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Type of Contract: 
Duty Station: 
Accra, Ghana and Harare, Zimbabwe
Friday, February 15, 2019

DURATION: 1 to 9 Months

The Foundation has internship opportunities at its headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe and in Accra, Ghana for students and/or recent graduates to join the Foundation.

 The internship offers opportunities to:

  • Work with a major international institution driving Africa’s capacity development.
  • Participate and gain a deeper understanding  of ACBF’s work in Africa.
  • Work collaboratively with experienced professionals in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Build the  individual’s career path with practical work experience as they contribute to ACBF’s work.

SELECTION CRITERIA (required skills and knowledge)

Selection will be on a competitive basis and the following minimum qualifications and competencies are required.

Applicants must be enrolled or have recently completed an advanced degree in a wide range of fields such as Business Administration, Communication, Economics, Computer Science, Finance, Library and Information Science, International Development, Public Administration; Records Management or any related Social-Sciences field.

  • Ability to work independently under minimum supervision and be accountable.
  • Fluency in, at least, one of the Foundation’s working languages (English or French).
  • Excellent research , critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interactive and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Excellent computer skills (MS applications)
  • Demonstrated mastery of subject matter.
  • Efficient in meeting commitments, deadlines and achieving results
  • Good communication skills.

The Foundation will provide the interns a monthly allowance. Interns shall be responsible for their own medical insurance coverage,  transport, (air travel where applicable) and living accommodation expenses.


Applications, quoting the reference ““Internship - 2019”,” including curriculum vitae  (maximum two pages) and a personal statement (maximum two pages) with three (3) referees should be received at the address below by 15 February 2019.

The Executive Secretary

The African Capacity Building Foundation

P.O. Box 1562

HARARE, Zimbabwe


Please note, only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

We strongly encourage qualified female candidates to apply.

ACBF is a smoke-free environment.

Thomas Kwesi Quartey

ACBF has been granted the status of a specialized agency because of the potential to transform Africa through capacity development.

H.E. Thomas Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson, AU Commission
Erastus Mwencha

The recognition of ACBF as the African Union’s Specialized Agency for Capacity Development launches the beginning of a new era for capacity building by ACBF, which will require an appropriate level of political commitment and financial support from all stakeholders.

H.E. Erastus Mwencha, Chair, ACBF Executive Board
Lamin Momodou

The remarkable achievements ACBF has registered over the past 26 years is not by accident in our opinion. They have come through hard work, dedication, commitment, purposeful leadership, support from the member countries as well as productive partnership building.

Mr. Lamin Momodou MANNEH, Director, UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa
Goodall Gondwe

Africa needs ACBF as much, probably more now, than at the time it was created in 1991.

Hon. Goodall Gondwe, former Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance – Malawi
Ken Ofori Atta

Ghana’s partnership with ACBF is a tremendous blessing for us and therefore the opportunity for Ghana to host the 26th ACBF Board of Governors Meeting is something that we treasure.

Hon Ken Ofori Atta, Chair of the ACBF Board of Governors and Minister of Finance - Ghana