Deadline:

30 June 2019.

Location:

USA.

(Paid Opportunity)

Description

Young Professionals Program

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group.
It is a unique opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group (WBG).

More Details

Every year, around 45 applicants are accepted into the program. Young Professionals are offered a five-year renewable term contract, spend 24 months in a structured development program, and enjoy a variety of benefits and opportunities.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Education
  • Public Health
  • Social Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Urban Planning
  • Agriculture
  • Natural Resources

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, DJIBOUTI, MAURITANIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS.

Program Period

5 Years

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Citizenship of a member country of the World Bank Group.
  • Be born on or after October 1, 1986.
  • A PhD or Master’s degree and relevant work experience.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Full proficiency in one or more of the WBG’s working languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish is desired but not required.
  • Specialization in a field relevant to the WBG Technical/Operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources, and others.
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience related to the development or continued academic study at the doctoral level.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • Salary: As an entry-level professional in the WBG, Young Professionals are offered an internationally competitive salary, based on their education and professional experience.
  • Health, Life, Accident, and Other Insurance Programs: Young Professionals 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 provides disability and workers’ compensation coverage to staff at no cost.

  • Pension Plan: The WBG sponsors a comprehensive pension plan for eligible staff. Upon separation from the WBG, either a lump sum or a pension will become payable to the staff based on eligibility.

  • Relocation and Transportation Benefits : These benefits are only applicable to staff who are not residents of the greater Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area at the time of appointment. The World Bank will bear the cost of one-way transportation of staff and immediate dependent family from the staff member’s residence. A one-time grant is included in the first paycheck to cover the cost of relocation.
  • Mobility Premium: A financial benefit is provided for a fixed period to cover expenses associated with being an expatriate staff member, based on family size and nationality. This benefit is not available for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.
  • Tax Allowance: U.S. staff receive an additional quarterly payment to cover the federal, state, and local income tax liabilities on their World Bank Group income. Expatriates and U.S. permanent residents do not incur U.S. income tax liability and are thus not eligible for this benefit.
  • Financial Assistance: The World Bank Group offers several financial assistance programs, including a two-year interest-free settling-in loan to those who relocate upon appointment.

How to Apply

First Step: Use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Internet Explorer 10 or higher as your browser.

  •  You will be asked to register for an account and provide an email address. Ensure it is spelled correctly and will be working for the next year or so, since this will be our main channel of communication with you.
  •  You must complete your application in a single session and will be able to submit it only if you have uploaded all the required documents and answered all the questions (all questions marked with an asterisk—*—are required). Do not use any special characters in the application (e.g. accents, cedille etc) as it may prevent your application from moving forward.

Second Step : Provide the most current contact information, including your complete phone number (country code + city code + number). The information should be valid for one year. If your contact information changes during the selection process, (including personal address). It is your responsibility to email us the updated information.

Third Step : Prepare all the information at hand including

– Key dates

– An updated Curriculum Vitae (CV)

– Education Certificates/Transcripts

– PhD Dissertation/Master’s Thesis topics (short summary), if applicable

– The Application Essay ready to be uploaded

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mustafa Abulhamd / Egypt

Reviewed by” Mustafa Abdelshafy/ Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team