JPA position on climate mitigation at the GEF

The Global Environment Facility is hiring a JPA for their climate change team. The JPA is a program of the World Bank, but the successful applicant will be stationed at the GEF, just like my position. Update your CV, write an amazing application letter and apply now. You have nine days to go before the deadline on April 30. Good luck, and hope to see you soon in the office.



  1. Hi Andrew,

    First of all congratulations on your JPA position and a big Thank you for being a guiding light to all of the rest of us who are aspiring to have a JPA position.

    In my quest for looking for a JPA position I came across your website. There is another position at the GEF – climate change adaptation specialist that has a June 19 2012 deadline. I have applied to it. I am currently in the US and have a Masters degree in Social Policy. I was wondering if you could give me any tips to further advocate for myself for this position.


  2. Hi Andrew,

    My name is Lulu. I think that your blog about the JPA program is really amazing! I read it everyday to see if you have any new information up – thanks for sharing!

    I am emailing you because I am actually looking to apply to the current JPA position with the GEF, and thought I could pick your brain regarding the position. I have a diverse background, supporting programs for different multilateral organizations. With UNICEF for example, I managed content on one their Climate Change website “Unite for Climate”, but also contributed to reports, concept notes and presentations as needed. The position describes that you need to have “state of the art knowledge of climate change issues”. I wouldn’t describe my knowledge as “state of the art”, but I think that I have a strong skill-set that meets all the other requirements for the position. Do you think I should still apply?

    Thanks, and look forward to hearing from you.




    1. Hi Lulu,

      Thank you for your email! You’re welcome. Sharing the JPA openings in my blog is just my little way of ‘paying it forward’.

      I definitely encourage you to apply. First, it’s the only way to get accepted! Second, you can update your knowledge by keeping yourself abreast with current developments in climate change mitigation, which you can mention in your application. But of course you should also do it because they might ask you about it during the interview

      Good luck!



  3. Hello Andrew, I came across your blog when searching for JPA at WB and am greatly interested in this position. But I don’t know whether they recruit people outside US, since currently I am in Paris. And do you know when the appointment will start? Many thanks!


    1. Hi Elijah,

      They do recruit people outside the US. I was in Germany when I applied and got accepted as a JPA. I don’t know when the appointment will start. For sure you can ask the contact person on that.

      Good luck and let me know how the application goes.



  4. Hello Andrew, I stumbled across your blog through a search for potential WB job opportunities. I’ll be graduating with a Master’s Degree in Public Health at the end of May and am very interested in a JPA position specifically in the World Bank’s Health Sector. Could I contact you via email to discuss any potential opportunities/strategies?


    1. Hello EagerMPHGrad,

      Sure, just send me an email and I’ll try my best to help. Take note though I don’t much about the World Bank’s health sector.

      ‘Looking forward to you email.



      1. Hey, I’ll reply to your email this weekend. It requires an elaborate answer. I think I’ll also post a blog entry about it!

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