Interested in consulting for the World Bank? Here are the basics.

Close to a quarter of the World Bank’s 16,000-strong workforce is comprised of consultants. Upcoming changes in the World Bank’s contracting protocol, which includes an emphasis on more open-ended rather than fixed-term contracts, has suggested that extended-term consultants will be able to renew contracts for more than two years in the future.

For now, though, an extended-term consultant is a full-time job with a one-year contract, while a short-term consultant can’t exceed 150 days of pay per year.

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    Kelli Rogers has worked as an Associate Editor and Southeast Asia Correspondent for Devex, with a particular focus on gender. Prior to that, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has reported from more than 20 countries.