Wednesday, June 21, 2017

World Bank Young Professionals Program, apps due June 28

The application for the 2018 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program at the World Bank is open - See more at: https://pcdnetwork.org/job/application-2018-selection-process-young-professionals-program-world-bank-open/#sthash.UCOTiygb.dpuf

The application for the 2018 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program is open from June 14 – July 28, 2017. Please, make sure you meet all the eligibility requirements before you start the application process.

Eligibility
Program Features
Selection Cycle
Application Process

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group.

It is a unique opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group (WBG). The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to WBG technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources and others.

To be competitive for this highly selective program, candidates need to demonstrate a commitment to development, proven academic success, professional achievement, and leadership capability.

We value diversity in our workplace and encourage qualified men and women with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. Since its inception, the YP program has hired over 1,700 people who hold or have held positions ranging from entry-level to vice presidents and managing directors. It is a unique opportunity to experience development and gain exposure to the World Bank’s operations and policies.

Every year, around 40 applicants are accepted into the program. Young Professionals are offered a five-year renewable term contract, spend 24 months in a structured development program, and enjoy a variety of benefits and opportunities.

Eligibility

Minimum Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements to be eligible for the Young Professionals Program.
Citizenship of a member country of the World Bank Group
Be born on or after October 1, 1985
A PhD or Master’s degree and relevant work experience
Fluency in English
Full proficiency in one or more of the WBG’s working languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish is desired but not required
Specialization in a field relevant to the WBG Technical/Operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources, and others
At least three years of relevant professional experience related to development or continued academic study at the doctoral level

Additional Qualifications

To be competitive for the limited number of positions, a combination of the following credentials is highly desirable:
Display a commitment and passion for international development
Possess outstanding academic credentials
Exhibit excellent client engagement and team leadership skills
Have international development country experience
Be motivated to relocate and undertake country assignments

The application for the 2018 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program at the World Bank is open from June 14 – July 28, 2017.

For more info click here- See more at: https://pcdnetwork.org/job/application-2018-selection-process-young-professionals-program-world-bank-open/#sthash.UCOTiygb.dpuf



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