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How to Apply


Please read the following instructions carefully and use them as a guide to assist you with the application process. It will take you approximately 15 to 20 minutes to apply.

All information required for your online application form is listed and explained below. Please ensure you gather all information before you apply, as you will not be able to save your application as a draft.

If you apply for another position at the World Bank Group, data from your first application will be pre-filled into the application form. You will have the opportunity to review and update this information as needed.

  • Step 1: Reviewing vacancies / preparing to apply
  • Step 2: Register a new account / log-in with your existing user ID
  • Step 3: Submitting your online application
  • Step 4: After your application / next steps
Important notes:
  • IFC receives a very large number of applications every year. In order to manage this volume we can only accept applications for advertised positions, received through our online application form.
  • You must be a citizen of a member country of the World Bank Group to be eligible for employment. You must be older than 18 years and not older than 60 years at time of application.
  • Vacancy closing dates are based on EST/EDT (Washington, D.C. time). Applications for a vacancy must be submitted until 23:59 (11:59pm) EST/EDT, on the vacancy closing date.
  • Please note that the application will disconnect after it has been open for 2 hours.
  • Technical difficulties preventing you from submitting your online application can have various causes (poor internet connection, firewalls, file size of attachments, etc.) In most cases, applying again later will resolve the problem. In the unlikely event that the problem persists, contact us through careers@ifc.org and we will support you in submitting your application. Please specify the job number for which you are applying and provide us with a detailed description (or a "screen shot") of any error message you experienced. You may also enter the job number in the subject line for easy access. Do not send your CV or application to this email address as we will not be able to consider such applications.

Step 1: Reviewing vacancies / preparing to apply 

Browse our Current Opportunities to find a position of your interest. Click on “Job #” to view the job description. When you are ready to begin the application process, press the “Apply On Line” button. You will then be redirected to our “Member Center” to register a new account or to log-in.
      Note: if you are logged-in already, e.g. after checking the status of another application, the system will take you directly to the application form.

Step 2: Register a new account / log-in with your existing user ID 
      Note: If you have applied to a World Bank Group position in the past, but not registered through our “Member Center” you need to create a new user. Your user ID associated with our old online application system (before September 29, 2006), has not been transferred and will not work.
Your Member Center account will also allow you to log-in to our system at any time to to: Option 1: Register as a new user

Click on “Create Account” on the left hand menu of the Member Center.



On the following screen you will be asked a few questions about yourself. This is not part of your application; it is used to create your World Bank Member Center account only. However, we will use the email address you enter as your user name for all electronic communication with you. If you need to change your email address at a later stage, please sign in to the Member Center and chose "Update Your Account Information".


Option 2: Log-in with your User ID

If you have created a user account at the Member Center before, enter your User ID and Password to log-in. Data from your last application (using the registration through the Member Center) will be pre-filled into the application form.


Step 3: Submitting your online application 

After successful log-in, the system will present you with a 7-step application form.
Note: Some jobs require you to answer additional questions about yourself, in which case the application form consists of 8 steps).

Screen 1: General Information and Curriculum Vitae (CV) file upload

The first screen informs you how to navigate through the application. You will also be asked if you prefer to upload a CV / Resume file or paste it into the system.

Although the Bank operates in many different languages, we ask that you submit your CV in English language only.

If you choose to upload your CV as a file, please note the following instructions:
  • Do not protect it with any kind of password.
  • Do not include pictures of yourself in your CV.
  • You can only attach one single file; the maximum file size is 150 KB.
  • Only the following types of files are allowed: .pdf, .doc, .rtf, .txt, .html
Screen 2: Contact / Personal Information

This screen requires the following input - mandatory information is marked with (*):
  • Name, address and contact information (*)
  • Information about relatives working at the World Bank (*)
  • Information about relatives having applied of planning to apply to the World Bank (*)
  • Your nationality / nationalities (*)
  • Your US visa/permit type information (if applicable)
Read more about World Bank Employment Policies.

Screen 3: Current and Prior Employment

This screen requires the following input – mandatory information is marked with (*):
  • Names of current and/or prior employer
  • Employment dates (from – to, month/year)
  • Brief description of duties, accomplishments, and responsibilities
  • Reason for leaving this employer
  • Explanation of gaps in employment
  • Areas and years of expertise (to picked from a list of competencies) (*)
  • Regional experience
Screen 4: Education and Language Skills

This screen is not mandatory, however, provision of the following information is strongly encouraged:
  • Name of schools / universities
  • Two highest or most relevant degrees
  • Dates of attendance (from – to, month/year)
  • Major area of concentration (for each degree)
  • Command of languages and skill level (excellent, good, fair)
Screen 5: Statement of Interest and Notice Period

On this screen you can inform us about your notice period with your current employer (if applicable) and enter your Statement of Interest for the position you are applying for. Explain, in no more than 700 words (approx. 2 pages), your motivation / reason for applying for this position.

Screen 6: How did you find out about us?

Enter the source of information that describes best how you found out about the current position (e.g. career fair, journal/paper, personal reference etc.- please specify)

Screen 7: Additional questions (for some positions only)

For some positions, additional questions relating to your professional career to date will be presented to you. You must answer all questions; the answers are “multiple choice”.
If you are invited to an interview, you will be asked to provide more details on the answers you selected.

Screen 7/8: Verify your information - submit your application

On this screen you will be asked to review the information you provided and to submit your online-application. Hiring managers will have access to applications immediately upon submittal. Therefore, once your application is submitted, you will be able to alter contact information only.

After you press the submit button, the system will check for any missing mandatory data and take you to the respective screen to complete the information. After you completed the missing information, you can go back directly to the “Submit Application” screen by using the circled numbers on top of the screen.

The system will confirm the receipt of your online application. You will also be sent an email acknowledging successful submission of your application.

At the end of the process you will have the opportunity to print a summary of your application.


Step 4: After your application / Next steps 

Visit our website to  Check the Status of Your Application at any time.

Our recruiting experts will evaluate your application, carefully examining your skills and experience to determine if your qualifications match the job requirements.

If you are short-listed for a position, you will be notified by e-mail and asked to log-in to the system and provide us with additional information about yourself, which will allow us to proceed in the selection process.

We will contact you to schedule an interview, if you are selected as a possible candidate.

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