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Paid Job Opportunities: The World Bank Recruitment Drive for Africans 

Paid Job Opportunities: The World Bank Recruitment Drive for Africans 

The World Bank’s Western and Central Africa Region is looking for committed individuals with a passion for international development to join our innovative and diverse team.

A career with the World Bank Group provides an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the resolution of some of the world’s most serious issues. We are hiring for around 30 new employees in our Western and Central African country offices.

The World Bank is an equal opportunity and inclusive workplace that does not discriminate on the basis of gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or handicap. We provide competitive pay and benefit packages. This recruitment campaign follows a similar one held last year.

The World Bank is a key partner in Western and Central Africa, with a growing portfolio of 390 projects worth more than $51 billion. The World Bank works in a wide range of fields, including agriculture, trade, transportation, energy, education, health, and water, among others. In addition, work on addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues, including as climate change and global pandemics.

If you are ready to make an impact and are a development specialist looking for new employment opportunities, please apply for the World Bank Recruitment Drive for Africans.

List of Vacancies and locations

Senior Public Heath Specialist GG Benin

Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist EC2 Benin

Economist/Statistician GF Cameroon

Social Protection Specialist GF Central African Republic

Social Development Specialist GF Chad

Social Protection Specialist GF Chad

Environmental Specialist GF Congo Republic

Operation Officer GF Congo Republic

Agriculture Specialist GF Cote d’Ivoire

Social Protection Specialist GF Gabon

Private Sector Specialist EC2 Ghana

Transport Specialist GF Ghana

Social Protection Specialist GF Guinea

Energy Specialist GF Liberia

Social Protection Specialist GF Mauritania

Environmental Specialist GF Niger

Public Sector Specialist EC2 Nigeria

Financial Management Specialist EC2 Nigeria

Digital Development Specialist EC2 Nigeria

Senior Operations Officer GG Senegal

Public Sector Management Specialist GF Senegal

Energy Specialist GF Senegal

Transport Specialist GF Senegal

Digital Development Specialist GF Senegal

Senior Financial Management Specialist EC3 Senegal

Procurement Specialist GF Sierra Leone

Public Sector Specialist EC2 Sierra Leone

Senior Public Sector Specialist EC3 Sierra Leone

Digital Development Specialist EC2 Sierra Leone

Application Requirements

Interested in a local position in one of the offices of the Western and Central Africa region of the World Bank;

Hold a Master’s and/or PhD Degree(s) with a minimum of 5-8 years of professionally relevant experience;

A technical expert with development experience in the relevant areas;

Fluent in oral and written English. French is also required for some positions.

The Standard Language of the World Bank and Level is Required

English is the official language. The World Bank needs competency, which includes fluency in speech and writing, as well as the ability to swiftly explain topics, write reports, and give presentations.

Some roles, as mentioned in the vacancy announcement, need French (written and spoken) in addition to English. The interviews will be held in English. For employment with this language requirement, candidates must demonstrate fluency in French.

Can I Apply for Multiple Positions?

Yes, it is possible. However, please check the Terms of Reference (ToR) and apply only for those positions for which you meet the application requirements.

Eligiblity for Application

This recruitment drive is primarily for those who wish to work for the World Bank Group. However, current staff who are interested in rotating positions are also welcome to apply.

The Employment Conditions and Benefits

The World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan, medical, life and disability insurance and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.

Benefits for TERM appointments.

Benefits for ETC appointments.

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