Friday, September 22, 2023

World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program, 2023-2024

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 TYPE :Training, Internship/Jobs
 FUNDING : Fully Funded
 OPEN TO : Specific countries
 PLACE : Washington, D.C.
STATUS : Closed

Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program. Launched in 2013, the WBG-Africa Fellowship targets young talented African nationals who are completing or recently completed a Ph.D. in an area relevant to the World Bank’s work.

The fellowship program has been very successful since its inception, building a strong pipeline of young African talent interested in a career in development, in international institutions, African governments, think tanks, and academia. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

WBG Africa Fellowship Program offers chosen fellows a six-month assignment at World Bank Group (WBG) offices in Washington, D.C. (United States of America) or in-country offices to gain hands-on experience in the operations of the WBG. This includes knowledge generation and dissemination, design of global and country policies, and the building of institutions to achieve inclusive growth in developing countries.

Program Details

  • Organizer: World Bank Group offices in Washington, D.C. (United States of America).
  • Field of Work: Area relevant to the World Bank’s work.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: Minimum of six months.
  • Target group: Open to Sub-Saharan Africa nationals.

World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program Benefits

Selected candidates for this program will be notified and, upon acceptance, be hired as short-term consultants for six months starting January 2024. Fellows are eligible to receive consultant fees and round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. or a WBG country office from their university or institution. Furthermore, they will:

  1. Gain a better understanding of the World Bank Group’s mission and operations;
  2. Access quality data for their research work;
  3. Interact with seasoned experts in the field of development;
  4. Contribute to the World Bank Group’s mission.

Selected applicants will:

  • spend six months getting hands-on experience at the WBG headquarters in Washington D.C. or a country office. The fellowship requires in-person availability for the period January-June 2024.
  • work on research, economic policy, technical assistance, and lending operations that contribute to the WBG’s goals of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity.

World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program Eligibility

To apply for the WBG-Africa fellowship program, applicants must satisfy the below criteria:

  • Be a recent PhD graduate (within three years of completion) or be enrolled in the last year of the Ph.D. program.
  • Have an excellent command of English, both written and verbal.
  • Possess strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Be under the age of 32 by the closing of the application period.
  • Hold a passport of a Sub-Saharan Africa country.

Similar opportunities

  1. World Trade Organization Internship Program;
  2. OECD Internship Program for Students of All Nationalities;
  3. Internship Program at FAO (The Food and Agriculture Organization).

How to Apply for the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship

Eligible candidates who would like to apply for this organisation program should click on the apply button and follow instructions to submit their applications before the deadline. The selection process consists of two phases:

Phase I: A short-list of candidates will be made available for hire to the different units of the WBG depending on the applicants’ specialization. Applicants will be notified about the status of their application or whether they have been shortlisted or not.

Phase II: The final list of fellows will be selected in consultation with the various units of the WBG. When the selection is complete, all shortlisted candidates will be informed of their selection status. Selected candidates will then be notified and, upon acceptance, be hired as short-term consultants for six months starting January 2024.

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