World Bank hiring trends a topic of upcoming Devex webinar

World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo by: Deborah W. Campos | World Bank | CC By-NC-ND

The World Bank is always hiring – that’s no surprise, given the multilateral organization’s status as one of the largest financiers of international development. What is new, though, is the bank’s increasing focus on fragile states.

Of course the World Bank continues to hire in countless other areas as well, especially in climate change, infrastructure, food security, water and governance. But the trend of focusing on crisis and post-conflict states is reflected in the organization’s evolving hiring strategy.

More than ever, the World Bank – like UNICEF, the U.S. Agency for International Development and other donors – is looking for aid workers and consultants with experience working in fragile and post-conflict states, says Roberto Amorosino, a recruitment officer with the Washington-based financial institution.

Amorosino will be the featured speaker at an upcoming Devex career webinar titled “Ask the Recruiter: Jobs with the World Bank,” scheduled for noon Eastern Standard Time on June 29. During the live event, Amorosino will discuss World Bank hiring trends, minimum requirements and application procedures, and answer questions submitted directly from online participants.

The number of participants is limited and seats are filling up fast for this exciting event, so register today and hear directly from a World Bank recruiter about internships, the junior professionals and young professionals programs, short-term and extended-term consultancies, and staff positions in Washington and around the world with one of the largest aid organizations.

>> Learn more and sign up for ‘Ask the Recruiter’: Jobs with the World Bank’

This event is part of the Devex Career Webinar Series, which previously featured recruiters from USAID and UNICEF, among others. The webinars are meant to give job seekers around the globe a chance to hear directly from hiring managers and other experts about how to build a career in international development.

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    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.