As an institution, the World Bank Group (WBG) is committed to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. Fragility, Conflict, and Violence (FCV) is a critical development challenge that threatens efforts to end extreme poverty, affecting both low- and middle-income countries. By 2030, FCV countries will be home to 46 percent of the world’s extreme poor.
To address the FCV challenge, the WBG has launched a recruitment drive to fill over 100 positions by June 30, 2020. The World Bank Group (WBG) welcomes all qualified individuals with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds. Specifically, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Eligibility and Criteria
- The Bank Group’s recruitment policy is to hire staff of the highest caliber, on as wide a geographical basis as possible, with preference to nationals of WBG member countries or countries of operations.
- Internationally recruited staff (IRS): need global mobility and international experience.
- Locally recruited staff (LRS): do not need global mobility or international experience.
- Staff are typically offered renewable term appointments.
- A “term appointment” is a contract of fixed length, the minimum appointment being one year and the maximum being five years.
- Open-ended appointments are offered less frequently, on a case-by-case basis.
- Positions in country offices are locally recruited. If a candidate with a required skills set cannot be found locally, or global mobility and international experience are essential, then international recruitment may be authorized.
Limitations on Employment
Spouses and domestic partners of World Bank Group employees may also be employed by the WBG if:
- They meet the selection standards of a position.
- They may be assigned to the same vice presidency or department if neither supervises the other (directly or indirectly) and their duties will not bring them into routine professional contact.
- They may not be assigned to the same division or equivalent unit.
Spouses and domestic partners may be assigned to the same country office if:
- They meet the selection standards of a position.
- Neither supervises the other (directly or indirectly).
- The vice president responsible for the country office, in consultation with the Manager, Human Resources Service Center or the IFC Manager, Recruitment, approves the assignment.
Awards and Benefits
- The World Bank Group offers competitive salaries and benefits to match a compelling career choice.
- Salaries are internationally competitive and based upon education qualifications and professional experience.
- Headquarters-recruited staff and their eligible family members (including domestic partners) may choose from three comprehensive medical/dental benefit plans, with no pre-existing condition exclusions if enrollment is made within 60 days of entry-on-duty. Staff members recruited to a Country Office are eligible for a comprehensive medical/dental benefits plan for themselves and eligible family members, including domestic partners.
- The World Bank Group provides basic life and accident insurance to all staff at no cost. Headquarters-recruited staff can elect additional life and accident insurance coverage at their own expense.
- Disability and worker’s compensation coverage is provided to all staff at no cost.
- The World Bank Group sponsors a comprehensive pension plan for all staff. Staff and the World Bank Group make contributions toward a pension that is used upon retirement.
- For staff appointed to positions subject to international recruitment, the World Bank Group pays relocation benefits upon appointment and resettlement benefits upon end of employment. The World Bank also pays a mobility premium to eligible expatriate staff appointed to positions at headquarters subject to international recruitment, with eligibility based on nationality and visa/residency status in the appointment duty station. (Staff members appointed to non-headquarters positions subject to international recruitment may be eligible for other expatriate benefits.)
- New staff receive 26 days of annual leave and 15 days of sick leave per year, accrued daily.
- The WBG makes an effort to help staff achieve balance in their work and personal lives.
- The Bank strives to offer flexible work arrangements to provide a better work/life balance for staff. Some of the programs that are offered include telecommuting, alternate and reduced work schedules, flextime, job sharing and home-based work. These arrangements are based on the discretion of the hiring manager, the business needs of the institution, and the specifics of each individual.
- In addition, the Bank headquarters offers other services to assist in achieving work/life balance:
- An on-site Health Services Department provides consultation and treatment for minor ailments or injuries during the work day and clinical services related to work assignments (such as pre-employment evaluations and travel medicine), as well as preventive care services. The department has a Health Promotion Program offering a wide range of ongoing programs and scheduled activities to encourage good health habits for staff and families.
- The Bank’s fitness center is fully supplied with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, locker rooms, showers, saunas, and exercise studios to promote and maintain the good health, morale, and productivity of staff.
- The World Bank Group recognizes that for many staff quality child care is a high priority. Our Children’s Center provides high quality services in this area. In addition, backup child care is available to staff members who need emergency or temporary child care.
- Rooms for nursing mothers are available in a number of World Bank Group offices.
How To Apply
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