ECA Fellowships for Young African Professionals

Deadline: October 29, 2013

ECA is inviting applications from qualified young African Professionals to the “ECA Fellowships for Young African Professionals” programme on Regional Integration and Trade. The programme aims to provide practical, on-the-job experience to the young professionals as they prepare either for a career in research and international development and the public sector. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of USD 3,000. The fellowship includes a round-trip air ticket between the fellow’s country of residence and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The 5 fellowships are located in the Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) and the African Trade Policy Center (ATPC) of the ECA. The ECA is inviting applications from qualified young African graduates in the areas of:

  • Agriculture and food security
  • Industrialization and infrastructure
  • International trade and regional integration
  • Investment policy and equity investment


  • The Fellowship programme is targeted at young Africans.
  • Qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates applying for the position must be below 36 years of age at the time of the application.
  • Candidates with a strong research focus who are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. programme or with an admission are also particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Fellows cannot be employed on ECA or United Nations regular positions within six months of completion of a fellowship period.


  • Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in social sciences, African Studies, development studies, economics, Law or any other related area. PhD will be an advantage.
  • Work Experience: Experience in research/analytical work in agriculture and food security; industrialization and infrastructure; international trade and regional integration; or investment policy and equity investment in the context of Africa, either in the academia or in private, public or civil society organizations, is required. Experience in working with African institutions at national, sub-regional or regional level is an advantage.
  • Language: Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

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