Programme and objectives
The Programme is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to the World Bank’s operations such as, economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resource and others; as well as to WBG corporate areas such as communications, information technology, human resources and corporate finance.
Candidates need to demonstrate a commitment to development, proven academic success, professional achievement, and leadership capability. We value diversity in our workplace, and encourage qualified men and women with diverse professional, academic and cultural backgrounds to apply.
Selected Young Professionals will be offered a 5-year term contract and spend 24 months in a structured training program, and enjoy a wealth of benefits and opportunities. Overall this is an chance to experience development and gain exposure to the World Bank’s operations and policies.
The following are minimum requirements to be eligible for the Young Professionals Program:
- Be 32 years of age or younger (i.e. born on or after 1 October 1987);
- Have PhD or Master’s degree and relevant work experience;
- Be fluent in English;
- Be fully proficient in one or more of the WBG’s working languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish is desired but not required;
- Specialize in a field relevant to the World Bank’s technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resource and others;
- Have at least 3 years of relevant professional experience related to development or continued academic study at the doctoral level.
How to apply
Applicant need to have an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV), Education Certificates/Transcripts, PhD Dissertation/Master’s Thesis topics (short summary), if applicable, and the Application Essay ready to be uploaded. The essay should describing in fewer than 1,000 words, applicants’ own contribution to the Bank’s mission (if they were to work for the World Bank Group) and the potential role of World Bank in ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.
30th June 2019, midnight EST.
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