Friday, July 1, 2022

The World Bank Group seeks applicants who demonstrate a passion for international development, graduate education, relevant professional experience, and the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across our institutions.

Applications are open June 15 – July 15 for all profiles and from August 16 – September 20 for IFC and MIGA profiles only.

Note: Before applying, ensure that you meet all eligibility requirements and have reviewed the application checklist below, for required material. Applications must be completed by 11:59 PM UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on the last day of the application period. On the application, candidates must select the institution that they believe best aligns with their skillset (the World Bank, IFC or MIGA). Duplicate applications will not be reviewed and will not increase one’s chances of selection.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST
* Resume/CVAcademic 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

In 6,000 characters or less, please describe:

  1. Why you are interested in the WBG YPP and in your preferred institution (IBRD, IFC or MIGA);
  2. Why you are the right person for the role; and
  3. How your preferred institution, and the WBG as a whole, should support our clients to contain the impact of COVID-19, working towards a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery

THE INTERVIEW

The World Bank Group is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments. To ensure the safety of our current and prospective staff, the 2021 YPP interviews will be conducted virtually. Activities may include:

  • An assessment center, where you will be asked to participate in individual and group exercises
  • Timed computer-based financial tests

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.

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WHO CAN APPLY?

To be considered for the WBG YPP, applicants must:
Be born on or after October 1, 1989Have a master’s or doctoral degree*Specialize in a field relevant to YPP Business AreasDemonstrate relevant professional experience or continued study at the doctoral level
**Be fluent in English

The Bank’s Group recruitment policy is to hire staff members of the highest calibre, on as wide a geographical basis as possible, with preference to nationals of WBG member countries or countries of operations.
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*Graduate degree requirements:
For World Bank placement:
Complete a relevant master’s degree by July 15, 2021, or PhD before September 2022. Fields of study should be related to a World Bank Business Area.

For IFC & MIGA placement:
Complete a relevant graduate degree before September 12, 2022.  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 a 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:
1.Display a commitment and passion for international development
2. Possess outstanding academic credentialsExhibit excellent client engagement, communication and team leadership skills
3. Demonstrate knowledge of relevant sector trends
The following attributes are a plus: 
1. Work experience in emerging markets or developing countries
2. Full proficiency in one of the following official WBG languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish
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YPP BUSINESS AREAS

YPs are placed into several priority areas of the WBG business. To be eligible for the WBG YPP, candidates must demonstrate experience in at least one of the topics listed below. For more information on these business areas, please review the following websites: World BankIFCorMIGA.

World BankYoung ProfessionalsIFCYoung ProfessionalsMIGAYoung Professionals
GLOBAL PRACTICES
Agriculture & FoodDigital DevelopmentEducationEnergy & Extractives
Environment, Natural Resources & Blue Economy
Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation
GovernanceHealth, Nutrition & Population
Jobs and Development
Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment
Poverty
Public-Private Partnerships
Urban Disaster Risk Management & LandSocial ProtectionSocial Sustainability & Inclusion
Resilience & Land & Jobs
Social Development
Transport
Water

GLOBAL THEMES
Climate ChangeFragility, Conflict & ViolenceGender
Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships

OTHER UNITSIndependent Evaluation GroupLegal
PRODUCTS
Advice
Blended Concessional Finance
Derivatives and Structured Finance
Equity
Loans
Mobilization
Trade and Commodity Finance

SECTORS
Agribusiness & ForestryEnergyFinancial InstitutionsFinTechHealth & EducationManufacturingMiningMunicipal and Environmental InfrastructureTelecom, Media & TechnologyTourism, Retail & PropertyTransportUrban Development & Municipal InfrastructureWater & Wastewater

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Climate Finance
Disruptive Technologies
Private Equity Funds
Public-Private Partnerships
Treasury
Upstream Market Creation
Venture Capital
PRODUCTS
Credit EnhancementPolitical Risk Insurance

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Accounting/FinanceEconomicsEnvironmental & Social ManagementExport CreditLegalProject Finance

THEMES
Climate Change
Corporate Finance Services
Public-Private Partnerships
Risk Management
Sustainable Energy

FIELDWORK FOCUS

The WBG YPP offers Young Professionals a unique opportunity to work on the frontlines of international development. Candidates should be willing to relocate to field-based assignments, especially those supporting client countries experiencing Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) and other challenging environments.

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