World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program 2020

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Summary PhD students and recent graduates are invited to join the World Bank Group on a fully-funded six-month fellowship in Washington D.C. or in-country offices. Fellows will work on designing global and country policies. The deadline is on 23 August 2020.

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Opportunity for PhD candidates and recent graduates from Sub-Saharan Africa

The World Bank Group (WBG) Africa Fellowship Program targets young, talented African nationals who are completing or have recently completed their PhD in an area relevant to the World Bank’s work. The program offers chosen fellows a six-month assignment at World Bank Group (WBG) offices in Washington D.C. 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.

While benefitting from research and innovation in multiple sectors, fellows will also work on research, economic policy, technical assistance, and lending operations that contribute to the World Bank’s goal of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Selected candidates will then be notified and, upon acceptance, will be hired as short-term consultants for six months starting January 2021. 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.

The deadline is on 23 August 2020.

 

Main criteria

PhD candidates and recent graduates from Sub-Saharan Africa are eligible to apply for the World Bank Group-Africa Fellowship Program provided the are under the age of 32, have excellent command of English, and possess strong quantitative and analytical skills. The program is open to Sub-Saharan Africa nationals.

Find out more about World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program. 

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