Offer: The Young Professionals Program (YPP)
The Young Professionals Program (YPP) targets motivated and talented individuals under thirty-two (32) years of age, who are committed to African development, have demonstrated outstanding academic and professional achievements, and have demonstrated effective team work as well as leadership potential.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) hires approximately twenty young professionals each year. Young Professionals (YP) complete a mandatory minimum of two years and maximum of three years on rotational assignments in different organizational units and sectors within the Bank. YPs will undergo on-the-job training and mentoring that will equip them with skills, knowledge and experience to address developmental issues in Africa in particular and the developing world in general. Upon successful completion of the program, the YPs will be equipped to compete for any relevant job vacancies in the AfDB.
The AfDB’s Ten-Year Strategy 2013 – 2022 objectives are predicated on Inclusive Growth and Transition to Green Growth.
The core priority areas are Infrastructure, Regional Integration, Private Sector, Governance, as well as Skills and Technology.
The areas of special emphasis are Fragile States, Agriculture and Food Security, and Gender
Candidates will have to demonstrate the following in order to be considered:
■Citizen of a member country (regional or non-regional) of the AfDB.
■A maximum of 32 years of age by December 31st of the selection year.
■A minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Engineering, Social Sciences, International Development, Business Administration, Finance, or any discipline that is relevant to the business of the Bank, and with outstanding academic credentials. All applicants must have completed and obtained a Master’s or equivalent Degree Certificate by the time the vacancy announcement closes to be considered for the program.
■A minimum of three years relevant work experience with a Multi-disciplinary background.
■Demonstrated strong analytical skills; dynamism; results-orientation; and problem-solving capability.
■Demonstrated passion for development issues and a commitment to Africa.
■Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English or French with a working knowledge of the other language.
■Working knowledge of Microsoft operating systems (PowerPoint, Excel, Visio).
The following will be considered an added advantage:
■Leadership potential; ability to work in various operational and corporate tasks; ability to leverage knowledge with others; and adaptability to working in a multicultural setting.
■Field experience on the continent and/or in other developing countries.
■Working knowledge of a third language that is relevant to the Bank’s operations.
■Skills in Information Communication and Technology (ICT); People management and Administration; Fiduciary Risks (i.e. Audit, Risk Management and Anti-Corruption); and Knowledge Management.
For more information, visit this link. http://www.afdb.org/en/careers/young-professionals-program-ypp/