African Development Bank Young Professionals Program 2018 Begins

Apply for African Development Bank Young Professionals Program 2018.

The African development bank young professionals program. The African Development Bank (ADB) invites applications from interested and qualified candidates for the Young Professionals Program (YPP) for the year 2017.

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is a regional multilateral development bank, engaged in promoting the economic and social development of its 54 Regional Member Countries. Its mission is to mobilize and allocate resources to provide a wide range of investment, loan and guarantee products, as well as technical assistance to its African member countries for development projects and programs that contribute to poverty reduction in Africa and facilitate its sustainable development.

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

We expect to offer this opportunity to 30 candidates for the 2018 cohort.

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Eligibility Requirements:

To join, candidates should:

  • 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 our 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 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 travel to undertake country assignments.

Method Of Application:

  1. Please note that application for admission to the AfDB YPP is an online process. Visit http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3780926/Young-Professionals-Program to apply.
  2. 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.
  3. Provide the most current contact information. Ensure that you email us with updated data, should your contacts change during the recruitment process
  4. Complete phone number (country code + city code + number)
  5. 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.

The YPP is highly competitive program and you are advised to provide as much relevant information as possible.

Applicants with dual nationality are advised that the Bank recognizes only one nationality from a member country; as such, kindly indicate the nationality you wish to declare.

Successful candidates from the selection process will be appointed YPs under their declared nationalities for the duration of the Program and any continuing contract with the Bank.

Closing Date:

Kindly submit your online application before midnight (GMT) on the expiry date, 11 September 2017. Due to the high volume of responses normally received, only electronic confirmations of receipt will be issued.

The Bank is an equal opportunity employer. To this end, we are committed to achieving and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects our diversity agenda, including gender, geographies and languages, among others.

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