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African Development Bank: Young Professionals Program (YPP) 2020

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The 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. 

Features of the Program

The Young Professionals Program offers you a platform to build an exceptional and fulfilling career in the Bank. This development program spans 36 months and is structured under the Young Professionals Learning Academy.

It is delivered in batches of 6 months each, to deepen knowledge and build technical and leadership skills necessary for future roles.

The learning will immerse you into different functional areas of the Bank where you will have hands-on experience in projects and various work assignments. Partnerships with experts from recognized institutions support us to deliver training such as leadership development.

We target that majority of your learning and development is experiential as you continue to be supported by coaches, mentors and colleagues. 

Eligibility Requirements

To join, you should:

  • 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).
  • 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.

To join, submit your application Here

Closing date of applications: December 15th, 2019 (midnight GMT).

For further information about AfDB High-5s and information about how to apply, visit African Development Bank website.

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Google AdCamp EMEA 2019/2020

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If you’re interested in pursuing a career with one of the biggest tech companies in the world, Google’s AdCamp is an opportunity to kickstart your career with Google.

AdCamp is open to all current or recently graduated university students from across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Participants get the chance to

  • get a 360-degree look behind the scenes at Google
  • Develop a professional network
  • gain new skills
  • experience our culture
  • and learn more about career opportunities in a fun and inclusive environment
  • compete in a case competition
  • get an inside look into helping small and medium businesses thrive

Online advertising is at the core of Google’s business and we’re thrilled to share the magic of our platforms with university students through Google AdCamp. AdCamp offers a collaborative curriculum focused on Google’s advertising sales and services operations, an overview of Google’s ad products and insight into the industry.

Up to 50 current university students will be selected to participate in an all-expense-paid AdCamp experience at one of Google’s offices.

Eligibility

To apply, students must be:
  • Interested and have experience in sales, customer support, account management, marketing, or consulting
  • Experienced and have proven ability in managing and customizing experience to a customer base
  • A proven multi-tasker and able to manage multiple projects at a time while paying strict attention to detail
  • Proactive, independent worker with the demonstrated capacity to lead, motivate, and work well with others
  • Fluent in English, as all AdCamp activities will be conducted in English
  • Be currently enrolled in a final year of BA/BS or master’s program, in any major, at a university in Europe, Middle East, or Africa, or have graduated within the last 12 months

If a student is selected, Google will cover transport (most reasonable mode) to the programs and hotel rooms if needed for the duration of the program.

Location & Dates

We offer AdCamp programs in multiple countries across the Europe, Middle East, or Africa regions. Please note that program dates and durations will vary depending on location. Typically our AdCamp programs last from one to two days in duration.

To express interest, please head to this form.

For more information, visit Google AdCamp website 

 

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Venture in Management Program (ViMP) 2020

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Since 2000,  Junior Achievement Nigeria’s Venture in Management Program (ViMP) program was designed as a one-week intensive “mini-MBA” session. The program introduced selected members of the National Youth Service Corps to

  • the different facets of managing a business
  • making crucial business decisions and developing skills for General Management

The goal of ViMP is to prepare NYSC members for the world of business as managers and entrepreneurs. This opportunity is designed to expose future business leaders to the responsibilities, opportunities, and demands of a career in management.

The weeklong program includes rigorous and stimulating classroom meetings (led by facilitators from the Lagos Business School), case studies, panel discussions, study groups, guest speakers and recreation, culminating in a strategy workshop, during which the participants present solutions to different business problems.

The learning environment mirrors that of the top business schools around the world with case studies focusing on Business Ethics, Accounting & Finance, Marketing, Strategy, Social Enterprise, General Management, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Participants also engage in a community service project and teach JAN programs in nearby elementary schools.

Requirements:

  •  Applicant must be a serving Youth Corps Member, or recently finished (October 2019)
  • Must be 27 years or younger (Born 1992 or later)
  • Must have excellent academic records (Minimum 2:1)
  • Possess proven interest in general management
  • Have a track record of leadership
  • Participation in previous JAN program will be an added advantage

Application Procedure

  1. Completed application form online
  2. A Curriculum Vitae (Must be saved with your full name)
  3. Proof of service (NYSC ID Card OR Call-Up Letter)

Application deadline: Saturday, December 21, 2019.

All supporting documents should be sent to vimp@ja-nigeria.org

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