Word Bank Group Young Professionals Leadership Program (WBG YPP)

Applications are welcome from all qualified individuals from diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply for the Word Bank Group Young Professionals Leadership Program (WBG YPP) 2023.

The program now recruits on behalf of three institutions (the World Bank, IFC, and MIGA).  Building on the rich legacy of its predecessor programs, the WBG YPP aims to develop future leaders to collaborate effectively across our institutions on joint WBG solutions to development challenges.

The WBG YPP is a two-year leadership development program at the start of a five-year employment contract with the World Bank, IFC, or MIGA. Young Professionals (YPs) start the program in Washington, DC, where they engage in intensive training—on-the-job and in the classroom—learning the fundamentals of leadership and development operations across institutions, and how to identify opportunities for joint impact.

The Key Program Features are:

  • Professional Experience
  • Leadership Development
  • Training on WBG Policies, Products & Operations
  • Global Rotations across WBG 
    Coaching & Mentoring 
  • Networking Events
  • Management Supported Rotations & Job Placements


WBG YPP offers the following depending on WBG guidelines:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package as part of a 5-year term contract.
  • Benefits include health, life, and accident insurance,
  • A pension plan and
  • Possible relocation and mobility benefits.


To be considered for the Word Bank Group Young Professionals Leadership Program, applicants must:

  • Be born on or after October 1, 1990
  • Have a master’s or doctoral degree
  • Specialize in a field relevant to YPP Business Areas
  • Display a commitment and passion for international development
  • Possess outstanding academic credentials
  • Exhibit excellent client engagement, communication, and team leadership skills
  • Demonstrate relevant professional experience or continued study at the doctoral level**
  • Be fluent in English
  • Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, women, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
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Application Process

Interested applicants are to provide the following documents:

  • Resume/CV
  • Academic Credentials
  • 1 Short Essay 
  • Short Summary of Thesis or Dissertation (World Bank candidates, only if applicable)
  • 3 Professional or Academic Recommendations

To apply for the Word Bank Group Young Professionals Leadership Program, click here.

Deadline: September 30, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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