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World Bank Young Professionals Program.

DEADLINE: 30 September 2022

About World Bank Young Professionals

The WBG YPP is a two-year leadership development program at the start of a five-year employment contract with the World Bank, IFC or MIGA. Young Professionals (YPs) start the program in Washington, DC, where they engage in intensive training—on-the-job and in the classroom—learning the fundamentals of leadership and development operations across institutions, and how to identify opportunities for joint impact.

Compensation & Benefits

The WBG YPP offers a competitive salary and benefits package as part of a 5-year term contract. Benefits include health, life and accident insurance, a pension plan and possible relocation and mobility benefits depending on WBG guidelines.

Eligibility

Who can apply:

To be considered for the WBG YPP, applicants must:

  • Be born on or after October 1, 1990
  • Have a master’s or doctoral degree*
  • Specialize in a field relevant to YPP Business Areas
  • Demonstrate relevant professional experience or continued study at the doctoral level**
  • Be fluent in English
  • The Bank’s Group recruitment policy is to hire staff of the highest caliber, on as wide a geographical basis as possible, with preference to nationals of WBG member countries or countries of operations.

*Graduate degree requirements:

For World Bank placement: Complete a relevant master’s degree by September 2022 or PhD before September 2023. Fields of study should be related to a World Bank Business Area.

For IFC & MIGA placement: Complete a relevant graduate degree by September 2023.  Fields of study should be related to an IFC or MIGA Business Area, including but not limited to a Master’s of Business Administration (or equivalent), Economics, Finance, International Relations, Science and Engineering.

**Professional experience requirements:

For World Bank placement: Demonstrate 3+ years of relevant experience, or the equivalent in continued study at the doctoral level.

For IFC & MIGA placement: Demonstrate4+ years of relevant experience in finance, political risk insurance and credit enhancement, project/program development, economic development and/or consulting. Certifications such as the CFA are a plus.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

To be competitive, applicants should additionally:

  • Display a commitment and passion for international development
  • Possess outstanding academic credentials
  • Exhibit excellent client engagement, communication and team leadership skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant sector trends

The following attributes are a plus:  

  • Work experience in emerging markets or developing countries
  • Full proficiency in one of the following official WBG languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish

Application Procedures

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  • Resume/CV
  • Academic Credentials*
  • 1 Short Essay 
  • Short Summary of Thesis or Dissertation (World Bank candidates, only if applicable)
  • 3 Professional or Academic Recommendations**

*Diploma, Degree Completion Letter, Proof of Enrollment with Expected Graduation Date or Transcript.

**Recommendations will be requested via email during the eligibility screening stage.

Short Essay Question

Please answer the following (in 750 words or 4,500 characters or less):

  • Why you are interested in the WBG YPP and in your preferred institution (IBRD, IFC or MIGA);
  • Why you are the right person for the role; and
  • Given the current global context, how can the World Bank Group help our country clients support and reach a green, resilient and inclusive development? Please include rebuilding on progress lost on the WBG’s twin goals over the past few years, as it relates to your area of work.

THE INTERVIEW

The World Bank Group is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments. To ensure the safety of our current and prospective staff, YPP interviews will be conducted virtually and may include:

  • Pre-recorded interview (on Hirevue)
  • Live panel interview
  • An assessment center, where you will be asked to participate in individual and group exercises
  • Timed computer-based financial tests (IFC candidates)

Applicants who are invited to interview will be provided with more detail as the process moves along.

Candidates are assessed based on experience, technical expertise, and competencies such as client orientation, leadership and communication.

Click here to apply for the World Bank Young Professionals Program OR use the following link> https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers/programs-and-internships/young-professionals-program#3

Click here to apply for the World Bank Young Professionals Program OR use the following link> https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers/programs-and-internships/young-professionals-program#3

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