We promote, resource and shape the youth and Africa

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Our intention is to make constructive, courageous and intentional or calculated contributions to youth development and nation building. We achieve this by committing ourselves to rigorous, intellectually open and in-depth research; and ensuring objectivity and independent critique and analysis on issues of youth, national and international development.

African Youth Institute (AYI) is Africa’s premier youth based research and policy think tank. An independent, non-profit, non-partisan research, education and policy institute dedicated to serving the youth in particular and the African continent at large.

The Institute continually searches for the brightest, most talented individuals from around the globe. We are proud to work with a dedicated and committed workforce that is diverse in gender, nationality and ethnic background. We attract, retain and develop top talent, particularly from the continent. The institute has bold goals and it is important that we have the workforce and talent to achieve them.

The Candidate We Are Looking For

We are looking for candidates that are passionate about the development of the youth and the African continent, who are determined to make a lasting, fearless and independent contributions to Africa’s development.

The Institute values innovative and fresh thinking as it strives to become a global thought leader. Our work is achieved by a strategic, nimble, and highly dedicated and research oriented team with a proactive and results-oriented approach to our activities. AYI’s culture is shaped by people who are driven and passionate about our mission. We are looking for individuals who are interested in being part of a culture of excellence, collaboration, and respect.

The African Youth Institute values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to their work and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Benefits of Joining the AYI Team

We couldn’t achieve our mission without our employees and the work that they do every day. This is why we strive to support them in every way possible. We offer our employees a comprehensive total compensation package:

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Employer-paid Health Insurance for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off
  • Life Insurance
  • Rich Retirement Savings Contributions
  • Ongoing learning and professional development opportunities.

If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please contact the People and Culture Department. We will work with you to provide a positive recruitment experience in a confidential manner.

Our Learning and Training Opportunities

To help our employees excel, we provide a variety of training opportunities and in-house events. We organize team retreats, workshops, and mentor programs to help our employees connect, network and learn from each other!