The World Bank Group’s Early Learning Partnership (ELP) provides resources and technical assistance to support early childhood development (ECD) and early learning around the world. Investing in early childhood is critical to create opportunities for all children to grow into healthy, educated, and capable people and to address inequality and improve outcomes later in life. Governments are increasingly requesting support to increase investments in the early years and improve their delivery of early childhood services. ELP addresses this demand by helping governments bring to scale quality early childhood opportunities, especially for disadvantaged children. ELP supports governments through a combination of analysis, technical assistance, and program funding provided on a competitive basis to stimulate innovation and respond to specific country needs, working in partnership with donors, impact investors, and civil society organizations.
Interested candidates should be based in one of the hiring countries (see list below), or willing to relocate to one of these countries with no compensation for relocation, as well as meet the following requirements:
Citizen / national of country of application
Early to mid-career professional between the ages of 25-35 years with demonstrated expertise and/or commitment to advancing ECD in their home countries
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, research, data analysis, evaluation, project design and operations, policy dialogue, and/or advocacy preferred
Experience in the public sector, civil society, and/or multilateral organization preferred
Demonstrated interest, commitment and high potential in ECD, Early Learning, and/or Human Development
Strong written communication skills and ability to work well in teams, including with senior officials
Ability to work effectively remotely and travel frequently
Written and verbal fluency in English and the language requirement of the duty country
The ELP Team, in partnership with hiring country teams, will use a multiphase selection process to review and shortlist eligible Fellowship applications, as follows:
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via email (April 2022)
The recruitment process will include a written assignment and interview with the recruitment panel – only for the shortlisted candidates (April-June 2022)
Offers will be made to selected candidates (June 2022)
The Fellowship will begin in September 2022.
submit a completed application form and resume/curriculum vitae in English by Friday,April 15th at 5 pm Eastern Standard Time.