Do you have passion and commitment to the 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. 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.
Objective The Young Professionals Program (YPP) targets high potential, best-in-class young professionals with a strong passion for Africa’s development. This program is not an internship arrangement; rather it offers exceptional career opportunities to talented young professionals with leadership potential, an established record of outstanding academic and professional achievement to make a difference to the development of the African continent. The YPP includes a rigorous program of activities including a learning Academy that prepares participants to be technical and professional leaders with notable impact. The Program is for a period of three years; the first two years will be spent on mandatory rotational placements across the Bank’s various functions. The third-year rotation year will be spent in the Home Complex where the YP will graduate into a staff position. Only YPs who have completed the YP Academy and have exhibited high performance and high potential will be integrated into the Bank’s workforce. The Professional and Personal Development Program is structured under the Young Professionals Learning Academy with specific learning interventions delivered in phases of 6 months each. These learning interventions serve to deepen technical knowledge and build leadership skills required for effective delivery of task functions and future roles in the Bank. The Learning academy also includes on- the job training that requires immersion into various functional areas of the Bank for hands-on experience in projects and various work assignments.On-boarding and orientation programs ensure faster integration into the Bank’s culture and offer a robust support mechanism from mentors, coaches and buddy groups. Individual performance and potential will be reviewed periodically, and the necessary personal development plans customized to individual needs. Eligibility Requirements .• Be a citizen of a member country of the Bank. • Be 32 years of age or younger by 1st May 2020. • 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 the high priority areas (Hi-5s) as mentioned above. • Interested candidates with coding, e-development, animation and platforms designs and maintenance are required this year. • Demonstrable hands-on experience on the African continent and/or in other continent’s developing countries is a necessary requirement. • Have passion for Africa’s Development • Able to leverage knowledge, share and coach others. Work effectively in teams with displayed high adaptability to a diverse environment. • Strong analytical skills, an entrepreneurial drive, results- orientation and problem-solving capability. • High business acumen and innovative 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 any other country in Africa where the Bank may require your services. Benefits: Coaching: During rotations, your coach will identify development areas for you in your current role. Mentoring & Sponsoring: Mentors &Sponsors will be selected from Vice-Presidents and Directors depending on the different domains that the Mentees wish to evolve This Program will also help build women in leadership which is a priority for the Bank. Through mentoring and sponsoring, the Talent Councils will identify YPs who need to be fast-tracked for the succession plan for VPs and Director positions, decide on the projects to be conducted. There is a need to define implementation guidelines: TORs, work plans, etc. A“Buddy-System”: You will be assigned a “Buddy” from the previous YP cohort, who will serve as a source of information and support during your familiarization with the Bank and country of assignment. YPP Coordination Team: the YPP team is dedicated to the recruitment, training, performance evaluation and rotation management of the YP cohorts to ensure their successful completion of the Program. YP Liaison Team (YPLT): two representatives are selected from the YP cohort and serve as active link between all YP cohorts and the YPP Coordination team in the HR Department. The YPLT serves one year and also sits on the YPP Steering Committee. Deadline December 15th 2019 For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the African Development Bank Young Professionals Program 2020
3 months ago
Google Africa Certifications Scholarships 2019 (Fully Funded to learn Mobile Web, Android and Google Cloud)
Google is partnering with Pluralsight to give you free access to Pluralsight course content plus support from the Andela Learning Community across three skills development tracks: Mobile Web, Android and Google Cloud.After completing your desired skills development track, you will be eligible to receive a Google certification grant to take Google’s Associate Android Developer, Mobile Web Specialist and Associate Cloud Engineer certification exams. Building upon their pledge to provide mobile developer training to 100,000 Africans to develop world class apps, Google has announced the next round of Google Africa Certification Scholarships aimed at helping developers become certified on Google’s Android, Web, and Cloud technologies. This year, they are offering 30,000 additional scholarship opportunities and 1,000 grants for the Google Associate Android Developer, Mobile Web Specialist, and Associate Cloud Engineer certifications. The scholarship program will be delivered by their partners, Pluralsight and Andela, through an intensive learning curriculum designed to prepare motivated learners for entry-level and intermediate roles as software developers. Interested students in Africa can learn more about the Google Africa Certifications Scholarships and apply here According to World Bank, Africa is on track to have the largest working-age population (1.1 billion) by 2034. The announcement marks a transition from inspiring new developers to preparing them for the jobs of tomorrow. Google’s developer certifications are performance-based. They are developed around a job-task analysis which test learners for skills that employers expect developers to have. Access to expert-led videos, available on-demand with mobile app and offline capabilities Guided skill development with curated paths and channels according to your chosen track Skill assessments that help you identify knowledge gaps and strengths, and allow you to share your proficiency on Facebook, Twitter and Stack Overflow Support from the Pluralsight Help Center and the Andela Learning Community to help you complete your track and prepare for your chosen Google certification exam For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the Google Africa Certifications Scholarships 2019<
11 months ago
Call for Participants to attend the African Union Rule of Law Training for East Africa Region (Fully Funded)
The African Union is looking for interested participants to attend a Fully Funded Training on Rule of Law and Development scheduled to take place on 28 February - 2 March 2019 in Comoros. The training aims to increase the capacity of rule of law stakeholders to enable access to justice and uphold rule of law within the national structures. Eligibility: Age range Participants must be between the ages of 30-45 Participants should come from the following countries: Madagascar, Mauritius, Tanzania , Uganda , Kenya, Rwanda , Eritrea , Ethiopia, Sudan, Seychelles, Rwanda , South Sudan , Somalia , Djibouti and Comoros The training opportunity is open to : Judges , Magistrates, Parliamentarians , National Human Rights Institutions and Law enforcement officials ( Police Officers/Prison Warden) Cost of participation The African Union will cover the cost of your participation by providing a return air ticket ( Economy Class) and provide DSA for the duration of the training) How to Apply If you are interested and available to attend please send an email to RaumnauthD@africa-union.org Please attach the following information: CV, scanned copy of Passport and details of City of Departure. Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.