Apply: UNDP African Women Leaders Fellowship

Deadline: 13 August 2023

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced a call for applications for the African Young Women Leaders (AfYWL) Fellowship Programme. 

The AfYWL programme is a partnership between the African Union Commission (AUC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 


  • All-costs-covered participation in a dedicated induction workshop in Addis Ababa (early 2024)
  • Access to an earmarked learning budget for relevant learning/development activities
  • Participation in regular mentorship by senior UNDP staff
  • Participation in a transformative leadership development training programme jointly developed by AUC and UNDP
  • Participation in tailored learning and community events targeting UNDP young professionals
  • Support from UNDP on other corporate learning and development activities


  • Open to only female candidates from an African country
  • Applicants must not be above the age of 30
  • Applicants must have strong working knowledge of English 
  • Applicants must have master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, International Relations/Development, Law, Communications, Digitisation or a related development field  
  • Applicants must have two years, minimum, of relevant and paid work experience in research, analysis and programme/project development, implementation and management
  • Applicants must be willing to relocate to duty station, live and work outside the country of residence on an assignment that leverages their skills and potential
  • Applicants must have an understanding of, and interest in, poverty eradication, sustainable structural transformation, the SDGs and Agenda 2063

To apply and for more information, click here.

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