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African Development Bank Young Professionals Program 2018 for young Africans | Opportunities For Africans

African Development Bank Young Professionals Program 2018 for young Africans | Opportunities For Africans

August 22, 2017
Do you have passion and commitment to development of Africa? Outstanding academic and professional achievements? A commitment 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, you are the one we are looking for.

The African Development Bank Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a three year leadership opportunity for the development of Bank’s future leaders. ADB 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.


Eligibility Requirements:

To join us, you should:


Feature of the ADB YPP

The Young Professionals Program offers you 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.

It is delivered in batches of 6 months each, to deepen knowledge and build technical and leadership skills necessary for future roles.

The learning will immerse you into different functional areas of the Bank where you will have hands-on experience in projects and various work assignments. Partnerships with experts from recognized institutions support us to deliver training such as leadership development.

YPP Support Mechanisms

If selected you will receive an official offer in writing and are expected to report for duty in February 2018.

You will be required to submit a written acceptance of the offer of appointment via email within two weeks of notification. Confirmation of the offer is subject to a satisfactory medical examination, verification of relevant educational and professional certificates, verification of academic and professional references and production of a valid certificate or other proof of nationality. Offers of appointment are only valid for the same recruitment year.

How to Apply:

Application Checklist

The application checklist is meant to facilitate your application experience.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the African Development Bank Young Professionals Program 2018

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