Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) Internship Programme

Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) is implementing a 5-week long internship programme for young Nigerians who wish to gain knowledge of legislative practices and processes.

Internship Requirements:

Qualification:

(i) At least, a bachelor’s degree in any discipline
(ii) Good writing and speaking skills
(iii) Good computer skills (Microsoft office packages)

Location: Abuja, FCT
Duration of Internship: January – March 2018
Logistics: PLAC will support interns with weekly stipends to cover transportation costs within Abuja and lunch for the duration. Other logistics expenses will be borne by the intern. It is advised that prospective interns be able
to reside within Abuja or bear the cost of residing in Abuja throughout the duration of the internship as PLAC will not provide accommodation for interns.

To Apply
Send a two-page resume or Curriculum Vitae on MS – Word format, saved in your name and a 300-word, “Statement of Interest” indicating the importance of your participation in this programme to internship@placng.org
The Statement of Purpose should be sent as an in-line text on the body of the email and NOT sent as an attachment

Application Deadline
All applications must be received by January 19, 2018. Applications sent after this date shall not be entertained

Apply for “Youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” Fellowship Program!

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is seeking applications for “Enhancing capacity to apply research evidence in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa”.

Scope

They seek research project fellows for the study of Youth Engagement in Agribusiness and Rural Economic Activities in Africa. This is not a one-time invitation for applications, but rather a continuing call for research on this topic in 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Topics

  • Social dynamics: Needs, priorities, aspirations, perceptions, attitudes, perspectives, challenges, social differentiation and characterization, and mapping of youth employment patterns
  • Economic opportunities and youth engagement: Availability and distribution of opportunities, youth occupational choice, and patterns ofengagemenent; effects of differential access to resources on ability to take advantage of available economic opportunities
  • Contexts: National and local contexts affecting economic opportunities and livelihood strategies
  • Rural labor dynamics: Typology of farm and off-farm employment patterns for youth and adults; technology adoption effect of land and other constraints on labor market decisions
  • Youth migration: Rural–urban migration associated with urbanization, migration to green pasture areas such as Europe, South Africa, factors associated with migration decisions, and productivity and welfare effects on migrating youth and originating households
  • Entrepreneurial development: Enterprise choice, engagement in agribusineess and income effects, land and land access, credit and investments, access to inputs, and effectiveness of youth training programs
  • Youth and institution: Policy, economic, and social policies, infrastructure, information and communication technologies, social structures, individual characteristics, farmer organizations, women entrepreneurship and employment, public–private partnerships, effects of educational system, and public sectorial and private foreign direct investments on youth employment

Award Information

  • Awards for Research Grants are up to $10,000 (Proposals with a reasonable higher budget can also be selected depending on the quality of the research proposal).
  • Grantees will be supervised by one IITA scientist in close collaboration with their national/university supervisor.
  • Grantees will be offered training on research methodology, data management, and scientific writing;
  • Grantees will be offered training on production of research evidence for policy-making.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The fellowships cover the following countries: Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, and Zambia.
  • Applicants must not be more than 40 years old at the time of application.
  • Applicants must be an employee of a research institute or university in Africa (applicable to young academics and professionals only); and/or a student registered in a PhD or Master’s program in recognized universities, majoring in agricultural economics, agribusiness, or economics or a related social science, and must have finished their university course work (applicable to students only).
  • The duration of the research should not exceed 6 months.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted electronically in English or French, via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Countries: Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Senegal, and Zambia

Deadline: 28 February 2018

For more information, please visit Youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER – DSK Foundation (NIGERIANS ONLY)

DSK FOUNDATION is a non-profit making philanthropic organization founded by Chief David Sabo Kente purposely to provide charitable services to humanity and giving value to the less- privilege in the society for the benefit of mankind.

In seeking to achieve these objectives, DSK FOUNDATION intends to strengthen its capacity to deliver by, among others, the implementation of new organization structure and the filling of all vacant posts.

DSK FOUNDATION invites suitable qualified applicants between the ages of 30-45 years to apply for the position of CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER.

Organization Post title: CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Immediate Supervisor: Founder DSK Foundation

Duty station: TARABA STATE, Nigeria

Contract type: Full time

The CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER helps with the ongoing, long-term improvement of staffs’ skills, enabling them to fulfill their potential within the Foundation. He/she would also be required to be strategic rather than reactive, assessing the skills and knowledge of the foundation’s Project such as:

  • Identify training and development needs within the Foundation through job analysis, departments programs and projects planning, appraisal schemes and regular consultation with human resources department;
  • Design and expand training and development programmes based on the needs of the Foundation and the individual;
  • Work in a team to produce programmes that are satisfactory to all relevant parties, such as the Founder, directors, division heads and unit heads;
  • Work with external partners and consultants to produce corporate contents, programmes and learning solutions adapted to the context of the the Foundation.
  • Consider the costs of planned programmes and keep them within budgets as assessing the return on investment of any training or development programme is becoming increasingly important;
  • Develop and implement then update the the Foundation’s induction programmes
  • Produce training materials for in-house courses;
  • Manage the delivery of training and development programmes and devising a training strategy for the Foundation;
  • Monitor and review the progress of staff through questionnaires and discussions with managers;
  • Amend and revise programmes as necessary, in order to adapt to changes occurring in the work environment;
  • Help line managers and staff solve specific problems, either on a one-to-one basis or in groups;
  • Keep up to date with developments in the Foundation by reading relevant journals, going to meetings and attending relevant courses;
  • Having an understanding of e-learning techniques, and where relevant, being involved in the creation and/or delivery of e-learning packages;
  • Researching new technologies and methodologies in workplace learning and presenting this research.

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Sciences degree
  • Masters will be an advantage

Work experience:

  • At least 5 years cognate experience of working with NGO
  • Experience of working in an internationally recognized organization or in a multinational corporation (public or private sector)
  • HR professional with a leadership level on a consultative and partnering basis
  • Experience of working with middle/senior managers
  • Experience of working in a stand-alone role

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Confident and effective communicator
  • Excellent facilitation and presentation skills
  • Good knowledge of MS Office particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint

BEHAVIOURAL SKILLS

  • Ability to establish effective relationships
  • Collaborate, persuade and influence
  • Proactive/reactive, ability to work on own initiative
  • Can do” attitude
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Inspirational in approach to team colleagues and client groups
  • An interest in developing HR knowledge and skills
  • Assertive, resilient and tenacious
  • Ability to hold challenging conversations
  • Ability to think for yourself and implement best practice in the absence of a policy or procedure
  • Professional and informed
  • Enquiring and prepared to challenge
  • Facilitative
  • Objective
  • Seek and give feedback
  • Ability to build and sustain effective relationships within the organization
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Relationship management and personal credibility

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES & ENVIRONMENT

  • Office based with frequent travel
  • Flexibility in working hours will be required to meet demands of the role
  • An understanding of the confidential nature of this area of work
  • Willingness to undertake official travel to other branch on a frequent basis

Interested applicants should fill form and attach

  1. CV,
  2. Motivation statement not more than two pages.

 

*Application Closed*