The jobs challenge is bigger than ever in the poorest countries

Over the next decade, close to 600 million people will be looking for jobs, mostly in the The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Program (WAAPP) - Ghanworld’s poorest countries. The South Asia region alone will need to create more than 13 million jobs every year to keep pace with its demographics. In Sub-Saharan Africa, despite a smaller population, the challenge will be even greater—15 million jobs will need to be created each year.

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Job opportunities Trust Fund St. Maarten / World Bank

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Sint Maarten Interim Recovery Committee (IRC) is now hiring a Project Manager for the Emergency Debris Management Project to work closely with VROMI, VSA, and World untitledBank through the entire project cycle (works, technical assistance, etc), and organize and supervise all activities related to the project. If you know of any suitable candidate in your network, we’d much appreciate you forwarding the job posting to them.

Other current job opportunity’s on Sint Maarten:

  • Communication Officer
  • Engineer
  • Supervision of Works Philipsburg and Simpson Bay Police Stations (Phase I)

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WBG Internship: apply before October 31st!

Applications for the Winter World Bank Internship are being accepted from October 1st through October 31st, 2018. Please click here to apply.WB HQ

The World Bank Internship Program offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank Group in international development. The internship allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience into the Bank’s work and improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. An internship at the World Bank is an opportunity to learn while gaining practical experience. Interns generally find the experience to be rewarding and interesting. In addition, it is a way to enhance their CVs with practical work experience.

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eC2: Global Questions on Forced Displacement and Jobs

Deadline: 19-Aug-2018 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)

DFID, UNHCR, and the World Bank group have joined forces under a DFID Trust Fund tonasikiliza-unleashing-the-potential-of-women-entrepreneurs-in-africa-feature-780x439 identify questions that are under-researched, of global interest, and highly policy-relevant on the topic of forced displacement and jobs. Within the initiative, the World Banks Jobs Group will fund one or several research projects to advance global knowledge on forced displacement and jobs, regarding (1) the impact of forced displacement on labor markets in host communities, and (2) the impact of jobs interventions in the context of forced displacement.
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What will be the future of work?

Do you wonder if the good fortune and opportunities that you’ve enjoyed in your wdr_2019_coverprofessional life will be available to your children, and to their children? At a time of strong global economic growth, it may seem paradoxical that we face an existential crisis around the future of work. But the pace of innovation is accelerating, and the jobs of the future – in a few months or a few years – will require specific, complex skills. Human capital will become an ever more valuable resource.

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Divining the future of work

WDR-2019-woman-with-laptop-and-drone.jp“I like work, it fascinates me,” said Jerome K Jerome. “I can sit and look at it for hours.” We concur with the author of “Three Men in a Boat’, a novel which so fascinated Late Victorian England that, within a year of publication, the number of vessels on the River Thames had doubled.

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2018 Young Professionals Program. Apply before July 28!

Always wanted to work for the World Bank? The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a good starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group. Image

For more than 50 years, the Young Professionals Program has been the preeminent program preparing global development leaders. The application for the 2018 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program is open from June 14 – July 28, 2017.

 

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Now Open: Application Process for the 2018 Young Professionals Program!

Always wanted to work for the World Bank? The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a good starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group. Image

For more than 50 years, the Young Professionals Program has been the preeminent program preparing global development leaders. The application for the 2018 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program is open from June 14 – July 28, 2017.

It is a unique opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group (WBG). The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to WBG technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources and others.

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Bangladesh: A STEP towards better Employability

To ensure better employment opportunities for the Bangladeshi labor force, in both local

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and overseas job markets, skills development and vocational education has to be aligned with the market demand. The Skills and Training Enhancement Project (STEP) aims to strengthen public and private training institutions to improve the quality of skills training and employability of trainees, both at home and abroad, including those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

Challenges

Bangladesh economy has been registering steady economic growth of around 6 percent over the past decade.  As local and global economic shifts continue toward industry and services, demand for skilled manpower is expected to rise at home and abroad. A labor-surplus country, the Bangladesh government is increasingly focusing on workforce development through technical and vocational education training (TVET). This is a timely response as the country prepares to accommodate and capitalize on the ongoing demographic dividend. However, poor training quality, low employability and inadequate wages plague the TVET sector, requiring interventions for addressing these issues.

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Youth Gain Information and Communication Skills to Improve Afghanistan’s Future

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  • Young men and women interested in information and communication technology (ICT) are being identified and trained to meet the coming needs of the ICT sector in Afghanistan.
  • The training is part of the plan under the Afghanistan ICT Sector Development Project to encourage start-ups, innovation, and use of technology.
  • The project, implemented by the Ministry of Communication, Information and Technology, supports the overall development of the ICT sector in Afghanistan.

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