Appointment Overview

There are two appointment types associated with the Global Secondment Program:

Special Assignment Appointments: is a full-time appointment funded by the Partner (an official of a member country, regional agency, development bank, international organization, academia, or private enterprise) to the World Bank Group (WBG).

Term Appointments: is an appointment for a specified duration of a minimum of one year and a maximum of four years per appointment.

Criteria for assignments:
  • This is a full-time appointment of an official of a member country, regional agency, development bank, international organization, academia, or private enterprise to the Bank Group, to obtain or use relevant experience and contribute to the Bank's work program.
  • The participant must be a full-time employee of the releasing organization at the time of appointment and continue to receive their salary and benefits from that company or organization unless they are appointed on a term appointment.
  • Organizations nominate at least two individuals with good performance records. Nominees are usually interviewed by the hiring unit, with the hiring unit manager making the ultimate selection decision.
  • Appointments over six months will be subject to a security clearance by the Bank to verify employment, education, credit and criminal history. Participant may not begin the assignment until the security clearance process is completed. In the event that the participant does not meet the World Bank Group’s security clearance standard, the appointment will be terminated immediately.
  • Due to the nature of Special Assignment and Term appointments under the GSP, and in accordance with the program’s Conflict of Interest Guidelines, participants may not hold positions which would be deemed managerial or policy making roles.
  • Special Assignment appointments are usually one to two years, but can be for a period of 6 months or less depending on the criteria of the assignment. The total amount of the appointment may not exceed four years.
  • Term appointments are usually for a period of two years with a one year extension. The total amount of the appointment may not exceed four years.



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