World Bank Group Analyst Program for Exceptionally Talented Young People

World Bank Group Analyst Program

Course(s) Offered: International Development
Course Level: Postgraduate
Provider: World Bank
Country to Study in: Any country (USA, others)

Scholarship Description
The World Bank Group Analyst Program is a new and unique opportunity for exceptionally talented young people with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world's most pressing problems.

Through this structured two-year program, you will work in an intellectually challenging and culturally diverse environment within a specific practice, region, or corporate unit in the World Bank Group, which includes the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

We value diversity in our workplace, and encourage all qualified individuals, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. The new World Bank Group Analyst Program replaces the former Junior Professional Associates Program.

World Bank Group Analyst Program

WBG is looking for top talents, passionate about development, who: demonstrate learning agility and desire to learn and adapt, like to solve issues and collaborate across the organization to bring results with excellent analytical skills (including quantitative one), show research ability, have writing and presentation skills and, demonstrate an ability to get things done.

Selection Eligibility Criteria:
  • Citizenship of a member country of the World Bank Group
  • Passion to contribute to the World Bank Group mission to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity
  • 28 years of age or younger (i.e., born on or after January 1st, 1989)
  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. Candidates who are currently pursuing a degree are eligible if the degree will be awarded by December 31, 2017
  • One to three years of relevant work experience in the recruitment stream is considered.
  • Analytical thinking, proven academic success, strong written and oral communication skills, and leadership potential
  • Experience working or studying in developing countries is preferred
  • Fluency in English is required. Fluency or proficiency in other languages, in particular Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Russian, is preferred.
To be competitive for this highly selective program, you need to demonstrate a commitment to development, analytical thinking, proven academic success, and leadership potential.

Eligible groups
Citizens of World Bank member countries. See list of member countries

Participating Institutions
Positions may be based in Washington, DC or in a local office.

Fields of study
The WBG Analyst Program (WBG AP) offers a mix of challenging work program and a comprehensive development curriculum during the two-year of the program/contract.

You will have the opportunity to contribute and grow your skills in areas ranging from analytics, research, data management, project management and finance. In addition, the program offers various cohort activities aimed to broaden your exposure to the work of the World Bank Group and develop leadership skills.

Sponsorship duration
This program will cover a two-year perod

Scholarship benefits
Upon completion of the program, there may be opportunities for you to continue your career in the World Bank Group. Participants holding a Master's degree who find the opportunity to continue their career at the WBG may also be eligible for advancement opportunities. Alternatively, you may leverage the experience you have gained to pursue further studies or other opportunities in international development.

Compensation & Benefits:
  • Contract: a three-year local term contract is being offered.
  • Salary: WBG Analysts are offered a locally-competitive salary, based on their education and professional experience.
  • Health, Life, Accident and Other Insurance Programs: WBG Analyst and their families (including declared domestic partners) may choose from three comprehensive medical/dental benefit plans. The WBG also provides basic life and accident insurance to all staff at no cost, and staff can elect optional life and accident insurance plans. The WBG also provides disability and Workers' Compensation coverage to staff at no cost.
  • Pension Plan.
  • Relocation Benefits on Appointment.
  • Tax Allowance.
  • Financial Assistance: The World Bank Group offers financial assistance programs, including a two-year interest-free settling-in loan to those who relocate upon appointment.
Method of Application
WBG Analysts are chosen through an intensive and rigorous selection process. Competition is keen. Thousands of applications for a limited number of positions are received. After submitting your application, you should see a short thank you screen before you receive an automatic email confirming your application that contains your Applicants’ ID. Keep this number for your records.

From beginning to end, the selection process takes up to two months but can take longer depending on .when the business needs are expressed. Once you have passed the assessment, you could be contacted any time until a new application process is launched. So, we will keep your application for at least a year.

It is important to read the FAQs, and also to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship

Application Process is between April 5-21, 2017. The 2017 application process is open until 11:59 PM April 21st, 2017.

The World Bank Group (WBG) is a family of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to developing countries. Its five organizations are the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). It is the largest and most famous development bank in the world. The bank is based in Washington, D.C.

Application Deadline: 21 April 2017
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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