Talent programme "Swiss Youth at the World Bank"
Dive into the work of the Word Bank for a year.
For Swiss graduates only: The Swiss government, through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), funds a one-year talent programme at the World Bank. With your master's degree in hand and having had some initial work experience, you are eligible for this unique international opportunity.
Discover the positions
The following 8 vacancies funded by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) to work with the World Bank are now open for applications:
- Operations Analyst, Angola
Find 20 other vacancies to work with the United Nations:
About the recruitment process
You can apply for up to 3 positions from the programme (UN/World Bank opportunities). Make sure your profile on cinfoPoste is complete and up to date:
- Motivation letter in English (not more than 3500 characters, to be inserted in the pop-up window when you click on 'apply')
- CV in English (the exact length and the % of your employments must be visible)
- Work certificates, diplomas and university credentials (as PDF) uploaded under the section 'documents'
- Copy of your driving license (if required)
The first round of interviews carried out by cinfo will take place between 19 and 28 September 2022. The entire recruitment process takes about four months. The final selection is done by the host organisation based on cinfo's recommendation. Selected candidates will be informed by mid-December 2022.
Join us for a live Q&A
Are you interested in the programme and in the open positions? Do you have specific questions concerning the process and how you can apply? Join cinfo's recruiters during our Live Q&A on Tuesday, 23 August at any time between 4.30 and 6.00pm via this link.
You cannot attend and have some questions? Get in touch
Why work with the World Bank?
It is not a bank in the ordinary sense
You will not be working with a profit-driven institution, but a purpose-driven partnership.
The Sustainable Development Goals are at the core of their work
You will contribute to fight poverty in all its’ dimensions and promote shared prosperity.
The Bank is operating all over the world
You will work in a developing country, with a truly diverse team.
The Bank works with a vast array of partners
You will have the opportunity to interact with governments, civil society groups, the private sector and others.
The Bank has unique assets in knowledge and financing, contributing to address global challenges
As part of the institution’s action, your work can make a real impact.
- Swiss national
- Master's degree in a relevant field
- Ideally 12 months' relevant professional experience (min. 3 months - max. 24 months)
- Max. 28 years old at the start of the assignment in April 2023 (born on or after April 1, 1994)
- Excellent command of English and knowledge of two official Swiss languages (active knowledge of at least one of them)
- Demonstrated thematic interest in economics, finance, international cooperation, human development, environment, etc.
Learn more about the programme:
Swiss Youth at the United Nations / World Bank
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