MO Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program 2024

The Office of the President of The African Development Bank (URPR) invites applications for the 2024 MO Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program.

Fellowships are open to young professionals, mid-career professionals, and new executives from Africa with relevant work experience and a master’s degree.

The Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship Programme is a selective Fellowship that prepares the next generation of outstanding African leaders by providing them with unique work opportunities at the most senior level of prominent African institutions or multilateral organizations, whose mandate is to improve the economic and social prospects of Africa. The Fellowship allows talented individuals to increase and enhance their professional capacity with the intention of contributing to the governance and development of their countries, thereby creating a pipeline of future African leaders.


The Fellow will have the following responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, and help implement innovative approaches to various strategic issues of importance to the Bank’s mission and objectives, based on international best practices.
  • Undertake research and analysis of existing and emerging strategy, program, and policy areas relevant to the Bank, as required.
  • Assist with the monitoring and analysis of the implementation of various Bank Group initiatives as well as the regular work program, and prepare briefs, memos, and other documentation that convey in non-technical terms the likely impact;
  • Participate in high-level discussions and contribute to the preparation of the President’s meetings and missions; and
  • Carry out any other assigned duties by relevant senior staff in the President’s office

Duration: 12 months


  • The fellow will receive an annual stipend paid monthly by the Bank
  • All expenses related to the Fellow’s official mission travel, including travel insurance, will be borne by the Bank.
  • The travel and shipping costs for the assumption of duty and repatriation at the end of the appointment will be borne and paid out of the Funds provided by the Foundation.
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Job Requirements

The Fellow for MO Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship must:

  • be a national of an African country, residing anywhere in the world;
  •  not be an active, non-active, retired, or separated staff member of the Bank;
  • Have a minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience
  • have outstanding academic credentials backed by a minimum of a Master’s Degree from a recognized institution in banking, business, economics or other social sciences, etc;
  • be under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children
  • 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 and other data;
  • excellent written and oral presentation skills;

Application Process

Interested candidates should complete the online form at the Bank’s website with the following documents:

  • comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating date of birth, nationality, education, and relevant experience.
  • copies of academic transcripts and
  • three letters of recommendation.

To apply for the MO Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program 2024click here.

Deadline: October 20, 2023.

For more information on the MO Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program 2024, visit the official site.

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