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World Bank 2021 Young Professionals Program (YPP)

Application window opens for the 2021 World Bank Group Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP) for professionals around the globe. If you are a person who demonstrates a passion for international development, graduate education, relevant professional experience, and the potential to grow into any of the impactful leadership roles across the WBG, then you should apply.

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.

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Young Professionals Program (YPP)

  • Type Postgraduate
  • OrganisationWorld Bank
  • Country to study -
  • School to study -
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline September 20, 2021


Aim and Benefits of Young Professionals Program (YPP)

The WBG YPP offers 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.


Requirements for Young Professionals Program (YPP) Qualification

To be considered for the World Bank Young Professionals Program (YPP) 2021, applicants must:

  • Be born on or after October 1, 1989
  • Have a master’s or doctoral degree*
  • Specialize in a field relevant to YPP Business Areas
  • Demonstrate relevant professional experience or continued study at the doctoral level**
  • Be fluent in English
  • The Bank’s Group recruitment policy is to hire 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.

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Documents Required for Application

  • Resume/CV
  • Academic Credentials
  • 1 Short Essay
  • Short Summary of Thesis or Dissertation (World Bank candidates, only if applicable)
  • 3 Professional or Academic Recommendations

Short Essay Question:

In 6,000 characters or less, please describe:

  • Why you are interested in the WBG YPP and in your preferred institution (IBRD, IFC or MIGA);
  • Why you are the right person for the role; and
  • How your preferred institution, and the WBG as a whole, should support our clients to contain the impact of COVID-19, working towards a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery

 



Application Deadline

September 20, 2021


How to Apply

Applications must be completed through the online application portal in one 90-minute session (it is not possible to save and continue later) by 11:59 PM UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) on the last day of the application period using the following application checklist:

For more details, visit WBG website.

Application Deadline:

Application window reopen June 15 – July 15 for all profiles and from August 16 – September 20 for IFC and MIGA profiles only.

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