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World bank in croatia career opportunities

World Bank in Croatia& Career Opportunities

The world bank
The World Bank

  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development established July 1944, Bretton Woods.

  • Mission? To rebuild Europe and Japan after World War II.

Where does the bank work today
Where Does the Bank Work Today?

These are the regions of the world where we work

Millennium Development Goals

Goal 1: Wipe out extreme poverty and hunger

Goal 2: Get all children a primary school education

Goal 3: Help women get equal rights and empower them.

Goal 4:Reduce death rate of young children

Goal 5:Improve the health of mothers

Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases

Goal 7: Help countries protect their environments.

Goal 8: Promote a global partnership for development

World bank s focus of work
World Bank’s Focus of Work



Health, Nutrition,

& Population


Social Protection



Agriculture & Rural



Social Development

Energy & Mining

Water & Sanitation


Urban Development

Poverty Reduction

& Economic


Poverty Reduction

Economic Policy

Public Sector


Gender &


Finance &

Private Sector


Financial Sector

Private Sector



Bank’s Agencies






World bank role in croatia
World Bank Role in Croatia

  • Assist Croatia to prepare for successful membership in the European Union

  • Assist Croatia in achieving faster economic convergence with EU

  • Improving the quality of life

  • Increasing the sustainability of long-term development

World bank in croatia
World Bank in Croatia

Loans and Grants to date

  • Total lending around US$3 billion in 46 operations

  • 52 grants amounting to US$70 million.

Career opportunities @ the world bank

Career Opportunities @ the World Bank

Wbg staffing
WBG staffing

  • About 14,000 staff based in Washington and country offices

  • 160 nationalities

  • 140 languages

  • IBRD is biggest part of the WBG with about 10,000 staff

Croats in the wbg
Croats in the WBG

37 Croatian nationals are employed by the WBG

27 are based in Croatia

10 are based in Washington and work for various units (from East Asia and Africa Region to External Communications and IFC)

Career opportunities
Career Opportunities

  • Internship Program

  • Junior Professional Associates (JPA)

  • Young Professionals Program (YPP)

Internship program
Internship Program

  • Main goal of the Internship Program is to offer successful candidates an opportunity to improve their skills as well as the experience of working in an international environment and to teach them about the World Bank’s business in the development world

    Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have completed Bachelors degree

  • Be enrolled in graduate school as a full-time student

  • Be fluent in English

  • Paid Internship

  • Length of Assignment: 2 weeks to 3 months

  • Winter (December-March) and Summer (June-September)

Junior professional associates
Junior ProfessionalAssociates

  • Main goal is to offer the students with Bachelors degree or higher but with no or limited working experience, a learning opportunity. It provides the World Bank with strong research and analytical skills.

    Eligibility Requirements

  • Must have completed Bachelors Degree or higher

  • Be 28 years of age or younger

  • Be fluent in English

  • 2 year paid assignment

  • Year round selection process

  • The JPA employment category is not an entry point for a career in the World Bank and employment beyond the initial two-year contract will be prohibited for a period of two years after the end of the contract

  • Some alumni may rejoin the organization later in their careers

Y oung professionals program
Young Professionals Program

  • Main goal is to identify young talents with potential for leadership and managerial positions at the World Bank

    Eligibility Requirements

  • Be 32 years of age or younger

  • Must have completed Graduate Degree (Master Degree or equivalent)

  • Degree must be relevant to World Bank Activities (i.e. economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, and natural resource management)

  • Be fluent in English and one other WB language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and/or Spanish)

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience or continued academic study at the doctoral level

  • Passion, commitment, & experience in international development

  • Have basic knowledge of micro & macro economics

  • Highly competitive recruitment process

  • 12-18 months as Young Professional before regular position in the WB

  • 2 rotational assignments in different units/ country office of developing country

  • 2-3 trips to developing countries during each assignment

Application process all programs
Application Process (All Programs)

  • Bank Internship Program:

    Applications are accepted December 1 - January 31 for the Summer Session/September 1 – October 31 for the Winter Session

  • Junior Professional Associates:

    Applications are accepted throughout the year

  • Young Professionals Program:

    Applications are accepted from May 1 through June 30 annually – long and competitive selection process (candidates start in September of next year)

    To apply and get more details please visit our website at:

What is the wb scholarship program
What is the WB Scholarship Program?

The objective of the Scholarship and Fellowship Programs is to help create an international community of highly-trained professionals working in the field of economic and social development.

Wb scholarship programs
WB scholarship programs:

The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP)

11 Partnership Programs

The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSM Fellowships)

Jj wbgsp the regular program
JJ/WBGSP, the Regular Program

24th year

61,319 applicants, 3,412 scholarships

source of funding: Government of Japan

individuals from WB member countries to undertake studies at universities renowned for their development research and teaching (except in their own country)

open to the universities all over the world

preference to fields of study related to  Millennium Development Goals– economics, agriculture, women studies, child care etc.

maximum duration 2 years

yearly maximum grant amount US$ 35,000

Jj wbgsp regular program
JJ/WBGSP Regular program

11 Partnership Programs with universities around the world (e.g. Columbia, McGill, Yokohama, Tsukuba, Keio, Harvard, University of London)

from 5 to 15 students per program per year

Who can apply
Who can apply?

a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow.

Applicants born after March 31, 1971.

Have, at least 2 years of recent full time professional experience acquired after a university degree, in developing country

Hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.

Not be a permanent resident or a national of any industrialized country.

Not be residing in an industrialized country for more than one year.

Executive Directors, their alternates, staff of the World Bank Group, consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are excluded from consideration.

Jj wbgsp demographic breakdown
JJ/WBGSP demographic breakdown:

Africa: 63.62%

South Asia: 11.96 %

The Middle East and North Africa: 2.78%

Europe and Central Asia (ECA): 2,19 % - smallest portion of applicants

62.5% of scholarship recipients studied in Europe

Robert s mcnamara fellowships program
Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program

support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from eligible countries preparing a doctoral thesis

grants cover residence costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research center

should be accepted or invited by a host institution

fellows are expected to advance their research work:

by using the facilities and resources provided by the host institution

by interacting with peers

The maximum amount of the grant is US$ 25,000.

Who can apply1
Who Can Apply?

lecturers and researchers from eligible countries working on their doctoral thesis

should be under 45

should have completed any course work or exams required for their doctoral program

research in economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development related subject

To apply and get more details please visit our websites at:

[email protected]