Top 10 Young Professionals Program for Ambitious Under 35 People to Work with Global Organizations

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If you are a young professional thinking about a career at an international organization like the World Bank, United Nation and so on, this video is for you. Every year, several opportunities open for Young Professionals to take their career global, while earning attractively. Whether you are a recent graduate, master’s degree holder or pursuing your doctoral degree, there is a professional program for you. Most of these programs require that you be 32 years or younger to be eligible, but there are exceptions where 35 years is the maximum eligible age. With that said, here are the top 10 Young Professionals Program to work with global organizations. By the way, if you have not already, click the subscribe button to continue discovering life-changing opportunities on After School Africa Channel.

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10.Google Policy Fellowship in Europe and Africa

The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests. Eightsuccessful fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on internet policy issues. They will be assigned a mentor at their host organizations and will have the opportunity to work with senior staff members.

9.     UN-Nippon Fellowship Programme in Ocean Affairs for Coastal Developing Countries

The UN-Nippon Fellowship Programme is for government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing coastal States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy. Each year, the UN-Nippon award Fellowships to 10 successful candidates, for a duration of 9 months.

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8. UNICEF Young Professionals Programme

UNICEF’s Young Professionals Programme recruits young talent with the potential to grow into managerial and leadership positions in the organization. The program is for skillful, creative individuals who are ready to grow with the organization – young leaders to help fulfil UNICEF’s mandate for the 21st century, in all its areas of work, including Programme, Communication, Emergencies and Operations. A Masters degree in a relevant field is required. The ideal candidate’s age should not exceed 35 years of age.

7.     International Finance Corporation Young Professionals Program

IFC’s Young Professionals Program is a unique opportunity to launch your career as a global investment professional helping to build the private sector in developing countries. You will build your expertise through engagements in different countries, close to IFC’s clients. The program is open to final year students working toward an advanced degree such as an MBA, other relevant Masters degrees or recent graduates.

6.     World Trade Organization Young Professionals Program

The WTO Young Professionals Programme was launched in 2016 as an opportunity for qualified young professionals from developing and least-developed countries that are members of the WTO to enhance their knowledge regarding WTO and international trade issues. A candidate must have an advanced university degree in law, economics, and other international trade-related subjects, have a minimum of two years’ relevant experience and be 32 years of age or younger. Participants under the programme receive a monthly salary of 3,500 Swiss Franc, medical cover and travel costs. The duration of the Program isOne year without possibility of extension

5.     UNESCO Young Professionals Programme for Young Graduates and Professionals

The UNESCO Young Professionals Programme provides young university graduates and young qualified professionals from non- and under-represented Member States an opportunity to join UNESCO at the early stage of their professional career. You must be 32 years old or younger to apply. Renewal of contract will be dependent on candidate’s first 9-month probationary period performance.

4.     World Bank Africa Fellowship Program for African Graduates

Launched in 2013, the World Bank Africa Fellowship Program targets young talented African nationals who are completing or recently completed a Ph.D. in an area relevant to the World Bank’s work. Fellows will spend a minimum of six months at the World Bank offices in Washington, D.C. or in field offices, getting hands-on experience in development work. Candidate must be 32 years old or younger. Fellows will receive consultant fees, round-trip air travel, and worker’s compensation insurance.

3.     African Development Bank Young Professionals Program for Young Africans

The Program is a three year leadership opportunity for the development of Bank’s future leaders. The program attracts highly qualified and motivated professionals from AfDB member countries for a productive and rewarding career path in development.You must be a citizen of a regional or non-regional AfDB member country and be 32 years of age or younger. Possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline that is relevant to the business of the Bank, and have at least 3 years work experience.

2.     World Bank Young Professionals Program

The World Bank YPP is a unique opportunity for young professionals who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank. The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to World Banks’s technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources to name a few. Women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Up to 45 to 50 candidates are selected each year for a 5-year term contract. Benefits include an internationally competitive salary, Insurance Programs, Pension Plan, Relocation Benefits, Tax Allowance and many more.

And now, for the number one young professional program…

United Nations Young Professionals Program

The UN Young Professionals Programme is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination and professional development programmes once successful candidates start their career with the UN. The examination is held once a year. The list of participating countries is published annually and varies from year to year. Interested candidates must hold at least a first-level university degree. Benefits includes attractive Salary, Dependency allowances, education grant for children, Travel and shipping expenses, Assignment grant, Hardship allowance and many more benefits. After two years and subject to satisfactory performance, successful candidates may be granted a continuing contract.


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