New Openings-Tech Needs Girls

The Tech Needs Girls project aims to encourage more girls to venture into STEM fields particularly ICT, bridging the ‘Digital Divide’, improving the quality of education in Nigeria and as a result reducing the poverty level in the country.

Its objectives are:

  • To scout for girls that are interested 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

 

WORK DESCRIPTION

Project Officers are required to carry out these three basic and specific tasks:

  1. Train the girls on digital literacy
  1. Train the girls on coding
  1. Serve as a Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

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

 

Person Specification

The Project Officer must:

  • be willing to live in Minna, Nigeria under basic conditions, (electricity and running water will not be constant)
  • be passionate about the development of the girl child
  • have strong skills in at least one of the following: software programming, mobile app development and website designing.
  • be able and willing to raise funds
  • have strong teamwork skills
  • be able to commit at least 6 months to the project
  • be able to fund their travel to Nigeria (for volunteers outside Nigeria)

 

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Openings at TY Danjuma Foundation

The TY Danjuma Foundation, an independent private Nigerian Philanthropic grant-making organisation, makes grants to Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Community-Based Organisations (CBOs) to implement projects in three main thematic areas (Community Health Initiatives, Enhancing Quality of Education, and Income Generation Initiatives) to empower women and youth.

Community Health

The Foundation’s Community Health Initiatives programme supports projects across a number of medical, health-related and hygeine matters. These include: Free Medical Missions; Partnership with Community Health Centers and Referal Hospitals; as well as Water and Wellbeing projects.

Enhancing Quality of Education

The Enhancing Quality of Education programme of the Foundation supports initiatives aimed to enhancing the quality of, and improving access to education, i.e. enrolment, retention, transition and completion of basic education. This is done by funding Good Schools Projects; Community Libraries projects; as well as Peace Education projects in conflict-prone communities in Nigeria.

Income Generation Initiatives

The Foundation’s Income Generation Initiatives support youth employability interventions; as well as women’s literacy and entrepreneurial skills development. The aim is to enhance the income generation and management capacity of the youths and women, who are without doubt among the most marginalised groups in Nigeria.

The TY Danjuma Foundation is looking to appoint a number of dynamic skilled, knowledgeable, experienced, and talented staff to fill vacancies. They desire hardworking, development-oriented and compassionate individuals with high personal ethical and moral standards to join their young, highly motivated and hardworking team. Familiarity and dexterity with computer packages, electronic tools and the virtual environment are basic requirements for all positions in addition to the specialised requirements of each position.

 

Position/Title: ICT/Library Intern (Duration: 12 months)

Location: Abuja

Position Summary

The ICT and Library Intern will work as part of the Communications team of the Foundation to improve the ICT environment and experience of the Foundation.

Responsibilities

  • Manages the ICT tools, processes etc.
  • Assist to manage the use of the Foundation’s library facilities, resources, equipment, and services, and provide information about library policies;
  • Recommend materials and help individuals find information that they need;
  • Search standard reference materials, including on-line sources and the Internet, in order to answer clients’ reference questions;
  • Keep records of circulation of books and publications;
  • Support the development of library policies and procedures in collaboration with the IMO;
  • Design information storage and retrieval systems, and develop procedures for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying information;
  • Develop and index databases that provide information for library users;
  • Perform any other tasks or duties, including logistics and administrative support, as may be assigned by the supervisor or Management from time to time.

Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Demonstrates  acceptance  of responsibility; shows pride in work performed; demonstrates  flexibility  in  acceptance  of  assignments  and  schedules;
  • Maintains professional behaviour and appearance;
  • Exhibits dependability and willingness to learn;
  • Creative and Flexible.

Education, Skills, and Experience Required

  • HND or Bachelor’s Degree in ICT related field; other qualification would be an advantage;
  • Demonstrable knowledge of ICT tools management is required;
  • One to two years of  post-qualification experience;
  • Demonstrable knowledge in desired areas of responsibility;
  • Demonstrated skills in PC management and software applications: Word, Excel, Power Point and Publisher;
  • Demonstrable skills in basic IT maintenance and troubleshooting;
  • Social networking skills;
  • Good verbal and written skills.

Generous allowance paid.

 

Position/Title: Interns (Duration: 12 months)

Location: Abuja, Taraba or Edo

Position Summary

An intern works with a variety of officers under supervisors and mentors while working on real projects.

Responsibilities

  • Assist team in identifying process improvements; 
  • Provide administrative and general logistic support to officers assigned to; 
  • Provide programmatic support to thematic officers assigned to; 
  • Assist supervisors in the preparation of payment requests and funds liquidation; 
  • Providing support in monitoring media mentions, generating summaries from same; 
  • Data entries for Monitoring and Evaluation exercises; 
  • Note taking and compilation of meeting minutes as assigned; 
  • Any other duty as may be assigned by Management.Personal Characteristics
  • Ability to work as part of a team;
  • Demonstrable  acceptance  of responsibility; shows pride in work performed;
  • Demonstrable flexibility  in  acceptance  of  assignments  and  schedules;
  • Maintains professional behaviour and appearance;
  • Exhibits dependability and willingness to learn;
  • Creative and Flexible.

 Education and Skills Required

  • A graduate in any field of learning;
  • At least one year of professional experience (NYSC);
  • Strong written,  verbal,  analytical,  and  interpersonal skills;
  • Must display maturity and a high level of professionalism;
  • Must be detail-oriented and possess excellent follow up skills;
  • Working knowledge of computer software application;
  • Must be flexible and able to work overtime when required;
  • Must be organized and work well with constant priority changes;
  • Familiarity with social networking sites desired;
  • Interest in non-profit management and community development;
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

The Intern is expected to work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. The Foundation offers stipends.

Position/Title: Volunteers

Location: Abuja or Taraba

Volunteers require personal characteristics similar to Interns. The working hours are flexible and negotiable.

The Foundation encourages volunteers from all ages. The Foundation wishes to provide a dynamic work experience.

The Foundation offers stipends.

Education and Skills Required: Flexible.

These openings present excellent opportunities for career newbies who are looking forward to building a career in international development or any of the thematic areas to gain tangible experience. Because of the flexibility of the volunteering position, it may not matter if you are still a Corps member or a student, so long as you reside in the concerned state.

To complete the online application, you would need:

  • A two-page CV which speaks directly to the position of your interest
  • An application letter (not more than 2 pages) stating why you think you are suitable for the position and what value you hope to bring to the Foundation if given the opportunity.

MY ADVICE:

1. Address letter to:

TY Danjuma Foundation,

Plot 2015 Oda Crescent,

Off Dar Es Salaam Street,

Wuse II,

Abuja.

 

2. Find sample cover letters here to guide you on how to write the application letter.

3. Ensure your CV is customised to fit the position and the organisation’s focus areas. Yes! Take a second look at that old CV.

4. Some university students tell me they do not have CVs because they are students. You can make yourself a CV.  Just put in experiences with AIESEC, JCI, Rotary Club, ENACTUS, trainings, your BSc /HND [degree] (in view), your activities that relate to the position, and a compelling career objective incorporating development or any of their focus areas. Remember to put in your phone number and email address and other personal data.

5. Once you’ve been confirmed for interview, scour the website ( http://tydanjumafoundation.org ) and digest every piece of information on it.

(More career advice at http://thetytestudent.wordpress.com)

You can apply online here http://tydanjumafoundation.org/tydf-online-job-application/

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Deadline: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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