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World Bank Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP) 2020, Eligibility, Selection

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World Bank Young Professionals Program 2020 – World Bank Group invites applications from PhD or Master’s degree holders having at least three years of relevant work experience for Young Professionals Program (YPP) 2020


Read on for more details such as Program details, application process, eligibility criteria, important dates, etc. for World Bank Young Professionals Program 2020 

Program Details

  • Applications are now open for the Young Professionals Program 2020, which is being jointly offered by The World Bank, The International Finance Corporation (IFC), and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).
  • The WBG YPP is a unique opportunity for young professionals who have both a passion for international development/ finance and the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across the World Bank Group.

Program Features

Professional Experience The 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. As part of the two-year curriculum, YPs undertake rotational assignments within their host organization, another WBG institution, and/or a field office, where they gain valuable hands-on experience in different areas of our business.
Field Work Young Professionals are likely to join colleagues on business trips to the field, also called ‘missions’. Peer Buddy: Before joining the World Bank Group, Young Professionals are assigned a buddy from a previous cohort, based on common professional interests and/or cultural background.
Technical Buddy YPs are also assigned to an experienced colleague in their unit, who acts as a “go-to person” for technical questions in their respective fields.
WBG Mentor Once settled into their jobs, Young Professionals can be paired with a more senior colleague or expert, who can mentor them on topics such as career options, rotation opportunities, and the overall organizational culture.

World Bank Young Professionals Program 2020 Important Dates

The last date to apply is June 30, 2020

Compensation & Benefits

YPPs are offered a competitive salary and benefits package as part of a 5-year term contract. Benefits include health, life and accident insurance, a pension plan, and possible relocation and mobility benefits depending on WBG guidelines.

Eligibility Criteria for World Bank Young Professionals Program 2020

a) Born on or after October 1, 1988
b) A Master’s or doctoral degree holder
c) Specialization in a field relevant to YPP Business Areas (such as Agriculture & Food, Digital Development, Health & Nutrition, Loans, Equity, Climate Change, Gender, Energy, Water, Infrastructure, etc.)
d) Relevant professional experience or continued study at the doctoral level.
e) Fluency in English
f) The Bank Group recruitment policy is to hire a 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.
Additional Qualifications
i) To be competitive, applicants should additionally: Display a commitment and passion for international development.
ii) Possess outstanding academic credentials
iii) Exhibit excellent client engagement and team leadership skills.
iv) Work experience in emerging markets or developing countries.
v) Full proficiency in one of the following official WBG languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

World Bank Young Professionals Program 2020 Application Process

To be considered for the WBG YPP, applicants must submit:
a) Resume/ CV
b) Academic Transcripts.
c) Short Essays. Short Summary of Thesis or Dissertation (World Bank candidates only).
d) Professional or Academic Recommendations.
Interested candidates can apply online by clicking here

Selection Process

1. Applications of all the applicants are reviewed in the first stage of the selection process
2. In the second round, the selected candidates undergo technical review on the basis of which they are selected for interviews

For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website

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