World Bank Group (WBG) Africa Fellowship Program 2021 for African Nationals | APPLY NOW

African Union of the World Bank Group (WBG) is bringing to you the opening of the application for the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program 2021 program for Ph.D. students and recent Ph.D. graduates who are Sub-Saharan nationals.

World Bank Group (WBG) Africa Fellowship Program 2021 for African Nationals | APPLY NOW

About the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program 2021

The award was launched in the year 2013, by the world bank group (WBG) Africa fellowship program aimed ate young talented African nationals who are completing or have recently completed a Ph.D. in an area relevant to the world Bank’s Work. The fellowship program has been so successful ever since its inception, building a strong pipeline of young African talents, interested in a career in development, think tanks, and academia.

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The program offers chosen fellows a six-month assignment at World Bank Group (WBG) offices in Washington D.C. or in-country offices to acquire experience in the WBG operations. It includes Knowledge generation and dissemination, design of country policies and global policies, and the development of institutions to acquire inclusive growth in developing countries.

As they benefit from research and innovation in multiple sectors, fellows would also partake in working on research, technical assistance, economic policy, and lending operations that would add to the goal of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. World Bank Group Africa fellowship wishes to build the capacity of the next generation of Africa change-makers in development, policymaking, and promote the goals of bringing down the rate of poverty in the region.

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Details of the Fellowship

Countries Eligible for the fellowship: Sub-Saharan African Countries

To be taken at The World Bank offices in Washington, D.C, or in a Sub-Saharan country.

Award Type: Ph.D., Fellowship

Host Organization: World Bank Group

Benefits of the Fellowship

The fellows would be receiving a Consultant fee, round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. or a WBG country office from their University, and Worker’s Compensation insurance.

Eligibility Criteria for the Fellowship

To be eligible for the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program 2021, applicants are expected to meet the following eligibility criteria. They include:

  • Must be a recent graduate or should be enrolled in an institution after which they would return to once the fellowship is over.
  • Must be at least 32 years or younger
  • Must possess an excellent command in English, both in written and verbal English
  • Must have strong quantitative and analytical skills.

Criteria for Selection

The following additional attributes are highly required

  • Good command of an additional World Bank official language
  • A national from fragile and conflict-affected countries
  • An applicant from refugee and internally displaced communities and/or with proven experience on forced displacement.

After the applications have been submitted online, the most promising candidates would be selected, and their application packages forwarded to World Bank Africa region managers and the participating department for consideration. The Departments and the managers would then select the preferences the prefer, as well as the project that would be undertaken. In the end, selected candidates would be notified upon acceptance, and would be employed as a short-term consultant for a minimum of six months.

How to Apply

Applying for the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program 2021 is essential if you really want this opportunity. Follow this link to apply.

Application Deadline

5th of October 2020.

For more details about the fellowship, follow this link.

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