Applications are open for the OPEC Fund Young Professional Development Programme (YPDP) 2023-2024

Deadline: December 15, 2022

Applications are open for the OPEC Fund Young Professional Development Programme (YPDP) 2023-2024. The OPEC Fund's Young Professional Development Programme (YPDP) is a structured two-year programme 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.


  • The YPDP offers training, coaching and mentoring, the opportunity to experience different fields of work and to access professional networks. The programme 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 programme, 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 programme, they may be offered a job at the OPEC Fund, based on their performance and the business need.


  • Open to 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 Programme.


To apply, candidates must submit:

For more information, visit OPEC YPDP.

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