Deadline: 24-Sep-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
Assignment Description: The World Bank partners with the Government of Tanzania and DFID to support research and adaptive learning around PbR. As part of the research partnership, the World Bank will conduct an impact evaluation of a complementary intervention, which will be overlaid onto PbR. The goal of the complementary intervention is two-fold. First, it aims to augment the projects impact by addressing possible challenges. Second, the complementary interventions impact will be evaluated through econometric methods, thereby providing the Government of Tanzania and DFID with nuanced and actionable findings on how to increase PbRs impact, and rural water sustainability more generally. The intervention is expected to last two years in parallel with PbRs roll-out.
In 2013, I was confronted by the realization of my country’s situation at a parliamentarian workshop organized by UNICEF where I learned about the different forms of malnutrition that we face. There, I discovered that my country, Cameroon, has an overall stunting prevalence of 32% for children under age five. In other words, one in three children under the age of five is affected. I now know of the devastating effects of malnutrition on the health of families, children and adolescents and consequently on the development of our country. As a parliamentarian, I’ve worked to serve my constituency and set up a community health insurance which helps improve the coverage of vulnerable children and young people. These challenges are our daily reality, but I was surprised to see them highlighted by the President of the World Bank in Washington, DC when I traveled there for the World Bank’s Spring Meetings.