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The World Bank Program Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Jul 5, 2017
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Program Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in October 2016.

Interview

The job seeker is usually called a week before to schedule interview. Once agreed on date and time, you just go to the office. 2 or 3 interviewers + one HR person+ Legal counsel

Interview Questions

  • Describe a conflict situation and how I handled it.   1 Answer

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    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in April 2016.

    Interview

    The interview is interactive and dynamic. The program leader offered very detailed introduction of job content, honest about both the challenging and tedious part of the work.I was asked to introduce myself at the beginning and to describe the fit for this position.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you think you can deal with the tedious part of the job?   1 Answer

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    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    For my position, I went through a panel interview and that was followed by a telephone conversation with the manager.

    I was invited to interview about 5 weeks after the application deadline and the interview took place the same week.

    I heard back from them about 2 weeks later with the phone call from the manager and about 1 day later with a job offer. They checked my references around the same time as my telephone conversation with the manager.

    Scheduling the initial panel interview was a little bit disorganized as they asked me to reschedule twice.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell us about your ability to work with others in a team?   Answer Question
    • Explain a situation where you had to deal with an ongoing conflict.   Answer Question
    • What is your knowledge of the World Bank?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Do your research on their salaries as there will be variations depending on your nationality. If you know anyone who works there, ask about the salary process.

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    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in June 2013.

    Interview

    The interview was about 25 minutes long. There were 8 interviewers that made me even more nervous. They asked specific questions about that position to ensure you know how to do the job.

    Interview Questions


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    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Occasionally, the World Bank conducts testing before interviews. This is great if you think your talents fit the job moreso than your resume. I got a chance to prove myself before being interviewed.

    Be patient with them during the background check and offer process. It's a big bureaucracy, and this part takes time.

    Interview Questions

    • Be prepared to speak any foreign language you list on your resume. World Bankers are largely polyglot--there will be someone there who can put you on the spot and engage you in 2 or 3 languages.   Answer Question

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    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in February 2011.

    Interview

    online application, 2 interviews and both in person. After the interview, wrote a skills test and after the skills test, a background check was done.

    The whole process took almost 2 months.

    Interview Questions


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    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at The World Bank (Washington, DC) in July 2010.

    Interview

    Interview is conducted with a recrutiment officer. If selected for further assessment you will be asked to take an exam to test your language, technology, and other skills. You are put through timed exams that test everything including any second language you may claim to speak.

    Interview Questions

    • Detailed questions on processes for Access DB and SQL for management of a database. I had to give them a menu path without being able to demonstrate it on a computer. This was during a panel interview which was even harder.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Had a better offer from another organization


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    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Senegal (Panama)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at The World Bank (Senegal (Panama)).

    Interview

    takes 4 months, invited for written tests 2 months after application, panel interview 1 month later, phone interview with manager another month later. during the panel interview he recruiters were very cold, no smile no emotion could appear on their face, I was frightened

    Interview Questions

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    Program Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at The World Bank in February 2012.

    Interview

    It took 4 months to be contacted for the interview after submitting the application. The recruiter firstly asked me about my educational-computer background (Team Leader of the computer group) then the Group/Panel Interview of 4 in a conference room at their floor, asking structured questions, why do you want this job? How can you contribute? What would do if...? etc etc. 2Hr Interview. The culture is great, people are friendly and laid back.

    Interview Questions

    • No difficult questions at all. Mostly questions about previous experience & management.   Answer Question
    • Let's say you have a team member and you are working on the same project. The other team member failed to finish her part of the work on time. what would you do?   Answer Question

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