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ARIPO Young Professionals Programme for African Graduates ($2,500 Monthly)

Last updated: Feb 24, 2023

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Target: Africa,

Award Value: $2,500,

Host Institution: ARIPO


Updated Yearly

ARIPO Young Professionals Programme for African Graduates ($2,500 Monthly)The ARIPO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) invites applications from African graduates of its Member States for a two-year fellowship. Candidates will be given monthly stipends, travel support, leave allowances, medical insurance and one-off grant. Interested persons are encouraged to send forward their applications before the deadline.

Program Details

The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) YPP is a well-structured unique on-the-job learning and development programme aimed at grooming and nurturing high-potential young professionals from diverse academic backgrounds in the technical aspects of Intellectual Property (IP), as well as leadership and administrative roles, and empowering them to contribute to the socio-economic growth and development of Africa.

See Also: United Nations Young Professionals Programme (YPP) for Graduates

Fellowship Benefits

  • Monthly stipend of US$2,500.
  • Once-off settling-in grant of an amount equivalent to one month’s stipend, on appointment.
  • Free travel (to the host country) on appointment and (to home country) on completion of the programme.
  • Medical Aid (80% employer and 20% participant).
  • Annual leave, sick leave and compassionate leave.
  • Group Life, Funeral and Accident Cover.
  • Once-off repatriation grant of an amount equivalent of one month’s stipend on completion of the programme.

Level and Areas of Study

The opportunity is for graduates in various areas of study.

Place of Study

The two-year Young Professionals Programme (YPP) will take place at the ARIPO Headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the ARIPO Young Professionals Programme (YPP), applicants must fulfil the following the requirements:

  • First Degree in Law (LLB), Botany, Biotechnology, Civil Engineering,
    Economics, and Statistics obtained not more than five years prior to the date

    of application.
  • Planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Creativity and innovativeness
  • Strong digital literacy
  • Not more than 28 years of age at the time of application.

Check Also: World Bank Group Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP)

Application Procedure

Applicants for the ARIPO YPP for African Graduates should submit an application letter addressed to The Director General of ARIPO, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, national identity document/passport, and a recent passport-size photograph saved as a single PDF to vacancies@aripo.org not later than 10 March.

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