Deadline: 20 October 2016
The World Bank Group’s Early Learning Partnership (ELP) is seeking applicants for its Africa Early Years Fellowship to recruit a cadre of young African professionals to support governments and World Bank teams to scale up investments in the early years.
This new initiative is complementary to the WBG Africa Fellowship Program, which is targeting Ph.D. students from Sub-Saharan Africa who are interested in starting careers with the World Bank Group. The Africa Early Years Fellowship will recruit promising young professional who will work in their home countries to build capacity in countries to ensure Africa’s children reach their full potential.
- African professionals interested in a career in early childhood development are invited to apply for the Africa Early Years Fellowship.
- The year-long fellowship is an initiative of the Early Learning Partnership, a multi-donor trust fund managed by the World Bank to support young children’s development and learning through finance, analytical work and action research.
- Selected fellows will gain training and work experience across education, health, nutrition, social protection and other relevant areas.
- Support World Bank teams to design or implement operations in ECD/early learning or a related field
- Support country and core teams in activities associated with the World Bank’s Investing in the Early Years initiative
- Support countries’ early learning research agenda associated with the World Bank’s Early Learning Systems Research Program
- Contribute to analytical work in ECD/early learning or related fields
- Coordinate initiatives to strengthen the capacity of local academic institutions in early learning and ECD
- Interested candidates should be based in-country, or willing to relocate with minimum or no compensation.
- African nationals 25-40 years of age
- Educational and professional experience in ECD/early learning
- Graduate degree in a relevant field (including education, economics, statistics, health and nutrition, and social service) AND at least 3 years of professional experience in education, health and nutrition or social protection, with preference for previous work in ECD/early learning; OR
- Undergraduate degree in a relevant field (including education, economics, statistics, health and nutrition, and social service) AND at least 5 years of professional experience in education, health and nutrition or social protection, with preference for previous work in ECD/early learning
- Functional experience in economics, evaluation, project design and operations, policy dialogue, or advocacy desired
- Experience in the public sector, civil society, or multilateral organization preferred
- Demonstrated interest in ECD/early learning
- Demonstrated high potential and commitment to ECD and/or human development in Africa
- Strong analytical skills
- Strong written communication skills and ability to work well in teams, including with senior officials
- Ability to work effectively remotely
- Fluency in English required of all candidates; fluency in French or Portuguese required of candidates interested in working in francophone/lusophone countries
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Cote d’Ivorie, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
For more information, please visit Africa Early Years Fellowship.