Duration of Assignment/Conditions: This Fellowship is awarded for a period of 12 months.
1. General Information
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has a dual role as the regional arm of the United Nations in Africa and as one of the major pan-African institutions.
Its mandate is to promote the social and economic development of Africa through knowledge activities, advocacy and consensus building and technical cooperation.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation was established in 2006 and aims to support good governance and great leadership in Africa. The Foundation works to:
As part of its programme to support member States, UNECA is partnering with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation to promote leadership development through a practical and on-the-job fellowship. The programme is aimed at enabling young African professionals to develop leadership capacity in a large institution, gain knowledge of the functioning of the United Nations, have better understanding of Africa’s socio-economic challenges and contribute to the analytical, advocacy and policy advisory work of the Commission.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (the “Foundation”), is financing the Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship position in the UNECA.
The Fellow will perform the duties and responsibilities of the position at the headquarters of UNECA in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The 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.
2. Duties and Responsibilities
The Foundation Fellow will take leadership guidance from the Executive Secretary and/or a designated Representative in the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES).
With this guidance, the Fellow will contribute to the design and implementation of strategic assignments that will increase and enhance their professional and leadership capacity, with the intention of contributing to the governance and development of their countries.
As part of his/her general responsibilities, the Fellow will be expected to:
3. Eligibility Criteria
The Fellowship is for young female and male professionals, mid-career and executives alike who are nationals of ECA member States, residing anywhere in the world and are under the age of Forty (40) years. Consideration will, however, be given to women under the age of Forty-Five (45) years with children;
The Fellow should have at least 7 years of relevant work experience and must be able to demonstrate competencies in professionalism, teamwork, client orientation, planning and organizing and leadership potential.
S/he must also have proven:
Sound knowledge of the Internet and basic software for word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations is required.
5. Terms and Conditions
6. How to Apply
Candidates must submit their applications together with the following documents:
For more information and fellowship application, see; Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowships
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