World Bank African and African Diaspora Fellows for Infrastructure Program, 2021
With 189 member countries, staff from over 170 countries, and offices in 130, the World Bank Group aims to bring a richness of perspectives, cultures and experiences that is invaluable to their clients and make it a truly global multilateral development bank.
The World Bank’s work in infrastructure in particular aims to improve lives by creating inclusion and connecting people to opportunities. They help developing countries address their unique infrastructure needs by building smart infrastructure that supports inclusive and sustainable growth; expands markets, creates job opportunities, promotes competition, and contributes to a cleaner future. Globally, 840 million people live more than 2 kilometers from all-weather roads; 1 billion people lack electricity, and 4 billion people lack Internet access. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will only be possible if we close these infrastructure gaps, especially in Africa.
Why The World Bank created the Fellowship Program
The World Bank created a fellowship program dedicated to African and African Diaspora candidates. This is to continue the expansion of its infrastructure team’s impact and value to work on these critical development issues. The program aims to welcomes outstanding candidates who are citizens of Sub-Saharan African countries. Or citizens from other countries but trace their ancestry to sub-saharan Africa such as African-Americans, Afro-Latin-Americans, Afro-Caribbean, and others.
The World Bank invites you to join the global team that currently works on more than 400 operations for a total value of USD 75 billion. The team also produces world-class research and knowledge focused on achieving sustainable infrastructure solutions that build better lives in developing and emerging economies.
A career with the World Bank Group (WBG) offers a unique opportunity for exceptionally talented individuals with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.
If you want to help change the world by ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity, then the World Bank Group is the right place for you.
- Must be a citizen of a World Bank member country.
- Have a Master’s Degree and a minimum of 2 years work experience.
- Fluent in English
- Committed to International Development
The Roles for the World Bank Fellowship
For this recruitment drive, The World is looking for potential candidates with strong skills for the following roles:
- For Extended Term Consultant, Transport Global Knowledge Unit
- Extended Term Consultant, Infrastructure Chief Economist Office
- Extended Term Consultant, Latin America Transport
- For Extended Term Consultant, South Asia Transport
- Extended Term Consultant, South Asia Infrastructure
- Extended Term Consultant, MNA Infrastructure