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Apply: The OPEC Fund’s Young Professional Development Program (YPDP)

Brief Description

The OPEC Fund’s 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. We are currently seeking applicants with a passion for and commitment to international development who demonstrate academic excellence and relevant professional experience. We 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.


In short, the YPDP offers training, coaching and mentoring, the opportunity to experience different departments and access to 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.


To be selected for the YPDP program, applicants must:

  • be an OPEC Fund member country national;

  • be 30 years of age, or younger;

  • hold a Master’s degree;

  • be able to demonstrate outstanding academic credentials;

  • be fluent in English and proficient in at least one other language;

  • specialize in development, engineering, economics, finance, business administration, law, information technology, human resources or any other discipline relevant to the OPEC Fund’s operations;

  • be able to work in an international, multicultural and diverse environment;

  • understand the OPEC Fund’s mandate; and

  • be willing to work with the OPEC Fund in Vienna for a minimum of two years upon completion of the YPDP, if offered a position.

Deadline for applications

The deadline for applications is September 21, 2020.

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