World Bank Group Recruitment Drive for African Nationals

The World Bank Group is launching a recruitment drive aimed at increasing the number of Sub Saharan Africans in its work force. This commitment to hire Sub Saharan Africans reflects the Bank Group’s senior leadership commitment for a diverse workforce in which African nationals can play a key role in fighting poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Employment opportunities will be in various technical areas and professional streams for talented and diverse young professionals and mid-career level professionals to contribute and grow their skills in a career in international development.

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 people in all areas of development, from policy and strategic advice to the identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision of development projects.

Below are the areas that we are currently recruiting for. Positions may be based in Washington, D.C. or in a regional office.

Qualifications for the entry level is a Master’s degree plus 5 years of relevant professional experience. For mid-career professionals, the 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 be fluent in English with very good writing and communication skills.

All applications must be received by August 31, 2015. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

A select number of candidates will be interviewed in September and October 2015 in Washington, D.C. and locations in Africa and Europe. Those applications that were not selected for interview during this campaign will be kept on file for up to one year and may be considered for future opportunities. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To submit your application, please click the area(s) listed below.

We value diversity in our workplace, and encourage all qualified individuals, particularly women, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Please review the following FAQs. For any further inquiries, contact World Bank Group Africa Recruitment.

Source: World Bank

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