Funded 2018 World Bank Africa Fellowship Program for African Graduates

Application Deadline: Submit applications on or before 15th November, 2017

Eligible Countries: Scholarships will be taken by applicants living in Sub-Saharan African countries

Scholarship country: World Bank offices in Washington, D.C. or in a Sub-Saharan country

Award Info: Accepted fellows will spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank offices in Washington, D.C. or in field offices, getting hands-on experience in development work. 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 goal of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity.

Scholarship Type: Scholarships are for  PhD, Fellowship programs

Eligibility: Candidate must:

  • Be a recent graduate or be enrolled in an academic institution and returning to university after the fellowship
  • Be aged 32 years of age or below
  • possess an excellent command of English, both written and verbal
  • Possess strong quantitative and analytical skills

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Selection Criteria: The following additional attributes are highly desirable:

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

Once an application is submitted, the most promising candidate will be selected, and their application packages duly forwarded to World Bank Africa Region managers and participating departments for consideration. Departments and managers will then indicate their preferences, as well as the project to be undertaken.

Selected candidates will then be notified and, upon acceptance, will be hired as short-term consultants for a minimum of six months.

Number of Awardees: Not indicated.

Value of Fellowship: Successful fellows will receive consultant fees, round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. or a WBG country office from their university, and worker’s compensation insurance.

Duration of Fellowship: Fellows will spend a minimum of six months.

How to Apply:

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