"The PYPP is one of the best programs for Liberia I've seen. It is helping to groom young people with professional skills to show their love for this country by making a difference in the government." — JOSEPH N. BOAKAI, VICE PRESIDENT OF REPUBLIC OF LIBERIA

Who can be a PYP

The PYPP maintains robust recruitment and selection processes that are merit-based and target the most diverse group of qualified applicants. Applicants should have a reasonable mix of the following criteria: 

  1. History of service to community or school through involvement in extra-curricular activities 

  2. Law abiding Liberian Nationals (determined by a clean criminal background check) who is not older than 35 years 

  3. Recent (up to 5 years) college/university graduate with 1st degree in any discipline and a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 

  4. Strong written and verbal (English) communication skills 

  5. Friendly, patient, fast learner, self-starter, resourceful, organized and able to work under pressure in fast-paced professional working environment

  6. Punctual and reliable with a commitment to learning and self-improvement

  7. Basic understanding of how to use the computer

  8. Strong team player

Application Materials

  • Current CV/Resume
  • Recent police clearance 
  • Two recent passport-sized photos
  • Most recent college transcript or letter of attestation, indicating the grade point average (GPA) from University 
  • Three letters of recommendation: (one professional, one academic & one personal) 
  • A letter of motivation answering the following question in 500 words minimum: “Why do I feel best suited for the program and what qualities do I bring?”

application process

  • Attend an open house (optional but recommended)*
  • Submit full application materials before deadline* 
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to sit for the Civil Service Agency test, a computer proficiency test, and an essay test
  • Finalists will be asked to return for group and individual interviews

Application cycles

Applications for PYPP Class VIII are now closed. Applications for PYPP Class IX will open in the second half of 2018.