APPLY: Policy and Research Analyst Job

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.

 

JOB TITLE

Policy and Research Analyst

 

LOCATION

Abuja

 

ROLES and RESPONSIBILITIES

The core role of the Policy and Research Analyst is to research documents on education and employability and strategically analyze findings in line with guiding policies in order to make informed ideologies. The Analyst has to be abreast with educational trends so as to up scale the Foundation’s educational policies.

The duties of the Policy and Research Analyst are highlighted below:

Methodology

  1. Gathering Data, Research Educational Policy and Trends & Identify relevant stakeholders
  2. Diagnose the problems and gaps where intervention is required
  3. Research innovative tools, resources and policies deployed in other developing countries such as:
    1. Kenya
    2. Ghana
    3. South Africa
    4. India
  4. Provide findings to the team to find ways of addressing the problems

 

Aims

  1. Conducting analysis, summarising and explaining research finds and their implications for our resource section
  2. Providing data for our baseline expansion to other states
  3. Producing policy and advocacy papers
  4. Producing opinion pieces
  5. Producing videos and podcasts

 

Reporting Relationship: President of Executive Council
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. Strong attention to detail

 

EDUCATION

  1. Bachelor degree in any discipline preferably in the social sciences and quantitative degrees (e.g. statistics)
  2. Additional qualifications that are design oriented will be a plus
  3.  Experience with Microsoft Excel

 

HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST

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

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.

 

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 close recruitment in about a week or two. Therefore, your comment needs to come in (and follow the guidelines above) before then to be considered. Thank you!

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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.

HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER

Step 1: Register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org (skip this step if you have registered in the past)

Step 2: Drop us a comment below this post with your name, active phone number, role interested in, and active email address.

(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 page after you register)

Openings at SOS Foundation, Abuja

Here are the latest openings at Skills outside School Foundation for those based in Abuja:

  1. VOLUNTEER MEDIA & RESEARCH OFFICER

The Volunteer Media & Research Officer would find and develop relevant content for our social media platforms, monitor engagement on our social media platforms, develop and implement innovative online campaigns, write and publish press releases, feature the foundation on radio and other broadcasting platforms, design and develop email newsletters, and conduct research on the foundations activities.

If you are ambitious, have experience with social media for business, print media and are passionate about it, this is the position for you. You will learn the ins and outs of the organization to assist in making social media a productive part of our overall marketing efforts.

You must be able to think strategically and see how social media fits into the organization’s marketing strategy, not just telling our followers, but building long-lasting relationships by providing value to them. Volunteers must be able to assist in formulating social media plans (once ample information is provided to you), and then carry them out (with our assistance). You must be able to measure and document the impact of social media, and then suggest action-steps to increase impact.

Duties and responsibilities

  1. Social Media
  2. Updating and monitoring engagements on the foundations social media platforms
  3. Finding and developing relevant content of interest to our audience
  4. Tracking traffic to social media platforms and sending reports to the board on a monthly basis
  5. Developing interactive and innovative online campaigns, contests and competitions
  6. Archiving social media content and press releases
  7. Developing video podcasts with key research information and data for the website
  8. Create and maintain a content editorial calendar
  9. Uploading videos, photo albums, etc.
  10. Finding users to follow/friend/like our business
  11. Writing and posting blog posts/tweets/updates, etc. 2 – 5 updates each week
  12. Tracking the growth and the impact of social media on our organization
  13. Replying to comments, messages, etc.

 

II. Print Media

  1. Writing press releases for publishing in newspapers and online blogs/websites
  2. Securing radio stations to advertise the foundations’ activities

 

 

III. Email Newsletters

  1. Designing and updating email newsletters sent to members and other stakeholders

 

IV. Research on education, employability, unemployment, entrepreneurship, skills training and relevant legislation for updates to the foundations resource section and podcasts

 

Information about the role

  • Estimated hours required per week: 5-12 hours a week
  • The estimated duration of the role is12 months
  • This position is Virtual. However, the officer will be required to attend team meetings and attend the organisations events including the Career Mentoring Open Day and the Inter-School Competition as well as skills workshops in Abuja.
  • The position is unpaid. This is with the intention of converting the Media and Research Officer into a full time staff upon satisfactory confirmation of performance throughout the period.

 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Writing Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Excellent understanding of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, Instagram, blogs)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, possesses functional knowledge or some experience with HTML/CSS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills and an ability to work individually on a project or in a team environment
  • Be creative with an eye for design
  • Ability to develop a detailed and professional marketing plan
  • Knowledge of digital media software – Photoshop or other graphic design software, etc. is preferred
  • Knowledge of video editing software – iMovie, Final Cut, or Windows Live Movie Maker is a plus
  • Energy, with a desire to come up with fresh ideas on how to grow our online presence
  • Ability to identify a target market and “speak” to that consumer through social media
  • Experience proofreading and editing
  • Ability to contribute individually, and participate in cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated ability to map out a marketing strategy and then drive that strategy proven by testing and metrics
  • Is self-directed, eager to meet and exceed objectives, and excited to take on more responsibility
  • Brings to the position organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines
  • Passionate about technology and innovation
  • Good understanding of different industries and how they leverage social media for their needs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • 1-3 years of experience in multichannel content creation including print media (newspapers & radio)
  • Experience with independently managing several social media platforms
  • Experience with writing creative and well-researched pieces on a variety of issues (especially on education)
  • Creative self-starter who can work independently or on a team
  • Organized, ability to work independently, deadline driven, and able to manage multiple projects and engagements simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Graphic Design skills
  • Blog design skills
  • HTML, HTML5, Javascript, HTML, CSS 

 

  1. VOLUNTEER TRAINERS FOR THE HEADSTART PROJECT
The HEADSTART project is an educational support and career development project aimed at getting secondary students prepared for the tertiary education system and the entirety of their career phase by enriching them with the skills and tools to manage the demands of the present age tertiary institutions and the labour market.

The target beneficiaries are Senior Secondary Two to Three students. Each class cohort is a maximum of 20 students. The senior secondary school two to three students who enroll on the project will be taken through various stages of training both theoretically and by practical demonstration on skills and personal development initiatives that will empower them to successfully finish their secondary education, prepare them for tertiary education and make them fully endowed personnel in their chosen field of study/career of interest and/or empower them to be employers of labour.

The HEADSTART project will commence with a recruitment for student participants in December 2015. Registration and confirmation of places are expected to be completed in January 2016 with sessions commencing in the second week of January 2016. The duration of the program is 2 months between January and end of February 2016 with the option for a summer workshop commencing in July 2016

Duties/Responsibilities

See details of a similar role here

 

HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER

Step 1: Register at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org (skip this step if you have registered in the past)

Step 2: Drop us a comment below this post with your name, active phone number, position interested in, and active email address.

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Volunteers needed at Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre(W.TEC)

The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is a Nigerian non-governmental organization working to encourage Nigerian girls and women to use information and communication technology (ICT) to empower themselves socially and economically. This is done through technology literacy training, technology-based projects, mentoring, work placement and research. W.TEC works in partnership with local and international NGOs, educational and research organizations.They are happy to explore flexible volunteering conditions – such as working hours, duration of volunteering and deadlines – for all our supporters.

W.TEC particularly requires expertise in areas that include, but are not limited to:

  • Technology Skills
  • Gender Advocacy
  • Research
  • Fund Raising
  • Programme Planning and Management
  • Facilitating Trainings

 

HOW TO APPLY:

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Fill our signup form here

 

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INTERNS NEEDED!!!

Here is reminding you that we are concerned about your need to make a living. We want you to get ahead (a-HEAD or A head *wink*) in your career! That’s all (that’s not all like that-you get the point-we want you to prosper everywhere prosperity counts)!

So the crux of the matter is that we are facilitating the recruitment of interns for the six-month positions stated below.
1. Accounts and business development intern (Abuja)
2. IT and business development executive (Abuja)

3. Blogger and web development  intern  (Lagos)
4. Graphics design intern (Lagos)

5. Research surveying interns for 1 month (Abuja)

(We had to take off some positions because they are too full)

REWARDS (eheen!)
Monthly allowance applies to all positions.

However, we have been informed that numbers 1 through 4 have yummy perquisites (aka perks or ‘jara’) attached viz:
Training
Free Internet access
Tea/coffee
Attendance of certain events
10% on commission on sales.

THE SCOOP: Applicants should get ready to be assessed by Insiteful Solutions Consult Nigeria Ltd. Successful applicants stand a good chance of having their internships translated into full-time employment. The condition: PERFORMANCE!

APPLY HERE: http://goo.gl/6mK6j

In three months, we have engaged people in four states. If you are worried that we have done nothing in your state yet, please forgive us. We are working HARD oooh! Click here to see how you can help.

REMEMBER THAT THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SERVICE CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE. THIS MEANS WE ARE NEITHER CHARGING INTERNS NOR THE ORGANISATION FOR CONNECTING THEM TO INTERNS.

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Adios!

Ma’Reke