Volunteer for Accountability Lab

Accountability Lab catalyses a new generation of active citizens and responsible leaders around the world. The organisation trains, mentors, and extends resources to local change makers to strengthen systems of accountability and unleash positive social and economic change.

Their flagship project, Integrity Idol Nigeria, is the first of its kind and will be an annual campaign with the explicit goal of “naming and faming” honest government officials by bringing Nigerians across the country into a conversation about integrity and accountability. Integrity Idol Nigeria will generate support for civil servants who are serving the public good, highlighting their excellent work in public in an independent way that builds a positive narrative. This will in turn lead to behavioural change that can improve lives and affect Nigeria positively. It will also allow Nigerians to be part of a corrupt-free Nigeria that they can help to build.

Integrity Idol relies heavily on the incredible work of active volunteers (one in each state of Nigeria) for:
– Outreach
– Nominations: The form are made available and collected through as many channels as possible including: online (www.integrityidol.org), through email to team members, and hard copy collected at community centres, government MDAs, coffee shops, events, etc. Forms are reviewed by volunteers who must provide clear justification for the nomination. It has to be clear that the nominee is being nominated for integrity, for example, not simply for good work in the community. Team and volunteers conduct background checks by phone by calling nominators and discussing the nominee.
– Management of Integrity Idol events
– Community building

Basic requirement for this task is ability/ competency to communicate clearly, data collection skill, and community/ people engagement.

The campaign will have volunteers across the country, so that even the furthest to reach communities can participate in the campaign. We will be selecting one volunteer in each state of Nigeria. Kindly include your state of residence in your application based on the guidelines below.


HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER (Please follow these instructions carefully)

Step 1: Read the post requirements above carefully, taking note of the location

Step 2: Make sure you are resident in the state where the opening exists and meet the requirements

Step 3: If you are fully available and interested, kindly register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org (skip this step if you have registered in the past)

Step 4: Drop us a comment below this post (NOT the registration page) with your name, active phone number, active email address and the state where you are currently based.


NOTE: Your comments with personal information will not be published. Please do not leave a comment if you have not registered and be sure to leave a comment on this very page with the opening announcement after you register. We will close recruitment in about a week. Therefore, your comment needs to come in (and follow the guidelines above) within that recruitment window to be considered. Unfortunately, we may be unable to reach out to everyone due to limited openings. Please bear with us and do not be discouraged from trying again. Thank you!


Openings for Project Map Edo

Edo state has unique potentials to generate revenue through tourism seeing it has so many historic relevance, a rich cultural heritage and of recent, good roads to ease exploration. MapEdo initiative is driven to boost the Tourism industry in Edo state. They would be adding roads, places, art and cultural centres, craft shops, ATMs, relaxation centres, recreation centres, best routes, hotels industries and many other landmarks to Google Maps so people all around the world can discover places in Edo state, easily navigate its environs and easily plan having a vacation in the state, resulting in boosted sales and demand for local products and services further improving the state’s economy.

The project has been supported so far by Google, University of Benin International ICT centre and the Nigerian Observer. The MapEdo project is managed by the University of Benin Google Student Ambassadors.


Objectives of the project:

  • To strengthen the Edo State Map Making community.

  • To help with directions to favourite hangouts, places or even Emergency Services.

  • To train individuals on digital Map Making skill.

  • To spore Community service and development amongst young adults

  • To show the total and more accurate view of the Edo State so as to ensure its global relevance.

  • To provide more accurate and representative local information which improves the breadth of information available about a given area, helps foster exploration, and in turn bolsters tourism and business investments.
  • To help new and prospective visitors who want to explore the state without getting lost.

  • Detailed map information can help users better navigate the world and learn about new places, especially when searching for local information.

    Target Audience:

    • Individuals who know places in Edo State (streets, industries, roads, banks, ATMs, Hospitals etc..

    • Persons from the state’s Ministry of Works and planning.

    • Persons concerned with tourism affairs in Edo State.

    • The Media, TV stations, Radio, Newspapers etc.

    • Detailed paper map-owners.

    • Students from tertiary institutions in Edo State (UNIBEN, OAU, BIU, COLBEN..) who love cartography and are interested in contributing to the online map of Edo State.

Google will be sending digital certificates to MapUp participants who create at least 5 approved edits during the MapUp, in recognition of their participation. This is aside other Google Swags they would be getting!



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