Brenden Jongman: Young Professional – Disaster Risk Management

BrendenWhat is your role within the World Bank?

I work in the field of disaster risk management. Global economic losses from disasters such as floods, cyclones, droughts and earthquakes exceeded US$300 billion in 2017, which made this the most costly year on record. The poorest people are often hit hardest by such events, because they often live in low-lying areas in less robust housing, and have limited capacity to recover from financial shocks. The Disaster Risk Management practice in the World Bank aims at reducing the impacts of disasters on poor and vulnerable people around the world. We assist countries in disaster risk reduction (such as dikes, drainage, land-use planning and earthquake-resistant building construction), response and recovery after events, and financial solutions to help buffer the economic impact. I work in the Africa regional team, mainly focusing on Madagascar, Mozambique and the Seychelles. In Madagascar, for example, we are working with the Government to reduce flood risk and improve urban living conditions in the nation’s capital.

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Call to join the Young Professionals Program (YPP)

WebThe application for the 2019 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program will be open from June 14 to July 31, 2018 (midnight EST).

Check out the Facebook Live: Q&A with World Bank Young Professionals Program for useful tips and information.

Eligibility – Program Features – Selection Cycle – Application Process

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group.

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IFC is hiring – Young Professionals Program

This article was originally posted on the IFC website.

We are looking for current International_Finance_Corporation_Logostudents or recent graduates of MBA or Master’s degree programs with strong financial skills, professional achievement, leadership potential and a demonstrated commitment to development.

Program Features and Career Path

The three year program is structured to provide participants with a solid understanding of IFC’s business and strategy, a global network, and regional experience in one of IFC’s industry groups (Financial Institutions Group; Infrastructure and Natural Resources; Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services; and TMT, Venture Capital & Funds). Following a series of interviews  successful applicants receive offers directly from industry departments for positions in one of IFC’s offices, regional hubs, or at headquarters.

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