The Young Consultant Development Programme (YCDP 2024)

| Published: 19th June 2024

The Young Consultant Development Programme (YCDP) at the Bureau of Integrated Rural Development, KNUST, seeks to introduce graduates with a qualification in development studies to research-driven consulting in the rural and international development sectors. YCDP beneficiaries will be engaged for a maximum of one year after which they will graduate from the programme. At the end of the programme, beneficiaries would be assessed and awarded certificates.

Beneficiaries will also be given programme support.

The YCDP at BIRD is delighted to announce its recruitment opening for 2024. To apply to the programme, candidates must meet the following criteria:


  • Candidates must be graduates from KNUST
  • Candidates must possess an MSC, MPhil or PhD degree
  • The degree must have been awarded within the last 3 years
  • The degree must be in the field of development e.g., Environmental and Natural Resource Management, Development Planning/Management, Economics, Development and Tourism, Geography and Rural Development, Sociology, Gender and Development, Renewable Energy, Development Economics, Development Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Planning and Management and other social Science and Development related programmes.


Applicants must have:

  • Strong research and analytical skills.
  • Ample knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and data analytical tools.
  • Ability to work independently and with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Academic written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Analytical skills for preparation of presentation.
  • Advanced analytical computing skills.


Interested/qualified candidates must submit:

  • A one-page statement of research interest
  • Complete CV and cover letter
  • Academic certificates

All required documents must be sent either directly to the secretariat of the Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD), KNUST or send soft copies of your application to

You can also contact 0322493501 for further inquiries. The application deadline is 21st June 2024. All applications received after 5 pm onΒ 3rd July 2024 will not be accepted.

Only short-listed applicants would be contacted.