The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) Young Graduates Program 2024/2025 (Fully-funded for Africans)

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The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) is proud to announce its Young Graduates Program for the academic year 2024/2025. This initiative is designed to empower young Africans and contribute to regional development. Here’s what you need to know about this exciting opportunity:

About EBID

The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) serves as the financial arm of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Representing 15 member states including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo, EBID operates from Lomé, Togo. Its mission is to facilitate the emergence of a robust, industrialized, and well-integrated West Africa on the global economic stage.

Program Overview

EBID’s Young Graduates Program targets young, highly skilled individuals under the age of thirty (30) from universities and institutions across West Africa and its diaspora. Successful candidates will undergo a transformative two-year journey as young executives in training within the Bank, featuring a six-month probationary period.

During this period, recruits will engage in rotational assignments across various departments, gaining valuable insights and contributing to interdisciplinary teams. Under the mentorship of senior managers, they will navigate departmental functions and developmental initiatives championed by the Bank.

Eligibility Criteria

Prospective candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Age Requirement: Applicants must be 30 years old or younger at the time of recruitment.
  • Educational Background: Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree plus five years (MASTER, DESS) or a relevant diploma.
  • Skills and Abilities: Strong analytical skills, organizational abilities, and proficiency in setting priorities are required.
  • Language Proficiency: Excellent communication skills in French and/or English and/or Portuguese are essential, along with proficiency in at least one additional language.


Selected candidates will receive a comprehensive salary package and various allowances tailored to their grade, including adjustments for position, housing, transport, and family support. Additionally, they will be enrolled in the Bank’s retirement fund and enjoy group insurance coverage.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates should submit their application documents, including a CV, relevant diplomas, identity documents, and a cover letter, by email to [email protected] by May 31, 2024. The subject line should read: “Young Professionals Recruitment Program – 2025”.

For more information please visit:

Visit the Official Webpage of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) Young Graduates Program


EBID’s Young Graduates Program not only attracts top-tier talent but also demonstrates the institution’s commitment to fostering regional economic prosperity. By investing in young African professionals, EBID aims to contribute to the collective capacity of West Africa to thrive in an interconnected global landscape.

For more information, Visit the Official Webpage of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) Young Graduates Program. Apply now and be part of this transformative journey with EBID!

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