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Position at World Bank

From: Leigh Millett <lmillett>
Date: Thursday, April 17, 2003
Senior Physical Cultural Resources Management Specialist
World Bank

The Specialist would serve as a member of the Quality Assurance and
Compliance Unit (QACU), an interdisciplinary group that provides
guidance, technical support and advice Bank-wide concerning
application of the environmental and social safeguard polices to
strategies, policies and lending operations.

The World Bank has an institutional commitment to the management and
conservation of physical cultural resources (archaeological,
historical and sacred sites, graveyards and burial sites, etc.)
under the provisions of its Physical Cultural Resources Policy. The
World Bank supports activities to develop legislation and procedures
to integrate physical cultural resources into the development
planning process, evaluation of the status of these non-renewable
resources, and institutional development and capacity building to
strengthening the ability of national and local governments,
specialized technical organizations and nongovernmental
organizations to effectively address these issues.

To this end, the World Bank has developed a Physical Cultural
Resources Policy and a Guidebook to support implementation of this
policy. The policy outlines procedures for evaluation of physical
cultural resources in the context of the environmental assessment
process at the project level and the identification of mechanisms
for incorporating these findings into the environmental management
plan and other types of mitigation plans. A program for capacity
building, training and outreach will be initiated to assist World
Bank staff and Borrowers to facilitate implementation of this

Key Tasks:  Working as a full member of QACU under the technical
supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor, the successful
candidate will have the following responsibilities:

    *   Coordinate Bank-wide application of the Physical Cultural
        Resources Policy and its Guidebook at the operational level
        in partnership with regional colleagues;

    *   Develop additional tools and methods for Physical Cultural
        Resources Policy implementation;

    *   Contribute to the development of guidance on physical
        cultural resources at the country-level to support country
        assistance strategies and lending operations so these issues
        are addressed in an increasingly upstream manner;

    *   Assist in the preparation of regional physical cultural
        resources-related guidelines and reviews;

    *   Provide advice and training for Bank staff, Bank Board,
        Borrowers, consultants and nongovernmental organizations
        concerning application of this policy and related aspects of
        physical cultural resources management;

    *   Support  in task teams to design and implement physical
        cultural resources policy related activities in Bank lending
        and non-lending activities;

    *   Establish and/or work with a community of practitioners to
        distill usable knowledge and organize learning events on
        this topic;

    *   Prepare various reports on issues related to physical
    cultural resources;

    *   Communicate with external stakeholders on physical cultural
        resources as needs arise;

    *   Undertake intellectual leadership for knowledge management
        activities on physical cultural resources;

    *   Participate in other core activities of QACU.

Selection Criteria: A Masters degree from a recognized university in
an appropriate area of environmental or social science with a
minimum of ten years experience in planning and undertaking applied
work in physical cultural resources management for either a public
and/or private sector organization. Experience in working in
developing countries and/or countries in economic transition is
desired; however, it is not required. A doctorate in an appropriate
field related to physical cultural resources is desirable.

Evaluation of candidates will place emphasis on the following:

    *   Broad knowledge  of physical cultural resources management
        polices, issues and methods;

    *   Experience in integrating physical cultural resources
        information into development policies, planning and

    *   Demonstrated ability to plan, undertake and review field
        based evaluations of physical cultural resources and use
        these findings in environmental assessments and other
        analytical and diagnostic instruments. Experience with the
        use of archaeological chance find procedures. Proven ability
        to plan and conduct capacity building and institutional
        strengthening activities and training programs with
        government agencies, consultants and other stakeholders;

    *   Experience with the preparation of work plans, schedules and

    *   Proven track record of successfully working as a member of
        interdisciplinary teams;

    *   Demonstrated oral and written communication skills in
        English and an ability to make well structured presentations
        and prepare policy and technical documents;

    *   An ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural setting,
        across disciplinary boundaries and in a team-based work

    *   Knowledge of French or Spanish desirable.

The World Bank offers an internationally competitive compensation
package including pension, health insurance, and other benefits. The
World Bank is committed to attract and maintain a diverse and
dedicated workforce. Qualified candidates may apply on-line at
<URL:> by clicking on "Submit your
CV" and choosing vacancy number R200303E004. Please note that you
will need to register before submitting your application. The
closing deadline is April 30, 2003. Due to the expected volume of
applications, only short-listed candidates will receive responses.

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