Working for International Financial Institutions

International financial institutions offer interesting career opportunities to both experienced and junior professionals in various areas, including finance, economics, or development. What does it mean working for an international financial institution, what are the profiles in demand, employment conditions and selection processes?

1 juin 2015

At a glance

The focus of international financial institutions (or multilateral development banks) is on developing and transitioning countries. Beyond the key objectives of poverty reduction, social equality and sustainable economic growth, their outlook has expanded to numerous sectors, including education, governance and rule of law, private sector development, and environmental resource management. This wide range of fields offers employment opportunities for qualified professionals with diverse backgrounds, skills and aspirations.

This publication provides an overview of employment opportunities at selected institutions where the Swiss government has a particular interest in increasing the number of Swiss professionals, such as the World Bank (WB), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Switzerland is a member of each of these banks and Swiss nationals are welcome to apply for all available international positions.

People on the move in a financial institution