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World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program 2021


World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program 2021
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Deadline: 23 August 2020.

The Africa Region of the World Bank Group (WBG) announces the opening of the application for the 2021 WBG-Africa Fellowship Program for PhD. candidates and recent Ph.D. graduates who are Sub-Saharan Africa nationals.

I. ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP

The World Bank Group (WBG) Africa Fellowship Program targets young, talented African nationals who are completing, or have recently completed their 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, international institutions, African governments, think tanks, and academia.

Through the fellowship, we aim to build the capacity of the next generation of African change makers in development research, policymaking and promote the goals of reducing poverty in the region.  

The WBG Africa Fellows contribute to the work program of their respective units and to the World Bank’s mission. In the process, they:

  • Gain a better understanding of the World Bank Group's mission and operations 
  • Access quality data for their research work 
  • Interact with seasoned experts in the field of development 
  • Contribute to the World Bank Group's mission 

II. ELIGIBILITY 

  • Be a recent Ph.D. 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

III. SELECTION PROCESS

The selection process consists of two phases: 

  • The first phase: a short-list of candidates will be made available for hire for the different units of the WBG depending on applicants’ specialization. Applicants will be notified of about the status of their application or whether they have been shortlisted or not.
  • The second phase: 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, will be hired as short-term consultants for six months starting January 2021.

IV. BENEFITS

Fellows are eligible to receive consultant fees, round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. or a WBG country office from their university or institution, and worker's compensation insurance.

V. Application

Apply for the WBG Africa Fellowship Program here

For more information, please visit the official webpage of the WBG Africa Fellowship Program 2021

 

 

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