AUC- UNDP African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme 2019/20

Date limite : 02 août 2019

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AUC- UNDP African Young Women Leaders Fellowship Programme 2019/20


  • The selected candidates will get the opportunity to work in direct association with UNDP and be part of a prestigious fellowship programme.
  • The Fellowship Programme will cover expenses related to travel and medical insurance.
  • Each Fellow will be paid a stipend to cover accommodation and living costs at the respective duty station.


The applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for the fellowship.

  • National of an AU Member State
  • Aged below 34 years at the date of application
  • Hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, International Relations/Development, or other relevant fields
  • Maximum 1 year of working experience in research, analysis and programme/project development, implementation and management
  • Available in 2019/20 to dedicate 12 months for a fellowship programme and available to participate in an induction workshop in Addis Ababa from October 2019.
  • Willing to live and work outside their country of residence
  • Proficiency in at least one AU working language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese) and working knowledge of English
  • Understanding of, and interest in, poverty eradication, sustainable structural transformation, the SDGs and Africa’s Agenda 2063
  • Capacity to gather comprehensive information on complex problems or situations, evaluating information accurately, analysing and identifying key issues and solutions

The desirable experiences include:

  • Initiative, client-orientation, and working in teams, and complex and time-pressured contexts, field experience in an African country
  • Experience in developing technical proposals
  • Leadership, innovation and technology and setting up networks/hubs/hangouts
Eligible Regions: AU (African Union) countries

Application Process

Apply online through the given link. The application must be in English and must include the following (to be scanned and uploaded as one document):

  1. A detailed CV
  2. A one page motivation letter highlighting why the applicant would be an outstanding candidate, his/her strengths and how her participation in the Programme would contribute to his/her future career
  3. A short essay of not more than 1,500 words (3 pages single spaced) detailing his/her innovative solution to a complex development problem – youth unemployment. The nature of the problem is to described, what are the underlying causes, who is responsible for solving this problem, what her innovative solution is and how she would implement it.
  4. Copies of academic degrees
  5. 2 professional references

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Application Deadline: August 2, 2019 (17 Days Remaining)

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