African Development Bank Group (AfDB) Young Professional Program (YPP) 2019/2020 | Apply

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African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent.

AFDB Young Professionals Program

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) targets high potential, best-in-class young professionals with a strong passion for Africa’s development. The YPP includes a rigorous program of activities including a learning Academy that prepares participants to be technical and professional leaders with notable impact.

  • The Program is for a period of three years; the first two years will be spent on mandatory rotational placements across the Bank’s various functions. The third-year rotation year will be spent in the Home Complex where the YP will graduate into a staff position.Only YPs who have completed the YP Academy and have exhibited high performance and high potential will be integrated into the Bank’s workforce.
  • The Professional and Personal Development Program is structured under the Young Professionals Learning Academy with specific learning interventions delivered in phases of 6 months each. These learning interventions serve to deepen technical knowledge and build leadership skills required for effective delivery of task functions andfuture roles in the Bank.The Learning academy also includes on- the job training that requires immersion into various functional areas of the Bank for hands-on experience in projects and various work assignments.

Qualifications and Requirements

The Young Professional Program targets motivated and high-potential individuals from our member countries. Applicants must meet the following conditions:

  1. Be a citizen of a member country of the Bank.
  2. Be 32 years of age or younger by 1st May 2020.
  3. Possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline that is relevant to the business of the Bank, with outstanding academic credentials.
  4. Have at least 3 years post graduate work experience in the areas related to the high priority areas (Hi-5s) as mentioned above.
  5. Interested candidates with coding, e-development, animation and platforms designs and maintenance are required this year.
  6. Demonstrable hands-on experience on the African continent and/or in other continent’s developing countries is a necessary requirement.
  7. Have a passion for Africa’s development
  8. Able to leverage knowledge, share and coach others. Work effectively in teams with displayed high adaptability to a diverse environment.
  9. Strong analytical skills, an entrepreneurial drive, results-orientation and problem-solving capability.
  10. High business acumen and innovative mindset.
  11. Be proficient in the Bank’s working languages, either English and/or French.
  12. Have skills that enable you work in a digital environment and embrace technology as it evolves.
  13. 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.
  14. Ability to travel continentally (20% of your time).

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How to Apply for the AFDB YPP |

All interested and qualified persons can apply for this job using the link provided here- AFDB YPP Application Link

Before you apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.

Closing Date for AFDB YPP Application

The deadline for application is 13th of November, 2019.

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