World Bank careers: Answers to your FAQs

The World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo by: Simone D. McCourte / World Bank / CC BY-NC-ND 

The World Bank is hard to miss in international development: As one of the largest donors, it employs more than 10,000 from over 160 countries — two-thirds at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The bank hires full-time staff and temporary consultants in rapid speed — in fact, more than a dozen join the multilateral lender every day, most of them for short-term positions which are rarely advertised and often recruited without the Human Resources department’s help.

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  • Rolf Rosenkranz

    Rolf Rosenkranz oversees a talented team of in-house journalists, correspondents and guest contributors located around the globe. Since joining Devex in early 2008, Rolf has been instrumental in growing its fledgling news operation into the leading online source for global development news and analysis. Previously, Rolf was managing editor at Inside Health Policy, a subscription-based news service in Washington. He has reported from Africa for the Johannesburg-based Star and its publisher, Independent News & Media, as well as the Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, a German daily.