Enjoy a Trip to Washington DC

Credits : Internet sources

Credits : Internet sources

Ideas for Action competition is sponsored by the Carol and Lawrence Zicklin Centre at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, in collaboration with the World Bank with the objective to leverage the inspiration of young leaders and young professionals to propose innovative ideas about financing the Post-2015 development agenda. These ideas should be grounded in existing or proposed empirical evidence with high potential for impact as well as assess the relevance, importance and challenges of the proposed financing solutions

Benefits

  • Trip to Washington DC to present winning material during the IMF/World Bank Spring Meeting in April, 2015
  • Interaction with experts from development organizations, academia, and business
  • Boot Comp: a company or group of companies may bring the winners to a specific location not only to take part in specific project implementation but also learn from a local university

DEADLINE: 31st January, 2015

To enter for the competition and for more information visit here

Call For Applications :Career opportunities for young Africans at the World Bank

Credits : WorldBank

Credits : WorldBank

Through targeted programs and internships, the World Bank benefits from investing in the talent of young African professionals, and has much to gain by investing in more. Below is a list of career opportunities available for young Africans who are interested in working at the World Bank. The jobs are stationed both at the headquarters in Washington, DC and the Africa country offices. All of these opportunities are paid and require fluency in English. However, fluency in at least one other Bank language (French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, or Chinese) is an advantage.

 

1) Africa Fellowship Program
Description
Fellows will spend a minimum of 6 months getting hands-on experience at World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. to work on economic policy, technical assistance to countries, and lending for eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity.
Who can apply?
Doctoral students of African descent within one or two years of completing a Ph.D. program in the following fields: Economics, Demography, Applied Statistics and Econometrics, Impact Evaluation, Education, Health, Energy, Agriculture, and Infrastructure. Applicants must be 32 years of age or below.
Learn more and APPLY here.

2) Internship Program
Description
This Internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: Economics, Finance, Human Development (public health, education, nutrition, population), Social Science (anthropology, sociology), Agriculture, Environment, Private Sector Development, as well as other related fields.
Who can apply?
Candidates must possess an undergraduate degree and already be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master’s degree or PhD with plans to return to school in a full-time capacity).
Learn more and APPLY here.

3) Junior Professionals Associates Program
Description
This is a two-year, entry-level program designed for those skilled in areas such as Economics, Finance, Human Resources Development (public health, education, nutrition, population), Social Sciences (anthropology, sociology), Agriculture, Environment, Private Sector Development, as well as other related fields.
Who can apply?
Applicants 28 years of age or below, holding the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree, with some relevant job experience.
Learn more and APPLY here.

4) MIGA Professional Program
Description
Candidates will be assigned to one of MIGA’s department to work in underwriting, financial accounting and reporting, as well as economics and risk management (including environmental and social risk mitigation).
Who can apply?
Applicants under 35 years of age with an advanced degree and a minimum of 5 years working experience in the relevant field.
Learn more and APPLY here.

5) Young Professionals Program
Description
This is a two-year, entry-level program  designed for those skilled in areas such as Economics, Finance, Education, Public Health, Social Sciences, Engineering, Urban Planning, and Natural Resource Management.
Who can apply?
This program is open to applicants under 32 years of age with an advanced degree and a minimum of 3 years working experience in the relevant field.
Learn more and APPLY here.