OPEC Young Professional Development Program (YPDP) 2015

OPEC Young Professional Development Program (YPDP) 2017

Last date to apply

10 April 2017

About OPEC Young Professional Development Program

OPEC Young Professional Development Program (YPDP) is a structured 2-year program that has been designed to attract and develop young professionals from OFID’s Member Countries. The selected candidates are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to meet the minimum requirements for OFID’sentry level professional positions. Through this Program, participants will gain valuable on-the-job experience and they will also be benefitted in numerous ways.

  • The YPDP will allow participants to become acquainted with OFID’s operations and how the different departments/units contribute to the achievement of the institution’s overall strategic and operational goals.
  • Based on an Individual Development Plan, YPDP participants should spend at least 50% of the duration of the Program in the home department/unit. 
  • Upon completion of the 2-year Program,  a participant may be offered employment  at OFID based on job availability, OFID’s manpower needs and the outcomes of his/her performance appraisal reviews.

OPEC Young Professional Development Programme last date to Apply is 10 April 2017. Candidates have to submit an Application Essay of 1000 words on the below-mentioned topics:

  • the potential role of OFID in resolving some of the above challenges
  • your own contribution if you were to work for OFID

Applicants accepted in each year will join the Program in the first quarter of the subsequent year. Candidates who are offered a position in the YPDP shall respond within 2 weeks.

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OPEC Young Professional Development Program Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both 
Region OFID Member Countries 
Class/ Age  28 years of age or younger
Details
  • Nationality: People of OFID Member Country Nationalities are eligible to participate
  • Age: 28 years of age or younger
  • Academic Qualification: The candidate should have obtained at least a Master’s degree from a reputable university with minimum of a 3.0 G.P.A or equivalent
  • Language Preferences: Be fluent in English. Proficiency in one or more international languages is strongly desired

Skills and Specilisations

  • Specialized in a field relevant to OFID’s operations such as development, engineering, economics, finance, business administration, law, information technology, human resources and any other relevant discipline
  • Ability to work in a global and culturally diverse institution within an international and multicultural environment
  • An understanding of OFID’s mandate
  • Willingness to serve OFID for a minimum of two years upon completion of the Program, if selected.

OFID  Member Countries

  1. Algeria
  2. Ecuador
  3. Gabon
  4. Indonesia
  5. Iran
  6. Iraq
  7. Kuwait
  8. Libya
  9. Nigeria
  10. Qatar
  11. Saudi Arabia
  12. UAE
  13. Venezuela

OPEC Young Professional Development Program Reward

OFID offers a compensation and benefits package that is internationally competitive and comparable with other multilateral institutions. 

Selected candidates will receive housing allowance, dependency allowance, relocation grant, home leave allowance, medical benefits plan, children's education subsidy, accident insurance plan and retirement benefits, amongst others.

OPEC Young Professional Development Program Application form and Process

For OPEC Young Professional Development Program candidates have to apply Online at the official website but Application, Essay and CV has to be emailed before 10 April 2017.

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Application Essay

Candidates in less than 1,000 words have to write an original essay on

  • the potential role of OFID in resolving some of the above challenges
  • your own contribution if you were to work for OFID. 

Kindly Note: You may focus on a region or set of countries as well as your area of expertise to formulate your essay.

Enclosures to be mailed

  • Application Essay
  • Curriculum Vitae

OPEC Young Professional Development Program Application Form Submission

Candidates have to Email their 1000 words  Application Essay and Curriculum Vitae to YPDP@ofid.org. The candidates are required to submit their completely filled in Application form online only.

OPEC Young Professional Development Program Selection Process

Young Professionals are chosen through an intensive and rigorous selection process. Selection to the YPDP is highly competitive because of the limited number of vacancies available each year. Selected candidates will be graduates from reputable universities. Only candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may be contacted for interviews.

OPEC Young Professional Development Program Address

OFID
The OPEC Fund for International Development
Parkring 8, A-1010 Vienna, Austria

OPEC Young Professional Development Program Contact Details

Telephone: +43-1-515 64-0
Fax: +43-1-513 92 38
Email: info@ofid.org

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The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)