The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Programme

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The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships Programme

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation was established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importance of leadership and governance in Africa. By providing tools to support progress in leadership and governance, the Foundation aims to promote meaningful change on the continent. The Foundation, which is a non-grant making organisation, focuses on defining, assessing and enhancing governance and leadership in Africa

About the Fellowship

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships form a selective programme designed to mentor future African leaders. The Fellows receive mentoring from the current leaders of key multilateral institutions. From 2011 – 2013 Fellows were hosted at AfDB, UNECA and WTO. From 2014 onwards the WTO was replaced by a Fellowship at the ITC.


Applicant must have 7-10 years of relevant work experience.
Applicant must hold a Master’s Degree
Age bar for applicant is under the age of 40; or 45 for women with children.
Applicant can be young professional, mid-career and new executive.

Monetary Support:

The Ibrahim Leadership Fellow will take leadership guidance from the President, the Chief Operating Officer and/or a designated Representative. Administratively, the Fellow will be assigned to the Office of the President of the Bank. 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 be also responsible to:

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.

Duration: 1 year


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