The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is an African Foundation established
with one clear objective – to put governance at the centre of any
conversation on African development. It is our belief that
and leadership lie at the heart of any tangible and shared improvement
in the quality of life of African citizens.
Mo Ibrahim Foundation is recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: 2017 Mo Ibrahim Foundation Leadership Fellowship Program
Location: Côte d’Ivoire
Position N°: 50080938
Established in 2006, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation aims to support good
governance and great leadership in Africa. The Foundation works to:
- Stimulate debate on good governance;
- Provide criteria by which citizens and governments can measure progress;
- Recognize achievement in African leadership and provide a
practical way in which leaders can build positive legacies on the
continent when they have left office;
- Support aspiring leaders for the African continent.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation (the “Foundation”), is financing the Ibrahim
Leadership Fellowship position in the African Development Bank (the
“Bank”). The Fellow will perform the functions and duties of the
position at the headquarters of the Bank in Abidjan, the Republic of
Côte d’Ivoire, or in any other location from which the Bank carries out
The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship Programme is a selective Fellowship
that prepares the next generation of outstanding African leaders by
providing them with unique work opportunities at the most senior level
of prominent African institutions or multilateral organizations, whose
mandate is to improve the economic and social prospects of Africa. The
Fellowship allows talented individuals to increase and enhance their
professional capacity, with the intention of contributing to the
governance and development of their countries thereby creating a
pipeline of future African leaders. The Fellow will work with the Bank
for this purpose, for a period not exceeding twelve (12) months, and the
Foundation will finance the costs associated with the position on the
Contract Terms and Duration
- The Fellow will work with the Bank for this purpose, for a
period not exceeding twelve (12) months, the Foundation will finance the
costs associated with the position on the following terms: the fellow
will receive an annual stipend monthly paid by the Bank out of the funds
provided by the Foundation. The Fellow may be required to travel to
different locations on instructions of the Bank. All expenses related to
the Fellow’s official mission travel, including travel insurance but
excluding travel and shipping costs relating to assumption of duty and
repatriation, will be borne by the Bank.
- The Fellow shall not participate in the Bank’s child educational scheme and staff medical insurance and retirement plans.
- The Mo Ibrahim Foundation will ensure that the Fellow has
his/her own medical insurance, child education and retirement plan
- The travel and shipping costs for the assumption of duty and
repatriation at the end of the appointment will be borne and paid out of
the Funds provided by the Foundation.
- The Fellow will sign a contract with the Bank before commencement of service.
- For the duration of his/her contract with the Bank, the Fellow
will, for all operational purposes and purposes of conduct, be required
to comply with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the Bank. Only the
Bank and not the Foundation shall be entitled to direct and instruct the
Fellow in his/her performance or conduct during the course his/her
assignment with the Bank.
- The Fellow is not a regular employee of the Bank, or is not
granted a right to employment with the Bank. There is no obligation to
hire the Fellow and there is no presumption of future employment at the
Bank upon expiration of the twelve (12) month fellowship Term. The
Fellow shall not be eligible for recruitment as a staff member of the
Bank for a period of 1 (one) year from the date of termination of
his/her Fellowship with the Bank or expiration of the 12 month
Fellowship term (whichever is sooner).
Duties and Responsibilities
- The Ibrahim Leadership Fellow will take leadership guidance from
the President, the Senior Vice President, the Chief of Staff and
Director of Cabinet and/or a designated Representative.
- With this guidance, the Fellow will contribute to the design and
implementation of strategic assignments that will increase and enhance
their professional and leadership capacity, with the intention of
contributing to the governance and development of their countries.
The Fellow will also have the following responsibilities:
- Advise on and develop strategic initiatives to advance the Bank’s mission and objectives.
- Plan, develop, and implement strategies for generating resources.
- Conceive, develop and promote innovations in Bank development policies.
- Review activity reports and financial statements to determine
progress and status in attaining objectives and revise objectives and
plans in accordance with current conditions.
- Undertake other duties as assigned.
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
- The priority for the 2017 selection of the Mo Ibrahim Fellow is
the Bank’s High 5 areas (lighting up and powering Africa; Feeding
Africa; Industrializing Africa; Integrating Africa and Improving the
quality of life for the people of Africa).
- The key competences are strong policy analytical skills at all levels and ability to run models.
- The Fellowship is for young professionals, mid-career or/and new executives.
The Fellow must:
- Be a national of an African country, residing anywhere in the world;
- Not be an active, non-active, retired, or separated staff member of the Bank;
- 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
- Demonstrate ability to develop financial plans and manage resources;
- Demonstrate ability to analyze and interpret financial data;
- Top notch professional with private sector experience;
- Not have close family relations with an active or non-active staff member, such as spouse, mother, father, sister and brother;
- Government officials, active military personnel and political party leaders are not eligible;
- Age limit is forty (40) years for men and women and forty-five (45) years for women with children;
- Strong writing and analytical skills;
- Demonstrate ability to communicate and interact with officials
at all levels of government and to work effectively with a wide range of
constituencies in a diverse community;
- Demonstrate ability to motivate teams and simultaneously manage several projects.
- 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;
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Note: This position is not a regular position of the
African Development Bank. The contract for this assignment is for a
period of one (1) year and is not renewable. Funding is provided by the
Mo Ibrahim Foundation (MIF).
Application Deadline 14th September, 2016