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OPEC Fund 2022 Young Professional Development Program (YPDP) for Developing Countries

The OPEC Fund Young Professional Development Program (YPDP) is a structured two-year program designed to prepare young professionals from the OPEC Fund’s member countries for a career in global development.

They are currently seeking applicants with a passion for and commitment to international development who demonstrate academic excellence and relevant professional experience. They especially want to hear from those with the drive and ambition to help developing countries address their most pressing challenges in the quest for social, environmental and economic progress.

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About OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

The OPEC Fund for International Development is a multilateral development finance institution established in 1976. Our 12 Member Countries are: Algeria, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. We are dedicated to improving people's lives by providing public, private, and trade sector financing, as well as grants, to support sustainable social and economic advancement across the globe. Our efforts strengthen infrastructure and human capacity across inter-related f... read more


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OPEC Fund Young Professional Development Program (YPDP)


Aim and Benefits of OPEC Fund Young Professional Development Program (YPDP)

  • In short, the YPDP offers training, coaching and mentoring, the opportunity to experience different fields of work and to access professional networks. The program equips young professionals with the skills and knowledge to meet the minimum requirements for an entry-level position with the OPEC Fund.
  • The YPDP will enable young professionals to develop an appreciation of how different departments / units contribute to the OPEC Fund’s overall strategic and operational goals. Under the structured talent management program, participants will have the opportunity to contribute to achieving the OPEC Fund’s vision of a world where sustainable development is a reality for all.
  • YPDP participants will gain valuable on-the-job experience, a wide range of relevant learning and developmental opportunities, rotation among different departments and benefit from a coaching/mentoring arrangement.
  • After participants have successfully completed the two-year program, they may be offered a job at the OPEC Fund, based on their performance and the business need.

Requirements for OPEC Fund Young Professional Development Program (YPDP) Qualification

  • Applicant must be an OPEC Fund member country national;
  • Be 30 years of age or younger at the time of application;
  • Have obtained at least a Master’s degree from a reputable university;
  • Excellent academic performance;
  • Be fluent in English;
  • Proficiency in one or more languages is desirable;
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of work experience;
  • Specialize in a field relevant to the OPEC Fund’s operations such as Engineering, Economics, Finance, Business Administration, Information Technology, Law, Human Resources, and any other relevant discipline;
  • Ability to work in a global and culturally diverse institution;
  • An understanding of the OPEC Fund’s mandate;
  • Willingness to serve the OPEC Fund, if selected, for a minimum of two years upon completion of the Program.

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Documents Required for Application

  • A YPDP online application form
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • An application essay (in Word or PDF format)
  • Academic certificates and transcripts


Application Deadline

February 28, 2022


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) on career2.successfactors.eu to apply

For more details,visit OPEC Fund website


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