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FAQs: African and African Diaspora Fellows for Infrastructure


  1. To attract and develop young talent from Africa and African Diaspora for current and future employment opportunities at the WBG. 

  2. The 2022 Recruitment cycle for this Program is open to all candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa or of African descent such as African Americans, Afro-Latin Americans, and others. 

  3. We are looking for talented young professionals that are passionate about International Development, are eager to receive first-hand experience working in one or the infrastructure areas of the World Bank Group and have the desire to learn and contribute to the WBG’s mission of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

  4. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Be a citizen of a World Bank member country
    • Preferably have a master’s degree and minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience
    • Be fluent in English
    • Be committed to International Development
    • With Sub-Saharan Africa or of African descent such as African Americans, Afro-Latin Americans, and others
  5. Economics, Transport, Public Policy, Law, International Relations/Public Affairs, etc.

  6. Appointments will be based mainly in Headquarters, Washington DC with one potentially located in one of the World Bank Group country offices.

  7. The Fellows will receive an Extended Term Consultant (ETC) appointment for an initial one-year period, which may be renewable for an additional year- subject to the ETC lifetime maximum of 2 years. The Fellow’s ETC appointment will be subject to the World Bank Group’s policies.

  8. While the Fellows of this arrangement would be able to apply for vacancies there would be no guarantee of employment with the World Bank Group beyond the contract period.

  9. All vacant positions will be advertised in this site. Please select the vacancy that you are interested in and follow the information on how to complete your application. All positions will remain open until April 22nd, 2022, 7:59pm EST.

  10. Yes, you can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. 

  11. There is no specific age limit established however the INF AAD Fellows Program is designed for young professionals such as recent graduates, preferably with a master’s degree and a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience. 

  12. Once the interview date is set by the hiring unit you will be interviewed from your country via Videoconference.