United Nations 2023 ECA Fellowship for young African Professionals

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ECA is the regional arm of the United Nations in Africa. Its mandate is to promote the economic and social development of Africa. ECA’s dual role as a regional arm of the UN, and a part of the regional institutional landscape in Africa, positions it well to make unique contributions to member States’ efforts to address their development challenges.

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ECA has five sub-regional offices plus African Institute for Economic Development and Planning, (IDEP) across the Continent through which it supports regional development priorities and agenda and African countries in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063 of the African Union.

ECA is inviting applications from qualified young African Professionals in the following thematic areas:

  • Macroeconomic policy, development planning, Economic Governance & Public Finance;
  • Industrialization and Economic Diversification Policies;
  • Regional Integration; Infrastructure and Trade
  • Private Sector Development & Finance, including Innovative Finance & Capital Markets;
  • Poverty, Inequality and social policy;
  • Food systems and food security
  • Gender equality and women empowerment;
  • Demographic Dynamics for Development;
  • Innovation and Technology;
  • Climate Change &Management of Natural Resources, including Green Economy;
  • Labor Economics and Employment
  • Communication and strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation;
SEE ALSO: Hansen Leadership Institute(HLI) 2023 Fellows Program

Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications:

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  • Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or doctorate or their equivalents) in economics, development studies, political economy, international affairs, political and social sciences, peace and human security, public administration, law, minerals and natural resources, engineering, and related field is required.
  • Experience: Academic research or academic work related to the focus thematic areas is required. Experience in research/analytical work in socio-economic and political development, natural resource management/law, regional integration, infrastructure development, governance, peace and related areas in the context of Africa, either in the academia, private, public or civil society organizations, is an advantage.
  • Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the fellowship advertised, fluency in either language is required and working knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

The following conditions will apply:

  1. The candidate applying for this fellowship programme must be 35 years of age or below, at the time of the application;
  2. The candidate must be a national of a member State of the Economic Commission for Africa;
  3. The candidate must have graduated before 1 October 2022 from either a master’s degree or doctorate degree programme, or equivalent;
  4. The candidate should have interest in one or more of the identified thematic areas;
  5. The selected candidate 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;
  6. The selected candidate should participate in national, regional or international meetings as assigned for exposure;
  7. The selected candidate should submit and present at a seminar a peer reviewed research paper at the end of the assignment; and
  8. The selected candidate will be part of an alumni association of ECA Fellows and member of practicing international development “community of practice
SEE ALSO: Leventis Fellowship at SOAS, University of London For Nigerian Academics 2022

Benefits of UN Young Professionals Program

Logistics

  1. The selected Fellows must be available to travel to the assigned duty station as may be
    decided by ECA after the selection process;
  2. The selected Fellows will receive a return air ticket between his/her country of residence and the assigned duty station;
  3. The selected Fellows will receive a one-off settling-in grant of USD 3,000 (for fellows recruited from outside of the duty station) and a monthly stipend of USD 3,000 each for the duration of the fellowship. Note that the final month stipend will only be paid upon
    submission of:
  4. – A peer-reviewed fellowship research paper,
  5. – A comprehensive fellowship report, an approved final performance evaluation of the fellow,
  6. – A completed fellowship programme evaluation form and
  7. – An exit boarding pass or immigration stamp showing that the fellow has departed the duty station and returned back to his/her home country, where both are not the same, at the end of the fellowship programme.
  8. – The fellowship program is for six months but may be extended for a maximum of another six months.

How to Apply

  • Email Address: RecruitmentPPost@un.org
  • Subject Line: ECA Fellowship for Young African Professionals, 2023

For more details, visit UN website (pdf)

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