The World Bank Group
Unofficial Career Guide
Loveena Dookhony
Doreen Kirabo
Adpated from Motoky Hayakawa
The World Bank
Friday, September 17, 2010
Overview
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World Bank – Quick facts
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Know the Institution
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Identifying career opportunities
 By Region
 By Sector/Thematic Area/Function
 By Entry Point
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Developing a job search strategy
 Co-relate competencies
 Build your network
 Let your network build you
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Discussion
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World Bank Group – Quick Facts
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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
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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.
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Career Opportunities by Entry Point
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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
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Research
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Operations
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Economics and Statistics
STATA
Process Management (Procurement, Legal, Editorial, Resource
Management, Communications)
Thematic expertise (MPA/MPH, JD/LLM, Engineering, Economics,
Social Sciences)
Back Office
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IT
Finance and Administration
Procurement
Asset Management and General Services
How to Approach? – Get to Know Bank
Staff
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Identify a list of projects which interest you
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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
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By Targeted E-mail (a simple formula: [email protected],
[email protected], etc)
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Attend Conferences
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Everything starts from here: http://www.worldbank.org/
There Is No Magic Bullet…
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Good luck!
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