Openings at PYI

Promenade Youth Initiative (PYI) is looking to recruit high performing volunteers to support the managing team in its 2014 goal of empowering 2000 youth in 10 public secondary schools in Lagos. These are outstanding opportunities for  young individuals passionate about making a difference to volunteer and contribute to an impactful social change project in Nigeria. Promenade Youth Initiative was one of the 2013 youth engagement projects of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI), launched by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos because of its huge potential of having a positive impact on the Nigerian society.

1. Volunteer Administrator

Role profile

Under the guidance of the “Administrative Director”, this individual will contribute to the planning,

execution and management of PYI’s youth empowerment activities. Specific responsibilities include:

Project management

• Support the planning and execution of training activities

• Support the development of proposals and letters to individuals and partners

Stakeholder management/Partner collaboration

• Attend meetings and build relationship with government and private partners

Volunteer management

• Support the recruitment of volunteers as facilitators

• Support the coordination of volunteers during trainings in schools

Perform other duties as needed

Profile of ideal candidate:

• A first degree holder in any discipline:

o Waiting to be mobilized for the one year compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) OR currently serving but has flexible schedules

o Must be willing to commit to at least 25 hours of work per week including weekends – could be more during peak periods

• Strong organizational and communication skills

• Strong project management skills with capacity to manage activities from scratch through execution

• Ability to work on-the-go

• Self-driven and capable of working with limited or no supervision

• Must reside in Lagos, with preference for someone living in ‘Ikeja-Egbeda-Agege’ axis

Benefits

• Monthly stipend including transportation and communication

• Opportunity to contribute to social change in the country

Duration: 3 months subject to renewal

2. Volunteer social media manager

Role profile

Under the guidance of the “Administrative Director”, this individual will contribute to the development and implementation of PYI’s social media activities.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Development and implementation of PYI’s social media strategy

• Day-to-day management of all social media platforms

• Constant generation of media contents

• Designing, creating and managing campaigns and/or social media events to create inbound traffic and awareness for PYI

Perform other duties as needed

Profile of ideal candidate:

• Sees working with PYI as a way to fulfil social commitments and contribute to national change

• Possesses in-depth knowledge and technical understanding of social media platforms and their respective audiences

• Excellent communication skills including writing and storytelling

• Strong project management skills with capacity to manage activities from scratch through execution

• Ability to work on-the-go

• Self-driven and capable of working with limited or no supervision

• Preference for someone residing in Lagos

3. Volunteer web designer and manager

Role profile

Under the guidance of the “Administrative Director”, this individual will contribute to the revitalization and promotion of PYI’s online presence.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Designing, maintaining and updating website and its contents

• Integrating all PYI’s social media platforms to the website and developing the voice for all aspects of PYI’s online presence

• Writing and editing for the web including proofreading all web content

• Assure web-based information is archived for future needs and reference

• Track and report on all site metrics

• Oversee freelancers, including writers for PYI

Perform other duties as needed

Profile of ideal candidate:

• Sees working with PYI as a way to fulfil social commitments and contribute to national change

• Possesses in-depth knowledge and technical understanding of graphics design, website development and management

• Ability to operate the WordPress Content Management System

• Excellent communication skills including writing and storytelling

• Strong project management skills with capacity to manage activities from scratch through execution

• Ability to work on-the-go

• Self-driven and capable of working with limited or no supervision

• Programming capabilities would be an advantage

• Strong preference for someone residing in Lagos

 

 

4. Volunteer training facilitators

They need volunteers (young professionals) who are passionate about teaching Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Social change.

Profile of Volunteers

Volunteers must be:

– Passionate about teaching Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Social Change

– Available for 6 Wednesdays between May and June 2014

– Available for 2 Saturdays in April for training – Age between 21 – 35

Volunteers may fall into any of these 3 categories:

– Working class professionals who can spare 3 hours every Wednesday for 6 weeks between May and June

-Entrepreneurs who manage/run their own businesses and have flexible schedules

– Students who run their own businesses or have run a business in the last two years

– Previous facilitation experience will be an added advantage

– Previous experience working with youth will also be desirable

Volunteers will:

-Get weekly transportation stipend

– Be awarded a certificate of volunteering from Promenade Youth Initiative

– Be hosted to a closing dinner/lunch

– Get the opportunity to meet and network with young professionals passionate about social change in Nigeria

– Be part of a network of change agents making a difference in Nigeria

Locations for facilitators:

-Ikeja

-Yaba

-Surulere

-Mushin

(Volunteers will have to choose or rank their preferred locations)

 

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1: Register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org

Step 2: Leave a comment just below this post indicating your interest

Step 3: Begin preparing your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter

 

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35 thoughts on “Openings at PYI

  1. I hereby wish to express interest in the available position especially the post of the volunteer administrator.

  2. I am a graduate of management technology (project), awaiting NYSC and I would like to be a volunteer for PYI as a volunteer administrator… Thank you

  3. I just finished my NYSC and have spent a month doing nothing, so i want to be part of this change and i want to volunteer for PYI as a volunteer administrator but i do not reside in Lagos though in Osun

  4. I am interested in the volunteering opportunity as a volunteer administrator with Promenade Youth Initiative (PYI). i am also available for the PEER Group Initiative. Thank You

  5. Available to volunteer for the position of volunteer administrator. Feel free to contact me. I have registered and I believe I’m in your database. Thank you

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