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Recruitment Drive for African Nationals
World Bank Group Recruitment Drive for African Nationals
In 2015, the World Bank Group launched a recruitment mission to attract Sub Saharan African professionals to its work force. The initiative was the first of its kind for the institution and resulted in numerous hires into business areas such as Education, Health, Development Economics, Information Technology Systems, Social Urban/Rural & Resilience and Governance. The World Bank Group continues its commitment to hiring Sub-Saharan African professionals and announces its latest recruitment mission to again attract highly qualified Sub-Saharan African professionals who are looking for an exciting career, where their effort will contribute to the institution’s goal of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity.
A career with the World Bank Group offers a unique opportunity for exceptionally talented individuals with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. Bank staff work with governments, civil society groups, the private sector, and others in developing countries around the world, assisting clients in all areas of development, from policy and strategic advice to the identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision of development projects.
We are currently seeking qualified professionals to fill various roles within the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation that may be located in Washington, D.C. or one of our regional offices. Minimum qualifications for entry-level positions include a Master’s degree plus 5 years of relevant professional experience. For mid-career professionals, the minimum requirements are a Master’s degree plus 8 years of relevant professional experience. Ideal candidates for these positions must have a demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking, the ability to conduct dialogue on relevant development policies and priorities, and fluency in English. Fluency or proficiency in other languages, in particular Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish, or Russian is preferred.
Shortlisted candidates may be contacted as early as August 2016 for interviews which may be conducted in Washington, D.C. or locations in Africa. Interviews will be conducted through September 2016. Based on the availability of interviewers and candidates some interviews may be conducted virtually.
Note: Candidates who have previously submitted applications through the Recruitment Drive for African Nationals in 2015 must submit a new application to be considered for opportunities in this year’s campaign. We apologize that we are unable to consider previously submitted applications.
Recruitment TimelineAugust 7, 2016Applications dueEnd of July – September 2016Review applications and update application status to candidatesAugust – September 2016Contact all shortlisted candidates and conduct interviews in Washington, D.C. and locations in Africa
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our six decades of experience to create opportunity where it is needed most. In FY15, our long-term investments in developing countries rose to nearly $18 billion, leveraging our capital, expertise and influence to help the private sector end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org.To submit your application, please click the vacancies below.AgribusinessLegalCountry ManagementOil and GasCorporate GovernanceResults MeasurementEnergyRiskEnvironmentSyndicationsFinance/BankingTreasuryInvestments
The World Bank Group provides low-interest loans, zero to low-interest credits, and grants to developing countries. Our financing supports a wide array of investments in such areas as education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. In FY 15, IBRD delivered record amounts of financing with commitments totaling $23.5 billion. IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest committed $19.0 billion. Some of our projects are co-financed with governments, other multilateral institutions, commercial banks, export credit agencies, and private sector investors. We offer support to developing countries through policy advice, research and analysis, and technical assistance. Our analytical work often underpins World Bank financing and helps inform developing countries’™ own investments. In addition, we support capacity development in the countries we serve. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org.To submit your application, please click the vacancies below.CommunicationsEnergyDevelopment EconomicsFinancial ManagementDevelopment FinanceHealth, Nutrition and PopulationDisaster Risk ManagementIndependent EvaluationEducationMacroeconomics and Fiscal Management
World Bank – Young Professionals ProgramWe need PhD and Master graduates. Apply for the Young Professionals Program. The World Bank Young Professionals Program is opened for applications from June 15 to July 27, 2016.The World Bank Young Professionals Program is a premier global recruitment program and is a unique opportunity for exceptionally talented young people (under 33 years of age, born on October 1, 1984 or after) with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. The Program 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, and natural resource management.For more information, please visit WB Young Professional Programs and apply today!
We value diversity in our workplace, and encourage all qualified individuals, particularly women, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.
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