The YPDP’s online mentorship is designed to focus on expanding diversity, creativity and innovation through professional Training, mentorship and community services in the four tracks of online coaching in (Technology, Leadership, Volunteering and Entrepreneurship). The mentorship tracks at the YPOF will be shown to be effective in supporting young professionals to meet their full potential and will encourage the development of professionalism among the youthful population of Africa. Additionally, the mentorship tracks will demonstrates numerous benefits to mentors in their own professions and personal lives.

The Young Professionals Development Program Mentors will be responsible for the professional coaching of fellows in both one to one webinar environment lectures. The fellowship mentors will act primarily as facilitators/coaches to aid YPDP training committee in the successful implementation of the mentorship training online, as well as direct the mentorship tracks through an online webinar lecture or presentation workshop setting. A mentor position will last for the duration of two cohorts’ fellowship period of one year pending extension. The mentors will be recruited on the basic of voluntary service agreement to help contribute to the transformational development of the youthful population of Africa.

Mentors are carefully assessed and chosen to provide positive role modeling while assisting the young professional fellows to develop new skills and enhance existing skills in the following, and other, areas:

  • Self-esteem;
  • Trust;
  • Communication;
  • Relationships;
  • Goal setting;
  • Conflict resolution;
  • Problem solving; and
  • Life skills.
  • Technology proficiency

  • Bachelor degree or its equivalent
  • A mentor must be at the age of 25 and above
  • A citizen of any nation
  • Passionate about using his/her skills to make positive impact toward the professional development of Africa youths
  • Professional track record in one of the 4 areas: Entrepreneurship, Technology, Volunteerism and Leadership
  • Can demonstrate creativity, innovation and self-direction
  • Excellent English Language Writing and Oral Skills
  • Excellent Technical Skills in Computer Software and Online Engagement
  • Able to apply good judgment and act with high standards of ethics and integrity policy
  • Ability to coordinate people with diversity
  • Have access to internet, computer and smartphone gadgets throughout the program period
  • Ability to provide 1-2 hours of his/her time weekly for the coaching of mentees
  • Mentorship Benefits:

  • Ability to boost mentor professional retention skills
  • Enhance the ability of mentors pass on expertise by helping the online fellows learn essential professional skills.
  • Mentorship program will build a network of young professionals, including millennial, industrial experts with future opportunities.
  • At end of the program mentors will be awarded with a certificate of appreciation for the discharge of his/her professional service toward Africa youth transformation
  • Program Timelines:

  • Application Open | November 26, 2019
  • Application Close | Ongoing
  • Notification of selected candidate for interview |
  • Finalist selection |
  • Mentorship Duration | Ongoing
  • Applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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    Note: Mentors will be chosen by Young Professionals Development Program Mentorship internal selection committee by January 10, 2020

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    All finalists for the mentorship will be interviewed via video or voice call.

    There are no exceptions to the deadline. We encourage you to get your application in before the official due date to avoid any technical issues that might interfere with a timely submission.