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SENIOR CASE OFFICER, ECONOMICS
The Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority ("URCA") of The Bahamas came into effect on 1 August
2009 as the converged regulator for the Electronic Communications Sector (ECS) in The Bahamas -- covering
broadcasting, telecommunications, radio spectrum and other forms of electronic communications.
URCA is further strengthening its capacity in policy and regulation of the communications sector and is seeking
to employ a suitably qualified individual to fill the post of Senior Case Officer in the Policy and Regulation
Department with the requisite competencies and experience in the area of Economics and Regulatory Finance.
The position will be based in The Bahamas and will report to the Director of Policy and Regulation at URCA.
CORE DUTIES -- Senior Case Officer, Economics:
The successful candidate will be required to support URCA's regulatory and policy development activities as
• Mentoring and development of junior staff within the Economics and Regulatory Finance discipline.
Direct policy and regulatory teams in cases and projects within URCA, in accordance with URCA's strategy
and sector policy
Provide specialist advice, lead projects and cases with emphasis on economic regulation, regulatory
finance and competition economics
Ensure effective oversight of the development of various policy positions for URCA supported by activities
including but not limited to industry and international regulatory policies and practices, economic analysis.
Have a good sustainable external relationship with the regulated industry as well as international bodies.
QUALIFICATIONS & OTHER REQUIREMENTS -- Senior Case Officer, Economics
The successful applicant must have:
A Postgraduate Degree in Economics or Economics and Finance from an accredited university/college;
Minimum of seven (7) years work experience in the telecommunication industry, consulting or regulation
with two (2) years in a team leadership, supervisory or management capacity.
Minimum of three (3) years progressive, relevant experience with a regulatory body, as a consultant on
regulatory matters, or in the regulatory department of a regulated entity.
Qualifications and or exposure in competition economics will be an asset.
Experience in the regulation of a competitive communications market, including required knowledge of
one or more forms of retail price control, access and interconnection regulation, and the design and
interpretation of regulatory financial statements and related reports.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES FOR ROLE:
Proven experience in managing post liberalization legal and regulatory issues.
Strong commitment to development of staff and building of regulatory capacity.
Proven track-record of working independently on major projects, leading multi-disciplinary teams and
managing external advisors.
Strategic outlook and capable of conceptual thinking and decisive decision making.
Ability to absorb new facts, data and information rapidly.
Capable of modifying strong views in the face of new information, market realities and compelling logic;
and is humble enough to ask questions to ensure an understanding of the situation.
Strong bias for action and capable of translating the strategic agenda into actionable, quantitative plans,
convey a sense of urgency and drive to closure.
Capable of managing projects from inception within time-frames and approved budgets
Good communication and inter-personal skills, and the right attitude to be part of a winning team.
REMUNERATION & BENEFITS:
URCA is a performance driven organization and offers a competitive and attractive remuneration and benefits
package and opportunities for further training and career experience. Further information about URCA can be
obtained from the website: www.urcabahamas.bs
Interested applicants should email their resume to:
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Applications should be received on or before December 27, 2013. URCA thanks all applicants for their interest
but only applicants who have been short-listed and have the qualifications and experience will be contacted.
Friday, December 20, 2013 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
WASHINGTON---Declaring corruption "public
enemy number one" in developing countries, World
Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim has described
how the Bank Group is stepping up its fight against
corruption, and he called upon developing world
partners and the private sector to be part of the
"In the developing world, corruption is public
enemy number one," said Kim, speaking at an event
hosted by the World Bank s anti-corruption inves-
tigative arm, the Integrity Vice Presidency.
"We will never tolerate corruption, and I pledge
to do all in our power to build upon our strong fight
Kim was joined on stage by former World Bank
President James D Wolfensohn, former chairman of
the US Federal Reserve Paul Volcker, Chair of Trans-
parency International Huguette Labelle, and Secretary
of Finance for the Philippines Cesar V Purisima. It
was Wolfensohn in 1996 who publicly declared cor-
ruption a "cancer," the first time a World Bank pres-
ident spoke openly about the issue.
Kim described the pernicious effects corruption
can have in developing countries: "Every dollar that
a corrupt official or a corrupt business person puts
in their pocket is a dollar stolen from a pregnant
woman who needs health care; or from a girl or a
boy who deserves an education; or from commu-
nities that need water, roads, and schools. Every
dollar is critical if we are to reach our goals to end
extreme poverty by 2030 and to boost shared pros-
An important step toward fighting corruption
and helping more people lead better lives is to build
institutions with greater integrity, Kim noted.
He described three key elements in the World
Bank Group s approach: "First, we need to improve
the way we share and apply knowledge about build-
ing institutions with greater integrity; second, we
need to empower citizens with information and
tools to make their governments more effective and
accountable; and third, we need to build a global
movement to prevail over corruption."
Kim announced that the World Bank Group will
be creating a single pool of technical experts in rule
of law, public sector, financial and state management,
and public procurement. He said this "global practice
on good governance" will become a major player
in the anti-corruption effort for years to come.
To show how progress can be made in anti-cor-
ruption, Kim gave specific examples of how the
World Bank partners have had an impact on the
"When corruption threatened to derail a critical
power project for southern African countries, the
World Bank intervened, preventing more than US$6
million from being misused. In Afghanistan, we
supported the Network for Integrity in Reconstruc-
tion which trained 980 people who have monitored
281 infrastructure projects worth US$247 million."
enemy No 1
World Bank President:
Jim Yong Kim.
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