Volunteer for ITELP this summer at Ibadan!!!

Mind Alignment Centre (MAC) is a non-profit organisation with the vision to establish a network of value-driven families, aligning them with leadership values to create and sustain ethical and entrepreneurial leadership in Nigeria. Through leadership education, hands-on workshops, counselling, advocacy and active engagement in solving community problems; MAC inspires collaboration and value-driven relationships amongst youths.

The organisation has launched the Ibadan Teenage Entrepreneurial Leadership Programme (ITELP). ITELP is an intensive 100-hour empowerment programme, which will teach 60 teenagers career profiling, Entrepreneurial Leadership (EL) education, service learning projects, prototyping, patriotism and global citizenship education and idea pitching.

ITELP will run at MKO Abiola way, Ring Road, Ibadan, Oyo state, from 1st August to 2nd September, 2016 between the hours of 10am – 2pm on Monday to Friday.

Volunteers are needed to serve as programme facilitators, using the organisation’s curriculum. Volunteers will be trained on how to deliver the curriculum.

Key responsibilities of volunteers include:
• Self- study lesson guides and prepare/adopt lesson notes
• Facilitate lessons and class readings
• Observe participants’ retention and engagement level
• Guide students through Service Learning Project process
• Act as chaperone on offsite trips
• Assist other facilitators, supervisors and directors in ensuring the delivery of quality learning experience to all participants
• Serve as student advisors and prepare comments on each assigned advisees to be sent to parents/guardians

Volunteers are required to:

  • Possess good communication and collaboration skills
    • Be passionate about young people
    • Be able to guide people in learning and practicing teamwork.
    • Possess good self-mastery and control
    • Be self-driven, energetic, and organised in recording keeping
    • Possess minimum of Diploma in any field
    Be resident in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

 

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Volunteer at upcoming A4AI-Nigeria coalition meeting

The next meeting of the A4AI-Nigeria coalition is coming up on Monday, July 4th in Lagos.

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) is a broad coalition working to enable everyone, everywhere to access the life-changing power of the Internet. The 1st A4AI Nigerian Multi-stakeholder Forum took place on March 11, 2014 in Abuja, Nigeria. The Forum established a Nigerian multi- stakeholder coalition that will contribute towards the government policy to bring affordable Internet access to all Nigerians.

 

Volunteers are needed for the forum, holding in Victoria Island, Lagos, on July 4. They will be involved in managing the registration table and other logistical items. Student volunteers who are interested in ICT policy, technology, access to information, and related areas, are preferred. Volunteers must be resident in Lagos and available for the whole day on Monday, July 4.

 

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New Opening at Root2Fruit Foundation

Root2Fruit Foundation is an NGO focused on positively impacting the education sector in Northern Nigeria. We provide scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds and also fund programs that provide skills training in secondary schools. We are seeking a volunteer who can act as an administration/communication officer on a part time basis. Office space will be provided and certain expenses will be covered. The position is based in Wuse 2, Abuja.

 

The volunteer will be involved in administration and communication tasks such as:
• Preparing scholarship documentation and updating student records
• Making filings at Corporate Affairs Commission
• Registering and communicating with potential partner organisations
• Taking minutes during team meetings
• Liaising with website developers to provide content for website
• Conducting relevant research and proposing fundraising ideas
• Responding to enquiries by email or telephone
• Creating and updating social media accounts

 

The candidate should reside in Abuja and be willing to attend meetings with Foundation members. The candidate should be interested in the education sector and be willing to contribute ideas on achieving the group’s goals. The candidate should be computer literate and comfortable with using Microsoft Office programs. The candidate should be familiar with how to use different social media platforms. The candidate should be well organised and willing to show initiative in performing their duties. We expect that some aspects of the work can be done online or over the phone at the volunteer’s convenience. The assignment will be on an ongoing basis but for at least a year to begin with.

 

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Research & Data Gathering Openings at Abuja

Skills Outside School (SOS) Foundation is recruiting for a Research and Data Gathering Officer. The role involves:

  1. Researching Education requirements for various careers and industries
  2. Developing a list of universities and available courses across the US and UK including entry requirements, number of years, brief description of the course, information to support applications
  3. Aggregating sample curriculum vitae (CV), cover letters, application answers, motivational statements per industry/career
  4. Aggregating sample interview questions per industry/career and general       interview and job search strategies and techniques
  5. Aggregating information on internships/insight days/work experience/IT provided by various organisations across various industries including the dates, timing, application cycle, application process etc.
  6. Identifying relevant qualifications to be pursued across various industries
  7. Identifying various workshops on career planning, development, skills development offered in Nigeria
  8. Identifying scholarship opportunities at home and abroad for undergraduate and post-graduate degrees
  9. Collecting and collating career and labour market information

Analysis and Data Presentation

  1. Developing infomercials that depict the action plans required to advance in career decisions
  2. Presenting data in a graphical, pictorial and succinct forms
  3. Managing a database of information on excel

  Other

  1. Monitoring and Optimizing the performance of the SOS career database
  2. Planning for backup and recovery of database information
  3. Maintaining archive data and reports

Reports to:  SOS Careers Program officer

SKILLS and EXPERIENCE

  1. Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills
  2. Superior Writing and Research Skills
  3. Graphic/Creative Design Skills
  4. Excellent Analytical and critical thinking Skills
  5. Strong IT Skills
  6. Advanced Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel Skills
  7. Ability to use dropbox, sharepoint and goggle drive
  8. General understanding of maintenance and handling of high volumes of data
  9. Creative self-starter who can work independently or on a team
  10. Experience with writing creative and well-researched pieces on a variety of issues
  11. Organized, driven and able to gather data from a number of challenges independently
  12. Ability to engage with several stakeholders as role will require speaking to SOS career mentors and advisers to gather some data
  13. Strong attention to detail

 

EDUCATION

Bachelor degree in any discipline preferably in the social sciences and quantitative degrees (e.g. mathematics)

Additional qualifications that are design oriented will be a plus

Knowledge of digital media software – Photoshop or other graphic design software, etc. will be a plus.

 

ABOUT SKILLS OUTSIDE SCHOOL (SOS) CAREERS

The SOS Careers program will offer preparatory support and guidance to students in tertiary institutions in accessing their chosen career interests. This will be through access to online courses, career simulation games/exercises, professional development training, networking events, CV and cover letter drafting skills, mock interview skills sessions and technical and soft skills training. This program will also aid in placing the participants in internships, shadowing opportunities and insight days in various industries to develop the participants’ commercial awareness and competence skills.

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Latest openings at UR4Africa

Hey fam!

UR4Africa is recruiting volunteers for a number of projects this year. Details follow.

1st Public Art Nigeria April-May 6 sessions

Climate Change in Africa project

Partners: Recycle Points, Wecyclers, Terra Kulture

Students will work with partners to develop a theatre production about Climate Change in Nigeria.

We are looking for mentors who are creative and are available on Saturdays from 10am-5pm. They will need to participate in a training session about Youth Engagement and Child Abuse. They will receive a certificate after completing at least 3 sessions working with the youths in our program. The program will kick off from Ikeja.

Our Saturday programs run on Saturdays from 10am-5pm.

Reading with Parents program:

This program was organized for some of our students whose parents do not know how to read the English language. This program is set up for the year.

This opportunity will be offered once or twice a week for our parents and will be organized based on volunteers availability. Volunteers will be trained on how to teach reading effectively and the program will start in April; running from our Ikeja location.
All mentors/volunteers will need to learn our philosophy when engaging with our youth and adults participating in our programs – a training series is being organized for all new and old mentors. We are facilitating the first of these workshops/trainings on Saturday March 5th starting at 10am. If they should decide to stay on as a mentor after the project is already finished we would be very happy to have them.

Requirements from the mentors are:

– To be on time

– Be a team player

– Be enthusiastic about mentoring and volunteering

– Be flexible

– Be patient

– Challenge participants to think creatively and differently

– Be present (no phones while volunteering with our organization)

– Be positive and passionate

– Be cheerful

 

Volunteers who have technology skills and are creative are preferred.

 

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New openings for Abocoders project

The AboCoders project is an initiative of Aspilos Foundation. It aims t0 encourage more girls to venture into STEM fields, bridge the digital divide, improve the quality of education in Nigeria, and consequently, reduce the poverty level in the country.

Its objectives are:
•To encourage the interest of girls in STEM fields
•To increase digital literacy in young girls in Nigeria
•To increase female involvement in the creation of ICT solutions in Nigeria
•To create a community of highly competent female coders who can create secure & sustainable livelihoods

Volunteers are required to start immediately and give a time commitment of at least 6 months. They will be working with young ladies between 15 and 25 years old. The location of the training is in Tunga, Minna, Niger state. Accommodation will be provided for volunteers in Tunga as well.

Job Description
A project officer will be required to carry out these three basic and specific tasks:
1.Train the girls on digital literacy
2. Train the girls on coding
3. Serve as a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Asides these fundamental duties, a project officer may be required to carry out other duties all relating to the project such as logistics support and public relations.

A project officer must
•be willing to live in Minna, Niger state, Nigeria, under basic conditions, (accommodation will be provided; electricity and running water will not be constant)
•be passionate about the development of the girl child
•be able and willing to raise funds
•have strong teamwork skills
•be able to commit at least 6 months to the project
Knowledge of programming languages is an advantage

 

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Openings for Career Advisers and Professional Mentors

The Skills Outside School Foundation is a registered not-for-profit in Nigeria (IT73040) and the UK (09365183) providing employability skills training, career mentoring and development, education building services and scholarship opportunities to disadvantaged youth at secondary and tertiary level in Nigeria.

 

I. VOLUNTEER CAREER ADVISER

What will I be doing as an SOS Careers Adviser?

  1. Provide information on career options from the university course you pursued
  2. Submit a Sample CV and Cover Letter for your industry
  3. Submit sample or frequently asked Interview Questions in your industry
  4. Provide advice on writing winning CVs and Cover Letters
  5. Provide links and suggestions to useful websites or materials for Psychometric Tests
  6. Provide profiles on organisations in your industry and the recruitment process
  7. Provide suggestions of internships in Nigeria
  8. Provide Information on universities in Nigeria, registration process and other aspects of university experience
  9. Submit your university course module information, lecture notes, projects, papers and other materials
  10. Provide information on relevant qualifications and ways of successfully attaining these qualifications e.g. ACCA for accounting
  11. Share experiences and guidance on what is required to become successful in your industry
  12. Provide information on extracurricular activities at university that can be beneficial to support students in building competence for your industry e.g. AIESEC Club for future development practitioners
  13. Provide information on how to balance social life on campus and academics
  14. Share useful revision techniques and reading plans
  15. Share useful information on time management and task prioritization
  16. Share useful tips and information on proposal, project report, thesis, dissertation writing
  17. Become a ‘go-to’ expert on industry trends

Location: We welcome advisers from all over the world

Remuneration/Reimbursable Expenses: None

Requirements:

  1. A tertiary degree in any field
  2. High performer or achiever in any field
  3. Minimum of 2.1 grade at undergraduate level or a combination of at least 2.2 at undergraduate level and a postgraduate degree
  4. Minimum of 2 years professional working experience in any field or 2 years running a successful business/enterprise/not-for-profit/partnership
  5. Expertise and Interest – experienced, insightful, up to date, committed to building young people and enthusiastic about being an adviser

 

 

II. VOLUNTEER MENTOR

What will I be doing as a Professional Career Mentor?

  1. Provide on-going career advice to the assigned mentee/student participant before the Open Day (mandatory): In particular, we ask that the mentor aid the mentee to achieve the following:
  1. Map out future career options
  2. Map out university choices and course options
  3. Map out subjects required for the course in WAEC and NECO
  4. Map out JAMB subjects required for course choice
  5. Map out weak subjects that students require help in
  6. Internship options – date, company, location, duration etc. – you may offer internships yourself or recommend others
  7. Advice on relevant qualifications for the intended career and help with providing information towards attaining these qualifications
  8. Share experiences and guidance on what is required to become successful in the career interest including suggestions on
  9. Internships/work experience
    1. Opportunities for secondary school students in the chosen discipline/career path
    2. Extra-curricular activities
    3. Materials e.g. guides on ‘coding’ programming etc.
    4. Useful exercises to develop and cultivate their interests
  10. Attend the Career Mentoring Open Day in April 2016 (mandatory)
  11. Provide on-going career advice to the assigned mentee/student participant after the Open Day (not mandatory but recommended)

 

Time Commitment: The Foundation requests you maintain contact with your mentee at least twice every month.

Remuneration/Reimbursable Expenses: None

Location: We welcome mentors from all over the world. We require that you attend the Career Mentoring Open Day in Abuja, Nigeria in April 2016 either in person or via Skype

 

Requirements:

  1. A tertiary degree in any field
  2. High performer or achiever in any field
  3. Professional and Academic Track record
  4. Previous experience in mentoring (this could be part time, as an intern, as a volunteer or full time role)
  5. At least18 years
  6. Strong Interpersonal Skills – involving ability to build relationships and ability not to impose ideas on others
  7. Ability to coach, counsel, mentor and advise
  8. Strong Communication Skills – especially the ability to give feedback and listen
  9. Expertise and Interest – experienced, insightful, up to date, committed to building young people and enthusiastic about being a mentor

Mentor’s applications are assessed on individual basis with particular attention given to one’s track record and values such as honesty, integrity, and expertise or achievements in one’s field of endeavor.

 

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