East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Inclusive Fellowship Program


East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Inclusive Fellowship Program ​

The EAP Inclusive Fellowship Program is designed to introduce a diverse and inclusive group of qualified professionals to the World Bank by offering hands-on opportunities to contribute to development work in the EAP region. Selected candidates will be able to improve their own skills in a diverse environment dedicated to ending extreme poverty and boosting prosperity and will also benefit from:

(i) opportunities for onboarding and training;

(ii) networking, mentoring, and coaching from World Bank staff 

(iii) being a part of one of the most reputable development banks in the world.

The EAP Inclusive Fellowship Program is targeted to highly motivated and qualified individuals from the EAP region, please find a list of specific countries below. Minorities of these countries are encouraged to apply. The program will partner with key stakeholders and academic institutions in the region to attract a talented pool of candidates and to help build the program.  

The first cohort will consist of circa 5 positions starting from January 2022. The length of the contracts will be six months. 

Selected candidates will be offered short-term consultancy contracts (STC2) with the World Bank. The call for EAP Fellows will launch September 7th, 2021 and selection will be finalized between October-November 2021.

Requirements to apply:

To be considered for the EAP Inclusive Fellowship Program applicants must:

  • Have a master’s degree with at least 5 years of relevant professional experience in any of the business areas below

Business Areas


Agriculture & Food Governance Social Protection
Digital Development Health, Nutrition & Population Social Sustainability & Inclusion
Education Jobs and Development Transport
Energy & Extractives Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Urban Development, Disaster Risk, Resilience & Land
Environment, Natural Resources & Blue Economy Poverty Water
Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation Public Private Partnerships  
  • Be a national of one of the following countries:
Cambodia Lao PDR  Vietnam
Federated States of Micronesia Nauru Tonga                         
Fiji Papua New Guinea          Tuvalu
Kiribati Samoa Vanuatu
Marshall Islands Solomon Islands  

*Minorities of the above countries are encouraged to apply.

  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Have a strong interest in and commitment to international development
  • Have enthusiasm for working in multicultural teams and across borders

Application and Selection Process:

The World Bank will accept applications through the below link from September 7th until September 28th, 2021. Hiring decisions by the hiring department(s) expect to be made in October-November 2021 when job offers will be made.

Successful candidates will be posted in the HQ in Washington, D.C., USA or any of the EAP country offices. Depending on local conditions with regard to the ongoing COVID pandemic, some positions may be filled on a work- from-home basis/World Bank country office where the fellow is based and may require working in different time zones. 

Please apply here by September 28th, 2021.

Please include:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)-maximum 4 pages
  • Statement of Interest- maximum 1 page

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