The World Bank Group Unofficial Career Guide Loveena Dookhony Doreen Kirabo Adpated from Motoky Hayakawa The World Bank Friday, September 17, 2010 Overview World Bank – Quick facts Know the Institution Identifying career opportunities By Region By Sector/Thematic Area/Function By Entry Point Developing a job search strategy Co-relate competencies Build your network Let your network build you Discussion Photo: © World Bank World Bank Group – Quick Facts Governance: President + 24 Executive Directors Membership: 185 countries represented by Boards of Directors World Bank Group Institutions International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) International Development Association (IDA) International Finance Corporation (IFC) Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Headquarters: Washington, DC, and more than 100 country offices Staff: More than 10,000 employees worldwide http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTABOUTUS/Resources/bank.pdf Know the Institution REGIONAL VPUs AFR EAP ECA LCR MENA SAR FINANCIAL AND PRIVATE SECTOR DEVT (FPD) Financial Systems Financial Infrastructure Private Sector Devt (IFC) HUMAN DEVT (HDN) Health, Nutrition & Population Education Social Protection OPERATIONS AND COUNTRY SERVICES (OPCS) Country Services Knowledge and Learning Results Management Policy and Investment Lending Procurement Quality Assurance POVERTY REDUCTION AND ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT (PREM) Poverty Reduction Economic Policy &Debt Public Sector Governance Gender & Devt Intl Trade SUSTAINABLE DEVT (SDN) Agriculture & Rural Devt Energy, Transport & Water Environment Global ICT Finance Economics & Urban Devt Oil, Gas & Mining Social Devt OTHER VPUs Chief Economist Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) CFO & Controller Concessional Finance Corporate Secretariat Development Economics External Affairs Human Resources Information Solutions Group Legal Treasury World Bank Institute Know the Institution – Understand Drivers 5 Career Opportunities by Strategic Theme The Poorest Countries: helping overcome poverty and spur sustainable growth in the poorest countries, especially in Africa. Post-conflict and Fragile States: addressing the special challenges of countries that are emerging from conflict or seeking to avoid the breakdown of the state. Middle Income Countries: building a competitive menu of development solutions for middle-income countries, with customized services as well as finance. Global Public Goods: playing a more active role in regional and global issues that cross national borders, including climate change, infectious diseases, and trade. The Arab World: working with partners to strengthen development and opportunity in the Arab world. Knowledge and Learning: As a learning organization, leveraging the best global knowledge to support development. http://go.worldbank.org/56O9ZVPO70 http://go.worldbank.org/SEROYOTZZ0 Career Opportunities by Entry Point Summer/Winter Internship Program Junior Professional Associate Program Young Professional Program/Young Economist/Social Scientist Partnership programs:, Global Secondment Program, Externally Funded Staffing Program, Junior Professional Officer Program, Kuwait Recruitment Program, Saudi Recruitment Program, Voice Secondment Program Short-term Consultant Extended-term Consultant Regular Positions Term/ Open-ended Skills and Competencies Research Operations Economics and Statistics STATA Process Management (Procurement, Legal, Editorial, Resource Management, Communications) Thematic expertise (MPA/MPH, JD/LLM, Engineering, Economics, Social Sciences) Back Office IT Finance and Administration Procurement Asset Management and General Services How to Approach? – Get to Know Bank Staff Identify a list of projects which interest you Find out who works on those projects Key words: TTLs: Lcontact Task Team Leaders and let them know about yourself and your academic work and interest, most importantly what you can do for them: NETWORKING By Targeted E-mail (a simple formula: [email protected], [email protected], etc) Attend Conferences Everything starts from here: http://www.worldbank.org/ There Is No Magic Bullet… Photo: © World Bank Good luck!