Job Title: 2024 Internship Program – Session I Location: Selected individuals will be assigned to various Departments at the Headquarters (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), Bank’s Regional and Country Offices. However, interns will carry out their duties either remotely or on-site as per the requirements of their respective hiring units. Grade: Position ID: Posting Date: October 12, 2023 Closing Date: October 26, 2023
ABOUT THE ORGANISATION:
Established in 1964, the African Development Bank stands as the leading pan-African development institution, dedicated to fostering economic growth and social progress across the continent. It comprises 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank is committed to supporting transformative projects that significantly alleviate poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. The Ten-Year Strategy (2023 – 2032) identifies five key areas for scaling up efforts, namely: energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration, and enhancing the quality of life for Africa’s population. The Internship Program is an integral part of the broader Talent Management Framework, aligning with the Bank’s objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy and the High 5s.
Participation in the Program is based on a competitive selection process, aligning with the business needs of the Bank.
The overarching goals of the program are to:
Offer students an opportunity to gain practical professional experience at the African Development Bank. Develop a pool of potential candidates for future recruitment needs. However, it’s important to note that completion of the internship does not guarantee immediate employment with the Bank.
Interns are selected from fields of study that align with the job families of the Bank, including Economics, Agriculture, Private Sector Development, Human Capital Development (Education and Health), Environment, Finance, Infrastructure Development, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Communications, Law, Internal Audit, Budget, Governance, or any other relevant field of study as determined by the Bank. Special consideration is given to students working on projects directly related to the Bank’s mission.
Session 1 Timeline for the 2024 Internship Program:
Session 1 of the 2024 Internship Program is scheduled to commence in January 2024.
Terms and Conditions:
Each candidate selected for an internship will serve for a period ranging from three (3) to six (6) months. The internship opportunity is authorized once per candidate. Interns may work remotely or on-site, depending on the specific requirements of their hiring units. Remote interns should have access to a personal computer, a stable internet connection, and a suitable living environment conducive to uninterrupted remote work. On-site interns are responsible for their travel to and from the Bank’s location, as well as their living expenses. The Bank will make reasonable efforts to assist interns in obtaining entry and residence visas. Eligible interns will receive medical insurance coverage paid by the Bank during the internship period. Eligible interns will also receive a monthly stipend.
To be eligible for the internship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Must have reached the age of majority in their country of nationality or origin and be no older than thirty (30) years at the start of the internship program. Must be currently enrolled in a master’s level degree program at a recognized public or private educational institution of higher learning. Candidates can apply for an internship within one (1) year of obtaining such a degree. Must be nationals of African Development Bank member countries. Must provide a letter from their school confirming their enrollment or a copy of the above-mentioned Degree. Applicants must be fluent in at least one of the Bank’s two working languages (English or French). Should be proficient in using the Bank’s standard software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); familiarity with SAP is desirable.
Strategic Focus Areas:
The specific disciplines and specialized professional areas are in alignment with the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy (TYS) and gender strategy. In addition to the fields within the Bank’s job families, the focus will be on the following areas:
- Power, Energy, Climate, and Green Growth
- Agriculture, Human & Social Development
- Private Sector, Infrastructure, and Industrialization
- Economics, Statistics
- Governance and Knowledge Management
- Human Resources and Corporate Services: IT, Language Services, General Services & Procurement, HR Management
- Audit, Anti-Corruption
- Communication & External Relations
- Public Relations
- Environmental and Social Assessment
Applicants will be considered if they submit a complete online application along with a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV).
The Bank will host two (2) internship sessions in 2024. This announcement pertains to session 1, commencing in January 2024. The announcement for session 2 will be made in April 2024, with session 2 scheduled to commence in July 2024.
If you encounter technical issues during the application submission, please send an email describing the problem or providing a screenshot to: HR Direct HRDirect@AFDB.ORG(link sends e-mail)
To apply for this position, you must be a national of one of AfDB member countries.
Applicants meeting the Bank’s requirements and proceeding to further assessment will be contacted. Applicants should submit a concise Curriculum Vitae (CV) and any additional documents as specified. The President of the African Development Bank reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is committed to equal opportunities in employment. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. [AfDB Website]
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not request any form of payment from applicants throughout the recruitment process (application submission, CV review, interview, and final processing of applications). Furthermore, the Bank does not solicit information regarding applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group disclaims responsibility for any fraudulent publication of job offers in its name or any fraudulent use of its name in any manner.
HOW TO APPLY
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“Please note that the Bank does not accept dual nationality. Therefore, you are required to declare the nationality you would like to be considered by the Bank throughout your career, if hired. Please upload supporting Government issued IDs such as passport, National Identity Card or Certificate etc.”
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