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.


Volunteer Trainer (Headstart)




  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


  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)






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


  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.


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


  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.



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!

Openings for A4AI Forum

Hello fam!

Two volunteers are needed to assist the Web Foundation team on the 1st Alliance For Affordable Internet (A4AI – http://www.a4ai.org) Nigeria Multi-stakeholder Forum, which will take place in Abuja at the Chelsea Hotel – Central Area on Tuesday, 11th March 2014. A4AI signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Communication Technology (MCT) in October 2013. The MoU calls on A4AI to support Nigerian stakeholders in contributing inputs towards the development of policy and regulation designed to reduce the cost of Internet services and increase access in Nigeria.

A4AI is a diverse global coalition committed to driving down the cost of Internet access in less developed countries. The Forum will draw together a wide range of key stakeholders, including the Minister of Communication Technology, the Hon. Omobola Johnson; senior officials from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); sectoral Ministries and other government agencies; industry representatives; leading Nigerian academics and researchers; civil society organizations; and members of the media.

The volunteers would be helping with event registration and other logistical tasks throughout the day. They are happy to reimburse for travel costs and there will be breakfast and lunch. Report time: 7:30am

Step 1: Fill the signup form at http://volunteers.volunteerinnigeria.org if you haven’t.

*Step 2: Leave a comment with your Blackberry PIN or Whatsapp number. We would be interested in knowing if you are interested in the ICT field.

*We would not approve comments with sensitive information for public viewing but can see it at the back-end.

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Knowledge Is Not Enough, Skill Is King By Rise Networks

Each year, only 40,000 out of the over 400,000 Nigerian graduates who pass out of the NYSC scheme get employment. Furthermore, only about 20 percent of the 40,000 graduates who get employed are in their desired place of work.

These are clear indications that the employment capacity of the country is inversely proportional to available job seekers. The employing capacities of multi-nationals and blue chip companies (which are the dreams of young job seeking graduates) that service hundreds of thousands of Nigerian Youth are relatively low.


As you may well know, RISE NETWORKS is an institution passionately dedicated to assisting Youth to express and achieve their highest feats in idea building, education advancement and wholesome human development.


After a much deserved hiatus taken to research and plan, the highly anticipated, national discourse on Nigeria’s Youth development blueprint, Rise National Youth Forum is finally back with this Year’s theme as NIGERIA BEYOND OIL; Strengthening Youth Entrepreneurship in the Next Most Productive Sectors), ENTERTAINMENT + AGRICULTURE + TECHNOLOGY – (EAT).


The highlight of the restructured Program is the BLUE COLLAR JOBS CAMPAIGN Initiative; a Strategic Focus on Vocational Skills. This year’s event will feature very experienced, skilled, knowledgeable Entrepreneurs and dynamic Change Agents as Speakers entrepreneurs who will teach/train Participants and also prepare their minds to compete in the “soon would-be” next most productive sectors.

The idea of the EAT Model is to begin to build capacity of young Nigerians to embrace radical change and innovation in preparation for the diversification of Nigeria’s Economy. If Nigeria’s Oil dries up today, these 3 Areas and other divisions of General Production are the major sectors that can guarantee the highest level of employment and Revenue as much as Oil and the barriers of entry into these Industries are pretty low. Nations like China, India, Japan, North Korea, have massively invested in human capital development which has led to tremendous economic growth in those nations. For instance, China is known to be the world’s fastest–growing major economy, the largest exporter of goods, and the largest manufacturing economy in the world. This feat was achieved due to the introduction of vocational skills to cater for the ever growing population which is set at above 1billion people.

This spectacular, life transforming, impact focused Program which has an indisputable track record of commanding the attention of the largest single gathering of Nigerian Youth in one Venue is coming to a city near you this December and January 2014.

In the exciting Rise Networks’ Quiz Competition, MTN Nigeria, the Program’s Lead Sponsor is giving out Windows 7 Premium Wireless Laptop + MTN Internet Modems and tones of Airtime. Participants will also get the chance to win best selling Leadership and Business Management Books and Material.

Rise Networks has also introduced Instructional Video Content on different areas of Vocation oriented and Production Centered Businesses and will launch and be made available to millions of budding Entrepreneurs on MTN Nigeria’s Online Digital Content Portal, MTN Play in December 2013.

Microsoft West Africa will also train and deploy the ‘MICROSOFT BUILD YOUR BUSINESS {BYB} Curriculum FREE to all the Participants at the Program, exclusively.

The Location Roll Call is below:

OWERRI on the 14th December, 2013. (#RiseYouthForumOwerri)

Venue: Rochas Convention Center, Okigwe Road, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

MTN (Lead Sponsor), Nescafe, CocaCola, Close-up, OLAM and OMO

Online Media Partners are Premium Times, OLORISUPERGAL, Bella Naija, Y!Naija, Linda Ikeji’s Blog

Executing Partners are the National Association of Small and Medium Scale Entreprises {NASME} and International Finance Corporation

The Guardian Silverbird Group, Channels and AIT are Media Partners.



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Openings for rapporteurs in Calabar

The 2013 Africa CEO Roundtable & Conference on CSR (AR-CSR™), a continent-wide CEO Round-table and Conference on  Corporate Sustainability & Responsibility is scheduled to take place between June 20-21, 2013 at the Tinapa Business Resort, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria with the theme, ‘Driving Innovation through Transformational Leadership & Sustainability’.


This event remains the all-inclusive Sustainability Management event of the year and the first of its kind in Africa. Leaders from a variety of sectors from far and wide within and outside the continent will gather to share their expertise and experiences on an array of Business and Development topics.


According to a Senior Consultant in the organising company, they would be needing three  rapporteurs based in Calabar to listen to conference proceedings, take relevant notes and submit same for the conference report. This is a great opportunity for those with very good business blogging and communication skills based in Calabar.





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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.


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.
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):







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