A unique opportunity to gain entry-level professional experience, gaining first-hand exposure to the challenges – and rewards – of international development and poverty reduction.
The primary purpose of JPPAD is two-fold and mutually beneficial:
- To provide young and motivated black individuals who possess outstanding potential a unique career opportunity to gain experience in a global development environment
- To provide the Bank an opportunity to benefit from the talent, knowledge, and diversity that they can bring to the institution. The program is also designed to strengthen capacity-building efforts in African and Caribbean countries (or any Afro-descendent community around the world).
Participants spend two years in an intensive work program sharing knowledge and acquiring practical, on-the-job skills at one of the world’s leading financial institutions. As a member of the program, you also will receive professional coaching and supportive training that will enhance existing skills. And you will form valuable personal and professional relationships to last a lifetime.
- Afro-descent, i.e., Black of sub-Saharan African ancestry
- Age 35 or younger with at least 5+ years of relevant work experience
- Excellent academic record with a minimum Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to the global development field
- Proficiency in English plus at least one other working language of the Bank – Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish
- Demonstrated commitment to development
- Demonstrated ability to conduct analytical work; to exercise good judgment; to succeed in a team environment; and to work with diverse clients and staff
Note: Candidates who previously have had a staff position (fixed-term or open-ended, in Washington or in a country office) in the World Bank Group are not eligible to apply.
How do I Apply
Interested candidates must apply online. Only those identified for an assignment will be contacted to discuss their interest and availability. Candidates are selected by a panel on a highly competitive basis.
Non-renewable two year staff appointment. Upon completion of the 2-year term, candidates may compete for other appointments.
Participants in the JPPAD program may work in either Washington DC or country office.
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