Join the league of next-generation African change facilitators in development research and policymaking by signing up for the World Bank Group (WBG) Africa Fellowship Program for a unique opportunity to benefit from research and innovation in multiple sectors to achieve inclusive growth and reduce poverty in developing countries.
Selected fellows will receive an offer of a 6-month assignment at World Bank Group (WBG) offices in Washington D.C. or in-country offices to gain firsthand experience in the operations and activities of the WBG.
Application Deadline: August 23, 2020
Selected applicants in the WBG Africa Fellowship Program will receive:
To be eligible for this fellowship, the applicant:
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The World Bank Group (WBG) Africa Fellowship Program is a scheme focused on major areas of developments in developing regions while also providing support to outstanding African citizens whose areas of expertise are relevant to the World Bank’s work.
Since its inception, the fellowship program has been dedicated to assembling a strong community of young African talent interested in a career in development, international institutions, African governments, think tanks, and academia.
The program provides selected fellows a six-month assignment at World Bank Group (WBG) offices in Washington D.C. or country offices to witness physically the operations of the WBG. These operations include knowledge generation and dissemination, design of global and country policies, and the building of institutions to achieve inclusive growth in developing countries.
With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
All activities and operations carried out by fellows will contribute to the World Bank Group’s goal of eradicating poverty and increasing shared prosperity.
Applications will no longer be accepted by August 23, 2020
The fellowship will commence by January 2021
The selection process is in 2 phases:
All applicants will be notified of the status of their application, whether they have been shortlisted or not.
Selected candidates will be notified and, upon acceptance, will be hired as short-term consultants for six months starting January 2021.
The fellowship will take place at World Bank Group (WBG) offices in Washington D.C. or country offices
Opt-out at any time. No strings attached.