World Bank - Donor Funded Staffing Program (DFSP)


International Organizations

Location (s):

  • United States of America
Washington DC


A donor funded program for junior and mid-career professionals, of different nationalities, to gain valuable insights, exposure and experience from the Bank’s internal perspective.


The World Bank’s Donor Funded Staffing Program (DFSP) is a staffing program funded by Donor Governments. The objective of DFSP is to contribute to the achievement of the Bank's diversity targets and capacity building efforts through the recruitment of both junior and mid-career professionals, in Headquarters and Country Offices. The DFSP consolidates the two previous stand-alone Donor funded programs, Junior Professional Officers (JPO) Program and Externally Funded Staffing Program (EFSP) under a single umbrella with two recruitment windows: Junior Professional Officers (JPO) and Mid-Career (MC) Professionals. The Program continues to allow Donors and the Bank to leverage their development agendas more strategically.


Participation is coordinated between partner countries and the Bank. DFSP-eligible positions are advertised by the donor countries at a national level (by ministries, government agencies, etc.) and qualified candidates are put forward by donors. The Bank makes all final hiring decisions.


With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.



Opportunity is About:


Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

Junior Professional Officers (JPOs):
  • Candidate must be 32 years old or younger at entry on duty date.
  • Master’s degree and a minimum of two years of relevant experience.
  • Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in another World Bank language is desirable (Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish).
  • Grade Level: UC (ungraded)


Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

Cost/funding for participants:

Salaries and benefits are 100% funded by DFSP donors. Funding is tied to the Donor nationality.

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