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.
National of an African country
Minimum 7 years of relevant work experience
Under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children
Any additional criteria as set by the host organization
Fellowships are open to young professionals, mid-career and new executives from Africa with relevant work experience and a master’s degree. 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 organizations.
African Development Bank - https://www.afdb.org/en/vacancy/2024-mo-ibrahim-foundation-leadership-fellowship-program-63501
Economic Commission for Africa -https://www.uneca.org/sites/default/files/vacancies/2024%20MIF%20Fellowship%20Programme_ToR_ENGLISH_FINAL.pdf
International Trade Center - https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=216550&Lang=en-US
Applications for the 2024 Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships are now open, the deadline for applications is Friday, 20 October 2023. For more information, visit here.