How to Apply for 2021/2022 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program

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Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program

Applications are invited for the Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program 2021/2022. This fellowship program seeks to deepen and broaden our growing network which continues to contribute its skills and learning to a better Africa. The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of the AfDB (Abidjan), UNECA (Addis Ababa), or the ITC (Geneva).

About the Sponsor: Mo Ibrahim Foundation

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation was established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importance of leadership and governance in Africa. It was founded by Mo Ibrahim, a Sudanese and billionaire businessman and philanthropist, who founded the telecommunications company Celtel International in 1998. Ibrahim is the chairman.

African countries need to define a strategy – a ‘business plan’ – built on an inclusive vision that assesses and prioritizes challenges, makes the best use of human, natural, and financial resources, and closely monitors results in order to ensure efficient and tangible implementation.

The Foundation, which is a non-grant making organization, focuses on defining, assessing, and enhancing governance and leadership in Africa

How to become a Mo Ibrahim Foundation Fellow? 

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation Fellow is selected based on the candidates who have met all requirements specified by the terms and conditions below. The Conditions include Host Nationality, Eligible Nationality, Requirements, Scholarship Benefits, and detailed procedures on how to apply.

Host Nationality

This Leadership Fellowship Program 2021 is hosted by Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

Eligible Nationality

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program 2021 is available for citizens from African countries.

Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship- Benefit

The Fellowships offer the opportunity to work in the executive offices of the AfDB (Abidjan), ECA (Addis Ababa), or the ITC (Geneva) with an annual stipend of $100,000.

Who is Eligible for Mo Ibrahim Fellowship 2021?

  • National of an African country
  • 7-10 years of relevant work experience
  • master’s degree
  • under the age of 40, or 45 for women with children
  • any additional criteria as set by the host.
  • Hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Economics, Engineering, Social Sciences, International Development, Business Administration, Finance, Banking or any discipline relevant to the Bank’s business: such as outstanding academic credentials, relevant work experience, strong communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work with others;
  • Have at least 7 (seven) years’ work experience relevant to the Bank’s activities;
  • Demonstrate proven leadership and consultative skills;
  • Have experience in strategic planning and execution ;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management;
  • Have enhanced skills in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures;
  • Have experience in formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures;
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop financial plans and manage resources;
  • Strong writing and analytical skills;

How to Apply for Mo Ibrahim Foundation Fellowship

Application process

Prospective fellows who meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply directly to the current hosts: The International Trade Centre (ITC) Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship 2021.

  •  EDUCATION: Master’s degree in economics, business, international development, international relations, or related area.
  •  WORK EXPERIENCE: Between seven to ten years of relevant work experience.
  •  LANGUAGES: Advanced English. Knowledge of other UN official languages, in particular, French or Spanish is an asset.

Preferred Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of international trade development and trade-related development assistance (TRTA);
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and governance;
  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Ability to analyze and interpret complex concepts and data;
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with individuals at all levels and different multi-cultural backgrounds.

Candidates must submit their applications together with the following documents:

  • Cover letteR
  • UN Personal History Profile (PHP)
  • Copy of academic degree certificates, and;
  • Three letters of reference/recommendation.

Application Link

Mo Ibrahim Foundation Fellowship Application Deadline

Application for this scholarship closes by October 15th, 2021.


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