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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Out and about: March 2, 2014

              CYFI

Late last month, we received an invitation to the Consul General’s residence at Ikoyi, Lagos, on the occasion of the closing ceremony of the 2013 Carrington Youth Fellowship programme. Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative (CYFI) is a dynamic youth-based initiative launched in 2011 by the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos. CYFI brings together Nigerian youth of exceptional vision, skills and experience to design and implement projects that have a positive impact on Nigerian society. But that is not the juice.

Last year, we managed volunteer recruitment for the Promenade Youth Initiative, one of the CYFI projects. Their ambitious goal was to empower 1000 youth in 5 public secondary schools in Lagos with the capacity to start up their own businesses and function effectively as leaders within their communities between May and December 2013. We are delighted to disclose that Promenade Youth Initiative won the Best Team Award for the year.

Promenade Youth training

Some of the Promenade volunteers and their tutors after their training

CYFI2

Co-founders Hezekiah and Akin receiving the award from US Counsellor Ambassador Tom Shannon and the Consul-General Jeffrey Hawkins

 

A big congratulations to everyone who gave his/her time to this great work!

Openings for Youth training facilitators in Lagos

A youth engagement project of the Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative of the US Consulate General Lagos has partnered with us to facilitate the recruitment of 35 credible volunteers for its upcoming Leadership and Entrepreneurship training of students of public secondary schools in Lagos. The goal of the initiative is to reach 1000 students in 5 public secondary schools.

IDEAL PROFILE OF VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers should be:

– Passionate about teaching Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Social Change
– Available for 6 Wednesdays between October and November 2013
– Available for 2 Saturdays in August 2013 (for training).
Volunteers may fall into any of these 3 categories:
– Working class professionals who can spare 3 hours every Wednesday for 6 weeks between October and November
– Entrepreneurs who manage/run their own businesses and have flexible schedules
– Students who run their own businesses or have ran a business in the last two years
NOTE: Previous facilitation experience and experience working with youth will be an added advantage. Volunteers would be subject to assessment to ensure they are a good fit.
VOLUNTEER REWARDS
Volunteers will:

+Get a weekly transportation stipend

+Be awarded a certificate of volunteering from Promenade Youth Initiative and Carrington Youth Fellowship Initiative of the US Consulate General, Lagos

+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 (Volunteers will have to choose their preferred location):

-Ikeja

-Yaba/Mushin

-Surulere

-Egbeda

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