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.
Early Years Fellowship
Governments are increasingly seeking advice and support from the World Bank to increase investments in the early years and improve the quality of early childhood services. ELP launched the Early Years Fellowship in 2016 to support governments and World Bank teams to scale up investments in Early Childhood Development (ECD) with a multi-sectoral approach across education, health, nutrition, social protection and other relevant sectors. Key objectives of the Fellowship include:
- To build the capacity of young professionals in countries to respond to client needs related to ECD, thereby reducing reliance on technical assistance from abroad and ensuring a more sustainable, contextually specific and informed response to the challenges associated with scale-up of ECD services at country level;
- To improve the quality of ECD analytical work and program implementation in countries by increasing the number of experienced professionals available to advise and support country governments and World Bank teams on ECD; and
- To develop the next generation of leadership needed at the country level to scale-up investments in the early years.
Recruitment for the third cohort of Early Years Fellows is now open. This is an exciting opportunity for a young professional to support government, World Bank and partners to scale up investments in Early Childhood Development (ECD) across education, health, nutrition, and social protection in Morocco.
Fellows will spend 20 percent of their time enrolled in a professional development program designed to strengthen their technical skills in ECD and their understanding of World Bank operations. The remaining 80 percent of their time is dedicated to a country-specific work program to work across sectors to support ECD. Fellows will be hired as Short-Term Consultants (STC) at the World Bank Office in Rabat for one year (beginning in September 2022), with a second-year renewable, based on performance and continued work program demand. Selection and compensation are competitive.
How to Apply:
For more information on eligibility requirements and to apply, please visit the Early Years Fellowship web page. Recruitment will close on Friday, April 15th, 2022, at 5 pm EST.