The WBG YPP is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group. Young Professionals are recruited from around the world with various academic and professional backgrounds relevant to the World Bank, IFC and MIGA. We are looking for 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 15 – September 30 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
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 Please answer the following (in 750 words or 4,500 characters or less): Given the current global context, how can the World Bank Group help our country clients support and reach a green, resilient and inclusive development? Please include rebuilding on progress lost on the WBG’s twin goals over the past few years, as it relates to your area of work. THE INTERVIEW The World Bank Group is closely monitoring COVID-19 developments. To ensure the safety of our current and prospective staff, YPP interviews will be conducted virtually and may include:
Pre-recorded interview (on Hirevue)
Live panel interview
An assessment center, where you will be asked to participate in individual and group exercises
Timed computer-based financial tests (IFC candidates)
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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For close to 60 years, the Young Professionals Program (YPP) has attracted some of the brightest young minds to contribute to the World Bank Group's top priorities, from poverty eradication, social development and climate change to the current response to the COVID-19 crisis. Meet YPs—past and present—who reflect on their YPP experience and their motivation for joining the World Bank Group.
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