive construction and renovation projects, sustainability principles. Basic knowledge of institutional interior design theory and practices.
 Experience with the procurement of goods, works and services.
 Relevant international experience in developing countries. Experience working on projects in Africa would be an advantage.
 Proficiency in written and oral English is required. Other languages proficiencies will be an added advantage.
 Robust negotiation skills, including working experience planning and preparing negotiations, setting clear objectives and strategy to achieve them.
 Masters fluent English.


 Client Orientation – Takes personal responsibility and accountability for timely response to client queries, requests or needs, working to remove obstacles that may impede execution or overall success.
 Drive for Results – Takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so.
 Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion – Collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.
 Knowledge, Learning and Communication – Actively seeks knowledge needed to complete assignments and shares knowledge with others, communicating and presenting information in a clear and organized manner.
 Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making – Analyzes facts and data to support sound, logical decisions regarding own and others’ work.

World Bank Group Core Competencies

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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET appointment of three years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their third-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.

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