Paid Internships and Jobs at World Bank Group Tanzania


The World Bank Internship Program is now accepting applications through October 31st for its Winter Term (November 2020 – March 2021).
The World Bank (WB) Internship Program offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank. The internship allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas and research experience into the Bank's work, while improving skills in a diverse environment. In addition, it is a great way to enhance CVs with practical work experience. Internships are available in both development operations and other business units (such as Human Resources, Communications, Accounting, etc.) however, availability during a given internship term is based on business need.
 To access the application, please click the apply button, noting that only selected candidates will be contacted.

New Paid Internships Opportunities | World Bank (WB) Group Winter Internship 2021 For Young Professionals
Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for an Internship, candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a master's degree or PhD with plans to return to school full-time). There is no age limit.
Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of languages such as: French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese is desirable. Other skills such as computing skills are advantageous.
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We value diversity in our workplace, and encourage all qualified individuals, particularly women, with diverse professional and academic backgrounds to apply. Our aim is to attract and recruit the best talent in the world.

Additional Information
The WB Internship Program typically seeks candidates for: Operations (Front Line) in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social sciences (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, engineering, urban planning, natural resources management, private sector development, and other related fields; or Corporate support (Accounting, Communications, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Treasury, and other corporate services).

The WB pays an hourly salary to all Interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance toward travel expenses up to USD 3,000 at the discretion of the manager. These travel expenses can only include transport expenses (airfare) to or from the duty station city. Interns are responsible for their own accommodations. Driven by business needs, most Intern positions are based in Washington, DC with a few others in the WB country offices. Usually, internship opportunities are for a minimum of four weeks.

The WB Internship is offered twice a year:
Summer Internship (May–September): The application period is December 1–January 31 each year.
Winter Internship (November–March): The application period is October 1-31 each year.
All applications must be submitted online and during the respective application period. (We do not accept applications by email.)
J1 visa holders need to obtain a G4 visa abroad prior to starting employment or unpaid internship at the WB.

Application Process

Application Form: Take time to prepare your application and enter your personal information accurately. You will be asked to upload the following documents:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Statement of Interest
- Proof of Enrollment in a graduate degree

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Application Checklist: the following application checklist is meant to facilitate your application experience.
• Ensure that you use either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Internet Explorer 10 or higher as your browser version.
• Please make sure that you are connected with a reasonable bandwidth of internet connection without any network/firewall restriction.
• You will be asked to register for an account and provide an email address. Ensure that you have correctly spelled out your email address, since this will be our main channel of communication with you regarding your candidacy.
• You must complete your application in a single session and you will only be able to submit it if you have uploaded all the required documents and answered all the questions (all questions marked with an asterisk-*- are required).
• Please complete the application within 90 minutes to avoid a system timeout.
• Remember to enter your complete phone number (country code + city code + number).
• Please do not enter any special characters (â-<>&#â, etc.) in any of the application fields. Try not to copy and paste any characters/text from Microsoft Word.
• Please upload the following documents (mandatory) before submitting your application:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Statement of Interest
- Proof of Enrollment in a graduate degree 

Note: Each file should not exceed 5 MB and should be in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf
• Please make sure that the filenames of the documents that you are attaching do not contain any special characters, such as â-<>&#â, etc. PDF files are the best files to upload.
• Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any further changes/updates.
• Upon submission of your application you will receive an email confirmation providing you with your application number.

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All applications are stored in a database which is consulted by hiring Managers based on business needs. Please note that candidates will not hear from us unless they are shortlisted by a hiring Manager that is looking to hire an intern. Managers have access to the Internship database from February – July (Summer Internship) and from November – January (Winter Internship). We do not have a pre-identified number of positions for interns per season. For each season, hiring is solely based on business needs.

E T Consultant 
Job #: req8655
Organization: IFC
Sector: Private Sector Development 
Grade: EC2
Term Duration: 1 year 0 months
Recruitment Type: Local Recruitment
Location: Dar Es Salaam,Tanzania
Required Language(s): English, Swahili

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IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit


Creating Markets Advisory for Africa (CMA) is a Global Practice of the International Finance Corporation that combines expertise in the financial sector with expertise in private sector development to foster private sector led growth and help create markets in client countries. Through this work, IFC strengthens the WBG’s evolving advisory approach to development finance: to maximize finance for development and to leverage private sector investments for sustainable and inclusive growth.

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With the largest economy and population in the East Africa Community (EAC), Tanzania has attained a lower middle-income country status but struggling to improve economic productivity that would create enough jobs for its fast-growing youth population. Transformation to a more modern industrialized economy that would accelerate job growth and higher incomes requires the strengthening of investment climate and conducive government policies for increasing private investment and entrepreneurship. Support to financially inclusive, gender-empowered private sector growth agenda is enshrined in the Systematic Country Diagnosis (SCD) and Country Partnership Framework (CPF), and at the heart of IFC dialogue with the authorities. The timing of this assignment is critical to support the client’s commitment to structural reforms necessary to unlock economic growth, by strengthening the Bank’s engagement and expert resources around financial and private sector development and competitiveness issues.

The Investment Climate Advisory Services (ICAS) technical assistance program in Tanzania, implemented by IFC, aims to support the Government of Tanzania (GoT) to promote sustainable and inclusive economic growth through better economic foundations, increased trade and investment and business growth support. The five-year program, which is formally titled, the Tanzanian Business Enabling Environment Support (BEES) Program (the “Program”) has a budget of $6.7 million USD which has been secured through a trust fund supported by the Government of Canada, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade & Development (DFATD).

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The candidate will be expected lead BEEs program management and specifically:
  • Lead the implementation of ICAS II program in agribusiness, light manufacturing and tourism components in collaboration with global experts and IFC/FCI country team. The role will involve managing experts and consultants that support implementation of various components of the extensive program.
  • Knowledge Management, and Teamwork: promote synergies across product teams, managing consultants, providing support through trouble shooting, anticipating problems and solving them.
  • Manage overall relations with government through relevant Ministries, departments and agencies responsible for private sector development. The responsibilities will involve regular updates to Ministers, PSs, Directors and Heads of key agencies on the progress of program implementation
  • Lead in preparation of briefing material on program implementation, sector and project issues and follows up on portfolio issues. Produce technical notes, briefings, presentations, etc.
  • Coordinate and Participate as a member of IFC missions (preparation, appraisal, supervision), conduct independent discussions with client representatives on selected problems and issues identified by task managers, and participate in managing client relations
  • Contribute to the policy dialogue on issues relating to investment, trade, private sector and real sector development, while actively participating and contributing to multi-sectoral teams involved in policy-based discussions
  • Business Development: cultivate strategic relationships with country clients and the CMU
  • Contribute to or lead specific operational activities at all stages of the project cycle including quarterly/semi-annual reports, participation in the design and development of specific project components, and supporting monitoring and evaluation
  • Work closely with the IFC leadership/ Creating Markets Africa /FCI country team/ Program Leaders/Country Economists and Country Management Unit (CMU) to ensure the integration of relevant private sector issues in country strategies, SCDs/CPFs and work programs and country policy dialogue and engagement.
  • Under the guidance of the lead specialist, perform quality research and analytical tasks on a wide range of operational, country and sector issues, providing expert interpretation of information/data, identifying key pertinent issues and recommending targeted actions/solutions.
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Selection Criteria
This job requires a Private Sector Development (PSD) professional with good technical and operational skills, good understanding of the Tanzanian policy environment and excellent project management skills. She/He will have demonstrated an ability to work in teams effectively and deliver results on the ground. The following qualifications will be considered:
  • Masters level or equivalent qualification with minimum 8 years of relevant professional experience in the areas of finance, business, management, economics or related discipline.
  • The ideal candidate should have solid knowledge and experience in the one or more topic areas: trade policy and facilitation, business environment and investment climate, investment policy and promotion, regulatory governance, competitive industries and sectors, SME innovation, entrepreneurship, competition policy and issues. Working experience in Tanzania, and the broader Africa region as well as Tanzanian citizenship would be a n added advantage.
  • Experience working in private sector or on private sector related policy development
  • Proven capacity to engage in and influence policy discussions at the country level on trade, investment and competitiveness issues.
  • Possess strong internal and external client engagement skills and ability to collaborate and work across boundaries.
  • Outstanding judgment on operational, country, and practice issues. Strong results focus, with a track record of leading teams to deliver high impact projects and activities. Knowledge and practical experience of Africa region/East African countries would be an advantage.
  • Should be a mature professional with a demonstrated ability to mentor and incentivize teams, inspire confidence in senior country officials, and work in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Fluent in English and Swahili.

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Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments.

Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe. Closing Date: 10/8/2020 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59pm UTC