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Recruitment Drive for Nordic Nationals

World Bank Group

Nordic Recruitment & Outreach Mission (CLOSED):


The World Bank Group is launching a recruitment drive aimed at increasing the number of Nordic Nationals in its work force. The commitment to hiring Nordic nationals; Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian & Swedish, reflects the World Bank Group’s senior leadership’s commitment for a diverse workforce in which Nordic nationals can play a key role in fighting poverty and increasing shared prosperity.

A career with the World Bank Group (WBG) offers a unique opportunity for exceptionally talented individuals with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.

WBG staff work with governments, civil society groups, private sector and others in developing countries, assisting people in all areas of development, from policy and strategic advice to the identification, preparation, appraisal, and supervision of development projects.

In addition to strong technical competencies, ideal candidates must have a demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and be fluent in English with very good writing, presentation and communication skills. Positions may be based in Washington, D.C. or in a regional office. The WBG offers a total reward package that includes competitive salary, retirement plan, life insurance, medical benefits, paid leave, mobility support, and financial assistance. 

The WBG values diversity and invites all qualified individuals, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. Specifically, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

We encourage Nordic nationals to apply to vacancies regularly advertised on the World Bank careers site and the  IFC-International Finance Corporation careers site.

You may also send your CV to: which will be reviewed on a rolling basis and if appropriate, added to our pipeline, and you will be contacted when a suitable role becomes available and you will be asked to apply for this specific role.  Application deadline is April 2, 2018.


Events calendar March 5-9, 2018

As part of a Nordic recruitment mission, WBG staff will be visiting all the Nordic countries to increase awareness about the WBG and to that end, they will share information about the WBG, the different areas in which the WBG is looking for talent and the different employment opportunities available. They will share advice on how to stand out as an applicant and there will also be time for Q&A.


Denmark: March 8-9

Resposible Recruiter: Anna Frick

March 8 at 12.00-13.00 - DTU, Copenhagen, Denmark

March 8 at 15.00 - University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

March 9 at 8.30-10.00 - Djoef- Eigtveds Pakhus Asiatisk Plads 2G, Copenhagen, Denmark

Finland: March 8

Responsible Recruiter: Magali Rodríguez Reyes

March 8 at 14.00-16.00 - Hanken School of Economics, address:  Arkadiankatu 22, Helsinki, Finland. Students from Aalto University and Helsinki University also connected, webinar (TBC)

Iceland: March 8-9

Responsible Recruiter: Roberto Amorosino

March 8 at 15.30 - University of Iceland (and University of Reykjavik)




Norway: March 5-7

Responsible Recruiter: Roberto Amorosino

March 5 at 16.00 - University of Oslo

March 6 at 12.00 - Norwegian Business School

March 6 at 15.00-ICJ Norway- International Commission of Jurists



March 14th at 15.00 - World Bank Group career online seminar- BI Norwegian Business School, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

Sweden: March 5-7

Resposible Recruiter: Anna Frick

March 5: 10:00–12:00 - Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm. Hörsalen conference room. 

March 6 at 12.30 – 14.30 - The Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) -Stockholm School of Economics, the Aula Lecture Hall, Stockholm, Sweden

March 7 at 9.00-11.00 - Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM)- Crafoordsalen, Lund, Sweden