Special Announcement



A Call for Candidates

Dear WBGFN members,

As we approach the end of this fiscal year at WBGFN, we are officially starting the process of selecting new candidates for positions in the Executive Committee (EC) and Nominating Committee (NC) for the next year, FY24.



The World Bank Group Family Network (WBGFN) is a volunteer-driven organization of the spouses and partners of WBG staff with headquarters in Washington DC and a presence in more than 70 country office locations. WBGFN shares helpful relocation information with members in both the Washington DC area and abroad, and establishes a supportive network through social, cultural, educational and advocacy programs.


About the Executive Committee (EC) and Nominating Committee (NC)

The EC member and the NC member are volunteer positions with a term of 1- 2 years. The EC members are representatives of the organization with a fundamental role to provide leadership to ensure that WBGFN objectives, services and programs reflect its membership’s changing needs and interests. The NC member is responsible for screening, interviewing and selecting potentially qualified candidates to serve on the EC and NC.


General criteria for EC and NC members

  • Applicants must be WBGFN members and volunteers to be eligible
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team
  • High level of engagement in WBGFN activities 
  • Committed to the WBGFN mission
  • Communicate in an effective and respectful manner
  • No conflict of interest as defined in the WBGFN bylaws


Duties and responsibilities (EC members)

  • To act in the best interest of WBGFN and adhere to bylaws / relevant guidelines
  • To be accountable to the membership regarding the development of WBGFN
  • To provide strategic direction to the EC and operational overall functionality of the organization (WBGFN)
  • Required to attend the EC meetings, at least once a month
  • To convene special meetings as needed
  • To serve as liaison between EC and the team leads of programs or activities
  • To support WBGFN activities through active engagement that includes attendance whenever possible 
  • Lead strategic planning and exercise supervisory responsibilities as required


Duties and responsibilities (NC members)

  • To review the policies and procedures of the NC
  • To oversee the EC and NC recruitment and succession planning in accordance with the selection criteria
  • To establish a formal and transparent procedure for the appointment of EC and NC members
  • To be available for meetings as called by the Nominating Chair
  • To aid in the publication of the proposed slate


Deadline to apply was by March 6, 2023:

  1. Your full name
  2. Recent ID photo
  3. Short bio
  4. E-mail contact
  5. Position applying for (EC or NC)
  6. Why you think you will be a good candidate
Once your application is received, the NC will select candidates to interview. Kindly be informed that the positions offered are subject to final approval by the FY23 Executive Committee.

Kind regards,

Nominating Committee