Apply for the African Development Bank’s Young Professional Programme

Background

Do you have passion and commitment to development of Africa? Outstanding academic and professional achievements? A commitment to engage in crucial issues in Africa’s development? Do you wish to make a difference, be part of something bigger than yourself and explore your leadership potential? If yes, you are the one we are looking for.

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a three-year leadership opportunity for the development of Bank’s future leaders. The program attracts attracts highly qualified and motivated professionals from its member countries for a productive and rewarding career path in development. Through the YPP, the Bank ensures continuity and excellence in both the management of its work programs and the provision of policy advice to its regional member countries.

Eligibility:

  • Be a citizen of a member country of the Bank.
  • Be 32 years of age or younger by 1st May 2020.
  • Possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline that is relevant to the business of the Bank, with outstanding academic credentials.
  • Have at least 3 years work experience in the areas related to the high priority areas (Hi-5s) as mentioned above.
  • Interested candidates with coding, e-development, animation and platforms designs and maintenance are required this year.
  • Demonstrable hands-on experience on the African continent and/or in other continent’s developing countries is a necessary requirement.
  • Have passion for Africa’s Development
  • Able to leverage knowledge, share and coach others. Work effectively in teams with displayed high adaptability to a diverse environment.
  • Strong analytical skills, an entrepreneurial drive, results- orientation and problem-solving capability.
  • High business acumen and innovative mindset.
  • Be proficient in the Bank’s working languages, either English and/or French.
  • Have skills that enable you work in a digital environment and embrace technology as it evolves.
  • Be willing to live in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire the Bank’s Headquarters, and any other country in Africa where the Bank may require your services.

Application Checklist

The application checklist is meant to facilitate your application experience.

  • Provide an email address; and an alternative one. Fill in correct e-mail address since this will be the main means of communication
  • Answer all the questions
  • Provide the most current contact information. Ensure that you email us with updated data, should your contacts change during the recruitment process
  • Complete phone number (country code + city code + number)
  • Upload the following required documents (mandatory):

–  Maximum two page Curriculum Vitae in Microsoft Word version.
–  Copies of Academic Certificates/Transcripts.
–  PhD Dissertation/Master’s Thesis topic (short summary), if applicable.
–  You will be expected to write an essay of about 800 words.

Application Deadline

Kindly submit your online application before midnight (GMT) on the expiry date, November 13, 2019.

For more information about this opportunity and to apply visit the official website here.

 

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