Institution: World Bank
Country: United States
City (Metropolitan Area): Washington -- DC
Applicant Eligible Countries: Africa, Angola, Benin, Bostwana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote D'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Type of Opportunity: Fellowships
Study Levels: PhD
Academic Year: 2018 - 2019
Application Deadline: November 19, 2017
Ph.D. students and recent college graduates from Sub-Saharan Africa are eligible to apply for the World Bank Group Africa Fellowship Program. In particular, women are encouraged to apply. The goal of this program is to attract young talent from Africa to the World Bank community.
Fellows will spend at least six months obtaining hands-on experience at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C., or in country offices. Fellows will engage in research, economic policy, technical assistance, and lending operations that ultimately assist with the World Bank goal of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity.
This year’s program is facilitated by the World Bank’s Office of Chief Economist for Africa, in collaboration with the Fragility, Conflict and Violence Unit. This program began in 2013 and aims to build a network of Sub-Saharan African researchers and professionals who are interested in working in the development field, either at home or in another country.
Ten fellowships are available with a special focus on forced displacement. These ten fellows will work on forced displacement research led by the World Bank Group or the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. They will work in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or the Middle East. Candidates who hail from refugee and internally displaced communities, or those with proven experience in this topic will be given top priority.
At the end of the program, all fellows will contribute to a research paper. Applicants who are Ph.D. graduates or within a year of completing studies are encouraged to apply, especially graduates with experience or education in fields such as economics, applied statistics and econometrics, impact evaluation, education, health, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, demography, forced displacement, and all relevant development fields. All candidates must have an excellent command of the English language, as well as strong analytical and quantitative skills. Applications are now being accepted and may be submitted until November 19, 2017.
Sub-Saharan nationals who are recent Ph.D. graduates, or current doctoral students within a year of completing or graduating from a Ph.D. program in the following fields: economics, applied statistics and econometrics, impact evaluation, education, health, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, demography, forced displacement, and all relevant development fields.
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