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Robert Hunja

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Robert Hunja is a Lead Governance Specialist in the World Bank Institute(WBI) and is the Coordinator of the Institute’s Public Procurement Program.  Mr. Hunja, a Kenyan national and lawyer by training, has been working in the procurement arena for over 17 years. He has worked at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) during the development of the UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Works and Services. He joined the World Bank in 1995 where he worked in the Legal Department before being appointed Manager of the Bank’s Procurement Policy group. In 2006, Mr. Hunja went on external service from the World Bank and joined the Government of Kenya where he helped establish the Public Procurement Oversight Authority and was its first Director General.  He returned to the World Bank in September 2008 and was an Operations Advisor in the Africa Region before taking up his current position at the WBI.