New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2016 for African Youths.

Application Deadline: February 8th 2016
Job Title: Intern
Position Level: Young Professional
Duty Station: NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Mid rand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Supervisor: Advisor, NEPAD Science and Technology Innovation Hub
Intern to support Policy Analysis and Data Management, NEPAD Science and Technology Innovation Hub (NSTIH).
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is a programme of the African Union adopted in 2001 in Lusaka, Zambia, aimed primarily at poverty alleviation and promotion of economic growth and sustainable development in Africa.


In line with the NEPAD Young Professionals Programme (YPP), the remuneration is in form of a stipend / basic allowance.

Educational and Experience:

Candidates must hold a minimum of a university degree in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences or related technical field, while current enrolment or the completion of a post- graduate degree will be an added advantage.
Candidates should have two (2) to five (5) years post-University qualifications.

Required Skills and Competencies
• Demonstrated commitment to the African development (field experience on the continent and/or in other developing countries is an added advantage).
• Knowledge in research methodology, data collection, entry, statistical data analysis and reporting is a requirement.
• Ability to design studies including identification of variables and appropriate analysis methodology, designing of data collection tools and plan for data collection.
• Ability to conduct interview with respondents, conduct focus group discussions and review of existing documents.
• Ability to interpret statistical data analysis results.
• Ability to draft reports.
• Citizen of an AU member country or an African in the Diaspora
• High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with
enthusiasm, commitment and energetic.
• Maintain confidentiality at the highest level at all times.
• Possess good analytical and excellent interpersonal skills.
• Fluency in English; knowledge of French will be considered as an asset.
• Good judgment and analytical ability.
• Proactive approach to foresee road-blocks and resolve them.
• Excellent communication skills
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