World Bank Group Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP)

Applications are invited for World Bank Group Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP) paid careers on behalf of three institutions (the World BankIFC and MIGA).

Details

The World Bank Group Young Professionals Program (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.

Benefits

Successful applicants will receive the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package as part of a 5-year term contract
  • Health, life and accident insurance, a pension plan and possible relocation and mobility benefits depending on WBG guidelines

Key Program Features

  • Professional Experience
  • Leadership Development 
  • Training on WBG Policies, Products & Operations
  • Global Rotations across WBG
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Networking Events
  • Management Supported Rotations & Job Placements

Eligibility

To be eligible for World Bank Group Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP), applicants must:

  • Be born on or after October 1, 1988
  • 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.

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

To apply for World Bank Group Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP), applicants are required to submit:

  • Resume/CV
  • Academic Credentials
  • 2 Short Essays 
  • Short Summary of Thesis or Dissertation (World Bank candidates only)
  • 3 Professional or Academic Recommendations

Short Essays

Question 1 In 500 words or less, please tell us what inspires you to work at the World Bank Group and why you would be a good fit for the WBG YPP. You may incorporate your personal and professional experience (area of expertise, region or sector) in your answer.

Question 2 In 500 words or less, please share your thoughts on the value of the new World Bank Group Young Professionals Program and why joint WBG solutions (public, public-private & private) to development challenges are so important.

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Institute Name: The World Bank
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Country: Worldwide
Last Date: June 1 – June 30 for all profiles and from August 17 – September 21 for IFC and MIGA profiles
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