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2 hours ago
Hello and welcome! Please keep in mind - there are hundreds of questions pouring in, we will try to get to as
many as we can.
Friendly Reminder. You must have been born on or after January 1, 1988 in order to apply for this program.
The application period is between March 16th - April 5th.

Brad Simmons

4 hours ago
Hello, welcome to all participants.
Thank you so much for all the comments and interest for this live event that have come already on Facebook,
Twitter and the Live Chat space!
This is a great time of the year for us at the WBG Analyst Program as we have just launched the application
period for the program yesterday (March 16th). We will be receiving applications through April 5, 2016. We are
looking forward to get applications from qualified candidates from all over the world. We value diversity in our
workplace, and encourage qualified men and women with diverse professional, academic and cultural
backgrounds to apply.
We decided to gather today in a room to answer some of your questions about the WBG Analyst Program. I am
here with some HR colleagues and three current WBG Analysts and we are ready to answer your questions. We
encourage all of you to visit our website
web.worldbank.org
Antonieta Podesta Mevius

4 hours ago
I am working at the WBG as an STC. Can I apply? Thanks!
Daniel Lopesedited by sross1

4 hours ago
Hi, welcome to the Live Chat! My name is Myriam Peltier-Thiberge and I am the program manager for the Youth
Program which includes the World Bank Young Professional Program, the WBG Analyst Program and the Bank
Internship program.

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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge

4 hours ago
Hi. I am Sundus Siddiqi, a WBG Analyst at the Climate Change Cross Cutting Solution Area at the World Bank.
Happy to answer any questions relevant to the application process/ analyst experience here at the bank.
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Sundus Siddiqi

4 hours ago
Hi, My name is Shenna Ross and I am the administrative contact for the WBG Analyst program. We value your
interest in the program and invite you after today to ensure all your questions go to the
wbganalyst@worldbankgroup.org email account.
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sross1

4 hours ago
Hello, my name is Jenny Funes. I am a WBG Analyst in the Institutional Administration Unit of the Legal
Department. Looking forward to an engaging discussion with all of you today.
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Jenny Funes

4 hours ago
I am a young graduate with Bachelor's degree in Economics and Geography and currently working in an
international Bank.
I will like to know the requirments needed to apply and also know if we will be funded to be able to take part in
this training if we are coming from different countries.

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Theresa Norteyedited by sross1

4 hours ago
Hello all. I'm Kevin Nyamweya, a WBG analyst at the Climate Change Cross Cutting Solutions area. I look
forward to answering any questions you have and giving you some insight into the program..
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Kevin Nyamweya

4 hours ago
Among 10,000 applications per year, only 17 applicants made it to the WBG cohort - how do we stand out from
the sea of application? And what sort of unique qualities are you looking for when you select a candidate?
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Tiffany Chengedited by sross1

3 hours ago
Hello! Could WBG analysts apply to the YPP upon completion of the analyst program? If so, do their chances of
getting into the YPP increase or decrease because their status as former beneficiaries of one of the WB's youth
programs?
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3 hours ago
I work in Climate Change Awareness and Policy through Communications. I would like to know if I am eligible to
apply for the WBG Analyst Program. Thank you!
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Daniel Lopesedited by Sundus Siddiqi

3 hours ago

Hello h!, Upon completion of the WBG Analyst Program you could indeed apply to the YPP too.
However, note that you would have gone through a similar development curriculum so the benefits would not be
as great.
Also, at the end of the WBG Analyst Program if you came with a master's degree you could potentially meet the
eligibility criteria to apply to an officer's position which is the level Young Professionals are recruited.
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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge

3 hours ago
Hi! I have many questions.
1) What is the application timeline for this program, including resume drop, interview dates, notification dates, and
start dates for chosen applicants?
2) What are the characteristics/personal qualities of a good candidate for this program?
3) What is the structure of the application process, particularly the interviews? Specifically, will there be case
interviews, simulations, and written tests in addition to the behavioral components?
4) What are expected outcomes of the program for candidates?
For current WB Analysts:
4) What is something you wish you knew about the program before joining?
5) What has made you successful in your role?
6) Why did you join the program?
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Sri Ramesh

3 hours ago
In the application process, is there a space to talk about volunteering work?
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Luca Prez

3 hours ago
Why is 28years the target age for candidates? Isn't it possible that they are candidates above that age range that
would be fully competent in this role?
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Abasiama
3 hours ago

Good Morning, and thank you for organizing this chat. I wanted to know how many people were hired in the
previous world bank Analyst class? How many analyst do you intend to hire? and how will the recruiting process
be different from last years? Thank You very much.
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3 hours ago

Hi Oreofe,
Last year we hired 17 candidates. This year we do not have a set target but, depending on business needs, it is
likely to be between 15 and 35 positions.
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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge

3 hours ago

Hi,

Can you describe what a typical day looks like for an Analyst at the WBG?
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Vishal

3 hours ago
I was born on August 24th 1987? Do i meet the age criteria?
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Ralph Beauvoir

3 hours ago

Hi Ruth,

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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge

3 hours ago
What qualities do you expect to see in a potential WBG analyst?
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Ruth

3 hours ago
Hi..is it mandatory to have a prior internship ex with the World bank to aplly to the program?
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Aishi

3 hours ago
Does 1-3 years of work experience have to be work experience after graduation?
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Kyuyeon Min

3 hours ago
I was wondering if there are other opportunities for people over 28 (I'm 29).
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David Ashcallay

3 hours ago
If I just graduated from University; however, I have much work experience through internships and part-time jobs,
do I qualify for this position?

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Sahil Badruddin

3 hours ago
Are analysts evenly split among the practices or do some need more support?
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Trent White

3 hours ago
Hi my name is Rachael and I currently work in costing and resource allocation at USAID. I am wondering what a
typical day working as a WBG analyst would look like, and what current analysts feel are the strengths and
weaknesses of the program. Thanks!
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Rachael

3 hours ago
Hello! Where are located the offices for the selected recruits?
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Ricardo Serrano Burgos

3 hours ago
Hi, I am actually a software developer, do you think my profile can fit this program ?
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Soriya Thach

3 hours ago

Hi there, i want to work on World Bank's Gender related projects through WBG program as i hold a bachelor's
degree in Gender Studies and two years of practical experience. But i fond no link to such kind of jobs. Are those
Women's related jobs aren't currently available?
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Sibgha Ali

3 hours ago
Hello- thanks for taking the time to do this live chat today. I was wondering if current WBG analysts can speak to
1) What motivated them to apply to the WBG program/work at the World Bank in the first place? 2) What have
been some of the most meaningful things you have experienced and learned so far in this role? 3) If applicable,
how is this experience affecting future professional plans post-WBG?
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Joyce Kim

3 hours ago
To the current WBG Analysts, what has been the highlight of your experience so far?
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Onaopemipo Abiodun

3 hours ago
What is a behavioral assessment exam?
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Shady Nashed

3 hours ago
Are there any business needs focusing within the African region?
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Danielle

3 hours ago
Are Analysts expected to travel a lot in this position? Have any of you traveled yet in your assignments?
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Luke

3 hours ago
Hello! Thanks for this opportunity. I am curious about the impact of interships on the work experience requirement
(if related to the job,do they count as legitimate experience?). I have also noticed that no positions are offered
within the Communications & International Affairs team this year. Will positions be offered next year, or the
program has been now specialized in 3 core areas (operations, finance, IT)? Thank you very much again!
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mh

3 hours ago
I want to confirm that other than ICT, Finance and Climate are there other streams of work such as Education,
Conflict resolution etc
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Hello

3 hours ago
Hi, i have a Bachelor's degree but no work's experience, am i eligible?
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Daniella

3 hours ago
Are the Analysts' positions in DC or could you get a position in another country?
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Luca Prez

3 hours ago
Dear Climate Change Analysts, my name is Meerim and I am very interested in the Climate Change Specialty
Area. Should I explcitly point my desire to join CC team in my application? Moreover, I study public policy and
specialize in energy governance, but I don't have technical knowledge related to energy efficiency. Would I still be
a fit to the unit?
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Meerim Ruslanova

3 hours ago
Hi!
Are fresh graduates with around 6 months of experience eligible to apply?
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Selena

3 hours ago
Does the 1 year of professional experience have to be by the time of application, or by the time of hire? I recently
graduated from my MA and will have 1 year of professional experience as of August
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Theresa

3 hours ago
Is there a way for a person who passed the online tests to get noticed and at least get a chance for an interview?
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Alisa

3 hours ago
Hi, are candidates who have more than 3 years total work experience, but less than 3 years of experience
relevant to the stream to which they are applying eligible? In this case should they include all their work
experience or only what is relevant to the stream to which they are applying?
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Javier

3 hours ago
Are there positions related to education?
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Joyce Kim

3 hours ago
Hi, I'm 30 years old but I will finish my MA in May. Does this disqualify me before applying?
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Nick Widmyer

3 hours ago
Analysts, what are your career and academic backgrounds prior to joining the analyst program?
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Daniel Kong

3 hours ago
Which of the areas in the WBG program would you recommend someone with economics degree to apply to?
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Abena

3 hours ago
Thank you all for answering our questions! I am Sophie from the Netherlands and currently living in DC. Can one
of the current WBG Analysts tell me more about team work and the culture of the WB? For example, do you
mainly work individually, in a team of people from your specialty area, or together with the other WBG Analysts?
How big are the teams? And is there any international travel required during the program? Thank you!
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Thanks for the live chat. Can you briefly describe the education background (e.g. bachelor/master degree) of the
hires in the previous year? Is there a preference for recruiting people from specific field?
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Kenneth Ho

3 hours ago
Hello, my date of birth is November 1988. I am 27 years old at the moment. Can I apply for the programme?
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Antonieta Podesta Mevius
Hi Fisayo! Yes you are eligible to apply. This year the cut-off date is to be born on or after January 1, 1988.
Mar 17 2016 8:08 AM

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Are positions only offered in Washington DC?
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Olivier

3 hours ago
Hi. I'm interested in applying to the WBGA and am specifically looking at the Ops stream. I have a Bachelor's
degree and ~1 year of work experience. Am I eligible to apply? The website mentioned that only Masters students
are eligible for some groups, but I wasn't sure if that was referencing Cross-Cutting Solutions verticals or all Ops
verticals. Thanks.
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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge
Hi Alvira, the operations stream which includes the World Bank operations (Global Practices and Cross-Cutting
Solutions Areas), IFC operations and MIGA operations require a master only. The only streams accepting
bachelors degree are the IT's and Finance's one but you would need to have the right major.
Mar 17 2016 8:10 AM

3 hours ago
Does my ACCA qualification make up for a masters?
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Sundus Siddiqi
Hi Hellen. I am sorry but ACCA does not make up for a masters.
Mar 17 2016 8:11 AM

3 hours ago
Hi Everyone! My name is Alim and I currently work as a consultant in Washington DC. I would like to thank
everyone on the WBG side for finding the time to answer our questions this morning.

I wanted to ask a question about the application process. Specifically, does a candidate with multiple citizenship
needs to pick which citizenship he is using for an application and does that choice have any effect on the
competitiveness of their application? Thanks again.
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Antonieta Podesta Mevius
Hi Alim! Thanks for your interest in the WBG Analyst. Yes, if you have multiple citizenship you could pick.
However if one of those is a US citizenship, you should include it as primary. Your citizenship does not impact
your chances of being selected. Hope this answers your question.
Mar 17 2016 8:11 AM

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Hi, if chosen for the program, is it possible to choose a country office? Instead of DC headquarters?
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Carolina

3 hours ago
I applied last year, but I was not selected
Can I applied back again this year?
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SOFIA

3 hours ago
Can I apply to more than one stream? If yes, it should be done in separate applications or in the same one?
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Lucas GF

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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge
Hi Lucas GF, you can apply up to two recruitment streams only and you need to click the "apply' buttons in the
two recruitment streams. However, if eligible, you will need to take the online assessment only once.
Mar 17 2016 8:12 AM

3 hours ago
To current WBG analysts: could you share your personal impressions of your experience in World Bank, as well
as World Bank Analyst program? Thank you.
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Kevin Nyamweya
The fact that this is a relatively new program means that we can get to shape our trajectory from the first day and
this is quite unique to the program at the bank. Also, there is constant support given to the analysts in particular,
by way of the technical buddies and mentors within the bank as well as a development curriculum for the three
years. Being here has been extremely humbling as you get to encounter high caliber individuals doing amazing
things on a daily basis
Mar 17 2016 8:13 AM

3 hours ago
What stream would you recommend people with communications backgrounds apply to? Can someone with a
communications background apply for IT?
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Antonieta Podesta Mevius
Hi Zara! Please look at the requirements that each stream is looking for to see if your profile fits. This year the
Communications stream is not recruiting.
Mar 17 2016 8:13 AM

3 hours ago
Hello, I cant find the buttom to apply. I have the requires to apply... could you help me? thanks
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Chaston

3 hours ago
Hi!
I'm a CPA and Bachelor of commerce graduate.
I would be happy to work with the Group. How do I apply.
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Please apply online
athttp://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23123155~menuPK:8453544~p
agePK:8453902~piPK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html
Mar 17 2016 8:15 AM

3 hours ago
I am a Hong Kong citizen. In case I was invited to the interview, should I travel to DC for the interview? Or other
ways will be arranged?
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Leo Ho

3 hours ago
Good morning. For the Operations Stream which accepts Masters only, is it alright if your postgraduate degree
will be given before September of the current year?
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M.S Franklin

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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge
Hi M.S Franklin, unfortunately you will not be eligible anymore. The reason is that we are trying to differentiate
clearly between the WBG Analyst Program and the Young Professional Program since they open to different
grades
Mar 17 2016 8:16 AM

3 hours ago
What, if any, visa options are available to non-citizen applicants?
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Zara

3 hours ago
Thanks for answering!
Currently I'm doing a master and I will get the degree at the end of 2016. Can I apply for the operations stream?
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Ricardo Serrano Burgos

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Antonieta Podesta Mevius
Hi Ricardo! Candidates who are currently pursuing a degree are eligible if the degree will be awarded by
September 2016.
Mar 17 2016 8:16 AM

3 hours ago
Are statements of interest reviewed by the members from the operational streams or by those who run the
program?
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Trent White

3 hours ago
Is it mandatory to have a master degree?
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ngel

3 hours ago
Hi, I have an MA in international relations and an MS in public relation, is there a position related to
communications, public affairs or public diplomacy? Also I have more than two years worth of experience but
most of it have been internships. Am I still eligible to apply?
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Gabriela Luciano

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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge

Hi Gabriela Luciano, unfortunately this year we are not opening the communication and internal affairs as a
recruitment stream.
Mar 17 2016 8:18 AM

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Internship do count as experience though.
Mar 17 2016 8:18 AM

3 hours ago
My name is Ada and I have six years of experience in the education industry but my major subject is economic so
am i eligible to apply?
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Antonieta Podesta Mevius
Hello Ada! We are looking for candidates that have between one to up to three years of experience. So it seems
that you are overqualified for this program. If you have a Master's Degree and are under 33 years old, you might
want to consider the Young Professionals Program. This is the website
link:http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23124011~menuPK:8526385~
pagePK:8453902~piPK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html
Mar 17 2016 8:19 AM

3 hours ago
Are you supposed to get an email confirmation after you apply?
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Alisa

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You may not receive an email confirmation after your apply but you should rest assured that your application has
went through as long as you do not receive an error message that you can copy and send
towbganalyst@worldbankgroup.org only for error messages.
Mar 17 2016 8:59 AM

3 hours ago
The question to the Analysts. After passing the online tests, did you just wait to be contacted directly by the HR
team when the business need for an analyst appeared or did you have to take a more proactive approach and
look for opportunities yourself?
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Alisa

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Kevin Nyamweya
Hello Alisa. We were all in our respective countries patiently waiting for the next stage :). For the Analyst program
one need not take a proactive approach but give your best shot at the application.
Mar 17 2016 8:20 AM

3 hours ago
Hi Maymun, The WBG Analyst included the following nationalities:
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Kenyan, Zambian, Mongolian, Saudi, American, Pakistani, Kyrgyzstan, Jordanian, American, Belgian, French
Mar 17 2016 8:23 AM

3 hours ago
Hi. Good morning. Sorry I don't know if I am doing the question where I should, because I don't see my question
when I sent the comment. Could any one guide me please?
I am interested to be part of this team and develop my skills. What should I do to participate in the program? I
have a Bachelor's degree, I am currently studying photography at an art academy. On the other hand, I have
experience working. I have been working for almost two year in a e-commerce company called Linio. I'm 22 years
old.
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Oly Zambrano Pagua

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Antonieta Podesta Mevius
Hi Oly! Please look at the different streams that are published and if you see fit, you could apply.
Mar 17 2016 8:22 AM

3 hours ago
Which countries did the previous program cohorts come from? Is there any statistics on that?
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Maymun

3 hours ago
thanks Myriam, However on the eligibility requirements it clearly states that if your masters degree will be
awarded before September 2016, you are eligible. Is it not so?
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M.S Franklin

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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge
Hi M.S. Franklin, actually please check again. The website/eligiblity criteria was corrected
yesterday.http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23642984~pagePK:845
3902~piPK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html
Mar 17 2016 8:24 AM

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Sorry about that!
Mar 17 2016 8:25 AM

3 hours ago
Hello, there are a number of units in the Operations scheme. Should we explicitly state our preference? Is there a
way to determine whether certain units are in need of candidates?
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Cara

3 hours ago
Hello, none of my comments will post. Can someone direct me to IT? I'm afraid there will be a stream of
duplicates eventually.
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Sundus Siddiqi
Hi Brittany. I can see your comment and also saw what Gomathi posted on your behalf. Will just reply to that post
as well.
Mar 17 2016 8:26 AM

3 hours ago

Hi, Can I apply to the Finance stream this year, Currently doing my PhD and teaching MSc Finance class...
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Shivani Tandon

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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge
Hi Shivani, It depends on when you are completing your PhD. If this is by December 31, 2016 you are not eligible
anymore.
Mar 17 2016 8:26 AM

3 hours ago
Hi I'm Britany Crockett. I'm a law school graduate, a current master student at the George Washington University.
Thank you for taking the time to answer the question. My class recently visited the World Bank and it is
Phenomenal experience; What are the core essentials that analyst program looks for in an application. On behalf
of Britany as she was not able to post comment, (I'm at the world bank HR).
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Gomathi

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Sundus Siddiqi
Please see here for eligibility
criteria:http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23642984~pagePK:84539
02~piPK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html
Mar 17 2016 8:28 AM

3 hours ago
How do you compute the number of years of previous work experience? Do you only take relevant work
experience into account? Do you take volunteer activities into the calculation? How about part-time positions?

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Adam

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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge
Hi Adam, we are taking into consideration the relevant experience which can be gained thru internship, part-time
work, volunteers etc.
Mar 17 2016 8:29 AM

3 hours ago
Hi Again, can we apply to Operations - Global Practices (area) with only a Bachelors + 1-3 years experience
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Samantha

3 hours ago
I would like to apply for an internship at the World Bank. Do you look for specific requirements?
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Faith

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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge
Hi Faith, you need to be enrolled in a masters or PhD degree to be able to apply. There are no age limit. Please
check our website for more
info.http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23124040~menuPK:8453546
~pagePK:8453902~piPK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html
Mar 17 2016 8:32 AM

3 hours ago

Hi, I am currently an ACS with IFC - T&C GP (4 years) pursuing my PG Dip in International Relations (completing
in May2016). I am 31 years old, and I applied for the Operations Analyst position. Would I be considered for this
position or is there another program I am better suited for? Thank you for allowing us this online chat portal :)
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Diana

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Antonieta Podesta Mevius
Hi Diana, This chat is about the WBG Analyst Program. If you have applied to a different position, you need to
follow up directly with them.
Mar 17 2016 8:33 AM

3 hours ago
Hi, my name is Xiaoyu. I graduated from Columbia University last year with a Master of Public Administration in
Environmental Science and Policies. I have less financial and management background. Does my science
background and research experience limit me to apply for the Group Analyst Program?
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Xiaoyu

3 hours ago
Hello! I am 28 years old and will turn 29 in july. Am I eligible?
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Sundus Siddiqi

You are eligible if you were born on or after January 1, 1988.


Mar 17 2016 8:34 AM

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I am 27 and have more than 3 years of work experience. Am I still elegible?
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Sundus Siddiqi
You are eligible if you were born on or after January 1, 1988.
Mar 17 2016 8:34 AM

3 hours ago
Hi! Thanks for organizing this live chat. Not sure if my comment went through;but here is my question. The
analyst program allows us to apply for 2 Gps, yet only allow to submit one statement of interest. I would like to
customize depending on the GP and how did the 1st cohort deal with this when they decided to apply to two
global practices?
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Katelyn Yoo

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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge
Hi Katelijn, you can apply up to two recruitment streams not two GPs. However in your operation recruitment
stream application cover letter you could mention your particular interest for two GPs.
Mar 17 2016 8:35 AM

3 hours ago
is the age limit a strict criteria? I am 28 years old, I will be 29 on August 24, 2016, Am I still eligible to apply for the
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Ralph Beauvoir

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Sundus Siddiqi
You are eligible if you were born on or after January 1, 1988.
Mar 17 2016 8:36 AM

2 hours ago
Does the WB provide any assistance with the relocation? And how much time is given between the offer and the
start date?
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Dear WBG representatives,
Thank you so much for the informational opportunity!
I am very interested in the Operations Department, specifically in the Cross-Cutting Solution Areas.
1) What I was wondering, if the Analyst Program allows rotation between these different cross-cutting areas
and/or between the WBG five institutions?
2) Do I have to specify the exact cross-cutting area in my application? For instance, I am very passionate about
energy governance, but also have knowledge about PP partnerships. Do I have to choose one in this case?
3) My professional experience comprises 7 months of internships and 12 months of a student job. Do I still fulfill
the professional requirement?
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Hello Meerim,1) Rotation is allowed but this would all depend on your initiative and driven by business needs at
the time
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2) You can apply up to two recruitment streams not two GPs. However in your operation recruitment stream
application cover letter you could mention your particular interest for two GPs.
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3) This would all depend on how your experience is relevant to the unit you are applying to.
Mar 17 2016 8:38 AM

2 hours ago
Hello Antonieta, which of the roles would you advice a Pharmacist with management certifications and
experience in public health to apply for? Thank you.
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Hi Chidimma! Please check the Operation stream requirements as you might want to apply to that stream. One of
the Global Practices is Health and Nutrition.
Mar 17 2016 8:38 AM

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and that deals with Public Health.
Mar 17 2016 8:38 AM

2 hours ago
How many of the current Analyst's had prior Bank experience before being selected as an Analyst?
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2 hours ago
Is it mandatory yo hold a mster degree and what is the age limit to apply?
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ngel

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Hi Angel! Some streams require a Master's Degree. The age requirement is to be born on or after January 1,
1988.
Mar 17 2016 8:40 AM

2 hours ago
Hi,
I am Asmat from Pakistan, M.Sc Social Policy and Development student at the London School of Economics. I
want to ask that, can I apply for this program?
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Hi Asmat. You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria
onhttp://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23642984~pagePK:8453902~pi
PK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html
Mar 17 2016 8:40 AM

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Is there a specific requirement you are confused about? Thanks.
Mar 17 2016 8:41 AM

2 hours ago
Hi, I don't see my comment published on the chat. Should I write my questions again?
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Hi Juliette, we're receiving hundreds of questions at the moment. Yours is still in the queue and we'll try to get to it
during the chat, if not after.
Mar 17 2016 8:41 AM

2 hours ago
Can you please explain what "local hire" means, and the implications of being a local hire versus an international
hire?
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Local hire relates to the position of the job. All analysts positions are local hire thus there are no implications for
international hire.
Mar 17 2016 8:49 AM

2 hours ago
Hello,
I am Leire and I am a graduate born in 1989. I studies a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and I have
a Master's in International Relations. I worked in the Council of Europe and in the United Nations Human Rights
Commissioner. I have an interest in human rights, climate change policies and economic empowerment.
I have a few questions: 1) is the age requirement only for the application? 2) with my background, which area do
you suggest I should apply for? 3) should we specify the area we want to work in in our application? 4)) what is a
normal day for an analyst: draft reports, research, attend meetings etc?
Thank you!
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Hi Liere. Thanks for tuning in. You are eligible so long as you were born on or after January 1, 1988. I would
suggest that you take a look at the different streams that the WBG Analyst Program is recruiting for
athttp://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23643722~pagePK:8453902~pi
PK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html.
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You can mention what areas interest you in your cover letter so that the hiring officials are aware.
Mar 17 2016 8:40 AM

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As a WBG Legal Analyst, a regular day for me involves a lot of researching, writing emails and meeting with
clients to provide them advisory services.
Mar 17 2016 8:42 AM

2 hours ago
I have an Engineering degree and work experience. Is the bank open to taking in Engineers? Also does the
stipend comfortably cover living expenses?
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Hi Mark, an engineering degree might be helpful for some Global Practices, so consider the Operations Stream.
Selected candidates actually receive a locally-competitive salary.
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Hi! I'm sorry I'm writing again. I just don't see my question in the screen and I'm not sure if it's a technical problem
or if you just haven't got to it yet. I know you are answering a looot of questions right now, so please don't get me
wrong, I just want to make sure if my question was received. I'll copy it here:
Hi! I would like to be sure about some things:
1. I was checking the application form and I am not sure about in what moment am I supposed to choose the 2
areas. Is there a specific part for that? Or am I supposed to only mention it in my cover letter?
2. Right after the description of the Cross-Cutting Solution Areas in the web it says "A Masters degree is required
to apply". Is that a mistake? Because I thought that as a Bachelor I could also apply and I don't recall reading that
in last year's description, but I am not sure.
3. Can I mention internships and volunteer or unpaid experience to complete the 1-3 years that are required? And
if I've also worked midtime as a private tutor in Science classes for children (freelancer), should I also mention
that? Or would that be irrelevant?
Thank you very much for your time and patience!,
Ana
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Hi Ana! You should apply to up to two areas by applying to each of those two separately. For the Operations
Stream a Master's Degree is required. You could include internships and volunteer work and that would count as
part of your experience. Unfortunately private tutoring for children will not count. Hope this answer your questions.
Mar 17 2016 8:44 AM

2 hours ago

hi kevin. i see your in the climate change analyst unit. am interested in that one... is there an age limitation to
applying? and is the climate change unit taking in people
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Hi Errol. I am also in the climate change unit. The age limitation is that you are eligible to apply if you were born
on or after January 1, 1988. I am not sure what the business needs of different units are.
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But you should apply to the stream you are passionate about and have relevant academic/work experience in.
Mar 17 2016 8:46 AM

2 hours ago
Is there any need for lawyers in any of the streams? Im a colombian Lawyer with a postgraduate study in
administrative law, Im 26 and have a 3 years experience working with the state. I would love to be able to apply
and have the chance to contribute in matters of development.
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Hi Claudia, there is no legal recruitment stream per se this year but lawyers may be needed in the Operations
stream. Please consider the operations stream.
Mar 17 2016 8:46 AM

2 hours ago
Hello again. Sorry that I could not see some my questions or comments posted on the chat yet, so I am typing my
questions to you again.
I have three years of working experience in supply chain management on raw materials for automotive industry
(all are in corporate sector). Now I have my Master's degree in Economics and would like to apply for Operations
stream in Trade and Competitiveness; Energy and Extractives; and Environment and Natural Resources.
From my situation, will my working experience above be relevant enough to apply for these practices in WBG
program?
Thank you so much. And look forward to your comments.
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Hello Pote,
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Your experience could very well be relevant enough for you to apply. However, it will be up to you to demonstrate
this.
Mar 17 2016 8:46 AM

2 hours ago
What department should I apply for if I'm interested in CCSA and other climate finance work? Kevin - what type of
experience did you have prior to being accepted to this team?
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Hello Alex, please check the Bank's website for the different GPs and CCSAs you can apply to.
Mar 17 2016 8:48 AM

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Before I came to the bank I did a masters in economics and had prior economic consulting experience, which was
not directly relevant to my current position but I gained skills which were transferrable.
Mar 17 2016 8:52 AM

2 hours ago

Hi there,

will there be greater transparency this time in terms of the process.


Many of us applied for Operations and Communications last year and we passed the numerical and reasoning
exam stage with a "further consideration" email - next thing we knew in November 2015 we were told on the
website that the positions were filled. My question is, how do we know this won't happen again? As in will we be
updated by the WBG more frequently and in a more transparent manner?
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Hi Johnny, we hear you. Last year was really hard: this was the the first time we launched the program and we
received a super high volume of applicants. If you have checked our website again you can see there are much
more info: in the selection process, the program features, FAQ. We have even indicated when we would
communicate or when the assessment would take place.

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This being said Johnny, once you have passed the assessment, everything depends on the business needs. So if
nobody is asking for your profile, you might be never called for interviews but it is no reflection of your abilities.
Hang on there
Mar 17 2016 8:53 AM

2 hours ago
Hi. I have a degree in Law and Business Administration. I'm 25 years old. I work as a sub-inspector of taxes for
the Ministry of Finance of Spain. Can I apply for the vacancy ?, is there any other more specific?
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Hi Pablo. I would recommend that you go
tohttp://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23643722~pagePK:8453902~pi
PK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html. There you can see what areas of work might interest you.
Mar 17 2016 8:47 AM

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As long as you meet the requirements there and were born on or after January 1, 1988, you may be eligible.
Mar 17 2016 8:48 AM

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And make sure to specify up to two areas that you would like to work in in your cover letter.
Mar 17 2016 8:49 AM

2 hours ago
I understand that the maximum years of work experience required by this program is 3 years in a relevant field. I
have three questions. First, is it a maximum of 3 years at the time of application or by a different pre-specified
date? Second, how do you define 'relevant'? Third, what qualifies as work experience besides a full-time paid
job? Do part-time positions during graduate school count?
I have about 3 years of full time work experience now (at the time of application). Am I eligible to apply?
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Hi Simrin! Thanks for your questions. Yes the maximum 3 years is calculated at the time of application. The
experience should be in the area for which you are applying. Part-time relevant work could also be considered.
Mar 17 2016 8:50 AM

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We are here answering your questions!


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Hello, I'm an Indian national and prospective applicant. I wanted to ask for clarification on whether the actual start
date (if an offer is made) will be between May-Dec 2016 or in Feb 2016.
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Hello Alokik! As mentioned in the website, the actual start date will be between May - Dec 2016. Hope this
clarifies.
Mar 17 2016 8:52 AM

2 hours ago
Good Morning everyone, I'm an interested candidate to join World Bank Group Analyst Program.
I'd like to know more about this exciting employment opportunity;
1. How long is the program and what is the expectation from the candidates?
2.At the end of the program, will all the candidates be incorporated into WBG?
Thank you.
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Hi Joshua, The program is 3 years old. Candidates are expected to help out in various analytical, research and
project related tasks. At the end of the program,

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At the end of the three-year contract, which coincides with the end of the development curriculum, there are
several options: (i) If you had a successful track record of performance and are motivated to stay in the WBG, you
can apply for a position in the World Bank Group either at the same grade level (analyst) or at an officers grade
level if you have a masters degree and meet the eligibility criteria. (ii) You can pursue your academic studies. (iii)
You can consider other job opportunitie
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. (iii) You can consider other job opportunities outside the WBG. If you end up leaving the WBG, we hope that the
experience you have gained in the WBG Analyst Program and the WBG will spark your interest to come back
later as a mid-career professional with a more rounded academic background/experience.
Mar 17 2016 8:53 AM

2 hours ago
Is it possible for an Analyst to be rotated between DC and COs in the 3-year duration of the program?
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Hi Camille! It is possible to rotate between Headquarters and Country Offices, but this will largely depend on the
business needs of the unit in which you are working.
Mar 17 2016 8:54 AM

2 hours ago
Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions this morning. How do we know which
recruitment streams are hiring this year?
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Maria

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Hi Maria! This year we are hiring for Operations, Finance and Information Technology.
Mar 17 2016 8:54 AM

2 hours ago
I have submitted my application have not received any confirmation email from the World Bank. Should I worry?
Thank you!
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Hi Apurv,
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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge

2 hours ago
Hi everyone! Second time I comment. Hope this one will post. I have some questions:
1) I am currently doing my final work to get the master degree, should I apply to Operations? I have 2 years of
experience in development projects plus other 2 years of non related experience.
2) If I am not from US (I am from Bolivia) can I apply?
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Hi Sergio! Candidates who are currently pursuing a degree are eligible if the degree will be awarded by
September 2016. We are considering candidates that have up to three years of experience. We welcome
candidates from all over the world.
Mar 17 2016 8:57 AM

2 hours ago
Hi Apurv, Actually when you apply the last screen should have been a "thank you" screen. If you have missed this
screen, you will hear back from us by April 12 close of business if you have applied and are considered moving
forward or not. We are actually adding a FAQ on this.
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Hi, just to confirm past answers, for Global Practices of the Operations Stream, is a master's degree absolutely
required?
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Hi TGC! Yes for the Operations Stream candidates should have a Master's Degree.
Mar 17 2016 8:58 AM

2 hours ago
Do internships count as work experience? Thank you!
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2 hours ago

How strict is the 28 yrs and under policy? I am 35 and would love to apply having become frustrated Middle East
construction PM world that applies absurdly rigid age requirements for roles I was fulfilling 5 years ago in UK.
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hi Stuart, the policy is a policy, sorry! however please consider other work opportunities on our website
Mar 17 2016 9:02 AM

2 hours ago

Hello,

I know I saw this in the FAQ, but I'd just like to make sure. I have more than three years experience working in
water loss management (i.e. I supervised staff) but I meet all of the other requirements. Do I then have to wait for
the Young Professionals Programme?
Thanks in advance.
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Hello Ratkin! We consider candidates with up to three years of experience. If you meet the requirements and are
interest in the Young Professionals Programme, you should consider applying to it. Hope this answers your
question.
Mar 17 2016 9:03 AM

2 hours ago
Hi. Should you include references on your CV?

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Feel free to though we do have a separate process once the hiring department has selected the candidate to
conduct references check.
Mar 17 2016 9:03 AM

2 hours ago
an MBA degree is considered as a Master, right?
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Hi Diego, MBAs are welcome.
Mar 17 2016 9:04 AM

2 hours ago
I have over 3 years of experience in the media and communications sector, which mainly involved documentary
filmmaking, fieldwork and research work apart from developing communication strategies and writing reports.
Given the fact that my previous work experience hasnt been directly in the field of International Development, will
my application be considered? I'm studing Anthropology and International Development at London School of
Economics and political Science.
Any advice on how I should write my statement of purpose?
I would like to work in the operations department at the World Bank.
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Hello Shweeta,
Mar 17 2016 8:59 AM

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You would need to demonstrate how your experience is suited to the position you are applying for. However,
please check the requirements on the website.
Mar 17 2016 9:01 AM

2 hours ago

Sorry to repost but I can't see my comment. For those pursuing a master degree, should the graduate time be
before Sep 2016 or Dec 2016? Thanks!
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Your graduation time should be prior to December 2016.
Mar 17 2016 9:04 AM

2 hours ago
take on applicants for Managements Accounting (CIMA) this year?
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I don't fully understand your questions but this a good certificate to hold for the Finance stream.
Mar 17 2016 9:06 AM

2 hours ago

If we apply for two streams, we submit two separate applications, correct?


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We will only consider your application for up to two recruitment streams. We ask that you consider what you
would excel at so we can give adequate consideration to your strengths.
Mar 17 2016 9:07 AM

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It would be separate applications based on the stream.
Mar 17 2016 9:07 AM

2 hours ago
Hi Tiffany, let me answer questions #2, 4 and 5.
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What is the World Bank's vision in creating the WBG Analyst Program (given that the YPP already exists, as well
as other pipelines for young talents)?
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Camille Tacastacas

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Hi Camille! The WBG Analyst is a program targeted towards recent graduates beginning their careers.
Mar 17 2016 9:08 AM

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typically with 1-3 years of work experience and who are seeking exposure to the field of development.
Mar 17 2016 9:09 AM

2 hours ago
Is it possible to take masters during the program if one want to become an officer after the three years?
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Samuel

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Hello, what is the grade at which Analysts will be hired?
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The WBG Analyst are hired at a Grade "E" level.
Mar 17 2016 9:10 AM

2 hours ago

Hello! Regarding the work experience requirement, I have a teaching work experience of 3 years. Will this
experience count?
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Vinit Shah

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Kevin Nyamweya
Hello Vinit. The details of your experience and what sort of tasks you carried out would determine whether this
experience would be relevant.
Mar 17 2016 9:10 AM

2 hours ago

Hello,

This years do you recruit any IT Business Analyst?


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Yes feel free to visit our website for


detailshttp://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23643722~pagePK:845390
2~piPK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html
Mar 17 2016 9:11 AM

2 hours ago

Good morning. Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. I would want to know if there any specific
requirement for each recruitment stream? I have seen the general ones. I am interested in the Information
Technology stream.
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The detailed information we would like to share is located on the
website.http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23643722~pagePK:84539
02~piPK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html
Mar 17 2016 9:12 AM

2 hours ago
Hi there, I am interested to apply for this programme. I am currently working as a Trainee Solicitor in Hong Kong. I
have an undergraduate degree in Business (Major in Finance) and a postgraduate degree in Law. I have done an
internship with United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative and I am most interested to join the
Climate Change team in World Bank.
1. Can any of the analysts in this live chat share your experience when you are going through the application
process? For example, your interview experiences, what type of questions are being asked, your personal
background, and from hindsight, how did you impress your interviewers?
2. Do you think the application process are stricter on CV screening or interview screening? Some organizations
screen a lot of CVs away in the early stage of application. Those candidates who make it to the interview stage
are very likely to get a job offer. What is the situation at World Bank?
3. Questions for climate change team analysts: do you think your team need people with skill sets about law and
private finance? I have solid legal training and practice experience, however my legal experience is mostly limited
to insurance sector due to my firm's practice. Also, would a CFA qualification be helpful?
4. I am a Hong Kong citizen and I am not in the list of eligible countries. Can Hong Kong citizens be counted as
Chinese citizens? (China is eligible)
5. Will the 2017 cohort start straight in February 2017?
Thanks very much for answering my questions!

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Hi Tiffany. I had my interviews over skype. One was quite technical (talking about my previous academic and
work experience along with testing knowledge on global issues). The other was a mix of technical and
behavioural questions about how one reacts in situations, leadership examples etc. I had a great time even giving
my interviews- they were more like very informative discussions.
Mar 17 2016 9:09 AM

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Hi Tiffany, on your question#2, we are conducting two critical selection steps: the screening against eligibility
criteria and the online assessment. Now the hardest are business needs which will determine who gets
considered further for interviews.
Mar 17 2016 9:10 AM

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Hi Tiffany, on your question#4, Hong Kong is part of China and China a member country, so you are fine.
Mar 17 2016 9:11 AM

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Regarding your questions about law and private finance, I cannot say anything for certain but please highlight the
link to CC in your cover letter.
Mar 17 2016 9:11 AM

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Hi Tiffany, on your question#5, selected candidates can start anytime between May and early February.
Mar 17 2016 9:12 AM

2 hours ago
Dear HR officer, you mention in the selection process page that the online assessment will be carried out April
13-20. Does this mean the assessment link is to be sent out on the 13th and we have a week to complete before
20th? Or the link will be sent out any time between 13-20th, and we have another week to complete? Thank you.
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Hi Dora! Thanks for your interest in the WBG Analyst. Those that are selected to take the assessment test will
receive the link on April 13th. Candidates will have a week to complete it. Hope this clarifies.
Mar 17 2016 9:12 AM

2 hours ago
WB official website as of now: Masters or Bachelors degree in relevant field. Candidates who are currently
pursuing a degree are eligible if the degree will be awarded by December 31, 2016. Hence Dec. 2016 it is right?
Not Sept. 2016 as you mentioned.
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Hello I was reading through the application and selection process and i was wondering if "Masters degree is
required to apply" applies to all operations speciality or just the cross cutting solution areas. Thanks!
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Hi Patcee, thanks for the feedback, now we get it why this is confusing. it applies to all the operation stream.
Thanks! :-)
Mar 17 2016 9:15 AM

2 hours ago
Hello everyone!
I see that one of the requirements is "One to three years of work experience in one or more specialty areas"
I have worked in finance but only in the private sector, particularly in the Derivatives market. Would that be
considered relevant for the WBG?
Thank you in advance for your answer.
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Sara Bagni

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Kevin Nyamweya
Hello Sara, this could count as relevant if you are able to demonstrate the relevance of it to the position you will
be applying to.
Mar 17 2016 9:16 AM

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Hi Nargyz,
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Hi Nargyz,
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If I have 2.5 years of relevant work experience and 1.5 years of graduate assistantship (not relevant), am I still
qualified to apply?
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Since the experience requirement is between 1-3 years of experience, you should highlight those areas for
consideration that meet the vacancy description.
Mar 17 2016 9:17 AM

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Hello, can an Operations Analyst enrolled in the WBGA Program choose to focus on one or specific global
practices (e.g Transportation) based on prior experience and interests ?
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Hello Ralph! The positions are business driven. Candidates will be offered a position at the time of recruitment.
Hope this clarifies.
Mar 17 2016 9:17 AM

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Hello and thank you for organizing this Q&A session. I have significant experience in capacity building and
knowledge sharing that spans over different GPs and I am interested in applying for the Operations stream. Do I
have to tailor my cover letter to only two GPs?
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You should tailor your cover letter and resume based on the vacancy to highlight your education and experience
to meet the requirements.
Mar 17 2016 9:18 AM

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Hello. I am applying for the health nutrition and populations in the operations unit. Can any of the analyst on this
live feed give me an idea of how interviews would be. I amight quite familiar with the online assessment as I
applied last year. Thank you
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Hi Joycelyn. The interviews may be done in person or virtually. The format of the interviews varies depending on
the skill set that the hiring stream is looking for.
Mar 17 2016 9:21 AM

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Hi,
I am interested with the program

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Excellent feel free to apply online using this
link.http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23643722~pagePK:8453902~
piPK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html
Mar 17 2016 9:19 AM

2 hours ago

Hi! I don't see any requirement of referrer or recommendation letter in the application instruction. Just to make
sure if candidates need to submit recommendation info in the application. Thanks!
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Cris

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This is not a requirement since only references of those offered a position will be verified/checked.
Mar 17 2016 9:20 AM

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Good morning! It is not very clear to me in the case of being selected, the contract runs for 3 years but where
does it take place? Is it 3 years in Washington, or how would this work?
Thank you in advance for your reply
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Hello Magaly! Yes the contract is a 3-year term contract. The location is dependant on the business need.
Mar 17 2016 9:21 AM

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Thank you for opportunity! My questions are:
1) How detailed should be our CV? I have one page resume, which omits a lot of details (i.e. coursework,
workshops, volunteer experience). How many pages would you recommend to have in max?
2) I am interested in 3 global practice areas, which are closely related to my major and work experience. Should I
be specific about that in my statement of purposes?
3) How many GP and CCS should we select?
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Nargiz

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Hi Nargyz, 1) We would advise that the CV be no more than two pages long and details the relevant experience
only. 2) Indeed in your letter of interest you can indicate your primary interest for 3 GPs. 3) You do not need to
specify which GPs or CCSA you are mostly interested in but if you do this interest should be reflected in your prior
experience/education major.
Mar 17 2016 9:22 AM

2 hours ago
What does an Analyst on Climate Change do? Could you provide some brief, specific examples? I have an MSc
in International Development: Poverty, Inequality and Development and I see the climate change and poverty
divisions as potential areas that I can fit into
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Hello Corra
Mar 17 2016 9:20 AM

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At the Climate Change Cross Cutting Solutions Area (CCSA), analysts have been involved in climate finance and
climate change policy. Specifically, we have been involved in the preparation of briefs, climate finance
presentation and analysis, monitoring and evaluation of corporate systems within the bank and also assisting with
different assignments in other practices. In a nutshell, the experience is extremely varied and a huge degree of
flexibility is given to the analysts
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do graduate internship count towards work experience?


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Hi Samuel. If your internship is relevant to the work stream you are applying for, then it may be considered as
relevant experience for purposes of the application.
Mar 17 2016 9:23 AM

2 hours ago

(1) I will get PhD degree by this December. I saw this program is for Masters or Bachelor degree holder, and your
response to others also clarify PhD is not eligible. However, last time I had a chance to ask HR from WBG, but
they are kindly recommending PhD (which has master degree and several years academic experience) to apply
WBG Analyst Program. So I am confused whether I am qualified or not.
(2) I also would like to know what is the criteria of resume screening. There are many excellent candidates with
good diploma and experience, but how did you select some from them for interview?
Thanks.
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Hi Henry! PhD students are not eligible as we consider that they are over-qualified for the WBG Analyst position.
If you are interested, and you meet the requirements, you can consider the Young Professionals Program.
Mar 17 2016 9:23 AM

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Hi. I am confused about the graduation time for those who are pursuing a master degree. Should the eligible
candidate graduate before Sep 2016 or Dec 2016? Thanks!
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Before Dec. 2016
Mar 17 2016 9:24 AM

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Hello!

Should we indicate in our applications (e.g. in CV) if we have a preference to be placed in a Regional/Country
office as opposed to Washington?
Also for analysts based in Regional/Country offices - do they start there straight away or go through some kind of
orientation in Washington first?
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Hi Abrhez, you can indicate that you are open to work both in HQ and in the country offices but I would not limit
your options by mentioning only country offices. If you were to be selected, you would have at least a week
orientation in DC but follow the rest of the activities via Webex.
Mar 17 2016 9:25 AM

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Hi, are candidates who have more than 3 years total work experience, but less than 3 years of experience
relevant to the stream to which they are applying eligible? In this case should they include all their work
experience or only what is relevant to the stream to which they are applying?
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Yes. It's best to first highlight relevant work experience.
Mar 17 2016 9:26 AM

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Hi. The start date for selected applicants varies between May and December 2016. What happens if you have a
contract and you're offered a WB Analyst position before the end of your current contract? How much flexibility
does the program offer?
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It would depend upon the individual hiring department.

Mar 17 2016 9:27 AM

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Hi, thank you for your time.Is it possible for me to apply twice from operations i.e climate change and social
development
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Hi Chemutai, Please apply only once and just indicate in your cover letter your particular interest for these two
areas.
Mar 17 2016 9:27 AM

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Are there vacancies for people with a background in communication (masters in international relations)?
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Hello Dennis! No, we do not have any vacancies for the Communication stream this year.
Mar 17 2016 9:28 AM

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Hi
For the operations stream is the masters requirement for the cross cutting solutions or it applies to the global
practices aswell?
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Chanda

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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge
Hi Chanda, As mentioned to another person earlier, thanks for the feedback we will correct the website so it is
understood that the master's requirement apply to the whole operations stream.
Mar 17 2016 9:29 AM

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If we applied last year, do you have our applications saved ?
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You need to apply again. We will only consider those that apply this year. Hope this answers your question.
Mar 17 2016 9:19 AM

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Good morning, my question is how strict are with the 3 years of experience: is it possible to have 3 years and
some months of experience in a specific area or is exactly 3 years?
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1) How detailed should be our CV? I have one page resume, which omits a lot of details (i.e. coursework,
workshops, volunteer experience). How many pages would you recommend to have in max?
2) I am interested in 3 global practice areas, which are closely related to my major and work experience. Should I
be specific about that in my statement of purposes?
3) How many GP and CCS should we select?

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Your CV should be tailored to highlight your experience and education related to the vacancy announcement. You
can apply for up to 2 vacancies.
Mar 17 2016 9:31 AM

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is 3 years of part time experienced counted as 1.5 years
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Heather

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Hi Heather! It all depends in how much time did you devoted to the work.
Mar 17 2016 9:31 AM

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with a master degree in computer science what are the opportunuties can you offer ?
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Feel free to visit our website for the latest
vacancies.http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23643722~pagePK:845
3902~piPK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html
Mar 17 2016 9:32 AM

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Hi,
Are the selected candidates paid stipends/do they get certain benefits?
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This is a full term staff position with a salary and benefits.
Mar 17 2016 9:32 AM

2 hours ago
Hello there,
I live in Ghana, currently. Could any of the analysts on the live chat that lived outside the US before applying talk
about the interview process. Were all interviews over skype/phone?
What type of training, if any, did you receive once you started the program?
How were you assigned to the different streams? Were there opportunities to work in other streams?
My work experience has bee in economic research. Which of the streams would be the best fit for me?
Thank you.
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Hi, Our interviews were on skype. The training is on-going. There is actually an entire development curriculum for
our training. We were assigned in different streams according to our interest and experience.
Mar 17 2016 9:32 AM

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Please take a look at the website and determine which streams are best for you. Good luck.
Mar 17 2016 9:33 AM

2 hours ago

Can we contact you again va email for further questions? My questions haven't appear on the chat box..
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All answers we would like to share are located on our website which we will refer to all
entries.http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTJOBSNEW/0,,contentMDK:23643722~pagePK:84539
02~piPK:8453359~theSitePK:8453353,00.html
Mar 17 2016 9:33 AM

2 hours ago

Hello,

Thank you for this great opportunity!


I am about to graduate in mid-September/early October my MA studies in International Relations with focus on
Globalization and Public Policies from the Free University of Brussels. I have a question regarding the application
process:

I saw that we can apply for up to two Specialty Areas, however seeing the previous questions posed here I
couldn't understand if this means that we could apply, for example for Operations (in general) and Finance (in
general) or does this mean we can apply 2 times for Operations specifying each time in which one of the 14
Global Practices and/or 4 Cross-Cutting Solutions Areas we wish to apply for?
Than you in advance!
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Mihael

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Myriam Peltier-Thiberge
Hi Mihael, You can apply up to two recruitment streams; meaning operations, finance or IT. When you apply to
the operations streams, you can specify in your cover letter which GPs/CCSA you are most interested in.
Mar 17 2016 9:34 AM

2 hours ago
We are about to close the Live Q&A. Thank you very much for your interest in the WBG Analyst Program and for
all the great questions. We are looking forward to receiving your applications! Application period ends on April
5th.
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