ECA is inviting applications from qualified young African Professionals to the “ECA Fellowships for Young African Professionals” programme.
The Fellowship programme is targeted at young Africans.
Candidates applying for Fellowship position must be below 35 years of age when entering the programme. They must have Masters Degree or related Advanced degree.
Candidates currently enrolled in a Ph.D programme or with an admission are also welcome to apply.
The programme aims to provide practical, on-the-job experience to the young professionals as they prepare either for a career in research and international development and the public sector. It will also familiarize them with the Commission’s broad programmes and services to member States and sub-regional bodies in addressing the social dimensions of Africa’s development.
The UN regulations on temporary positions and the following conditions will apply:
Candidate must be a national of a United Nations Economic Commission for Africa member State;
The candidate must have graduated before 1 March 2019 from either a Masters Degree or doctorate degree or equivalent;
Should have interest in one or more of the identified thematic areas;
Selected candidates will work on a predefined project, designed to contribute to specific aspects of the work programme of the mentoring Division, Sub-Regional Office or ECA Centres, and contribute to other activities;
Participate in national, regional or international meetings as assigned for exposure;
Submit a peer reviewed research paper at the end of the assignment;
and will be part of an alumni association of ECA Fellows and member of practicing international development “community of practice”.
Candidates applying for the position must be 35 years of age or below, at the time of the application.
How to apply
Candidates must submit their applications together with the following documents:
UN Personal History Form, P11. This can be created at https://www.uneca.org/sites/default/files/uploaded-documents/p11.doc
Copy of academic certificates
Copy of applicant’s national passport (information page only), and;
Three letters of reference/recommendation
Applications with all the supporting documents should be emailed to the address indicated below, bearing the appropriate subject line.
ECA Fellowship for Young African Professionals 27th January 2019