Young Professional Development Program (YPDP) 2023 for Emerging Young Leaders of the OPEC Fund

Young Professional Development Program (YPDP) 2023 for Emerging Young Leaders of the OPEC Fund

Young Professional Development Program (YPDP) 2023 for Emerging Young Leaders of the OPEC Fund

The Young Professional Development Program (YPDP), a structured two-year program offered by the OPEC Fund, is intended to train young professionals from its member nations for a career in international development. We are now looking for candidates who are committed to and have a passion for international development, as well as those who have a strong academic record and relevant work experience. We are especially interested in hearing from people who have the motivation and aspiration to support developing nations in overcoming their most critical obstacles to social, environmental, and economic progress.

Young Professional Development Program Eligibility Requirements

  • 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

Young Professional Development Program Benefits

  • 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.

Young Professional Development Program Application Procedure:

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2022. Successful applicants are chosen following a rigorous selection process. Those offered a place on the YPDP are expected to respond within two weeks.

To apply, candidates must submit:

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

Important considerations

  • Please ensure you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, outlined above;
  • Please upload the Application essay and transcripts under the “Additional documents” section of the application form;
  • Please submit a valid and current email address. Email us at with new contact details should they change during the application process; 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the OPEC Fund’s Young Professional Development Program (YPDP) 2023


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