World Bank Group Internship & Exp. Job Recruitment

World Bank

The World Bank Group – Established in 1944, the WBG is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for development solutions. In fiscal year 2018, the WBG committed $67 billion in loans, grants, equity investments and guarantees to its members and private businesses, of which $24 billion was concessional finance to its poorest members. It is governed by 188-member countries and delivers services out of 120 offices with nearly 15,000 staff located globally.

We invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for:

1) Title: Legal Internship Program

Locations: Washington, D.C., United States of America and in Certain Selected Country Offices

The World Bank Legal Vice Presidency
The World Bank Legal Vice Presidency (“LEGVPU”) offers highly-motivated law students an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank and that of LEGVPU. The World Bank Legal Internship Program allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas, and latest research experiences into the World Bank’s daily operations and improve their legal skills while working in a multicultural environment.

The objective of both programs is to provide you first-hand experiences of the day-to-day operations of the World Bank by closely collaborating with staff in LEGVPU. As part of our team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring development professionals and senior management, you will get the chance to contribute to the legal services offered by LEGVPU as well as participate in high-profile events and conferences organized during the term of your internship.

Who Are We? And What Do We Do?

  • In the context of the World Bank’s broad development agenda, the Legal Vice Presidency provides legal services required by the World Bank and plays an active role in all institutional activities. In addition, LEGVPU helps to ensure that all World Bank’s activities comply with the institutions’ Articles of Agreement, policies and procedures
  • Organizationally, LEGVPU includes geographically-based regional Operational Practice Groups devoted to the legal and policy aspects of World Bank lending operations, as well as Corporate Practice Groups, which provide advice on corporate and development finance, administrative, and institutional matters for the World Bank.
  • For further details around the legal services provided by LEGVPU as well as departmental units please click here.

World Bank Legal Internship Program

  • The World Bank Legal Internship Program is offered thrice a year for a period of maximum three months at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in certain selected country offices for currently enrolled law school students.

Can You be a LEGVPU Intern?

  • Do you hold citizenship of any IBRD member state?
  • Are you currently enrolled in an LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent program?
  • Do you have an excellent command of the English language?
  • If you have answered yes to all these questions, you are eligible to be a LEGVPU intern. Preference shall be given to candidates who possess a decent command of a second language, especially if that is one of the working languages of IBRD (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
  • Applications from eligible international as well as U.S.-based students are equally encouraged.

When?
Summer Internship Program:

  • Application period will commence on January 1 and end on January 31 (Internship period is for 10-12 weeks, typically between June and August, depending on prevailing needs)
  • This is an excellent opportunity for students looking to gain full-time professional experiences at the World Bank during the summer months while enrolled in a law program.

Fall Internship Program:

  • Application period will commence on May 1 and end on May 31 (Proposed internship period is for 10-12 weeks, typically between September and November, depending on prevailing needs)
  • This is an excellent opportunity for students looking to gain professional experiences at the World Bank in the form of externships during the academic year while enrolled in a full-time law program or for those enrolled in part-time and/or evening law programs
  • According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security rules, students authorized to participate in pre-completion OPT may work part-time (20 hours or less per week) while school is in session.

Spring Internship Program:

  • Application period will commence on September 1 and end on September 30 (Proposed internship period is for 10-12 weeks, typically between March and May, depending on prevailing needs)
  • This is an excellent opportunity for students looking to gain professional experiences at the World Bank in the form of externships during the academic year while enrolled in a full-time law program or for those enrolled in part-time and/or evening law programs
  • According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security rules, students authorized to participate in pre-completion OPT may work part-time (20 hours or less per week) while school is in session.

What Would Be Your Role?
Interns will likely be involved in a plethora of tasks, as they arise during the term of the Internship Program, such as:

  • Conducting a variety of legal assignments under the direction of the supervising lawyer(s).
  • Conducting research on assigned issues, using existing law files and alternative sources (e.g., computer-assisted searches using the internet, intranet and/or other databases), analyzing information, and summarizing findings.
  • Conducting comparative legal analyses on a range of issues in a given area, identifying legal and policy issues, researching relevant precedents, and proposing appropriate solutions.
  • Participating in task/project teams with the supervising lawyer(s).
  • Assisting in the preparation and organization of conferences and meetings.
  • Performing ad hoc assignments as requested by the supervising lawyer(s).

Application Closing Date
31st May, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Application Instruction
Please submit the below documents through the link above:

  • Resume
  • Statement of Interest
  • Proof of enrollment in a law degree (LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent) and academic transcript(s).
  • Short essay providing a response to a research question posed by the Legal Vice Presidency for the prevailing application period.

Additional Information

  • Visa: Students partaking in the World Bank Legal Internship Program must have valid student visa documents sponsored by their educational institutions. The World Bank shall only assist attainment of visa documents for participants of the World Bank Legal Internship Program in exceptional cases.
  • Cost: The World Bank shall not remunerate participants of the World Bank Legal Internship Program in the form of monetary fees/compensation.  Each World Bank Legal Intern must however be remunerated in accordance with World Bank Group policies and standards in the form of (i) monetary fees/compensation paid by the university or other sponsoring organization and acceptable to the Bank; or (ii) academic credit equivalent to the Bank’s fee schedule.  Hence, students partaking in the World Bank Legal Internship Program must secure appropriate funding sources for the duration of their internships.
  • Medical Insurance:  World Bank Legal Interns are responsible for their own medical insurance and any cost(s) arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the internship period and must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance coverage.
  • Selection Process:  World Bank Legal Interns shall be selected through a competitive selection process.  The World Bank Group is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Onboarding: The World Bank Legal Vice Presidency shall organize a brief onboarding session at the beginning of the Summer, Fall, and Spring Internship Program for the incoming cohort.
  • Evaluations on Performance: The World Bank shall not provide evaluation on the performance of participants in the World Bank’s Legal Internship Program.

Note

  • All applications must be submitted during respective application periods.
  • Internship at Country Offices: LEGVPU has limited its internships in the field to offices where a LEGVPU lawyer is present.
  • Please note that applying or partaking in the World Bank Legal Internship Program does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment at the World Bank upon completion of the Program.

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2) Job Title: Team Assistant

Job #: req7269
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Organization: World Bank
Sector: Administration/Office Support
Grade: GB
Term Duration: 2 years 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment

Roles & Responsibility

  • The overall purpose of the assignment is to provide administrative, logistical and operational support to the World Bank Nigeria Country Office.

The main functions include but are not limited to:
Operational and administrative support:

  • Provide support for preparation and implementation of World Bank projects and activities according to Bank procedures.
  • Use desktop processing skills to produce complex texts, reports, presentations, charts, figures, graphs, etc., according to Bank format and distribution.
  • Collect and input data provided by Task Team Leaders into the central database, including processing new project status reports.
  • Keep abreast of the Organization’s directives and ensure effective processing of all project documents.
  • Draft routine correspondence (standard letters, memos, faxes, etc.) conforming to the Organization’s regional standards, using proper grammar, punctuation and style and proofread materials.
  • Draft minutes of meetings and provide assistance in editing large documents.
  • Maintain up-to-date divisional project files (both paper and electronic) and retrieve data from various sources and compile these for use by the Country Director and/or the Country Management Unit (CMU).
  • Incorporate agreed comments into documents, making full use of shared drives and software capabilities.

Information Management and Client interaction:

  • Answer internal and external queries on the assigned portfolio or, as necessary, take accurate and comprehensive telephone messages, and route them to appropriate persons to handle.
  • Maintain current distribution lists, phone/address lists of project/product contacts, and distribute documents for the team.
  • Co-ordinate with service units and liaise frequently with team members both in Washington and in the Country Office.
  • Track and report on appropriate aspects of the Team’s operational activities.

Time Management & Logistic Planning:

  • Arrange working schedule and meeting with counterparts for the visiting teams.
  • Co-ordinate time management and schedules, taking current and future priorities into account, anticipate and monitor changes, and communicate the information.
  • Track assigned tasks/project steps/ timetables using modern office management technologies, coordinate with relevant staff, provide assistance and/or information on project-related matters.
  • Solve non-routine problems creatively and resourcefully and assist in preparation and logistical planning for various events, e.g. conferences, workshops, negotiations, board presentation and signing, etc.

Other Duties:

  • Serve as a back-up to other staff and Task Team Assistants on project and administrative tasks.
  • Occasionally perform Analytical tasks as may be requested by the Team Leader
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the Supervisor.

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Previous experience with a multilateral/bilateral organization is an advantage.

Competencies:

  • Technology and systems knowledge – Demonstrate advanced knowledge and experience working with Microsoft office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, etc.). Has ability and willingness to maintain up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
  • Project and task management – Exhibit good organizational, problem-solving, analytical skills and ability to work competently with minimal supervision. Demonstrate attention to detail and quality. Has ability to manage multiple tasks and complete tasks within agreed schedule.
  • Institutional policies, processes, and procedures – Demonstrate knowledge of own department’s programs and products, know key players, understand own role. Display understanding of WB policies and procedures relevant to the area of assigned responsibilities and is able to apply/ implement them.
  • Versatility and adaptability – Demonstrate flexibility and is receptive to the implementation of new solutions. Is willing to stretch own capability. Demonstrate motivation to avail and adapt oneself to effecting change.
  • Client Orientation – Exhibit good communication skills, positive and professional client service attitude; is able to understand clients’ needs and complete them professionally.
  • Learning, knowledge sharing and communication – Good English language skills (verbal and written) Able to write clearly, edit and proofread draft communications. Able to learn and share knowledge/information across the unit.
  • Business judgment and analytical decision making – Able to manage information and support retention and disposition of information and records. Can search, report, and deliver basic information from various sources and independently respond to basic inquiries.
  • Drive for Results – Able to take personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines and achieve agreed-upon results and has the personal organization to do so.
  • Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion – Collaborate with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output, demonstrating respect for different points of view.

Application Closing Date
22nd May, 2020; 11:59pm UTC

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Additional Selection Criteria Questions for Job Application:

  • Please include as a separate ONE-PAGE document.
  • A Summary of your actual experience relevant to the following selection criteria:
  • Demonstrated ability to work within institutional guidelines and procedures
  • Good organizational, problem-solving, project and task management skills.
  • Extensive experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Applied experience in finding a solution to a problem
  • Advanced proficiency in excel, MS word, PowerPoint and any other applications
  • Exhibits strong client-orientation and personal standard of accountability

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