New job openings from partners

The Skills Outside School Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation domiciled in Nigeria with registered number RC70340. The Foundation envisions the achievement of the following:

• Entrenchment within our youth the ideology of early reflection upon and pursuit of career choices and personal and professional development towards the chosen career.
• Introduction of a widespread culture of mentoring and volunteerism amongst professionals in various industries and providing access to motivated students to international agencies, private sector organisations and Non-Governmental bodies through work placements, insight days, shadowing opportunities and internships.
• Provision of a transparent and effective route to individuals and corporate entities to sponsor financially disadvantaged bright and motivated students to provide access to the tertiary institutions through the “Sponsor a Child” Scheme.

Location: Abuja

 

a. Sponsorship and Partnerships Manager

Supervisor: Acting President, Executive Council
Term and Basis: Fixed Term, Contract position (flexible)
Hours: 30 hours a week (minimum)
Start Date: October 2014
Finish Date: July 2015
Salary: On Application

 

Description

The role of a Sponsorship and Partnerships Manager offers a unique opportunity for an aggressive salesperson to increase the Skills Outside School Foundations’ sponsorship and strategic partnerships including the Sponsor-A-Child Scheme.

The Manager will manage the day-to-day communication with Skills Outside School Foundations’ existing partners to ensure all contractual rights are delivered, wider sponsorship benefits are secured and long term sponsorship goals are achieved and reported to the Acting President, Executive Council and the Board of Trustees.

The Manager will be responsible for developing the strategy related to the Foundations’ sponsorship programs, including identifying, cultivating, and developing leads and prospects, negotiating contracts and packages, closing deals, and providing account management.

In addition, the Sponsorship Manager will be responsible for supporting all areas of sponsorship renewals and new sales efforts, preparing sponsorship documents and all such correspondence.

Required Skills:
1. Ability to develop strategic, proactive relationships with potential sponsors and corporate partners, and other supporters of the philanthropic community.
2. Big picture strategist and outside of the box creativity.
3. Proactively take actions necessary to produce results and able to work independently/with little guidance.
4. Build trust internally and externally, and command a professional image.
5. Proactive approach to identifying opportunities, generating leads and producing sponsorship presentations.
6. Exceptionally detail-oriented and self-motivated, ensuring quality and consistent output.
7. Excellent communication including by phone with high level executives from major brands and writing skills: ability to articulate the foundations’ mission, program objectives, exposure opportunities and/or resource needs persuasively to sponsors and corporate partners.
8. Dynamic public speaking skills and ability to articulate concepts and ideas.
9. Superb networking, teamwork and negotiation skills with ability to work effectively with stakeholders to achieve a common goal particularly corporate sponsors
10. Must be very well organized with strong time management skills
Recommended Skills
11. Demonstrated knowledge of trends in corporate and foundation funding, corporate social responsibility (CSR), philanthropy, corporate giving, and good corporate citizenship, and the methods, practices and procedures for obtaining information about cause-marketing programs of corporations and foundations.
12. Proven ability to offer a first-class, professional account management service to commercial partners and to build strong business relationships at all levels
13. Experience in dealing with, and presenting to, senior-level personnel from major brands
14. Ability to initiate and negotiate high value contracts to help meet sponsors’ needs and goals

Abilities:
1. Proficiency in MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
2. Proficiency in cloud software applications (Skydrive, DropBox, Google Docs, Harvest.)
3. Interest in philanthropy, fundraising, charity and giving is strongly desirable.

 

b. Project Coordinator

Supervisor: Acting President, Executive Council
Term and Basis: Fixed Term, Contract position (flexible)
Hours: 30 hours a week (minimum)
Start Date: November 2014
Finish Date: July 2015
Salary: On Application

 

Description
The Program Coordinator oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the Skills Outside School Foundations’ ongoing Bridge Project and Professional Mentoring Program including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the project activities. The Coordinator will primarily plan, execute, monitor and evaluate the Bridge Project and the Professional Mentoring Program. The Coordinator will also manage the liaison with the professional mentors and ensure they are kept up-to-date via newsletters sent every quarter.

The Program Manager should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:
• Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices, and ensure that own behaviour and the behaviour of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
• Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization particularly with current partners and sponsors; Command a professional image.
• Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner including by phone with several stakeholders; Articulate the foundations’ mission, program objectives with existing partners – organisations and schools
• Creativity/Innovation: Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
• Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
• Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
• Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization; Proactively take actions necessary to produce results and able to work independently/with little guidance.
• Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities; Strong time management skills
• Plan: Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
• Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
• Strong strategic, analytical, and project management skills: demonstrated ability to take responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.

Proficiency in the use of computers for:
• Word processing
• Simple accounting
• Databases
• Spreadsheets
• E-mail
• Internet
• Google Docs, Sky Drive, DropBox

 

Openings for volunteer trainers would be published later in the year.

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

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Step 2: Drop us a comment below this post with your name, email address, phone number, the position you are applying for, and a statement of capability on why you are suitable for this position.

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Openings at StayInSchoolng Initiative

The StayInSchoolng initiative of Young Minds Foundation is an education intervention project aimed at creating education opportunities for orphans and vulnerable children. It was established to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Nigeria. Initiated in November 2012, the project currently supports 200 disadvantaged children with primary school education across 4 communities in Lagos and Abuja.

Volunteers are required over a period of three months to help with assessment of new children to be enrolled into the initiative. Minimum time commitment is 2 hours weekly.

Volunteers must have ability to interact and work with children, great interpersonal skills and be good team players.

 

Work involves:

Visits to children in identified communities in Lagos – Ijora Badia, Ejigbo and Idoluwo Ile.

Assessing the children with the agreed assessment index; and

Working on a football fundraiser event in October

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

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Step 2: Drop us a comment below this post with your name and phone number.

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Free trainings starting this Summer!

Hello fam!

Before you run off to the business of today’s post, kindly weigh in on our discussion in the spirit of the International Youth Day coming up next week on August 12. It is celebrated to bring youth issues to the attention of the international community and celebrate the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. This year, the theme will be “Youth and Mental Health” under the slogan ‘Mental Health Matters.’ However, what we really want to know is what matters most to you as a youth in Nigeria? Kindly drop us a comment describing what changes affecting youth you would like to see in Nigeria.

 

We found us a whole bunch of free trainings across Nigeria you may be interested in. Be sure to check them out below.

 

1. Take a free online course with the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network here.

Find out more about the YALI Network here.

 

2. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA) has a mandate to facilitate access to and dissemination of information in the fields of agriculture and rural development in 78 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). Supporting the adoption of Web 2.0 applications represents a great opportunity for meeting it.

The Bowen University in collaboration with CTA will host a 5-day Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity on 22-26 September 2014. Participants will be introduced to selected web 2.0 applications and will learn how to use them hands-on.The Learning Opportunity will cover advanced online searching, getting information served via alerts and RSS, collaborating remotely using Google Drive, Dropbox, VoIP, online mapping and social media. Participants will get a chance to see what others have done, get hands-on experience on how to use innovative applications, and assess how they could adopt these innovations within the context of their work and organisation. This Learning Opportunity forms part of CTA initiatives that support development partners in networking, accessing and disseminating information more effectively.

Programme of the Learning Opportunity

  • Web 2.0 and Social Media: concepts and principles;
  • Selective access to information via (i) advanced multilingual search options; (ii) RSS and (iii) automated alerts;
  • Content curation: Tagging and Social Bookmarking;
  • Photos for the web;
  • Remote collaboration (e.g. GoogleDrive, Dropbox);
  • Online conversations (Skype, Google Hangouts, Viber, Whatsapp);
  • Online mapping (New Google Maps);
  • Blogging (Blogger or WordPress);
  • Micro-blogging (Twitter);
  • Social networking (LinkedIn and Facebook), risks and mitigation measures;
  • Online Communities of Practice;
  • Web 2.0 and Social Media for Agri-business and marketing.

Participants – Eligibility and responsibilities

Participation in the Learning Opportunity is free of charge, but subject to acceptance by the organisers. 25 participants will be accepted for the event.

Eligibility criteria

  • be computer literate and conversant with browsing the Internet;
  • have regular access to a computer ( ownership of a computer is an advantage);
  • be competent in  the use of the English language;
  • have an active e-mail account;
  • be actively engaged in agriculture and rural development / natural resource management / biodiversity conservation in the domains of ICT for development (ICT4D), policies, markets; publishing, communication and media;
  • be in a position to take along a WIFI-enabled laptop to the training;
  • be a resident of Nigeria.

Responsibilities

Accepted participants will be responsible for all costs related to their travel to and from the venue at the Bowen University, their accommodation, breakfast and supper, their daily subsistence allowances, and for bringing their own WIFI-enabled laptop to the event.

Entitlements

During each event, the organisers will provide lunch and refreshments and distribute copies of CTA publications and instructional material.

Feedback

The organisers will inform successful applicants about the status of their application two weeks before the commencement of each course. Successful applicants will receive confirmation letters; others will be duly informed about the outcome of their application.

Deadline

1st September, 2014

APPLY here.

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3. The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Nigeria invites entries from Nigerian professional journalists from the print, broadcast and photography specialties to the Girls and Women Investigative Reporting Training holding at Ekiti state, Rivers state, and Abuja.
Report Women! is a collaborative project between the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) and the Royal Netherlands Embassy (RNE) designed to focus on major issues of access and abuse, ranging from education, to health care, to violence, and early marriage among others on girls and women. It seeks to advance the partners’ commitment to the respect for the girl child and the woman’s rights as human rights. It will use the tool of investigative journalism to focus on these issues. Investigative Reporting of girls and women training is aimed at building the media’s capacity to strategically report girls and women issues as well as mainstream girls and women into media reportage generally. Participants who are shortlisted for the training will also have the opportunity to pitch for small grants to carry out investigation and report girls and women issues based on lessons garnered from the training experience.Note:

Applicants without relevant works but with demonstrated commitment and promise may be considered.

Female journalists are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

 

TENTATIVE TRAINING DATES

Ekiti State: 20th – 21st August, 2014

Rivers State: 2nd – 3rd September, 2014

Abuja: 17th – 18th September, 2014

Deadline is Auguust 14, 2014.

APPLY here

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