The Development Impact (DIME) department is looking to recruit 25 consultants across 19 projects to support our global portfolio of impact evaluations. The consultants will work with the DIME team and external researchers on all phases of the impact evaluations (IEs), from study design to analysis. The details of hiring projects, including start date and position requirements, can be found on the DIME Application Dashboard. Applicants may also indicate interest in being considered for positions that will open in the future.


The objective of the World Bank’s Development Impact (DIME) department is to increase the use of data analytics and impact evaluation research in the design and implementation of public policy, to increase the effectiveness of development investments, strengthen country institutions for evidence-based policy making, and generate knowledge in strategic development areas. DIME’s diverse portfolio offers interns and consultant’s the opportunity to contribute to projects across all development sectors, including agriculture, public sector governance, climate change (energy, environment and water), financial & private sector, human development, entertainment education, transport, trade, gender, and fragility, conflict and violence.


For Research Assistants and Field Coordinators (STC) 

Academic specialization:

  •  A master’s degree in economics, public policy, statistics, computer science or related field, with strong quantitative research skills is essential

Technical skills:

  • Advanced skills using either Stata or R for data processing and analysis is required for Research Assistants and preferred for Field Coordinators
  • Experience with survey programming in an ODK-based platform is strongly preferred, especially for Field Coordinators
  • Experience with machine learning, natural language processing, Shiny dashboards, and geospatial analysis are desirable, especially for Research Assistants. Knowledge of python is an advantage (and required for certain positions)
  • Experience coding in a team environment and using GitHub is highly desirable.


  • The candidate must have background in impact evaluation and econometric analysis
  • Experience working with raw household survey data is strongly preferred for research assistants o Field research experience, and/or experience managing data collection, is required for Field Coordinators
  • Experience working in developing countries preferred and knowledge about the relevant sectors is desirable

Capacity Building Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability and experience in designing and delivering training and capacity building activities or other teaching experience is a plus


  • Superior written and oral communications skills in English is essential
  • Certain positions will require fluency in other languages (such as French, Portuguese, Hindi, Swahili), as detailed in the specific job ads on the DIME Jobs page.

Interpersonal skills:

  • Motivated self-starter, with demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively in teams, and excellent cross-cultural communication skills
  • For additional skills and requirements, see detailed job ads linked on the next page.

For Junior Field Coordinators (STT)

Academic specialization:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, statistics, computer science or related field, with strong quantitative research skills is essential


  • Fluency in the local language(s) and familiarity with the local context is required;
  • Field experience with quantitative research strongly preferred o Knowledge about the relevant sectors is desirable
  • Willing to do extensive local travel

Selection Process

Qualified candidates should apply using this link no later than Tuesday, April 2, 1 PM EDT. Applicants will be asked to upload a zipped folder which include the following:

  • Resume
  • Brief statement(s) of interest (SOI). Candidates have the option to include a specific SOI for each position they are applying to. At a minimum, we request that candidates submit a separate EOI for each type of position (RA, FC). Each SOI should be no longer than 500 words, and the file title should clearly indicate the position of interest.
  • (If applicable) Sample code. Applicants are recommended to include sample files prepared by them that best indicate their level of experience in Stata, R, Python, and/or ODK. Candidates may submit multiple code samples (no more than one per programming language), if relevant to their position(s) of interest. If you prefer to point to code on GitHub rather than attaching code samples, please share, as a readme file, the link to individual scripts that best represent your skills in the language. If full repositories are linked, the code will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates might be invited to take a technical test based on the skills required by the hiring team and will be required to participate in interviews. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture, and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Method of Application

Click Here to Apply

  • Navigate to the STC Recruitment Drive – Spring 2024 tab on the top panel to see details about each of the open positions, as well as required skills.
  • After you have identified the roles of your interest, you will need submit your application using this application form.

For More Information,

Visit the Official Webpage

Application Deadline: April 2, 2024.