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EDGE certified, the IMF promotes gender equality, encourages applications from candidates from all our member countries, and seeks out applicants with varied backgrounds, viewpoints, skills, and experiences.

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How to Apply

You can search for jobs and apply through the IMF JobLink website. The IMF only reviews applications submitted through this website.

  • Make sure you complete the online application form in full. Include relevant descriptions of your experience and details of your qualifications as our recruiters will focus on the JobLink information when they complete their initial screening. Early submissions are encouraged.
  • Attach your cover letter, CV/resume, and, depending on the vacancy, any additional documents you think are relevant (e.g. references, transcripts, and publications.) You may attach up to five files. The maximum size limit for each file is 250 kilobytes. Attachments must be in one of the following formats: .doc, .pdf, .rtf, .txt, or .html.
  • Images, compressed (.zip) files, or candidate information held on external websites will not be reviewed.
  • Be sure that none of your attached documents are password-protected.
  • All applications must be in English.
  • If you want to begin your application and save it to finish later, click on "Save as Draft.” You can then click on “My Jobpage” and complete the application without losing any of your previous work.
  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation for each application you submit. Once you submit an application, it cannot be altered or updated.
  • To keep updated on new job postings, make sure to subscribe to automatic email notifications after you create your profile.
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    Selection Process

    The selection process can vary based on the vacancy type or recruitment program.

  • Applications are usually given an initial review within a week after the vacancy closing date. If your application matches the profile we are looking for, our recruiters will send it to the hiring department for further consideration.
  • If the hiring department expresses interest in your application, you will be invited to have a preliminary interview, either in-person, by phone, or online.
  • Final interviews are typically conducted in Washington, D.C. and normally consist of a panel interview. We may include additional assessments such as testing your written communication or specific computer skills.
  • Applications to program-related vacancies (e.g. Economist Program, Research Assistant Program, Mid-Career Economist, and Fund Internship Program) may be reviewed on a rolling basis and could include additional assessment steps.
  • You can review the status of your application in the job portal by logging into JobLink, clicking on My Jobpage and reviewing the "My Submissions /Application Status" line. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.