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General
How many projects has AIIB approved?

AIIB’s Board of Directors has approved 47 projects. Project approval was guided by the Bank’s strategic goals and thematic priorities.

How much has AIIB invested in projects?

AIIB has invested USD9.03 billion in 47 projects.

How many members does AIIB have?

AIIB has 100 members and is open to accepting additional members.

Where is AIIB headquartered?

AIIB is headquartered in Beijing, China.

How was AIIB established?

AIIB opened its doors on Jan. 16, 2016, following a 15-month participatory process during which our 57 founding members worked collaboratively to shape our core philosophy, principles, policies, value system and operating platform.

Our foundation is built on the lessons of experience of successful private sector companies and existing multilateral development banks. AIIB aims to create a better tomorrow for billions of people by investing in sustainable infrastructure in Asia and beyond. We are driven by our core values of Lean, Clean and Green.

How many member regions has AIIB invested in?

AIIB has invested in 18 member regions.

Organizational Structure
What is AIIB’s reporting structure?

All powers of the Bank are vested in our Board of Governors, which is the highest decision-making body under our Articles of Agreement.

Our nonresident Board of Directors is responsible for the direction of the general operations of the Bank, exercising all the powers delegated to it by the Board of Governors, among them: approving AIIB’s strategy and annual plan and budget, establishing policies, making decisions concerning the operation of the Bank, supervising the management and the operation of AIIB and establishing an oversight mechanism.

Membership
Is AIIB actively recruiting new members?

AIIB is an open and inclusive multilateral financial institution. Our doors are always open to countries and regions dedicated to promoting economic and social development in Asia. Membership in AIIB shall be open to members of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development or the Asian Development Bank.

Does AIIB have country strategies for its members?

AIIB does not have country strategies for its members. AIIB will review any project that is aligned with the Bank’s thematic priorities and will bring clear benefits to Asia.

Funding
Which members will receive financial support?

Any AIIB member can submit a proposal for funding. We can lend to members beyond Asia if the project delivers a clear benefit to the region.

What is the difference between sovereign-backed loans and nonsovereign-backed loans?

Sovereign-Backed financing is considered a loan to, or guaranteed by, a member. Nonsovereign-Backed financing includes any financing to or for the benefit of a private enterprise or a subsovereign entity (such as a political or administrative subdivision of a member or a public sector entity) that is not backed by a guarantee or counter-guarantee and indemnity provided by the member to the Bank.

For more information, please visit the financing operations page to learn more about the different types of financing offered by AIIB.

What standards does AIIB follow when co-financing a project?

Any project that might receive funding from AIIB, regardless of whether it is a stand-alone project or a co-financed project, must meet AIIB’s standards and must be financially viable, environmentally friendly and welcomed by local communities. Please see our Environmental and Social Framework for more details about our environmental and social standards.

Career Opportunities
Job Opportunities and Open Positions
I want to work at AIIB, where can I find job openings and vacancies? How do I apply for a position?

All vacancies are posted on the Job Opportunities section of our website. Applicants have the option of refining the search based on job function, job title or keywords. Click on "Apply Now" for the job advertisement you are interested in then follow the directions. Either create a new profile or log back in if you’re a returning candidate. For your application to be considered, you will need to complete your candidate profile account information including details on personal information, qualifications, skills and additional information.

Does AIIB hire staff only from its members? Are there nationality quotas?

AIIB has a global recruitment strategy to hire the best experts worldwide. All qualified candidates worldwide are welcome to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. There are no nationality quotas and no percentage limits on regional and nonregional hires. AIIB intends to have wide geographic and diverse representation among its staff, with professional and technical competency as paramount criteria.

What are the principles governing recruitment?

Recruitment of staff is conducted through a merit-based competitive selection process. Selection will be based on technical competence, experience in related sectors, educational background, etc. AIIB shall strive to provide employment opportunities open to all suitably qualified applicants, regardless of religion, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation or nationality.

May I send a CV for potential job opportunities even if there is no job opening?

If you wish to be considered for future opportunities, please create a profile account and indicate your areas of expertise. We recommend you regularly visit our careers page and follow our LinkedIn and Twitter pages to see our latest and upcoming vacancies and identify opportunities that align with your experience and skills.

How do I know if you have received my application? Will AIIB inform me about the status of my application?

Once you apply for a position, you will receive an email notification confirming receipt of your application and resumé. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates shortlisted for a position will be notified. Applicants may view their application status online by logging onto the AIIB Career E-Recruitment Platform.

How does the interview process work?

We use competency-based panel interview and online assessment (psychometric testing, written exercise) but there are a variety of other selection tools we use where necessary. You will be given details of any assessment when you are invited for an interview.

Typically, how long is the recruitment process?

When the application period ends, the hiring team reviews applications based on the position requirements and your submitted profile. If your application is selected, a member of our hiring team will be in touch to arrange a video interview, a written test (if needed) and an in-person panel interview. If your application is not selected, you will receive an email notifying you of this status. We will keep your resumé in our database in case it matches other opportunities in the future.

The selection process would take 2-3 months. For more senior or in-depth roles, you might meet us on several occasions before we reach a decision. We understand the pressures of looking for work and will do our best to make quick decisions and take decisive action whenever possible. You can always track the status of your application through the AIIB Career E-Recruitment Platform when you log in.

Can I still apply if the position I wanted to apply for is no longer listed or the deadline has expired?

We regularly post new positions and remove positions that are no longer open. It is essential to submit your application in the e-recruitment system before midnight GMT+8 of the job posting’s closing date. Regrettably, we are unable to accept late applications.

Do you have a contact or email address where I can send my resumé? How can I get further assistance on my application?

Due to the high volume of applications received by AIIB, we are not able to respond to all individual queries as promptly as we would like. We recommend that you read the information provided on our website carefully. If after this you still have a question related to recruitment or AIIB employment matters, you can contact us by completing the online form

We only accept applications submitted via our online recruitment system. Offline paper applications or applications sent via e-mail will not be accepted.

Can I apply for multiple positions?

Yes. Please apply for each position of interest that matches your experience and the requirements as specified by the position. Your application will be reviewed against each job for which you apply.

What’s the working culture like at AIIB?

We work together to continuously improve our organizational practices so that AIIB staff can express their talents at their best. Lean and green thinking guides all our actions and we work to make AIIB a clean institution practicing the highest ethical standards. We aim to build a diverse community of excellent professionals who drive innovation and question and challenge the status quo for the best results. We welcome diversity of thought and background and our staff are asked to be team players, valuing open and candid exchange of ideas.

Does AIIB allow employment of spouse/relatives of staff?

No. To ensure that the highest ethical standards are not compromised by familial relationships, the partner or close relative of an AIIB staff member may not work as staff at the Bank.

How will AIIB ensure its staff retain and continuously hone expertise?

AIIB is working on a comprehensive staff knowledge and training program that will offer a menu of options to help staff retain and refresh their skills to best serve AIIB’s clients.

What languages are used at AIIB?

AIIB’s official language is English. All the positions require proficiency in oral and written English.

Will AIIB have offices in other countries?

AIIB is headquartered in Beijing. In the initial years, the offices will be located at 9 Financial Street, Xicheng District, Beijing. All the jobs are located at our headquarters.

Internship
I cannot find vacancies for internships. Do you have an internship program?

AIIB offers eligible students an internship opportunity to acquire direct practical experience in AIIB’s work, guided by AIIB professionals. The internship program runs annually, normally starting between May and July. Each internship assignment lasts 2-3 months and shall not exceed 13 weeks. For more information and application instructions, click here.

How many interns does AIIB accept?

The number of interns hired for a given year is approximately 10-15, depending on the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns.

How long does the selection process take?

The selection period for the Summer Internship starts in the first quarter annually. The selection process consists of four main stages: online application, screening of applications, interview and/or written test and offer extension (if applicable).

After your application has been successfully submitted to the system, you will receive confirmation via e-mail. We aim to let all candidates know whether they have been shortlisted several weeks after the application closing date.

What is the starting date of internship?

The specific start date will be mutually agreed upon by the candidate and the business department.

Are there any part-time internship opportunities?

No. AIIB internship is on a full-time basis. We don’t offer part-time opportunities.

Can I apply for internship and the Young Professionals Program (YPP) in the same year?

Candidates must apply for only one program in one year, either internship program or YPP. Please do not apply for more than one program as the application may be invalidated. Choose which of the programs is more appropriate for you prior to submitting the application.

YPP and Internship are two different programs. YPP requires a minimum of two years of full-time, relevant professional work experience (excluding summer jobs and internships). Internship targets students who will return to school after the internship.

If I’ve already graduated from university, am I still eligible for the internship program?

Candidates must be enrolled in a master’s or doctorate full-time graduate study programs with plans to return to school in the fall in the case of the Summer Internship. Candidates who have already graduated or are enrolled in a nondiploma program are not eligible.

What fields of studies are most in demand by AIIB?

The most common fields of study are: economics, finance, human development, social science, agriculture, environment, private sector development and other related fields that align with AIIB’s mandate.

Will I be hired by AIIB after my internship?

Successful candidates may not be appointed to a contract or full-time equivalent position at AIIB during the period of their internship and for one year immediately following the expiration date thereof.

Can AIIB help me with my visa?

Yes. If selected for an internship, AIIB staff will assist you to obtain a visa. Where applicable, expenses associated with the visa application process could be borne by AIIB. If air travel is required between the intern’s school and Beijing for an appointment trip, AIIB will provide round-trip tickets in economy class. Such tickets will be purchased via AIIB’s travel contractor. Interns are legally bound to comply with local laws and customs and AIIB’s Code of Conduct and Staff Regulations.

How are interns paid? Does AIIB provide accommodation for nonlocal interns?

All successful candidates will receive a daily allowance of USD60. The stipend is determined through market comparison and may change from year to year in accordance with the budget availability and current market rates. Interns are responsible for their housing and subsistence from their stipend.

Young Professionals Program
When is the YPP kicked off every year?

The YPP is held once a year and is open to candidates worldwide. The selection period is August to November each year. Please apply as soon as the application period opens. To be eligible, all basic requirements should be fulfilled at the time of submitting your application.

What are the requirements to be eligible for the YPP?

Successful applicants need to have excellent academic records and professional qualifications, demonstrate leadership potential and possess excellent communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills. The YP Program is open to candidates from all countries. For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here.

If I apply for the YPP, can I also apply for other AIIB regular staff job openings?

Yes, you can apply for other AIIB job openings provided you meet the education, work experience and language requirements specified in the respective job opening.

What are the steps in the selection process?

Upon submitting your application online, you will receive an acknowledgment email to the address you specified.

After the job vacancy closes for applications, the hiring team reviews applications based on the position requirements and your submitted profile. If your application is selected, a member of our hiring team will be in touch to arrange a video interview, a written test and an in-person panel interview. If your application is not selected, you will receive email notifying you of this status. We will keep your resumé in our database in case it matches future openings.

Generally, it takes 2-3 months to complete the selection procedure, starting from the date of publication. We understand the pressures of looking for work and will do our best to make quick decisions and take decisive action whenever possible. You can always track the status of your application through the AIIB Career E-Recruitment Platform when you log in.

How does the YPP work?

The YPP will last two years. The program is composed of three rotational assignments of approximately eight months each. During those assignments, YPs will be exposed to a range of tasks and activities primarily in the investment operations, policy and strategy and financial/risk/treasury departments.

Upon joining the Bank, each YP will be assigned an individual mentor (a member of the Bank’s senior staff) who will provide informal support, counsel and mentoring to help YPs adjust to the Bank and Beijing. Mentorship will continue throughout the duration of the program.

What type of contract is offered to staff who join the YPP?

YPs admitted to the program will be offered a two-year contract with a competitive salary and benefits package. The first year of the program is probationary. Upon successful completion of the full two-year program, based on performance and institutional needs, high-performing YPs may be offered a three-year renewable staff contract.

How many applications do you receive for the YPP?

Every year, we receive thousands of applications for a limited number of positions. It is a highly competitive process, where candidates in general exceed the minimum requirements.

Do you have any flexibility in terms of age and educational requirements?

No exceptions will be made on the age limit and educational requirement.