World Bank Group Africa 2024 Fellowship Program
The Africa Region of the World Bank Group has made an announcement regarding the commencement of the application process for the 2024 World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program. This program is specifically designed for individuals currently pursuing a PhD degree or those who have recently completed their PhD studies and hold citizenship from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The primary focus of the World Bank Group (WBG) Africa Fellowship Program is to attract and support gifted and young Africans who are in the final stages of their PhD studies or have recently obtained their PhD in a field aligned with the World Bank’s areas of interest. This program presents selected fellows with a valuable opportunity to engage in a six-month assignment at either the World Bank Group headquarters in Washington D.C. or at country offices. During this assignment, participants will gain practical and firsthand experience relevant to the World Bank’s operations.
The World Bank Group (WBG) Africa plays a crucial role in fostering economic development and reducing poverty across the African continent. As a part of the larger World Bank institution, WBG Africa is dedicated to supporting African countries in addressing their unique development challenges through financial assistance, technical expertise, and knowledge-sharing initiatives. By focusing on various sectors, such as education, healthcare, infrastructure, and governance, WBG Africa aims to promote sustainable growth, improve living standards, and empower communities to build a better future for their nations. Through collaborative efforts with governments, stakeholders, and local communities, WBG Africa strives to create positive and lasting impacts in the region.
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Fellowship Sponsor(s): World Bank Group
Host Institution(s): World Bank Group offices
Number of Awards: Several
Study level: Postdoctoral and Doctoral Candidates
Duration: 6 months
Requirement and Eligibility Criteria for the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program:
- Applicants must be a recent PhD graduate (within three years of completion) or be enrolled in the last year of the PhD program.
- Applicants must possess an excellent command of English, both written and verbal.
- Applicants must be in possession of strong quantitative and analytical skills
- Applicants must be under the age of 32 by the closing of the application period.
- Applicants must demonstrate strong academic and leadership potentials as evident in their academic credentials.
- Selected candidates will 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.
Application Procedures for the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program (How to Apply):
Prospective applicants are encouraged to visit the official application website to access the application form for the program. It is essential to complete the online application process and ensure all required supporting documents are attached as specified. To ensure a successful application, candidates must provide accurate and truthful information throughout the application process.
Application Deadline: 25 August, 2023
For more information Visit the Official Website