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We’re Seeking 18 Dynamic Leaders to Help Us Meet Our Goals

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The World Bank Group is searching internally and globally for 18 experienced and driven professionals to help achieve two ambitious goals: reducing the number of people living on less than $1.25 a day to 3% by 2030 and promoting shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40%. These leaders will be crucial to our plan to improve the way we work, so we can deploy the best skills and expertise to our clients everywhere, to help tackle the most difficult development challenges around the world.   

Last month, the Bank Group’s member countries endorsed our new strategy which for the first time leverages the combined strength of the WBG institutions and their unique ability to partner with the public and private sectors to deliver development solutions backed by finance, world class knowledge and convening services.

Instrumental to the success of our strategy is the establishment of Global Practices and Cross-Cutting Solution Areas, which will bring all technical staff together, making it possible for us to expand our knowledge and better connect global and local expertise for transformational impact. Our ultimate goal is to deploy the best skills and expertise to our clients at the right time, and become the leading partner for complex development solutions.

We are accepting applications for the Global Practice senior directors who will lead these pools of specialists in the following areas: Agriculture; Education; Energy and Extractives; Environment and Natural Resources; Finance and Markets; Governance; Health, Nutrition, and Population; Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management; Poverty; Social Protection and Labor; Trade and Competitiveness; Transport and Information Technology; Urban, Rural, and Social Development; and Water.

We are also looking for a senior director to lead the Gender cross-cutting solutions area, and three directors to lead the cross-cutting solutions areas that are focused on Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; Jobs; and Public-Private Partnerships.

The new Global Practices and Cross-Cutting Solution Areas offer exciting opportunities to design solutions that will help developing countries address their most pressing challenges and meet the twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.  

As the new Global Practices Vice Presidents, we are honored to be part of this effort to improve the use of our talent and expertise so that we can better serve our clients, wherever they are located.

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Keith Hansen

World Bank Country Director for Kenya, Somalia, Rwanda and Uganda

Nena Stoiljkovic

Business Advisory Services Vice President, IFC <br />Global Practices Vice President, World Bank Group

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