Openings at SOS Foundation

Please find below details of two new openings for Abuja residents only. Kindly take note of the requirements for the roles, and follow the instructions to indicate interest. The roles are volunteer positions with all business and out-of-pocket expenses covered by the foundation.

 

OPENING 1: PROGRAM DATABASE DEVELOPER

BACKGROUND

The Program Database Developer will support the development of a robust research database for the SOS Careers Program and manage the presentation of coherent analysis and reports within the SOS Careers Program office. The Officer will be expected to have basic capabilities in conducting robust research and analysis largely independently, and sometimes under the guidance of colleagues. The analysis will  be displayed in a report format or compelling graphical form using Microsoft PowerPoint or similar applications.

SCOPE OF WORK

Research and Data Gathering

  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
  10. Respond to new areas of research as provided by the SOS Careers Program Manager as being relevant for the target cohort of tertiary institution students
  11. Developing list of potential HR advisors, consultants and agencies
  12. Conducting scoping studies on all tertiary institutions in Nigeria
  13. Developing list of potential partner organizations for internships and insight opportunities
  14. Developing list of careers advisors, speakers and experts

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
  4. Writing short pieces on various industries/careers
  5. Writing more detailed analysis on various industry trends

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
  4. Maintaining and Updating an educational opportunities database on a daily basis  – scholarships, essays, competitions, workshops etc. relevant for the careers students.

Cross-section of data

  • Collect Sample CVs, Sample Cover Letters on each industry/career
  • Sample Interview Questions & Responses on each industry/career
  • Tips on general interview etiquettes
  • Guidance on writing CVs and Cover Letters
  • Collect Links to Psychometric Tests
  • Tips on LinkedIn Profile Writing and sample Linkedin Profiles, Careers Profiles
  • Tips on completing Job Applications
  • Links for scholarship opportunities and application process
  • Tips on writing personal statements
  • Profiles on organisations in Nigeria per industry and career and recruitment process
  • Organisations that provide Internships in Nigeria and their cycles, application process etc.
  • Information on universities in Nigeria, registration process and other aspects of university experience
  • Collect skills development and personal development opportunities
  • Collect data on qualifications per industry or career

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Component Program officer
SKILLS and EXPERIENCE

Required

  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

Desirable

  1. General understanding of maintenance and handling of high volumes of data
  2. Creative self-starter who can work independently or on a team
  3. Experience with writing creative and well-researched pieces on a variety of issues
  4. Organized, driven and able to gather data from a number of challenges independently
  5. Ability to engage with several stakeholders as role will require speaking to SOS career mentors and advisers to gather some data
  6. Strong attention to detail

EDUCATION 

Required

  1. Bachelor degree in any discipline preferably in the social sciences and quantitative degrees (e.g. mathematics)
  2. Experience with Microsoft Excel

Desirable

  1. Additional qualifications that are design oriented will be a plus
  2. Knowledge of digital media software – Photoshop or other graphic design software, etc. will be a plus

 

OPENING 2: PROGRAM MARKETING OFFICER

SCOPE OF WORK

  1. Conduct research and advice on best approach to engage potential Headstart participants
  2. Advice on pricing and incentive strategies to enhance program marketability
  3. Develop, implement, manage and oversee online and off-line marketing campaigns for SOS Headstart
  4. Develop, implement and report on surveys conducted on target audience across various states in Nigeria for program deployment
  5. Manage and disseminate SOS Headstart online content diary
  6. Source for partnerships with media outlets and develop press releases, ads and other relevant marketing material to be displayed or released on these media outlets
  7. Manage stakeholder database
  8. Identify and collating information on viable tapped and untapped industries for business
  9. Identify and negotiate partners with agencies, MDAs, trainers, mentors and other stakeholders to partner with
  10. Support program officer with curriculum development
  11. Aggregate and on-board SOS Headstart business mentors and trainers
  12. Source for stakeholders to provide seed capital awards
  13. Collate report on program performance statistics in terms of responses and participation

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP:  Component Program Officer (SOS Headstart Project)
SKILLS and EXPERIENCE

Required

  1. Excellent written and verbal communication
  2. Superior Writing and Research skills
  3. Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  4. Advanced Microsoft Words and Powerpoint skills
  5. Marketing skills

Desirable

  1. Creative self-starter who can work independently or in a team
  2. Organized, driven and able to gather data from a number of challenges independently
  3. Strong attention to detail
  4. Microsoft Excel skills
  5. Graphic/Creative Design Skills
  6. Ability to use dropbox, sharepoint and goggle drive
  7. General understanding of maintenance and handling of high volumes of data

 

EDUCATION 

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline preferably in the social sciences
  • 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

 

HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER

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 and the opening you are interested in.

 

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) 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!

 

Volunteer to be a Trainer with SOS Foundation

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.

ROLE

Volunteer Trainer (Headstart)

 

PRIMARY DUTIES OF VOLUNTEER TRAINER

 

  1. Selection of the Participants
  2. Coordinating the 7 skills workshops for the participants
  3. Coordinating the career development journey of the participants
  4. Writing a progress report which must be submitted to the Program Officer
  5. Administering the robust skills workshops and career and education workshop evaluation framework
  6. Managing the Applications process for external opportunities for the students
  7. Facilitating the Business challenge workshop

SECONDARY DUTIES OF VOLUNTEER TRAINER

  1. The design of the skills workshops – the selection of the techniques to achieve the goals and the steering of group processes
  2. Understanding the participants and the workshop content prior to planning the workshop
  3. Following a step‐by‐step process to clarify assumptions and focus the workshops on the specific objectives of the sessions
  4. Making adjustments to the workshop design—structure and learning activities—as needed for the situation
  5. Sharing first‐hand practical experiences with the participants to extend their learning and understanding
  6. Leading follow‐up and evaluation of the learning, collecting feedback on the event and tracking learning, during and after the workshop
  7. Providing additional examples of concepts and case studies to guide and support participants’ learning

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Program Manager (Headstart)

TIME COMMITMENT OF VOLUNTEER POSITION:

  1. 8 HOURS A WEEK (MINIMUM)
  2. 12 HOURS A WEEK (MAXIMUM)
  3. SATURDAYS ONLY, REQUIRED BETWEEN 9.00AM-5.00PM (FULL DAY)
  4. EVERY WEEK FOR THREE-FOUR WEEKS

LOCATION(S) FOR THE VOLUNTEER POSITION

ABUJA

ASSIGNMENT

Trainers will be assigned to schools based on proximity to the location and days of preference

SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  1. Presentation – communicating ideas, using visual and other aids, giving feedback, listing skills
  2. Facilitation – managing activities, eliciting contributions and learning, creative and innovative thinker, ability to create an atmosphere of confidence among participants.
  3. One-to-one – coaching, counseling, mentoring, advising, assessing
  4. Consultancy – investigating, advising, evaluating
  5. Design – designing activities, e-literate, knowledge of group development, including the ability to sense a group’s mood and change methods or adjust the program on the spot.
  6. Interpersonal – building relationships, ability to handle conflict, trust in other people and their capacities, respect for the opinions of others, does not impose ideas on others, adaptable.
  7. Assertiveness – confidence, challenging and supporting.
  8. Expertise and Interest – knowledgeable, insightful, up to date, enthusiastic about being a trainer.

OTHER ABILITIES

  1. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  2. Proficiency in cloud software applications (Skydrive, DropBox, Google Docs)

QUALIFICATION

  1. A university degree in any field
  2. Previous experience in training or facilitating workshops, sessions etc. This could be part time, as an intern, as a volunteer or full time.

 

HOW TO INDICATE INTEREST TO VOLUNTEER

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!

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.

 

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 very page with the opening announcement after you register)

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.

 

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)

 

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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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Volunteer Trainers at SOS Foundation

The Skills Outside School Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation registered in Nigeria and the UK. They require volunteers for the bridge project. The Bridge Project is a free employability skill building and career mentoring scheme for bright, disadvantaged and motivated senior secondary school one and two students in Government Secondary Schools in Nigeria. 80 students in total are currently enrolled in the project. The project is deployed as an after-school activity currently in three partner schools and includes skills workshops, career mentoring sessions and competitions.

Start date: January 2016

Duties of volunteers

    1. Selection of the Participants using the provided set criteria for evaluation
    2. Coordinating the 5 skills workshops for 20 participants
    3. Coordinating the mentoring sessions with the participants and writing up a progress report which must be submitted to the Project Coordinator
    4. Administering the robust skills workshops and mentoring sessions evaluation framework
    5. Aiding the students brainstorming session for the Inter-School Competition
    6. Managing the Applications process for external opportunities for the students
    7. Supervising Monitoring and Evaluation post project end

Other duties:

  1. The design of the 5 skills workshops – the selection of the techniques to achieve the goals and the steering of group processes.
  2. Understanding the participants and the workshop content prior to planning the workshop.
  3. Following a step‐by‐step process to clarify assumptions and focus the workshops on the specific objectives of the sessions.
  4. Making adjustments to the workshop design—structure and learning activities—as needed for the situation.
  5. Sharing first‐hand practical experiences with the participants to extend their learning and understanding.
  6. Leading follow‐up and evaluation of the learning, collecting feedback on the event and tracking learning, during and after the workshop.
  7. Providing additional examples of concepts and case studies to guide and support participants’ learning.
  8. Attending the Career Mentoring Open Day and acting as an usher for the event

Qualifications

  1. A university degree in any field.
  2. Previous experience in training or facilitating workshops, events, sessions etc. (this could be part time, as an intern, as a volunteer or full time role).

Skills Requirement

  1. Presentation – communicating ideas, using visual and other aids, giving feedback, listing skills
  2. Facilitation – managing activities, eliciting contributions and learning, creative and innovative thinker, ability to create an atmosphere of confidence among participants.
  3. One-to-one – coaching, counselling, mentoring, advising, assessing.
  4. Consultancy – investigating, advising, evaluating.
  5. Design – designing activities, e-literate, knowledge of group development, including the ability to sense a group’s mood and change methods or adjust the program on the spot.
  6. Interpersonal – building relationships, ability to handle conflict, trust in other people and their capacities, respect for the opinions of others, does not impose ideas on others, adaptable.
  7. Assertiveness – confidence, challenging and supporting.
  8. Expertise and Interest – knowledgeable, insightful, up to date, enthusiastic about being a trainer.
  9. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  10. Proficiency in cloud software applications (Skydrive, DropBox, Google Docs).

 

Time Commitment: 4 HOURS A WEEK (MINIMUM), 8-10 HOURS A WEEK (MAXIMUM); REQUIRED BETWEEN 1.30-4.30PM ONCE EVERY TWO WEEKS

Remuneration/Salary: NONE BUT STIPENDS TO COVER LOGISTICS, DATA ALLOWANCE AND CREDIT AND REFRESHMENTS COVERED

Location: The target schools are at Jabi, Wuse Zone 3, Karu, Garki, and Gwarimpa-all at Abuja, Nigeria. ONLY VOLUNTEERS BASED AT ABUJA SHOULD INDICATE INTEREST.

 

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 and active phone number and email address. You will then receive a mail.

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Volunteer Trainers/Facilitators needed

The Skills Outside School Foundation founded in June 2014 is a not-for-profit organisation domiciled in Nigeria with registered number RC70340. The Foundations’ partners/sponsors are: Root2Fruit, Career Solutions Africa, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Volunteer in Nigeria, FCT Secondary Education Board, FCT Agency for Science and Technology, Alpha Praxis Nigeria Limited, Yaliam Press Limited, White Eagle Productions and Citizenship and Leadership Centre.

They require volunteer trainers for the Bridge Project, an employability skill building and mentoring scheme for bright and motivated senior secondary school students in Government Secondary Schools in Abuja. The pilot phase was executed with Government Secondary School Jabi and Wuse Zone 3 with 20 students in SS1 and SS2 between February and May 2014. A Career Mentoring Open Day on the 28th May 2014 provided a platform through breakout sessions for 25 professional mentors in various industries to interact with the 20 participants.

The skill building aspect of the project develops 5 competencies– leadership, teamwork, communication, problem solving and commercial awareness through a range of activities. The mentoring aspect allows the participants to embark on mapping out their future educational and career paths through the development of their customized Personal Development Plan which incorporates planning, reflection and action towards their future personal and professional development.

START DATE: JANUARY 2015

DUTIES OF VOLUNTEER TRAINER:

    1. Selection of the 60 Participants using the provided set criteria for evaluation
    2. Coordinating the 5skills workshops for 20 participants
    3. Coordinating the mentoring sessions with the participantsand writing up a progress report which must be submitted to the Project Coordinator
    4. Administering the robust skills workshops and mentoring sessionsevaluation framework
    5. Aiding the students brainstorming session for the Inter-School Competition in June 2015.

Other duties include:

  1. The design of the 5 skills workshops – the selection of the techniques to achieve the goals and the steering of group processes.
  2. Understanding the participants and the workshop content prior to planning the workshop.
  3. Following a step‐by‐step process to clarify assumptions and focus the workshops on the specific objectives of the sessions.
  4. Making adjustments to the workshop design—structure and learning activities—as needed for the situation.
  5. Sharing first‐hand practical experiences with the participants to extend their learning and understanding.
  6. Leading follow‐up and evaluation of the learning, collecting feedback on the event and tracking learning, during andafter the workshop.
  7. Providing additional examples of concepts and case studies to guide and support participants’ learning.
    1. Attending the Career Mentoring Open Day and acting as an usher for the event in May 2015.

LOCATIONS:

  1. GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL, JABI, ABUJA.
  2. GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL, WUSE ZONE 3, ABUJA.
  3. GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOL, GARKI, ABUJA.

The trainer will be assigned a school based on preference and proximity to the location.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  1. Presentation – communicating ideas, using visual and other aids, giving feedback, listing skills
  2. Facilitation – managing activities, eliciting contributions and learning, creative and innovative thinker, ability to create an atmosphere of confidence among participants.
  3. One-to-one – coaching, counselling, mentoring, advising, assessing.
  4. Consultancy – investigating, advising, evaluating.
  5. Design – designing activities, e-literate, knowledge of group development, including the ability to sense a group’s mood and change methods or adjust the program on the spot.
  6. Interpersonal – building relationships, ability to handle conflict, trust in other people and their capacities, respect for the opinions of others, does not impose ideas on others, adaptable.
  7. Assertiveness – confidence, challenging and supporting.
  8. Expertise and Interest – knowledgeable, insightful, up to date, enthusiastic about being a trainer.
  9. Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  10. Proficiency in cloud software applications (Skydrive, DropBox, Google Docs).

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. A university degree in any field.
  2. Previous experience in training or facilitating workshops, events, sessions etc. (this could be part time, as an intern, as a volunteer or full time role).

HOW TO APPLY?

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 and phone number.

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