Call for Applications: LDI Africa ‘Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program’ for Young Professionals

Deadline: April 21, 2013

Landmark Development Initiative (LDI) Africa is inviting applications from young business and development professionals to their Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program (EIFP). The EIFP provides MBA and Mid-Level professionals hands-on service opportunities with Africa’s leading financial institutions, investment firms, and nonprofit organizations.

Over the course of 3 – 12 months, EIFP Fellows will work with LDI’s nonprofit and business partners to position their portfolio companies to reach scale and achieve long-term sustainability. If you know of any young professionals with experience in corporate finance, accounting, investment banking, business development/management and or social enterprise, share this information with them! LDI strives to recruit the most talented and successful young professionals and host organizations.

About LDI Africa

LDI Africa is a nonprofit social enterprise (headquartered in Washington D.C., with operations across Africa) that advances socioeconomic development in Africa by connecting African professionals and organizations to the global marketplace through skilled volunteer service.

About The Program

The Emerging Institutions Fellowship Program (EIFP) seeks to strengthen private institutions on the African continent through the service of global skilled young professionals. LDI Africa provides these professionals pro-bono consulting opportunities with Africa’s leading venture capital, private equity and impact investing firms to match financial capital invested in Africa’s emerging businesses with the necessary human capital to scale.


  • EIFP Fellows will participate in 3 to 12 month Fellowships, starting anytime between June and August 2013, with LDI Africa host organizations.
  • Fellows will be compensated a modest stipend every month during their Fellowship.
  • Upon the successful completion of the Fellowship Program and host organization request, Fellows will have the opportunity to transition into prolonged employment opportunities.


What Constitutes an EIFP Fellow? An EIFP Fellow possesses the following attributes and qualifications:

  • MBA candidate or early to mid-level professional with a keen interest in sustainable business development in emerging markets.
  • A minimum of 1 year work experience in her country of residence.
  • Professional and academic background in enterprise development, management consulting, strategy, finance, and social enterprise.

Application Details

Interested EIFP applicants must submit the following application documents to [email protected]:

  • Resume
  • Statement of Interest
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation

After an initial application screening, qualifying candidates will undergo a first round interview with LDI Africa. Promising candidates will have their applications submitted to host organizations for the chance to interview with our partners directly. After second round interview, finalists will be notified of host organization decision and EIFP admission.


If you have any inquires or would like to apply as an EIFP host organization or fellow, please write to Carlos Morla at [email protected]

Download the Program Description For More Information.