ADB Young Professionals Program (YPP) 2023

ADB’s Young Professionals Program (YPP) recruits highly qualified and motivated individuals to ADB. YPP provides the foundation for a challenging and rewarding professional career in an international development environment.

YPP offers a range of opportunities to develop professional skills and an understanding of ADB’s operations, policies, and procedures.

The program’s fundamental objective is to recruit a limited number of entry-level professionals with relatively less experience but with the potential to grow into full-fledged staff contributing to ADB’s Strategy 2023.

All About ADB Young Professionals Program (YPP) 2023


The program will be held in the ADB Member Countries


Young professionals (YPs) are offered a 3-year fixed-term appointment in ADB headquarters. YPs will initially join one of ADB’s operational departments and then be assigned to another department/office as a rotational assignment for 12 months.

During this period, YPs are expected to demonstrate competencies required for the positions. The work assignments enable them to develop their expertise further and broaden their perspective through exposure to various aspects of ADB work.

YPs may participate in missions for activities in fact-finding and appraisal, project review and completion, country programming, sector and policy studies, or disbursement.

YPs will set up a developmental plan under the guidance of their supervisors and human resources teams. In this plan, they identify learning programs offered in ADB to enable them to improve their technical skills and acquaint them with ADB policies and procedures.

The expected Salary is $81,000- $97,200 Per Year!

Also, read this: 2023 African Development Bank Young Professionals Program For Africans.


Please read the requirements listed below before proceeding to the application process:

  • Age: not more than 32 years old upon joining ADB.
  • Education: a university degree in economics, finance, business administration, engineering, the environment, social sciences, public policy, or other areas relevant to ADB’s work.
  • Experience: at least 2 years relevant professional experience in any of the following fields: macro or development economics; agriculture and natural resources; climate change; commercial/investment banking or corporate investment; education; energy; the environment; the financial sector; public health; public-private partnerships; rural development; transport; urban planning; or water operations.
  • Nationality: a national of one of ADB’s members.
  • Language: excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
    Diversity: able to work with others of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds.

Eligible Regions: ADB Member Countries


You may apply by registering in the ADB Career and Employment System (ACES).

Application Deadline: November 30, annually.





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