Opportunities for Everyone



She Code Africa Mentoring program - Cohort 3 Applicants Technical assessment

The She Code Africa mentoring program is a 3months cohort-style, an intensive program specifically designed to pair experienced individuals excelling in their specific tech fields with beginners in need of a guide and learning path while helping them grow in required ways in their career fields.
The technical assessment provides us with an idea of the learning efforts you have put in towards your learning journey for your chosen track.



Despite significant investment and resolutions around power generation and distribution, over 60% of users in Lagos are estimated to still be unmetered and this affects the last-mile distribution to customers. The inability to resolve this not only prevents the supply of constant and stable electricity but causes significant revenue leakage and adversely affects the trust the people have in the system.
Eko Innovation Centre (with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources as Title Sponsors) is promoting efforts to provide affordable meter to the populace by facilitating a meter design hackathon to improve energy distribution, monitoring and preventing revenue leakage.

PARTICIPANTS

  1. Entrepreneurs
  2. Community Members
  3. Software Enthusiast
  4. Partners & Sponsors
  5. Hackers & Developers

WINNING PRIZE

N7 MILLION FOR COMBINED WINNING HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE TEAM





International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Communications Paid Internship 2020

Deadline: Rolling basis
ICFJ is looking for a committed and talented intern to join their communications team and work with them to tell ICFJ’s story.

Benefits:

  • This is an exciting and paid opportunity for a self-starter who wants to advance journalism and further develop his or her communications skills – particularly in digital media.
Interns should be enthusiastic, efficient and flexible. Good writing skills and experience with social media are required. An interest in journalism and/or international affairs is strongly suggested. Applicants should exhibit a spirit of teamwork.
Duties will include developing written, visual and video content, contributing to the maintenance of ICFJ’s website, providing support for ICFJ events and other administrative tasks.

The internship, which will be conducted remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak, requires a time commitment of 21 to 35 hours a week starting in August/September to last through December 2020.


Responsibilities:

  • Write and publish material for social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
  • Own social media analytics.
  • Design visuals for social media.
  • Film and edit video interviews.
  • Help compile regular analytics reports using multiple tools, such as Facebook Insights and Google Analytics.
  • Update ICFJ’s website.
  • Write short web stories and press mentions.
  • Support ICFJ events.
  • Provide administrative support as needed.

Eligibilities:

  • Intern must be enrolled in a degree-granting program during the internship or a recent graduate. Marketing, communications, journalism and design majors preferred.
  • Experience with video editing and video editing software.
  • Highly collaborative with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Take pride in your work.
It is a plus if you have experience with:
  • Major design applications, such as Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Photography.

How to apply:

Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, a social media graphic, and a writing sample

International Literacy Day 2014 with Great Minds Initiative







The power of books to transform lives!

Today isn't
#ThrowbackThursday, but it's #MondayMotivation and we have an amazing story to share with you!

David-Jack Aribima, the founder of Great Minds Initiative, passionately talks about how literacy is changing the negative narrative of the trans-Kalabari region!



Opportunities for the New Month πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠ



Become a WE54 Young African Leader


WE54 seeks to engage vibrant and proactive young leaders from across all 54 African nations, to encourage widespread participation in our diverse projects that address the SDGs. We are looking for inspiring and innovative minds that are ready to contribute their ideas, skills and abilities towards transforming their communities and the rest of Africa.


Eligibility:
● Must be 18-30 years old
● Must be a national of one of the 54 African nations
● Must be passionate about the SDGs and transforming Africa
● Must be available to contribute their skills and time towards WE54’s diverse projects
● Must possess good organizational skills and be able to work independently
● Must possess good communication skills (Country-specific local languages highly valued)
● Must have an active email and social media (Instagram) account


Benefits:

● Become part of the WE54 Young African Leaders network
● Gain access to contribute to all current and future WE54 projects and campaigns
● Connect and collaborate with other young African leaders from across the continent
● The opportunity to have your ideas and innovations realized
● Have an active role in transforming Africa through dynamic action in real-time
● Develop your organizational skills and gain real-life experience on current issues

To register, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbklPpEhNtaXTvaNvCPe9EZuNI2t62jQ5pxuXfQNJiqrKbAg/viewform

23 PhD fellowships in Physics at the University of Vienna for 2020/2021



The Vienna Doctoral School of Physics is offering 23 PhD positions in a large diversity of research fields.
Are you eager to
  • Work in a unique research environment, in teams of renowned physicists?
  • Tackle challenges at the forefront of physics?
  • Profit from a paid position and be free of tuition fees?
  • Benefit from a broad international network?
  • Hone your transferrable professional skills?
  • Enjoy the City of Vienna, famous for leading the Quality of Living Ranks?
The Vienna Doctoral School in Physics (VDSP) at the University of Vienna is a vibrant community
  • Of more than 130 capable, creative and critical young researcher personalities,
  • Embedded in more than 40 scientific teams,
  • With innovative experimental, theoretical and computational capabilities.
Online applications are accepted until 30 August 2020.
The most promising candidates can be invited to Vienna for the recruitment days in fall 2020, to meet the faculty and to explore how their interests and capabilities match our research opportunities.



Volunteer abroad with the UN



Are you ready to become an international UN Volunteer?
You can contribute your time, skills and knowledge through volunteering with the UN. This is an opportunity to create a positive impact and be a significant force for achieving peace and development. Make a difference in the lives of many!

The first step to volunteer abroad with the UN is to determine whether you meet the minimum requirements (see below). If this is the case, register your profile in our Global Talent Pool. Profiles from the Talent Pool are then matched with assignments offered by UN partner agencies. Approximately 2,000 assignments become available per year. Most assignments are filled through the Global Talent Pool without being advertised.

CATCHING UP WITH THE TGIIF YOUTH HUB MEMBERS ON INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD



Since 2014 February, the KIR Foundation Community Centre has been a safe space for youth to meet up with their friends during The Thank God It's Inspiration Friday(TGIIF) Youth Hub meetings, acquire market-relevant skills, study and read books, get connected to mentors and coaches and become inspired to be the change they want to see in their communities. 

Latest Opportunities

Microsoft initiative to help 25 million people worldwide acquire the digital skills needed in a COVID-19 economy



Around the world, 2020 has emerged as one of the most challenging years in many of our lifetimes. In six months, the world has endured multiple challenges, including a pandemic that has spurred a global economic crisis. As societies reopen, it’s apparent that the economy in July will not be what it was in January. Increasingly, one of the key steps needed to foster a safe and successful economic recovery is expanded access to the digital skills needed to fill new jobs. And one of the keys to a genuinely inclusive recovery are programs to provide easier access to digital skills for people hardest hit by job losses, including those with lower incomes, women, and underrepresented minorities.
To help address this need, today Microsoft is launching a global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year. This initiative will bring together every part of our company, combining existing and new resources from LinkedIn, GitHub, and Microsoft. It will be grounded in three areas of activity:
(1) The use of data to identify in-demand jobs and the skills needed to fill them;
(2) Free access to learning paths and content to help people develop the skills these positions require;
(3) Low-cost certifications and free job-seeking tools to help people who develop these skills pursue new jobs.

For more info:


Graduate Nutrition Assistant at Save the Children Nigeria


Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Save the Children is working in Nigeria because one in five children in Nigeria dies before their fifth birthday. About 40% of children miss out on school and have to work to survive while nearly 2 million children have lost one or both parents to an AIDS-related disease.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Nutrition Assistant


Society for Family Health (SFH) Job Recruitment (6 Positions)



Society for Family Health (SFH) is one of the leading non-governmental public health organisations in Nigeria, implementing programmes in Reproductive Health/Family Planning, HIV & AIDS prevention and treatment, malaria prevention and treatment, primary health care system strengthening and maternal, newborn and child health care. We work in partnership with the Federal and State Governments of Nigeria, the Global Fund, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Department for International Development (DFID), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, MSD for Mothers and Children Investment Fund Foundation among other international donors.

News and Opportunities

Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Programme (Scholarship Programme)


The Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Programme (Scholarship Programme) provides a grant covering travel, subsistence, admission, tuition and other approved expenses to enable promising young Customs managers from a developing country member of the WCO to undertake Master’s level studies at the Aoyama Gakuin University (AGU) in Tokyo, Japan.
  • A candidate must be a customs officer of a developing member of the WCO with quality work experience of at least two years in the field of customs policy and administration in his/her home country.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in IPR border enforcement, and who are expected to work in the IPR-related section of their Customs administration after this Scholarship Programme.
  • A candidate must be in good health and preferably under 40 years of age as of April 1, 2021.
  • Individuals who have already been awarded a scholarship under the Japan-WCO Human Resource Development Programme in the past will not be entitled to apply for this Scholarship Programme.
  • After the completion of the Programme, the candidates should continue to work in their home Customs administration for 3 years at least.
  • A monthly stipend covers accommodations, meals, transportations, and other expenses. It cannot be increased to cover family members if any. The amount of stipend is subject to change according to the decision of the Japanese Government.*
  • Admission and tuition fees.**
  • Round-trip economy-class air tickets between your home country and Japan.
  • *The current amount of monthly stipend is 147,000 yen (as of 2020).
  • **The current amount of admission fee is 290,000 yen and the annual tuition fee is 917,000 yen (as of 2020).
  • If the performance of scholars falls below a certain critical standard (e.g., failing a required course, or one that is important in the curricula), or scholars are unable to continue with schoolwork for any reason whatsoever, we may terminate the provision of the scholarship, even during the school year. In the event of such an occurrence, scholars may also not be provided with a return air ticket.
All selected scholars shall abide by the laws of Japan, as well as by AGU regulations, and refrain from engaging in unlawful activities. If the scholar fails to do so, his/her scholarship may be terminated at our discretion and the scholars may not be provided with a return air ticket.
After the completion of the Programme
  • After half a year and 3 years respectively from completion of the Programme, Scholars should report to the WCO and the AGU indicating the post they occupy in their home administration and how they have been utilizing the experience they acquired in Japan.



Harvard University Academy Scholars Program for International PhD Students



This program is open to all recent PhD recipients and doctoral candidates in the social sciences or law.
The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences or law with a command of the language and history or culture of countries or regions outside of the United States or Canada. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present.

Eligibility

The competition for these awards is open only to recent PhD (or comparable professional school degree) recipients and doctoral candidates in the social sciences or law.
Those still pursuing a PhD should have completed their routine training and be well along in the writing of their theses before applying to become Academy Scholars. If you have completed a PhD program, the PhD completion date must be within three years of the October 1 application deadline. For applicants applying for the October 1, 2020 deadline, you must have completed your PhD or equivalent after September 30, 2017.
The Selection Committee considers all applicants in one applicant pool.

Terms

Each year, four to six Academy Scholars are named for two-year appointments. Academy Scholars are expected to reside in the Cambridge/Boston area for the duration of their appointments unless travelling for pre-approved research purposes or unless Harvard University’s coronavirus pandemic response necessitates a switch to a virtual campus.
Postdoctoral Academy Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $70,000. If selected before earning the PhD, the Scholars will receive an annual stipend of $31,000 until awarded the PhD. This stipend is supplemented by funding for conference and research travel, research assistants, and health insurance coverage. Some teaching is permitted but not required.
Applications are welcome from qualified persons without regard to nationality, gender, or race.

How to Apply

All application materials need to be submitted by the deadline of October 1. We do not accept late applications.
The completed application will include:
  1. A cover letter which succinctly states the applicant's academic field, country or region of specialization, and proposed research topic
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) or resumΓ©; including a list of publications
  3. Research proposal (2500 word maximum); including intellectual objectives and planned methodological and disciplinary work
  4. A copy of your PhD program transcript
  5. Three letters of recommendation (uploaded through the online application)
Letters should be addressed to the "Selection Committee."
Letters of recommendation need to be uploaded by the deadline of October 1.
All parts of the application, including the three letters of recommendation, are submitted online as pdf documents. The online application is accessed through the homepage of The Harvard Academy’s website.