African Development Bank: Inviting Applicants for Young Professionals Program

Deadline: 11 September 2017.

Do you have passion and commitment to development of Africa? Do you have outstanding academic and professional achievements? Are you committed 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, then apply for AfDB’s Young Professionals Program!

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a three year leadership opportunity for the development of Bank’s future leaders. The Bank attracts highly qualified and motivated professionals from their 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.

The Young Professionals Program offers applicants a platform to build an exceptional and fulfilling career in the Bank. This development program spans 36 months and is structured under the Young Professionals Learning Academy.

Focus Areas:
Light Up and Power Africa
Feed Africa
Integrate Africa
Industrialize Africa
Improve the lives of the people of Africa
YPP Support Mechanisms

Mentoring & Sponsoring
A “Buddy-System”
YPP Coordination Team
YP Liaison Team (YPLT)

Eligibility Criteria:
Be a citizen of a regional or non-regional AfDB member country
Be 32 years of age or younger by 31st December, 2017
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 high priority areas (Hi-5s).
Demonstrable on-the-ground/hands-on experience on the African continent and/or in other continent’s developing countries
Have passion for Africa’s Development
Demonstrate strengths in leadership including leading others
Able to leverage knowledge, share and coach others
Effectively work in teams with adaptability to a diverse environment
Strong analytical skills, an entrepreneurial drive, results-orientation and problem-solving capability
Business Acumen and innovation mindset.
Be proficient in the Bank’s working languages, either English and/or French.
Have skills that enable applicants 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 travel to undertake country assignments.

How to Apply:
Click HERE to learn more and to apply.

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