Call for application: World Bank JPA program 2021

World Bank JPA Program 2021
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Applications for the 2021 World Bank JPA Program are ongoing.

About the World Bank JPA Program
World Bank JPA Program 2021

The Junior Professional Associate (JPA) program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get professional experience at the entry-level and firsthand exposure to the challenges – and rewards – of international development.

Are you a recent college grad? Do you have a strong desire to serve people and a strong commitment to doing so? Do you want to gain two years of good entry-level work experience in a multicultural setting? If so, the World Bank’s JPA program might be of interest to you. ​

In your JPA assignment, you’ll use your strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, your knowledge of technology, and your research abilities – working with more senior colleagues and project teams in their work both in operations and in corporate functions.

Also read: World Bank Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP) 2021

You’ll have the chance to sharpen your talents and learn new ones while getting firsthand experience with the difficulties of poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Your JPA Program experience could lead to a job in government, consultancy, the business sector, academia, or other development organizations.

Eligibility Criteria

The following are minimum requirements to be eligible for the World Bank JPA program: 

  • Be 28 years of age or younger on your first day of service​
  • Hold the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Be fluent in English​
  • One or more of the Bank’s working languages is a plus: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. ​

Other Requirements

Your academic achievements are superior and place you in the top portion of your graduating class. Your analytical and research skills extend to areas of specialization such as economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social sciences (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment (climate, blue economy), infrastructure, private sector development, as well as other related fields, including corporate and administrative functions (IT, legal, accounting, communications, etc). ​

You are fluent in English and, preferably, in at least one other Bank language (French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, or Chinese). You love technology and integrate it into your work.​

Also read: United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Internship 2021


World Bank will provide you with the opportunity to gain entry-level professional experience in a premier development institution, on a two-year, non-renewable Extended Term Consultant (ETC) contract with benefits. ​

Application Procedure

Interested candidates who wish to apply can click the button below to apply:

NOTE: applications will be kept active in our database for six months. If you are still interested in the JPA program after six months, you must reapply. Only those who have been selected for an assignment will be contacted to discuss their availability and interest. The hiring manager chooses candidates in a highly competitive process. ​

For more information visit the official website of World Bank JPA Program

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