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World Bank to hire Korean nationals in 11 positions

The World Bank Group has launched a special recruitment drive on selected global and regional functions, offering priority to Korean nationals, according to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance on Sunday.

“A total of 11 jobs are available as of today, and other positions may be added to the list later,” the ministry said in a press release, encouraging Korean nationals to bid for the jobs.

The range of functions vary from energy, investment and the public sector to legal consulting, with some jobs located in Washington and others in Seoul or Incheon.

Applicants may submit their resume and resume via the World Bank website by Feb. 9, according to the recruitment notice. The preliminary selectees will have a face-to-face interview during the recruitment session to be held here in late March.

The special recruitment project was based on a memorandum of understanding signed between Seoul’s Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in October last year, during the former‘s visit to Washington.

Consenting to reinforce the function of WB‘s Korea office, the two officials vowed cooperation in expanding employment opportunities for capable Korean nationals.

President Moon Jae-in had also made a similar request to the World Bank chief -- a Korean-American born in Seoul -- in a separate meeting held earlier.

Further details of the recruitment may be found on the World Bank Group‘s webpage (

By Bae Hyun-jung (