The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is inviting applications for its 2020 Leadership Fellowship Program for Africans. The Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to identify and support future African leaders.

The fellowship seeks to deepen and broaden its growing network which continues to contribute its skills and learning to a better Africa.

Established in 2006, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation aims to support good governance and great leadership in Africa. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is financing the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship position in the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders. The Fellows receive mentoring from the current leaders of the AfDB, a multilateral development bank that contributes to poverty reduction through supporting sustainable development and social progress in its regional member countries. Through this annual fellowship programme, they seek to deepen and broaden our growing network which continues to contribute its skills and learning to a better Africa.

Worth of Award

  • The fellow will receive an annual stipend monthly paid by the Bank out of the funds provided by Foundation. The Fellow may be required to travel to different locations on instructions of the Bank. All expenses related to the Fellow’s official mission travel, including travel insurance but excluding travel and shipping costs relating to assumption of duty and repatriation, will be borne by the Bank.
  • The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of either the AfDB (Abidjan), UNECA (Addis Ababa) or the ITC (Geneva) with an annual stipend of $100,000.

Eligibility

The Fellow must:

  • be national of an African country, residing anywhere in the world;
  • not be an active, non-active, retired, or separated staff member of the Bank;
  • not have close family relations with an active or non-active staff member, such as mother, father, sister and brother;
  • Government officials, active military personnel and political party leaders are not eligible;
  • age limit is forty (40) years for men and women and forty-five (45) years for women with children;
  • hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Economics, , Social Sciences, International Development, Business Administration, Finance, Banking or any discipline relevant to the Bank’s business: such as outstanding academic credentials, relevant work experience, strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work with others;
  • have at least 7 (seven) years’ work experience relevant to the Bank’s activities;
  • demonstrate proven leadership and consultative skills;
  • have experience in strategic planning, project management and execution ;
  • have experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures;
  • demonstrate strong ability to analyze and interpret financial data;
  • strong writing and analytical skills;
  • demonstrate ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • demonstrate ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.

How to Apply

  • Interested candidates should complete the online form at the Bank’s website
  • 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.

Selection Criteria

  • Not be an active, non-active, retired, or separated staff member of the Bank;
  • Not have close family relations with an active or non-active staff member, such as mother, father, sister and brother.
  • Government officials, active military personnel and political party leaders are not eligible;
  • Be under the age of forty (40) years for men or forty-five (45) years for women with children;
  • Hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Economics, Engineering, Social Sciences, International Development, Business Administration, Finance, Banking or any discipline relevant to the Bank’s business: such as outstanding academic credentials, relevant work experience, strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work with others;
  • Have at least 7 (seven) years work experience relevant to the Bank’s activities;
  • Demonstrate proven leadership and consultative skills;
  • Have experience in strategic planning and execution ;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management;
  • Have enhanced skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures;
  • Have experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures;
  • Demonstrate ability to develop financial plans and manage resources;
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze and interpret financial data;
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate and interact with officials at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • Demonstrate ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.

Deadline: Applicants must apply online by no later than October 14, 2019.

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