United Nations Development Programme Fellowships For Female Leaders

UNDP is searching for 25 young African women to join the second cohort of the African Young Women Leaders (AfYWL) Fellowship Programme. Fellows will take on a 12-month assignment with UNDP at its headquarters in New York or in one of its regional or country offices. The deadline is on Tuesday 14th September 2021.

The fellowship is a partnership between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The fellowship aims to provide opportunities for African youth in the key areas of education, employment, entrepreneurship and engagement, and mainstream youth and women in key development spaces.

The programme will cover expenses related to travel and medical insurance, and each fellow will receive a monthly stipend to cover accommodation and living costs at their respective duty station.

An earmarked learning budget will be also allocated for undertaking relevant learning and development activities. Applicants should note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, physical travel will be dependent on the recommended guidelines of each recruiting office.

The deadline is on Tuesday 14th September 2021.


Main Criteria

Female nationals of an African Union member state are eligible to apply.

Candidates must be aged below 34 years at the date of application.

Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, International Relations/Development, Law, Communications, Digitalization or other related development field is required.

Maximum one year of relevant and paid post-master work experience is necessary.

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