The Africa Region of the World Bank Group (WBG) announces the opening of the application for the 2024 WBG-Africa Fellowship Programme for Ph.D. Students and recent Ph.D. graduates who are Sub-Saharan nationals.
The programme offers chosen fellows a six-month assignment at World Bank Group (WBG) offices in Washington D.C. or in country offices to gain hands-on experience in the operations of the WBG. This includes knowledge generation and dissemination, design of global and country policies, and the building of institutions to achieve inclusive growth in developing countries. While benefitting from research and innovation in multiple sectors, fellows will also work on research, economic policy, technical assistance, and lending operations that contribute to the World Bank’s goal of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Through the fellowship, we aim to build the capacity of the next generation of African change makers in development, policymaking and promote the goals of reducing poverty in the region.
A candidate of the World Bank Africa Fellowship must:
- Be a recent Ph.D. graduate (within three years of completion) or be enrolled in the last year of the Ph.D. programme.
- Have an excellent command of English, both written and verbal
- Possess strong quantitative and analytical skills
- Be under the age of 32 by the closing of the application period
Selected candidates will then be notified and, upon acceptance, will be hired as short-term consultants for six months starting January 2024.
Fellows are eligible to receive consultant fees, round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. or a WBG country office from their university or institution, and worker’s compensation insurance.?
Fellows will spend a minimum of six months. The fellowship period of engagement is January-June 2024.
Application procedure and deadline
To apply, visit the official website. Application deadline is August 25, 2023.