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Young Professionals Program (YPP)

Do you have passion and commitment to development of Africa? Outstanding academic and professional achievements? A commitment to engage in crucial issues in Africa’s development? Do you wish to make a difference, be part of something bigger than yourself and explore your leadership potential? If yes, you are the one we are looking for.

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. 


The Human Resources Department (CHHR) is glad to announce the launching of the 2020 Young Professionals Program.

To join us, submit your application Here

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


The Bank is a fantastic place to be, owing not only to its cultural diversity but also, given that it offers an unique opportunity to learn and acquire new skills.

Sandrine Alissoutin, Principal Quality Assurance Officer

You are empowered with high level responsibilities and tasked to fulfill the Bank’s mandate in supporting the socio-economic development of Africa.

Ndoli Kalumiya,Senior Country Economist

The YP Program at the African Development Bank is a unique opportunity to learn and contribute at the same time, challenge yourself and grow as development expert.

Jerome Berndt, Senior Fragility & Resilience Officer

If you have innovative ideas and knowledge that can improve the lives of many in the continent and you want to work at a place where knowledge and ideas matter, then you must join the AfDB YP Programme.

Erick Mariga, Senior Policy Analyst

Testimonials from Former YPs