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TECHCREEK JUNIOR CODEGAMINATOR  2019

The CODEGAMINATORS’ programme was initiated to skill-up our youths in the fundamentals of the ICT content industry. To complement our efforts and reinforce on the gains of the programme, they believe all children should be exposed to technology early and have the opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from. This is why they have developed this variation – CODEGAMINATORS Jnr – for kids and teens within the ages of 9 and 16 to catch them young and direct their path to the dream of RivTechCreek – becoming the habitat of creativity.

To register your kids' VISIIT HERE 




NIGERIAN BREWERIES PLC MASSIVE GRADUATE TRAINEES RECRUITMENT 2019

Application Deadline 25 July 2019
They are the foremost brewing company in Nigeria, passionate about winning with Nigeria and marketing high-quality brands. They are currently inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:

JOB POSITION: Trainee Shift Manager

Job Description:

This position is an integral part of the Nigerian Breweries Plc Graduate Management Development Scheme, which targets young Engineers who are desirous of an Engineering career in a conducive manufacturing environment with best – in – class systems and processes. After a highly competitive selection process, successful candidates will undergo: A 12-month residential modular training programme A formal training and experiential attachments in our breweries. At the end of the training, the successful candidates will be appointed as Shift Manager-Packaging in any of our breweries across Nigeria.

Job Requirements:

  1. The ideal candidates should possess the following:
  2.  Minimum of Five (5) credit grades in WASC/GCE/SSCE including Maths, English and 3 other relevant subjects obtained in one sitting.
  3. Completion of NYSC, not earlier than January 2015. 
  4. Maximum of two years of work experience.
  5. Digital agility Geographical mobility within and outside Nigeria.
  6. Bachelor Degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in any of the Engineering disciplines listed below:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Electrical / Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
Masters degree in any Engineering discipline (mandatory).
Remuneration: They offer some of the most competitive remuneration packages in our industry and offer performance-related increments/bonuses. Interested and qualified candidates should:

JOB POSITION: Management Trainee (Finance)

Job description

After a highly competitive selection process, successful candidates will undergo a systematic and broad-based training programme involving projects and experiential attachments for 12 months within our Finance Division. At the end of the training, successful candidates will be appointed to management positions in our company.

Job Requirements
  1. The ideal candidates should possess the following: Minimum of Five (5) credit grades in WASC/GCE/SSCE including Maths, English and 3 other relevant subjects obtained in one sitting.
  2. Completion of NYSC, not earlier than January 2015.
  3. Maximum of two years of work experience.
  4. Digital agility Geographical mobility within and outside Nigeria.
  5. Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in any of the Finance disciplines listed below:

  • Statistics
  • Economics
  • Actuarial science
  • Banking and Finance
  • Finance Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Analysis and Finance Maths,
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting and Management
  • Finance and Investment Banking
Masters degree in any Management discipline (mandatory).
Job Remuneration We offer some of the most competitive remuneration packages in our industry and offer performance-related increments/bonuses. Interested and qualified candidates should:

JOB POSITION: Trainee Shift Manager-Packaging

Job Description

This position is an integral part of the Nigerian Breweries Plc Graduate Management Development Scheme, which targets young Engineers who are desirous of an Engineering career in a conducive manufacturing environment with best – in – class systems and processes. After a highly competitive selection process, successful candidates will undergo A 12-month residential modular training programme A formal training and experiential attachments in our breweries. At the end of the training, the successful candidates will be appointed as Shift Manager-Packaging in any of our breweries across Nigeria.

Job Requirements

  1. The ideal candidates should possess the following: Minimum of Five (5) credit grades in WASC/GCE/SSCE including Maths, English and 3 other relevant subjects obtained in one sitting.
  2. Completion of NYSC, not earlier than January 2015.
  3. Maximum of two years of work experience.
  4. Digital agility Geographical mobility within and outside Nigeria.
  5. Bachelor Degree with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in any of the Engineering disciplines listed below:
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Electrical / Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering 
  • Master degree in any Engineering discipline (mandatory).

To apply for any of these and get more details, VISIT HERE



INTERNATIONAL YOUTH SUMMIT

Be a part of the largest audience of promising youth. Come and experience Conversations with Seasoned Mentors, Exchanging ideas to Transform Education, Scholarship, Jobs and Educational Opportunities for Young people and all the Fun! Good News; It is Free!

Venue: Presidential Hotel Port Harcourt Rivers State for the AWLO International Youth Summit
Time: 8am
Date: 12th August 2019

To register for this event click ATTEND



DBN ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING PROGRAMME

The Development Bank of Nigeria Entrepreneurship Training Programme is an initiative by the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) aimed at equipping micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with the skills and competencies to defend sound and viable business proposals, improve their access to available credit, and improve their capacity for efficient funds utilization, trade, investments and access to markets. This programme will help address the Entrepreneurship and Business Management skill gaps of Nigerian MSMEs.

Who Can Apply?
To be eligible for the programme you must satisfy the following criteria:

The applicant must be a Nigerian
The applicant must be 18 years and above
The applicant must have a viable business that is registered and operated in Nigeria
The applicant’s business must be for profit from any sector
The applicant must possess a minimum educational qualification of Senior Secondary School Certificate
The applicant must be able to carry out the application process online
The applicant must be available to commit to the training schedule once accepted

For more information VISIT HERE

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THE AFRICAN INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM CONFERENCE (#AIJC19)

The African Investigative Journalism Conference (#AIJC19) is the premier annual gathering of African investigative reporters – a three-day international conference for and about investigative journalism. It involves skills training, networking, collaboration and in-depth accounts of major investigative stories. It is hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

This year’s conference will feature more than 50 speakers in workshops, panel discussions and networking sessions, as well as skills training in areas such as advanced data analysis and security. Key speakers include award-winning journalists from across the world and Africa’s best. This is a chance to hear and meet those leading the field and enhance your skills with the latest tools and tips.

In 2019, with the support of our sponsors and partners, we have a budget to bring 40 African journalists to Johannesburg for the conference. Places are open to print and broadcast journalists with a proven track record in investigative journalism, who want to develop their investigative skills and learn from other African and international journalists. Fellows will be required to either produce a story or do a presentation in their home country, based on learnings from the conference.

What will the bursary cover?

The bursary will cover flights to Johannesburg, airport transfers in Johannesburg, accommodation, transport to and from the conference, meals and conference fees. It does not cover home-country transport, visa costs or a per diem.
Applications close on August 2 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by email by August 30, 2018.
Note: The conference will be conducted in English and there will be no translation.

For Application VISIT HERE



SHELL GRADUATE PROGRAMME

The Shell Graduate Programme is a development framework that enables new graduates to become fully independent Shell professionals in 2-5 years. At Shell, new graduates have access to an unparalleled range of roles and world-class training and development opportunities, including:
Leadership skills development
Networking, Coaching and Mentoring relationships
World-class training (classroom-based learning, e-learning modules, accreditation)
Job Rotations in different businesses

Graduate Trainees who have:
·         Completed their undergraduate degree not earlier than 2016
·         Graduated with a minimum 2:1 (Second Class Upper) degree
·         Have completed their Nigeria National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme with proof of discharge certificate
Applicants who do not satisfy the above requirements will be automatically be rejected

Courses of Study includes:
·         Social Sciences
·         Law
·         Finance
·         Mechanical Engineering
·         Chemical Engineering
·         Civil Engineering
·         Structural Engineering
·         Metallurgical Engineering
·         Electrical Engineering
·         Electronics Engineering
·         Instrumentation Engineering
·         Geology
·         Geophysics
·         Mathematics
·         Marine Engineering
·         Accountancy

 APPLY or visit the Official WEBPAGE



GAPMIL Youth Ambassadors Application Form

The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL) Youth Committee with support of UNESCO and SIDA is calling for Youth Ambassadors as part of its strategies to operationalize the Youth Committee globally. The Youth Ambassadors represent the GAPMIL Youth Committee; they are champions of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) from all regions of the world with a mandate to advance the global MIL agenda.
Youth Ambassadors act in the interest of the GAPMIL Youth Committee and coordinate activities in their regions as well at the national and international level. The GAPMIL Youth Ambassadors are established according to UNESCO’s regional structure (Africa, Arab States, Asia Pacific, Europe and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean).

 ELIGIBILITY FOR SELECTION
  1. Applicants must be between the ages of 16 – 30.
  2. Applicants must be able to communicate in English language.
  3. At least two persons or organizations must refer applicants in order to demonstrate competency and commitment to lead an international process.
  4. In selection of members, the Selection Committee comprised of GAPMIL Youth Committee members, will balance cultural and geographical representation globally, and will look for diversity in member’s background in terms of NGOs, print/broadcasting unions/associations and journalists’ associations, libraries, film and game organizations.
  5. Membership of Youth Ambassadors must be gender-balanced, having 50 % of female and 50% male members.
  6. Youth Ambassadors will be selected for a fixed period, which will be a duration of service of two years. This could be renewed based on commitment and performance. Evaluation will be done by project leaders.
  7. Selection Committee will select 12 Youth Ambassadors.
  8. The Youth Ambassadors Network shall be established based on volunteers. The call for Youth Ambassadors has to be open, transparent, and on a first-come-first-served basis, keeping in mind the criteria described above.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
  1. Demonstrate a strong desire to help promote information, media and technology competencies and create innovative ways of engaging young people in realisation of MIL initiatives.
  2. Be passionate about empowering of citizens with knowledge and skills to be able to critically interact with information and media.
  3. Must possess talent in diverse fields in media, information and library sciences, technology, arts, sciences, literature, entertainment, sport or fields of public life to be able to contribute to the achievements of GAPMIL goals.
  4. Must be conversant with the goals and activities of GAPMIL and possess willingness to connect, collaborate, exchange and broaden the work of GAPMIL.
  5. Demonstrate a sense of responsibility and leadership qualities to initiate, coordinate and implement activities related to development of media and information literacy.
  6. Demonstrate the commitment and proven potential to reach out to citizens especially youth and children. Ambassadors must be willing to actively advocate for MIL enhancement on local and global level and to take action.
  7. Possess the personality and dignity required to advocate for MIL globally, demonstrate personal influence in their communities in relation to MIL and skills for inclusive and innovative leadership. Ambassadors should also demonstrate awareness of MIL development and related issues in their communities/regions and globally.
  8. Must be affiliated to an organization or youth organization like NGOs, print/broadcasting unions/ associations and journalists’ associations, public and private institutions or similar others.
  9. Experience in project implementation at regional and/or international level, and in working in a multicultural environment.
  10. Have read the MIL CLICKS PACT here https://en.unesco.org/MILCLICKS and signed to commit to it here https://en.unesco.org/feedback/commitment-be-mil-clicker

Note: Selected GAPMIL Youth Ambassadors represent the GAPMIL Youth Committee and DO NOT represent UNESCO neither are they UNESCO Ambassadors and are not allowed to use UNESCO’s logo
·     
Deadline: July 22, 2019.

For application CLICK HERE



NPDC/SEPLAT UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Accounting, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Science, Architecture, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Human Medicine, Journalism, Law, Mass Communication, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering.
Eligibility: 200 Level and above
Scholarship Worth: Seplat pays N150, 000 yearly until graduation.

Application Deadline: 15th July, 2019.

NOTE: Application is FREE and only qualified eligible candidates will be contacted for aptitude test.







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ColabNowNow 2019 Open Call

Application Deadline: July 24 2019

The British Council invites young digital creatives to take part in the third edition of ColabNowNow in partnership with Maputo Fast Forward and Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festivals.

ColabNowNow will select 11 digital artists from Africa and the UK to develop cutting-edge digital artworks through collaborative artmaking and storytelling. Applicants will apply with proposed projects which will then be developed with artistic and technical facilitators. Together they will create a collaborative exhibition to be launched on 11 October 2019 at the opening of the Maputo Fast Forward festival.
ColabNowNow has been developed by the British Council as a space for the leading minds in digital art in Africa and the UK to connect, collaborate and learn from each other in a safe, supportive and enabling environment. Do you think you have what it takes?

Eligibility:

A daring artist or storyteller working in a digital medium and living in Africa or the UK
Open to collaborating with other artists/storytellers
Do you want a chance to see your collaborative work shown across Africa, the UK and extensively online?

  • Artists can include but are not limited to: visual/graphic artists, architects, technical artists, programmers/coders, music/sound artists, performers and animators.
  • Storytellers can include but are not limited to: writers, photographers, filmmakers, videographers, bloggers and vloggers.
  • Applications are open to artists and storytellers working in digital media who are aged 18-35.
  • You must live in and have a valid passport from one of the eligible countries.
  • You must be available to travel to Johannesburg 3-8 September and Maputo 2-12 October - including travel time before and after said dates. Full attendance is required.
  • Previous selected ColabNowNow creatives are not eligible to apply.


THE SUPPORT

Creatives will receive artistic and technical support from two facilitators, who will work with the creatives to develop complex collaborative works in both their conceptual and technical forms.
The British Council covers all travel, accommodation, meals and VISA costs.
Artists will be paid a fee of 500 GBP for their participation.
A technical and installation budget is available for the collective use of the ColabNowNow team.

For application VISIT or visit their official WEBPAGE


Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship


It can be difficult for writers, before they become established, to write while simultaneously earning a living. To help meet this need the MMF annually awards a small number of Morland Writing Scholarships, with the aim being to allow each Scholar the time to produce the first draft of a completed book. The Scholarships are open to anyone writing in the English language who was born in Africa, or both of whose parents were born in Africa.​

Grant:

Scholars writing fiction will receive a grant of £18,000, paid monthly over the course for twelve months. At the discretion of the Foundation, Scholars writing non-fiction, who require additional research time, could receive an additional grant paid over a period of up to eighteen months.​

Scholar’s Undertaking:

At the end of each month, scholars must send the Foundation 10,000 new words that they will have written over the course of the month. Scholars are also asked to donate to the MMF 20% of whatever they subsequently receive from the book they write during the period of their Scholarship. This includes revenues as a result of film rights, serialisations or other ancillary revenues arising from the book written during the Scholarship period. These funds will be used to support other promising writers. The 20% return obligation should be considered a debt of honour rather than a legally binding obligation.

Qualifications:

To qualify for the Scholarship, a candidate must submit an excerpt from a piece of work of between 2,000 – 5,000 words, written in English that have been published and offered for sale,. This will be evaluated by a panel of readers and judges set up by the MMF. The work submitted will be judged purely on literary merit. It is not the purpose of the Scholarships to support academic or scientific research or works of special interest such as religious or political writings. Submissions or proposals of this nature do not qualify.

Scholarship Requirement:

The only condition imposed on the Scholars during the year of their Scholarship is that they must write. They will be asked to submit by email at least 10,000 new words every month until they have finished their book, or their Scholarship term has ended. If the first draft of the book is completed before the year is up, payments will continue while the Scholar edits and refines their work.

Proposed Work:

The candidates should submit a description of between 400 - 1,000 words of the work they intend to write. The proposal must be for a full-length book of no fewer than 80,000 words. The MMF does not accept proposals for collaborative writing or short story collections. The proposal should be for completely new work, not a work in progress, and must be in English.

Biography:

Please also tell us in 200 - 300 words something about yourself and your background. People who reach the shortlist will be asked for further information about themselves and how they propose to write their book.

Fiction or Non-Fiction:

The Foundation welcomes both fiction and non-fiction proposals. We are aware that non-fiction Scholars may need extra time for research, so the Foundation may exercise its discretion to offer non-fiction writers a longer Scholarship period of up to 18 months.

Starting times:

 The Scholars may elect to start at any time between January and June in the year following the Scholarship Award. Their payments and the 10,000-word monthly submission requirement will start at the same time.

Accepted works:

The Scholarships are meant for full-length works of adult fiction or non-fiction. Poetry, plays, film scripts, children’s books, and short story collections do not qualify.

Mentoring:

The Foundation will not review or comment on the monthly submissions as they come in. However, each Scholar will be offered the opportunity to be mentored by an established author or publisher. In most cases, the mentorship will begin after the book has been finished and the Scholarship period has ended. At the discretion of the Foundation, the cost of the mentorship will be borne by the MMF. It is not the intention of the MMF to act as an editor or a publisher. Scholars will need to find their own agents and publishers although the MMF is happy to offer advice.

Residency:

Please note that this is not a residential Scholarship. It is up to the Scholars what their living arrangements are during their Scholarship year.

Important Dates:

Applications will be received between 30th June 2019 and 30th September 2019. Applications submitted outside that period will not be looked at.

 1. A submission of between 2,000 to 5,000 words as a Word document of work that has been published and offered for sale. Please send proof of publication.
 2. A description of between 400 - 1,000 words about the new book you intend to write.
 3. A scan of an official document showing that you, or both of your parents, were born in Africa.
 4. A brief bio of between 200 - 300 words.

For application visit HERE



GOOGLE DEVELOPER LAUNCHPAD ACCELERATOR PROGRAM

Application Deadline: July 26 2019 

Google Launchpad regional accelerators are tailored specifically to their local markets, and provide access to the best of Google – its people, network, and advanced technologies – helping startups build great products. In addition to our accelerators, Launchpad regional initiatives include exclusive events, mentorship opportunities, and training. Keep an eye out for opportunities to participate in over 40 countries around the world.

The program
As part of all Launchpad regional accelerators, startups receive:
  • Equity-free support
  • Access to Google engineers and intensive mentoring from 20+ teams
  • Access to Silicon Valley experts and top local mentors
  • PR training and global media opportunities
  • Close partnership with Google for three months (new classes are accepted twice a year)
  • For top seed-stage African startups


If you are building a great business or product in Africa, for Africa, we should work together! Launchpad Accelerator Africa accepts applications from startups located in Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote D’ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

For application and more info visit HERE



United Nations (UN) Youth Climate Summit 2019


Application Deadline: July 19 2019

The UN Youth Climate Summit is a platform for young leaders who are driving climate action to showcase their solutions at the United Nations, and to engage meaningfully with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time.

This historic event will take place on Saturday, September 21 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, as part of a weekend of events leading up to the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, September 23.

The Youth Climate Summit will feature a full-day of programming that brings together young activists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and change-makers who are committed to combating climate change at the pace and scale needed to meet the challenge. It will be action-oriented, intergenerational, and inclusive, with equal representation of young leaders from all walks of life.
Requirements:

Young people between the ages of 18 and 29 are invited to attend the Youth Climate Summit on September 21, and the UN seeks strong participation from young leaders in the Global South.

To attend the summit, interested youth must apply by July 19. Attendees will be selected based on their demonstrated commitment to addressing the climate crisis and their displayed leadership in advancing solutions.

Climate leaders under the age of 18 have the opportunity to attend through a nomination process. Organizations interested in nominating young leaders under the age of 18 should email Yassamin 
Ansari (ansariy@un.org) for additional information.

For more information, visit the official WEBPAGE