Applications now open for the Young Professionals Program at the African Development Bank (AfDB)
Apply by 11 September 2017.
“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.
30 candidates will be recruited for the 2018 cohort. To be eligible for the program, you 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”.

Details about the application process, eligibility criteria are available on the AfDB website: