Get a Stipend of $100,000 in the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship 2021

Are you a young professional from Africa with a masters degree?

Then apply for the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship to be entitled to a stipend of $100,000 and the

opportunity to gain other technical and leadership skills.

Application Deadline: October 15 2021

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Benefits

  • Each year three Fellows have an opportunity to work in the executive offices of the AfDB (Abidjan), ECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva), with a stipend of $100,000. 
  • During their 12-month programmes, Fellows gain both technical and leadership skills, while contributing directly to research and policy design.
  •  A special feature of the programme is the opportunity to benefit from the direct mentorship of the heads of the host organisations.

Eligibility

  • Fellowships are open to young professionals, mid-career and new executives from Africa with relevant work experience and a master’s degree.
  • National of an African country
  • Minimum 7 years’ of relevant work experience
  • Master’s degree
  • Under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children
  • Any additional criteria as set by the host

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Application Instructions

Application instructions for AFDB

Interested candidates should complete the online form at the Bank’s website: https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=326&company=africandev(link is external)

Applicants must apply online by no later than 15 October 2021.

  • Applications will only be considered if they are submitted on line with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth, nationality, education and relevant experience.
  • Applicants must also attach copies of academic transcripts and three letters of recommendation.
  • The selection process will include the Bank’s Human Resources Department carrying out an initial vetting of applications to develop a short list of ten (10) applicant files to be further reviewed by the Foundation. A short list of three (3) candidates will be presented to the President of the Bank (or his designate) for final selection.
  • Only applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are considered for interview will be contacted.

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About the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship 2021

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships were established in 2011 to identify and mentor the future generation of outstanding African leaders.

Each year three Fellows have an opportunity to work in the executive offices of the AfDB (Abidjan), ECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva), with a stipend of $100,000. 

During their 12-month programs, Fellows gain both technical and leadership skills, while contributing directly to research and policy design.

A special feature of the program is the opportunity to benefit from the direct mentorship of the heads of the host organizations. 

Fellows also become members of the Now Generation Network (NGN), through which they continue to contribute their skills and insights to building a better Africa.

Discover more opportunities from the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Key Dates and Order of Program

  • Applications for the 2022 Fellowships are open. Apply by 15 October 2021. 

SELECTION CRITERIA: (including desirable skills, knowledge and experience)

The priority for the 2022 selection of the Mo Ibrahim Fellow is the Bank’s High 5 areas (lighting up and powering Africa; Feeding Africa; Industrializing Africa; Integrating Africa and Improving the quality of life for the people of Africa).

The key competences are top notch professional experience in private sector and strong policy analytical skills at all levels and ability to run models.

Program and Venues

The fellowship program would take place at three different venues 

  • Abidjan
  • Addis Ababa 
  • Geneva

Past Winners

2021 fellows

  • Richard Adu Gyamfi : Ghana
  • Gaokgakala Sobatha : Botswana
  • Fatou Wurie : Sierra leone
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